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The Left Attempts To Trump The Constitution With International Law

Wednesday, 20. July 2011 7:33

Somewhere, wedged between the reports of the Casey Anthony trial and the debt ceiling talks, there was an interesting story out of Texas that came and went without much fanfare.

It entailed the execution of a man who, 17 years ago, had violently killed 16 year old Adria Sauceda in San Antonio.

What made this case so different were not only the “players” who were involved in this man’s execution, but the “players” who tried to stop it. It is rare to see those in Washington DC take such an interest in a clear-cut murder case out of Texas. It is rare to see the Attorney General and the President of the United States publicly take the side of a known killer.

Why would Barack Obama take such an interest in this Texas case?

First of all, it’s important to know a few facts: Humberto Leal, the convicted killer, is an illegal immigrant who has lived in the United States from the time he was 2 years old. He knows no other home. Humberto has been educated in our schools, has been treated in our hospitals, and has now taken full advantage of our court system. You see, in the last 17 years, Humberto has been given 8 different defense lawyers, most of whom have been funded by the American taxpayer. He has been given the benefit of 45 different trials and appeal court hearings.

Humberto was found guilty at each turn. There has never been a question as to whether or not Humberto actually killed Adria- the forensics are overwhelming. There has also never been a question as to the torture and the horror which was bestowed upon Adria before her death, acts which included inserting a nail-studded stick into cavities in her body.

So what gives? Why would Obama care about this case?

Here’s where it gets interesting….

The official word was that Humberto was not given his international rights. You see, because Humberto was in the United States illegally, it has been argued that he not only has the right to his 8 court-appointed lawyers and his 45 taxpayer funded hearings, he also has the right to declare himself a “Mexican National” and receive his “international” rights as declared by the U.N.

The same liberals who are arguing that people who enter our country illegally “have the right” to healthcare, to education, to entitlement programs, and to be treated as citizens (with driver’s licenses and voting rights), are now arguing that these illegals should also be granted special rights when it comes to capital punishment because they are legal citizens of another country?

Yup.

So we can’t ask illegals for their “papers” or any form of identification if they commit a traffic violation, but if they murder someone, their lawyer can demand that they get special treatment based upon their “papers”?

Is there any logic in the world of liberalism? Does rational thought even exist with these people? How do their brains not explode with the energy it takes to ignore common sense?

The caveat that made this case unique was that Humberto’s defense team, headed by his attorney Sandra Babcock, was trying to keep Humberto alive with international law. You see, Ms. Babcock has been working to get international law acknowledged as a form of justice in this country for years. Folks like Sandra believe that the constitution shouldn’t stand on its own as the source of United States’ law; we must look outside of the U.S.–to places like the U.N.– for legal guidance.

This has been a goal of Sandra’s for years.

From 2000-2006 she [Babcock] served as director of the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, a program funded by the Mexican Foreign Ministry to assist Mexican nationals facing capital punishment in the United States. For her work, she was awarded the Aguila Azteca, the highest honor bestowed by the government of Mexico upon citizens of foreign countries, in 2003.”

There’s an interesting- yet unreported- tidbit that begins to explain Obama’s interest in this case: We all understand that Obama and the radical Left want to see constitutional law more loosely defined so that international law can begin to take hold in our country, but what many of us didn’t know- until now- is that Babcock has been working with a very special partner in Chicago to try to get this goal accomplished.

Who?

None other than law professor Bernadine Dohrn, the wife of Bill Ayers, and the woman who helped to plant bombs in the Pentagon and the Capitol in the 1970′s. Not only was Dohrn a member of the Weatherman Underground, she is the woman who when hearing about the Manson murders of Sharon Tate and others, breathlessly proclaimed, “Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!”

Dohrn is still an activist and PLO supporter who helped to organize the Free Gaza flotillas which entered Israeli waters without the necessary clearance. While Obama has claimed that he “barely knows” Ayers and Dohrn, all research of their relationship has shown that to be a lie. In fact, there is evidence that Ayers may be the “ghost writer” of Obama’s book, “Dreams From My Father.”

Suddenly, it doesn’t seem nearly as strange that Obama became involved in this case, does it?

The case went in front of the Supreme Court– who thankfully sided with Texas in a 5-4 decision– and the execution took place a few days later.

Yet, four of our Supreme Court justices who had sworn to uphold our constitution voted to see international law trump the constitution.

Four out of nine.

Our liberty and our constitution are hanging on by the thread of one justice of the United States Supreme Court.

One.

Let’s hope he has a body guard.

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College Students: The New “Useful Idiots”

Monday, 25. April 2011 8:16

If a child has been told since birth that the sky is green- not blue- they will grow up believing that the sky is, indeed, green.

If they’ve been taught that global warming is looming, Karl Marx had great ideas, Che Guevera was just a misunderstood dictator, the “f” word is just another “catchy” phrase, and drugs are the key to a happy, well-adjusted life, then they will grow up to mirror AND BELIEVE those ideas.

By the time our children get to college, they have been brainwashed, not just to believe that evil is good, but to balk at any authoritative figure, including their parents, who tell them otherwise. Young adults have been deceived into believing that their underdeveloped, undereducated, inexperienced brains know best.

How far we’ve come from the days when father knew best. How far we’ve come from the days where swearing in public was taboo, girls “saved themselves” for marriage, parents- not schools- were allowed to discipline their own children, families bonded around the dinner table, and kids were allowed to be “kids”.

Students of today have been kidnapped by our public institutions. Schools are gaining more and more authority over our children, no longer just educating them, but also being their primary source of food and discipline. The educational books have been “dumbed down” to a level where many college age kids have difficulty making change from a $5 bill. The good news is that although kids can no longer diagram a sentence, they CAN give you the top 30 reasons- in alphabetical order- that global warming must be stopped, and they ARE adept at interpreting a sentence like “im da friggin man ov my ^^^ block.”

Priorities, you know….

They are no longer individuals, they have now become a collective unit of useful idiots.

Useful idiots. These were Lenin’s people. These folks are the key to a successful communist regime. These are the citizens of a dictatorship who never think, they just act. Like good, little comrads, they believe what they’ve been told to be true, never questioning, never allowing themselves to draw rational conclusions. You see, if useful idiots were actually taught the power of reasoning, they would never vote themselves into slavery, never vote themselves into oppression.

They would understand the power in numbers.

There is only one reason that the college kids of today are supporters of guys like Barack Obama and his merry men: They have been taught from a young age to ignore individual reasoning and replace it with collective reasoning. They are taught that their own aspirations are not nearly as important as “saving the grass” or “serving” the government. They learn that guys like Marx and Che and Castro aren’t evil, they’re “cool”— if you denounce them, you will be scoffed at by your peers and your instructors, all of whom know better than you. It’s a form of peer pressure.

You, too, want to be associated with the “cool” group.

Here’s the irony: If any demographic has reason to protest our current administration, it is those young students in college. These future earners are the ones who are the most affected by the lack of jobs. They attend college for years, spending thousands of dollars educating themselves in an effort to eventually get out into the workplace and become successful, only to be told that the “good-paying” jobs that they covet are not available, especially to an inexperienced student.

Can they not see this?

They are the demographic who can least afford the high gas prices as they drive around in their old beaters. They are the group who will pay into social security for 30 years but never see a dime back. They are the group who will watch their taxes skyrocket, watch their paychecks dwindle, watch the demise of healthcare, and watch as potential job opportunities are moved overseas due to taxes and regulations.

They are the group who will pay for the sins of our previous and current political decisions. If we vote to raise the debt ceiling, to bail out the banks again, to bail out another corporation like GM, to allow the current level of spending, or to subsidize worthless forms of alternative energy, it is the youth of today who will eventually pay.

We’re all riding on their backs.

Liberal politicians are telling the college students that these unsustainable economic problems can be quickly solved if only the “rich” would redistribute more of their income. You see, excessive entitlement spending isn’t the problem, the “greedy rich” are the problem.

Believing the propaganda, the useful idiots- the students- then rise up and protest. Loudly. They join hands with the power-hungry union leaders and the socialists to collectively raise their fists in a show of solidarity. Hey, it’s fun, as a kid, to rally with a rebellious group. It’s fun to wave signs, run through the streets, and regurgitate professors’ words from a bullhorn.

It’s fun to be anti-establishment…

It won’t be nearly as much fun when the real world hits, the jobs are not available, the education they received doesn’t get them to the promised land, and whatever they earn goes back to the government in the form of high taxes.

The same taxes they marched to increase in college.

When it wasn’t their money.

If they are lucky, these kids will leave college and become successful-aka, “greedy rich”. Their wealth, no matter how it’s earned, will be redistributed to others who are needy, who choose not to work, and who didn’t want an education.

It is these young minds that the socialists need to further their cause….

Notice that when Barack Obama wants to get his message to the masses, he simply shows up on a college campus, a place where indoctrination has replaced critical thinking. He talks like the professor he was, imploring the youth to follow his lead. The students have heard this type of rhetoric for over 12 years and it plays like music to their ears.

All they’ve ever learned is that the sky is green. And so it is.

One day, when they look up and allow their eyes to focus on reality, they will see the blue skies. But by then it will be too late, by then they will have voted themselves into an economic mess, the likes of which this country has never seen before.

It is then they will realize that they were used, abused, and discarded by a government with an evil agenda.

These kids were never the “freedom-loving”, “tolerant” intellectuals who were protesting for a “cause” as they had been told.

They were merely a vote, a useful idiot.

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Obama’s Past And Why No One Will Question It.

Friday, 8. April 2011 7:16

Intellectual Dishonesty: “When the truth is too unpleasant, a natural tendency is to refuse to believe it.”

No matter how clear the evidence is, people can always find an interpretation that will allow them to cling to what they want to believe.

Such is the case with our President. If a truly unbiased man were to stand back and take an objective look at Barack Obama- his past, his policies, his lies, his deceptions, and his agenda, he would simply declare that Obama was- and continues to be – a fraud and a socialist.

It’s perfectly clear.

The problem has never been that we can’t find evidence that Obama is living a big lie, it’s that people don’t want to believe it.

The are being intellectually dishonest.

How do we know? Because if George Bush or Sarah Palin had refused to give up all records of their past, including a simple birth certificate, these same folks would be screaming from the heavens. Imagine if Palin refused to show us her college records, her college thesis, her health records, or her passport. Imagine if she had used multiple social security numbers throughout her life and now used one that had been issued in the early 1980′s out of Connecticut- at a time when she had never even visited Connecticut.

Imagine if she had surrounded herself with radicals throughout her life, people who talked of revolution, people who hated this country and actually planted bombs at government buildings in Washington. Imagine if she had attended a church for 20 years where a reverend spewed hatred toward America and, more specifically, toward the Jews…..

Imagine the liberals ignoring these things if they pertained to Palin.

Yet when American citizens ask a few logical questions about Obama’s past and his qualifications for the highest office in our land, they are labeled “birthers” by both the political Left and Right. Somehow, just asking the question makes people squirm. Why?

Because we want to believe that he’s telling us the truth. If Obama is lying about the circumstances of his birth, then his entire house of cards begins to crumble. Suddenly, we will have to question the truth behind everything this man says and does.

We will have to admit that we elected a “fraud”, a “con-man” into the White House. We have to admit our own stupidity.

Journalists, especially, don’t like to be wrong. Notice how their stories make headlines, but their retractions are buried on the bottom of page 4A. These folks want to give us the impression that they’ve “done their homework”, probing for facts and researching into the wee hours of the night, when the exact opposite is usually true.

Most journalists take the easy way out when it comes to writing about people they like, they simply regurgitate what they’ve been told.

In the case of Obama, they’ve been told a lie.

So what IS the truth? Well, we don’t know for sure. We know that Obama claims he was born in Hawaii, that Barack Obama Sr. was his father, and that his father abandoned him when he was 2. All of these facts remain questionable. I’ll get into these theories at another time, but suffice it to say, there is new evidence that suggests Obama has manufactured much of this.

Obama claims he attended Columbia University from Sept. 1981 to May 1983, yet an investigation by Orly Taitz- the leading lawyer on the birth certificate controversy- has shown otherwise. When she accessed the Clearinghouse records on Obama’s attendance at Columbia, here’s what she found:

Look at the dates on the last line: “09/01/1982 to 05/31/1983.”

He told us he attended in 1981.

Why does this matter? Well, it was leaked by an FBI informant that Obama had spent time in Pakistan in 1981. Once this became news, Obama came clean, claiming that he made a stop in Pakistan to visit friends on his way back from Indonesia where he had visited his mother in the summer of 1981.

Here’s the problem. It was nearly impossible for an American to travel into Pakistan with an American passport at that time. Did Obama get special treatment? Also, there are no records showing that he ever went to Indonesia. There is even speculation that he spent an entire year in Pakistan, not the few weeks he has stated.

One more thing that you might need to know: Obama’s Pakistani friends have admitted to their Marxist/communist ideologies during the years they spent at Occidental College with Obama.

Barack’s passport has been off-limits to us.

The college dates- Sept. 1982 to May 1983- on the above document seem to coincide with the theory that he wasn’t at Columbia during 1981. Where was he? Who financed this trip?

Huh.

Lots of unanswered questions about this man we call “the leader of the free world.”

We also have the issue of Obama’s Connecticut Social Security number. This controversy has the ability to be bigger and more damaging to Obama than the birth certificate controversy. Attorney, Orly Taitz, has been investigating…. Here’s part of the scoop, according to WND:

Both Daniels and Sampson [investigators working with Taitz] state that in the 1980s, Obama assumed as his own a Social Security number that had been applied for in Connecticut and was issued by the Social Security Administration between the years 1976 and 1977.

Sampson, a retired senior investigator with the Department of Homeland Security, provided in his affidavit an expert opinion that there is no reasonable explanation for a person residing in Hawaii to get a Social Security number issued in Connecticut.

The affidavits of the private investigators indicates Obama is using a fraudulent Social Security number,” she [Taitz} said, “so I am requesting information from the Social Security Administration that would help us track down the Connecticut-issued number Obama is using as well as the multiple Social Security numbers that show up for Obama in the private investigator databases.

Daniels, in a previous interview with WND, said the Social Security Administration never re-issues Social Security numbers.

“A person who wants to hide their true identity often picks up the Social Security number of a deceased person, thinking that nobody would ever look into it,” Daniels said. “I think it was sometime in the 1980s that Obama decided to hide who he really is.”

And sure enough, Obama’s SS number HAD been held previously by someone, an elderly person born in 1890 who had lived in Connecticut.

So let’s see, Obama has used MULTIPLE Social Security numbers and is currently using a “recycled” number from a dead guy in Connecticut? This, if proven, is Social Security fraud.

Another tid-bit: We know that Barack worked at a Baskin Robbins in Hawaii in 1975- yet this SS number wasn’t issued until after that time. What SS number did he use during the time he scooped up ice cream?

No one knows.

Huh.

Here’s the truth. Even if the mainstream media had done more of their homework before the 2008 elections, most Americans were not ready to believe that Barack Obama was a con-man. He was “the Messiah”, a “Prophet”, and the “One we are waiting for”. He offered us “transparency”, “hope”, and “change.” He promised to eliminate racism, eliminate poverty, eliminate discrimination.

Like all good communists, he told us what we wanted to hear.

Some of us could see through it, simply because we actually DID our homework. The majority of people, even when presented with the facts, were – AND STILL ARE- in a state of intellectual dishonesty.

Some things are simply too hard to believe.

An enemy from within? Impossible.

Yet, sadly probable.

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Obama And His Anti-Israeli Buddies

Saturday, 2. April 2011 10:36

New video has emerged showing President Obama’s friend, and former “Green Jobs Czar”, Van Jones, speaking at a rally on September 12, 2001.

The day after the day from Hell.

He wasn’t crying for those lives lost in the Twin Towers, on the planes, or in the Pentagon. He wasn’t waving an American flag, singing “Proud to be an American”, or lighting a candle for those who were still buried in the rubble. No, Van Jones was rallying the “people of color”, standing in solidarity for the Arab world, and addressing the crowd this way: “It’s the bombs that the government has been dropping around the world that are now blowing up inside the U.S. borders.”

This man worked inside of our White House at the request of our President.

Was Van Jones vetted properly?

Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s closest adviser and an old friend from Chicago, was the woman who hired Van Jones. When speaking about her recent hire, she beamed as she addressed a cheering, supportive crowd: “Van Jones– We were so delighted to be able to recruit him to the White House. We’ve been watching him for as long as he’s been active out of Oakland.”

They’d been “watching him.”

We now know that Van Jones is a self-avowed communist. He’s a “truther”, a guy who believes that George Bush toppled the World Trade Center. He believes in a one-world global government, is a PLO sympathizer, and and was the founder of “The Ella Baker Society” (an anti-police group)– named after a socialist woman who worked with communist groups and had associations with the Weatherman Underground, a revolutionary organization which included Bill Ayers.

We see a similar biography from Reverend Wright, Obama’s minister of 20 years. He’s another PLO sympathizer, a man who preaches hatred of the Jews and American imperialism from his pulpit at Trinity Church. Wright is the minister who stood before his congregation after Sept. 11, and delivered the now-famous line, “America’s chickens have come home to roost”, a strong way of saying that America got what was coming to them- we were responsible for the attacks.

Coincidence?

Rashid Khalidi, a professor at Columbia University is another good friend of Barack Obama’s. “Khalidi and his wife, Mona used to babysit for Barack and Michelle Obama. Khalidi was the spokesman for Yasser Arafat when he headed up the PLO and is virulently anti-Israel.

In 2003, the Obamas and William Ayers attended a party for Rashid Khalidi and heaped praise on him. From Campus Watch:

“A special tribute came from Khalidi’s friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi’s wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.”

There’s more….

Obama also has a strong connection to a man named Khalid al Mansour. Al Mansour (AKA Donald Warden) was a Saudi agent who, it has been reported, helped to finance Obama’s education at Harvard. He was well-known to the FBI, was affiliated with the Weather Underground, was hired by the Saudi King to represent OPEC in a lawsuit, and was a mentor for members of the Black Panther group during his years at Berkley. He is strongly pro-PLO.

From Newsmax: “Although many Americans have never heard of Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour (his full name), he is well known within the black community as a lawyer, an orthodox Muslim, a black nationalist, an author, an international deal-maker, an educator, and an outspoken enemy of Israel.

Samantha Power is another good friend and colleague of our president. She worked as a close aid to Obama during his campaign and was forced to leave when she called Hillary Clinton, ” a monster.” Power then temporarily went to work for one of George Soros’ “think tanks”, but after the election, Barack brought her back on board as the senior adviser to his national security team. She is the woman who is most responsible for convincing Obama to take action in Libya- and to do so with the help of the U.N., not the U.S. Congress.

OK, but where does she stand on Israel?

When asked in a 2002 video how she would advise the president on Israel, Power responded this way:

-“Alienate” the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because Israeli leaders are “destroying the lives of their own people.”

-Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money into “the new state of Palestine”.

-Stage an American ground invasion of Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Wow.

During the campaign, Obama had two other interesting men on his “Hope and Change” team, Robert Malley and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Both are known to be strong supporters of the PLO. Malley was scrubbed from Obama’s campaign in May, 2008, when it was leaked that he was having regular contact with “Hamas ” Both of these men have strong ties to George Soros, a man who we’ve now learned wants nothing more than to see the demise of Israel.

How are they all tied together?

Ed Lasky at American Thinker has reported it this way: Soros is a man who has supported a wide variety of groups that have shown a propensity to criticize America and Israel; a man who has made clear his goal is to break the close bonds between America and Israel. He’s a man who has also been a key financial backer of Senator Obama’s, and a man who can activate a wide variety of 527 (c) and other activist groups for any politician he supports.

Soros is a funder of the ICG (International Crisis Group) through his Open Society Institute ; he serves on its Board and on its Executive Committee. Robert Malley is the Director of the Middle East/North Africa program at the ICG. Other members of the Board include Zbigniew Brzezinski (whose anti-Israel credentials are impeccable)…”

Then there are Obama’s questionable ties to Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Frank Marshall Davis, Louis Farrakhan, and others….all of whom are/were critical of Israel.

OK, so what does this all mean?

Well, it seems strange, doesn’t it, that our President, both during his campaign and in the White House, has surrounded himself with and has been financed by individuals who have strong anti-Israeli sentiments.

Since when did the party of the Democrats become the party that supported the PLO? I’ve been surrounded my whole life by people who support the DFL , people who are strong democrats, and I have yet to meet ONE who doesn’t support Israel….

Where did Obama find these anti-Semites and why is he still engaging with them?

And does this explain his actions in the Middle East? Does this explain why he turned his back on the revolution in Iran while he actively helped to topple the regime in Egypt (Mubarak was a “friend” to Israel)? It’s becoming clear that the Muslim Brotherhood will most likely take control of the Egyptian government now that Mubarak is gone.

The Muslim Brotherhood is not a friend of Israel.

And does this explain Libya? We know that Samantha Power is the woman who convinced Obama to get involved in this “humanitarian” mission, but is there an ulterior motive which involves the demise of Israel on “humanitarian grounds” (to protect the “oppressed” people of Palestine)- something she is on the record as supporting?

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

There’s a lot of smoke in this administration. Where is Congress? Where are the investigations into those who surround the president? Why isn’t the House challenging this “kinetic military action” on the grounds that they were never consulted nor did they appropriate money for it?

Through it all, the Jews in America hang onto hope that Obama is simply oblivious to those who surround him, that he will ultimately come to the aid of Israel when/if the time comes that they need our help.

They’ve underestimated this president of ours. He’s not a naive, uneducated school boy, in fact, he’s a very good student of the Left.

The socialist/communist Left. Democracy must be toppled in order for communism to thrive. Israel is first.

America will be next.

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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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Sweet 16 Not So Sweet For Republicans.

Friday, 18. March 2011 21:31

Since I’m not a college basketball purist and the rest of my family is absorbed in every March Madness game, I decided to make the tournament more fun in a way that I could enjoy.

I decided to turn it political.

I looked at President Obama’s Sweet 16 selections and began to do a little research to determine the liberal/conservative breakdown of the professors and staff members at these universities. Using opensecrets.org, I searched the list of 2008 presidential campaign contributions and was able to determine how many professors, staff members, and other employees from each school gave donations to Barack Obama and how many donated to John McCain. I was also able to see just how many dollars went to each candidate from the politically active employees of each institution.

Wow.

FYI, these numbers do NOT include contributions made under $200.

Now I’m not insinuating that Obama selected his winners and losers based upon contributions, I’m just taking 16 of his NCAA picks and having some fun seeing the liberal/conservative nature of the employees and professors at these schools. This is just a small, random sample of the donations given to presidential candidates from our colleges and universities.

I happen to find it interesting that there isn’t ONE school which gave more money to a republican candidate, most giving 4, 5, 8, 35, and in one case, 90 times more to the dems.

We all know that the “university” is a liberal place. We all know that it’s a place where professors indoctrinate our youth into liberal thought. These numbers simply verify what we’ve suspected all along– that when you send your child off to college, it is almost impossible for them to be educated by conservative-thinking professors.

By the way, I also checked out the numbers for the University of Minnesota, just for fun. Barack received 288 contributions for a total of $145, 189. McCain received 20 contributions for a total of $12, 876.

288 to 20.

No wonder my kids come home with story after story of liberal professors at their colleges.

No wonder the youth of today think that Marxism and socialism “rock”.

Not only have we paid for our kids to get indoctrinated, we- along with our tax dollars- paid the professors to do it.

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A Clear Distinction

Wednesday, 2. March 2011 10:54

As Wisconsin continues to battle, I’m beginning to see some hope.

A mere glimmer…

Sadly, this hope comes in the form of divisiveness. You see, as the political Left continues to show us their true colors, a clear distinction is being made between the 2 major political parties in this country. The party we call “Democrats” have headed further to the Left and have morphed into quasi-Marxists. The communists, socialists, imperialists, and union thugs have usurped the democrat party, making it perfectly clear that they stand for strong-arm tactics, worker “rights”, and revolution if necessary.

They want “workers of the world” to unite. They want a borderless, globalist society. They want to destroy capitalism, destroy the fabric of America, destroy the free market, destroy the family unit.

We have yet to see a democrat leader- including our President- stand up and denounce the AWOL Democrat Senators. We’ve yet to see a strong democrat leader or group, distance themselves from the communists and socialists who have set up shop at the Madison Capitol. Instead, they have embraced the thugs, embraced the Leftist ralliers, embraced the signs comparing Scott Walker to Hitler and the socialist signs showing a clenched fist of power.

My question to all of you moderate, ” JFK-loving” democrats is this: Does this party still represent you? Is this who you are? Are you a person who wants our elected officials to run from adversity? Are you a person who wants to give up your constitutional rights for the “rights” of the socialist worker? Are you ready to fight alongside these Marxists to attain a global society-and do you understand what that means?

Conversely, with pressure from the Tea Party movement, the Republican party is slowly- but surely- turning to the political Right. We see them quoting the Founders and the constitution. We see them fighting for our God-given rights, not our “workers’ rights”. We see more and more republicans articulating common-sense arguments, both fiscally and socially, arguments that include hard work, freedom, and opportunity rather than equality.

Which leaves people a clear choice, doesn’t it? Gone are the days when we can rightly exclaim that “all politicians are the same”, when the political waters were so muddied that it was difficult to discern the Right from the Left.

It’s as if someone has come in and parted the Political Red Sea, splayed it right open for all to view. The distinction is clear and “independents” and “moderates” now have a clear choice: A free America or a socialist entitlement state?

Which one?

Most Americans understand the differences between the Constitution and the Communist Manifesto. Most Americans remember Stalin’s Russia, remember the poverty, the mass government slaughter, the conditions in which the Russian people lived. Most assume, incorrectly, that horror of that kind could never happen again, especially in a capitalist society like the United States.

Even Ronald Reagan, the man who fought communism throughout his life, knew this to be a false premise: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

In the end, Americans will rise or fall as a group. We will either ALL have freedom or we will ALL live in oppression. If the new breed of democrats achieves its goal of toppling the rich, toppling capitalism, then we will ALL be equal…equally poor, equally controlled, equally miserable. When reality hits and the money, food, oil, and resources are dried up, we will ALL feel the pain.

Look to history. There is not one socialist country that has achieved the collective prosperity of capitalist America- not one.

Why? Because as Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

So, again, my question to independents and moderates is this: Which side do you choose?

Do you want your children to live under an American flag or a clenched fist?

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Barack’s Associations “Come Home To Roost”.

Monday, 28. February 2011 18:13

As the puzzle pieces are beginning to fit together, the picture is slowly emerging.

Oh my.

There was a reason that Barack Obama wasn’t fully vetted. There was a reason that the mainstream media didn’t delve into the past associations of our president. There was a reason that Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezco, Khalid Al Mansour, Rashid Khalidi, and Frank Marshall Davis were all dismissed as mere “acquaintances”, not major factors in our president’s life.

Any qualified researcher who looked into this man’s past would have been quaking in their liberal boots. The folks with whom Barack Obama has associated are not your ordinary, friendly neighborhood types. They are thugs, communists, and radicals with tremendous amounts of power and influential friends in very high places.

These are people who you don’t want to mess with.

We are finally beginning to understand why Barack has supported Iran, turned his back on Israel, dissed England and France, and called for Mubarak to step down. It’s becoming clear why it took Obama 9 days to address the Libyan situation, and even then, he never mentioned Gadhafi’s name once. After 2 weeks of watching Gadhafi slay thousands of his own people, Obama is finally calling on this man to step down- yet he’s allowing a White House spokesman and Hillary Clinton to do most of the talking. It’s almost as if Obama doesn’t want to be caught on tape criticizing this nasty dictator.

Doesn’t make sense, does it?

Thanks to WND.com, we are getting some of the answers. We’ve recently learned that Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the pastor who was a mentor and spiritual adviser to Barack Obama for over 20 years– and is the man who not only married Barack and Michelle, but also baptized their daughters-- has ties to Colonel Moammar Gadhafi, the evil dictator of Libya. Wright and his good friend, Louis Farrakhan- the leader of the Nation of Islam- visited Gadhafi in 1984, just a couple of years before Barack began to hang out in Wright’s church. It seems that Farrakhan and Gadhafi have had many cozy visits.

So when Obama selected Wright as his “mentor” (Barack’s words, not mine), Wright was already buddies with Farrakhan. Did Obama know? Well, Farrakhan made many guest appearances at Wright’s church over the years and it has been reported that Wright and Obama attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March in Washington.

Hmm….I wonder if Obama sat in the pew of Wright’s church on the days that Farrakhan spoke….or did he miss those days, too?

Farrakhan received a $5 Million interest-free loan from his friend, Gadhafi. He was also given a coveted award by the Libyan dictator in 1996– “The Gadhafi Human Rights Award”.

In 2007, Reverend Wright gave Farrakhan an “Empowerment Award” at his church. Remember that in 2007, Obama was still a member of Wright’s church.

Let’s see….Wright and Farrakhan were awfully chummy…..and Wright and Obama were also awfully chummy… and Farrakhan and Gadhafi were also chummy. Oh, and did I mention that at the G8 Summit in 2009, Obama gave Gadhafi a two-handed handshake instead of the “normal” single handed one?

Huh.

In a 2010 speech, Louis Farrakhan spoke to a group of followers:

“You don’t know how much our Muslim world is anxious to see the enemy handcuffed. …the enemy – the British and the Americans have created all of that havoc in the Islamic world. And imagine us rising up in America at a time when there’s no superpower to deal with us and God with us – is the power that’s gonna deal with America.”

Oh, and in that same speech, he also declared that “The cracker don’t have no authority over me”.

Reverend Wright expressed his own thoughts on the white race: “Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich white people…”

I get the feeling that Farrakhan and Wright don’t exactly like white people, don’t you?

So why is Obama hanging with these two?

After all, Obama was raised by his white grandmother, the one he called a “typical white woman”…….

According to Western intelligence, Gadhafi is responsible for some of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the mid-80s, including the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270- most of them Americans. Gadafhi praised the British government when Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the bombing, was released.

Obama is giving a two-handed handshake to a man responsible for the death of 270 Americans?

That’s simply shameful.

Obama didn’t denounce Wright until he had to, until political pressure forced his hand. He’s never said anything defamatory about Farrakhan. And you almost get the feeling that Obama wants nothing to do with denouncing Gadhafi, either. He’s using the U.N., using Hillary Clinton, using our allies in Europe to do the dirty work.

He’s busy hosting MoTown parties in the White House.

Farrakhan spoke on Sunday to a group of Nation of Islam supporters:

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East.

“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.

Farrakhan also called on President Barack Obama to allow protesters to march, urging the president not to attack innocent people when they do.

The puzzle pieces are all starting to fit, aren’t they? The reason that Reverend Wright and his Black Liberation Theology was an important issue in the 2008 campaign is because of Obama’s associations with Wright, Farrakhan, and Gadhafi. It’s because when our president has “friends” who denounce Israel, we need to know. It’s because when our president has “friends” who call America “the enemy”, we have a right to know. It’s because when our president has “friends” who have “friends” that have blown up an American airline, the voting public has the right to know.

The question remains: Why has Obama chosen these men to associate with and why is it so hard for him to distance himself from them?

There’s so much more. We’ve barely scratched the surface.

Stay tuned. More puzzle pieces to come.

lsm

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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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Shariah and America Cannot Coexist.

Tuesday, 8. February 2011 8:50

In June of 2009, Barack Obama stood on Egyptian ground and delivered a message to the Egyptian people in a speech titled, “A New Beginning.”

I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles - principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.

Really?

Do Americans and Muslims share the same principles of justice?

Do both preach peace and tolerance of those who believe differently than they do?

Do we share the principle of dignity toward all human beings?

If the majority of Muslims are peaceful, then where are their cries of outrage when they see members of their own religion committing these acts? Why don’t they speak out against the stonings, the lashings, the honor killings, the beheadings, the oppression of women and the killing of gays? Where were they after September 11th, when Islamic terrorists murdered over 2000 Americans in a series of terrorist acts carried out in the name of Allah? Why didn’t they collectively speak out when Nadal Hussan killed 14 people at Fort Hood in the name of Allah? Why didn’t they condemn the shoe bomber, the panty bomber, the Lockerbie bomber, and all of the other Islamic terrorists who have tried to kill Americans?

Silence speaks volumes.

Wafa Sultan, a woman who lived for 30 years under the rule of Shariah and now lives in the United States, will tell you why the moderate Muslims stay silent. She will tell you why practicing Muslims will not denounce their fellow, radical Muslims. Watch as Wafa courageously speaks the truth about this “religion of peace”.

Having studied the Koran as a child, President Obama should know better than any of us the real “truth”–that Islam and America ARE exclusive, that Islam and America cannot co-exist. It’s time for those of us who love our country to understand that Shariah and the American constitution cannot live in harmony.

If we are to protect the freedom that comes with the American constitution, then we must not allow Shariah to get a foothold here. We must start NOW, while the population of radical Muslims in America is small. We must stop allowing special privileges- school prayer in public school, special prayer time in the work place, Shariah-based financing in banks, footbaths in public universities. We must not allow the Muslims to use their minority status and their bullying tactics to usurp our rule of law.

America is OUR country. It was founded upon OUR rules, OUR values, OUR morals. Americans believe in freedom, not oppression.

As a Muslim, you have every right to immigrate into our country and assimilate. That means you become one of us. You abide by our constitution. You abide by our system of justice. Anyone who comes into this country with the intent to destroy our American values should be sent back home or be held for treason.

Period.

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