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We’re losing our country - But what can we do? (MUST READ!)
Tulsa Today ^ | 2/23/2009 | Joan Swirsky

Posted on 02/23/2009 6:43:41 PM PST by markomalley

ImageFrom the moment Barack Obama was inaugurated on January 20th, the leftists who control Congress have – at his behest – gone on a drunken binge of runaway spending vis-à-vis an $850-bilion faux “stimulus” program that rewards failure and punishes success. It is already clear that The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act should be renamed The American Relapse-And-Needs-Resuscitation Act, as is evidenced by both the simultaneous plunge of the Dow and the president’s polling numbers, as well as an epidemic case of buyer’s remorse.


As Oklahoma Republican Senator Tom Coburn has written, “the stimulus is a step toward a Soviet America.”

Or, as Lenin said, "The way to crush the bourgeoisie [the middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

Or, as Winston Churchill so presciently pronounced: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”

Writer Randall Hoven has elaborated upon what the president has “accomplished” in his first weeks in office. This is the short list.

·   Rewarded abortionists by freeing federal funds to pay for abortions both here and overseas.
·   Rewarded terrorists by not interrogating them too roughly.
·   Rewarded terrorists by closing Gitmo.
·   Punished the U.S. military by halting commissions until Gitmo is “reviewed.”
·   Rewarded the domestically-held terrorist Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri by “reviewing” his case.
·   Rewarded Gitmo detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, an al-Qaida suspect in USS Cole in 200, that killed 17 US sailors, by dropping charges against him.
·   Rewarded terrorists from Hamas by granting them up to $20.3 million for the “conflict victims in Gaza."
·   Rewarded terrorists by establishing a redress process if those suspected of wrongdoing are delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight.
·   Rewarded female career “victims” by signing the "Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act" so women can wage equal-pay lawsuits, not for up to 180 days but for decades in the past.
·   Rewarded the American-hating president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, by “reaching out” to him – to which the madman demanded that the U.S. apologize to Iran for its actions for” the past 60 years" and remove all U.S. forces from the Middle East.
·   Rewarded labor unions by revoking a former executive order that forced employers to notify employees of their rights. 
·   Punished faith-based organizations by equating them with “neighborhood partnerships” like Planned Parenthood and ACORN – treating them ”like a house of God, in the eyes of the federal government.”
·   Punished fair-hiring employers by requiring federal executives to hire union-only members.
·   Punished the American people by issuing numerous draconian environmental dictates that insure zero energy independence for decades to come, if ever.

ImageIn other words, Hoven says, it was all “pay back Democratic special interests…spend really, really huge amounts of other people's money, [and] make terrorism a law-enforcement issue instead of a national-defense issue and watch terrorists and nuclear proliferators be released, from Pakistan to Yemen to Gitmo.”

I haven’t even mentioned how much Obama has also:
·   Punished Americans by appointing chronic tax cheats and craven lobbyists to his cabinet and as advisors.
·   Punished Americans by reversing every promise he made about transparency, bipartisanship, and having an economic-growth bill with no pork.
·   Rewarded terrorists by authorizing $20.3 million to aid Palestinian refugees from Gaza – read Hamas – to “migrate.” But as journalist Judi McLeod and intelligence analyst Michael Travis have asked, “Is Obama opening the floodgates to Hamas” and “What security measures are in place to keep Hamas terrorists from gaining free access into the U.S.?”
·   Punished Americans by not firing – or even sanctioning – Attorney General Eric Holder, who called America a “nation of cowards.”
·   Punished Americans by moving the once-objective census process into the White House’s to be overseen by the Chicago-machine flunkie, Rahm Emanuel.
·   And then there was the cringe-producing embarrassment he caused by granting his first interview to the Arab media, Dubai-based al Arabiya TV, where he proceeded to apologize for America’s “mistakes.”

VOX CLAMATO EN DESERTO

On the eve of the “stimulus” bill vote, which took place on February 14, Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren asked Alaska’s Governor Sarah Palin what the president should do.

Image“He should veto it!” Palin exclaimed. “He should send it back to the lawmakers so they have time to actually read it and understand its impact.” Hers was a lonely voice of opposition, but it resonated with millions of Americans who also wondered how their (overwhelmingly Democrat) elected officials had the gall to vote for a 1,100-page bill they hadn’t read when recent spending packages of significantly less heft had failed so thunderously:
·   $180 billion stimulus program in the spring of 2008: Failed.
·   $345 billion housing bailout from the summer of 2008: Failed.
·   $700 billion Wall Street bailout from the fall of 2008: Failed.
·   Grand total: $1.2 trillion in spending: Failed. 

Just a few days later, on February 17, Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal suggested that he might not be interested in taking  the $4 billion allotted to his state  in the “stimulus” package before reviewing each program and determining “what are the strings” attached to it were. And on February 18, according to the Associated Press, a number of other Republican governors said they were considering turning down at least some of the money, questioning if it would help the economy at all.

ImageOf course, it was a Democrat, South Carolina Congressman James Clyburn, who sneaked tucked into the package a proviso that allows state legislatures to override a governor’s decision. It was also Clyburn who said that the refusal of governors to accept the funds was "a slap in the face of African-Americans." To which Kevin Martin, a member of Project 21 – a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992 – replied: "Liberals such as Congressman Clyburn have always employed tactics such as the race card to shame critics into accepting their heavy-handed demands…to use race as a means of cramming it down these governors' throats is reprehensible, and people should take notice as to how far these people are willing to go to get their way."

Indeed. Americans should be celebrating the courage of the Republican governors who have questioned the ability of the bloated, pork-laden, special-interest-favoring bill to create jobs or “save” the economy At this point, their numbers may be small, but their potential to influence other Republicans, Conservatives, and Independents is huge.

Let them know – and encourage their efforts!
Governor Mark Sanford (SC): Tel: 1-803-734-2100; Fax: 1-803-734-5167; E-mail.
Governor Bobby Jindal (LA): E-mail.
Governor Haley Barbour (MISS): Tel: 1-877-405-0733 or1- 601-359-3150.
Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter (ID): Tel: 1-208-334-2100.
Governor Sarah Palin (AK): Tel: 1-907- 465-3500; Fax: 1-907- 465-3532; E-mail.
Governor Mitch Daniels (IN): Tel: 1-317-232-4567; E-mail.
Keep this Contact Your Governor Guide  handy.

DON’T TREAD ON ME

ImageAfraid that the Obama agenda includes trampling on states’ rights, 22 states are declaring sovereignty or planning to. Sovereignty is not the same as secession, in which a state or states threaten to leave the union. Sovereignty is granted under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights. In short, it says that: “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right…”

The states now seeking sovereignty are expressing the fear that a new national government might seek to exercise powers not granted to the government and that states will lose their autonomy. In stark contrast are those who believe that Congress can enact – at the will or whim of the president – just about anything that strikes their socialist fancies. 

The states seeking sovereignty believe that if enough states get on board, they could press their claims together and prevail. The federal government, they say, has no physical existence, except for the machinery that runs it, but that the states are the country!

As one blogger stated, “Whether they’re using a stick or a club, the states are drawing a line in the sand and placing the Federal Government on notice.”

To date, the states that are already sovereign, having passed 10th Amendment resolutions in their legislatures, include:
California (CA): Click here for more info.
Texas (TX):  Click here.
States claiming sovereignty include:
Arizona (AZ):  Click here.
Georgia (GA): Click here.
Michigan (MI): Click here.
Missouri (MO): Click here  and Click here.
Montana (MT): Click here.
New Hampshire (NH):  Click here.
Oklahoma (OK):  Click here.
South Carolina (SC): Click here.
Washington (WA): Click here.
Hawaii (HI) is actually aiming for total sovereignty, as it claims the state was never really a state of the U.S.A. Click HERE and HERE.

States that are planning motions toward claiming sovereignty include the following:
Alabama (AL), Alaska (AK), Arkansas (AR), Colorado (CO, Idaho (ID), Indiana (IN), Kansas (KS), Maine (ME), Nevada (NV), Pennsylvania (PA), and Tennessee (TN).

ImageClick here for Source # 1 for the "pending / planning" states  and Source # 2 for the "pending / planning" states.  
That is almost half our country, as you can see by this map:

And more states are joining the Don’t Tread On Me juggernaut, including Georgia, Oklahoma,  and Ohio!

But there is a rub here. A Resolution carries no weight, but only sends a “sense of the state legislature” to the federal government. But a Bill can become a Law. So when you’re contacting your state officials, urge them to introduce a Bill and not a Resolution about Sovereignty and States’ Rights!

According to writer Dave Nalle, it now looks “like at least 22 states have Bills in some stage of development. About half are in the process of being drafted, several are in committee or out for debate, and the pack is being led by Arizona, Oklahoma, and New Hampshire, where the bills have strong support and will likely be voted on within a matter of weeks. As yet, none have passed into law, but we may see that happen in some of the most active states fairly quickly.”

Most of the Resolutions, Nalle says, “are originating from inside legislatures and from established state politicians, specifically in response to concerns about unfunded mandates and excessive burdens placed on the states by the federal government. The expense and partisan character of many of the elements of the stimulus bill is of increasing concern and helping to motivate legislators to pass these state resolutions…while the 10th Amendment is central to their argument, legislators are more concerned about retaining power they see being gradually eroded by the federal government…”

YES, YOUR HONOR!

ImageIt is not only governors and state legislatures waking up to the shock of dealing with a far-left-cum-socialist-cum-Marxist president and a far-left Congress that echoes his contempt for free-market capitalism and the U.S. Constitution. It is also organizations like Patriots for America as well as individual activists. 

It is not only governors and state legislatures waking up to the shock of dealing with a far-left-cum-socialist-cum-Marxist president and a far-left Congress that echoes his contempt for free-market capitalism and the U.S. Constitution. It is also organizations like as well as individual activists. 

A minister, Christ Otto, started the Red Envelope Project that has already resulted in over 100,000 red envelopes being sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (zip: 20500), which are marked on the back with the simple sentence: “This envelope represents one child who died in abortion…it is empty because that child was unable to offer anything to the world.”

Stephen Pidgeon, a lawyer who has waged one of more than a dozen Supreme Court lawsuits (Broe v. Reed) in an attempt to prove that President Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to hold his office, has launched an effort to empanel a National Grand Jury  “to serve as ombudsmen for the citizens of the country in respect to constitutional rights and privileges…and to conduct criminal investigations of members of the federal government, and, if the evidence is sufficient, issue criminal indictments.”

The National Grand Jury, Pidgeon says, “is an entirely independent body. Judges of the Supreme Court, the Courts of Appeal, and the District Courts of the United States, United States Attorneys, and Congress of the United States may act only as advisors. They cannot prevent National Grand Jury action unless that action violates the duly enacted laws as originally created in the United States.”
He says that a National Grand Jury is empowered to:

  • Inquire into the condition and management of branches of the federal government and its agencies.
  • Investigate and report on the operations, accounts and records of federal officers, departments, and functions.
  • Inquire into the willful or corrupt misconduct in office of public officers.
  • Submit a final report of its findings and recommendations, no later than the end of its term, to the Presiding Juror of the National Grand Jury.
To become a Grand Juror, go to this website: www.DecaLogosIntl.org.

ImageSo to all people who wonder “ What can I do?” to reclaim the America they knew and loved before Obama, I suggest that you join these efforts and also start protests of your own, be they e-mail campaigns, signatures on petitions, letters-to-editors, street demonstrations, and endless petitions to your elected representatives. If they don’t respond to your liking, kick the bums out of office in 2010!

But remember that Obama’s henchmen-and-women “donated” $4-billion dollars to the corrupt Acorn “community agitator organizer” group in their “stimulus” bill, the better to swing the midterms to even more corrupt leftwing legislators. So if you want more of what the president has “offered” us in only four weeks in office – with more horrifying things to follow – vote for anyone but a Democrat! 
 


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; activism; bho2009; bho44; communism; democratcongress; democrats; dosomething; economy; marxism; moonbats; neomarxism; porkulus; socialism
She nailed it!
1 posted on 02/23/2009 6:43:42 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Bump.

Was posted earlier today.... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2191897/posts

But you formatted it real purty.


2 posted on 02/23/2009 6:48:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: markomalley

As the title says “What canwe do?” I say pray for the best and prepare for the worst.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 6:49:21 PM PST by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Responsibility2nd
But you formatted it real purty.

Well thanks...

(view selection source in Firefox is a beautiful thing!)

4 posted on 02/23/2009 6:57:33 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: sneakers

bump


5 posted on 02/23/2009 7:00:42 PM PST by sneakers
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To: markomalley

bttt


6 posted on 02/23/2009 7:05:00 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: markomalley

I don’t get this last sentence:

“So if you want more of what the president has “offered” us in only four weeks in office – with more horrifying things to follow – vote for anyone but a Democrat!”

She is saying, in effect, that if we DON’T want more of what Obama is doing we should vote for a Democrat?!?!?


7 posted on 02/23/2009 7:06:33 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: markomalley

4 later


8 posted on 02/23/2009 7:23:02 PM PST by Canedawg (Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.)
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To: caseinpoint

Your logical construction is correct.


9 posted on 02/23/2009 7:50:02 PM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ("It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: markomalley

Bump!


10 posted on 02/23/2009 8:12:15 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: markomalley

BTTT


11 posted on 02/23/2009 8:16:43 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (The Constitution & Bill of Rights stand as a whole. Remove any part & nullify the whole.)
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To: markomalley

read later


12 posted on 02/23/2009 9:14:59 PM PST by RatsDawg
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To: GrouchoTex

Pray, prepare, and FIGHT BACK!


13 posted on 02/23/2009 9:22:48 PM PST by yawningotter
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To: markomalley

bump....gotta get OREGON on that list.


14 posted on 02/23/2009 9:28:19 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: markomalley

Excellent.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 9:34:22 PM PST by deannadurbin
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To: markomalley

Looks like something I want to read. Ping for an earlier time.


16 posted on 02/23/2009 11:20:54 PM PST by Bellflower
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To: markomalley

BFLR


17 posted on 02/23/2009 11:22:18 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: markomalley

"Or, as Lenin said, "The way to crush the bourgeoisie [the middle class] is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation."

18 posted on 02/24/2009 6:27:32 AM PST by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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To: markomalley; Fiddlstix; PhilDragoo; Liz; onyx; potlatch; devolve; MEG33; Grampa Dave; Lady Jag; ...

Perfect!

bump! bump! bump!


19 posted on 02/24/2009 7:27:53 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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“First of all, the day-to-day life of most Americans in these times is nowhere near as dire as that of the band of cold, ragged and hungry men who gathered around George Washington in the winter at Valley Forge, to which they had been driven by defeat after defeat.

Only the most reckless gambler would have bet on them to win. Only an optimist would have expected them to survive.”

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=320284148139252


20 posted on 02/24/2009 7:40:48 AM PST by villagerjoel ("Gun control is a prerequisite for genocide." - Unknown)
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To: markomalley

Good stuff!


21 posted on 02/24/2009 8:01:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama dozed.....people froze.)
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To: markomalley

1. Keep pushing for as many states to get 10th Amednment passed. Not just resolutions.
2. The newspapers are dying. We can hold our own on the web and radio but TV news has the power. We need to start cancelling sat and cable TV enmasse. The choice is TV or serfdom for us and our kids. Most will choose TV. :-(
3. Keep pushing birth certificate cases especially with military plaintiffs.


22 posted on 02/24/2009 8:06:52 AM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: yawningotter

We’ve been here before. We know how to fight back!
Tax Revolt!
“Anyone may arrange his affairs so that his taxes shall be as low as possible; he is not
bound to choose that pattern which best pays the treasury. There is not even a patriotic
duty to increase one’s taxes. Over and over again the Courts have said that there is
nothing sinister in
so arranging affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible. Everyone does it,
rich and poor alike and all do right, for nobody owes any public duty to pay
more than the law demands.”

(US Appeals Court Justice the Honourable Learned Hand)


23 posted on 02/24/2009 8:24:52 AM PST by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: Frantzie

I just sent another email to Bev Perdue, Governer of NC asking her to initiate a resolution to join our neighbors SC and TN in pursuing sovereignty.


24 posted on 02/24/2009 8:42:29 AM PST by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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BFL


25 posted on 02/24/2009 8:58:42 AM PST by Marmolade
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To: markomalley

Hear ye, Hear ye!


26 posted on 02/24/2009 9:21:22 AM PST by veracious
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To: markomalley

Send this to you state representatives. I’m surprised Georgia and Mississippi haven’t done it yet. FL, with the ultra liberal courts and the far lefty that calls himself a Republican, Crist, don’t look to see them do it. Glad to see TN on board.


27 posted on 02/24/2009 9:56:13 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: griswold3

Be careful saying that here. Our local troll Michael Michael will come and read you the riot act and post the laws telling you how you are going to be sent to prison. LMAO


28 posted on 02/24/2009 10:12:54 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: markomalley

Subject: The Stimulus Bill Explained

Subject: A SIMPLE EXPLANATION

Shortly after class, an economics student approached his economics
professor and said, “I don’t understand this stimulus bill. Can you
explain it to me?”

The professor replied, “I don’t have any time to explain it at my
office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my
weekend project, I’ll be glad to explain it to you.”

The student agreed. At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at
the professor’shouse.

The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard
pool. They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the
student a bucket.

Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, “First, go over
to the deep end, and fill your bucket
with as much water as you can.” The student did as he was instructed.

The professor then continued, “Follow me over to the shallow end, and
then dump all the water from your bucket into it.”

The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told. The
professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and
began walking back to the deep end of the pool.

The confused student asked,
“Excuse me, but why are we doing this?” The professor matter-of-factly
stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper. The
student didn’t think the economics professor was serious, but figured
that he would find out the real story soon enough.

However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end,
the student began to become worried that his economics professor had
gone mad.

The student finally replied, “All we’re doing is wasting valuable time
and effort on unproductive pursuits. Even worse, when this process is
all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all
you’ll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have
been truly productive action!”

The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile,
“Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill.”


29 posted on 02/24/2009 10:20:43 AM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: mojitojoe

What the Judge Hand instructs us is that we all can legally arrange our affairs to lessen our tax liability!
This statement by the Judge is from one such case that FDR brought against the wealthy!
The ‘industrialists’ and ‘evil rich’ grew tired of being berated during the GD. They knew that the government wanted to seize their assets for the ‘common good’. They rearranged their affairs to prevent that.


30 posted on 02/24/2009 11:21:20 AM PST by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: markomalley
You can buy them on e bay
31 posted on 03/18/2009 10:09:53 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion, Euthanasia & FOCA - - don't Obama and the Democrats just kill ya!)
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