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I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- Winston Churchill --
How many observe Christ's birth-day! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments.
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nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.
Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
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which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government. –
James Madison
The Quote of the Decade
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America 's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government
cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our
Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America 's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, the
buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.
America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.

Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006!
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may
take but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!  -
Patrick Henry to the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1775
Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
~Thomas Jefferson ~

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them.
-Thomas Jefferson -
The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians
ignore the others.
General Dwight Eisenhower
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people
against the dangers of good intentions
.There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they
mean to be masters.  
Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
This site is exactly as it's name implies. It's a sounding board for the
American citizen's voice.  We as a people must never neglect to defend
the rights handed to us by our forefathers and protected by our fallen.
Hopefully, this site will become a tool in that defense.
Remember, Freedom is not Free.
Many have paid a price which leaves them speechless.
United We Stand- Divided We Fall.
God Bless Our Troops and Nation    
         
The Editor.    Semper Fi
It's time that our elected officials realize that they are American's first and  politicians
only at our bequest. Please don't allow another FAST AND FURIOUS, BENGHAZI,
IRS, AP or anything else the bastards can think up.
The Editor
"It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of
acceptance to our Middle East Brethren".
Barack Hussein Obama
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and
controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on
public assistance."  
- Cicero , 55 BC   
So, evidently we've learned nothing in the past 2,067 years.
"A pen in the hand of
this President is far
more dangerous than a
gun in the hands of 200
million law-abiding
citizens."
THE KEY TO A FREE NATION IS THE SECOND AMENDMENT. IF IT GOES WAVE GOOD-BY TO THE REST. CORRUPTION RESTS IN THE BRANCHES OF
TREES WAITING TO PICK THE BONES OF THE CONSTITUTION
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
Benjamin Franklin
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."
Henry Ford
As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against the Chicago gun ban, this Marine offered a letter that places the proper perspective on what a
gun means to a civilized society. Interesting take and one you don't hear much. . . . . .

Read this eloquent and profound letter and pay close attention to the last paragraph of the letter....

"The Gun Is Civilization" by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret)
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another:

Reason and Force.

If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force.
Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception.
Reason or Force
That's it.
I
n a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion.

Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical
as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force.

You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.

The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing
with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunken guys with baseball bats.

The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations.These are the people who think that we'd be more civilized if all
guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for an [armed] mugger to do his job.
That, of course, is only true if the mugger's potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiat.

It has no validity when most of a mugger's potential marks are armed.

People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and that's the exact opposite of a civilized
society.

A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.

Then there's the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury.
This argument is fallacious in several ways.

Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.  

People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones don't constitute lethal force, watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a
bloody lip at worst.

The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger
attacker.

If both are armed, the field is level. The gun is the only weapon that's as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It
simply wouldn't work as well as a force equalizer if it wasn't both lethal and easily employable.

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone.

The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't
limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.
It removes force from the equation... and that's why carrying a gun is a civilized act.

By Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)

So, the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.
This is worth remembering!
If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose
creature it is, must appeal to the  standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the
exigency may suggest and prudence justify.  
Alexander Hamilton,    Federalist No. 33, January 3, 1788

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people.
It is an instrument for the people to restrain the government
lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
- Patrick Henry -
Winston Churchill 1899.
"Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the Religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.
"No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."
To maintain the ascendancy of the Constitution over the lawmaking majority is the great and essential point on which the success of the [American]
system must depend; unless that ascendancy can be preserved, the necessary consequence must be that the laws will supersede the Constitution;
and, finally, the will of the Executive, by influence of its patronage, will supersede the laws ...
John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)
Ineptocracy ... (in-ep-toc'-ra-cy)

A system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and
where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and
services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.
HOW TO DESTROY AMERICA!!
Wherever you stand on this issue, please take the time to read this; it should wake you from your careless slumber on this important truth.

We know Dick Lamm as the former Governor of Colorado. In that context his thoughts are particularly poignant.  Last week there was an immigration
overpopulation conference in Washington, DC ,  filled to capacity by many of America's finest minds and leaders. A brilliant  college professor by the
name of Victor Hansen Davis talked about his latest  book, "Mexifornia", explaining how immigration - both legal and illegal was destroying the entire
state of California. He said it would march across the country until it destroyed all vestiges of The American Dream.

Moments later,  former Colorado Governor Richard D. Lamm stood up and gave a stunning speech on  how to destroy America.

The audience sat spellbound as he described eight methods for the destruction of the United States. He said, "If you believe that America is too smug,
too self-satisfied, too rich, then let's destroy America. It is not that hard to do. No nation in history has survived the ravages of time. Arnold Toynbee
observed that all great civilizations rise and fall and that 'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"

"Here is how they do it," Lamm said.

"First, to destroy America, turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bicultural country.  History shows that no nation can survive the tension,
conflict, and antagonism  of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a
society to be bilingual. The historical scholar, Seymour Lipset, put it this way: 'The histories of bilingual and bicultural societies that do not assimilate
are histories of turmoil, tension, and tragedy.' Canada, Belgium, Malaysia, and Lebanon all face crises of national existence in which minorities press for
autonomy, if not independence. Pakistan and Cyprus have divided. Nigeria suppressed an ethnic rebellion. France faces difficulties with Basques,
Bretons, Corsicans and Muslims."

Lamm went on:

"Second, to destroy America , invent 'multiculturalism' and encourage immigrants to maintain their culture. Make it an article of belief that all cultures
are equal; that there are no cultural differences. Make it an article of faith that the Black and Hispanic dropout rates are due solely to prejudice and
discrimination by the majority. Every other explanation is out of bounds."

"Third, we could make the United States an 'Hispanic Quebec' without much effort. The key  is to celebrate diversity rather than unity. As Benjamin
Schwarz said in the Atlantic Monthly recently: 'The apparent success of our own multi-ethnic and multicultural experiment might have been achieved
not by tolerance but by hegemony. Without the dominance that once dictated ethnocentrcity and what it meant to be an American, we are left with only
tolerance and pluralism to hold us together.' Lamm said, "I would encourage all immigrants to keep their own language and culture. I would replace the
melting pot metaphor with the salad bowl metaphor. It is important to ensure that we have various cultural subgroups living in America enforcing their
differences rather than as Americans, emphasizing their similarities."

"Fourth, I would make our fastest growing demographic group the least educated. I would add a second underclass, unassimilated, undereducated, and
antagonistic to our  population. I would have this second underclass have a 50% dropout rate from high school."

"My fifth  point for destroying America would be to get big foundations and business to  give these efforts lots of money. I would invest in ethnic
identity, and I would  establish the cult of 'Victimology.' I would get all minorities to think that  their lack of success was the fault of the majority. I would
start a grievance industry blaming all minority failure on the majority placation."

"My sixth plan for America's downfall would include dual citizenship, and promote divided loyalties. I would celebrate diversity over unity. I would
stress differences rather than similarities. Diverse people worldwide are mostly engaged in hating each other - that is, when they are not killing each
other. A diverse, peaceful, or stable society is against most historical precedent. People undervalue the unity it takes to keep a nation together. Look at
the ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed that they belonged to the same race; they possessed a common language and literature; and they worshipped
the same gods. All Greece took part in the Olympic games. A common enemy, Persia, threatened their liberty. Yet all these bonds were not strong
enough to overcome two factors: local patriotism and geographical conditions that nurtured political divisions. Greece fell. "E. Pluribus Unum" -- From
many, one. In that historical reality, if we put the emphasis on the 'pluribus' instead of the 'Unum,' we will "Balkanize" America as surely as Kosovo."

"Next to last, I would place all subjects off limits. Make it taboo to talk about anything against the cult of 'diversity.' I would find a word similar to  'heretic'
in the 16th century - that stopped discussion and paralyzed thinking.  Words like 'racist' or 'xenophobe' halt discussion and debate. Having made
America a bilingual/bicultural country, having established multi-culturalism, having the large foundations fund the doctrine of 'Victimology,' I would next
make it impossible to enforce our immigration laws. I would develop a mantra:  That because immigration has been good for America, it must always be
good. I would make every individual immigrant symmetric and ignore the cumulative impact of millions of them."

In the last minute of his speech, Governor Lamm wiped his brow. Profound silence  followed. Finally he said,
"Lastly, I would censor Victor Hanson Davis's book  'Mexifornia.' His book is dangerous. It exposes the plan to destroy America. If you feel America
deserves to be destroyed, don't read that  book."

There was no applause. A chilling fear quietly rose like an ominous cloud above every  attendee at the conference. Every American in that room knew
that everything Lamm enumerated was proceeding methodically, quietly, darkly,
yet pervasively across the United States today. Discussion is being
suppressed. Over 100 languages are ripping the foundation of our educational system and national cohesiveness. Even barbaric cultures that practice
female genital mutilation are growing as we celebrate 'diversity.' American jobs are vanishing into the Third World as corporations create a Third World
in America. Take note of California and other states. To date, ten million illegal aliens and growing fast. It is reminiscent of George Orwell's book "1984."
In that story, three slogans are  engraved in the Ministry of Truth building: "War is peace," "Freedom is  slavery," and "Ignorance is  strength."

Governor Lamm walked back to his seat. It dawned on everyone at the conference that our nation and the future of this great democracy is deeply in
trouble and worsening fast.  If we don't get this immigration monster stopped within three years, it will rage like a California wildfire and destroy
everything in its path, especially The American Dream.

If you care for and love our country as I do, take the time to read and pass this on just as I did for you.  NOTHING is going to happen if you don't!

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under" - Ronald Reagan
These two short sentences tell you a lot about our government.

We are told  NOT  to  judge  ALL  Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics.

BUT... We are encouraged  TO  judge  ALL  gun  owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle
   The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they
 would 'hate' to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.
A 93-Year-Old Prophecy Comes To Pass
A Brilliant Prophecy From 93 Years  Ago:

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956) was a journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial
while working for the Baltimore    Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition.

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul
of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at
last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

---H.L.  Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
The Quote of the Decade

"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.  It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its
own bills.  It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies.  
Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally.  Leadership means that, 'the buck stops here.'  Instead, Washington is shifting
the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren.  America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.  Americans
deserve better."
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Pass it on 'til eternity... (...It was so nice of him to give us this great quote for posterity!)  SO, USE IT!
Immigration Bill Creates Millions of Potential Voters
Adds 4.6 million by 2024, 17.3 million by 2036  
The Center for Immigration Studies

WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2013) — The Center for Immigration estimates that if the Senate Gang of Eight Immigration bill (S.744) becomes law it
will add more than 17 million new potential voting-age citizens by 2036. These new potential voters are in addition to the roughly 15 million that the
current level of legal immigration will add by 2036. Combined, current immigration and S.744 would create more than 32 million potential voters by 2036.

To place these figures in perspective, the last four presidential elections were decided by 4.5 million votes on average. Even if only a modest share
actually vote, the impact of these new votes on future elections will likely be substantial.

Dr. Steven Camarota, CIS Director of Research and author of the publication, comments, “Current immigration policy is adding millions of new voters
each decade; the Gang of Eight bill will add millions more.  This is one of the most important consequences of immigration.  Will it result in voters who
need or want more government services?  Or, will it reshape American foreign policy? There has been almost no discussion of the impact on the
electorate.”   

View the report at: http://www.cis.org/how-many-new-voters-would-s744-create

Among the report’s findings:
•        Based on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) analysis of S.744, CIS projects that by 2024 the bill will add 4.6 million new potential voters
above the number added by the current level of legal immigration. The bill will add 9.5 million potential voters by 2028 and 17.3 million by 2036.
•        Of the new potential voters S.744 would create by 2036, slightly more than one-third would be a result of the bill’s amnesty provisions based on
CBO projections; the rest are due to the bill’s large increases in future legal immigration.
•        In addition to the effects of S.744, the current level of immigration will add 5.1 million new potential voting-age citizens to the country by 2024, 8.4
million by 2028, and 14.9 million by 2036.
•        Combined, the current level of immigration and S.744 will create nearly 10 million potential voting-age citizens by 2024, and more than 32 million
by 2036.
•        The 32 million potential voters which will be created by current immigration and S.744 is slightly larger than the number of Americans over age 65
who voted in 2012.  It is also twice the size of the veterans vote and nearly triple the Hispanic vote.

These projections err on the conservative side as they only include potential immigrant voters, not their U.S.-born children. The projections take into
account, mortality, return-migration, and residency requirements to naturalize.

For legal permanent immigrants to be potential voters they must be at least 18 years old and have lived in the country for at least five years, allowing
them to naturalize. For most amnesty beneficiaries under S.744, it will take at least a decade for them to naturalize.

View the Senate bill, CIS Senate testimony and commentary at: http://cis.org/Border-Security-Economic-Opportunity-Immigration-Modernization-Act

Contact: Marguerite Telford
202-466-8185, mrt@cis.org
“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian.”
~ Henry Ford

It's incredible that  42% of Americans think that this unqualified,
Incompetent, dishonorable, ego-driven fraud is doing a good job. Take a moment. Admit it to yourself. You  know who his supporters are. They are the
people that YOU support --  financially.

Did you notice whom Obama threatened when he wasn't getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He  threatened not to pay:
- Social Security  Retirees
- Military  Retirees
- Social  Security
-  Disability
and
-Federal  Retirees.

Now let this sink in  really well...
- He did not threaten  to stop payments to illegal aliens.
- He did not  threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates.
- He did not offer to  fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he  hired.
- He did not offer to  cut down on his or his wife's frivolous gallivanting around -- $20 Million already  spent on family vacations. (One Million on a FL golf
outing). All our  money ... why not?
- He didn't threaten farm subsidies.
- He did not threaten not to pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff.
- He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients or to stop the free cell phones they get.
- He did not threaten the food stamp programs.
- He did not threaten to reduce payments in foreign aid.
- He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters.
- The list could go on  and on. He is in full political mode!

Why are we allowing  this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies?  Have WE lost our blooming minds!!!!!!!!

His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped.
Do not forget about his tactics when it's election time 2014.
Get out and Vote in the mid-term election - 2014. Support the people in the House and Senate that are willing to cut taxes and spending.

Let's make 2014 - the beginning of a turn-around. Forget change. We want our $$$$$$$$$ back and we want to take our country back!

We the people are  coming.

ONE FLAG, ONE LANGUAGE, ONE NATION UNDER GOD!
In God We Trust
This is serious stuff...

October 2013. Over the weekend, we came four votes away from the US Senate giving our Constitutional rights over to the United Nations.        
In a 53-46 vote, the senate narrowly passed a measure that will stop the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.

The Statement of Purpose from the Bill reads: "To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United
Nations Arms Trade Treaty."

The U.N. Small Arms Treaty, which has been championed by the Obama Administration, would have effectively placed a global ban on the import and
export of small firearms.

The ban would have affected all private gun owners in the U.S. , and had language that would have implemented an international gun registry on all
private guns and ammo. Astonishingly, 46 out of our 100 United States Senators were willing to give away our Constitutional rights to a foreign power.

Here are the 46 senators that voted to give your rights to the U.N.

Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Bennett (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Brown (D-OH) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA)

Coons (D-DE) Cowan (D-MA) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Harkin (D-IA) Hirono(D-HI) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA)

King (I-ME) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez(D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murphy (D-CT

Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI)

Udall (D-CO) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wyden (D-OR) People: This needs to go viral. These Senators voted to let the

UN take OUR guns.

They need to lose their next election. We have been betrayed. 46 Senators Voted to Give your 2nd Amendment Constitutional Rights to the U.N. Please
send this to SOMEONE! —  
A little information on Obama and his crooked ways
From an email

I have proof of these insinuations, however, I find circumstances around this case to be too convenient to be coincidence. I firmly believe Obama’s
main reason for the Warrensburg, MO visit was to ensure one of his Saudi Muslim brothers was released. I suspect that between Obama and the Saudis,
there was enough money to get it done.  Now to see if the prosecutor and the officials in Johnson County, Missouri soon retire in Florida or Belize!

A friend of mine sent me the following:

I had a question on my mind as to why OBAMA came to Warrensburg, MO a couple of weeks ago to make a speech. My older son came up with this
information and analysis. Consequently, I think I know the answer. About a year ago
a Warrensburg business man was killed by a Muslim man at his
home in Warrensburg.  An arrest was made.

The Saudi Government sent several thousand  dollars for his bail.
Warrensburg judge would not let him go as he was a flight risk.

Obama came to Warrensburg to pressure this Muslim's release.

Now we find out that he will be released because the witness (they say) is not accurate enough to hold him.

Its bad when a local judge and law enforcement can be forced to let a Muslim killer go free because of not wanting to offend the Saudi government.

Is there NO JUSTICE with this Obama goverment? Let me know what you think on this. Warrensburg, MO is of no importance  to Obama.
Wanted you to be aware of why I think Obama came to Warrensburg, MO.

This aroused my interest.  I found this article that confirmed the Muslim was released a few days following Obama’s visit to Warrensburg.  Warrensburg
is a small town about 40 miles east of Kansas City and is the home of Central Missouri State University.
Obama could have no political reason for visiting such a town.  The following article was just released:

Warrensburg Murder: Case Suspect in 2012 Murder Released After 'Understanding of Evidence' Changes

By Gracie Lee , Christian Post Contributor
August 3, 2013|10:39 am

www.christianpost.com/news/warrensburg-murder-case-suspect-in-2012-murder-released-after-understanding-of-evidence-changes-video-101505/
Who Shut Down the Government?
Thomas Sowell

Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government,
there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.

There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all
government activities going -- except for ObamaCare.

This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.

As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United
States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not
they want to spend money on a particular government activity.

Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a
right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.

ObamaCare is indeed "the law of the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.

But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or
not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.

The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough
money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies -- unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare.

Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who -- if anybody -- "wants to shut down the government." But we do know who had the option to keep the
government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for
ObamaCare.

The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
says that he wants a "clean" bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word "clean" like a mantra. But what is
unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?

If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run
ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.

You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did
vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.

When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or
withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called.

Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of
fact.

Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax
money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.Even if the debt
ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on
existing debt.

None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out -- and articulation has never been their strong suit -- the lies will
win. More important, the whole country will lose.
WANT A FREE HOUSE ?

I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the coming implementation of the
health care bill.  I could not finish my breakfast. This is what ensued:
They were a diverse group of several races and both sexes.  I heard a young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ?  I mean, after all, he is
healing the sick.”

A young woman enthusiastically proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free.  I cannot believe anyone would think that a free market wouldn't work for
health care.”

Another said, "The stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of the power.  Obama should be made a Saint for what he did
for those of us less fortunate.”
At this, I had more than enough. I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I
impose upon you for one moment?”

They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation.  I stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an experiment.
“I would like to give one of you my house.  It will cost you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you live there.  Anyone
interested?”
They looked at each other in astonishment.  “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t anything for free in this world.
They began to laugh at me, as they did not realize this man had just made my point.
“I am serious, I will give you my house for free, no money whatsoever.  Anyone interested?
In unison, a resounding “Yeah” fills the room.

“Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a choice as to who receives this money-free bargain.”
I noticed an elderly couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes, the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust.
“I tell you what; I will give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.”
Again, they looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces.

The perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?”
I smiled and said, “I don’t know.  I have not yet defined them.  However, it is a free home that I offer you.
They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which said, “What an old coot.  He must be crazy to give away his home.  Go take your meds, old
man.”

I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further.  “I am serious, this is a legitimate offer.”
They gaped at me for a moment.
“I’ll take it you old fool.  Where are the keys?” boasted the youngest among them.
“Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms then?” I asked.

The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they watched from the privacy of their table.  “Oh yeah!  Where do I sign up?”
I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the terms that I
shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.”

I signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his signature.
“Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone of voice.
All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

“Now that we have entered into this binding contract, witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are obligated to adhere to
from this point forward.  You may only live in the house for one hour a day.  

You will not use anything inside of the home.  You will obey me without question or resistance.  I expect complete loyalty and admiration for this gift I
bestow upon you.  You will accept my commands and wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature.
Your morals and principles shall be as mine.  You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind faith.  These are my terms.  Here are your keys.”

I reached the keys forward and the young man looked at me dumbfounded.
“Are you out of your mind?  Who would ever agree to those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated.
“You did when you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it, and with the full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after
you committed to the agreement.”

The elderly man chuckled as his wife tried to restrain him.  I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group of people.
“You can shove that stupid deal up your a** old man.  I want no part of it!” exclaimed the now infuriated young man.
'You have committed to the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends.  You cannot get out of the deal unless I agree to it.  I do not intend to let you
free now that I have you ensnared.  I am the power you agreed to.  I am the one you blindly and without thought chose to enslave yourself to.  In short, I
am your Master.”

At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against the unfairness of the deal.
After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs, I revealed my true intent.
“What I did to you is what this administration and Congress did to you with the health care legislation.  I easily suckered you in and then revealed the
real cost of the bargain.  Your folly was in the belief that you can have something you did not earn, and for that which you did not earn, you willingly
allowed someone else to think for you.  

Your failure to research, study, and inform yourself permitted reason to escape you.  You have entered into a trap from which you cannot flee.  Your
only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it to you.  A freedom that is given can also be taken away.  Therefore, it is not freedom at all.”
With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the astonished young man.  “This is the nature of your new health care legislation.”

I turned away to leave these few in thought and contemplation -- and was surprised by applause.
The elderly gentleman, who was clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you, Sir. These kids don’t understand Liberty.”
He refused to allow me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one.  It is an honor to pick up the tab.”
I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat humbled and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the American Government take care of him had better take a closer look at the
American Indian." -
Henry Ford
But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature,
nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.
Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
This story should make your blood boil
How Obama tears the heart out of our military to cover up his love for Islam.

Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National
Defense University.

He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism.

He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of
Islamic extremists.

Passing down first hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College .

The course "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism", which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College, caught the attention
of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.

They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist.

The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley
received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years).

He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged. “He had a brilliant career ahead of him.

Now, he has been flagged.”

Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center "All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under
Dempsey's Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth,

No US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive, or just too informative."

Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col Dooley)

The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss Military brass that does not conform to it's agenda, and not surprisingly,
nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.

IT'S A SAD DAY FOR THIS COUNTRY WHEN GOOD LOYAL MEN LIKE THIS GET THROWN UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE NOBODY HAS THE COURAGE TO
STAND UP!
But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are
forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within
their own age, or within the term of 19 years.
Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789

Getting To Know Your President

“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” — Barack Obama

“The private sector is doing fine.” —
Barack Obama

“I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” — Barack Obama

“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” — Barack Obama

“I mean, if you think about — if you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? No, they are. It’s the Post Office that’s always having
problems.” —
Barack Obama makes the case for socialized medicine in a rather odd fashion.

“You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s
replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that
somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or
antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” —
Barack Obama

“I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations.”
B
arack Obama

“I believe in keeping guns out of our inner cities, and that our leaders must say so in the face of the gun manfuacturer’s lobby.” — Barack Obama

“…I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t
want them punished with a baby.” —
Barack Obama

Rick Warren: “…Now, let’s deal with abortion; 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. As a pastor, I have to deal with this all of the time, all of the pain
and all of the conflicts. I know this is a very complex issue. Forty million abortions, at what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?”
Barack Obama: “Well, you know, I think that whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that
question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade.”

“…I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to
provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal;
this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this
was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.”
Barack Obama

“But I don’t want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don’t mind
cleaning up after them, but don’t do a lot of talking.” —
Barack Obama

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are
going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.” —
Barack Obama

“It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person.” — Barack Obama

“The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our legislative and foreign policy
accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.” —
Barack Obama

“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.” — Barack Obama

“No, no. I have been practicing…I bowled a 129. It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.” — Barack Obama

“I won.” — Barack Obama to Republicans in Congress who were trying to discuss the stimulus plan with him

“Whether we like it or not, we remain a dominant military superpower….” —
Barack Obama

“And if that child should ever get the chance to travel the world and someone should ask her where is she from, we believe that she should always be
able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers, ‘I am an American.’ That is the course we seek. That is the change we are calling
for.” —
Barack Obama

“You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a
substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on
my chest…” —
Barack Obama

“I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it.
Not smack, though. …” — Barack Obama

“Junkie. Pothead. That’s where I’d been headed: the final, fatal role of the young would-be black man. Except the highs hadn’t been about that, me
trying to prove what a down brother I was. Not by then, anyway. I got high for just the opposite effect, something that could push questions of who I was
out of my mind, something that could flatten out the landscape of my heart, blur the edges of my memory. I had discovered that it didn’t make any
difference whether you smoked reefer in the white classmate’s sparkling new van, or in the dorm room of some brother you’d met down at the gym, or
on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl. …You
might just be bored, or alone. Everybody was welcome into the club of disaffection.” —
Barack Obama

“…I inhaled frequently. That was the point.” — Barack Obama

“On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today — our sense of
patriotism is particularly strong.” —
Barack Obama

“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.” — Barack Obama
As Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing to campaign here today, Sen. Barack Obama was meeting with voters at a diner and apparently pretty hungry.

“Why can’t I just eat my waffle?” he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner. —
Barack Obama

“When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” — Barack Obama, mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia
while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed.” —
Barack Obama, on a
Kansas tornado that killed 12 people

“Making products we sell around the world, stamped with three proud words, ‘Made in the USA!’” —
Barack Obama

“I don’t believe it is possible to transcend race in this country. Race is a factor in this society. The legacy of Jim Crow and slavery has not gone away. It
is not an accident that African-Americans experience high crime rates, are poor, and have less wealth. It is a direct result of our racial history.” —
Barack Obama

“Let’s not play games. I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith.” — Barack Obama

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The
Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms,
we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so
loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling conventions. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were
alienated.
But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so-called campus radicals,
most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black
masses, to strike out and name names.” —
Barack Obama

“It was usually an effective tactic, another one of those tricks I had learned: (White) People were satisfied so long as you were courteous and smiled
and made no sudden moves. They were more than satisfied, they were relieved — such a pleasant surprise to find a well-mannered young black man
who didn’t seem angry all the time.” —
Barack Obama

“That’s just how white folks will do you. It wasn’t merely the cruelty involved; I was learning that black people could be mean and then some. It was a
particular brand of arrogance, an obtuseness in otherwise sane people that brought forth our bitter laughter. It was as if whites didn’t know that they
were being cruel in the first place. Or at least thought you deserving of their scorn.” —
Barack Obama

“It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed
runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”
Barack Obama quotes Rev. Wright

“Nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me.
You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills, you know.
He’s risky.” —
Barack Obama

“I can no more disown (Jeremiah Wright) than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother – a
woman who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but
a woman who once confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic
stereotypes that made me cringe.” —
Barack Obama

“The point I was making was not that Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn’t. But she is a typical white person…” — Barack Obama

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that
are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so
important that people focus on voting on November 2.” —
Barack Obama

My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” — Barack Obama

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. . . . What I think we know
— separate and apart from this incident — is that there is a long history in their country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law
enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.” —
Obama on Gates’ arrest.
CONGRESSMAN TED YOHO
Florida's Third District


Dear Friends,
Here in Congress we talk about billions and trillions so often I think those words have lost all meaning. Programs are authorized and funds are
appropriated, and these vast numbers are thrown around like they don't mean anything. Our debt is at $17 trillion dollars. That is $53,531 on every man,
woman, and child in the country. That amount jumps to $148,000 for every taxpayer. Let's put that another way; if you paid one dollar, every second, it
would take you over thirty years to pay one trillion dollars. Now multiply that by seventeen. Congress seems to have forgotten how large that amount
actually is. The consequence is a larger government that consumes more and more of your hard-earned tax dollars. The larger the spending, the more
we need to borrow.

Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible in amassing this unimaginable amount of debt, and it will take both parties to fix it. However,
eradicating our debt and deficits will take hard choices and even harder wills. The temptation to perpetuate the status quo is great. After all, it becomes
easy to spend money when it isn't yours. Sadly, too often, that fact is forgotten. This money does not belong to the Federal government. It is yours.
There are some in Congress who complain that the debt ceiling has become too controversial. My response is that it should be controversial. Raising
our ability to borrow more money to satisfy our massive spending habit is a subject that should be given grave thought and rationale.

Congress should pay the bills that the Federal government has accumulated, however, too few times is the question asked---should we have such a
high tab to pay to begin with? I voted against the latest debt ceiling increase because there was not substantive action on our massive spending. Until
we address that, we will be right back in the same place a few months from now. We have done nothing to tackle the underlying problem--our massive
spending. We can no longer treat the symptoms and not the disease. It is my hope in the coming months as we approach the next debt ceiling vote,
Congress takes serious steps to cut our out-of-control spending.

Our credit rating wasn't downgraded in 2011 because we failed to raise the debt ceiling. In fact, Congress raised it and the United States was
downgraded anyway. Credit agencies point to our massive debt (and the failure to take steps to address it) as a problem that lead to our decreased
status. The United States is the most heavily in debt AAA-rated country in the world. We don't change that by continually maxing out the government's
credit card. We do that by cutting expenses and living within our means. Congress can do it. We just need to set aside partisan bickering and do what is
right not only for ours, but untold future generations. I am committed to reducing spending and making hard decisions that may not be popular in the
moment, but in the long run benefit everyone. Votes in Congress on the debt ceiling and fiscal issues will surely retake the spotlight in coming months.
I will continue to keep you informed and updated on all developments.

Take care
CONGRESSMAN RICHARD NUGENT
FLORIDA'S 11TH. DISTRICT    
Dear Friends,

As you’d expect, a lot of people on both sides of the fence have been asking me why I decided to vote against the “deal” that would end the shutdown
and raise the debt ceiling by another several hundred billion dollars.  The editor of the Ocala Star Banner was one of those people.   The Star Banner
offered to run an op-ed from me this morning explaining my position.  I sincerely appreciated the chance.  Below is what I wrote:

If you are reading this, there is more than a 90% chance that you are furious with Congress.  According to polls, the likelihood that you have lost all
measure of faith in government is only slightly lower.  

After what’s transpired over the last few years, and in particular the last few weeks, I don’t think anybody could blame you.  Everybody I know is
frustrated – on the right, on the left, and especially in the middle.

Some of us are giving up because of that.  Others are still holding out hope of finding a new way forward.  Here’s why:

It’s not as well known across America as it could be, but over the last couple of years, Congress and the White House have come agonizingly close to
reaching an agreement that would put us on a path to a balanced budget and sustainable safety net programs.  Tragically, partisan bickering and
mistrust have scuttled those chances at the last possible minute.

As a result, many Americans have given up.  They’ve resigned themselves to the fact that our country will continue its slide into second-rate status.

That has to change.  We have to focus on what can be done to improve our nation.  Both sides agree on a number of major policies.  The President, in
his State of the Union address, highlighted the need for preventing Medicare from going bust in thirteen years.  He’s called for comprehensive reform to
our 74,000-page tax code.  On the basics of those two things, for instance, both sides overwhelmingly agree.  Only the details prevent us from moving
forward.

And if most Americans agree on the needs, the goals, and the rough outlines of how to get there, why on earth would we throw our hands up and walk
away?  Why would we settle for zero accomplishments when there is so much that our government can achieve on behalf of the American people?

That, at the end of the day, is why I voted against the decision to punt on these issues all over again.

The shutdown started originally because conservatives felt it was their responsibility to do everything possible to stop the President’s takeover of
healthcare from going into effect.  Supporters insisted, “Healthcare is the law of the land.  Congress passed it, the President signed it, and the Supreme
Court upheld it.”  Of course, all of those things are true.

What supporters of the law did not readily acknowledge was that in the history of our country, virtually no sweeping legislation has ever been enacted
without some meaningful degree of minority input and buy-in.  Not Social Security, not Medicare, not the Civil Rights Act, or anything else you could
readily think of.  The reason is simple.  When all Americans are going to be equally subjected to a massive change in our country’s laws and fully half
are excluded from having any say in what those changes will look like, the backlash will inevitably be severe.  The seeds of anger, mistrust, resentment
and fury are sown and as long as the law remains, those emotions will remain.

So although most conservatives, including notably the president of Heritage Action, recognized that there was no chance of actually repealing or
delaying Obamacare (as long as the Democrats controlled the Senate, and President Obama, the White House) that anger and desperation manifested
itself in a last-ditch effort to use the constitutional purse strings to refuse to move forward with the law.

When that last-ditch effort had run its course, the question moved to the debt ceiling and whether or not Congress, having set the issue of healthcare
aside, would grant another several hundred billion in new debt authority without any reforms to the budget that was driving the need for more debt.

Since the 1970s, the debt ceiling has been raised more than fifty times.  On twenty-seven of those occasions, agreements to raise the debt limit were
accompanied by major fiscal reforms which would lessen the need to raise the debt ceiling going forward. There is sufficient enough agreement now on
what reforms are necessary that we should not allow our government to shirk its responsibilities any further.  Therefore, I could not in good conscience,
support such a dereliction of our collective duty.  I understand why many disagree with my vote seeing only its implications for the short term, but I
hope they also understand why I think it’s the right stand to take over the long term.

Sincerely,
Rich Nugent
Member of Congress
Bad news for Nancy Pelosi is good news for you!
Nancy Pelosi has been hungering for a return to power as Speaker of the House of Representatives.  But this week she was handed some bad news via
the outrageous behavior of her Democrat colleague, Alan Grayson, and that is good news for us all.

Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson has sent out an email to his supporters saying that members of the Tea Party movement were akin to
cross-burning KKK Klansmen.  Ignorant that he is that many of the prominent politicians who were associated with the Ku Klux Klan were in fact
Democrats:  Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat Justice Hugo Black, Democrat Governor Bibb Graves, Democrat Senator Theodore Bilbo, and
many others...

Here was the inflammatory image that Congressman Grayson sent out turning the burning cross into the "T" for Tea Party while two Klansmen look on.

It's time to fire Alan Grayson - we deserve better representatives in the United States Congress.  And if we are successful then Nancy Pelosi's dreams
of once more being Speaker of the House will be dashed.

We defeated Grayson in 2010 when he was serving his first term in Congress, but he won back his seat in 2012.  Now it's time we defeated Alan
Grayson once and for all!
One of the Best Descriptions Of Barack Obama Ever Written

Jack Wheeler is a brilliant man who was the author of Reagan's strategy to break the back of the Soviet Union with the star wars race and expose their
inner weakness. For years he wrote a weekly intelligence update that was extremely interesting and well structured and informative. He consults(ed)
with several mega corporations on global trends and the future, etc. He is in semi-retirement now. He is a true patriot with a no-nonsense approach to
everything. He is also a somewhat well-known mountain climber and adventurer.
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler

The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no
understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real
substance.

He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic
surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African
Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.

What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is 'African-American,' the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a
single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries
until the British ended it.

Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is
beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of
being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or
flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh
being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.

He is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American.
President Obama was a no-show at Margaret Thatcher's funeral despite being invited to attend and thus snubbing England's invitation as a presentative
of the American people.
Joe Biden also refused, as did Hillary Clinton.

By the way, former Secretary of State George Schultz went to  the funeral.

The British took note of the fact that the Obama  administration chose not to send a single senior  member of the Cabinet.

In fact, no actively serving, elected Democrat attended Lady Thatcher’s funeral.

T
he Obama Administration did, however, send a formal  delegation of 14 to the funeral of communist  dictator  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez,
who died last month.
Need any more RED flags???
Dear Senator
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after
his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important - honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various
governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.

Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things
abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even
keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the
taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.

Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $ millions on hotels. They have had 8
vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America 's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become
the "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.

In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, a.k.a. "Obama Care," a bill which no more than a handful of senators or
representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it, substituting your
own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.

You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters," consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the
average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of
course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).

You understand very well the only two rules you need to know - (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an
eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and
under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net" has
become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps - pretty much all Democratic voters - and the program is
absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?

I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is
the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership
role. To paraphrase President Reagan, it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.

As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834 - 1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power tends
to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female sex as
well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?

While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much
more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or
hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, gasoline to use and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations
strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.

As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your colleagues,
the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called
home by your Creator, while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams, which of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.

The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be
generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This
letter will, however, go online where many others will have the chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its
administration and its senators and representatives.

I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by
law, we must pay, unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad
infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.

My final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy
this country I deeply love and put it so far in debt that we will never pay it off, while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power.

For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how
power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of course, will kill the goose that lays
your golden eggs. And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.

Sincerely,
Bill Schoonover
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

I Ache For A President Who Loves America
Posted By Christopher Chantrill On October 31, 2013 @ 1:26 am In Columns,Featured

I
f there’s one thing that bugs me about the Obama years it is the palpable fact that Obama doesn’t love America.

We know why he doesn’t love America. It’s because he identifies with his Kenyan father’s hatred of Western colonialism. If that weren’t enough, Obama
follows the cultural cues of liberal America, from his lefty mother to his lefty teenage mentors to his lefty college instructors to his lefty radical
sponsors in Chicago. Liberals think they are too good for America. Ditto Obama.

Liberals are above things like patriotism, which they demonize as nationalism.

Meanwhile liberals want to turn the clock back to tribalism with the reactionary politics they call “identity politics.”

Liberals sneer at religion, while practicing the most debased and bloody religions ever invented — socialism and communism.

And liberals demonize individualism, the notion of the responsible self that undergirds our Western culture.

Instead they worship creativity, and reckon that a creative artist is a cut above the ordinary run of humanity.

When you reckon yourself a cut above the rest of humanity it’s nothing to upend the regular order of congressional appropriations with
periodic shutdown crises and visit bureaucratic conceits like ObamaCare upon a suffering nation. You might try that too if you were a cut above.
But I don’t think myself a cut above America. I just love America.

I’ll always remember the first day I began to love America. It was on my first morning in America when I woke up after flying from London to Denver for
Christmas in 1965. I watched the sun rise into the crystal clear sky east of mile high Denver and I fell in love.

Who was the last Democratic president that really loved America? Harry Truman? I’d say it was probably Lyndon Johnson.
We know that President Carter thought himself — thinks himself — a cut above the country that elected him and had the nerve to unelect him. And Bill
Clinton? Who knows what the old rascal really thinks? But we know Hillary; she’s a standard issue elite liberal come to lord it over us.

The recent Republican presidents, whatever their faults, loved America. We love Ronald Reagan because his every speech from “The Speech” to the
farewell address shone with a love for America.
Imagine the love in George W. Bush, scourged on the cross of ritual liberal anathema for eight long years.

It’s a real advantage in a president to love America. It means that he doesn’t think beyond the idea of serving America. He doesn’t think, like Bill Clinton
in his final year, about his “legacy.” He doesn’t truck with the poisonous idea of “fundamental transformation.”

Speaking about fundamental transformation, what has the left ever produced in the realm of political ideas, from Marx to Marcuse, except crude
apologies for elite domination?

What could possess anyone to imagine, given the settled science about the limits of government administration, that the political systematization of
health care could surpass the self-organizing capabilities of people voluntarily offering and consuming and improving health care services?

You are right: only the blindest and most corrupted of political and economic science deniers could ever proceed to coerce their fellow Americans into
such compulsion.

But I have a hope. It is a hope that the leading Republican contenders for the presidency in 2016 are flat out America lovers. And why wouldn’t they be?
Take Ted Cruz. Son of an immigrant that fled Castro’s Cuba at age 18 and whose land yet toils under the lash of the Castro brothers and their
fundamental transformation of Cuba, Ted Cruz is an unapologetic 100 percent American. Says he:

“Every day, I jump out of bed with a smile on my face, because it is a joy to have the opportunity to stand with the American people and work to help
restore people’s faith and optimism in our nation,” he concludes. “It’s an incredible honor to play a small role in expanding the American dream.”

On this view, you can see, America could never need fundamental transformation, because politics is expressed as the act of standing with the
American people, restoring their existing faith in the American Dream, and then letting them get on with it.

A president who loves America would unite us rather than divide us.

A president who loves America would negotiate rather than hold the nation’s credit hostage.

A president who loves America would do something about entitlements.

A president who loves America would make a bonfire of the pile of subsidies and the injustices that divide rich from poor, black from white, employers
from employees, men from women in Obama’s America.

A president who loves America. Is it really so much to ask?
Sticker Shock Often Follows Insurance Cancellation

Millions of people are receiving notices that their health insurance policies are being discontinued, forcing them to pay more for Affordable Care Act
coverage.

MIAMI — Dean Griffin liked the health insurance he purchased for himself and his wife three years ago and thought he'd be able to keep the plan even
after the federal Affordable Care Act took effect.

But the 64-year-old recently received a letter notifying him the plan was being canceled because it didn't cover certain benefits required under the law.
T
he Griffins, who live near Philadelphia, pay $770 monthly for their soon-to-be-terminated health care plan with a $2,500 deductible.

T
he cheapest plan they found on their state insurance exchange was a so-called bronze plan charging a $1,275 monthly premium
with deductibles totaling $12,700.

It covers only providers in Pennsylvania, so the couple, who live near Delaware, won't be able to see doctors they've used for more than a decade.

"We're buying insurance that we will never use and can't possibly ever benefit from. We're basically passing on a benefit to other
people who are not otherwise able to buy basic insurance,
" said Griffin, who is retired from running an information technology
company.

The Griffins are among millions of people nationwide who buy individual insurance policies and are receiving notices that those policies are being
discontinued because they don't meet the higher benefit requirements of the new law.

They can buy different policies directly from insurers for 2014 or sign up for plans on state insurance exchanges. While lower-income people could see
lower costs because of government subsidies, many in the middle class may get rude awakenings when they access the websites and realize they'll
have to pay significantly more.

Those not eligible for subsidies generally receive more comprehensive coverage than they had under their soon-to-be-canceled policies, but they'll
have to pay a lot more.

Because of the higher cost, the Griffins are considering paying the federal penalty — about $100 or 1 percent of income next year — rather than buying
health insurance. They say they are healthy and don't typically run up large health care costs. Dean Griffin said that will be cheaper because it's unlikely
they will get past the nearly
$13,000 deductible for the coverage to kick in.

Individual health insurance policies are being canceled because the Affordable Care Act requires plans to cover certain benefits, such as maternity
care, hospital visits and mental illness. The law also caps annual out-of-pocket costs consumers will pay each year.

In the past, consumers could get relatively inexpensive, bare-bones coverage, but those plans will no longer be available. Many consumers are
frustrated by what they call forced upgrades as they're pushed into plans with coverage options they don't necessarily want.

Ken Davis, who manages a fast food restaurant in Austin, Texas, is recovering from sticker shock after the small-business policy offered by his
employer was canceled for the same reasons individual policies are being discontinued.

His company pays about $100 monthly for his basic health plan. He said he'll now have to pay $600 monthly for a mid-tier silver plan on the state
exchange. The family policy also covers his 8-year-old son. Even though the federal government is contributing a $500 subsidy, he said the $600 he's
left to pay is too high.
He's considering the penalty.

"I feel like they're forcing me to do something that I don't want to do or need to do," Davis, 40, said.

Owners of canceled policies have a few options. They can stay in the same plan for the same price for one more year if they have one of the few plans
that were grand-fathered in. They can buy a similar plan with upgraded benefits that meets the new standards — likely at a significant cost increase. Or,
if they make less than $45,960 for a single adult or $94,200 for a family of four, they may qualify for subsidies.

Just because a policy doesn't comply with the law doesn't mean consumers will get cancellation letters. They may get notices saying existing policies
are being amended with new benefits and will come with higher premiums. Some states, including Virginia and Kentucky, required insurers to cancel
old policies and start from scratch instead of beefing up existing ones.

It's unclear how many individual plans are being canceled — no one agency keeps track. But it's likely in the millions. Insurance industry experts
estimate that about 14 million people, or 5 percent of the total market for health care coverage, buy individual policies. Most people get coverage
through jobs and aren't affected.

Many states require insurers to give consumers 90 days' notice before canceling plans. That means another round of cancellation letters will go out in
March and again in May.

Experts haven't been able to predict how many will pay more or less under the new, upgraded plans. An older policyholder with a pre-existing condition
may find that premiums go down, and some will qualify for subsidies.

In California, about 900,000 people are expected to lose existing plans, but about a third will be eligible for subsidies through the state exchange, said
Anne Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the exchange, called Covered California. Most canceled plans provided bare-bones coverage, she said.
"They basically had plans that had gaping holes in the coverage.

They would be surprised when they get to the emergency room or the doctor's office, some of them didn't have drug coverage or preventive care,"
Gonzalez said.

About 330,000 Floridians received cancellation notices from the state's largest insurer, Florida Blue. About 30,000 have plans that were grand-fathered
in. Florida insurance officials said they're not tracking the number of canceled policies related to the new law.

National numbers are similar: 130,000 cancellations in Kentucky, 140,000 in Minnesota and as many as 400,000 in Georgia, according to officials in those
states.

Cigna has sent thousands of cancellation letters to U.S. policyholders but stressed that 99 percent have the option of renewing their 2013 policy for one
more year, company spokesman Joe Mondy said.

Cancellation letters are being sent only to individuals and families who purchase their own insurance. However, most policyholders in the individual
market will receive some notice that their coverage will change, said Dan Mendelson, president of the market analysis firm Avalere Health.

The cancellations run counter to one of President Barack Obama's promises about his health care overhaul: "If you like your health care plan, you'll be
able to keep your health care plan."

Philip Johnson, 47, of Boise, Idaho, was shocked when his cancellation notice arrived last month. The gift-shop owner said he'd spent years arranging
doctors covered by his insurer for him, his wife and their two college-age students.

After browsing the state exchange, he said he thinks he'll end up paying lower premiums but higher deductibles. He said the website didn't answer
many of his questions, such as which doctors take which plans.

"I was furious because I spent a lot of time and picked a plan that all my doctors accepted," Johnson said. "Now I don't know what doctors are going to
take what. No one mentioned that for the last three years when they talked about how this was going to work."

Associated Press writers Christina A. Cassidy in Atlanta; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Wash.; Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Pa.; Tom Murphy in Indianapolis;
Juliet Williams in Sacramento, Calif.; and Kristen Wyatt in Denver contributed to this report.