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The Imperial Presidency

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Obama Scandal Madness!

Obama-Scandal-Bracket

Global Warming: The Greatest Hoax

Too late to apologize to Mitt Romney


Fix it Fail: Just Another ObamaCare Lie

0bama Administration Foreign Policy Parody

Obama is Still Wrong for America

Romney was right! http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/06/12/Romney-on-VA-Iraq-I-Told-You-So  Oh…he was also right on Obamacare.  It should have been repealed and replaced!  “Things run by government aren’t run very well.”

One of my favorite quotes is at the end of the Mall Cop movie when Paul Blart (actor Kevin James) says: “I think I’ll stick with what I do best.”  Apparently, it’s a favorite maxim of President Obama also.  As the world burns he will be vacationing in Palm Springs and fundraising for the losers at the Democratic National Committee: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2014/06/13/amid-foreign-and-domestic-crises-obama-plans-to-fundraise-and-golf-this-weekend-n1851252

Obama is frantically trying to complete his transformation of America before his time is up: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2014/06/13/obama-ramps-up-americas-destruction-n1850961

We refuse to transform!

Habitual liars and white-collar criminals in suits and dresses are leading our country to destruction.  For love of country…impeach Obama now and throw in Eric Holder for good measure: http://townhall.com/columnists/dianawest/2014/06/13/for-love-of-country-impeach-obama-n1851007

Here comes the next Democrat Liar-in-Chief: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/12/Hillary-Clinton-Snaps-at-NPR-over-DOMA-Same-Sex-Marriage

 

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Romney on the VA Scandal and Iraq: I Told You So

Thomas Jefferson Quotes for our Time

Thomas Jefferson, our third President, was a great champion of freedom. It is thanks to him that we have the Bill of Rights, including the 1st amendment. He would not agree to a Constitution without it.

  1. A bill of rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular; and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inferences.
  2. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
  3. Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.
  4. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
  5. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms…disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)
  6. The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
  7. The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.
  8. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.
  9. To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association—the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.
  10. I think myself that we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
  11. When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
  12. I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
  13. The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
  14. In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
  15. What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
  16. The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.
  17. Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.
  18. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
  19. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
  20. Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add “within the limits of the law,” because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.
  21. Liberty is the great parent of science and of virtue; and a nation will be great in both in proportion as it is free.
  22. He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
  23. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
  24. I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
  25. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
  26. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
  27. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
  28. Most bad government has grown out of too much government.
  29. The man who reads nothing at all is better than educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
  30. The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
  31. A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.
  32. A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
  33. God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever. Commerce between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free.
  34. History, in general, only informs us what bad government is.
  35. It is better to tolerate that rare instance of a parent’s refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings by a forcible transportation and education of the infant against the will of his father.
  36. The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
  37. Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
  38. I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Trading Private Bergdahl

Without notifying Congress 30 days in advance as required by federal law the president has (yet again) acted unilaterally, in this case, to exchange five very dangerous Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter and suspected Taliban collaborator. Senator Marco Rubio, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Intelligence Committees, has said the president “Believes He’s Become A Monarch Or An Emperor“.

 

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Tom Cotton on Benghazi

Greg Walden: Americans deserve the truth about Benghazi

 

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MEDFORD — U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner’s announcement that the House will vote to create a new select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack:

“Just this week, the White House was forced by a court to release new documents that show the Obama Administration blatantly misled the American people in the days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi. For nearly two years, the Republican-led House has worked tirelessly to get the truth about that night—when four brave Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and Oregonian Tyrone Woods lost their lives—and its aftermath. Time and time again, the Administration has stonewalled the House and the American people, and it’s time for them to come clean. I support the Speaker’s call for a select committee on Benghazi. This is an extraordinary step, but it’s needed to force accountability from the Obama Administration and get the truth.”

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Oregon’s Walden backs House speaker’s call for select Benghazi committee

http://registerguard.com/rg/news/31520459-76/attack-benghazi-committee-administration-boehner.html.csp

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner on Friday declared he would schedule a vote to create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi attack, escalating a political battle that has raged since the final days of President Obama’s re-election campaign.

Boehner said U.S. officials misled the American people after the Sept. 11, 2012, assault on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. He said emails released this week showed the White House has withheld documents from congressional investigators and asked, “What else about Benghazi is the Obama administration still hiding from the American people?”

“Americans learned this week that the Obama administration is so intent on obstructing the truth about Benghazi that it is even willing to defy subpoenas issued by the standing committees of the people’s House,” Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement. “These revelations compel the House to take every possible action to ensure the American people have the truth about the terrorist attack on our consulate that killed four of our countrymen.”

Republicans have accused the Obama administration of seeking to deceive the public about the true circumstances of the attack during the final months of the 2012 presidential campaign — charges which the president and other U.S. officials reject.

Rep. Greg Walden, an Oregon Republican and chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, issued a press statement supporting Boehner’s call for an investigative panel.

“For nearly two years, the Republican-led House has worked tirelessly to get the truth about that night — when four brave Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and Oregonian Tyrone Woods lost their lives — and its aftermath,” Walden said in the statement . “Time and time again, the administration has stonewalled the House and the American people, and it’s time for them to come clean.

“I support the speaker’s call for a select committee on Benghazi,” he said. “This is an extraordinary step, but it’s needed to force accountability from the Obama administration and get the truth.”

For Boehner, appointing a select committee raises the profile of one of the Republicans’ main points of attack against Obama ahead of November’s midterm congressional elections, and on former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ahead of what may be another presidential campaign in 2016. It could also unify the Republican approach, which showed fissures Thursday as two powerful GOP committee chairmen sparred over whether the military was prevented from responding to the attack.

Republicans have pointed a finger at one passage in particular among the 40 or so emails obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information Act request. Three days after the attack, Ben Rhodes, then the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications at the White House, stressed the goal of underscoring “that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader policy failure.”

The email is dated Sept. 14, the Friday before then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on the Sunday news programs and explained the Benghazi attack as a protest over a YouTube video that mocked the Islamic prophet Mohammed that was hijacked by extremists. Administration officials later changed their description of the attack and said references to a protest were inaccurate.

White House press secretary Jay Carney responded this week by saying the message was explicitly not about Benghazi but about the overall situation across the Arab world, where American embassies and consulates in several countries faced angry and sometimes violent demonstrations. U.S. officials insisted they’ve complied with subpoena requests.

Separately, the Republican chairman of the House oversight committee, one of several that have investigated Benghazi, said Friday he would subpoena Secretary of State John Kerry to testify about the administration’s response to the attack.

Rep. Darrell Issa said he wanted Kerry to appear before the panel May 21 to explain why the latest emails were omitted from previous administration submissions to Congress.

Issa has been the GOP’s most prominent investigator of the Benghazi attack. But his star witness at a hearing Thursday came under sharp criticism from a fellow California Republican, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, who heads the House Armed Services Committee.

Retired Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell told Issa’s panel that U.S. forces “should have tried” to get to the Benghazi outpost in time to help save Stevens and the other Americans. Lovell blamed the State Department for not making stronger requests for action.

McKeon responded by saying Lovell didn’t serve in a capacity that gave him reliable insight into the available options commanders had during the attack, and repeated his own committee’s conclusions that the State Department didn’t delay a decision to deploy military resources and that the military couldn’t have made a difference.

Boehner said the latest documents to be released showed “greater White House involvement in misleading the American people” and amounted to a “flagrant violation of trust.”

He praised the House investigations up to now but said lingering questions and the administration’s lack of respect for congressional oversight required an escalation of the level of investigation.

A separate investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee found the U.S. had insufficient security at the Benghazi post and spread the blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs. It also faulted Stevens for not ensuring enough protection.

A senior Republican aide said Boehner was considering Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to chair the select committee. The aide wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and demanded anonymity. It’s unclear when Boehner will schedule the vote.

 

 

Dobson on the “Abortion President”

The Imperial Presidency: From the Senate

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Emphasis added. Sent by US Senators:

Grassley, McConnell, Sessions, Shelby, Lee, Isakson, Johanns, Inhofe, Boozman, Vitter, Risch, Crapo, Roberts, Blunt, Cochran, Chambliss, Scott, Coburn, Fischer, Cruz, Hoeven and Hatch.

The Imperial Presidency – By Eric Cantor (House Majority Leader)

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Health Care Premiums since ObamaCare became law

President Obama promised that the average premiums would go down $2500 per year. Instead they have increased by that amount since ObamaCare became the law in 2010. However premiums probably would have increased with or without the ACA (ObamaCare). Certainly the ACA has not helped, premium wise, while being disruptive and effectively reducing benefits for many. Not all the shoes of ObamaCare have dropped yet. Premium increases to employers are expected to hit in a major way in the 2nd half of 2014.

 

Chart reflects premium increases for Kaiser Family Foundation, a national insurance group.

Year

Annual family health insurance premium

Percentage increase

2004

$9,950

2005

$10,880

9.34

2006

$11,480

5.51

2007

$12,106

5.45

2008

$12,680

4.74

2009

$13,375

5.48

2010

$13,770

2.95

2011

$15,073

9.46

2012

$15,745

4.46

2013

$16,351

3.85

 

The Obama Budget

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The national debt is at $17 trillion, 470 billion. The Obama budget, would add another $8 trillion plus. Our children are already paying the bulk of the interest in the form of higher taxes, fewer jobs, lower paying jobs, and lowered expectations.

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Where the money comes from – Quantatative Easing

Obama Polls

Now that the Democrat…Liberal…Progressive…Socialist…Radical Environmentalist…Totalitarian policies of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama are starting to take effect and hit more people in the pocketbook…are Americans finally starting to see the light? http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2014/03/06/poll-obama-approval-rating-hits-new-low-n1804809

Our BIGGEST national security risk is…Barack Obama: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2014/03/06/john-bolton-our-biggest-national-security-crisis-is-barack-obama-n1805126?utm_source=TopBreakingNewsCarousel&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingNewsCarousel

President Obama has become the consummate Washington insider, cutting special interest deals, rewarding his political friends and punishing his political enemies and wasting our hard earned tax dollars in the process: http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2014/03/06/its-the-president-stupid-n1804531

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Last chance to stop the IRS



 

The IRS wants to take away your free speech. And we only have one more day to try and stop them.


Tomorrow — Thursday, February 27th — is the LAST DAY for the public to submit comments to the IRS regarding its unjustified attempts to regulate and restrict Americans’ free speech.

 

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The IRS is supposed to collect taxes, not regulate free speech — but that’s exactly what will happen if you don’t act now.
 
If these regulations go into effect, advocacy groups, like Americans for Prosperity, will lose their ability to hold politicians accountable during the times when it matters most. You have a right to know when your lawmakers are acting in your best interest — and when they aren’t.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
Your friends at Americans for Prosperity

 

 
P.S. It’s time to kick it into high gear. There’s only one day left to stop the IRS from restricting your free speech. Take action: www.BlockTheIRS.com
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Stopping the federal government’s “news police”

The Obama Administration’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is spending your tax dollars to come after the First Amendment rights of America’s news reporters.  It all began last year as a “study” that snoops around newsrooms asking invasive questions about news coverage decisions.  It’s chilling and it needs to stop.

The FCC has already spent $208,000 on this, and press reports indicate it could have eventually cost over $917,000.  Some of the questions the FCC proposed asking reporters include, “What is the news philosophy of the station?” “Who decides which stories are covered?” “How much influence do you have in deciding which stories to cover?” “Have you ever suggested coverage of what you consider a story with critical information for your customers (viewers, listeners, readers) that was rejected by management? If so, can you give an example? What was the reason given for the decision? Why do you disagree?” 

As someone with a journalism degree who worked to finally get the so-called “Fairness Doctrine” off the books, I’m deeply suspect regarding this government intrusion into our freedom of speech rights as Americans.  In December, I led an effort to blow the whistle and send a letter to the FCC to tell them to end it. The FCC Chairman has agreed to suspend the study—for now. But that isn’t enough. It needs to be eradicated completely.    

The Communications and Technology panel that I chair will soon hold a hearing on this issue and I’m drafting legislation to spike this study once and for all.

To read more about this issue, please click here

This won’t be easy. It took nearly 25 years to get the “Fairness Doctrine” off the books once it had been “eliminated” in 1987—an effort I helped lead in 2011. But we must do what we can to preserve the Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.” I couldn’t agree more, which is why I’ll continue to work to preserve our First Amendment freedoms.

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

Best regards,

Greg Walden
Member of Congress

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