Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Posted by Christine Brim Aug 29th 2010 at 4:55 am
Think of it as ACORN reborn, with a slice of Jihad on the side.
On August 31, this coming Tuesday, the Muslim Brotherhood-associated “Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations” (CCMO) will bring 25-30 Muslim leaders of 20 national Muslim groups to attend a special workshop presented by the White House and U.S. Government agencies (Agriculture, Education, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services etc.) to provide the groups “funding, government assistance and resources.” The workshop will apparently provide special access for these Muslim Brotherhood organizations: the organizers pledge to provide “direct access” and “cut through red tape.” Government and Muslim groups will hold an Iftar dinner (breaking the fast of Ramadan) after the workshop.
The event was announced in an email newsletter sent August 27 by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism finance trial, long associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the global Islamist network (great backgrounder here from Hudson Institute). Here are three key paragraphs from the email (the entire article on the August 31 event from the ISNA email is pasted below this post as reference):
This year, a phenomenal next step has been made where government iftars become coupled with workshops to provide resources and benefit the Muslim community. The US Department of Agriculture (DOA) and the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (CCMO) have paired the first of such events, scheduled for August 31, 2010.
…Leaders from Muslim organizations around the nation, particularly social service organizations, are invited to a workshop with representatives from the DOA, Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Health and Human Services, the White House, Department of Education, the Department of Homeland Security, and more. Twenty five to thirty Muslim leaders representing 20 Muslim organizations are expected to attend the workshop.
According to a representative of CCMO, this workshop is designed to clarify how Muslim nonprofits, mosques, Islamic centers, and social service organizations can strengthen their communities through more direct access to opportunities provided to social service agencies at the Federal level. “It will hopefully help cut through some of the red tape and shine light on the many opportunities for funding, government assistance, and resources that we just don’t know about at the local level,” said Elsanousi.
The Problem: Your Money, redistributed to the Muslim Brotherhood
This workshop constitutes an abdication of their professional responsibility by all government participants – and a taxpayer-funded government stimulus program for the attending Muslim Brotherhood-associated groups. The Muslim Brotherhood, founded in 1928, is a global Islamist political movement dedicated to imposing Shariah law on all nations and institutions. Their credo is “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
Why do we think some of these groups attending, possibly all, may be associated with the Muslim Brotherhood?
Because the sponsoring organization – the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (CCMO), co-sponsoring with the Department of Agriculture – has a long history of associations with the Muslim Brotherhood. They also signed a 2009 American Muslim Task Force statement threatening to “suspend” relations with the FBI, because the FBI was investigating possible links to homegrown terrorism in mosques and other Muslim organizations.
Not so evident on the current website, of course. This happens all the time with groups associated with the Muslim Brotherhood – the current CCMO website has a LOT less information than the older ones preserved at archive.org (aka “The Wayback Machine”). Here are the previous websites for the CCMO from 2004-2008. The pre-whitewashed CCMO websites are highly revealing. They expose the degree to which this Administration intends to direct taxpayer money (and “reduced red tape”) to Muslim Brotherhood-associated organizations in the U.S.
The Administration has not revealed which 20 groups and 25-30 leaders will attend the special workshop, but if they include the 41 CCMO members listed in 2007, the attendees could include the following groups , which I’ve linked to descriptions published by The Investigative Project (please support their work):
The Islamic Society of North America, an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Terrorism Finance trial, and the source of Friday’s email promoting this CCMO/Department of Agriculture Event;
The Council on American Islamic Relations, shunned by the FBI, several of its leaders indicted or convicted for terrorism, a possible violator of the Foreign Agents Registration Act, sued for fraud by Muslim, Hispanic and African-American families, named as an unindicted co-conspirator (CAIR fundraiser advertised at the CCMO site);
The International Institute of Islamic Thought , the “think tank” of the Muslim Brotherhood, described at that link by The Grand Jihad author and former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy. One of the current and longest serving officers of CCMO is Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, founder of the educational arm of IIIT, the Fairfax Institute and the Director of Outreach Program for Dar-ul Hijrah “Terror” Mosque – more on him below.
The Muslim Public Affairs Committee , exposed in that linked 88-page IPT report particularly for their defense of terrorists and terrorist financers. MPAC advertised here at the CCMO site for an event co-sponsored by Islamic Free Market Institute, the latter described in Paul Sperry’s pathbreaking book Infiltration)
The Dar al Hijrah Mosque (known as the “Terror Mosque” in Northern Virginia for its links to imprisoned, indicted or wanted terrorists as vividly described by Frank Gaffney), advertised here at the CCMO site.
The Muslim American Society “Freedom Foundation” run by three-time felon Mahdi Bray (MASFF Fundraiser advertised at the CCMO site). The Muslim American Society was originally founded as the U.S. branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. MAS leader Mahdi Bray was elected on September 7, 2003 to the Executive Committee by over 40 CCMO member organizations.
I suggest that the Administration knows these groups are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. They think that’s a good thing.
This isn’t incompetence; it’s intentional.
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There are over 100 Obama files available.
So thank you, Trevor, for your hard work. Blogging is a full time job and it takes a lot out of you if you are trying to present the truth to the world.
Readers - take a look - you've seen many entries here from New Zeal, and now I will share Key Wiki to you. You'll find the link on New Zeal.
But you need to get it yourself to send on to others.
We are in this globalist pit of shit together, fighting for our existence and for freedom and liberty from oppressive government control so that we live self-directed lives, and retain our individualism and humanity.
This obnoxious piece of shit president doesn't want our borders closed.
He is a danger to every citizen in the United States and must removed.
We need to impeach him, make him resign, or have the military arrest him for high crimes and misdemeanors, arrest and jail him, and try him.
I have been goatless for many years. Too many years. They are a perfect pet, companion to children, useful for milk and cheesemaking and keeping your yards trimmed. While they aren't grazers like a cow, they are browsers like deer. But they will eat grass in a pinch and they adore berries - like the blackberries that grow rampantly in my corral.
They are quiet, clean, smart, friendly animals and they can be taught to walk on a lead like a dog.
My Flopsy, a rescue, would come into my kitchen to be milked every morning, eat her grain while that was going on, then take the investigatory stroll through the rooms to see if anyone was home.
Then she'd come back into the kitchen to be let out. And never an accident.
From Flopsy came outrageously good mozzarella. She was, I believe, a Nubian/Alpine cross which I'd been told gave really good tasting milk (which she did). She had a terrible case of mastitis when I got her, and she was very thin (being fed nothing but bran), having a kid at her side, and giving nothing by clear fluid. So a friend took her kid, I kept her and got her over the mastitis, and she became a treasured member of the family and a companion to my old donkey, Samantha.
EYEGLASSES: YOU NEED THEM, I NEED THEM - WE'RE ALL GOING TO NEED THEM. BUT LET'S NOT BUY THEM RETAIL
The glasses I'm wearing now are wonderful. My prescription calls for trifocals, I prefer no lines.
I prefer titanium frames well, mostly because I'm a klutz. I need sunglasses - so I got the light plastic lenses which change according to the light.
I paid a fraction of the cost at 39dollarglasses.com.
I bought my frames for about $10.00 on ebay. I guess they're discontinued models. They are just the nose bridge and earpieces.
You can also browse your optometrist's discontinued frames which are usually greatly reduced.
If you try some on in a store that you really like, take the information off the earpieces, so that you will have model, color, and then perhaps have the tech measure them for you. Write that information down. Try to find them on ebay.
Then order yours.
Isn't it strange that something so necessary - guaranteed you will need them someday - aren't covered by a lot of insurances, and who knows what Obamacare will mean to us.
Just thought you'd like to know.
Monday, August 30, 2010
A VERSION OF CAP AND TRADE ALREADY PASSED? IN SECRET? IS THAT WHY OBAMA WAS SO QUIET ON THIS VACATION?
FAX All Congressmen STOP Washington's Secret Energy Tax!
RGGI is the nation's first mandatory greenhouse gas cap and trade regulating entity. This waste of tax dollars is responsible for "making an impact on climate change" in 10 Northeast states. Never mind that GLOBAL WARMING ISN'T EVEN REAL! The only impact RGGI has made so far is they have raised energy prices and created a slush fund for each member state. What exactly that money is being used for is unclear. Each state is capped on their carbon emissions and taxed if they use them up. RGGI added a 0.9% increase in energy prices in New England.
WASHINGTON CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO SECRETLY TAX ENERGY UNDER THE GUISE OF CLIMATE CHANGE!
The Beltway sense of entitlement is mind boggling. While everyday Americans struggle to pay the bills and live through the stress of the Recession, RGGI is rolling in the dough. RGGI Chief, Jonathan Schrag is living a life most of us could only dream of. In June, Schrag and his wife Kristen purchased a $2.2 million dollar loft in Manhattan. Schrag's posh condo is 2,000 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms with a nice view of the Manhattan skyline. Schrag's luxurious residence is only a five block walk to the RGGI headquarters. I guess he didn't want to risk creating a carbon foot print by driving to work.
OUR TAX DOLLARS ARE FUNDING LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLES FOR CROOKS
Schrag is paid to keep secrets. He has refused to disclose how much money he makes and the salaries of his employees. Schrag told New Jersey Watch Dog to get lost when they asked him to disclose RGGI's records. In the most recent public disclosure requests from the IRS Schrag declined to reveal how much everyone is paid in the organization. Most companies have to reveal to the IRS the salaries of their employees. RGGI is given special treatment because our government is backing their scheme.
Select Below to Tell Congress To Kill the Cap & Tax Conspiracy
FAX All Congressmen STOP Washington's Secret Energy Tax!
The corruptocrats in Washington are completely responsible for this gigantic waste of tax dollars. Everyday Americans work hard to earn money and provide for their families while Washington fat cats get paid to accomplish nothing! The crooks behind RGGI must be exposed and help accountable!
THIS IS A FIGHT WE CAN'T AFFORD TO LOSE. YOUR FUTURE IS AT STAKE AND ALSO THE FUTURE OF YOUR FAMILY.
1. Select Below to Tell Congress They Investigate RGGI NOW!
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3. Keep calling your Senators today, toll free numbers include 1-877-851-6437 and 1-866-220-0044, or call toll 1-202-225-3121 AND REGISTER YOUR OUTRAGE Demand an Investigation into the Secret Cap & Tax entity!
4. CALL President Obama, 202-456-1111 and 202-456-1414 expressing your disdain and ABSOLUTE REJECTION of blowing through our tax dollars to fund a bogus organization and pad the pocketbooks of his buddies.
5. Print this copy and pass it around where normal working class Americans gather. Polling data reveals that Americans do not want more taxes!
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but if you would just stop reading this for a second and send positive thoughts, kind words or a prayer for my sweet friend, Anita, who is hospitalized with pulmonary emboli and a myriad of other health problems, I would so appreciate it. I just called her at the hospital and she couldn't speak. She's having a very bad time today.
I am so worried about her.
Maybe this one is for Michelle and her vacations?
People - where do you draw the line?
When do you say in a VERY LOUD, STRIDENT, SINCERE VOICE...
And the SOB in the White House won't even finish the fence. He doesn't CARE.
I had a Border Collie once - a stunning, blue-eyed blue merle I named Jake. Found him walking down the highway - no collar, no ID, just footsore and weary, and full of fleas.
He was by far the most beautiful dog I had ever seen.
Jake's intelligence was uncanny, and he was all mine. He loved peppermints and I always had peppermints for his rewards.
He rescued a tiny baby blue jay once - stood guard over it until I came down the path. He guarded the gate, guarded the house and guarded me, his person. His intuition was mind blowing.
He would have worked stock easily. Epilepsy took him much too soon. I doubt that he was four. It came on suddenly on my birthday in May and in late June, he went into statis and had to be euthanized.
He was a dog never to be forgotten. His stories were published in an excellent publication, now out of print - "The Shepherd's Dogge".
I saw this and it really brought back wonderful memories.
I miss my Jake.
If the building of this mosque goes through, and I am calling Bloomberg today, not that it matters,
I want to know if the Jews, and all other religions will be permitted to build churches and synagogues and Mormon temples around the perimeter of Mecca.
Starting off the day with a service to you. This ought to clean the plaque right out of your blood vessels!
Maybe the question is, "How much don't you want to believe", instead of "How much will you take to believe her husband is a Muslim."
Maybe she is, too.
Her mother, who lives in the White House consulted a Santaria practitioner to bless the house. I understand Obama put his foot down. I guess it insulted his muslim faith.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
What's polluting our fishing grounds isn't lead. It's mercury - so high in most species of fish we are warned about consuming them.
Hunting lead? Dabbling ducks and geese maybe. But I don't see you out there in masses in my swamp shooting at our 5 wood ducks in season. You do, but I don't think you're out there bringing any home.
Deer? Big game? Upland? Small game? I don't think so.
They want your guns. You know that, don't you? It's what stands between "them" and "us".
They know they will be used to keep our country free. Of course they want our guns.
Good video from Kim Komando, on oversize enlargements to the size of wallpaper (yeah, real wallpaper).
Constitutional lawyer, is he?
Read the Constitution, you idiot/tyrant/traitor.
OR, maybe not.
How terrified they must be to feel the need for all this protection.
Imagine how he would feel if he were really adored and admired and not have to travel with SWATs and ambulances, etc.
I predict he will be the most hated president (notice the lower case) of our lifetimes and he will always be looking over his shoulder. What a way to live.
Better we impeach, imprison and punish him for high crimes and misdemeanors than live like that.
Try as they might, though you know I'm not a gung-ho Beck fan, I hope the politicians see the restlessness of the people, and their non-support of our government, and especially Obama and his regime.
We are at a point where we are saying "Hell NO" to our government. They'd better get a case reality soon and understand that we do NOT want what they are doing to us.
REPUBLICAN WHIP ERIC CANTOR PLEDGES REPUBS THAT IF THEY TAKE THE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER, OBAMACARE WILL BE REPEALED
Send me a photo and I'll post it here. All of them.
If you can't, send me the location. Thank you!
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Bear in mind that Alternet is a very left leaning site, but sometimes it comes up with surprising articles, like this one. The Washington Post is also very liberal - when the right steps on its toes, it writes about it.
I hope you're reading or have read recently, Orwell's 1984.
It's long overdue. Let's keep the ball rolling - call your Congress critters - good ones and bad ones.
Don't be polite. If you're angry, tell them so. The person you will speak to will be an aide or intern.
Interns are mindless young people. Speak to an aide. They are the yes men.
Give them an appropriate zip code. That's all they care about. If you're from out of state, find one by looking up zip codes in the state.
All they care about is not your name but the district.
Call the Democrats; call the Republicans, and the indies. Call Boehner's office and demand don't ask, for impeachment.
Just call. We MUST IMPEACH OBAMA TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY.
The rally in Washington today was well attended. I just saw a photo. Keep up the momentum to IMPEACH THE COMMUNIST/muslim WHO HAS USURPED THE HIGHEST OFFICE OF OUR PRECIOUS REPUBLIC, THE ONLY BEACON OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY IN ALL THE WORLD.
If I had children in school now, I would keep them home that day.
I personally think this is AWFUL, and I hope my grandchildren take the day off.
This is how "they" get the children. This is how the Hitler Youth began. The brainwashing of young minds.
So let your schools know you don't want this for your children, and they will be excused that day without penalty.
And there was a really close race in Bay County, FL between candidates for County Commission between Derrell Day and ex-sheriff Guy Tunnell. Less than 50 votes. Stinks to high heaven, and we have to have a recount.
We don't need computerized voting. No touch screens, no disappearing ballots into the automatic slot. And we don't need to vote without a numbered receipt, so if there was a recount necessary, we could present our vote. One person in a remote room somewhere anywhere in the world can throw an election. If you don't believe me, check it out. Do your own research.
I want a sealed box, guards to watch it, verified ID, and a receipt with a number that tells me how I voted.
It's not a lot to ask.
And that disgusting Bloomberg and our more disgusting Obama want to finance the Cordoba mosque at Ground Zero, with public taxpayer money. More on that later.
Jihadis' Big Day in Kenya: Sharia Backed Constitution Signed, Obama Backed Defeat of Democracy, Sudan Jihadist Slaughterer Bashir Invited and Present
Sharia was signed into law today, a victory for the Obama-backed Odinga putsch. Obama campaigned as far back as 2006 and $upported Islamist Raila Odinga in Kenya, and today, the poisonous fruit of that dangerous liaison became law.
Present at the signing of the new sharia constitution in Kenya was Sudanese President Umar al- Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, and is responsible for the death of millions in a jihad against the people of Darfur and Sudan.
Islamic governments have targeted Kenya as a key element in the spread of Islam in Horn of Africa and ultimately the world. The Kenyan Diaspora including Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Hussein Obama has also played a part. [Atlas Shrugs quoting David Jonsson, February, 2008]
I am sure it was Obama-backed Odinga who invited Bashir. When Obama-backed Odinga lost the election last year, he unleashed a wave of unspeakable violence. Back in January 2008, I first posted on Obama's disturbing and unqualified support of violent inciter, Raila Odinga. He was aligned with Kenyan Muslim leaders who urged the Kenyan government to cut off diplomatic ties with the United States. Kenya's first truly free and fair democratic election was in December 2002, won by Mwai Kibaki and a multi-ethnic coalition party, NARC (National Rainbow Coalition). One of the leaders of that coalition was Raila Odinga.
Kibaki didn't give him positions in the new government that he felt were important enough, so Odinga formed an opposition party, ODM (Orange Democratic Movement, orange the symbol color of opposition).
When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election to Mwai Kibaki, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages ..........
Those bloody incidents continued. Through the 2008 election year, Odinga made good on his promise to ethnically cleanse what was once a stable country on an unstable continent. Odinga used rape as a weapon. He is an ally of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and has been a guest of the mullahcratic murderers.
The Hague-based ICC in July charged al-Bashir with three counts of genocide against the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups in the western region of Darfur. The court had issued another warrant for him in March 2009 for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. Kenya is a member of the ICC and is therefore obliged to arrest al-Bashir, New York-based Human Rights Watch said today in an e-mailed statement.
......“Even worse, hosting al-Bashir would throw into question Kenya’s commitment to cooperate with the ICC in its Kenyan investigation,” said Elise Keppler, a senior counsel at Human Rights Watch.
Foreign Affairs Minister Moses Wetang’ula said that Kenya won’t arrest al-Bashir because he was invited by the government, according to the Daily Nation website.
ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said on May 12 that he plans to present cases against six Kenyans by the end of the year, after a probe into allegations of crimes against humanity during violence that followed disputed elections in December 2007. The ICC stepped in after Kenyan lawmakers failed several times to create a local tribunal to try suspects.
An estimated 1,500 people died in ethnic clashes after Kibaki claimed victory in a presidential election that his political rival, Raila Odinga, said was rigged.
Two months of violence ended after the leaders signed a power-sharing accord that named Odinga as prime minister and agreed on changes including a new constitution. Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who mediated in the peace negotiations, was also in attendance at today’s ceremony. It followed an Aug. 4 referendum in which Kenyans voted in favor of the charter.
The constitution aims to distribute political power among the country’s 42 ethnic groups, achieve more equitable land distribution and put checks and balances on the president, aiming to avoid a repeat of the post-election violence.
“We have opened a clean new page on our books,” Odinga said at today’s ceremony. “On that page we begin writing the story of an equal and just society.” Kibaki called it the “most important day” in the country’s post-independence history. The new charter replaces one dating to when Kenya gained independence from Britain in 1963.
Al-Bashir embodies the spirit of impunity and “bad governance” that Kenyan leaders said they were trying to leave behind with the new constitution, Karuti Kanyinga, a political scientist in Kenya, said during an interview with the privately owned KTN television station today. “It’s a blot on this very important occasion. It’s sending the very wrong signal,” he said.
Kenya is among the 53 member states of the African Union, which last month called on the ICC to suspend arrest warrants against al-Bashir, while the continental body investigates the allegations of genocide.
As many as 300,000 people have died, mainly through illness and starvation, and more than 2.7 million have been displaced in Darfur since February 2003, according to the UN. Sudan says the death toll is about 10,000.
THIS COMES FROM THE EXCELLENT BLOG, PAM GELLER'S ATLAS SHRUGS.
Friday, August 27, 2010
> Mathew Staver, Founder and Chairman
> The Obama administration just made public America's
> first-ever report to the United Nations Human
> Rights Council. The report alleges extensive
> "human rights violations" in America, leaving
> us exposed to international ridicule and criticism.
> Yet it is the administration itself that is
> weakening America and violating the rights of
> ordinary citizens like you and me! - Mat.
> As you may know, President Obama just released a scathing
> report to the United Nations Human Rights Council detailing
> the "condition of human rights in America" and subjecting
> our nation to criticism from countries like Iran, Cuba,
> China and others.
> According to the report, the United States violates human
> rights because of high unemployment rates, so-called hate
> crimes, poverty, poor housing, lack of access to health
> care, and discriminatory hiring practices affecting Blacks,
> Latinos, Muslims, South Asians, Native Americans, and
> The Obama presidency will be remembered as
> one that humiliated America by prostrating
> it before some of the worst human rights
> violators in the world. To ask nations like
> North Korea or China to help America deal with
> "human rights" is totally grotesque!
> Barack Obama is once again throwing America and Americans
> under the bus with his globalist worldview and socialist
> agenda. His actions undermine our nation and its sovereignty.
> He continues to apologize to the world for our alleged
> shortcomings while actively undermining what is best about
> the United States!
> A perfect example is the Obama administration's latest
> campaign against pro-life advocates. Liberty Counsel will
> not tolerate the persecution of Americans simply because
> they hold pro-life views!
> ++The Department of Justice is targeting pro-life Americans.
> For the past 20 years, Mary Susan Pine has counseled women
> about the physical and emotional tragedies of abortion. She
> counsels from her own personal experience. Pine never
> obstructs anyone and denies she has ever hindered any vehicle
> from having access to a "clinic" at which she is demonstrating.
> But the non-threatening, peaceful facts of
> Susan's pro-life advocacy have not stopped the
> Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) from bringing
> a crushing, politically motivated lawsuit
> against her.
> Actually, Mary's case appears to be part of a "crackdown" on
> pro-life demonstrators promised to pro-abortion groups after
> Kansas late-term abortionist George Tiller was killed in 2009.
> Using the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) for
> cover, Holder alleges that Pine "obstructed" a car entering
> a Florida abortion clinic nearly a year ago, on November 19,
> Holder's suit alleges that Pine poses an immediate threat
> and therefore must be fined the maximum penalty of $10,000.
> But it doesn't add up: If Mary's alleged offense is so
> egregious that it must be immediately and severely dealt
> with, why wait for over nine months to file a complaint?
> The Obama administration is obviously sending
> a message to pro-life Americans - and Liberty
> Counsel intends to send one right back!
> ++Liberty Counsel is standing with Mary against the machine.
> David, this DOJ lawsuit is politically motivated and
> patently frivolous. It is one of six such suits launched in
> the time since George Tiller's death in Wichita, Kansas.
> These lawsuits have one purpose - to intimidate pro-lifers
> and squash legitimate protests at abortion mills.
> I assure you, we will NOT allow the Attorney
> General to push Americans around and intimidate
> them solely because they hold pro-life beliefs!
> ++ Liberty Counsel is standing at the epicenter of the battle
> for the soul of America.
> The Obama administration's attacks on freedom loving, God-
> fearing Americans like Mary who cherish our nation's founding
> values are seemingly endless. Every day Liberty Counsel's
> legal team works to counter unconstitutional legislation,
> subversive threats on our religious and civil liberties,
> and overt attacks on our families.
> As a result, both our legal staff and our budget are stretched
> like few times in our history. That's why I'm asking for your
> help today.
> Will you prayerfully consider making a tax-
> deductible gift right now so our team can
> continue to fight for Mary (at no expense to
> her) and against the rise of statism, radical
> pro-abortion groups, and the increasing attacks
> of the ACLU and other activist legal organizations?
> Go here:
> ++The best defense against a bully is a good offense.
> There are two important lessons to learn from the Obama
> machine's attack on our client...
> First, no one is safe from the administration's intimidation
> tactics. President Obama's Attorney General has invested the
> enormous resources of the federal government in a politically
> motivated and baseless lawsuit against Ms. Pine, a law-abiding,
> respectful, and compliant American citizen.
> Mary could have been you, or me, or any other patriotic American.
> This leads me to the second vital lesson...
> As Ben Franklin said, "We must all hang together or, assuredly,
> we shall all hang separately." If Mary were to stand alone
> against the Obama machine, she would most certainly be run
> over and crushed in court.
> That is why I am so pleased that Liberty Counsel is able to
> come alongside her and fight against this outrageous attack.
> And it's why I'm asking you to stand with Liberty Counsel at
> the end of this eventful summer of 2010.
> ++Facing Obama's giants.
> David, in the twenty-year history of Liberty Counsel,
> I have never witnessed a more calculated and malicious assault
> on our pro-liberty, pro-family, pro-life core values as has
> been orchestrated by this morally deficient administration.
> Yet, in the midst of all of it, I see a Mighty God
> who is greater than the giants we face. Behind
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WHICH MEANS THE US DOLLAR IS WORTHLESS. START BUYING METALS.
Bank accounts are unsafe. Savings bonds are unsafe. The only safe haven is precious metals.
Do what you need to do. Got an IRA? A retirement account. Take a loss and buy metals. If you don't, and the banks fail, and we turn in the dollar for SDRs, you will still have real wealth.
Alex Jones is on fire today. I will post more from his pages today but you owe it to yourself to see what's really up - from children in other countries being sick and dying from vaccines, to government spying on citizens in the USA, to the brutal beating of a cancer patient when he tried to leave the hospital because he didn't want surgery - the list is sickening.
AND THE US NAVY IS TAKING THAT? THE ADMIRALS ARE TAKING THAT?
MEN OR MICE?
THANKS, HILLARY. WE'LL REMEMBER THIS.
HOW MUCH MORE ARE WE GOING TO TAKE BEFORE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
How long does it take a Californian to be squeezed until he protests?
Why don't you see the danger of the lies, California. You used to be bright, intelligent people who would speak up against unwise, unjust, unconstitutional issues. Do you have socks stuffed in your mouths?
Thursday, August 26, 2010
On Obama's seventh adventure - they're gorging on lobster.
But he didn't eat shrimp or seafood in Panama City, FL, Dude -
Ice cream, chicken nuggets, can't remember what all else, but there were no seafood platters to be seen. However, he's gorging himself (and so is Michele Antoinette) on lobster...
Enjoy it now - You're going to fail and fail big. And even if you eat lobster on taxpayer paid pension, unless of course you're in jail for fraud), it could very well taste like bitter fruit.
What about churches?
Specifically the Greek Orthodox church in New York City that was crushed when the towers went down?
Do you believe he's a Muslim yet?
A sure case of rats abandoning the sinking ship.
Only if your mother was "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" (Ciudadanía por Nacimiento -- sólo si su madre estaba sujeta a su jurisdicción)
"The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed andpersecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment." --George Washington
Coming to America
Given the far-reaching implications of illegal immigration, and more recently the Left's objections to enforcing immigration law in border states like Arizona, the 14th Amendment of our Constitution is receiving some long-overdue attention.
Like every contemporary political debate, the questions raised concerning the meaning of the 14th Amendment are, essentially, about whether we are a nation subject to Rule of Law codified in our Constitution, or we are subjects under the rule of men, subject to a "living constitution" amended primarily by judicial diktat and legislative mischief, rather than amended by the people, as prescribed in Article V.
Does the 14th Amendment mean what its framers intended and the states ratified, or does it mean whatever the courts and Congress have construed it to mean today?
Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, which pertains to immigration and naturalization, reads, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
To discern the authentic meaning of this amendment as originally intended by its framers, we must first start with its plain language, and then further examine the context under which it was proposed and passed. Any debate about the authority of our Constitution must begin with First Principles, original intent.
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States..."
This language is plain and easily understood.
"[A]nd subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
This language, too, is plain and easily understood, unless there is a contemporary Leftist political agenda, which does not comport with that understanding, in which case benefactors and beneficiaries of that agenda will interpret (read: misconstrue) it to fit their purposes.
So, what does "subject to the jurisdiction thereof" actually mean? Beyond the apparent plain language definition, a factual interpretation is supported by the context in which this amendment was framed and ratified.
After the War Between the States, freedmen (former slaves) may have been liberated by Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, but they didn't enjoy the same rights as those who freed them. Though slaves were in the United States legally, and thus, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof," they had no assurance of equal rights.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was designed to rectify this injustice by noting in part, "All persons born in the United States, and not subject to any foreign power, excluding Indians not taxed, are hereby declared to be citizens of the United States. ... All persons within the jurisdiction of the United States shall have the same right in every State and Territory to make and enforce contracts, to sue, be parties, give evidence, and to the full and equal benefit of all laws and proceedings for the security of persons and property as is enjoyed by white citizens, and shall be subject to like punishment, pains, penalties, taxes, licenses, and exactions of every kind, and to no other."
The first definition of "citizenship" in legal references is "nationality or legal status of citizenship."
The 1866 act defined "persons within the jurisdiction of the United States" as all persons at the time of its passage, born in the United States, including all slaves and their offspring.
However, concern that the Act might be overturned by a future Congress motivated its sponsors to make it more resistant to the arbitrary rule of men, so they proposed the 14th Amendment to our Constitution, which upon ratification, would protect the provision of the 1866 Act from legislatures and the courts.
Michigan Sen. Jacob Howard, one of two principal authors of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment (the Citizenship Clause), noted that its provision, "subject to the jurisdiction thereof," excluded American Indians who had tribal nationalities, and "persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers."
According to University of Texas legal scholar Lino Graglia, the second author of the Citizenship Clause, Illinois Sen. Lyman Trumbull, added that "subject to the jurisdiction of the United States" meant "not owing allegiance to anybody else."
Thus, in the plain language of its author, those who are not born to American citizens have no birthright to citizenship.
Despite the confidence of the 14th Amendment's authors that it wouldn't be subject to legislative and judicial mischief, subsequent generations of legislatures and judges have so twisted its plain language as to all but alienate it from its original intent -- as they have likewise done with the rest of our Constitution.
For that reason, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is now proposing a measure to restore the original intent of the 14th Amendment's Citizenship Clause by way of another amendment.
The problem is that Boehner and likeminded conservatives still erroneously rely on the Rule of Law, an assumption that our Constitution is still the Supreme Law of the land. Unfortunately, it has been thoroughly subordinated to the rule of men.
Where does that leave the birthright citizenship debate?
Today, more than 20 percent of all children born in the United States are born to those who have entered the United States unlawfully, and who are, by any authentic definition of the 14th Amendment, NOT subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. because they are not citizens. Yet Barack Hussein Obama and his Socialist Bourgeoisie assert that the "anchor babies" of illegal immigrants are owed all the entitlements of an American citizen.
The near-term consequences of this fallacious assertion have dire implications for the future of Liberty, for the Rule of Law, and for the very survival of our nation. But this is consistent with Obama's "fundamental transformation" agenda to break the back of free enterprise, which is essential to liberty.
In 1776, Benjamin Franklin,
In 1919, Theodore Roosevelt penned these words: "We should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American. There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag. We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Now, writes Graglia, "It is difficult to imagine a more irrational and self-defeating legal system than one which makes unauthorized entry into this country a criminal offense and simultaneously provides perhaps the greatest possible inducement to illegal entry," making a child born to that immigrant "an American citizen, entitled to all the advantages of the American welfare state."
For the record, according to both the Justice Department and Homeland Security, "A person born in the United States to a foreign diplomatic officer accredited to the United States, as a matter of international law, is not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. That person is not a United States citizen under the 14th Amendment."
So, according to current laws and regulations, consistent with the original intent of both the 1866 Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment as duly ratified on 9 July 1868, the child of a diplomat born in the United States, though that diplomat is legally on U.S. soil, has no birthright entitlement to citizenship.
However, according to Obama and his Leftist cadres, inconsistent with both the 1866 Civil Rights Act and the 14th Amendment, a child born to anyone who enters the U.S. illegally has a birthright entitlement to citizenship.
Which will it be, then: Rule of Law or the rule of Obama?
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