The Sad History of Gun Control

Posted in politics on February 27th, 2013 by sysadmin

The Sad History of Gun Control

Commentary by Rick Ainsworth
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”…
George Santayana
Let’s explore a little history of gun control.
  • In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1953, about 20 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1938, Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945 a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1935, China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1964, Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1970, Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
  • In 1975, Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
A total of 56 million people were killed in the 20th century as a direct result of gun confiscation. Can history be more clear?
Does gun confiscation work? It does if you’re a despot (Ed. or a government). If you want to control a populace, gun confiscation (Ed. and education) would seem to be like, dictator 101.
The goal of the Obama Administration, make no mistake about it, is to confiscate all guns from law abiding citizens, leaving us vulnerable to criminals who have guns. But more importantly, confiscating our guns makes us vulnerable to an out of control central government whose only purpose for existence is to run our lives for us… We must always remember that someone with a gun is a citizen, someone whose gun has been taken away from him is a subject.
(ed. Something to consider is: What do you think protects the 1st amendment? Answer: The 2nd amendment)
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A friend of mine…

Posted in politics on January 4th, 2013 by sysadmin
A friend of my wife Nancy sent her this and she displays this on her facebook account. She stated it could be shared. So, here it is:
“Sorry if this offends but…You know you live in a Country run by idiots if….
  • An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched
  • You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.
  • Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.
  • A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.
  • The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.
  • Children are forcibly removed from parents  who appropriately discipline them while children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspool.
  • Working class Americans pay for their own health care (and the health care of everyone else) while unmarried women are free to have child after child on the “State’s” dime while never being held responsible for their own choices.
  • Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid and subsidized housing, and free cell phones. (Helping people is one thing, enabling them is another.)
  • The government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide an automatic 99 weeks of unemployment checks (No proof of job hunting is required)
  • Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people. That the rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
  • That being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.
  • You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.
In case you forgot what started this rant… you live in a country of idiots, IF…. any of the above exist…(P.S.  There are more I just ran out of time and space.)”
Do you have any you wish to add?
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Christians and the Lions

Posted in Democrats, God, Government, Historical Important Documents, Politics, Republican, Speech, Spiritual on December 14th, 2012 by sysadmin

The current climate against religious speech needs to change.

The “less than religious left” (including politicians that say the are religious so  that they are socially acceptable into advantageous circles of power, the politicians that want to say their Catholic so they can appear for the next photo-op and any other politicians that don’t want to live by the rules of their religious order they entered into by agreeing to the doctrine of that church).

After all, being a member of a church or religion is a contract between you and the God of that church saying you agree with that religious order and their teachings. Period. There are no exceptions for “choice”. religion isn’t something like a political party where you try to change it from the inside once you’ve arrived. The rules are in some sort of manuscript.

Christians NEED to tell the court system that the things Christians say, Christians display and Christians do ARE political speech.

Christmas displays ARE political speech and as such do belong on government property.

Christmas Day is political honor just as much as Martin Luther King Day is.

Do you see a single Muslim saying they agree with only 98% of the Koran?

Do you see a single Muslim saying their God not be honored?

I’d be interested in your comments especially if your religious (notice I didn’t say Christian).

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Congressional Reform Act of 2010

Posted in politics on July 1st, 2010 by sysadmin

Term Limits

Its time we take legislation in to our own hands. When we vote someone into office, from that first day on the job until they leave, they act as if their experts on every piece of legislation that comes up. Hell, they couldn’t use a calculator to keep their checkbook straight and now they’re experts on the leading edge of the canard wing of the new JSF040 thats coming up to vote!

Its time YOU AND ME voted them all out and started over again! Only this time lets pass a piece of legislation to term limit them out! NO MORE CAREERS IN POLITICS!

  1. 12 years only, one of the possible options below.
    1. Two, Six-year Senate terms
    2. Six, Two-year House terms
    3. One, Six-year Senate term and three, Two-Year House terms. No Tenure / No Pension.
  2. Congress (past, present, and future) participates in Social Security.
  3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
  5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
  6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
  7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.

I know that many of you will say “this is impossible.” Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress – the entity that supposedly represents us.

All of the above would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes.

 

  • All funds in the Congressional reirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
  • The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.  Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
  • Serving in Congress is an honor; not, a career.
  • The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serving their term(s), then going home and back to work.
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Stop Eating Out At Restaurants?

Posted in politics on February 17th, 2009 by sysadmin

I was listening to Rush. This guy calls in. He said he was watching Oprah who had Suze Orman on. They recommend to get through the supposed current crisis.

They recommended that everyone not go to restaurant once a month… I was curious

  • Did they recommend not using their car for a month?
  • Did they recommend not using the cell phones for a month?
  • Did they recommend not using electricity for a month?
  • etc.

Why restaurants?

I know! Its a family values thing. They don’t want family’s to all sit around a table, at the same time, eating the same food talking to each other.

Say what you want about politics… The way to get what you want politically is to split family’s, have them argue politics move out, etc. It worked for welfare!

I can tell you the exact time when we were at our best! It is when the Republicans voted segregation out. Everyone was equal…

I can tell you the exact time when we were at our worst! It is when the Democrats voted in welfare and required fathers to not live with families in order to get “Aid To Dependent Children”.

I believe that the way welfare implemented is the cause of where we are today with society’s ills. Such as; gangs, children without dads, moms that turn to drugs and prostitution. High dropout rates in high school, high crime (where blacks supposedly has a disproportionate rate of people in prisons. Where I need to say that “If you can’t do the time don’t do the crime! “. We could have a situation where Blacks do a disproportionate rate of crime. Its like shooting fish in a barrel.

And you do not have to eat the most expensive restaurant in the area. Use commonsense. Anyway, eating at a restaurant is not the same as going to Disneyland or going on a vacation or buying a new diamond ring/watch or a new car.

Eating at a restaurant can raise your self esteem of all those that go. The restaurant money stays in the community.

What do you think?

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1400 kids are killed in school

Posted in politics on October 24th, 2007 by sysadmin
  1. You won’t believe this because its from a blog website.
    (Do Believe It)
  2. Surely the blogger doesn’t mean MY child…
    (I Do Mean Your Child)
  3. MY Child is A great kid! MY Child Gets straight “A”s
  4. (Do you know what your child is doing in ALL their spare/Social Time?)
  5. MY Child drinks ONLY in MY presence
    (you tell yourself…)
  6. This article is sensationalism and only meant to sell more widgets
    (you tell yourself…)

Every year more and more of our children are killed in the places we think of as being safe. Our schools. Here is the website for the story
Click Here

Study: College drinking in 1,400 deaths

Drinking cited in 70,000 cases of sexual assault

College drinking in 1,400 deaths


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WASHINGTON (AP) — An estimated 1,400 college students are killed every year in alcohol-related accidents, according to a study released Tuesday — a study that researchers call the most comprehensive look ever at the consequences of student drinking.

The researchers say the figures show that college drinking needs to seen as a major health concern.

“Historically, I think there has been the view that whatever college students are doing, it’s not that serious a problem, it’s a rite of passage,” said Kenneth J. Sher, a psychology professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

The study by the federally supported Task Force on College Drinking estimated that drinking by college students contributes to 500,000 injuries and 70,000 cases of sexual assault or date rape. Also, 400,000 students between 18 and 24 years old reported having had unprotected sex as a result of drinking.

Drinking cited in 70,000 cases of sexual assault The study does not say whether the problems are increasing or decreasing. A Harvard School of Public Health survey released last month reported that more students are abstaining from alcohol, but levels of binge drinking — having at least four or five drinks at a sitting — are the same as in the early 1990s.

The new report is one of 24 studies commissioned by the task force of college presidents, scientists and students convened by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The institute is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Most of the papers will be published in the forthcoming March issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol.

Researchers integrated various databases and survey results to reach their findings.

Fatalities: Cars, falls, drownings

Motor vehicle fatalities were the most common form of alcohol-related deaths. The statistics included college students killed in car accidents if the students had alcohol in their blood, even if the level was below the legal limit.

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This Rush Limbaugh Thing AND! #2

Posted in politics on October 3rd, 2007 by sysadmin

Let me start again about Rush and what he said on the radio. The Democrats ARE making a mountain out of a mole hill. They don’t want the light of politics on the 24/7 and the horrible mistakes their making with the Iraq War annd making it a political hot potato.

Just to catch your attention one more time… Here is an article that ran in the Wall Street Journal on August 19, 2006:

(Quote)Past Featured Article

REVIEW & OUTLOOK

Vietnam Lies
Democrats would do better to focus on the future.

Thursday, August 19, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT

We wish this Presidential election had nothing at all to do with Vietnam. There were good people who served and good people who didn’t, good people who supported the war and good people who protested it. What happened really shouldn’t be an issue more than 30 years later unless you lie about it. So why do the Democrats keep bringing Vietnam up, and to their own detriment?

John Kerry, for starters, has made his four-month service in that country the centerpiece of his campaign. But just last week his staff was forced to admit the Senator had been inaccurate, to put it charitably, when he claimed on multiple occasions to have spent Christmas Eve of 1968 in Cambodia while (he also said) the U.S. government was lying about his presence there.

Now comes Tom Harkin. On Monday the Iowa Senator lashed out at Dick Cheney, claiming the Vice President had no right to criticize Mr. Kerry’s policies for the war on terror because Mr. Cheney had a deferment back then: “When I hear this coming from Dick Cheney, who was a coward, who would not serve during the Vietnam War, it makes my blood boil.”

“Coward”? Such a comment would take chutzpah coming from anyone. But Senator Harkin is a proven fabricator when it comes to his own Vietnam-era record, as shown during his own failed 1992 Presidential bid. Consider this excerpt from a Wall Street Journal news story by James M. Perry from December 26, 1991:

“In 1979, Mr. Harkin, then a congressman, participated in a round-table discussion arranged by the Congressional Vietnam Veterans’ Caucus. ‘I spent five years as a Navy pilot, starting in November of 1962,’ Mr. Harkin said at that meeting, in words that were later quoted in a book, Changing of the Guard, by Washington Post political writer David Broder. ‘One year was in Vietnam. I was flying F-4s and F-8s on combat air patrols and photo-reconnaissance support missions. I did no bombing.’

“That clearly is not an accurate picture of his Navy service. . . . Mr. Harkin’s Navy record shows his only decoration is the National Defense Service Medal, awarded to everyone on active service during those years. He did not receive either the Vietnam Service medal or the Vietnam Campaign medal, the decorations given to everyone who served in the Southeast Asia theater.”

It turned out Mr. Harkin had not seen combat and was stationed in Japan. What’s more, Mr. Cheney isn’t the first Vice President to fall victim to Mr. Harkin’s acid tongue. In an editorial in 1988, we quoted “Senator Tom Harkin who served in Vietnam” (we thought at the time) saying of his Senate colleague Dan Quayle, who did not serve in Vietnam: “It’s so ironic; they get in Congress or the government and become big hawks. Don’t they have any shame at all?” Mr. Quayle, to refresh memories, spent late August of 1988 taking flak–as George W. Bush also since has–for having served in the National Guard, which was deemed by Harkin Democrats as somehow less courageous than either service in Vietnam or outright draft avoidance. One would think that the post-1991 Tom Harkin would know better by now than to assail anyone else’s Vietnam record. As for our media colleagues, is it too much to ask that they finally take notice of which party is responsible for keeping Vietnam front and center in our Presidential campaigns? (UnQuote)

The looney left throwing rocks when they live in glass houses AND doing all the things they scream the loudest about when brought up Such As: Being a patriot, such as not bringing up someone’s health issues. Right now, the looney left in the house and senate can’t passs any meaninful bills just the bills that are entitled the consciouses of the Senate/House.

Budget Bills haven’t been passed etc.

Lets see what happens tommorrow!

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This Rush Limbaugh Thing AND!

Posted in politics on October 3rd, 2007 by sysadmin

This thing with Rush Limbaugh… But, first let me clear my conscience re: Newt Gingrich….

For months now, Newt has been teasing us about his entering the Presidential Sweepstakes. Last weekend he bowed out basically stating that: the company he starting needs him more than the people of the United States. And because of the political laws that don’t allow him to do both etc… He decided to stay with the fledgling company called American Solutions because it needs him. HEY! NEWT! What about us po’ folk that can’t make a decision like that? We need you too! I and some other people were ready to volunteer in your behalf because we believe, we don’t get another chance for atleast 8 years if we lose this one!Newt said if he was called by a lot of people, that only a selfish person would turn down that much endorsement.

I don’t believe Newt quit because of what he wrote about. I believe there is another reason. No, I don’t know what that is… Here is his letter and you tell me if this is the man you know and love!

I think something else forced this decision… OR he is not the man I know him to be… Do you think George Washington or Thomas Hamilton would have done this? I think NOT!

Why I Decided Not to Run For President

Last Saturday, my family and I faced a big decision about how we can best serve America.

Before the opening of Solutions Day on Thursday, the success of Solutions Day and the American Solutions movement to create real change with real solutions was unknowable. But by Saturday morning, the verdict on the American people’s desire to actively participate in creating the next generation of solutions to the daunting challenges America faces was in.

American Solutions had resonated with and had captured the imagination of the American public, and it became clear Saturday that American Solutions would be an active and successful voice in the American dialogue going forward.

That left us with a choice on how best to serve: Move forward with assessing a Gingrich candidacy for President of the United States with its uncertain outcome; or remain the citizen leader of American Solutions for Winning the Future, which has now proven to be an organization that will play a major role in shaping the 2008 election debate and beyond by offering solutions and representing millions of Americans who want real change.

Some have asked why I couldn’t have explored the possibility of running and remained the Chairman of American Solutions. The fact is — because of the current, misguided and destructive campaign finance laws, as well as the willingness of some to make misguided allegations without knowing all the facts — if I had decided to explore being a candidate, it would have become necessary to sever my relationship with American Solutions to protect it from false allegations of being used as a devise to promote the feasibility of my candidacy, which is not permissible under the law. Moreover, under those same destructive campaign finance laws, I would have had to absolutely sever all ties with American Solutions to guard against allegations that I was “coordinating” with the group I had help found. This would have left American Solutions which is less than a year old, without a leader and, therefore, extremely vulnerable to failure.

As of Saturday, thousands of people from all across the nation came together to make Solutions Day the incredible success that it was. That would not have happened without the untold number of volunteer hours spent, the talent of the board, the millions of dollars donors invested and the incredible professionalism of the American Solutions staff led by Dave Ryan and Pat Saks.

I was not willing to sacrifice American Solutions and its future potential to change American for the better for what would have been an uncertain run to be President.

I have said all along that the agent of change was not the presidency but the more than 513,000 elected officials and millions of citizen activists. I still believe that change will not come from Washington but from the American people, and we proved it over the weekend. Let me just share with you what would have been sacrificed if I had abandoned leadership of the American Solutions movement.

The Choice and Making the Right Decision

On Saturday morning, as Callista and I were on our way to the University of West Georgia in Carrollton where I was speaking and where many of the workshops were preparing to get underway, we were confronted with a choice: I could continue to lead what I believe will be the most successful movement for change in a generation or I could abandon that effort to pursue the uncertain road of running for President.

As you know, an effort to assess a Gingrich candidacy was to have begun today, Monday, October 1, two days after the completion of Solutions Day. That assessment was to discern whether there was sufficient support for a candidacy. My decision not to seek the presidency preempted that effort. Because it never began, the outcome of such an assessment can never be fully known, but I was humbled by the messages of support and by the people who said they would be willing to make a pledge to raise resources had I elected to run.

We do know that we could have met Federal Election Commission requirements and that there would have been sufficient resources to start filing for primaries on October 15 (the Utah deadline, the earliest in the country).

We also knew from recent trips to the Republican Conference on Mackinac Island, Mich., and the conservative dinner for the Nevada Policy Research Institute that there was and is a hunger for new ideas and new energy in the race.

I had said publicly for months that I was committed to focusing on American Solutions and the success of Solutions Day and would not begin to assess a candidacy until after the completion of the workshops Saturday, September 29. And that is what I did. I did not and would not take a single step toward running before Saturday.

Late last week, I outlined a process by which an assessment headed by my friend and advisor Randy Evans could begin, but my directions were clear: No activity could take place before Monday, October 1.

Randy was prepared to take leave, if necessary, from his law firm to complete the assessment.

I had suspended my relationship as a contributor with Fox News until the results of the assessment were known.

As of yesterday, a website, NewtNow.org, was preparing to launch.

On Saturday morning, Callista and I fully expected to see Randy hold a press conference on Monday to announce the website and explain why we had established $30 million in pledges as the threshold for running.

I will tell you that like most middle-class Americans, I cannot afford to match someone like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s ability to write a $100 million personal check, which is permissible under the law to support his campaign. I reasoned, therefore, that if we could find enough pledges to mount a serious effort, I would consider a campaign focused on solutions, using new communications approaches in order to have a genuinely solutions-oriented dialogue with the American people.

The Most Open and Non-Partisan 527 to Date

The still-open question was whether we could do both. As American Solutions emerged on September 27 and 29, our legal advisers fully assessed the McCain-Feingold censorship law on the simultaneous activities of the newly conceived candidacy assessment and my desire to continue leading American Solutions and what implications, legal and otherwise, that would have on American Solutions were I to become a candidate.

American Solutions is technically organized as a 527. That means it can raise unlimited personal and corporate after tax dollars. However, it cannot engage in federal campaign activities. American Solutions had been designed as a unique non-partisan institution — the only 527 of its kind.

Every aspect of American Solutions and how it operates is well within the law — even though I disagree strongly with the law.

Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and independents were invited to present Solutions Day workshops.

Similarly, anyone could join in the program as a viewer by signing up without regard to party affiliation.

Over the next few weeks, American Solutions plans to release the results of six national polls and $250,000-plus worth of research to the candidates of both parties and will post it on the Internet for everyone to see and use.

I am proud to say that American Solutions for Winning the Future is the most open, transparent and non-partisan 527 in existence.

Under the McCain-Feingold Censorship Law, We Could Raise Money or Raise Ideas — Not Both.

I became all too familiar with political attempts to censure citizens when I taught a class called Renewing American Civilization at Kennesaw College in Georgia when I was Speaker of the House. Even though I had been a college teacher for eight years and had a Ph.D. in Modern European History, some did not like the fact that I was teaching a course on a college campus. A full-scale attack was launched on me and ethics charges in the House soon followed. Ultimately, the bipartisan ethics committee, a federal judge and the IRS reached the same conclusion that should have be obvious all along: There is nothing unethical or unlawful about a former college teacher with a Ph.D. teaching a non-partisan class to college students. That was more than a decade ago, and McCain-Feingold has only made it worse by what I can only describe as criminalizing citizenship participation in civic affairs and the right to free speech.

But the law is the law whether I agree with it or not. With the success of American Solutions and the recognition that it will be a viable enterprise going forward, it became clear Saturday that I could not under the McCain-Feingold censorship law, the current law governing campaign finance, participate in leading American Solutions while exploring a candidacy because quite simply, under McCain Feingold, it would have been illegal. Moreover, I would have put American Solutions at risk for politically motivated attacks and endless investigations not based upon facts but based upon the desired political outcomes of those who seek to protect the status quo from citizen activists who desire real change.

The whole purpose of a presidential race for me would be to bring new solutions and new ideas into the political arena.

But under McCain-Feingold, I had to choose between being creative and being a candidate. I could raise money or raise ideas, but not both.

I am not willing to subject the American Solutions team to wither under endless attacks and politically charged investigations with criminal penalties including jail time. Moreover, I am not willing to abandon our supporters, donors, volunteers and staff who have made American Solutions the success that it is.

For me, it was impossible to imagine walking into this extraordinarily successful gathering with its amazing number of workshops and remarkable nationwide participation (all 50 states) in its very first outing, only to announce we were going to shut it down.

We Need Three or Four Years to Develop a New Generation of Solutions

Once we fully understood the legal and other implications that running would have on American Solutions and what I expect it will become, Callista and I had to make a choice between these mutually exclusive opportunities. We immediately decided that our authentic path was to keep growing and developing American Solutions. The decision was immediate, unequivocal and without regret.

We need three or four years to build the American Solutions movement into the kind of broad non-partisan movement for real change that America so desperately needs.

We need three or four years to develop a new generation of solutions for the poorest Americans and the worst neighborhoods in our biggest cities.

We need time to flesh out and develop in-depth the Green Conservatism Terry Maple and I write about in Contract With the Earth, which will come out later this month.

We need time to expand on the work which the Center for Health Transformation has been doing to develop a science and technology based and entrepreneurially led 21st Century Intelligent Health System.

Our decision last Saturday not to run was not a step away from active citizenship.

It was a positive decision that, for now, our best efforts should be as solutions oriented and idea oriented citizen activists working with all Americans who want to develop real change for America. I am entirely optimistic about the future.

It was the right decision.

A Final Note on McCain-Feingold

You’ve heard me say it before: The McCain-Feingold censorship law should be repealed.

It has actually made politics more focused on money.

One presidential candidate told me Saturday that I was right about the focus on money and that he had done 68 fundraisers in the last month.

And the very idea of limiting free speech is not only unconstitutional, it’s un-American.

I have no problem with wealthy Americans spending millions of their own money if their middle-class opponents can raise the same size contributions from their supporters.

I object deeply, however, to a system that makes it almost impossible for middle-class candidates to raise money and that is rapidly moving us towards a plutocracy in which only the rich can compete for office.

This cycle’s presidential campaign is a year longer than it should be because of the terrible burdens on fund raising created by McCain-Feingold.

We need a simple system that says Americans can spend any amount of their after-tax income they want as long as campaigns reports each night every check that was deposited that day on the Internet so the country knows where the money is coming from.

That would be transparent, simple and fair.

It would shorten campaigns.

It would level the playing field between the rich and the middle class.

It would allow candidates to return to studying issues and thinking deeply about policies instead of exhausting themselves begging for money three or four times a day, seven days a week.

The simple act of repealing McCain-Feingold and replacing it with that straightforward, transparent system of reporting would make our politics healthier and more idea oriented in a matter of weeks.

In that world, it would be possible to both work with a solutions based organization seeking solutions and be a candidate for public office.

  Your friend,
  Newt Gingrich
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When are we going to come to our senses?

Posted in politics on September 20th, 2007 by sysadmin

What is happening in our country for the last few years, in the United States is really, really terrible. The over running of our country by another country’s citizen’s is just plain wrong, morally and legally. If the situation was reversed, other countries would scream in outrage.

Our senses (yours and mine) KNOW what is happening is just plain wrong. Our bodies, our guts, know deep down how bad this really is.

Its our heads that get in the way of what is really right. Many of you (I don’t) feel guilty for what we all have built. Your gut says letting THESE PEOPLE, WHO ARE TRESPASSER’S, WHO ARE GOING TO STEAL YOUR ID, WHO ARE GOING TO STEAL YOUR TAX MONEY by way of welfare, extreme hospital costs, extreme expenses for schooling, WHO AN EXTREME PERCENTAGE ARE OR WILL BE EXTREMELY VIOLENT CRIMINALS and this list just goes on and on…

Do you have any idea how violent? Out of the last 7 police officer’s killed in Phoenix, 5 have been killed by illegal immigrants. “They” come with EXTREME alcoholism which MURDERS OUR citizen’s (check any state accident reports).  They have uninsured vehicle’s.

After reading this, what part of your body is telling you these are people that you want living next to you, living down the street from you, living in your state, living in your country?

And my question for you, if your body is telling you one thing why are you trying to get your brain to change it?

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Immigration Petition Gutsy New TV Ads

Posted in politics on August 26th, 2007 by sysadmin

Sign Labor Day Petition:

Tell Presidential Candidates You Agree With Ads and Want Less Foreign Worker Importation

Click Here To Sign Petition and View Ad

large coalition of groups is running this TV ad in every region of the country through Labor Day and beyond. The ad includes a brief clip of the outrageous training conference in which a law firm teaches businesses how to avoid hiring American workers so they can import more foreign workers.

All of the presidential candidates will give lip service to American workers and their families on this coming holiday. But nearly all of them are making no promises to correct these abuses or to reduce the massive flow of foreign workers that has been depressing the wages of—and even taking the jobs away from—American workers. In fact, most of the candidates support increasing the flow of foreign labor competition.

More than 27 million jobs in the U.S. are now held by foreign workers while 54 million working-age Americans don’t have a job.

Isn’t it time to tell candidates that they can’t expect American votes if they constantly choose immigration policies that are against the interests of the American workers?

Let’s create a mountain of petitions as fast as possible to deliver to the presidential candidates’ campaign offices. Please sign the petition and then have this email forwarded to as many contacts as possible.

Sign American Workers Petition

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