Election Fraud & Betrayal – PRAY


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

Posted December 4, 2020

 

Here are two posts. One from Intercessors For America and another an editorial by Alison Tempestilli written at American Thinker. The IFA post looks at factual Election Fraud points with a proposed by prayer after each point. The Tempestilli post is short highlights backstabbing of President Trump by those who demonstrated support in the past when it was to their benefit.

 

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FIRE HYDRANT OF FACTS ON THE CONTESTED ELECTION

 

By KAREN HARDIN

DECEMBER 3, 2020 

Intercessors For America

 

May our prayers penetrate heaven like an open fire hydrant on behalf of our nation for God’s intervention in this great time of need. We pray for perseverance and faith. God, we look to You in all these things.

 

I know we are all tired of the constant flow of information, especially contradictory information, regarding the election. It’s like a fire hydrant has been turned on and it feels overwhelming. As I was praying this morning, I thought if I feel this overwhelmed, I wonder how others feel as we all work to process fact from fiction. Most of what is below is referred to as “conspiracy theory” or erroneous by the mainstream media. But it is accurate.

 

This is to help give you an overview of what is currently taking place, much of which you will not hear from the media who are working very, very hard to convince us that Joe Biden has won and to treat him as if he is already president.

Here are some recent facts:

 

  1. The federal judge overseeing Sidney Powell’s election lawsuit in Georgia issued a temporary restraining orderlate Sunday night, declaring that election officials were barred from wiping or altering Dominion voting machines used in the November election. (Epoch Times) A lawsuit of similar proportions was simultaneously filed in Michigan. However, as Powell and her team wait for judges to act, access to Dominion servers in many counties is being blocked and some servers removed and hidden so they cannot be checked. Obviously, if there is nothing to hide, why do this? Their actions tell the true story.

 

How to pray? That evidence of this kind, not only in Georgia and Michigan but also every single state, will not disappear or be destroyed, but will be submitted and every illegality be brought to light and thrown out so that we, the American people, can be assured of a fair result to the election. Also pray for protection and strength for Sidney Powell and her team as she has received death threats against her and her family. Pray also for speed. The clock is ticking and those in charge of the voting machines are stalling to prevent access to all the needed information. This alone speaks volumes.

 

  1. Sidney Powell’s lawsuit in Georgia detailed that Iran and China appear to have tampered with U.S. elections in order to help Joe Biden. Attorney Abigail Frye, who works with Powell, said Iranian and Chinese operatives had access to Dominion Voting Systems in several key states. The suit asserts Iran and China were monitoring and manipulating U.S. elections to get their desired outcome this year. The attorney cited the data was provided by the 305th U.S. Military Intelligence Battalion. (One America News)

 

Note: You may have heard Sidney Powell’s statement she was going to “release the Kraken.” According to my sources, it refers to the 305th U.S. Military Intelligence Battalion nicknamed “the kraken” after a gigantic sea monster of tremendous strength and multiple arms. They are a highly skilled team in cyber intelligence among other things (many arms).

 

How to pray: For their strength and protection and no mole infiltration as they continue this fight. Pray that all foreign interference in our elections will be uncovered and stopped. In many cases these countries were given back door access by corrupt officials in our country. These individuals need to be exposed and brought to justice as well.

 

  1. Although the companies deny it, there is legitimate evidence that Dominion Voting Machines and Smartmatic software ARE connected and working in tandem. Also connected in this scheme is Scytl and Edison Research, which by its own admission “conducts market research and exit polling, providing strategic information for businesses and media organizations worldwide.” How do they connect? To the best of my knowledge, it appears that Dominion was the voting machine, Smartmatic is the software, Scytl was the “security” program within the software, and Edison Research released skewed data to the media, so they would all state the same thing, to deceive the American public.

 

We now know that these machines were originally created and used for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela specifically to steal elections. A national security guard for Chavez, who was involved in the original meetings regarding the Dominion machines and Smartmatic and their operation, has come forward to testify.

 

How to pray: For protection over every witness and for their courage. Also, in every county and state where these voting systems were used, that the fraudulent results would be thrown out not only in the presidential election, but every down ballot election as well.

 

  1. Dominion voting machines were used in 28 states including each of the contested battleground states. In one county in Michigan, the Dominion Voting Machines turned 6,000 Trump votes into Biden votes. The machines were used in 47 counties in Michigan, 40 counties in California, and all of the counties in Georgia. The company also provides machines and software to counties in Florida, Iowa and Ohio, Alaska, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee and Utah.

The number of counties that use Dominion machines varies by state.

 

How to pray? That any and all illegalities in these counties will be revealed and exposed and that the true vote will be brought to light. Pray also for exposing of the states and officials who scrambled to install Dominion voting machines just prior to the election.

 

  1. A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who performed IT work at the TCF Center in Michigan along with a former state senator who was a poll challenger both say that the voting machines used in the Nov. 3 election were connected to the internet. (Epoch Times)

 

  1. The raid in Frankfurt, Germany which seized Dominion/Scytl voting machine servers, which the media vehemently claims didn’t happen, did, but at a great cost. We have learned this weekend that the raid was conducted by military intelligence against corrupt U.S. CIA operatives who were working at/guarding the facility. According to retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney, who served an illustrious career in top military positions and is a friend of Lt. General Mike Flynn, U.S. Special Forces were involved in an operation to secure the servers that contain crucial information to prove the reality of voter fraud in the 2020 election. This securing of evidence came at a great price as U.S. soldiers were killed in this raid, as well as one of the CIA operatives. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media is trying to discredit and disparage General McInerney and dispute his assertions.

 

How to pray? For the families of those who lost their lives to secure the truth and keep America free. This battle which we wage on our knees is being waged in combat behind the scenes. Pray regarding the ongoing battle for truth regarding these voting machines and software and protection for those fighting on the front lines. Pray also for those who are speaking out, risking their reputation and standing.

 

  1. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, a Democrat, pressed for certification of Arizona’s election results on Monday despite the fact that additional lawsuits of irregularities were being filed that day regarding the results. Like other swing states, there is evidence of illegalities during the voting process. For example, one woman, who said she worked as a volunteer poll observer in Arizona’s Pima County, claimed she was told by election officials to allow people to vote who may not have been properly registered to vote in Arizona on Election Day.

 

“I was having to allow people to vote who literally had just moved here. A large percentage had addresses from two apartment complexes,” Anna Orth told GOP Arizona State legislators.

 

Orth remarked that “many” of these individuals were “residents for not more than a month.” (Epoch Times) Similarly, there is a huge push right now to get people to move to Georgia before the December 7 deadline for voter registration.

 

How to pray? The states that are pressing in to certify contested voting counts reveal the corruption within these states. Pray that erroneous or illegal certifications will be stopped or undone. Also, pray that certification will not be permitted in places with ongoing lawsuits. Pray also for exposure of all state officials who are pushing for certification without addressing eyewitness accounts of fraud.

 

  1. A lawyer on the Trump legal team in Pennsylvania has shared that a joint resolution was introduced on Saturday to the Pennsylvania legislature for new state electors to be chosen. Unfortunately, since the legislators had all returned home it would require they return to discuss and pass any new legislation. Here’s what’s weird, Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler, R-Lancaster County, and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre County, refused to bring the issue to a vote because they said there was no time to take legislative action on this year’s results and refused to call the House back into session.

 

This is the most important election in America’s history and these Republican legislators can’t be bothered to call the House back into session? Does something smell to you in that decision? If there is even a possibility of fraud, or in this case faithless electors, wouldn’t you want to do everything in your power to ensure the integrity of the vote? And yet these Republican leaders say they can’t be bothered this year.

 

A similar proposition for a joint resolution is being introduced in Arizona and other swing states.

 

Pennsylvania is key to this election. The PA Supreme Court ensured a corrupt vote when they determined that signatures on the ballots did not need to match as well as extending the date after the election to accept ballots.

 

How to pray: That the vast corruption in Pennsylvania leadership, now exposed, will be brought to justice. That government leaders not only in Pennsylvania, but across America, will work FOR the American people and not against us to achieve their own goals and control. That corrupt officials will be removed from their positions and replaced with those who will work for the good of the American people.

 

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all that has taken place. That would take more pages than you have time to read or I have time to research. But it is a list of some of the most current and ongoing issues to help us to pray.

 

As Americans and intercessors what should we do with this information?

 

First, we must continue to fast and pray. A national fast has been called for this weekend: December 4, 9:00 a.m. to December 6, 9:00 p.m. This is just before the important dates of December 8 (certification of votes) and the December 14 vote by the electors.

 

Second, we need to walk in discernment. Wisdom should tell us that any “news” source that states there is “no credible evidence of election fraud” or that it is “debunked” should be an immediate red flag. Evidence continues to pour in steadily. So, a truthful news agency would at the least state that the election is contested as lawsuits continue. Anyone who says otherwise should not be trusted.

 

Last, the patriot lawyers and legal teams/clerks who have worked tirelessly since the election to investigate, uncover fraud, write briefs, and present evidence have given up their personal lives, not to mention Thanksgiving with family, to push this through as we approach the vote certification and electoral vote deadlines. They haven’t given up and so we cannot either. They continue to press into this in the natural and we must come alongside through prayer and speaking out.

 

President Trump and his family have been fighting this battle nonstop since he took office. Can you imagine? Not to mention the constant threat of assassination that has been against him since the results of the 2016 election. No one can withstand such an onslaught without God’s help.

 

We need to continue to lift all of them up in prayer, along with his administration who have faithfully served America and the American people.

 

We have prayed for America to unite. It is happening as we unite to fight an enemy that has been hidden in the shadows and far worse and evil than we ever imagined. We have prayed for revival. It is beginning as hundreds of thousands of believers have fallen on their knees to repent and pray for our nation.

 

Just as the information has come at us like an open fire hydrant, so may our prayers penetrate heaven like an open fire hydrant on behalf of our nation for God’s intervention in this great time of need. Don’t give up. God is going to show up.

 

Karen Hardin is a literary agent, author, and intercessor. Her work has appeared in USA Today, World Net Daily, Intercessors For America, Charisma, CBN.com, The Elijah List, etc.

 

To order her new book: “INFECTED: How to Stop the Global Spread of Rage, Deception and Insanity” click here. To join the city-by-city prayer movement to save our nation go to: www.city-by-city.org.

 

For additional information on her ministry, business or to sign up for her prophetic blog go to: www.karenhardin.com or you can contact her at www.prioritypr.org.

 

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The terrible sting of betrayal

 

Back Stabber

 

By Alison Tempestilli

December 3, 2020

American Thinker

 

This election-stealing business has such a blatant “in your face” feel to it, like a sticky-handed child covered in chocolate denying that he took the candy.  A theft of this magnitude would not be possible without a humongous amount of betrayal, and we have quite a few people to thank for that.

 

Now we understand Hidin’ Biden and Kamala’s pathetic low-energy, low-turnout campaign.  They did not need the inconvenience of pretending they were even a smidge qualified to run the country since the fix was in.  All Joe had to do was bumble off a few lame platitudes from time to time with enough cohesiveness to get by.  Strangely enough, even this proved difficult.  Kamala barely showed up, which was fine by all, since her screechy, preachy manner is repulsive to most living beings.  Nobody who loves our country will ever trust them or think them legitimate.

 

The media, including social media: Unfortunately, we have come to expect lies, omissions, and propaganda from the mainstream outlets, but the harsh betrayal from Fox News is what really stung.  It is true that the network has been leaning left of center for some time, but who would have thought the people running Fox would be the biggest betrayers of all on Election Night?  The double standard for calling Arizona for Biden when the counting had a long way to go and not calling Florida or Texas for Trump when it was clear that he was the winner makes Fox more responsible for election-tampering than any other media outfit.  They turned the tides on Trump and are deserving of the viewer hemorrhaging taking place.  They will never recover their lost audience.

 

RINOs and NeverTrumps: What can be said about these backstabbing frauds?  They have made a deal with the devil and have sacrificed their honor and any conservative principles they may have possessed at one time.  This group, by the way, includes Trump’s fair-weather friends who once exhibited a semblance of loyalty but now are downplaying the theft of an American election in order to suck up to the other side.  These turncoats will be regulated to the trash bin of phony conservatives and will never be accepted by either party.

 

Do not forget: it was not only outside forces tampering with this election, but also our fellow so-called Americans.  These traitors stood directly on the battle lines defying election laws by denying poll observers, filling out extra ballots with false names, destroying ballots for Trump, tampering with computer software, and transporting illegal ballots across state lines.  They have betrayed their country in a most profound way.  Their actions in undermining a free and fair election are reprehensible, and they will forever be looked upon with a suspicious eye.

 

The sting of betrayal leaves a mark, and this one feels deeper than any we’ve experienced as a country.  More than half of us will never forget those who deceived us and will likely regard all those complicit with the contempt and disgust they deserve.

 

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Accusers or Leftist Pawns?


John R. Houk

© November 10, 2017

 

Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore is being accused of sexual impropriety from four teen girls ranging from 14 to 18. The most egregious accusation comes from the 14 year old who say she disrobed and Moore was handsy with her. WHEN? Nearly 40 years ago.

 

The accusers: Leigh Corfman-14-left, right, from top, Wendy Miller-16, Debbie Wesson Gibson-17, Gloria Thacker Deason-18 (WaPo Photo)

 

I am with the Leftists smelling political blood that an impugned reputation may score them a new Dem Senator; i.e. if Roy Moore did what he was accused of, he should withdraw from the Senate race. Even Republicans are believing the allegations reported by the Washington Post are legitimately saying if true, Moore must step down.

 

Here’s the thing for me. The Washington Post and the NY Times are a part of the Lame Stream Media that reported on the discredited Fusion GPS Trump Dossier as fact implying the elected President should be impeached also they have pushed the lying dirt that the President colluded with the Russians to manipulate the election for a Trump victory on November 2016 – ALSO a lie.

 

On the other hand, there is now a huge amount of suggestive data that Crooked Hillary, her husband Slick Willie, the Democratic National Committee and probably Barrack Hussein Obama were involved with the Russians to manipulate the election for a Dem victory.

 

With WaPo’s reputation as a Leftist propaganda mouthpiece, I want to read about actual physical proof connecting Roy Moore to the allegations before I throw him under the bus. AND YOU SHOULD TOO!

 

Unsurprisingly the majority of the Mainstream Media are currently in crucify mode trying to edge out the GOP in the Senate. I think you can tell who the GOP Establishment is by those who are demanding Roy Moore walk away just for the scent of scandal. It might even be the same Establishment folks openly withstanding the Trump agenda to make America Great Again.

 

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ROY MOORE ACCUSED OF PAST SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH TEEN

 

By BOB UNRUH

November 9, 2017

WND

 

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Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore charged Thursday the Washington Post launched a “completely false” and “desperate” political attack on him with its report featuring a woman’s allegation he engaged in sex acts with her when she was a 14-year-old, nearly four decades ago.

 

Moore is the Republican nominee in a special election Dec. 12 for the Alabama U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, who left to become U.S. attorney general.

 

The Post, which endorsed Moore’s Democratic opponent, cited statements from four women, including one who claimed she went on several dates with Moore when she was 18, another who dated him when she was 17, and a third who said he asked her to go on dates when she was 16, but her mother wouldn’t allow it.

 

The timeframe would have been when Moore was in his early 30s.

 

Breitbart News, which previously reported the Post was preparing the story published Thursday, said the only serious claim is from a woman who said he kissed her on a first date and on a second removed her clothes when she was 14.

 

“She says he guided her hand to touch his penis over his underwear,” Breitbart reported.

 

Moore, in a statement delivered to WND, denied the claims.

 

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“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign,” he said.

 

Breitbart pointed out that the Post is owned by Nash Holdings, which belongs to Amazon founder and “open borders champion Jeff Bezos.”

 

“The newspaper formally endorsed Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones in the Senate race,” Breitbart reported.

 

Moore’s campaign pointed out, “Judge Roy Moore has endured the most outlandish attacks on any candidate in the modern political arena, but this takes the cake.”

 

“The Washington Post has already endorsed the Judge’s opponent, and for months, they have engaged in a systematic campaign to distort the truth about the judge’s record and career and derail his campaign. In fact, just two days ago, the Foundation for Moral Law sent a retraction demand to the Post for the false stories they wrote about the judge’s work and compensation. But apparently, there is no end to what the Post will allege.”

 

The campaign statement continued: “The judge has been married to Kayla for nearly 33 years, has 4 children, and 5 grandchildren. The judge has been a candidate in four hotly contested statewide political contests, twice as a gubernatorial candidate and twice as a candidate for chief justice. He has been a three-time candidate for local office, and he has been a national figure in two ground-breaking, judicial fights over religious liberty and traditional marriage. After over 40 years of public service, if any of these allegations were true, they surely would have been made public long before now.”

 

The campaign said the move by the Post was “no surprise,” since Moore is “winning with a double-digit lead.”

 

“With just over 4 weeks remaining, in a race for the U.S. Senate with national implications, that the Democrat Party and the country’s most liberal newspaper would come up with a fabrication of this kind” was expected.

 

“This garbage is the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation,” the campaign said.

 

The Post reported “inappropriate conduct with four teenage girls 34 years ago.”

 

But the details show allegations of inappropriate behavior with only one, unless dating a teen is classified as inappropriate.

 

Breitbart said the reporting centers “on on-the-record interviews with four women who claimed that when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s, he attempted to court them or that he dated them. One claims that he engaged in sexual conduct while she was below the age of consent.”

 

Only last month, another Washington Post report on Moore apparently misfired.

 

The newspaper accused Moore of not reporting or paying taxes on compensation to which he was entitled but did not receive.

 

The Foundation for Moral Law, which was paying Moore as its president for the years at issue, said in a statement that all transactions and arrangements were reported fully to the IRS. The foundation then charged the reporters essentially were working on a political hit.

 

“For the Washington Post to state that Judge Moore secretly ‘collected’ monies he never received or that the Foundation failed to properly report its indebtedness to the IRS is false,” a statement from the foundation charged. “Furthermore, the reporters responsible for the false and misleading articles on the foundation and Judge Moore have written 20 stories, jointly, since last year, 17 of which have been direct attacks on our president and conservative principles.

 

“Their agenda-driven bias is reflected in the articles on Judge Moore.”

 

The Post article stated “the promised back pay ‘was not reported to IRS as income.’”

 

But the foundation’s tax filings for 2011 and 2012 did report the obligation owed to Moore.

 

“Furthermore, everyone knows that you don’t pay taxes on money you didn’t receive,” the statement said.

 

“The Washington Post is trying to deceive the public as to wrongdoing that simply does not exist.”

 

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If the Post was attacking Moore as the foundation described, it was the second such political attack on Moore that went awry.

 

WND reported last month NBC News anchor and political director Chuck Todd claimed that Moore, long known for his conservative values and strict originalist interpretation of the Constitution, “doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.”

 

Todd played a brief clip of the former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice stating: “Our rights don’t come from government, they don’t come from the Bill of Rights. They come from Almighty God.”

 

Todd commented: “Roy Moore, where the phrase ‘Christian conservative’ doesn’t even begin to describe him, could very well be your next senator. If you don’t understand just how freaked out some folks in the GOP and the White House are, then you don’t know Roy Moore. First off, he doesn’t appear to believe in the Constitution as it’s written.”

 

[Blog Editor: WND has embedded a MSNBC clip of Chuck Todd condemning Roy Moore for the belief that unalienable Rights come from God more than the Constitution – I suspect Todd of edit manipulation to make Moore look anti-Constitution and – GASP! – believe in God as the Creator. Below is a Youtube version of what WND embedded]

 

VIDEO: Chuck Todd: Roy Moore ‘Doesn’t Believe In The Constitution’ Because He Thinks Rights Come From God

 

Posted by Alexander Griswold

Published on Sep 27, 2017

 

The Post reported that several advisers it consulted said taxes may have been due on planned payments to Moore even though they were not made, but it would take an IRS ruling to determine that for a fact.

 

The dispute is about Moore’s work for the Foundation for Moral Law between his stints at chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court.

 

He was given a note regarding about $500,000 in “back pay, the Post reported, because the charity did not pay his full salary for a number of years.”

 

“Five tax law and accounting specialists said it appears the guaranteed payment should have been reported as compensation, a disclosure that would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000,” the Post said.

 

The foundation statement, released Friday by attorney John Eidsmore, was from Judge John Bentley, a board member, to “set the record straight.”

 

First Moore worked from 2004 to 2007 without “any” salary, he said. Then his salary was set at $180,000, but he wasn’t generally paid that, with his average from 2007 to 2012 about $85,000.

 

In 2011, an agreement was reached that acknowledged the shortfall and secured it with a promissory note and second mortgage on the foundation’s building.

 

“That document was filed as a public record in Montgomery and thus was not an ‘undisclosed deal’ as stated in the Washington Post headline. The arrearage was also reported in the foundation’s federal tax filing. To this date, that note and mortgage remain unpaid,” the statement said.

 

Payments stopped when Moore returned to the court bench in 2013.

Moore – whose opponent in the December election, Democrat Doug Jones, said one of his highest priorities is absolute affirmation of abortion – defeated Sen. Luther Strange, the primary candidate handpicked for the nomination by Washington’s GOP establishment.

 

Twice elected chief justice of Alabama and twice removed for refusing to follow federal court orders on the Ten Commandments and same-sex marriage, Moore defeated Strange by roughly 10 percentage points. Strange was appointed to the seat earlier this year by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley following the confirmation of former Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

 

Not only did Moore win easily, he overcame millions of dollars in attack ads from the Senate Leadership Fund, which is closely aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Moore also won despite President Trump’s active support for Strange.

 

WND commentator Michael Brown said the election victory “sends a message to the GOP establishment from fed-up Republicans across the country: ‘We’ve had it with your compromising and your political games. We’ve had it with career politicians in general. You represent what we reject. You represent one of the major reasons we voted for Donald Trump. Your time in D.C. is over.’”

 

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Establishment Attacks Roy Moore for Condemning Racial Strife …


The Republican Establishment is actually attacking Alabama Senate Candidate Judge Roy Moore for using a Christian analogy of the old Christian children’s song that uses the lines “Red, Yellow, Black and White; they are precious in His sight” in a Moore speech about divisiveness in America today. The Establishment twist Moore’s words to call him a racist.

 

JRH 9/20/17 (Hat Tip: Jim McCormack – Yahoo Group Conservative Christian Counselors [Restricted Group])

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Establishment Attacks Roy Moore for Condemning Racial Strife Among ‘Black, White, Red, and Yellow,’ As Media Lose Minds

 

By IAN MASON

September 19, 2017

Breitbart Big Government

 

After a recording emerged Monday from a Judge Roy Moore campaign rally at which the Senate candidate called for racial reconciliation amid strife nationwide, the mainstream media and leftist and establishment activists dug into Moore for his choice of language.

 

In an extended discussion of the dangers of sectional, partisan, and racial divisions within America and the terrible bloodshed of the time our country allowed these divisions to boil over, the Civil War, Moore told rally-goers:

 

Now we have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going to unite us? What’s going to bring us back together? A president? A Congress? No. It’s going to be God.

 

Moore is locked in a tight GOP primary run-off for U.S. Senate with establishment-backed ex-lobbyist candidate Luther Strange. A “Republican monitoring the race” sent video of the event to The Hillwhich in turn began the media pile-on over what it said was Moore’s “racially insensitive terms to describe Native Americans and Asians.”

 

In response, the Moore campaign simply pointed out that his comments match a still-ubiquitous Sunday school rhyme. “Red, yellow, black and white they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world…This is the gospel. If we take it seriously, America can once again be united as one nation under God,” the Moore campaign wrote in a Facebook statement.

 

It appears as though the “Republican monitoring the race” between Moore and Strange is from the GOP establishment, and attempted yet again to frame Moore’s comments here as some kind of mistake–similar to recent stories about 9/11 comments and shootings comments that Moore has made, referencing the lack of God in American society.

 

Within minutes of The Hill‘s story going live, Senate Leadership Fund (SLF) Communications Director Chris Pack tweeted the story and five others from mostly liberal journalists taking Moore to task for saying “red” and “yellow” people.

 

 

The SLF itself also quickly made hay with the video on their own website. The SLF, a political action committee connected to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has already spent millions supporting Luther Strange in this race to the chagrin of Moore and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), the third-place finisher in the primary’s first round. Last week, Moore attacked a debate co-sponsor for failing to disclose his own ties to the SLF.

 

Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley, in one of the outrage-pushing articles Pack retweeted, mockingly calls for Moore to receive divine punishment for his word-choice:

 

Ironically, one way God could improve white Americans’ relationships with Native Americans and Americans of Asian ancestry is by coming down hard on people like Roy Moore who still refer to Native Americans and Americans of Asian ancestry by using racial terms that were already considered insulting and antiquated 50 years ago.

 

Please smite Roy Moore, God! Do it!

 

In another piece Pack cited, NBC News’ Alex Sietz-Wald dismisses Roy Moore’s reference to “Jesus Loves the Little Children” because it was “written in the 1800s.”

 

Mashable’s Gianluca Mezzofiore goes further than his colleagues, turning to former President Bill Clinton’s and failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton as arbiter of racial semantics. Referring to Moore’s words as “racial slurs,” Mezzofiore appears to believe the younger Ms. Clinton put the former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in his place, claiming: “Clinton used just one perfect tweet to shut him down.”

 

This is the tweet in question:

 

Interestingly, not one of the journalists quoted above made any objection to the use of “black” or “white” in the same Moore quotation.

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Stick with Bridenstine in Oklahoma


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John R. Houk

© May 11, 2016

 

I live in Oklahoma. For voting purposes, I reside in Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. That means my Congressman is incumbent Jim Bridenstine – Republican. In the 2012 Primary Bridenstine upset then Republican incumbent John Sullivan who had been the District’s Representative since 2002.

 

Sullivan was considered a Conservative, but Bridenstine ran as a Tea Party candidate, meaning as an antiestablishment Republican. Bridenstine has stood true to the Conservative antiestablishment principles that enabled him to defeat Sullivan and eventually win the 2012 general election.

 

Now we are in 2016. Bridenstine is facing a Primary challenge from longtime Tulsa oilman Tom Atkinson. Atkinson definitely has money because he has run political ads promoting his Conservative credentials and his lifelong Tulsa heritage. I have checked out the Atkinson campaign website and he indeed has a Conservative heritage. … But, so had former Representative Sullivan.

 

For me, the term “longtime Tulsa oilman” signifies a Republican Establishment candidate. Again for me, that means he is a status quo kind of guy that Conservatives need to walk away from within the GOP. If the GOP Establishment gets its way, then it will be time for Conservatives to form their own Political Party to erase the Republican Party as did the Republicans did the Whig Party by 1860.

 

I am staying with Jim Bridenstine as my Congressman in the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma. My fellow Conservatives, encourage Republican voters to stick with Bridenstine in the June 28th Primary so Conservative Independents can vote for him in the November 8th General Election.

 

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FreedomWorks.org has selected Jim Bridenstine as its May Congressman of the month. My fellow Oklahomans, read the Freedomworks.org post to keep in remembrance of that which you already have.

 

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FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month – Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine 

BY NEIL SIEFRING

5/5/16

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) was elected to the U.S. House of representatives in 2013 and represents Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. A military veteran, Rep. Bridenstine served nine years as an aviator for the United States Navy and experienced combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, he continues to serve in the National Guard.

 

Rep. Bridenstine isn’t one to stand down from a fight, especially if it is something he firmly believes is right. Upon entering Congress, Bridenstine’s first official vote was against John Boehner’s (R-OH) selection as Speaker of the House in 2013. He has been a member of the House Freedom Caucus, which aims to support, “open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty,” since its inception.

 

Overall, Rep. Bridenstine boasts a 95 percent lifetime rating on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard. His belief in free market values, entrepreneurship, and fiscal constraint are consistently evident with legislation he supports and introduces in Congress. He has voted to repeal Obamacare, to reduce federal spending, eliminate unnecessary federal programs at the Department of Energy, and to try and prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from regulating nearly any waterway in the United States.

 

He has been a vocal opponent of increasing federal regulations on education, signing on as a co-sponsor of H. Res. 476, legislation which would denounce President Obama’s effort to impose Common Core on the states through applications for federal grants. In the energy sector, Rep. Bridenstine stands in support of American citizens and businesses rather than the federal government and its regulatory regime, as he sponsored H.R. 1487, the American Energy Renaissance Act, to prevent EPA regulations from shuttering the coal industry while also increasing American energy exports by lifting the crude oil export ban.

 

Rep. Bridenstine has also labored to increase public accountability of his fellow legislators. On January 6, 2016, he introduced H.R. 4328, the Read the Bill Act, which would “prohibit the consideration in the House or Senate of any legislation over 300 pages which has not been published online at least 72 working hours prior to consideration, would require an additional 24-hours for every 100 pages of bill text beyond 300 pages, and take away the force of law of any legislation using ‘fast track’ procedures.” He is also a co-sponsor of H.R. 4486, the Do Your Job Act, which would prevent the payment of salaries of members of the House or Senate if the respective chamber does not hold a vote on final passage of each of the 12 regular appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year.

 

With an undergraduate degree from Rice University with three majors, an MBA from Cornell University, service to his country in the military, and experience as the executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium, Bridenstine is a particularly seasoned leader. He currently sits on both the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. He has a specific interest in space affairs and praises entrepreneurs for advancing breakthroughs in space technology.

 

He believes NASA has become a “jack of all trades” and hopes to help it focus on human exploration and pioneering space, as was its main objective in 1958. Through his legislation, H.R. 4945, the American Space Renaissance Act, he proposes that the Pentagon should focus on buying services from commercial providers instead of owning all the systems itself and transition from a very few large and expensive government satellites to a system of smaller, less-expensive ones. He has a website detailing the aspects of his bill.

 

Rep. Jim Bridenstine is a patriot and a statesman. He has spent his time in the House of Representatives fighting for the Constitution and fiscal responsibility. He has taken on leadership that has gone astray, and is a voice for his constituents… For these reasons, we’re proud to name Rep. Jim Bridenstine FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month for May, 2016!

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Trump Touches Politically Incorrect Nerve


Ban Muslim Immigration

By John R. Houk

© December 11, 2015

Donald Trump is taking all kinds of flak for saying we should ban Muslims coming to the USA until we figure out “… what the hell is going on?”

VIDEO: Donald Trump on Muslims (C-SPAN)

 

Posted by C-SPAN

Published on Dec 8, 2015

Donald Trump statement on Muslims. Watch the full campaign rally here in South Carolina here: http://cs.pn/1N9jJFI

I expected America’s Left (i.e. Democrats) and Muslim Apologists to go apoplectic against Trumps call for a ban on Muslims coming to America. I was a little taken back by the hysteria of Republicans and Conservatives that joined the American Left.

Since the original Trump call it is becoming clearer he is modifying his Muslim moratorium to Muslim immigrants which makes more sense than a total ban of other Muslims coming to visit as tourists, businessmen or diplomatic political figures. Geopolitically banning ALL Muslims would be financial and political nightmare. On the other hand banning Muslim immigrants until we figure out what the hell we are going to do about separating American-hating Muslims from Muslims willing to assimilate to the American culture upholding the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land.

Check out some of the GOP/Conservatives condemning Trump for a temporary stoppage of Muslim immigration – again – until we figure out what the hell is going on:

Nearly every fellow Republican candidate — with the notable exception of Ted Cruz — issued strongly-worded denunciations. Jeb Bush even wondered if Trump was a plant in the service of Hillary Clinton. (RELATED: Trump’s Republican Rivals Slam His Muslim Moratorium Proposal)

The focal point of House Speaker Paul Ryan‘s Tuesday press conference was excoriating the front-runner’s proposal and stating how it wasn’t conservative and wasn’t what the Republican Party was about. (RELATED: Paul Ryan Condemns Trump’s Muslim Moratorium Proposal: ‘This Is Not Conservatism’)

Arguably, the most shocking denouncer of all was Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus — the party official most concerned with keeping Trump in the GOP fold. Priebus condemned the proposal as against “our American values” and said he in no way agreed with it.

The least shocking element incensed by the proposed Muslim ban were the majority of conservative media outlets and figureheads who’ve long made it known that they disdain the real estate mogul. Their attacks were just a bit more intense this time around. (The GOP Establishment Is In For A Shock Over Trump’s Muslim Moratorium; By Scott Greer; Daily Caller; 12/9/15 12:20 AM)

My personal stand on the theopolitical religion of Islam definitely is not a politically correct one. In my selected readings of the Quran, Hadith and Sira shows Islam is virulently against Christianity and Judaism. In the case of Christianity Islam condemns the centrality of Christian faith in denying Jesus Christ is the Son of God; died on the Cross, buried in a tomb and after three days arose from the dead in a Holy Resurrection now dwelling at the right hand of the Father continuously interceding for Believers in Christ Jesus. This Islamic DENIAL makes Islam an antichrist religion. Ergo I have no problem with Trump’s original statement before clarification was added.

Other religious faiths may disagree with Christian beliefs but that is a matter of choice and I am not bothered by that choice. Faith in Christ is a choice also. The difference between other non-Muslim religions and Islam is that none of them specifically pinpoint Christianity as a lie that should be dealt with in this life before death. In Islam a lack of submission to Islamic Supremacy is a death sentence politically, culturally or both in Muslim dominated lands. Europe is now experiencing this Muslim intolerance in Muslim dominated conclaves that are no-go zones.

A recent Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham is a voice crying in the wilderness in support of Donald Trump’s ideas about Muslim immigration to the USA:

For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over. Donald J. Trump has been criticized by some for saying something similar. The new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said yesterday that he disagrees—saying that “such views are not what this party stands for and more importantly it’s not what this country stands for.” Politicians in Washington seem to be totally disconnected with reality.

Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to a poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51% of Muslims living in America believe “Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to sharia” (Islamic law) instead of the U.S. Constitution. 29% agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable, and 25% agree that violence against America can be justified as part of global jihad. Among males under the age of 45, that number rises to 36%. And 29% of males under 45 believe that violence against America is justified in order to make Sharia the law of the land. This is frightening.

Our politicians are not listening to the truth—my prayer is that God will open their eyes. This affects our security and the future of our nation. If you agree, email your Congressman or Senator today, and SHARE this with others (be sure to copy & paste this text when sharing). [Franklin Graham; Facebook; 12/9/15 7:52am]

Rev. Graham included a link to “Priebus, Ryan and McConnell rip Trump anti-Muslim proposal – CNNPolitics.com” which undoubtedly highlights the Communist News Network’s … err, I mean … CNN’s view of Trump’s call to ban Muslim immigration.

Yeah just in case I was not clear – BAN Muslim Immigration!

Below Bob Unruh adds some detail to Rev. Graham’s and Trump’s thoughts on Muslim immigration to the USA.

See Also:

Is Trump right about halting Muslim immigration?By Bobby Eberle; GOP USA – The Loft; 12/9/15 7:13 am

DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION Donald J. Trump Press Release; 12/7/15

Voters Like Trump’s Proposed Muslim BanRasmussen Reports; 12/10/15

Why Franklin Graham says Donald Trump is right about stopping Muslim immigration By Sarah Larimer; Washington Post; 12/10/15 [WaPo adds “Evangelical” discontent over Graham’s agreement with Trump.]

JRH 12/11/15

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Franklin Graham: 144,000 American Muslims not ‘peaceful’

Endorses Trump’s closed border plan: ‘Our politicians need to realize the dangers’

 

By BOB UNRUH

December 10, 2015

WND

Franklin Graham, who heads the Samaritan’s Purse organization as well as the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has endorsed GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s idea of halting Muslim immigration into the United States, at least temporarily.

He warns there’s a good reason: some 144,000 Muslims already in the United States “who openly say without hesitation that violence in the name of Islam is justified!”

Graham’s comments have been posted over the last 24 hours on his Facebook page, where he noted the mantra from “political leaders and world experts” that “the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful people.”

“Some have suggested that as many as 99 percent fall into this category. Well, we don’t have to guess or estimate; the Pew Research Center has released extensive research on how Muslims in the U.S. self-identify on questions of violence – and the conclusions are frightening.”

Graham cited the 1.8 million Muslim adults in the United States.

“Pew Research released that eight percent of adult Muslims in the U.S. said that suicide bombings and other forms of violence in the name of Islam are ‘sometimes’ or ‘often’ justified. Think about it – that’s 144,000 Muslims who openly say without hesitation that violence in the name of Islam is justified!

“That’s not ‘peaceful’ and that’s not a small number – it’s about the size of the entire population of Syracuse, New York!” he wrote.

“House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World” conveys what the West needs to know about Islam and the violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the subjugation and destruction of other faiths, cultures and systems of government

“I’m 100 percent sure of this – our nation and our politicians need to realize the dangers of allowing people into this country that are not properly vetted.”

Earlier he wrote, in endorsing Trump’s idea, that the simple fact a part of America’s Muslim population believes the Constitution should be ruled by Shariah is a concern.

“For some time I have been saying that Muslim immigration into the United States should be stopped until we can properly vet them or until the war with Islam is over,” he wrote.

“Research shows that there are 2.75 million Muslims living in the U.S. According to a poll commissioned by the Center for Security Policy, 51 percent of Muslims living in America believe ‘Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah’ [Islamic law] instead of the U.S. Constitution.”

He continued, “Twenty-nine percent agree that violence against those who insult Mohammad is acceptable, and 25 percent agree that violence against America can be justified as part of global jihad. … This is frightening.”

Trump had called for a halt to Muslim immigration into the U.S. until those in Washington can figure out what to do regarding Islamist terror, especially that inside the U.S. His comments came in the aftermath of the Islamic terror attack in California where a radicalized husband and wife shot and killed 14 and wounded another 21 at a county Christmas party.

Trump has made it clear he is not insulting a religion, but addressing a security concern.

The result of Trump’s comments is that he’s gotten more popular in polls and the Washington Times reported now nearly two-thirds of “likely Republican primary voters support Donald Trump’s plan to bar Muslims from the United States.”

That report cited a Bloomberg Politics poll showed 65 percent of likely Republican voters approved of the Muslim ban, compared to 22 percent who opposed it and 13 percent who didn’t know.

WND had reported on the Pew results just this week. [A]nd the report explained that with only 1 percent of the nation’s population, Muslims managed to account for half of all the nation’s terror attacks following the 9/11 terror attacks.

Mark Krikorian, chief of the Center for Immigration Studies, explained, “That means Muslims in the United States are about 5,000 percent more likely to commit terrorist attacks than non-Muslims.”

The Pew results also suggested a political reason for a Democrat White House to be pursuing hundreds of thousands of such immigrants to bring to the U.S.

Pew found that 70 percent of Muslims in the U.S. vote Democratic, while only 11 percent vote Republican.

“House of War: Islam’s Jihad Against the World” conveys what the West needs to know about Islam and the violent, expansionary ideology that seeks the subjugation and destruction of other faiths, cultures and systems of government

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McCarthy says NO as Speaker


John R. Houk

© October 8, 2015

In case you havent heard Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) shocked the GOP Establishment by taking his hat OUT of the ring for Speaker of the House. Rep. McCarthy had a reputation of being more RINO than Speaker Boehner. The FireMcCarthy.com website writes this on their main page about Rep. McCarthy:

Rep. Kevin McCarthy is a “nice guy” but that doesn’t mean he is qualified or conservative enough to lead the people’s House. Just like John Boehner, McCarthy scores terribly with conservatives.

o FreedomWorks gave McCarthy a score of 52.

o Conservative Review gave him a score of 45.

o Madison Project gave him an abysmal 42.

He scores worse than former Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his own district. Conservatives havent forgotten this. If McCarthy is chosen, well see that hes fired. Add your name to the list of Americans who Demand a Conservative Speaker.

Read the Official Release.

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Now I strongly suspect the name of FireMcCarthy.com will change according to whom the GOP Establishment pushes for the next Speaker. I pray that the Republicans can agree on a more principled Conservative that the Establishment can feel they can work. IF NOT, then it may be time to split from or boot out the RINOs to give voters a more reliable choice other than a deceptive Establishment Republican or evil change-America Democrat.

JRH 10/8/15

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Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race: Its Best We Have a New Face

By Rob Bluey

October 08, 2015

Daily Signal

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has ended his bid to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives.

McCarthy, the current GOP majority leader, was the leading candidate among the three Republicans seeking the job. However, he lacked the 218 votes needed to win a vote on the floor after the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is also running for the job.

I am not the right person to lead at this moment, McCarthy reportedly told his Republican colleagues at a meeting today. He elaborated at a press conference Thursday afternoon.

VIDEO: Watch Rep. Kevin McCarthy speak on dropping out from Speaker’s race

 

Published by PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 8, 2015

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dropped out of the Republican race for Speaker of the House on Thursday and addressed the move at a brief afternoon news conference.

I dont want make voting for speaker a tough one, McCarthy said. I dont want to go to the floor and win with 220 votes. I think the best thing for our party right now is that you have 247 votes on the floor. If we are going to be strong, we have to be 100 percent united.

He added, I just think its best we have a new face.

Kevin McCarthy@GOPLeader

We’re public servants. I have always put this Conference and Country ahead of myself. We need to unite behind one leader and get to work.

McCarthys decision forced Republicans to postpone todays speaker election. Speaker John Boehner, who will resign Oct. 30, said in a statement that he would stay on as speaker until a new person is chosen. The speaker does not have to be a member of Congress.

The news apparently stunned members of Congress who were in the room with McCarthy. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., spoke to reporters afterward to explain what happened. Issa said McCarthy would like to remain in his majority leader post.

VIDEO: Rep. Darrell Issa on McCarthy

 

Published by Heritage Response Room

Published on Oct 8, 2015

Chaffetz, who currently leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told reporters he remains a candidate for speaker.

We need to have a lot more family discussion because we need to find somebody that our whole body can unite behind, and do what we were elected to do, Chaffetz said. I was absolutely stunned, surprised, and shocked that this happened, but our conference is going to have to do a lot of deep soul-searching and well see what happens.

Webster, who has the backing of the 40-member Freedom Caucus, stressed that he would remain committed to improving the way the House operates.

A lot of members would like to see us modify in some way the rules and then use them, Webster said. Right now we dont use our rules. We circumvent them every day and thats the problem.

Several Republicans voiced their reaction to the McCarthy news on Twitter:

[Blog Editor: Go to Daily Signal to view the numerous GOP Tweets]

Democrats, who will likely support House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for speaker, used the opportunity to attack their political adversaries.

[Blog Editor: Go to Daily Signal to view the numerous Dem Tweets]

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who was going to nominate McCarthy at todays meeting, reiterated he would not seek the job himself.

Kevin McCarthy is best person to lead the House, and so Im disappointed in this decision. Now it is important that we, as a Conference, take time to deliberate and seek new candidates for the speakership. While I am grateful for the encouragement Ive received, I will not be a candidate. I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this conference as Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.

Another Republican, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, said he was uninterested in the job. Gowdy is currently leading the Houses Benghazi investigation, which became an issue for McCarthy after he suggested the House investigation had hurt former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons poll numbers. McCarthy apologized for his comments and told reporters Thursday those comments were a factor in his decision.

Yesterday, at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives event on Capitol Hill, The Daily Signal interviewed lawmakers about their expectations for the next speaker:

VIDEO: What 6 House Conservatives Want From Their New Speaker

 

Published by The Daily Signal

Published on Oct 7, 2015

At the monthly Capitol Hill gathering Conversations with Conservatives, six lawmakers gave their take on the leadership fight and shared what they want from their new speaker.

In the lead up to todays meeting, the Freedom Caucus, which is credited with pressuring Boehner to retire early, vowed to band together as a group and vote for Webster as a powerful voting bloc.

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., mentioned upon leaving the meeting that everyones surprised and reiterated again that the Freedom Caucus, and other conservatives, are calling for a more open legislative process, where rank-and-file lawmakers could put bills and amendments on the House floor and have a larger say in picking committee chairmen.

The whole conference was moving toward a better process, Brat said. Right after John Boehner stepped down the whole conference was moving toward more inclusion of members, chairs that run the meetings, regular order.

I dont view it that way [as a victory], he added. I want the conference and the country to make progress.

Brat noted that several policy issue confront Congress, including a debate over the debt limit, government spending, and Russias airstrikes in Syria.

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, explained why he nominated Webster to speaker.

It was about principle over power, King said, It was about overhauling this House, and turning this pyramid of power upside down, and letting the members be in charge, and running things through the regular order.

Another Republican, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, also stressed process over personality.

[Boehner] became speaker and he became Nancy Pelosi in the way he ran things, not in what he supported, but in the way he ran things, the Texas Republican said. It was a top down, this is the way were going to do it.

Gohmert, who challenged Boehner for speaker in January, added, We need a speaker who allows the Members of the House to participate.

Melissa Quinn and Josh Siegel contributed to this story.

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Are Trump’s Polls the Result of Americans Waking UP?


John R. Houk

© August 26, 2015

Donald Trump is surging in the polls for the GOP nomination for President. Many pundits believe the rising polls is a temporary phenomenon that will change as the GOP nominee seekers dwindle down.

On a personal level I do not view Trump as an authentic Conservative representing the Republican base in less government and Conservative social issues. But what I do view Trump as is a candidate that is not spewing a political line. He is saying things that resonate with the Republican base but isn’t necessarily something that is doable, at least not on a grand scale.

Republican Conservatives want a guy that takes serious shots at undoing Obamination and confronting the GOP Establishment. That places a target on Trump from both Leftist Dems, RINOs and Republican Establishment nominal Conservatives. The RINOs and Establishment do not want Conservative change they want a status quo that enables political control.

Then enters Trump: A guy that is a billionaire, that his used to calling the shots even if he steps on toes, not particularly tied to Special Interest lobbyists because he was his own special interest and not willing to back off from criticism from a Trump-like bold and often outlandish statement.

Trump is leading the pack because he is providing a public image of not being asleep at the wheel that moves America in a correct forward manner. Take note I said forward and NOT Progressive.

You might ask, “Are you then endorsing Trump?”

Nope. I still don’t think he is the best candidate to reverse the Obama curse on America. HOWEVER if by some miracle Trump pulls off a GOP nomination, I WILL vote for him. BUT I do pray that the right candidate takes note of Trump’s current Republican voter populism and begins to employ it. I believe that will be the recipe to smack down whoever Leftwing Democrat that Party sets up as a nominee.

Now these thoughts were inspired by a video from the Rutherford Institute of John W. Whitehead talking about American voters being brainwashed a la the 1988 John Carpenter flick “They Live”. Whitehead presents a pretty good case that American voters are sleepwalking through a political system pretending to be a Representative Democratic Republic but in actuality reside in a Big Brother State doing what is told to be believed rather than thinking for their selves.

Here’s a “They Live” trailer (a little over 3 minutes)

VIDEO: They Live Sunglasses


For those of you interested in late ‘80s Sci-Fi here’s the full length on Youtube.

I found the Whitehead video in a Rutherford Institute email alert. Here’s how I’m going to disseminate the cross post. I’m going with the text of the email alert, followed by Whitehead’s roughly eight minute wake-up call video and ending this post with an August 4th more in depth article by Whitehead entitled “They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy”.

JRH 8/26/15

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They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

NOW PLAYING: All is not as it seems. In this week’s vodcast, John W. Whitehead looks back on John Carpenter’s iconic film They Live and examines the striking parallels between Carpenter’s nightmarish vision of reality with the current, perilous state of America.

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All is not as it seems. In this week’s vodcast, John W. Whitehead looks back on John Carpenter’s iconic film ‘They Live’ and examines the striking parallels between Carpenter’s nightmarish vision of reality with the current, perilous state of America.

Read Whitehead’s full commentary at:

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They Live, We Sleep: A Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy

By John W. Whitehead

August 04, 2015

Rutherford Institute

“You see them on the street. You watch them on TV. You might even vote for one this fall. You think they’re people just like you. You’re wrong. Dead wrong.”—They Live

We’re living in two worlds, you and I.

There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is a far cry from the propaganda-driven reality manufactured by the government and its corporate sponsors, including the media.

Indeed, what most Americans perceive as life in America—privileged, progressive and free—is a far cry from reality, where economic inequality is growing, real agendas and real power are buried beneath layers of Orwellian doublespeak and corporate obfuscation, and “freedom,” such that it is, is meted out in small, legalistic doses by militarized police armed to the teeth.

All is not as it seems.

This is the premise of John Carpenter’s film They Live (1988), in which two migrant workers discover that the world’s population is actually being controlled and exploited by aliens working in partnership with an oligarchic elite. All the while, the populace—blissfully unaware of the real agenda at work in their lives—has been lulled into complacency, indoctrinated into compliance, bombarded with media distractions, and hypnotized by subliminal messages beamed out of television and various electronic devices, billboards and the like.

It is only when homeless drifter John Nada (played to the hilt by the late Roddy Piper) discovers a pair of doctored sunglasses—Hoffman lenses—that Nada sees what lies beneath the elite’s fabricated reality: control and bondage.

When viewed through the lens of truth, the elite, who appear human until stripped of their disguises, are shown to be monsters who have enslaved the citizenry in order to prey on them. Likewise, billboards blare out hidden, authoritative messages: a bikini-clad woman in one ad is actually ordering viewers to “MARRY AND REPRODUCE.” Magazine racks scream “CONSUME” and “OBEY.” A wad of dollar bills in a vendor’s hand proclaims, “THIS IS YOUR GOD.”

When viewed through Nada’s Hoffman lenses, some of the other hidden messages being drummed into the people’s subconscious include: NO INDEPENDENT THOUGHT, CONFORM, SUBMIT, STAY ASLEEP, BUY, WATCH TV, NO IMAGINATION, and DO NOT QUESTION AUTHORITY.

This indoctrination campaign engineered by the elite in They Live is painfully familiar to anyone who has studied the decline of American culture. A citizenry that does not think for themselves, obeys without question, is submissive, does not challenge authority, does not think outside the box, and is content to sit back and be entertained is a citizenry that can be easily controlled.

In this way, the subtle message of They Live provides an apt analogy of our own distorted vision of life in the American police state, what philosopher Slavoj Žižek refers to as dictatorship in democracy, “the invisible order which sustains your apparent freedom.”

We’re being fed a series of carefully contrived fictions that bear no resemblance to reality. The powers-that-be want us to feel threatened by forces beyond our control (terrorists, shooters, bombers). They want us afraid and dependent on the government and its militarized armies for our safety and well-being. They want us distrustful of each other, divided by our prejudices, and at each other’s throats. Most of all, they want us to continue to march in lockstep with their dictates.

Tune out the government’s attempts to distract, divert and befuddle us and tune into what’s really going on in this country, and you’ll run headlong into an unmistakable, unpalatable truth: the moneyed elite who rule us view us as expendable resources to be used, abused and discarded.

In fact, a 2014 study conducted by Princeton and Northwestern University concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the majority of American citizens. Instead, the study found that the government is ruled by the rich and powerful, or the so-called “economic elite.” Moreover, the researchers concluded that policies enacted by this governmental elite nearly always favor special interests and lobbying groups.

In other words, we are being ruled by an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, and arguably on our way towards fascism—a form of government where private corporate interests rule, money calls the shots, and the people are seen as mere subjects to be controlled.

Consider this: it is estimated that the 2016 presidential election could cost as much as $5 billion, more than double what was spent getting Obama re-elected in 2012.

Not only do you have to be rich—or beholden to the rich—to get elected these days, but getting elected is also a surefire way to get rich. As CBS News reports, “Once in office, members of Congress enjoy access to connections and information they can use to increase their wealth, in ways that are unparalleled in the private sector. And once politicians leave office, their connections allow them to profit even further.”

In denouncing this blatant corruption of America’s political system, former president Jimmy Carter blasted the process of getting elected—to the White House, governor’s mansion, Congress or state legislatures—as “unlimited political bribery… a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over.”

Rest assured that when and if fascism finally takes hold in America, the basic forms of government will remain. As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, fascism will appear to be friendly. The legislators will be in session. There will be elections, and the news media will continue to cover the entertainment and political trivia. Consent of the governed, however, will no longer apply. Actual control will have finally passed to the oligarchic elite controlling the government behind the scenes.

By creating the illusion that it preserves democratic traditions, fascism creeps slowly until it consumes the political system. And in times of “crisis,” expediency is upheld as the central principle—that is, in order to keep us safe and secure, the government must militarize the police, strip us of basic constitutional rights, criminalize virtually every form of behavior, and build enough private prisons to house all of us nonviolent criminals.

Clearly, we are now ruled by an oligarchic elite of governmental and corporate interests. We have moved into “corporatism” (favored by Benito Mussolini), which is a halfway point on the road to full-blown fascism.

Vast sectors of the economy, government and politics are managed by private business concerns, otherwise referred to as “privatization” by various government politicians. Just study modern government policies. “Every industry is regulated. Every profession is classified and organized,” writes economic analyst Jeffrey Tucker. “Every good or service is taxed. Endless debt accumulation is preserved. Immense doesn’t begin to describe the bureaucracy. Military preparedness never stops, and war with some evil foreign foe, remains a daily prospect.”

In other words, the government in America today does whatever it wants.

Corporatism is where the few moneyed interests—not elected by the citizenry—rule over the many. In this way, it is not a democracy or a republican form of government, which is what the American government was established to be. It is a top-down form of government and one which has a terrifying history typified by the developments that occurred in totalitarian regimes of the past: police states where everyone is watched and spied on, rounded up for minor infractions by government agents, placed under police control, and placed in detention (a.k.a. concentration) camps.

For the final hammer of fascism to fall, it will require the most crucial ingredient: the majority of the people will have to agree that it’s not only expedient but necessary. But why would a people agree to such an oppressive regime? The answer is the same in every age: fear.

Fear makes people stupid.

Fear is the method most often used by politicians to increase the power of government. And, as most social commentators recognize, an atmosphere of fear permeates modern America: fear of terrorism, fear of the police, fear of our neighbors and so on.

The propaganda of fear has been used quite effectively by those who want to gain control, and it is working on the American populace.

Despite the fact that we are 17,600 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack; 11,000 times more likely to die from an airplane accident than from a terrorist plot involving an airplane; 1,048 times more likely to die from a car accident than a terrorist attack, and 8 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than by a terrorist, we have handed over control of our lives to government officials who treat us as a means to an end—the source of money and power.

We have allowed ourselves to become fearful, controlled, pacified zombies.

In this regard, we’re not so different from the oppressed citizens in They Live. Most everyone keeps their heads down these days while staring zombie-like into an electronic screen, even when they’re crossing the street. Families sit in restaurants with their heads down, separated by their screen devices and unaware of what’s going on around them. Young people especially seem dominated by the devices they hold in their hands, oblivious to the fact that they can simply push a button, turn the thing off and walk away.

Indeed, there is no larger group activity than that connected with those who watch screens—that is, television, lap tops, personal computers, cell phones and so on. In fact, a Nielsen study reports that American screen viewing is at an all-time high. For example, the average American watches approximately 151 hours of television per month.

The question, of course, is what effect does such screen consumption have on one’s mind?

Psychologically it is similar to drug addiction. Researchers found that “almost immediately after turning on the TV, subjects reported feeling more relaxed, and because this occurs so quickly and the tension returns so rapidly after the TV is turned off, people are conditioned to associate TV viewing with a lack of tension.” Research also shows that regardless of the programming, viewers’ brain waves slow down, thus transforming them into a more passive, nonresistant state.

Historically, television has been used by those in authority to quiet discontent and pacify disruptive people. “Faced with severe overcrowding and limited budgets for rehabilitation and counseling, more and more prison officials are using TV to keep inmates quiet,” according to Newsweek.

Given that the majority of what Americans watch on television is provided through channels controlled by six mega corporations, what we watch is now controlled by a corporate elite and, if that elite needs to foster a particular viewpoint or pacify its viewers, it can do so on a large scale.

If we’re watching, we’re not doing.

The powers-that-be understand this. As television journalist Edward R. Murrow warned in a 1958 speech:

We are currently wealthy, fat, comfortable and complacent. We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late.

This brings me back to They Live, in which the real zombies are not the aliens calling the shots but the populace who are content to remain controlled.

When all is said and done, the world of They Live is not so different from our own. As one of the characters points out, “The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain.”

We, too, are focused only on our own pleasures, prejudices and gains. Our poor and underclasses are also growing. Racial injustice is growing. Human rights is nearly nonexistent. We too have been lulled into a trance, indifferent to others.

Oblivious to what lies ahead, we’ve been manipulated into believing that if we continue to consume, obey, and have faith, things will work out. But that’s never been true of emerging regimes. And by the time we feel the hammer coming down upon us, it will be too late.

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Republican Party’s Fiascos


Justin O. Smith is a frequent contributor to this blog. I tell you this because every once in a while Justin’s Father Robert makes a contribution. This is one of those cases.

Robert Smith has become weary of politicians in Congress NOT making decisions for the good of the citizens (i.e. WE THE PEOPLE) of the United States of America. Robert assumes that Conservatives still have the Founding Fathers’ vision of Liberty and Freedom for Americans whose government is supposed to be “… as the Founding Fathers recognized, to protect people’s inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness.” (The italic text is a quote from: The American Right, the Purpose of Government, and the Future of Liberty; By Craig Biddle; The Objective Standard, Winter 2011, Vol. 6, No. 4.)

President Abraham Lincoln fought a war to preserve the Union of the United States of America to preserve and establish a more perfect union of States in which the role of government, in line with the vision of the Founding Fathers, was pronounced in November 1963 a few months after the Battle of Gettysburg:

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” (LINCOLN’S FAMOUS QUOTE AND ITS INSPIRATION [closing words of his Gettysburg Address, delivered on November 19, 1863]; quote/counterquote; 3/2/15)

Robert has correctly surmised that our Congress has forsaken this original vision transforming America from a people oriented Representative Republic into a ruling elite acting government telling people how to live and how to believe that what humanity feels is the best virtue of morality. I surmise Robert’s target of unconstitutional elitists are the Democrats and the GOP Establishment.

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Republican Party’s Fiascos

By Robert Smith

Sent: 6/23/2015 5:17 AM

Our Senators and Representatives are sent to Washington by “we the people” to read the bills presented to them. It is then incumbent on them to explain to us, their constituents, and the contents of those bills, along with the reasons that they are either good or bad for our country.

Congress recently passed the Trade Promotion Authority bill, in part, for greater transparency and so we can read it. In other words, do their job and read it for them.

I do not need to read the bill, simply from understanding that it opens an easier path for passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership through a simple majority vote.; I do not need to read bills, such as these, in order to know that they are not in the best interests of our country. All one needs to do is to view the results from the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the ensuing mass exodus of our U S companies to other countries.

Since our Senators and Representatives cannot, or will not, do their jobs, we need to fire them. To rid ourselves of our Representatives is relatively easy, since every two years they seek re-election. With our Senators, it is more complicated, since their terms are for six years and in only 18 states have provisions to recall their Senators. Where does your state stand? Is it one of the 18 or not? If it is not take action ensure that your state will have the ability to recall your Senators.

It is time – it is past time – that we charge the State Legislatures with the task of legislating a procedure that enables us to recall our Senators. If our

Legislators cannot or will not do this they can be replaced in 2016.

I am fed up with the RINOs (Republican – In – Name – Only) that are holding positions in the House of Representatives and the Senate. So, as voters, review their past records and make certain that they are true conservatives before casting your vote for any one.

Today in a large part, many of our country’s problems stem from the people who are far too willing to take the words of liars or idiots or both; it is time for us to throw the liars and idiots out of office.

In all of my 89 years I have never seen so much apathy in the voters. It is as though they do not care about our country’s current condition and sad state of affairs. For the people who still love the USA, vote conservative and ensure the person you vote for is a true conservative.

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Fascism and Trade in America


Justin Smith details how Obama’s Secret negotiations involving TPA and TiSA will undermine American sovereignty and rend Congress impotent on Immigration Policy that disfavors American employment in our own homeland. Consider this quote before reading Justin’s exposé:

It should be noted that much of the text is a proposed draft for negotiation, and within the text, numerous parts of specific provisions are bracketed to denote which countries support or oppose particular sections or language within sections. But the thrust of the text in the annex is clear. For example, Article 4 is about the schedules (i.e., lists) of commitments that countries will have to put together regarding the “Entry and Temporary Stay of Natural Persons,” and a proposed version of Article 4, Section 2 would prohibit member states from “maintain[ing] or adopt[ing] Economic Needs Tests, including labor market tests, as a requirement for a visa or work permit” in the sectors where commitments are made. (In other words, U.S. laws or regulations limiting guest workers only to jobs where no U.S. workers were available would violate the terms of the treaty.)

TiSA has been written in secret by and for major corporations that will benefit greatly if it becomes law. If the House of Representatives grants the Obama administration the fast-track trade promotion authority it seeks, the authority will be valid for six years, which means TiSA (like TPP) would also get an up-or-down vote in Congress without any amendments—making it very likely to pass and become law without the necessary democratic deliberations on immigration that such major changes should have. The leaked TiSA text makes it clear that contrary to the claims by proponents of fast-track trade promotion authority, the reality is that those voting for fast track are ceding key powers to make immigration law and policy to an unelected group of corporations and foreign governments. (TiSA: A Secret Trade Agreement That Will Usurp America’s Authority to Make Immigration Policy; By Daniel Costa and Ron Hira; Working Economic BlogEconomic Policy Institute; June 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm)

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Fascism and Trade in America

Optimism and Sheer Blind Stupidity

By Justin O. Smith

Sent: 6/20/2015 5:58 PM

America is being sold out, and corporate interests are being placed above the interests of the American people, through the passage of Trade Promotion Authority and the subsequent scheduled anti-American trade “deals” already under final preparations towards a vote, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trade in Services Agreement. She is being sold out by a Republican majority, who value cheap labor, the “almighty” dollar and their own self-interests above America; by some Democrats, who value open borders and the advancement of global governance agendas over U.S. sovereignty.

On May 21st the Senate approved TPA, and Congress agreed on July 12th by a 218-208 vote. Congress also severed the symbiotic nature that the Senate had created between the TPA and the Trade Adjustment Assistance bill, so the failure of either would not prevent the other one from advancing into law; the Senate will give a final vote on TPA sometime between now and July 31st.

When Congress suspends several of its most basic powers for the next six years and delegates them to the executive and Obama, who exhibits a caustic disdain for Our U.S. Constitution, just exactly how does this advance the best interests of the American people?

Under fast-track procedures, Obama writes implementing legislation unaltered and without any Congressional amendments or input, for any yet-unseen global trade agreement, no matter its content and how far reaching it might be. Once it is called to the floor, it is only allowed 20 hours of debate, and the vote threshold is lowered to a simple majority, rather than the 60 votes threshold of most major legislation or the 67 votes required to pass treaties; in essence, Congress has preapproved swift consideration of sweeping global treaties before reading the first word of text, contradicting misleading and erroneous assertions from the offices of Representative Diane Black, Marsha Blackburn, Scott DesJarlais and several others.

Andy McCarthy (political analyst) tells us there is not any danger in passing the TPA. He suggests that Congress and the Senate can simply vote down bad trade deals, however, lowering TPA’s threshold for passage to a simple majority will potentially make it easier for a bad deal to pass. And every single “trade deal” currently under consideration is bad for America.

Either our representatives are blissfully optimistic, or they are suffering from sheer blind stupidity, regarding fascism and “trade deals.” With 76% of our trade with the eleven other Trans-Pacific Partnership participants already covered by NAFTA, TPP is a blatant attempt by globalists to transfer a host of issues from the control of the U.S. Congress and state legislatures to international trade courts; and, the TPP is more centered on redistribution of U.S. wealth than on the mythical creature called “free trade.”

Far from facilitating “free trade,” TPP places U.S. companies at a clear disadvantage by exempting foreign countries from standards mandated by U.S. law (i.e. EPA), and it allows other harmful practices to continue. It does not address currency manipulation, which has the same impact on trade as tariffs, and even if it did, the world has witnessed past trade courts deliver incomprehensible rulings from the IMF concerning China’s numerous violations. It does not address the foreign border adjustable taxes (VATS), which are also de facto tariffs, and it does not properly address the problem of government subsidies to state-owned enterprises. And unfathomably, it allows the Investor State Dispute Resolution to be handled by the foreign tribunals, without providing any rationale as to why the U.S. Court systems are not good enough.

If these broad sweeping trade agreements that the U.S. has entered over past decades, like NAFTA, the Australian Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA and the U.S.-Korea agreement (KORUS), are so good for the American people, why have we found it now necessary to create and implement the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, which provides federal aid to U.S. workers who lose their jobs due to foreign trade?

While Speaker John Boehner, Paul Ryan (R-WI) – House Ways and Means Chairman, Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have been assuring everyone that the TPP section on immigration does not enable the free flow of labor across borders, they have failed to mention that this subject is the entire focus of the soon-to-follow Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) [WikiLeaks]. Under Article 4 concerning “Entry and Temporary Stay of National Persons”, provisions for open immigration are seen, according to the Economic Policy Institute, that state signatories “shall not maintain or adopt Economic Needs Tests, including labor market tests, as a requirement for a visa or work permit; essentially stating that U.S. laws limiting guest workers, only to jobs where no U.S. workers are available, are a violation of the treaty [See Also: TiSA Means Open Borders – Real Clear Politics 6/17/15].

Article 5 of TISA would allow corporations to transfer an unlimited number of foreign employees to America, under the guise of “contractual suppliers” and “business visitors”, in the same manner as the European Union does through its requirements for the free flow of labor. And just as this has caused double-digit unemployment in Western Europe, America can expect the TISA to increase U.S. unemployment numbers already in double-digits, if the truth were made plain by this administration and both political parties.

Since 1970, real hourly wages in the U.S. are lower today than they were more than four decades ago. The percentage of unemployed men ages 25-54 has grown from 6% in the 1960s to about 17% today, and since 2009, the number of women in the workforce has fallen by 3%.

Every American who loves this country should be demanding at the top of their voices that the Senate votes “NO” on TPP and TISA and any other trade deal that does not increase U.S. manufacturing jobs, opens foreign markets, reduces trade deficits and makes it easier for our businesses to succeed in America. Demand that Senators and negotiators put an end to deals that only benefit transnational mega corporations by allowing the movement of capital, businesses and people across borders without controls, damaging U.S. sovereignty. And demand that our leaders protect American interests, principles of responsible government, U.S. sovereignty and the American people.

Ultimately, this is about more than trade deals. The events of today will determine if America will retain Her sovereignty and power tomorrow. And, the American people must force their will over these events to ensure that Americans will rule themselves, rather than be ruled by bureaucrats, corporatists and transnationalist fascists.

By Justin O. Smith

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Justin Smith Comments on TPP/TPA


By Justin O. Smith

Editor and Intro by John R. Houk

© June 12, 2015

I have to admit I dislike being in agreement with Democrats who thanks to Barack Hussein Obama are usually utopian Leftists out to ignore the Original Intent of the Constitution and the Christian values that are as much a part of our American heritage as is Liberty. I am in agreement with the Dems that are against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

As I wrote June 8th the Dems are against TPP and related agreements because the Unions are against it. The Conservatives that are the multitudinous of acronyms are due to the potential to abuse our national sovereignty, immigration at the will of the Executive Branch and various yet disputed economic reasons.

A large chunk of Republicans are for the TPP/TPA due to the disputes over the economic affects which the Establishment GOP believes will strengthen the American economy. I found it disturbing that self-described Speaker Boehner was urging the Fast Tracking of this legislation that would have in reality meant an increase of discretionary power for scandal plague President Barack Hussein Obama and his equally scandalous Administration.

As I was typing this I heard on Fox News’ Cavuto that the Dems and thankfully enough Republicans united to shoot down TPP/TPA. In light of the three comments which I edited into one post from Justin Smith who gives good reasons what the threat of TPP/TPA is. Justin Smith comments to the SlantRight 2.0 post “Are YOU going to Allow the House to Fast-Track TPP” on the Facebook group America’s Party.

But for clarities sake here’s a somewhat neutral description in the summary of a PDF publication I found:

Legislation to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”), sometimes called “fast track,” was introduced as the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA- 2015; H.R. 1890/S. 995) on April 16, 2015. The legislation was reported by the Senate Finance Committee on April 22, 2015, and by the House Ways and Means Committee the next day. TPA, as incorporated into H.R. 1314 by substitute amendment, passed the Senate on May 22 by a vote of 62-37. The previous grant of authority expired on July 1, 2007.

TPA is the process Congress has made available to the President to enable legislation to approve and implement certain international trade agreements to be considered under expedited legislative procedures for limited periods, provided the President observes certain statutory obligations. TPA defines how Congress has chosen to exercise its constitutional authority over a particular aspect of trade policy, while giving the President added leverage to negotiate trade agreements by effectively assuring U.S. trade partners that final agreements will be given timely and unamended consideration. On July 30, 2013, President Obama first publicly requested that Congress reauthorize TPA, and he reiterated his request for TPA in his January 20, 2015, State of the Union address. Legislation to renew TPA was introduced in the 113th Congress (H.R. 3830) (S. 1900), but it was not acted upon.

TPA reflects decades of debate, cooperation, and compromise between Congress and the executive branch in finding a pragmatic accommodation to the exercise of each branch’s respective authorities over trade policy. The expedited legislative procedures have not changed since first codified in the Trade Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-618). Congress, however, has required that the authority to use TPA be periodically reauthorized, and at times has chosen to revise trade negotiation objectives, the consultative mechanism, and presidential notification requirements. While early versions of fast track/TPA received bipartisan support, later renewal efforts have been more controversial, culminating in a more partisan vote on the 2002 TPA renewal. Future debates on TPA renewal may center on trade negotiation objectives, congressional oversight of trade negotiations, trade agreement enforcement, and clarifying the congressional authority over approval of reciprocal trade agreements and trade policy more generally, among others.

TPA renewal may become a more pressing issue in the 114th Congress because current trade negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) are in progress. Technically, TPA is not necessary to begin or even conclude trade negotiations, but it is widely understood to be a key element of defining congressional authority, and of passing trade agreement implementing legislation. Therefore, its renewal can be construed as signaling serious congressional support for moving ahead with trade negotiations. Addressing congressional concerns over the definition and operation of TPA may be a central part of the debate.

Although there appears to be support for renewal of TPA in Congress, the details of the legislation are likely to be subject to considerable debate, including the specific treatment of any related TAA program reauthorization. This report presents background and analysis on the development of TPA, a summary of the major provisions under the expired authority, and a discussion of the issues that have arisen in the debate over TPA renewal. It also explores some of the policy options available to Congress. (Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy; By Ian F. Fergusson – Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Congressional Research Service via Fas.org; 5/28/15)

Here is an important background Breitbart read which includes a WikiLeaks document dump link on the subject of TPP/TPA immigration rules that were secretive or at least until WikiLeaks got a hold of it:

REVEALED: THE SECRET IMMIGRATION CHAPTER IN OBAMA’S TRADE AGREEMENT

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Justin Smith Comment

June 8, 2015 at 7:49pm

TPP is my line in the sand John. If our government sees fit to go along with what essentially amounts to global fascism/corporatism and nations giving up their sovereignty to be governed by the world’s corporations, it will be a watershed moment — it should be an epiphany to all Americans who love freedom and liberty that they are not truly represented any longer — and it should mark the day they arm themselves in preparation for an all out revolution.

The hell of it is that only 5 Republicans in the Senate voted against fast tracking this, along with 16 Democrats. It should be interesting to see how the House votes on this.

Republicans want this because they are under the delusion that it will grow the economy and provide cheap labor as well as decrease the trade deficit, all of which are wrong for too many reasons to detail here. And the Dems, except those like Bernie Sanders who actually seems to really care about America’s well-being, see this as finally setting precedents that will push the U.S. and other nations into an organization that will have enforcement capabilities regarding its rules and “laws” in a way that supersedes U.S. law.

Research it for Yourselves — the TPP will not bode well for America in any way, shape or form and destroys a large segment of U.S. sovereignty, as well as the sovereignty of all the other nations that sign on to it. Think of it as a supersized, new sort of union modeled after the EU.

TPP also opens the door for international tribunals to modify our laws on immigration and healthcare to conform with “international norms” and it has very little to do with actual trade between nations. This is global governance moving ahead at warp speed.

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Justin Smith Comment

June 8, 2015 at 7:51pm

We’re rapidly approaching a point where an armed response may be the only thing that these fascist fools in the government understand. How long and how far do YOU let YOUR own government push YOU — taking away YOUR liberty and trampling on YOUR rights — before YOU stand and say “No More” and back it up with a rifle in YOUR hand? How long do YOU go through years of court battles that should never have been waged in the first place, because of an ever consistent and insistent advance against OUR Bill of Rights by the marxofascist Progressives, the corporatists and RINOs in government?

These bastards are trampling on the U.S. Constitution and the representative Republic daily. Just how much more are any of YOU willing to take?

To hell with “peaceful protest” — we’ve seen just how well that works these days. The Progressives have turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to it. At the very least, it is time to refuse to obey and comply with any “law” we know to be outside the Constitution and the Bill of Rights — to engage in the most forceful and powerful civil disobedience We can — and to show an armed mass of patriots on the steps of the Capitol in DC if it should prove necessary.

Go to exhibit a force of will and a preparedness to fight, not to start a revolution, but to impress upon the government just how far WE believe they have overreached their authority. If a revolution starts, let it start because they fired the first shot after causing the American people to have a hundred grievances against them already.

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Tom Hoefling No need for armed revolution. All we need is for conservatives to stop supporting traitors. June 8 at 9:06pm

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Justin Smith Comment

June 11, 2015 7:19pm

Tom Hoefling — 49 members of the Senate GOP showed themselves to be traitors to America on May 21st when they voted for Trade Promotion Authority fast-track for the Trans Pacific Partnership. There are fascists running rampant throughout both parties, and this TPA and TPP are fascism anyway one cuts it and anti-American through and through, no matter their reasoning for supporting it.

I fear the GOP can only see the almighty dollar sign and cheap labor, no matter that it will expand trade deficits and bring untold harm to our economy as it destroys U.S. jobs, despite assurances to the contrary advancing the lie that herein lies “prosperity for all.”

This TPA and TPP is a direct assault on the integrity of U.S. Sovereignty and the U.S. Constitution as it initiates international tribunals that will be poised and in place in order to implement measures that will supersede U.S. law — regarding immigration and healthcare specifically.

Please show me a conservative Tom Hoefling. There are 33 American Patriots in the Senate who voted “NO” on this deal. Tomorrow will delineate the Patriots from the Traitors in Congress, if the TPA makes it to the floor.

Ordinarily I’d agree with YOUR simplistic assessment, but the political atmosphere has so shifted in America that one can no longer tell a true conservative from a pretender, because so many will say and do anything in order to perpetuate their own power.

In the end, it does come down to the moral character of those We elect and fully vetting them properly to ensure that they do stand for God, the Constitution and the Republic and Our Beloved America’s traditions, Exceptionalism and Heritage — as expressed by the Founders through their Judeo-Christian beliefs and their Original Intent as presented in the Federalist Papers and other writings, such as Locke’s treatise on Government.

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Justin Smith Comment

June 11, 2015 7:35pm

No Tom Hoefling — when You have half the nation subscribing to a foreign/European ideology of Marxism/fascism and attempting to tear apart the foundations upon which Our nation was built — working outside Constitutionally accepted means in order to succeed — You have a group of people who may be American by birth but who are anything but American in their purpose and intent for the nation and who are the Enemy From Within that I swore an oath to fight against in defense of the Constitution and Our Beloved America in September 1977.

These marxofascist bastards are American in name only and are pursuing the ends justifies the means as they attempt to abrogate the U.S. Constitution and take America into “a new age” of a “post-Constitutional America” in which the people serve the State rather than the State serving the people. And their redistribution policies in this context – the TPA/TPP – will redistribute U.S. wealth worldwide and reduce our own personal prosperity and economic freedom to a shambles, which in turn will reduce individual liberty across the nation.

If We cannot elect Statesmen grounded in God, Family and Country in the next election -2016, as well as good, decent, moral and true conservatives, then the nation will see an increase in strife and social upheavals, eventually culminating in near civil war — most likely an all-out Civil War.

I cannot see strong willed and strong-minded Sons and Daughters sitting by idly as Progressive Fascists reduce US all to the lowest common denominator in poverty under their Utopian Statist Hell, especially when there is not any real political solution. One does not “compromise” with the very Evil that intends to destroy everything one loves about one’s nation. One destroys that Evil totally and completely. Civil War is coming whether anyone wishes to face it or not — too many takers live here with outreached hands and an unwillingness to accept responsibility for their own failures.

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