"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." - Benjamin Franklin;
"And when politicians find that honor and character matter less than buying votes and a constituency, that too will herald the end of the Constitution. When that happens we must work tirelessly to change their minds, or their occupation!" - Hoping The Blind Will See

Saturday, January 8, 2011

America: Democracy Or Republic? Or Worse?

These were forwarded to me from my friend Mike. I hope you enjoy them, and pass them on to everyone you know, especially all the younger people who may not know any of this... we are being transformed from a Republic into an Oligarchy!

If you think America is different today than it was when you were a kid, then take the time to to watch these videos. But, if you decide you don't have the time to watch these, when will you ever find the time to fight what has been lost, and what can be lost still? And remember, knowledge is power. Watch, perhaps you'll learn something you didn't already know...

And as you watch the fourth segment, ask yourself "are we on the road to becoming a fascist nation?"


Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

This Should Get Pretty Interesting...

Issa, House GOP Preparing Major Investigations of Obama Administration - Newsmax, Tuesday, January 4, 2011
President Barack Obama and the Democrats will face a newly invigorated House Republican leadership this week with sweeping plans for congressional investigations into a wide range of issues.

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., who will become chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when the 112th Congress is sworn in Wednesday, told The Washington Post he plans to lead six major investigations in the first three months of the year. That will call for a grueling schedule, since congressional investigations often take months to bear fruit.

On Issa’s list:
• WikiLeaks' release of classified diplomatic cables

• Recalls at the Food and Drug Administration

• The role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the foreclosure crisis

• The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission's failure to identify the origins of the meltdown

• Alleged corruption in Afghanistan

Issa is sure to make waves, because he’ll have subpoena power to compel officials to appear before his committee. Among the administration officials he’ll be questioning soon is national security adviser Tom Donilon. Issa specifically wants to know whether the administration has a strategy to stop the dissemination of sensitive information on sites such asWikiLeaks.

"I've always been fond of the saying that when it comes to oversight and reform, the federal government does two things well: nothing and overreact," Issa told reporters Monday. "Too often, a problem is allowed to fester until it reaches a crisis point . . . and the American people are left asking the question: What went wrong and why?"
Issa also has asked business groups which Obama administration regulations to target, according to Politico. He sent a letter to 150-plus trade associations, private companies, and think tanks this week.

“As a trade organization comprised of members that must comply with the regulatory state, I ask for your assistance in identifying existing and proposed regulations that have negatively impacted job growth in your members’ industry,” the letter read. “Additionally, suggestions on reforming identified regulations and the rulemaking process would be appreciated.”

Other incoming Republican committee chairmen are planning investigations into the Justice Department's civil rights division, the radicalization of Muslims in the United States, homeland security grant money, and air cargo and port and chemical plant security, the Post reported.

The incoming chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter King, said he plans to investigate the extent to which American Muslims are cooperating with law enforcement authorities in an effort to measure the radicalization of the U.S. Muslim community. The New York Republican also plans to probe homeland security issues.

"Different from Darrell Issa, I'm not expecting to find significant corruption in the departments," King told the Post. "To the extent there's disagreement, it will be philosophical disagreement and a question of leadership, whether or not the department is assertive enough."
Rep. Lamar Smith, head of the House Judiciary Committee, is planning investigations of the Justice Department, including allegations that the civil rights division is not enforcing voter rights laws fairly.

Since Democrats control the Senate, the White House, and federal agencies, Republicans can use House oversight hearings to slow down policies and practices they disapprove of.

"The ability to hold hearings is a tool to help shape public opinion, put pressure on the Senate and maybe allow you at the end of the day to get concessions from the administration," said former Republican congressman Vin Weber, a Washington lobbyist.

But, Weber added: "Speaker [John] Boehner is quietly insisting that the investigative process be focused on substantive matters and not become a political witch hunt."

Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Time For A Quick Joke

I believe this came from the FB site "You Lie"...

Knock, Knock...

Who's There?


Kenya Who?

Kenya Show Us Your Birth Certificate?

Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Repealling Obamacare

Ok, so John Beohner says he's bringing this to the floor for a vote on January 12th. That's all well and good John, but don't be yanking our chain. If you're gonna get us in the game, make sure you're coaching to win!

Everyone is of the opinion that even if it gets past the house, which should be a no-brainer, it'll never get past the Senate. Oh, really?

Has everyone forgotten that there are 33-34 Senators up for re-election in 2012? And of that number, the majority are Democrats? Do you really think the American public will allow ANYONE who doesn't vote for repeal to be re-elected? I'm leaning on the side of "I DON'T THINK SO!"

So let's go folks, start calling your Senators today. Tell them you want them to vote in FAVOR of repeal. Let's put some pressure on these guys. We DO have the power, if we could only learn to use it effectively.

And so our comrade-in-chief will veto it. At least we will have the luxury of pointing out his apparent glee at twarting the will of the public (yet again) AND Congress! How will that play during the elections of 2012?

Stand With God, Stand For Liberty, Prepare To Fight For Both!