Last Night’s Politburo Vote in the House

October 17, 2013 in America's Collapse, America's Heritage, Amnesty, Anarchy, Budget, Constitutional, Debt Crisis, Debt Limit, DICTATORSHIP, Economic Deception, Hope and Change, Intimidation, Liberty in Jeopardy, ObamaCare, Obamanation, Patriotism, Police State, Political Deception, President Obama, Progressivism, Socialism, Tea Party, The Stakes for the 2014 Election, United States Constitution

 
The following Roll Call vote took place in spite of the fact that House members were not provided copies to peruse before the vote, even if they requested it. 87  Republican Traitors voted Yea! The means by which this legislation was moved and passed gives new meaning to the word “Treachery”.  The House voted to give Republican Mitch McConnell his $2 Billion Earmark and  voted a  stipend of $174K of our treasure was to  Millionairess Senator Frank  Lautenberg of NJ’s  widow in this purported “Clean CR”. Now that it has passed  we will have a  chance in the weeks aheadto review the entire bill and we will surely find other treacheries like a trick-provision that was added that will require a 2/3 vote  to stop the next Debt Limit increase.This morning the Wall Street Journal in an article by Laura Meckler, Business Voices Frustration With GOP, writes that “In interviews with representatives of companies large and small executives predicted a change in how business would approach politics. They didn’t foresee a new alignment with Democrats but forecast backing challengers to tea-party conservatives in GOP primaries…”

This is just the beginning of a planned blitz creed against Tea Party   Conservatives by the Establishment and their Progressive allies.  We are now joined in a battle,  not only a fight for Conservative values, but for the Survival of our Constitutional Democracy.

As Jeff Kuhner of WRKO in Boston recently stated, America has now become a functional “Dictatorship” under the tutelage  of our “Dear Leader” Barrack Hussein Obama.

And

Lastly, the Wall Street journal today had another front page headline, More Illegal Immigrants As for Asylum, thereby joining   next skirmish in our battle to save our American Way of Life.

Had enough yet?

 

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session

 

FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 550
(Republicans in roman; Democrats in italic; Independents underlined)

H R 2775      YEA-AND-NAY      16-Oct-2013      10:18 PM
QUESTION:  On Motion to Concur in the Senate Amendments
BILL TITLE: To condition the provision of premium and cost-sharing subsidies under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upon a certification that a program to verify household income and other qualifications for such subsidies is operational, and for other purposes 

YEAS NAYS PRES NV
REPUBLICAN 87 144 1
DEMOCRATIC 198 2
INDEPENDENT
TOTALS 285 144   3

—- YEAS    285 —

Andrews
Bachus
Barber
Barletta
Barrow (GA)
Bass
Beatty
Becerra
Benishek
Bera (CA)
Bilirakis
Bishop (GA)
Bishop (NY)
Blumenauer
Boehner
Bonamici
Boustany
Brady (PA)
Braley (IA)
Brooks (IN)
Brown (FL)
Brownley (CA)
Buchanan
Bustos
Butterfield
Calvert
Camp
Cantor
Capito
Capps
Capuano
Cárdenas
Carney
Carson (IN)
Cartwright
Castor (FL)
Castro (TX)
Chu
Cicilline
Clarke
Clay
Cleaver
Clyburn
Coble
Coffman
Cohen
Cole
Connolly
Conyers
Cook
Cooper
Costa
Cotton
Courtney
Cramer
Crawford
Crenshaw
Crowley
Cuellar
Cummings
Daines
Davis (CA)
Davis, Danny
Davis, Rodney
DeFazio
DeGette
Delaney
DeLauro
DelBene
Dent
Deutch
Diaz-Balart
Dingell
Doggett
Doyle
Duckworth
Edwards
Ellison
Engel
Enyart
Eshoo
Esty
Farr
Fattah
Fitzpatrick
Fortenberry
Foster
Frankel (FL)
Frelinghuysen
Fudge
Gabbard
Gallego
Garamendi
Garcia
Gardner
Gerlach
Gibson
Grayson
Green, Al
Green, Gene
Griffin (AR)
Grijalva
Grimm
Guthrie
Gutiérrez
Hahn
Hanabusa
Hanna
Harper
Hastings (FL)
Hastings (WA)
Heck (NV)
Heck (WA)
Herrera Beutler
Higgins
Himes
Hinojosa
Holt
Honda
Horsford
Hoyer
Huffman
Israel
Issa
Jackson Lee
Jeffries
Jenkins
Johnson (GA)
Johnson, E. B.
Joyce
Kaptur
Keating
Kelly (IL)
Kelly (PA)
Kennedy
Kildee
Kilmer
Kind
King (NY)
Kinzinger (IL)
Kirkpatrick
Kline
Kuster
Lance
Langevin
Larsen (WA)
Larson (CT)
Latham
Lee (CA)
Levin
Lewis
Lipinski
LoBiondo
Loebsack
Lofgren
Lowenthal
Lowey
Lujan Grisham (NM)
Luján, Ben Ray (NM)
Lynch
Maffei
Maloney, Carolyn
Maloney, Sean
Matheson
Matsui
McCarthy (CA)
McCollum
McDermott
McGovern
McHenry
McIntyre
McKeon
McKinley
McMorris Rodgers
McNerney
Meehan
Meeks
Meng
Michaud
Miller, Gary
Miller, George
Moore
Moran
Murphy (FL)
Murphy (PA)
Nadler
Napolitano
Neal
Negrete McLeod
Nolan
Nunes
O’Rourke
Owens
Pallone
Pascrell
Pastor (AZ)
Paulsen
Payne
Pelosi
Perlmutter
Peters (CA)
Peters (MI)
Peterson
Pingree (ME)
Pittenger
Pocan
Polis
Price (NC)
Quigley
Rahall
Rangel
Reichert
Ribble
Richmond
Rigell
Rogers (KY)
Rogers (MI)
Ros-Lehtinen
Roskam
Roybal-Allard
Ruiz
Runyan
Ruppersberger
Ryan (OH)
Sánchez, Linda T.
Sanchez, Loretta
Sarbanes
Schakowsky
Schiff
Schneider
Schock
Schrader
Schwartz
Scott (VA)
Scott, David
Serrano
Sewell (AL)
Shea-Porter
Sherman
Shimkus
Shuster
Simpson
Sinema
Sires
Slaughter
Smith (NE)
Smith (NJ)
Smith (WA)
Speier
Stivers
Swalwell (CA)
Takano
Terry
Thompson (CA)
Thompson (MS)
Thompson (PA)
Tiberi
Tierney
Tipton
Titus
Tonko
Tsongas
Upton
Valadao
Van Hollen
Vargas
Veasey
Vela
Velázquez
Visclosky
Walz
Wasserman Schultz
Waters
Watt
Waxman
Webster (FL)
Welch
Whitfield
Wilson (FL)
Wittman
Wolf
Womack
Yarmuth
Young (AK)
Young (IN)

—- NAYS    144 —

Aderholt
Amash
Amodei
Bachmann
Barr
Barton
Bentivolio
Bishop (UT)
Black
Blackburn
Brady (TX)
Bridenstine
Brooks (AL)
Broun (GA)
Bucshon
Burgess
Campbell
Carter
Cassidy
Chabot
Chaffetz
Collins (GA)
Collins (NY)
Conaway
Culberson
Denham
DeSantis
DesJarlais
Duffy
Duncan (SC)
Duncan (TN)
Ellmers
Farenthold
Fincher
Fleischmann
Fleming
Flores
Forbes
Foxx
Franks (AZ)
Garrett
Gibbs
Gingrey (GA)
Gohmert
Goodlatte
Gosar
Gowdy
Granger
Graves (GA)
Graves (MO)
Griffith (VA)
Hall
Harris
Hartzler
Hensarling
Holding
Hudson
Huelskamp
Huizenga (MI)
Hultgren
Hunter
Hurt
Johnson (OH)
Johnson, Sam
Jones
Jordan
King (IA)
Kingston
Labrador
LaMalfa
Lamborn
Lankford
Latta
Long
Lucas
Luetkemeyer
Lummis
Marchant
Marino
Massie
McCaul
McClintock
Meadows
Messer
Mica
Miller (FL)
Miller (MI)
Mullin
Mulvaney
Neugebauer
Noem
Nugent
Nunnelee
Olson
Palazzo
Pearce
Perry
Petri
Pitts
Poe (TX)
Pompeo
Posey
Price (GA)
Radel
Reed
Renacci
Rice (SC)
Roby
Roe (TN)
Rogers (AL)
Rohrabacher
Rokita
Rooney
Ross
Rothfus
Royce
Ryan (WI)
Salmon
Sanford
Scalise
Schweikert
Scott, Austin
Sensenbrenner
Sessions
Smith (MO)
Smith (TX)
Southerland
Stewart
Stockman
Stutzman
Thornberry
Turner
Wagner
Walberg
Walden
Walorski
Weber (TX)
Wenstrup
Westmoreland
Williams
Wilson (SC)
Woodall
Yoder
Yoho

—- NOT VOTING    3 —

McCarthy (NY) Rush Young (FL)

12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here

March 4, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Abuse of Power, America's Collapse, America's Heritage, Congress, Constitution, Cooking the Books, Deval Patrick, Economic Deception, Generational Theft, Gun Control, Intimidation, Liars, Liberty, Liberty in Jeopardy, Obamanation, Patriotism, Political Deception, Political Incompetence, President Obama, Propaganda, Quantitative Easing, Sequestration, US Sovereignty

Mark SteynOur government is lying to us. The reason Barack Hussein Obama began his strategy of “Blame” over “Sequestration” is because he knows that the economic collapse of the US economy is coming and he needs a scapegoat! His “full court press” in the media is perpetuating his grievous “lie” that an “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny” Sequestration cut will cause catastrophic damage to our economy.

Besides the following article, other independent economists, who, using the same data as our US Bureau of  Labor Statistics reach the entirely different conclusion that our unemployment rates are INCREASING, not DECREASING. 

Thomas Jefferson said that, To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us down with perpetual debt….I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple.”  We have thrown his warnings to the wind and now because of our economic gluttony of QE1, QE2, QE3, QE4 etc., face the loss of our Independence and sovereignty as well. 

Folks, an economic collapse will place our  Bill of Rights and our Constitution in grave jeopardy! The dumbing down of  our last generation has left them without an understanding of the source of the Rights  that they enjoy.

Without the Bill of Rights,  our 2nd Amendment and our ability to protect and preserve our Constitution and our “Natural Rights” will be abolished.  All of the proposed  State and Federal Gun Laws being proposed would have practically no affect on stopping incidents like Newtown while having a vital affect on our Constitutional right to preserve and protect our families and country.   

This is a time for action! Don’t allow either the Obama or  the Patrick Administrations to take away any more of your Constitutional Rights! Call your State and Senators and representatives and tell them NO on Unconstitutional Gun Control measures and  on our “drunken sailor” Spending. 

12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost Here

 By Michael, on March 3rd, 2013�

12 Things That Just Happened That Show The Next Wave Of The Economic Collapse Is Almost HereAre we running out of time?  For the last several years, we have been living in a false bubble of hope that has been fueled by massive amounts of debt and bailout money.  This illusion of economic stability has convinced most people that the great economic crisis of 2008 was just an “aberration” and that now things are back to normal.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at all.  The truth is that the financial crash of 2008 was just the first wave of our economic troubles.  We have not even come close to recovering from that wave, and the next wave of the economic collapse is rapidly approaching.  Our economy is like a giant sand castle that has been built on a foundation of debt and toilet paper currency.  As each wave of the crisis hits us, the solutions that our leaders will present to us will involve even more debt and even more money printing.  And each time, those “solutions” will only make our problems even worse.  Right now, events are unfolding in Europe and in the United States that are pushing us toward the next major crisis moment.  I sincerely hope that we have some more time before the next crisis overwhelms us, but as you will see, time is rapidly running out.

The following are 12 things that just happened that show the next wave of the economic collapse is almost here…

#1 According to TrimTab’s CEO Charles Biderman, corporate insider purchases of stock have hit an all-time low, and the ratio of corporate insider selling to corporate insider buying has now reached an astounding 50 to 1….

While retail is being told to buy-buy-buy, Biderman exclaims that “insiders at U.S. companies have bought the least amount of shares in any one month,” and that the ratio of insider selling to buying is now 50-to-1 – a monthly record.

#2 On Friday we learned that personal income in the United States experienced its largest one month decline in 20 years

Personal income decreased by $505.5 billion in January, or 3.6%, compared to December (on a seasonally adjusted and annualized basis). That’s the most dramatic decline since January 1993, according to the Commerce Department.

#3 In a stunning move, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says that he will appoint an emergency financial manager to take care of Detroit’s financial affairs…

Snyder, 54, took a step he avoided a year ago, empowering an emergency financial manager who can sweep aside union contracts, sell municipal assets, restructure services and reorder finances. He announced the move yesterday at a public meeting in Detroit.

If this does not work, Detroit will almost certainly have to declare bankruptcy.  If that happens, it will be the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

#4 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in Italy had risen to 11.7 percent.  That was a huge jump from 11.3 percent the previous month, and Italy now has the highest unemployment rate that it has experienced in 21 years.

#5 The youth unemployment rate in Italy has risen to a new all-time record high of 38.7 percent.

#6 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in the eurozone as a whole had just hit a brand new record high of 11.9 percent.

#7 On Friday it was announced that the unemployment rate in Greece has now reached 27 percent, and it is being projected that it will reach30 percent by the end of the year.

#8 The youth unemployment rate in Greece is now an almost unbelievable 59.4 percent.

#9 On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Lisbon and other Portuguese cities to protest the austerity measures that are being imposed upon them.  It was reportedly the largest protest in the history of Portugal.

#10 According to Goldman Sachs, bank deposits declined all over Europe during the month of January.

#11 Over the weekend, the deputy governor of China’s central bank declared that China is prepared for a “currency war“…

A top Chinese banker said Beijing is “fully prepared” for a currency war as he urged the world to abide by a consensus reached by the G20 to avert confrontation, state media reported on Saturday.

Yi Gang, deputy governor of China’s central bank, issued the call after G20 finance ministers last month moved to calm fears of a looming war on the currency markets at a meeting in Moscow.

Those fears have largely been fuelled by the recent steep decline in the Japanese yen, which critics have accused Tokyo of manipulating to give its manufacturers a competitive edge in key export markets over Asian rivals.

#12 Italy is an economic basket case at this point, and the political gridlock in Italy is certainly not helping matters.  Former comedian Beppe Grillo’s party could potentially tip the balance of power one way or the other in Italy, and over the weekend he made some comments that are really shaking things up over in Europe.  For one thing, he is suggesting that Italy should hold a referendum on the euro…

“I am a strong advocate of Europe. I am in favor of an online referendum on the euro,” Beppe Grillo told Bild am Sonntag.

Such a vote would not be legally binding in Italy, where referendums can only be used to repeal laws or parts of laws, but would carry political weight. Grillo has said in the past that membership of the euro should be up to the Italian people.

In addition, Grillo is also suggesting that Italy’s debt has gotten so large that renegotiation is the only option…

In an interview with a German magazine published on Saturday, Mr Grillo said that “if conditions do not change” Italy “will want” to leave the euro and return to its former national currency.

The 64-year-old comic-turned-political activist also said Italy needs to renegotiate its €2 trillion debt.

At 127 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP), it is the highest in the euro zone after Greece.

“Right now we are being crushed, not by the euro, but by our debt. When the interest payments reach €100 billion a year, we’re dead. There’s no alternative,” he told Focus, a weekly news magazine.

He said Italy was in such dire economic straits that “in six months, we will no longer be able to pay pensions and the wages of public employees.”

And of course government debt has taken center stage in the United States as well.

The sequester cuts have now gone into effect, and they will definitely have an effect on the U.S. economy.  Of course that effect will not be nearly as dramatic as many Democrats are suggesting, but without a doubt those cuts will cause the U.S. economy to slow down a bit.

And of course the U.S. economy has already been showing plenty of signs of slowing down lately.  If you doubt this, please see my previous article entitled “Consumer Spending Drought: 16 Signs That The Middle Class Is Running Out Of Money“.

So what comes next?

Well, everyone should keep watching Europe very closely, and it will also be important to keep an eye on Wall Street.  There are a whole bunch of indications that the stock market is at or near a peak.  For example, just check out what one prominent stock market analyst recently had to say

“Every reliable technical tool is warning of major peaking action,” said Walter Zimmerman, the senior technical analyst at United-ICAP. “This includes sentiment, momentum, classical chart patterns, and Elliott wave analysis.

“Most of the rally in the stock market since 2009 can be chalked up to the Federal Reserve’s attempt to create a ‘wealth effect’ through higher stock market prices. This only exacerbates the downside risk. Why? The stock market no is longer a lead indicator for the economy. It is instead reflecting  Fed manipulation. Pushing the stock market higher while the real economy languishes has resulted in another bubble.

“The next leg down will not be a partial correction of the advance since the 2009 lows. It will be another major financial crisis. The worst is yet to come.”

Sadly, most people will continue to deny that anything is wrong until it is far too late.

Many areas of Europe are already experiencing economic depression, and it is only a matter of time before the U.S. follows suit.

Time is running out, and I hope that you are getting ready.

So what do you think?

How much time do you believe that we have left before the next wave of the economic collapse strikes?

 

Jeff Rowley Big Wave Surfer wipeout Photo Jaws Peahi by Xvolution Media

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Obama’s Support for UN Gun Treaty Could Fundamentally Change American Gun Laws and Threaten our Second Amendment Rights

March 3, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, Abuse of Power, America's Heritage, Constitutional, Freedom, Liberty in Jeopardy, Obamanation, President Obama, President Ronald Reagan, Treason, Treaties, United Nations

2nd Amendment The nine  most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the  government and I’m here to help.’

Ronald Reagan Quote on American Government’s Bureaucracy
40th president of US 

 

The nine most reassuring words in the English language are,  I’m from the UN and I’m here to help.

Barack Hussein Obama’s Conviction on Global Government’s Paternity
44th president of US

Obama continues his propaganda Blitzkrieg against America, American values and our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. Whether it’s his lies about  Sequestration, about Fast and Furious, about Benghazi or about UN Treaties. Whether it’s his pitting of men against women, young against old,  poor against rich, or  one race against another,  his narcissist arrogance isn’t phased in the least.

“I mean the fact is the UN doesn’t protect people it doesn’t save the innocent . I mean you can stack to the ceiling the bodies of the innocent [a] thousand times over that the UN has failed to protect.  The dead people don’t get to vote on this UN treaty and Americans don’t want to be added to that pile of dead people that have been left defenseless by the UN policies.”

Wayne LaPierre                                                                                                                                                           Executive Vice-President and chief Executive Officer                                                                                                     National Rifle Association

Leaving nothing to chance, Obama is pursuing a multi-pronged Blitzkrieg against our 2nd Amendment. “While many states are taking steps to expand gun rights, the Federal Government is moving the other way.  President Obama is even using the nation’s premier public health agency to further the agenda.”


Still think you can trust the government, police and military....better think again!

DEMOCIDE: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns And Freedom

depicts what could happen to a disarmed America!
This will scare the hell out of you!!

Warning Viewer Discretion advised for the following graphic video!

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Is US Concealed Carry in Jeopardy?

February 25, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Heritage, Congress, Gun Control, President Obama, Supreme Court, United States Constitution

siSigners“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.”
— Zacharia Johnson, delegate to Virginia Ratifying Convention

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and  Zacharia Johnson would be surprised and amazed by the shenanigans being perpetrated against our 2nd Amendment Rights.

The following is extracted from Wikipedia:

Prior to the 1897 supreme court case Robertson v. Baldwin, the federal courts had been silent on the issue of concealed carry. In the dicta from a maritime law case the Supreme Court commented that state laws restricting concealed weapons do not infringe upon the right to bear arms protected by the Federal Second Amendment.[58]

In the majority decision in the 2008 Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote;

“Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose: For example, concealed weapons prohibitions have been upheld under the Amendment or state analogues … The majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues.”[59]

Heller was a landmark case because for the first time in United States history a Supreme Court decision defined the right to bear arms as constitutionally guaranteed to private citizens rather than a right restricted to “well regulated militia[s]”. The Justices asserted that sensible restrictions on the right to bear arms are constitutional however an outright ban on a specific type of firearm, in this case handguns, was in fact unconstitutional. The decision is limited because it only applies to federal enclaves such as the District of Columbia.

On June 28, 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the handgun ban enacted by the city of Chicago, Illinois, in McDonald v. Chicago, effectively extending the Heller decision to states and local governments nationwide.[60] Banning handguns in any jurisdiction has the effect of rendering invalid any licensed individual’s right to carry concealed in that area except for federally exempted retired and current law enforcement officers and other government employees acting in the discharge of their official duties.

In a sweeping ruling on a Colorado case, the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decreed that there is no Second Amendment right to carry a concealed firearm in public. The broad wording of the decision in Peterson v. Martinez creates a far-reaching national precedent against carrying a loaded handgun outside the home.

consequently, one can be fairly certain that this case will make its way to the Supreme court. A court that in 2008 created the legal fiat that “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited.”

Should we be worried about a Supreme Court Decision? You betcha!

Remember what happened with ObamaCare! We can’t always trust the courts anymore because they have been packed with incompetent, unprincipled ideologues that can be easily manipulated  When the Progressives can’t get their way with legislation, they use the courts to bypass the will of the people.

If Barack Hussein Obama has the opportunity to choose a Supreme Court Justice before this case is heard, our Second Amendment Rights will be in serious jeopardy!

 

 

 

 

 

Watch a Rebroadcast of Rand Paul’s Brilliant Tea Party response to the State of the Union!

February 12, 2013 in America's Collapse, America's Heritage

randIn case you missed it last night, Senator Rand Paul hit a home run with his Tea Party Response to the State Of the Union. 

 His message was clear: Restore opportunity by empowering the individual and not the state! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mitch McConnell Agrees to a Back Room Deal that Grants Barack Hussein Obama a Stranglehold on the Senate

January 24, 2013 in Abuse of Power, America's Collapse, America's Heritage, Amnesty, Anarchy, Congress, GOP in Retreat, Political Deception

SOS

SOS

Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party have once again capitulated to the Progressive Left for their own  aggrandizement. A capitulation that will facilitate  Barry’s Chicago Gangster appointments  to our courts and to facilitate his UN  Treaty Agenda and to finally pass Illegal Alien Amnesty.

Yesterday, Republican Speaker John Boehner capitulated on the Debt Ceiling increase  just  after his Senate colleagues with few exceptions ” Beautified”  our incompetent and complicit murder of 4 Americans, Secretary of Deceit Hillary Clinton. And yes the House with too few exceptions, not to be outdone, continued the “Adoration”  of this unspeakable wretch!

It’s Time to start considering formation of a 3d Party before it’s too late!

 

 

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Stop the Reid/McConnell Filibuster Deform

By:Daniel Horowitz |  January 24th, 2013 at 03:02 PM  |  

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a final deal to limit the filibuster, block individual members from offering amendments, and eliminate the ability of back benchers to block conference committees.  The end result will be less power for individual senators and more power for Reid to parachute in unsavory policies into must-pass bills with little recourse to stop them.

You’re going to hear garrulous claims about the need to unfreeze the Senate from its state of gridlock over the next few days.  You’re going to see a lot of reports about Reid caving on his plans to stop the out of control Republican filibusters.  But none of the media reports will provide the proper context for this debate.  Republicans are not the ones who have shut down the Senate, and the Reid/McConnell plan is not a capitulation from Reid.  It rewards him for his bad behavior, and is not something we should support.

The Senate was deliberately structured to slow down bills.  Much to the consternation of the modern day liberal, the Founders actually did not want government to do too many things.  Unlike in the House where the Rules Committee controls the entire floor debate on behalf of the majority party, the Senate vests each individual senator – both from the majority and minority – the right to offer amendments to any bill.  Harry Reid has vitiated that practice by blocking the amendment process on every bill, in order to shield his members from embarrassing votes.

He has also brought up a number of bills that have not even gone through the committee process.  He proceeds to file cloture immediately on a major controversial bill that has not gone through regular order.  In that sense, it’s not that Republicans are automatically filibustering the motion to proceed on every bill that comes up through regular order; it’s that Reid is preemptively filing cloture as a means of bringing up legislation like the House.  To that end, the only recourse for Republicans was to filibuster the motion to proceed with debate, as a means of forcing him to allow amendments to go through.

According to my sources in the Senate, this is how Reid plans to proceed.  He is splitting up his four reforms into two resolutions; one requiring 60 votes to pass and the other 67 votes.

First, he will offer a rules change that would need 60 votes to get over a filibuster of the rules change because it has been drafted up as a “standing order.”  The Senate’s rules can be changed with a simple majority, yet to shut down debate on a rules change itself the Senate would need 67 votes.  With a standing order, you only need 60 votes to shut off a filibuster because it only applies for this Congress or the next two years.  So with 55 Democrats in place Reid only needs 5 Republicans to support his filibuster “reforms.”

The first resolution would provide two options to expedite the motion to proceed.  The first option would allow Senator Reid to file cloture shortly after filing a bill.  It would also eliminate the 30 hours of post cloture debate (often 4-5 full days in the Senate) on the motion to proceed.  The kicker is that Reid will still be able to block all amendments and immediately force a cloture vote without regular order, thereby forcing Republicans to filibuster.  This merely preserves the status quo problems while making it easier for Reid to get through the cloture.  Under the second option, the minority party would only be allowed to offer two amendments and they would be picked by the Republican leadership.  The majority also gets two amendments on every bill.  So the end result is simple: Reid gets his way on the filibuster while still blocking the ability of rank-and file members to offer amendments.

The second resolution, as part of the deal, would take 67 votes to pass because it is a permanent change to the Senate’s rules.  Among other things, this rules change would make it easier for a bill to be committed to a conference.  Remember the conference on ObamaCare and the fear that the conferees would completely rewrite the bill and steam roll it through Congress?  This new procedure may make that scenario easier for the leadership.  Under the rules, it takes three motions to go to conference and conservatives have used that tool to prevent conferees from loading up conference reports with unrelated matters or rewriting a bill.  The new rules change would consolidate the three motions into one and cuts down debate to only two hours.  This provision may be the most offensive, because it will lead to less transparency and the opportunity for a bill to lay in conference for a year or two while pressure builds to change it and ram it through the House and Senate.

If Reid and McConnell seek a return to regular order of passing bills on the floor and going to conference committee with the House, Reid must agree to A) only call up major legislation that has gone through committee and B) allow an open amendment process.  Then we can stop filibustering the motion to proceed.  That would be true filibuster reform.  If Democrats want to reform the Senate, they should tell Harry Reid to look in the mirror.  This is the case of the arsonist acting like the firefighter.

Some will contend that McConnell’s plan is the best option to avoid Reid pulling the nuclear option and getting rid of the filibuster altogether with 51 votes.  But under either plan, a feckless group of Republicans will empower Reid to steamroll individual senators and pass bad legislation.  The bottom line is the Reid is being rewarded for running the Senate completely like the House.

Republicans must vote no on both resolutions.  If Reid pulls the nuclear option, we should also use the nuclear option to create ‘point of orders,’ as we outlined last week.   Most of all, if he pulls the trigger, conservatives must be committed to shutting down the Senate by blocking all unanimous consent agreements. We have no other choice but to fight.

New York State Police Face a Felony if They Carry more than 7-Bullet Magazine Clips

January 18, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Heritage, Liberty, Liberty in Jeopardy, United States Constitution

“We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it”

New York’ Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Progressive Minion’s  zeal to pass an anti-2nd Amendment comprehensive gun law not only  reduced the number of bullets in a gun magazine from 10 to seven for legal law abiding  gun owners but also made it a felony for police officers to carry more than a 7-round Magazine clip.

 

 

Plan To Ban!! – White House Plan To Be More Than Outlawing Rifles – Rpt – Gun Control!

January 6, 2013 in 2nd Amendment, America's Collapse, America's Heritage, Constitutional, Freedom, Gun Control, Homeland Security, Liberty, Obama's America 2016, President Obama, United Nations

Gun Control

Plan To Ban!! – White House Plan To Be More Than Outlawing Rifles – Rpt – Gun Control!

Potential Gun Control Plan  By Obama Admin!

  • Universal Background Check For Firearm Buyers
  • Track The Movement & Sale of Weapons Through National Database
  • Strengthen Mental Health Checks
  • Stiffen Penalties For Carrying Guns Near schools Or Giving Them To Minors

Mother Shoots 6 Round All But 1 Hits Intruder!
Woman Shoots Intruder!  Man Corners Mother & 2 Children In Home

WILL BANNING GUNS STOP HOMICIDES? STATS FROM ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA SHOW…

December 28, 2012 in 2nd Amendment, America's Heritage, Constitutional, Freedom, Government, Gun Control, Liberty, Political Deception, Propaganda

President Obama, Senator Feinstein and their far-left cronies want to disarm Law abiding citizens from exercising their Constitutional 2nd Amendment Right to Protection for themselves and for their families.

They will once again attempt to legislate unconstitutional gun control mandates . Connecticut has some of the toughest gun laws in America and the lesson that we have learned, once again,  is that we  can not stop or impede homicidal acts by criminals the insane or sociopaths. But Feinstein et al,  know that! I leave it to your imagination to determine what their real Agenda is!

If we don’t stand up and tell Congress that we don’t want any further degradation of our Constitution, then we will deserve whatever consequences follow.  But remember this, if we allow Congress to ramrod these  mandates, we will also be responsible for inflicting these mandates on generations yet unborn!

The following is Reprinted From THE Blaze

CRIME

WILL BANNING GUNS STOP HOMICIDES? STATS FROM ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA SHOW…

The debate on gun control is only gaining momentum. On Thursday, Senator Diane Feinstein outlined her plans to introduce sweeping legislation that includes fingerprinting and registration of all those who currently own so-called semi-automatic “assault” weapons.

Those in favor of a total ban on firearms often point to countries like England and Australia where firearms are banned or virtually impossible to possess. A look into the statistics might offer some clarity, though, about how safe such a move actually makes a country.

Let’s start at home. From 2009 to 2011, homicides overall declined slightly according to a 2011 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report, with a corresponding drop in homicides by firearms.

In fact, the report says homicide is not among the top 15 leading causes of death in America. (As recently as 2009, the CDC reported that homicide was in the top 15 at #15.) Instead:

  • Accidents (unintentional deaths) were #5 and Suicide (intentional harm) has held solid as the 10th leading cause of death for several years.
  • The stats from 2009 show that homicides totaled 16,799, with 11,493 of those attributed to guns.
  • During that same year, motor vehicle deaths were nearly triple that of gun-related deaths — 34,485 vs. 11,493.
  • Death from accidental falls totaled 24,792, almost double the firearms homicide total.

The stats for gun deaths have actually shown some significant declines in the past two decades.

Homicide and Gun Statistics from England and Australia Show Banning Guns Doesnt Work

Image: National Institute of Justice

Looking at the above graph, it is worth noting that deaths caused by “other guns” has been relatively flat since 1985. The assault weapons ban was in place from 1994-2004.

And what about the argument most often made by the Left quoting the success of oppressive gun laws in countries like Australia and England? A recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Joyce Lee Malcolm shows that argument to be hollow: “After a school massacre, the U.K. banned handguns in 1998. A decade later, handgun crime has doubled.”

Malcom’s article details what happened after Australia banned many guns following a 1996 mass murder of 35 people by a madman with assault rifles. The country tightened registration laws, banned assault rifles, pump-action shotguns, and also forced a buy back of more than 600,000 guns. What effect did this have on crime?

“A 2003 study published by the Brookings Institution, found homicides “continued a modest decline” since 1997. They concluded that the impact of the National Firearms Agreement was “relatively small,” with the daily rate of firearms homicides declining 3.2%.”

During the same period in America, deaths attributed to firearms dropped by nearly ten times the decline seen in Australia. Restricting or confiscating handguns seems to have had almost no effect on homicides in Australia and the stats also show that the law had no real effect on suicides.

“Suicides with firearms went down but suicides by other means went up,” Malcom notes.

And what about the oft-cited British gun laws? Have they done the job?

Restrictive gun laws have been around for almost 100 years in England, and Malcolm reports that getting a permit requires proving to police that you have a “good reason” for needing a gun. Self defense is not considered to be a good reason in England. Following a 1987 shooting in the British town of Hungerford, the Brits enacted stricter controls. And in 1998, a near-total ban on gun ownership followed another mass shooting. Were these moves a success?

Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports. Gun crime, not a serious problem in the past, now is. Armed street gangs have some British police carrying guns for the first time.

There is little doubt that the Senate will soon put forth new legislation regarding gun ownership, especially as it relates to so-called assault weapons. However, those making the argument that banning guns has worked in places like Australia and England might be advised to check the statistics or risk looking foolish if they encounter someone armed with the facts.

See entire post at: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/will-banning-guns-stop-homicides-stats-from-england-and-australia-show/

Do we want to Stampede Gun Control and Our 2nd Amendment Rights Through Crisis

December 16, 2012 in 2nd Amendment, America's Heritage, Constitutional

Reprinted from Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog @ http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/12/stampeding-gun-control-through-crisis/hrough Crisis

You Can’t Defend Against Violent Sociopaths but the Left who want to disarm law abiding citizens are using this tragedy to further their own agenda!

Stampeding Gun Control

Submitted by Terresa on December 16, 2012 – 6:41 pm EST2 Comments
NoisyRoom
By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Never let a crisis go to waste – especially when it is an opportunity to abridge our Constitutional rights. This week, a sociopath went on a killing spree in Newtown, Connecticut. A 20-something-year-old whackadoo slaughtered 20 Kindergarteners and 6 adults, before blowing his own brains out. The loss of those little angels and the heroes who died protecting them is unimaginable. But the spilled blood had not even dried when the Left started screaming for gun control. Bloomberg and others instantly screamed for massive gun control. Clamors to change the Second Amendment, to invoke an Executive Order and even to kill the leaders of the NRA abound. No one ever points out that the vast majority of these deviants are on meds and under a psychiatrist’s care.

I am appalled. Yes, I am appalled that a monster killed children and teachers, but I am more appalled that the first response from the professional control freaks — the political animals across the nation — is to initiate the long-planned campaign to stampede Americans into surrendering their rights, to disarm all the people who didn’t murder anyone, and — most importantly — to eliminate the ability of the citizens to defend themselves from a whole spectrum of evils ranging from common bad guys to government tyranny.

Senator Feinstein has pledged to submit new “assault weapon” legislation, even more draconian than the last completely useless ban, the one that had no effect on crime other than to create new classes of victims. Senator Feinstein, evidently in an effort to avoid accusations that this new bill is a knee jerk response to the shootings, assures us that she has been working on this bill for a year.

Contemplate that for a moment. This “new” bill has been poised to launch for months, waiting only for the (hopefully) inevitable next horrific incident, an appropriate tragedy, to whip this “solution” out while stampeding a frightened, sad and disoriented populace into accepting yet another “DO SOMETHING!” law that constrains honest people while addressing the actual problem not at all. The senseless slaughter of 20 little ones is the perfect political platform for shoving fascist policies down our throats. The media will trot out every profile of every child and teacher who died, to engender guilt, horror and remorse and bully Americans into letting go of their guns. Newsflash, asshats… we aren’t that gullible and stupid. We certainly aren’t that weak.

Over the next several days and weeks we will see lawmaker vultures who have been perched, waiting only for enough carnage that they can stand in the blood of those children, calling for universal disarmament. These politicians don’t care about dead children except as they provide a stage to consolidate their power and control. Dead children are the “broken eggs” necessary for the making of their political omelet. Hey, too bad about those kids, but we’ve got an agenda to fuel, it runs on emotion, and we’ve got to harvest that emotion while it’s fresh.

They will carefully avoid any mention of the broad new classes of victims created by revoking people’s right of self defense and the inevitable murders that will follow. They will scoff at the thought that a disarmed populace is easier to subdue under a tyranny. And you should just accept as totally normal that a legislator will craft a law to disarm the nation a year in advance just to hold in reserve hopefully anticipating some new horror to provide the emotional flame to burn away those pesky Constitutional protections.

In reality, evil individuals will always find a way to kill. If not guns, then bombs, poison or some other concocted deadly weapon. When you outlaw guns, you strip the populace of defense. The bad guys don’t suffer at all, because they don’t follow the law. Despots dance with glee as their absolute control of their subjects is cemented in bloody stone.

From Sultan Knish:

An armed society spends more time stopping evil than contemplating it. It is the disarmed society that is always contemplating it as a thing beyond its control. Helpless people must find something to think about while waiting for their lords to do something about the killing. Instead of doing something about it themselves, they blame the agency of the killer in being free to kill, rather than their own lack of agency for being unable to stop him.

The solution to all this evil is more guns, not fewer. More freedom, not less. Less government, not more. Do not create gun-free, kill zones. Allow open and concealed carry everywhere and you will see far fewer of these atrocities. This latest killing spree is just ammo for Progressives to try and do away with the Second Amendment. Every horrific event causes their fascist blood to rise even more. They see no down side to banning any or all firearms. This has all been done before and failed every time. Every time the Left passes a little bit more, they edge closer and closer to doing away with our rights which were given to us by Nature and Nature’s G-d, not government.

As my friend Bookworm Room astutely points out, this is more about culture than guns. Our society is devolving into darkness. When you take G-d out of the equation, as well as ethics and morality, you breed monsters. Globalist Marxists have all but destroyed our churches, schools and families. We have let evil into our lives willingly, because we won’t face the purveyors of this in our culture — media, politicians and Progressive Marxists.

Obama and his minions are going to use these dead children as innocent pawns in a barbaric attempt to push their political agenda. You see it in Obama’s crocodile tears and his feigned sadness. Mark my words, he doesn’t give a crap about anything except himself and his political power. Bloomberg and the Mayor of Boston exploded over media calling for the immediate banning of guns. They were followed by a whole cadre of Progressive hacks pushing this meme. Americans dare not compromise on this. Do not allow the Left to use a crises to force further surrendering of our rights. They feel emboldened because of the elections to institute their Communist ideals and to redo the Constitution in their image, which is corrupt.

The stampeding of gun control through crisis will become a tsunami from the Left. First, they will want to ban semi-automatic rifles, then semi-automatic handguns, then all handguns, then all guns. They’ll try and do it through an Executive Order if they can get away with it. They’ll come for the ammo and tax everything to do with the Second Amendment as high as they can. They are going to have one hell of a fight on their hands. American’s won’t willingly roll over and give up their Constitutional rights, no matter what the crisis. Doing so would only enable and strengthen evil doers and Progressives.

But, in the interest of sanity, let me say that it doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t deal with evil by rolling up in a ball and sucking your thumb and wetting yourself. You don’t banish murder by swaddling the culture in bubble wrap. Making society an even softer target is not the answer. The bad guys and the crazies already demonstrate their preference for soft targets: malls, theaters, schools and so forth. Instead, let us make ourselves, our schools, our malls and other public places into hard targets. Let the citizens and public servants alike see to their own defense. How does a school shooting play out when the would-be murderer is met with ballistic countermeasures?

Until we find a way to improve our culture so that it doesn’t manufacture monsters, we must all be able to meet evil head on when it shows up. I don’t want another teacher to die trying to shield her students; I want the murderer neutralized on the spot and that requires the tools of self defense.

Remember, the Clackamus Mall shooter killed himself when confronted by a CCW holder. Shall we allow ourselves to stampede into the legislative box canyon of victim disarmament? Or shall we instead square our shoulders, accept that evil must be fought and gird ourselves to that end?

Israel doesn’t have school shootings.
Here’s a picture of a school in Israel; it’s not a “gun-free” zone.