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LAW ABIDING AMERICANS – FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS!

The progressive liberals are asking for an “ass-whipping” and our new Sheriff Trump is amassing a posse to oblige their violating of our laws. America is doomed if he fails to do what he promised the folks he would correct. If the Demoncrats stay on the path my friend and often guest writer,Ron Jenkins, describes in the following message they will be extinct by 2020. If the folks can’t unite and “Make America Great Again” it will be  another gun fight at the OK Corral to see if we remain a Republic or a Socialists Democracy the far left zealots want.  C Brewer   

RON’S VIEW OF HAPPENINGS IN AMERICA TODAY. 

Phew, I’m getting to the point where turning on the TV is inviting an avalanche of scary accusations and charges against and by the new Federal Gov’t, into our collective living rooms. I’ve been amazed at the reaction of the Democrat opposition to every Presidential Appointee and Executive Order.  He’s doing precisely what he said he would attempt to accomplish during his campaign; did his opponents think he was just kidding?  
Have you heard about the group called “Organizing For Action”?  It was profiled in some recent MSM stories. I was unaware of it; however, according to a multitude of Googled sites, it is a George Soros funded, anti President Trump effort. Apparently, there is a nation-wide effort to organize “On-Line Training’s”, on how to disrupt any meeting, “Town Hall” or otherwise and make it look like they are in the majority when they’re not.  Judging from the latest TV news stories, these organized and non-spontaneous protests are getting a lot of MSM attention.  
Apparently, we are about to find out, now that the ex-“president” has said he is going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues.  He has moved many of his former administration’s loyalists over to an organization called Organizing For Action (OFA).  OFA is behind the strategic & tactical implementation of the Marxist resistance movement and the protest marches we are seeing in major urban areas across America; politically active Federal District courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.  
One aspect of these recent political actions that concerns me is the unprecedented involvement of Ex-President Barack Obama. Every other former Chief Executive, has had the grace and good manners to leave Washington, DC and go quietly into the night.  No Ex-President in our history has ever returned to his old job as a “Community Organizer” and “rabble-rouser”, rather than write their memoirs and play a lot of golf. 
If I had an “army” of some 30,000, backed by a federal court system that has been systematically stacked with Liberal judges, whose rulings allowed me to enforce only the laws I agree with, such as ignoring the refusal of sanctuary cities and states, to cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities; how much turmoil could I cause in this country?  Shopping for Judges that are sympathetic with this or that political cause has gone ballistic. The Texas Voter ID law was suspended after a Federal Judge in Corpus Christi, TX., ruled that it was discriminatory against poor Mexican-American citizens.  She happens to be an Hispanic female, appointed by Bill Clinton. The court challenge to the Presidents Executive Order limiting the intake of refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries, was directed to the 9th Appellate District, the most Liberal and the most overturned court in the history of US jurisprudence. 
OFA is copying the Conservative playbook of the “Tea Party movement” of ten years ago and is now organizing communities for progressive change, meaning a Leftist revolution is in the offing. Their issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion on demand, sexual equality, man-made climate change, and of course, immigration reform.  OFA members were encouraged by the ex-“president’s” last message’s from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we’ve accomplished.  Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities.  OFA is one of the groups on the front lines…Commit to this work in 2016 and beyond.”  OFA’s web site says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-“president’s” re-election effort and that he inspired the movement.  In short, it’s looking  a bit like a the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic, picking up where Communist Party of America leaves off.  
Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says the OFA has an army of 30,000 agitators, according to IRS filings, who will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency.  The ex-president “will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.”  Sperry writes that the ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the incoming administration through a network of leftist, non-profits, led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.  
Think about how this works…Trump issues an immigration executive order; OFA signals for protests & statements from Islamic and pro-immigrant leftist groups; ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action; the twitter-sphere lights up with revolutionary social media; violence follows.  All of this emanating from the ex-president’s signal, that he is heartened by all the protests.  Could this be a holding effort to sustain the Party while they look for a new leader?   the DNC   is meeting now to pick a new spokes-person.
 
It appears that President Trump and our country are likely heading for a very turbulent period.  How do you see it?  
           
RON  JENKINS
Send me your feelings and it will be most informative  to share your comments and/or questions to share with others.
C Brewer  
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BIAS, DISTORTION, INNUENDOS, FACTLESS ACCUSATIONS!

A NEW LOW FOR THE AMERICAN MEDIA.

“Trump making America small, not great.”

Op-Ed from O.R. Pimentel, March 6th, 2016.

My good friend Ron Jenkins, a guest writer infrequently posted on my Blog, shared his discern with what appears to be another paid “Hatchet Job”. Hopefully you read my similar, article on Mitt Romney’s diatribe on Donald Trump. It appears to me to be a contest between Republicans and Demoncrats regarding who hates Trump the most? In my opinion the GOP itself is or will be the winner. Individually and especially if Trump gets killed or disappears, it will be a wild race for which American journalist, power broker or politician to claim all of the credit for his killing or his Jimmy Hoffa like dis-appearance. C Brewer

Mr. O.R. Pimentel

Sir,

As I read your opinion piece today, it struck me how little evidence you offered to back-up your assertions, that “the damage, Mr. Trump will inflict, across a broad range, would not be trifling!”

Apparently, you are content to parrot the words of a failed GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. But, please tell me, how does your name calling convince a non-emotional or a non-ideologue that Mr. Trump is, as you claim, an “opportunistic provocateur”?

Your use of the “race card” so frequently, ultimately dilutes its value and impact. When Mr. Trump called for “the temporary suspension of foreign immigration by people from countries with a history of violent Jihad against the United States”, as the United States Code encourages and, as it has been employed by Democrat Presidents in the past (Roosevelt and Carter), for example; his words were mocked by those ignorant of the law. His reference to “illegal aliens” or “undocumented immigrants” are not “racist” terms.

How do you think they should be referred to: as “unofficial guests, “queue jumpers”, “uninvited visitors”?

When a statistically disproportional number of youngish males, from South of our border with Mexico, have been arrested and convicted of rape, robbery and murder, sent back to their home countries, returned, time and again, he wasn’t wrong in citing their crimes, as further proof, that our borders must be secured, before any serious talk on, so called, comprehensive Immigration legislation, is contemplated.

A significant portion of Conservative Republican and Independent voters are “mad as heck and they’re not going to take it anymore.” The TEA Party and staunch Conservatives who elected Senator Cruz and Rubio, see Mr. Trump as someone who will do what those elected to office in the Republican landslide in 2011 have failed to accomplish, in these last four years. And, maybe, because “the Donald” has not been a professional politician, his language and public pronouncements are not always “Politically correct!”

Of course, that may be part of his allure to millions of new and revitalized voters. If you must be so partisan, could you, at least try to provide evidence to back up and justify your passionate sentiments, to those of us who try to make logical and reasoned election decisions?  

Regards

R.B. Jenkins

San Antonio, TX,

Thanks again Ron, C Brewer 3-6-16

OBAMA – A BLACK MANS VIEW!

Lloyd Marcus is a great American journalist. It would behoove ALL Americans to read what he has to say, as he always speaks the truth. Keep an open mind and be enlightened. Our country’s future depends on it. My thanks to my friend Allan Moore for sharing this with me, CB

A BLACK MANS POINT OF VIEW. By Lloyd Marcus

As millions of my fellow Americans, I am outraged, devastated and extremely angry by the democrat’s unbelievable arrogance and disdain for We The People. Despite our screaming “no” from the rooftops, they forced Obamacare down our throats. Please forgive me for using the following crude saying, but it is very appropriate to describe what has happened. “Don’t urinate on me and tell me it’s raining.”

Democrats say their mission is to give all Americans health care. The democrats are lying. Signing Obamacare into law against our will and the Constitution is tyranny and step one of their hideous goal of having as many Americans as possible dependent on government, thus controlling our lives and fulfilling Obama’s promise to fundamentally transform America. I keep asking myself. How did our government move so far from the normal procedures of getting things done? Could a white president have so successfully pulled off shredding the Constitution to further his agenda? I think not. Ironically, proving America is completely the opposite of the evil racist country they relentlessly accuse her of being, progressives used America’s goodness, guilt and sense of fair play against her.

In their quest to destroy America as we know it, progressives borrowed a brilliant scheme from Greek mythology. They offered America a modern day Trojan Horse, a beautifully crafted golden shiny new black man as a presidential candidate. Democrat Joe Biden lauded Obama as the first clean and articulate African American candidate. Democrat Harry Reid said Obama only uses a black dialect when he wants. White America relished the opportunity to vote for a black man naively believing they would never suffer the pain of being called racist again.

Black Americans viewed casting their vote for Obama as the ultimate Affirmative Action for America’s sins of the past. Then there were the entitlement loser voters who said, “I’m votin’ for the black dude who promises to take from those rich SOBs and give to me.”

Just as the deceived Trojans dragged the beautifully crafted Trojan Horse into Troy as a symbol of their victory, deceived Americans embraced the progressive’s young, handsome, articulate and so called moderate black presidential candidate as a symbol of their liberation from accusation of being a racist nation. Also like the Trojan Horse, Obama was filled with the enemy hiding inside. Sunday, March 21, 2010, a secret door opened in Obama, the shiny golden black man. A raging army of democrats charged out. Without mercy, they began their vicious bloody slaughter of every value, freedom and institution we Americans hold dear; launching the end of America as we know it.

Wielding swords of votes reeking with the putrid odor of back door deals, the democrats landed a severe death blow to America and individual rights by passing Obamacare. The mainstream liberal media has been relentlessly badgering the Tea Party movement with accusations of racism. Because I am a black tea party patriot, I am bombarded with interviewers asking me the same veiled question. “Why are you siding with these white racists against America’s first African American president?” I defend my fellow patriots who are white stating, these patriots do not give a hoot about Obama’s skin color. They simply love their country and oppose his radical agenda. Obama’s race is not an issue.”

Recently, I have come to believe that perhaps I am wrong about Obama’s race not being an issue. In reality, Obama’s presidency has everything to do with racism, but not from the Tea Party movement. Progressives and Obama have exploited his race from the rookie senator’s virtually unchallenged presidential campaign to his unprecedented bullying of America into Obamacare. Obama’s race trumped all normal media scrutiny of him as a presidential candidate and most recently even the Constitution of the United States.

Obamacare forces all Americans to purchase health care which is clearly unconstitutional. No white president could get away with boldly and arrogantly thwarting the will of the American people and ignoring laws. President Clinton tried universal health care. Bush tried social security reform. The American people said “No” to both presidents’ proposals and it was the end of it. So how can Obama get away with giving the American people “the finger?” The answer: He is black. The mainstream liberal media continues to portray all who oppose Obama in any way as racist. Despite a list of failed policies, overreaches into the private sector, violations of the Constitution and planned destructive legislation too numerous to mention in this article, many Americans are still fearful of criticizing our first black president. Incredible.

My fellow Americans, you must not continue to allow yourselves to be “played” and intimidated by Obama’s race or the historical context of his presidency. If we are to save America, the greatest nation on the planet, Obama’s actions must be thwarted.

SHARE THIS WITH AMERICA I just did. C Brewer

WHAT OUR CONSTITUTION REQUIRES!

I have no idea who wrote this factual article that my friend Ron Jenkins sent me but I hope every real American alive gets to read this. The Progressive-Liberals and our main stream media, even Fox News, will never provide these facts. This is the greatest description of our Marxists President plan to destroy the greatest country on earth. The apathy of Congress and our Supreme Court to stop this lawless movement is the biggest crime ever perpertrated in our history.

I challenge anyone to prove this wrong, C Brewer

The oft-repeated mantra of Barack Hussein Obama and his Administration is that their public service obligation is to accomplish “what the American people want.” At best, this constitutes a gross misinterpretation of the constitutional role of the executive, and at worst, it wholly and maliciously discards the intent of that founding text. 

If not for Obama’s unmistakable Socialist agenda, the populist appeal of this mantra might be excused as “constituent services” run amok in response to opinion polling, but its intent is much more sinister. In reality, the words “what the people want” are just code for a political agenda that may or may not have any correlation with what “the people” actually want, and, moreover, any correlation with what our Constitution prescribes.

Worse yet is that some notable Republicans have now adopted Obama’s mischaracterization of their duty, which serves only to legitimize this subterfuge.

When Barack Obama was running for president, he asserted: “You know I taught constitutional law for 10 years at the University of Chicago, so, your next president will actually believe in the Constitution.” In his campaign treatise, “The Audacity of Hope,” he feigns appreciation for the Constitution: “I confess that there is a fundamental humility to this reading of the Constitution and our democratic process.”  What a crock!!

In reality, his contempt for our Constitution is unprecedented and framing his agenda as “what the people want” is a covert assault upon Rule of Law, consistent with his “fundamental transformation” scheme for “change.”

Obama packages his assault as follows:

What the American people want more than anything… The American people want to know if it’s still possible for Washington to look out for their interest, for their future. … That’s the project the American people want us to work on. … The fact of the matter is the American people already agree with me. The American people want Washington leaders to act… I believe it’s time to give the American people more control…

The American people want to see Washington … make progress on jobs. … What the American people don’t want… That’s what the American people expect. … Get the business of the American people done. …something this important to the American people. The American people want us to reform… The American people want less… The American people want more… Everybody understands that the American people want us to focus on their jobs…

Ad Nauseum. (Is this perfectly clear to you??) 

Typical of his arrogance, when his agenda does not progress, he suggests that the American people are just too stupid to understand it. “Making an argument that people can understand, I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. Republicans were able to paint my governing philosophy as a classic, traditional, big government liberal. And that’s not something that the American people want.”

Obama’s Senate lap dog, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), got the memo:

The American people love government but they don’t like too much politics in government. … The American people want us to work together. … The Tea Party’s unpopularity continues to grow, because the American people sees [sic] how unreasonable they are. … It’s clear that while the American people and Senate Democrats are looking ahead, Senate Republicans are looking for a way to distract the American people. … I don’t think the American people want to do that. … What the American people wants now is certainty.

Unfortunately, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reading from the same script:

Both sides are working hard to reach the kind of resolution Americans desire. … We know what the American people want. … Something we know the American people want. The American people want us to put aside the left-wing wish list. … Democrat lawmakers chose to ignore the American people. … The American people want us to focus on creating jobs. … Republicans have a plan for following through on the wishes of the American people.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is, not surprisingly, singing the same tune:

Democrats now need to talk about how we have a progressive economic agenda. That’s what the American people want. … Let’s just do what is right for the American people. … Those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people.

Regrettably, second only to Obama’s invoking “what the people want” is none other than House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH):

It’s encouraging to see President Obama acknowledge that the American people want us to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending. … Our job now is to listen to the people and follow the will of the American people. … The American people want us to do something. … The American people want us to scrap this bill. … When are we going to begin to listen once again to the American people? … Beginning in January, the House is going to become the outpost in Washington for the American people. … I hope President Obama will listen to the American people. … If we don’t deliver what the American people are demanding… Instead of living up to the mandate set by the American people, congressional Democrats have defied the will of the American people. … What we need to do is to listen to the American people. … If we’re listening to the American people, I don’t see any problems incorporating members of the Tea Party along with our party in a quest that’s really the same. … The American people want us to focus on their message.

On the eve of his ascension to the Speaker’s chair, Boehner, who has had some difficulty citing the Constitution, proclaimed, “The American people want a smaller, more accountable government — and that starts with respecting the Constitution. That’s why we will read it on the floor next week. It sends the clear message that starting on January 5th, the House of Representatives will be the American people’s outpost in Washington, DC.”

“Respecting the Constitution” because that is “what the people want”? That’s just wrong! Honor the Constitution because that is your sacred obligation, if you in fact honor your sacred oath to support Rule of Law, not flippant populism.

Our United States Constitution, as written and ratified, stipulates in its preface that it is “ordained and established” by the people to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” To that end, it established a Republic, not a popular democracy, which is to say it affirmed the primacy of Rule of Law over rule of men.

Accordingly, the first order of business for those elected to national office is that they be bound by oath to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution under which they were duly elected.

For those elected to the presidency, Article II, Section 1 is clear: “Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: ‘I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.'”

Likewise Article VI, Clause 3 specifies, “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution…”

Our Founders intended that elected officials, by way of their oaths, would be constrained by Rule of Law. However, there was an errant assumption that those elected would be men and women of honor, who would abide by their oaths.

Democrats and Republicans alike, who justify the violation of the explicitly enumerated powers authorized by our Constitution, ostensibly because they are doing “what the people want,” are in abject violation of their oaths, and they are not being held accountable for that fundamental breach of trust.

Representative Boehner did open the 112th Congress with a bipartisan reading of an “abridged”, politically correct version of our Constitution.

Also, in his brief opening remarks to the 112th Congress, Boehner did say, “Let’s start with the rules package the House will consider today. If passed, it will change how this institution operates, with an emphasis on real transparency, greater accountability, and a renewed focus on the Constitution.”

However, as for his much-heralded revision of clause 7 of House rule XII to specify, “A bill or joint resolution may not be introduced unless the sponsor submits for printing in the Congressional Record a statement citing as specifically as practicable the power or powers granted to Congress in the Constitution to enact the bill or joint resolution,” the qualifier “specifically as practicable” undermines any substance this proposal might have had and should be stricken post haste.

This House Rule alteration falls well short of what we really need, The Enumerated Powers Amendment as proposed by The Patriot Post years ago.

Despite the fact that Republican leaders are flip-flopping on what this “Constitution thing” is about, the good news is that most of the freshman class in the 112th Congress are a new breed of representative singularly devoted to our Constitution and Rule of Law.

Perhaps congressional leaders should remember a piece of advice from George Washington’s farewell address: “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, ’till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all. … If, in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.” 

The Constitution is the law of this land.  It is not passe’ or outdated and if there needs to be changes to it, let it happen through the proscribed amendment process. 

If there are those in Congress or desire to be elected to Congress, they must not even consider running for office if they don’t understand that a major criterion to serve is their active steadfast support and defense of our Constitution.  It is not optional, it is not over ruled by any political ideology or party dogma. 

ANON

One thing that Obama, Congress, the Supreme Court and our military have accomplished is dividing America into two totally different countries trying to function as one. Our name should now be “The Divided States of America”. CB

LAWLESS GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES!

 “Someone do something, now! Why are the Republicans in Congress afraid to stop the IRS invasion of privacy and destroying God-loving Americans lives?

This unconstitutional use of government power has to be stopped. If Congress has no desire to protect people’s rights they “MUST” be replaced. How can the Supreme Court sit on their robed asses and watch the government-run wild. The President will do nothing but appoint people who have not only skirted the law but like himself, lie to Congress and the people repeatedly with no fear of the law. We now have a “Un-Justice Department managed by a bigot so filled with hate for whites and Christians that he has no ethics or honesty for our freedoms. Why?

Soon the IRS will be hiring 15,000 storm troopers to compile the financial, health conditions and personal information for all Americans under Obamacare. This will include your religion, political choice, doctors you go to and other personal information that was confidential before Obama, Reid and Polosi choose Socialized medicine for all of us. The new IRS Director for Affordable Care is a seasoned IRS official. Unless she is a deaf mute, she had to know what was happening under Lois Lerner and did nothing. The IRS has apparently become the CIA for domestic harassment.

Ms. Lerner ran the IRS tax-exemption office which has been illegally targeting conservatives. She previously presided over a lengthy investigation of the Christian Coalition when she headed the enforcement office at the Federal Election Commission. Ms. Lerner applied the same techniques and covert verbal procedures she used in the FEC investigation in the late 1990s to gather information from conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

The FEC investigation she devised cost the Christian Coalition hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend itself against allegations that it was coordinating issue-advocacy expenditures with a number of candidates running for federal offices. The nonprofit group was required to produce large numbers of documents, lists of donors, its legislative agenda, and even details about prayer meetings the Weekly Standard reported this week.

James Bopp Jr., lead counsel for the Christian Coalition at the time, told the Standard, “We felt we were being singled out, because when you handle a case with 81 depositions you have a pretty good argument you’re getting special treatment. Eighty-one depositions! Eighty-one! From [coalition head] Ralph Reed’s former part-time secretary to [former President] George H.W. Bush. It was mind-blowing.”

The Christian Coalition ultimately was absolved of any wrongdoing, according to the Standard, because the FEC failed to produce proof to support the allegations.

Ms. Lerner was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where she was called to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about her role in the IRS decision to target conservative groups for heightened scrutiny.

However, she refused to answer questions, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, while a Justice Department investigation of the targeting effort proceeds.

Ms. Lerner testified under oath to Congress on Wednesday that she had done nothing wrong in the episode, and then invoked her constitutional right to refuse to answer lawmakers’ questions.

Ms. Lerner defended herself during a brief appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The committee is investigating the agency’s improper targeting of tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, and Lerner oversees the IRS office that processes applications for that status.

“I have done nothing wrong,” said Lerner, sitting next to three other witnesses and reading from a written statement. “I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations and I have not provided false information to this or any other committee.”

Lerner then said she would invoke her Fifth Amendment right to avoid incriminating herself. Nine minutes after she began speaking, committee Chairman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, excused her which was inexcusable for not allowing members to ask her questions for the record. Why.

The new interim Director of the IRS replaced Ms. Lerner this morning and placed her on administrative leave. For those who are unaware, this means that she will now be paid $172,000 a year for staying home. This equates well over $100.00 and hour when benefits are included. This is the usual way of getting government employees out of sight until Congress forgets about the felonies she committed. She will surface again, probably promoted, in another government agency and continue her hatred attacks on conservatives and christians. 

Government employees, Congressmen, the President and all of his army of appointees do not have to obey the law. Why?

irs

C Brewer May 2013

EDUCATION CHECK LIST

 

Let me encourage everyone who reads this blog to visit http://kyleolson.org to follow the best author on education I have ever read. You will always find a link on my blog to his site. The following checklist was created by Mr. Olson with the capability to use nationwide. The list includes specific questions for the “parents”, “taxpayers” and all “elected officials. Apparently he omitted “non-taxpayers”, people who refuse to work, as they really do not care so long as they get their freebies. Exceptions exist for the unfortunate that cannot work because of physical limitations, those in mental institutions, and those who belong in a mental institution and inmates.

Checklist

Parents

  • Look at all of your schooling options.
  • Get to know your teacher.
  • Find out: Does your child attend a student-focused school?
    • Is the staff more worried about pay and benefits than putting your kids first?
  • If your neighborhood school is ineffective, demand options from community and elected leaders.

Taxpayers

  • Know your school board.
    • Who did the union endorse in the last election?
    • Are they calling for tax increases or spending reform?
    • If you’re a taxpayer, parent or Tea Party group, interview candidates and hold them accountable.
    • If you don’t like what’s happening, run for the school board. Contact American Majority for training. (link to americanmajority.org)
  • Look into how your public school is spending YOUR money. It’s not their money – it’s your money.
  • Demand to know what is going on in contract negotiations.

Elected Officials

  • Give parents options.
    • Empower parents so they can escape failing schools.
    • Consider a Parent Trigger law, as California’s Parent Revolution [3] did.
    • Stand with U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) in believing that students trapped in failing schools should be rescued immediately, by any means necessary, and not wait for bureaucrats to tinker with the system.
    • Increase transparency.
    • Post financial data on your website.
    • Be forthcoming about teacher effectiveness.
  • Reform/Eliminate tenure and “last hired/first fired” policies
  • End the conflict of interest and money-making schemes by organized labor that distractions and create unnecessary fights in our communities.

We must each do what we can to fix the education system.  Clearly those involved can’t be trusted to do it or they would have by now.

Thank you Kyle Olson.

US Debt Ceiling Fiasco

I received this by “E” mail and I am unsure who wrote it. It is too good not to share with all.  C Brewer

 

There’s currently a lot of talk about deficits and debt among the new House Republican majority; much of it is contentious intra-party debate about whether to raise the “debt ceiling.”

For the purpose of clarity, let’s reiterate a few definitions: 

    The national budget deficit is the difference between the total spending budget (including interest on debt) authorized by Congress for each year, and total tax receipts.  

    For this fiscal year alone (October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011), the shortfall is projected to be 1.15 trillion dollars.

    The national debt is the total of all outstanding U.S. Treasury obligations held by domestic and foreign individuals, institutions and governments, and is currently 14.05 trillion dollars.

    The debt ceiling is the self-imposed limit Congress sets for what it can legally borrow to pay for all the government services that it can’t afford. A year ago, Congress increased that limit to 14.29 trillion dollars. But since Congress has authorized spending almost five billion dollars a day more than it takes in, that debt ceiling will be hit sometime between the end of March and mid-May.

Complicating matters further, the then-Democrat-controlled Congress failed to set a new budget for the current year, instead opting for continuing resolutions (CR) that authorize the prior year’s spending levels. The Democrat leadership purposely dragged their feet on proposing a FY 2011 budget in order to avoid greater accountability to American taxpayer’s and avoid greater losses in the midterm election last year. The current CR expires on 4 March, and House Republicans are using that expiration date to force Barack Hussein Obama into a budget-cutting submission.

Here is how the key Republican players in this crisis — and it is a crisis — have positioned themselves on the issue of deficits and the debt ceiling.

House Speaker John Boehner notes, “We have to work our will in the House. We have to work with our colleagues in the Senate and put something on the president’s desk. If the president is going to ask us to increase the debt limit, then he’s going to have to be willing to cut up the credit cards. … [Default] would be a financial disaster not only for our country, but for the worldwide economy. Remember, the American people on Election Day said we want to cut spending and we want to create jobs. You can’t create jobs if you default on the federal debt.”

Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA), president of the powerful freshman class of the 112th Congress, adds, “If there is a vote put forward to increase the national debt ceiling and that is all the legislation does, I think it will fail overwhelmingly.”

Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is advancing a budget plan with $32 billion in spending cuts for the current budget year (FY11), well short of the Republican Pledge to America’s “$100 billion in the first year alone.”

But House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) explains, “It fulfills the pledge because we said in a year’s time we were going to cut spending by $100 billion. As you know, we are five-twelfths of the way through the fiscal year by the time the expiration occurs. We will be proposing this again in the next fiscal year, and if you look at it on an annualized basis, I assure you it will be over $100 billion.”

Rep. Cantor adds, “We are simply not going to accept an increase in the debt limit without serious cuts and reforms. … What we need to do and are committed to doing is making sure that we achieve spending cuts and effect real reforms so that the spending binge ends. We look at the debt limit vote as an opportunity for us to accomplish those goals.”

In the Senate, Tea Party favorite Jim DeMint (R-SC) says that Obama administration claims that holding the debt ceiling at current levels would be “catastrophic” are true only if the administration elects to default on interest and debt obligations.

His Senate colleague Pat Toomey (R-PA) has proposed the Full Faith and Credit Act, which would “require the Treasury to make interest payments on our debt its first priority in the event that the debt ceiling is not raised.” However, Toomey is not prepared to hold the debt ceiling, noting, “Congress should make increasing our debt contingent on immediate cuts in spending and effective reforms of the spending process that helped get us into this mess. We can do so without jeopardizing the full faith and credit of our country — and we should.”

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who along with DeMint is a member of that body’s Tea Party Caucus, has proposed a much more aggressive plan, which cuts $500 billion from the federal budget this year alone. This plan is something of a straw-man target, especially its proposed cuts to defense spending at a time when that budget has been trimmed to limits that increase threats to our frontline warriors.

However, the other domestic spending cuts in Paul’s budget should not be discounted, as those cuts have the overwhelming support of the aforementioned Tea Party, a formidable movement that continues to pick up steam across the nation.

Additionally, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and my friend Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) have introduced a bill to cap federal spending at about 20 percent of the U.S. GDP. That is still a very big budget, but it cuts out more than $8 trillion in spending over the next decade. It is, I believe, an admirable first attempt to establish a cap in a Senate where Republicans are still the minority party.

Of course, for his part, Obama is banking on the assumption that the American people are just too stupid to understand the consequences of the debt bomb he’s dropping on the nation. This bombing mission was launched with the politically fortuitous collapse of the U.S. real estate and securities markets, which Obama rode into office in order to launch “the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.”

To that end, Obama and his minion’s will blame Republicans for the hardships — and there will be hardships — associated with moving toward a balanced budget.

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, was the first out of the gate with the Obama memo tactic: “Basically what [Republicans] are saying is ‘pay China first.’ We’re going to forget about the American public and the things that they need? Somehow they’re secondary? And paying the Chinese and the Japanese is the first priority of this country?”

In the debate about raising the debt ceiling, expect Democrats to deploy a plethora of slight variations on that theme and be aided and abetted by a willing media. 

Obama proposed a paltry $775 million in budget cuts, little more than “rounding error’s”.  To put that into perspective, view this budget graphic.

Fortunately, there is a congressional caucus made up of a group of conservative lawmakers and includes most members of the Tea Party caucus.

To sort the wheat from the chaff in the coming budget battles, I recommend you rely on the Republican Study Committee for clarity about which legislation to support, and on the Heritage Foundation for why to support it. Long before the advent of the Tea Party movement, the RSC was dedicated to “a limited and Constitutional role for the federal government, a strong national defense, the protection of individual and property rights, and the preservation of traditional family values.”

Currently under the chairmanship of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, the RSC is our last best defense against detonation of the Obama debt bomb. If more legislator’s will honor their oath to abide by our Constitution, as the RSC members endeavor to do, then the nation will avoid the economic catastrophe that looms.

However, if the Left successfully uses their “pay China first and forget about the American public” propaganda to derail the RSC/Republican effort to enact massive deficit and debt reductions, then batten down the hatches. I can assure you that when Obama’s debt bomb detonates, it will completely transform America by breaking the back of free enterprise. The result will be the collapse of the dollar and mass unemployment accompanied by civil unrest.

First Principles and Rule of Law as enshrined in our Constitution must trump propaganda if Liberty is to survive the current foray into meaningful change.

Footnote: The Wall Street Journal reports, “Governors around the U.S. are proposing to balance their states’ budgets with a long list of cuts and almost no new taxes, reflecting a goal by politicians from both parties to erase deficits chiefly by shrinking government.” Of course, most governors are required by their state constitutions to balance their budget. It is high time, then, for a balanced budget amendment to our federal Constitution, which the RSC also advocates.

Thanks Ron

How Rotten Can it Get

The following is just the facts folks. These progressives must think that the American people are all stupid. One of these days the democrats that have been duped into their socialist trap will awake to see that they have been had. I hope. While we try to tell the world what not to do to their people like Obama and Clinton have done this weekend and at the same time they are planning to control all of the news by controlling talk radio, conservative TV and manipulate the internet. 

Please pass this on to as many as possible before they can deny the plot.  C Brewer

The following article was Posted on Big Government.com yesterday afternoon.

Internet Kill Switch – Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Egypt Today, USA Tomorrow

Posted By Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King On January 30, 2011 @ 12:03 pm In Culture, News, Politics, Regulation, Technology | 31 Comments

Our Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth is keeping us up to date with Congress’ attempts to give the President an Internet kill switch.  Tea Party Nation’s Judson Phillips is warning against it.  From the Honorable Elizabeth Letchworth of GradeGov.com [1]:

“The Senate Leader introduced this bill as a placeholder for the 112th Congress. He wants to use it to push Judiciary, Commerce, and Homeland Security committees to write cyber security legislation. Don’t be surprised if the Senate has a vote on this soon to show that cyber security is important to Congress, especially given the Egypt situation and the closing down of the internet. As always, the devil is in the details and S. 21 is vague to say the least.”

In an effort to resolve the rules impasse that stalled the opening day house-keeping organizational resolutions in the U.S. Senate, the two Senate leaders engaged in a colloquy (formal discussion or conference) on Jan. 27, 2011. In this colloquy, the two leaders conceded the following:

Senator McConnell:

“And, in my Caucus, I have many Senators who have complained that the Majority Leader has abused his ability to “fill the amendment” tree, preventing Senators from offering and debating amendments that they believe are important, especially when a matter has not gone through committee or cloture is filed too quickly.”

Senator Reid:

 “As we have discussed, in the interests of comity and more open process in the Senate, we have agreed that we should use these procedural options of filling the amendment tree and filibustering the motion to proceed infrequently.  And, we’ll do our best to ensure that other Members of our caucuses respect this colloquy, as well.”

It is with this colloquy in mind that the Senate could see more bills introduced that will have the same bland tone as was included in the text of S. 21. The text states the obvious, outlines a serious national problem, but doesn’t address any resolution to that problem.

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THE REPUBLICANS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND, AGAIN.

In a move at odds with a Republican transition into control of the House of Representatives that has left many on the right smiling, GOP leaders Tuesday paved the way for three moderates to head crucial committee slots over their more conservative challengers.

The Republican Steering Committee backed Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan to head the Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky to head the Appropriations Committee and Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama to head the Financial Services Committee.

Each of the three new chairmen-to-be has come under fire from conservatives hoping GOP leaders would pick their more conservative rivals.

Upton, 57, faced revolt from the Tea Party group FreedomWorks for a long record “full of votes for more regulation, more spending, and more taxes.”

Though he spent the past month sprinting to the right, Upton has for years often found himself among a small minority of Republicans siding with Democrats on key votes.

Rogers, 72, is a longtime champion of earmarks who just this past August was dubbed “Porker of the Month” by the group Citizens Against Government Waste for “sponsoring legislation that could give federal funding to his daughter’s nonprofit organization, which promotes overseas wildlife protection for cheetahs.”

Bachus, 62, negotiated the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) bailouts with Democrats on behalf House Republicans, but lost the confidence of many conservative members in the process. He was one of 59 Republicans who voted for President Obama’s “cash for clunkers” program which paid individuals to destroy their used cars and buy new ones instead.

By picking Bachus, the Steering Committee put itself at odds with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who blasted Bachus’s “bigger government agenda” in an exclusive statement to The Daily Caller.

GOP sources said Palin’s call galvanized conservatives on the race but angered some insiders who resented her interfering in the matter.

The picks jar what has in many other ways been a conservative ascendancy in the House.

For instance, incoming Speaker John Boehner backed anti-earmark crusader Rep. Jeff Flake of Arizona Monday for a slot on the powerful appropriations panel only three years after he punished the right wing rebel for insubordination.

“He’s listening. He gets it,” Leslie Page, a spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, said about Boehner before the committee picks had been announced.

Republicans “are determined not to blow it,” said famed political handicapper Charlie Cook in his weekly column, “the leaders seem to know that they scored an unearned run in this election and that they have been given an opportunity that they probably didn’t deserve.” 

Though the committee picks are unlikely to poison relations between GOP leaders and conservative activists, it will surely raise conservatives’ suspicions about the long-term trajectory of the party.

Many on the right privately express fear Republicans will drift from their campaign promises, especially as the large class of freshmen become accustomed to Washington’s ways.

The committees Upton, Rogers and Bachus will head are particularly important because they will form the front lines of the GOP’s fight against the Obama administration’s agenda.

Upton, in chairing the Energy and Commerce Committee, will preside over health care issues. Right wing activists are pushing for repeal of the president’s health care law and may be disappointed in lesser steps.

Rogers will preside over spending issues, which are at the very heart of the Tea Party enthusiasm that played a key role in the huge GOP victories on Election Day.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/08/moderate-committee-picks-jar-conservative-ascendancy-in-house/#ixzz17Z9xixoQ

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