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Did The DOJ Encourage The Sale Of Guns To Drug Cartels?

Sunday, 27. March 2011 16:51

Project Gunrunner began in 2005 as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). It’s original intent was to stop the flow of drugs and firearms across the border and in the process, control the level of violence by depriving the Mexican drug cartels of weapons.

The mission of this project has apparently “changed.”

You see, like all well-intended government programs left in the hands of bureaucrats, Project Gunrunner is now embedded in a web of controversy. There are allegations that since February 2008, one of the operations within Project Gunrunner- “Fast and Furious”- has been involved in what appears to be a huge scandal, one that has gone unreported by most of the mainstream media- with the exception of CBS News.

Here’s what you need to know….

According to sources within the government bureau, ATF has permitted and facilitated the “straw purchase” of firearms by drug cartels, allowing and encouraging these traffickers to transport them from the United States into Mexico.

Our government is allowing guns to be sold to members of drug cartels? Our government is encouraging these guns to be transferred across the border into Mexico?

Apparently so.

A few agents within the ATF -using the “Whistleblower Act” to grant them immunity from prosecution- are now coming forward to tell their story. CBS News broke this story when they were able to speak to six veteran ATF agents and some of the executives involved. The agents asked to remain anonymous because they fear retaliation. Here’s what they had to say (emphasis mine):

In late 2009, ATF was alerted to suspicious buys at seven gun shops in the Phoenix area. Suspicious because the buyers paid cash, sometimes brought in paper bags. And they purchased classic “weapons of choice” used by Mexican drug traffickers – semi-automatic versions of military type rifles and pistols.

Sources tell CBS News several gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.

Jaime Avila was one of the suspicious buyers. ATF put him in its suspect database in January of 2010. For the next year, ATF watched as Avila and other suspects bought huge quantities of weapons supposedly for “personal use.” They included 575 AK-47 type semi-automatic rifles.

ATF managers allegedly made a controversial decision: allow most of the weapons on the streets. The idea, they said, was to gather intelligence and see where the guns ended up. Insiders say it’s a dangerous tactic called letting the guns, “walk.”

An important part of this story lies in the fact that as of January, 2003, the ATF has been under the control of the Department of Justice.

Yup folks, Eric Holder, our Attorney General is in the middle of this controversy.

This is the same attorney general who has instructed his department to ignore the intimidation of the Black Panthers toward voters on election day, the same attorney general who instructed his department to ignore all “black on white” voting complaints, the same attorney general who has unlawfully decided to no longer enforce certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act, the same attorney general who, in 2008, “urged” the Supreme Court to uphold Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban.

The same attorney general who challenged Arizona’s controversial immigration law in court, stating that it is “preempted” by federal law- but refuses to enforce that federal law.

That guy.

So our Department of Justice ALLOWED and encouraged gun shops to sell guns to drug traffickers so they could “follow” them and “gather intelligence”?

Yup.

Two of these assault rifles were found next to the body of American border agent, Brian Terry when he was slaughtered in Mexico last December. The serial numbers on the rifles matched those of the guns which were sold to Jaime Avila. We’ve yet to hear from the Justice Department whether or not a bullet from one of these rifles actually killed Terry. Avila and some of his buddies have now been arrested, yet none have been charged with the murder.

There’s more. CBS also reports this:

On the phone, one Project Gunrunner source (who didn’t want to be identified) told us just how many guns flooded the black market under ATF’s watchful eye. “The numbers are over 2,500 on that case by the way. That’s how many guns were sold – including some 50-calibers they let walk.”

50-caliber weapons are fearsome. For months, ATF agents followed 50-caliber Barrett rifles and other guns believed headed for the Mexican border, but were ordered to let them go. One distraught agent was often overheard on ATF radios begging and pleading to be allowed to intercept transports. The answer: “Negative. Stand down.”

CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. “It got ugly…” said one. There was “screaming and yelling” says another. A third warned: “this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed.”

Prophetic.

In December, 2010, before this scandal broke and just a few days before the death of Brian Terry, the Washington Post accused one of the gun store outlets in Houston, Carter’s Country, of illegally selling guns to members of the drug cartels. The next day, Carter Country’s lawyer, Texas criminal defense attorney, Dick Deguerin, took the story to task, airing what appears to be the truth:

“Let me tell you something about Carter’s Country. They have been co-operating with ATF from the get go.” Deguerin says the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms asked Carter’s Country to complete transactions, even when sales people strongly suspected the weapons were headed to Mexican drug gangs. “They were told to go through with what they considered to be questionable sales. They were told to go through with sales of three or more assault rifles at the same time or five or more 9 millimeter guns at the same time or a young Hispanic male paying in cash. It’s all profiling, but they went through with it,” said Deguerin.

Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa was alerted to this Gunrunner scandal shortly thereafter. He initiated an investigation by sending a letter to ATF on January 27, 2011, and again on January 31, 2011.

ATF denied all allegations. Grassley, not content with their reply, then responded with documentation supporting his allegations directly to Eric Holder on Feb. 9 and again in Feb. 16, 2011. A formal briefing of ATF was called by Grassley on Feb. 10. ATF refused to answer anything specific about the actions in question.

Shocking.

There are now five separate but connected accusations against ATF and DOJ officials in what has been dubbed “Project Gunwalker“:

First, that they intentionally allowed to perhaps as many as 3,000 firearms “walked” across the U.S. border into Mexico.

Second, that they instructed U.S. gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners.

Third, that they intentionally withheld information about U.S.-sanctioned gun smuggling from the Mexican government.

Fourth, that one of the guns ATF allowed or helped to be smuggled into Mexico was involved in the death of CBP Agent Brian Terry.

Fifth, that they are, now in tandem with the FBI, involved in covering up all ATF and DOJ culpability.

When questioned about the actions of ATF during a Senate Appropriations Committee last week, Eric Holder boldly stated that “letting guns ‘walk’ is not something that is acceptable,” adding that “Guns are different than drugs or money when we are trying to follow their trail. That is not acceptable.

I guess we should be thankful that he knows the difference between right and wrong. Sometimes it’s hard to tell…

Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security and the woman in charge of our border, denied any knowledge of this scandal.

Barack Obama also denied knowledge, claiming that the U.S. has “a pretty big government” with “a lot of moving parts”. Funny, but he also “didn’t know” Van Jones was a communist, Wright was preaching anti-Americanism, Ayers was a domestic terrorist, or that his aunt was illegally in this country.

Yes folks, the “smartest president in history” is once again left in the dark.

Coincidentally, after the Tucson shooting of Rep. Giffords, Obama DID mention that with all the violence on the border, we might need to tighten up the Second Amendment just a bit- because it seems that guns, especially assault rifles, are GETTING INTO THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS.

He failed to mention that the DOJ was compliant in this activity.

Meanwhile, Obama and his buddy, Cass Sunstein are concocting a plan that will limit the sale of guns to Americans, putting more constraints on the Second Amendment.

Our President creates the problem and then legislates a way to fix it.

And along the way, he steals our God-given rights.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

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President “Flipper”.

Sunday, 27. February 2011 10:30

When Mitt Romney changed his stance on abortion, cries of “flip-flopper” ruled the day. It didn’t matter that the man only “flipped”- he never “flopped”- what mattered is that he suddenly had a big, Achilles heel.

There’s a chance that Romney will face Barack Obama in a 2012 presidential showdown- a duel that would anger many conservative republicans who are skeptical of the ex-governor of Massachusetts. Regardless, if the two go head to head in a battle for the presidency, it will be interesting to watch the democrats- and the media- continue their chants of “flip-flopper” whenever Romney enters a debate.

No one, and I mean NO ONE, has flipped like Barack Obama.

No one.

When Barack ran in the primary against Hillary Clinton, he made it “perfectly clear” that Hillary’s “mandated” health system was not the way to go. He claimed that her plan “went too far” and that we couldn’t “require” Americans to purchase health insurance- in fact, in Barack’s words, “Forcing the uninsured to buy insurance is like forcing the homeless to buy homes.”

Michael Cooper of the New York Times described their differences this way:

Mrs. Clinton’s plan would require all Americans to get coverage and would provide subsidies to make it more affordable. Mr. Obama’s plan would require only children to have coverage; his plan would require employers to provide coverage or contribute to a new public program that would make insurance more affordable to people not covered by their jobs or by the government.

The main quantitative difference between the three main Democratic front runners, Clinton, Obama, and Edwards, is that only Senator Obama’s plan does not mandate care (requiring coverage) for everyone

Two years later, Barack Obama flipped as he forced mandated health care down the throats of non-compliant Americans.

Barack was also “perfectly clear” on his stance on marriage. He sat across the table from Reverend Rick Warren of “A Purpose Driven Life” fame, and said that he believed the term “marriage” meant the union of one man and one woman.

Two years later, Barack is ignoring constitutional law (as any good constitutional lawyer would) and is telling his justice department to simply ignore the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. This law, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years, was signed by President Clinton in 1996.

So our President is ordering the DOJ to ignore the law?….

While Newt Gingrich didn’t exactly call for Barack’s impeachment, he was emphatic that this was a “clear dereliction of duty”, saying that Barack “is not a one-person Supreme Court” and his decision sets a “very dangerous precedent” that must not be allowed to stand.

Plain and simple, Barack flipped on marriage.

He’s also flipped on the Patriot Act, a piece of legislation that he rallied against when running for president. He recently signed a one year extension of this controversial bill.

He told the American public that he would shut down Gitmo “within a year” of his election. Two years later, Gitmo remains open.

As a Senator, Barack voted against funding the Iraqi war, but now takes credit for its success. He- and his buddies at MoveOn.org- rallied against General Petraeus, claiming the general was a “war-monger”, yet when things got tough in Afghanistan, Barack called General Petraeus and begged him to bail us out, trumpeting words of praise for the general.

Without one word of apology.

Flip, flip, flip, and flip.

Democrats cheered as Barack called for the end of tax cuts for the rich. In December, he signed an extension of the “Bush tax cuts”.

Flip.

As a candidate, Barack Obama referred to Reverend Wright as his mentor, “a man I couldn’t disown any more than I could disown the black community or my own grandmother.” Weeks later, when it became politically expedient, Barack completely disowned the good Reverend, claiming that in 20 years of “church-going”, he never heard Wright spew hatred toward Americans and Jews.

Flip…or lie?

He promised us transparency, promised us that he would give us 3 full days to read any bill before it was passed. He promised to reach across the aisle and “work with” republicans in creating legislation.

Instead, we saw republicans shut out of meetings, shut out of discussions, and told to take a seat in the back of the bus. 2000 page bills were thrown before them in the dark of the night, with irrational expectations that they would vote on them within a few hours.

Flip.

Candidate Obama told us that he supported the Second Amendment. He also told us that a questionnaire he answered when he ran for State Senate of Illinois back in 1996, a form that asked “Do you support legislation to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?” – to which Barack answered “Yes”- was actually filled out by his then-campaign manager who “unintentionally mischaracterized his position,” and didn’t reflect Barack’s true beliefs.

His campaign manager didn’t know his position on gun control? How odd….

After the Tucson shooting,David Axlerod- adviser to President Obama- promised Obama will “engage” on the gun-control issue in due time, claiming that it’s on Obama’s “to do list”.

Watch for another flip.

There’s more, so much more. There are days where Obama says one thing on camera and then does the opposite an hour later. It’s mind-boggling- and frustrating- for those of us who are interested in the truth when we watch the media complicit in the lies, half-truths, and repeated flips in his position.

They’d rather tell Americans to concentrate on Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion or Sarah Palin’s facebook page.

If America continues on its current course- where we will crash and burn- we have no one to blame more than the “three-letter foes” who have harmed our country more than any insurgence of the enemy ever could: ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and the NYT.

Obama knows he has these news sources on his side. Without them, he would be nothing….NOTHING.

A few tough interviews, a little investigation would have exposed our president long ago.

The enemy within is alive and well.

Who would have thought that this “enemy” would have the smiling face of Katie Couric, the softness of Diane Sawyer, or the All-American good looks of Anderson Cooper?…..

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A Battered Nation

Wednesday, 26. January 2011 9:28

If I hear one more panelist on a show like “Face the Nation” state that Barack Obama seems to be “moving toward the center” – simply because someone wrote him a moderate-sounding speech to read- I’m going to scream.

Bloody murder.

Barack a “centrist”? Where’s the evidence? This man has done nothing but push through far Left policies for 2 solid years, including his final push of legislation during the Lame Duck congress. Barack Hussein Obama grew up a radical, became even more radical in college, won the title of the most liberal Senator in Congress when he was there, helped to get far Left progressives elected to office in the 1990′s, was a member of the socialist “New Party”, taught about Saul Alinsky as a college professor, sat in a church of a radical cleric for 20 years, and when he became president, he surrounded himself with radical czars and advisers.

The man is anything BUT a centrist.

So we’re suddenly to believe that the zebra has changed its stripes? The radical Leftist has “seen the light” and is suddenly willing to negotiate with the likes of Michele Bachmann and Rand Paul?

C’mon folks. Let’s not be stupid.

At what point does an abused woman- or an “abused nation”- look at the abuser and realize that the apologies- and the promises – are nothing more than empty rhetoric? At what point would a Battered Women’s Shelter tell a woman that the husband who has promised and promised to “be better” will never change? At what point should a battered and beaten nation look at its abusive administration and sing, “We’re not going to take it anymore?”

We saw Obama promise to create jobs 2 years ago. It didn’t happen. We watched Obama promise to create jobs last year. It didn’t happen again. We’ve lost quality jobs during both years, pacifying the jobless with endless months of unemployment benefits- which we can’t afford. Students in college are becoming perpetual students, as jobs dry up and they have no other alternative. “Summer jobs”- those unskilled, underpaid jobs that taught us the value of a good education- are gone.

In their place we have the hollow category of “Saved Jobs”, a term which implies that anyone who still has a job should be grateful to Obama and his merry men for allowing them to go to work and pay their taxes to the government- so others don’t have to.

Obama pushed through the Health Care Bill, bribing members of Congress with more of his empty promises. How many of the Congressmen who lost elections in November can now see that Obama was just sparring with them, toying with them all along? The jabs he threw at both Republicans and unsuspecting Democrats during those negotiations were cheap-shots, punches to the groin which brought them down.

Yet now he wants to play nice with those who survived.

He claims that those days are over, those cheap shots are a thing of the past. Now that William Daley is on board- and Rahm, David Axelrod, and Robert Gibbs are gone- Obama is a changed man…his days of using and abusing are over.

Wait a minute…. Axelrod and Gibbs are leaving to help run Obama’s 2012 campaign. Wouldn’t that insinuate that we’ll be seeing the “old”, the “radical”, the “abusive” Obama back in the White House in 2012 if he wins? Obama’s not distancing himself from these guys, he’s simply moving them around, shuffling the deck so the American people are fooled once again.

Gosh, those dumb Americans are so easily fooled.

Sadly, that’s a true statement.

Americans need to wake up to the abuse they’ve just endured. Their money was stolen to dole out $24,000 per Clunker in an effort to “green” up the country. Their money was stolen to subsidize windmills and solar panels which are ineffective. Their money was stolen to pay off GE, AIG, Goldman Sachs, and a bunch of wealthy banks who had lost money in the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac ponzi scheme. Their investments were stolen when this administration decided to diss those who had stock in General Motors, instead taking the savings from average Americans and giving it to the auto union. Their money was stolen and given to illegal immigrants for their health care, their education, their unemployment, their welfare needs. Their money was stolen to put scanners and gropers in the airports to “assure” our safety.

Yet somehow, the American tax dollars never made it to our Southern border for a fence or extra security.

Obama has taken the American people and battered them with his policies and regulations. He’s declared CO2 a “known pollutant” so he can control it, tax it, and regulate it. He’s pushing legislation that will control our internet, our radio, our communication. He’s pushing for gun control, using the Giffords’ shooting as fodder for his legislation. He’s appointed a Medicare Czar, Donald Berwick, who believes that rationing health care- aka “Death Panels”- are important and necessary.

And don’t get me started on the rest of the czars. Suffice it to say, a “centrist” wouldn’t surround himself with Obama’s hand-selected men and women, most of whom have their feet in the foundation of radical socialism and even Marxism.

Look them up if you don’t believe me.

The punches thrown by these radicals are just starting to produce bruises on our American way of life. The blue and purple discoloration is just beginning to rise to the surface and the black eyes are soon to follow.

We need to understand what Obama is doing. He is not BECOMING a centrist, he’s PLAYING a centrist. He’s merely an actor, a man who will do whatever it takes to achieve his next goal of reelection….

It’s like the abuser who pretends to have changed. He brings his wife flowers and chocolates for awhile, showing her the side of him that she fell in love with. He lays low for a couple of months, knowing that he needs to be on his best behavior to get back into her good graces….and then POW!! As soon as the woman trusts the abuser again, he gives her another left jab.

Obama’s next jab will be in November of 2012. Until then, he’ll be a flower-giving, chocolate-adorning president, one who “just wants us all to get along.” He’ll be the guy Americans fell in love with.

Not the abuser we’ve come to know….

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Liberals Say the Darndest Things…

Monday, 8. February 2010 8:14

It seems that Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s right-hand man, had a problem with his choice of adjectives.

He called his fellow democrats, “F*cking Retards.”

The word “f*cking” didn’t seem to bother anyone, although I DO remember that it created quite a bit of controversy when Dick Cheney uttered it under his breath a few years back.

Things have “changed” in the current White House so I guess the “f- word” is now acceptable….along with a few other things -like Mao ornaments on the White House Christmas tree.

It was the word “retarded” that caused some problems.

I’m not sure what it is with Obama’s administration and their dislike of the mentally challenged. Maybe these White House employees, those who have always surrounded themselves with the “intellectuals” at Columbia and Harvard, can’t understand those with inferior brains.

If they were honest, they would admit to thinking that all of us who attend state schools, are stay at home moms, work in a gas station, or drive a truck are “retards.”

Last Summer, Obama went on the Tonight Show and told Jay Leno that he had bowled so poorly, he looked like someone from the Special Olympics.

Huh.

Funny, but this was shortly after winning an election against a pretty formidable opponent in Sarah Palin, who coincidentally has a Down Syndrome baby.

Actually, not that funny.

Oh, Obama immediately called up the Shriver/Kennedy clan and gave his excuses and apologies. I guess the Shrivers are the “keepers of forgiveness” on all matters involving the disabled.

If you apologize to them AND if they grant you forgiveness, then you’re one of the lucky ones.

Obama got the “All Clear” signal from the Shriver group.

Whew….although, come to think of it, he never had that party he promised to the Special Olympics kids….I suppose that will happen soon….

Rahm wasn’t quite as lucky. While he DID meet with the Shrivers, looking for the forgiveness wand to grant him absolution, word has it from the Special Olympic crowd that they weren’t quite as forgiving as they had been of Barack. That didn’t stop Rahm from publicly claiming that he had been forgiven by the group.

You mean Rahm lied?

Obama and Rahm aren’t the only liberals to make a few gaffes this year. Harry Reid was quoted as saying that Barack Obama was a “light-skinned black” and that he “only talks with a negro accent when he wants to.”

Negro? Light skinned? I thought that liberals LOVED all minorities, regardless of skin tone and dialect…..

Barack quickly forgave the Senate majority leader because Harry “always votes the right way.”

Joe Biden must “vote the right way”, too, because he got a pass for calling Barack a “mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy.”

Oh, but there’s more.

Joy Behar, host of “The View” was in a discussion about a football player who is alive today because his mother didn’t listen to some advice to abort her baby when she was pregnant with him. Tim Tebow, the famous football player, was trying to show women that the children they abort may someday grow up and do great things.

Joy, of course had a different take on things: “He could have just as easily become a rapist pedophile….”

Leave it to a woman named “Joy” to look at the glass and find it half-empty….

We’ve also seen Rosie O’Donnell, the previous, bullish host of The View, argue on air that President Bush purposefully brought down the Twin Towers. This was shortly after she blasted gun owners, including Tom Selleck, for exercising their second amendment rights. During the April 19, 1999, broadcast of her talk show, Rosie stated, “You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun, I think you should go to prison.”

We then discovered that Rosie’s bodyguard carried a gun. Rosie claimed that their were “threats” on her families’ lives and they needed protection.

Last I looked, she wasn’t in jail. Neither was her bodyguard.

The list goes on and on. Whether Jesse Jackson says that he’d like “to cut off” Barack’s “nuts”, or Michelle Obama talks about our “downright, mean country”, liberals are allowed a very long rope, indeed.

Dan Quayle, on the other hand, wasn’t allowed to spell the word “Potato” wrong.

George Bush was forever criticized for things like bumping his head on the door of Airforce One or dropping his dog on the ground. Sarah Palin has taken extreme heat for the antics of her daughter’s boyfriend. Yet, Barack Obama can tell us that there are 57 states and we are supposed to cast it off as “fatigue.”

Yes, folks, there are a different set of rules for liberals. The media, including TV shows like Saturday Night Live, set the rules. They decide who to criticize, and who to give a “pass” to.

Conservatives, in general, get very few passes.

It seems, we “don’t vote the right way.”

And never will.

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Another System is Overwhelmed.

Wednesday, 27. January 2010 7:35

I just read a revealing headline: “Demand Overwhelms Program to Prevent Homelessness.”

Huh. Overwhelms….where have we heard that before?

Oh, that’s right. Cloward and Piven. Remember them? They were the two 1960 Socialist radicals from Columbia University who had a theory that if you took any system and overwhelmed it, chaos would ensue and cause that system to break down. This was a way to get a new system in place.

Their ultimate goal was to replace capitalism with communism.

It sounds complicated, but it’s really quite easy. When Cloward and Piven wanted to test their theory, they decided to recruit the help of a group of young socialist thinkers from SDS (Students of a Democratic Society.) This group included Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and Jim Jones-all three of whom went on to found the Weatherman Underground- and also Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN. With the help of this group, Cloward and Piven were able to shake up the welfare system in New York by overwhelming it with new recipients, and effectively brought the system to the point of bankruptcy. Luckily, the state survived, but the experiment had worked.

It was the pattern for many other socialist endeavors put forth by these radical thinkers. They’ve been very patient over the years, but they’ve also been very effective with their push toward collapsing capitalism. Cloward, Piven, and their minions were the brains behind ACORN (which helped overwhelm both the banks and the elections); they also were the brains behind the Community Reinvestment Act, which ultimately took down the housing industry.

As we’ve recently seen, each time one of these “systems” goes down, the government has to conveniently slip in to save them. This is a way to deliberately increase the size of government under the guise of “helping.” It’s socialism/communism pure and simple.

So now you understand why the headline about the homeless programs being overwhelmed caught my eye.

You see, communists use every opportunity to redistribute wealth through taxation and spending. Their ultimate goal is a classless society for everyone except those in charge, those in the government.

Those lucky ducks live a life of luxury.

The article written by McClatchy states this: ” In rural communities and urban areas alike, one of the least expensive and most unheralded new initiatives of the stimulus bill is quietly saving hundreds of thousands of Americans from homelessness.

Now housing advocates want Congress to boost the program’s $1.5 billion funding as the vast need for more assistance becomes evident nationwide.

Memo to Barack: The policies that you’ve been implementing have caused unemployment to rise to 10%, although you promised it wouldn’t get above 8%. Because of this, there have been massive layoffs, forcing companies to fire employees who can’t find jobs because no one is hiring. This forces these people out of their homes causing HOMELESSNESS.

Now, instead of lowering taxes or giving incentives for businesses to hire people back to work, where most people would like to be, you continue to supplement these homeless workers with government subsidies.

WHY NOT GIVE BUSINESSES THIS MONEY IN THE FORM OF LOWER TAXES AND INCENTIVES INSTEAD? THEN MANY OF THESE PEOPLE COULD HAVE JOBS AND PAY THEIR OWN MORTGAGES.

And of course, if we look to the principles of communism and the policy of Cloward and Piven, we know why.

This administration wants big government. The more people relying on the government, the better. The more government programs, the better. The more government employees, the better. The intention of Obama is to overwhelm almost every system in this country- the economic system, the monetary system, the financial system, the healthcare system, the housing system, the immigration system, the election system, etc.- and cause each of them to collapse.

And when they do, the government will be there to pick up the pieces, calling each of these systems “too big to fail.”

The ultimate goal is control.

They’ll do it with the hard-earned money of the taxpayers, demanding that each of us “pay our fair share”. This is code language for “redistribute the wealth”.

Did I mention that Barack was raised by Communist grandparents, a communist mother, and mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, a communist activist?

What many of us don’t realize is that after communists create a wonderful, “equal” life for everyone, they begin to ration what meager existence there is left, causing thousands to die from lack of food and health care. They take away all freedom, guns, and property, exercising vast amounts of control on the very people who voted this big government into office.

It’s a horrible way of life- just ask anyone who’s lived in a communist country.

When freedom is gone, all is gone.

That’s the way communism ends. Every time.

Every time.

Every time.

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The Three-Headed Monster.

Monday, 18. January 2010 8:23

Those of us who’ve never lived in another country have never had to think about the concept of freedom.

We’ve never seen the horrors and evils of a dictatorship.

The Founding Fathers assured us that we would never have to live under the rule of a King or a powerful Czar. The Constitution assured us of Government by the people, giving US the ability to determine who would lead us and how much power he would have.

…or so they thought.

You see, there was a “Perfect Storm” in Washington DC in the past year. While we don’t have a classic dictatorship, what we DO have is a collusion of three leaders, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, who all have the same agenda. These three power-hungry individuals have taken two of the branches of government and in-effect, kidnapped them. They have ultimate control of each branch, having a majority in both Houses, and are exercising their power in ways that we, as Americans, have never seen before.

They just don’t care what we think.

They know better.

Huh. Isn’t that the way that Kings treat their “subjects?’ Isn’t that what we see in countries like Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, and North Korea? Isn’t this the attitude of countries we consider to be under government rule?

What we essentially have in the United States, is a three-headed dictator, a “Monster” of sorts, who is “dictating” to us what is “best” for us. It doesn’t matter what we want; what matters is what they want for us.

Over 60% of the public opposes this health care bill. This opposition hasn’t been a quiet one, in fact, Americans have taken to the streets, protesting for months to stop this initiative. They’ve attended Town hall meetings, voicing their opposition, and have found themselves phoning representatives they’ve never paid attention to before, detailing their concerns.

The three-headed Monster has merely inserted ear plugs.

The Monster stands before the American people and lies, telling us that it’s giving us the bill because we want it, because “the American people deserve it.”

“A lie told often enough becomes truth”- Vladimir Lenin.

Along with the ear plugs, the Monster also wears blinders.

Over a million average Americans marched down the streets of Washington DC with their posters, their American flags, and their voices to get the attention of the Monster and let him know that they are angry, that they want smaller government, that they want their fleeting freedom back.

Did the Monster see them?

Barack Obama conveniently flew out of town that day to sell his health care plan to another group of Americans, completely dismissing the crowd gathering in front of his new home. When he flew back, he never so much as acknowledged the presence of those who had made the long journey to Washington to give him a powerful message.

Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the Tea Partiers, calling them “Nazis.” Janet Napolitano said that these protesters were “domestic terrorists”, and labeled our military veterans, “right wing extremists.”

The dictatorship has strengthened as the year has progressed….

The three-headed Monster has given us a Hate Crimes bill, one that punishes religious leaders if they preach their Bible and also protects minorities and “gays” over whites and “straights.”

That doesn’t sound like the “equal protection” given to us by the Constitution, does it?

The Monster is working on an amnesty bill, which will strap our flailing economy even more, as we would now be responsible for the cost of welfare, social security, education, and health care of anyone who walks across our border.

The Monster has the ability to unfairly punish those who they feel are too rich, levying taxes on them at every turn under the guise of “fairness.” They are attempting to control the energy in this country, feeding us lies about global warming, and making us dependent on the government for our energy needs. They have taken over banks, taken over the auto industry, forced us to pay for bailouts, forced us to pay for “cash for Clunkers”, forced us to send money to Brazil to help them drill for oil, while not allowing us to drill for our own sources of oil.

The Monster has appointed Czars, folks who believe in big government, to help them with their dictatorial mission. The Czars are tentacles of evil, quietly making policy that will affect our schools, regulate our land, control our guns, rid our country of religion, and determine our jobs.

None of it sounds like the America we’ve known, does it?

That’s because it’s not.

The Founders tried to protect us from this kind of control at the helm of our federal government. They clearly wrote the rules, knowing that if we simply followed them, we would remain a free nation- yet they understood the tendency for government power to grow if we became lax.

The people of this nation took freedom for granted; we assumed that the Constitution, alone, would always give us liberty, not wanting the hard work of fighting to make it so. We naively put trust into our elected officials and allowed them to steal the federal government right from under us.

We never suspected that the Three Headed Monster would be lurking in the trenches, laying in wait for the chance to “change” everything.

Now we know.

Not only is there evil in the world, there is evil right here in our own country.

Now we know.

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What’s California Doing?

Friday, 4. December 2009 8:51

This is so exciting. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his cohorts in California have just passed a law that will ban most flat screen TV’s in an effort to become a “green” state.

I’m going to personally apply for a job as a member of the California “TV Police” where we’ll go into the homes of people and confiscate their beautiful flatscreens.

Hey, I’ll even do it for free.

My first stop: Whoopi Goldberg’s house.

It’ll be quickly followed by Sean Penn, Susan Sarandan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of those Hollywood liberals, most of whom will have moved across the state border by then so they can still watch themselves on a big screen. I believe Al Gore has a nice place on the ocean in California. He’ll willingly turn over his TV’s so he can help protect the planet.

He just won’t give up his private plane, become a vegetarian, or turn off his lights on Earth Day.

And when that job is done, I might volunteer to help the state of California rid itself of all black cars. You know, Governor Arnold thought that they absorbed too much sunlight and caused an energy problem. No more black limos pulling up to the Oscars and spilling out stars. No more tinted windows to keep the stars protected from the general public. No more Town Cars sent to the airport to pick up Hollywood producers.

I’m not even sure that these Californians, including the Hollywood crowd, should be allowed to wear black clothing. It absorbs more heat and could make a person sweat more, which might also cause them to breathe heavily and exude too much CO2, a known “pollutant.”

We can’t have that.

Arnold may want to start taxing some of the exercise gyms throughout the state. You know, aerobic and bike classes cause folks to breathe really hard…. these “exercise freaks” are creating a lot more CO2 than the average person who’s sitting home, waiting for their government check to come in the mail. It wouldn’t be “fair” to allow heavy breathers to get away with producing more CO2 without paying for it.

We need to hold people accountable for breathing too much.

Don’t laugh.

In England, there is a new law being proposed which would give each person his own “personal carbon credits.” The government will keep track of how much energy a person uses, and will levy a tax accordingly. If he uses less credits than he is allotted, he may sell his credits to a person who’s used too many.

Failure to comply with the program will get him some jail time.

Yet, in an ironic twist, it seems that the jails in England are so full that they are allowing some inmates to go home and sleep at night, only requiring them to be “imprisoned” during the day.

I guess that’s when they feel most criminals do their dirty work.

And it’s now considered a “crime” in England if you don’t recycle properly or if you are leading an “environmentally damaging lifestyle”- things like using disposable batteries, single-use cameras, garden sprinklers and traditional light bulbs. They actually have police who go through your garbage to make sure you are following the rules.

Maybe that’s why their jails are so full.

This is the same country that sentences a man who murdered his boyfriend to “life in prison” but makes him eligible for parole in 7 years. It’s the place that is allowing Shariah Law into their judicial system so that Muslims will be prosecuted differently than other folks for the same offenses.

England is basically a lost cause, a victim of its own “political correctness.”

My prediction is that California will be next. When a state makes an executive decision to ban TV’s rather than drill for oil, then something is wacky. When a state thinks that banning black cars or painting the roofs of houses white will stop the oceans from rising, then they are clinically nuts. When a state ignores one of the real issues that’s strangling their economy, illegal immigration, and instead, continues to pay it’s employees with IOU’s, then they deserve what they get.

Actions have consequences.

Here’s the question: Will the rest of us learn? Will the rest of us see what’s happening to California and vow that we won’t allow it to happen to us?

Take off the blinders, folks. Solar panels and windmills, white cars and roofs, bans on TV’s and bans on drilling are not going to save this country’s freedom.

Leftists are determined to make us “green”, and in doing so, they are taking away from us something much more important- our God-given desire to be free.

You don’t believe me? Look to England.

Garbage police.
Personal Carbon Credits.
Sharia Law.
Full prisons.

And no guns.

It’s a recipe for disaster.

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Hang Onto Your Guns

Wednesday, 18. November 2009 8:19

When Barack Obama was running for the Illinois State Senate, he filled out a questionnaire that asked where he stood on the issue of gun control. Barack indicated that he supported a ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns, he supported a ban on assault weapons, and he favored legislation that would require a mandatory waiting period and backround check for all gun purchases.

Yet during the campaign, when this 1996 document was discovered, Barack had this to say: “No, my writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire. As I said, I have never favored an all-out ban on handguns.”

His campaign also defended him stating that “Sen. Obama didn’t fill out these state Senate questionnaires–a staffer did--and there are several answers that didn’t reflect his views then or now. He may have jotted some notes on the front page of the questionnaire, but some answers didn’t reflect his views.”

Hey Barack, you weren’t lying to us, were you?

According to research done by Ontheissues.org, ” Obama’s writing was on the 1996 document, which was filed when Obama was running for the Illinois state Senate.”

Gosh, that’s strange. Didn’t Barack recognize his own handwriting?

This gun control issue has always been a curious one with our new president. He’s never completely been honest about his views of gun ownership. His opinion just kind of depends on who he’s talking to at the time. When he’s at a private fundraiser in liberal San Francisco, for instance, he talks openly about the neanderthals who “cling to their guns and religion.”

When he’s being interviewed by Field and Stream magazine, however, Barack has a different take.

The Second Amendment is an individual right and law-abiding gun owners can’t be prevented from going out and hunting, protecting their family on their own. That doesn’t mean we can’t have some common-sense gun control legislation out there-for example, background checks, making sure that we’re keeping guns out of the hands of criminals or people who have mental illnesses. The important point is that I am very mindful of the fact that sportsmen in America may have gone hunting with their fathers, their grandfathers, their mothers, their grandmothers, and that this is part of a tradition and a way of life that has to be preserved. And there’s nothing that I will do as president of the United States that will in any way encroach on the ability of sportsmen to continue that tradition.

Maybe Barack can get the UN to do the dirty work for him. That way he’ll keep his little promise.

You see, the White House made a couple of moves last week that may reverse U.S. policy and start negotiations with the United Nations in a gun control treaty.

No kidding.

Hillary Clinton, our trusty Secretary of State, announced that the U.S. would now support negotiations with members of the U.N. in a Arms Trade Treaty, which would regulate international gun trafficking. “Conventional arms transfers are a crucial national security concern for the United States, and we have always supported effective action to control the international transfer of arms,” Clinton said in a statement. “The United States is prepared to work hard for a strong international standard in this area.”

As usual, it’s a “foot in the door” approach to gun control.

That darn Hillary is almost as slick as her husband.

There is a reason that the Bush administration, and more importantly, John Bolton, former U.N. ambassador, opposed this treaty. Bolton knows this treaty inside and out, and he is adamant that the ultimate goal of these negotiations is not what is being sold to the American public.

When asked by the editor of NRA News, Bolton stated it this way: “The administration is trying to act as though this is really just a treaty about international arms trade between nation states, but there’s no doubt – as was the case back over a decade ago – that the real agenda here is domestic firearms control.”

“Whatever the appearance on the surface, there’s no doubt that domestic firearm control is right at the top of their agenda.”

OK, so who do you believe?

Well, I’d put my money, my house, and my life on John Bolton. I’ve seen too many lies from the Obamas and the Clintons.

The U.N. is hoping to produce a final resolution in 2012. Just in time for Barack’s next election.

I’ll bet that it will mysteriously be pushed back to January of 2013.

According to Bolton, there is no way to regulate international gun control without some form of federal gun control. “The administration knows it cannot obtain this kind of legislation purely in a domestic context … They will use an international agreement as an excuse to get domestically what they couldn’t otherwise.”

So while we’re all sitting around sidetracked by the Health Care Bill, Janet Napolitano is trying to write an amnesty policy, liberals in the Senate are writing a Cap and Trade Bill, Eric Holder is giving the terrorists a free vacation to New York, and Hillary is attempting to skirt the constitution and take away our guns.

Busy, busy group.

Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is only one generation away from extinction.”

It feels closer than that.

Much closer.

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The Haves and Have-Nots

Saturday, 7. November 2009 8:31

By Mark Chesnut, Editor of Freedom First

When escaped killer Charles Smith started poking around a rural Michigan home in his attempt to avoid authorities, he didn’t realize he’d soon be facing a gun – and a free trip back to prison.

But that’s just what happened when an armed Illinois resident chased Smith down and held him at gunpoint until Michigan officers arrived.

A simple case of armed citizen success? No doubt.

Quite possibly the perfect example of elitist anti-gun hypocrisy? You bet!

You see, the Michigan home was actually the vacation home of anti-gun Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who has worked tirelessly for years to keep law-abiding Chicago residents pinned under an arguably unconstitutional – and definitely immoral – handgun ban. And the “armed citizen” who captured the escaped murderer was one of Mayor Daley’s armed bodyguards.

What would have happened if the killer had made his way to Chicago, instead of Michigan, and was caught hanging around a home there? The result would likely have been much different, since law-abiding citizens there are forbidden to keep and bear handguns for defense of self and family, and only criminals roam the streets fully armed.

You see, as the NRA and other pro-rights organizations fight the city’s handgun battle, Daley continues to battle back, with all his resources directed at keeping average citizens unarmed and helpless.

Daley’s blatant hypocrisy on the issue is one seen in many cities where mayors push for tough restrictions on gun ownership by citizens of the city they represent. Daley and other anti-gun mayors know that it can be a jungle out there and they safely travel where they wish without a care in the world, all the time accompanied by their armed bodyguards. Yet in their ivory tower worlds they see the citizens of their cities as somehow less valuable than themselves, undeserving of a way to protect themselves and their families.

In today’s society, there’s something inherently wrong when law-abiding citizens can be categorized as “haves” and “have-nots”. In the all-important matter of defending one’s own life, city officials depriving others of the means to do so, especially those elected to “serve and protect”, should be seen as an outrage to any thinking American.

Am I glad Daley’s armed guard captured the escaped murderer in Michigan? Absolutely.

Do I think Daley and other anti-gun mayors and government officials should go about their daily duties without the benefit of armed bodyguards? Certainly not.

But there is no doubt that Daley should not be considered more important than other Chicago residents, who deserve to have their God-given right of self-defense recognized – just like other law-abiding citizens throughout the rest of the country.

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