The Super Bowl And Sex Trafficking





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On February 2 of this year, thousands will gather at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. to watch the Seattle Seahawks battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the athletes take the field and the fans cheer, they will be oblivious to the tragedy unfolding around them in dark hotel rooms across East Rutherford.

Sex trafficking has become a stealth parasite that attaches itself to major sporting events, taking advantage of a large number of fans and the demand for illicit sex. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott echoed the stunning revelation, gripping so many with his statement about the 2011 Super Bowl in Dallas: “It’s commonly known as the single largest human trafficking incident in the United States.”

Dallas police and federal authorities arrested 133 minors for prostitution during the 2011 Super Bowl; and according to Forbes Magazine, 10,000 prostitutes were transported to Miami for the Super Bowl in 2010.

A United States Department of Justice investigation from January 2008 to June 2010 discovered that 40 percent of human trafficking incidents involve child prostitution or the sexual exploitation of a child. UNICEF estimates there are nearly 2 million children in the commercial sex trade, and major sporting events have become a nexus for sexual predators and a haven for sex trafficking.

January is “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month”; and according to the U.S. State Department, social scientists estimate there are 27 million victims of human trafficking in the world today. The United Nations reports that human trafficking is a $32 billion industry across the world and that people are being trafficked from 127 countries to be exploited in 137 countries, affecting every continent and every economy.

The State Department estimates also suggest that the majority of trafficking victims are women and girls, and that trafficking victims are subjected to both sex and labor trafficking. Recent data has also brought to light a previously hidden trend that a significant percentage of trafficking victims are men and boys.

UNICEF reports that victims of sex trafficking are subjected to conditions that include high numbers of clients and violent or unprotected sex. They are also subjected to poor hygiene and forced drug use that includes reusing needles, and sex trafficking is a “hotbed” for sexually transmitted infections.

In the United States, human trafficking is a $9.5 billion industry according to the United Nations. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States each year. A total of 300,000 children in this country are at risk of being trafficked sexually right now.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children reports that the average age of a sex trafficked child in the United States is 13-14 years old, and the average pimp controls 4-6 children and makes $150,000-$200,000 per year from each child. The anti-trafficking organization The Polaris Project estimates that victims of sex trafficking are forced to have sex 20-48 times a day.

In a study done by officials in Los Angeles, 59 percent of juveniles who were arrested for prostitution were previously in the foster care system. In 2013 during “Operation Cross Country,” the FBI rescued 105 children being forcibly exploited for sex and arrested 150 pimps. The youngest victim was just nine years old.

To bring an end to the scourge of sex trafficking requires that we all work together and join in the fight to rescue victims, many of whom are innocent children. The primary tool in that fight is education, and organizations like the Polaris Project; Jada Pinkett Smith’s organization, Don’t Sell Bodies; the McCain Institute, named after Senator John McCain of Arizona; Arrow Child and Family Ministries in Texas (www.arrow.org/mrc/Overview.html); and the Joyful Heart Foundation are both educating the public and rescuing victims of sex trafficking.

The NFL has also joined the fight by supporting tougher anti-trafficking laws and working with organizations to educate and empower the public. We can all be a force for change, and visit the websites of the organizations mentioned above to learn the signs of human trafficking.

With just one phone call to the human trafficking hotline at 1-866-347-2423 (toll free), each of us could help save a human life and bring us that much closer to a victory over human trafficking.

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This Time, Obama, It’s Personal…





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In 1918, a pitifully frightened and mentally challenged Irish immigrant named Mary McLoughlin died at age 68, in the Little Sisters of the Poor Home For The Aged in Brooklyn. Mary came to America with her family in 1870, but had to live with them all her life because she needed almost constant attention.

She never married and was always just a sweet loving aunt who spoke English heavily laced with a County Mayo accent.  In 1918, during the height of the Great Flu Epidemic, the family she lived with had to make a painful decision. Since the breadwinner, who was my grandfather, was a stevedore who had thus far escaped becoming sick (by living in a warehouse with other dockworkers doing the same thing), my pregnant grandmother was unable to care for her three children and her Aunt Mary by herself.  With nowhere else to turn, the family brought Mary to the Little Sisters Of The Poor and asked them to care for her.  These selfless Catholic Nuns took Mary in as if she were their own aunt. No one who has had any contact with these wonderful women of God would be surprised to hear of this.

Now here we are almost 100 years later; and because of changing demographics, the Little Sister’s home in Brooklyn has closed. The Sisters have adapted and moved on. They have continued their work with no direct help from the government, which is as they want it. Nevertheless, those wonderful women who took Mary in a century ago would be shocked to hear their Order is now under attack from an anti-religion (and more to the point, anti-Catholic) Department of Justice.

The Little Sister’s focus is on the value and dignity of each person’s life. Yet the American government, under the guise of a law that we had to “pass to find out what was in it,” seeks to compel the Sisters to provide contraception and abortion services in their employee health insurance plans.  More than this, despicable creatures of the Left have started referring to the Sisters as “weasels.” They cavalierly dismiss their defense against having to violate Catholic doctrine to satisfy a secular government as “absurd.” These creatures hate the Sisters for having the courage to fight back where so many others have just smiled and given in to the threats. The Department of Justice is claiming that the Little Sisters of The Poor are not entitled to an exemption because they are not religious enough.

The Sisters have won a stay of this edict granted on Dec. 31 by Justice Sotomayor. This fight is sure to go to the full Supreme Court. How it will be decided is uncertain, but what is clear is that this attack on Christian religious freedoms is unquestionably a glimpse of what Democrats will do once amnesty gives them total control of our government.

Watch this brief video from the Megyn Kelly show, then please donate to help support the work of the Little Sisters of The Poor.





Craven Cowards In The Senate

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It has been clear for the past five years that conservative politicians are a bunch of craven cowards. Fear of being called racists (or even “mean-spirited”) sets them to whimpering, trembling, and hand-wringing, eyes rolling as they desperately search for the nearest hole to hide their heads in. They have lost the ability to use words like “liar,” “abuse of power and/or office,” and “criminal acts,” much less “treason” and “traitor.” They cower in the background, literally letting Obama, Holder, H.R. Clinton, Jarrett, Axelrod, Jay“The Mouthpiece” Carney, Rahm Emanuel, et al. get away with murder.

The current rash of “scandals” is but a continuation of the lawlessness that has characterized the Democrats for the past 60 years. The craven cowards seem to have totally forgotten that it was Democrat Lyndon Johnson who completely fabricated from whole cloth – made up a huge lie, for those of you who were “educated” in government schools – the so called Gulf of Tonkin Incident, a supposed attack on U.S. naval forces by the North Vietnamese that he used to justify the massive insertion of American troops into Vietnam. Bush’s supposed lie regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq doesn’t even come close (even assuming he did lie), nonsense only far-left Marxist Democrats believe; yet the craven cowards in Congress utter not a peep.

Nor do the cowards have the backbone to bring up the fact that in 2009, the bailout of Chrysler resulted in 789 dealerships being closed, nearly all owned by Republicans (or Democrats who opposed Obama.) Leftist apologists like Snopes and others bent over backwards to spin this as an unintentional coincidence; but given Obama’s abuses of power, before and since, this sure looks like more of the same. Nixon appears a rank amateur compared to Obama & Co.

This despicably craven behavior has allowed Obama and the self-avowed Marxist revolutionaries he has appointed to dozens of positions of power within the administration to move forward, virtually unobstructed, with their looting of the treasury, emasculation and hobbling of the military, undermining of national security, persecution of Christians, and the vilification of conservatives (especially those who believe in government by the Constitution.) The craven ones have allowed the border of our once sovereign nation (and our immigration laws that served us so well for so long) to be turned into a memory. They have said nothing about elections like the blatantly fraudulently one in Minnesota that foisted Al Franken on We the People, or the one in Nevada where the votes of thousands of criminal invaders from Mexico let fascist Harry Reid steal the election from solid Tea Party conservative Sharon Angle and continue his reign of corruption as Democrat Senate Majority Leader. It allowed leftist political hack Sherrod Brown to steal the Ohio Senate election from solid Tea Party conservative Josh Mandel.

The Senate clearly should have had a Republican majority, but the craven cowards can’t object when their heads are…er…uh…buried in the sand. The radical racist who runs the Injustice Department has totally refused to even consider investigating, much less bringing charges. No surprise since, with the unequivocal approval of his boss, he has decided that he and the administration are above the law and can do anything they darn well please.

The chances of any serious resistance to B. Hussein’s selling us out to radical Islam, at home and abroad, are not even slim; they are none. We have a taqiyya Muslim in the White House, a Muslim running the CIA, a Muslim sympathizer running the Department of Homeland Security, and numerous radical Islamists in the State Department and other positions of power in federal agencies. The Benghazi debacle was, among other things, about gun-running to Obama’s al-Qaeda allies who have taken over the anti-Assad forces in Syria. Yet the taqiyya Liar-in-Chief had the temerity to publicly announce – again – that al-Qaeda has been defeated and that Muslims are a “fundamental part of the American Family.”

The corrupt Senate Foreign Relations Committee has just voted 15-3 to approve S. 960 to fund the sending of weapons, money, and American troops to “aid” the al-Qaeda dominated Syrian “rebels.” Strangely, Rand Paul was joined by uber-liberal Democrats Udall (D-NM) and Murphy (D-CT) in voting against it. The rest of the Republicans on the committee turned traitor. It looks like our traitorous Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and his bloodthirsty rubber stamps in the Senate are about to get us into another war in the Middle East, a war in which we have zero, zip, nada national interest.

Our country is being sold out, our Constitutional republic is being undermined, and We the People are being set up for life under a collectivist, totalitarian police state. Unfortunately, We the People, through our neglect of our civic duty to be active in the affairs of our towns, counties, states, and nation, have allowed this to happen. The question is: do we have the necessary backbone ourselves to stop it?

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An Open Letter To Obama’s IRS

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During the recent Republican Presidential nomination race, focus on the 63,000-page tax code and its effect on American families became a hot-button issue. Herman Cain made it a cornerstone of his candidacy, releasing his 9-9-9 Plan for revising the tax structure in America; the eventual introduction of the “Fair Tax” (a ‘National Sales Tax’ based on consumption rather than income); and the eventual elimination of income/payroll taxes, the IRS, and the 16th Amendment (which in reality was NEVER legally ratified as required by the Constitution. But more on that in a minute…).

There was a desperate cry from Democrats claiming the Fair Tax would be discriminatory towards the 47 percent of Americans who pay NO TAXES and the estimated 12 million illegals who pay none as well. But wouldn’t this accomplish Barack Obama’s campaign mantra that “everyone” should pay their fair share? Of course it would… and that in and of itself is the reason Obama is adamantly opposed to it. It cuts right into his base of non-taxpaying constituents.

But what about the 53 percent of us who DO pay taxes and carry the burden for the generational welfare of families and illegal residents? What do we get for our money? And is it truly fair that we carry the entire burden while being asked to pay “a little bit MORE”?

I have decided that I am tired of wasting what little money I have to pay for individuals and families to sit on the sofa and do NOTHING all day except learn new ways to scam the system. Additionally, my frustration encompasses the manner in which my taxes are being squandered, through programs I am vehemently opposed to that have no substantial benefit to Americans as a whole. For example-$600 million to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, $300 million to Pakistan (a country who hid and protected America’s number one enemy for some 5 years), $535 million to a bankrupt solar energy company, and $1.5 TRILLION to a stimulus program that has created NOTHING more than profits to political cronies and tax refunds paid to illegals and their families who don’t even LIVE in the United States anymore, all the while cutting more and more benefits and pay for our active-duty military and veterans. Not to mention the $20+ BILLION for congressional pork-barrel projects in home districts used to buy votes for incumbent Congressmen and Senators, who live a lavish, career lifestyle on the taxpayer dime.

For these and other reasons, I made a conscious decision to STOP paying federal income taxes until an equitable, fair, and logical solution can be established that eliminates the fraud, waste, and abuse so rampant within the IRS and the federal government. I am fully aware of the legal consequences this action may bring, but they ones I am willing to accept head-on. I decided to inform IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman of my decision and await his response, which most likely will come as my front door is being kicked in by fully-armed, paramilitary IRS Agents. But I figured it was only fair to outline my reasons and wrote Doug a letter…

 

Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman
Internal Revenue Service
10th St & Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004

August 10, 2012

Dear Douglas,

It is with much regret that I must inform you that I no longer feel it necessary to pay income taxes under the current system of government. This has been coming for some time, and I thought I would explain some of the reasons for my decision based on the current political, social, and economic environment within the Obama administration and Congress, as well as the country as a whole.

First, let me say I deeply understand why individuals are required to pay a federal tax for living in America. It’s understood there is an elaborate infrastructure that must be financed. So much so that the United States federal government is the LARGEST employer in the world with our own Defense department employing 3.2 million people, nearly more than McDonalds and Wal-Mart combined. When you add in the remaining departments of the federal government, that number exceeds 20 million people. I mean, come on Douglas, that’s a lot of people for an organization that produces not a single, tangible, consumer good. And you and I both know as well, with the Supreme Court ruling in favor of ObamaCare, that your agency alone is poised to hire an ADDITIONAL 16,000 paramilitary IRS agents to make sure every American has health insurance (but NOT identification to VOTE).

As well, I understand the federal government is tasked with protecting our vital national interests and borders, but with the issuance of Barack Obama’s “Executive Policy” (which is just a ‘kinetic’ term for Executive Order) and amnesty for illegals, I think we’ve fallen gravely short in securing the borders and providing America with internal security. Wouldn’t you agree, Douglas? And then there’s the roads and bridges, postal service, FBI, CIA, NSA, DHS, TSA, DOJ, DHHS, VA, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches, et cetera. I get all that. Infrastructure. But how about we look at the FALLACIES within this taxpayer system and how blatantly corrupt, fraudulent, and wasteful it is. Let’s start with the IRS, shall we?

According to a report by Indianapolis television station WTHR-TV, millions of illegal aliens, many of whom do not even LIVE in the United States, are getting tax refunds totaling more than $4.2 BILLION from the IRS using Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN). As you are aware, an ITIN is a nine-digit tax-processing number assigned by the IRS to individuals who are obligated to file a federal tax return but lack or are ineligible for a Social Security Number (SSN) typically required to file taxes, mainly illegal criminals whom the Obama administration refuses to deport from this country. But to see the full scope of this scam, please read the following from FrontPage Magazine, “Illegals Get Billions in Tax Refunds.

But what’s REALLY irritating, Douglas, are the number of people within your OWN parent organization, the Treasury Department (where Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in BACK TAXES before being confirmed as secretary). To date, 1,181 Treasury employees have been identified as owing $9.3 MILLION in delinquent taxes. That doesn’t look good from my perspective. But your department is not alone.

A report from YOUR AGENCY shows that in ‘Mr. Fair Share”s own administration, 36 members of his executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. And that’s truly sad considering previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama’s White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That’s up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year. Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200 each. You would THINK they’d be civic-minded enough to pay “their” fair share. But then again, this IS the Obama administration we’re talking about! In addition to the IRS and the Obama administration, let’s take a peek at some other federal agencies with problem employees…

The IRS’ report also found that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million, and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.

As usual, the Postal Service, with more than 600,000 workers, has the most offenders (25,640) who also owe the most — almost $270 million. Veterans Affairs has 11,659 workers owing the IRS $151 million while the Energy Department that was so quick to dish out more than $500 million to the Solyndra folks has 322 employees owing $5 million. And lastly, the country’s chief law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, has 2,069 employees who are nearly $17 million behind in taxes. Like Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently missed them too.

As a career Marine, I was taught that leadership is by example. Now honestly, Doug, what kind of example is the federal government showing the American taxpayer? That it’s OK to just “forget” to pay your taxes? Or could it be that THEY, just as I do, believe the 16th Amendment was never LEGALLY ratified and is thus an ILLEGAL Amendment and requirement under the U. S Constitution? Let’s take a look at that side of the issue for a moment…

Author and Researcher Bill Benson, in “The Law That Never Was,” makes a convincing case that the 16th amendment was not legally ratified and that Secretary of State Philander Knox was not merely in error but committed fraud when he declared it ratified in February 1913. A review of the process in which many of the states purportedly ratified (or didn’t) shows that their ratifications were not legal and should not have been counted. We’re both aware that in order for the Constitution to be modified, an Amendment must receive ratification by three-fourths of the States, which at the time of the 16th Amendment would have required 36 out of the 48 states. Benson reveals the intricacies of how the ratification process never happened.

When Secretary Knox declared the 16th amendment ratified on February 25, 1913, he had received responses from 42 states and acknowledged that four of those states (Utah, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire) had rejected it, counting 38 states as having approved it. But did they? Let’s take a look…

  • In Kentucky, the legislature acted on the amendment without even having received it from the governor (the governor of each state was to transmit the proposed amendment to the state legislature). The version of the amendment that the Kentucky legislature made up and acted upon omitted the words “on income” from the text, so they weren’t even voting on an income tax. When they straightened that out (with the help of the governor), the Kentucky senate rejected the amendment; yet Philander Knox counted Kentucky as approving it!
  • In Oklahoma, the legislature changed the wording of the amendment so that its meaning was virtually the opposite of what was intended by Congress, and this was the version they sent back to Knox. Yet Knox counted Oklahoma as approving it, despite a memo from his chief legal counsel, Reuben Clark, that states were not allowed to change it in any way.

It should be noted, however, that attorneys who have studied the subject have agreed that Kentucky and Oklahoma should not have been counted as approvals by Knox, and, moreover, if any state could be shown to have violated its own state constitution or laws in its approval process, then that state’s approval would have to be thrown out. That gets us past the “presumptive conclusion” argument, which says that the actions of an executive official cannot be judged by a court and admits that Knox could be wrong. We’re down to the magical THIRTY SIX states approving the Amendment. But there’s more… always is, ya know. If only one more state could be shown to have NOT ratified the Amendment legally, it would have been rejected, but Philander Knox was not about to see that happen!

The state constitution of Tennessee prohibited the state legislature from acting on any proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution sent by Congress until after the next election of state legislators. The intent, of course, is to give the proposed amendment a chance to become an issue in the state legislative elections so that the people can have a voice in determining the outcome. It also provides a cooling off period to reduce the tendency to approve an idea just because it happens to be the moment’s trend. You’ve probably already guessed that the Tennessee legislature did not hold off on voting for the amendment until after the next election, and you’d be right – they didn’t; hence, they acted upon it illegally before they were authorized to do so. They also violated their own state constitution by failing to read the resolution on three different days as prescribed by Article II, Section 18. These state constitutional violations make their approval of the amendment null and void. We’re down to 35 states, which in essence SHOULD mean the Amendment did NOT pass by the three-quarters needed. But let’s “spike the football” and destroy the Amendment even further.

Texas and Louisiana violated provisions in their state constitutions prohibiting the legislatures from empowering the federal government with any additional taxing authority. Now the number is down to 33.

Twelve other states, besides Tennessee, violated provisions in their constitutions requiring that a bill be read on three different days before voting on it. This is not a trivial requirement ~ it allows for a cooling off period. It enables members who may be absent one day to be present on another; it allows for a better familiarity with, and understanding of, the measure under consideration, since some members may not always read a bill or resolution before voting on it. (See, Douglas, things just never change. They don’t read them NOW either!). States violating this procedure were: Mississippi, Ohio, Arkansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, West Virginia, Indiana, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Colorado, and Illinois. Now the number is reduced to 21 states legally ratifying the amendment.

Further review would make the list dwindle down much more, but with the number down to 20, sixteen fewer than required, this is a suitable place to rest without getting into the matter of several states whose constitutions limited the taxing authority of their legislatures, which could not give to the federal government authority they did not have.

In closing, Douglas, I hope you see why I feel no obligation to continue sending money to Washington due to the massive amount of fraud, waste, abuse, and outright dereliction of the Constitutional mandate that Congress pass a BUDGET annually, something that has NOT occurred in Harry Reid’s Senate in over 3 years! This is border-line impeachable. And as I have said, leadership by example is what America needs and deserves. And until I begin to see this in all three branches of the federal government, I feel under no obligation to fund their extravagant, lavish lifestyles while nearly 20 percent of Americans remain unemployed and our national debt is at an all-time high. I realize you may say I shouldn’t then take advantage of what America offers in terms of, say, our highway system ~ don’t worry. You didn’t build that… someone else built that for you. Like ME, and 120 million other Americans who slave on a daily basis to pay for our nation’s infrastructure. It’s paid for. Now it’s time for Washington to pay us back through fiscal responsibility and openness. Until then, I bid you a good day, Sir.

Sincerely,

Robert P. Dean
U.S.M.C.
American Taxpayer

(Disclaimer: Statistical information contained in this article are from U. S. government sources and fully available to the public.)

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Florida’s Scott To Challenge DOJ

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The Department of Justice appears to be headed for a showdown with Florida over its effort to seek out and purge all noncitizens from state voter rolls, according to the Miami Herald.

Federal authorities had given the state until today to respond to a letter demanding that the effort be stopped and informing the secretary of state’s office that it might be a violation of at least two voting laws.

Florida intends to respond, but will ask for clarification about how federal laws are being violated, the Herald reported Tuesday.

“Our letter will address the issues raised by DOJ while emphasizing the importance of having accurate voter rolls,” Chris Cate, a spokesman for Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, told the newspaper.

Read More at newsmax.com.  By Greg McDonald.

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