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GunsSaveLives Explains The Potential Consequences

 

 

” Despite Kerry’s signature, don’t panic just yet. The treaty must also be ratified by the Senate, which is unlikely to happen in the immediate future.

In fact, in March, the Senate voted to keep the US out of the arms treaty by a vote of 53-46.

Treaties require a 2/3 majority vote by the Senate in order to be ratified, however, unlike regular bills, treaties do not have to be reintroduced for each session of Congress. This means the treaty could sit in committee until the Senate is more likely to pass it after future elections.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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46 Of 99 U.S. Senators Vote To Give Your Constitutional Rights To UN

 

 

” This is in regards to Senate Bill 139 of the 113th Congress, which was presented to prevent the Second Amendment rights of the USA from being given to the UN.

With this data, I then found that the following 16 Senators will be up for re-election in Nov. of 2014 and will finish their term on Jan. 3, 2015. I am doing this to inform you of the danger of this group (Class II) being re-elected at that time. Their behavior, which is in conflict with their oath of office, shows their willingness to give our rights to another governing body. Please refuse to vote for them in Nov. of 2014. The 16 are in alphabetical order as follows:

Baucus, Max (D – MT)

Coons, Christopher A. (D-DE)

Cowan (Replacing John Kerry and then replaced by) Markey, Edward J (D-MA)

Durbin, Richard J(D-IL)

Franken, Al (D-MN)

Harkin, Tom (D-IA)

Johnson, Tim (D-SD)

Landrieu, Mary L. (D-LA)

Levin, Carl (D-MI)

(Markey see previously mentioned Cowan)

Merkley, Jeff (D-OR)

Reed, Jack (D-RI)

Rockefeller, John D., IV (D-WV)

Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)

Udall, Mark (D-CO)

Udall, Tom (D-NM)

 Warner, Mark R. (D-VA)

 

The rest of the Statists are as follows :

 

Bennet, Michael F. (D-CO)

Blumenthal (D-CT)

Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)

Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT);

Mikulski, Barbara A. (D-MD)

Murray, Patty (D-WA)

Reid, Harry (D-NV)

Schatz, Brian (D-HI)

Schumer, Charles E. (D-NY)

Wyden, Ron (D-OR)

Baldwin, Tammy (D-WI)

Brown, Sherrod (D-OH)

Cantwell, Maria (D-WA)

Cardin, Benjamin (D-MD)

Carper, Thomas R. (D-DE)

Casey, Robert P., Jr. (D-PA)

Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)

Gillibrand, Kirsten E. (D-NY)

Hirono, Mazie K. (D-HI)

Kaine, Tim (D-VA)

King, Angus S. Jr. (I-ME)

Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN)

McCaskill, Claire (D-MO)

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)

Murphy, Christopher (D-CT)

Nelson, Bill (D-FL)

Sanders, Bernard (I-VT)

Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)

Warren, Elizabeth (D-MA)

 Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI)

 

 

     These people are all in violation of their oath of office ( ” Upon taking office, senators-elect must swear or affirm that they will “support and defend the Constitution.” The president of the Senate or a surrogate administers the oath to newly elected or re-elected senators. The oath is required by the Constitution; the wording is prescribed by law.” ) and thus should be held to account at the ballot box on election day . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Passes in Senate

 

” Every day the government is making new attempts to take control of various areas of our lives, from our financial lives to our personal choices.  In one recent case, the US Senate just passed a bill that would ban certain types of body art and piercings.

Fox 16 reported that:

The Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would ban non-traditional body art and skin implants.  The bill’s sponsor, Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View, wants to limit body art procedures, particularly scarification and dermal implants.  By a 26-4 vote, the Senate moved to outlaw scarification, a procedure involving the scarring of the skin using heat to form a tattoo without ink, and implants that place ornaments under the skin.  The bill now goes to the House.”

 

 

There is no aspect of our lives that is immune from State intrusion .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senators Kill Amendments Tied To Bill On Immigration; Border Security Issue Put On Back Burner

 

 

 

” The Senate immigration bill survived its first tests Thursday as a core group of Republicans and Democrats held together, killing efforts to require full border security requirements before legalizing illegal immigrants.

Kicking off the first votes on immigration this year, the Judiciary Committee held a daylong session on border security where senators agreed to require that the entire southwestern border be secured to 90 percent “efficiency.”

But the committee defeated Republican efforts to put that requirement and others before legalization. Members also rejected following through on a 2006 law that ordered the government to build 700 miles of two-tier fencing on the 2,000-mile-long border.”

SEE RELATED: Senate bill doesn’t stop most illegal immigration: Fed study

 

 

The screwing of America continues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember This Come November

 

 

 

   More sneaky , rush rush legislative efforts from our dirt-bag representatives in DC , in collusion with big business . Walmart and Amazon , two of the largest on-line retailers supported this bill, so keep that in mind as the smaller mom & pop type on-line vendors either close up shop or move their operations overseas to escape the required tax collection on behalf of our thieving government.

   Note all the alleged ” freedom loving republicans ” highlighted in red that voted for this massive tax increase . Vote accordingly . 

   Oh , if you are thinking that this is a bill that will ” level the playing field ” for small business , think again . As with all things government , the laws of unintended consequences rules and this bill as with all others is sure to drive customers merchants overseas and not to Main Street .

 

XMLU.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 113th Congress – 1st Session 

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

 

Vote Summary 

Question: On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to S. 743 )
Vote Number: 107 Vote Date: April 22, 2013, 05:31 PM
Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Agreed to
Measure Number: S. 743
Measure Title: A bill to restore States’ sovereign rights to enforce State and local sales and use tax laws, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 74
NAYs 20
Not Voting 6
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

 

Alphabetical by Senator Name

Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Nay
Baldwin (D-WI), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea 
Baucus (D-MT), Nay
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea 
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea 
Coburn (R-OK), Nay 
Cochran (R-MS), Yea 
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea 
Cornyn (R-TX), Nay
Cowan (D-MA), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea 
Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Fischer (R-NE), Yea 
Flake (R-AZ), Yea 
Franken (D-MN), Yea 
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea 
Graham (R-SC), Yea 
Grassley (R-IA), Nay 
Hagan (D-NC), Yea 
Harkin (D-IA), Yea 
Hatch (R-UT), Nay 
Heinrich (D-NM), Yea 
Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea 
Heller (R-NV), Nay 
Hirono (D-HI), Yea 
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea 
Inhofe (R-OK), Nay 
Isakson (R-GA), Yea 
Johanns (R-NE), Yea 
Johnson (D-SD), Yea 
Johnson (R-WI), Not Voting 
Kaine (D-VA), Yea 
King (I-ME), Yea 
Kirk (R-IL), Nay 
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea 
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea 
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting 
Leahy (D-VT), Yea 
Lee (R-UT), Nay 
Levin (D-MI), Yea 
Manchin (D-WV), Yea 
McCain (R-AZ), Yea 
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea 
McConnell (R-KY), Nay 
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea 
Merkley (D-OR), Not Voting 
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea 
Moran (R-KS), Yea 
Murkowski (R-AK), Not Voting
Murphy (D-CT), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea 
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea 
Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schatz (D-HI), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Scott (R-SC), Nay
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Not Voting
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Nay
Thune (R-SD), Yea 
Toomey (R-PA), Nay
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Warren (D-MA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea 
Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

 

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —74
Alexander (R-TN)
Baldwin (D-WI)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Brown (D-OH)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cowan (D-MA)
Crapo (R-ID)
Donnelly (D-IN)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Fischer (R-NE)
Flake (R-AZ)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Hagan (D-NC)
Harkin (D-IA)
Heinrich (D-NM)
Heitkamp (D-ND)
Hirono (D-HI)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kaine (D-VA)
King (I-ME)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murphy (D-CT)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schatz (D-HI)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Thune (R-SD)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Warner (D-VA)
Warren (D-MA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
NAYs —20
Ayotte (R-NH)
Baucus (D-MT)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Cruz (R-TX)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Kirk (R-IL)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Paul (R-KY)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rubio (R-FL)
Scott (R-SC)
Tester (D-MT)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wyden (D-OR)
Not Voting – 6
Boxer (D-CA)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Merkley (D-OR)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

 

Grouped by Home State

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Not Voting
Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Not Voting Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea Murphy (D-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Nay
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Yea Schatz (D-HI), Yea
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Nay
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Donnelly (D-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Nay Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Nay
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Nay Paul (R-KY), Nay
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Nay
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea King (I-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Cowan (D-MA), Yea Warren (D-MA), Yea
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Nay Tester (D-MT), Nay
Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Nay Shaheen (D-NH), Not Voting
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Not Voting Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Portman (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Nay
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Not Voting Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Nay
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Yea Scott (R-SC), Nay
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Cruz (R-TX), Nay
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Nay Lee (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Yea Warner (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Yea Johnson (R-WI), Not Voting
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Up or Down Vote on Rights Threatens Every American

” Published on Apr 10, 2013

The Senate is set to take an up or down vote on the 2nd Amendment. Regardless of your views on gun rights, this should scare everyone. No one should be comfortable with a few people in Washington taking an up or down vote on your rights.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Background-Check Deal Said Getting Close

 

 

 

 

” A bipartisan deal to expand gun-purchase background checks looks promising, U.S. Senate aides said, as the White House began a strong gun-control push Monday.

The improving bipartisan prospects stem from a measure being developed by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., the aides told The Washington Post.

The measure calls for background checks for all gun purchases except for those between close family members and some hunters, the aides said, adding the caveat addressed concerns of some conservatives.

He has been negotiating with Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., over the deal’s details, but talks were stalled amid Coburn’s opposition to requiring gun owners to keep records of private gun sales — a point Schumer insisted on.”

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT AMERICANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE UN GUN CONTROL TREATY

 

 

” Now that it’s been proposed, the treaty goes to all the member states to decide on whether to join. Per the U.S. Constitution, in America it must first be signed by the president (which it will), then be ratified by two-thirds of the U.S. Senate (which it won’t). The United States is not likely to join the treaty as a nation, though President Barack Obama will likely push for it.

However, the first danger is that U.S. courts have held we’re bound by “customary international law,” sometimes called the “law of nations.” If enough U.N. member states were to adopt this treaty, a liberal federal court could rule it has become customary international law. The current Supreme Court would never affirm such a ruling, but there is a real danger if Obama changes the balance of the Court over the next three years.

Because federal statutes and treaties are of equal force under the U.S. Constitution, whenever they are in direct conflict, the most-recently passed of the two prevails. So, if somehow this treaty were ratified by the Senate, if Congress were to later pass a statute taking the opposite position, it would trump the treaty. “

 

 

 

Stop the U.N. Gun Ban

” Stop the U.N. Gun Ban

Petition to my United States Senators

Whereas: The Obama Administration is working with the United Nations to ratify the anti-gun so-called “Small Arms Treaty;” and

Whereas: The so-called “Small Arms Treaty” – which is nothing more than gun control scheme on a GLOBAL scale – is the gun-grabbers’ ultimate prize; and

Whereas: The U.N. is finalizing details of their gun ban in March, setting the stage for a Senate showdown; and

Whereas: The ratification of this treaty would likely create an international gun registry, paving the way for full-scale gun confiscation; and

Therefore: I INSIST you vote AGAINST ratification of the UN’s “Small Arms Treaty.” ” 

Senate Votes To Keep White House Closed, Slaughterhouses Open

 

 

 

 

” Senators voted Wednesday to make the first significant changes to the budget sequesters, shifting money to keep slaughterhouse inspectors on the job full time but refusing to rearrange money to reopen the White House for public tours.

The votes came as the Senate debated and passed a bill to fund the government through the rest of the fiscal year — sending it back to the House for final expected approval later this week and averting a government shutdown.

Without that addition money, federal inspectors were going to have to be furloughed, and meat-packing plants can’t operate without inspectors on site. That would have made a serious dent in U.S. meat production.

Industry officials had predicted that the U.S. would produce 2 billion pounds less beef and pork and 3 billion pounds less poultry if the inspectors were furloughed.

Senators nibbled away what they considered the worst parts of the sequester, but they declined to undo President Obama’s decision to cancel White House tours — a move he made earlier this month as one of the casualties of the budget sequesters, setting off a chorus of complaints from Congress and the public.

Sen. Tom CoburnOklahoma Republican, offered an amendment to restore the White House tours, proposing to cut $8 million from spending on national heritage areas in the National Park Service budget.

Mr. Obama himself had proposed the heritage area cuts last year.”

 

 

 

 

John McCain and Lindsey Graham Declare War on Rand Paul

 

 

” The anti-Rand Pauls, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor this morning to defend killing American citizens at presidential discretion. Graham is doing so live on C-SPAN2 right now, saying that everything you do is a danger to America no matter who or where you are, as long as the U.S. government has decided you have “joined al-Qaeda,” whatever the hell that means.”

 

 

 

 

Good Riddance Carl Levin

Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Won’t Run In ’14

 

 

” Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., the longest-serving U.S. senator in Michigan history, announced Thursday he will not seek a seventh term next year.

Levin, 78, called it an “extremely difficult” decision but said he and his wife Barbara decided he can best serve Michigan and the nation “by doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election.”

Among other issues, Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he would concentrate on closing corporate tax loopholes that are a “drain on our treasury.”

 

    He won’t be missed . In typical statist fashion he sees individuals and businesses navigating the Byzantine tax code to keep as much of their EARNINGS as they can as a ” drain on our treasury ” .

 

 

The field is open … could there be a Republican Senator from Michigan ?

 

 

Roger Kahn Mulling Run Against Sen. Carl Levin

 

Feb. 26th 2013

” Saginaw Republican  Sen. Roger Kahn is ushering the governor’s budget through the state senate, he is chairing a committee to scrounge up a few bucks to fix the roads, he’s also hammering away at ushering 400,000 uninsured folks into the Medicaid system and in his spare time he works as a heart doc.

Now he’s thinking about running against Carl Levin for the U.S. Senate.”

 

 

 

 

Conservative Leaders Defend Sen. Ted Cruz for Rocking the Boat

 

 

 

 

 

” Conservative leaders are voicing their support for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) after the freshman senator came under fire from some Senate colleagues and liberal pundits for his tough questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel, criticism that included equating Cruz with the late anti-communist Senator Joe McCarthy (R-Wisc.)

 

“Senator Ted Cruz came to Washington to advance conservative policies, not play by the same old rules that have relegated conservatives, and their ideas, to the back bench,” Michael Needham, president of the influential Heritage Action said on Tuesday. “It should come as absolutely no surprise the Washington Establishment – be it the liberal media, entrenched special interests or even wayward Republicans – are now attacking him in the press for following through on his promises.”

Frank Cannon, president of the American Principles Project, said: “It’s about time someone annoyed those who have been complacent in doing what is necessary to get the country back on track.  We applaud Senator Ted Cruz’s dedication to conservative principles and being an articulate spokesman for those principles.  We are pleased he is shaking up Washington and doing exactly what the people of Texas elected him to do.” “

 

MAKE OBAMA TRAVEL PATH OF BROKEN GLASS

 

 

 

 

” In the mid-1970s, the Republican Party was in complete disarray. Watergate had taken its toll.  Democrats swept into office by huge margins, where they held a super majority in the Senate and nearly 300 votes in the House. The conservative movement was decimated but within the Senate a rump group of conservative senators decided to fight back. They did not take to the microphones. They did not hold press conference.  Rather, they used the rules of the institution to get Democrats and liberal Republicans to take dozens of “tough votes” on “killer” amendments to defeat a slew liberal legislation. Despite having only 39 Republicans, including RINOs like Jacob Javits (R.-N.Y.), they defeated a slew of liberal agenda items. Those roll call votes were the very issues used to defeat all those liberal senators in the 1980 Reagan landslide, including Javits, who lost in a GOP primary that year.

In other words, they made their opponents crawl over miles of glass. The lesson lost on the modern GOP.

Boehner has engaged in the series of one-on-one negotiations with the president while his members have been sitting ideally waiting for news of the coming capitulation.

A better strategy would have been to put them to work. The speaker could use his ability to schedule votes and committee hearings to being a series of bills to the floor that would drive a wedge between the president and his Democrat allies. Forcing a series of uncomfortable votes would ultimately create back pressure on the President from members of his own party.”

 

Rand Paul To Introduce Bill Nullifying Obama’s Executive Orders On Guns

 

  While it may only be symbolic it’s heartening to know that someone in DC is paying attention .

 

Via the Daily Caller, a teaser for his appearance on “Hannity” later tonight. If I didn’t know better, I’d say that a guy who just visited Israel and is now talking about blocking executive overreach on gun-grabbing just might be running for president in 2016.

The bill will go nowhere but conservatives will appreciate the gesture:

“I’m told Sen. Rand Paul will introduce language within hours, within hours, to call for the nullification and prohibition of funding for the president’s executive actions announced today and possibly even using the federal courts to nullify and defund some of the things that he plans on doing,” [Fox News host Eric] Bolling said.

[A] Capitol Hill source told TheDC that Paul’s legislation is expected to do three things: nullify Obama’s executive orders, defund them and ask the Senate to file a court challenge to them.

At the very least, if he can figure out a way to bring this to the floor, it’ll be fun to see how Democrats whose seats are up next year will vote on it. Word on the Hill is that Reid might not even force a vote on the assault-weapons ban lest it prove too difficult for red-state Dems’ reelection campaigns. (According to aCNN poll released today, the recent surge of support for gun control is already starting to fade.)

US Senate Approves FISA Warrantless Wiretapping Extension

 

 

 

 

” Washington - The Senate has voted to reauthorize a controversial amendment that allows US intelligence agencies to wiretap communications without warrants.

The FISA Amendments Act of 2008 was passed to allow the wiretapping of many US phone conversations and electronic communications and to grant retroactive immunity to Bush administration officials and telecom corporations for illegal wiretapping of domestic communications. FISA, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, allows the NSA and other US intelligence agencies to wiretap conversations in which at least one of the parties is a foreign citizen without first obtaining a warrant. “

Obama Hijacks Medal of Honor Winner’s Funeral To Talk About His Own Vacation

 

INOUYE, DANIEL K. Photo

 

 

 

Words Obama Could Have Read But Didn’t 

 

 

Citation

” Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.”

 

 

Army Medal of Honor

 

 

Instead He Spoke Of His Favorite Topic Of Conversation … Himself 

 

 

 

 

” You know when you’re talking about a Medal of Honor winner and the highest ranked Asian elected official, there might be a few other topics to talk about then your own vacation memories, but well, Obama loves his vacations. He doesn’t love much else, but he sure loves his vacations. And talking about himself.

And Obama combined his two great passions, vacations and talking about himself, in true classy style at Senator Inouye’s funeral.

“Now, even though my mother and grandparents took great pride that they had voted for him, I confess that I wasn’t paying much attention to the United States Senate at the age of four or five or six.  It wasn’t until I was 11 years old that I recall even learning what a U.S. senator was, or it registering, at least.”

Death must be a truly horrifying phenomenon for Obama. Other people at least take comfort in knowing that their country and their family will go on, but for Obama there is nothing else. Everything only exists in relation to him in a completely solipsistic universe.

Senator Inouye only exists in relation to Obama. “

 

 

 

DeMint Takes Over the Heritage Foundation

 

 

 

 ” The temptation for DeMint will be to stress the institution’s role in opposition, which is his stock in trade as a senator, and to downgrade its policy role, which has had its major “up”s (welfare reform) and its blind-spot “down”s (advocating a health-care mandate in 1994). But if ideas do not play the central role, Heritage will hollow itself out, and that would be a great shame. Ed Feulner stands as one of the great public-policy innovators of the 20th century; it would be thrilling if the same could be said of Jim DeMint when he passes on the mantle to his successor.”

Republicans and Taxes

 

 

 

Do These A**holes Have Any Principles At All … No Wonder They Lose , And Lose . Since The Government Produces Nothing Of Value Raising “Revenue” Is Just Another Term For Picking Our Pockets . What They Spend Costs Us .

 

 ” Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the false congressional fiscal conservatives in the Republican Party began to reveal their true selves. Led by the Republican presidential standard bearer in 2008, Arizona Sen. John McCain, at least a half-dozen Republican members of Congress have renounced their public promises never to vote to raise taxes. In the case of Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Congressman and Senator-elect Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., they had restated their promises, directly or indirectly, as recently as last month during their successful campaigns. Did they blatantly dupe the voters? Did they genuinely change their minds? Did they ever sincerely accept the pro-freedom anti-tax logic?

The Founders certainly embraced the pro-freedom anti-tax logic, as they gave us a Constitution that barred the federal government from imposing any direct tax on any persons. That was part of the genius of the document. If the feds really needed cash, they’d need to tax the states. If the states were feeling over-taxed, they could block federal taxes in the Senate, where for 135 years senators were chosen by state governments as delegates to the Senate, rather than elected by voters. This procedure, too, was part of the Founders’ genius. It came about in order to assure a place at the federal table for the states, many of which were older than the federal government and all of which retained their sovereignty when they voluntarily joined the union. This procedure for choosing senators was also a check on the growth of the federal government. “

 

It’s As If They Are Searching For A Way To Ensure Minority Party Status In Perpetuity . As Much As We Abhor The Democrats And What The Stand For We Have To Admit That They Have Guts And Are Willing To Fight For Their ( however misguided ) Beliefs . Where Is That Passion On The “Freedom” Side Of The Aisle ?

 

 

Illustration By Olle Johansson

Stop the UN Gun Ban

 

  A Letter From Rand Paul

 

Be Sure And Read The Whole Thing , Donate And Pass It On .

 

 

Dear fellow Patriot,

Gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.

You see, only hours after re-election, Barack Obama immediately made a move for gun control

On November 7th, his administration gleefully voted at the UN for a renewed effort to pass the “Small Arms Treaty.”

I don’t know about you, but watching anti-American globalists plot against our Constitution makes me sick.

What’s worse, the UN set March 18th-28th to meet to pass the final version of the treaty that will be sent to the Senate for ratification.

You and I will only have a few short months to prepare for this battle

If we’re to succeed, we must fight back now.

That’s why I’m helping lead the fight to defeat the UN “Small Arms Treaty” in the United States Senate.

And it’s why I need your help today.

Will you join me by taking a public stand against the UN “Small Arms Treaty” and sign the Official Firearms Sovereignty Survey right away?

Ultimately, UN bureaucrats will stop at nothing to register,ban and CONFISCATE firearms owned by private citizens like YOU.

So far, the gun-grabbers have successfully kept many of their schemes under wraps.

But looking at previous attempts by the UN to pass global gun control, you and I can get a good idea of what’s likely in the works.

Call your U.S. Senators 202-224-3121

 

 

 

 ” The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote today, Monday, Nov. 26, on the Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 (S.3525).

All hunters, target shooters and firearms owners should call your senators on Monday and urge them to vote YES on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the most important package of measures for the benefit of sportsmen in a generation.

Do not be confused by the mistaken information put out by one national gun owners organization. S.3525 does not override current laws and thereby enable the seizure of privately-held land.

This historic legislation includes the firearms industry’s top legislative priority, the Hunting, Fishing and Recreational Shooting Protection Act (S. 838) that would clarify that ammunition is excluded from regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Anti-hunting groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity are suing the EPA to force a ban on traditional ammunition made with lead components that would devastate hunting and shooting sports participation, drive up ammunition prices by almost 200 percent on average and dry up conservation funding. “

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