A song by the Beach Boys? Yep. A snapshot of America? Yep. We are at war against Islamofascists and also against anti-American socialists who wish to remake the nation. I don't want to see a reinstitution of the Soviet Union nor do I intend to live by Sharia Law!!!
Hero - the guy who posted the Shrimp Taco sign, Bob McCarthy, on the internet.
"After President Barack Obama won the Nobel Prize for Peace for less than two weeks of work in the Oval Office, the once-prestigious award has become as easy to get as an order of shrimp tacos." Who was the guy who put it up in real life?
Villain - The Red Queen, Nancy Pelosi, who will take off your head if you defy her quest to install Obamacare.
"It has come to this, America. Democrats have decided that if you don’t agree with their policies, you are to be fined. And if you don’t pay the fine, you are a criminal and will be sentenced to jail. That’s right, Democrats are criminalizing dissent."
"In reply the JCT outlines the exact language in the bill that proves that Pelosi and her Democrat leaders want to turn YOU into a federal criminal if you don’t wantto buy her health insurance. Criminal penalties include:
- Section 7203 – misdemeanor willful failure to pay is punishable by a fine of up to $25,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year.
- Section 7201 – felony willful evasion is punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or imprisonment of up to five years.”
Is it Constitutional? Apparently they just don’t care."Heck, Harry Reid doesn't even know what the 16th amendment to the Constitution says. He thinks paying taxes is "voluntary!" Democrats apparently neither know nor care what the Constitution says.
Senator Lugar with honorary degree recipients at the 2009 Ball State Commencement. He is the second one from the left.
Senator Richard Lugar - Either the Senator or one of his aides sent a personal reply to an email sent to his office by us last week. I have signed up for his newsletter and have sent several emails to him, but this time it displayed a different return email address and included specific answers to my questions and concerns. Way to be a representative of your constituents rather than a fat-cat political hack, Senator!!! Thank you for agreement concerning the dangers of this gargantuan and stupid health care bill that no one can fully understand and few if any of the people in Washington have even read! Nancy Pelosi is trying to ram a nation-destroying healthcare bill that no one understands down our throats in a Saturday session in the House and hopefully the Representatives with common sense and honor will refuse to be strongarmed, but if they are I am counting on Dick Lugar to stand up for Americans and fight it to the bitter end.
Villain - Another Islamic terrorist but this one was in our own colors! The Islamofascist coward actually took yet another victim... In gunning down a pregnant young woman, he took her baby as well.
Angel has a rant about the idiots who pretend this was not a terrorist act.
Hero - Kim Munley, female police officer, the heroine of Fort Hood! Sgt. Munley is only 5'2" tall but...
"According to eye witnesses, the alleged shooter was in the process of trying to finish off an injured soldier when he was distracted by pistol fire from civilian police Sergeant, Kimberly Munley. He turned his fire on her hitting her at least three times in the legs and wrist. But Munley disabled him with a shot to his torso ending the rampage."
Courage comes in both testosterone and estrogen varieties! As one Kim to another, way to go!
Speaking of which, Pamela Gellar of Atlas Shrugs is promoting a rally for Rifqa Bary. Hopefully you are well aware that the young teenaged girl is being held a virtual prisoner and that her parents are quite likely to kill her for leaving Islam behind?
Villain - CAIR and anyone who takes money from them or supports them. They downplay murderous attacks by an Islamic traitor and spend large sums of money in the attempt to take a young girl and subject her to religious reprisals and possibly death. Angel posted this (as linked earlier) -
Notable bad actors on this include Charlie Rangel, John Dingell, "Mr. SOX" Paul Sarbannes and Dennis "the senator from the moon" Kucinich.
Hero - You can go to Michelle Malkin or Amy Proctor, found on my blogroll, and get up-to-date information about events in Washington and the military, respectively.
Michelle has revealed how the Democrats are seeking to put an end to Democracy. The opening of her post is below:
Democrats and the death of deliberative democracy
Update: Liveblogging of today’s House debate is here.
The House vote on Speaker Pelosi’s government health care bill is set for Saturday morning. She is scrambling to buy off recalcitrant Democrats on two of very issues that Rep. Joe Wilson and other House Republicans called out the White House for: abortion and illegal immigrant coverage. The wheeling and dealing is taking place behind closed doors. Once again, the Democrats who promised transparency are breaking their own promise to publish the final bill publicly 72 hours before the vote.
Amy Proctor with more about the criminal and shameless Democratic Party
It just doesn’t stop. On Democrat Congressman Barney Frank:
Rep. Barney Frank admitted Friday that he was sitting on the porch of his partner’s Maine home when police came to arrest his partner for marijuana possession.
Frank, responding to new reports that he was present during the Aug. 2007 arrest of James Ready, said in a statement he was unaware Ready had marijuana plants.
According to a police report obtained by MyFoxBoston, Maine police arrested and charged James Ready with marijuana possession, cultivation and use of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty to civil possession and paid a fine. The remaining charges were dismissed last year.
Frank was not charged.
Frank is the author of a medical marijuana bill that would outlaw the prosecution of persons who use marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Is the Democratic leadership is a comedy of errors or a house of horrors?
Funny, most of the heroes are actually heroines!
This morning my wife and I went to a Tea Party meeting and discussed options concerning taking back our country from special interests and career, corrupt politicians. While those very politicians try to pretend the Tea Party movement is funded by special interests, it is in fact just bunches of citizens getting together to protest big government fraud and waste and make an attempt to have our representatives actually represent us. In the last year many millions of us have gathered at courthouses and town meetings and even about 1.8 million at one time in Washington, DC. We are not necessarily representing one party but we are representing one ideal. That ideal is that of a representative government ruled by our Constitution. Call us 912'ers or Patriots or Tea Party People or Tea-Baggers, we are not going away!
We watched a preview of Tea Party - The Movie and enjoyed a fine guest speaker in Jeffrey Cole of Grassfire/Resistnet and had a vigorous discussion afterwards. The presentation was held in a church building and we began with a pledge of allegiance and the singing of the Star-Spangled Banner. As I looked at the huge cross at the front of the church and then around me at the mix of young and old in attendance I found myself feeling hopeful. I do believe that the people can make a difference. Who would have thought America could have broken free from England in the first place? America is easier to reclaim than it was to begin but both efforts need a majority of people to give a rip about freedom! Do you?
While Michelle Bachmann called for a meeting in DC on November 5th at short notice (see this video) and around 45,000 people showed up, others showed up at town meetings all over the nation. My wife attended one in Munster, Indiana with Rep. Pete Visclosky and many others attended on in Hammond on the same day with Senator Evan Bayh. The most intelligent response Senator Bayh came up with was that "we have doctors who have cut off the wrong foot." Oh, so adding billions of dollars, long waiting periods, stacks of additional forms and untold numbers of bureaucrats will make sure an intern doesn't tag the wrong toe? Destroying the economy and who knows what else with a bill no one really understands and no one is willing to explain fixes that how?
Personal witness from someone in Washington on the 5th was that there were twelve arrests (none during the big event earlier) but the first came when Nancy Pelosi began yelling at a Patriot and the Patriot dared to yell back and Pelosi demanded that the person be arrested. The Red Queen must truly believe she is royalty.
So how can you be a hero?
1) Contact your Representative in Congress and your Senators via phone, email and or mail and let them know what you think about Obamacare, Cap and Trade and other issues of fundamental importance. Let them know you are monitoring their voting record...and then do it!
2) Join with other Patriots. Facebook has a Tea Party Patriots page, for instance. If you google for Tea Party or 912 organizations you will find others in your area who actually care enough about the country to work and vote for actual change rather than the fake stuff Obama was peddling.
3) Make sure you are registered to vote and vote! Sometimes the primaries are the most important elections locally so pay attention to candidates and seek to support those who represent your values.
Coming is a Saturday when we are going to a big rally in Warsaw, Indiana. We will be gathering in Warsaw, Indiana on November 21st as taxpayers and citizens. My wife and I are members of the Northwest Indiana Patriots (NWIP) and no one is funding us. We are just a big crowd of voters. No Astroturf in the bunch. We'll pay our own way there and back for the sake of our country and not because some fatcat is paying us. We don't have a George Soros!
By the way, the Republican Party called me this afternoon and asked for a donation and I declined. Once I contributed money to help elect George Bush over both John "F" Kerry and Al "Lear Jet" Gore. But not any longer. When the Republican Party abandons conservative principles they abandon me. When they spend $900,000 to elect a poseur RINO like Dede Scozzafava, selected in private, rather than the conservative Doug Hoffman then I refuse to give them a penny.
2010 is coming and I am voting for the best candidates regardless of party affiliation. 2010 is coming and the general public is getting angry at Washington and in the mood to toss out incumbents and try new people. 2010 is coming and every single politician who votes for Obamacare should be booted out of office!
Faith Jones of NWIP pointed out some features of this disastrous piece of legislation:
Pg 335: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 16-25 Pg 336-339 -Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing
Pg 341: SEC. 1162. QUALITY BONUS PAYMENTS Lines 3-9 Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Government plan.
Pg 354: SEC. 1177. EXTENSION OF AUTHORITY OF SPECIAL NEEDS PLANS TO RESTRICT ENROLLMENT - Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! OMG! My sister has Downs Syndrome!!!
Pg 379: SEC. 1191. TELEHEALTH EXPANSION AND ENHANCEMENTS Government creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee Can you say HC by phone?
PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 4-12 Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life
Pg 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 17-19 Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney Mandatory!
PG 425: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death!
PG 427: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 15-24 Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends!
Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 1-9 An "advance care planning consultant" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
PG 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 10-12 "advance care consultation" may include an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOV
Pg 429: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 13-25 – The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
PG 430: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION Lines 11-15 The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
Pg 469: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
Page 472: SEC. 1302. MEDICAL HOME PILOT PROGRAM Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment 2 a community-based org. Like ACORN?
PG 489: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage
Pg 494-498: SEC. 1308. COVERAGE OF MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR SERVICES Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.
In addition, the opinion of Michael Connelly - Retired attorney, Constitutional Law Instructor
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House
Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied
it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional
law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were
being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse
than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its
implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the
media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care,
particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are
involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion
services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members
of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out
of business and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions
about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal
bureaucrats and most of them will not be health care professionals.
Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of
necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled.
However, as scary as all of that it, it just scratches the surface.
In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention
of providing affordable health care choices.
Instead it is a
convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the
Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been
contemplated. If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions
of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of
power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the
U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama
Administration authority in a number of different areas over the
lives of the American people and the businesses they own. The irony is
that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those
areas to begin with.
I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S.
Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of
Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access by the appointees of the
Obama administration of all of your personal healthcare information,
your personal financial information, and the information of your
employer, physician, and hospital.
All of this is a direct violation
of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the
Constitution protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.
You can also forget about the right to privacy.
That will have been
legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and
4th Amendments may provide.
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance or if you have private
insurance that is not deemed "acceptable" to the "Health Choices
Administrator" appointed by Obama there will be a tax imposed on you.
It is called a "tax" instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid
application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment.
However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law
that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is
definitely depriving someone of property without the "due process of
So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate
so much out the original ten in the Bill of Rights that are
effectively nullified by this law. It doesn't stop there though.
9th Amendment that provides: "The enumeration in the
Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or
disparage others retained by the people;"
Amendment states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by
the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved
to the States respectively, or to the people." Under the provisions of
this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the
states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas
that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you
get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing
power and limiting rights.
Article 6 of the Constitution requires the
members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or
affirmation" to support the Constitution.
If I was a member of
Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything
like it without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or
affirmation. If I voted for it anyway I would hope the American
people would hold me accountable.
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat I suggest they
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat I suggest they
consult the source.
Here is a link to the Constitution:
And another to the Bill of Rights:
There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
Constitutional Law Instructor