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Hey, Stupak! Remember this?

“In the present form, the Senate health care bill is going nowhere in the House of Representatives,” Mr. Stupak said. “Not only do the members of the House of Representatives do not agree with the Senate bill — the process by which the Senate bill was passed, the special deals, there is no member that wants to vote for that.”

On March 20th, in a last minute deal negotiated with the White House, as the House was entering the final stages of debate on the health care bill, Rep. Bart Stupak (D) MI, convinced President Obama to sign an executive order — reaffirming the health bill’s “consistency with longstanding restrictions on the use of federal funds for abortion”. The order supposedly bans the government from spending federal money to pay for abortions through plans offered on the insurance exchanges created under the measure.

The deal was the key to gaining the votes of about a half-dozen anti-abortion Democrats needed to secure passage of the Healthcare Reform bill.

So here is the kicker, only 14 months ago President Obama signed another executive order to deal with abortion funding…

On Jan. 23, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order reversing the ban that prohibits funding to international family planning groups that provide abortions

Under the “Mexico City Policy,” established by Ronald Reagan in 1984, the U.S. government could not provide funding for family planning services to clinics or groups that offered abortion-related services overseas. The policy banned recipients of U.S. foreign aid from using abortion as a family planning tool.

Organizations which received government funding, were required to “agree as a condition of their receipt of federal funds that such organizations would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.”

This is not the first time the policy has been overturned. The widely debated policy was also overturned by President Clinton in 1993, but was reinstated by President Bush at the beginning of his term in 2001.

In a memo to USAID Bush said, “It is my conviction that taxpayer funds should not be used to pay for abortions or advocate or actively promote abortion, either here or abroad.”

The Executive Order set off a furor among anti-abortion groups. Over two dozen members of Congress opposed to abortion joined the annual March for Life at the National Mall to warn that the President’s pro-choice position on abortion could lead to policies changes that would be unacceptable to the group.

Fast forward back to the present… can we really trust President Obama and his Progressive cronies? If Stupak believes he has made a deal that has terminated the threat of federally funded abortion, he’s nuts!

This President and his administration can not be trusted. They have repeatedly demonstrated an unwillingness to listen to the citizens of this country. They have an agenda to “fundamentally transform America” and that is what they are going to try to do. Consider these two arrogant quotes:

Nancy Pelosi: “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Valerie Jarrett, Sr. Obama Advisor: “Americans will learn to like the healthcare bill.”

We were promised “Hope and Change” and unprecedented transparency. We have gotten neither. We are a few pieces of legislation or regulation away from becoming a Socialist country. Our freedom is being taken away at every turn.

We need to decide if we are going to stand by and passively watch a radical far left administration put us on a path to socialism. Or will you fight back to stop it?

If you love our country; our freedom, our liberty and the American way of life – this is your wake up call! We are running out of time. Our freedom and sovereignty are at risk of being lost. It is happening, here and now in America because we take too much for granted. It is time for every citizen to defend America by engaging in their civic responsibility to participate in the democratic process and make their voice heard.

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

“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

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