Monday, March 30, 2009
The Cape Coral, Florida City Council has tried to abridge these very rights. Wink News in Florida reported the following on March 27th;
Cape "tea party" canceled; City fears too many attendees
NewsStory Created: Mar 27, 2009 at 6:10 PM EDTStory
Updated: Mar 29, 2009 at 8:24 AM EDT
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A tea party to protest government spending and taxing is canceled. Canceled by the government.
Why? They feel too many people could show-up.
Lynn Rosko planned to hold a tax payer tea party at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral on April 1st. The idea was announced at a Cape Coral City Council meeting, then an e-mail blast by the Republican Party and it was mentioned in the local media.
With all of that attention, the City of Cape Coral felt there could be more than 500 people attending the tea party.Therefore Rosko needed to get a permit and insurance for the event. Rosko says she's not willing to get insurance and accept liability for something that a stranger could do. Rosko told WINK News, "I have rescinded any organizing or supervision or what ever you want to call it over this tea party on April 1st."
WINK News spoke to the director of parks for Cape Coral. He says that even now if Rosko is willing to get insurance for the event he'll likely re-authorize it.
For now Rosko's event is canceled, she's encouraging people to attend the April 15th Tax Payer Tea Party in Centennial Park in Fort Myers.
Freedom Works.org reports that the Cape Coral Tea Party is now back on.
If that story makes you angry, this next one, as Glenn Beck likes to say, "will make blood shoot right out of your eyes".
Gun owners in Illinois to carry $1 million insurance policy?
February 20, 10:53 AM ·
A new gun law has been proposed by Illinois State Representative Kenneth Dunkin (D-5th District) that would required that gun owners carry insurance of $1 million. It also makes gun owners liable for misues of their guns until the gun is reported stolen to police, and provide revocation of FOID cards for those who do not carry that insurance.
Under Illinois state law, gun buyers must obtain a license (FOID card) prior to the purchase of a firearm. A FOID card:
-Is required of anyone owning a firearm.
-Involves a basic background check
-No safety checks or fingerprints are required
-Is valid for five years.
-Does not automatically check or revoke the cards from people who are convicted or otherwise fall into a prohibited class after obtain the card.
The proposed law (Illinois HB0687) is now making its way through the Illinois House of Representative.
"Amends the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act. Provides that any person who owns a firearm in this State shall maintain a policy of liability insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful acts involving the use of such firearm while it is owned by such person. Provides that a person shall be deemed the owner of a firearm after the firearm is lost or stolen until such loss or theft is reported to the police department or sheriff of the jurisdiction in which the owner resides. Provides that the Department of State Police shall revoke and seize a Firearm Owner's Identification Card previously issued under this Act if the Department finds that the person to whom such card was issued possesses or acquires a firearm and does not submit evidence to the Department of State Police that he or she has been issued in his or her name a liability insurance policy in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically covering any damages resulting from negligent or willful."
It is being opposed by gun owners and endorsed by gun control advocates.
No person can guarantee the actions of another. What insurance company would write such liability policies? Why would the government burden it's citizens with the expense of having to pay for such policies, if they could be had, in order to exercise their God given rights? This is nothing more than an underhanded and sneaky way of nullifying our rights. When challenged, the government can just claim that they are not revoking a right, just placing responsible conditions on the free exercise of them. I predict that we will be subjected to a good deal more of this type of 'stealth tyranny'.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
An amendment introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) which would have barred ACORN or any of it's affiliate organizations from receiving any funding from the bill was tabled before the vote. Vitter, you might remember, also offered a similar amendment to the 'porkulus bill' which was also defeated.
In reviewing the text of the Senate version I noticed something that may be of serious concern to all of us (the house version also contained this provision, and I apologize for having overlooked it).
It is found in sec. 1304;
SEC. 1304. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.
Section 125 (42 U.S.C. 12575) is amended to read as follows:
SEC. 125. PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES AND INELIGIBLE ORGANIZATIONS.
(a) Prohibited Activities- A participant in an approved national service position under this subtitle may not engage in the following activities:
(1) Attempting to influence legislation.
(2) Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
(7) Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, constructing or operating facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
Nice! As a participant in Obama's Youth Corps one forfeits all rights guaranteed under the first amendment. Congress understands that they cannot simply suspend the constitution all at once, so they are just going to render it null and void for certain people at certain times, until, before we realize it, it no longer applies to any of us.
Our rights are given to us from God. We loan those rights to our government to do for us as a whole that which we cannot do for ourselves individually. This government has long ago gone well beyond the simple mandate afforded to it by the constitution, and we have allowed it. But, our rulers are not satisfied with the power we have unwisely allowed it to usurp. It now wants the power to tell us what rights we may exercise, when we may exercise them, and under what conditions we may exercise them.
Wake up America, the hour is late.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that is just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded" – Barrack Obama, 2008
"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.”- Adolf Hitler
"He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." - Adolf Hitler
While Americans were fully engaged in righteous indignation over the 1/10 of 1% of the TARP money that AIG paid it's employees in compliance with legally contracted agreements, the US House of Representatives passed HR1388. The media barely took notice.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2009, "Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act" (GIVE), an expansion of the 1993 AmeriCorps program, sailed though the House on a 321 to 105 vote. Even though the bill would have passed without them, 70, evidently confused Republicans joined ranks with the Democrats in passing the bill. See the text of the bill here.
Proponents of the bill suggest that volunteerism and charity are acutely needed in tough economic times, and that this legislation answers that need. Yep, we can't let a good crisis go to waste. Opponents, on the other hand, are concerned about several aspects of the bill;
1) That community organizations which will be utilized in the 'community service' structure will be of the leftwing 'ACORN' variety; and that re-education and indoctrination would be an integral part of the training. Larry Hart, director of government relations for the American Conservative Union had this to say about the bill,
"It's allowing taxpayer funding of the left-wing organizations. I think this is a problem that is rife throughout the federal government. When you dramatically expand the program, then you dramatically expand the ability for these left-wing advocacy organizations to get more funding. I don't see a lot of attention being paid to that, even from those who are critical. That's where the focus should be. Republicans tend to say its not that they oppose the program, they just want to spend less money. It's the program that's bad."
2) That the bill will be too costly, especially on top of the obscene spending that Congress has already done. Fox News reports that Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers AmeriCorps received an estimated $260 million in fiscal 2009. GIVE is an expansion of AmeriCorp, so one would expect that the funding will be increased accordingly. The legislation is estimated to cost $6 billion over the next five years.
3) That many young 'volunteers' would be forced into lengthy service due to the attractive 'benefits' and 'grants' offered to participants, but which come with length of service requirements attached. There are also very disturbing hints in the bill which suggest that mandatory service for all young people would be eventually required. From Fox News again;
The bill creates a "Congressional Commission on Civic Service." The bipartisan commission will be tasked with exploring a number of topics, including "whether a workable, fair and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the nation."
I have reviewed the text of the bill and disturbing does not begin to describe the uneasiness I feel about the organization that this legislation will create and how it might be used. But given how easily it passed though the House, I expect that it will likely pass the Senate as well.
So, look out America, here comes the Obama Youth Corps.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Only through the prism of the liberal mind is it un-American to enforce the laws of our country, and patriotic to violate them. An America under liberalism is an America where good is evil. Where God is the devil. Where criminals are victims. Where terrorists are freedom fighters and NRA members are terrorists. Where success is punished and slothfulness rewarded. Where forced confiscation of wealth is considered patriotic contributions. Where freedom of speech only exists when the are no dissenting voices. Where consensual sex between men and women is rape, and homosexuality is natural act. Where putting convicted murderers to death is immoral, but putting innocent children to death is a 'choice'.
How is liberalism not a mental disorder?
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Americans Will Not Be Standing Alone
Oath Keepers-Guardians of the Republic is a webblog devoted to reminding current militatry members, vets, and members of law enforcement that their oath is to the Constitution of the United States, not to the politicians.
Oath Keepers mission statement reads;
Oath Keepers is an association of currently serving military, veterans, and peace officers who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.
We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders."
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”
If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.
There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.
The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.
If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.
Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.
This is what real patriotism is all about, standing up for what is right. Thank God that, thanks to these patriots, Americans will not be standing alone.
GERMAN FRIED CHICKEN
Tender, Juicy Obama Fingers Hit the Shelves
By Charles Hawley
A German frozen food company hopes to raise sales with a new product: Obama fingers. The tender, fried chicken bits come with a tasty curry sauce. The company says it was unaware of the possible racist overtones of the product.
Selling products has, of course, become a bit more difficult than usual these days. No wonder then that companies everywhere are turning to optimistic marketing messages in an effort to counteract the steady drum beat of negativity coming from front page headlines around the globe.
Many sales executives have drawn the same conclusion: What better poster child for hope than US President Barack Obama? There are Obama dolls, Obama T-shirts, Obama soap-on-a-rope. There is even Obama thong underwear on offer.
Not wanting to miss the boat, a German food company has now gotten into the act. Sprehe, a company that has all manner of frozen delicacies on offer, has come up with a new product it calls "Obama Fingers." Far from being real digits, though, the "fingers" in question are "tender, juicy pieces of chicken breast, coated and fried," as the product packaging claims.
"We noticed that American products and the American way of eating are trendy at the moment," Judith Witting, sales manager for Sprehe, told SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Americans are more relaxed. Not like us stiff Germans, like (Chancellor Angela) Merkel."
The idea, she claimed, was to get in on the Obama-mania which is continuing to grip Germany. The word "fingers" in the name refers to the fact that it is a finger food. "It's like hotdogs," Witting said. "No one would ever think they are actually from dogs."
For Americans in Germany, though, there is a risk that the product might be seen as racially insensitive. Fried chicken has long been associated with African-Americans in the US -- naming strips of fried chicken after the first black president could cause some furrowing of brows.
Witting told SPIEGEL ONLINE the connection never even occurred to her. "It was supposed to be a homage to the American lifestyle and the new US president," she said.
Well, I am not too keen on the idea of Obama chicken fingers, but if Sprehe needs an idea for a product that I might be more inclined to buy, how about Obama Toilet Tissue? The American people are about to be royally screwed by the 'stimulus bill', so make them extra soft. We can use all the comfort we can get.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
We are all aware that Americans are becoming very disgruntled, not about the economy, but rather about the way this administration and Congress is dealing with it.
The Tea Parties, the beginnings of a full rebellion of Governors and state legislatures, and the phenomenon of 'going Galt' are betraying a great amount of public anger, dissatisfaction, and distrust in our government.
Even the View's Whoopi Glodberg is feeling it.
Ok, so her anger is a little half-assed, but it's Whoopi Goldberg. She's a liberal. This is unfamiliar territory for her. I am sure that as this new feeling begins to really take a good hold on her, she will be able to get in there with her whole ass. -- :)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
There are now sixteen states which are challenging the assertion by Comrade Obama and the Marxist planners in the Congress that the states have no choice but to accept the redistribution of wealth apportioned to them by the 'porkulus bill'. These states --Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, and West Virginia -- are currently in the process of introducing bills or resolutions invoking the 10th amendment in response to the Obama administration’s faux-“stimulus” legislation which is viewed as an unconstitutional usurpation of power and an assault on states rights. See the full story here.
This, coupled with the 'tea parties' which are occurring all across the country, is a very encouraging turn of events. Americans have been 'freedom freeloaders' for far too long. The time has finally come when Americans are ready to stand up for our country and our God given rights. I have long maintained that 'America has been engaged in a civil war since the early 1970's, we just have not started shooting at each other yet'. Hopefully, it will never have to come to that. But, we would all do well to remember the words of Thomas Jefferson, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
The fight for freedom never ends. Regardless of the safeguards which 'we the people' have put in place, there will always be someone who will try to circumvent them. 'We the people' are ultimate guards of our liberties. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to provide us with these liberties. Many brave men over the years have fought and died to defend them. Will we do less? A time is coming, and now is, for Americans to take a stand in defiance of tyranny.
Monday, March 2, 2009
On Feb. 28, 2009, Rush Limbaugh gave his "first address to the nation" at the Conservative Political Action Conference and was honored with this years Defender of the Constitution Award. Congratulations Rush.
The Presentation of the 'Defender of the Constitution Award'