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State Dept. Plans To Bring Foreign Ebola Patients To US For Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

” According to an article published yesterday by the Washington Times, the State Department is quietly planning to bring foreign Ebola patients to the U.S. for treatment. An internal State Dept. document reveals that the U.S. will agree to allow Ebola-infected doctors and other medical workers into the country for treatment, arguing that is the only way to convince other nations to send medical teams to West Africa to help combat the dreaded disease.

  Some countries “are implicitly or explicitly waiting for medevac assurances” before they will agree to send their own medical teams to join U.S. and U.N. aid workers on the ground, according to the Times, which has reviewed the document. The article says the document argues that other nations will be less likely to send medical teams to West Africa unless the U.S. promises to treat any medical workers who contract the disease.

” The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis,” says the four-page memo. The document was authored by Robert Sorenson, deputy director of the office of international health and biodefense.

  The Times says the memo states that the U.S. would prefer the patients be treated in Europe, but that there are some cases in which the U.S. is “the logical treatment destination for non-citizens.” “

 

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Obama’s “Become The Very Danger The Constitution Was Designed To Avoid”

 

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” REP. BOB GOODLATTE (R-VA): Professor Turley, the constitution, the system of separated powers is not simply about stopping one branch of government from usurping another. It’s about protecting the liberty of Americans from the dangers of concentrated government power. How does the president’s unilateral modification of act of Congress affect both the balance of power between the political branches and the liberty interests of the American people? 

  JONATHAN TURLEY: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid. That is the concentration of power in every single branch. “

 

 

 

   Our resident “constitutional scholar” has raised the stakes of Statism to new highs . If ever there was a president worthy of being served articles of impeachment Obama is the one . He has certainly made Nixon look like a rank amateur and has single-handedly provided us with a real imperial presidency . Rule by fiat is where we are at this point if our leader can arbitrarily enforce or ignore the laws as he sees fit .

    In case the reader thinks that we are being a tad theatrical in our description of our despotic leader read what the AudioEnglish dictionary has as a definition of despotism and decide for yourself if the current leadership does or does not fit the bill . We quote :

 

 

” DESPOTISM (noun)
  The noun DESPOTISM has 2 senses:

1. dominance through threat of punishment and violence
2. a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)”

 

 

 

    Can anyone deny that Obama has used threats to get his way ? Has he abided by the restraints established by our Founders as codified in the Constitution ? How many times has he bypassed Congress and the Courts to force a policy on the people ?I f you are skeptical of our contention based on the above definition of despotism allow us to point to the two senses of the word that follow the definition . Again we quote :

 

 

 

 

” Sense 1 despotism 

Meaning:

Dominance through threat of punishment and violence

Synonyms:

absolutism; despotism; tyranny

Hypernyms (“despotism” is a kind of…):

ascendanceascendancyascendenceascendencycontroldominance (the state that exists when one person or group has power over another)”

 

 

 

   Sense one does less to clarify our argument but we still contend that the man governs by threats and intimidation of which there is ample evidence , but sense two should open the reader’s eyes to the building tyranny .

 

 

 

” Sense 2 despotism

 

Meaning:

A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

Synonyms:

shogunateauthoritarianismCaesarismtyrannydictatorshipmonocracyone-man rule;totalitarianismStalinismabsolutism; despotism

Hypernyms (“despotism” is a kind of…):

autarchyautocracy (a political system governed by a single individual)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of “despotism”):

police state (a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police) “

     There is a police state being constructed right under our very noses and while we will admit that the process started long before Obama rose to power the fact remains that he has advanced the cause of Statism and diminished the very checks and balances of our political system more in 5 years than have all the preceding presidents combined .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conservative Lawmakers, Activists Push Back Against Online Sales Tax

 

 

” A group of conservative congressmen is clamoring to bolster the Republican Party’s anti-tax brand as GOP governors break ranks in support of expanded online sales taxes.

At issue is legislation called the Marketplace Fairness Act, which passed the Senate by a wide margin in May. Earlier this month, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte appeared to predict it wouldn’t pass the House in its current form, though he later clarified in a statement that he was “open to considering legislation concerning this topic.”

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz joined House conservatives and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist in criticizing the bill Tuesday. Cruz called the Senate vote on the Marketplace Fairness Act “Washington at its worst.” “

 

 

 

 

Illustration by Nate Beeler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Reports: Democrats, Republicans and NRA Work Together on Gun Confiscation Deal

 

 

 

” The NRA is vigorously denying an NBCNews.com report saying that the NRA is cutting a backroom deal with Congress (including Congressional Republicans) that would allow for universal background checks and the creation of a vast federal database identifying all (legal) gun owners. In exchange for this alleged deal, Democrats will back off from accusing the NRA and Republicans from refusing to act following the Sandy Hook Tragedy.

According to NBCNews.com:

Senators negotiating a bill mandating background checks for all gun buyers are privately expecting the National Rifle Association not to fight the measure — provided the legislation does not require private gun sellers to maintain records of the checks, NBC News has learned.

If that requirement is met and key Republican negotiator Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma signs on, the powerful gun lobby has signaled to lawmakers that they would not actively oppose the bill — and not count votes in favor of it as part of its highly influential NRA lawmaker ratings — according to Senate aides familiar with the stalled negotiations.”

 

We have an absolutely worthless republican leadership in the Senate … Throw the bums out … Cowards , Bastards , Traitors … Rot in Hell 

 

Even if the NRA is not involved in any deal-making, it appears that Congressional Republicans are trying to cut a deal that they hope will stop Democrats and the media from claiming that Republicans refuse to do anything to help prevent another Sandy Hook. Ammoland reported that:

Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor is leading the charge to give Obama and Holder what they want in exchange for appearing to be ‘fixing’ the problem of innocent children being butchered in our public and private schools.

If Ammoland is correct that Republicans are making a deal on gun control, it appears that the rot goes all the way to the top. Again, from Ammoland:

Newly appointed Republican Judiciary Chairman, Bob Goodlatte R-VA 6th District, is providing political cover for the sneaky back room gun control deals and gun grabbing sell outs that his political masters – – John Boehner and Eric Cantor – are cutting [deals] with Obama and his corrupt Attorney General, Eric Holder.”

 

 

 

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The Gun Debate: Gun Crime Prosecutions On Decline, Amid Call For More Laws

 

 

 

” However, recent studies show the Obama administration has not enforced many gun laws already on books — with gun crime prosecutions hitting a decade low in 2011, down 40 percent from their peak under President George W. Bush in 2004, according to federal data crunched by Syracuse University. The SU study prompted 23 House Republicans on Friday to call on President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to prosecute more people for gun-related crimes.

“It is imprudent to simply call for new laws without examining the efficacy of the current laws,” wrote House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. “We must all be looking for ways to prevent senseless acts of violence and the taking of innocent life, but the best place to start would be enforcing the laws that Congress has already enacted.” “

Pressure Mounting on President, Attorney General Regarding Lack Of Prosecutions For NICS Denials

” As detailed in a February 21 press release, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) are pressing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to explain why they have failed to prosecute the vast majority of convicted felons and fugitives from justice who are failing background checks under the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

And, on February 22, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary–led by Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)–sent letters to President Obama and to Attorney General Holder demanding answers on the lack of prosecutions and enforcement of our nation’s existing gun laws.  In the letter to the President, the committee noted that, during Obama’s administration, “federal firearms prosecutions have fallen to the lowest levels in over a decade.” ”

   This is an administration that is best known for arming the criminals and terrorists and denying protection to both the law-abiding and it’s own employees here and abroad . Is it any wonder that the criminals of America are less persecuted prosecuted than the law-abiding?

   One could almost envision a scenario where-by this government is actively pursuing policies designed to foment civil unrest and provide an excuse to curtail/eliminate our civil rights .

  If anyone is still naive enough to believe that this cabal in the White House has the Nation’s best interests at heart ask the families of Brian Terry , Christopher Stevens , Tyrone Woods , Sean Smith , Jaime Zapata , Glen Doherty and hundreds of dead Mexican’s what they think .

Hundreds Of Dead Mexicans