“Last month, Attorney General Eric Holder and his diversity cops sent a chill through the industry when they slapped the nation’s biggest auto lender, Ally Bank, with a $100 million penalty for alleged racist ”mark-ups” on loans to minorities.
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Not a “smidgen” of corruption!
Very moving testimony: Catherine Engelbrecht, chairwoman of True the Vote, founder of King Street Patriots and President of Engelbrecht Manufacturing testifies before the House Oversight & Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs. She spoke about being targeted by the Obama administration. Shortly after applying for tax exempt status for her organizations, the Engelbrechts, their non-profits and their business were subjected to more than fifteen instances of audits and inquiries by the IRS, OSHA, the ATF and the FBI.
Bill Dunne has an interesting take on Chief Justice John Roberts and the infamous Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act’s mandates to buy insurance. Only time will tell if he is correct.
By Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts — a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton’s chance to live in the White House again.
The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the land were apoplectic. But in hindsight, it appears that Roberts actually saved the Republican Party from going into a death spiral and imperiled the Democrats instead. This suggests amazing foresight, but it wouldn’t be the only instance. Read more at: americanthinker.com.
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Its been almost a year since Obama gave his second inaugural, and this year has finally demonstrated to most people that he was a horrible choice for our country. The economy is in the slumps, and our healthcare system is in shambles. Voters might want to take note, and realize that Bill Whittle, and those like him, weren’t racist nor extremist–they were trying to save us from ruin.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Ronald Reagan
Each time the far-left cries “racism” at a state’s attempt to protect voter integrity by enacting voter ID laws, it should be shown this photo of a world-renowned black leader enthusiastically supporting that very thing…
…Well, take a gander at this photo, discovered by Media Trackers, of the late Nelson Mandela — the man who crushed apartheid in South Africa and inspired the world — looking both jubilant and spiffy in his sweatshirt emblazoned with the words, “Get an ID. Register. Vote.” Read the entire article at: bizpacreview.com.
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On Tuesday, Nov. 19th, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on the security of HealthCare.gov. The session was divided into two panels with the following witnesses:
Mr. Henry Chao
Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of the Office of Information Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Mr. Jason Providakes
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Center for Connected Government, MITRE Corporation (MITRE)
Ms. Maggie Bauer
Senior Vice President
Health Services Creative Computing Solutions, Inc. (CCSi)
Mr. David Amsler
President and Chief Information Officer
Foreground Security, Inc.
In this brief clip from Panel Two of the hearing, Congressman Pete Olsen (R-TX) asks each of the three witnesses if they were comfortable putting their personal information and that of their families’ into healthcare.gov. The last answer was extremely revealing.
Energy & Commerce Committee memorandum announcing the hearing.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., called Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid a “bully” who is breaking the rules of the Senate because he needs to do whatever he can to change the subject in the media, and protect Obamcare from the daily pounding it is getting.
Paul is referring to the so-called “nuclear option” that Reid and Senate Democrats resorted to Friday which eliminated filibusters for most presidential nominations. Read more at: wnd.com.
The strategy to repeal Obamacare by winning serial elections is not even a Hail Mary pass.
In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues that we should be more understanding of Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s predicament. Politics, Jonah aptly observes, is the art of the possible, and McConnell had “no good options” when he led the GOP cave-in to all of President Obama’s demands — a decision that, McConnell insists, was not in any way influenced by the tidy $3 billion earmark thrown in for one of his pet Kentucky boondoggles.
I agree that we must be realistic about what was achievable in the Obamacare battle. What I don’t get, though, is why our sympathetic cast of mind must be from the GOP-establishment perspective alone. Aren’t we also obliged to be realistic about the options available to the Republicans who took seriously their campaign promises to do everything within their power — which includes their constitutional power of the purse — to stop Obamacare? Continue reading at: nationalreview.com.
By now most people have heard about all the problems with Healthcare.Gov, the website that people must use when enrolling in the Obamacare exchanges online. It’s been said that the Obama Regime spent around six hundred thirty four million taxpayer dollars for a computer system that should have cost only a fraction of that amount. I’ve heard that only one company bid on the job. But I guess the worst part is that it’s just not working. Is it fatally flawed? Well don’t quote me on this, but I may have accidentally stumbled upon the lead programmer of this albatross:
Disclaimer: The above is satire
Recently, a leader of a major tea party organization received the following email from a well meaning liberal. The point of his message was that in his opinion, our Constitution was a great work at the time it was written, but that it was outdated and irrelevant today. Below is the text of his email:
I have a question regarding the Tea Party’s emphasis on protecting the Constitution. The Constitution was a revolutionary work with novel new ideas that our founders invented. Most of the ideas were largely unseen in the world up until that time. Since then many countries have formed similar constitutions drawing from many of the democratic principles found in ours. But our Constitution is over two hundred years old. Society has changed incredibly since it was written. Our forefathers were smart, but even they couldn’t have seen this far into the future. Nor do I think they would have wanted the Constitution to remain forever in its original form, despite drastic changes in the world at large. Our forefathers supported changing the status quo. They would not have wanted to make themselves into superhumans, their word dictating our country indefinitely into the future. Don’t you think we ought to consider what is best for out society before considering what is most Constitutional?
Fortunately, there are still Patriots who know that our Constitution is brilliant and timeless and that it’s not a living document that should change with the current mood. The following counterpoint to the above email was penned by Orlando conservative activist, talk radio host and and tea party American, Jason W. Hoyt:
Admitting that our founder’s work was “revolutionary” with “novel new ideas” was an important admission on your part. You also reference, however, the fact that “society has changed” and that the document was written 200+ years ago. I get it, “society has changed”, we’ve progressed and there’s no way our founder’s could have foreseen such advances in technology and our constitution must change with the times, right?
Tell me what, exactly, needs to change:
- Should we still have freedom of speech, or should the government tell us what can be said and by whom?
- Should we still have freedom to worship as we see fit or should the government tell us when and where and if we may worship?
- Should we have the right to defend ourselves and especially protect ourselves against a tyrannical government or not?
- Should we still have the right to a trial or should we just let a few people in government determine our fate when accused of a crime?
- Should we still spread power amongst several branches of government with different responsibilities and have each branch check and balance the others or should we just have a simple centrally planned government where only a few determine what’s best for the many?
It’s very important that you answer each of those questions. Do you believe we are free or do you believe the government should take a larger role in our lives?
Plainly spoken: There is nothing outdated in the US Constitution. Yes, if the 2nd Amendment that guarantees us the right to bear arms began to list the type of weaponry we’re allowed to use and if it said muskets and 2-wheeled cannons pulled by horses, then yes, I’d admit the Constitution is outdated. If the Constitution told Congress they shall make no law limiting our right to free speech on parchment paper and only when standing on a stump in town square, then yes, I’d suggest we update the document.
The founders, in fact, were brilliant because they purposefully knew society would change. Free speech is free speech no matter where and in what form. Defending ourselves against tyranny is our right no matter the weaponry of the time.
The US Constitutions is timeless, my friend.
Moreover, the US Constitution is the document that protects these rights and many more. The Constitution is a document that tells the government what it can and can’t do. It’s not a document that lists our rights because our rights come from God, they are Naturally ours. No document should list our rights.
And THAT is the reason I would suggest that the US Constitution is THE most Progressive and advanced governing document ever written. In the history of the world, what is revolutionary about the US Constitution and our form of government is that we recognized for the first time that our rights come from God, they are naturally ours, and that We The People wish to rule ourselves in a representative constitutional Republic. We recognized in the Declaration of Independence that the proper role of government is “to secure these rights governments are instituted among men”. That’s it. We’re FREE. We have Liberty, and we formed a government that’s sole purpose is merely to secure our rights, not dictate to us what those rights are. Moreover, the Constitution was written to limit how the government can interact with the people while securing our rights. Do you understand how significant that is??
And lastly, I would suggest that any form of government or government program suggested by Progressives today or for the last 150+ years is not progressive at all. Progressives are in fact regressive as they wish to take a giant leap back in time and rule over people. They wish to go back to a medieval way of thinking with central planners that tell the people what they can and can’t do. They wish to plan our lives, tell us where to live, what to eat and they will steal and redistribute wealth to achieve their goals because the end justifies the means. They wish to set up rules and mandates and to guarantee equal outcomes for all the commoners. Our founders studied history, they’d seen all that before and they founded a country that was different, that was advanced and respected the individual like no other country had nor has since.
Amen! Here’s the link to Jason Hoyt’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/JasonWHoyt.