Political Accountability And The Loss Of American Liberty

MFtatebritain1 Political Accountability and the Loss of American Liberty

In the past decade,‭ ‬the loss of privacy, freedom, and liberty has been unprecedented.‭  ‬Prior to the declassification,‭ ‬disclosures, and leaks depicting how the American government has been spying on its own citizens,‭ ‬the average American was free to dismiss such‭ “‬conspiracy theories.‭”  ‬Democrats were free to turn a blind eye to Obama’s unconstitutional legislative measures as they were quick to point out,‭ ‬when challenged,‭ ‬Bush’s infamous Patriot Act.‭  ‬This suggested that if one sitting US President could pass unconstitutional laws,‭ ‬all Presidents were then free to do the same.

Today,‭ ‬the Patriot Act is a household term, the impacts of which are just coming to fruition.‭  ‬Both Democrats and Republicans alike have taken profound offense to the NSA’s unconstitutional acquisition of phone records and administration of programs like PRISM.‭  ‬This bipartisan furor was only escalated by Obama’s smug defense of his Administration’s practices.‭  ‬Unfortunately,‭ ‬the scandal-ridden president may have had the right to take such an arrogant position when considering how today’s Orwelian circumstance came to be.‭

The Patriot Act was passed in response to our inability to cope with the true cost of freedom.‭  ‬It was our government’s combined lack of conservative values and fear of freedom that allowed them the opportunity to grab an almost unlimited and now unabated control over the people.‭  ‬It is now daily that we collectively realize we have lost the liberty and freedom we have taken for granted.‭  ‬However,‭ ‬we refuse to look beyond the‭ ‬2001‭ ‬Patriot Act, with George Bush’s signature neatly affixed.

The Patriot Act, with its implications on freedom, was simply the groundwork for far more damaging Amendments such as‭ ‬FISA.‭  ‬For this,‭ ‬the voter held the Obama Administration responsible ‬and rightfully so, given that it was the Obama Administration that has so fully exploited the American’s insecurity with freedom.‭  ‬The greater problem, however,‭ ‬lies in the bipartisan attack on freedom.‭  ‬It was the Republicans who based their platforms on liberty and freedom.‭  ‬It is also the Republicans whom have shed their commitment to conservative values with their blatant betrayal of freedom and their overwhelming support of the Patriot Act and its even more dangerous Amendments.

Conservatives and Republicans elected politicians with the expectation that freedom and liberty would be defended in congressional halls from the increasingly progressive anti-liberty attacks led by the American Leftist regime.‭  ‬Republicans failed miserably; and the truth,‭ ‬whether we on the Right wish to admit it,‭ ‬is found in the votes.‭

One hundred thirty eight House members voted against the “USA PATRIOT Act Additional Reauthorizing Amendments Act of‭ ‬2006″‭ – ‬a mere‭ ‬13‭ ‬of them were Republicans.‭  ‬The remaining‭ ‬124‭ ‬nay votes were cast by Democrats and a single Independent.‭  ‬The old adage‭ “‬you can’t have it both ways‭” ‬comes to mind.‭  ‬In fact,‭ ‬the voting history of those who have supported the Patriot Act and its damaging Amendments has been led by the Right,‭ ‬not the Left.‭  ‬Such a concept,‭ ‬while disheartening to many,‭ ‬must be addressed both in its entirety and directly by holding those politicians on the Right fully accountable for their betrayal of conservative values,‭ ‬liberty, and freedom.‭  ‬The voting history can be obtained‭ ‬here.‭  ‬To re-elect a single one of these individuals is a betrayal of self,‭ ‬Americanism, and all this great land was intended to be.

To return America to her once-great State,‭ ‬the conservative voice must be heard and no longer coveted simply for the purpose of Republican votes.‭  ‬A sense of accountability must accompany the vote‭. ‬Today, political accountability is missing; and its absence has directly caused the loss of freedom and liberty for all Americans.‭

Clearly,‭ ‬the Republican political elite have fallen completely out of touch with their base.‭  ‬Their cavalier response is a chapter straight out of Obama’s handbook of deceit:‭ ‬blame Bush‭!  ‬John McCain was overly confident in pointing out the Bush Administration’s response to‭ ‬9/11,‭ ‬which fostered the Patriot Act.‭  ‬He has since voted in support of the Act and each of its re-authorizations and Amendments.‭  ‬A voting record of this nature has many referring to McCain as a “RINO,‭” ‬but the reality is that he is actually more of a Republican in terms of practiced politics and is consistent with the larger Party agenda.‭  ‬McCain and others are hardly an exception;‭ ‬they are now the Republican standard that the Right’s conservative voters refuse to acknowledge.‭

Vote them out with the wrath of freedom this great nation was founded under‭!

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Exposed: Hawaii’s Communist Past

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Americans don’t have a lot of information about Hawaii, other than the Hawaiian Ice and the presidential windsurfing.

It was easier for Obama to run his campaign out of Chicago, where none of Hawaii’s communist past could haunt his campaign.

Hawaii may have been a US territory, but Moscow controlled the labor. When Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, Moscow placed a call to their Hawaiian operatives and told them to knock it until after the war.

We have Jack Kawano to thank for that piece of information. Jack Kawano was a member of the Longshoremen’s Union and joined the Communist Party of Hawaii in 1930. He helped organize the sugar plantation workers and rose up through the ranks to become President of the Longshoremen’s Union, Local 136.

Communist organizers from the mainland recognized his leadership abilities and invited him to join the “Traveler’s Club”, the communist underground.

It all came to an abrupt end when communist insurgents staged a revolution in 1949, holding the Hawaiian Islands in a state of siege for 177 days.

Kawano was so shaken by the violence that he offered to tell his story to the House Un-American Activities Committee.

He repeated his testimony in an interview with Richard English for the “Saturday Evening Post”, dated Feb. 2, 1952 in an titled “We Almost Lost Hawaii To The Reds.” If you can find a copy, it’s worth the read.

Kawano’s testimony shattered the Communist Party. He described his meetings with his communist advisors as “professional guys and teachers from the University of Hawaii”. They explained the theory of communism, by breaking a twig. Then they tied a dozen twigs together and explained that if the twigs work together, it’s impossible to break.

It’s a weak argument. All the twigs eventually go down in flames. In communism, the little guy does all the dirty work.

The bombshell came when Kawano revealed a plan to take over the leadership of the Democratic Party, which they called “unorganized and weak.” They planned to take over the Republican Party later on. Seems a little prophetic, doesn’t it?

Jack Kawano was one of forty-one communist delegates who attended the territorial convention of the Democratic Party in Hawaii.

Kawano described his trip to San Francisco for special indoctrination at party headquarters.

Kawano listened to lectures on communism for six weeks, describing the school as “mostly students from California, and one Mexican.”

He attended classes in Marxism, propaganda, and training in how to agitate the police. And finally, he was forced to listen to the complete history of the American labor movement and the Communist Party.

I’m surprised they didn’t die of boredom. I guess we should remember that the lectures were probably written by some intellectual genius from Berkeley.

And who needs training on how to agitate the police? I’ll just remind everyone that the students at UC Davis were pepper-sprayed in the face, and then they filed complaints against the university police. Still up to the same old tricks.

This gives us a much different picture of Barack Obama and makes the leadership of the Democratic Party look ridiculous.

I guess we can stop wondering why we only have two political parties. They couldn’t control more than two parties.

More than likely, this is the reason Joe Biden and his “fellow travelers” want Americans to turn in their guns. Gun control is the path of least resistance.

If organized labor is a weapon, that explains the flood of immigrant labor and Janet Napolitano’s feigned ignorance of anything suspicious.

I’m the same age as Bill and Hillary Clinton. My husband was a graduate student in the Russian Department at the University of California Davis, when Bill Clinton was running around Moscow. I know that any travel involving the Soviet Union required the cooperation of the KGB.

Add Hillary’s legal career getting a jumpstart from a couple of communist attorneys in Berkeley; I’m going to call that a yes.

I met my first Soviet Agent in 1970. He was following my husband. I stood there with a stupid look on my face while my husband chatted with the KGB. When I expressed my concern, he told me to mind my own business.

That marriage ended when the KGB arranged a job for him in Washington DC. He left me standing around Davis and took off. Never saw him again.

So don’t tell me that the University of Hawaii never had any communist organizers. I know all about how communists organize inside the Russian Departments.

I judge people by what they do, not what they say. All I’m hearing is the same old communist double-talk from years ago.

“Until you expose corruption and evil, you never know to what extraordinary measures they will go to cover it up.” -Anonymous

Video: Obama’s Secret Deal To Betray The US

The Obama Administration has sent Iranian/US national Valerie Jarrett to the Middle East, with the stated aim (once they got caught) of “negotiating” with the Iranians at CENTCOM Headquarters in Doha Qatar. But in reality, Jarrett has been conspiring with the Iranian mullahs to destroy the United States in any war between Israel, Syria, and/or Iran.

Former CIA spy Reza Kahlili, who spent years undercover inside the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp, says that the Iranians already have “Super EMP” weapons purchased from the North Koreans as well as warheads that the Iranians purchased on the black market from the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan.

Kahlili and Dr. Peter Vincent Pry of the Congressional EMP Commission have testified before Congress that an EMP attack launched on the United States with just two nuclear weapons detonated high in the atmosphere would send the country back to the 1800′s in an instant, without the infrastructure to support 311 million people. According to their testimony, up to 90% of the population of the United States would die within the first year.

In this episode of The Truth Is Viral, I continue my conversation with my fellow talk show host and fellow Marine Pete Santilli as we discuss the implications of this coming war. Most importantly, massive civil unrest will result as soon as the grocery store shelves are bare, medicines and medical care are nonexistent, and the water stops flowing to the taps; this is the very reason the the Department of Homeland Security has purchased nearly 2 billion rounds of ammunition in the past 9 months.

We also discuss the threats being made against me, my children, and my wife – who was threatened with rape – and the refusal of the local television station, WBKB TV-11, to cover that story or anything to do with pro 2nd Amendment protests in Michigan. The station is absolutely refusing to air anything that might cast Obama or his anti-gun agenda in a bad light, and we take them to task for their blatant Progressive bias.

TTiV Forum thread documenting the threats in the video

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God bless and Semper Fi,
Bobby

 

SOURCE: http://bobpowell.blogspot.com/2013/02/obamas-secret-deal-to-betray-us-to-iran.html

Sequestering And Washington’s Fiscal Incompetence

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As many of you may know, if the political class does not get its act together by March 1, 2013, automatic Federal government spending cuts will kick in that will reduce government spending by over a trillion dollars over the next ten years. This “sequestering” of budget dollars was agreed to by Congress and Obama in August of 2011 in the debt ceiling negotiations.

While this is a decent first step in reining in government spending, it is still pretty meager. Overall government spending will still increase in the baseline budget view, it will just increase at a somewhat lower rate. Annual spending deficits will continue to mount up, increasing our national debt and burdening future generations of Americans with that debt.

How anemic is this effort at reducing spending? Let’s do some simple math:

  • Let’s assume that the ten year trillion dollar spending reduction averages out to about $100 billion a year.
  • According to the official White House website, the Federal government will spend about $4.5 trillion in 2017.
  • This $4.5 trillion is less than it spent in 2012 but is less than it will likely spend ten years from now, under baseline budget assumptions, so the 2017 estimate is a good ten year annual average.
  • $100 billion a year in spending cuts against an average spending budget of $4.5 trillion is only a meager 2.2% spending decrease.
  • According to the White House website  budget spreadsheet, in 2017, this $100 billion in spending cuts would still add over half a TRILLION to the national debt.

Despite this feeble attempt at expense reduction, many in the administration are choking on it. Retired Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claims our national defense would be endangered by a 2.2% reduction in spending. Secretary of State John Kerry asserted that we could not afford a meager 2.2% reduction in his budget since we needed to continue to butt into the lives of people in other countries around the world. President Obama has been spreading panic, claiming many vital government services would be slashed because of this meager 2.2% cut in spending.

Makes you wonder if these so-called leaders are 1) that out of touch with the real world, 2) want to protect their turf at any cost regardless of the impact on the fiscal integrity of the country, or 3) are just that fiscally incompetent that they do not know how to run an efficient operation and can only operate it by increasing their budget rather than decreasing their organization’s waste, redundancy, and incompetence.

To help these politicians understand why this 2.2% reduction is a very easily attainable goal, let’s point out via just a HANDFUL of examples of how wasteful, redundant and incompetent their organizations are today:

- Medicare and Medicaid lose over $100 billion a year to waste, inefficiency, and criminal fraud.

- Social Security loses over $100 billion a year to waste, inefficiency, and criminal fraud.

- The IRS admits that it is so incompetent that it fails to collect over $380 billion a year from tax evaders.

- The U.S. Navy, one of Panetta’s former organizations, spent $300 million to build two Navy ships almost to completion before spending another $10 million to turn them both into scrap metal without ever using them.

- The State Department, John Kerry’s organization, recently spent $80 million to build a consulate building in northern Afghanistan that will never be used since the $80 million is not defensible from a terrorist attack and was built by bypassing the State Department’s own building guidelines relative to terrorists.

- The Transportation Safety Agency recently bought over $180 million worth of airport security equipment that it will never use, storing it in a warehouse in its original packaging.

- Employees in the General Services Administration threw themselves a Las Vegas bash at taxpayer expense, resulting in the dismissal and resignations of GSA employees and executives.

- The Obama administration recently made the inane, indefensible decision to give Egypt over one billion dollars worth of F-16 fighter planes and tanks, weapons that could eventually impact both Department of Defense and State Department operations in the future.

- And last but not least, consider some new findings relative to the President’s economic stimulus plan, as recently reported by the Independent Journal Review. Unfortunately, these types of expenses are no confined to the stimulus program, they happen every day in every Federal government department and entity.

These insults to the taxpayer occurred even though when President Obama signed the $831 billion stimulus into law in 2009, he stated that “tough choices smart investments” needed to be made. So ask yourself: if these are the “smart investments,” you can only wonder what the dumb expenses were:

  • $250 was sent to a woman in Maryland who died in 1967.
  • $840 was spent to disassemble and assemble three desks.
  • The Lincoln Center in New York City was paid to host a “tango salon.”
  • $10,000 was spent replacing light fixtures at a fish hatchery.
  • $425,000 was spent in $250 increments to 1,700 prisons inmates for social security checks.
  • $426,000 was spent to rebuild a bridge that is used by a average of ten cars a day.
  • $500,000 was spent in subsidies for rain barrel installation.
  • $600,000 was sent to a school district in Kansas …that no longer exists.
  • $1 million was spent in New York on road signs advertising stimulus projects.
  • $1 million was used to build 250 bike lockers.
  • $1.25 million was used to use electric fish to study animal sensory information.
  • $1.75 million was spent on energy-efficient garage doors.
  • $2.2 million was spent to install skylights for a liquor store in Montana.
  • $2.8 was million spent installing toilets in New Mexico’s national forest.
  • $15 million was spent to build an airport in Ouizinkie, Alaska …a town of 165 people.

Disgraceful wastes of money. Which gets us back to our central question: Are Kerry, Panetta, and Obama out of touch, protecting turf or just fiscally incompetent? Or possibly all of the above?

Video: Three Good Reasons Americans Need Their Guns

SOURCE: The Truth Is Viral

We live in a violent world.

American citizens are much more likely to be killed by lightning than by international terrorism. That’s a given; but the odds of being killed in a violent crime increase dramatically here at home, among our shopping malls and movie theaters. Mass shootings like the ones in Newtown and Aurora (isn’t it sad that we now know these beautiful small towns by a singular name, forever equated with unparalleled tragedy?) are horrific for sure; but nobody says anything about the fact that there is a Newtown-type body count on the streets of Chicago every single weekend, or that more people were murdered in that city last year than the total number of soldiers and Marines who died in Afghanistan during the same time period. Nearly all of the victims in Chicago were killed with handguns.

Even in the tranquil woods of Northern Michigan, there is need to be concerned for one’s personal safety (this writer’s in particular, as I have been the target of numerous death threats over the internet and over my office telephone because of my support for conservative commentator Michelle Malkin and the 2nd Amendment.)

Malkin had been the target of thug rapper “The Game” and hundreds of his followers on Twitter whose vile epithets and threats of rape and murder were just too much for this writer to remain silent. The Game had tweeted that Malkin and FOX News should be boycotted. Fair enough. I called for the same in reference to his album “Jesus Piece” and was suddenly “Malkined.”

Hundreds of The Game’s fans began tweeting obscenities, and there were a few death threats thrown in as well; but what really drew my attention was one Twit’s threat to rape my wife, who is battling Stage IV Colo-rectal and Liver cancer. These threats have been reported to the proper authorities, and I am anxiously awaiting the results of their investigation.

Since I can’t have a police officer stationed outside my house 24/7, and any help from 911 would most likely arrive too late, I have once again applied for a concealed pistol license (CPL) so that I can protect my family wherever I go without drawing stares and freaking people out with the .40 caliber cannon I carry.

However, since Michigan is an Open Carry state, I suppose I will have to suffer the occasional disapproving glance until I go before the gun board next month. That’s what law-abiding citizens do; they apply for a permit if they wish to carry a concealed weapon. How many criminals does the anti-gun lobby expect will do the same?

But the Second Amendment is not about personal protection or hunting. The Founders were wise enough to enshrine our Natural Rights in the Constitution. They knew that there would always be evil men who would do anything to gain absolute power, and they wanted to give their posterity the means to defend themselves from Tyrants who would wield that power like a club given the opportunity.

Nate Wessler, an attorney on the ACLU’s Targeted Assassinations team, told this writer after the President had ordered the deaths of American citizens Anwar al-Awlaki and Samir Khan without so much as charging them with a crime that Obama was now “Judge, jury, and executioner.” Writing as Publius in Federalist Paper #47, James Madison proclaimed “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands… may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

Taken together, the truthful statements of these two men define the new paradigm in the United States: a once proud Constitutional Republic where justice and the rule of law reigned supreme, but which has devolved into a state where the President can now order the extrajudicial killing of an American citizen in secret, behind closed doors.

The Republic has fallen, and a Tyranny now stands in its place. It is only a matter of time before the evils that have been visited upon the innocent peoples of the Middle East through Obama’s support of al-Qaeda are turned inward, against the American citizenry at large.

This video and the accompanying article are not the ravings of a paranoid gun nut. Dozens of states have told the federal government that they will not allow the indefinite detention of their citizens in accordance with the NDAA. Michigan, my state, is the latest among them.

On December 5th of 2012, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 107-0 to nullify that treasonous federal legislation. Sheriffs from all over the country are standing up, mailing letters to the President and Vice-president informing them, literally, that they will not comply with new gun legislation that violates the 2nd Amendment, quite literally saying “over our dead bodies.”

Seriously people, your local elected representatives (don’t count on anyone in Washington for help) are beginning to realize that this country is about to fundamentally change; and they are taking steps to protect the citizens in their state, in their county, and in their town. Fears of a new American Revolution abound; and if history is any indication, we are on the very brink of one.