Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rally at the Governor's Mansion on Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM


Rally at the Governor's Mansion on Saturday, October 1 at 11:00 AM
Governor Bev Perdue says, "I think we ought to suspend elections for Congress for two years."

She Wants to Flaunt Article 1, Sec. 2 of the Federal Constitution!!!

She is ignoring the NC State Constitution, which calls for her to support the Constitution and laws of the United States and of the State of North Carolina.

America is reacting - it's bigger than North Carolina. Link Here. And here is the audio - judge for yourself whether it was 'just a joke'. Link here for the audio of the Governor's remarks.


Patriot Rally, October 1, 2011, 11:00AM

Raleigh Governor's Mansion LET'S GO, TEA AND GRASSROOTS GROUPS.
Article 1, Sect. 2 of our US Constitution:

The House of Representatives shall be comprised of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the Several States....

Read the Constitution, Beverly!

We cannot allow this attack on our Constitution and our sacred rights to Vote for our Elected Representatives to go unchallenged! Only tyrannical dictators suspend elections when the will of the People has turned against them and their policies. Governor Perdue is behaving like a would-be dictator in proposing that Congressional Elections be "suspended" for two years!

Governor Perdue has shown her true colors. Frustrated by the will of the People and knowing that the Voters will punish her at the polls in 2012 for her policies and actions, she wishes to suspend those elections. She wishes for those who have flaunted power and ignored the electorate to be shielded from that electorate.

This is a serious attack on the Constitution. If this attack goes unchallenged, those who would trample on the Constitution and on our God-given rights will grow even bolder! The Tea Party stands for the U.S. Constitution and for full restoration of the limited government prescribed in that sacred document. This is a call to TEA Party patriots across the state of North Carolina to come to the Governor's Mansion in Raleigh on Saturday, October 1.

We must call out the Governor on her un-Constitutional proposal and her attack on the very foundation of U.S. governance. America must remain a Government Of the People and By the People. We the People must defend it and let Governor Perdue know she has crossed the line!

Her proposal is wrong. It is indefensible. It is abhorrent!

Stay On Message!

Governor Perdue spoke about suspending elections. Her public call for suspending elections specifically attacks the Constitution and the right of the People to Vote for their Elected Representatives.

We want lots of signs. But we need to be firmly on message. If there are signs on all kinds of issues as you might normally see at a general Tea Party rally, the message will be lost. The protest will be less effective.

So we encourage those who will make signs to keep them focused on protecting and preserving our U.S. Constitution, on protecting our Right to Vote, and on challenging Governor Perdue for stepping way over the line!

Bring a flag, signs if you wish, and plenty of patriotic strength. WE ARE RIGHT!

Here are a few slogans that might be appropriate for your signs:

US Constitution - Article 1, Section 2!
Resign Now, Perdue!
Hands Off our Right to Vote!
You Cannot Repeal Article 1!
We Demand Our Voting Rights!
Only Dictators Suspend Elections!
You Are Not Your Excellency, Premier Bev!
Are You Afraid of the Voters, Bev?
Accountability to Voters Counts!
The Voters Will Retain Their Rights!

Let's GO!
Rally in Raleigh!

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011, Time: 11:00 A.M.
Place: The Governor's Mansion, 200 N Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Calling all Patriot Groups!
We must stand together and call Governor Perdue out on this!

Moore Tea Citizens and TEA/Grassroots Patriots
Please join us in Raleigh for this urgent rally! This goes to the heart of what we say we stand for! Let's Go, Moore TEA Citizens and others who are in agreement. If you are going from Moore County let's caravan. Meet at the Armory in Southern Pines on Morganton Road at 9:00am and we'll leave promptly by 9:15 and head up to Raleigh.

Are you with us? We are sorry about lack of notice on this. It takes time to call out citizens to action from all parts of the state. Spread the word - let's let the Governor know we have heard her message, and We Ain't Goin' Away!

Moore TEA Citizens
P.O. Box 4381
Pinehurst, NC 28374

Annual prayerful protest scheduled Sunday in New Bern, NC

September 28, 2011 5:12 PM

Sun Journal Staff

The 20th annual New Bern Life Chain will be held Sunday as part of a nationwide abortion protest.

The local event, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., is part of the National Life Chain.

The location for the one-hour silent protest against abortion will be on Dr. M.L. King Jr. Boulevard in New Bern between the New Bern Mall and IHOP on both sides of the highway.

The appropriate permits from the city of New Bern have been acquired, according to organizers.

The New Bern Life Chain is one of hundreds held across the country. Once each year, the Life Chain invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour.

The silent protesters hold one of the approved anti-abortion sign messages. Signs will be provided. More information can be found on the Web: and for a state-by-state list of planned events.

For more information, please call Dr. Bart Spano at 252-633-4768 or Carol Leake at 252- 635-8236

Letter to the Editor: 2nd Amendment and Havelock by Nancy Murdoch, CCTA Vice Chairman

2nd Amendment and Havelock

September 23, 2011 6:02 PM

Awhile back I took the class, paid by money, and had a background check by the sheriff of Craven County to obtain a concealed carry permit. As an American citizen I am happy to be exercising my Second Amendment rights guaranteed to me by the Constitution. As an older woman I feel more secure and in control of my life.

I am thoroughly surprised that Havelock, home of the 2nd Marine Corps Aircraft Wing, would attempt to make me a criminal if I should attend my grandson’s football or soccer game while carrying my revolver. It seems as if the arrogant mayor of Havelock doesn’t care too much for the Constitution and the Second Amendment, especially if it interferes with what he thinks is in the best interests of the populace. I know I am not alone in my outrage.

Making overbearing laws and regulations is in vogue at this time in history, and for too long good citizens have went along with the program. The problem is the criminal doesn’t give a hoot about Mayor Sanders’ laws. Someone intent on creating havoc at a football game will not let a petty law deter him. However, if I obey this law, then I may become a victim of a criminal and unable to defend myself or anyone else.

As Ben Franklin so succinctly said, “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

The Second Amendment was created to protect the citizens, not from criminals, but from government officials willing to exercise their power to instigate tyranny. I urge all those who care about liberty to let the mayor and commissioners of Havelock know their feelings about this important issue.

Nancy Murdoch, CCTA Vice Chairman
Havelock, NC

Letter to the Editor: Where do you stand? by CCTA Member, Lou Call

September 23, 2011 6:05 PM

Our Dear Leader in Washington, along with his minions, has decided that it’s not just enough to blame our current problems on George Bush and “bad luck.” They, the Socialist arm of our government as well as the president, have decided that the Tea Party is also to blame for some of our ills, which brings me to the subject of this letter.

To start with, “You might be a Tea Party Terrorist” ... if you believe in the Constitution of our nation. That means that you support free speech over political correctness, you believe that every American has the right to privacy and that everyone has the right to the defense of themselves, their family and property. You support a document that has guided our country and provided for your freedoms for over 235 years.

“You might be a Tea Party Terrorist” ... if you believe in the sovereignty of this great nation. In simple terms that means that you support our right to govern ourselves free of the machinations of the United Nations. That the power and the authority to govern our nation comes from you and me; not a world political body. That there is a reason for States Rights to exist.

“You might be a Tea Party Terrorist” ... if you believe that big government regulations have stifled businesses and destroyed self initiative. That a government big enough to give you everything you ask for is big enough to take everything away.

“You might be a Tea Party Terrorist” ... if you get a lump in your throat when you recite our Pledge of Allegiance or hear the playing of our national anthem. Upon hearing or speaking those words, you remember the sacrifice made by so many so that I may sit here and pen these words and that you are free to read them ... then you are more than the total sum of all Republications and Democrats combined ... you are an American.

When Obama compromises our Constitution and overburdens us with Big Government, when he acquiesces to a U.N. Small Arms Treaty that will do an end-run around our Second Amendment, he compromises your freedoms.

And when we pledge our allegiance, there is no doubt where we stand!

The question is, where do you stand?

Louis Call, CCTA
New Bern

Letter to the Editor: “Never let a crisis go to waste…” by Lou Call, CCTA

Sun Journal New Bern
September 25, 2011

“Never let a crisis go to waste…”

Most of you don’t know or have forgotten how World War II started. September 1, 1939 was the beginning of hostilities when Germany invaded Poland. It actually started the day before when a staged attack by Nazi forces, posing as Polish soldiers, attacked the German radio station in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia, Germany. Under the operational code name of Operation Himmler, it created the appearance of Polish aggression which was subsequently used by the Nazi’s to justify the invasion of Poland and was arguably the first act of the Second World War.

What does this all have to do with what is going on in our Country today you might ask? For starters, Obama and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are supporters of the United Nations Small Arms Treaty which, if passed in the Senate, will do an end run around our 2nd Amendment. It’s no secret that Obama, Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bloomberg of NYC are rabid anti gunners; add to this list Attorney General Eric Holder.

And that brings me to Operation Holder and the investigation of the BATF’s operation Fast & Furious. Some of you have probably overlooked the implications of this operation and it’s ramifications. The deadly ATF operation allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to purchase illegal guns, obtained in our Country, and used against both Mexicans and Americans for countless acts of violence. Last December, U.S. border patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered in a firefight with three Mexican nationals in Arizona. Two guns recovered at the crime scene were traced back to an ongoing Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms (ATF) investigation, informally known under the code names “Gunwalker” and “Fast and Furious.” A further investigation revealed that the ATF allowed the sale of more than 2,000 guns to Mexican criminal gangs with no plan to interdict or recover these weapons. What better venue for a UN Small Arms Treaty then a crisis on our borders? What better background to impose gun control over our free society? We should remember Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel’s proclamation, “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. I would add, especially when we have the will and means to create it. The election of 2012 will be the turning point in our Nation’s history. We will either stand together as Americans to save our Republic or we will abdicate to the order of national socialism, the leader of which sits in the Oval Office. The choice is yours; chose wisely.
Louis Call

Monday, September 26, 2011

Articles: Obama's 'Hate the Rich' Campaign

Articles: Obama's 'Hate the Rich' Campaign


September 26 and 27, 2011, 6:00-9:30 pm: Eastern NC Tea Party Table Talk—Speaker will Be Loren Spivek, Economic Seminar.  Free Market Warrior at Republican Headquarters, 147 S. Center St., Goldsboro, NC. Contact: Linda Harper

Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 7:00 pm (6:30 pm for those who wish to arrive early): Eastern North Carolina Tea Party meets at the Warehouse Restaurant, Winterville - Mr. Jerry Morton of Fuquay Varina will educate us on how the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac sub-prime mortgage crisis lead to the collapse of the housing market. Contact: Diane Rufino

September 27, 2011, 7:00-9:00 pm: Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA) Monthly Meeting at the Healing Grace Church. Our Featured Speaker will be Keith Dunn and will discuss "Restoring Our Constitutional Republic." To get to Healing Grace Church, take the Pembroke exit from Highway 70 in New Bern and go toward Trent Woods on Country Club Drive. Go a mile or two and you'll see the Emanuel and Dunn law office on the right. Turn right onto Wedgewood just past the law office. Go one long block, and bear right onto Red Fox. (This month our meeting is being held on September 27th to accommodate our speaker. Normally, CCTA meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

October 2, 2011, 2:30-3:30 pm: NEW BERN’S 20th ANNUAL LIFE CHAIN. Annual prayerful protest scheduled for Sunday, October 2ndAs part of National Life Chain Sunday, the 20th Annual New Bern Life Chain will be held this Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 2:30 till 3:30pm. The location for the one hour silent protest against abortion will be Martin Luther King Boulevard in New Bern between the Mall and IHOP on both sides of the highway. The appropriate permits from the City of New Bern have been acquired. The New Bern Life Chain is one of hundreds held across the country on the same day. Once each year the LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the approved pro-life sign messages. Signs will be provided. More information can be found at the following websites: and for a state by state list of Life Chains planned for 2011. For more information, please call Dr. Bart Spano at 252-633-4768 or Carol Leake at 252- 635-8236

October 3, 2011, 6:30-8:00 pm: ENC TEA PARTY: Emergency Preparation Seminar --Fairfield Park and Recreation, Corner of Greenbriar Road and Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC. Presenter: David DeGerolamo, Founder of Learn WHAT, WHY, and WHERE to store food and other emergency items. David will also discuss timeframes and places most in need of specific preparations and why? What is needed in case of short term and/or long term emergency situations? This power point presentation will give you the tools needed to get your home storage started and your family prepared for situations beyond your control. This fast-paced talk is a MUST presentation for anyone who has thought about preparation as a needed plan of protection for you and your family. Please bring friends and family members 14 and up to learn about this relevant and riveting topic. MORE INFO CONTACT: Karen Kozel at


September 26, 2011
Contact:          Dr. Bart Spano; 252-633-4768                               
                           Carol Leake; 252-635-8236 

NEW BERN’S 20th ANNUAL LIFE CHAIN SET                   
Annual prayerful protest scheduled for Sunday, October 2ndAs part of National Life Chain Sunday, the 20th Annual New Bern Life Chain will be held this Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 2:30 till 3:30pm.

The location for the one hour silent protest against abortion will be Martin Luther King Boulevard in New Bern between the Mall and IHOP on both sides of the highway. The appropriate permits from the City of New Bern have been acquired.The New Bern Life Chain is one of hundreds held across the country on the same day. Once each year the LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the approved pro-life sign messages. Signs will be provided. More information can be found at the following websites:  and  for a state by state list of Life Chains planned for 2011.

For more information, please call Dr. Bart Spano at 252-633-4768 or Carol Leake at 252- 635-8236


Pastors Unite Against IRS Restrictions on Political Speech in the Pulpit

September 25, 2011

A regulation added to the IRS code back in 1954 (The Johnson Amendment) has muddied the waters for pastors, creating a scenario in which some leaders are too fearful of federal consequences to exercise their right to free speech from the pulpit.

The Speak Up campaign (launched by the Alliance Defense Fund) addresses this important issue, while working to “protect and promote” the rights of American churches. In addition to making faith leaders aware of their constitutional right to free speech, the movement encourages pastors to stop self-censoring and to start making their political voices heard.

But in addition to legal help, pastors can also join in on Pulpit Freedom Sunday, an annual event the coalition has launched to encourage pastors to preach sermons that to examine candidates’ stances. Aside from exploring candidate opinion, churches are encouraged to look at what Scripture says about each issue. Then, they will make specific recommendations about whether or not the congregation should vote for or against specific candidates.

Following the event, each pastor lets the IRS know about his or her sermon. The hope is that making the government aware of the code violation will spark an audit. Then, the constitutionality of the Johnson Amendment can be hashed out once and for all.

In 2008, only 33 pastors participated; this expanded to 80 faith leaders in 2009 and then nearly 100 in 2010. With the movement rapidly growing, even more leaders are poised to take part in this year’s
Pulpit Freedom Sunday on October 2, 2011.


Note:  LBJ said the amendment was not aimed at churches--rather it was retailiation by Johnson against two business men who had the gall to criticize him!  More info on this on GBTV.COM--September 22, 2011 episode of the Glenn Beck Show.

US taxpayers to foot bill for new UN building? – Patriot Update

US taxpayers to foot bill for new UN building? – Patriot Update

Editorial: Send The Bastards Back . . . AND Good News In Cain -

Editorial: Send The Bastards Back . . . AND Good News In Cain -

Fracking facts: pros, cons and issues

It has long been known that shales contain oil and gas but it is only within the last decade that the development of two technologies has made the extraction of gas from shale an economic proposition:

•The first of these is the ability to drill horizontally from an initial deep vertical bore.
•The second is the development of a process called ‘hydraulic fracturing’ .

Hydraulic fracturing is the use of a fluid made up of around 90% water carrying a load of sands, chemicals and sometimes diesel oil and forcing it into shales under high pressure, causing them to fracture and release the gas they contain.

This is the process from whose name the brute industrial tag of ‘fracking’ has been hacked.

To extract shale gas, you drill one or two miles down into the shale band, and then turn the drill head to bore horizontally for up to the same distance. This obviously increases the exposure of available shale to the well. A series of explosive charges in a perforated pipe are then detonated in the stretch designated for fracking, starting the fissuring of the rock for the hydrofracturing that then follows – directed into the new cracks, forcing them more widely apart and extending them.

Shale is hard and pretty impermeable so breaking it up in this way is the only means of releasing the gas it contains.

The gas then flows along the bore and escapes upwards to the well head.

The chemicals that are part of the water borne material injected into the rock include benzene – a known carcinogen that destroys bacteria that might otherwise clog up the fissures created in the rock.

Areas of gas carrying shales are known in the industry as ‘shale plays’ – as opposed to ‘shale explorations’. The difference between the two is that the risk of ‘shale plays’ not containing extractable gas is lower.


Obama reaches out to Jewish voters, delivers slap

President Dum-Dum keeps getting it wrong. The DC's Jamie Weinstein reports:

"Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner in Washington Saturday night, President Obama made a verbal boo-boo. While defending his call for the rich to pay more in taxes, the president said he didn't mind people calling him a class warrior for merely asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a Jew. Whoops! The president meant to say 'janitor' instead of 'Jew,' and he immediately corrected himself.

After all, he doesn't need any more problems keeping Jewish voters enthusiastic about his re-election bid." Well, maybe he's trying to win back Al Sharpton. Obama's been making a lot of gaffes lately, hasn't he? Last week he talked about the building of the "intercontinental railroad," and he thought he was supposed to wave to all his fans during a group picture of world leaders at the UN. Before that, he said Lincoln founded the Republican Party, there are 57 states, the Navy has "corpse-men," etc., etc. These screw-ups are all isolated incidents and don't indicate stupidity and incompetence, though, because Obama's not a Republican.

SHOCKING: Library association's 'Banned Book Week' really 'gay' promotion?

The First Amendment that assures Americans free speech has been hijacked for a political agenda that promotes homosexuality and other sexual alternatives to children through the nation's libraries, contends an advocate for safe and secure reading institutions.

You might also be interested in: 
‘Economic Terrorism’: Big Companies Targeted for Ties to Christian Groups That Oppose Gay Marriage


Saturday, September 24, 2011

ENC TEA PARTY: Emergency Preparation Seminar, Monday, October 3rd and October 12th!

Emergency Preparation Seminar

Monday, October 3, 6:30-8:30 pm--Fairfield Park and Recreation, Corner of Greenbriar Road and Vernon Avenue, Kinston, NC.  MORE INFO CONTACT: Karen Kozel at
 Presenter: David DeGerolamo, Founder of

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30-8:30 pm--Warehouse Restaurant, 204 Main St., Winterville, NC.  MORE INFO CONTACT:  Diane Rufino at

Learn WHAT, WHY, and WHERE to store food and other emergency items.  David will also discuss timeframes and places most in need of specific preparations and why?

What is needed in case of short term and/or long term emergency situations?

This power point presentation will give you the tools needed to get your home storage started and your family prepared for situations beyond your control.

This fast-paced talk is a MUST presentation for anyone who has thought about preparation as a needed plan of protection for you and your family.

Please bring friends and family members 14 and up to learn about this relevant and riveting topic.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Credit for this update goes to Brenda T. Formo, NC Federation of Republican Women.  Thanks!

U.S. Congress

Fiscal year 2011 ends on Sep 30, 2011. At 12:50 a.m. on Sep 23, 2011 the House passed a short-term spending bill through Nov 18, 2011 that includes $3.7 billion in disaster relief and avoids a government shutdown on Oct 1, 2011. The vote was 219 to 203 with 11 not voting. An earlier bill failed.  (THE SENATE REJECTED IT--though they have not passed a budget in 877 days!.)

NC Representatives voting for the bill:  Renee Ellmers (R-2nd), Walter B. Jones (R-3rd), Virginia Foxx (R-5th), Howard Coble (R-6th), Larry Kissell (D-8th), Sue Myrick (R-9th), and Patrick T. McHenry (R-10th).

NC Representatives voting against the bill: G. K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Mike McIntyre (D-7th), Melvin L. Watt (D-12th), and Brad Miller (D-13th).

Heath Shuler (D-11th) did not vote.

Senate - Recent Actions

1. Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011 (H.R.2887)

•On Sep 15, 2011 the Senate passed the bill to continue programs through March 31, 2012 and "authorizes appropriations through that date for specified federal-aid highway programs under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act."
•The vote was 92 to 6 with 2 not voting. Both Senator Burr and Senator Hagan voted for the bill.

2. On Sep 15 the Senate passed by unanimous consent a bill "to add supplemental disaster relief funding" to unrelated legislation pertaining to trade sanctions on Myanmar (Burma). The supplemental appropriation provides $6.9 billion in funding to the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, and House and Urban Development. Megavote &

House of Representatives Recent Actions:

1. A Resolution to provide for consideration of H.R. 2401 "to require analyses of the cumulative and incremental impacts of certain rules and actions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)." (H. Res 406) [A Resolution is a statement of position or opinion and has no legal authority.] The issue of the EPA stopping job creation through regulations will continue to be discussed.

•Passed on Sep 22, 2011 in a vote of 245 to 175 with 13 not voting.
NC Representatives voting for a review of the EPA regulations and actions: Renee Ellmers (R-2nd), Walter B. Jones (R-3rd), Virginia Foxx (R-5th), Howard Coble (R-6th), Mike McIntyre (R-7th), Sue Myrick (R-9th), Patrick T. McHenry (R-10th), and Heath Shuler (D-11th).

NC Representatives voting against a review of EPA rules and actions: G.K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Larry Kissell (D-8th), Melvin Watt (D-12th), and Brad Miller (D-13th).

2. Child and Family Services Improvement and Innovation Act (HR 2883).

•Extends "through FY 2016 the authorization of appropriations for the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Child Welfare Services Program." It also revises grant requirements for children affected by methamphetamine or other substance abuse problems. The bill changes other requirements, including more authority for the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to "authorize states to conduct child welfare program demonstration projects," among other repeals, renewals and rules pertaining to child welfare and foster care.
•On Sep 21, the vote passed 395 to 25 with 13 not voting. All NC Representatives voted for the bill except Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-5th).

3. House Resolution (H. Res 405) "Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 2608) to provide for an additional temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958."

•The vote was 238 to 185 with 10 not voting.
NC Representatives voting for Small Business programs: Renee Ellmers (R-2nd), Walter B. Jones (R-3rd), Virginia Foxx (R-5th), Howard Coble (R-6th), Larry Kissell (D-8th), Sue Myrick (R-9th), and Patrick T. McHenry (R-10th),

NC Representatives voting against Small Business programs: G. K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Mike McIntyre (D-7th), Heath Shuler (D-11th), Melvin L. Watt (D-12th), and Brad Miller (-13th).

4. Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2011 (HR2189)

•"Requires states that receive certain criminal justice assistance grants to report to the Attorney General on a quarterly basis certain information regarding the death of any person who is detained, arrested, enroute to incarceration, or incarcerated in state or local facilities or a boot camp prison. Imposes penalties on states that fail to comply with such reporting requirements."

•The vote was 398 to 18 with 17 not voting. All NC Representatives voted for the measure.

The U.S. and Israel

Palestinian President Abbas is set to request statehood for the Palestinians on Friday, Sep 23rd at the United Nations. Although President Obama has been on both sides of the issue, this week he is against Palestinian statehood and said he would veto the request. Recently he said that "efforts to delegitimize Israel will end in failure," and that he supports Israel and wants a peace process that will ensure Israel's security. The Wall Street Journal

Sources:; Fox News, "House Passes Stopgap Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown, but Battle With Senate Looms," AP, Sep 23, 2011; The Wall Street Journal, "Budget Vote Surprises GOP leaders," by Naftali Bendavid, Sep 22, 2011 and "Government Shutdown Possible Over Disaster Aid," by Naftali Bendavid, Sep 21, 2011;; megavote; The Heritage Foundation, "Obama Falling Short on Israel," Sep 22, 2011.

Statistics Show Most Millionaires Pay More Than Their Fair Share Of Taxes

September 23, 2011 by Personal Liberty News Desk

President Barack Obama has made much of millionaires paying a “fair share” of their income into taxes, but Internal Revenue Service data show that these individuals already pay taxes at a high rate.

The Obama Administration has presented the “Buffet Rule,” which is part of the President’s deficit-reduction program that seeks to tax millionaires at a higher rate than the middle class. Statistics show that these people are already paying high tax rates, according to Fox News.

Morning Bell: The Latest Obamacare Implosion

September 23, 2011

Inefficient programs that don’t solve problems and are passed against the will of the American people seem to be the Obama Administration’s forte. Now their high-minded aspirations of a health care revolution are quickly unraveling as fatal glitches in Obamacare become apparent.

Next up for implosion? The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, otherwise known as the “CLASS Act,” which creates a government-run long term care insurance program too costly to sustain. At a time when entitlement programs in America have spun out of control, liberal proponents of Obamacare were pushing a new one that had no hope of staying afloat. Now, they are trying hide the fact that they were wrong as another bungling layer of Obamacare is exposed.

From its creation, the CLASS Act was completely unsustainable as written into law. The problem? Due to the effects of adverse selection, the program would charge high premiums that would deter less risky individuals from participating. Indeed, participating in the CLASS program would only appeal to those in poor health expecting to need long-term care in the future, further escalating premiums.

Due to its design, it was clear to Medicare actuaries and even liberal Members of Congress that CLASS would fail before it began. Like so many other aspects of the struggling Obamacare law, this one’s flaws are abundantly clear. Brian Blase explains why the CLASS Act is broken and how its ill-conceived design would lead to its inevitable collapse or bailout:

The main problem is that the program’s design will result in a badly skewed pool of participants … This means healthy individuals are less likely to participate because they do not receive credit in the form of a lower premium, like they would if they purchased [long-term-care] insurance in the private market. Instead, CLASS participants are likely to be disabled individuals who are able to work part-time and individuals who anticipate future [long-term-care] needs.

Moreover, the adverse selection problem is exacerbated because individuals earning below the poverty line are subjected to only a $5 monthly premium, and less healthy people are much more likely to be below the poverty line. The artificially low premium for them means that premiums will have to be much higher for others, which will diminish overall enrollment in the program and worsen its long-run solvency. The poor design of CLASS almost guarantees that the program will collapse or need a bailout.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Conservatives Stop New Boehner CR That Permitted Funding for Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, Palestinian Authority

September 22, 2011--Terence P. Jeffrey

The Republican leadership tried to pass a continuing resolution through the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon that would have permitted funding for Obamacare implementation, Planned Parenthood, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Palestinian Authority to continue in the new federal fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1.

The bill was defeated 195 to 230 when 48 House conservatives joined with 182 House Democrats in voting against it.

Among the leading conservatives opposing it were Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa), Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Joe Walsh (R.-Ill.), Rep. Jeff Flake (R.-Ariz.), Rep. Trent Franks (R.-Ariz.) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-0hio), the chairman of the House Republican Study Committee, which is the organization of House conservatives.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas), who are campaigning for president, did not vote.

THE BLAZE: So What is the Fed‘s New ’Operation Twist?’

September 22, 2011

The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it will use more than $400 billion to try to drive down long-term interest rates, make home and business loans cheaper and invigorate the economy.

Analysts said the moves would provide only a slight economic benefit.

The plan the Fed unveiled, dubbed “Operation Twist,“ resembles a program the Fed used in the early 1960s to ”twist” long-term rates lower relative to short-term rates.
“This program should put downward pressure on longer-term interest rates and help make broader financial conditions more accommodative” the Fed said in its official statement according to a recent CNN Money article.

In its statement, the Fed noted that the economy is growing slowly; unemployment is high and housing remains in a prolonged slump.

“This is a measured response to weak economic conditions,” said David Jones, head of DMJ Advisors and the author of four books on the Fed.

“The Fed is still trying but it can only do so much,” he said in the AP report.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

24-Hour Hotline to Help Illegal Immigrants Launches from Chicago

855-HELP-MY-F(amily), a 24-hour crisis line dedicated to illegal immigrants seeking information about deportation issues, was launched by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. The ICIRR, a privately funded group, will offer legal aid and assistance over the phone to callers as far away as California, who have already heard of the hotline via word of mouth from its month-long test period. Dagmara Lopez of the ICIRR told the Chicago Tribune:

“We’ve had calls from New York, New Jersey, California mostly, North Carolina,’ she said. ‘One morning, we got about 50 calls within an hour.’”

During the test period 67 volunteers fielded 173 calls.

“In each case, a volunteer walked the caller through a checklist of questions before referring that person to attorneys, social service agencies or the Mexican Consulate of Chicago, said Salvador Cervantes, a senior organizer at ICIRR who helped develop the hotline.”

More than 67 languages are spoken by the Chicago staff. The hotline is modeled after similar programs that provide guidance to the homeless and victims of domestic violence


Obama Goes Country With 'I Blame Everyone, Man' (But, It's Still The Same Old Song)

You are going to love this!

Lars Larson, September 2011

Recently, I kept hearing the president on the radio blaming hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, the price of gas, tea party members and everything under the sun for the failure of his ridiculous policies for America. I thought, “This sounds like one of those country western songs I love so much. There has to be a way to put this to music.”

TPN--JUDSON PHILLIPS: Where are the indictments?

No less than 3 scandals mar the Obama administration--where is the public outcry?  Don't let these issues get covered up by the lamestream media!--LC
Posted by Judson Phillips on September 21, 2011

There is a massive scandal in the Obama regime.  It is not only a huge scandal, but there is a cover up to go along with it. What is the scandal? Why isn’t it being covered by the media and perhaps most importantly, why haven’t there been indictments?

The scandal is Operation Fast and Furious. The idea was to allow high-powered weapons to be “walked” across the border from the United States into Mexico. These weapons were then going to be tracked. While most of these weapons were AK-47’s, some of them were Barrett .50 caliber rifles. The Barrett is a rifle that has a range of over 1 mile and is used to penetrate armored targets.

That makes about as much sense as spreading gasoline in a house and lighting a match just to see how the fire spreads. The results have been very predictable.

In Mexico, at least 200 murders have been traced to weapons provided through Operation Fast and Furious. The tally is certainly much higher than just 200, but the only way to prove one of those weapons was involved is to find the weapon at the scene of the crime.

More disturbing is the fact that those guns have been involved in eleven crimes in the United States, including the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

When Operation Fast and Furious first came to light, both Mexico and the Obama regime were pushing the same talking point. Uncontrolled gun sales were allowing high-powered firearms to flood Mexico. In other words, it was America’s fault. Turns out high-powered firearms were being sent to Mexico from America. And that was Obama’s fault.

When the GOP took control of Congress earlier this year, Congressman Darryl Issa began an investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Immediately, the Attorney General and the Department of Justice began stonewalling.

This is the biggest scandal and cover up since Watergate. Where is the media?


THE JOHN LOCKE FOUNDATION PRESENTS “Citizens' Constitutional Workshop" in New Bern, NC--October 29, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011-- 9:30 am - 3 pm
Fire Station 109, Carolina Pines Blvd, New Bern, NC
This Constitutional Workshop is hosted by Patriots 28560.
Price includes lunch.

Pre-registration is required, purchase tickets at the bottom of this page or by calling 1-866-JLF-INFO.

The past 100 years of Progressive ideology have almost destroyed the US Constitution. This generation must restore the Constitution's original intent of limited, federal government based on the rule of law.

This workshop provides today's Patriots with the intellectual tools to restore original intent and repair the damage done. It explains what the framers meant by phrases such as the "general welfare," "necessary and proper" and other so-called "elastic" clauses. In addition we explore the North Carolina ratification debates and reveal how the Tar Heel State ensured that the Bill of Rights was added. By examining the important role of the states in the nation's beginning and providing constitutional commentary based on the founders' words, this workshop is a must for Americans interested in preserving the United States and a federal form of government.

What the experts are saying about “Citizens' Constitutional Workshop"

"The John Locke Foundation's workshop on the Constitution will provide a solid foundation for anyone interested in understanding the Founders' experiment in republican government. By taking a federal perspective upon the original understanding, students will learn how the Revolution was fulfilled by the Constitution -- and gain insight into the divergence between the world of James Madison, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and the USA of today."-- Kevin Gutzman, History Professor, Western Connecticut State University.  Author of Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution and Who Killed the Constitution?: The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush.

"While we have paid much attention over the years to the Constitution's drafting, we have paid relatively little attention to the intricate process by which it came to be ratified, and the role that the ratification debates played in the shaping of the Constitution's final form. Thanks to Pauline Maier's splendid recent book on the subject, however, attention is finally being paid to these fascinating, and still very germane, topics. This workshop will be an expression of that renewed interest, which is not only an interest in the Constitution itself but also in the true sources of its legitimacy." -- Wilfred M. McClay, SunTrust Chair of Excellence in Humanities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Author of The Masterless: Self and Society in Modern America

"In this time of renewed interest in the Constitution, it is meet that we look back not just on the text, but on the agreement itself. That agreement was hammered out in the state conventions, in crowded rooms full of arguments and clever attempts to turn portions of the agreement to the advantage of one group or another. "A Citizens' Constitutional Workshop" could not be more important, or more timely. That's why NC citizens should attend these workshops. They will remind us that the power of the Constitution is not what it says, but what it did, stitching together a solid national fabric from a patchwork quilt of diverse and opposing interests. We became a nation not when the Constitution was written, but rather when it was ratified." -- Michael C. Munger, Director: Philosophy, Politics and Economics- Duke University

"A constitution is meaningless if its original intent is not preserved. "Citizens' Constitutional Workshop" has embarked on a project to retrieve the original intent of the Constitution through the most reliable, yet overlooked, means at our disposal--the states. The innovative method of this project combined with its ambition to retrieve our Constitution, and with it the true meaning of limited government, makes it the most important project of its kind. Troy Kickler and Michael Sanera are following in the Founders' footsteps by bringing this discussion to a public forum which is certainly the best place to start." -- Kyle Scott, Ph.D., Department of Political Science and Honors College, University of Houston.  Author of The Price of Politics:Lessons from Kelo v. City of New London and Dismantling American Common Law: Liberty and Justice in our Transformed Courts.

"The Key to the Constitution, as James Madison said, is the State ratifying conventions, and North Carolina played a pivotal role in defining the nature and scope of federal power. The American people will gain a better understanding of the original intent of the Constitution if they can digest how members of the State ratifying conventions argued for and against the document." -- Brion McClanahan, Ph.D., History Instructor, Chattahoochee Valley Community College.  Author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers


SEN.COBURN: Payback? Was funding for GAO cut because of their report on Govt. Waste?

And has the report that came out in March been ignored by our elected officials because they care more about re-election support from special interests than saving the taxpayers money?  I thought so before the interview, now judge for yourself.

Greta Van Susteren interviews Sen. Tom Coburn

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

CCTA PRESENTS "The Miracle of America" Constitution Study

September 20--November 22, 2011 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A study of the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers. Location: Township Seven (#7) Fire House/Station, 1705 Old Cherry Point Road, New Bern, NC (off of Airport Road…near US Post Office).


This study course, "The Miracle of America," was especially designed for those who realize there is something seriously wrong in America today, but who feel they are too busy to find out what can be done about it.







1. Castle Doctrine
2. Stand your Ground Law
3. Best all around conceal carry weapon
4. Conceal carry pitfalls
5. Citizens rights
6. Home protection
7. Question and answer period

Sign up for discrete conceal carry class here in our meeting room.

Monday, September 19, 2011

NC Gun Rights Alert…Now Havelock, NC wants to ban carry in parks

According to Havelock Mayor Jimmy Sanders, ”I’m not going to get into the Constitutional rights, all I want to say is I would plead with this board to direct the city manager to work to get an ordinance that does not allow concealed weapons in recreational facilities. I cannot put it any farther or any plainer!”

At least the Mayor is honest enough to admit that he doesn’t care about the Constitutional rights of Havelock citizens. Now, with similar honesty, we need to inform him that in addition to defense against violent crime, this type of governmental arrogance is exactly why the Second Amendment needs protection!

The Mayor of Havelock, NC doesn’t care about the Second Amendment.

He has directed the Havelock Board of Commissioners to pass a city ordinance to ban concealed carry in recreational areas.

Parks, and other “gun-free” areas within our State are particularly attractive to violent criminals.

We need to vigorously oppose this type of misguided promotion of “victim disarmament zones”.

Immediate action is needed to stamp-out municipal gun bans before they spread!

Contact the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of Havelock, NC.

Tell them to start respecting the Constitution and to stop promoting dangerous gun-free zones!

While we’re at it, before we get the bad news that similar anti-freedom plans are being hatched in our own backyards, let’s preemptively contact our Municipal and County representatives to discourage similar attacks on self-defense before they happen!

Find the websites for your personal municipality and county.

Contact EACH and EVERY representative via at least email and also by phone if possible: Town/City/County, Councilors/Aldermen/ Commissioners, etc.

Let them know that disarming law-abiding concealed handgun permittees is dangerous and will lead to increases in violent crime.

Let them know that you will be watching and will work with Grass Roots North Carolina to fight any attempt to disarm law-abiding people in any section of a park.


Contact the Commissioners and Mayor of Havelock, NC.

Email them at:;JSanders@HavelockNC.US; WLewis@HavelockNC.US;;;JStuart@HavelockNC.US; DWalsh@HavelockNC.US;

Find the website for your personal municipality and county and send a similar messages to each and every representative via email and/or phone.

Deliver this (polite) message:

Dear Havelock City and Park Officials,

It has come to my attention that you intend to ban concealed carry permit holders from carrying a concealed handgun in certain areas of Havelock parks, such as athletic fields and playgrounds, in response to recent ratification of HB 650, “Castle Doctrine and Concealed Carry Permitted in Parks”.

The Sun Journal recently quoted Parks & Recreation Director Dave Smith as saying “I can’t think of a single reason why there would ever be a need for a handgun in a playground area where we have young children and families participating. I can’t think of any good reason for a handgun to be in any of our parks that we have…”

If you took the time to review the existing evidence*, you would know that in every jurisdiction where law-abiding citizens with CCH permits have been allowed to carry a concealed firearm, violent crime has gone down, not up. This includes states, municipalities, parks, restaurants, and even bars. CCH permit holders have been vetted by local law-enforcement and the FBI to be law-abiding, sane, sober, trained in the use of a firearm, and knowledgeable of the laws regarding self-defense. Everyone, including parents and children at a ball game, are safer when one is nearby. Someday your life or the life of someone you love may be saved by a CCH permit holder.

We live in a dangerous society. I’m sure you recall the deadly massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007. By banning guns from responsible (and permit-carrying) adults in your parks, you are creating an environment much like the Virginia Tech campus where guns were banned, yet a criminal came with a gun anyway. Is it not obvious to you that criminals are attracted to places they know they will not meet armed resistance?

You should be aware that unless you are placing armed guards to provide security at your parks, your proposed gun ban may open Havelock to expensive lawsuits in the event of an assault by a criminal in your parks.

Despite the legal possibility of posting against concealed carry in narrowly-defined areas of Havelock parks, I encourage you not do so; it is a bad idea as it leaves law-abiding individuals and families defenseless against ever-increasing violent crime.

North Carolinian Concealed Handgun Permittees have shown themselves to be extremely responsible and are not a problem that you should be concerned about. Places within Havelock where citizens are not permitted to effectively defend themselves IS a problem that you should begin working to solve.

I will be following progress and will alert Grass Roots North Carolina if you make it necessary to do so.

A concerned NC voter


WallBuilders - Issues and Articles - John Adams: Was He Really an Enemy of Christians? Addressing Modern Academic Shallownes

WallBuilders - Issues and Articles - John Adams: Was He Really an Enemy of Christians? Addressing Modern Academic Shallownes

CCTA PRESENTS: "Miracle of America" Constitution Classes

A study of the US Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers
THE MIRACLE OF AMERICA -- Seven (7) Sessions

Session #1 - Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2011 TIME: 7:00 to 9:30 pm

PLACE:  Township Seven (#7) Fire House/Station         
1705 Old Cherry Point Road           

Dates of Sequential Sessions: #2 - September 27 #3 - October 4#4 - October 18#5 - October 25 #6 - November 1#7 - November 22



This study course, "The Miracle of America," was especially designed for those who realize there is something seriously wrong in America today, but who feel they are too busy to find out what can be done about it.  If the Founding Fathers were here, they would undoubtedly assure us that we can do something about it. They would probably say the solution requires three things: 

 ·  A comprehensive understanding of the Founders' original success formula, which was based on a free-market economy and a constitutional form of government. 
 ·  A good understanding of what has been happening to the Founders' success formula since the year 1850. 
 ·   A sincere desire to restore a free-market economy and constitutional government in the tradition of the Founding Fathers.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ex-Solyndra employees cash-in on TAA benefits

Ex-Solyndra employees cash-in on TAA benefits

Dead Teenagers: The Human Face of Obama's Amnesty

By Kevin "Coach" Collins,
September17, 2011

On the evening of April 17, 2009, the real meaning of what Barack Obama’s call for shared sacrifice was forced on the families of Leigh Anna Jimmerson and Tad Mattle, a 19-year-old from Huntsville, Alabama, any family would be proud to claim.

Tad was more than a typical teenager. Leigh Anna was Tad's girlfriend. (Family and friends said they were a great couple.) Tad was an Eagle Scout who planned to attend the University of Alabama on a full academic scholarship. If ever there were a young man with his whole life in front of him, it was Tad Mattle.

That changed forever around 9 p.m. on that spring night as Tad and Leigh Anna, a high school sophomore, were stopped at a light in their hometown of Huntsville. Suddenly, they were dead. A drunken illegal alien traveling approximately 70 miles per hour slammed into the rear end of Tad’s car, causing the two to burn to death.

The other driver was....


Obama’s ‘Jobs Bill’ Makes ACORN Eligible for $15 Billion in Taxpayer Money

ACORN and other radical left-wing groups would be eligible for up to $15 billion in federal funding if President Obama’s new economic stimulus package becomes law.

Section 261 of the bill provides $15 billion for “Project Rebuild.” Grants would be given to “qualified nonprofit organizations, businesses or consortia of eligible entities for the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed-upon properties and for the stabilization of affected neighborhoods.” Radical groups like ACORN won’t get the whole $15 billion, though, because they will have to compete with state and local governments for the money.

In March of this year, Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gave a $79,819 grant to the Miami branch of the massive conglomerate known as ACORN Housing Corp. (AHC). AHC filed papers in 2010 legally changing its name to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA). The nonprofit corporation owed $162,813 in back taxes to the IRS, states, and cities as of this past July.

Despite the new name, AHCOA is the same old corrupt organization. It even uses AHC’s federal Employer Identification Number (72-1048321). AHCOA operates out of the same office address (209 W. Jackson Blvd., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60606) and uses the same telephone number (312-939-1611).


Obama's jobs bill: Section 376, subsection 2 - State Sovereign Immunity is waived, “after the date of enactment of this Act” for all States that receive "or use Federal financial assistance for any program or activity of a State".

American Jobs Act: “The Illegal Alien & Unemployed Civil Rights Act”

September 16, 2011

Okay, so I go to the White House web link for the “American Jobs Act,”

(Please try to get a copy of the act, as when I posted this to the website, the indentation and such is lost). A friend pointed out that section 376 mentions that States lose their Sovereign Immunity under this section, and it appears this is true. First the relevant text, and please note that all emphasis hereinafter is mine (I'll be noting to you what I am drawing from this in Quick Summaries, with a final Conclusion at the end. If you wish to skip down to that, that's fine):


(a) Abrogation of State Immunity- A State shall not be immune under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution from a suit brought in a Federal court of competent jurisdiction for a violation of this Act.

(b) Waiver of State Immunity-

(A) WAIVER- A State's receipt or use of Federal financial assistance for any program or activity of a State shall constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity, under the 11th Amendment to the Constitution or otherwise, to a suit brought by an employee or applicant for employment of that program or activity under this Act for a remedy authorized under Section 375(c) of this Act.

(B) DEFINITION- In this paragraph, the term `program or activity' has the meaning given the term in section 606 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d-4a).

Here's a link to 42 USC 2000d-4a,  which defines program or activity, in relevant portions:

“For the purposes of this subchapter, the term “program or activity” and the term “program” mean all of the operations of—


(A) a department, agency, special purpose district, or other instrumentality of a State or of a local government; or

(B) the entity of such State or local government that distributes such assistance and each such department or agency (and each other State or local government entity) to which the assistance is extended, in the case of assistance to a State or local government;”

And also....(I am trying to keep this as easy as possible, believe me):

“any part of which is extended Federal financial assistance.” is said uncapitalized, and not as another sentence, but as an extension of the actual citation of the general section itself, unindented.

And now, continuing section 376 in the “American Jobs Act:”

“ (2) EFFECTIVE DATE- With respect to a particular program or activity, paragraph (1) applies to conduct occurring on or after the day, after the date of enactment of this Act, on which a State first receives or uses Federal financial assistance for that program or activity.”

First Quick Summary

Essentially, according to subsection 2, of Section 376, of the American Jobs Act, cited above, States who have received, according to subsection 1 (A), Federal Financial Assistance from the National Government for “any program or activity of a State” will immediately be subject to this section of the American Jobs Act, where State Sovereign Immunity is waived, “after the date of enactment of this Act.”

Again continuing section 376:

“(c) Remedies Against State Officials- An official of a State may be sued in the official capacity of the official by any employee or applicant for employment who has complied with the applicable procedures of this Act, for relief that is authorized under this Act.

“(d) Remedies Against the United States and the States- Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, in an action or administrative proceeding against the United States or a State for a violation of this Act, remedies (including remedies at law and in equity) are available for the violation to the same extent as such remedies would be available against a non-governmental entity.”

Cumulative Second Quick Summary

An officer of the State of Arizona, for instance, is subject to lawsuit, according to subsection “c” above, on the basis of their State taking Federal Financial Assistance for any program. The same officer can be subject to criminal penalties, “including remedies at law and in equity”) and has no immunity, under subsection “d.”

So now we must know what this section is relating to, explain what a “violation of this act” is, and this is defined quite a bit more, so I'll post what gives the gist of it, from Section 374:


(a) Employers- It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer to--

(1) publish in print, on the Internet, or in any other medium, an advertisement or announcement for an employee for any job that includes-

(A) any provision stating or indicating that an individual's status as unemployed disqualifies the individual for any employment opportunity; or

(B) any provision stating or indicating that an employer will not consider or hire an individual for any employment opportunity based on that individual's status as unemployed; or

(2) fail or refuse to consider for employment, or fail or refuse to hire, an individual as an employee because of the individual's status as unemployed;

(3) direct or request that an employment agency take an individual's status as unemployed into account to disqualify an applicant for consideration, screening, or referral for employment as an employee. ”


So a State, nor any other employer, may use the current employment status of the employee as any criteria for their employment, and that includes the State Government as well (You'll notice no waiver of Federal Sovereign Immunity).

Now, what's a really fun thing to do when reading the document, press and hold the “Ctrl” key (“clover” key on Macs I believe), then tap the “F” key, and the search menu pops up in acrobat reader. Type in “Citizen,” “Illegal,” “Alien,” and “undocumented.” Isn't it fascinating that there's no provision to make sure those who are in this country illegally, and have no record of employment, and thus would only show up as unemployed, due to their illegal hiring even when they have worked, are not exempt from being able to impose the above legal provisions of this act.

And this is without mentioning how from section 371 to 376, the American Jobs Act, treats the States as vassals of the Federal Government, Noble Houses, whose Financial situation is to be exploited for the sake of the President of the United States' National Government & Political goals.

Abhorrent entirely to American government, ignoring entirely Our Constitution, except to make specific reference to losing ancient immunities that took an act of a Constitutional Amendment to secure, being assumed able to be undermined by a mere statutory act of Congress, while our nation and people are under economic duress.

Persistence it is to “never let a crisis go to waste,” our Illustrious leader puts out a plan in an appearance of moving toward bipartisanship, while assaulting the very fabric of American Government once more. The entire Democratic Party, at this point, is merely a charade, a feigned patriotism, a feigned concern for the American People, anything to be able to pass legislation that destroys the foundation of the American Republic.

Imagine illegal aliens going to a U.S. Attorney to file charges against Governor Brewer, or any other Governor who has signed an immigration law, on the grounds that the law was used to demonstrate that the applicant was unemployed, and unemployable, due to not being legally in the United States of America. The ACLU would grab these up by the bunch, suing every State, eventually with a class action lawsuit, totally breaking the bank. And that's just using illegal aliens.

Lawyers, at least this used to be the case, were required to do 2 pro bono (“for the public good” and thereby the client isn't charged) cases every year. I can see them grabbing every case where someone was unemployed and applied for a job, to make it into “how the poor are being kept poor,” and using this legislation as a “Worker's Civil Rights Act” (just look at how many times reference to the “Civil Rights Act of 1964” is found when searching the American Jobs Act.).

The American Jobs Act is a set-up, is something that is antecedent to the formation of this “Politburo” super Congress, and therefore should not be given ANY consideration in how or what they cut, either.

By the American Jobs Act, what you are witnessing, is that 4th Quarter “Hail Mary” football pass in trying to finally destroy the structure, as well as liquidate the body politic, of America and our individual resources to fight back, being carried on by the “Progressive-Terrorist-In-Chief,” to leverage our desire for jobs against our desire to keep our Freedom, hoping we'll be so desperate that we'll choose not to keep what is left of the check and balance power of the States.

As much as people need employment, I, for one, do not believe that sacrificing our form of government over a Progressive-created economic crisis, what appears to be the true purpose of the “American Jobs Act,” is in the best interest of America, and that we must weather this storm as best we can until we can remove Barack “Hugo Chavez Jr.” Obama from office.

Thank you for reading,

Congressional Measure Would Promote Marriage

Congressional Measure Would Promote Marriage

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: September 17, 2011

Thanks to the NC Federation of Republican Women for this Update!

NC General Assembly

Defense of Marriage Amendment

As you know, the Marriage Amendment passed in the Legislature this week. It will be on the ballot for the May 2012 primary so that the people of North Carolina can vote on it.

The bill states that Article 14 of the NC Constitution is amended by adding a new section that states, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State. This section does not prohibit a private party from entering into contracts with another private party; nor does this section prohibit courts from adjudicating the rights of private parties pursuant to such contracts."

A Pro-Marriage Amendment rally was held on Sep 12th at the Halifax Mall adjacent to the Legislative buildings in Raleigh. The rally was hosted by The Upper Room Church of Christ in Raleigh and was attended by a diverse group of concerned citizens of both political parties. As we were walking toward the rally, some of them were saying that they just couldn't believe that in NC marriage would be controversial.

Inspirational leaders from The Upper Room Church of Christ addressed the crowd, including Pastor Patrick L. Wooden and his wife Pamela. Church coordinators for the event were Wanda Thomas and Anthony Wilson. They did a commendable job in getting people out because it was a huge crowd. Our own Felice Pete, of the congregation and President of the Wake County Republican Women, was there with her new baby. What dedication to the Defense of Marriage!

Kevin Daniels, President of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of NC was also a speaker and drew praise for his comments. The rally was inspiring and uplifting while giving evidence that marriage between one man and one woman is beneficial for families and reflects on our nation's Christian heritage. The people attending the rally made a difference in the legislative vote by showing that they care about the definition of marriage in NC.

During the next eight months there will be much debate from both sides. The White House has already responded to North Carolinians by stating that "President Obama opposes laws 'designed to take rights away.'"

In related news, House Republicans are seeking ways to delay the termination of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," enacted during the Clinton administration. Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) expires on September 20, 2011. In brief, under DADT military members keep their sexuality preferences private.

US House of Representatives

Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act (HR2587)
G. K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Larry Kissell (D-8th) Melvin L. Watt (D-12th, and Brad Miller (D-13th) DO NOT WANT TO PROTECT NC JOBS!The bill "Amends the National Labor Relations Act to deny the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) any power to: (1) order an employer (or seek an order against an employer) to restore or reinstate any work, product, production line, or equipment; (2) rescind any relocation, transfer, subcontracting, outsourcing, or other change regarding the location, entity, or employer who shall be engaged in production or other business operations; or (3) require any employer to make an initial or additional investment at a particular plant, facility, or location."

The House passed the measure in a vote of 238 to 186 with 9 not voting on Sep 15, 2011.

NC Representatives voting for the legislation to prevent the NLRB from overstepping its authority as in the case of the NLRB against Boeing in SC, resulting in potential job losses: 
Renee Ellmers (R-2nd), Walter B. Jones (R-3rd), Virginia Foxx (R-5th), Howard Coble (R-6th), Mike McIntyre (D-7th), Sue Myrick (R-9th) Patrick T. McHenry (R-10th), and Heath Shuler (D-11th).

NC Representatives against the bill: G. K. Butterfield (D-1st), David E. Price (D-4th), Larry Kissell (D-8th) Melvin L. Watt (D-12th, and Brad Miller (D-13th).

In a press release, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger said that Governor Beverly Perdue should "stand up to the federal government and defend North Carolina's right to work status, the state's most important jobs law that gives North Carolina a competitive edge over other states competing for new businesses." To date, she has been mum.

Sources: ncga; Observations from Sep 12 Marriage Amendment Rally and General Assembly; Washington Blade, "White House Responds to N.C. Marriage Amendment by Chris Johnson, Sep 13, 2011 and "House GOP Seeks to Delay End to 'Don't Ask'" by Chris Johnson, Sep 15, 2011; News Release: "Berger: Perdue Shoud Stand Up to NLRB, Encourage Job Growth," Sep 15, 2011; and

Will Angry Left Sacrifice Obama In '12 Election?

Suddenly, liberal op-ed writers are trashing — even lampooning — Barack Obama as a one-term president ("one and done"). Centrist Democrats up for re-election in 2012 openly worry about inviting a kindred president into their districts, lest the supposed new pariah lose them votes.

Left-wing think tanks, environmentalists and academics vent their anger against Obama for supposedly being too soft on Republicans, and too ready to compromise with right-wingers. But what really caused the left-wing falling-out, less than three years after the hope-and-change crush on Barack Obama? For now, polls.

Obama's popularity has fallen to little more than 40% approval. Suddenly, Democrats worry the public anger could be contagious. It might infect them as well, in the way a sinking George W. Bush hurt congressional Republicans up for re-election in '06.

Yet the left cannot fairly blame Obama. After all, he rammed through on a strictly partisan vote the century-old liberal dream of a federal takeover of health care — something that Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson and Bill Clinton never could do. Keynesians never dreamed that a president could actually borrow $5 trillion for domestic spending in less than three years.

The Obama administration even tried to shut down a brand-new Boeing aircraft plant on the shaky argument that the company might thereby be hiring fewer union workers somewhere else.

For environmentalists, Obama kept oil producers out of new fields in Alaska, the American West, the Gulf and other offshore sites. Hundreds of billions in borrowed federal money went to failed "wind and solar" plants to jump-start "millions of green jobs."


Disband The Black Caucus -

Next week, the Congressional Black Caucus will hold its 41st annual conference in Washington. It should be its last. The race-baiting group is alarmingly corrupt and out of control.

Founded in 1971 by 13 civil-rights leaders as "the conscience of the Congress," the caucus has strayed far from its original mission. Now boasting 42 politicians — including some of the most radical and unethical in Congress — it chiefly serves its own interests.

Its lavish annual gala is an unseemly shakedown of corporate donors unwittingly funding a war chest for Marxist causes. While the living conditions of average African-Americans worsen, this elite black power club has empowered and enriched its own.

The group has become an embarrassment not just to the black community and the civil-rights legacy it deigns to uphold, but the Democratic Party from which it draws almost all of its members. It should be disbanded. Here's a bill of indictment:

Hate speech: The caucus is run by racial arsonists spewing dangerous rhetoric.

Its whip, Rep. Andre Carson, last month likened Tea Party members to Klansmen who want to see blacks "hanging on a tree." Another member, Rep. Frederica Wilson, targeted the Tea Party as "the real enemy." The caucus' doyen, Rep. Maxine Waters, poured her trademark kerosene on the fire, adding: "The Tea Party can go straight to hell."

Rep. Allen West was so disgusted by the "hate-filled comments" he threatened to quit the caucus. He admonished fellow members to "follow the example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., not the example of Rev. Jeremiah Wright." (The group's lone Republican, West says he only joined the caucus out of respect for his late parents.)

Racism: Membership is closed to other races. The exclusively black group is the only one on the Hill that enforces a pigment test: No whites or other minorities allowed.

When a white lawmaker representing a mostly black district was turned down for membership, Rep. William Lacy Clay, son of the caucus co-founder, explained that it's an "unwritten rule" that you must be black to join. It's the sole criterion of membership.

Corruption: Four caucus members show up on the left-leaning Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's list of the "most corrupt" lawmakers. Several have been brought up on ethics charges or come under Justice Department investigation, including:

Waters, who stands accused of improperly lobbying Treasury officials to bail out a black bank, OneUnited, where her husband owned stock and served on the board, recently called bankers "gangsters" and threatened to "tax them out of business" if they didn't forgive minority mortgage delinquencies. She should know about gangsta bankers: The Los Angeles Times reports her OneUnited CEO pal Kevin Cohee in 2007 was charged with crack possession. The same year, the paper says, police also arrested him on a rape complaint.)

Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., convicted last year of 12 ethics violations. Among other things, the former Ways and Means Committee chair accepted gifts from donors with business before the tax-writing body. He also failed to pay taxes on rental income, and filed bad financial disclosure papers.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Sticking it to the NLRB

"North Carolina, a right-to-work state like South Carolina, could have found itself in exactly the same position if Boeing had chosen, say, Greensboro rather than Charleston to open a new production facility. Yet only two North Carolina Democrats, Heath Shuler and Mike McIntyre, voted for this bill.

Brad Miller, Mel Watt, David Price, Larry Kissell and G.K. Butterfield opposed it. That means they would not object if the NLRB took similar action to block a company from locating in North Carolina because of our state's more business-friendly labor climate."

The U.S. House of Representatives struck a well-warranted blow at the National Labor Relations Board today, passing H.R. 2587.

It would stop the NLRB from dictating where a company could or could not conduct business operations.

The action responds to the NLRB's effort to shut down a Boeing production line in North Charleston, S.C., and force it to move to Washington state. The NLRB contends Boeing opened its plant in South Carolina to retaliate against unions, which had orchestrated several strikes in recent years at Seattle-area Boeing installations.

Liberty Counsel Action Alert!

See the important message below!

Mathew Staver, Chairman

Liberty Counsel Action
September 16, 2011

Last Thursday, President Obama announced the creation of his so-called "jobs bill" called The American Jobs Act of 2011. Since then, in his public statements, the President has called on Congress to "Pass this
Bill Now" over 100 times! We are rallying tens of thousands of Liberty Counsel Action team members to counteract this bullying and to tell Congress, "Pass this Bill - Never!" Please take a moment to read my urgent message below - Mat.

What has changed since the abysmal failure of President Obama's first two stimulus packages - spending over a trillion dollars and plunging America into almost $15 trillion dollars in debt?

The answer is - much has changed, but not for the better!

In an insightful article published by "American Thinker" author Chad Stafko reveals some very disturbing statistics:

"In less than 1,000 days as chief executive of the United States, President Obama's failed policies and initiatives have resulted in a dizzying array of dismal economic statistics...

Government dependence, which is defined as the percentage of persons receiving one or more federal benefit payments, is at a staggering 47%, its highest level in American history, while 21 million households are reliant on food stamps. In fact, government spending on food stamps in 2010 ($68 billion) was double what it was in 2007, with the 2011 figure likely to be even higher.

According to the August employment report from the Department of Labor, the nation's unemployment rate remained at 9.1% with a total of zero jobs added to the economy during the month. Those are the official unemployment rates. The real unemployment rate, as it is sometimes referred to, rose to a seasonally adjusted 16.2% in August.

These woeful economic figures have come during a time in which we have experienced the most government involvement in the economy since the days of FDR and government spending without parallel in our nation's history.

Now, President Obama has said he wants to spend hundreds of billions of dollars more to stimulate the economy.  The American people can't take much more."

No thinking American can endorse Obama's "jobs bill."  Mr. President, we have already seen you spend, and spend, and spend...and plummet our country into insurmountable debt without ANY verifiable economic or jobs recovery.

That's why Liberty Counsel Action is calling on every concerned American to sign our "Pass this Bill - Never!" petition to Congress. We are also calling for a step in the right direction to reign in government spending, exercise fiscal restraint, and create more accountability!

I believe this petition will rally many tens of thousands of concerned citizens who are fed up with the state of the American economy...while incompetent (and one has to wonder if they're not willfully destructive) leaders and presidential appointees steer this country closer to a colossal financial meltdown with yet another $447 billion stimulus plan!

I urge you to join us in telling Congress, "Pass this Bill - Never!"

Click here to read and sign the petition:

In less than three years, President Obama, his leftist administration, and collaborators in Congress have turned our nation from an economic "super power" with an AAA credit rating into a socialist state with a rapidly declining middle class.

That is not an overstatement!

Remember the "shovel ready" jobs that the earlier stimulus was intended to fund? Then you probably also remember that the President later smirked about that phrase and recanted in an economic forum, saying, "Shovel-ready was not as...uh... shovel-ready as we expected."

Do you recall that the $787 billion "Stimulus One" was partially earmarked for repairs to bridges, roads, and infrastructure?

President Obama has said repeatedly his latest jobs bill is needed for bridges, roads and infrastructure! Does he actually think we can't remember what he said just two years ago?

The plain fact is, this bill does nothing to address the major obstacle to American employment - government
bureaucracy, regulation, and intrusion in the private sector.

In fact, according to the Heritage Foundation, 75 major new regulations that have cost U.S. businesses more than 40 billion dollars have been passed since Barack Obama first took office!

President Obama's plan does nothing to prevent jobs from going overseas into cheaper labor markets...

It does nothing to address unfair trade practices, which hamper American business from competing in global markets...

And it does nothing to address the mountains of regulations imposed by overzealous government agencies that are killing American business!

NOW is the time to stand for REAL change!  Right now, fiscal conservatives in Congress are in position
to bring about economic policy changes with lasting effects.

Liberty Counsel Action believes that rejecting Obama's latest jobs/stimulus plan is putting another crucial
piece of the fiscal restraint puzzle into place.

We want to deliver tens and tens of thousands of these petitions to our elected officials in Congress as soon
as possible. In fact, I believe we can assemble 50,000 signed petitions within the next week if you and other concerned Americans will forward this message to as many of your like-minded friends as possible!

Click here now to read and sign the "Pass this Bill - Never!" petition that will be sent to Congress on behalf of tens of thousands of Americans:

We MUST continue to be a strong voice for fiscal conservatism and stop Congress and the President from turning this ill-advised stimulus package into yet another liberal fiscal disaster!

Please help put America on sound financial footing so that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the liberty our forefathers fought, bled, and died to provide to their progeny!

God bless you,
Mathew Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action

P.S. There is no doubt that President Obama has brought economic "change" to our nation. But after two and a half years of out-of-control spending, we all now realize that it has been a horribly undesirable kind of change! The fiscal insanity of his proposed American Jobs Act of 2011 must be stopped! Click here to sign the "Pass this Bill - Never!" petition: