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RUSSIA SIGNS AGREEMEMNT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY/JANET NAPOLITANO TO PROVIDE 15000+ TROOPS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN AMERICA

CODE 3 EMERGENCY

CODE 3 EMERGENCY

Yea, you read that right..  I am at a loss on explaining how this could be a good thing for the American People.  Are they (The Feds) afraid that in the event of an emergency (martial law) that US troops will not fire on US citizens if ordered to?  This is beyond the pale and unacceptable on so many levels it is beyond explanation.  THERE NEEDS TO BE A FULL AND COMPLETE EXPOSE’ AND INVESTIGATION DONE ON THIS NOW!!!  Here are the reports:

http://www.infowars.com/foreign-troops-are-already-operating-inside-america/

http://www.inquisitr.com/828674/russian-troops-on-american-soil-confirmed/

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/15899-fema-signs-exchange-deal-with-russian-government

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JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER’S REPLY TO MY CONCERNS OVER HR 347 AND OUR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Is she doing a good job for us in Washington in DC? Hmmm

Thank you for contacting me about H.R. 347, the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act. It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and it is important for me to hear from folks in our region.

H.R. 347 was passed by Congress and signed in to law by President Obama in March of 2011. This bill updates the Federal criminal code to make it a Federal offense to unlawfully enter the White House, Vice President’s official residency, or places where the President, Vice President, or other individuals protected by the Secret Service are visiting. Prior to the passage of this bill it was considered a minor misdemeanor to trespass upon the grounds of the White House or Vice President’s residency. This bill closes a loophole that could have prevented the Secret Service from fulfilling its responsibilities to protect the President, Vice President, and other individuals it is tasked with safeguarding.

Several people have expressed concerns that this bill could limit their Constitutional rights, specifically the First Amendment rights of protesters. Please rest assured that nothing in this legislation takes away anyone’s right to free speech. Folks will still have the ability to exercise their First Amendment rights and protest at the White House, U.S. Capitol, and other federal buildings. This legislation aims to provide better security for the President, Vice President, and other officials by strengthening penalties for those who enter a restricted building with the intent to do harm.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at http://www.jaimehb.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on these issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler

Member of Congress

 

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(UPDATED 031012 – ALL OF WASHINGTON STATE CONGRESSIONAL REPS AND SENATORS VOTE AYE ON THIS HB! )WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN CONGRESSWOMAN JAMIE HERERRA-BEUTLER VOTES IN FAVOR OF HR 347 THAT VIOLATES YOUR 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS

She let us down.........

I am appalled by her “Aye” vote on HR 347.  We here in her district did not send her or any other R to DC to do this crap.  Click on the link to review the HR and see for yourself.  She voted in favor of forbidding you to protest your Representatives or anyone else in a federal building, which by the way, belongs to us, the people, the taxpayers.  This is unconscionable and she must be primaried this election cycle.  I urge all to research this and punish all who voted in favor of this HR.  For more info click HERE,

Click BILLS-112hr347-SUS for the Senate version

TEXT OF HR:

H.R.347 — Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 (Engrossed in House [Passed House] – EH)

HR 347 EH

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 347

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 AN ACT

To correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011′.

SEC. 2. RESTRICTED BUILDING OR GROUNDS.

Section 1752 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

`Sec. 1752. Restricted building or grounds

`(a) Whoever–

`(1) knowingly enters or remains in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so;

`(2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engages in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions;

`(3) knowingly, and with the intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, obstructs or impedes ingress or egress to or from any restricted building or grounds; or

`(4) knowingly engages in any act of physical violence against any person or property in any restricted building or grounds;

or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b).

(b) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) is–

`(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or both, if–

`(A) any person, during and in relation to the offense, uses or carries a deadly or dangerous weapon or firearm; or

`(B) the offense results in significant bodily injury as defined by section 2118(e)(3); and

`(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, in any other case.

`(c) In this section–

(1) the term `restricted buildings or grounds’ means any posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area–

(A) of the White House or its grounds, or the Vice President’s official residence or its grounds;

(B) of a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting; or

(C) of a building or grounds so restricted in conjunction with an event designated as a special event of national significance; and

(2) the term `other person protected by the Secret Service’ means any person whom the United States Secret Service is authorized to protect under section 3056 of this title when such person has not declined such protection.’.

Passed the House of Representatives February 28, 2011.

Attest:

Clerk.

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 347

AN ACT

To correct and simplify the drafting of section 1752 (relating to restricted buildings or grounds) of title 18, United States Code

MY LETTER TO HERERRA:

We sent you to DC to protect our rights, not tear them asunder as you just did by voting in favor of HR 347.  However well intentioned you may think you were by voting “Aye” on this, you totally voted in favor of violating the rights of your constituents as outlined in the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  I am so disappointed in your actions since you have been in Congress, I am speechless.  I now find it impossible to support you any further.  In fact I will be talking to one of your close supporters who donates to you, and make sure he is aware of your recent actions.  You have failed to protect the constitution as your oath of office required.  I will do everything in my power to make sure you are primaried this cycle.  You no longer are no longer considered worthy of our trust.

And another letter…

As you can see here, all of the Washington state Congress delegation minus 1, voted in favor of violating your 1st Amendment rights.  This is unconscionable and cannot stand.  All of the Representatives in Congress are up for re-election this year.  I for one will not be voting for ANY of my people in DC.  Its time we sent people there that truly respect the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.

MY LATEST LETTER:

I am writing as your constituent in the 3rd Congressional district of Washington.  I oppose H.R.347 -FederalRestrictedBuildingsand Grounds Improvement Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.

Your Aye votes on this HR is a direct assault on the 1st amendment and will not go unnoticed at the polls this election cycle.  You were sent to Washington to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and your Aye vote on this HR speaks volumes to your character and intentions.  I will work tirelessly for whomever your opponent will be this election cycle.  We here in Washington need someone in DC who will abide by their oath of office, as you have just demonstrated, you are either unable or unwilling.

UPDATED 031012

THIS IS NOW LAW!

The 1st Amendment is dead..........click the pick to see for yourself. The Republicans did this to us!

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ANOTHER “OUT OF CONTROL” CITY COUNCIL VIOLATES CITIZENS 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS – FATHER NATHAN MONK AT PENSACOLA CITY COUNCIL

In watching this video, I find it very disturbing that this Council THINKS it has the right to shut the citizenry up and not allow dissenting voices to be heard.  I especially find it most disturbing that the Officers (or more aptly put “Thugs” were more than eager to violate this Priests 1st Amendment Rights.  Everyone on that council must be recalled or removed and those so-called “Officers” need to be fired.  Those guys need to figure out which side they are on, fascism, or democracy and the Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Those men in my opinion should be shunned along with their families.  Their conduct is despicable and disgraceful and un-American…..

 

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(UPDATED 022112 WITH REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAMIE HERERRA-BUETLER – UPDATED 121911 WITH REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY) (UPDATED WITH VIDEO) WASHINGTON REPRESENTATIVE JAIME HERRERA-BEUTLER AND SENATORS CANTWELL AND MURRAY VOTES AWAY OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS / CONGRESSIONAL VOTING RECORD ON THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012

OUR FUTURE HOMES? MAYBE............

As this article outlines, this bill is so draconian you might as well tear up the Bill of Rights.  I am appalled that Congress would do such a thing.  It is now legal to use the might of the United States military against its own citizens in the USA.  All the government needs to do is use the laws and guidelines, the very same ones I have been highlighting on this web site, determine that whatever you are doing falls within the “you might be a terrorist if” guidelines published by the DHA, and the next thing you know, you have the DOD breaking down your door at 3am and hauling you off to jail because simply, they can….  That IS where we are now thanks to the very people who we sent to DC to protect our rights and I am so very disappointed in my Rep.  She is a Freshman and was specifically sent to NOT do what she just did.  Check the list below to see how your Rep voted.  It is truly a bleak and black day in and for America………………

Votes by Representative

Name Voted
Rep. Gary Ackerman [D, NY-5] Aye
Rep. Sandy Adams [R, FL-24] Aye
Rep. Robert Aderholt [R, AL-4] Aye
Rep. Todd Akin [R, MO-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Alexander [R, LA-5] Aye
Rep. Jason Altmire [D, PA-4] Aye
Rep. Justin Amash [R, MI-3] Nay
Rep. Mark Amodei [R, NV-2] Aye
Rep. Robert Andrews [D, NJ-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Austria [R, OH-7] Aye
Rep. Joe Baca [D, CA-43] Aye
Rep. Michele Bachmann [R, MN-6] Abstain
Rep. Spencer Bachus [R, AL-6] Aye
Rep. Tammy Baldwin [D, WI-2] Nay
Rep. Lou Barletta [R, PA-11] Aye
Rep. John Barrow [D, GA-12] Aye
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett [R, MD-6] Aye
Rep. Joe Barton [R, TX-6] Aye
Rep. Karen Bass [D, CA-33] Nay
Rep. Charles Bass [R, NH-2] Aye
Rep. Xavier Becerra [D, CA-31] Nay
Rep. Dan Benishek [R, MI-1] Aye
Rep. Rick Berg [R, ND-0] Aye
Rep. Shelley Berkley [D, NV-1] Aye
Rep. Howard Berman [D, CA-28] Aye
Rep. Judy Biggert [R, IL-13] Aye
Rep. Brian Bilbray [R, CA-50] Aye
Rep. Gus Bilirakis [R, FL-9] Aye
Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2] Aye
Rep. Timothy Bishop [D, NY-1] Aye
Rep. Rob Bishop [R, UT-1] Aye
Rep. Diane Black [R, TN-6] Aye
Rep. Marsha Blackburn [R, TN-7] Aye
Rep. Earl Blumenauer [D, OR-3] Nay
Rep. Jo Bonner [R, AL-1] Aye
Rep. Mary Bono Mack [R, CA-45] Aye
Rep. Dan Boren [D, OK-2] Aye
Rep. Leonard Boswell [D, IA-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Boustany [R, LA-7] Aye
Rep. Kevin Brady [R, TX-8] Aye
Rep. Robert Brady [D, PA-1] Aye
Rep. Bruce Braley [D, IA-1] Nay
Rep. Mo Brooks [R, AL-5] Aye
Rep. Paul Broun [R, GA-10] Aye
Rep. Corrine Brown [D, FL-3] Aye
Rep. Vern Buchanan [R, FL-13] Aye
Rep. Larry Bucshon [R, IN-8] Nay
Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle [R, NY-25] Aye
Rep. Michael Burgess [R, TX-26] Nay
Rep. Dan Burton [R, IN-5] Nay
Rep. George Butterfield [D, NC-1] Aye
Rep. Ken Calvert [R, CA-44] Aye
Rep. David Camp [R, MI-4] Aye
Rep. John Campbell [R, CA-48] Nay
Rep. Francisco Canseco [R, TX-23] Aye
Rep. Eric Cantor [R, VA-7] Aye
Rep. Shelley Capito [R, WV-2] Aye
Rep. Lois Capps [D, CA-23] Aye
Rep. Michael Capuano [D, MA-8] Nay
Rep. Dennis Cardoza [D, CA-18] Aye
Rep. Russ Carnahan [D, MO-3] Aye
Rep. John Carney [D, DE-0] Aye
Rep. André Carson [D, IN-7] Nay
Rep. John Carter [R, TX-31] Aye
Rep. Bill Cassidy [R, LA-6] Aye
Rep. Kathy Castor [D, FL-11] Aye
Rep. Steven Chabot [R, OH-1] Aye
Rep. Jason Chaffetz [R, UT-3] Nay
Rep. Ben Chandler [D, KY-6] Aye
Rep. Judy Chu [D, CA-32] Nay
Rep. David Cicilline [D, RI-1] Aye
Rep. Hansen Clarke [D, MI-13] Nay
Rep. Yvette Clarke [D, NY-11] Nay
Rep. William Clay [D, MO-1] Nay
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver [D, MO-5] Nay
Rep. James Clyburn [D, SC-6] Nay
Rep. Howard Coble [R, NC-6] Abstain
Rep. Mike Coffman [R, CO-6] Nay
Rep. Steve Cohen [D, TN-9] Nay
Rep. Tom Cole [R, OK-4] Aye
Rep. Michael Conaway [R, TX-11] Aye
Rep. Gerald Connolly [D, VA-11] Aye
Rep. John Conyers [D, MI-14] Nay
Rep. Jim Cooper [D, TN-5] Aye
Rep. Jim Costa [D, CA-20] Aye
Rep. Jerry Costello [D, IL-12] Nay
Rep. Joe Courtney [D, CT-2] Aye
Rep. Chip Cravaack [R, MN-8] Aye
Rep. Rick Crawford [R, AR-1] Aye
Rep. Ander Crenshaw [R, FL-4] Aye
Rep. Mark Critz [D, PA-12] Aye
Rep. Joseph Crowley [D, NY-7] Aye
Rep. Henry Cuellar [D, TX-28] Aye
Rep. John Culberson [R, TX-7] Aye
Rep. Elijah Cummings [D, MD-7] Nay
Rep. Geoff Davis [R, KY-4] Aye
Rep. Susan Davis [D, CA-53] Aye
Rep. Danny Davis [D, IL-7] Nay
Rep. Peter DeFazio [D, OR-4] Nay
Rep. Diana DeGette [D, CO-1] Nay
Rep. Rosa DeLauro [D, CT-3] Nay
Rep. Jeff Denham [R, CA-19] Aye
Rep. Charles Dent [R, PA-15] Aye
Rep. Scott DesJarlais [R, TN-4] Nay
Rep. Ted Deutch [D, FL-19] Aye
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R, FL-21] Abstain
Rep. Norman Dicks [D, WA-6] Aye
Rep. John Dingell [D, MI-15] Aye
Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D, TX-25] Aye
Rep. Bob Dold [R, IL-10] Aye
Rep. Joe Donnelly [D, IN-2] Aye
Rep. Michael Doyle [D, PA-14] Nay
Rep. David Dreier [R, CA-26] Aye
Rep. Sean Duffy [R, WI-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Duncan [R, SC-3] Nay
Rep. John Duncan [R, TN-2] Nay
Rep. Donna Edwards [D, MD-4] Nay
Rep. Keith Ellison [D, MN-5] Nay
Rep. Renee Ellmers [R, NC-2] Aye
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson [R, MO-8] Aye
Rep. Eliot Engel [D, NY-17] Aye
Rep. Anna Eshoo [D, CA-14] Nay
Rep. Blake Farenthold [R, TX-27] Aye
Rep. Sam Farr [D, CA-17] Nay
Rep. Chaka Fattah [D, PA-2] Nay
Rep. Bob Filner [D, CA-51] Abstain
Rep. Stephen Fincher [R, TN-8] Aye
Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick [R, PA-8] Aye
Rep. Jeff Flake [R, AZ-6] Nay
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann [R, TN-3] Aye
Rep. John Fleming [R, LA-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Flores [R, TX-17] Aye
Rep. Randy Forbes [R, VA-4] Nay
Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry [R, NE-1] Aye
Rep. Virginia Foxx [R, NC-5] Aye
Rep. Barney Frank [D, MA-4] Nay
Rep. Trent Franks [R, AZ-2] Aye
Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R, NJ-11] Aye
Rep. Marcia Fudge [D, OH-11] Nay
Rep. Elton Gallegly [R, CA-24] Aye
Rep. John Garamendi [D, CA-10] Aye
Rep. Cory Gardner [R, CO-4] Aye
Rep. Scott Garrett [R, NJ-5] Nay
Rep. Jim Gerlach [R, PA-6] Aye
Rep. Bob Gibbs [R, OH-18] Aye
Rep. Chris Gibson [R, NY-20] Aye
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords [D, AZ-8] Abstain
Rep. John Gingrey [R, GA-11] Aye
Rep. Louis Gohmert [R, TX-1] Aye
Rep. Charles Gonzalez [D, TX-20] Aye
Rep. Robert Goodlatte [R, VA-6] Nay
Rep. Paul Gosar [R, AZ-1] Nay
Rep. Trey Gowdy [R, SC-4] Nay
Rep. Kay Granger [R, TX-12] Aye
Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-9] Nay
Rep. Samuel Graves [R, MO-6] Aye
Rep. Al Green [D, TX-9] Aye
Rep. Raymond Green [D, TX-29] Aye
Rep. Tim Griffin [R, AR-2] Aye
Rep. Morgan Griffith [R, VA-9] Nay
Rep. Raul Grijalva [D, AZ-7] Nay
Rep. Michael Grimm [R, NY-13] Aye
Rep. Frank Guinta [R, NH-1] Aye
Rep. Brett Guthrie [R, KY-2] Aye
Rep. Luis Gutiérrez [D, IL-4] Abstain
Rep. Janice Hahn [D, CA-36] Nay
Rep. Ralph Hall [R, TX-4] Aye
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa [D, HI-1] Aye
Rep. Richard Hanna [R, NY-24] Aye
Rep. Gregg Harper [R, MS-3] Aye
Rep. Andy Harris [R, MD-1] Nay
Rep. Vicky Hartzler [R, MO-4] Aye
Rep. Alcee Hastings [D, FL-23] Nay
Rep. Doc Hastings [R, WA-4] Aye
Rep. Nan Hayworth [R, NY-19] Aye
Rep. Joe Heck [R, NV-3] Aye
Rep. Martin Heinrich [D, NM-1] Nay
Rep. Jeb Hensarling [R, TX-5] Aye
Rep. Walter Herger [R, CA-2] Aye
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler [R, WA-3] Aye
Rep. Brian Higgins [D, NY-27] Aye
Rep. James Himes [D, CT-4] Aye
Rep. Maurice Hinchey [D, NY-22] Nay
Rep. Rubén Hinojosa [D, TX-15] Nay
Rep. Mazie Hirono [D, HI-2] Aye
Rep. Kathleen Hochul [D, NY-26] Aye
Rep. Tim Holden [D, PA-17] Aye
Rep. Rush Holt [D, NJ-12] Nay
Rep. Michael Honda [D, CA-15] Nay
Rep. Steny Hoyer [D, MD-5] Aye
Rep. Tim Huelskamp [R, KS-1] Nay
Rep. Bill Huizenga [R, MI-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Hultgren [R, IL-14] Aye
Rep. Duncan Hunter [R, CA-52] Aye
Rep. Robert Hurt [R, VA-5] Nay
Rep. Jay Inslee [D, WA-1] Aye
Rep. Steve Israel [D, NY-2] Aye
Rep. Darrell Issa [R, CA-49] Aye
Rep. Jesse Jackson [D, IL-2] Nay
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee [D, TX-18] Aye
Rep. Lynn Jenkins [R, KS-2] Aye
Rep. Eddie Johnson [D, TX-30] Abstain
Rep. Samuel Johnson [R, TX-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Johnson [R, OH-6] Aye
Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4] Nay
Rep. Timothy Johnson [R, IL-15] Nay
Rep. Walter Jones [R, NC-3] Nay
Rep. Jim Jordan [R, OH-4] Aye
Rep. Marcy Kaptur [D, OH-9] Nay
Rep. William Keating [D, MA-10] Aye
Rep. Mike Kelly [R, PA-3] Aye
Rep. Dale Kildee [D, MI-5] Aye
Rep. Ronald Kind [D, WI-3] Aye
Rep. Steve King [R, IA-5] Aye
Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3] Aye
Rep. Jack Kingston [R, GA-1] Aye
Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R, IL-11] Aye
Rep. Larry Kissell [D, NC-8] Aye
Rep. John Kline [R, MN-2] Aye
Rep. Dennis Kucinich [D, OH-10] Nay
Rep. Raúl Labrador [R, ID-1] Nay
Rep. Doug Lamborn [R, CO-5] Aye
Rep. Leonard Lance [R, NJ-7] Aye
Rep. Jeff Landry [R, LA-3] Aye
Rep. James Langevin [D, RI-2] Aye
Rep. James Lankford [R, OK-5] Aye
Rep. Rick Larsen [D, WA-2] Aye
Rep. John Larson [D, CT-1] Aye
Rep. Thomas Latham [R, IA-4] Aye
Rep. Steven LaTourette [R, OH-14] Abstain
Rep. Robert Latta [R, OH-5] Aye
Rep. Barbara Lee [D, CA-9] Nay
Rep. Sander Levin [D, MI-12] Aye
Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5] Nay
Rep. Jerry Lewis [R, CA-41] Aye
Rep. Daniel Lipinski [D, IL-3] Aye
Rep. Frank LoBiondo [R, NJ-2] Aye
Rep. David Loebsack [D, IA-2] Aye
Rep. Zoe Lofgren [D, CA-16] Nay
Rep. Billy Long [R, MO-7] Aye
Rep. Nita Lowey [D, NY-18] Aye
Rep. Frank Lucas [R, OK-3] Aye
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer [R, MO-9] Aye
Rep. Ben Luján [D, NM-3] Nay
Rep. Cynthia Lummis [R, WY-0] Nay
Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3] Aye
Rep. Stephen Lynch [D, MA-9] Abstain
Rep. Connie Mack [R, FL-14] Nay
Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D, NY-14] Nay
Rep. Donald Manzullo [R, IL-16] Aye
Rep. Kenny Marchant [R, TX-24] Aye
Rep. Thomas Marino [R, PA-10] Aye
Rep. Edward Markey [D, MA-7] Nay
Rep. Jim Matheson [D, UT-2] Aye
Rep. Doris Matsui [D, CA-5] Nay
Rep. Kevin McCarthy [R, CA-22] Aye
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy [D, NY-4] Aye
Rep. Michael McCaul [R, TX-10] Aye
Rep. Tom McClintock [R, CA-4] Nay
Rep. Betty McCollum [D, MN-4] Nay
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter [R, MI-11] Aye
Rep. James McDermott [D, WA-7] Nay
Rep. James McGovern [D, MA-3] Nay
Rep. Patrick McHenry [R, NC-10] Aye
Rep. Mike McIntyre [D, NC-7] Aye
Rep. Howard McKeon [R, CA-25] Aye
Rep. David McKinley [R, WV-1] Aye
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers [R, WA-5] Aye
Rep. Jerry McNerney [D, CA-11] Aye
Rep. Patrick Meehan [R, PA-7] Aye
Rep. Gregory Meeks [D, NY-6] Nay
Rep. John Mica [R, FL-7] Aye
Rep. Michael Michaud [D, ME-2] Nay
Rep. Candice Miller [R, MI-10] Aye
Rep. George Miller [D, CA-7] Nay
Rep. Bradley Miller [D, NC-13] Nay
Rep. Gary Miller [R, CA-42] Aye
Rep. Jeff Miller [R, FL-1] Aye
Rep. Gwen Moore [D, WI-4] Nay
Rep. James Moran [D, VA-8] Nay
Rep. Mick Mulvaney [R, SC-5] Nay
Rep. Christopher Murphy [D, CT-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Murphy [R, PA-18] Aye
Rep. Sue Myrick [R, NC-9] Abstain
Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D, NY-8] Nay
Rep. Grace Napolitano [D, CA-38] Nay
Rep. Richard Neal [D, MA-2] Nay
Rep. Randy Neugebauer [R, TX-19] Aye
Rep. Kristi Noem [R, SD-0] Aye
Rep. Richard Nugent [R, FL-5] Aye
Rep. Devin Nunes [R, CA-21] Aye
Rep. Alan Nunnelee [R, MS-1] Aye
Rep. Pete Olson [R, TX-22] Aye
Rep. John Olver [D, MA-1] Nay
Rep. William Owens [D, NY-23] Aye
Rep. Steven Palazzo [R, MS-4] Aye
Rep. Frank Pallone [D, NJ-6] Nay
Rep. William Pascrell [D, NJ-8] Aye
Rep. Edward Pastor [D, AZ-4] Aye
Rep. Ronald Paul [R, TX-14] Abstain
Rep. Erik Paulsen [R, MN-3] Aye
Rep. Donald Payne [D, NJ-10] Nay
Rep. Steven Pearce [R, NM-2] Aye
Rep. Nancy Pelosi [D, CA-8] Aye
Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] Nay
Rep. Ed Perlmutter [D, CO-7] Aye
Rep. Gary Peters [D, MI-9] Nay
Rep. Collin Peterson [D, MN-7] Aye
Rep. Thomas Petri [R, WI-6] Aye
Rep. Chellie Pingree [D, ME-1] Nay
Rep. Joseph Pitts [R, PA-16] Abstain
Rep. Todd Platts [R, PA-19] Aye
Rep. Ted Poe [R, TX-2] Aye
Rep. Jared Polis [D, CO-2] Nay
Rep. Mike Pompeo [R, KS-4] Aye
Rep. Bill Posey [R, FL-15] Nay
Rep. David Price [D, NC-4] Nay
Rep. Tom Price [R, GA-6] Aye
Rep. Ben Quayle [R, AZ-3] Aye
Rep. Mike Quigley [D, IL-5] Nay
Rep. Nick Rahall [D, WV-3] Aye
Rep. Charles Rangel [D, NY-15] Nay
Rep. Tom Reed [R, NY-29] Aye
Rep. Dennis Rehberg [R, MT-0] Aye
Rep. Dave Reichert [R, WA-8] Aye
Rep. Jim Renacci [R, OH-16] Aye
Rep. Silvestre Reyes [D, TX-16] Aye
Rep. Reid Ribble [R, WI-8] Nay
Rep. Laura Richardson [D, CA-37] Aye
Rep. Cedric Richmond [D, LA-2] Nay
Rep. Scott Rigell [R, VA-2] Aye
Rep. David Rivera [R, FL-25] Aye
Rep. Martha Roby [R, AL-2] Aye
Rep. Phil Roe [R, TN-1] Nay
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, MI-8] Aye
Rep. Harold Rogers [R, KY-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Rogers [R, AL-3] Aye
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher [R, CA-46] Nay
Rep. Todd Rokita [R, IN-4] Nay
Rep. Thomas Rooney [R, FL-16] Aye
Rep. Peter Roskam [R, IL-6] Aye
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R, FL-18] Aye
Rep. Dennis Ross [R, FL-12] Aye
Rep. Mike Ross [D, AR-4] Aye
Rep. Steven Rothman [D, NJ-9] Aye
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D, CA-34] Nay
Rep. Edward Royce [R, CA-40] Nay
Rep. Jon Runyan [R, NJ-3] Aye
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger [D, MD-2] Aye
Rep. Bobby Rush [D, IL-1] Nay
Rep. Timothy Ryan [D, OH-17] Nay
Rep. Paul Ryan [R, WI-1] Aye
Rep. Loretta Sanchez [D, CA-47] Abstain
Rep. Linda Sánchez [D, CA-39] Aye
Rep. John Sarbanes [D, MD-3] Nay
Rep. Steve Scalise [R, LA-1] Aye
Rep. Janice Schakowsky [D, IL-9] Nay
Rep. Adam Schiff [D, CA-29] Aye
Rep. Robert Schilling [R, IL-17] Aye
Rep. Jean Schmidt [R, OH-2] Aye
Rep. Aaron Schock [R, IL-18] Aye
Rep. Kurt Schrader [D, OR-5] Aye
Rep. Allyson Schwartz [D, PA-13] Aye
Rep. David Schweikert [R, AZ-5] Nay
Rep. Tim Scott [R, SC-1] Aye
Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13] Aye
Rep. Robert Scott [D, VA-3] Nay
Rep. Austin Scott [R, GA-8] Aye
Rep. James Sensenbrenner [R, WI-5] Aye
Rep. José Serrano [D, NY-16] Nay
Rep. Peter Sessions [R, TX-32] Aye
Rep. Terri Sewell [D, AL-7] Aye
Rep. Brad Sherman [D, CA-27] Aye
Rep. John Shimkus [R, IL-19] Aye
Rep. Heath Shuler [D, NC-11] Aye
Rep. William Shuster [R, PA-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Simpson [R, ID-2] Nay
Rep. Albio Sires [D, NJ-13] Aye
Rep. Louise Slaughter [D, NY-28] Nay
Rep. Christopher Smith [R, NJ-4] Aye
Rep. Adrian Smith [R, NE-3] Aye
Rep. Adam Smith [D, WA-9] Aye
Rep. Lamar Smith [R, TX-21] Aye
Rep. Steve Southerland [R, FL-2] Aye
Rep. Jackie Speier [D, CA-12] Nay
Rep. Fortney Stark [D, CA-13] Nay
Rep. Clifford Stearns [R, FL-6] Aye
Rep. Steve Stivers [R, OH-15] Aye
Rep. Marlin Stutzman [R, IN-3] Nay
Rep. John Sullivan [R, OK-1] Aye
Rep. Betty Sutton [D, OH-13] Aye
Rep. Lee Terry [R, NE-2] Aye
Rep. Bennie Thompson [D, MS-2] Nay
Rep. Glenn Thompson [R, PA-5] Aye
Rep. Michael Thompson [D, CA-1] Nay
Rep. William Thornberry [R, TX-13] Aye
Rep. Patrick Tiberi [R, OH-12] Aye
Rep. John Tierney [D, MA-6] Nay
Rep. Scott Tipton [R, CO-3] Nay
Rep. Paul Tonko [D, NY-21] Nay
Rep. Edolphus Towns [D, NY-10] Nay
Rep. Niki Tsongas [D, MA-5] Aye
Rep. Robert Turner [R, NY-9] Aye
Rep. Michael Turner [R, OH-3] Aye
Rep. Frederick Upton [R, MI-6] Aye
Rep. Christopher Van Hollen [D, MD-8] Nay
Rep. Nydia Velázquez [D, NY-12] Nay
Rep. Peter Visclosky [D, IN-1] Aye
Rep. Timothy Walberg [R, MI-7] Nay
Rep. Greg Walden [R, OR-2] Aye
Rep. Joe Walsh [R, IL-8] Nay
Rep. Timothy Walz [D, MN-1] Aye
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz [D, FL-20] Aye
Rep. Maxine Waters [D, CA-35] Nay
Rep. Melvin Watt [D, NC-12] Nay
Rep. Henry Waxman [D, CA-30] Aye
Rep. Daniel Webster [R, FL-8] Aye
Rep. Peter Welch [D, VT-0] Nay
Rep. Allen West [R, FL-22] Aye
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland [R, GA-3] Aye
Rep. Edward Whitfield [R, KY-1] Aye
Rep. Frederica Wilson [D, FL-17] Aye
Rep. Addison Wilson [R, SC-2] Aye
Rep. Rob Wittman [R, VA-1] Aye
Rep. Frank Wolf [R, VA-10] Aye
Rep. Steve Womack [R, AR-3] Aye
Rep. Rob Woodall [R, GA-7] Nay
Rep. Lynn Woolsey [D, CA-6] Nay
Rep. John Yarmuth [D, KY-3] Nay
Rep. Kevin Yoder [R, KS-3] Aye
Rep. Bill Young [R, FL-10] Abstain
Rep. Donald Young [R, AK-0] Aye
Rep. Todd Young [R, IN-9]
MY LETTER TO MY REPS;

I am writing you to express my dismay at your vote concerning The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2012.  Your main purpose in Congress, as stated by your Oath of Office was to protect the Constitution and the rights of the citizens of this nation.  Your AYE vote on this Bill is blatantly just the exact opposite.  While the poorly crafted language is seemingly aimed at persons inside the United States who are aiding identified terrorist organizations, the language is purposely vague so that it could be interpreted in very broad terms and conditions which can be “cherry picked” and used against the citizenry in most draconian ways.  This Bill effectively tears up the intent of The Bill of Rights as written by our Founding Fathers.  You know this and you still voted in favor of passage of this Constitution crushing legislation.  In my opinion, you are unfit to serve because you willingly violated your oath of office and violated the rights of the citizens of Washington State.  I will not in any way shape or form, support you in your upcoming election.  In fact I think you should be recalled immediately.  I anticipate that your response to this letter will include your rational for this betrayal to your oath and to the citizens you were supposed to represent.  In that light, it will be shallow and not acceptable as usual.

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REPLY FROM SENATOR PATTY MURRAY:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns regarding military detention.  It is good to hear from you.  As you know, in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the Bush administration devised a new detention system outside of established legal structures of the U.S. criminal justice system and military courts-martial. Through legislation and a series of high-profile Supreme Court rulings, both Congress and the federal judiciary took action to clarify and limit parts of the Bush administration’s detention programs.  Although President Obama has taken some important steps toward the fair and humane treatment of detainees, I believe much more work has yet to be done. I continue to support closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay and the ability of the Administration to try terror suspects in the U.S. federal court system.  The federal courts are well-equipped to handle these complex and difficult cases—since 2006, federal courts have successfully tried over 300 terrorism suspects while military commissions have tried only three.  I strongly support giving our military and intelligence agencies the tools they need to protect our nation and our service members. I understand some evidence against detainees may be too sensitive to national security to be presented in civilian court or may be tainted due to harsh interrogation techniques.  Right now, the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General can decide whether to use a military tribunal or a federal court.  I believe the Obama administration should continue to have the flexibility to decide on a case-by-case basis, and I opposed Republican amendments during consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act that would strip the President of this authority.

Please be assured that I will keep your views on this important topic in mind during the 112th Congress. If you would like to know more about my work in the United States Senate, please feel free to sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/updates/. Thank you again for contacting me and please keep in touch.
Sincerely,

Patty Murray
United States Senator

(my comment; You see, she does not care about the Bill of Rights)

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Lawmaker obtains commitment to revisit detainee language

UPDATED 022112 REPLY FROM CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRARA BEUTLER

February 14, 2012

Thank you for contacting me about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington, and it is important for me to hear from folks in our region.

I certainly understand your concerns about Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA and how these sections impact our civil liberties and Constitutional rights.  I am a firm believer that your federal representative should take a proactive role in preserving your Constitutional rights.

I have not and will not support any legislation that would limit your Constitutional rights or allow American citizens to be detained under military authority and held without due process.  Please let me share with you why I believe the NDAA takes the proper steps to preserve your Constitutional rights and provide the President and our military with the tools they need to combat terrorism.

The NDAA reaffirms that the President may use “all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF)” against al Qaeda and the Taliban.  The AUMF was authorized following the September 11th terrorist attacks and had not been updated since it was originally sanctioned in 2001.  It is important to provide the President and our military with the resources they need to combat al Qaeda and the Taliban, and this bill accomplishes this goal by reaffirming current laws and without expanding presidential authority.

People had very valid and legitimate concerns about Section 1021 of the NDAA as it relates to the use of force.  Before voting for the NDAA I checked to make sure this legislation will not take away from or infringe upon your Constitutional rights.  The use of force does not apply to U.S. Citizens, in fact Section 1021, Subsection E which explicitly exempts U.S. citizens reads: (e) AUTHORITIES.—Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States, or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.

Section 1022 of the NDAA clarifies procedures for how non-U.S. citizens linked to al Qaeda or the Taliban are to be detained.  Evidence must be presented that demonstrates a foreign national’s link to al Qaeda or the Taliban in order for the detainment to be legal. This section clarifies that terrorists apprehended by law enforcement agencies must be held under military custody.  However, Section 1022, Subsection B explicitly exempts U.S. citizens and legal residents.  It reads:(b) APPLICABILITY TO UNITED STATES CITIZENS AND LAWFUL RESIDENT       ALIENS.—

(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States. 

(2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS.—The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

Our country continues to be under the very real threat of terrorism, and it is important to make sure our military is proper equipped to protect our citizens.  It is equally important for us to take steps to preserve and uphold our Constitutional rights.  The NDAA accomplish both of these goals.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at www.HerrreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance.

 
Sincerely,

Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

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(UPDATED 120111/120811) S.1867 WILL KILL DEMOCRACY AND AMERICA AS WE KNEW IT……..

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Franklin's Contributions to the Conference on February 17 (III) Fri, Feb 17, 1775

I am asking all voting Americans to contact your Senators and demand that they not vote in favor of this legislation, “S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012”.  As much as I despise  the ACLU, they are right on this issue and we must not stand for this latest assault on the American Public.  You take the DHS publication on Extremism, and couple it with this legislation and  you will see that the forces inside the Federal Government that want to put us all in jail are still at work and is alive and well.  This could be the final shot across our bow that seals our fate.  If this language is left in this legislation and passes both the House and Senate and is signed into law, (which I have no doubt the current occupier of the WH will do) the great experiment called Democracy, that our Founding Fathers established, will be dead.  This is not an exaggeration or doom and gloom stuff.  If you don’t think so, you’re simply ignorant or not paying attention.  In either case, we’re all in trouble.    Click here and here for the details.

There is another issue with this legislation because it also covers the Tri-Care medical program that military retirees use.  It states;

SEC. 701. ANNUAL COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT IN ENROLLMENT FEES IN TRICARE PRIME.

(a) In General- Section 1097a of title 10, United States Code, is amended–

(1) by redesignating subsections (c), (d), (e), and (f) as subsections (d), (e), (f), and (g), respectively; and

(2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following new subsection (c):

`(c) Cost-of-living Adjustment in Enrollment Fee- (1) Whenever after September 30, 2012, the Secretary of Defense increases the retired pay of members and former members of the armed forces pursuant to section 1401a of this title, the Secretary shall increase the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime by an amount equal to the percentage of such fee payable on the day before the date of the increase of such fee that is equal to the percentage increase in such retired pay. In determining the amount of the increase in such retired pay for purposes of this subsection, the Secretary shall use the amount computed pursuant to section 1401a(b)(2) of this title. The increase in such fee shall be effective as of January 1 following the date of the increase in such retired pay.

`(2) The Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register the amount of the fee payable for enrollment in TRICARE Prime whenever increased pursuant to this subsection.’.

So what it saying is, if retirees get a COLA increase in their retirement checks,they will use Tri-Care to get it back…… This is the kind of back door, back stabbing legislation we Vets and Americans are sick of.  Those in congress who push this type of legislation must be voted out of office as we reform our REPRESENTATIVE form of government.

MY LETTER TO MY REPS ON THIS:

I am writing as your constituent in the 3rd Congressional district of Washington. I oppose S.1867 – Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability. This legislation is a direct assault on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and if you vote in favor of this Bill in its present form, you will be in violation of your oath of office and that will not go unnoticed. As Benjamin Franklin said on Feb 17th, 1775, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” This struggle we find ourselves in now is not to be used as justification to tear our democracy asunder. We citizens are relying on you to protect our inviolate foundational tenets and GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. We demand you do so or you will most definitely find yourself voted out of office come your next election cycle. As this letter is being sent to all three of my Representatives in Congress, this legislation will not go before the House unless the Senate gives it an up vote. If it is passed in the Senate and goes to the House, my Representative in the House will be held to the same standard as my Senators. Our Democracy is in danger, do the right thing and vote no on this democracy killing legislation.

REPLY FROM CANTWELL:  (sort of..)

Thank you for contacting me regarding the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. I appreciate hearing from you on this matter.

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 on May 5, 2011.  This legislation was passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee by a vote of 26-0 on November 15, 2011.  The National Defense Authorization Act is enacted each fiscal year to specify the budget and expenditures of the U.S. Department of Defense.  The National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 includes numerous provisions that relate to the treatment of terrorism detainees.  One such provision requires that any detainee caught on U.S. soil must be remanded to the U.S. military for custody.  This provision is strongly opposed by the White House and the Department of Defense; both entities have stated that it will limit current options available to our counter-terrorism officials. However, the legislation also allows the Administration to waive the mandatory custody requirement.  The bill also provides for an exemption for any mandatory custody transfer that would interfere with ongoing civilian law enforcement surveillance or interrogation efforts.  Please be assured that I will keep your thoughts should I have the opportunity to vote on these or similar provisions. I am profoundly grateful for the service of our brave men and women in the armed services and for the sacrifices they have made to defend and preserve our great nation.  As such, we have an important responsibility to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to successfully complete their mission and return home safe.  Please be assured that I will continue to work with my colleagues on behalf of the many soldiers in the state of Washington.

Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter.  You may also be interested in signing up for periodic updates for Washington State residents.  If you are interested in subscribing to this update, please visit my website at http://cantwell.senate.gov.  Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

Sincerely,
Maria Cantwell
United States Senator

My Comment;

NOTICE HOW SHE DOES NOT TOUCH ON MY CONCERNS?  IS SHE RESPONSIVE TO OUR CONCERNS?  I SAY NO!

SENATE SAYS NO TO UDALL AMENDMENT that would have taken the worst out of this Bill.

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Rep. Michael Rogers-3rd District, Alabama , Rep. Peter King, Rep. Mo Brooks, Rep. Chip Cravaack, Rep. Daniel Lungren, all Republicans • Sponsors H.R.3011 – Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act of 2011

THE GOP ATTACKS FREE SPEECH - CLICK THE PIC FOR THE STORY

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In Section 295 of  HR 3011, there is language that make it against the law to basically criticize the Federal Government which in-turn is a flagrant violation of the 1st Amendment under the Bill of Rights.  At a minimum, this section should be stricken from this legislation.  Until then, I urge all to vote “no” on this HR.  I am shocked that this legislation is sponsored by the GOP.  What part of “Constitution” and Bill of Rights”, don’t they get?  This Congressman Rogers is in his 5th term and it is obvious he has forgotten what his duties are in DC.  I think I can say with a certain amount of certainty that it not to violate his constituents rights.  This is the type of conduct we routinely see coming from the Leftist Democrats but I guess we have to keep a keen eye out for the Right doing the same.  I am further shocked that Rep King is listed as a Co-Sponsor, given his pro-Constitution and Bill of Rights rhetoric.  The complete list of Co-Sponsors of this HR is ;

Rep. Mo Brooks [R, AL-5]..   Rep. Chip Cravaack [R, MN-8]….Rep. Peter King [R, NY-3]

Rep. Daniel Lungren [R, CA-3]Rep. Timothy Walberg [R, MI-7]   Republicans all .

MY LETTER TO MY REPRESENTATIVE ON THIS ISSUE, MINUS THE INCLUDED SECTION 295;

This is a direct assault on the 1st Amendment and this section should be stricken from this Bill.  As an American Citizen, I have the RIGHT to be critical of and criticize the Federal Government in any way I see fit, short of slander, which must be proven by those slandered by said remarks.  I am shocked that it is the GOP sponsoring this Bill and I will be advising everybody I can on this latest assault on our God given rights as outlined by the Bill of Rights.  You can be assured that if you vote Aye on this Bill, you will not in any way shape or form, have any support for you in your next election cycle and I will work tirelessly to make sure you are primaried.

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Letter to Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-R 3rd Dist) Regarding the DHS Extremism Report and Social Site Monitoring

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I am writing you in the hopes that you will look into what I believe is a huge insurgency against the civil liberties being perpetrated by The Department of Homeland Security, against the law abiding citizens of this country.  I am referring to two items in particular, that put together, creates a situation that is very chilling.  What I am referring to is “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment” Report dated 7 April 2009 that was published by the DHS.  This report very effectively categorizes anyone who has traditional conservative values as a “Rightwing Extremist”.  Reading through the report, I dare say, every conservative, or for that matter, anyone who has traditional American values, is being effectively categorized as a “Rightwing Extremist”.  If this was not bad enough, the DHS just came out and stated that they will be monitoring all the “social sites” for signs of “Extremism”.  What I am sure of, is that the DHS is going to use this report as a roadmap and the justification in order to intrude into the normal, law abiding citizens lives and business.  This monitoring, I feel is meant to quell the dissenting voices of those who oppose the current administration, using “Security” as the ruse and justification for doing so.  And because of this “Extremism” Report, the DHS can use it as justification for investigations even if nothing illegal or threatening was ever uttered or written on any particular web site.   Simple opinions would be enough justification for the DHS to initiate investigations on law abiding citizens.

I am asking you to look into this important matter.  I will be publishing this correspondence on my web site https://conservativeamericanvet.wordpress.com/  for my readers.  I will be waiting for your reply, which in-turn, I will also post.

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TODAYS RECOMMENDED READING

 

TODAY'S RECOMMENDED READING

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001010/SWAT-team-launch-dawn-raid-family-home-collect-womans-unpaid-student-loans.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/education-secretary-duncan/ed-department-buying-27-shotgu.html

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43325286

http://www.infowars.com/breaking-secret-bilderberg-agenda-leaked-by-mole/

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/taryn_asher/dad-special-needs-son-harassed-by-tsa-at-detroit-metropolitan-airport-20110608-wpms

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/minority-report-realized-creepy-homeland-security-mobile-malintent-pre-crime-screening-system-to-scan-americans-at-large-events-passes-first-round-of-testing/

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=77923

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011/06/10/obamas_jobs_plan_takes_a_page_from_marx_99067.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2001593/Barack-Obama-invites-Gabon-dictator-Ali-Bongo-White-House.html

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/06/09/justice-officials-in-panic-mode-as-new-testimony-is-expected-to-reveal-depth/

http://www.timesnews.net/article.php?id=9032750

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/165651-aep-epa-regs-will-cost-billions-and-result-in-five-closed-plants

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2011/06/09/18261011.html

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/677-e2-wire/165759-report-nrc-chief-withheld-information-in-effort-to-abandon-yucca-mountain

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/06/08/dept-of-education/

http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2011-06-08.html

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/janet-napolitano-using-common-sense-and-concentrating-terrorists-screening-on-muslim-men-under-35-is-not-good-logic/


			

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S. 978 TO AMEND THE CRIMINAL PENALTY PROVISION FOR CRIMINAL INFRINGEMENT OF A COPYRIGHT, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

S.978

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 12, 2011

 

Ms. KLOBUCHAR (for herself, Mr. CORNYN, and Mr. COONS) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


 

A BILL

To amend the criminal penalty provision for criminal infringement of a copyright, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. CRIMINAL INFRINGEMENT OF A COPYRIGHT.

(a) Amendments to Section 2319 of Title 18- Section 2319 of title 18, United States Code, is amended–

(1) in subsection (b)–

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (3) and (4), respectively; and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:

‘(2) shall be imprisoned not more than 5 years, fined in the amount set forth in this title, or both, if–

‘(A) the offense consists of 10 or more public performances by electronic means, during any 180-day period, of 1 or more copyrighted works; and

‘(B)(i) the total retail value of the performances, or the total economic value of such public performances to the infringer or to the copyright owner, would exceed $2,500; or

‘(ii) the total fair market value of licenses to offer performances of those works would exceed $5,000;’; and

(2) in subsection (f), by striking paragraph (2) and inserting the following:

‘(2) the terms ‘reproduction’, ‘distribution’, and ‘public performance’ refer to the exclusive rights of a copyright owner under clauses (1), (3), (4), and (6), respectively of section 106 (relating to exclusive rights in copyrighted works), as limited by sections 107 through 122, of title 17;’.

(b) Amendment to Section 506 of Title 17- Section 506(a) of title 17, United States Code, is amended–

(1) in paragraph (1)(C), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘distribution’ the first place it appears; and

(2) in paragraph (3)–

(A) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘unauthorized distribution’; and

(B) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘or public performance’ after ‘distribution’.

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MY OPINION;

This is an attempt from the Left to shut down the conservative narrative on the liberal/socialist/Marxist agenda.  Plain and simple

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UPDATED 013011) INTERNET/SOCIAL NETWORKING AND PHONE SERVICE CUT IN EGYPT

DON'T THINK HE WOULD DO IT..? Click the pic for the story

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The government in Egypt has cut all internet activities and phone service because the people are using it to organize and fight the establishment.  My point is; Who or what the “people” are fighting for is irrelevant.  What matters is the fact that the government controls these services and thus has the capability of thwarting the organization of any opposing forces in the country that use these conduits.  This would force these people to resort to other means to get information out.

Do you think that our government would do any different if “We The People” took constitutional action against our government in an effort to return it to a form the current “powers that be” would not stand for?  Maybe we should use Egypt as a guide and demand the Feds keep their hands off the internet and other forms of communications……….. Hey, I’m just thinking out loud……What do you think?

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Obama’s buddies are trying to get the internet “kill switch” implemented as soon as possible.  Gee, I wonder what WA. Senators Murray and Cantwell think of this?……..Hmmmm  I’ll bet they are all for it…Like always, they say its a matter of national security in case of cyber attacks.  What they won’t come out and say is the fact that they want the ability to deny the American public the ability to organize and they are going to use the guise of cyber security to do it.  Write your Congressman NOW and tell them to not vote in favor of this legislation….Click here for the info.

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(UPDATED 012611) SENATE RESOLUTION 10 — A THREAT TO CIVIL LIBERTIES

There’s a big fight brewing in the U.S. Senate…

…. no, wait.  Not brewing.  It’s boiled over.
Senator Harry Reid is pushing for rules to enable gun control in the U.S. Senate.  And unless you act NOW, he just may pass those rules — and enable gun control for decades to come.  Harry Reid is pushing Senate Resolution 10, which does away with the tool that has stopped more gun control in America than anything else: the filibuster in the U.S. Senate.  Tell them both to oppose changing the rules in the Senate, and that you’ll be watching their vote.  You see, our founding fathers put the filibuster in place as a last line of defense against a government run amok.  And it’s the last real hurdle Harry Reid needs to overcome to enact gun control.  The truth is that virtually every gun control scheme ever offered in Congress has had to face the filibuster. And anti-gunners like Sarah Brady have to devise schemes to get around it.
And this time, the gun-haters believe they have a way around the filibuster: just do away with it.
Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid wants to get rid of the filibuster rule precisely because it has stopped so much liberal, anti-gun legislation.

MY LETTER to Senators Cantwell and Murray:

I am writing you regarding Senate Res.10 that is being brought to the
floor by Senator Reid. I urge you to not vote in favor of this Resolution
as it will have far reaching, detrimental effects on the quality of
legislation emanating from the Senate. If this Res passes, it is my
opinion that this Resolution will be used to the advantage of the GOP when
they regain the majority of the Senate. Plus, this Res. would enable the
Senate to pass legislation that is not in the best interest of the
citizenry and would enable further onslaughts on the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights. We here in your district in Washington State will be
watching your vote on this draconian Resolution. We will use that
knowledge at the polls during your next election cycle when we vote.

Sincerely,

UPDATED 012611

Last night the U.S. Senate leaders agreed to adjourn the first legislative day of the 112th Congress, without a vote to change the rules to silence outspoken pro-gun advocates.

This effectively ended the chances for anti-gun Obamacrats to prevent conservative heroes like Senator Tom Coburn and Rand Paul from using all the procedural tools at their disposal to fight for your right to keep and bear arms.

Your actions — calls and e-mails — made the difference. Thank you!

Because of your activism, gun rights advocates in the Senate can still use the filibuster to block anti-gun legislation.

Sources on Capitol Hill tell me that negotiations are still on going regarding “tinkering” with the rules, but the filibuster should remain intact. Rest assured, I will keep you informed of any future attempts to move the goal posts in the U.S. Senate.

While this is a small victory, it is a victory nonetheless.

Thank you for stepping up and making your voice heard.

For liberty,

Dudley Brown
Executive Director
National Association for Gun Rights

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DEMOCRATS PLANNING ON BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO VERBALLY THREATEN OR USE SYMBOLS THAT WOULD BE THREATENING TO LAWMAKERS

Excuse me,  I thought it was already illegal to threaten people…  Like Rahm Emanuel said, Never let a good crisis, (or in this case,tragedy) go to waste.  And that is exactly what they are going to do.  The Liberal_Progressive-Fascists are jumping all over this tragedy and use it as a spring-board to push their agenda.  Click the following links for the information;

New Legislation

A little background info

A real patriot in a  time of unimaginable pain and suffering

Re-instate the Fairness Doctrine

LEFT WING LOONS COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK

GERALDO GETS SCHOOLS ON RESPONSIBLE CONCEALED WEAPON CARRY AND USE

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Attorney General’s Blunt Warning on Terror Attacks

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I bring this to the forefront because I think this is a significant development as it relates to the over-reaching Obama Administration.  This is truly chilling in light of the DHS Reference Aid; Domestic Extremism Lexicon and Extremist Report.  This reference is written in such a manner as to easily pigeon-hole anyone into one or more extremist categories.  Why would the Feds do this?  Simple, to provide a tool that law enforcement can use to arrest and prosecute anyone on terrorism charges.  That’s it, plain and simple.  I know for a fact that Guard Units are training for “civil emergencies”, whatever that could be………

If we don’t get a handle on this rouge agency (DHS) we will find ourselves in the police state that we all have nightmares over.  We must demand that the GOP hobble this agency, as others, and force it into constitutional compliance.  The GOP must understand, if they don’t do it now, we will do the same to them that we did to the Dems last November and then put people in who will.  We cannot take our eyes off this ball.  This is to include the FCC and all the other agencies that Obama has politicized.  All persons with socialist aspirations and tendencies must be purged from the system NOW!  Don’t think you are listed in this report?  You’d be wise to think again….Check it out.  You will be as outraged as I am…..If not, you may be part of the problem………

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(UPDATED 120810 HOT HOT HOT ) FCC COMMISSIONER WANTS TO SILENCE CONSERVATIVE RADIO AND TV SHOWS – PUBLIC VALUE TEST

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is moving rapidly to censor conservative speech while expanding their reach and control over the news media in America.

In a speech in New York last Thursday, FCC commissioner Michael Copps, lamented that American journalism is in “grave peril”, and the federal government needs to become more involved to bolster “traditional media.”

Commissioner Copps then laid out a set of proposed changes to the station relicensing process that would take broadcast content out of the hands of the American People and put it in the hands of government bureaucrats!

This plan would require that all stations pass a “Public Value Test” if they want to continue to broadcast. Rather than ratings and the free market determining that “Public Value,” it will be left to the central planners at the FCC in Washington, DC!

CNSNews.com was on top of this story as soon as it happened. Click here for the full report.
+ + Howard Dean lets slip what he thinks of American Citizens

In another sign that momentum is building on the Left to silence conservatives, during a recent interview, Howard Dean called for a return of the so-called “Fairness” Doctrine. He feels that this is necessary to silence the Fox News Channel, which he believes, “just makes stuff up and is a propaganda outlet.”

Much like the FCC plan discussed above, a return to the Fairness Doctrine would result in Washington liberals deciding what is appropriate political speech. Though Mr. Dean’s goal is clearly to silence conservatives, he claims that this is a necessary move to protect us clueless Americans:

“Americans don’t know what’s going on and therefore the media can have their way with them intellectually.” -Fmr. DNC Chair Howard Dean

Listen to his remarks and take a stand against Howard Dean and for the First Amendment here!

SAM, after their stern rebuke by the voter’s last month, the Left has turned their attention to implementing their agenda via the unelected, unaccountable FCC.

The Media Research Center founder, Brent Bozell has long held that, “Without the free exchange of ideas, there cannot be a democracy.” That Howard Dean and his liberal friends seek to anoint themselves as arbiters of what ideas may be freely exchanged, is a terrifying development!

We need your help.

We’re working with conservative groups nationwide to quickly mount a monumental counterforce of at least 500,000 citizens to rally against these and other threats to the First Amendment. Please stand with us to challenge these latest politically motivated acts of censorship.

After signing, forward this message to your conservative friends and family. Urge them to read our CNSNews.com article to better understand this unfolding threat. Let them know that each additional signer will help us to put these leftists on notice that we will not allow this unprecedented power grab.

We appreciate your continued support of MRC initiatives on this critical issue,

David

P.S. Again, forward this message to your conservative friends urging them to take a stand with you by signing our “Free Speech Alliance” petition.

MY LETTER TO MY LIBERAL SENATORS MURRAY AND CANTWELL

I am writing you because of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps recent comments indicating that he is in favor of violating the 1st amendment by instituting something called “Public Value Test”, to be conducted by the FCC which would be responsible for permitting ONLY broadcasts that meets the FCC criteria, which is clearly tilted in favor of the Progressive point of view.  This would be a blatant and overt attack on the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  I am advising you to resist this proposal vigorously and do everything in your power to ensure that the 1st Amendment is left intact, whole and the publics voice is left unfettered, unrestricted, free and open.  This last Novembers mid terms sent a clear and unmistaken message to you and the rest of the Democrat Party.  America has stood up and dealt the Democrat Party s firm and unmistakable rebuke, that will be carried on further in the remaining elections leading up to the 2012 elections.  If the Democrat party allows this proposal to go forward, I am sure, the Democrat Party will be further decimated and reduced to irrelevance much sooner than you expect.  Do not vote in favor of this in any way shape of form.  I would further add that Mr. Copp should be forced to resign or be forced for this affront to the rights of the citizens of this nation and his overt willfulness to violate and nullify the 1st Amendment.

MY LETTER TO OUR CONGRESSWOMAN ELECT CONSERVATIVE JAIME HERRERA

Honorable Congresswoman Elect, Jaime Herrera

I am writing you because of FCC Commissioner Michael Copps recent comments indicating that he is in favor of violating the 1st amendment by instituting something called “Public Value Test”, to be conducted by the FCC which would be responsible for permitting ONLY broadcasts that meets the FCC criteria, which is clearly tilted in favor of the Progressive point of view.  This would be a blatant and overt attack on the 1st Amendment of the Bill of Rights.  I am asking you to resist this proposal vigorously and do everything in your power to ensure that the 1st Amendment is left intact, whole and the publics voice is left unfettered, unrestricted, free and open.

As our new Representative here in SW Washington, unlike your predisessor, I know my conservative voice will be heard by your office.  We look to you to take up the fight against all assaults, just like this one, against our Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Thank you for your Consideration.

I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR THE DIFFERENCE IN “TONE” OF THESE LETTERS.  AFTER ALL MY CORRESPONDENCE WITH MY LIBERAL CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS, I FIND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOW THEM LITTLE IF ANY RESPECT.  JUST LIKE THE RESPECT THAT HAVE SHOWM ME FOR MY CONSERVATIVES VIEWS….NONE

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Gee, sounds like full blown communist talk to me….  This goes beyond the pale and should not go unpunished.  Michael Copps must be forced to resign or be fired for his statement.  It flies in the face of a free society who’s job is to run “rough-shod” over an out of control government.  How many of you know what the main purpose of the free press is?  For those that do, you pass.  for those who don’t,  you need to study up some more on democracy.  The main purpose of as free and unfettered press is to REPORT ON THE GOINGS-ON OF THE FEDERAL , STATE, COUNTY, AND CITY GOVERNMENTS so “The People” retain control of said governments.  Unfortunately, we find ourselves in an un-envious situation where the main-stream media is in bed with the “progressives” in the government who line their pockets or otherwise make their lives better in whatever way shape or form.   The leftist media has an unfettered mouthpiece and uses it to push the leftist agenda and lies.  They only report what fits into their “vision” and obfuscate, dodge, mis-state, lie by omission, or just don’t report on the issues a free society needs to know to remain free.  This is because they do not want you to be free.  This is what we get for 70 years of the “Progressive” agenda being perpetrated within and by our own government.  Since FDR’s “New Deal”, our way of life has been under attack.  The left has been working systematically dismantling our democratic government in favor of their vision.  That vision is; A country where the people are indentured to the state and work solely for the betterment of the state.  The individuals rights are secondary, barely acknowledged or considered.  The needs of the one is only important, as it relates to the needs of the State.  Click the pic for the story.

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AMERICA RISING VIDEO AN OPEN LETTER TO DEMOCRATS

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NPR FIRES, EXCUSE ME….ERR, “TERMINATES” JUAN WILLIAMS CONTRACT

 

Click the pic for the article

Yea, I know you’ve heard all the conservative media throw in their 2 cents worth on this issue, calling for the de-funding of NPR and the firing of those responsible for this decision.  So I won’t bore you with re-posting that info.  What I am posting is a very good article I came across on this subject that points out another, not yet mentioned point of view on this.  It is a great read and it is from “The American Thinker” web site.  Give it a read by clicking the picture of Juan.

 

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HOWARD DEAN TO EUROPEAN SOCIALISTS: LET’S WORK TOGETHER FOR ‘GLOBAL NEW DEAL’ – REMEMBER, YOUR DEMOCRAT REPRESENTATIVES ARE VOTING IN FAVOR OF THIS AGENDA!

CLICK THE PIC FOR THE VIDEO - I RECOMMEND SAVING A COPY BEFORE IT MYSTERIOUSLY DISAPPEARS.....

Here is Howard Dean at his best pitching the socialism cause to the “progressives” in Europe.   Please listen carefully to the extremist, alarmist verbiage he uses in this sales pitch.  He lays bare the Democrat Socialist/Progressive agenda.  This is truly disgraceful coming form an American Citizen.  It is clear that his, and the Dem agenda is arguably un-American, un-Democratic and anti-Constitution, anti-Bill of Rights and anti-Declaration of Independence.  Please pass this information on as widely as possible because this exposes the back door tactics and the playbook being used by these traitorous people.

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OBAMA PROTESTOR ASSAULTED BY SECURITY AT THE ALASKA STATE FAIR, PALMER ALASKA

PEACEFUL PROTESTER ASSAULTED BY FAIR SECURITY Aug 26, 2010 - CLICK THE PIC FOR THE VIDEO

This is just another example of the thuggery by the fascists who support Obama.  It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with the message this man was stating, the point here is, his 1st Amendment rights were violated and he was assaulted by these thugs.  Even taking into consideration of the AK carry laws and this mans “indiscretion” by carrying on the property.  You need to understand that YOU COULD BE NEXT if YOU speak up….I pray that this goes viral and the wrath of an outraged American public is brought down on the heads of all involved in this heinous act.  As you can see, the bystanders were also outraged by the conduct of these fascist thugs….   SHAME ON THESE PEOPLE…..

Court record of arrest: http://bit.ly/bPSx6D
ADN coverage: http://bit.ly/bwE3u9
Frontiersman coverage: http://bit.ly/9V4gyn
Newsminer coverage: http://bit.ly/bEEq2K
Alaska State Fair official statement: http://bit.ly/cY5U2u
Alaska State Fair website: http://alaskastatefair.org
Security firm’s website: http://www.starplexcms.com

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NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE DEM AGENDA TO COME TO A SCREECHING HALT!

THE LIBERAL/SOCIALIST/MARXIST AGENDA MUST STOP.

As I write this, several key liberal agenda items are being meditated in Congress.  Two of which is H.R. 5175, The Disclose Act, and the Kagen Supreme Court Confirmation.  Both of these agenda items are important in so much that the passage of either one, or both of these will amount to a huge defeat to the Conservative agenda and terribly weaken our rights as citizens in the United States.  The reasons are as follows:  H.R. 5175, The Disclose Act;  I am going to focus strictly on the NRA involvement with this legislation as it relates to the “carve-out” deal that was brokered by the leaders of the NRA.  There are provisions in this bill that effectively shut down free speech from most PAC organizations that lobby Congress.  The NRA, with the opinion that evidently politics was more important than principal, agreed to a back door deal that allows the NRA to continue lobbying while other organizations are muzzled.  It is now being leaked that the level of collaboration with the corrupt politicians goes even deeper.  It is being learned that not only did the NRA agree to the carve-out, it also agreed to NOT argue against Kagen’s SCOTUS appointment because of her documented liberal ideology contrary to and flies in the face of the 2nd Amendment.  Effectively, The NRA has effectively gagged its membership on this issue! This is not only the only problem with Kagen.  It is being learned through the release of her documents from the Clinton Library [what they will release, much is held back] that she will prove to be another huge Liberal/Socialist sympathizer with a lifetime chair on the Supreme Court, with the agenda of tearing down and destroying our Democracy that so many have fought and died for.  If there was a time to stop this Liberal/Socialist assault on our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and The Declaration of Independence, NOW IS IT!!  There are two things we must do:

#1.  Call, write your Senators and tell them that Kagen must be filibustered.  Furthermore, it is my opinion that if the Republicans do not filibuster, due to the importance of our conservative agenda, all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee must meet defeat during their next election cycle.  We cannot afford to have any so called “conservative” Senators or representatives in office that will not stand up to the liberal/socialist/Marxist agenda.  All conservative voters must send a loud and clear message “marching orders” to the GOP that in no uncertain terms, outlines our requirements that they are to follow.  Those that choose not to follow our direction, will be replaced post haste, period.   They MUST hold the line until the November elections!

#2.  Call, write the NRA and demand that Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox step down or be removed from office.  At a minimum, these 2 people sold the NRA membership down the river without so much as an explanation.  Yea, I know Wayne LaPierre’s reason for signing on to the financial reform bill, but that simply does not cut the mustard, especially factoring in the latest revelation on the Kagen gag order.  As dues paying members, we are THEIR BOSS.  I don’t remember authorizing these knuckleheads to acquiesce and bow down to the corrupt politicians.  What I want to know is, how did the Obama political machine get the NRA leadership over a barrel and knuckle under on a no brainer 2nd Amendment issue?  We need to know this….

We must never forget the fact that we are fighting a political battle that we cannot afford to loose.  The fate of our Democracy is at stake. Our foe is strong, conniving, and persistent.  Our methods must be exact, effective and all encompassing and comprehensive.  Our victories must be sure and they must sting.  We are a nation built on a foundation that supports a government, “of, by and for” the people.  Make no mistake; we are on the brink of loosing it.  If we fail, the deaths of all those before us who fought our battles and paid the ultimate price, will all have been in for naught.  They died fighting for something that we failed to protect and preserve.  I for one do not want that on my conscience.  Take action now.  Don’t lie down now and let these nefarious forces have their way with this nation.  I for one, STAND IN THEIR WAY!!

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