Monday, August 31, 2009

Debt Slave

57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.

Overall, these numbers are little changed since last October. When Congress was passing the unpopular $700-billion bailout plan in the heat of a presidential campaign and a seeming financial industry meltdown, 59% wanted to throw them all out. At that time, just 17% wanted to keep them.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) now believe that members of Congress are overpaid. That’s up 10 percentage points from last October. Just five percent (5%) think their Congress member is paid too little. Thirty percent (30%) think the pay is about right.

One reason for this attitude may be that most voters say they understand the health care legislation better than Congress. Just 22% think the legislature has a good understanding of the issue. Three-out-of-four (74%) trust their own economic judgment more than Congress’. FULL STORY

Officer Does Not Like anti-Obama Poster: "It ain't [America] no more, OK?

This video was taken on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009 at Rep. Jim Moran's (D-VA) Town Hall meeting on Obama Deathcare (Howie Dean was there too) held at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.

Many people were left outside when the school filled to capacity. School security officer Wesley Cheeks, Jr. did not like my anti-Obamacare poster which used one of the gone-viral "Joker" graphics.

When I said to Officer Cheeks, "This used to be America!" his response was: "It ain't no more, OK?"

"CAN YOU SAY ACORN."



Human Life International's Statement on the Passing of Senator Edward Kennedy


Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer,
President, Human Life International


It is up to God to judge Senator Kennedy's soul. We, as rational persons, must judge his actions, and his actions were not at all in line with one who values and carefully applies Church teaching on weighty matters. Ted Kennedy's positions on a variety of issues have been a grave scandal for decades, and to honor this "catholic" champion of the culture of death with a Catholic funeral is unjust to those who have actually paid the price of fidelity. We now find out that President Obama will eulogize the Senator at his funeral, an indignity which, following on the heels of the Notre Dame fiasco, leaves faithful Catholics feeling sullied, desecrated and dehumanized by men who seem to look for opportunities to slap the Church in the face and do so with impunity simply because they have positions of power.

It is not enough for Kennedy to have been a "great guy behind the scenes" as we have seen him referred to even by his political opponents. It is also not praiseworthy to put a Catholic rhetorical veneer on his leftist politics that did nothing to advance true justice as the Church sees it or to advance the peace of Christ in this world. Every indication of Senator Kennedy's career, every public appearance, every sound bite showed an acerbic, divisive and partisan political hack for whom party politics were much more infallible than Church doctrines. Whatever one's political affiliation, if one is only "Catholic" to the extent that his faith rhymes with his party line, then his Catholicism is a fraud. FULL STORY

Detention Camps Now Exposed in Mainstream Media

Is there a reason for all these Surveillance Cameras other than fighting crime? When you put together the Lancaster, PA Protesters with the San Francisco Chronicle Report, "Ruled By Fear Or Rule By Law", I think the picture becomes clear.

Jim Clymer, Constitution Party National Committee Chairman, delivers his speech on Saturday. Lancaster news outlets aired some of his speech, sparking some lively debate on the comment boards.



San Francisco Chronicle:

RULE BY FEAR OR RULE BY LAW


This article appeared on page B - 7 of the San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, February 4, 2008

"The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating
any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of
his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all
totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist."
- Winston Churchill, Nov. 21, 1943

Since 9/11, and seemingly without the notice of most Americans, the
federal government has assumed the authority to institute martial law,
arrest a wide swath of dissidents (citizen and noncitizen alike), and detain
people without legal or constitutional recourse in the event of "an
emergency influx of immigrants in the U.S., or to support the rapid
development of new programs." FULL STORY

A commentary on this article:





Protesters March Against Lancaster Cameras


Craig LayneMulti-Media Journalist
7:15 PM EDT, August 29, 2009

 

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Best Town Hall meeting... so far.

Transparent Frauds

by Ted Nugent
08/25/2009

There is nothing transparent in Washington, D.C. And a lot of people work really hard to make sure of that.

The illogical and burdensome laws and regulations produced by the lawyercrats in D.C. are purposefully written to confuse ordinary Americans just so we can't understand what the lawyercrats are doing to us.

Fedzilla never lets fact, truth or objectivity get in its way. Political agenda and power is more important to the bandits in D.C. than doing what is best for America. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wanted to look for the most endangered species in America, they might want to start in D.C. and search for statesmen or transparency. Sadly, I believe
both have long been extinct.

Our constitution is roughly 4,400 words long and quite easy to read. The health care bill is hundreds of thousands of words long and impossible to read. I hope this adds fuel to your anger fire and turns it into a raging inferno. We the people must exercise our will now more than ever. FULL STORY

The Government CAN


Sung to the tune of Candy Man from Tim Hawkins....ENJOY!!

Barney Frank says Ron Paul bill will pass

The Washington Times
By Amanda Carpenter on Aug. 28, 2009 into The Back Story


House Financial Services Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, said he expects former GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul's legislation to audit the Fed to pass out of his committee in October as part of a larger regulatory package.

Rep. Paul's, Texas Republican, bill if added to Mr. Frank's other proposed reforms could give a boost to a financial regulation package the Obama Administration wanted to pass last spring. The Fed bill has 282 co-sponsors, including every Republican member of the House and a considerable number of Democrats. The Senate's lead sponsor of the bill is Sen. Bernard Sanders, a Vermont independent and self-described socialist. FULL STORY



Now we need to put as much pressure on the U. S. Senate to get Federal Reserve Sunshine Act (S.604) out of Committee and on the floor for a vote. Start calling, faxing, writing your Senators and tell them to Cosponsor S. 604. Don't stop until they do. Get your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Now I'm on some list for sure.

Name senate.gov ? (U.S. Government)
IP Address 156.33.43.# (U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms)
ISP

U.S. Senate Sergeant at Arms

Aug 28 2009 3:27:36 pm

4 minutes 51 seconds

I Must be doing something RIGHT. Look who's visiting.

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Not once but twice today

Letter to Senator Levin & Levin's Lame Response

I want everyone to know what kind of REPRESENTATION we have with our Two lame excuses of U S Senators we have. I sent this letter to Senator Levin and Stabenow. So far, I have only received a response from Levin. Stabenow usually take about 6 (six) months to reply.

Gosh, either her staff is so busy handing our money to every Tom, Dick or Bank or they are just plain LAZY. You be the judge.

Senator Carl Levin
269 RSOB
Washington, DC 20515-2202

Senator Levin,

Now that over $12 trillion have been pledged towards our financial crisis, more people than ever are concerned about where their money is going, and if it's accomplishing anything.

But in the face of an ever-worsening recession, the Federal Reserve refuses to furnish Congress and the American people with records of how the Bank is allotting and spending trillions of bailout dollars. Shrouded in secrecy, the Federal Reserve is a danger to our political process: No one knows where our money is going or what it is doing, and Chairman Bernanke has said that efforts to disclose such information are "counterproductive."

But that's my money they're using, Senator Levin! $12 trillion! And without any record of how the Federal Reserve is managing and distributing these trillions of taxpayer dollars, there is no way to know if our present course is sustainable or not.

We must know what is happening with our money, and the Federal Reserve must come clean with the American people.

Per Article I § 3 Michigan Constitution, I am INSTRUCTING you to co-sponsor S 604, The Federal Reserve Sunshine Act of 2009, and do everything in your power to see this bill through to a passing vote.

Sincerely,


__________________________
William &Rose Lear


HERE'S THE RESPONSE FROM LEVIN

Dear Mrs. Lear:

Thank you for contacting me about the Federal Reserve Sunshine Act (S.604). I am glad you shared your views with me.

As this session of Congress proceeds, the Senate will confront new legislation addressing many important and timely issues. Should legislation related to this issue come before the full Senate, I will certainly keep your views in mind.

If you have access to the Internet, a useful way to track the progress of an issue or a particular piece of legislation is through the use of my website [http://levin.senate.gov] or the Library of Congress legislative information website [http://thomas.loc.gov/]. Many of my constituents have found these sites to be valuable tools to find current information about projects I am working on, as well as about Congress in general.

Sincerely,
Carl Levin

Did I ask him to consider IF this should come up for a vote?

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!

I INSTRUCTED HIM TO SPONSOR THE BILL.

Here's my response to Levin.

Dear Senator Levin,

I guess my letter wasn't plain enough for you. I am INSTRUCTING YOU to cosponsor S. 604. Your comment that "Should legislation related to this issue come before the full Senate" is nothing more than your continued snide side stepping from the fact that your constitutes are telling you to sponsor this Bill.

If you can't or won't do as we INSTRUCT you to do Senator Levin, then it is time for you to step down and let someone who will REPRESENT THE STATE OF MICHIGAN get the job done.

We are sick and tired of the continued move to Socializing of the Country, a move from a REPUBLIC to a COMMUNIST DICTATORSHIP. You are responsible to us, not your cronies who donate to your campaigns who keep you in the cushy lifestyle you have become accustom to at our expense.

I am posting this letter to you on my blog along with your pathetic response to my letter of INSTRUCTION (per Article 1 § III of the Michigan Bill Of Rights.

Rose Lear

STATE CONSTITUTION (EXCERPT)
CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN OF 1963


§ 3 Assembly, consultation, instruction, petition.

Sec. 3.
The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.

History: Const. 1963, Art. I, § 3, Eff. Jan. 1, 1964
Former Constitution: See Const. 1908, Art. II, § 2.

Timothy Geithner - The Wall Street Journal.

In an interview released today by Digg and the Wall Street Journal, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was pressured about the growing popular movement to Audit the Fed spearheaded by Texas Congressman Ron Paul. A visibly uncomfortable Geithner attempts to dismiss the question by stating "I'm sure people understand that you want to keep politics out of monetary policy." When Geithner is again pressed on the issue, he makes the stunning assertion that conducting an audit of the Federal Reserve—something never before done in its 96 year history—is a "line that we don't want to cross," proclaiming that such a move would be "problematic for the country." Watch the interview in the player below:

The question period has ended and we posed the top questions to Treasury Secretary Geithner for our 9th installment of Digg Dialogg. The Wall Street Journal's Deputy Managing Editor, Alan Murray, posed the top questions from the Digg Community below!



Top 5 Questions:

Why has the federal reserve bank never been audited? (+1133 diggs, submitted by Borez)

Goldman Sachs is a large, profit seeking company which you were/are a part of. Isn't it a conflict of interest to funnel tax dollars into this private company using your new power as Secretary of the Treasury, keeping in mind that you and your old buddies benefit monetarily? Maybe I'm mistaken, but isn't this a textbook example of political corruption? (+729 diggs, submitted by larryjr88)

What is your position on Ron Paul's House Resolution 1207? (Which as of the writing of this question has 282 cosponsors.) http://www.auditthefed.com/ (+713 diggs, submitted by Motobike_man)

You failed to pay some of your federal taxes in 2001. And in 2002. And in 2003. And in 2004. Please explain. (+690 diggs, submitted by zwendkos)

How do you feel about the revolving door between high job positions in the treasury and Goldman Sachs? (+581 diggs, submitted by keythb)

World's Stocks Controlled by Select Few

By Lauren Schenkman, Inside Science News Service
posted: 26 August 2009 11:13 am ET


“If you would look at this locally, it's always distributed,” Glattfelder said. “If you then look at who is at the end of these links, you find that it's the same guys, [which] is not something you'd expect from the local view.”

Based on their analysis, Glattfelder and Battiston identified the ten investment entities who are “big fish” in the most countries. The biggest fish was the Capital Group Companies, with major stakes in 36 of the 48 countries studied. In identifying these major players, the physicists accounted for secondary ownership -- owning stock in companies who then owned stock in another company -- in an attempt to quantify the potential control a given agent might have in a market.

Glattfelder added that the internationalism of these powerful companies makes it difficult to gauge their economic influence. "[With] new company structures which are so big and spanning the globe, it's hard to see what they're up to and what they're doing,” he said. Large, sparse networks dominated by a few major companies could also be more vulnerable, he said. "In network speak, if those nodes fail, that has a big effect on the network."

The results will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Physical Review E. FULL STORY

Congressman Mike Rogers' opening statement on Health Care reform in Washington D.C.

Congressman Rogers' (R-Michigan 8th District) makes his opening statement on Health Care reform legislation that is under debate in Congress.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flint Township man ruffles feathers, but says his chickens won't go


by Teri Banas | The Flint Journal
Wednesday August 26, 2009, 12:57 PM

FLINT TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- -- Drew Moses loves his chickens and he loves the U.S. Bill of Rights.

And the 23-year-old unemployed welder says he's ready to stand on principle to fight for his right to raise chickens in his backyard here.

"I'm more like a freedom fighter," said Moses, who is raising 15 chickens in a deluxe backyard coop off Dutcher Road. "I think we're losing our rights really quick. I'm not just going to lay down and let it happen. That's what too many people do."


Flint Township, meanwhile, says That's what too many people do."


Flint Township, meanwhile, says Moses is in violation of a local ordinance meant to discourage residents from raising livestock on property of less than 10 acres. He's been directed to get rid of the poultry or take his chances before the judge. ">Moses is in violation of a local ordinance meant to discourage residents from raising livestock on property of less than 10 acres. He's been directed to get rid of the poultry or take his chances before the judge. FULL STORY

I would suggest that people in Flint start handing out FIJA literature and give this man some support. The Township can only win by the ignorance of the jury.

Proof of Lying By Ommision

In 1878, William H. Van Northwick of New Jersey USA wrote a fascinating 8 page pamphlet titled The Struggle of Labor with an Inflated, Unredeemed Currency and Its Paupering Results.

INTRODUCTION

BOOKLET: THE STRUGGLE OF LABOR
with an
Inflated, Unredeemed Currency,
and
IT'S PAUPERIZING RESULTS

How To Sell A Home (Err...Maybe Not!)...

If Timothy Geithner—the current United States Secretary of the Treasury—can't price his home to sell...what does that say about the ability of your clients to price a home correctly in today's market?

Watch this hilarious outtake of how NOT to sell a home. And this is from the man with a large role in directing the Federal Government's economic response to the financial crisis—unbelievable!!...

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Compulsory Vaccination in America?

$1000 Per Day Fine & 30 Days In Jail For Refusing the Swine Flu Vaccine In Massachusetts

A new law just passed in Massachusetts imposes fines of up to $1000 per day and up to a 30 day jail sentence for not obeying authorities during a public health emergency. So if you are instructed to take the swine flu vaccine in Massachusetts and you refuse, you could be facing fines that will bankrupt you and a prison sentence on top of that.

The YouTube video below is of a news report about this disturbing new law. In particular, pay attention at the 1:40 mark when the anchor and reporter discuss the new penalties for not obeying the health authorities during an emergency.....

If you have not realized it yet, the controversy over swine flu vaccinations is about to get very, very real. The authorities know that a lot of people are extremely concerned about the safety of the swine flu vaccine, and they are putting the infrastructure in place to deal with those dissenters.

Let us hope that the worst case scenario with the swine flu does not take place, but the reality is that health authorities across the United States are gearing up for the biggest vaccination campaign in the nation's history. It looks like this fall could be very, very interesting.

Remobilize gold to save the world economy!

An open letter to Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, 1979-1987;
Chairman of President Obama's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

by Antal E. Fekete
San Francisco School of Economics


Let me explain. Gold is the only ultimate extinguisher of debt. Other extinguishers do, of course, exist but they are not ultimate in that they have a counterpart in the liability column of the balance sheet of someone else. Gold has no such liability attached to it. Gold is where the buck stops. It is this property that makes gold unique as a financial asset. Historically, gold discharged its function as the ultimate extinguisher of debt through the gold clauses written into the bonds of the U.S. government before 1933. Gold could also discharge this function, albeit rather imperfectly, under the gold exchange standard of 1934 with gold redeemability limited to foreign holders. Still more imperfect was the system of fluctuating gold prices introduced in 1971, thanks to the availability of paper gold. Imperfect as though these stratagems were, they served as a pacifier to the bond market. But as the threat of permanent backwardation indicates, all offers to put monetary gold at the disposal of the international monetary system could be abruptly withdrawn. In that event there would be no ultimate extinguisher of debt. The world is totally unprepared for such a momentuous development. I ask you: are there contingency plans in the U.S. Treasury and in the Federal Reserve what to do if backwardation makes monetary gold unavailable for the indirect retirement of debt? FULL STORY

The vanishing of the gold basis


and its implications for the international monetary system

A paper presented at the Santa Colomba Conference on the
International Monetary System at the Palazzo Mundell, July 2009

by Antal Antal E. Fekete
San Francisco School of Economics


Gold futures trading started on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in Canada in 1971 at a time when ownership and trading of gold was still illegal in the United States. Upon becoming legal the bulk of gold futures trading moved to New York and Chicago.

For all these 35 years the gold markets have been in contango (with minor exceptions due to temporary friction in the delivery mechanism). The basis cannot theoretically exceed the carrying charge (the lion's share of which is interest, usually calculated on the basis of LIBOR). If it did, speculators would be able to pocket risk-free profits in buying the cash gold and selling the futures contract against it. This arbitrage would quickly push the basis back to the level of carrying charge. By contrast, should the market ever go to backwardation, there is no theoretical limit below which a negative basis could not fall. One should see clearly the economic significance of gold backwardation. It is an unmistakable indication of shortages of deliverable supplies.

On the face of it, backwardation in gold would be a rank aberration of the world economy as most of the gold produced throughout the ages is still in existence in marketable form. For this reason profit is to be made by selling cash gold while replacing it through buying the much cheaper futures contract. If people hesitate to do it, there must be a reason. Indeed, the reason is the lack of confidence that paper gold can be exchanged for physical gold at maturity as specified by the futures contract.

The basis for agricultural commodities shows a clear annual cyclical pattern that closely follows the crop year. It starts with contango just after harvest, and ends with backwardation when supplies are drawn down just before the new crop is brought in. FULL STORY

Mind blowing speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans to destroy America

Proof that the NEW WORLD ORDER has been planned by the elite. Robert Welch, Founder of The John Birch Society, predicted today's problems with uncanny accuracy back in 1958 and prescribed solutions in 1974 that are very similar to Ron Paul's positions today. This is proof that there are plans in place by the elite to systemically disassemble US sovereignty. I wonder who those elite are.

Inflation Breeds Even More Inflation

Mises Daily by Thorsten Polleit | Posted on 8/25/2009 12:00:00 AM


I. Warning Against Fiduciary Media
Early in the 20th century, Ludwig von Mises warned against the consequences of granting the government control over the money supply. Such a regime inevitably creates money through bank credit that is not backed by real savings — a type of money that Mises termed "fiduciary media."

In 1912, Mises wrote,

It would be a mistake to assume that the modern organization of exchange is bound to continue to exist. It carries within itself the germ of its own destruction; the development of the fiduciary medium must necessarily lead to its breakdown.[1]


It is an inflationary regime. The relentless rise in the money stock necessarily reduces the purchasing power of money to below the level that would prevail had the money supply not been increased. Early receivers of the new money benefit at the expense of those receiving it later. FULL STORY

THE MARTENSON REPORT
The Shell Game - How the Federal Reserve is Monetizing Debt



Sunday, August 2, 2009
Executive Summary


The Federal Reserve and the federal government are attempting to "plug the gap" caused by a slowdown of private credit/debt creation.

Non-US demand for the dollar must remain high, or the dollar will fall.

Demand for US assets is in negative territory for 2009

The TIC report and Federal Reserve Custody Account are reviewed and compared

The Federal Reserve has effectively been monetizing US government debt by cleverly enabling foreign central banks to swap their Agency debt for Treasury debt.

The shell game that the Fed is currently playing obscures the fact that money is being printed out of thin air and used to buy US government debt.

The Federal Reserve is monetizing US Treasury debt and is doing so openly, both through its $300 billion commitment to buy Treasuries and by engaging in a sleight of hand maneuver that would make a street hustler from Brooklyn blush.

This report will wade through some technical details in order to illuminate a complicated issue, but you should take the time to learn about this because it is essential to understanding what the future may hold. FULL STORY

The Quiet Coup



By Simon Johnson


Cleaning up the megabanks will be complex. And it will be expensive for the taxpayer; according to the latest IMF numbers, the cleanup of the banking system would probably cost close to $1.5 trillion (or 10percent of our GDP) in the long term. But only decisive government action-exposing the full extent of the financial rot and restoring some set of banks to publicly verifiable health-can cure the financial sector as a whole.

This may seem like strong medicine. But in fact, while necessary, it is insufficient. The second problem the U.S. faces- the power of the oligarchy- is just as important as the immediate crisis of lending. And the advice from the IMF on this front would again be simple: break the oligarchy.

In my view, the U.S. faces two plausible scenarios. The first involves complicated bank-by-bank deals and a continual drumbeat of (repeated) bailouts, like the ones we saw in February with Citigroup and AIG. The administration will try to muddle through, and confusion will reign.

Boris Fyodorov, the late finance minister of Russia, struggled for much of the past 20 years against oligarchs, corruption, and abuse of authority in all its forms. He liked to say that confusion and chaos were very much in the interests of the powerful-letting them take things, legally and illegally, with impunity. When inflation is high, who can say what a piece of property is really worth? When the credit system is supported by byzantine government arrangements and backroom deals, how do you know that you aren't being fleeced?

Our future could be one in which continued tumult feeds the looting of the financial system, and we talk more and more about exactly how our oligarchs became bandits and how the economy just can't seem to get into gear.

The second scenario begins more bleakly, and might end that way too. But it does provide at least some hope that we'll be shaken out of our torpor. It goes like this: the global economy continues to deteriorate, the banking system in east-central Europe collapses, and-because eastern Europe's banks are mostly owned by western European banks-justifiable fears of government insolvency spread throughout the Continent. Creditors take further hits and confidence falls further. The Asian economies that export manufactured goods are devastated, and the commodity producers in Latin America and Africa are not much better off. A dramatic worsening of the global environment forces the U.S. economy, already staggering, down onto both knees. The baseline growth rates used in the administration's current budget are increasingly seen as unrealistic, and the rosy "stress scenario" that the U.S. Treasury is currently using to evaluate banks' balance sheets becomes a source of great embarrassment.

Under this kind of pressure, and faced with the prospect of a national and global collapse, minds may become more concentrated. FULL STORY

Judge Orders Fed To Disclose Who Received Bailout Trillions

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A New York District Judge has ordered the Federal Reserve to disclose the destination of around $2 trillion dollars in bailout funds after the Fed failed to convince the Judge that the records should be exempt from the Freedom of Information Act.

“Manhattan Chief U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska rejected the central bank’s argument that the records aren’t covered by the law because their disclosure would harm borrowers’ competitive positions. The collateral lists “are central to understanding and assessing the government’s response to the most cataclysmic financial crisis in America since the Great Depression,” according to the lawsuit that led to yesterday’s ruling,” reports Bloomberg, the news outlet that originally filed the lawsuit. FULL STORY

U.S Border Invasion Pictures

Thousands of individuals from foreign countries walk unchallenged across our southern border every day. We don't know who they are, where they come from, or their intentions. It is an invasion by definition, and our government condones it.

This website presents current and undeniable documentation.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Redress of grievances ignored by Representatives

July 28, 1:49 AMLake County Independent ExaminerRobert Rule

If you are familiar with the Constitution of the United States of America, you know that in the very first Amendment the people have the right to petition Government for redress of Grievances. In an average pocket Constitution there are about five pages. Almost three of those pages are the grievances written by the Continental Congress in our Declaration of Independence (video) against the King of England. The Continental Congress was assembled for this very reason. According to Constitutional experts this went on for eleven years before the Declaration of Independence was written which contains those grievances. FULL STORY

The Appropriate Next Step for the Free People of America: Location and Dates Announced for Modern-Day Continental Congress


Citizens Step Up to Make Historic Record, Secure Constitutional Obedience, Hold Government Accountable


WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Constitutional activist Robert L. Schulz, chairman of We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc and We The People Congress, Inc, today announced plans to move forward with a Continental Congress, a national assembly of citizen-nominated and elected delegates representing The People of the fifty states and D.C., to convene from November 9-22, 2009 at the Pheasant Run Conference Center in St. Charles, Illinois. Attendees will establish a formal historical record that documents, before a worldwide audience, the record of constitutional violations which have taken place over many years, crossing all branches of government and both political parties, and are devastating America. Delegates will collaborate, debate and develop real-world strategies and civic actions to restore Constitutional obedience. Continental Congress 2009 is to defend, not amend the current Constitution.

The decision to organize CC2009 comes on the heels of more than fourteen years of Petitioning the Government for Redress of repeated violations of the Constitution by Schulz and members of We The People Foundation, along with an increasing number of Americans who are demanding constitutional accountability from their government officials. Schulz has established a long and thorough legal record of those violations and government's refusal to respond when obligated to do so under the accountability clause of the 1st Amendment -- the People's CAPSTONE RIGHT.

Volunteer groups in each state are being organized to inform and invite citizen participation leading to the Continental Congress. Delegates to the meeting will be elected from a national pool of American citizens required to have a proven passion for the Constitution. Schulz and others associated with the event hope the seats will be filled with "America's best" as constitutional scholars, authors, activists and champions of popular sovereignty, nominated by their fellow citizens. Nominations are now taking place through the event's "state pages" which can be found through www.givemeliberty.org or www.cc2009.us FULL STORY

Press Advisory: Citizens Rising in Defense of the Constitution Location, Dates, Details Announced

CNBC Aug 10, 2009



WASHINGTON, Aug 10, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- National Historic Event To Provide The Record For The American People To Hold Government Accountable The following was released today, Monday, August 10, 2009, by We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education: WHO: Constitutional activist Robert L. Schulz of We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, Inc., and We The People Congress, Inc. Thirty years experience Petitioning State and Federal Government for Redress of violations of State FULL STORY

U.S. grants $1.2 billion for electronic health records

I know that Congress must read the news. Why are they funding these grants to place every American at risk for Identity Theft?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday announced grants of almost $1.2 billion to help hospitals and healthcare providers implement and use electronic health records.

The Obama administration has made the overhaul of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system the centerpiece of its domestic agenda, including the use of technology to improve efficiency and cut costs.

The grants include $598 million to set up some 70 health information technology centers to help healthcare institutions acquire electronic health record systems and $564 million to develop a nationwide system of health information networks, Vice President Joe Biden's office said in a statement.

"Expanding the use of electronic health records is fundamental to reforming our healthcare system," said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, unveiling the grants with Biden in Chicago. FULL STORY

Medical Problems Could Include Identity Theft



The last time federal data on the crime was collected, for a 2007 report, more than 250,000 Americans a year were victims of medical identity theft. That number has almost certainly increased since then, because of the increased use of electronic medical records systems built without extensive safeguards, said Pam Dixon, executive director of the nonprofit World Privacy Forum and author of a report on medical identity theft. FULL STORY

Hackers steal UC Berkeley health records


Published: 2009-05-11

The University of California at Berkeley started warning students and alumni on Friday that online thieves infiltrated the school's restricted servers and stole medical records on more than 160,000 individuals.

The database exposed by the breach held information on UC Berkeley's students, alumni and staff, including health insurance information and Social Security numbers, the university said in a statement. The breach lasted from October 9, 2008 to April 9, 2009 (corrected), when campus administrators performing maintenance on the systems detected the intrusion. Early evidence uncovered in the investigation suggests the attack came from overseas and accessed the secured databases by compromising a public Web site run on the same server. FULL STORY

Hackers Break Into Virginia Health Professions Database, Demand Ransom



Hackers last week broke into a Virginia state Web site used by pharmacists to track prescription drug abuse. They deleted records on more than 8 million patients and replaced the site's homepage with a ransom note demanding $10 million for the return of the records, according to a posting on Wikileaks.org, an online clearinghouse for leaked documents.

Wikileaks reports that the Web site for the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program was defaced last week with a message claiming that the database of prescriptions had been bundled into an encrypted, password-protected file. FULL STORY


3 men charged with largest data theft in US



New Jersey, August 18:In what is being touted by the U.S. Justice Department as “the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted” a former Secret Service informant Albert Gonzales and his two accomplices have been charged with allegedly stealing 130 million credit and debit card accounts from major retail chains.

According to the Department of Justice, (DOJ) Gonzalez, 28, of Miami and his two Russian co-workers are accused of hacking the computer network of the New Jersey based Heartland Payment Systems, the sixth largest credit card processor of the nation.

They also managed to penetrate the electronic data of customers at the national convenience store 7-Eleven Inc. and Hannaford Bros. supermarkets.

In addition two more companies were hit whose violations have not been made public. FULL STORY

Still want your doctor sharing your medical information with some data storage company? I don't. Once your identity is stolen, try to convince the creditors that you don't owe the debt they want to collect.

Buffett says unchecked U.S. debt threatens economy:



WASHINGTON (Reuters) "The United States economy is now out of the emergency room and appears to be on a slow path to recovery," Buffett wrote.

"But enormous dosages of monetary medicine continue to be administered and, before long, we will need to deal with their side effects. For now, most of those effects are invisible and could indeed remain latent for a long time. Still, their threat may be as ominous as that posed by the financial crisis itself."

Buffett said a revived economy will not be able to generate enough revenues to bridge the gap between outlays and receipts, so changes in taxes and spending will be required.

Politicians will not likely have the will to raise taxes or slow spending, so they may opt to quietly let inflation increase, a move that will "confiscate" wealth and allow the United States to evolve into a "banana republic economy", he said.

"Our immediate problem is to get our country back on its feet and flourishing -- 'whatever it takes' still makes sense," Buffet said in the paper.

But once recovery is gained, Congress must end the rise in the debt-to-GDP ratio and keep its growth in obligations in line with its growth in resources, he wrote.

"Unchecked carbon emissions will likely cause icebergs to melt. Unchecked greenback emissions will certainly cause the purchasing power of currency to melt. The dollar's destiny lies with Congress," he said. FULL STORY

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another Baby Step to Liberty

Please read the report below from Campaign4Liberty on the State Resolution SCR004/SR17 10th Amendment State Sovereignty.

Remember Article 1 §3 Michigan Bill of Rights or Declaration of Rights (It means the same thing)

§ 3 Assembly, consultation, instruction, petition.
Sec. 3.

The people have the right peaceably to assemble, to consult for the common good, to instruct their representatives and to petition the government for redress of grievances.


WTP Congress members know how the petition process works and we need to continue this process here within our state and work from the bottom up. We should all be sending Bob Schultz a BIG THANK YOU for teaching us the process of Petition for Redress.

Rose Lear

C4L wrote:



Don't ever let anyone tell you that the rule of law is dead. Our Founders understood that it would fall to the will of the people to hold their elected representatives to the letter of the law, namely the Constitution.

Today, during a Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, a well informed group of citizen patriots made their will known in concise, humble, but realistic terms. They reminded members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that their sworn oaths to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Sovereign State of Michigan and its citizens is Job #1.

Citizens of Michigan filled the chamber as the Judiciary Committee heard testimony in favor of SCR004/SR17, which reaffirms Michigan's Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment. Introduced by Senator Bruce Patterson, passage of the Concurrent Resolution became a goal of Campaign for Liberty - Michigan. Numerous members of the trans-partisan group, along with approximately 100 dedicated citizens, most constituents of Committee Members, unequivocally expressed their support for the measure. Through civic education, petition drives, information sharing, media contacts, neighborhood canvassing, phone banking and participation at numerous public events, Campaign for Liberty members across the State were instrumental in engaging the public, and bringing the issue to state-wide attention.

During opening ! statemen ts, Senator Patterson and several other committee members stated that in their entire careers of public service, they had never experienced such a display of public support for a Resolution. Patterson's comments were punctuated with the brandishing of heavy stacks of personal petitions of support from "the People", collected and hand-carried to his Lansing office by C4L members. "To ignore the will of the people with a no vote", he stated, "was tantamount to violating the oath sworn by each of us upon entering public office".

Those present also got to witness first hand the "carrot and stick" approach often used by the Federal Government in dealing with the States, as the session began with debate of a resolution concerning the possibility of the Obama Administration transferring several "enemy combatants" currently housed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to a soon-to-be closed prison facility in Standish, Michigan. The promise of jobs and federal funding was dangled as the carrot to encourage agreement. However, in testimony before the Committee, Congressman Pete Hoekstra pointed out that before agreeing to house such suspects within our state, Senators should insist on the declassification and sharing of evidence and background information on each of the prisoners in order to determine the risk to the Citizens of Michigan. Hoekstra also mentioned the possibility of de-funding by the Congress after initial implementation, leaving Michigan with another unfunded liability and added pressure on our State budget and taxpayers.

At the conclusion of the hearing, the Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to report SCR004/SR17 out of committee, with recommendation for approval. The issue will now go to the full Senate for debate and vote. A similar resolution HCR004, introduced by Representative Paul Opsommer, has been bogged down in the House Government Operations Committee, with no schedule for hearing. A little taste of Campaign for Liberty-style cit! izen act ivism may just do the trick.

It appears that the people of Michigan have finally awakened to the abuse of power being visited upon us by our out-of-control Federal Government. Our last best hope may lie with the reassertion of State and individual sovereignty. Nullification of unconstitutional federal law has always been the pervue of State Legislatures, and the people through the jury process.

Thanks go to all of you who traveled to Lansing to help deliver this message. Our return to individual liberty has just begun. Let this be our wake-up call. Never again can we allow our government to break the chains imposed upon it by our Constitution. We must remain vigilant, informed, and dedicated to the liberty and freedom promised by our Founders.

We are so proud of all of you,

Campaign for Liberty
CJ Schuman
David Dudenhoefer
Dan Osterman
Trish Kraus

and liberty-minded Michiganders everywhere

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mackinac Center Posts Hundreds of New School Employee Union Contracts Online

Center’s ‘Michigan School Databases’ updated with current collective bargaining agreements and available to the public


MIDLAND — More than 400 collective bargaining agreements from school districts across Michigan have been made available to the public today, announced Michael Van Beek, director of education policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The online database contains PDF files of current and expired collective bargaining agreements covering unionized employees such as teachers, bus drivers, custodians, mechanics, librarians, secretaries and a variety of other positions at all 551 school districts in Michigan. The database, along with reports on school district revenue, expenditures and checkbook registers, can be found at www.michiganschooldatabases.org. FULL STORY

MACKINAC CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY

Man carries assault rifle to Obama protest -- and it's legal



PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events. FULL STORY

‘We Will Forcefully Resist People Forcing Their Will On Us’



By DAVID WEIGEL 8/18/09 10:35 AM

In an interview at the Freedom’s Phoenix web site, Hancock conducts a longer interview with Chris and other protesters carrying guns at the rally.

“I’m almost always armed,” says Chris. “Sometimes when I take a shower I leave it on the sink.”

Watch the video after the jump.

Nixon Ends Bretton Woods International Monetary System



And how has this worked for us?

US Debt Clock

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WATCH THE DEBT CLOCK SPIN WWW.USDEBTCLOCK.ORG

Peter Schiff on Fox Business 8-13-09 - PS2010 - "How to Cure Healthcare reform"

Social Security crunch coming fast

The debate over health care has captured everyone's attention, but it appears the next big government program that needs to be addressed will be Social Security. That's the focus of the July 30 article "The next great bailout: Social Security" by Allan Sloan, Fortune's senior editor at large.

Those who've been paying attention have long known there is no money in the Social Security Trust Fund -- it's all been spent. Thus, former Vice President Al Gore's famous assessment that Social Security receipts should be placed in a "lockbox" was actually correct.

Given that so few people really understand the Ponzi nature of the current Social Security financing scheme -- created in 1983 by a commission chaired by none other than the world's greatest serial blower of bubbles, Alan Greenspan -- I decided to reprise Sloan's article. (The Social Security problem is especially important because it likely will put additional pressure on the dollar and on bonds, and exacerbate the funding crisis down the road.) FULL STORY

Misleading the Public: How the Social Security Trust Fund Really Works


There is no cash in the Social Security trust fund, and there never has been any. The best way to fix Social Security, so that taxpayers will not have to pump hundreds of billions ...FULL STORY

ARE MEXICAN DRUG CARTELS SETTING CALIFORNIA FIRES?

By Michael Cutler August 18, 2009
NewsWithViews.com


Michael W. Cutler graduated from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 1971 with a B.A. in Communications Arts and Sciences. Mr. Cutler began working for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in October 1971 when he entered on duty as an Immigration Inspector assigned to John F. Kennedy International Airport. In August 1975 he became a Criminal Investigator (Special Agent) for the INS at NYC.

He rotated through virtually every squad in the Investigations Branch. From 1988 until 1991 he was assigned as the INS representative to the Unified Intelligence Division (UID) of the DEA in New York. In 1991 he was promoted to the position of Senior Special Agent and was assigned to the Organized Crime, Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) which required that he work with members of other law enforcement agencies including the FBI, DEA, ATF, U.S. Customs and local and state police as well as law enforcement organizations of other countries including Israel, Canada, Great Britain and Japan, to conduct investigations of aliens involved in major drug trafficking organizations. He retired from the INS in February 2002, after a career that spanned some 30 years.

Finally, Michael Cutler has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Lou Dobbs, Fox News, MSNBC and many other television and radio news-oriented programs to discuss the enforcement of immigration laws.


The news report makes clear the amount of damage that the fire started by the drug gang members has caused- to quote from the article:

In Southern California's Santa Barbara County, a weeklong blaze has charred more than 84,000 acres, investigators said. The fire originated at an illegal marijuana camp believed to be run by a Mexican drug organization, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit said in a news release Saturday night. FULL STORY

Six Months Later and What Do You Get?

Six Months After President Obama and the Democratic Congress passed the stimulus package, what do you get?

2.1 Million Lost Jobs and a $1.8 Trillion Budget Deficit.

Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case in History

I don't know when the people in this country are going to learn. Not only does it make more sense today not to have credit cards, but by using credit and debit cards, you increase your chances of Identity Theft.

Monday, August 17, 2009
Fox News

Federal Authorities indicted three men in New Jersey in a massive identity theft case that the Justice Department is labeling as the largest in American history.

Albert Gonzalez of Miami, 28, is charged with acting with two unnamed conspirators to locate large corporations and steal vital account information in a crime that the Department of Justice calls "the single largest hacking and identity theft case ever prosecuted."

Authorities say more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen in a corporate data breach involving three different corporations and two individuals. The card numbers, along with additional account information, were allegedly stolen from Princeton-based Heartland Payment Systems; 7-Eleven Inc., a Texas-based convenience store chain and Hannaford Brothers Company, a Maine-based supermarket chain. FULL STORY



It all starts with the STATE demanding your Social Security Number on your drivers license. Doctors now demand your Social Security Number, Banks, Credit Card Companies, Insurances Companies.

This is all in VIOLATION of Bill of Rights Article IV.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Real ID Exposed at National Press Club with Mark Lerner, Host



Monday, August 17, 2009

08/12/2009 Freedom Watch 27 w/ Tom Woods, Ron Paul, Nick Gillespie, David Boaz, Bob Shultz, John Dennis

Ron Paul Supporter takes gun to Obama town hall meeting - RP2012

RP2012 - The Ron Paul Supporter who took a gun to one of the Obama town hall meetings is interviewed on by Chris Matthews no MSNBC. Vote Ron Paul in 2012!

“America lives in a fascist state” – Gerald Celente

The merger of corporate and government powers in modern America is plain and simple fascism, believes Gerald Celente, the founder of the Trends Research Institute and publisher of Trends Journal

Celente takes an in-depth look at what AIG and Goldman Sachs really are and the people behind them; explains the policies of the Obama’s administration, and the moral basis for a forthcoming




SBAM on Taxes & Spending

Instead of pushing for a "Fair Tax" Amendment in the next election, the state legislators need to do the same as any company is now being forced to do. Cut spending overhead. Where is the greatest expense? Employee Benefits!!! The Auto Worker Unions have had to concede that the cost of Health and Retirement had become Unsustainable. Well, so has the Employee Benefits of the State and Local Employees here in Michigan. This is the first place that Michigan Legislators should be looking to cup spending.

The second place is cutting the waist out of the many programs and yes, it means cutting government jobs. There will be plenty of Private Small Business ready to hire if Michigan's Legislators simply start using a little common sense.

POSTED AT SMAB

Bottom line: protecting small business from high taxes means that those small businesses will have more money to grow their businesses, hire more employees, and pay good wages.

The surcharge placed on the Michigan Business Tax (MBT) must be repealed. The surcharge is a major obstacle that stands in the way of job growth. In the absence of an outright repeal, immediate action should be given to reducing the rate until it is repealed. Bottom line: protecting small business from high taxes means that those small businesses will have more money to grow their businesses, hire more employees, and pay good wages.

No new tax breaks for specific companies or industries should be signed into law until the MBT surcharge has been repealed. The current policy of giving tax breaks to specific companies or industries is a major impediment to our goal of broad tax relief for job providers. Broad tax relief, such as the repeal of the surcharge, will have the greatest impact on job creation for Michigan. Until we are able to provide this relief, we should stop issuing credits to the special few.

We must cut government spending. The current level of state spending is simply more than taxpayers can afford. Last year’s budget included a 42 percent tax increase on job providers – the last thing Michigan needed in this poor economy. There are currently many government reform proposals that deserve support. Examples include corrections reform such as detailed by Public Sector Consultants (among others) as well as state employee benefit reform. SBAM has shown how hundreds of millions of dollars could be saved if state employees received health benefits similar to what most small business employees receive.

SBAM stands ready to strongly support any elected official who takes the risk of proposing and fighting for tough budget cuts. We do not argue that cutting government spending is easy. There are hundreds of special interests who fight to get more money from the state. SBAM pledges to fight alongside those who show leadership and stand up to the special interests that fight against government reform.

The Small Business Alternative Profits Tax should be expanded so that more small businesses are eligible. We oppose officer compensation being used as part of any definition of small business for the purposes of determining who qualifies for the small business alternative tax. Tax relief for these businesses will mean more jobs.

Permanently end the Estate Tax. In 2001, federal legislation passed that incrementally reduced the estate tax rate and increased the exemption until 2009. That tax is completely eliminated in 2010, but it comes back in full-force in 2011. Michigan’s estate tax is tied to the federal tax and that has led to the current situation where Michigan does not have an estate tax. Should the federal estate tax be re-established in 2011, the state estate tax will also be back in effect. One-third of small businesses today would have to sell or liquidate part of their firm should they have to pay estate taxes if it is to come back in full. Action will be necessary to protect small businesses from this burdensome and unjust tax.

Swine flu jab link to killer nerve disease:veals concern of neurologists over 25 deaths in America

By JO MACFARLANE
Last updated at 11:05 PM on 15th August 2009

The letter, sent to about 600 neurologists on July 29, is the first sign that there is concern at the highest levels that the vaccine itself could cause serious complications.

It refers to the use of a similar swine flu vaccine in the United States in 1976 when:

• More people died from the vaccination than from swine flu.

• 500 cases of GBS were detected.

• The vaccine may have increased the risk of contracting GBS by eight times.

• The vaccine was withdrawn after just ten weeks when the link with GBS became clear.

• The US Government was forced to pay out millions of dollars to those affected.


Concerns have already been raised that the new vaccine has not been sufficiently tested and that the effects, especially on children, are unknown.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1206807/Swine-flu-jab-link-killer-nerve-disease-Leaked-letter-reveals-concern-neurologists-25-deaths-America.html#ixzz0ORv4OmMb

Friday, August 14, 2009

Extraordinary Rejection of Basic Constitutional Rights by 7th Circuit Appeals Court

Rejection of a hearing "en banc" (full panel) by the 7th Circuit would appear to mean that this Court does not recognize Mr. Benson's right to prove - with evidence comprised of public documents - his research which has shown that the 16th Amendment was not properly ratified. At stake is Benson's right to continue disseminating his research under publication entitled "The Law That Never Was," together with exposure to additional criminal prosecution.

You'll want to listen to Atty Dickstein's oral argument before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (likely, more than once) and decide for yourself how URGENT it is that the Benson case is heard before the Supreme Court.

Determine for yourself how URGENT it is for you to pass this along to your networks.

DEQ Gives Homeowner Permit to Dump Nearly One Billion Gallons of Ground Water Down the Drain

The property across the street being flooded is a Blue Berry Farm. My question is, "Does the DEQ, County Drain Commission, Township, or the State give a Damn about the fact that these people for a mile radius are being flooded by this one man's pumping ground water? Where is the GOP on this issue. After all, they do control Ottawa County.

Oh, I forgot, they hold all the elected positions in Grand Haven Township, Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, Drain Commission, and pretty much everything else in Ottawa County.

Anyone who would look up the Grand Haven Township Ordinances would find that the Township has the authority to shut down this pump. So why haven't they? The County has the authority to shut down this pump. So why haven't they?

Aug 8, 2009 at 12:49PM by Jack Hoogendyk

Do you remember the big battle in Evart, Michigan between Ice Mountain and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)? Nestle Waters was trying to create hundreds of jobs by bottling fresh ground water for retail sale. The DEQ, joined by the environmental groups like the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (MCWC), argued that Ice Mountain would deplete the ground water, causing damage to nearby lakes and streams. The case dragged on for years, coming to a final conclusion only last month when Ice Mountain agreed to pump no more than 313,000 gallons of groundwater per day. Originally, Ice Mountain had been granted permission to pump 576,000 gallons per day.

Terry Swier, president of the MCWC, called the settlement a victory for her organization. "This will leave more water in the system and should eliminate the more serious impacts" to the waterways that were threatened by the withdrawals, Swier said.

My question is this: If the DEQ and the MCWC were willing to fight so hard protect the ground water and the environment in that case, where are they on the situation in Grand Haven Township?

Look closely at the picture on the right. What you are looking at is called an "outfall structure." It is essentially a well with a pump at the bottom capable of extracting up to 450,000 gallons of fresh ground water per day. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

How did this pump get here? The short version of the story goes like this. A property owner applied for and was given a permit to build a home. Just before construction began, the builder decided to move the foundation from the back of the property to the front. After digging the foundation and putting in the basement, they discovered they were in a high water table. They tried installing a sump pump but it couldn't keep up. They ended up installing the outfall structure you see in the picture. This pristine water is being extracted from the water table and dumped, ostensibly into a county drain.

The problem is, the county drain doesn't go anywhere, leaving the potential for severe flooding of the neighborhood, especially when there is a wet, rainy period like we had last Spring. This causes damage to crops, property values and the highway that runs about 50 feet from the pump. Granted, the water eventually percolates back into the ground, but doesn't seem like a waste of quality ground water to allow this to happen? Why are environmental groups and the DEQ not taking action to prevent this waste? A neighbor across the street has been inquiring of the DEQ, the Drain Commissioner, the Township Board, the Department of Transportation and the County Road Commission. No action has been taken. This situation has been ongoing for over one year.

When pressed on the issue, legal counsel for the DEQ said in effect: "Oh, we didn't give them permission to pump all that water, we just granted them a permit to put the pipe in the ground." Who knew that all that water would come spewing out of the pipe? Where are the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation on this one? STORY

CODE RED - TERRORIST ATTACK - SWINE FLU VACC.

As a person who has NEVER had a flu shot in my life, I hope that each and every one of you watch this video and listen very closely to what is being said.

The only people I know who get the flu year after year are the ones who run to GET THAT FLU SHOT. You can protect your immune system by using supplements and immune builders. I DON'T GET THE FLUE.

Action Alert - Freedom Watch VOTE!

Earlier this year, I sent out a sample letter to send to your state Rep's to support this Resolution. It is here at the State and Local levels of government where we will have the most effect. Make your voices heard by showing up for this if at all possible.

Rose Lear

Below is CJ Schuman's e-mail regarding SCR004 Michigan Sovereignty Under 10th Amendment. Please let everyone you know, if they can attend, please do.

To Our Patriot Friends;

Campaign for Liberty has been notified by Michigan State Senator Bruce Patterson that his legislation, SCR 004 / SR 17, Michigan Sovereignty Under the 10th Amendment is scheduled for hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, August 18, 1:00, Rm 210 Farnum Bldg.

C4L has been diligently working with Senator Patterson, collecting petitions, making phone calls, etc. in an effort to bring this legislation out of committee, and get it to the Senate floor for debate. We have pledged to "fill the room" with supporters when the Committee meets on it.

If you are able to travel to Lansing on this date, please join us for this most important hearing. Attendees are asked to wear appropriate business attire, remain respectful at all times, and do not disrupt or act in a fashion unbecoming a thoughtful citizen (no signs). Our group will gather at the statue in front of the Capitol Building between noon-12:30, and will proceed to the hearing at 12:45 If you have petitions that need to be turned in, please bring them with you. If you want to double-check the status of the meeting before leaving home, please call Senator Patterson's intern Scott at 517 373-1606.

Those of you who are unable to attend can also do your share. Please call one, two, or all of the Judiciary Committee members, and ask them to support this critical legislation.

With all the new Federal legislative mandates and regulations coming out of Washington, it is more important than ever that we never forget that Michigan is a sovereign state, and we are its sovereign citizens. The Judiciary Committee members are:

(Chair) Wayne Kuipers (R-30) 517 373-6920

(V Chair) Alan Cropsy (R-33) 517 373-3760 (Co-Sponsor)

Alan Sanborn (R-11) 517 373-7670 (Co-Sponsor)

Bruce Patterson (R-7) 517 373-7350 (Sponsor)

Tony Stamas (R-36) 517 373-7946

(Min VC) Gretchen Whitmer (D-23) 517 373-1734

Hansen Clarke (D-1) 517 373-7346

Ray Basham (D-8) 517 373-7800

Thanks for all you do,

CJ Schuman
Campaign for Liberty
Wayne County Coordinator

p.s. feel free to share this with your liberty-minded friends, family, and neighbors.

HCR 0004 of 2009 House Concurrent Resolution A concurrent resolution to affirm Michigan's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and to urge the federal government to halt its practice of imposing mandates upon the states for purposes not enumerated by the Constitution of the United States.
Last Action: 01/22/2009 - referred to Committee on Government Operations

SCR 0004 of 2009 Senate Concurrent Resolution A concurrent resolution to affirm Michigan's sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not enumerated and granted to the federal government.
Last Action: 03/03/2009 - REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Glenn Beck: How Much Is Your Life Worth? Obama's 'Health Care'.

Will Michigan Nullify Federal Gun Laws?

Posted on 12 August 2009
by Michael Boldin


Introduced in the Michigan House on August 11, 2009, the “Firearms Freedom Act” (HB-5232) seeks “to make certain findings regarding intrastate commerce; to prohibit federal regulation of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition involved purely in intrastate commerce in [the State of Michigan]; to provide for certain exceptions to federal regulation; and to establish certain manufacturing requirements.”

The bill was authored by Rep. Phillip Pavlov and currently has 44 co-sponsors.

While the HB5232’s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendment’s limit on the power of the federal government. It specifically states:

The regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under amendments IX and X of the constitution of the United States, particularly if not expressly preempted by federal law. Congress has not expressly preempted state regulation of intrastate commerce pertaining to the manufacture on an intrastate basis of firearms, firearms accessories, and ammunition.
Some supporters of the legislation say that a successful application of such a state-law would set a strong precedent and open the door for states to take their own positions on a wide range of activities that they see as not being authorized to the Federal Government by the Constitution.

Firearms Freedom Acts have already passed in both Montana and Tennessee, and have been introduced in a number of other states around the country. There’s been no lack of controversy surrounding them, either. The Tenth Amendment Center recently reported on the ATF’s position that such laws don’t matter:

The Federal Government, by way of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms expressed its own view of the Tenth Amendment this week when it issued an open letter to ‘all Tennessee Federal Firearms Licensees’ in which it denounced the opinion of Beavers and the Tennessee legislature. ATF assistant director Carson W. Carroll wrote that ‘Federal law supersedes the Act’, and thus the ATF considers it meaningless.

Constitutional historian Kevin R.C. Gutzman sees this as something far removed from the founders’ vision of constitutional government:

“Their view is that the states exist for the administrative convenience of the Federal Government, and so of course any conflict between state and federal policy must be resolved in favor of the latter.”

“This is another way of saying that the Tenth Amendment is not binding on the Federal Government. Of course, that amounts to saying that federal officials have decided to ignore the Constitution when it doesn’t suit them.” FULL STORY


H.R. 45: A Call to Action



Watch NAGR Director Dudley Brown's Executive Briefing on H.R. 45, Barack Obama's Gun Control Package

Obama Facing Looming Social Security Crisis

Although calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme — think of the huge frauds that sent billionaires Bernard Madoff and R. Allen Stanford to prison — may be a bit of a stretch, there is one clear similarity.

As in a Ponzi scheme, the concept works fine at first. So long as there are more new "investors" pumping money into the system to pay off the earlier ones, everyone is happy. But at some point not enough new money is coming in and the scheme collapses.

"We had a remarkable 25-year run in terms of the economy. We had this wonderful demographic holiday where the baby boomers were moving through their main earning years," said William Gale, co-director of the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.

"Now, the economy's in tatters, the boomers are ready to retire, the world is sick of our debt. The problems are much bigger," said Gale.

With baby boomers working, Social Security — the biggest social spending program — has produced a surplus that has helped finance the rest of the government for the past quarter century. But that will change within a decade.

Trustees of the system recently said that in 2016 — a year earlier than previously forecast — money paid out in benefits will start exceeding the tax dollars flowing in. With no changes, Social Security will be completely depleted in 2037, the trustees said. FULL STORY