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The Democrat’s next present to America – Universal Voter Registration

In the very near future, Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D) NY and Rep. Barney Frank, (D) MA are planning to introduce legislation to begin universal voter registration. Their proposal would require automatic registration of all potential voters from government lists such as welfare rolls, unemployment rolls, property tax lists, military records, driver’s license list and even criminal records – basically any list kept by the government or public record would be fair game for inclusion. If you show up in a public file and are of voting age you will be registered whether you request it or not. Another important aspect is that state laws on elections would be overridden by a federal mandate, potentially giving the feds the power to meddle in all state election outcomes.

This is a recipe for all kinds of potential new voter fraud. To start with no matter what they claim, the rule changes will make it possible for illegal aliens to register to vote. Many illegal aliens have driver’s licenses and many others get government benefits. Therefore, they will be included in the lists which will be the source for the voter rolls. It also creates the possibility for people to be registered multiple times because people’s names and other identification information are frequently recorded differently on different lists. The legislation is also expected to give felons the right to vote.

So why is this going to suddenly be a priority piece of legislation for the Democrats? Have you seen the polls lately? With ACORN in trouble for a variety of reasons the Democrat’s “get out the vote machine” may not be available for the critical 2010 election. This legislation may be their best shot at hanging on by introducing a large new voter base that they can manipulate. Maybe the Democrats are not as self destructive as we think – maybe they have a plan after all.

Watch these videos they explain a lot:

Read more here: http://www.examiner.com/x-25466-DC-Independent-Examiner~y2010m1d4-What-the-Dems-know-that-we-dont-Universal-Voter-Registration

Wake up America! The American way of life is under full scale attack! We must fight back. We can not allow the left to take control of the election process. Voting is a right – of citizens, making both a duty and a privilege! It should be protect by the government for only those whom are entitled to it. Since voting is such a powerful right all citizens should be willing to make the extra effort required to register and prove their citizenship to exercise this right, it is also their duty to help protect the system. If voting is important to you – you will find the time to follow the registration process. Given all the attempted fraud in recent elections we should tighten not loosen the registration system, after all shouldn’t mericans decide the course of the country?  

Restore the Republic, Reject Universal Voter Registration!

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!

Copenhagen Update: Redistribution of Wealth and the Human Enterprise

Today’s blog is by guest blogger, Q.W. Johannes; a wise American who has witnessed 80 years of American growth, change and evolution from the Great Depression to the election of Obama. 

The  AP reports “in just 15 years , the annual conferences reviewing the 1992 U.N. climate treaty have grown into  assemblies that, perhaps more than any other, encompass the human enterprise.”  That  is  probably true but in  a  different context than what the writer intended. 

Unfortunately, the “human enterprise” at work in the U.N. has nothing to do with climate change and everything to do with redistribution of wealth  and global governance!  The “human enterprise” is  being directed by  various corrupt government officials in league with unscrupulous global business  leaders , central bankers  and  billionaire manipulators like George Soros. 

The Copenhagen conference regales attendees with fear mongering videos showing  child’s nightmare  of climate change disasters or one with  polar bears falling from the sky and smashing to the pavement below.  Is this a serious presentation of scientific fact or just another pack of lies to strike fear in the hearts of the uninformed masses?  Does anyone still believe the factually flawed Al Gore ? As the  AP  and the rest  of the mainstream media studiously ignore the recent revelations concerning falsified data from the  U.N.’s  scientific advisory panel, the charlatans  press on  with their  fraudulent scam. 

Meanwhile, here at home,  the EPA conveniently announces that  CO 2 is harmful to the health of human beings, you know, the same CO 2 which is a natural by-product of breathing. The EPA announcement is made coincidently as the Copenhagen conference is about to begin. 

The EPA is making these costly regulations without the support of factual scientific data or regard for the economic consequences to America. Instead they are trying to “nudge” as Cass Sunstein likes to say, the legislative process along to force their real agenda.  We need congress to do their job and write appropriate legislation rather than allow the EPA to regulate without oversight. This administration is hijacking the legislative process so they can manipulate the law to drive their agenda.  

So, if the public doesn’t want a treaty that will end our sovereignty, and doesn’t want Cap & Trade, it’s time for action. You must start tracking the votes of your elected officials and holding them accountable for their decisions. If we can make it to November 2010 without the current congress and administration destroying the country or the economy we can vote to throw the irresponsible ones (bums) out. Of course, that would leave us with an almost empty House and Senate. However the good news is it will also provide us an opportunity to start over with legislators who want to do the job they were elected to do starting with defending the country and the constitution. It almost sounds revolutionary!

Kill the Cows!

According to Lord Stern of Brentford, a leading authority (?) on global warming, we all need to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, if the ware going to conquer climate change.

In a recent interview, Lord Stern said: “Meat is a wasteful use of water and creates a lot of greenhouse gases. It puts enormous pressure on the world’s resources. A vegetarian diet is better.”

Farting cows and other livestock are a major source of methane emissions into the atmosphere. Methane is 23 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas according to some scientists.

Lord Stern, went on to speculate that a successful agreement in Copenhagen at the Climate Change Conference could lead to a sharp spike in prices for meat and other foods that produce large quantities of greenhouse gas.

He predicted that as people become more responsible, they will become more concerned about the carbon content of their food. He probably would like to see it added to the nutritional information panel of all foods. According to the UN, meat production is responsible for about 18 per cent of global carbon emissions.

Meanwhile back at home, Democrats have attached themselves to their usual solution – if want to get rid of something tax it out of existence.  Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-WI., the ranking member of the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, if the current climate change bill becomes law it could have a devastating impact on agribusiness. In the absence of a technology based solution for livestock methane emissions the congressman said, “I don’t know if we’re supposed to develop the technology to strap a catalytic converter on the back of a cow”, since a capture and convert strategy would be a more earth friendly solution than a tax.

At this rate, hamburger will replace steak as a luxury item and the price of food will keep going up. Amazing how every “green” initiative has a negative effect on the price of something.

Let’s for a minute pretend that this madness makes some sort of sense. Is the Lord of Brentford suggesting a mass murder of livestock? What about horses and camels, don’t they fart too? Maybe we should by him a copy of “The Gas We Pass: The Story of Farts” by Shinta Cho, as he seems to be in denial about how things really work.

Do you ask yourself with increasing frequency… Who are these idiots and who put them in charge?

It is time to stop the madness! Reject Climate Change Legislation and the Copenhagen Treaty proposals! Restore the Republic – Enough is Enough!

By the way vegans beware – don’t sit there with that smug look on your face – beans are next!

Read more at: 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6891362.ece

Obama + Copenhagen= UN Global Governance!

 Here are links to a couple of excellent videos which continue to breakdown the lies regarding Climate Change and the UN’s hidden agenda to use it as a means to drive their global goveranc/social justice objectives. In the first video, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN and describes the Copenhagen plan. The second is a trailer for a new anti climate change video called, “Climate Chains”. Last but not least the trailer for; “Not Evil, Just Wrong” a feature length documentary which shows how extreme environmentalism is damaging the lives of vulnerable people with the campaign on Global Warming.

Climate Chains:  http://vimeo.com/7030026

Educate yourself, this is a fight for freedom, liberty and American sovereignty! Restore the Republic, Reject the Climate Change Agenda of Global Governance!

Quote by Al Gore, former vice president: “I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.”

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.”

Quote by Christine Stewart, former Canadian Environment Minister: “No matter if the science is all phoney, there are collateral environmental benefits…. climate change [provides] the greatest chance to bring about justice and equality in the world.”

Quote by Timoth Wirth, U.S./UN functionary, former elected Democrat: “We’ve got to ride the global-warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.”

Quote by Richard Benedik, former U.S./UN bureaucrat: “A global climate treaty must be implemented even if there is no scientific evidence to back the greenhouse effect.”

BBC Report – What happened to Global Warming?

“All across the world, in every kind of environment and region known to man, increasingly dangerous weather patterns and devastating storms are abruptly putting an end to the long-running debate over whether or not climate change is real. Not only is it real, it’s here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster”. – Barack Obama

Not long ago, the President was busy telling us the debate about climate change was over and it was real. All while leading scientists from around the world tried unsuccessfully to get the U.N. or anyone in the media to listen to their side of the argument – that Climate Change was a cyclical event that has been happening forever. As new evidence continues to surface – will anyone listen before it is too late? We all need to face the ugly truth – Global Warming and the impending global disaster are a scam to create a power grab for the socialist forces that want to “fundamentally transform America”. This does not mean that sound environmental stewardship isn’t something we should strive for. However it does mean that we should not get suckered into sacrificing our national sovereignty, freedom, liberty, capitalism and the American way of life for the false religion of the green movement and their idea of social justice. That is why THEY are in such a rush to pass all this crap! They are afraid you will find out the truth before their plan has been launched. NO MORE CHANGE! It is time to slow down and thoughtfully debate this issue.

It is time to wake up! We need to say NO, to the Waxman Markey Climate Change Bill and any other form of Tax and Cap. This has the same disasterous consequences as Healthcare Reform.

Here is an excerpt from a new article at BBC by Paul Hudson:

For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on?

 

Pacific ocean (BBC)

But in the last few years it (the Pacific Ocean) has been losing its warmth and has recently started to cool down.

Go read the full article and decide for yourself!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8299079.stm

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

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

Obama establishes an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force

Once again the administration is working on fundamentally changing the nation’s culture and traditions through its’ environmental agenda and policy of regulation. The target this time is our lakes, coastal beaches and fishing areas.

 By establishing the taskforce in June, the President put forward another high speed agenda requiring:

   1. Within 90 days from the date of this memorandum, the Task Force shall develop recommendations that include:

  1. A national policy that ensures the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhances the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserves our maritime heritage, provides for adaptive management to enhance our understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change, and is coordinated with our national security and foreign policy interests. The recommendations should prioritize upholding our stewardship responsibilities and ensuring accountability for all of our actions affecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources, and be consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  2. A United States framework for policy coordination of efforts to improve stewardship of the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. The Task Force should review the Federal Government’s existing policy coordination framework to ensure integration and collaboration across jurisdictional lines in meeting the objectives of a national policy for the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes. This will include coordination with the work of the National Security Council and Homeland Security Council as they formulate and coordinate policy involving national and homeland security, including maritime security. The framework should also address specific recommendations to improve coordination and collaboration among Federal, State, tribal, and local authorities, including regional governance structures.
  3. An implementation strategy that identifies and prioritizes a set of objectives the United States should pursue to meet the objectives of a national policy for the oceans, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.

2. Within 180 days from the date of this memorandum, the Task Force shall develop, with appropriate public input, a recommended framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning. This framework should be a comprehensive, integrated, ecosystem-based approach that addresses conservation, economic activity, user conflict, and sustainable use of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources consistent with international law, including customary international law as reflected in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

3. The Task Force shall terminate upon the completion of its duties.

The Task Force’s recommendations and frameworks should be cost effective and improve coordination across Federal agencies. – Source: President Obama’s Letter Creating the Taskforce

See full text at: http://www.oceanleadership.org/2009/president-issued-a-memorandum-establishing-an-interagency-ocean-policy-task-force/

 As has been so often the case with this administration, we have a ridiculous task in size and scope for the timeframe being allowed. This means that the policy is already decided and now begins the full court press to ram it down our throats. This just another prong on the pitchfork of the “green agenda” designed to strip us of our freedom, our sovereignty and drive us toward socialism.

 To most this may seem like a benign effort to help protect our natural resources but it is not nearly as innocent as it appears. Policies like this in conjunction with other environmental efforts such as the Endangered Species Act creates regulatory control and avoids the need legislation to set direction of their policies. Think about what is going on – the San Joaquin Valley drought because of a fish which created irrigation restrictions, Cass Sunstein and his Nudge Theory. (you should read his book)  It is all about government control. 

America has always been the home of sports anglers, boaters and water enthusiasts of all types. Across the country from the lakes to the beaches swimming, surfing, water skiing, recreational fishing and boating are not only family traditions but are also huge industries. Recreational fishing alone generated $82 billion in sales, $24 billion in income, and supported 534,000 jobs in 2006 according to NOAA’s Fisheries Service. 

This isn’t just about recreation either.  Commercial fishing – (fishermen, seafood processors, seafood wholesalers and retailers are a $103 billion a year industry. This industry created $44 billion in income and 1.5 million jobs in 2006, according to Fisheries Economics of the United States 2006. 

“The report documents clearly that managing fisheries sustainably is good for the environment and the economy,” said Jim Balsiger, NOAA acting assistant administrator for NOAA’s Fisheries Service. “Fishing helps create a substantial number of jobs around the nation.” 

Fisheries Economics of the United States, 2006 is available online:
http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st5/publication/index.html

As usual the Presidents announcement includes the promise that this will all be done, “with appropriate public input” but early reports show just the opposite. 

“Important contributions that members of the recreational fishing community made to the Ocean Policy Task Force communicated at our meeting and in our letter were largely ignored in the interim report,” said CSF (Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation) President Jeff Crane. “It is hard to comprehend how the voice of recreational anglers, who were requested to advise the task force and represent such an important constituency on this issue, was so minimized on some very important issues.”

One key issue of concern to the sport fishing community, was the need for differentiation between commercial and recreational fishing. Recreational angling and the critical role it plays in fisheries conservation in the United States was completely missing.

Recreational anglers and the fees they pay for fishing licenses and equipment are critical to conservation management efforts. Funds generated by the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund which is a user-pay/user-benefit program generated $720 million in revenues last year. $402 million of this was distributed to all 50 states to specifically support sport fish restoration programs.

“We are completely baffled as to why the Task Force failed to acknowledge or include any mention of the key aspects of recreational fishing which were presented to them in detail on more than one occasion,” said CSF Board Member Phil Morlock. “The significant number of jobs and the economy which over 60 million American anglers support, and the major conservation efforts by people who fish in all regions of the country were completely ignored. No distinction between the obvious dramatic differences between recreational fishing and commercial harvest methods was made.”

As a sport fisherman myself, I know that the CSF and other sportsmen’s organizations support a healthy ocean, coastal and fishery resources to sustain coastal communities and sound environmental policies in support of protecting our natural resources. These groups also support expanding the scientific basis by which these policies are determined.

If you are interested in learning more about this issue visit:

http://www.sportsmenslink.org/media_room/Press-Releases/interagency-ocean-policy-task-force-interim-report-ignores-recreational-fishing.html

http://www.sportsmenslink.org/media_room/Press-Releases.html

Or to comment on this issue, go to:

www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/oceans/

Restore the Republic, Reject the “Green Agenda” of the Progressive Left!