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Alaska Asserts State Sovreignty

July 22, 2009

Be it resolved that the Alaska State Legislature hereby claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States.

–The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people– U.S. Constitution, Tenth Amendment

The above proclamation passed the Alaska legislature yesterday and was signed by outgoing Governor Sarah Palin. The vote: Alaska’s House 37-0 and Senate 40-0. World Net Daily reports today:

Gov. Sarah Palin has signed a joint resolution declaring Alaska’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution – and now 36 other states have introduced similar resolutions as part of a growing resistance to the federal government….

…While seven states – Tennessee, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Alaska and Louisiana – have had both houses of their legislatures pass similar decrees, Alaska Gov. Palin and Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen are currently the only governors to have signed their states’ sovereignty resolutions.

Read more about State Sovereignty at Tenth Amendment Center.

Patriot Samuel Adams

Patriot Samuel Adams

I hope Congress, before they adjourn, will take into very serious Consideration the necessary Amendments of the Constitution. Those whom I call the best—the most judicious & disinterested Fœderalists, who wish for the perpetual Union, Liberty & Happiness of the States and their respective Citizens many of them, if not all are anxiously expecting them—They wish to see a Line drawn as clearly as may be, between the federal Powers vested in Congress and the distinct Sovereignty of the several States upon which the private and personal Rights of the Citizens depend. Without such Distinction there will be Danger of the Constitution issuing imperceptibly, and gradually into a Consolidated Government over all the States, which, altho it may be wished for by some, was reprobated in the Idea by the highest Advocates for the Constitution as it stood without amendmts. I am fully persuaded that the People of the United States being in different Climates—of different Education and Manners, and possest of different Habits & Feelings under one consolidated Governmt. can not long remain free, or indeed under any Kind of Governmt. but Despotism.

Samuel Adams in a letter to Elbridge Gerry 1789

The Birth Certificate Bandwagon and Pursuit of “The Noble Truth”

July 16, 2009

Some honest and responsible commentators and bloggers have been understandably reluctant to jump on the “Where’s the Birth Certificate” bandwagon out fear of being labeled cranks and nutjobs. One such person is Hasan Nurullah who blogs at Digital Publius. In a piece dated yesterday he writes, apparently inspired by the Major Stefan Cook business:

Up to and until now, I have steered clear of this whole birth certificate thing,
in an effort to set aside my credulity in believing in the overall
fishiness of all things liberal. But, when you start seeing the
bureaucratically obsessed U.S. army revoking orders without the proper
protocol being met…

For an administration touting their commitment to openness and
accountability, what is the big deal about showing a long form birth
certificate? Here in Detroit, if you lose your birth certificate, you
can go to the health department at Herman Keifer hospital, and they
will send you a new certified copy. They don’t have a health department
anywhere in the state of Hawaii if he lost his?

Never has there been a president more reticent about sharing records of the
past. It seems that his birth certificate is not the only document
unavailable for scrutiny, his records from Occidental College Columbia
University and Harvard Law have also proven difficult to obtain.

At this point, I would be reticent in believing any documents presented so
late in the game, how long does it take to forge credible documents
today? I fear that I may have to jump on the birth certificate crowds
bandwagon until the President sends a clear statement by asking
michelle to fish it out of the family safe. Lets go Mr. President ante
up, you want to play the hand before showing that you are in possession
of the stakes you need to join the game.

Also from yesterday’s news:

White House Liar-in-Chief Robert Gibbs, when questioned once again by Lester Kinsolving, continues his dissembling and obfuscation on the Obama birth certificate issue:

No, Lester, let’s finish this one. Do all of your listeners
and the listeners throughout this country the service to which any
journalist owes those listeners, and that is the pursuit of the noble truth.
And the noble truth is that the President was born in Hawaii, a state
of the United States of America. And all of this incredible
back-and-forth — I get e-mails today from people who inexplicably can
figure out very easily the White House e-mail address, and want proof
of where the President was born.

(source: Citizens against Pro-Obama Media Bias)

Imagine having to strengthen the truth by calling ones truth “noble”. Such antics point to falsehood rather than truth. Of course he could not say “honest to God truth” or something similar. That would be politically incorrect. Here’s the Audio;
more audio (Bret Baier on Fox).

And some video (Bret Baier on Fox):

When someone with Gibbs’s history of obfuscation has to qualify truth with noble I smell a lie. Another exchange between Kinsolving and Gibbs:

Kingsolving says what’s on the internet [what Gibbs referred to as barry’s birth certificate] is not a birth certificate.
Gibbs I KNOW.
End of story. He admits on the official record – in the transcript and
on video and eyewitness testimony – that he knows that useless COLB is
not a birth certificate..
.

Liar-in-Chief Robt. Gibbs

Liar-in-Chief Robt. Gibbs

Janet Contreras: America is Coming!

June 19, 2009

Janet Contreras, author of the open letter to our nation’s leaders, was interviewed, however briefly, on the Glen Beck program last evening:

Janet Contreras on Glenn Beck Show

Janet Contreras on Glenn Beck Show

America is Coming!

June 18, 2009

The letter below, by Janet Contreras from Arizona, was read on the Glenn Beck program yesterday. It pretty well sums up how I, and millions of others, feel about the course set by our national leaders, in congress, and in the administration. Send this on to your elected representatives; demand a response! Tell them if they do not agree with these demands they will be ousted. Read Glenn Beck’s interview with Janet Contreras here.

Janet Contreras writes an open letter to our nation’s leaders:

I’m a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you’re willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I’m not a racist. This isn’t to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don’t you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don’t you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don’t trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we’ll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let’s have it. Let’s say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let’s just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I’m busy. I’m busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don’t want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we’re morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we’re so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you. You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn’t ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when hewill rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don’t care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole damn congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you?

Don't Tread on Us

Don't Tread on Us

Left’s Viciousness on Display at Correspondents’ DinDin

May 10, 2009

Reports of what went on at last evening’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner left me feeling ill. The vile things said about Rush Limbaugh by guest speaker Wanda Sykes show just how evil these people are. President Giggles was having a gay old time, yukking it up when Sykes said;

“Rush Limbaugh said he hopes this administration fails,” Sykes said. “So you’re saying, ‘I hope America fails’, you’re, like, ‘I don’t care about people losing their homes, their jobs, our soldiers in Iraq’. He just wants the country to fail. To me, that’s treason He’s not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, sir, because I think Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker. But he was just so strung out on OxyContin he missed his flight.”

Sykes then said, “Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that’s what he needs.”

Pat Buchanan says these remarks were way over the top and damaged the dinner (event). Tony Harnden, U.S. editor for The Telegraph (U.K.) writes today: (excerpts, emphasis added))

Although the Left is reporting her White House Correspondents’ Dinner speech as “taking shots” at Limbaugh and mocking everyone, that’s a gross misrepresentation of what turned into a hateful and disgusting diatribe….I was at the dinner and I began by laughing at Sykes’s gentle teases about the press loving Obama…But the speech took a very ugly turn when she laid into Limbaugh..(see quotes above)..She then concluded: “Rush Limbaugh, I hope the country fails, I hope his kidneys fail, how about that? He needs a good waterboarding, that’s what he needs.” Obama seemed to think this bit was pretty hilarious, grinning and chuckling and turning to share the “joke” with the person sitting on his right….There’s not much room for differing interpretations of what Sykes said. She called Limbaugh a terrorist and a traitor, suggested that he be tortured and wished him dead.What was his crime? Hoping that Obama’s policies – which he views as socialist – will fail.That’s way, way beyond reasoned debate or comedy and Obama’s reaction to it was astonishing. (read the whole piece here) Sykes video below:

President Giggles

President Giggles

See Michelle Malkin: The Most Self-Absorbed Night in Washington (since the inaugural)

Think Tea Party!

April 13, 2009

A new type of Tea Party Coming April 15th to a Town Near You! Be There at Noon on Tax Day

You mean like this:

Ahh No, Not This Sort of Tea Party

Ahh No, Not This Sort of Tea Party

Oh, Maybe This Sort of Tea party:

Now, That's More Like It!

Now, That's More Like It!

National Tax Day Tea Party

National Tax Day Tea Party

From RadioVice Online:

The Tea Parties planned in Connecticut and around the country have finally caught the attention of the MSM. And why not? They were supposed to fade away after the first round in March. They were supposed to be just a flash in the pan … a momentary blip on the radar screen … a small group of angry right wing nuts that would disappear as soon as they worked off their frustrations with Hope n’ Change. But they haven’t and they won’t…..

From 9.12 Project Connecticut, a list of Connecticut April 15th Tea Parties: (Please note various times of assembly)

This Wednesday there will be Tea Parties state wide and nation wide to wake up our elected officials. We are telling them that raising taxes and spending without end will not get us out of our economic slump. Invite your friends and family to join us for just a little bit of time these days to voice your support and protest. Unless otherwise noted, these parties will take place at NOON on Wednesday These are taken from and http://www.taxdayteaparty.com; and http://www.teapartyday.com :

Hartford : North Steps of the State Capitol 11 am – 2 pm
contact: hartfordteaparty@gmail.com , or mattjackdesign@att.net

Hartford Tea Party info site

New Haven: Long Wharf I-95 exit 46 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
winningathome@yahoo.com , newhaventeaparty@gmail.com There is a Facebook page set up for this one too!

Greenwich: Town Hall on Field Post Rd. 3:00-5:00 pm

New Milford: New Milford Green 12 noon
roger@nmrepublicans.com and there Facebook page set up!

Norwich: Marina Area near the Gazebo 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm
freenorwich@hotmail.com There is a Facebook page!

Shelton : Farmer’s Market in downtown 12 noon
bring a tea bag and $1
mlmadm@aol.com

Vernon: Town Green, 14 Park St. 12- 2 pm
jim.hoover@sbcglobal.net

There is more information at National Tea Party Day site.

Michelle Malkin reports:

As I warned last week, the smear campaign against the Tea Party movement has swung into full gear.

We've Had Enough!

We've Had Enough!

Stamford CT Tea Party: March 28, 2009

March 30, 2009
Stamford Tea Party 3/28/09

Stamford Tea Party 3/28/09

Sunday’s Hartford Courant reported in some depth about the growing Tea Party movment that is providing a medium for fed-up citizens to voice their anger at the tyrranical power grab orchestrated from Washington by the Obama gang.

Critics dismiss the phenomenon as little more than a sharply partisan attack on President Barack Obama and the Democrats. But the protesters say their cause represents something bigger: a collective yell of “I’m not going to take it anymore” from the American taxpayer.

The movement takes its name, and much of its imagery, from American history. Participants — including home-schooling moms, Libertarians and Rush Limbaugh Republicans — compare themselves to the 18th century patriots who dumped tea into Boston Harbor to protest taxation without representation.

In Chicago, the protesters included a man with a bullhorn who was dressed as Samuel Adams. In Sacramento, some in the crowd carried signs that read “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.” And in St. Louis, an estimated 1,000 people stood on the steps of the Gateway Arch and tossed loose tea into the muddy waters of the Mississippi River.

Saturday’s Tea Party in Stamford was a huge success by all accounts; approximately 150 people with signs and costumes attended. Here’s video:


Here is the contributor’s description of the video and the event:

Starting about 9:30 AM EDT a highly motivated contingent of a modern-day legion of the Son’s Of Liberty assembled in downtown Stamford, CT. Their agenda was to make noise. A noise loud enough to be heard in Washington DC.

Perhaps 150 brave citizens can’t shout that loud, but this morning they were heard in Fairfield County.
Unified chants of “It’s Not Your Money” and “Dump Dodd” echoed across the intersection……………Broad Street, Atlantic and Bedford Streets.

The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party phenomenon is just beginning. April 15 may unleash over a thousand (1000) nation-wide. Small towns in Connecticut are getting involved……

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Many similar events are scheduled for April 15 (Tax Day) so stay tuned!

Frank Short Photos

Frank Short Photos

Some other resources for news and information about the Tea Party actions:

Radio Vice Online

Thomas Paine Video

Zapem Politics Portal

Glenn Beck Show

Frank Short Photos
Connecticut Tax Day Tea Party News

Ridgefield CT Tea Party

March 22, 2009
Ridgefield Tea Party 006 by jen.booth.

Saturday March 21 saw 300+ people turn out for a Tea Party in Ridgefield Connecticut. This event came on the heels of an initial Connecticut Tea Party in Hartford on Feb 27. Eugene Driscoll at Connecticut Post reports (excerpt)

RIDGEFIELD — They carried signs, chanted slogans, urged motorists to honk horns. There was even a folk singer urging the audience to “take back” the country.

Sounds like your average protest, right?

The difference here: many of the protesters were political conservatives who had never felt it necessary to take to the streets before.

And yet there they were, about 300 strong, lining both sides of Main Street in front of Ballard Park on Saturday for a “Tea Party” protest against President Barack Obama’s $3.5 trillion budget and the government’s effort to “stimulate” the sagging national economy through spending.

“The primary focus is a concern over the direction the policies of the current administration are taking us,” said Andrew “Skip” March, a Ridgefield resident who helped organize the protest, news of which spread like wildfire on the Web…

Michelle Malkin ran nice coverage of this event and some other Tea Parties plus earlier coverage here. Free Republic offers several videos including this one:

Ridgefield Tea Party 005 by jen.booth.

All photos credit Jen Booth. Find these and her other photos of the Tea Party at Flickr..

Also read Pam Geller’s coverage at Atlas Shrugs

Sen Judd Gregg (R-NH): America Headed for Bankruptcy

March 22, 2009

This on CNN today from the guy who was tapped for Commerce Secretary but declined the offer when he saw what was going on in the Obie administration: (emphasis added)

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Even though he was almost a member of the new Obama administration, New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg Sunday slammed President Obama’s approach to handling the country’s fiscal outlook.

Watch: Gregg warns of fiscal ‘crash’

“The practical implications of this is bankruptcy for the United States,” Gregg said of the Obama’s administration’s recently released budget blueprint. “There’s no other way around it. If we maintain the proposals that are in this budget over the ten-year period that this budget covers, this country will go bankrupt. People will not buy our debt, our dollar will become devalued. It is a very severe situation.”

Gregg, known as one of the keenest fiscal minds on Capitol Hill, also told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that he thought it was “almost unconscionable” for the White House to continue with its planned course on fiscal matters with unprecedented actual and projected budget deficits in the coming years.

“It is as if you were flying an airplane and the gas light came on and it said ‘you 15 minutes of gas left’ and the pilot said ‘we’re not going to worry about that, we’re going to fly for another two hours.’ Well, the plane crashes and our country will crash and we’ll pass on to our kids a country that’s not affordable.”

GOP Sen. Judd Gregg warned Sunday that the country might be headed for a fiscal crash if spending isn't controlled.

Obama’s Precious Patter of Pretty Words

March 20, 2009

Greta says:

Last night on The Tonight Show, President Obama received a standing ovation for the statement: ‘I did not run for President to pass these problems to the next generation. I ran for President to solve these problems for the next generation.”. Let’s revisit this one year from now. Someone on GretaWire should mark his / her calendar and let’s see one year from now if that is just a catchy use of words to get people applauding – or the truth.

We say:

The Obama gang’s “generational theft” will extend well beyond the next generation. The survival of our nation as we knew it will be well nigh impossible under such an onerous burden of debt. We don’t need to wait a year to see that his precious patter of pretty words is, “just words! The perpetual campaign continues.

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