Monday, June 29, 2009

R.I.N.O.s Must Go

First of all I don't understand how
any representative of the people could pass a 1200+ page bill without reading it. Yet 219 in the house did exactly that. A bill that was put together 100% by one party, literally locking out the Republicans and slipping in and additional 300 pages at 3 a.m. A bill that would be the largest tax increase in American history. Not to mention it being , "the biggest job-killing bill that’s ever been on the floor of the House of Representatives." said House Minority Leader John Boehner. We are in a recession, this bill will devastate the American economy. It's all about money & power. We the people will be drained and controlled by these politicians.
The biggest shock and greatest disappointment are the 8 RINOs who turned on the people they represent. Forty-four Democrats voted against the bill, making the eight RINO votes all the more crucial.

Bono Mary Mack (CA) 202-225-5330 Fax (202) 225-2961

Castle Mike (DE) 202-225-4165 Fax 202.225.2291

Kirk Mark (IL) 202-225-4835 Fax: 202-225-0837

Lance Leonard (NJ) 202-225-5361 Fax: (202) 225-9460,48

Lobiondo Frank (NJ) 202-225-6572 (fax)(202) 225-3318

McHugh John (NY) 202-225-4611 Fax (202) 226-0621

Reichart Dave (WA) 202-225-7761 Fax (202) 225-4282

Smith Chris (NJ) 202-225-3765 Fax 202-225-7768

They had their chance in Congress and they failed us. We burned up the phone lines, overloaded the DC switchboard, clogged up their email and fax machines, and filled their voice mail to capacity with our “NO” votes, and they still ignored the overwhelming majority of the people they were elected to represent. First, tell them to CHANGE THEIR VOTE. They have five days from the vote of every bill to do so. Congress is out of session on vacation, so contact their local offices instead of their DC office.

From The Heritage Foundation, “Top Ten Fact Sheet” on Cap & Trade and what it really means for all Americans:

Cap and Trade Top Ten List

  • Cap and Trade Is a Massive Energy Tax.
  • It Will Not Make A Substantive Impact on the Environment.
  • It Will Kill Jobs.
  • It Will Cause Electricity Bills and Gas Prices to Sharply Increase
  • It Will Outsource Manufacturing Jobs and Hurt Free Trade
  • It Will Make You Choose Between Energy, Groceries, Clothing, and Haircuts
  • It Will Be Highly Susceptible to Fraud and Corruption
  • It Will Hurt Senior Citizens, the Poor, and the Unemployed the Worst.
  • It Will Cost American Families Over $3,000 a Year.
  • President Obama Admitted “Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket” under a cap-and-trade program (January 2008)

What Would Global Warming Regulations Do?

  • Lieberman-Warner: Last year, the Senate rejected cap-and-tax legislation that would have capped CO2 emissions 70% below 2005 levels by 2050. A Heritage analysis of that bill found startling economic impacts.
  • Markey-Waxman: The cap-and-trade tax proposed by Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) would double down on last year’s failed scheme, bringing in trillions of dollars in taxes, making it one of the largest sources of revenue for the federal government.
  • Six Hundred Hurricanes Couldn’t Cause This Much Economic Damage: In the first 20 years, Lieberman-Warner would have destroyed nearly 3 million jobs, caused some manufacturing sectors to cut jobs by 50% and generated up to $300 billion per year in government revenue while reducing income by nearly $5 trillion. For comparison, this is equal to the economic damage done by over 600 hurricanes…and the Markey-Waxman bill is worse.
  • Green Jobs Are a Myth; Real Job Losses Are Not: For every “green job” created, others are wiped out. Job losses resulting from the Lieberman-Warner cap and trade would have surpassed 900,000 in some years. Keep in mind that this is net of any “green jobs” created.
  • New Version, More Expensive: Markey-Waxman will be much more costly than the bill rejected by the U.S. Senate last year. Such an expensive tax on all Americans is bad under normal circumstances and worse during a recession.

A “Carbon Constrained Future”

  • The Ultimate Outsourcing: India and China have repeatedly said they would not match U.S. environmental goals in order to protect their economies. Cap and trade will merely move manufacturing jobs to China and India.
  • By 2100: By EPA calculations, the Lieberman-Warner bill could at best result in a global drop in temperature of only 0.1 to 0.2 degrees Celsius by the year 2100.
  • A Carbon Tax Would Be No Different: Alternative carbon taxes share the central flaw of any other carbon reduction scheme. Similar to cap and trade, a carbon tax would cause significant economic damage and would do very little to reduce global temperatures.
  • An Alternative That Supports American Taxpayers: Instead of appeasing a radical environmental agenda, President Obama should give us access to all energy sources, including domestic oil production, nuclear energy, coal, and new renewable fuels. Instead of new taxes, the President should aim to lower gas and electricity prices. When government impediments are lifted, America’s energy entrepreneurs can develop innovative and market-driven solutions to our energy needs.
I would like an explanation from all 8 of these people how they justify voting for this and heaping this mess on the American people during a recession.

Now it goes to the senate. CALL YOUR SENATORS!

Call your senator so they know that this is still a country that is governed "[...]of the people, by the people, for the people [...] and that you do not wish to see a bill passed into legislation that will increase your energy costs and cause job loss.

Don’t let Obama and proponents of the legislation take away our freedoms, our money and our jobs.

Call your Senator:

And don't forget to contact your representative who voted no on this atrocity and thank him/her for being your voice.
I want to thank Blaine Luetkmeyer for representing me with his no vote.

One Missouri business isn't taking it laying down:


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Thursday, June 25, 2009

VOTER ALERT: Cap-and-Trade Bill Set for FRIDAY Vote

by Jeff Schreiber
America's Right

According to The Wall Street Journal, the cap-and-trade legislation co-sponsored by California and Massachusetts Democrats Henry Waxman and Ed Markey will likely reach a vote on the House floor on Friday.

This bill is an absolute nightmare, and will result in nothing short of sheer destruction of American business and industry, and will exponentially increase energy costs for individuals and families of all income levels from coast to coast.

For background information, including an assessment of the likely costs of the legislation, check out a previous piece here at America's Right, The Exponentially Increasing Costs of a Manufactured Environmental Crisis, as well as a companion piece, 'Green' Spokesmouths Need to Curb Emissions. A quick breakdown of some of the expected costs:
  • The typical family of four will see its direct energy costs rise by over $1,500 per year.
  • Pain at the electric meter will cause consumers to reduce electricity consumption by 36 percent. Even with this cutback, the electric bill for a family of four will be $754 more that year and $12,200 more in total from 2012 to 2035.
  • The higher gasoline prices will have forced households to cut consumption by 15 percent, but a family of four will still pay $596 more that year and $7,500 more between 2012 and 2035.
  • In total, for the years 2012-2035, a family of four will see its direct energy costs rise by $22,800. These inflation-adjusted numbers do not include the indirect energy costs consumers will pay as producers are forced to raise the price of their products to reflect the higher costs of production. Nor does the $22,800 include the higher expenditure for such things as more energy-efficient cars and appliances or the disutility of driving smaller, less safe vehicles or the discomfort of using less heating and cooling.
  • As the economy adjusts to shrinking GDP and rising energy prices, employment will take a big hit. On average, employment is lower by 1,105,000 jobs. In some years cap and trade reduces employment by nearly 2.5 million jobs.
  • The negative economic impacts accumulate, and the national debt is no exception: Waxman-Markey will drive up the national debt 29 percent by 2035. This is 26 percent above what it would be without the legislation and represents an additional $29,150 per person, or $116,600 for a family of four. To reiterate, these burdens come after adjusting for inflation and are in addition to the $450,000 per family of federal debt that will accrue over this period even without cap and trade.
Find your representative's office number HERE. Call it. Call it NOW. It doesn't matter if they are a Democrat, a Republican, or somewhere in between. Let them know that their vote on this disastrous bill is a bona fide determinative factor when it comes to their re-election in 2010. Support means they're going home, plain and simple.

I cannot stress enough exactly how devastating this piece of legislation is. Frankly, I am absolutely astounded that something so detrimental to our national economy is even being considered nonetheless voted upon, even by Democrats.

This is winnable for concerned Americans like you and like me.
Let's make sure this doesn't make it out of the House.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Independence Day Tea Party

Once again we have the opportunity to let our voices be heard as we stand together with fellow Missourians and Americans across the United States for the 4th of July Tea Parties being held nation wide. There are Tea Party rallies across Missouri. If you know of one that is not listed on the links below please list it in the comments section of this post.

Missouri Tea Parties:

If you're traveling find one in the location where you'll be and join in. We're standing together as We The People and the only way to be heard is to participate!

My husband and I will be in Kansas City for the weekend. There will be two different rallies going on and one fits our schedule perfect so that we can make it to our afternoon commitments after the rally. Some are only a couple of hours long, some have events and speakers scheduled for all day so there is the opportunity to get out as a family and celebrate our Independence. Having been to the St. Louis Tea Parties I can say with enthusiastic encouragement that it is an opportunity to experience patriotism at in all it's glory. The peaceful, respectful crowds with one common goal, to be heard by their government. Washington thinks they have silenced us and has the ability to by-pass our Constitution and force socialism on us. Stand together and say, "NO" and be a representative of the greatness of what our founding fathers intended us to be.

Make our state and local representatives aware without any doubt that we're watching them and our vote is our next voice.

Interesting conversation in regard to Tea Parties:
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Know Thy Enemy

Know Thy Enemy:
This Is Not Your Mother's Democratic Party
Washington Times
Monday, June 8, 2009

The Democratic Party's attitude to elections is admirable: Win. And recent history has shown it will do anything to do so.

When, if not now, will Republicans develop such a fighting spirit?

Democrats invest - with taxpayer money, mind you - in groups like ACORN that, among other sordid tactics, seek out Skid Row bodies and wheel them to polling places. All the Democratic National Committee needs are vans and smelling salts. Pop culture and the "education system" have done the rest, making "D" the default choice on Election Day.

Democrats brazenly take policy positions - think government services and even amnesty for illegal immigrants - not because they are the right thing to do, but because they are time-tested demographic bribes. Forget cigarettes and beer, Democrats would distribute needles, methadone, medical marijuana and biscotti in voter goodie bags if they could get away with it.

Democrats long ago jettisoned America's melting-pot ideal - E Pluribus Unum ("Out of Many, One") - because it imperils their campaign for permanent rule. Splitting the country into separate identity groups and playing them against each other works a lot better. And anyone who disagrees is a racist.

Win. Win. Win.

One of the first things President Obama attempted to do after taking office was to take control of the Census Bureau, an act that could redraw congressional districts and ensure Democratic majorities for years to come. The new president also etched out an enemies list, focusing on conservative talk-radio hosts, including Rush Limbaugh. He also appears to have singled out Fox News. Comedians and mainstream journalists who are usually contemptuous of government bullying and First Amendment threats also continue to do the president's bidding.

These overt political gestures were done amid economic chaos and mainstream media delirium to ensure permanent victory for a newly radicalized Democratic Party., George Soros and the ghost of Saul Alinsky are in charge now. It's not just "tea party" protesters who think we've tilted far left. Self-avowed anarchists and open socialists proudly brandished Obama placards at well-attended May Day parades.

When elected, the Democrats dole out billion-dollar bonuses to their core supporters at taxpayers' expense. Witness the $787 billion stimulus package, an orgy of special-interest payback for labor unions, liberal activist groups and multinational corporations. One would be hard pressed to name a Democratic policy that is motivated more by principle than by winning.

Where is the media to expose this blatant corruption when the media are in the middle of the pile? NBC News, whose parent company General Electric is getting billions in stimulus cash to perpetuate Democrat-friendly "green" technologies and health care information systems, is at the forefront of a bizarre campaign to act as a check on the party that is out of power, not the party in power. NBC anchor Brian Williams bowed to the new president; MSNBC is a Fellini-esque exercise in liberal triumphalism.

With Democrats holding comfortable majorities in the House and Senate, as well as controlling the executive branch, it's only logical that the mainstream media to focus their scrutiny on Mr. Limbaugh, ex-Rep. Tom DeLay, former President George W. Bush and Sarah Palin, the governor of one of the least populous states. Right?

NBC News and MSNBC are certainly not alone among the government watchdogs that have been tamed. The New York Times expends its considerable yet waning clout to ensure that our future is in a one-party state. Vocal, liberal Hollywood celebrities - on the same page as the Huffington Post and Keith Olbermann - spread the venom by making membership in the Grand Old Party seem like an anti-social act for young voters.

Such brazenly reprehensible Democratic lawmakers as Nancy Pelosi, John P. Murtha, Barney Frank, Harry Reid and Christopher J. Dodd are not trotted before the media because of their telegenic appeal and oratorical skills, but to act as symbols of what politicians can get away with it. It's a big-league taunt - like gang members in prison sporting "tear" tattoos under their eyes to brag about their kill count. Yeah ... What are you going to do about it, Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell?

Yet Democrats at least wield a logical and workable strategy to defeat their enemy. And "enemy" is precisely how they view the Republican Party.

Republicans, on the other hand, act like a snobby condo board and appear to seek out potential voters for their savoriness. The party expects pre-existing respectable organizations, Protestant churches in particular, to do the heavy lifting. In this day of dwindling Republican appeal, the party's ace in the hole is heard at the end of the polling day: "Have they counted the overseas military vote yet?" It's amazing Republicans ever win.

Most disturbing, Republicans seem to think Democrats can be their friends. Not only does the Republican Party not have a Ronald Reagan, the Democratic Party has no Tip O'Neill. Washington doesn't have end-of-the-day, cross-party social sessions over single-malt scotches. There is no bipartisanship that doesn't end in Republicans acquiescing in defeat of their core principles. A coordinated Democratic campaign against mainstream middle-of-the-road Republicanism is here to stay. And our strategy, as best as I can decipher it, is to be more liked than the last go around.

In the next election cycle, things need to be drastically different. Democracy is not Augusta National Golf Club. It's a messy free-for-all, and in a two-party system, the GOP will not survive if it doesn't accept the fact that the Democrats are its enemy and that it must begin to play for keeps. That means finding another Lee Atwater - only meaner - and not apologizing when we get him.

I had forgotten about Lee Atwater. I recommend that you Google his name. The Democrats called him "The Boogie Man." We, the Republican Party, need another Atwater to rise up and pull us out of this socialist, liberal infested mud bog the Democrats have dragged us into.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Definition of Conservatism

Why I wrote this book!

Define Conservatism

Past, Present, and Future

This book's title defines its contents as well as any. The words "Define Conservatism" imply that the pages of this book are filled entirely with an in-depth definition of the American political viewpoint of Conservatism. So what is the importance of this book? you may ask. For starters, this book is important because it gives a clear-cut, easy to understand definition of Conservatism. It is my belief that if people want to better understand what they believe, then they must have an easy, yet strong, way to define it. Second, if we are to effectively communicate the message of Conservatism, then we must have a way to define it. And third, if we want to understand who is a Conservative and what ideas are Conservative, then we must have a way to define it. Now your question probably is, What is a Conservative? Since this is what we are going to discuss in-depth in the book, I will give you the basic definition of a Conservative.

A Conservative is someone who believes in

1. Respect for the Constitution
2. Respect for Life
3. Less Government
4. Personal Responsibility

These are the basic principles of Conservatism, but they each require an individual in-depth analysis. Now that you understand what the basic definition of a Conservative is, let's discuss what this book is about a bit more.

In this book we will look at each of these different principles through the eyes of a leading politician (or politicians) in American political history who best exhibits the principle that we are discussing for that chapter. We will analyze the principle using that politician's stories, statements, and key beliefs. By doing this we will see how some of the men who had the most influence on Conservatism saw each of these principles, and, thereby, learn from their example. At the end of each chapter we will analyze a modern American political issue using the principles that we learned throughout that chapter.

This book is all about the definition of Conservatism. It is about the values, the views, and the principles of the Conservative mindset. Conservatism is key to America because it keeps America on track in morals, in the size of government, and in the people's power. If we lose track of what we believe, then we will lose track of America's most important ideals.

For those of you who will be going to vote soon, this book means something else as well. This book is, in a way, a voting guide for Conservatives. It is my hope that you will take to heart or at least listen to the principles defined in this book. If you will take these principles with you to the voting booth, then I know for a fact that you will understand who is Conservative and what views are Conservative.

For all Americans, it is my hope that this book will be a clear basis of Conservative ideas. I personally pray that you will use this book to help you better understand the ideas, principles, and values of Conservatism. In short, it is my belief that Conservatism is important to America and all Americans individually.

Dear readers, I hope that each of you will individually learn from this book. It is my personal sentiment that America needs another Conservative revolution, and it is my prayer that that movement will begin with each of you.

May God bless the United States of America!

Jonathan Krohn

Meet the author:

14 year old, Jonathan Krohn

Watch and listen to this young man in action at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference:

"Out of the mouths of babes" Psalm 8:2 comes so much basic wisdom that we need to latch on to, live and defend. We can only hope and pray that more young people are rising up to American leadership.

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