Saturday, May 25, 2013

Know Your Reps

Here is an easy way to track how your Congressional representatives (House & Senate) are voting. is a conservative web site that keeps tabs on Congress. They make it REALLY easy to see how your representatives are voting.

Here's How

1. Open your browser to the Freedom Works web site. (see link above). The home page displays.

2. In the menu bar at the top of the page, select "Scorecards" and press Enter. The accountability page opens.

3. Under "Scorecards" select either "US House of Representatives" or "US Senate." For example we chose "2013 113th Congress" and the following page displays:

4. Scroll down the list to your US Senator. (you have two). A green color block indicates that they voted using conservative principles. A roan colored block indicates an Anti-Freedom vote.

5. Click on a block to see the details of their voting on a particular topic.

It's that simple! Use this to hold your representatives accountable. You now have a quick and easy way to find out what they are doing. Tell family and friends about this easy tool and check-out the Freedom Works web site as well.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Guest Article: The UN Arms Treaty Consequences

What If Obama Signs the UN Arms Trade Treaty?
by Fred DeRuvo of Freedom Outpost

The UN Arms Treaty is again, rising to the surface. The latest version was finalized this past March 2013.

It needs to be clearly understood that the United States does not need the UN. So one might reasonably ask, what is the purpose of America signing any of the UN-sponsored treaties?

When any country signs onto a UN treaty, that country effectively gives up a some sovereignty by placing itself under the auspices of the United Nations. In effect then, certain laws of a particular country could eventually become infringed or entirely canceled out because of that position.

Even if Obama signs this treaty, it would have to be ratified by the Senate. There is a good possibility that this would fail ratification attempts. I doubt that this would mean the Obama administration would give up though. 2014 is coming.

The Arms Trade Treaty is thirteen pages (28 articles) detailing the responsibilities of those countries that sign onto the treaty. Everyone should download a copy and read it thoroughly.

The stated purpose of the treaty is as follows:
Establish the highest possible common international standards for regulating or improving the regulation of the international trade in conventional arms;

Prevent and eradicate the illicit trade in conventional arms and prevent their diversion;

Like everything else done by the UN, the reasons for the treaty is to contribute to peace and reduce human suffering. For the record, the UN has never done anything that has created peace in areas of the world that have been in conflict. It has also routinely turned a blind eye to human suffering throughout the world and does so even now.

While the treaty recognizes the rights of the individual “states” (countries signing on) to continue to do whatever is needed for the protection of their own borders and people, the treaty attempts to curtail illegal arms sales. Among other things, each state can remove themselves from the treaty whenever they wish and becomes effective 90 days after giving written notice. Otherwise, the treaty lasts forever.

I’m not a lawyer so I cannot comment on every jot and tittle. However, the treaty reads in a fairly straight forward manner.

There are only two areas where I see potential problems. The first one, under Article 2, point h concerns, “Small arms and light weapons.” There is no specific definition of “small arms and light weapons” anywhere in the text that I could find. However, one paragraph states, “Noting the contribution made by the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, as well as the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition.”

The treaty outlines how each state will essentially create an elaborate “national control system” that catalogs all ammunition/munitions as well as parts/components related to items in Article 2. Moreover, the treaty encourages this same approach with all conventional weaponry for each state, though the term “conventional” is also not defined. Article 12 also references national records.

The treaty will create larger government requiring millions in taxpayer dollars for the system and staff. The government will grow another “arm” essentially.
Could this become a national database extending to weapons held by private, law-abiding citizens? Possibly. Article 10 may hint at this. “Each State Party shall take measures, pursuant to its national laws, to regulate brokering taking place under its jurisdiction for conventional arms covered under Article 2 (1). Such measures may include requiring brokers to register or obtain written authorization before engaging in brokering.” It’s unclear.

The other problem is how changes are adopted to the treaty after a state becomes part of the treaty. This is highlighted in Article 20. Once the treaty takes effect, no changes can occur for six years. After that, changes could be made every three years. Once an individual states sign onto the treaty, that state’s governing body is out of the picture, permanently. In other words, though the US Senate would have to originally ratify the treaty for it to become effective for the United States, after that, any amendments would be done by vote of the member states, not their governing bodies.

Six years from becoming effective, should member states pass an amendment making private gun possession illegal for all member states’ citizens, that would become law for America. America’s 2nd Amendment would be infringed/eradicated by this treaty. The left says this can’t happen, but what’s to stop it?"

Thursday, May 23, 2013

We're Here From The Government

When the soldiers come knocking at your door, it's too late. If you protest, you will probably never be seen again. Is that what it takes to wake-up a sleeping America? People being interviewed on the streets of New York or elsewhere, don't know much about ANYTHING going on in our government. Some replied that they "don't keep up with current events like they should." Many had no idea that the IRS had broken ANY laws. Few knew that the Obama administration snooped ILLEGALLY into phone records of reporters and their respective families. Few know where Benghazi is or what happened there.

Meanwhile, their government is being bombarded with scandal after scandal. The corruption and lies being perpetrated by ALL top officials just isn't getting through to the average citizen. Today's population remains UNAWARE of the government's "talk to my hand" attitude. Are these citizens living in a cave or under a rock? How can the average "Joe" miss NOT hearing about the scandals of the Obama administration or the corruption in our government?

How can we get through to the "Dumbed-Down" Americans? Is there any hope? Maybe someone should invent a new computer game that shows the collapse of a corrupt government. That way the "Gear Heads" might see the connection. Let's face it, people spend way too much time with their electronic devices. Somehow we have to try and get their attention because the very fabric of our nation is at risk.

Benefit of the Doubt
It's not that people don't care, it's that they just are TOO IGNORANT to understand that we are under attack from our own government. (Perhaps a little naive also). They don't believe that the once strongest nation in the world could ever be destroyed from within. It's hard to believe - even when it's taking place in front of your eyes. People are too busy living their lives to notice the world in which they live and how much it's changing. No one sees the "Big Picture" any more. No one sees the striking similarities with history and totalitarian dictatorships emerging here in America.

Should we just capitulate and run-up the White Flag? NOT ME!!

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Abolish The IRS

Across the nation people peacefully protested most IRS offices to let them know that they have broken our trust. Tea Party groups have faced tough scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service JUST because they oppose this administration's political agenda. That's just wrong and an apology is NOT acceptable.

Here is a photo taken at the rally in Asheville, North Carolina yesterday.

It's time to become active and let your Congressional Representatives also know that we should ABOLISH the IRS for their blatant law breaking. Any government agency that deliberately targets a political group, cannot be trusted.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

IRS Protests Coming

Mark your calendar. Tuesday, May 21, 2013 is the day to protest the IRS abuses and ILLEGAL activities being done to citizens. All Tea Party, 9/12, and Patriot group across America will be protesting their local IRS offices to show their anger against them.

This could be next at YOUR HOUSE:

Will you join your local activists and show solidarity with them? Your support will be appreciated. See you there!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Stop IRS ObamaCare Takeover

There is a new bill in the House of Representatives. It's called "Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act" or H.R. 2009. This proposed legislation stops the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) from enforcing any part of ObamaCare.

Currently the IRS is charted with distributing the premium subsidies that will be exchanged as tax credits. The IRS will also be in charge of a huge amount of personal data about ALL citizens. Frankly, we cannot TRUST the IRS any longer in light of their admitted blatant abuse of power and discrimination against conservative taxpayers. They could easily use this access to your information and use it against you.

Putting the agency that has admitted targeting political opponents in charge of medical records is more than a recipe for disaster. This would result in the potential for a TOTALITARIAN Big Government agency.

Action To Take
Tell your representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 2009.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

I'm Sorry Doesn't Cut It

When the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) apologizes for breaking the law, that just doesn't cut it. Does an apology work for you when YOU break the law?   How can the IRS ever be trusted to enforce the tax laws ever again when they are lawbreakers themselves? They cannot!

To add insult to injury, the person who was in charge during the time frame that the abuses took place just received a promotion. Ms. Ingram is now in charge of enforcing ObamaCare taxation. Isn't that nice? She should be investigated and in the very least - FIRED for breaking the discrimination laws.

Over the past few days we learned beyond doubt that President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder both knew about the IRS discrimination that was going on as early as June 2012. This was reported by the Wall Street Journal. They knew during the Obama campaign for re-election. What a coincidence. These facts tell us that both Obama and holder are LIARS to the American public and to Congress. Holder has perjured himself while Obama LIED while NOT under oath. They both lack integrity or honesty.

Why should we trust either of them? This whole administration denies any malfeasance or wrong doing. They are either the biggest bunch of IDIOTS in charge or they are all CRIMINALS and should be prosecuted.

When you hear their lame excuses of why they are not accountable, you almost have to laugh because they are so unbelievable. If you have kids, you know when they are lying because they give such awful excuses - just like the Obama administration.

Obama's legacy will become the Big Overstuffed Government of Clowns and Liars.