Sunday, March 1, 2015

Private Property and Net-Neutrality

February 27, 2015 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info, Property Rights

For those who may still be unsure about the whole Net – Neutrality issue or just want more information to solidify that it is a terrible thing, please click on the link below for a great article about PRIVATE PROPERTY and Government control.  It is a little long but very worth while. As a matter of fact, please forward it on to your email lists.

By Raymond C. Niles-

Net neutrality advocates such as Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig liken the Internet to a “commons”—to “public property,” akin to state-owned highways and municipal parks. They call for the Internet to be treated as if it were “public property,” managed by the government in accordance with the “public welfare.” On these grounds, they advocate that the Internet remain a “neutral platform” where “the network owner can’t discriminate against some [data] packets while favoring others.”  Plainly stated, net neutrality is the idea that the Internet is “public property”; thus, the government must ensure that online content is delivered in a “neutral,” non-preferential fashion.

But delivered by whom? To hold that the Internet is a “commons” or “public property” is to evade its actual nature; the Internet is a network of privately owned personal computers, servers, and cable. Ignoring this fact and pretending to themselves that the Internet is “public property,” proponents of net neutrality seek government control over private property—specifically that of Internet service providers.

In order to achieve net neutrality, its advocates hold that the Internet must remain, as they put it, a “stupid network,” meaning unregulated by an intelligence that might favor the transmission of some content over other content.11 But because data is transmitted through the private property of ISPs—the expensive cables, computers, and other infrastructure that make the Internet possible—what they actually advocate is denying ISPs the right to manage their own property. The “stupid” Internet that net neutrality advocates desire is one in which ISPs must, under threat of government force, remain largely passive with regard to how data flows through their lines and over their networks. An ISP’s role, according to net neutrality advocates, is to pay for and then provide a “stupid network” of “dumb pipe” (i.e., bandwidth capacity) to customers, who can use it however they please.12 Fearing the decisions that ISPs might make with respect to their own property, net neutrality  advocates seek to impose their conception of how the Internet should work—via government force.

In essence, beneath their calls to preserve “economic innovation” and “free speech online,” net neutrality proponents advocate government control of the privately owned infrastructure that makes the Internet possible. To what types of controls will adherence to net neutrality lead, and how will these affect Internet service providers and their customers?

 

Click Here For Article from the Objective Standard

 

 

 

Congressman Yoho

February 11, 2015 by  
Filed under Educational, Hot Topics

While campaigning in 2012 Ted Yoho stated that the Department of Education needed to change and bring back more control to the local level. Well, Congressman Yoho has some bipartisan support for his new “TEACH” bill.

Read below from Florida Sunshine State News.  Thank you Congressman Yoho and keep pushing for what is needed.

 

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., unveiled a proposal to bring major reforms to the U.S. Department of Education last week and doubled down on his idea on Tuesday.

Last week, Yoho called for more state control and less of a federal role in education and introduced his “Transform Education in America through Choice (TEACH) Act.” The Florida congressman said his bill would give state and local governments a three-year window to “evaluate and implement best practice standards for our nation’s K-12 educational system” while keeping federal involvement to a minimum.       Click for full article-

Call To Action-

February 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Local Info, Press Releases

Yes, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is at it again. Well, they never have stopped dictating your every action, but this is just another example of what they are doing.

Tuesday the Commission will vote on a Resolution supporting never allowing Fracking in the State. Guess they must love GRU’s biomass plant with the highest electric rates in the state and dislike of business potential.

Here is a copy of the language-

Click here for Alachua County Resolution.

 

Realizing that the vote will be in the morning while most are working, please send an email with your comments. You can either send one email to the whole Board at BOCC@Alachuacounty.us

or individually to each Commissioner-

Mike Byerly, District 1,   byerly@alachuacounty.us

Lee Pinkoson, District 2,  lpinkoson@alachuacounty.us

Robert “Hutch” Hutchinson, Vice Chair - District 3, rhutchinson@alachuacounty.us

Ken Cornell, District 4, KCornell@alachuacounty.us

Charles “Chuck” Chestnut, IV, Chair - District 5, cschestnut@alachuacounty.us

Just cut and paste the address and your good to go.

Below is further information that has been submitted to the Board for their consideration.

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In regards to the Resolution banning fracking under consideration by the Alachua County Commission

The proposed resolution, among other factors, ignores the fact that there is alternative legislation in development that may be more effective at regulating oil and gas wells than HB 169.  Please consider the following:

I.  What subject matter experts were consulted in the preparation of this resolution?  Oil and gas permitting within the state of Florida is via the Oil and Gas Program within the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FL DEP), the same agency that protects our water resources.  Their authority is established by Florida Statute 377 and the Florida Administrative Code.

Was the FL DEP consulted in preparation of this resolution?  Is the commission claiming that the FL DEP is incapable of regulating oil and gas wells?

 

II.  A resolution this sweeping deserves a hearing where the public and Commissioners can hear from subject matter experts from all viewpoints.  What is the rush to pass this resolution without opportunity for public review and comment?

 

III.  Statements by government officials based on scientific reports.  Here is a sampling of statements by government officials regarding Fracking:

A.  Paraphrasing from an article on the Energy in Depth web site:

President Obama’s U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has offered a sharp rebuke for local, regional and statewide bans on hydraulic fracturing in comments made to Northern California NPR. Citing the regulatory confusion created by a patchwork of local and regional bans and her belief that fears associated with hydraulic fracturing are not founded in “sound science,” Jewell stated “I would say that is the wrong way to go,”.

Jewell, who has previously stated that hydraulic fracturing “has been done safely for decades,” also specifically addressed New York’s recent permanent ban on hydraulic fracturing. Citing misinformation and a lack of understanding of the science behind the process, Jewell did not mince words on where she stands on the state’s course of action:  “There is a lot of misinformation about fracking,” Jewell said of New York’s decision last month to ban fracking. “I think that localized efforts or statewide efforts in many cases don’t understand the science behind it, and I think there needs to be more science.”

From Energy In Depth, “Obama’s Interior Secretary Says Fracking Bans are ‘Wrong Way to Go’ January 2, 2015, by Randy Hildreth. see http://energyindepth.org/national/obamas-interior-secretary-says-fracking-bans-are-wrong-way-to-go/

B.  From Philly.com:  Fracking is making state and Phila. energy leaders

Posted: Monday, February 2, 2015, 1:07 AM, By Kevin L. Colosimo.  Read more athttp://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20150202_Fracking_is_making_state_and_Phila__energy_leaders.html#1mP8gPKMsqqUx8FF.99
“Beyond all of that, the claim that is driving the calls for a ban – fracking is hazardous – simply is not true.

Fracking, done responsibly, is safe. Steven Chu, the former energy secretary and no fan of fossil fuels, has said so. Ernest Moniz, the current energy secretary, has said so. Ken Salazar, the former interior secretary, has said so. Lisa Jackson, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, told Congress that she knew of no proof that fracking has ever contaminated groundwater.

Meanwhile, studies from the EPA, the Groundwater Protection Council, and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission have all concluded the process does not pose a risk to the environment. A technical report from the Department of Energy that focused on Greene County, Pa., found “there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale” into drinking water aquifers. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology studied the potential risks of fracking and uncovered “no incidents of direct invasion of shallow water zones by fracture fluids during the fracturing process.”"

IV.  The resolution ignores certain facts about oil and gas in Florida:

Concerning impact of oil and gas drilling on contamination of water resources:  According to Levi Sciara, FL Department of Environmental Protection:

  • ·         The practical limit of Florida’s water resources is about 1,500 feet due to salinity.  (The internet states the maximum depth of the aquifer is 2,000 feet)
  • ·         Fracking is a deep well process.  The fracking mixture is injected into oil deposits at the bottom of the well.
  • ·         Florida’s oil and, thus, oil wells are located in SW FL (The Sunniland formation) as well as the NW corner of the FL panhandle (The Jay field, among others).  According to the Florida Geological Survey, Tallahassee, FL, depth to production in the SW FL Sunniland formation averages 11,500 feet below MSL and in the NW FL Jay field production averages about 15,100 feet. Many wells have been permitted by the FL DEP and are operating in these two locations.  Detailed production information can be obtained from periodic reports from the Florida Geological Survey.
  • ·         Why fracking?  Among other reasons, Fracking allows the driller to drill one well with multiple horizontal bores at the bottom as opposed to multiple vertical wells into the same field, reducing the number of oil wells.
  • ·         From an environmental standpoint, the most dangerous phase of drilling a well is when the well is drilled through the upper portion of the land passing through the aquifer.  For that reason, the government requires the driller to use a two or three walled casing in that region to prevent any leakage into or out of the well.  The FL DEP has inspectors who spend full time, 24/7, on the well site during this case installation process.

Consider the above information:  If you are concerned about polluting water, there is about  8,000 ft of land mass between the fracking site and the aquifer  (10,000 ft oil well depth less 2000 ft bottom of acquifer = 8,000 ft in between).  If you are concerned about polluting water, what is the better alternative, 4 or 5 or 6 wells punched through the aquifer if fracking can’t be used or just the single well that fracking allows?

 

Don’t Miss The Great TREVOR LOUDON!

February 3, 2015 by  
Filed under Educational, Hot Topics, Press Releases

Better see Trevor Loudon tonight before the Administration puts him on THE NO FLY LIST and he can’t come back to America to speak the truth.

 

 

Elect A New Speaker On Tuesday

January 5, 2015 by  
Filed under National Info, Press Releases

Tomorrow the House will elect a Speaker. Will they continue with the same old “go along to get along” that the establishment and Speaker Boehner have pushed for the last 4 years?

One of the most exciting votes over the last two years was Congressman Yoho’s very first vote- AGAINST BOEHNER for Speaker. At that time he was one of the only ones to do so.  Well, here we are again, and even though the polls show that 60% of republican voters want a change, will it materialize?

Press Release from Congressman Yoho-

Friends,

When I decided to run for Congress, President Obama had just announced we were five days away from fundamentally transforming America. It was a statement that stuck with me, because it is not America that needed to be changed.

The American people, by and large, are the same folks who work to put food on the table and provide a roof over the heads of their families. They want an America where if you work hard and play by the rules, you achieve the American dream. That drive hasn’t changed.  What needs to change is Washington, DC.

A few months ago, the American people sent a strong message that they reject President Obama’s attempts to change their country. They sent a message that they want conservative policies, and most importantly, conservative leadership. The American people have given us this moment in time to fight back against President Obama’s failed policies. We cannot, nor should not, squander it.

Two years ago, my first vote in Congress was against John Boehner for Speaker. It was not a personal attack, but the representation of the voice of a frustrated nation. I believed we needed stronger leadership then, and two years later, I still believe that today. Therefore, I will not vote for John Boehner for Speaker, and have provided my name as an alternative in the Speaker’s Race.

In November, the American people showed they still have confidence in us. However, that confidence is waning. They want a leader who is inspirational in message, and resolute in defiance against this president’s disastrous policies.  A leader with the strength and tenacity to boldly lead us against a president insistent on unilateral rule. Our Founders gave us a system of government that granted more power to the House of Representatives because it was the People’s House.

We need to stand up, with the full confidence of the American people behind us, and stop this president’s attempts to further transform our nation. We have but one moment, and that time is now.

- Ted

WE NEED A POSITIVE CHANGE-  Since the press release Rep Louie Gohmert of TX has also thrown his name in the hat. There are options now. Please click on the links below for some articles about the vote and then please call any friends you have around the country and urge them to contact their Representatives and have them vote for a candidate other than Boehner.

The Daily Signal-   http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/03/florida-republican-steps-forward-alternative-boehner-speaker/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

Breitbart News-  http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/03/rep-ted-yoho-joins-movement-against-boehner-offers-himself-as-potential-alternative/

The Daily Caller-  http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/03/florida-rep-ted-yoho-offers-himself-up-as-boehner-replacement/

Polling-  http://dailysignal.com/2015/01/04/poll-republican-voters-dissatisfied-gop-leadership/

The CRomnibus From Thursday-

December 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

Even though you may have seen this last night, I am posting this on our blog for commentary-

 

Thursday Nights Cromnibus Bill That Passed-  Good or Bad?

I have collected some bits and pieces of articles about the bill that passed Thursday night that will fund our nation for the next fiscal year. I will have some of my own personal commentary towards the bottom of this email. So please read all the text and click on links to read the full articles.

As Jack Webb would have said in Dragnet, “Just the Facts Ma’am, Just The Facts”

From Dan Calabrese with CainTv (Herman Cain)-  Check Your Emotions, May Not Be All Bad.

What Happened Thursday Night?

Neither the process nor the result was pretty. In the end, John Boehner was John Boehner insofar as he wanted more than anything to avoid a government shutdown, which meant he would sacrifice amnesty de-funding to get a spending bill passed if that’s what it took. And it did, because 57 Democrats came to his rescue by supporting CRomnibus – even though they were furious about the rollback of some of Dodd-Frank – after 67 Republicans bailed because the bill let Obama’s executive amnesty off the hook.
So the bill is a moderate’s dream and is hated by both the left and the right, which sets up some interesting dynamics when the Senate takes its turn. But in a way, amnesty doesn’t get off the hook entirely:


The effort to save the bill angered some Democrats, who complained that both Obama and JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive Jamie Dimon were calling Democrats to support it.

“It is very strange, very strange that the two of them would be working for the support of this bill,” said Representative Maxine Waters, the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee. In the 219-206 vote, 67 Republicans rejected the spending bill, largely because it failed to take action to stop Obama’s executive immigration order. But that was offset by 57 Democrats who voted in favor. Shortly after passage, both the House and Senate passed a 48-hour extension to allow the Senate more time to consider the measure. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said it would be debated on Friday.
The 1,603-page bill, negotiated by Republican and Democratic appropriators and leaders, drew Democrats’ ire when they discovered it would roll back the Dodd-Frank law due to go into effect next year by killing planned restrictions on derivatives trading by large banks, allowing them to continue trading swaps and futures in units that benefit from federal deposit insurance and Federal Reserve loans.

If passed by the Senate, the spending bill would fund all government agencies through September 2015,except for the Department of Homeland Security, which would get an extension only through Feb. 27. Republicans intend to deny funding to the agency to carry out Obama’s order allowing millions of undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the United States.

If Republicans play this right - I know, I know – this could prove to be more of a victory on the amnesty question than it seems today. By passing a bill that funds the entire government except Homeland Security through September, they’ve removed the Republicans-want-to-shut-down-the-government nonsense from the equation and now set up a situation where Obama pretty much has to negotiate with them come January to get funding restored for DHS.

I think that was always the idea – that you wait until you’ve really got control of both houses after the first of the year and then you put the squeeze to him. Passing CRomnibus under the current Congress puts you in a stronger position to do that because you take away the shutdown as Obama’s opportunity to change the media narrative and make Republicans the bad guys.

Next step, though: Now that they’ve essentially passed a real budget for the rest of the year, they need to start in early 2015 working on a real, normal-order budget for 2016. We haven’t seen one of those since 2009 because real budgets hold Democrats responsible for their irresponsible spending, so Harry Reid simply stopped passing them in favor of these never-ending, always perilous continuing resolutions in which the drama is always whether or not the government will shut down, rather than what’s actually being spent and on what. Republicans are going to get back to normal-order budgets, right? Right? 


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Sounds good to me. Do I think the GOP leadership will finally flex it’s muscles?  NO.  But might happen.
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GOP Rep: House Leaders Made False Promise to Get My Crucial Vote-

Representative Marlin Stutzman (R., Ind.) accused House Republican leadership of reneging on a deal made with him to get his support on a crucial procedural vote that almost killed the $1.1 trillion cromnibus funding bill. “I was very surprised and even more disappointed to see the cromnibus back on the floor,”

Stutzman said in a Thursday evening statement. “The American people deserve better.”
Stutzman was one of the last Republicans to cast his ballot in favor of a rule allowing the House to vote on the cromnibus. National Review Online reported that Stutzman backed the rule at the last minute after leadership told him that they would pull the bill, once the rule was passed, and replace it with a short-term continuing resolution favored by rank-and-file conservatives. With the last-minute help of Stutzman and outgoing representative Kerry Bentivolio (R., Mich.), leadership won the vote 214–212.

“I supported the rule because I was informed by leadership that the cromnibus was dead and a short term CR would take its place,” Stutzman said. After President Obama came out in favor of the funding bill, Republican leaders spent the day whipping their members and hoping that Democrats would deliver the requisite number of votes.

Read More-    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/394531/gop-rep-house-leaders-made-false-promise-get-my-crucial-vote-joel-gehrke

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From Politico- Liberals: Obama Abandoned Us


The White House’s aggressive push to salvage a spending bill on Capitol Hill left liberal lawmakers feeling burned by President Barack Obama — and raised significant doubts about their desire to cooperate heading into next year’s Republican takeover of Congress.

Democrats will need every vote they can muster next year as the GOP plans to attack liberal priorities on health care, energy and financial regulation in 2015. But Thursday’s deadline drama offered no signal of party unity, only fresh reminders of the post-election divisions between a president who’s looking to govern during his last two years in office and a newly invigorated populist wing of the party, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).  The $1.1 trillion spending bill passed the House late Thursday, with 57 Democrats voting for the bill while 139 voted against it — with many liberals seething over a provision that rolled back a key financial regulation that is part of the Dodd-Frank law.

“A vote for this bill is a vote for future taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street,” Warren said Thursday. “It is time for all of us to stand up and fight.”

Obama and Biden dialed for votes all day, and dispatched Obama Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to meet with House Democrats, hoping to sooth Democrats’ concerns over policy riders that showed up in the trillion-dollar spending bill and were blasted by liberal stalwarts Warren and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

While the eleventh-hour intervention may have pushed the bill across the finish line, it also sparked a fresh round of finger-pointing among Democrats on Capitol Hill and in the White House. For the increasingly liberal factions of Democrats on Capitol Hill, the White House’s work was too little, too late.

“I do not share the White House’s view,” said Rep. Steve Israel of New York, a member of Democratic leadership after meeting with McDonough.

Obama’s base said he tried to sell them out—and didn’t even wait to do it until Republicans officially expand their majority in the House and take over the Senate come January. And some on the left worried the wide range of policy riders in a spending bill were a worrisome sign as Republicans take over the Senate next year – and are already urging Obama to steel himself and ready his veto pen for what’s to come.

The White House’s support for the measure sent liberals into a rage, including a very rare and blunt split between Pelosi and the president which began when a White House statement landed in Washington inboxes on Thursday afternoon. The message from the president: The bill has plenty to scoff at, but you should vote for it anyway.

“I’m enormously disappointed the White House feels the only way they could get a bill is to go along with this,” Pelosi said Thursday afternoon, coming to the floor to declare that she wouldn’t be voting for the bill so long as it includes the Dodd-Frank rollback “blackmail.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/12/liberals-obama-abandoned-us-113516.html#ixzz3LjLgi9lc

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Well, this is good to read about provided it is not all theatrics and strictly for future political gain.
Can’t you see it now. In February President Obama tells the nation that the big bad GOP are holding him hostage over amnesty even after he helped them last December. Yup, once again the GOP is the villain or party of NO and will cave as in the past.  I hope to be proven wrong.
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Congressman Yoho

Several Congressman Yoho supporters who had communicated with him over the last week were able to go over several of the pros and cons of this bill. As usual Congressman Yoho showed us that he truly studies all aspects and weighs the options, as no Bill ever has everything that will satisfy ALL.

Below are some of the top reasons why the Congressman supported this bill.

This bill will fund the government through September of 2015. In addition, this bill:

- Ensures social security and fully funds our troops’ pay
- Saves taxpayers billions by prohibiting funding for the Obamacare Risk Corridors
- Amends Dodd-Frank to protect our farmers and ranchers
- Cuts an additional $60 million to the EPA
- No new funding for Obamacare
- No Guantanamo transfers or releases into the US
- Takes an additional $10 million from the IPAB Board
- Cuts $345.6 million from the IRS
- Fully funds the US-Israel MOU at $3.1 billion
- Provides $2.5 billion for processing VA disability claims to end the backlog and rescinds $41 million in performance bonuses at the VA

- Bans any use of federal funds for abortions

- Blocks funding for Obama’s Race to the Top educational program

- Blocks funding for the International Monetary Fund
- Blocks funding for high speed rail

Of course a major part of the bill is that it only funds the Dept of Homeland Security through the end of February when it will be tackled again.

    Below is his press release-

Rep. Yoho Votes To Keep Discretionary Spending at Lowest Level Since 2007
Dec 11, 2014

Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) voted in favor of H.R. 83 — Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015. The bipartisan/bicameral year-end funding agreement provides full appropriations for Fiscal Year 2015 for 11 of the 12 regular appropriations bills. The agreement keeps discretionary spending at the lowest level since 2007 and puts the country on a path to save taxpayers $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years.  Funding for the Department of Homeland Security is limited until February 27, 2015, when the President’s executive order will go into effect. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement after the vote:

“When I was elected, I told my constituents that I would vote not on what was politically popular, but on principle. The bill today is far from perfect. But as with any large spending bill, there are things that you want to fund and there are things that you don’t. Funding our troops, veterans’ services, social security, and ensuring economic stability for our small businesses is the right thing to do. 
“I do not agree with the President’s Executive Order, which is why I introduced – and the House passed – legislation to stop it. 

I also joined my colleagues in offering an amendment to this spending bill that would guarantee that no funds could be used for his illegal amnesty.  I’m disappointed that the amendment was not accepted, but I’m happy that the bill only temporarily funds the Department of Homeland Security until February 27, 2015, when the President’s executive order will go into effect. This will enable us to add the proper limits when we have control of the Senate in January. Additionally, this legislation contains no new funding for Obamacare. For President Obama to have to sign that into law is a win in itself. 

“The House passed 11 of the 12 appropriations bills out of their respective committees and sent 7 of them to the Senate for a vote. The situation today is entirely a product of Harry Reid’s do-nothing-Senate. Tonight’s vote made sure all the hard work done in the House wasn’t done in vain.  
“I look forward to a Republican Senate that takes up and funds appropriations bills the way we are supposed to—not waiting until the last minute and rolling everything into one bill like the one we see before us today. That way we can vote for the provisions we like—and against those that we don’t—and not risk the well-being and welfare of our citizens, our economy, and our national security. 

“The American people handed us the torch of leadership. Being a leader means looking at the big picture and making tough decisions. With a Republican Senate, I look forward to bringing our country back on fiscal track, stopping this President’s overreach, and restoring the greatness of America.” 


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As a Fiscal conservative above all else this is a no brainer. The only problem is that I do not believe that the GOP leadership will hold firm or keep it’s promise to fight against Obama’s Amnesty in February and much less shrink the size of government. I hope I am wrong but as such I do understand Congressman Yoho’s vote. He is the one who is face to face with leadership up in D.C. and can only hope he is right. I will wait for February and hope that having control of the House and Senate will finally allow the self serving D.C. leadership to think about the voters.

Below are two articles that get no press but will help show you that Congressman Yoho DOES want to turn this country around regardless of party stance.  Again I hope that leadership will do the same.

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Congressman Justin Amash-Michigan

When I learned that the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 was being rushed to the floor for a vote—with little debate and only a voice vote expected (i.e., simply declared “passed” with almost nobody in the room)—I asked my legislative staff to quickly review the bill for unusual language. What they discovered is one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative: It grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.

On Wednesday afternoon, I went to the House floor to demand a roll call vote on the bill so that everyone’s vote would have to be recorded. I also sent a letter to every representative.

It’s one of the most egregious sections of law I’ve encountered during my time as a representative: It grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American. With more time to spread the word, we would have stopped this bill, which passed 325-100.

Thanks to the 99 other representatives—44 Republicans and 55 Democrats—who voted to protect our rights and uphold the Constitution.

Congressman Yoho was one of those.

Sen. Paul Introduces Bill to Prevent President Obama’s Executive Amnesty

Dec 12, 2014

Senator Rand Paul today introduced the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act. This is companion legislation to Congressman Ted Yoho’s bill (H.R. 5759) that passed the House of Representatives on December 4, 2014 on a 219-197 vote.

This legislation would end President Obama’s executive action on immigration and restore the Congress’ constitutional role as the body to craft legislation. Article I of the Constitution places the legislative powers in Congress. The President does not have the power under the Constitution to rewrite immigration laws to exempt classes of people from a law that was passed by Congress and signed into law.

“I believe that the Constitution is clear that the legislative power resides in Congress. The President is not a king and he does not have the power to enact laws then execute his own laws. Our Constitution is being violated by this executive order and other actions by the Obama Administration to govern by executive fiat,” Sen. Paul stated.

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The Conservative movement (you, me, Tea Party, Republicans, Libertarians, Patriots, etc) HAS made a world of difference in American politics over the last five years. We are far from done however as we have a formidable opponent in the DC establishment. So as I hear the Braveheart music in the background and the shout of “Freedom”, you can bet your sweet little _ _ _ that we will live to fight again and that will be during the new Congress in January. Yes, the one ELECTED by mad Americans.

 

 

Congressman Yoho vs. The Rest Of Washington

December 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Constitution, Hot Topics

Ted Yoho Takes on Obama over Immigration-

Thank you Congressman Yoho for refusing to just sit back and let the President, along with much of Leadership, ignore the constitution.

Please read this article in Sunshine State News about Congressman Yoho’s bill and the vote that should occur today.

www.sunshinestatenews.com

 

 

 

This Is Scary- The IRS and White House

December 4, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, Hot Topics

“Less than a week after ’fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove to a group suing for access.”

This should truly scare the heck out of every American. Sure, it’s one thing for a political party to spy on another but when the IRS is used to bully, intimidate and criminalize Americans, it must be stopped.

From the Washington Examiner-

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/feds-balk-at-releasing-docs-showing-irs-sharing-tax-returns-with-white-house/article/2556890

 

Obamacare- The Gift That Keeps On Giving

November 20, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare

For all those who state that Mr. Gruber should not have been hired as the expert for Obamacare as he has no real world business experience-  Mission accomplished!

Gruber and the Administration got exactly what they wanted, a continual march towards more socialized healthcare.  Are the Republicans willing to do what it takes to turn the ship around?

Please click on the link below for yet another example of how this legislation is hurting everyone and leaving no options but joining the Healthcare Exchanges.

The crushing costs of compliance with the regulatory burdens of Obamacare have already been well documented, especially as they pertain to small businesses. But as small businesses prepare their corporate tax returns next year, many accountants are warning that, based on Department of Labor guidelines issued after the election, countless small businesses are about to be hit with a huge tax penalty that they simply cannot afford.

https://www.redstate.com/2014/11/19/obamacare-bankrupt-whole-bunch-small-businesses/

 

Land Of The Free, Home Of The Brave???????????

 

 

 

 

Just Shut Up And Do As We Say!

November 13, 2014 by  
Filed under Healthcare, Hot Topics

Well, well, well, it’s always nice when the truth comes out. Question is, what are you going to do with the truth?

As many may be aware, one of the masterminds behind The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mr. Jonathan Gruber, has had a few videos surface were he brags about deceiving the American public in order to ensure that Obamacare would pass. Any wonder why the main street media has done nothing with the news?

A year ago some of the Gainesville Tea Party leadership had the distinct displeasure of seeing one of his presentation in Tallahassee when the State Legislature was debating providing a State vs Federal Exchange.  Mr. Gruber was debating the great representatives from The Madison Institute who wanted no part of the State participating with the plan. Mr. Gruber could not have been more smug looking down his nose at all the commoners, yes you the taxpayer.  Watching these videos only reemphasizes how the majority of the American public is just used as pawns by the politicians and the pseudo intellectual academics.

So please read the following links and the next post in this email so that you can continue to arm yourself with valid information.

From Breitbart News-

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/11/10/Obamacare-Architect-Says-Lack-of-Transparency-Was-a-Big-Political-Advantage

From Michelle Malkin-

http://michellemalkin.com/2014/11/12/will-jonathan-gruber-return-his-400k-in-fees-to-stupid-voters-now-that-a-third-video-has-surfaced/

 

 

 

VOTE vote VOTE vote VOTE

November 2, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info

Tuesday November 4th, election day, is almost here and let’s face it, there are TWO main races that will affect your future.

Alachua County Commission district 4 and Governor of Florida. Yes you still need to cast your vote for the small government candidates in all the races but if you look at the polls they should be pretty safe.

Alachua County Commission district 4: The winner of this race will swing the commission one way or the other.

If you have done your research or attended the Gainesville Tea Party Debate you will see that there is a clear distinction between the two candidates. Only one truly believes and has consistently stressed the need for a limited government that should focus on core services and protect all private property and that’s John Martin.

Last week we posted a video by Terry Martin-Back who made some very valid points about the future direction of the county and the election. Click here to watch http://youtu.be/wasHW5zfcMU

Depending on the role YOU believe government should play in the County, your choice is simple.

Florida Governor:  If the wrong person wins this race it will make the high energy prices brought to us by the disastrous Biomass plant look like amateur hour. Yes, Charlie Crist has already stated that global warming is a serious concern and that he will ensure that green energy takes a front seat in Florida. While he’s at it he might as well make carbon credits/Tax a reality. If the State of Florida developed a backbone to NULLIFY disastrous Federal regulations, via the Tenth Amendment, Crist would only stand in the way.

For all our Libertarian friends who are hoping for a Hail Mary for Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie, go ahead and cuss me out, but the 4% or 5% that he may garner will hurt all of us, the State and YOU if it helps Crist win. You’ve heard our explanation on how to move forward and make a real difference within the two party system so I will not bore everyone with it now.

If you are reading this email you have already or are certainly planning to vote on Tuesday but we NEED MORE.  The two races above are overlooked many times by voters as not important since they are not Federal races. We cannot afford that. Do not hesitate to talk to all your family members, co-workers, church members, friends and ex’s (yes it is that important). No, you are not seeing Tea Party rallies as in the past, but that is in large part due to millions of Tea Party supporters working with Parties, Candidates and Organizations to help turn the Nation, States, Counties and Cities around.

 

 

Not All Good For Dems

October 30, 2014 by  
Filed under Economy, Press Releases

As stated in BizPac Review-

With two years left of Barack Obama, the black communities are facing the Democratic party head on in the face of the upcoming midterms.  Rebel Pundit released a video of  Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward bringing a powerful message to black voters.

A long list of heartfelt grievances about how blacks have been abused by Democrats can be summed up by one of the men, “They force us into a life of welfare. We don’t want no welfare.”

Unfortunately many are upset because they still don’t think they are getting a large enough piece of the pie, but at least it is a start to allow other ideas to be heard.

 

Click for video-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o&feature=youtu.be

The Next Executive Order

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Executive Branch, Hot Topics

As expected, the President will likely use his pen and cellphone after the Nov 4th elections to grant his long awaited Amnesty promise. Many of us in the Gainesville Tea party are all about allowing work visas to almost all comers who have jobs awaiting them BUT that can only work if :

-Get rid of the welfare state

-Ensure that the BORDERS are secure

-IMMIGRATION laws are followed.

Even the progressives may soon see the day that they regret pushing for this agenda.

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/10/28/border-patrol-agents-beg-for-publics-help-afraid-of-obamas-order-for-millions-of-blank-work-permits-155267

 

The Militarization of Law Enforfcement

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, National Info

I am all in favor of giving our Law Enforcement all the help they need to combat the criminal element but do we really need an Armored vehicle with 24 cops to collect $80,000 from an elderly man?
Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/10/28/armored-vehicle-24-cops-show-up-to-collect-80000-from-elderly-man-155290#ixzz3HXvaYZI2

 

 

 

 

County Elections

October 29, 2014 by  
Filed under Hot Topics, Local Info

Here is a great youtube video sent to us by Terry Martin-Back about  County Elections. Beyond being a great patriot who served his country in the military, Terry is a local Realtor and contractor who continues to serve the community.

As one of the moderators of this side I am using my executive privilege to post this COMMON sense video.

Happy Voting.

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