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Can you see anything similar to the 1770’s????….Our Founding Fathers could see the future…


I’ve read the Declaration of Independence many, many times, and I can’t help but notice that the indictments of the Declaration seem eerily familiar today. Many people reading this probably haven’t read the Declaration since high school, if they ever really read it at all, so indulge me… go ahead and read this next section out loud, and listen to the reasons the Founders felt it necessary to defy their government, load their guns, and take on the most powerful military on the planet.
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Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

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Placing the Blame…..


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The American Patriot…….


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FACT CHECK: A tired old gun stat still in service……


Even in its heyday, the statistic wasn’t the kind you could count on.
A finding that 30 percent to 40 percent of guns changed hands outside the background-check system was, at best, a rough guide post in the murky gun-ownership universe.
At least it was fresh.
Now it’s old and surely very tired. But President Barack Obama, some Democratic lawmakers, a coalition of mayors and others arguing for expanded background checks won’t let that statistic rest in peace.
To hear them talk, you’d think it was born yesterday, rather than 20 years ago.
OBAMA, on Jan. 16: “It’s time for Congress to require a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. The law already requires licensed gun dealers to run background checks…. But it’s hard to enforce that law when as many as 40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.”
MAYORS AGAINST ILLEGAL GUNS, a coalition favoring tighter gun controls, on Tuesday: “Around 40 percent of U.S. gun transfers are conducted by unlicensed ‘private sellers’ who are not required to conduct a federal check, and who often do business at gun shows and on the Internet.”
NEW YORK MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, Dec. 17: “Congress should pass the Fix Gun Checks Act, which would close the ‘private sale loophole’ that allows more than 40 percent of gun sales to go through without a background check.”
REP. DAVID CICILLINE, D-R.I., Jan. 26: “More than 40 percent of sales nationally are made without background checks.”
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, Jan. 17: “Because of the lack of the ability of federal agencies to be able to even keep records, we can’t say with absolute certainty what I’m about to say is correct. But the consensus is about 40 percent of the people who buy guns today do so outside the … background check system.”
THE FACTS:
Biden stands alone here in acknowledging he may be saying something that isn’t right.
A 1996 law pushed by the gun-rights lobby closed the spigot on federal gun research, leaving scholars, private groups and states to pick up some pieces. Only now, under a recent order by Obama, can federally financed research resume.
So it’s no wonder policymakers are grasping at shreds of moldy data. But they’re not owning up to the true vintage of their information or the shortcomings that made it questionable at the time.
The claims that gun sales made without background checks comprise “more than,” ”as many as,” ”nearly” or “about” 40 percent of all gun sales are rooted in a poll looking broadly at gun ownership in America. Sponsored by the Justice Department through a grant to the Police Foundation, the poll’s principal relevance today is as a snapshot of the way things were when it was taken, namely 1994.
The research reported on the nature of gun acquisitions made in 1993 and 1994, asking people who had obtained guns then where the guns had come from and whether they thought the source was a federally licensed dealer. Transactions through licensed dealers were considered covered by the background check system, which was just then coming into effect.
Although the survey interviewed more than 2,500 Americans, just 251 had acquired guns during that time frame, a small sampling from which to make a general conclusion.
In all, 64 percent of those respondents reported acquiring a gun from a source they thought to be a licensed dealer, suggesting that 36 percent of gun acquisitions were in the secondary and unregulated market.
But the study’s researchers found considerable ambiguity and some apparent contradictions in the responses. The poll relied, in part, on people’s best guess about whether a seller was licensed.
With a clear picture eluding them, the researchers estimated 30 percent to 40 percent of the acquisitions were off the books and would not have been subjected to a background check.
Only 4 percent of gun sales were thought to have come through gun shows or flea markets. That’s just a corner of the market, but a main concern today for those who want to expand background checks to close the “gun-show loophole,” as Obama’s proposals would do.
More than 17 percent of guns acquired in 1993 and 1994 came from a family member, according to the poll. This source of weapons would remain largely unregulated in pending Senate legislation calling for expanded checks.
Discounting family acquisitions, the percentage of gun transactions eluding background checks would be considerably less.
In contending that 40 percent of gun transfers are conducted by private sellers, often “at gun shows and on the Internet,” the mayors stretched a thin claim even thinner in their statement Tuesday.
They cited the same old study as everyone else, one done well before the spread of online commerce. The study considered purchases by mail order, 3 percent of reported gun acquisitions, but makes no mention of online transactions.

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Thoughts on Gun control….by Kay Conklin (FB)


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Obama exploring executive orders on Gun Control……


President Barack Obama is exploring executive orders to help stop mass shootings in America, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday.
“The president is going to act. Executive orders, executive action, can be taken,” Biden told reporters before meetings with groups representing survivors of mass shootings. “We haven’t decided what this is yet, but we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the Cabinet members.”

Legislative action also is needed, Biden said.

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Obama Gives Biden, Congress a Raise while America suffers…


As the nation nears the fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama has ended the pay freeze on federal employees — giving workers, ranging from Vice President Joe Biden to members of Congress and the Supreme Court, a raise.

Obama signed the executive order on Thursday, The Weekly Standard reports. The increases take effect in late March.

Citing recessionary factors and budgetary concerns, Obama instituted the pay freeze in 2010.

Under the new guidelines, for instance, Biden’s salary will jump from $225,521 last year to $231,900 next year.
Members of Congress, from the House and Senate, also will receive a slight raise — from $174,000 to 174,900.

And the majority and minority leaders in both chambers will see their salaries rise to $194.400.

The salary for the Speaker of the House, currently the Ohio Republican John Boehner, will increase to $224,600.

In addition, the pay for the members of the U.S. Supreme Court also will rise, with Chief Justice John Roberts receiving $223,500, and associate justices being paid $213,900.

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HOW OBAMA CAN BE STOPPED IN ELECTORAL COLLEGE!!……


We have one last, final chance to save America. We have one last, final chance to stop Barack Obama. One final chance.

What is this final chance? Will the Republicans step up to the plate and do what is necessary?
Barack Obama has not yet been re-elected president.

Yes, the election is over – but remember, a presidential election in America is not by popular vote. We vote for the candidate, but what we are really doing is voting for the electors who will meet on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December.

That is when the actual re-election of the president occurs.

Is there a way to stop this?

Yes, there is.

And the best part – this is totally constitutional.

The 12th Amendment of the Constitution as well as Article II of the Constitution govern the Electoral College.

According to the 12th Amendment, for the Electoral College to be able to select the president, it must have a quorum of two-thirds of the states voting. If enough states refuse to participate, the Electoral College will not have a quorum. If the Electoral College does not have a quorum or otherwise cannot vote or decide, then the responsibility for selecting the president and vice president devolves to the Congress.

The House of Representatives selects the president and the Senate selects the vice president.
Since the Republicans hold a majority in the House, presumably they would vote for Mitt Romney, and the Democrats in the Senate would vote for Joe Biden for vice president.

Can this work?

Sure it can.

Democrats have actually set this precedent of refusing to participate to deny Republicans a quorum. They did this in Wisconsin and in Texas. Why can’t we do this with the Electoral College?

Mitt Romney was not a great candidate, and he probably will not be a great president. But he will be infinitely better than Barack Obama.

So how do we do this?

Mitt Romney carried 24 states. We need to have conservative activists from all over the nation contact the electors, the Republican Party and the secretary of state in all of these states and tell them not to participate in the Electoral College when it meets on Dec. 17.
If we can get 17 of those states (just over one-third) to refuse to participate, the Electoral College will have no quorum. Then, as the Constitution directs, the election goes to the House of Representatives.

That is how we can still pull this election out and make Mitt Romney president in January.

We need this concept shared with every tea party, liberty and patriotic group throughout the country. We have time to act, but we must pressure Republicans to do the right thing.

It does not matter who gets credit for this. The credit is not important. Using our last chance to defeat Barack Obama is important.

Far too often the Republican Party seems more interested in losing gracefully than winning and governing.

This is our last chance. We the people must contact the electors, party officials and secretaries of state from every red state and insist that they refuse to participate in the Electoral College.

We can still save America and use the Constitution to do it. But this truly is our last chance.

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A Romney-Biden Administration? It Could Happen…..


It’s sounds crazy. It would be crazy. But it is possible that this election could result in a President Romney and a Vice President Biden.
Let me explain.

 
If there is a tie in the electoral college (and, as I explain below, there could be), it will be up to the newly elected House of Representatives to elect a President and the newly elected Senate to elect the Vice President.

 
The rules are all outlined in the 12 th Amendment to Constitution. Here’s how it would work:
1) In the House vote for President, each state delegation gets a single vote. So California, with 53 Representatives (majority of them Democrats), would likely cast its single vote for Obama. South Dakota with just one Representative (Republican), would get equal weight and likely cast its vote for Romney, and so on.
All told, in the current House, Republicans have majority control of 33 state delegations; Democrats control 14 and 3 are evenly divided. Even if the Democrats win control of the House, the Republicans would almost certainly still control a majority of the state delegations. Bottom line: Romney wins.
2) In the Senate vote for Vice President, each Senator gets a single vote. If Democrats keep control of the Senate, Biden would likely win (unless somebody crosses party lines).
If the new Senate is divided 50-50 (a plausible outcome), the sitting Vice President would cast the tie-breaking vote. That sitting vice President: Joe Biden. Yes, Joe Biden would be the deciding vote in re-electing Vice President Joe Biden. Bottom line: If Democrats keep control of the Senate, Biden likely wins.
Voila! You have a Romney-Biden Administration, the greatest political odd couple since the Adams-Jefferson Administration (now those two had real political differences).
Is this all just crazy talk? No.
There are a number of plausible scenarios which could result in a 269-269 electoral tie.
Here’s just one: Obama wins OH, WI, NH. Romney wins FL, VA, NC, IA, CO, NV (and all other states go as expected).
Result: a 269-269 tie.
I am not saying this is likely to happen. But it is far from impossible.

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A Canadian Point of View…..The MOST Important Election In World History…


By Howard Galganov
When I write that this coming election for the Presidency of the United States of America is the MOST IMPORTANT election in world history, it is not JUST a statement . . . IT IS THE GOD-HONEST TRUTH.

When I think . . . about how many Americans are so poorly informed, ignorant, or RACIST to the point of electing a person based on color, I shake my head in absolute disbelief.

When the words of JFK resonate in my brain . . . “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” . . . These words bring tears to my eyes, as I watch the American ENTITLED hordes demanding all they can from America for FREE.

People ask me why I write as much about the USA as I do, being that I am a Canadian living in Canada? The answer is simple:

America isn’t just a country with earth and water defined by national and international boundaries. And it isn’t just a dream for the American people.

America is a dream that has driven, carried, and FREED the world to be independent, while being a magnet for all . . . many of whom have risked everything to make it to Ronald Reagan’s “SHINING CITY ON A HILL”.

BUT today . . . It’s ALL different.

Mexicans for example . . . who have ILLEGALLY crossed the Southern US border by the MILLIONS, not for the dream of being Americans, but rather for THEIR dream of getting something for nothing, while they live in America demanding respect and recognition for their Mexican flag and Spanish language, are a perfect illustration of the LEFTIST American mindset, that which is the ILLEGALS’ greatest defender.

So . . . Who amongst the people are standing-up to defend America, beside the few Patriots . . . the likes of Governor Jan Brewer and Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona?

INTELLECTUAL NATIONAL TRAITORS:

I believe that America might actually be too far-gone to save without MASSIVE civil strife, because America is DEVOID of Patriots, while at the same time, is REPLETE with Constitutional TRAITORS.

I believe . . . because of the DEBT, the DEFICITS, the ENTITLEMENTS, the LEFTIST mindset, the absolute INCOMPETENCE and CORRUPTION of the American government at EVERY LEVEL from Municipalities, States and Washington DC – that the American DREAM I grew-up with is all but done-for.

BUT . . . DOES AMERICA REALLY HAVE TO BE FINISHED?

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.”

“The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.”

“If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty . . . What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”

“Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two?”

“THE TREE OF LIBERTY MUST BE REFRESHED FROM TIME TO TIME WITH THE BLOOD OF PATRIOTS AND TYRANTS. IT IS THE NATURAL MANURE.”

The preceding is a DIRECT QUOTE from one of America’s greatest PATRIOTS, Thomas Jefferson.

JOE BIDEN’S DISGRACEFUL PERFORMANCE:

I have been so bothered by Joe Biden’s DISGRACEFUL debate performance, and the ONE-SIDED ABC Moderator Martha Raddatz, who displayed the height of YELLOW JOURNALISM, passed-off as being an honest broker for a fair-minded media, that I couldn’t sleep the night of the debate.

If an absolute IDIOT like Joe Biden can be considered by anyone to be worthy of occupying the second MOST critical office on the planet, by as many as half of the American population, then what else can be said about the lack of intelligence of the American people?

THOMAS JEFFERSON ALSO SAID:

“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.”

“This falsehood of tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.”

This preceding quote defines today’s politicians like none other.

THE REBIRTH OF AMERICA IS FAR NEARER THAN MOST PEOPLE CONCEIVE:

When America stumbles before it falls, as is happening now, the world will stumble too, and fall all that much faster. And if there are four more years of Barack Hussein Obama, America will certainly fall HARD . . . CURSING the world to Armageddon.

America’s . . . and the World’s BEST chance to survive with the least amount of misery, lies in the election of Romney/Ryan and a Republican House and Senate, ONLY if they all really do what they say they will do . . . AND MORE.

Otherwise . . . living on a farm as Anne and I do, surrounded by farmer neighbors who know how to pool assets and resources, who have little to no need for government, who are more than capable of protecting ourselves, might prove to be more valuable than holding gold.

And whether most people believe it or not, the world better-be holding its collective breath, as the clock ticks inextricably towards November 6, 2012, because either way . . . it will be hard, or it will be VERY hard as a result.

Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov

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