Monday, October 31, 2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY--Hillsdale President Larry Arnn: How Liberalism Empowered the Government

I can not tell you how great these videos are.  The first ones are with Larry Arnn, followed by Paul Ryan.  Please, please find the time...make the time to watch these videos.  In these videos is the knowledge that we need in the upcoming year to unseat Obama.  The interview with Larry Arnn (he's the President of Hillsdale College, the only college in the country that takes NO federal funds) is more philosophical, where Paul Ryan gets into specifics into what needs to be done to turn us away from the road to serfdom.  Please, I urge you to watch.  You will be glad you did, I promise.  Please let me know what you think after you watch.  ~NANCY MURDOCH, Vice Chairman, CCTA


Today In Washington

Monday, October 31, 2011

THE WHITE HOUSE: Obama is ordering the FDA to take new steps to prevent and reduce shortages of cancer medicines, anesthetics, emergency-room supplies and other drugs that have recently been in short supply. He’s signing an executive order to that effect within the hour, the latest move in his effort to advance his priorities without any input from Congress. But the president is going to endorse legislation requiring drug makers to notify the FDA six months ahead of a potential shortage.

Obama spent more than an hour in the Oval Office this morning with Tony Blair, the former British prime minister who’s now leading a balky effort to broker Middle East peace.

THE SENATE: Convenes at 3 with no business beyond a 5:30 vote to confirm Stephen Higginson, who runs the appeals office for the U.S. attorney’s office in New Orleans and teaches full time at Loyola Law School, for a seat on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

THE HOUSE: Convenes at 1 for a brief pro forma session.

BIG DOGS BARKING: With 23 days to the next big deadline for a deficit deal, look for the top four Capitol Hill leaders to get much more overtly involved this week in the search for a deal that could get through Congress with bipartisan support — and narrow the next decade’s yawning budget gap by substantially more than the $1.2 trillion supercommittee minimum. That’s because the continuing partisan impasse over taxes has kept the all-powerful 12 from getting close at all to an agreement — despite about two dozen gatherings for private negotiating sessions, social dinners and public hearings.

With the lights on in both chambers for the first time in three weeks, Boehner and McConnell have the opportunity to do some coordinated temperature-taking about the willingness of rank-and-file Republicans to accept some measure of additional revenue (whether tied to expected economic growth or not) as the price of a deal that makes a big dent in the deficit, eases economic anxiety and restores at least some confidence in Washington. If they conclude that close to half of GOP House members and senators are willing to make that trade-off, a grand bargain may yet be achievable — and they will give Jeb Hensarling and Jon Kyl the green light to work out the details.

Similarly, Reid and Pelosi will be doing some gentle whip-cracking of their own — to make sure that not too many in their ranks are rebelling against the big concessions to party principles embodied in last week’s opening Democratic bid at the supercommitee: $500 billion in Medicaid and Medicare reductions and trims to discretionary spending beyond what’s already in store — assuming that those cuts are paired with a decent-sized tax increase. (The liberal-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the Democrats’ plan “actually stands well to the right of plans” offered by the Bowles-Simpson and Rivlin-Domenici commissions and is the best the GOP should be allowed to hope for in a negotiated settlement.)

The White House, meanwhile, shows less and less interest in the supercommittee process by the day. Officials there are concluding there’s so little chance for a deal that there’s no percentage in the president putting any of his dwindling political capital on the line — especially while he’s getting some mileage (and an uptick in his approval ratings) out of his “We can’t wait” campaign to show he can govern at the margins without any help from the do-little Congress.

As has been the case since the supercommitee was created in August, its best chance for overcoming the long odds for success lies in lawmakers’ concluding that the alternative would be worse: indiscriminate across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense programs that make Republicans and Democrats cringe with nearly equal anxiety.

A LITTLE GET-TOGETHER: The most tangible budget news of the week won’t be the Senate’s passage of only its second spending bill for the fiscal year that started a month ago. A solid bipartisan vote for that domestic spending “minibus”$128 billion for the Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Transportation and HUD departments as well as the FDA and the National Science Foundation — is on course for no later than Wednesday. But the real news will be that, after that, House and Senate appropriators plan on convening their first actual conference committee in two years — and that those lawmakers actually have been authorized by their leaders to come up with a genuine compromise agreement.

The big question for the negotiators is whether to turn what’s currently a three-spending-bill amalgam into a package including five or six bills. They will do so only if appropriators are confident they can push whatever bill they come up with through the House — where a coalition of conservative Republicans (who lament the bills would spend too much) and liberal Democrats (who lament the opposite) appear to have the combined muscle to stop any spending legislation for now.

SOURCE:  CQ Roll Call--Daily Briefing,
— David Hawkings, editor

TEA PARTY NATION--The upcoming EAS test brings up a very good question

Posted by Jane Galt, October 30, 2011

An old Libertarian bumper sticker says: “QUESTION AUTHORITY”.

What a good idea.

The Blaze reported recently that there's about to be an EAS Test on November 9th.

If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th.

On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).”

Why should this concern us?

Well, in effect, the government will now be able to seize control of the air waves and either take them over, or completely shut them down.


American Minute with Bill Federer: John Adams

John Adams is one of my favorite and under appreciated, Founding Fathers!  For more information read:  John Adams by David McCullough.  ~Lynn

October 30, 2011

John Adams was born OCTOBER 30, 1735.

"Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood." --John Adams

A Harvard graduate, he was admitted to the bar and married Abigail Smith in 1764.

In the Continental Congress, John Adams recommended Thomas Jefferson pen the Declaration and George Washington be Commander-in-Chief.

John Adams authored Massachusetts' 1780 Constitution and was U.S. Minister to France, signing the Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War.

While U.S. Minister to Britain, John Adams helped ratify the Constitution by writing a three volume work: Defense of the Constitution of the Government of the United States.

John Adams was the first Vice-President, serving under George Washington, and in 1796 was elected the 2nd U.S. President.

He established the Library of Congress and the Department of Navy.

His son, John Quincy, became 6th President.

In 1819, John Adams wrote to Thomas Jefferson:  "Have you ever found in history, one single example of a Nation thoroughly corrupted that was afterwards restored to virtue?...

And without virtue, there can be no political liberty."

John Adams continued:  "Will you tell me how to prevent luxury from producing effeminacy, intoxication, extravagance, vice and folly?...

I believe no effort in favour of virtue is lost."

On June 2, 1778, while in Paris, John Adams made the entry in his diary:  "In vain are schools, academies, and universities instituted, if loose principles and licentious habits are impressed upon children in their earliest years....

The vices and examples of the parents cannot be concealed from the children.

How is it possible that children can have any just sense of the sacred obligations of morality or religion if, from their earliest infancy, they learn their mothers live in habitual infidelity to their fathers,and their fathers in as constant infidelity to their mothers?"

In 1774, in his commentary titled, Novanglus: A History of the Dispute with America, from its Origin, in 1754, to the Present Time, John Adams wrote:  "It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent, and recommend such virtues as are most wanted.

For example, if exorbitant ambition and venality are predominant, ought they not to warn their hearers against those vices?

If public spirit is much wanted, should they not inculcate this great virtue?

If the rights and duties of Christian magistrates and subjects are disputed, should they not explain them, show their nature, ends, limitations, and restrictions, how much soever it may move the gall of Massachusetts."

On June 21, 1776, John Adams wrote:  "Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.

The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our people in a greater measure, than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty."

In February of 1765, John Adams wrote in his notes on A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law:  "I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."

To support the American Minute:

Obama Wants to Be King?

First it was “Yes, we can!” Then it was “Pass this bill!” Now the latest slogan from President Barack Obama is “We can’t wait.”

Expressing his frustration with Congress’s failure to pass his American Jobs Act and other initiatives, Obama told a Nevada audience on October 24: “We can’t wait for an increasingly dysfunctional Congress to do its job. Where they won’t act, I will.”

As The New American’s Raven Clabough reported the next day, Obama’s chosen means of circumventing the legislative process is to issue executive orders and other directivesat least one per week for the remainder of the year, aides said.

Obama’s first orders after announcing his new policy were: (1) to use Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to enable borrowers who owe more than their houses are worth to refinance at lower interest rates; (2) to reduce the size of student loan payments; and (3) to challenge community health centers to hire veterans. Only the third, an essentially meaningless gesture, is plainly within the President’s purview. The others — particularly the first, which could put taxpayers on the hook for trillions of dollars in loan guarantees — “would generally be subjected to” congressional approval, Clabough noted.

“This isn't just a figurative slap in the face to both Congress and the rule of law; this is a kick in the groin,” asserted Mark J. Fitzgibbons at American Thinker. The President, after all, is only to “recommend to [Congress’s] consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient” and to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed,” according to Article II of the U.S. Constitution. “All legislative powers” are “vested” in Congress, says Article I. From a legal standpoint, therefore, Obama may only prod and plead with Congress to enact his agenda; he may not enact it by fiat.


UN Agency Grants Palestine Full Membership

Palestine became a full member of the U.N. cultural and educational agency (UNESCO) Monday, in a highly divisive move that the United States and other opponents say could harm renewed Mideast peace efforts. U.S. lawmakers had threatened to withhold roughly $80 million in annual funding to UNESCO if it approved Palestinian membership. The United States provides about 22 percent of UNESCO’s funding. The New York Post reports:


Friday, October 28, 2011

DC CALLER, BOB BARR: Dr. Obama’s Magical Mystery Giveaway Tour

All aboard Dr. Barack Obama’s Magical Mystery Bus Tour! If you live in one of the lucky cities and towns along the way, you too can be blessed by our marvelous and mystical commander-in-chief dispensing money, cure-alls and taxpayer elixirs at a rate not seen since the last great presidential flim-flam artist, Bill Clinton, took to the hustings.

Jobs one day; easy home refinancing the next. Health care. Social Security. Veterans benefits. Something for everyone!

With his signature American Jobs Act DOA in Congress, President Obama is trotting out a Hail Mary to Americans understandably weary of the still-faltering economy. Using his latest slogan, “We can’t wait,” as a backdrop, Obama is hawking various federal government programs, including the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP), to boost his sagging poll numbers and buy the love of the electorate.

The White House hopes HARP will allow between 600,000 and 1 million homeowners with loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to refinance their underwater mortgages and stave off foreclosure. As Reuters reports, Obama believes that expanding HARP “will help more homeowners refinance at lower rates, save consumers money and help get folks spending again”; in other words, he hopes it will magically cure the nagging recession in one fell swoop.

Like other Washington panaceas, this one sounds good. Mortgage rates have been pushed down by the Federal Reserve during the economy’s long downturn, which arguably would offer homeowners who take advantage of HARP extra cash each month and provide a shot in the arm to a terrible housing market. Reality, of course, is quite different.

Read more:

CAGW PORKER OF THE MONTH: Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.)--Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER)

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro (D-Conn.) Porker of the Month for proposing the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER)

The bill would amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to include diapers among the grant-eligible items.  Capitol Hill’s diaper diva issued a press release on October 7 recognizing “the work of Joanne Goldblum, who has been operating a Diaper Bank in Connecticut for years now, and whose good work has served as the inspiration for this legislation.”  However, the Diaper Bank has done more than just inspire.  In the fiscal year 2009 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations Act, Rep. DeLauro disposed of $133,000 in taxpayer money with an earmark to the Diaper Bank. 

DIAPER “is another example of the mission creep within federal programs that gives taxpayers a bad rash,” said CAGW President Tom Schatz.  “Even as the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction is holding hearings on how to…wrangle some control over spiraling government spending, members like Rep. DeLauro are still trying to load on more spending and more debt.  On behalf of taxpayers, we think this bill is, well…just offal.  It should be left on the congressional compost heap.”  For discharging a bill that needlessly dumps on taxpayers, Rep. DeLauro is CAGW’s October Pooper – er – Porker of the Month.  Read more about the Porker of the Month.

DAVID LIMBAUGH: Obama's Illusory Student Loan Scheme

With his latest pseudo-compassionate expansion of the student loan program, President Obama reminds us why we ask whether he is simply unable to learn from history or he is indifferent to government waste incurred in pursuit of "good intentions."

Back when Obama was trolling for illusory savings to manipulate Congressional Budget Office scorekeepers into decreeing that Obamacare would be revenue-neutral, he proposed the ingenious scheme whereby the federal government would subsume 100 percent of the student loan industry and eliminate evil private-sector profits going to "middlemen."

The plan was a smorgasbord for big-government enthusiasts because it envisioned whacking private business, legislative trickery and growing the government in numerous ways. It wouldn't just allow the government to seize financial business in grand fascist style; it also gave Obama an excuse to expand the existing loan program.

By calculating $60 billion in savings over the next decade, Obama gleefully inflated student loans by $40 billion and boasted that he still had $20 billion left over to count toward reconciling the balance sheet on his grossly over-budgeted national health care bill.

Obama smuggled this student loan legislation into the Obamacare bill because it probably never would have otherwise attracted the 60 needed votes to pass on its own. Such relatively small-potatoes legislation, by itself, wouldn't have supported the bribes Obama used to cram through Obamacare.


CCTA ALERT--Sti​ll time to register for the Defending the American Dream Summit

By the way--we have a lady looking to share a room with someone, let me know if you need some one to share with--or if you have other questions! ~ Lynn (252-402-0333)

AFP Foundation’s 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit will be held November 4-5, 2011 at the DC Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Please join Americans for Prosperity Foundation and thousands of grassroots activists for the 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit to send a powerful message to Congress and President Obama that Americans do not want government controlling our lives and sending future generations deeper into debt.

Average Americans are being ignored, but now you have a chance to make your voice heard!

Summit Highlights Include:
  • “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” Dinner
  • Bloggers Row
  • Grassroots Training
  • Free-Market Job Fair
  • State-Specific Strategy Meetings
  • Network With Leading Activists From Across The Country
Confirmed Speakers:● Mark Levin, Radio Host

● Herman Cain, Businessman and GOP presidential hopeful● Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst
● Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City
● Jonah Goldberg, New York Times best selling author
● Dinesh D'Souza, Best selling author
● Andrew Breitbart Conservative commentator and author
● Ken Cuccinelli Virginia Attorney General
● Congressman Marsha Blackburn, U.S. House of Representatives
● Rep. Andy Harris, U.S. House of Representatives
● Rep. Mike Pompeo, U.S. House of Representatives
● Ann McElhinney Conservative film maker
● John Fund, American Spectator
● Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
● Tim Phillips, AFP Foundation President
● Phil Kerpen, AFP Foundation, VP for Policy

In NC--buses will depart from Southern Pines, Sanford, Dunn, New Bern, Greenville, Wilson, Bolivia, Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Charlotte area/Huntersville, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Click here to register for a bus/travel package Use NCbu70 discount code .


Thursday, October 27, 2011

DAVID BARTON AND WallBuilders sponsor "One Nation Under God," November 12, 2011

Our nation was founded on Biblical principles, but we have lost sight of this in today’s culture. That is why we are calling all Christ-followers to join together on November 12, 2011 to host the One Nation Under God Event in homes and churches across America.

Please take a minute to watch the One Nation Under God Event promotional video.

One Nation Under God will lay a foundation of critical knowledge about our past that will help us direct our future. You'll learn how to interpret and assess current events in light of God's Word, as our founding fathers did, and how to respond Biblically and take action that aligns with His truth.**

We are asking Christ followers across the US to step out in faith, sign up to host, then simply invite your friends and family to join you on November 12, to learn more about our nation and how we as Christians are called to make our voices heard. We will supply you with invitations, timelines, and action checklists to ensure your house party is a success.

Occupy Wall Street 101--Joel Killion, Wilson County Tea Party

This 10-point summary of the Occupy Wall Street, which includes 45 footnotes, paints a clear picture of this "movement" in 919 words. Read it and forward it to everyone you know. People need to know what this is and where it is leading!

The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) “movement,” which spread to 951 cities in 82 countries on October 15[1] and is also known as the “Days of Rage,” is dangerous for America because…

1.It has been endorsed by the American Nazi Party[2] and the Communist Party USA.[3]

2.It has a strong anti-Semitic bent[4] and no one heading-up the “movement” has refuted this (including the Nazis).

3.It is comprised of self-described Socialists[5] who believe the “government has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement—no matter the cost.”[6] In fact, OWS is now officially part of a global push towards Socialism.[7]

4.Many in its ranks support civil disobedience [“98% say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals.”[8]], violent revolution[9] and wealth redistribution (while opposing our free-market). As Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen states, “The movement doesn’t represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth [Marxism], civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence.” Regarding violence, “31% support violence to advance their agenda” (Wall Street Journal), while many in OWS are likening their movement to the Arab Spring which was extremely violent; in fact, an Arab Spring veteran visited the OWS general assembly recently and publicly praised the movement.[10] Moreover, an Iranian military commander has said that OWS is “the beginning of an ‘American Spring.’”[11] Also, recently, an effigy of Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein’s bloody severed head on a pike was happily paraded at OWS’ general assembly for all protestors to cheer.[12] Regarding Marxism, Rev. Al Sharpton has encouraged the black community to get involved in OWS because the young people in OWS “are right about the distribution of wealth,” which is what he and Rev. Jesse Jackson believe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for.[13]

5.Thousands of OWS protestors have been arrested all over America for destroying public and private property, disturbing the peace, blocking traffic, violence[14] (“Occupy” marches all over Europe are extremely violent and no one in the OWS movement has renounced it; yet MSNBC Analyst Donny Deutsch is hoping for a “Kent State” type moment so the OWS movement can resonate with the American people.[15]), and, now, OWS has added to its message a strong anti-police trend.[16] [17]

6.It is made-up of foul-mouthed, Woodstock hippies, SEIU union members, liberalized college kids, and self-defined anarchists; in many cases they are a “rogue group of kids.”[18] And it is supported by the kind of people who spit on female officers in the Coast Guard[19], who are drug-users,[20] [21] who suppress the freedom of the press,[22] who reportedly commit “vandalism, public urination, sexual harassment, and sex in public,”[23] who allegedly commit rape,[24] who disturb the “quality of life” of area residents,[25] who poop on police cars, and who engage in all kinds of debauchery.[26] Moreover, the protestors at Occupy Portland set the phrase “F*** the USA” to music and performed it.[27]

7.“An overwhelming majority of demonstrators supported Barack Obama in 2008” and “48% say they will vote to re-elect him in 2012,”[28] even though Obama has “done better at getting Wall Street cash than any other President in the last 20 years,” according to[29] Nevertheless, 35% of OWS demonstrators want to “influence the Democratic Party the way the Tea Party has influenced the GOP.”[30]

8.It is being capitalized upon by the Obama campaign.[31]

9.It has been endorsed/supported by Alec Baldwin, Rev. Jim Wallis, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, MSNBC’s Ed Shultz, President Clinton, SEIU’s Stephen Lerner, actor Tim Robbins, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, actress Susan Sarandon, Francis Fox Piven, Michael Moore, David Axelrod, 100s of Tehran student (who are anti-USA, anti-Israel, and anti-capitalist[32]), Iranian students,[33] Van Jones, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,[34] Al Gore, Cuban president Hugo Chavez,[35] Rev. Al Sharpton, Geraldo Rivera, Code Pink, comedian Job Stewart, Cornel West, Pete Seeger,[36] Tavis Smiley, Nancy Pelosi, the “honorable minister” Louis Farrakhan, Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simons, Media Matters, President Obama, GE CEO and Obama “Job’s Czar” Jeffrey Immelt, Deepak Chopra, rapper Kanye West, actress Rosanne Barr [who believes the bankers earning over $100 million should be beheaded.[37]], and the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).[38] [39] [40] Truly, you can tell a lot about something by who praises it.

10.10. OWS is organized and funded by SEIU, ACORN, The Working Family, the Obama administration, the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Socialists of America, The Tide’s Foundation, and George Soros,[41] as well as the big labor organization AFL-CIO.[42] Oh, and many of them are being paid to protest.[43] [44]

Anyone who digs under the surface of this movement will see its true colors, beyond what is being reported by the mainstream media, which has the gall to compare this “movement” to the Tea Party. Folks, the OWS agenda is way outside the mainstream[45] and we should take this OWS crowd seriously; this is the beginning of the coming insurrection. Most of them are sheeple and they are being led like mind-numbed robots into a ripened revolution.


Special thanks to the NC Federations of Republican Women (NFRW) for this update!

U.S. Congress

The House of Representatives convened on October 24th, after a recess last week. The Senate is in recess this week and will return next week.

Last week the Senate held a vote on the bill, "Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011." The measure failed in a vote of 50 to 50. Senator Burr voted against it and Senator Hagan voted for it. The bill contained $30 billion "in grants to state and local governments to pay to hire or retain teachers and $5 billion in grants to governments and other groups to pay for law enforcement officers and emergency personnel." The bill is a component of President Obama's jobs bill that was defeated previously in the Senate. (Megavote)

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW)
The group has released its latest ratings on Congressional members. "The ratings are based on 46 votes in the U.S. House and 62 votes in the U.S. Senate the latter half of 2010."

NC Congressional Scorecard from the group is:

Senator Richard Burr 93% (Hero), Senator Kay Hagan 11% (Hostile)

NC Representatives-
Virginia Foxx (R-5th) 98% (Hero)
Sue Myrick (R-9th) 96% (Hero)
Patrick T. McHenry (R-10th) 93% (Hero)
Howard Coble (R-6th) 91% (Hero)
G.K. Butterfield (D-1st) 2% (Hostile)
former Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-2nd) 4% (Hostile)
Walter B. Jones (R-3rd) 61% (Friendly)
David E. Price (D-4th) zero% (Hostile)
Mike McIntyre (D-7th) 27% (Unfriendly)
Larry Kissell (D-8th) 15% (Hostile)
Heath Shuler (D-11th) 24% (Unfriendly)
Melvin Watt (D-12th) 7% (Hostile)
Brad Miller (D-13th) zero% (Hostile)

"Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!"
Article from the Huffington Post.

Please go to the link to read.  Click Here

Sources: Megavote: NC 6th, 10/24/2011; Citizens Against Government Waste, Oct 2011; Huffington Post, "Battleground North Carolina: Democratic Women Fired Up!," posted Oct 23, 2011 (email from Valerie White, NCFRW)

A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic

“A CALL TO STAND!”—- Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be the goal of every adult American citizen, not only for themselves, but for future generations.

That quest cannot become a reality unless each adult citizen possesses a patriotic mindset. The facts show that amassing self-serving political power and gaining wealth has displaced American patriotism among our government representatives, resulting in a deplorable lack of integrity and honor from our elected and appointed officials. Most Americans no longer trust their government.

Concerned American veterans and patriots, spurred to action by flawed and misguided interpretations of the Constitution, are determined to correct these ill-advised, if not traitorous, Constitutional perversions.

In accordance with The Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence, they seek a peaceful solution to the tyranny facing We the People and the generations that follow.

It is apparent, based on many indisputable facts, that individual liberty, possession of property, national sovereignty, national security, and freedom will not survive if the present political power base prevails.

Therefore a course change is now required as determined by millions of Americans, and spelled out in “A Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic.”

The electorate voted for a President, not a tyrant. They do not want autocrats in any branch of government. Despots by their nature ignore constitutions and run roughshod over the laws of the land. Tyrants also over-regulate, and confiscate the citizen’s wealth; the people end up becoming economic slaves.

We The People are the back-bone of The Constitutional Republic of the United States of America. When 20 to 30 million citizens band together to petition for redress of “a long train of abuses and usurpations,” those grievances must be acted upon.

It must not be forgotten that all Legislative, Executive and Judicial powers are derived from the people. The restoration of the Constitutional Republic that we were entrusted with now begins by way of the “Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic,” and by We The People assembled, banded, and standing together as one unified citizenry.


CANADA FREE PRESS: Hey America, What’s Going On? Why No Outcry of Indignation or Action?

I mean really; what is happening to our judicial system? Have the Muslims invaded our formerly known Justice Department, which is now more commonly known as the IN-Justice Department under the non-leadership of the Communist infested Attorney General Eric Holder under direct supervision of the Socio-Communist usurper acting president Barack Who’sInsane Obama? It is beginning to appear very much so judging by recent reports.

For the past nearly 3 years, Obama and Holder have been in charge of the laws and other standards that were once subject to our United States Constitution, lock, stock and barrel; but which of late due to the free pass given to the Islamic Nation, supervisors of the deadly international Islamic terrorists, by those two men who swore on the bible to PROTECT AND DEFEND said Constitution, is more like a foreign dictator’s toy to be played with and heaped with calumny and scorn.

Both Obama and Holder literally HATE the very words put forth in our Constitution, the single most lasting and most copied document of its kind anywhere in the world, EXCEPT in those festering and smoldering dens of self-loathing and venom where injustice, murder and intolerance are prevalent where the tortured mindsets of Islam rule. And it is just that which these two lackeys who bore false witness when betraying their oaths of office are bringing to America’s not only doorstep but right into its intimate bosom.


‘Treasonous in Its Actions on the Border’: Beck‘s Passionate Interview With Imprisoned Border Agent’s Wife

As the Blaze recently reported, Jesus Diaz, a former U.S. border agent, is serving a two-year prison sentence after being accused of using excessive force in handcuffing a juvenile drug smuggler back in 2008. Diaz’s detention, which has come under fire from many who believe that he isn’t guilty of the violence charges waged against him, has become a hot-button issue.

This morning, Glenn Beck interviewed Diaz’s wife, Diana, on his radio show to get the entire story, and by the end he was visibly frustrated.

But before delving into the video of their exchange, let’s review some brief background information on the case...........

Beck concluded: “This government is treasonous in its actions on the border. There is something going on and they are using innocent border agents to make some sort of point to the other border agents, ‘Shut up and sit down.’ … It’s obscene what is happening. It embarrasses me to be an American. What’s happening on our border embarrasses me as an American.”.......


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

NC: Judge halts part of state's abortion law

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked the most controversial part of the state's abortion-restriction law, which goes into effect today: the requirement that patients be presented with a narrated ultrasound image of their womb within four hours of the operation. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles granted a request for a preliminary injunction sought by several national and state civil-rights organizations that sued late last month. Eagles upheld all other provisions of the law, at least until the lawsuit is resolved.


Beaufort Observer: How conservative is conservative enough?

The Third Congressional district race may tell us the answer to that question this year

October 25, 2011

We published an article the other day (10-21-11) that struck a nerve with a couple of our loyal readers. Both of them felt we should not have published the article, because it "made Walter look bad."

The "Walter" they are referring to is Third District Congressman Walter B. Jones. The article contained a rating from the Citizens Against Government Waste, a Washington 'watchdog' organization. It rated and ranked all 535 members of Congress on their voting records to reduce government spending by cutting out waste. Walter Jones scored 61% in that assessment.

Our friends believe Walter Jones is a staunch conservative. So they argued that the Citizens rating was an aberration, and not indicative of his real record. So we did some research and found that indeed, the Citizens' rating was accurate. We went to the seminal conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation and checked their latest ratings of our representatives in Washington and found that, low an behold, Walter B. Jones was rated as voting "conservative" 45% of the time. You can check the original by clicking here.

To put that 45% rating in perspective, Jones ranked at the bottom of the Republicans in the delegation, voting liberal more than he voted conservative.

Report: ACORN Is Secretly Helping Organize & Fund the ‘Occupy’ Movement

Remember ACORN? If not, try and stretch your memory back to the 2008 presidential campaign and the months that followed.

The controversial community organizing group — which is now defunct — came under fire for purportedly engaging in voter fraud.

Now, Fox News is reporting that the former New York office for ACORN is heavily involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement — so much so, that former members are apparently organizing door-to-door canvassing, events, and other related activities. Considering that this is supposedly a “leaderless” movement, these allegations are curious. Fox News reports:

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

FROM THE TAXPAYER'S TAB: Most Expensive Bill of the Week

The Bill: S. 1723, Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act of 2011
Annualized Cost: $6.998 billion ($34.99 billion over five years)


The Teachers and First Responders Back to Work Act would authorize grants to states to protect and create jobs. The grants would be used to pay salaries and benefits to keep teachers in the classroom and support staff on the job. In a press release, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) said his bill would "protect nearly 400,000 education jobs." Funds would be awarded based on the number of K-12 students and the total population in the state.

Local police and fire departments would also receive money to prevent layoffs and to create additional jobs. According to Senator Menendez, the provision would "save thousands of police and fire fighter jobs" with an infusion of almost $5 billion. Similar to the bill's education measure, public funds would be available for hiring, rehiring, and retention of first responders.

According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), S. 1723 would result in almost $35 billion in new spending over the next five years. Spending for teachers represents 85 percent -- or $30 billion -- of the bill's five-year cost. In order to pay for the new spending in S. 1723, a 0.5 percent surtax would be imposed on individuals making more than $1 million.

To learn more or discuss this bill visit

AFP Foundation’s 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit will be held November 4-5, 2011 at the DC Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Please join Americans for Prosperity Foundation and thousands of grassroots activists for the 5th annual Defending the American Dream Summit to send a powerful message to Congress and President Obama that Americans do not want government controlling our lives and sending future generations deeper into debt.

Average Americans are being ignored, but now you have a chance to make your voice heard!

Summit Highlights Include:
  • “Tribute to Ronald Reagan” Dinner
  • Bloggers Row
  • Grassroots Training
  • Free-Market Job Fair
  • State-Specific Strategy Meetings
  • Network With Leading Activists From Across The Country
Confirmed Speakers:
● Mark Levin, Radio Host
● Herman Cain, Businessman and GOP presidential hopeful
● Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst
● Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City
● Jonah Goldberg, New York Times best selling author
● Dinesh D'Souza, Best selling author
● Andrew Breitbart Conservative commentator and author
● Ken Cuccinelli Virginia Attorney General
● Congressman Marsha Blackburn, U.S. House of Representatives
● Rep. Andy Harris, U.S. House of Representatives
● Rep. Mike Pompeo, U.S. House of Representatives
● Ann McElhinney Conservative film maker
● John Fund, American Spectator
● Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
● Tim Phillips, AFP Foundation President
● Phil Kerpen, AFP Foundation, VP for Policy

In NC--buses will depart from Southern Pines, Sanford, Dunn, New Bern, Greenville, Wilson, Bolivia, Wilmington, Rocky Mount, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Charlotte area/Huntersville, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro.  Click here to register for a bus/travel package.

CCTA is proud to announce the release of “Shifting Culture: Revival, Revolution or Ruin” written by our own C.A. Lee


Lynn Childs
Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA)                   
Phone: 252-402-0333
FAX: 866.323.8313

New Bern, NC
October 25, 2011

CCTA is proud to announce the release of “Shifting Culture: Revival, Revolution or Ruin” written by our own C.A. Lee – better known as Cheryl or ‘Nana’ – she’s our patriotic spiked-haired, cancer surviving, non-politically correct, great-grandmother!

Shifting Culture will take the reader from being a passive observer to an informed ready for action citizen. They’ll connect the dots as they review how societal changes have debased our culture, our faith and our country. Readers will follow a timeline of events that have caused a demoralizing shift in our culture, along with an underlying evil, which threatens every American and this great nation. Most importantly, they will be infuriated at the abuse, corruption and treasonous acts committed by those placed in power to protect and defend the Constitution of United States of America.

Americans will reconnect with the power and beauty of our heritage and our Constitution. They will walk away armed with the knowledge and courage to demand reform and with a renewed patriotism that will spur active participation in our self-governing republic. And finally, they’ll understand the urgency for taking action before it is too late.

CCTA believes “Shifting Culture” is a book that needs to be read by every freedom loving American trying to understand how our country has been driven down a destructive path—and what we can do about it.

Shifting Culture is available through CCTA (call or email Lynn Childs at 252-402-0333, or at or order direct from Amazon.

‘Nana’ is available to speak at local functions or groups and is available for interviews.

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Tuesday 25th, 2011

RALEIGH – If you think you know the whole story of how the American Declaration of Independence came to be, I challenge you to read Pauline Maier’s fascinating American Scripture, first published in 1997, and see if you don’t come away from the experience with new and surprising insights.

Having picked up a couple of the concise book a couple of months ago from one of my favorite used bookstores, I found myself dog-earing page after page and scribbling down notes for further research. I went into American Scripture as an admirer of Thomas Jefferson and many of his colleagues in the Continental Congress. I finished the book with an even-greater appreciation of their accomplishments.

Imagine you are given a major writing assignment on June 11, with a due date of June 28. Imagine further that you will not be working alone, that you will serve on a drafting committee with four other people, several of whom have strongly held opinions that do not always comport with your own.

Also imagine that in addition to this writing assignment, you are also asked to work on several other major projects at the same time. Finally, imagine that after your small committee finishes its work, your writing assignment will then be edited by dozens of other opinionated people over whom you have little influence.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sen. Durbin’s Attack on Health Freedom--Senate Bill 1310

At a time when presidential candidates are being asked which federal agency needs to be cut out due to excessive spending, bureaucratic red-tape and regulations from here to Timbuktu, a bill was recently introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) which aims to expand the Food & Drug Administration’s reach, further encroaching upon the dietary supplement industry with incessant regulations. Senate Bill 1310 has been referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions which, dare I say, should certainly have more important things to discuss right now then dietary supplements...

Although, according to a study funded by the Natural Products Foundation, the dietary supplement industry contributes more than $60 billion to our national economy which is nearly triple U.S. consumer sales. Perhaps this committee should be looking for ways to stimulate this economic driver, rather than looking into putting a stranglehold on the industry. Not only does the dietary supplement industry clearly have a market, they are also creating and supporting jobs in a myriad of industries in addition to their own such as manufacturing, retail sales & scientific, among others. There is obviously a large percentage of Americans exercising their right to health freedom and supporting the dietary supplement industry, Sen. Durbin should take heed with his attack.

You might be wondering, why the need for additional government intervention? I know I am. This bill will lead to restricted access to products that Americans are choosing to buy & raise the cost to the consumer for these products ultimately stifling competition within the industry. I can’t help but wonder, is Big Pharma behind this bill? Interestingly enough, the same day that SB 1310 was introduced, the FDA issued, “Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredie... which just so happens to contain the same elements outlined in Durbin’s bill.

Durbin’s bill would require additional labeling on dietary supplements that in the past have been labeled simply a food or a beverage. Surprise, surprise – this new labeling triggers massive regulations! The dietary supplement companies would have to go through a lengthy registration process for each of their products with the FDA which requires more money, time and resources. This is an issue that Sen. Durbin has brought up numerous times in the past and it appears to be an attempt to address his need for a clearer FDA definition of a “conventional food” – a long standing issue within the industry. The reason that this debate is important is that there are different safety regulations for “conventional food” and “dietary supplements” regulated under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). Although DSHEA called for this definition when it passed in 1994, the bureaucrats at the FDA have failed to do their job and the debate over this definition has been raging for the past 17 years. Durbin’s bill puts the weight of what should be the FDA’s burden, squarely onto the shoulders of the dietary supplement manufacturers. The biggest kicker of all is that there are already numerous regulations and laws in place that are not being enforced which would address his stated concerns. There are also several practices which are industry standards put in place for the consumers’ safety like using product lot numbers.

If you think about it logically, it is in the industry’s best interest to produce a safe, effective product so that they can maintain a profit – this legislative attack will do nothing to make these products safer, it will only suffocate the ability of the smaller producers to maintain their place in the industry eventually stifling competition industry-wide. Even the Association of American Physicans and Surgeons is oppossed to this bill.

The president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), Steve Mister called the bill, “a misguided bill that doesn’t address the concerns raised by Sen. Durbin, but instead creates more bureaucracy for an already resource-challenged agency and more red tape and costs for industry while doing nothing to further protect consumers from his concerns. Instead of urging FDA to use its current enforcement authority to isolate and punish those companies that are not following the law, this bill serves to punish all responsible companies with its overreaching mandates.”

In addition to registering their product with the FDA, the companies that manufacture these supplements would also have to register their facility; a description of each dietary supplement product manufactured by that facility; a list of all the ingredients in each of those products; a copy of the label and labeling for each of those products. And then, if a product is reformulated or discontinued, the bill also mandates that this registration process start all over again & be done within 30 days of beginning manufacturing, reformulating or discontinuing a product. Adding to the red tape, SB 1310 would require that the FDA create a list of all possible adverse side effects to groups like pregnant women or children; engage with the Institute of Medicine to evaluate the ingredients and proprietary blends within 18 months and produce a report on its findings; the report would be followed up with a public comment period and 2 years later, the FDA would be required to publically identify what they feel to be dangerous to the public.

Under DSHEA, a dietary supplement is defined as: a vitamin, a mineral, an herb or botanical (excluding tobacco), an amino acid, a concentrate, metabolite, constituent, extract, or combination of any of the above. Additionally, it must also be intended for ingestion (pill, capsule, tablet, powder or liquid); not represented for use as a conventional food; and labeled as a dietary supplement.

What do all of Durbin’s proposed regulations boil down to? Essentially, a transparent attempt to have vitamins and dietary supplements treated like drugs which will not go over well with the over 150 million Americans who make the choice to purchase these products annually. I support health freedom. I support free markets. I support an individual’s right to choose to purchase whatever product they want and Sen. Durbin’s SB 1310 is a blatant attack on that right. If you agree, please join me in opposition to Senate Bill 1310.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

NC RENEGADE: It Is Time to Decide Which Side You Are On

If you don’t believe that the time has come to make a decision about which side you need to be on, watch the following video.



When members of the Tea Party voiced their concerns about the direction President Obama is taking the United States, we were called racist among other vile things. Now we have a black man, descendent of slaves, running for president as a GOP conservative and he is being attacked as not being a true black man, a traitor to his race, an Uncle Tom, and worse. Instead of being a race baiter the likes of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, he has become a model of what hard work and education can achieve, regardless of your background or circumstances.

Paul Field, in a recent letter, criticized Mr. Cain because of his lack of political experience. Exactly what kind of experience did the current occupant of the White House have? A community organizer with close ties to unions and people of questionable character (the Rev. Wright, Bill Ayers) does not make for a great resume. Presumably he’s very smart, but no one seems to have any proof other than his adeptness with a teleprompter. Mr. Obama has never run as much as a lemonade stand, but the American people saw fit to elect him to head the largest economy in the world.

I would be careful stating every GOP front-runner has been betrayed by his/her own words. Obama made promises when he was running for election too, and most have fallen by the wayside: getting out of the wars (he’s added another), closing Gitmo (no), transparency (joke), no lobbyists (he hired many) and others too long to list. I will say he’s still working on that redistributing the wealth thing by fanning the fires of class envy.
lthe Civil Rights Act was a noble thing, and the Democrats love to take credit for it. However, limited knowledge of history does not change it. Eisenhower was instrumental in enforcing integration, and even though Johnson was president when the Civil Rights Act was passed, 80 percent of the GOP voted for it and only 63% of the Democrats. The 13th Amendment (ending slavery) had 100 percent support of the GOP; only 23% of Democrats. And the 15th Amendment (the right to vote) garnered 100 percent of the GOP vote with a big goose egg for the Democrats.

It makes perfect sense that Herman Cain is a Republican. As he said, perhaps some blacks have been “brainwashed”.

Nancy Murdoch, Havelock

SUN JOURNAL LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tea Party defined by CCTA Chairman, Raynor James

October 21, 2011 4:40 PM

Obama Admin Pulls “Offensive”Islam References from Anti-Terrorism Materials

Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities,in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive. 

“I recently directed all components of the Department of Justice to re-evaluate their training efforts in a range of areas,from community outreach to national security,” Cole told a panel at the George Washington University law school. 

The move comes after complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.



Democrats Shamefully support Occupy Wall Street

Friday, October 21, 2011

Veterans and Patriots Call for Action in D.C. 11.11.11

On October 5, 2011, the following national call was released to the public - “An undisclosed number of American Veterans and former service members have come together to prepare and present this Call-to-Action on behalf of the U.S. Constitution, the Republic, the Rule of Law and equal justice for all freedom loving citizens of the United States of America. Acting together as one, via The Veteran Defenders of America, co-sponsored by civilian patriot group The Unites States Patriots Union, LLC – we issue the following CALL for peaceful disobedience.

We CALL upon every member of federal, state and local government, legislative, judicial, law enforcement and military, who have taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitutional Republic from all enemies, foreign and domestic, to act upon those oaths for the stated purpose of restoring the Constitutional Republic.

We CALL upon ALL veterans and veteran organizations in America, who still believe in their oath to protect and defend, to unite with us at once – in this Declaration to Restore the Constitutional Republic.

We CALL for ALL citizens who still desire freedom and liberty, to stand with us in peaceful protest, and carry our demands to right the wrongs against our nation in the preservation of freedom, liberty, justice and the rule of law.”

(The full Call-to-Action is available here.)

This National Call-to-Action for Veterans Day, November 11, 2011 in Washington D.C. is scheduled for 0600 EST at the Washington Monument.

The call is led by MG Paul Vallely, Col. James Harding and Col. Harry Riley of Veteran Defenders of America (VDA), a service member division of The United States Patriots Union. Both are member-only organizations formed and funded by an undisclosed number of members.

The Veterans organization focuses on matters of national security and defense of the US Constitution, freedom and liberty. Patriots Union is an advanced patriot group focused on tangible strategies for reclaiming the republic, ending corruption and tyranny in government and returning the power to the American people.

Together, they prepared and launched a nation-wide Call-to-Action to ALL freedom loving Americans willing to fight for their right to live free from government tyranny. But they also issued a Code of Conduct for their event in D.C. scheduled on 11.11.11…

The Call-to-Action has gone viral on the internet, thanks to vital coverage by conservative news outlets like World Net Daily, Canada Free Press and Post & Email. Veterans, patriots and groups have been joining the Call-to-Action since and it’s beginning to look like patriots across the country are finally ready to join forces for real solutions.

In any movement, there are two types of participants, active and passive. Over the last hundred years, as our constitution and nation was being systematically destroyed, only a relative few were active participants in the destruction.

But most Americans were indeed passive participants in that destruction, sitting silent as the destruction took place, thereby passively participating by default, via their inaction.

Today, a Call-to-Action has been issued that requires active participation from people who are passive by nature. The average American may be angry about what is happening in their country, but how many are truly ready to do whatever it might take to end the madness?

When asked who is supporting this Call-to-Action, VDA’s Col. Harding responded as follows – “Every red blooded American we reach is on board, except those who will never be on board.”

Harding went on to explain – “it is much easier to list who is not on board at this point.” – “leftists who have a very anti-American vision for America, people who have not yet accepted that there is no political solution now and those who have a seat at the table of corruption, are not on board.” – “Everyone else we reach is on board…”

The Code of Conduct clearly indicates that the group’s call is for peaceful resistance on 11.11.11. The likelihood that Obama & Co. will resign on request is zero. The odds that members of congress will do the right thing and impeach are also slim. So, what is the real goal of the 11.11.11 event?

Co-Founder of Patriots Union Timothy Harrington explains – “We have to start somewhere. We are hoping to show D.C. insiders that the people have had enough. That the time for talking has passed and the time for serious action to save this nation has arrived.”

“Every member of every branch of government has taken an oath to uphold and protect the constitution and the people of the United States and it’s high time we see which of them is ready to live up to that oath.” – said Harrington.

The event calls upon all freedom loving citizens fed up with the corruption and tyranny in D.C. to take a stand with their veterans at the Washington Monument on November 11, 2011. Additional information is being released at the organizations web sites as available.

JB Williams

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Energy Department Caught Removing Energy Company’s Name From Old Press Releases

Thanks to CNBC, the Department of Energy has been caught removing references to “SunPower,” a solar energy company that was given $1.2 billion in loan guarantees, from old press releases (H/T Hotair).

“The changes occurred in two press releases from the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program — the same program that has been the center of controversy surrounding the failed solar company Solyndra,” reports Eamon Javers of CNBC.

“Both were changed to remove the name of a company that has received negative press attention in recent days, SunPower, and replace it with the name of another company, NRG Energy,” he added.

Watch the CNBC video:


(Oct. 19, 2011) — The program that Janet Napolitano kicked off as the Secretary of Department of Homeland Security has wonderful prospects. As law-abiding and freedom-loving Americans, we fully support this program. We love our country so much that we actually did not need the prompting to act on things criminal, suspicious, or threatening to the USA. The continued vigilance to our American way of life and the vast exponential growth of true patriots to Constitutional adherence will insure the program is a success.

However, it may not be as promoted by the DHS. Very soon, the cooperation by citizens in reporting “something” to the program should reveal the context of what Janet Napolitano meant. So far, the reporting to authorities of plenty of criminal acts goes unabated. The effectiveness of this “see & say” is being tested as I type.



Congressman Walter Jones will be Speaking and Answering Questions on October 20, 11:30am-1:00pm @ the Warehouse Restaurant, 204 Main Street, Winterville, NC
Sponsored by Eastern North Carolina Tea Party!

Join Us!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Well I am back online again after a week! Trying to catch up on the news! You may be more informed today than I am. CCTA had a wonderful booth at the Mumfest in New Bern, and we would like to thank Hal and Raynor James, Doris and Brad Cummings, April Cash, Connie Hanna, Ceil Wasserman, Cathy New, Gary Lindsey, Don and Nancy Muroch and their four footed pal, Mia, Bob and Catherine Stash--and oh yeah, I was there too! Special thanks to Mary Liz Hynes for her contributions!

My sister's book, "Shifting Culture, Revival, Revolution or Ruin?" (by C.A. Lee) came out last week. I mention this not just because she is my sister, but because this is a book that MUST BE READ by anyone concerned with where our nation is headed, how we got here and solutions; all from a 'Nana's' point of view! This book would make a great Christmas gift for your friends and family--that may not believe how serious our situation is. The book is available at and of directly from CCTA (with a portion of proceeds going to us).

If you missed last night's meeting of CCTA you missed a great program! Tyker Gonzales gaver a presentation on the problems and regulations plaguing our farmers here in NC and nationwide. It was amazing. Hal James our Watchdog Chairman gave an update on Craven County commissioners meetings. I reported on the Federal scene--Occupy Wall Street is being carefully orchestrated by Soros his Tides Foundation and others and glorified by Obama and the liberal left. The goal is economic kaos and class warefare. We must not let them win!

There is alot going on--I will be catching up and bringing you up to date!  Check out today's News Digest!  I will be updating the Legislation pages shortly as well!

Be well all and God Bless!
Lynn Childs

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Look whose relative just got $135.8 million energy loan

'Green' firm with White House ties lined up to get massive guarantee

The sister-in-law of John Podesta, President Obama's influential White House transition director, served as the lobbyist for a wind power firm that was just awarded a $135.8 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy.

The company is Brookfield Asset Management. It boasts a board of nine directors, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long-term girlfriend.  (The same company that owns the NY Park where they are 'Occupying Wall Street')

The Energy Department's promise to Brookfield marks the latest in controversial massive alternative energy loans to companies with strong ties to the Obama White House and to top Democrat lawmakers.


Executive Dictatorship: Obama Instructs Advisers To Push Through Stimulus Projects Without Pesky ‘Congressional Authorization’

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Obama Denies FEMA Funds to GOP-Leaning Virginia

In case anyone needed more proof that Barack Obama governs to support his base constituencies and make war on others, the Obama administration has denied federal funds to the GOP-leaning state of Virginia to assist with rebuilding efforts following the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that shook the entire region on August 23. The quake, which was centered in Louisa County, did an estimated $15 million of property damage to the state.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program would have provided loans, grants, and even Nancy Pelosi’s favorite “job creator,” unemployment assistance. Yet with these inducements, the president denied emergency assistance to Virginia for the second time this year.

Governor Bob McDonnell stated, “Disaster relief and public safety are core functions of the federal government.” But they are core functions the Obama administration is unconcerned about providing. Nor is this a partisan sentiment. Democratic Sen. Mark Warner, who considered a presidential run himself in 2008, has said, “If damage from a once-in-a-generation, 5.8 magnitude earthquake does not qualify for federal disaster relief, then I don’t know what does.” Earlier this month, the former governor cited the “enormous frustration” Virginians feel over “the lack of collaborative action in Washington.”

The cut-off of federal dollars seems to coincide with McDonnell’s election as governor on November 3, 2009 — the same day Chris Christie was elected governor of New Jersey. (McDonnell won his usually Republican state by a more decisive margin.)

AP‘s ’Fact Check’ Again Hammers Obama: Jobs Plan Makes ‘Giant Leaps’

It’s a startling statistic on the state of American schools: An estimated 280,000 teaching and other education jobs could be lost in the coming year, according to the White House.

As the Senate prepares for a showdown vote on the jobs bill Tuesday, President Barack Obama is promising to not only save the education jobs at risk, but to support a total of 400,000 education jobs by actions such as rehiring teachers already laid off.

In estimating the potential number of jobs that could be lost and how many his plan could save, the White House makes giant leaps. A look at the claims and how they compare with the facts:

Tea Partiers ‘Invade’ Occupy D.C. Protest…And This is the Video

What happens when the Tea Party invades the seemingly never-ending “Occupy” protest movement? Until now, this question has been left to the whims of the imagination. But over the weekend, Accuracy in Media, Let Freedom Ring and Young America’s Foundation joined forces to infiltrate ”Occupy D.C.”

As you can imagine, the results are quite hilarious, as the Tea Party counter-protesters state their love for capitalism, holding signs that read, “Taxed Enough Already” and “Unions Destroy Jobs,” among others. The patriotic young men, who are predictably met with anger, hand out Constitutions to the “Occupiers,” while defending capitalism (Meredith Jessup covered this on the blog as well).

In the video, you’ll hear an Occupy D.C. protester call one of the Tea Partiers an “idiot.“ Another man calls one of the supporters of capitalism a ”candy a**.” And yet another individual who is visibly agitated says, “I‘m gonna turn away because I don’t turn the other cheek. You push me and you’re gonna have a problem.”


Exposed: Written by an Anarchist, Anti-Capitalism Group ‘Occupy Wall Street Journal’ Full Color, Free Newspaper is Funded By George Soros, The Tides Foundation, Code Pink and Michael Moore

Friday, October 7, 2011

The transformation of government

Governments - at every level - have come to believe that it is their job to manage every facet of the lives of their citizens. This notion is foreign to the Constitution and to common sense. This week, we look as some of the ways government is misusing its power.


Lesson Learned: Big is Bad, Very Bad!

The neo-reality of this 22nd century is that big is bad, very bad. Big government, big banks, big bailouts, big leverage, big liabilities and big debt are all very, very bad.

The world has been on a big binge and it is time to pay the proverbial piper.

Europe decided that bigger is better and created the European Union and a new currency, the Euro. What Europeans failed to recognize is that most of the member nation governments were big government socialists. These governments would continue to grow, their programs to help the needy would expand (primarily via the redefinition of needy) and everything would be just fine or so everyone thought until now. Socialism dislikes private property ownership. Central governments took more and more land and property in the form of taxes to expand government.

When these governments ran out of people to tax they began to borrow, and borrow they did in a big way.

The United States is on the same path as Europe. Taxing and borrowing became reelection strategies for both political parties. When the people rejected more taxes, borrowing became the new narcotic or the political class. Borrowing leads to hedging, which leads to leveraging, which leads to the inevitable - bankruptcy. Sovereign nations in Europe are facing bankruptcy.

So where is the money coming from?

From banks of course. Banks were and are still looking to lend to governments and by doing so have leveraged themselves into oblivion. According to Greg Hunter, former investigative reporter for ABC and creator of, "I keep hammering away at the fact the Fed doled out $16 trillion in the wake of the credit crisis of 2008. This is an enormous sum that is greater than the all goods and services produced in the U.S. in a single year. Domestic banks and companies got the money, right along with foreign banks and companies. In effect, the Federal Reserve bailed out the world financial system. Now, we are right back to square one facing another financial meltdown with European banks and sovereign debt. If the Fed spent $16 trillion, why in the heck is this problem not fixed and why isn’t the world economy taking off like a rocket?" [My emphasis]

The simple answer is it wasn't enough money.