Saturday, October 2, 2010

Constitutional Amendment?

Tea Party Activists Push for Amendment
Tea Party activists are striving to get a constitutional convention in order to pass a new amendment. The idea is to limit Congressional powers by adding a new check in the checks and balances. The new amendment would give two thirds of the states the ability to repeal congressional acts like ObamaCare!

Purpose of the Change
This amendment would restore much of the state sovereignty that the Supreme Courts have (over time) taken away from the states. They have diluted the original purpose of the tenth Amendment which ensured states' rights. Over time the courts have expanded Federal powers and taken powers away from the individual states.

Other Ideas
In addition there is also discussion to repeal the 17th Amendment, passed by the Progressive movement in 1917. That's the one that established the Federal income tax. Since its inception, the Federal government has expanded it over and over to today's 70,000 plus pages of regulations.

Some feel that a constitutional convention would open up the whole Constitution for change. This is possible, however, once changed, it would require a two thirds majority of the states to ratify these changes. Since radical changes would NOT likely be accepted, it remains a good idea to consider.

Action To Take
If you like the idea you need to let your local Tea Party membership know it. Get their support to escalate the issue and make it happen.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tea Party Coloring Book

Progressive Free Speech
Apparently it's OK for Progressives to show the anti-capitalist video to our elementary school children - but it's not OK to have a Tea Party Coloring book published! Yes, there is a video that is being used by thousands of public elementary schools across America entitled "The Story of Stuff" which portrays America's big business as the bad guy. AND, it makes BIG Government look like the hero. Your children may be seeing this video because it is widely distributed across America. Ask you local school. (Be sure and view it yourself to make sure you approve of their message).

Sponsor of "Stuff"?
So who is behind the video that's anti-capitalism? Who's is trying to brainwash your children to believing that Socialism (or Marxism) is better than the American system? How about the Tides Center. Hummm, have you heard of this organization before. Perhaps, if you have ever watched the Glenn Beck Show. How About self-proclaimed Communist Van Jones? Didn't know that he worked at the Tides Center?

The Tides Center was founded in 1996 by George Soros. It is a non-profit organization that promotes "Progressive Social Change" and is a "leading sponsor of social innovation." The Tides Center believes that "healthy societies rely fundamentally on respect for human rights, the vitality of communities, and a celebration of diversity. Projects work to effect change in the areas of social justice, economic development, civic engagement, environmental sustainability, environmental justice, human rights, community development international affairs, and nonprofit building, among others."

Wow, is there anything on the Progressive agenda that they don't cover?

Death Threats
Meanwhile, there has been a simple, but nice Tea Party Coloring book introduced. It teaches kids about the origin of the Tea Party and what it involves. It contains drawings about freedom, self-reliance, work, and a government for the people. Wow, those are pretty anti-American thoughts huh?

Isn't it strange that this publication's authors are receiving DEATH THREATS? Why aren't the authors of "The Story of Stuff"? Evidently, the first Amendment only applies to the Progressives in America and not to anyone who has an opposing view-Especially one that supports the United States Constitution!!

Action To Take
If you don't like the message delivered in the "Stuff" video, then do something about it. Don't be silent any longer. Your country is at stake as well as you children! Complain vehemently to school administrators and ask them NOT to indoctrinate your children to this message because it is POISON!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Obama Trashes Fox News Again

Why THIS Venue?
Why did Obama select Rolling Stone Magazine to bash Fox News? They are the ones who wrote the article that got General McKristal fired. My guess is that Obama is trying to reach the audience of younger voters.

What He Said About Fox
In his Rolling Stone article, Obama said this about Fox News: "...a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive of the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world."

Apparently, he doesn't see the opposite point of view: Namely that his policies are destructive to the long term growth of America.

Is he upset because Fox News is the only media corporation reporting ANY opposition to his policies? Is he THAT Thin-Skinned?

What He Said about the Tea Party
After bashing Fox News Obama turned his BLAME MACHINE on the Tea Party. What a surprise! His comments had racial overtones: "...there are probably some aspects of the Tea Party that are a little darker,that have to do with anti-immigrant sentiment or are troubled by what I represent as the President."

Wow, this is the GREAT Unifier at work trying to divide the country even more than it is. Once again, Obama has it "ass backwards." The Tea Party movement (including the majority of Americans) are against ILLEGAL immigration and open borders. This is EXACTLY the policy that Obama supports - and he blames the Tea Party for the divisions in Washington, DC. Is he REALLY THAT Gullible?

Will He Ever Take Responsibility?
At this point in his administration, it is unlikely that Obama will ever take responsibility for HIS actions. It's NEVER HIS FAULT! It's the Progressive way to point the finger and BLAME Someone else! We're getting tired of HIS BlameTheOtherGuy Mantra!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Guest Article: Govt. Censorship of Internet

Engineers Slam Internet 'Censorship' Bill Ahead of Key Senate Panel Vote
By Judson Berger

Internet entrepreneurs are in a panic over a fast-tracking Senate bill they say will censor the Web, stifle Silicon Valley startups, damage the United States' credibility on free speech and ultimately trigger the creation of an alternate-universe Internet.

The West Coast engineers say they were blindsided last Monday when the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act was introduced in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, which could come up for a vote as early as Thursday, has a bipartisan roster of co-sponsors who say it will be a tool for stopping the worst offenders in the world of online piracy.

The bill would give the attorney general new powers to shut down websites deemed dedicated to counterfeit material -- by going through the courts and by encouraging service providers to go after sites the Justice Department puts on a public blacklist.

According to the bill, a website would have to be "dedicated to infringing activities" to trigger the enforcement.

But Internet advocates warn the legislation would open a door for a handful of people in the federal government to wantonly power off entire websites that may be operating legally under current law. Though senators suggest the bill would save jobs by cracking down on piracy, critics say it will hurt the economy by threatening fledgling companies whenever copyrighted material shows up on their sites.

If this bill had been law five or 10 years ago, there's a good chance that YouTube would no longer be around," Peter Eckersley, senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told

Eckersley said the bill would mark a drastic departure from current law by allowing the government not just to strip copyrighted material off an offending website, but to order the shutdown of a domain name altogether.

Eighty-seven engineers who played a role in the creation of the Internet have sent a letter to the Judiciary Committee urging it to sideline the bill.

"If enacted, this legislation will risk fragmenting the Internet's global domain name system (DNS), create an environment of tremendous fear and uncertainty for technological innovation, and seriously harm the credibility of the United States in its role as a steward of key Internet infrastructure," they wrote. "All censorship schemes impact speech beyond the category they were intended to restrict, but this bill will be particularly egregious in that regard because it causes entire domains to vanish from the Web, not just infringing pages or files. Worse, an incredible range of useful, law-abiding sites can be blacklisted under this bill."

The bill's authors, co-sponsors and supporters disagree. They say it's dedicated to the worst-of-the-worst -- that the Justice Department could not shut down a site without first winning approval from a federal court and that the bill protects website operators by giving them the opportunity to remove pirating activity to get their site back online.

"No one would dispute that online infringement and counterfeiting of American intellectual property drains the American economy and costs American jobs," Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who introduced the bill, said in a written statement Wednesday. "No one would defend websites, primarily based overseas, that are dedicated to infringing activities. We continue (to) welcome input from everyone on the best way to attack the problem, but ignoring the problem, or saying it is too complicated, can no longer be an option."

The bill has broad bipartisan support on the committee, including that of Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch. Thirteen of the 16 committee members are co-sponsors, giving the bill a strong chance of passing if it comes up for a vote Thursday before the Senate adjourns.

Critics are crying foul, saying the panel has not scheduled a hearing for the bill, but committee spokeswoman Erica Chabot noted that the panel held an oversight hearing on intellectual property enforcement in June.

"You can have hearings before you introduce a bill," she said, stressing that Leahy and the co-sponsors are continuing to talk with "stakeholders on all sides."

The biggest supporters of, and contributors to, the proposal come from the business and entertainment communities.

The AFL-CIO, which supports the bill, claims movie and music pirating costs more than 200,000 jobs. A fact sheet put out by the Senate Judiciary Committee claimed intellectual property theft, some occurring on foreign websites, costs the U.S. economy more than $100 billion annually.

Steve Tepp, a piracy expert for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the censorship claims are off-base.

"This bill is a bipartisan effort that targets sites engaged in activities that all 153 countries in the WTO have agreed are illegal," he said. "These websites have no place in a legitimate online market. ... This legislation provides a critically needed tool to try to address what is globally acknowledged as criminal activity to protect America's economic interests."

The Screen Actors Guild and several other entertainment industry groups released a joint statement commending the co-sponsors and claiming the bill would be aimed at "rogue websites" dedicated to "stealing" movies and music.

Specifically, the bill would let the attorney general go through federal court to try to shut down an offending website. If the court approves, the service provider would be required to "suspend" and "lock" the domain name. Those sites would be listed on a public website. Separately, the attorney general would start another public list of offending websites that have not been ordered shut down; the Justice Department would provide immunity to any service provider that takes action against them.

Eckersley called this "outright censorship" and rattled off the names of several prominent file-sharing and file-storing sites -- RapidShare, Dropbox, MediaFire -- that could be affected. He said sites like YouTube would probably survive, but new companies similar to it could easily fall victim to the bill if it becomes law. Plus, he said, people who store files like pictures and music online could, in the stroke of a judge's pen, see those files disappear.

"It's one thing to take down an infringing file. It's another to bully an entire ecosystem of people who are trying to innovate, and that's what this bill is trying to do," he said. "The senators who are well-intentioned haven't realized how much of the astonishing economic value of the Internet they're putting at risk here."

An advocacy group that opposes the bill, Demand Progress, claims 50,000 people have signed its online petition against the bill.

"Censoring the Internet is something we'd expect from China or Iran, not the U.S. Senate," the protest petition says.

Engineers and free-speech advocates have suggested the bill would undermine efforts to press China to unlock the Internet. Plus they warn of a scenario in which engineers will circumvent the law by creating a black-market Internet where outlawed sites could be accessed.

This could create two conflicting Internet worlds, where some sites are accessible to some users and others are not; where commerce, some legitimate, happens in one world and not in the other.

"Errors and divergences will appear," the 87 engineers warned in their letter. "Contradictory addresses will confuse browsers and frustrate the people using them."

Eckersley had a simpler way to describe it: "Chaos."

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DANGER: Freedom Under Attack

Government Control of the Internet?
Is the Internet at risk? That's what Senator Joe Leiberman (I, CT) wants to have. The President of the USA will have the power (without any Congressional over site) to close down any business who does not comply with his wishes. It also allows the President to take control over the Internet and shut it down for up to 90 days.

Don't let the Senate Do This
Currently this bill is still being worked on in the US Senate. It is NOT too late to stop it. However YOU need to take immediate action. You must phone or contact your US senator and tell them to vote "NO" on this bill because it gives too much unilateral control in one man's hands. In a word, this bill is TYRANNICAL! It attacks the Constitution and the First Amendment (Free Speech).

Without any rhyme or reason, the President can shut-down a company for not complying with his demands or he can shut down the Internet and not have to give Congress any reason whatsoever.

This is NO JOKE
If you care about this freedom, then you need to defend it! Act now or don't complain when the Internet goes away!

Monday, September 27, 2010

The "O" World

My Fellow Americans

New Future Voters

New Poverty Levels

Obama's Approval In Office

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dumbed-Down Version

Pledge to America
The GOP came out with their version of a pledge to America. It consists of 20 pages of Blah, Blah, Blah, Blah. Incidentally, this is the typical politician's way of writing ANYTHING. What they forgot to do is to target it to their audience - Mainstream Americans.

They should have a bulleted list like this instead:

GOP's Top Ten List
  • Stop spending on things like the Departments of Education and Commerce, HUD, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and by ending TARP immediately.

  • Repeal ObamaCare and all it's stupid regulations.

  • Abolish the IRS and ALL Federal Taxes and replace with the Fair Tax instead.

  • Stop funding for all Czars who were not vetted by the US Senate.

  • Remove troops from Korea, Germany, and Europe to protect our borders here in the USA.

  • Extend the Bush tax-cuts indefinitely until the economy recovers.

  • Guarantee NO AMNESTY for any ILLEGALS.

  • Audit and the abolish the Federal Reserve Banks.

  • Establish term limits for Congress - not to exceed two consecutive terms without lifetime retirement benefits of healthcare and full salary.

  • Reduce the Federal Budget to 1980 spending levels.

  • Ban all PACs (Political Action Committees) and special interest groups by making them illegal.
This seems ambitious, but we should strive for it!