Sunday, September 30, 2007

Black Boxes on American made Automobiles

(This article first ran in August of 2006!)

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Black Boxes on American made Automobiles

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Yes, they are there. They record whether you are wearing your seat belt, whether you are surpassing the speed limit, when you apply the brakes, and so on. Lots of information an Insurance company’s lawyers would kill to get their hands on… and now the American driver is simply going to hand it to them. It’s sorta like handing the Hangman the rope!

I have been agitating against the black boxes since I first learned about them in the eighties. I discovered one on my wife’s car the day I learned of them. I checked my car… and it did not have one. It was two years older than my wife’s sedan.

The first thing I did was contact the dealership from which we purchased the cars. At first they denied having any knowledge of the Black Boxes. After pressing them… they did admit the existence of them. I then asked that the black box on my wife’s car be removed. They said it could not be removed, or disabled because it was integrated into the car’s onboard computer and if it was disabled, or removed, the car simply would not run. We got rid of both cars.

As soon as I purchased the truck I own now, I contacted the automaker and asked if there was a data recorder on my truck. They wrote back to assure me there was not.

Now, dear reader, if you believe I am overreacting to the danger to the owner/driver those black boxes present, then you should know that at least two drivers, in the state of Florida, have been tried and lost their cases as a direct result of info recovered from the onboard date recorder on their cars.

Do you see the danger, now???

Talk about an invasion of privacy!

The automakers tell us the black boxes (data recorders) are there to provide them data, which will help them build a better automobile. Excuse me…. I don’t believe it! The US Government wants those data recorders on all US made autos ASAP. That’s ALL US cars! As of today, some US made vehicles do not have the Data Recorders.

So, US auto owners need to do a couple of things. One we need to fight the move by the government to make the data recorder standard equipment on our cars, and two, we need to get some computer geeks together to come up with a program to defeat those recorders and still allow our vehicles to run.

I remember when Catalytic converters first came out, and the government mandated their placement on all cars in the US, a cottage industry popped up, in nearly every community, in which the converter was either taken completely off the car and replaced with a piece of straight exhaust pipe, or the converter was removed long enough to hollow it out and then the shell was replaced so that anyone inspecting the underside of the car would see what appeared as a fully functioning catalytic converter.

Bit by bit, we are losing our privacy. Actually we have almost none, as it is. For instance, my cell phone will tell anyone who cares to know, and has the right equipment, exactly where, on the face of the earth, I happen to be at any given moment! The various search engines on the internet log every site I visit, how long I’m there, what I look at and read while I’m there, etc. Even the stores are integrating Radio Frequency chips into the clothing you buy. They can trace you with that little transmitter. It doesn’t turn itself off when you exit the store. Nosiree!

How much more of our freedom will Americans have to lose before we cry “STOP”! Huh?

If you want a good place to start… blistering the US government’s ears about the black boxes on you automobiles is as good a place as any!



Longstreet

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Saturday, September 29, 2007

America Forced to Use it’s Nuclear Arsenal???


(This Article first ran in
December of 2006!)

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America Forced to Use it’s Nuclear Arsenal!
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We have a serious problem in America, which has been created by the Leftists and will change the course of history.

The Leftist media, otherwise known as the Mainstream Media, and the Leftist in the US government, and those leftists in the general population of the US, have painted our war fighters into something of a corner. The media has lead a generation of Americans to believe than losing lives in a war is totally unacceptable. Every soldier (or veteran) who has worn the uniform knows that is unrealistic, but the fact is that, these days, if a war lasts more than three weeks and there is one American causality, the Leftist begin beating the “run”, “run”, “retreat”, “surrender”, drum and they will not stop until our military has to leave the battlefield dishonored, and shamed, for the rest of their lives.

It is also unrealistic to believe than America will not be challenged in the future and will be forced to defend herself on the battlefield. But the question is… how does the military do that while keeping the war down to a matter of days… and… with zero casualties.

The answer?

Our Nuclear Arsenal!


In the future, when America goes to war, the war will last but a few hours and there will be no US casualties. We’ll just lob a few Nukes and come home. No big deal. Hell, we won’t even have to deploy our troops. Just a couple of pilots or nuclear laden drones, or nuclear cruise missiles will do the job. We will fight the entire war, which will last only a few hours at the longest.

No… I AM NOT KIDDING!

We have a serious, serious, problem in America with a deluded populace, which has been taught all the BS in our “government schools” about self-esteem but are as dumb as fence posts when I comes to the real world we live in. Our leftist teachers and professors have been successful, beyond their wildest dreams, and they have created, and given, America an entire generation of “defeatist socialists” who will fall to the ground and assume the fetal position when challenged.

I think Ben Franklin was right. We should remove the American eagle from everything American and replace it with the American TURKEY! We act, these days, as if we have about as much sense as the turkey, which is one of the dumbest animals God has created… so far!

So, get ready for the mushroom clouds! They’re coming. We have no choice. Americans will not allow their military to fight conventional wars anymore.

You might want to practice your “duck and cover” drills too, for it is a fact that when your enemy is in range of YOUR guns… you are in range of his!


Longstreet


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Friday, September 28, 2007

Russia’s SUPERIOR Inferiority Complex!


Russia’s SUPERIOR Inferiority Complex!

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If there is anything more obvious, down through history, than Russia’s inferiority complex… well, I can’t think of it. Maybe you can. I can’t.

I am past my mid sixth decade of life on this planet and I have experienced Russia’s “Love America/Hate America" swings throughout my life. The one constant about Russia you can count on is... that she will change her mind... and often. The other is that Russia, for some reason is always looking to stretch out and spread. She has wanted a warm water port on the Mediterranean since Peter the Great built the first REAL Russian navel fleet. She still doesn’t have it and it chafes something awful.

Through the centuries Russia has suffered under grandiose schemes by it’s rulers and with each failure there has been added another layer of shame. That shame has developed into a vast national inferiority complex. The latest debacle was socialism/communism. I collapsed of it’s own weight.

When Russia finally decided to join the rest of the world as a democracy, of sorts, the US flew in all sorts of experts to teach and train Moscow how a capitalist system operates. All the while, we here in the west, could not shake the feeling of resentment we were receiving from the Russians. Russia simply couldn’t understand that we offered our help simply because we wanted to be friends. We wanted an ally in Russia.

Well, what we have gained, is an ally closely associated with Brutus! (Et tu Brutae?)

Now we are expected to suffer the indignity of Russian bombers invading our airspace, as they did so often during the Cold War. Those Bear bombers flew just off the NC coast where I am sitting as I write. All over the world Russian bombers are encroaching on the sovereign airspace of other nations. It’s a pain in the rear.

So what does it mean. Not much.

The Russia inferiority complex is showing again… that’s all.

Russia has a crying need to be noticed. (One of the hallmarks of an inferiority complex.) If they are NOT noticed, and noticed often, they feel neglected and they sulk. Russia is sulking… again. So, she puts her planes in the air and makes a show of presenting a threat to other countries… just so she can be NOTICED!

Well, if that’s all it is. “HEY, PUTIN! We see ya, man! Now put your toys away!”

Oh, and the environmentally friendly daddy of all bombs the Russkies showed us a few days ago… same thing. Theirs is bigger than ours! Has to be for them to feel, well, masculine.

Putin? Well, Putin intends to be the next dictator of Russia. He has honed himself for it. His KGB training is coming in handy these days as he slowly tightens the screws on his country in the tradition of the Russian and Communist dictators who have gone before him.

So, are we looking at the making of another Czar of Russia? Most likely. This time, however, the Czar will be sitting atop an ocean of liquid gold… oil! A Russian dictator with power AND wealth… spells trouble with a capital “T”.


Longstreet


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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Disarming Americans by Diagnosis!



The "GunGrabbers" are at it again!

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In there never ending crusade to rid Americans of their defense against a tyrannical government, the gungrabbers are working 'round the clock to take American's guns away!


Now comes word of HR 2640 and the new attempt to disarm Americans.


"World Net Daily" has an excellent article on this menace to freedom. You'lll find it here:




It's time to get on the phone to your Senators and begin streaming those e-mails and faxes in to their offices. This attempt to take away our guns must be stopped!


Longstreet


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The Foundation of Liberal Philosophy!


The Foundation of Liberal Philosophy!

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Most Conservatives have known for sometime that liberal philosophy is based on emotions and nothing but emotions. If there is anything clearer than that about liberalism, I cannot think of it.

With that in mind, John Hawkins has written an article, over at
www.townhall.com …that all conservatives must read. Liberals would do well to read it, as well.

Here’s a bit of a "teaser" for you from John’s article:

“Liberals love to think of themselves as intellectual and nuanced, but liberalism is incredibly simplistic. It's nothing more than "childlike emotionalism applied to adult issues." Very seldom does any issue that doesn't involve pandering to their supporters boil down at its core level to more than feeling "nice" or "mean" to liberals. This makes liberals ill equipped to deal with complex issues.

Since liberals tend to support or oppose policies based on how those policies make them feel about themselves, they do very little intellectual examination of whether the policies they advocate work or not. That's because it doesn't matter to them whether the policy is effective or not; it matters whether advocating the policy makes them feel "good" or "bad," "compassionate" or "stingy," "nice" or "mean."

Because of this, liberalism has more in common with religion than it does with other political ideologies like conservatism or libertarianism.”

Get the drift?

This is an excellent article and, as Mr. Hawkins says, once you understand this you will know why liberals do what they do. You will have the key to liberal thinking. Once you have that key, you will never be blindsided by liberalism again.

The article was posted at Townhall.com on Friday September 21st. We highly recommend you go over to Twnhall.com and read the entire article. It is a classic piece of writing and one we are pleased to be able to recommend. You’ll find it here in it’s entirety:

We conservatives don’t put much stock in emotionalism. We like to think of ourselves as practical people and pragmatists. Sometimes we are not, of course, but for the most part, when involved in politics we are. We are always aware of the “Law of Unintended Consequences”. Our liberal friends seem to have never heard of it, or, dismiss it out of hand, or simply don’t care.




Never, ever, fall into the trap of believing there is no difference between conservatives and liberals. There is a world of difference. Mr. Hawkins has explained the liberal philosophy’s foundation for you in his excellent article.

Congrats, John! You nailed this one!




Longstreet





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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

News Release from Fred Thompson's website: www.fred08.com

September 27, 2007

For Immediate Release

Thompson: We Won't Ask UN's Permission to Defend Self-Interest
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McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson issued the following statement today:


"During last night's debate in New Hampshire, I was appalled that none of the leading Democrats would stand up for Israel's right to defend itself against Iran--a country intent on acquiring nuclear weapons and whose leader has vowed to wipe Israel off the map. A Thompson Administration would stand by Israel and all of our friends in the region. We would not wait for U.N. permission to support an ally or defend our interests abroad. The U.N. has not shown sufficient resolve toward stopping Iran's nuclear ambitions."

Wind-Driven Delusions ... by Alan Caruba

Wind-Driven Delusions
By Alan Caruba


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“Wind-Power surge” was the headline of an article by Newhouse News Service reporter, Gail Kinsey Hill. “Demand for turbines generates higher prices” was the sub-title and it noted that, “The supply shortage comes as New Jersey officials have begun planning a windmill farm off the South Jersey coast.”

Now it’s worth keeping in mind that New Jersey is one of the East Coast States that is on record as not wanting to permit any drilling for oil or natural gas on its part of the continental shelf, presumably because the sight of any rigs might dampen property values or pose a hazard to the “pristine” environment. So, let’s see, a few oilrigs are bad, but miles of wind turbines are good.

Each one of the 1.5-megawatt turbines, the most popular size, will cost $2.5 million, including all turbine components and installation. How will utilities pay for them? They will “recover the expense through rate increases, but they first must ask state regulators for permission.”

Every megawatt of wind capacity “powers roughly 250 homes annually,” said the article, but failed to mention that only occurs when the wind is blowing. When it is not blowing, the electricity will have to be supplied by conventional means of generating electricity. To put it another way, no wind, no power, no really compelling reason to bother building a wind farm.

If you’re expecting the mainstream media to tell you the truth about wind power, I will be happy to come by and read some fairy tales to you.

Wind farms are one of those trendy, environmental fairy tales about “alternative” energy sources that will save us all from burning coal to provide electricity because, according the Great Big Book of Environmentally Bad Things, it’s “a fossil fuel” and it “pollutes.”

Okay, let’s build nuclear facilities. After decades of opposing nuclear energy the Greens have apparently decided it’s okay, but first we have to do one million environmental studies before actually building a new one.

There are a few, teeny-weeny problems with wind farms. First of all, from a purely aesthetic standpoint they are unsightly. There is nothing pretty or inspiring about wind farms.

A proposed wind farm, Cape Wind, slated to cover 24 square miles of federally controlled waters in Nantucket Sound has found some powerful opponents such as Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy who lives on the Cape. Loath as I am to agree with anything Teddy says, he’s right when he says the wind farm will destroy some of the most beautiful ocean vistas on the East Coast, not to mention being a danger to sea and air vessels. Even presidential candidate and former Governor, Mitt Romney, opposes this project.

Bird lovers hate wind farms. Back in April when the issue of federal tax credits for wind energy was all the rage, the American Bird Conservancy, quoted the National Wind Coordinating Committee whose own estimates reveal that, “this growing alternative energy source is killing between 30,000 to 60,000 birds a year.”

Yikes! “At the current mortality rate and growth rate of the wind industry,” said the bird folks “by 2030 a projected 900,000 to1.8 million birds would be killed per year by wind turbines, unless protective measures are implemented.” Considering how Greens go nuts over ordinary hunting and fishing, their indifference to this bird Holocaust is fairly astonishing.

Then there’s the problem with the way wind farms play havoc with radar that is used for commercial flight control and by the military as well. It turns out that, if you plant a wind farm anywhere within the proximity of an airfield, it “clutters” the signals needed to guide your flight from Phoenix to a safe landing. This is why the siting of wind farms is subject to Federal Aviation Agency approval.

Wind farms are quite possibly the dumbest way possible to produce electricity. Coal, uranium, natural gas, and hydro currently produces 97% of all the electricity used in the United States. Of these energy sources, coal accounts for half of all the electricity generated. It’s abundant and it’s cheap. Apparently that’s a bad thing.

Suffice it to say that to replace one traditional 1,000-magawatt power plant you need a lot of wind turbines that, in turn, take up a lot of space whether on land or at sea.

Picture in your mind that you’re driving along the shoreline of New Jersey, glancing over at the Atlantic Ocean…and seeing hundreds of wind turbines. These towers can stand over 400 feet into the air, have gigantic blades that make them into bird Cuisinarts, and, in the winter, they throw off big chunks of ice. In addition, the blades have been known to come loose. Lightning has a particular affinity for wind towers. Keeping a respectful distance is a good idea.

With wind power advocates pushing for more “renewable energy” by the year 2020, the energy projected would require between 50,000 and 100,000 towers, occupying some 7,500 to more than 10,000 square miles. That’s an area comparable to the entire state of Vermont.

So the “wind-power surge” may not be such a wonderful thing in either the short or long run. It is, like so many other strange environmental ideas, a fantasy, a delusion that sounds rational right up to the moment you begin to look at it closely. When you do that, the vision of hundreds of wind towers producing miniscule amounts of electricity—and only when the wind is blowing—seems, well, nuts!


Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His latest book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fiction”, is published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, September 2007

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Thompson Builds on Momentum in South Carolina!


Press Release (Sept. 25th, 2007) from Fred Thompson's Official Website www.fred08.com

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Thompson Builds on Momentum in South Carolina

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Picks up Endorsements from Republican State Leaders

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McLean, VA - Former Senator Fred Thompson's presidential campaign in South Carolina continued to show signs of growing momentum today as he received the official endorsements of Congressman Gresham Barrett (R-SC) and 12 state legislators from across the state.


Congressman Barrett has been an outspoken supporter of Thompson since last spring but is now joining the ranks of federal officials around the country who are officially endorsing Thompson's bid.


"Senator Thompson brings the vision, values and clarity voters are hungry for, and I look forward to doing everything I can to help introduce him to the people of South Carolina," Barrett said.


Joining Barrett in endorsing Thompson are state Republican legislators:


State Senator George E. "Chip" Campsen, III, Dist. 43 - Charleston and Berkeley Cos.State Senator Raymond Cleary, III, Dist. 34 - Horry, Georgetown and Charleston Cos.State Senator Lawrence K. "Larry" Grooms, Dist. 37 - Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester Cos.State Senator John Hawkins, Dist. 12 - Spartanburg Co.State Senator James H. "Jim" Ritchie, Jr., Dist. 13 - Spartanburg, Greenville and Union Cos.State Representative Eric M. Bedingfield, Dist. 28 - Greenville Co.State Representative Harry F. Cato , Dist. 17, Greenville Co. State Representative Jeffrey D. "Jeff" Duncan, Dist. 15 - Laurens and Newberry Cos.State Representative David R. Hiott, Dist. 4 - Pickens Co.State Representative Dwight A. Loftis, Dist. 19 - Greenville Co.State Representative Michael D. Thompson, Dist. 9, Anderson C o.State Representative W. Brian White, Dist. 6, Anderson Co.


"I am very proud to have these legislators joining our quickly growing grassroots driven team in South Carolina, and I look forward to working with them over the coming months as we take our conservative message to voters across the state," said Senator Fred Thompson.
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Debate Begins on North American Union, in US Congress, Plus, a Resolution to End the NAFTA Super Highway!


Debate Begins on North American Union, in US Congress, Plus, a Resolution to end the NAFTA Super Highway!
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It’s about time! Finally, The US Congress is going to take a look at efforts to form a North American Union and that Multi-lane Super Highway stretching for Mexico to Canada… right through the heart of the US!

The folks at “World Net Daily” have an excellent article on this story and every American should read it.

You’ll find it at:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57817

It’s time to get those faxes, and e-mails, as well as phone calls, rolling in to your Senator and Congressperson about this North American Union idea. If you value American sovereignty, then you will let your representatives in Congress know how you feel about the NAFTA Super Highway and about the North American Union. America cannot remain free and sovereign and be a part of any North American Union.

It’s time to call the hands of our representatives in Congress and the Senate. Let them know you are against any North American Union and most assuredly against a NAFTA Super Highway!

Longstreet
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Monday, September 24, 2007

A Secret Plan to Strike Iran???



Perfection of a Secret Plan to Strike Iran Underway by US Air Force!

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“You can deter Iran, but there is no strategy against nuclear terrorism,” said the retired air force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney of the Iran policy committee.
There is no question that we can take out Iran. The problem is the follow-on, the velvet revolution that needs to be created so the Iranian people know it’s not aimed at them, but at the Iranian regime.”
… US Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney of the Iran policy committee.


Read the entire article at:



Surprised? Your shouldn’t be! The US is going to strike Iran, and strike Iran hard, … and very soon!

There is no way President Bush is going to leave office with Iran’s nuclear facilities intact! He does not want that on his conscious nor a part of his legacy.

But, I foresee a problem. A problem which got the US into trouble in Iraq. It is the so called Iranian “velvet revolution” expected, and hoped for, by the US politicians and diplomats, as soon as US bombs begin pounding their country. It is not going to happen any more than it happened in Iraq. Nothing will coalesce a people any faster than foreign bombs falling on their country and killing their fellow citizens.

OK, then what do we do? We bomb Iran. Or, we assist Israel in bombing Iran. In any event, Iran is going to be bombed! That is a given.

Now comes word that Israel has served notice on the White House that America has six months to take care of Iran... or Israel will go it alone... and do the deed themselves. The simple truth is... we can't leave Iraq until we emasculate Iran. If we do not... then the minute we leave Iraq, Iran will march across the border and take Iraq. If you think we have a mess in Iraq now, as Al Jolson said: "You ain't seen nothing yet!"

The likeliest scenario is a combined raid on Iran by the US and Israel. And we will likely see the first use of nukes since the Second World War. The "bunker buster" bombs the US has, and Israel is rumored to have, are low yield nukes. To get to the bunkers, where the Iranian nuclear facilities are located, it will take the strongest bunker busters we have... and those are the top of the line.

If you are trying yourself up in knots of angst over this long drawn out war, get used to it. We are involved in a multi-decade war. A 50 year war would be a conservative estimate of the length of this global conflict. Plus, please stop looking at Afghanistan and Iraq as "wars" They are not. They are two different "fronts" in the War on Terror, or the War against Islamofacism.

We have only just begun this global war. Before we reach the zenith of the conflict we will need a much larger military. I expect the draft to begin again before too many months pass (especially if Clinton wins the Presidency). This time the draft will include young women as well as men.

So fasten your seat belts, the Global War on Terrorism is about to get even wider... and much more fierce.

Longstreet


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Thompson's Statement on Ahmadinejad at Columbis University



Press Release from Thompson Headquarters.


Thompson's official site is:




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September 24, 2007

For Immediate Release

Fred Thompson Statement on Ahmadinejad at Columbia University


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McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson issued the following statement today regarding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's appearance this afternoon at Columbia University:
"Columbia University gave a public forum today to a tyrant to spread his lies and deceit. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a mockery of free speech by standing in front of an auditorium of academicians and students and denying the existence of the Holocaust and his deadly intentions toward Israel.



"I find it ironic that Iran's president accepted an invitation to speak at Columbia University, since students who dissent on Iranian campuses are not met with debate, they are met by a gun and imprisonment. A few months ago, eight college students were imprisoned in Iran's notorious Evin Prison for publishing articles and cartoons critical of Iran's government in a student-run newspaper. The Evin facility has been described as Iran's 'most feared prison' and is known to stone women to death. We need to do our best to empower freedom-loving people throughout Iran."



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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Gungrabbers at work!


Gungrabbers at work!

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Recently there was a Mainstream Media article concerning the fact that the US is the most heavily armed nation in the world. The article went on to explain that the guns were in private hands… they are in the hands of the men and women citizens of the country… not the military. The military has it’s own weapons. I suppose this was supposed to surprise American citizens, somehow.

What’s happening, all of a sudden, to bring on these “gun stories”? Well, the Left is feeling it’s oats right now. They have reason to believe they will win the 2008 Presidential election and… if they do… and if they retain control of the two houses of Congress, you can “bet the farm” that gun control legislation will be among the first items on the New Congress’ agenda of things to pass.

Why is gun control so popular among the leftists of the world? Simple. As long as we are armed we can shut down the Left any time we feel they have stepped too far over the line to be tolerated. They know that. They also know that they have come very close to that line on a number of occasions one of which was during the last Clinton Administration. The left understands that if Mrs. Clinton is elected, those few American citizens not already armed will arm themselves, post haste. It is the prudent thing to do. Those of us on the Right understand that the Clintons are on the point of the spear of the movement to transform America from a democratic republic to a socialist hellhole. It’s not going to happen without a fight. The left cannot count on the US Military to back them up as 90% of the US Military is conservative. Very few Leftists ever feel the need to serve their country in the military.

The Left has been trying, since the 1930s, to install communism/socialism in America. They have failed at every attempt. So these days Incrementalism is the way to go. At least… that is the latest strategy the Left is using to slowly slip socialism into the American mainstream. It began with Social Security, then Welfare, then government-sponsored healthcare for children, government indoctrination centers know popularly as Public Schools, and the latest is, of course, the ever-popular Leftist dream, National Healthcare. But one thing stands in the way of their fulfilling that dream: Mr. and Mrs. America… and their guns.

For the Leftist dream to be successful American citizens must give up their guns. We’re not going to do that. The gun won this country from the Mother Country. The gun secured the remainder of the country between the two oceans and the gun has made us a free people and kept us free. So far, we have not forgotten that. But that memory is slowly being erased by the Left’s indoctrination of our children in the Public Schools of America. As a result many families are pulling their children out of the public school systems. More religious organizations, than ever before, are considering beginning their own nationwide school system. I think that is a very good idea. Our children need the education they are not getting anymore from our public schools.

Even private schools and home schooling is seen, and rightly so, as a threat to the Left. Many Leftist politicians are openly talking of heading an effort to make it illegal to educate your children in anything other than… a public school. Do you need any more evidence, than that, to convince you the Left is using the public school system to indoctrinate your children in the ways of the Godless, secular, socialist, Left?

But they can achieve none of this so long as the American public is armed to the teeth.

So, clean those guns and keep your powder dry.

Longstreet


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Fred Thompson: Tough on Illegal Immigration, Strong on Border Security!


News release from Fred Thompson's offcial site: www.fred08.com/

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September 5, 2007
For Immediate Release
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FRED THOMPSON: TOUGH ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, STRONG ON BORDER SECURITY

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Received "A+" from Pro-Border Security Organization

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(McLean, VA) Senator Fred Thompson has been a consistent supporter of conservative immigration proposals that would improve border security; eliminate incentives for illegal immigrants to come to the United States and obtain welfare benefits; and strengthen employment verification procedures. He has an "A+" rating from Americans for Better Immigration for his senate voting record on border security issues.


FACT:
OPPOSED the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Reform Bill.
OPPOSES amnesty for illegal immigrants.

SUPPORTS tougher border control along the U.S./Mexican border.
SUPPORTS increased penalties against alien smuggling and document fraud.

VOTED FOR TOUGH BORDER SECURITY-FIRST LEGISLATION


Fred Thompson Voted For The "Illegal Immigration Reform And Immigrant Responsibility Act Of 1996." (H.R. 3610, Roll Call Vote #200, Bill Passed 72-27: R 50-3; D 22-24, 7/18/96, Thompson Voted Yea)
· Improvements to border control, facilitation of legal entry and interior enforcement
· Enhanced enforcement and penalties against alien smuggling and document fraud;
· Restrictions on benefits for illegal immigrants.


Fred Thompson Voted For "The Immigration Control And Financial Responsibility Act Of 1996" As Part Of The Senate Judiciary Committee And On The Senate Floor. (S. 1664, Roll Call Vote #107, Cloture Motion Passed 100-0, 5/2/96, Thompson Voted Yea).
· Eliminated incentives for legal immigrants to come to the United States and obtain welfare benefits.
· Development of a system to verify eligibility to work and receive public assistance
· Strengthened existing employment-verification procedures, including (1) social security account information; (2) types of acceptable documents; (3) birth certificates; and (4) driver's licenses.
· Authorized INS wiretaps for alien smuggling investigations


Thompson understands mainstream conservative's view about the problem of illegal immigration in America and their frustration that government can't seem to get the most basic responsibilities right for its citizens.


FRED THOMPSON SAID IT...


"Most Americans know that we have an illegal immigration problem in this country, with perhaps as many as 20 million people residing here unlawfully. And I think most Americans have a pretty good idea about how to at least start solving the problem - secure our nation's borders. ..."


"Is it any wonder that a lot of folks today feel like they're being sold a phony bill of goods on border security? A 'comprehensive' plan doesn't mean much if the government can't accomplish one of its most basic responsibilities for its citizens - securing its borders. A nation without secure borders will not long be a sovereign nation." (May 21, 2007, http://www.aei.org/)
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In (DIS)honor of Ahmadinejad's Visit to the US!

This article first ran in August of 2006. However, we are running it again today in (DIS)honor of Ahmadinejad's visit to New York and to Columbia University. Take a good look at him , dear reader, for we will be locked in mortal combat with him soon enough. He IS our DECLARED ENEMY!

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Ahmadinejad Should give Us All Nightmares!
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We came across this article on the “Daily Mail” site and since it so vividly details the insanity of Iran’s leader, Ahmadinejad, we recommend it to you. You’ll find it at:

www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/newscomment.html?in_article_id=401858&in_page_id=1787

We are facing an enemy, in Ahmadinejad, every bit as dangerous as Hitler and the Nazi party. At some point the US will have to deal with this man and with his insane plan to take the world into chaos. When that day comes, in the not too distant future, we will, as usual, be on our own. We can expect no help from Europe, which will fold, like a cheap suit, (save for our long-suffering friends in the UK) at the first serious threat from Iran.
















While the totally ineffective UN plays at placating Ahmadinejad, he grows stronger as he nears the realization of his dream of an Iranian Atom bomb.

If the US were blessed with forward thinking leaders, we would be building up our armed forces in preparation for this confrontation, which is just around the corner. But we cannot do so with the limp-wristed leaders we have in the Congress today.

The US “standing Army” should be doubled. Our Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corp need to be doubled in strength… and as quickly as possible. If that means reinstitution of the draft… then so be it. When war with Iran comes, it won’t be fought from 15,000 feet with smart bombs. It will be a slugfest in the air, on the sea, and on the land. It will not be contained in the Middle East. The continental US will be hit. We can count on it! Missiles launched from ships, lying off shore in international waters, can burst through our radar defenses and hit targets before we can react to stop them.

The US military is seriously weak at this point in our history. Shortsightedness, and a tendency to believe “we can all just get along”, has led the US into a “head in the sand” policy, which will come back to haunt us… and to hurt us.

The US needs a crash program, right now; to build up our military might to a state of readiness we reached in the midst of the Second World War. Although our leaders don’t want to admit it, we are facing the same intensity of danger as we did at the beginning of that war when our military was at one of its lowest ebbs.

When one looks at the threats to the security of the US today and compares it to the reaction of our leadership toward meeting that threat, if one has an ounce of sense, one must be seriously frightened. Our Congressional leadership is tooling along as if nothing in the world matters except who gets elected in November of 2008.

Well, I have news for Congress… and the White House. (It ought not be news to the Congress or the President, but it apparently is.) It is time to pay for all the years of relative peace we have enjoyed as a nation. It is time to go to war in a serious manner. “Pussyfooting” around, with Iran, as we have been doing with Iraq for the past 4-1/2 years, will only get us destroyed as a nation. We will only win a war with Iran by utterly destroying them. There will be no room for political correctness. There will be no call for “winning the hearts and minds” of the Iranians. We won’t have time! We’ll be fighting for our very existence!

In the meantime, I fully expect the US to continue along this fairy tale path, assured in it’s on ignorance, that we can talk our way, negotiate our way, out of war with Iran, until thousands of Americans lie dead, and irradiated, in the streets of our large east coast cities.

We have grown fat, and lazy, and extremely vulnerable. Unfortunately, I have come to believe that it will take a mushroom cloud over New York, Boston, or Washington DC to wake us up!

Suicide is a sorry way for a great nation to go!

Longstreet




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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Be a Vegan or Else! ... by Alan Caruba



Be a Vegan or Else!
By Alan Caruba

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To put it quite simply, unless you and everyone else becomes a vegetarian or adopts the vegan (no animal products, period!) lifestyle, the Earth is going to come to an end or you will probably die from some horrid disease.

Sound extreme? Sound just a bit nutty? Not according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) or a recent study, “Food, livestock production, energy, climate change, and health” by Professor Tony McMichael of the Australian National University and Dr. John Powles of the Department of Public Health and Primary Care of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

If either of these deep thinkers took a moment to contemplate the success of the human race in terms of survival and expansion, they would find that humans have twenty teeth in their mouth designed exclusively to eat meat, but only twelve for fruit and vegetables. Moreover, the human stomach is, in fact, a carnivorous organ designed primarily to digest lean meat. The small intestine, pancreas, and the liver are mainly herbivorous and designed to digest vegetables, fruits, fats and farinaceous (starch) foods. All this has been known for a very long time.

Why am I telling you this? Because for quite a while, there has been a vigorous campaign by the United Nations agency and by militant vegans to convince people that eating meat is a bad thing. The only way to respond to these “studies” and claims is to examine and debunk them.

First, however, one must ask why the FAO would foster a policy claiming that livestock is a major threat to the environment? Like the insidious Big Brother of George Orwell’s novel, “1984”, the purpose of the UN’s efforts is to exert control over every aspect of people’s lives.

Why else would an organization set up primarily to insure peace among nations create vast bureaucracies whose purpose is to advocate bogus notions such as “global warming” and then branch off with still other bureaucracies to impose restrictions based on idiotic notions such as the “precautionary principle”? Under the latter, any substance or process that might cause harm should be banned, no matter its benefit or known record of safety.

All this affords a nice living to legions of “scientists” and academics that issue reports to support ideas such as those put forth by professors McMichael and Powles. Their latest study, published in the The Lancet, a UK publication, is bound to receive the usual breathless media coverage that accompanies just about every witless environmental claim regarding the climate and every human activity.

Do you really believe that the “Worldwide average meat consumption could be realistically reduced by ten percent to reduce the already substantial impact of livestock production on greenhouse gas emissions”? Do you really believe there are “health risks posed by the rapid worldwide growth in meat consumption, both by exacerbating climate change and by directly contributing to certain diseases”?

At a time when there are more humans than ever before in recorded history, when life expectancy is being dramatically extended, when breakthroughs in genetic modification of crops to enhance both their production and the ability to increase their nutritional value, when diseases of every description are being conquered, would we ever want to return to a time when life was short, disease was rampant, and famine was the rule, not the exception?

This latest study is not about meat consumption. It is one of thousands of such specious claims that the Earth is warming dramatically due to human activity. It is one of thousands designed to alter the improving lifestyle of millions around the world who enjoy a hamburger or any other meat product, whether it be beef, lamb, chicken, or fish.

The Earth is not experiencing a rapid increase in heat. If it does increase or decrease, it will be entirely due to the actions of the Sun, the oceans, clouds, volcanoes, and the other natural factors that determine the Earth’s climate. Man is not causing the climate to change, but the climate most certainly impacts mankind.

The notion that livestock, like mankind, contribute to “global warming” is almost too ludicrous to consider, but that does not deter the FAO, the UN Environmental Programme, and countless “environmental” organizations from foisting these notions on everyone.

Like humans, each of whom exhales about two pounds of carbon dioxide daily, livestock also emit “greenhouse gases” and this is the basis for the latest study being trumpeted. However, the dominant greenhouse gas, estimated to be as much as ninety-five percent of the atmospheric layer that protects the Earth, is nothing more mysterious or threatening than water vapor.

With considerable irony, the latest “study” notes the abundance of food in the world today. If there is famine in parts of the world, it often reflects the mismanagement of agriculture by the corrupt and ignorant people who control nations that otherwise would produce sufficient food for their populations. Droughts and other natural factors contribute to famines, but food is often a weapon used against people as has been seen in Darfur, a section of Sudan where the Islamic fundamentalists in charge have been waging genocide.

Meat and the lies told about it is part of the arsenal of weapons being used to coerce and frighten people into believing that less production will “save” the Earth from the non-existent threat of “global warming” and is responsible for unidentified health threats attributed to it.

This accounts for the latest call that we all become vegetarians or vegans. It is idiotic on the face of its claims. It is a veiled attempt to further control the lives of everyone. Fight back! Have a steak tonight!


Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/, a clearinghouse for information about “scare campaigns.” His latest book is “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, September 2007


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Friday, September 21, 2007

Thompson Closes Gap Among Florida Republicans! Plus: Fred's Statement on Ahmadinejad's Visit to the US Next Week!

Press Release from Fred Thompson's Headquarters
Thompson's official site is at:www.Fred08.com/
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...Thompson Closes Gap Among Florida Republicans, Poll Shows
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Excerpts from The Tampa Tribune:
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September 20, 2007

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TAMPA- A new poll of likely Republican voters in Florida shows late-entry candidate Fred Thompson within one point of frontrunner Rudy Giuliani in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.


Giuliani, the former New York mayor, had the support of 24 percent of respondents in the poll by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research. Thompson, an actor and former U.S. senator from Tennessee who announced his candidacy Sept. 5 on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," had 23 percent.
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To View Complete Article, Please Visit:
www2.tbo.com/content/2007/sep/20/thompson-closes-gap-among-florida-republicans-poll/?news-breaking

PLUS... Here's Fred on Ahmadinejad's visit to the US:

September 20, 2007

For Immediate Release

Thompson: No Ahmadinejad Entry Into U.S.! Proposes Economic Sanctions to Freeze Iran's Assets

Dallas, TX - Senator Fred Thompson issued the following statement today from Dallas, Texas regarding Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's upcoming visit to the United States and further called upon the UN Security Council to impose economic sanctions on the terrorist state:

"Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the world's premier terrorist state, is speaking before the United Nations next week. He has also asked to visit Ground Zero. If I were President of the United States none of this would have been an issue--I wouldn't have let him into the country in the first place.

"It's time for the world to finally send a stern message to Iran. Ahmadinejad has called for the destruction of Israel, is supporting terrorist groups throughout the Middle East, and is responsible for supplying weapons to extremists who are killing US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. And with Iran's ongoing pursuit of nuclear weapons and development of long-range missiles, that country is a threat not only to the region and our allies, but to the entire free world. It's time for the United Nations to take more serious action against this terror regime.

"The Security Council needs to begin placing comprehensive, multilateral sanctions on Iran's economy, to include banning foreign investment, stopping export credits to companies doing business there, and prohibiting any business dealings with Iran's Revolutionary Guard. Iranian banks should be denied access to international banking and financial institutions, and World Bank loans should be suspended. All arms sales to Iran need to be halted. And travel by Iranian officials should be stopped and their assets frozen. Cutting off Iranian access to refined gas imports will certainly get Tehran's attention and cause them to reconsider their priorities. If the UN can't reach agreement on these measures due to continued Russian, Chinese or others' intransigence, then we need to work directly with our allies and go around the UN roadblock.


"The international community has been negotiating with Iran for more than four years to no avail in seeking to halt the mullahs' nuclear program. I believe strongly in diplomacy, but it has its limits, especially when the other side is made up of extremists. If we don't get serious and act now--before they build atomic weapons--the stakes will be even higher, and our hand much weaker. The United States and its allies cannot afford to let that happen. As president, I certainly will not."

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War With Iran is Inevitable. It’s as Sure As Sunrise!

War With Iran is Inevitable. It’s as Sure As Sunrise!
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There’s something wrong with all those rumors being reported in the press these days about the US preparation to go to war against Iran. Oh, not that we aren’t preparing to bomb Iran back to the stone age... we most certainly are! Our ally Israel has been rehearsing their bombing runs over Iran for months now in preparation for their part in the raids when they begin. I don’t believe we will be able to keep Israel out of this one the way we have the conflicts with Iraq. No, Israel’s life is on the line here and honor dictates we must allow them to defend themselves.

Back to those rumors. I am satisfied that all those mainstream media rumors around the world the past few days are a way of serving notice on Iran (and on those nations of the world who always stand on the sidelines and hurl obscenities at us while we are going about the business of saving their sorry behinds, again and again, at the price of the blood, and lives, of American warriors) that we have had enough! The US has three friends we can count on: the UK, Australia, and yes... Israel… although the Aussies get a little shaky at times…their hearts are in the right place.

Again, let’s consider the timing of those rumors. First of all the US War Planners don’t wait until the last minute to plan a war… any war. Invasion plans, for practically every country on the face of the earth, are planned out already, to the nth degree and locked away in the deepest darkest vaults of the Pentagon. They will never be used, hopefully, but in the event they are needed, we have an instantaneous war plan, which will need only a little revising. So, for the press to report that the War Planners are just now planning air strikes against Iran rings very hollow. Those plans were made months and years ago. Some new targets, I’m sure, have been added and a new strategy, or two, added, but, by and large, our plans to attack Iran are made… and have been for a very long time.

And another thing, do not be surprised when the mainstream media begins to breathlessly report the presence of US troops on the ground in Iran. I mean, we have now, and have had for a very long time, US Special Forces, and others, on the ground, inside Iran, locating targets and fixing coordinates for the bombers and/or cruise missiles coming soon. They are busy locating those nuclear facilities and assessing what it will take, in the way of ordinance, to blow them to kingdom come. (Probably bunker busting low yield nukes.)

I suspect that, very soon, you will hear, on the TV news, and your newspapers, of mysterious firefights inside western Iran, just a few miles across the Iraq/Iran border. Iran will protest loudly that American forces attacked defenseless western Iranian villagers, and so forth. What will be happening is… US forces will be attacking bomb-making factories in Iran from which those Iranian IED’s, which are responsible for killing the vast majority of US Killed in Action, come from. Plus, those secretive warriors will be destroying Iranian staging areas from which Iranian troops are making raids into Iraq. Already the US is building a permanent military base near the routes used by the Iranians to cross into Iraq. While construction is under way UK troops are patrolling those troublesome border areas, which will be turned over to the US Military once the base(s) are completed.

The Straits of Hormuz, at the southern end of the Persian Gulf, is a bottle neck through which much of the world’s oil must pass. Those straits must be, and will be defended... at all costs. The Iranians know this and they are preparing some of their most devastating armament to fire on US ships defending those straits. Look for those Iranian installations to be hit first when the war against Iran begins. Tneir radar sites, their communication centers and their command and cntrol centers will all disappear simultaneously... BEFORE the bombers and missiles strike.

Another thing, Syria uses Iranian built air defense radar systems. Those Israeli forays into Syrian airspace were, I believe, for the purpose of probing that Iranian built radar, to learn it’s strengths and weaknesses. Those bombing attacks were, most likely, targets of opportunity… and a pretty good fa├žade to cover the real intent of the Israeli raids into Syrian air space. You can bet American and Israeli war planners are discussing what Israel learned from those raids... and planning accordingly. Those North Korean supplied Nukes, bombed by the IAF in those raids, was a plum on top of the pudding. Valuable information was gleaned and damage was done to Syria’s nuclear threat to Israel. Plus, the US has learned that, once again, North Korea is lying! (So what else is new?)

The table is being set, place setting-by-place setting, for war with Iran. The planning did not just begin. The US has known for a very long time that war with Iran was inevitable.

“Oh”, but you say, “Congress will stop it!” No. They can’t. The War Powers Act gives the Commander in Chief the power to attack Iran any time he chooses and report what he has done to Congress in a “timely” manner. He has no real reason to even discuss his intention to attack Iran with members of Congress before the fact. In fact, I would advise him not to! (Miss Rice’s resignation not withstanding.)

So… now... we wait for the inevitable. War with Iran. It’s coming.

Longstreet


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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Majority of GOP Kentucky State Representatives Endorse Fred Thompson

Press Release from Thompson Campaign 9.20.07
Official Website: http://fred08.com/
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Majority of GOP Kentucky State Representatives Endorse Fred Thompson
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McLean, VA - More than half of Kentucky's Republican State Representatives endorsed Fred Thompson for President of the United States today, calling Fred Thompson the candidate most qualified to win the nomination and the general election in 2008.


Rep. James Comer said: "Senator Thompson has a history of being a strong proponent of conservative values and is a proven leader... Fred Thompson is the clear favorite among the electorate in my legislative district."


House Minority Floor leader, Jeff Hoover, said: "Kentuckians can rest assured that this is a man who shares our Kentucky values and will take them to Washington as he leads our nation in these turbulent times."


Senator Thompson stated: "I am very pleased that a majority of my Republican friends in the Kentucky House of Representatives have chosen to endorse me. With their help, we can take a consistent conservative message and agenda to the White House."


These endorsements follow the enthusiastic reception Thompson received on his successful campaign tour through Florida, South Carolina, Iowa, New Hampshire and Tennessee. On September 13th, Thompson received the endorsement of Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.

The following 20 State Representatives have endorsed Thompson:
Sheldon Baugh (Russellville)
Kevin Bratcher (Louisville)
James Comer (Tompkinsville)
Tim Couch (Hyden)
Ron Crimm (Louisville)
Jim DeCesare (Bowling Green)
Myron Dossett (Pembroke)
C.B. Embry (Morgantown)
Bill Farmer (Lexington)
Danny Ford (Mt. Vernon)
Jeff Hoover (Jamestown)
Russ Mobley (Campbellsville)
Brad Montell (Shelbyville)
Lonnie Napier (Lancaster)
Marie Rader (McKee)
Steven Rudy (West Paducah)
Charles Siler (Williamsburg)
Tommy Turner (Somerset)
Ken Upchurch (Monticello)
John Vincent (Ashland)




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Cut Off All Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities and Place Them Under Martial Law Immediately!! (UPDATED!)





Cut Off All Federal Funding to Sanctuary Cities and Place Them Under Martial Law Immediately!!



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What is a sanctuary city? A sanctuary city is a city in which immigration law is not enforced. The city is a sanctuary for illegal immigrants who wish to avoid deportation.

I was stunned to learn there were so many sanctuary cities in the country. I was even more stunned to learn that four (4) of those cities were, right here, in North Carolina!

Want to see if your city, or your hometown is a sanctuary city? Go here:

http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp

Here’s the rub: These “sanctuary cities” get millions of dollars, billions of dollars, even, every year from the taxpayers of the US. At the same time they are thumbing their nose at the law of the land! There is no excuse for allowing these cities to have one thin dime of taxpayer money. Not one red cent! The government, if we HAD a government, would cut off the money instantly… and not only that, the government should demand every cent of federal money be returned from the date those cities declared themselves as sanctuary cities!

Look, we are rapidly splitting into two distinct countries, under one flag, here in America. One country believes in law and order, and the constitution, and the other does not!

I have reached a saturation point with the left-wing socialist Americans. I would support a movement to revoke statehood from any state, which allowed any city within its borders to declare as a sanctuary city. This has got to stop!

I was discussing the disunity in America the other day at a local meeting. We agreed that the phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance, which declares, we are “one nation under God, indivisible”, has absolutely no meaning anymore. Some folks have stopped reciting The Pledge because, in effect, it is a lie!

Sanctuary cities are not the stuff America is made of. Sanctuary cities flaunt the law and set horrible examples for the remainder of the country. By giving them our taxpayer money we are supporting them in what is nothing less than a federal crime. We are aiding and abetting in a federal crime!
(UPDATE FOLLOWS BELOW!)

See for yourself what Federal Law says:

U.S. Code Title 8:
Section 1324a states: "Any person who knowingly hires/harbors/transports any illegal alien is guilty of a felony punishable by 10 years jail + $2000 fine per illegal alien + forfeiture of the vehicle or property used to commit the crime".


Section 1324c states, "All officers whose duty it is to enforce criminal laws shall have authority to make arrests for a violation of any provision of this section" (affirmed U.S. v. Perez-Gonzalez 2002 Fed App 0360, 6th Circ.).

Section 1644, same title states, "No local ordinance, rule, or measure shall stop law enforcement officers from enforcement of this section" (affirmed Southern District Court of NY, U.S. v. Rudy Guiliani,1996).

Where is the protest from the Congress? If there are any, I sure have not heard them. That certainly has something to do with Congress’ record setting low approval rating… now at 11%. That is the lowest approval rating of any Congress in the history of the United States. Our unpopular President’s ratings are almost three times higher than the rating of Congress. (29%)

This Congress is leaderless and rudderless and completely at a loss as to how to govern. The leaders in the House and Senate are the least qualified Speaker and Majority leader in recent memory. As a result we can expect NO action by the Congress to punish these rogue cities, which have set themselves up as sanctuaries for the illegal aliens in our midst!

I have never been an advocate of vigilantism, but I must tell you, as I view the crime being openly committed, on such a scale in our country today, with the authorities seemingly powerless to stand against it, vigilantes ARE going to spring up. That is a given. Americans have a God-given right to self-defense. And when we see our country being stolen, right before our eyes, well, it is simply too much to ask us to stand by and do nothing. Sooner or later the rage, which is just below the surface, is going to break through the firewalls and there is going to be hell to pay before the smoke clears.

US citizens should not be forced to support sanctuary cities with our treasure. All federal funding should be cut off immediately and every cent those cities have taken from the federal treasury, since they declared themselves sanctuary cities, should be given back to the federal government. If they refuse to comply then federal troops should be sent into those cities and Martial Law should be declared in those cities until it can be sorted out. (This includes the sanctuary cities in my state as well! I am utterly embarrassed by them!)

There is NO EXCUSE for sanctuary cities. None at all.

Longstreet








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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fred Thompson Calls HillaryCare "Enough To Make You Sick"


Press Release from Fred Thompson's Official website at:


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Fred Thompson Calls HillaryCare "Enough To Make You Sick"
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Clinton's vision would mandate workers show proof of insurance to get a job
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McLean, VA - Senator Fred Thompson has a new video message today at
www.Fred08.com calling Hillary Clinton's new health insurance proposal "enough to make you sick."


On Tuesday, September 18th, the Associated Press reported, "[Hillary Clinton] said she could envision a day when 'you have to show proof to your employer that you're insured as a part of the job interview -- like when your kid goes to school and has to show proof of vaccination,' but said such details would be worked out through negotiations with Congress."
In his video message, Thompson asks, "What is it that makes liberals think the best way to help somebody is to punish them?"


Thompson continues, "I understand Hillary Clinton has just acknowledged that her new health care plan could require somebody to actually prove they've got insurance before they can get a job. You know, a job - the thing that would help you get health care. That kind of mindset is that the government knows best and if you don't agree, then you're just going to have to pay for it, one way or the other. The best way to improve the best health care in the world, which is what we've got right here in the United States, is to expand choice, not punishment.


"To some Democrats, choice to them is like a cross is to a vampire - they don't like to see it coming down the road. Hillary says, don't worry about it - the punishment - because the exact punitive measures they'd come up with would be worked out by congress. That's a thought scary enough to make you sick."




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