Category Archives: Leadership

Obama… the numbers don’t Lie!

So here are some stats to help you when you are discussing the election with your undecided friends. These are the facts and the numbers don’t lie. It doesn’t take a CPA to figure out if something doesn’t change quickly we are headed for an economic collapse. The tipping point is already on the horizon…

The Economy, Jobs & Taxes:

America’s Rank in Global Business Competitiveness: Before BO #1 Currently #7 (Source: US News & World Report)

Current National Debt – $16.2 Trillion   (Source: US Treasury)

New Debt Added Since Obama was elected – $5.5 Trillion  (Source: US Treasury)

Your share of the National Debt – $51,419 (Source: US Treasury)

Increase in your share since Obama took office – $17,554 (Source: US Treasury)

Federal Budget Deficits – 2 highest in history: 2009 – $1.416 Trillion & 2011 – $1.298 Trillion respectively (Source: CBO)

Proposed Tax Increases in Obama’s Proposed Budget – $1.9 Trillion (Source: OMB)

New Taxes Hidden in Obamacare – $810 Billion (Source: CBO)

Medicare cuts in Obamacare: $716 Billion (Source: CBO)

# of people Officially Unemployed: 12.014 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

# of people Unemployed, Underemployed or have given up – 22.728 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

The real Unemployment Rate: 14.7% (Source: US Labor Dept.)

# of people Unemployed More than 27 weeks: 5.0 Million (Source: US Labor Dept.)

Consecutive Months of Unemployment over 8% – 43 (Source: US Labor Dept.)

Pages of new Federal Regulations since Obama took office: 11,327 (Source: Federal Register)

Healthcare, Food, Gas & Education:

Avg. Increase in the cost of a family health plan since Obama took office: $3,065 or 24.2%  (Source: The Kaiser Foundation)

# of people on Food Stamps: 47,025,030 (Source: US Dept. of Agriculture)

Avg. increase in cost of Groceries for a family of 4: 5.15%  (Source: US Dept. of Agriculture)

Increase in the price of gas: 106%  up from $1.89 to $3.89 per gallon (Source: US Dept. of Transportation)

Avg. Increase for In-State Tuition since Obama took office: 25% (Source: The college Board)

So there you have it. The numbers speak for themselves. We can’t afford to keep spending at these levels and increasing taxes stunts growth while killing jobs. We saw the same trends during the Carter Administration. Reagan corrected the problem by managing down the size of government and cutting taxes to stimulate growth. We rode that wave all the way through the Clinton Administration. We can do it again but not with a president that is more interested in “redistribution” than growth and creating opportunity.

Wake up, America! Reject Socialism and Restore the Republic!

“If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy” – Thomas Jefferson

BEWARE Conservatives, Thoroughly vet your candidates!

With all the euphoria that has resulted from the recent Senate victory in Massachusetts conservatives are acting like a 6 yr. old with a sugar rush. I am as happy as anyone with Scott Brown’s victory but I am not ready to anoint him the savior of the conservative movement – nor should anyone else. Clearly, he was the best choice in that race but what do we really know about his policy positions? Recently, I have heard people say that maybe he could be a presidential candidate in the near future. Maybe he could, but for all we know he might be more like Olympia Snowe than Ronald Reagan. 

My point is this. There are many people with political ambitions who will come out of the woodwork and try to ride the “conservative wave” to get elected. As responsible citizens it is our duty to thoroughly vet these people the same way an employer would a job applicant. After all, they are applying for the job of representing us. Therefore, we need to know where they come from, what they have done and what kind of experience they bring to the job. Yet most importantly, we need to understand the content of their character, their values and their beliefs. Do their words, match their life story? 

I am not suggesting that candidates need to be perfect, nobody is perfect. We all have made mistakes but – have we learned from them, have we corrected the problem, have we grown? Political leaders are people too. We should not place them on a pedestal. That said, the unknown candidates, the new names and the old ones all deserve a reasonable level of scrutiny. They are going to represent you and shape the policies that will determine the direction of our country. It is a pretty important job.

Successful, intelligent and ethical individuals who have lived a “normal” life and made common mistakes shy away from throwing their hat in the ring. The personal sacrifices that they and their families must make are often too steep a price to pay for the privilege of serving ones’ country, state or community.

Ironically, character is often what is most lacking in today’s political leaders. Yet the very mistakes, trials and tribulations that become the subject of scrutiny are often the life changing experiences that build character and moral fiber. 

Then of course, there are the games, compromises and the abandonment of values that seems to be a requirement of “getting anything done.”  True leaders do not abandon their values.

Today’s politicians have become largely a collection of “actors’ playing the part of leaders. They have self serving agendas that are equally split between their personal goals and repaying debts to those who supported their candidacy. Most are career politicians who have made a job out of “public service”. We don’t need politicians – we need leaders!

So how do we change this trend? How do we get real leaders and statesmen to get involved in government again? Let’s start electing real people with character, ethics, morals and flaws, who were forged in the real world under fire.

We need:

  • principled men and women who are willing to represent the values of their constituents and do what’s best for their country, their state or community
  • true leaders that will not mortgage our future for short term victories or sell their values to the highest bidder in exchange for support on an item they want
  • leaders who have common sense, love their country and believe in the American dream

These are the things a thorough vetting process will uncover. We need to avoid the embarrassment of trotting out candidates with a closet full of skeletons if we are going to win back the hearts and minds of the American people. Just think about how you felt as this and previous administrations rolled out clown after clown who didn’t pay their taxes, had in appropriate relationships with lobbyists, etc., etc. 

Plus it is easy to see where pretty words and soaring rhetoric has got us. In 2008, if people had done their homework we might not have the mess we do right now. (By the way I am not saying McCain would have been much better.) There was information everywhere that would have predicted that President Obama was a progressive not a centrist democrat. However, all the evidence was overlooked because the country “wanted change they could believe in”. These were empty words carefully scripted to inspire a belief in the coming utopia rather than deal with the reality of our national problems. There were no concrete plans or explanations on how they would actually fix the problems just promises of better days for all. 

This is no longer about democrats or republicans, both are political machines more interested in their goals for power than in solving the nation’s issues or following the Constitution. This is about leaders, national values, freedom, liberty and security. Being a conservative is not about being against liberals or progressives. Being a conservative should be about subscribing to a set of values and living those values. As a result this will often place us at odds with liberals and progressives ideologically. 

Conservatives also need to take a hard look at the old guard of the Republican Party as well. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Colin Powell are “progressives” masquerading as Republicans or conservatives. Others who deserve additional scrutiny are Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and Newt Gingrich. Some of these suddenly resurgent old guards have been on the wrong side of multiple issues proving they are not real conservatives. These people are proof that party labels no longer mean much. Do not be fooled – a Republican victory in 2010 is not a guarantee of a return to a more Constitutional based approach to government or conservative values. We must vet every candidate, find out what is behind their words and evaluate their past actions. 

Wake up Conservatives, it is far too early to claim victory or start counting the seats we will win back. Now is the time to carefully choose our candidates and build the platform agenda for the future of America.

 Restore the Republic, Reject the Agenda of the Progressive Left!

“Come forward, then, and give us the aid of your talents and the weight of your character towards the new establishment of republicanism.” –Thomas Jefferson to Robert Livingston, 1800.

Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

He’s at it again! The President has signed another executive order, this time creating a Council of Governors  to provide input on “homeland defense and civil support challenges facing our Nation today and in the future.”  The President will select 10 Governors to serve on the council and help with the “synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States”. This executive order also is an attack on Posse Comitatus, a 1878 law bans military involvement in domestic police actions.

This is just another action designed  to continue to merge state and federal power. It also opens the door for more military involvement in domestic affairs and has sparked concern that the groundwork is being laid for a “national civilian security force”. Others fear that this is a step in undermining the 10th Amendment by eliminating more of the independent authority and the sovereignty of the States. 

See the White House Press Release below.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

January 11, 2010

President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

Executive Order will Strengthen Further Partnership Between the Federal and State and Local Governments to Better Protect Our Nation

The President today signed an Executive Order(see below) establishing a Council of Governors to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State Governments to protect our Nation against all types of hazards. When appointed, the Council will be reviewing such matters as involving the National Guard of the various States; homeland defense; civil support; synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities.

The bipartisan Council will be composed of ten State Governors who will be selected by the President to serve two year terms. In selecting the Governors to the Council, the White House will solicit input from Governors and Governors’ associations. Once chosen, the Council will have no more than five members from the same party and represent the Nation as a whole.

Federal members of the Council include the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, the U.S. Northern Command Commander, the Commandant of the Coast Guard, and the Chief of the National Guard Bureau. The Secretary of Defense will designate an Executive Director for the Council.

The Council of Governors will provide an invaluable Senior Administration forum for exchanging views with State and local officials on strengthening our National resilience and the homeland defense and civil support challenges facing our Nation today and in the future.

The formation of the Council of Governors was required by the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act which stated, “The President shall establish a bipartisan Council of Governors to advise the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the White House Homeland Security Council on matters related to the National Guard and civil support missions.” (NDAA FY2008, Sec 1822)

See the Executive Order here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/2010executive_order.pdf

Maybe this isn’t what it looks like but it does not look good or necessary… unless they are expecting some sort of problem. Either way Americans need to speak out against the ongoing assault on states’ rights and a rapidly expanding national government that is gobbling up all the power it can get its’ hands on.

Wake up America! We are running out of time. Let’s take our country back.

Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!

“Our best protection against bigger government in Washington is better government in the states” – Dwight David Eisenhower

 

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.  
 

 

Obama’s approval sinks to record low

Obama’s approval sinks to record low

According to today’s the Rasmussen Report daily Presidential Tracking Poll indicates 42% Strongly Disapprove of the way Barack Obama is performing as President. Only 23% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of his performance resulting in a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19, the lowest of his presidency. This is the second straight day that his approval rating has fallen to a new low.

The report also says, “The 23% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. Just 41% of Democrats Strongly Approve while 69% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among voters not affiliated with either major party, 21% Strongly Approve and 49% Strongly Disapprove. ….Among those who consider the economy to be the most important issue, just 26% Strongly Approve of the President’s performance while 39% Strongly Disapprove. Among those who consider fiscal policy issues the most important, just 1% Strongly Approve and 81% Strongly Disapprove”.

Part of the problem clearly stems from what appears to be a total lack of concern for what voters want, in other words an unwillingness listen to the people. Here are some examples:

Healthcare Reform: A recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey indicates that 51% of those surveyed oppose the plan. 40% Strongly Oppose the plan, while just 23% Strongly favor it, a negative index of -17. This has resulted in the lowest level of support for the President’s plan to date at just 41%.

“This suggests that public opinion about the health care plan is hardening,” says Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports. “Despite the fact that most American believe our health care system needs major changes, most are opposed to what Congress is currently doing about it.”

Yet, Congress and the President continue to attempt to ram health care legislation through despite clear and consistent public opposition. While 72% of Democrats favor the plan, while 83% of Republicans and 62% of independents oppose it.

Also 66% of Americans believe that an increase free market in competition for healthcare will provide a better outcome than government regulation. Additionally, 57% believe the cost of healthcare will increase under a government plan and 54% believe the quality will go down.

Other Issues: Americans are split 43% to 43% on the issue of global warming. However, only 22% of Americans consider the UN/IPCC to be a reliable source of information on global warming. 49% disagree, saying the UN is unreliable on the topic and even question their motivations. A large number 29%, remain unsure.

In the meantime, at the UN summit in Copenhagen, Denmark next week the administration plans to advance a proposed international treaty on global warming. Obama has publicly committed the United States to a 17 % decrease in emissions by 2020. If Congress approves of this, critics say such a cut would seriously damage the U.S. economy.

While 47% of those surveyed believe that global warming is mostly the result of cyclical weather cycles, not human activity. Meanwhile the administration, Vice President Al Gore and other climate change activists believe humans are responsible.

U.S. voters (44%) see a conflict between fixing the economy and environmental protection initiatives, 31% disagree. Americans strongly believe congress and the administration must focus on the economy and job creation. 71% say the majority of Congress’ time should be spent on stimulating the economy to create jobs. This is being driven by 29% of companies reporting that their employers are continuing to lay people off.

All of this has led to recent surveys indicating that 71% of Americans are angry at the way the federal government is performing as a whole.

Americans are clearly starting to wake up, now the question is what are they going to do about it.

Restore America, Reject the Agenda of the Socialist Left!

The Manhattan Declaration – A Choice to foster a moral society

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. — John Quincy Adams

“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” – James Madison

“Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.” – Charles Carroll, signer of the Declaration of Independence

What is the The Manhattan Declaration: It is; A Call of Christian Conscience in the form of a manifesto issued by evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian leaders to affirm support for the pro-life movement, defense of traditional marriage (as contrasted to e.g., same-sex marriage), and one’s right to freedom of religion. The document calls for civil disobedience against laws which contradict Christian doctrines. It was drafted on October 20, 2009 and released November 20, 2009, having been signed by more than 150 American religious leaders.

The drafting committee includes evangelical leader Charles Colson, Princeton University professor Robert P. George, and Beeson Divinity School dean Timothy George. Notable signatories include Timothy Dolan, Justin Francis Rigali, and Donald Wuerl (Archbishops of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, respectively), along with political activist Tony Perkins, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, National Association of Evangelicals president Leith Anderson, and Orthodox Church in America primate Jonah (Paffhausen).

My goal with this posting is not to preach or imply that Christian morales are the only way to live a principled and morale life. I struggle with endorsing the all of the positions of this group 100% because I also believe that some elements of this are personal choices. However, I do support the ideals of morality and the concept that moral behavior is a key to an ethical, civilized society. When a society becomes immoral, it’s leaders become corrupt and is often said afish rots from the head down. The down fall of  most great societies throughout history has been moral decay. It is time to rethink our values.

There is another reason that this group has banded together to take up this cause. The recent hate crimes legislation passed in the military spending bill opens the door for “thought crimes” and some religious leaders fear that their church teachings could be construde as hate speech if it offends a specific group that disagree with them. All of which leads to the even more worrisome issues around free speech and freedom of religion.

At the end of the day I believe that the majority of Americans want freedom, liberty and the right to pursue happiness. I also believe that we all generally agree with the principles of the constitution, the 10 Commandments and a higher power. We expect those that honored with the opportunity to lead us to be ethical and upright members of society not crooks. Our values made us strong before and they will again. If nothing else The Manhattan Declaration serves as a reminder that our country was founded on religious and moral principles and that we need to reconnect with those values. There is no political correctness in right or wrong, they are what they are.

Below you will find the Declaration itself and a link to go and sign the document if you so desire:

The Manhattan Declaration

Christians, when they have lived up to the highest ideals of their faith, have defended the weak and vulnerable and worked tirelessly to protect and strengthen vital institutions of civil society, beginning with the family.

We are Orthodox, Catholic, and evangelical Christians who have united at this hour to reaffirm fundamental truths about justice and the common good, and to call upon our fellow citizens, believers and non-believers alike, to join us in defending them. These truths are:

  • the sanctity of human life
  • the dignity of marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife
  • the rights of conscience and religious liberty
  • Inasmuch as these truths are foundational to human dignity and the well-being of society, they are inviolable and non-negotiable. Because they are increasingly under assault from powerful forces in our culture, we are compelled today to speak out forcefully in their defense, and to commit ourselves to honoring them fully no matter what pressures are brought upon us and our institutions to abandon or compromise them. We make this commitment not as partisans of any political group but as followers of Jesus Christ, the crucified and risen Lord, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

    If you are inclined you can sign the Declaration here: http://manhattandeclaration.org/

    “A constitution founded on these principles introduces knowledge among the people, and inspires them with a conscious dignity becoming freemen; a general emulation takes place, which causes good humor, sociability, good manners, and good morals to be general. That elevation of sentiment inspired by such a government, makes the common people brave and enterprising. That ambition which is inspired by it makes them sober, industrious, and frugal”.  – John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776

    The breakdown of morality and the family in our society is taking its’ toll on our country. Great societies throughout history often murder themselves through corruption and immorality. It is time to return to the values that made our country strong and helped us survive the major challenges to our freedom and sovereignty throughout our history.

    “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations.” – Patrick Henry

    Restore American Values and our Faith in God,  only he can help us Restore the Republic! God Bless America & In God, we trust!

    Obama + Holder = A Miscarriage of Justice

    When asked about the decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind, and four other Guantanamo Bay detainees in civilian federal court in New York City President Obama said he told Attorney General Eric Holder to make the decision based on the law.

    Holder has confirmed that Obama had left it up to him: “This was a tough call, and reasonable people can disagree with my conclusion that these individuals should be tried in federal court rather than a military commission.” Reiterating, “I made this decision.”

    However, according to former Attorney General John Ashcroft, “The attorney general doesn’t have the authority to mandate that the secretary of defense turn somebody over to him and yield jurisdiction so that something that would have been done in a military setting is done in a civilian setting.”

    In fact according to many legal analysts the only one who could order this decision is President Obama himself. So why is he letting Holder take the heat? To start with this is a wildly unpopular and unnecessary decision.

    According to CNN/Opinion Research Corporation, “two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court.” “The decision to bring Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in front of a civilian court is universally unpopular – even a majority of Democrats and liberals say that he should be tried by military authorities,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Despite that, most Americans say that he will get a fair trial in the U.S.”

    And if Mohammed is found guilty? “Nearly eight in 10 favor the death penalty if that happens – including one in five who say they normally oppose the death penalty, but would support it in this case,” adds Holland.

    Mohammed has already confessed to his role saying, “I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z.” Instead of using this confession to move forward with a military tribunal to bring Mohammed to final justice, the Obama administration has opened the door on a 3 ring circus in open court. By the way last time I checked KSM was an enemy combatant not a domestic criminal or a citizen. This also creates the opportunity for federal judges to issue rulings that affect or delay the trial and/or punishment.

    So why does it matter where he is tried, if as the President says that those bothered with the change of venue for Mohammed won‘t find it, “offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him”?

    Here are just some of the reasons this is a bad decision.

    To start with both Obama and Holder have pronounced the verdict and punishment before the trial has even started. By undermining the presumption of innocence, they are undermining the fairness of the trial, which is the alleged reason for it in the first place.

    But to make matters worse, according to the New York Times, Justice Department officials have said that even if “Mohammed is acquitted, the Obama administration will keep him locked up forever as a ‘combatant'” under the laws of war. Sorry if I am a little slow here, but isn’t this a contradiction?

    Next, there is the question of all those little legal details that apply in a U.S. criminal court. Keep in mind this man has been held and treated as an enemy combatant for 8 years. He has not been afforded any of the rights of a criminal arrested under the “normal” circumstances. Things such as his confession, no Miranda rights, access to an attorney and water boarding to name a few, will all be opportunities for legal challenges. How can these things be overlooked in his case when they are clearly part of our justice system? Watch as Sen. Lindsey Graham grills AG Holder…

    Then, there is the cost and security issues the trial will create for NYC.

    “Rough estimate from the city of New York, which I received yesterday, place the added cost of moving the trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other terrorist suspects to New York somewhere in the ballpark of $75 million, that’s a minimum,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)

    Schumer said extra security procedures could push that number up to $100 million, and asked that the federal government foot the bill.

    Charles Krauthammer weighs in with these comments. “Apart from the fact that any such trial will be a security nightmare and a terror threat to New York — what better propaganda-by-deed than blowing up the courtroom, making KSM a martyr and turning the judge, jury and spectators into fresh victims? — it will endanger U.S. security. Civilian courts with broad rights of cross-examination and discovery give terrorists access to crucial information about intelligence sources and methods”.

    As former CIA Director George Tenet wrote in his book, “At the Center of the Storm,” when CIA officials first interrogated Mohammed in 2003, he defiantly told them, “I’ll talk to you guys after I get to New York and see my lawyer.” Now, thanks to Obama and Holder, Mohammed will get an opportunity to use the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York as a venue for his jihadist propaganda.

    Imagine what this trial looks like if this terrorist is allowed to serve as his own attorney. As Krauthammer describes it, “September 11, 2001 had to speak for itself. A decade later, the deed will be given voice. KSM has gratuitously been presented with the greatest propaganda platform imaginable — a civilian trial in the media capital of the world — from which to proclaim the glory of jihad and the criminality of infidel America”.

    The biggest question for me, however is; Who is really on trial?

    John Eastman, dean of law at Chapman University in Orange, CA fears a scenario in which, “It’s not so much Khalid Sheik Mohammed who’s on trial, but the Bush administration. Are we going to allow discovery of classified information so that we can get a fair trial? Are we going to depose past Bush Department of Justice and Pentagon officials”?

    So President Obama and AG Holder, what is your game? Is this just a creative way to set up prosecution of our CIA agents, military personnel and others who were doing their jobs and trying to protect us? Is this putting the Bush administration on trial? What happened to looking forward and transparency?

    Folks, this is the most dangerous administration in American history. They have no respect or regard for our Constitution or our laws. They are putting our national security and sovereignty at risk. Their policies are filing across the board. Our economy is getting worse not better as unemployment climbs. We have suffered our first domestic terror attack since 9/11. We have out of control spending; the stimulus bill, Cash for Clunkers, proposed healthcare reform and energy legislation. They promised to “fundamentally transform America” and they are doing it!

    The question now is; What are you going to do about it?

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

    Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!

    “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague”. – Marcus Tullius Cicero