Monthly Archives: December 2009

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Here is a plan that should get implemented. This was emailed to me. The writer is unknown. It is appearing all over the internet. Someone should turn this into real legislation, that would give me some Hope and Change I could believe in!

Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.
    A. Two Six year Senate terms
    B. Six Two year House terms
    C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
 2.  No Tenure / No Pension: 
    A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
    

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
 3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
 

 All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people. 

  Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, server your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 
4. Congressional members can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned  citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
 

6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
 
 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work. 
7. Congress must equally abide in all laws they impose on the American people. 
8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.  
 
The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
   
 Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.  
 

 

The answer to Health Care Reform – Nullification!

The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791. The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of Federalism.  

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 

What is nullification and why is it important? 

Nullification is a right guaranteed to the states through the constitution. Originally written by Thomas Jefferson in 1798, nullification is the process by which a state can void a federal law within its’ own borders. Simply put if the federal government passes laws that it does not have the authority to pass the states have a right to void them.

Jefferson worried that there was no protection for the states if the federal government overstepped its Constitutional Authority. Jefferson believed that because the states formed the federal government and ratified the Constitution, that they had the power to decide if laws passed by the federal government were Constitutional.

The only power given to the federal government is found in Article I Section 8 of the Constitution, all other powers belong to the states. Jefferson believed that the states had the right to tell Washington no, if the laws they were imposing were unfair to their citizens.  

How nullification works:

If the federal government passes a law that is unconstitutional a state legislature writes a resolution, passes it, then sends it to the be signed by the governor telling the federal government that the law does not exist in that state This is well within the states duties and rights.

Currently, as many as twenty five states are considering nullification tactics against a wide variety of proposed federal laws such as Real ID, gun control and health care reform. This is the answer for turning back the final health care bill that is ultimately coming. 

So here is how to DEMAND nullification: 

  • Call all of your state level representatives and tell them you want the health care reform bill nullified.
  • Send letters to all state representatives urging them to talk to your governor
  • Spread the word, tell everyone you know who is against this bill to do the same. 

Here is a sample letter, which I found on notintexas.org which I have modified: 

To  Representative: 

You are my representative in the (Your State Government) and I am asking you to represent me in the attack of the federal government against my personal liberties. I am asking you to stand up to for freedom and express to the United States Government that when they overstep Constitutional authority, (Your State) will not fall victim to their tyranny. The growth of the federal government and the slow method at which they have been taking our freedom is spinning out of control.  

As a citizen of (Your State), I want you to know that I am afraid of the steps the federal government is taking to compromise my freedom. I am also worried about the steps the federal government is taking to bypass the Constitution that was designed to protect me. I am signing this petition to ask you to protect me from the federal government. Sign a resolution of nullification for all legislation passed by the United States Government starting as soon as the resolution is signed. Write a resolution that states that any bill passed will not become law in (Your State) without the (Your State) Government passing the law. The resolution must also say that the (Your State) Government is not to change any meetings and must adhere to the State Constitution’s meeting schedule. Under the powers of the Tenth Amendment, (Your State) reserves the right to accept and reject all federal legislation.  

I am asking that if necessary a Special Session called by (Your Governor). I am asking you as my representative to request one be called. I am also asking you to have the resolution ready to be entered into both houses with the same language to smooth out this process as quickly as possible. This is necessary to ensure my freedoms and yours, so act with haste.  

Sincerely, 

Your Name 

I do not know if every state Constitution has provisions for nullification but many do. We need to use this Constitutional right to protect our freedom and liberty. Educate yourself on the protections that your state provides and take whatever action is needed to fight back against unconstitutional actions by the federal government. This is a call for a peaceful and legal response to unfair actions by the federal government.

Wake up America! The Constitution provides tools for us to control the federal government should it become out of control. Now is the time to use them. Now is the time for action. Now is the time for nullification. 

Restore the Republic, Wield your Constitutional Rights, Reject Intrusive Federal Government!

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry

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 10th Amendment, a tool to control the federal government!

A quick primer on the 10th Amendment…… 

Amendment X – The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people.
The United States Constitution

Ever heard of the 10th Amendment? It was put in the U.S. Constitution by the founding fathers to protect us from a run away federal government. The Constitution clearly and deliberately delegates the authority that is allocated to the federal government. Everything else falls to either state or local government and allows the will of the citizens to be the deciding factor in many aspects of the law. The idea being that local and state governments would be better able to determine community needs than the federal government.

Why were the founding fathers so intent on delineating state and federal government? Probably because many of them or their families had left Europe to escape oppressive governments or monarchies that thought they knew what was best for everyone on all issues from religion to taxes. By limiting the scope of the federal government they were creating a union of sovereign states that allowed for unique differences based on the desires of each states’ population.

“The powers delegated to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the state governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, [such] as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.” James Madison, The Federalist

Continuous over reaching by the federal government for the last twenty years is causing a backlash at the state level. The current administration and their agenda have only accelerated this trend. The movement for state sovereignty has gained momentum because the balance of power has tilted too far and for too long in the direction of the federal government. These bills are not political statements of independence. They are a rejection of the increasing cost of unfunded mandates being placed upon the states by the federal government. Currently, there are at least 30 states with bills before their state legislatures. As out of control federal spending increases, the odds are that some of these sovereignty bills will pass next year increases as well.

Earlier this year, just in time for April 15th and the Tax Day Tea Parties that had been announced, the Department of Homeland Security released a report that detailed the department’s concerns about increased security threats from “right wing extremists”. One of the ideologies warned about in the report was … states’ rights. 

We also saw a backlash against our citizens during the Congressional summer break as members held town halls on the healthcare reform issues in their home states. Washington is not listening and the people are growing frustrated with the federal government. A recent Rasmussen poll shows 71% of Americans are angry with the federal government. 

This lack of respect is fueling activities at the state level for citizens and state legislators to review their options with regard to the 10th Amendment. States which still have healthier or more stable economies and reasonable state budgets are concerned by Washington’s directives. They do not want to be driven toward bankruptcy by the federal government which seems to have latched on to the California model of how to run a state. 

Contrary to rumors and media innuendo, most supporters of states’ rights are not interested in secession or avoiding their tax obligations but rather restoring the appropriate balance (as defined by the Constitution) between states and the federal government. Make no mistake those in power at the federal level are not in favor of reducing the size and scope of Washington’s authority. As this movement gains momentum expect increased friction and fighting over this important issue.

More things to consider as this story continues to unfold…..

“Right wing extremists” and tea parties are not the problem – radical legislators and activist judges are a bigger threat. This is a threat that the founding fathers anticipated, so they provided no Constitutional power for Congress to override state laws. Also if they really intended to give Congress the authority to act in the interest of the “general welfare,” why would Article I, Section 8, have been included ? Keep in mind, it also did not give the judicial branch unlimited jurisdiction over the states.

The Tenth Amendment was written after the Constitutional was ratified. It was added to reinforce that the states remained individual and unique sovereignties and as such, were empowered in areas that the Constitution did not delegate to the federal government. Therefore, any federal attempt to legislate beyond the Constitutional limits of Congress’ authority is a usurpation of state sovereignty making it illegal.

As the Administration and the Congress continue to assert their radical agenda of more   bailouts, health care reform and expanded social programs, state governments are wondering where the money will come from. If they don’t comply they can lose federal funding. If they do comply, they are faced with unfunded obligations as many of these programs come with long strings that keep the programs in place long after the money runs out. Reasserting a state’s sovereignty maybe the only way to take a stand against these unfunded, mandated programs. 

Wake up America! Use the Constitution and the protection it offers from an overbearing federal government.

 Restore the Republic, Reject Federal Mandates! Contact your legislators and tell them that you support the 10th Amendment and reject federal mandates.

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” — Patrick Henry

“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

Gov. Perry calls for U.S. Governors to defend States’ Rights

On December 23rd, Governor Rick Perry of Texas communicated to other state governors the position of his state on the health care reform being slammed through Congress and announced his plans to address it; he wrote:

“Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is joining with several other state attorneys general to place this deal under proper scrutiny, to determine if such an exclusion is unconstitutional. His office, along with mine, will continue to explore all options available to us as we attempt to minimize the damages that can be caused to Texans by this ill-advised piece of legislation.” …

“As the chief executive officers of our individual sovereign states, we must stand up to this unprecedented intrusion in to our lives and the rights of our citizens. We must demonstrate resolve in the face of this infringement.” …

“This health care bill and its’ unfunded mandates are unhealthy to taxpayers, our economy and our democracy. I urge you to support the efforts of these attorneys general and ask your own to join it, and to work with me in ongoing efforts to assert the constitutional rights of states, s guaranteed under the 10th Amendment, to turn back the “one-size-fits-all” health care bill being forced through Congress. Together we can forge a powerful effort to ensure real health care reform without having the states left holding the budgetary bag for Congress yet again.”

In September, in a separate letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Perry had written:

“Instead of government mandates and more deficit spending, successful health care reforms can be achieved only by providing states the flexibility to develop state-specific solutions. I urge you to support our right, as a state, to further explore these approaches, rather than forcing us to implement federal mandates that promise financial hardships for the states and little in the way of benefits for our economy and all of our constituents.”

Not surprisingly this request fell on deaf ears. So now the issue for Texas and other states is the constitutionality of a compromise in the pending federal health care legislation exempting the state of Nebraska, to gain Sen. Ben Nelson’s vote, from increased Medicaid costs resulting from the bill’s passage. There are also other “bribery for support deals” which resulted in exemptions or funding for other states. These “bribery for support” deals will ultimately result in Texas and most other states paying even more to effectively subsidize expanded Medicaid. Meanwhile, Nebraska and the other selected states, that received special considerations on issues like rural health care and Medicare Advantage, in exchange for their votes, get a free ride. Not only should this be unconstitutional, it should be criminal! It is unbelievable that in America legislators are bribing each other with our money.

In Texas alone, this health care bill will drive up costs by $21 billion over the next 10 years and add an estimated 2 million more people the state’s Medicaid rolls. The governor also emphasized that this bill will impose unprecedented intrusion in to the lives and the rights of citizens by mandating that every American purchase health care coverage or face penalties.

To view the governor’s letter in its’ entirety, please visit: http://www.governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/GovernorsHealthCare200912230261.pdf

This letter should serve as a call to action for all opposed to this bill. Use this as a template to send a message to your state’s Governor and Attorney General. Ask them to stand up for the 10th Amendment and your rights as a citizen of your state.

There are areas of health care that need reform and if the administration were serious about real reform they would break the reform down into smaller more focused pieces of legislation. There are significant opportunities such as tort reform, a clean up of Medicare fraud and allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines to name a few.

Wake up America! We must stop the passage of health care reform in its’ current form. It is a Trojan horse. It creates the foundation required to socialize medicine. Socialized medicine creates greater government control and is an infringement on your rights. Make your voice heard before it’s too late.

“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

The Geography of a Recession

Watch this video which provides a time elapsed county by county update to the advancing unemployment. It is both unsettling and confirming. America is being fundamentally transformed right before our eyes.

or you can watch it here:

http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html

We are in trouble and the administration is not addressing the real issue – UNEMPLOYMENT! No more phony stimulus plans – we need tax cuts and the government to get out of the way.

In the week ending Dec. 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 480,000, an increase of 7,000 from the previous week’s revised figure of 473,000. Insured unemployment during the week ending Dec. 5 was 5,186,000, an increase of 5,000 from the preceding week’s revised level of 5,181,000.

Currently, there are 38,093,394 Americans on food stamps. With 15,407,486 Americans “officially unemployed” and 26,486,807 actually unemployed; stimulating job creation should be the primary focus of Congress. However, their role is only to create tax breaks that reward investment the markets will do the rest. The only reason business owners are not investing is because of the government’s over involvement in the market. The government has created fear with talk of Cap & Trade, Healthcare Reform and tax increases so everyone has taken a wait and see attitude.

Wake up America – we can not survive this level of unemployment for long. It will bring another collapse. A jobless recovery is not a recovery. We can not afford anymore wasteful spending or pork barrel politics.

Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of the Democrats!

More Quotes from The Idiot Left on: America, taxes and other issues

Below is a compilation of quotes from our friends on the left. These quotes highlight the truth about their positions on a wide variety of subjects. Take the time to read and digest these quotes – the future of America depends on it!

On America: 

“We are five days from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” –Barack Obama  

 “America is just downright mean.” – Michelle Obama

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards,” – Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General

“For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction.” – Michelle Obama 

“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world.” – Barack Obama 

 “The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another United States. We can’t let other countries have the same number of cars, the amount of industrialization, we have in the US. We have to stop these Third World countries right where they are.” – Michael Oppenheimer, major environmentalist

On Redistribution of Wealth: 

“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.” – Michelle Obama 

“It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure everybody who is behind you, that they have got a chance at success, too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” – Barack Obama

“But the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth and sort of more basic issues of political and economic justice in this society. And to that extent as radical as I think people tried to characterize the Warren court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution, at least as it’s been interpreted, and Warren court interpreted it in the same way that generally the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties, says what the states can’t do to you, says what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or the state government must do on your behalf. And that hasn’t shifted. And one of the, I think the tragedies of the civil rights movement was because the civil rights movement became so court-focused, I think that there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change. And in some ways we still suffer from that.” – Barack Obama 

“I think ultimately the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down and there’s going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume in terms of energy and material resources in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.” – John Holdren 

On Capitalism:

“Generally speaking we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money because they are convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only, no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.” – Ron Bloom, Obama’s Manufacturing Czar

“We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.” – Barack Obama 

Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.” Stokely Carmichael, African American Activist

“Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy.” – David Korten, Member of the Club of Rome 

“Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.” – Barney Frank

On Taxes:  

“I can make a firm pledge, under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” – Barack Obama 

“I will cut taxes – cut taxes – for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.” – Barack Obama 

“You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.” – Barack Obama 

On Muslims: I don’t want this section to come off as offensive, but if you can draw the difference between Muslims and Muslim terrorists – why do you need to keep addressing it. I think everyone knows the U.S. has a problem with terrorists not Muslims but the President seems overly sensitive to the issue. The question here – is his sensitivity on this issue negatively affecting our foreign policy in the Middle East?

“America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” – Barack Obama 

“I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.” – Barack Obama

“The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their families or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them.” – Barack Obama 

“The United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam.” – Barack Obama 

“Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Obama from “The Audacity of Hope” [pg. 261] 

On Abortion: 

“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” – Barack Obama

 We are failing to segregate morons who are increasingly multiplying … a dead weight of human waste… an ever-increasing spawning class of human beings who should never have been born at all.” – Margaret Sanger, American founder of the birth control movement

“One way to carry out this disapproval might be to insist that all illegitimate babies be put up for adoption—especially those born to minors, who generally are not capable of caring properly for a child alone. If a single mother really wished to keep her baby, she might be obliged to go through adoption proceedings and demonstrate her ability to support and care for it. Adoption proceedings probably should remain more difficult for single people than for married couples, in recognition of the relative difficulty of raising children alone. It would even be possible to require pregnant single women to marry or have abortions, perhaps as an alternative to placement for adoption, depending on the society. (Pg 786) …. Indeed, it has been concluded that compulsory population-control laws, even including laws requiring compulsory abortion, could be sustained under the existing Constitution if the population crisis became sufficiently severe to endanger the society.” (pg 837)- John Holdren from his book Ecoscience: Population, Resources & Environment (co authored by Paul & Anne Ehrlich)
On Expectations:

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.” – Michelle Obama 

On Conservatives/Tea Parties:

“It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” – Barack Obama

 “We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don’t like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.” – Barack Obama  

“The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today,” ABC’s Dan Harris said on “Good Morning America” on April 15. 

On his Friends and Associates:

“Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker. If I’m interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden, or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House.” – Barack Obama

“I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereo soul out and the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling constraints” – Barack Obama

Some Friends and Associates:

”I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.”  Domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, neighbor and friend of Obama

 Ayers, in 2007, on the Left’s strategy – it will require them to “speak in a language that is large, and generous, and encompassing and then we have to act.”

“…[T]he Second Amendment seems to specify its own purpose, which is to protect the “well regulated Militia.” If that is the purpose of the Second Amendment (as Burger believed), then we might speculate that it safeguards not individual rights but federalism.” – Cass R. Sunstein, “The Most Mysterious Right,” National Review  
 
In Venezuela, with Chavez, really an incredible revolution — a Democratic revolution — to begin to put in place saying that we’re going to have impact on the people of Venezuela…” – Mark Lloyd, FCC Diversity Officer
 
“Perhaps those agencies, combined with UNEP and the United Nations population agencies, might eventually be developed into a Planetary Regime—sort of an international superagency for population, resources, and environment. Such a comprehensive Planetary Regime could control the development, administration, conservation, and distribution of all natural resources, renewable or nonrenewable, at least insofar as international implications exist. Thus the Regime could have the power to control pollution not only in the atmosphere and oceans, but also in such freshwater bodies as rivers and lakes that cross international boundaries or that discharge into the oceans. The Regime might also be a logical central agency for regulating all international trade, perhaps including assistance from DCs to LDCs, and including all food on the international market. The Planetary Regime might be given responsibility for determining the optimum population for the world and for each region and for arbitrating various countries’ shares within their regional limits. Control of population size might remain the responsibility of each government, but the Regime would have some power to enforce the agreed limits.” – John Holdren, Obama’s Science Czar
 
“[A]lmost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right, then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms. ” – Cass Sunstein, writing in his book, “Radicals in Robes”
  
“The mainstream white polluters and the mainstream white environmentalists wound up collaborating to put all the poisons in the black community, in the Latino community, in the poor communities. The toxic dumps started moving in one direction — not in my backyard.”  – Van Jones, former Green Jobs Czar

“No institution in the executive branch, moreover, is currently responsible for long-range research and thinking about regulatory problems. It would be highly desirable to create such an office under the President, particularly for exploring problems whose solutions require extensive planning, most notably the environment. Nor is there an office charged with acting as an initiator of as well as a brake on regulation. Some entity within the executive branch, building on the ombudsman device, should be entrusted with the job of guarding against failure to implement regulatory programs. Such an entity would be especially desirable in overcoming the collective action and related problems that tend to defeat enforcement.” – Cass R. Sunstein, After the Rights Revolution: Reconceiving the Regulatory State 

Quote by Stephen Schneider, Stanford Univ., environmentalist: “That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have.”
 
“Suppose that we continue to believe that animal suffering is the problem that should concern us, and that we want to use the law to promote animal welfare. We might conclude that certain practices cannot be defended and should not be allowed to continue, if, in practice, mere regulation will inevitably be insufficient—and if, in practice, mere regulation will ensure that the level of animal suffering will remain very high. To make such an argument convincing, it would be helpful, whether or not necessary, to argue not only that the harms to animals are serious, but also that the benefits, to human beings, of the relevant practices are simply too small to justify the continuation of those practices. Many people who urge radical steps—who think, for example, that people should not eat meat—do so because they believe that without such steps, the level of animal suffering will be unacceptably severe.” – Cass R. Sunstein, “The Rights of Animals: A Very Short Primer
 
“We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth. It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil energy consumption, and the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as Homo Sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.” – David Graber, scientist U.S. Nat’l Park Services
 
“The ‘save the most lives’ principle, that is being used in Canada and recommended to the U.S. government, says you then save people who are over 65 and have conditions that make them susceptible to flu. Our principle says you save young people, 20 to 40. Most people have the intuition to say, ‘Give it to my 19-year-old. I got to 65; I’ve lived a good life’. We are not interested in purely the number of lives [saved], but also life-years.” – Ezekiel Emanuel
 
On Governing:
 
“We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” – Barack Obama
 
“Most consequential choices involve shades of gray, and some fog is often useful in getting things done.” – Timothy Geithner
 
“I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies — they’ll get a seat at the table, they just won’t be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process.”  – Barack Obama
 
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  – Rahm Emanuel
 
Are you scared yet? You should be! These are the people who are either advising or directing our government. They are not proponents of American values and ideals. They are in favor of a nation that is controlled and micro managed by the federal government today and a world government in the future. Remember, these are their words not mine! Wake up America, the clock is ticking… and time to stop this is running out.
 
If you do not think that American sovereignty is at risk or it can not happen in America; Think again! This has been in the works for years and we have been warned all along of what the goal is:
 
“Today the path of total dictatorship in the United States can be laid by strictly legal means, unseen and unheard by the Congress, the President, or the people. Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government – a bureaucratic elite.” – Senator William Jenner, 1954
 
“The case for government by elites is irrefutable.” – Senator William Fulbright, Former chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated at a 1963 symposium entitled: The Elite and the Electorate – Is Government by the People Possible?
 
“The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical. What the Trilateral Commission intends is to create a worldwide economic power superior to the political governments of the nationstates involved. As managers and creators of the system, they will rule the future.” – U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater in his l964 book: With No Apologies.
 
Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism and the demise of America!