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UN maneuvers to create “Global Gun Control”

In October unbeknownst to most of us, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Obama administration would reverse the Bush administration’s opposition to the UN’s proposed International Small Arms Treaty. This will clear the way for the treaty to reach a vote by the U.N. General Assembly. Seven countries, led by the British, are trying to restart U.N. efforts to restrict imports and exports of small arms. The goal is to “regulate the global arms trade” and “prevent the illegal transfer of guns.”

John Duncan, Britain’s ambassador for multilateral arms control and disarmament, describes the UN’s disarmament committee as launching point for a global treaty. The British believe their very stringent gun laws are the right direction for all countries. Now they intend to use the United Nations to bring their gun control model to the United States.

The irony of this effort is that since virtually banning guns in 1997, the UK has watched violent crime skyrocket by as much as 77% in some studies. The British Mail Online reports, “In the decade following [the election of the Labor Party] in 1997, the number of recorded violent attacks soared by 77 percent to 1.158 million – more than two every minute.” As a result the U.K. now has the highest violent crime rate in the European Union.

So what could this treaty require of its’ signatories, here is a quick overview according to The National Association For Gun Rights:  

If passed by the UN and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the UN “Small Arms Treaty” would almost certainly FORCE national governments to:

  • Enact tougher licensing requirements, making law-abiding citizens cut through even more bureaucratic red tape just to own a firearm legally;
  • CONFISCATE and DESTROY ALL “unauthorized” civilian firearms (all firearms owned by the government are excluded, of course);
  • BAN the trade, sale and private ownership of ALL semi-automatic weapons;
  • Create an INTERNATIONAL gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun CONFISCATION.

Disguised as legislation to help in the fight against “terrorism,” “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates,” the UN Small Arms Treaty is nothing more than a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme. To the petty dictators and one-worlders who control the UN, the U.S. isn’t a “shining city on a hill” — it’s an affront to their grand totalitarian designs for the globe. These anti-gun globalists know that so long as Americans remain free to make our own decisions without being bossed around by big government bureaucrats, they’ll NEVER be able to seize the worldwide oppressive power they crave.  Ultimately, the UN’s Small Arms Treaty is designed to register, ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.” So Patriots, here is yet another plan designed to usurp your rights which we need to defeat in 2010.

The gun-grabbers in the Obama administration and at the U.N. do not want us to have time to react and mobilize gun owners to defeat this radical treaty which if ratified steps on our 2nd Amendment rights. They (the UN) have been unsuccessfully trying to ram the “Treaty on Small Arms” down our throats since the mid-1990s. But this time they have an administration that appears willing to play along. The risk is high and the stakes are higher!

Wake up, America! Attempts to thwart our freedoms should be no surprise the anti-gun attitude of the current administration. We must turn the heat up on the U.S. Senate now before it’s too late! It takes 67 Senators to vote to ratify a treaty. Every freedom loving citizen needs to contact their Senator and tell them to vote against any attempt to ratify this treaty. This is just another attempt to give the U.N. jurisdiction over U.S. policy. On the heels of Obama’s recent Executive Order to provide Interpol with diplomatic level immunity from U.S. law and Constitutional behavior this is another slap in the face to our sovereignty.

You can sign the NAGR’s internet petition at: http://www.nagr.org/UNpetition1.aspx?pid=n1a

Restore the Republic, Reject Global Governance!

“…to disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them…” – George Mason

“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed and that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of press.” – Thomas Jefferson

Obama signs INTERPOL Protection Act

Once again the President of new transparency and accountability quiet changes U.S. policy by way of an Executive Order without any public announcement. On December 17, 2009 President Obama signed an Executive Order amending previous E.O. #12425 originally signed by Ronald Reagan. The amendment removes safeguards put in place by Reagan that gave INTERPOL some latitude to operate within the U.S. while providing the U.S. government some oversight to their activities. President Obama’s Executive Order amending President Ronald Reagans’ 1983 EO 12425 and places INTERPOL above the United States Constitution and beyond the legal reach of our own top law enforcement agencies. In effect, Obama has given INTERPOL diplomatic immunity, exemption from being subject to search and seizure by law enforcement, exemption from U.S. taxes, and immunity from FOIA requests.

Andy McCarthy of the National Review asks, “Why would we elevate an international police force above American law? Why would we immunize an international police force from the limitations that constrain the FBI and other American law-enforcement agencies? Why is it suddenly necessary to have, within the Justice Department, a repository for stashing government files which, therefore, will be beyond the ability of Congress, American law-enforcement, the media, and the American people to scrutinize?”

Ironically, INTERPOL’s central operations office in the United States is located at the Justice Department offices. It is staffed with American law enforcement officers working under the aegis of INTERPOL. Now they can operate within our government buildings, with full diplomatic immunity, with inaccessible files and our hands are tied if we don’t like what is going on. I see what’s in it for them but what is in it for us? 

Is this a precursor to more damaging moves by the President? Some speculate that he will once again make America a signatory to the International Criminal Court. This change will surrender American sovereignty to an international body whose INTERPOL enforcement arm has already been elevated above the Constitution and American domestic law enforcement. Read the Amendment below: 

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 17, 2009

Executive Order — Amending Executive Order 12425

EXECUTIVE ORDER
– – – – – – -
AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER 12425 DESIGNATING INTERPOL
AS A PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION ENTITLED TO
ENJOY CERTAIN PRIVILEGES, EXEMPTIONS, AND IMMUNITIES

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288), and in order to extend the appropriate privileges, exemptions, and immunities to the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 12425 of June 16, 1983, as amended, is further amended by deleting from the first sentence the words “except those provided by Section 2(c), Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, and Section 6 of that Act” and the semicolon that immediately precedes them.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
December 16, 2009.

In the spirit of the promised transparency, at a minimum the President owes the American public an explanation of his action. We need to understand why an international law enforcement arm that supports the world court which we are not a part of has been given status that places it above our Constitution. 

Wake up America! The clock is ticking and this administration is moving at break neck speed to “fundamentally transform America.” Our sovereignty, freedom and liberty are at risk. It is time to start holding this President accountable to the standards he set for himself. This is another example of the drive toward a world controlled by the U.N. This is not the Hope and Change that most of those who voted for Barack Obama expected. It is time to let the White House know that we do not want to be part of a “New World Order”. 

Restore the Republic, Reject Global Governance!

 “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”  ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

The Treaty of Copenhagen – a threat to US Sovereignty

What is the Treaty of Copenhagen? According to the website, Web Commentary:

“The Treaty of Copenhagen, in present draft form, would create an unelected world government with direct power over all financial and trading markets, and direct power to intervene over the heads of elected governments in the economic and environmental affairs of all nations signing the Treaty. It would require wealthier nations to redistribute up to 2% of their annual gross domestic product to third-world countries in imagined reparation for imaginary “climate debt” – and all this just as final scientific proof becomes available that CO2 has a tiny and harmless warming effect. Please oppose this treaty by signing a petition agreeing with the Instrument of Repudiation, and urge at least five of your friends to do the same to save America’s freedom, democracy, and prosperity”.

http://www.webcommentary.com/

We are at the turning point and we must take action now if we want to save our country. I believe at our core we are still a religious people that values family, faith and country. The Green Movement has become the new religion for some and it is the tool that they will use to “create the crisis” that could trigger the end of our country by using fear, manipulation of the food, energy and the healthcare system to achieve their objectives to push us into a world run government. This will as the President likes to say, “Fundamentally transform America”.

It is time to take back the control of our national destiny. Restore the Republic, Reject Global Governance and Defend U.S. Sovereignty!

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free”.  – Ronald Reagan

American Stonehenge, What does it mean?

Here is an interesting side story to my research on UN Agenda 21. I have posted it mostly because it is so interesting and mysterious as for the real relevance – judge for yourself – in the end it might just be a rich guy’s idea of cool grafitti.

In Elbert County, Georgia there is a structure which is often referred to as the “American Stonehenge”. Almost 30 years since its’ construction this mysterious monument is more intriguing than ever. In light of the debates raging over climate change, sustainable development and population control it seems as though it could have been conceived by the authors of UN Agenda 21.

The Georgia Guidestones are a huge granite monument, which contains a message comprised of ten guiding principles inscribed on the structure in eight modern languages, and a shorter message which is inscribed at the top of the structure in four ancient languages’ scripts: Babylonian, Classical Greek, Sanskrit, and Egyptian hieroglyphs. (Note: the contractor for the construction contacted the UN for help with the translation of the inscriptions)

According to the secret group which commissioned its’ construction, its’ purpose as described on its’ explanatory tablet states: “Let these be guidestones to an Age of Reason”

The monument is almost 20 feet (6.1 m) tall, and made from six granite slabs weighing more than 240,000 pounds (110,000 kg) in all.[2] One slab stands in the center, with four arranged around it. A capstone lies on top of the five slabs, which are astronomically aligned. An additional stone tablet, which is set in the ground a short distance to the west of the structure, provides some notes on the history and purpose of the Guidestones.

The Georgia Guidestones are located on a hilltop in Elbert County, Georgia, approximately 90 miles (140 km) east of Atlanta, 45 miles (72 km) from Athens and 9 miles (14 km) north of the center of Elberton. The stones are standing on a rise a short distance to the east of Georgia Highway 77 (Hartwell Highway), and are visible from that road. Small signs beside the highway indicate the turnoff for the Guidestones, which is identified by a street sign as “Guidestones Rd.” It is located on the Highest point in Elbert County  -Source: Wikipedia

 The message consists of a set of ten guidelines are engraved on the Guidestones.There is one language used on each face of the four large upright stones. Starting on the north stone and going clockwise around the structure, these languages are: English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. So what are the instructions on the Guidestones?

  1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
  2. Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
  3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
  4. Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
  5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
  6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
  7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
  8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
  9. Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
  10. Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.

For the facsinating story of this strange monument watch the videos and follow the links below:

 

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/ff_guidestones

 I don’t know what the real significance of the Guidestones is. They have always been and still remain a strange story shrouded in secrecy. The message on them is omniuous and seems to be as much a warning as a guide. In the context of a New World Order they seem to fit with the continuous messsage of global environmental collapse and over population – the UN Agenda 21. However, just like Agenda 21 I reject their premise. The world and its’ citizens are at greater risk from the global elite than anything else.  

It is time to take back the control of our national destiny.

UN Agenda 21 & the New World Order Pt 2

Here is a continuation of the trail from across the internet on UN Agenda 21 and the forces that seem to be driving this initiative. The UN Agenda appears to be the evolution of the principles and ideas of the Progressive and eugenics movements of the early 1900’s. The plan or plans which look remarkably similar to Agenda 21 are at the core of the agendas of several secretive elitist groups such as the Bilderbergs, the Council for Foreign Relations, The Council of Rome and The Trilateral Commission. The goal of one world government which offers the elites an unchallenged position of power through control of all resources and services on which everyone else must rely. Yes – this sounds far fetched and crazy but watch the videos, follow the threads. This thread runs through government websites across the planet.  The central themes are around; Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Global Governance, Population Control and Social Justice.  There is something going on and is starts with the weakening of the US economy, the dollar and a crisis, real or contrived that breaks the spirit of our country.

Look at these groups and pay attention to who is pulling the strings, watch the pattern develop before your eyes. Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller, the rest of the Rockefeller family, the Bush family, the Clintons, Mikhail Gorbachev, John Kerry, Al Gore, the Heinz family, Madeline Albright, Robert Zoellick, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, Donald Rumsfeld, Cyrus Vance, Vernon Jordan and other famous US/International leaders from a variety of political backgrounds. The cast is a virtual who’s who across several generations of politicians and business leaders.

If you watch these videos and follow the trail it will not be lost on you that the Rockefellers, particularily David have been the driving force behind three of the most powerful elitist groups (Bilderbergs, CFR and The Club of Rome) and a major benefactor of the UN.

http://www.infowars.com/official-2008-bilderberg-participant-list/

From the 1950’s until 2001 there was an obscure newspaper that reported on the activities of several of these NWO groups called The Spotlight which was later driven out of business in 2001. Here is a link to many of their old articles which help bring some world events into focus even today. http://libertylobby.org/about_us.html

Other interesting links:

“A New Path for World Development”  http://www.clubofrome.org/eng/new_path/

It is clear that the present path of world development is not sustainable in the longer term, even if we recognise the enormous potentials of the market and of technological innovation. New ideas and strategies will be needed to ensure that improved living conditions and opportunities for a growing population across the world can be reconciled with the conservation of a viable climate and of the fragile ecosystems on which all life depends. A new vision and path for world development must be conceived and adopted if humanity is to surmount the challenges ahead.

In response to this intellectual and practical challenge, the Club of Rome will undertake a three year programme on “A New Path for World Development” so as to achieve a better understanding of the complex challenges which confront the modern world and to lay solid foundations for the action which must be taken to improve the prospects for peace and progress.

The Programme will not only engage decision makers and experts and provide them with feasible proposals for action but will also engage with the public through a variety of channels. It will be in part, an “open source” programme. It will undertake only a limited amount of original research, drawing on the wide array of available information and research in progress. It will be implemented in close collaboration with partner organizations, providing a framework through which their ideas and contributions can be integrated. This will increase the credibility and impact of the efforts of the Club itself.

The Programme will focus on five “clusters” of related issues within the overall conceptual framework of A New Path for World Development:

1.Environment and Resources: This cluster relates climate change, peak oil, ecosystems and water. Radical and rapid social and economic transformations will be needed to avert runaway climate change and ecological breakdown;

2. Globalisation: This cluster relates interdependence, distribution of wealth and income, demographic change, employment, trade and finance. Rising inequalities and imbalances associated with the present path of globalisation risk the breakdown of the world economic and financial systems;

3. World Development: This cluster relates sustainable development, demographic growth, poverty, environmental stress, food production, health and employment. The scandal of abiding poverty, deprivation, inequity and exclusion in a wealthy world must be corrected;

4. Social Transformation: This cluster relates social change, gender equity, values and ethics, religion and spirituality, culture, identity and behaviour. The values and behaviour on which the present path of world development is based must change if peace and progress are to be preserved within the tightening human and environmental limits;

5. Peace and Security: This cluster relates justice, democracy, governance, solidarity, security and peace. The present path of world development risks alienation, polarization, violence and conflict; the preservation of peace is vital in itself but is also a precondition for progress and for the resolution of the issues which threaten the future.

Within each of these clusters, the issues are strongly linked: thus each group constitutes a coherent and manageable field for analysis. The links between the clusters will be accounted for as the programme proceeds, within the overall integrating framework of A New Path for World Development.

The Club will convene five small high-level expert meetings successively over the three year period, 2008 – 2010, one on each of the clusters of issues identified above. Each meeting should produce a clear statement on the issues, risks and opportunities ahead with an outline of the principal strategies and measures required in response. As the Programme proceeds, the insights and knowledge gained from each meeting will provide clear perspectives of constraints and opportunities as the context for the next meeting. By recognizing such linkages, the knowledge acquired will be cumulative and will produce innovative insights as the Programme proceeds.

In relation to each cluster of issues, a private, web-based research network will be established through which the participants in the expert meetings, together with additional experts, can carry on a process of dialogue and research to develop a deeper understanding of the issues and to elaborate specific recommendations and proposals.

Each of these five clusters of issues will be the focus of a specific area of information and analysis on the Club of Rome website. As the analysis proceeds and knowledge increases, each area will accumulate research results, a strengthening data base, a deepening understanding of the issues and their complex interconnectedness and a growing number of proposals for integrated strategy and action.

Systems Integration

As work proceeds on the five clusters, a parallel effort will focus on developing a better conceptual and practical understanding of the world systems within which they are linked and embedded. This will help to understand the linkages between trends, issues and actions and to identify the drivers of global change. The Programme will in this way recognize the immense complexity of world affairs.

A dedicated research network will focus on the issue of systems integration, including systems thinking and systems linkages and systems dynamics modelling. These networks will be supported by the Secretariat and accessed through the Club’s website.

In late 2010 it is planned that the concluding “International Forum of the Club of Rome” will be held to integrate the final outputs of the expert meetings, of the research networks and of the related activities by all the elements of the Club and its partner organizations, leading to coherent conclusions and recommendations and to a major Final Report. - Source The Club of Rome website

http://clinton2.nara.gov/PCSD/Overview/index.html

One last challenge put the name of your state and the words “Sustainable Development” in to your web browser and see what comes up.

We need to find out how deep we are in this process and put the brakes on. We must regain control of our government and our national destiny. UN Agenda 21 is real.

The Missing Link …UN Agenda 21

What is  “Agenda 21″  and the yearly “Earth Summit” attended by world leaders? It is the UN blueprint for global transformation defined as:

“Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”

“When George H.W. Bush signed the Rio Accords at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, he opened the path for the United States to implement U.N. Sustainable Development Agenda 21. When Bill Clinton created the President’s Council for Sustainable Development by Executive Order in 1993, he laid the foundation for a proliferation of intermediate and local councils that would set out to alter radically the structure of government in the United States. These councils operate under many different names. Later under George W. Bush, Sustainable Development policy began to swarm every county in the country”. – Michael Shaw, Proprietor of Liberty Garden

Remember, because agenda technically is a treaty, a president can sign treaties without Congressional oversight or approval. George H.W. Bush has always been a “New World Order” supporter. Now we may find out what that really means.

Some of the objectives of Agenda 21 are: 1) The abolition of private property 2) A Global Citizenship Education Program (think Story of Stuff) and 3) Control over and massive population reduction (think John Holdren and his writings)

George Washington said and warned:  “Private property and freedom are inseparable.”

“Just as man can’t exist without his body, so no rights can exist without the right to translate one’s rights into reality, to think, to work and keep the results, which means: the right of property”.  ~Ayn Rand

Agenda 21 is a treaty that creates a global contract binding all nations and spreading regions to the collective vision of “sustainable development.” All must commit to pursue the three E’s of “sustainability”: Environment, Economy and Equity referring to the UN blueprint for environmental regulations, economic regulations, and social equity. – U.N.

“…current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving high meat intake, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing – are not sustainable. A shift is necessary. which will require a vast strengthening of the multilateral system, including the United Nations…” – Maurice Strong

I could try and will in future posts to better explain U.N. Agenda 21 but to get a really sense of how far this has already spread and the threat it poses to our national sovereignty as well as to our individual rights; please watch the attached videos. After that visit the links. This is serious, this is real and this is happening. It starts to help bring all the things that don’t make sense into focus. Also please recognize that I am not suggesting that good stewardship is not a worthy goal and activity, just not at the expense of our sovereignty. You can have both.

All of the previous administrations back to 1992 have helped to move Agenda 21 forward. Now with Obama in the White House the agenda is on steroids. Legislation is advancing fast and furious. This legislation supports the foundation of this program – think Cap & Trade, Healthcare Reform. Look at the people that are or were in this administration and consider their well documented personal philosophies; Cass Sunstein, John Holdren and Van Jones. Look at the use of federal agencies to avoid legislative battles by using regulatory authority to force changes that they could never push through with legislation – i.e.: recent changes by the EPA to redefine the “dangers” of greenhouse gas.  Think about the stories in the news that make you scratch your head such as the water crisis in California’s San Jaoquin Valley which is killing one of America’s major agricultural areas in order to “protect” smelt. Think about the education of your children and the indoctrination that is going on in our schools. Think about the propaganda video that George Soros and his Tides Foundation has managed to get into our classrooms – “The Story of Stuff”. Even consider the indoctrination of yourself – the catch phrases such as “Think Globally& Act Locally”. Think about how often you now hear the words – Sustainable Development.  The threat has been woven into the fabric of society and it is hard to separate the good parts from the insidious ones. Sustainable Development is the core of this contrived crisis. As more and more people are sucked into the government driven Sustainable  Development movement, America will suffer through what Al Gore has described as a ‘deserved’,“wrenching transformation”.

Ask yourself – Why and what does it mean? The real and darker purpose of Sustainable Development is to create a government controlled society. A government controlled society is represents the end of America and our way of life.

My goal is not to frighten but rather to educate. The videos below are many and some are long. They are important and you owe it to yourself, your children and their children to watch them. We are at the turning point and we must take action now if we want to save our country. I believe at our core we are still a religous people that values family, faith and country. The Green Movement has become the new religion for some and it is the tool that they will use to “create the crisis” that could trigger the end of our country by using fear, manipulation of the food, energy and healthcare system to achieve their objectives to push us into a world run government. This will as the President likes to say, “Fundamentally transform America”. Look at the U.N. charter, read it and understand that its’ stated objective is “Global Governance”. The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 29 Section 3 that: “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations”.

I do not want to be a conspiracy theorist but there are starting to be too many coincidences. This could lead us to think that at the very least, there might actually be a concerted effort to push the world toward an international governing body.

Again, I ask you watch the videos and follow the links with an open mind. Think about the body of evidence and draw your own conclusions.

How can this happen? Actually it is easy really -I will quote the Conservapuppies Blog, who say it perfectly -
 “The majority of the members of Congress probably aren’t even aware of any of what is really going on, they are just “useful idiots” , too lazy to read the bills they are voting on, happy to vote “yes” in return for special favors and pork to take home to the voters”.

For more interesting background and resource data, visit the following links:

http://www.mauricestrong.net/

http://www.mauricestrong.net/2009013070/earth-charter.html

http://www.un.org/en/events/habitatday/

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

http://www.un.org/en/development/progareas/population.shtml

http://www.freedomadvocates.org/video/watch/60_agenda_21_sustainable_development_michael_shaw/

My previous related posts:

The Story of Stuff: Anti-capitalism Propoganda aimed @ YOUR KIDS! http://bit.ly/NL0gd

A Fish that killed a valley: http://wp.me/pv8jP-8W

Cap & Trade or Bait & Switch http://bit.ly/rN9M2

The Truth About Change http://wp.me/pv8jP-1j

More to come…..

The Truth about Change…..there is plenty of change but is it really what you want……

“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” -Mark Twain 

So in a 100+ days we have seen more sweeping changes in our government than we have in the last 25 years, but is it the change we want? We have witnessed a full scale assault on our system of government, our economy, our security, states’ rights and our national sovereignty. Government spending, intervention, regulation and oversight is at an all-time high. Our Constitution is being shredded by an arrogant approach to governing that starts with the premise that the government knows what is best for us. Ironically,  the Constitution was written and designed to protect our rights from just this type of governing. 

Here is a quick list of some of the adventures the new administration and the current Congress have taken us on so far, in no particular order: 

The Stimulus Bill - (N.Y. Times) Feb 14th “The president made clear when we started this process that this was about jobs,” Mr. Boehner (R) Ohio, said after the vote. “Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. And what it’s turned into is nothing more than spending, spending and more spending.” “Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it’s an opportunity to do things you couldn’t do before.” – White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel This was undoubtedly part of the logic behind the $787 million stimulus bill that nobody in Congress read. The bill was a democrat’s wish list which contained such stimulating items as $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that hasn’t turned a profit in 40 years; $2 billion for child-care subsidies; $50 million for that great engine of job creation, the National Endowment for the Arts; $400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects. There’s even $650 million on top of the billions already doled out to pay for digital TV conversion coupons.  Plus  $252 billion is for income-transfer payments — that is, not investments that arguably help everyone, but cash or benefits to individuals for doing nothing at all. There’s $81 billion for Medicaid, $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits, $20 billion for food stamps, and $83 billion for the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income tax. While some of that may be justified to help poorer Americans ride out the recession, they aren’t job creators.*  source* -The Wall Street Journal  The only jobs we are creating are government jobs – 66,000 census workers and 800 IRS agents.  (Category – Excessive Spending) 

Closing Guantanamo Bay - On Jan. 22nd, President Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay.  On May 18th, the democrats denied President Obama’s request for $80 million to close Guantanamo Bay. “When they (the administration) have a plan, they’re welcome to come back and talk to us about it.” – House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-WI) Apparently, lawmakers are concerned about what would happen to the roughly 245 current Guantanamo inmates, many considered hardened terrorists particularly which congressional districts they would land in. Rep. Frank Wolf (R., Va.) said the Justice Dept. was prepared earlier this month to release Guantanamo prisoners into his district — which the administration denied — and he called for a moratorium on such releases. “We need a plan. We need to know where these men will go,” Mr. Wolf said. (Category – National Security) 

Release of the “torture memos” – April16th,  (CBS News) -“Withholding these memos would only serve to deny facts that have been in the public domain for some time,” Mr. Obama said. “This could contribute to an inaccurate accounting of the past, and fuel erroneous and inflammatory assumptions about actions taken by the United States.”  (WSJ) – “The four memos from 2002 and 2005 revealed new details about the interrogations, including a detailed description of water boarding, or simulated drowning, and descriptions of lesser-known methods such as “walling” and using insects. Sections involving names of some detainees and the way techniques were applied to particular prisoners were blacked out.” This should really improve our national security and relations with Muslims everywhere. The administration’s arrogance was on full display as this was done over the objections of their own CIA Chief Leon Panetta and others in the U.S. intelligence community. (Category – National Security) 

Greenhouse gases are harmful – April 17th, The Obama Administration used its’ regulatory power to circumvent the need to try and force unpopular legislation. Instead, the EPA announced that greenhouse gas emissions were a threat to public health because they contribute to climate change. This sets the stage for the EPA to regulate emissions from a wide spectrum of sources including vehicles, power plants, manufacturing facilities, oil refineries and airplanes. The executive branch trumped the legislative process to further their agenda by cutting off a congressional debate that they couldn’t win. We still live in America – don’t we? (Category – Excessive Government Regulation) 

The apology tour – President Obama has made a habit of using his speeches abroad to apologize for American behavior in the past. Here are some highlights.

Ÿ         Jan. 26: “All too often the United States starts by dictating … and we don’t always know all the factors that are involved. So let’s listen. And I think if we do that, then there’s a possibility at least of achieving some breakthroughs. … My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect.”
President Obama, in an interview with Al Arabiya

Ÿ         April 1: “If you look at the sources of this crisis, the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to a regulatory system that was inadequate.”
President Obama, at a press conference ahead of the G20 in London

Ÿ         April 2: “It is true, as my Italian friend has said, that the (economic) crisis began in the U.S. I take responsibility, even if I wasn’t even president at the time.”
President Obama, at the G20 in London, as reported by Germany’s Der Spiegel

Ÿ         April 6: “I know there have been difficulties these last few years. I know that the trust that binds us has been strained, and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: the United States is not at war with Islam.”
President Obama, in Ankara, Turkey

Ÿ         April 16: “Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My administration is committed to renewing and sustaining a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security.”
President Obama, in an op-ed that appeared in U.S. and Latin American newspapers prior to the Summit of the Americas

Ÿ         April 18: “We have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations.”
President Obama, at the Summit of the Americas in Port of Spain, Trinidad

Ÿ         Is this a new form of “statesmanship”? Are these the positions that we want our leader expressing to the rest of the world. We are not a perfect nation but we are a good and generous one. We give the rest of the world billions of dollars a year in foreign aid and relief efforts trying to make it a better place. Let’s be honest – the hardworking people of our country are not the ones who are benefiting from the political hi-jinx that our politicians pull around the world – they and their cronies do! The only thing, “We, the people” need to apologize for is electing some of these idiots, in the first place. 

Remember the words of George Washington“’Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another; that it must pay with a portion of its Independence for whatever it may accept under that character; that by such acceptance, it may place itself in the condition of having given equivalents for nominal favors and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard. …….. ‘Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world.” (Categories – National Security/Foreign Policy/National Sovereignty) 

The Chrysler Bailout/Bankruptcy – (N.Y.Times) WASHINGTON — President Obama forced Chrysler into federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday so it could pursue a lifesaving alliance with the Italian automaker Fiat, in yet another extraordinary intervention into private industry by the federal government.  – This intervention resulted in the UAW getting a 55% ownership share in Chrysler for about $4.2 billion while the taxpayers got about 8% for our $12 billion. Really! This is the kind of good deals you get when the government gets involved with business. So far the buy out has only saved union and management jobs . On the other side of the equation, the 789 dealerships closing will result in the loss of another 30,000 jobs in communities of every size nationwide. Many of these are family run businesses left holding inventories of cars and parts. Watch out GM is next. (Categories – Excessive Spending/Government Intervention) 

The G20 Rollover –  (Telegraph.co.uk) A single clause in Point 19 of the communiqué issued by the G20 leaders amounts to revolution in the global financial order. “We have agreed to support a general SDR allocation which will inject $250bn (£170bn) into the world economy and increase global liquidity,” it said. SDRs are Special Drawing Rights, a synthetic paper currency issued by the International Monetary Fund that has lain dormant for half a century. In effect, the G20 leaders have activated the IMF’s power to create money and begin global “quantitative easing”. With this agreement President Obama helped lay the groundwork for global financial regulation. The creation of a Financial Stability Board is the first step towards an international financial regulator. These moves are designed to strengthen the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and possibly create a new world currency. In the future, the FSB could/will technically be able to impose global financial regulations that the SEC would be obliged to follow. Welcome to the New World Order, goodbye sovereignty! (Categories – Economic Security/Foreign Policy/National Sovereignty) 

Executive Pay Limits - May 15th  , (N.Y. Times), Obama Administration officials are contemplating a major overhaul of the compensation practices in the financial services industry, moving beyond banks to include more loosely regulated hedge funds and private equity firms. Federal policymakers have been discussing ways to ensure that pay is more closely linked to performance. Representative Barney Frank, the Massachusetts Democrat who heads the Financial Services Committee, said he believed giving the government new authority to take over troubled companies could be adopted by the House. “This would give the government the same powers that you would get as if the company were in bankruptcy,” Mr. Frank said in an interview shortly after meeting with Mr. Geithner on the plan. But Mr. Frank and other lawmakers said other elements of the plan could take more time, like expanding the authority of the Federal Reserve to become a systemic regulator. Among the ideas under consideration are incorporating compensation as a “safety and soundness” concern on official bank examinations as well as expanding the existing regulatory powers of the Securities and Exchange Commission and Federal Reserve to obtain more information. This sounds an awful lot like socialism, today banks, financial services companies and hedge funds – tomorrow?  Is your job next?   And ….. Where in the constitution does the government get this authority? I guess if you control salaries the redistribution of wealth model is easier to manage.   (Categories – Government Intervention) 

The administration will tell you that all of this is being done to protect the country and for the general welfare of its’ citizens. To which our founding fathers would have responded as follows: 

“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” James Madison 

This only a handful of the examples that illustrate that the federal government is out of control. There are many more spanning a broad spectrum of categories from nationalizing private businesses, retroactive taxes, state’s rights, financial regulation and continued bailouts to plans to “reform” health care , gun laws, cap & trade and card check. It is the time to this stop madness. 

We are careening down the road toward socialism at an incredible rate of speed. Politics long ago replaced leadership, statesmanship and governing. The elected officials and bureaucrats in Washington have thrown our constitution and all the values used to create it out the window. The federal government  has pushed citizens and the states aside, in an effort to take total control. We can not let this happen. You need to write or contact every elected official in your voting district. Tell them to cease and desist or they will lose their jobs. The time to act is now. Let’s take back America!