John R. Houk
© May 24, 2013
Fjordman writes an essay entitled “Top Norwegian Prof: Critics of Mass Immigration Mentally Ill”. If you are an American I urge you to read this essay! The essay is about Free Speech in Norway and how the Left utilizes Hate-Speech laws to shut up Conservatives and those against the mass immigration of culturally different people to Norway. The culturally different people are not non-Nordic people of Europe or of the Oriental Asian persuasion. The immigration of people with a totally divergent culture to Norway is Sharia-Minded Muslims that are literally taking over broad swaths of Norwegian communities. This is significant because of the rise of crime perpetrated by Muslims against the Norwegians. Blond Norwegian gals are so concerned of the rape epidemic perpetrated by Muslims against non-Muslims that they are dying their hair to a dark brunette.
Why should Americans be concerned of how Islam affects Norwegian culture or how Norway’s Left propagandizes multiculturalism so much that they try to throw anti-multiculturalists and Counterjihadists in jail to repress threats to reversing the acceptance of multiculturalism?
The reason is Norway’s limitation on Liberty and Free Speech is a snapshot of America’s potential future. With Obama now being exposed as running a politically corrupt Administration that actually uses government agencies (Like the IRS, Justice Dept. or Agenda 21) to repress American Conservatives it is quite apparent the Norwegian snapshot looms near if we do not undo Obama’s “Change”.
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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
John R. Houk
© May 8, 2013
Look – I think the Birther agenda is a dead issue. For my two cents I don’t believe Obama was born in Kenya; However I do believe when his Communist mommy married an Indonesian Muslim and moved to Indonesia that Obama became an Indonesian citizen. I believe Obama went to college on immigrant scholarships making it a problematic issue as to his citizenship status from having a Kenyan father and an Indonesian step-father and still be eligible for the Office of President.
I think the Birther agenda is a dead issue because there is no way Obama’s army of private lawyers with the support of the Lame Stream Media that any movement of actual discovery will occur until Obama is long out of Office. The whole thing about the Birther agenda is to get rid of that ineligible man who has been elected President. I am afraid that won’t happen during Obama’s Presidency. As a side note though the Benghazigate information is beginning to snowball and could lead to an Obama impeachment.
I know Hispanic-American citizens both by birth and by naturalization will rail against me; nevertheless I believe illegal immigration must be strictly enforced. I believe immigration reform should occur to make it easier for south of the border folks to work in the USA. BUT I have a huge problem with south of the border folks coming to America illegally to receive welfare, medical and educational benefits that lower income American citizens cannot access.
Now in believing this so strongly about immigration and also not being a huge fan of Obama’s Leftist “Change” agenda for American culture I admire people willing to buck the system and do the right thing even if it is NOT politically correct.
One such person is Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The County Sheriff that has managed a little bit of public scrutiny on Obama’s unverified citizenship path and an enforcer of illegal immigration laws set up to prevent illegal alien/immigrants for getting a toe-hold on American soil.
Arpaio won his County election in November 2012 but is as usual with Leftist agenda folks that election victory was irrelevant if the law provides an easy path for a recall election to nullify the duly appointed election. Chunks of money – as I type – are now going into the coffers of recall election proponents to remove an old Joe who enforces the law rather than create the law ex nihilo without or against Constitutional law.
Below is a plea for financial support for Sheriff Joe to mount a campaign to offset the recall Leftists working inside Maricopa County but probably getting boots on the ground and money from Leftist coffers outside of Maricopa.
(Joe Arpaio) Quick Update
Sent by Joe Arpaio
Sent: May 6, 2013 at 5:08 PM
I’ve written to you before about the effort to remove me from office, and I wanted to provide you a quick update.
A group of open borders extremists are right now paying for signatures from voters around Maricopa County in order to force a recall election against me. They have already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on this effort and it is paying off for them.
As misdirected and delusional as these people are, their efforts are gaining momentum. Just last week the local newspaper reported that they have collected well over half of the required signatures to force an election.
Their deadline is May 30th and we are now hearing that the recall organizers are going to dump $500,000 to $1,000,000 in the closing days to pay for the remaining signatures.
Why do they want to remove me from office? It’s quite simple. I have become the poster boy for the radical left because of my unwavering support and enforcement of our state and country’s immigration laws.
John, time is running out and I need your help today.
In order for me to continue fighting for our shared values, I need your immediate support.
Every day, they are out there lying about me personally and about my record in order to dupe voters into signing their petition.
I certainly didn’t ask for this recall but you can bet I will not stand by and let a group of extremists overturn last year’s election and throw me out of office.
If they are successful I’m going to have the toughest re-election campaign in my career. In fact, because of the nature of recall elections, political experts predict I could very well lose the election.
I must have the necessary resources to stop this recall effort and that’s why I’m reaching out to you today. By acting now we can stop them from reaching their goal. Will you help me?
I know with your help we can stop this recall dead in its tracks. I won’t back down from doing the job I was elected to do. I swore an oath to uphold, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and no group of thugs or “community activists” will intimidate me from enforcing all of our laws.
We are now in the closing days of this fight. I hope you will make one more small sacrifice and contribute to my campaign to stop this recall today.
The stakes have never been higher. I would not ask for your help if I didn’t think it was absolutely necessary to defeat these extremists.
I hope you will join me today.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona
P.S. Please don’t delete this email. Any amount you can give today will help us stop this effort to remove me from office. I’m not going to sit idly by while these radical groups organize for my defeat. After you make a contribution, please forward this email to at least five of your friends or family members who stand with me in upholding the Rule of Law. Thank you!
Throw Needed Support Arpaio’s Way
John R. Houk
© May 8, 2013
(Joe Arpaio) Quick Update
Paid for by Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Edited by John R. Houk
Here are a series of emails from Tony Newbill with a bit of editing by yours truly. Newbill’s emails typically deal with Conspiracy issues which I love to read. I hope you enjoy them as well.
Corporate-Government Conspiracy is Fascism
Sent: 3/29/2013 9:31 AM
To better understand this article you should become familiar with the Monsanto Company, the Monsanto Protection Act and Genetically Engineered Organism (GMO) which also known as Genetically Engineered (GE) seed.
(NaturalNews) President Barack Obama campaigned on promises to end secret prisons, decriminalize marijuana, balance the budget, honor the Second Amendment and make health care affordable. But what really unfolded was an explosion in the national debt (now $16 trillion and climbing), the signing of the NDAA, a claimed new power to kill any American at any time, even on U.S. soil, the use of military drones to murder American children overseas, a full-on assault against the Bill of Rights, a doubling of health insurance rates and the destruction of the U.S. economy.
But that’s not all.
Now Obama has signed the “Monsanto Protection Act” into law, stabbing America in the heart yet again and proving that no matter how convincing politicians appear on the campaign trail, they are still sociopathic liars in the end.
The Monsanto Protection Act, part of the HR 933 continuing resolution, allows Monsanto to override U.S. federal courts on the issue of planting experimental genetically engineered crops all across the country. Even if those experimental crops are found to be extremely dangerous or to cause a runaway crop plague, the U.S. government now has no judicial power to stop them from being planted and harvested.
As ibtimes.com reports, the bill “effectively bars federal courts from being able to halt the sale or planting of GMO or GE crops and seeds, no matter what health consequences from the consumption of these products may come to light in the future.”
GMOs now evade all regulations: America has become a grand Monsanto experiment
A Food Democracy Now petition now states:
With the Senate passage of the Monsanto Protection Act, biotech lobbyists are one step closer to making sure that their new GMO crops can evade any serious scientific or regulatory review.
This dangerous provision, the Monsanto Protection Act, strips judges of their constitutional mandate to protect consumer and farmer rights and the environment, while opening up the floodgates for the planting of new untested genetically engineered crops, endangering farmers, citizens and the environment.
Corporate-government conspiracy is fascism
This new law forces the USDA to automatically approve all GMO planting permits sought by Monsanto and other biotech firms, effectively granting Monsanto dominion over the U.S. government. This is the very definition of fascism, a form of tyrannical government where corporations conspire with the government to destroy or confiscate all rights, powers and assets, leaving the people impoverished and powerless.
What’s interesting about this development is that now even democrats … Read the Rest
Reason for Rejecting U.S. Dollar and U.S. Food Trade?
Sent: 3/29/2013 11:16 AM
This could create the reason why the US dollar is rejected with the rejection of US food trade.
It should come as no surprise to many of you to find out that Monsanto actually authored the wording of its own Monsanto Protection Act hidden in the recently passed and signed Continuing Resolution spending bill. How could a major corporation write its own laws and regulations, you ask?
Quite frankly I think it’s important to understand that the entire Senate passed the bill containing the Protection Act, but the politician who actually gave Monsanto the pen in order to write their very own legislation is no others than Roy Blunt — a Republican Senator from Missouri. As the latest IB Times article reveals, the Missouri politician worked with Monsanto to write the Monsanto Protection Act. This was confirmed by a New York news report I will get to shortly.
As you probably know I do not play the political clown game of left versus right, and instead highlight corruption and wrongdoing wherever it is found — regardless of party affiliation. In the case of Senator Blunt, he admits to colluding with Monsanto, a corporation that has literally been caught running ‘slave-like’ working conditions in which workers are unable to leave or eat (among many worse misdeeds).
This is one of the most blatant offenses against the citizens of the United States I’ve seen in a long time. A population that Blunt swore to serve. It’s not for the United States public at all, and it’s a serious matter that I don’t think is properly understood. The passing of this bill into law means that Monsanto is now immune from federal courts regarding any suspension or action on their crops that have been deemed to be dangerous to the people (or the environment).
This means crops that were approved and later found to damage the environment or the public will be immune from United States government action. Theoretically, one million studies could find that Monsanto’s latest creation was causing a massive cancer wave and … Read the Rest
This is why WE MUST NEVER GIVE UP OUR GUNS!!!!!
Sent: 3/30/2013 9:38 AM
What do You Think about These Videos????
Sent: 3/30/2013 10:09 AM
Oh the Hypocrisy…… Capitalism relies on Trust..!
Sent: 4/1/2013 7:44 AM
Oh the Hypocrisy…… Capitalism relies on Trust and this does nothing to ensure the system is trustworthy!!!!!
Cyprus’ President-related company transfers €21mn to London prior to bailout agreement – report
A company owned by in-laws of Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades wired €21 million from Laiki Bank to London days before the Eurogroup’s crisis-triggering levy proposal, claims a Cypriot newspaper. The president demands an investigation.
During two days, 12 and 13 of March, the company A. Loutsios & Sons Ltd., co-owned by Loutsios John, the husband of Nikos Anastasiadis’ daughter, Elsa, took five promissory notes worth €21 million from Laiki Bank. The money was then transferred to London, reported Cypriot newspaper Harangue, affiliated to the communist-rooted AKEL party.
The withdrawal was fulfilled just three days before the Eurogroup meeting when euro finance ministers agreed a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout for Cyprus.
The company, however, has firmly denied the reports.
Earlier in March the Eurogroup proposed the Cypriot government impose a new tax that would make citizens shoulder a 12.5-percent crisis tax on savings larger than €100,000, with a tax of 3 percent on smaller deposits.
The initial agreement suggested 9.9 and 6.7 percent levies on deposits above and below the €100,000 threshold respectively.
At dawn of March 25, Cyprus and the troika of international backers (EU, ECB, IMF) reached agreement on a €10bn bailout plan, aimed at preventing the bankruptcy of the island’s financial system and the country’s exit from the Eurozone.
The depositors holding over 100,000 euros at the Bank of Cyprus will lose 37.5 per cent in money in exchange for bank shares. These big depositors may further lose up to 22.5 per cent more if the experts consider bank’s balance insufficient.
This means that those with big deposits in Cyprus’ largest bank could lose could lose up to 60 percent of their savings in a harsh new EU and IMF bailout deal. Those with deposits less than 100,000 euros will be protected under the Cyprus deposit guarantee.
Thanks, World Reserve Currency, But No Thanks: Australia And China To Enable Direct Currency Convertibility
4/1/2013 10:34 AM
A month ago we pointed out that as a result of Australia’s unprecedented reliance on China as a target export market, accounting for nearly 30% of all Australian exports (with the flipside being just as true, as Australia now is the fifth-biggest source of Chinese imports), the two countries may as well be joined at the hip.
Over the weekend, Australia appears to have come to the same conclusion, with the Australian reporting that the land down under is set to say goodbye to the world’s “reserve currency” in its trade dealings with the world’s biggest marginal economic power, China, and will enable the direct convertibility of the Australian dollar into Chinese yuan, without US Dollar intermediation, in the process “slashing costs for thousands of business” and also confirming speculation that China is fully intent on, little by little, chipping away at the dollar’s reserve currency status until one day it no longer is.
That said, this latest development in global currency relations should come as no surprise to those who have followed our series on China’s slow but certain internationalization of its currency over the past two years. To wit: “World’s Second (China) And Third Largest (Japan) Economies To Bypass Dollar, Engage In Direct Currency Trade“, “China, Russia Drop Dollar In Bilateral Trade“, “China And Iran To Bypass Dollar, Plan Oil Barter System“, “India and Japan sign new $15bn currency swap agreement“, “Iran, Russia Replace Dollar With Rial, Ruble in Trade, Fars Says“, “India Joins Asian Dollar Exclusion Zone, Will Transact With Iran In Rupees“, and “The USD Trap Is Closing: Dollar Exclusion Zone Crosses The Pacific As Brazil Signs China Currency Swap.”
And while previously the focus was on Chinese currency swap arrangements, the uniqueness of this weekend’s news is that … Read the Rest
The Culmination of Limiting Life in the USA
4/2/2013 9:10 AM
The Culmination of Limiting Life in the USA: Is this driven from an Ideology about Global Overpopulation Fears among the Elite that see the world from their Private Jet Window???
Is the President’s Efforts to Map Human brains a path towards using Eugenics to Select what Human traits are desirable and which are NOT???? And will this chart a course that takes Humanity away from the True Creator of Life and interrupt LIBERTY for all people if that Person is deemed not desirable due to a Human Determined Defect?? Does this set Humanity in the USA and the world on a dangerous slippery Slope of Limiting Unalienable Rights???
Eugenics is the applied science of the bio-social movement which advocates practices to improve the genetic composition of a population, usually a human population. Eugenics is widely referred to as a pseudoscience  and is infamously linked to the racial policies that led to Nazi Germany’s Holocaust..
It is a social philosophy advocating the improvement of human hereditary traits through the promotion of higher reproduction of more desired people and traits, and reduced reproduction of less desired people and traits.
Obama unveils White House brain-mapping project
By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News
President Obama pitched a human brain research initiative on Tuesday that he likened to the Human Genome Project to map all the human DNA, and said it will not only help find cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and autism, but create jobs and drive economic growth.
Obama proposed $100 million in federal funding to kick start the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies or BRAIN Initiative.
It’s not clear just what the initiative will do. Obama and collins said they’d appointed a “dream team” of experts to lay out the agenda — they should report back before the end of the summer. They are led by neurobiologists Cori Bargmann of Rockefeller University and William Newsome of Stanford University.
The public-private initiative, with money from groups such as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s brain mapping project, aims to find a way to take pictures of the brain in action in real time.
The $100 million funding will come from the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation, the White House said.
“We want to understand the brain to know how we reason, how we memorize, how we learn, how we move, how our emotions work. These abilities define us, yet we hardly understand any of it,” said Miyoung Chun, vice president of science programs at The Kavli Foundation, which is taking part in the initiative and which funds basic research in neuroscience and physics.
The project has some big money and some big science to build on. Allen pumped another $300 million into his institute’s brain mapping initiative a year ago, and has published freely available maps of the human and mouse brains. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute built a whole research campus devoted to brain science, called Janelia Farm, in Virginia.
Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) pointed to a project that allowed a quadriplegic woman to control a robot arm with her thoughts alone.
Not everybody is happy about a centralized, administration-led project. Michael Eisen, a biologist at the University of California at Berkeley, said earlier this year that grand projects in biology such as Project ENCODE for DNA analysis were emerging as the “greatest threat” to individual discovery-driven science.
“It’s one thing to fund neuroscience, another to have a centralized 10-year project to ‘solve the brain,’” Eisen wrote in a Twitter update in February.
There needs to be Limits Placed on where this Kind of Practice Intersects with Political and Congressional Legislative Law and Order in Effecting decisions made on the Individual basis of LIFE because as you see in Washington State trying to Force Capital Investment in Limiting Life would set a dangerous Precedent on Just How and why Life would be allowed or not.
Senator: Abortion insurance bill won’t move forward
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – Despite a majority of Washington state senators having signed a letter in support of a measure requiring insurers to cover abortion, a key lawmaker said Monday that it will not advance from her committee.
Republican Sen. Randi Becker of Eatonville, chairwoman of the Senate Health Care Committee, announced that the bill would not move forward hours after her panel heard testimony on it.
“Even advocates of the bill admit that there is no need for the bill today as every health insurer in the state of Washington provides for abortion coverage,” said Becker in a written statement. “As such, the decision of the committee is that the bill will not move forward from here this year.”
The hearing attracted more than 250 people from both sides of the abortion issue, with many of those wearing rival buttons and ribbons and dressed in dueling color schemes left to watch the proceedings on a screen in a nearby room.
The bill, which supporters call the Reproductive Parity Act, was passed by the House by a 53-43 vote in February, with mostly Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.
Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat and a bill supporter, has repeatedly urged the Senate to vote on it.
The bill would make Washington the first state to require insurers that cover maternity care – which they all most do – to also pay for abortions. Similar legislation has been introduced each session in the New York State Assembly for over a decade but has never received a public hearing.
In testimony before Becker’s committee, those supporting the measure said it would ensure continued abortion coverage in the state once federal health care reforms taking effect next year trigger bureaucratic hurdles for insurers paying for the procedure.
The bill would ensure that a woman’s decision about whether to get an abortion “is left with her, her family, her health-care provider and her God,” said Elaine Rose, CEO of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, addressing the committee. “Not with government, not with her insurance plan, and with all due respect, not with any of you.”
Opponents countered that abortion insurance coverage is already widespread in the state and that the bill is unnecessary. They also said the measure threatens the religious freedoms of businesses and individuals who oppose abortion rights and do not want to subsidize the cost of the procedure for others.
“You all have the second amendment right to bear arms, to own a gun,” said Peggy O’Ban, spokeswoman for Human Life of Washington. “But does that mean I have to buy it for you?”
JRH Comment: God bless State Senator Randi Becker for preventing murderous Leftist Democrats from mandating insurance companies to kill unborn babies for birth control.
© Tony Newbill
Edited by John R. Houk
John R. Houk
© April 8, 2013
I have Fjordman on my Google email alert. I am a huge fan of Fjordman’s essays. Unfortunately Fjordman is often vilified in his native Norway for exposing the reality that modern Islam has a dark side that is completely related to the religion’s early days under its founder Mohammed and the following Caliphs that used Mo’s theo-political ideals to spread an empire and to culturally brainwash the conquered as much as was possible without completely killing them all.
It is terrifyingly fascinating that Leftists across the Western World get in line with the Muslim apologists that assert Islam has moderated today much as Christian culture in the West has abandoned its harsher actions in the name of promoting Christianity.
That which Leftists and Muslim fail to tell its listeners is that Christian holy writings condemn senseless violence to achieve goals related to the political world while Islamic writings specifically tell Muslims to use violence to defend Islam from verbal assault and to spread the religion’s theo-political ideological tenets.
When Fjordman writes the truth about Islam the vilification he receives flows in the form of the accusation of racism. The racist accusation is remarkable since Fjordman’s criticism of the practices of Islam is essentially a defense of Western culture as it has developed under the influence of Christianity and Greco-Roman thought.
The essay that has caught my attention is entitled, “Fjordman: Importing Islamic Nightmares — While Denying Them”. The Google email alert pointed me to the Winds of Jihad maintained by the pseudonym person called Sheik Yer’ Mami. However, the Fjordman essay was originally posted at FrontPage Mag.
Now that I have shown the pedigree of the essay here is the reason you should read it.
Fjordman writes about the blind eye of the Leftist governments in Norway and to a lesser extent to Sweden and shows how that blind eye has increased violent in Nordic nations to an alarming rate. It is alarming because Fjordman asserts violent crime had the fewer occurrences in Nordic nations than any other place in Free Europe. Tragically the violent crimes have less to do with criminal enterprises and more to do with expressing Islamic Supremacism over the native Nordic/Western Culture.
Now if you are an American reader you need to pay attention to this cultural blind eye toward Islamic culture and the Muslims that exude that religion because the ‘Islam is Peace’ crowd in America will perpetuate the idiocy of European Leftist cultural blindness in the name of Multiculturalism.
John R. Houk
© March 27, 2013
A few days ago Tea Party journalist Scottie Hughes was critical of Sarah Palin after her CPAC speech as being a rousing speaker but lacking in Conservative work to get the ball moving on a Conservative agenda to offset America’s Leftists.
An Open Letter to Sarah Palin
You are beginning to worry me. I am afraid you are losing touch with the people of whom your fame is based. I, after all, was one of your biggest supporters once. I am thrilled that you get invitations to go to NBA games, that you display your Chick-fil-A shirt, and that you go and support your daughter and her celebrity friends on Dancing with the Stars.
But at CPAC last week you made a rush for the exits. After you gave an inspiring speech where you said to a thrilled audience, “At a time when our country is desperate for leadership, we get instead a permanent campaign”. Instead of coming out and shaking the hands of those who you inspire, you quickly left the building without even a second glance.
You called out the liberal media as being unashamed, so at least you took notice of them. Not so for those of us on the right who had hoped that the woman from Wasilla, Alaska might understand our plight and give us a chance to engage one of the top names in the movement.
We were, to put it bluntly, disappointed. And while I wish this was a solo occurrence, unfortunately this seems to be your pattern.
I know we in the Tea Party movement don’t throw the best parties or live the most glamorous lives, but we are the ones who faithfully donated to the McCain campaign once you joined the ticket. We are the ones who defended you publicly when the liberal media made fun of you and when your own campaign advisors turned on you. We are the ones who add you and your family to our prayers every night at bedtime.
Yet it seems those in Hollywood who have made their money making you the butt of their jokes get more of your attention than the movement you helped inspire.
As a working mother in political journalism, I always looked to your journey as a source of inspiration. It was a testament to the fact that a woman can use her professional talents and not let her family suffer. The other side wants to make female conservatives feel like we are put in binders and … READ THE REST
Has Hughes been looking at the same Sarah Palin I have been look at? Palin has gone to Tea Party rallies and campaign stumped for Conservative pro-Tea Party plenty! My only disappoint with Sarah Palin was her decision to not run for the Office of President. I have no doubt that decision was based on the negative attacks by Establishment Republicans. The most notable of those Establishment Republicans was (and is) Karl Rove.
Let’s face it. Although the electorate power base of the Republican Party are Conservatives and of those on the Right it is the grassroots oriented Tea Partiers. BUT those who pull the finance strings in the Republican Party is the GOP’s version of Pharisees that favor a more Liberal Social Conservatism and leans toward Crony Capitalism rather than little guy entrepreneurship.
Sarah Palin was run out of the Governorship of Alaska because State Dems and Crony Capitalist Republicans constantly were inventing ethics violations to the absurd to prevent Palin from performing her Executive duties as Governor. I believe it is a good guess that she saw the Alaskan subservience to Establishment Republicans would be amplified against on a national basis with the Leftist Palin-hating Mainstream Media propagandizing against her message by obfuscating the honor of her personal life.
Instead of a fractured Tea Party splitting the Tea Party with hurt feelings for not getting the personal attention a prominent Tea Partier feels she deserves, it is no reason to make unsubstantiated complaints as if it was Left Wing propaganda.
RATHER prominent Tea Party leadership needs to unite and find a candidate like Sarah Palin that has a national message of American Exceptionalism, Constitutional Patriotism and Judeo-Christian Morality and stand up against Dems and Establishment Republicans as well as against the activism of the MSM Left.
So what if such a stand is not politically correct! In today’s world who defines political correctness? It is Leftists and RINOs. It is time to change the definers of political correctness.
Today it is politically incorrect to think outside of the Two-Party to replace one of the two prominent political parties. As the Republicans replaced the Whigs in the 1850s to eventually elect Abraham Lincoln in 1860, it is time for the Tea Party Movement to coalesce and find a political name representative of Conservative Tea Partiers.
In the 1850s the Abolitionist Movement was considered a fringe grassroots movement. The Dems, MSM and Establishment Republicans consider the Tea Party to be a fringe grassroots movement that will play itself out. Establishment Republicans envision the Conservative Tea Party base will catapult the GOP back into driver’s seat of both Houses in Congress. In that envisionment Establishment Republicans intend to minimize Tea Party to stop the Leftist fringe of the Dems and bring a middle road political agenda that benefits the Center-Left socially and the Crony Capitalist corporate big business elites on the Center-Right.
Just because Center-Left and Center-Right sounds like a moderate path it does not mean a beneficent path for American culture.
The Leftist end of the scale is godless in values and humanistic in a moral foundation for the rule of law. The far Right end of the scale exploits religion for personal ideological gain and is oppressive to be beneficent to the corporate elite; i.e. Crony Capitalism on the backs of citizens squashing the entrepreneurial spirit of the average American to carve out a self-sustaining niche in life.
The only path that will to make America good is the godly path in which a moral foundation is the platform for the rule of law in which the little guy gets a few shake in the midst of Crony Capitalist elites concerned with the profit margin for the Board of Directors or for the Shareholders.
Government by and for the people is not a top to bottom manifesto for yeomen Americans rather the people represent the rule of law that protects the rights of the unentitled (and I am not talking about government entitled but rather the wealthy entitled as the opposite of the unentitled).
Real justice for all is godly morality not some Leftist ideological definition of justice that robs the yeoman American of the entrepreneurial opportunity to self-sustaining wealth via hard work and good decision making. Leftist justice will keep yeoman Americans enslaved to a life leashed to whatever government agenda is defined as good for Americans even if it robs of Liberty, a godly life and the pursuit of happiness. I call the Leftist ‘good’ evil.
The few Sarah Palins left in America need to be rallied around and not used in political divisiveness.
Check out the rebuttal of Scottie Hughes’ open letter to Sarah Palin written by Tony Lee.
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
By Tony Lee
25 Mar 2013
In a bizarre rant–or “open letter”–at Townhall, Scottie Hughes, the news director for the Tea Party News Network, falsely accuses former Alaska Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin of rushing out of this year’s CPAC and having a pattern of ignoring grassroots conservatives.
While Hughes’s motivation for writing such a column may only be known to her, her accusations are demonstrably false.
Doug McMarlin, who has been with Palin since 2008 and was with her at this year’s CPAC, was also perplexed by Hughes’s characterization of the event. Palin met with volunteers, supporters and CPAC leadership at this year’s event. Palin keynoted last year’s CPAC and was the conference’s last speaker, which allowed for her to mix with the audience following her speech.
This year, her slot fell on a Saturday afternoon, which meant there were scheduled speakers immediately after her remarks. It would not have been logistically possible for Palin to even greet the crowd or do talk radio hits from CPAC without causing a huge disturbance due to the crowds that would have swarmed her and disrupted the conference.
“Never underestimate the level the uninformed with a keyboard will go to make a point based on a lack of information,” McMarlin told Breitbart News. “Lamestream, mainstream, and no stream media, it’s unfortunate when those who lack facts lash out without regard. Governor Palin, as always, was with volunteers, supporters and fellow conservatives throughout her days at CPAC.”
Hughes also implied that Palin only speaks to the grassroots through the teleprompter, but this accusation again does not even pass the smell test.
Jason Recher, a Palin staffer who has been with Palin at nearly every event since 2008, told Breitbart News Palin never asks for a teleprompter. In fact, reporters have often said Palin improvises during her speeches, which forces reporters to pay attention to every word in order to quote her accurately.
“I’ve been at almost every speech she’s given since ’08 and can’t think of a time where she ever asked to use a Teleprompter,” Recher told Breitbart News. The teleprompters at CPAC were part of the stage set up used for all the speakers; it was not something Palin personally requested.
Hughes, with no evidence whatsoever, alleges Palin made a “rush to the exits” at this year’s CPAC, implying Palin did not have time for the grassroots.
Again, not true.
As the photos below indicate, Palin spent time after the speech meeting with volunteers.
In addition, Rebecca Mansour, a Palin staffer, told Breitbart News that Palin had to catch a flight immediately after her speech. “She is a very busy working mom with many family and work obligations, including raising a son with Down syndrome who has scheduled therapies,” Mansour said.
Finally, in what may be her most misguided and out-of-touch statement that reveals her ignorance, Hughes refers to Palin’s “pattern of this behavior.”
What “pattern” is Hughes referencing?
The hours that Palin spent with nearly everyone who wanted to speak to her after she keynoted CPAC in 2012, as can be seen in C-SPAN’s coverage of the event?
The hours Palin spent in the lobby at CPAC in 2012 talking to bloggers and attendees, including Townhall’s own Katie Pavlich? Hughes penned her column at Townhall, so it is worth noting that Palin spoke to that outlet at CPAC in 2012.
Is Hughes referencing the time Palin spent with those who came to Iowa–in inclement weather–to listen to Palin denounce crony capitalism and the permanent political class in 2011? At the end of C-SPAN’s coverage of the event, it is clear Palin is energized by grassroots conservatives, and they love her because she genuinely is one of them.
Was Hughes referring to Palin visiting grassroots Tea Partiers at the Machine Shed restaurant in Iowa in 2011, comfortably mingling with nearly everyone in attendance?
Was she referencing Palin’s appearance at the Iowa State Fair in 2011, where she talked to nearly every Iowan who approached her for nearly six hours? Where she won the respect of liberals and even mainstream media reporters who did not think highly of her for genuinely liking “common” people most politicians do not feel comfortable around?
If Hughes is really a part of the grassroots and not a part of an astroturf movement, she could have gone to any of these events–like thousands of grassroots Tea Partiers–and spoken to Palin. Instead, she sounds like mainstream media members who lash out at Palin solely because Palin does not speak to them whenever they wish.
At these events, mainstream media reporters and liberals who did not even like Palin conceded how gracious and how accessible she is and how she thrives around the normal people Hughes purportedly claims to represent. Having written about Palin for nearly four years and having spoken to people who have been at nearly every event Palin has attended during this period, I have consistently heard people comment about how accessible–and down to earth–Palin is after all of her speeches and events, which is especially noteworthy given Palin’s white-hot star power.
It is unclear if Hughes wants Palin to spend time with her or her organization, but grassroots Tea Partiers who truly care more about fighting for the country instead of using the Tea Party to advance whatever agenda suits their interests never ask Palin for anything except to hold politicians and the permanent political class on the left and right to account, which Palin has relentlessly done.
And while Hughes implies Palin does not pay attention to new media, it is worth noting that after Palin turned down Fox News’ offer to renew her contract earlier this year, the first interview Palin gave was to Breitbart News–a new media outlet.
While Hughes, to date, has not seemed like someone who would proverbially come to Washington claiming to change it and instead see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi, her column reads like it was written by someone desperate to become a part of the permanent political class. Her comments are cribbed from remarks the elite Washington, D.C. Republicans and liberals she purportedly is against so often make to denigrate Palin because they, in their minds, think Palin somehow spurned them. They criticize Palin to get pageviews and ratings and to make a name for themselves so they can try to get 1/1000 of her star power and influence.
They desperately crave to get 1/1000 of the bookings Palin most often has to turn down on a daily basis.
They wish their children could have the opportunities to influence pop culture–and would take that chance and go toward the glistening Hollywood spotlight faster than a moth to a flame–all the while acting as if they despise the Hollywood elite while secretly craving their affirmation and wanting all of the glitz and glamour associated with them.
They want to use the Tea Party movement to become stars or cash out instead of fighting to elect candidates like Ted Cruz to the Senate. At CPAC, Cruz said he would not be in the Senate without Palin. Nobody mentioned Hughes, and she most likely will not have politicians knocking on her door to ask for her endorsement.
Hughes needs to be careful, for more columns like this will make people think Hughes may be projecting or falsely seeing in Palin what she may see in herself. Columns that smear a politician like Palin who has held both parties to account in the true spirit of the Tea Party movement will begin to “worry” conservatives and Tea Partiers. They may begin to wonder what Hughes’s intentions are for being in the Tea Party movement and whether Scottie Hughes puts herself before her country and the principles for which she purportedly fights.
All photos below, from CPAC 2013, courtesy of Shealah Craighead/SarahPAC
Gov. Palin with college Republicans:
Gov. Palin greeting CPAC attendees and volunteers:
Gov. Palin with Whitney Pitcher, Illinois Organize4Palin Coordinator, and Stacy Drake, editor-in-chief of Conservatives4Palin:
Todd and Gov. Palin with Michelle McCormick, a volunteer and coordinator with Organize4Palin:
Rally Around the Sarah Palins of America
John R. Houk
© March 27, 2013
Tea Party News Network Director Falsely Smears Palin
Copyright © 2013 Breitbart
America needs less government and Constitutional Original Intent. The government programs that are vital for our citizens should not pay greater taxes but rather a fair tax that collects revenue on a better scale then our punitive Income Tax that requires the nation’s wealthy to shoulder the majority of government spending that benefits the majority of Americans that do not pay taxes under the current system.
President Obama tossed not even a bone in his State of the Union Address, but he did toss a lot of Leftist ideology.
Senator Rand Paul gave the Tea Party Movement response under the aegis of the Tea Party Express. I am posting the email the TPX sent as well as a link for you to sign letters to your Congressman and Senators expressing your sentiments about less government.
If you wish to see the official Republican response to the SOTU is the video of Senator Marco Rubio:
Tea Party Express 2013 response to Obama’s SOTU delivered by Senator Rand Paul:
Sen. Rand Paul hit a home run last night
Sent by Tea Party Express
Sent: 2/13/13 9:38 AM
Senator Rand Paul hit a home run last night in our Tea Party response to the State of the Union
His message was clear: restore opportunity by empowering the individual
Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, hosted the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech, delivered by Senator Rand Paul. The speech articulated the defining tenets of the Tea Party movement: reduce the size of government so every citizen can pursue the American Dream.
If you missed the Tea Party response to the State of the Union or would like to watch it again, we have uploaded it to our website for you viewing. Everyone needs to hear our message!
Thank you to all our loyal supporters who made this event possible.
Senator Rand Paul gave an amazing speech last night and clearly articulated the Tea Party’s conservative message. Washington’s bi-partisan spending binges and backroom deals have led us to a point of crippling debt and anemic economic growth. It’s time for America to right this ship by creating an economically sound pathway forward.
It should be no surprise that the GOP response mirrored so closely to the Tea Party response. Like Senator Paul, Senator Marco Rubio has proven to be a bold Tea Partier that’s leading the Republican Party back to its conservative principles. Tonight should be remembered as the night in which America’s conservative majority united to reject the dangerous big-government agenda of President Barack Obama with two very compelling speeches.
The President must stop being the President of the tax and spend wing of the Democrat Party. Obama should head to the warning of Senator Paul and Senator Rubio and work with Congress in reducing the size of government and restoring opportunity to Americans.
Senators Rubio and Paul have articulated ideas to get the American economy growing again. We cannot tolerate the weak growth, the weakest post-recession growth in American history. It means few jobs for graduating high school and college students. It means no savings for middle class families to provide for a brighter future for their children. Ending high taxes, unsustainable debt and oppressive over-regulation will be more opportunities for Americans to realize the American dream. We need responsible cuts, but more importantly, we need strong pro-growth policies
If the President instead continues down a polarizing big-government path, the electorate will mimic the 2010 sentiment in 2014 and 2016.
Tea Party Express hosted the first ever Tea Party State of the Union response in 2011 with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Herman Cain delivered last year’s speech.
ea Party Express is determined to identify and elect the most conservative and principled candidates in 2014 as we aim to take back the Senate and increase our strength in the House. The Tea Party must continue to to be successful if we are going to curb the excessive spending by both parties in Washington D.C. Can we count on you to ensure that the Tea Party is remains strong?
Please support the Tea Party by donating today!
We here at the Tea Party Express are guided by our motto “Restore Liberty – Honor the Constitution” and 6 basic principles:
o No more bailouts
o Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
o Stop raising our taxes
o Repeal Obama-care
o Cease out-of-control spending
o Bring back American prosperity
If you agree with us and want to help further these principles and preserve America’s greatness, please help by making a contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more.
NCCR Editor: If you concur with Senator Rand Paul’s Tea Party Movement response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address then read the words of the Tea Party Express letter and/or email that is sent out and click the link to sign the correspondence with your name.
I Believe in a Fiscally Responsible America
10,792 Letters and Emails Sent So Far (as of 2/13/13)
I reaffirm my commitment to the Tea Party because I believe that a fiscally responsible America can be reached by honoring these 6 principles:
§ No more bailouts
§ Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government
§ Stop raising our taxes
§ Repeal Obamacare
§ Cease out-of-control spending
§ Bring back American prosperity
This past election proves the lessons of 2010 were only felt, but not learned. It is now more important than ever for constitutional conservatives – the silent majority – to reaffirm our commitment to taking back our nation. We are witnessing the constant erosion of our freedoms, devaluing of our currency, unsustainable debts and deficits, and politicians unwilling to face these threatening realities.
I am the tea party and I promise future generations that I will not leave America weaker than how I found her. I pledge my time and treasure to restoring this great Republic to the limits articulated by our founders in the Constitution of the United States of America.
I will not give up until America is once more, “the shining city on a hill.”
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I heard a clip on Fox News of President Barack Hussein Obama relating a conversation (I am uncertain if it was in person or by mail) with a kid relating to gun control. I also saw four children sitting while the President addressed publically his concept of gun control.
Paraphrasing from memory the President said this kid asked something like, “I know you (meaning BHO) have to wait for Congress to enact laws, but can you do something about guns?”
Keep in mind this is just a paraphrase. The point though is BHO is using children to justify controlling citizens’ use of guns against the Second Amendment specific Right to Bear Arms.
With that in mind check out this email from Matthew Staver of the Liberty Counsel reporting on BHO intentions about guns and the Second Amendment.
Biden: 19 ways to bypass Congress
By Matthew Staver
Founder and Chairman
Sent: January 16, 2013 12:09 PM
Sent by Liberty Counsel
According to published reports, President Obama’s “gun control” measures will include 19 Executive Orders (EOs), as recommended by Vice President Biden’s task force, that he says are within his power to execute. Already, at least one irate Congressman has threatened to start impeachment procedures if the President follows through with his gun control agenda without regard to the legislative process.
Our constitutional rights are being dismantled before our eyes as the Obama axis of power rolls roughshod over the rule of law in America. I am calling on ALL patriots to join Liberty Counsel in our “I Second the First” campaign to protect our Constitution!
Please see my very important update below – Mat.
President Obama must truly believe that the legislative process is too much of a nuisance and just too bothersome to be useful.
You know the process I mean…the one mandated in our Constitution as established by the Founders – the process at the heart of the rule of law in our nation.
Perhaps the President thinks it just takes too long to establish laws lawfully. Or, maybe he thinks the Constitution is too cumbersome and his Executive Orders are a more efficient and modern alternative way to “get things done.”
More likely, he is fully aware that his proposals would never pass through the lawful legislative process. Someone on his imperial staff may have noticed that we pesky citizens can sometimes thwart the President’s best Leftist ideas before they have a chance trample all over the People’s liberties!
Judging from his actions, it is even possible the President believes that the checks and balances defined by the Constitution were just fine for a young nation in the 18th Century, but that it has been necessary for the Executive Branch’s prerogatives to “evolve” to have the decisiveness required in the 21st Century.
Whatever the President’s thoughts, they are clearly not worthy of the Oath of Office he will renew next Monday! That oath, laid out in Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution, is simple and to the point:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
John, I’ll leave it to you decide if Barack Obama is fulfilling his solemn oath by undermining and circumventing the Constitution.
++A lawless administration in action.
The reality of how the Obama administration intends to operate during the President’s second term has dominated the news cycles for several days now. President Obama, on the recommendation of Vice President Biden, is considering enacting as many as 19 Executive Orders on gun control.
This is Barack Obama’s style of leadership. Thomas Jefferson, a major contributor to the checks and balances enshrined in the Constitution, called it “elective despotism.” It is an overarching abuse of power.
Barack Obama’s 19 executive power grabs on “gun control” (the number as of today, anyway – there could be a lot more coming) are likely just the beginning of this administration’s attempt to trample on the Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms.
Here’s Liberty Counsel’s resolute position on this issue: We must “stick to our guns” and resist this tyranny!
The very purpose of the Second Amendment was to allow citizens to bear arms to protect their hard-won freedom and defend themselves from future tyrants. Yet today, we seem to have forgotten that the first battle of the American Revolution erupted when the tyrant King George’s forces marched to disarm the colonists by seizing an important powder magazine and armory!
It is now clear that the Obama administration fully intends to shake off all restraint in pursuing its dangerous, “progressive” agenda – even when it infringes on Americans’ right to bear arms, exercise their religious liberties, or hold sacred their rights of conscience.
That’s why Liberty Counsel launched our powerful “I Second the First” campaign to tell our elected officials…
“We the people” demand that the federal government return to the rule of law as established by the United States Constitution!
We will stand together and protect our Constitution and its precious First and Second Amendments, the very heart of every American’s Bill of Rights, against radical attacks!
If you haven’t done so already, please click here now to join many tens of thousands of Liberty Counsel patriots in signing this powerful petition:
Whether or not you have already signed our petition, PLEASE forward it to as many like-minded, patriotic Americans as possible!
I am now planning to have this petition hand delivered to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, January 23rd. By then, I would like to deliver this message with 100,000 signers.
Please add your name now:
++Congressman takes Obama’s power grab very seriously.
Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has threatened to file articles of impeachment against President Obama if he institutes gun control measures through Executive Orders.
In a statement, Representative Stockman wrote…
“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment.”
Steve Stockman should be joined by hundreds of his fellow Congressmen! The way in which the Obama administration is operating mocks the balance of power as set out in the Constitution!
John, we simply cannot allow our constitutionally protected rights to be dismantled by a tyrannical president with no regard for the rule of law or the checks and balances of power built into our Constitution!
If you haven’t already done so, please click here now to add your name to this important petition:
In appreciation for the stand you are taking, we will send you a complimentary “I Second the First” sticker for you to display on your car, home, or anywhere you feel it will have an impact.
This is a citizen action that every freedom-loving American should take. If you would, after signing, please make your circle of friends aware of this campaign and the availability of our complimentary “I Second the First” campaign stickers.
Thank you and God bless America!
Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
P.S. President Obama intends to enact Executive Orders to limit, or in some cases even eliminate, gun rights. Our constitutional rights must be protected from the assaults of any despot, including this one!
We’ll send your colorful “I Second the First” campaign sticker as soon as we record your signed petition. May God bless you!
P.P.S. To see more about the work of the Liberty Counsel family of organizations, go to www.libertycounsel.com
Liberty Counsel, with offices in Florida, Virginia and Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit litigation, education and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of human life and family. Liberty Counsel. PO Box 540774. Orlando, FL 32854 .800-671-1776
John R. Houk
© January 10, 2013
Does anyone remember when both Houses of Congress had a GOP majority? Further does anyone remember that the GOP in Senate was so upset with Dem filibustering preventing GOP nominations from making it to a floor vote that the Senate Majority Leader considered the so-called ‘Nuclear Option’ to break the Dem filibuster? AND does anyone recall how the Dems and Leftist pundits went ballistic after the ‘Nuclear Option’ was considered to get something done with an uncooperative Dem minority?
The hypocrisy of the Democrats is coming full circle with them contemplating using the Nuclear Option to get their way over the Republicans when it comes to controversial Leftist nominations and Leftist legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is attempting to change Senate Rules procedurally to render super majority cloture rules ineffective during a filibuster.
In this Congressional Session ending the filibuster via the Nuclear Option only would be effective for the Dems in cases of nomination confirmations. The GOP is still the majority in the House of Representatives. As far as legislation is concerned the Dem Senate can go nuclear all they want because the House can block Senate Dem legislation. BUT when it comes to confirming nominees for those Offices the Senate must approve the Nuclear Option would give President Barack Hussein Obama and the Senate Dems absolute power in shoveling through Obama’s radical Leftist nominations.
IF HARRY REID FOLLOWS THROUGH with Nuclear Option procedural changes all I have to say is “What goes around comes around”. A time will come around again when the Republican Party (or hopefully a fully endowed Conservative oriented Political Party) will attain at least a slim majority again in the Senate. Let the Dems cry all they want when that day arrives.
Senator Rand Paul is circulating a petition pertaining to Harry Reid’s consideration of the Nuclear Option. SIGN IT!
Harry Reid is Going Nuclear
By Rand Paul
Sent: 1/8/2013 6:46 PM
Sent by: RandPAC
The new Congress convenes on January 22.
And rumors are circulating on Capitol Hill that Harry Reid is scheming to shut up and silence all opposition by using the “nuclear option” to destroy the Senate filibuster.
Should Senator Reid succeed, he’ll be able to RAM Barack Obama’s entire radical agenda into law.
And according to inside counts – he’s only a few votes shy of pulling off this massive power grab.
You and I MUST stop him.
You see, current Senate rules require 67 votes – a two-thirds majority – to shut down debate and change the rules.
And it was designed this way for a reason.
The Senate was intended to be a place where legislation was slowed down.
It was supposed to be the place where amendments were offered, debate was encouraged, and all participated in a process that led to better laws.
But like a bully on the playground, Senator Reid doesn’t give a flip about the rules.
And he believes he has the authority to flat-out ignore the Senate’s parliamentary procedures, long-standing traditions and specific rules in his mad rush for more power.
In short, Senator Reid wants the Majority Party to have the unchecked ability to pass legislation with virtually little to no opposition.
Massive tax hikes. Out-of-control spending. Gun control. Big Labor power grabs. More attacks on our God-given liberties.
We’re talking Harry Reid and Barack Obama having the power to pass anything they can dream up.
Just the thought of it sends shivers down my spine.
Of course, Harry Reid isn’t stupid – he knows exactly what he’s doing. He knows he’s breaking Senate rules if he uses the “nuclear option.”
In fact, back in 2005 Senator Reid correctly argued, “For people to suggest that you can break the rules to change the rules is Un-American.”
The truth is, Senator Reid just doesn’t care.
And he’s willing to destroy the unique characteristics of the Senate simply to get his way.
And if at all possible, along with your signed Fax Bomb, I hope you’ll agree to make a generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50 – or whatever you can afford.
Your generous contribution will help RAND PAC flood the offices of vulnerable, fence-riding U.S. Senators with faxes DEMANDING they vote against Harry Reid’s attempt to use the “nuclear option” to seize total power.
John, I know times are tough, but this is one fight you and I can’t afford to lose.
There’s just too much at stake.
It’s critical you and I defeat Harry Reid’s attempt to seize total control of the U.S. Senate.
Time is running out to mobilize millions of Americans to this fight.
So please don’t delay. Act NOW!
Senator Rand Paul
P.S. When the new Congress convenes on January 22 – Harry Reid is expected to use the “nuclear option” to seize total control of the U.S. Senate.
Should he succeed, he’ll be able to RAM Barack Obama’s entire radical agenda into law – with little to no opposition.
Dems – Beware that the Nuclear Option Swings Both Ways
John R. Houk
© January 10, 2013
Harry Reid is Going Nuclear
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© December 7, 2012
Thanks to Danny Jeffrey my memory was refreshed on this Ann Barnhardt that now has a desire to expose Islam’s nefariousness. Go Ann Barnhardt!
Barnhardt’s background is in marketing and you can read about that influence from her website’s about page. However, I want you to know another side of Ann Barnhardt which I found at Seraphic Secret:
Every once in a while Seraphic Secret comes across a story that is jaw dropping.
Barnhardt is a businesswoman, a devout Catholic, an American patriot, and a brilliant provocateur of Patton-like intensity.
She understands that we in the West are fighting a war against radical Islam. Further, she correctly perceives that some Americans, mostly the chattering classes—never underestimate an Ivy League education—are sliding comfortably into dhimmitude, subservience to Islam.
1. I have no doubt that some will accuse Barnhardt of insensitivity and being unnecessarily provocative. But let’s be clear, the jihadist strategy is designed to elicit this exact response. Thus, if appeased, Islam becomes a specially protected ideology and free speech is thrown out the window. Next comes polygamy, female genital mutilation, honor killings, the repression of Jews, Christians, homosexuals and finally, an inevitable slide into sharia, Islamic law, the antithesis of this Constitutional Republic.
4. You might object to Ann Barnhardt’s strident tone, you might shrink at the burning of a Koran, and you might feel that her entire presentation is far too militant, but there is no denying her conviction and courage. Like it or not her DNA is America’s best hope against those who would replace our freedom loving Republic with a barbaric 7th century caliphate.
“Suppose you prove beyond any shadow of doubt that Islam is constitutionally violent, where do you go from there?”
Answer: You go to and with Ann Barnhardt. (Excerpted from post entitled, “Ann Barnhardt: Warrior,” By ROBERT J. AVRECH on 4/6/12 – READ THE ENTIRE POST)
As Danny Jeffrey pointed out on his blog Freedom Rings 1776, Barnhardt provided a spunky Youtube video that defends Terry Jones (seemingly now annual) Burn the Quran mission. Jones has been labeled as a hater especially by the Multiculturalist Left and Muslim Apologists. Astonishingly many Conservatives and Counterjihad writers also have a bit of disdain for the Terry Jones mission to expose Islam as an evil religion.
Check out this two-part video presented by Ann Barnhardt in which she also burns the Quran. If you have heard Terry Jones, you will know that Barnhardt is way more articulate than Jones.
I found these particular videos on an Answering Muslims post entitled, “Ann Barnhardt Responds to Critics of Qur’an Burning.” You really should read that entire post as well. However, if you read the entire post by Seraphic Secret you will notice that those videos are also located there.
Now that I have gone into a swirl about Ann Barnhardt Let’s get back to Danny Jeffrey’s write-up on her. Danny focuses on a two hour plus seminar by Barnhardt that is about the failing economy. After all the Market is Barnhardt’s actual forte.
So below is the beginning Danny’s post. I usually like to cross post entire contents however this time it is more appropriate to continue reading at Danny’s blog. At Freedom Rings 1776 Danny has the two hour plus version and links to a breakdown of Barnhardt’s seminar in eight parts. Danny encourages you to bookmark his Barnhardt post so you can come back in convenient times to watches the eight parts. That is an excellent idea!
Here on my blog I am posting the Youtube Ann Barnhardt in its entirety.
Posted by Lentenlands
Posted Nov 10, 2012
This is a presentation by Ann Barnhardt addressing what’s happening right now in America. She has some interesting observations and ideas and it’s worth considering.
She has provided an attached workbook to accompany the presentation: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/32961642/EconomicCollapseWorkbook.pdf
ANN BARNHARDT…THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO IMPLODE
By Danny Jeffrey
December 6, 2012
“The Economy Is Going To Implode And You Deserve To Understand Why.
A partial explanation in layman’s terms of the causes of the end of the world as you know it and a few suggestions for those of you who will be tasked with the rebuilding.”
The above message introduces a video by Ann Barnhardt that I truly hope you will choose to view. The full length version is two and one half hours long, and for the sake of convenience, for those pressed for time, it is also available in eight segments less than twenty minutes each.
The information she presents is absolutely essential for any who hope to survive coming events. If you are interested in learning what she has to offer you may want to bookmark this essay and return to view one or more segments at a time when time permits.
My experience with it: I started the full length version and left it running, listening to the audio, while I went on with my other work. About twenty minutes into it I realized that the other work was insignificant compared to what I was hearing and I devoted the next two hour watching Ms. Barnhardt deliver her message, and it came across well. That is why I implore each and all to view her video. What she has to say may actually save your life, or at least some of your wealth.
Ann Barnhardt is a thorn in the side of Progressive America. For the sake of clarity I shall define Progressive America as our elite leaders of both parties, all citizens who live off the efforts of other men, all corporations immersed in the Crony Capitalism that is destroying our economy, and those “Patriots” who are simply too busy watching their favorite program on TV to take the time to understand what is happening to America.
In this video that Ms. Barnhardt recently produced … just before the 2012 election, she speaks of the inevitable collapse and the war that follows, and then the ultimate task of rebuilding America.
Most are now familiar with … READ THE REST
Ann Barnhardt – Counterjihad and Economic Warning
John R. Houk
© December 7, 2012
ANN BARNHARDT…THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO IMPLODE
About Danny Jeffrey
I’m sixty seven and since Ronald Reagan left office I have watched my country slowly deteriorate as freedoms are lost and the value of our currency dwindles. This has been a slow but steady decline until Barrack Obama entered the White House. I will not refer to this man as President. That is a job that deserves respect and he has earned none at all. I am convinced that were it not for the Tea Party stirring up the public we would now be living under a total dictatorship. He seeks only power and has no loyalty at all to the United States, and as long as he is in office I shall write to any who will read and speak of what he is and what he is doing to this country.