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Tensions Building Up in Europe

.. but don’t expect our news media to report on important issues right now. They don’t care.


Lies, Lies, and More Lies

Here are the three big ones in this video:

  1. Republicans basically agree with Democrats on Obamacare (not a single Republican voted for it).
  2. Competition in the insurance industry does not work (that is the only approach that will work).
  3. Under Obamacare, premiums will drop 3000% (it has fallen by neither 3000% or $3000. Premiums and deductibles are way up).

Trump: “Contract with the American Voter”

  1. Propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress
  2. Institute a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health)
  3. Require for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated.
  4. Institute a five year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service
  5. Create a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.
  6. Institute a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.
  7. Announce intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205.
  8. Announce withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  9. Direct Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.
  10. Direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately.
  11. Lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
  12. Lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward.
  13. Cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure.
  14. Cancel every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.
  15. Begin the process of selecting a replacement for Justice Scalia from one of the 20 judges on my list, who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.
  16. Cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities.
  17. Begin removing the more than 2 million criminal illegal immigrants from the country and cancel visas to foreign countries that won’t take them back.
  18. Suspend immigration from terror-prone regions where vetting cannot safely occur. All vetting of people coming into our country will be considered extreme vetting.
  19. Work with Congress on a Middle Class Tax Relief And Simplification Act.An economic plan designed to grow the economy 4% per year and create at least 25 million new jobs through massive tax reduction and simplification, in combination with trade reform, regulatory relief, and lifting the restrictions on American energy. The largest tax reductions are for the middle class. A middle-class family with 2 children will get a 35% tax cut. The current number of brackets will be reduced from 7 to 3, and tax forms will likewise be greatly simplified. The business rate will be lowered from 35 to 15 percent, and the trillions of dollars of American corporate money overseas can now be brought back at a 10 percent rate.
  20. Work with Congress on a End The Offshoring ActEstablishes tariffs to discourage companies from laying off their workers in order to relocate in other countries and ship their products back to the U.S. tax-free.
  21. Work with Congress on a American Energy & Infrastructure ActLeverages public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives, to spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment over 10 years. It is revenue neutral.
  22. Work with Congress on a School Choice And Education Opportunity ActRedirects education dollars to gives parents the right to send their kid to the public, private, charter, magnet, religious or home school of their choice. Ends common core, brings education supervision to local communities. It expands vocational and technical education, and make 2 and 4-year college more affordable.
  23. Work with Congress on a Repeal and Replace Obamacare ActFully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with Health Savings Accounts, the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines, and lets states manage Medicaid funds. Reforms will also include cutting the red tape at the FDA: there are over 4,000 drugs awaiting approval, and we especially want to speed the approval of life-saving medications.
  24. Work with Congress on a Affordable Childcare and Eldercare Act.Allows Americans to deduct childcare and elder care from their taxes, incentivizes employers to provide on-side childcare services, and creates tax-free Dependent Care Savings Accounts for both young and elderly dependents, with matching contributions for low-income families.
  25. Work with Congress on an End Illegal Immigration ActFully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a 2-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a 5-year mandatory minimum for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.
  26. Work with Congress on a Restoring Community Safety Act.Reduces surging crime, drugs and violence by creating a Task Force On Violent Crime and increasing funding for programs that train and assist local police; increases resources for federal law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors to dismantle criminal gangs and put violent offenders behind bars.
  27. Work with Congress on a Restoring National Security Act.Rebuilds our military by eliminating the defense sequester and expanding military investment; provides Veterans with the ability to receive public VA treatment or attend the private doctor of their choice; protects our vital infrastructure from cyber-attack; establishes new screening procedures for immigration to ensure those who are admitted to our country support our people and our values
  28. Work with Congress on a Clean up Corruption in Washington Act.Enacts new ethics reforms to Drain the Swamp and reduce the corrupting influence of special interests on our politics.

Top 10 Clinton scandals exposed by WikiLeaks

1. Mrs. Clinton had cozy and improper relationship with the mainstream media.

2. The State Department paid special attention to “Friends of Bill.”

3. Mrs. Clinton argued for “a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.”

4. The Clinton campaign was in touch with Department of Justice officials regarding the release of her emails.

5. The Clinton camp was tipped off to the release of the Benghazi emails.

6. Mrs. Clinton admitted sometimes her public and private positions differ.

7. Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman mocked Catholics and evangelicals as “severely backwards.”

8. Mrs. Clinton admitted she has a hard time relating to the struggles of the middle class.

9. Mrs. Clinton campaign used Benghazi as a distraction from the email scandal.

10. The Clinton team strategized on how to delay releasing emails, knowing it was against the law.

Must Read-Guns and Drugs

A perspective based on facts…not democratic spin.
There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed.   U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Do the math:   0.000000925% of the population die from gun related actions each year.   Statistically speaking, this is insignificant!

What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those 30,000 deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

.    65%  of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws

.    15%  are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified

.    17%  are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons – gun violence

.    3%  are accidental discharge deaths

So technically, “gun violence” is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100.  Still too many?  Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?

.    480 homicides (9.4%)  were in Chicago

.    344 homicides (6.7%)  were in Baltimore

.    333 homicides (6.5%)  were in Detroit

.    119 homicides (2.3%)  were in Washington D.C.  (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities.   All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.

This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation  –  or about 75 deaths per state.  That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others.

For example, California had 1,169  –  and Alabama had 1.

Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far?   California, of course, but understand, so it is not guns causing this.  It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states.   So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific?   How about in comparison to other deaths?  All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime.  Robbery, death, rape, assault  –  all are done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous.  That’s why they are criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?

.  40,000+ die from a drug overdose – THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!
.  36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths

.  34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities (exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)

Now it gets good:

.  200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical errors.    You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!

.  710,000 people die per year from heart disease.   It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers!
So what is the point?   If Obama and the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.).   A 10% reduction in medical errors would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides  ……  Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns?   It’s pretty simple.  Taking away guns gives control to governments.

The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies.    It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution.   It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster:  “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe.   The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.    A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power.”

Remember, when it comes to “gun control”, the important word is “control”, not “gun”.

Surprisingly, these are not the statistics you hear about from the media or from the White House.

Interfaith Group Asks US Government to Reject Report that Stigmatizes Religious Americans

Dear Mr. President, Senator Hatch, and Speaker Ryan:

We are a diverse group of American faith leaders from all political, religious and ideological perspectives. We write to you as the authorities responsible for appointing members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

We wish to express our deep concern that the Commission has issued a report, Peaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Non-Discrimination Principles with Civil Liberties, that stigmatizes tens of millions of religious Americans, their communities, and their faith-based institutions, and threatens the religious freedom of all our citizens.

The Commission asserts in its Findings that religious organizations “use the pretext of religious doctrines to discriminate.”

What we find even more disturbing is that, in a statement included in the report, Commission Chairman Martin Castro writes:

“The phrases ‘religious liberty’ and ‘religious freedom’ will stand for nothing except hypocrisy so long as they remain code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance.”

We understand that people of good faith can disagree about the relationship between religious liberty and antidiscrimination laws in our country, and how that relationship should best be structured. These questions have to do with issues critical to the common good such as marriage, the family, contraception, abortion, and the source of human dignity.

At the same time, we are one in demanding that no American citizen or institution be labeled by their government as bigoted because of their religious views, and dismissed from the political life of our nation for holding those views. And yet that is precisely what the Civil Rights Commission report does.

The genius of American democracy is that it invites everyone into the public square, on the basis of full equality, to contend over the laws and policies that reflect our values and our understanding of the common good. In our system it is they–free citizens and voluntary institutions–that inform and drive the debate over the public good, a debate that the national government should not prejudice or distort.

The construction of our Constitutional settlement–this great experiment, as our first president called it–was in substantial part due to the religious ideas of the founding generation. The very foundation of our nation’s notion of equality—and in turn, the foundation of our various laws against discrimination—is the radical religious truth claim that “all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”

Each of us opposes hateful rhetoric and actions. We believe in the equality of all Americans before the law, regardless of creed or community. But we are both determined and unafraid to speak the truth about beliefs we have held for millennia. A robust and respectful debate over ideas is not something harmful to be demonized. Rather, debate is good for our democracy, and should be encouraged. Slandering ideas and arguments with which one disagrees as “racism” or “phobia” not only cheapens the meaning of those words, but can have a chilling effect on healthy debate over, or dissent from, the prevailing orthodoxy. Such attacks on dissent have no place in the United States where all religious beliefs, the freedom to express them, and the freedom to live by them are protected by the First Amendment.

We are grateful particularly to President Obama for his willingness to recognize that the religious and moral dimension of our laws is not only unavoidable, but has long served the cause of civil rights:

Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering into the public square. Frederick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King – indeed, the majority of great reformers in American history – were not only motivated by faith, but repeatedly used religious language to argue for their cause. So to say that men and women should not inject their “personal morality” into public policy debates is a practical absurdity. Our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of it grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition.

(Call to Renewal, Building a Covenant for a New America, 2006).

In light of this, we call upon each of you to renounce publicly the claim that “religious freedom” and “religious liberty” are “code words” or a “pretext” for various forms of discrimination. There should be no place in our government for such a low view of our First Freedom—the first of our civil rights—least of all from a body dedicated to protecting them all.

We look forward to your reply.


Most Reverend William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore
Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Bishop Gérald J. Caussé
Presiding Bishop
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson
Zaytuna College

Charles Haynes
Vice President
Newseum Institute

Russell Moore
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
Southern Baptist Convention

Leith Anderson
National Association of Evangelicals

Ron Sider
Distinguished Professor of Theology
Eastern University
Founder and President Emeritus
Evangelicals for Social Action

Frank Madison Reid, III
The African Methodist Episcopal Church

Anuttama Dasa
Governing Body Commissioner
Minister of Communications
International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)

Bishop Gregory John Mansour
Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn

Kit Bigelow
Religious Freedom Advocate

Cheryl Mitchell Gaines, J.D., M.Div., Senior Pastor
Regeneration House of Praise

Mohamed Magid
Imam at the Adams Center
Chairman, Interfaith Peace Corps

Nathan J. Diament
Executive Director for Public Policy
Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America

Reverend Eugene F. Rivers III
Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies

Jacqueline C. Rivers
Executive Director
Seymour Institute for Black Church and Policy Studies

Thomas Farr
Director, Religious Freedom Project
Georgetown University
President, Religious Freedom Institute

Time for a Change


36 Times Obama Said …

Repeating a lie over and over is done to give it credibility, but it remains a lie nevertheless.


FREE TRUMP/PENCE yard signs are going fast!  Get yours while the supply lasts.  Tell your friends and neighbors to come by my office during regular office hours tomorrow and all of next week.  Now is the time to defeat Crooked HiLIARy.  There are only 40 days left until the election.  Voting in Oregon begins on October 19thWe must do everything we can to defeat Clinton and the Democrats who support her Socialist policies.  Reverse the Obama transformation of America…ELECT TRUMP!  This might be our last, best chance to put a Republican administration in the White House and save our Supreme Court from Liberal activists.


Post-debate Trump rally fills massive hanger in FLORIDA:


If the election were held today…Trump would win:


Clinton has lost her grip on the electoral college advantage:


Trump and the Republicans gain ground in key battleground states:


New polls show Clinton trailing in battleground states of OHIO, NEVADA and COLORADO:


Crowd erupts in laughter when Democrat candidate calls HiLIARy “honest.”


200 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Not be President:


HiLIARy Hates You:


The legacy of Barack Hussein Obama:  …Race riots:


OBAMA’s LAST DAY:  We just can’t wait!


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And 8 years later…


Putting an end to government slush funds

I don’t think it’s right that a government agency, such as the Department of Justice, (DoJ), can go after a private entity and basically extort money for activist organizations as part of a settlement agreement.  And yet that is what’s happening.

For example, over the past few years, DoJ has negotiated settlement agreements with banks who contributed to the mortgage crisis almost a decade ago. But instead of dedicating the entirety of this money to paying down our debt or improving public services, the Justice Department has allowed these banks to meet some of their settlement obligations by donating money to nongovernment organizations. This is, by definition, an appropriation of funds–as the Constitution clearly states, “No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law.”

Furthermore, some of the groups that have benefited from these “donations” have no relation to the mortgage crisis, rather, they were chosen to receive these funds because they serve liberal and political objectives. Evidence even suggests that activist groups actually lobbied DoJ for this funding, indicating a clear political motive in the doling out of these settlement funds.

The Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) has directed nearly a billion dollars to activist groups entirely outside of Congress’s spending and oversight authority. This is wrong and the House just voted to stop this abusive overreach when it passed the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016 (H.R. 5063). This important bill ensures that settlement money goes either directly to victims, or to the Treasury where your elected representatives decide how it is spent. It’s time we rein in this President and the abusive tactics of the bureaucracy.

I will continue to work on legislation in the House that returns the proper balance of authority to our federal government, and prevents further abuse of power by the President and his administration.

It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
U.S. Representative
Oregon’s Second District

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Candidates Parade and Dinner

Two opportunities to “MEET  YOUR  REPUBLICAN  CANDIDATES” in  NE  Oregon!

Friday, September 16, 2016:  Join the Candidates in the Pendleton Round Up “Westward Ho Parade”.  Walk with the Candidates in the Parade!  Contact for information:  Larry Moore, Umatilla County Republican Chair 509-520-3231, or, Suni Danforth, Vice Chair  541-215-9389.

Another opportunity to “MEET  YOUR  REPUBLICAN  CANDIDATES” in  NE  Oregon!

Candidates Picnic


Wasco County Beef and Burgundy

Please join Wasco County for their annual Beef and Burgundy event Oct. 6th.


Tickets are on sale now.




Clinton documentary at the Granada

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party is now playing at the Granada 3 Theatre in La Grande this Saturday


Watch the trailer here:


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Trump is up!

We have free TRUMP yard signs!  Give me a call or drop by the office during regular office hours.  If there is a car out front, I am probably in the office.


Today, Mr. Trump is ahead in Ohio and North Carolina.  He is tied in Florida.  He is within 5 points in Pennsylvania and Colorado ( which usually go heavily Democrat).  Yesterday he was within 2 points in most of the national polling.  Oregon looks like a lost cause…but we will never surrender without a fight!  J Things are looking up.


TRUMP Up, HiLIARy Down, Obama Out by Victor Davis Hanson (a registered Democrat)


Obama’s last day: In about 4 months, we can bury the Obama imperial presidency on the ash-heap of history.


Republicans experience excitement and HUGE crowds at Trump campaign events:


Meanwhile at the Clinton speech there are empty seats:


Trump visits the Liberal Left Coast in the state of Washington and gives the Democrats a short history lesson:


The Democrats are hiding HiLIARy:


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Vacations and Extravagance VS Harry Truman


Compare this “I am royalty” approach of modern politicians to Harry Truman, a man of character.

Harry Truman was a different kind of President. He probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation’s history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House.

The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri. His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there.

When he retired from office in 1952 his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an ‘allowance’ and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.

After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them.

When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, “You don’t want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn’t belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it’s not for sale.”

Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, “I don’t consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise.”

As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.

Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale.

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