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From the Desk of Barack Obama

Dear Terrorists and other enemies of the USA around the world

I just wanted to drop you a line, and remind you how hard I have been working here in Washington to make things easier for you. Thanks to the recent ruling by the Court here, I’ll be ignoring our southern border – I don’t really care about that crazy woman out in Arizona. While I can’t give arms to the drug cartels anymore, I have no plans to give in to the GOP on Fast and Furious. Of course, if it becomes necessary, I have no qualms about hanging Holder out to dry.

Donkey Hotey (CC)

Also, the media is on top of demonizing the opposition. And I’ve started assembling lawyers to contest the results, if the election doesn’t go exactly my way. I’ve even got groups to silence conservatives on Twitter, and have a team dedicated to bullying webhosts into shutting down websites of my detractors.

It’s true that the FBI is keeping tabs on extremists in the military, but that simply can’t be helped. That’s just too noticeable to allow. But, there is still the lack of security on the Mexican border in your favor. And that is costing me votes – not to mention, it’s making a majority of Americans think I actually want to encourage illegal immigration. Too bad you only managed to train a Norwegian man as an operative. But, he shouldn’t have any difficulty sneaking into the US over either border. He could probably just fly in anyway. It’s not like I’m demanding efficiency or competency from the TSA.

But, one thing is, I really do need you to act soon. It can’t be too close to the elections here in November, because that might be too suspicious. And I’ll need time to muster up some sympathy, and get the message out there that we need to be a united nation against the threat. Obviously, we don’t want to let the people know that it was all constructed by me in the first place, so make sure you have control of your people. Well, that probably isn’t a problem, because you probably aren’t telling them that you’re conspiring with me in the first place!

Sincerely
Barack H. Obama

**Obviously, this is not an actual letter from our President to unnamed terrorists. Well, here’s hoping that he’s never actually written anything like this! If he had, no doubt he would say that it is protected by Executive Privilege.

President Obama in 2011: Can’t Stop Deportation of Illegal Immigrants by Executive Order

President Obama’s executive order to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants, essentially ignoring separation of powers and legislating from the executive, is sure to be called a cynical act of “pandering” in an election year. But it is far, far worse than that.

Compelling and conclusive video shows that the president is knowingly and willfully violating The Constitution of the United States and his Oath of Office.

President Obama at a Univision town hall in March 2011 literally says he cannot suspend deportations by executive order. He even gives an explanation about how laws are made in the United States before stating that ignoring the laws would not be an appropriate thing for him to do as president.

Below is the footage:

This shows without a shadow of a doubt to all citizens of the United States that a vote for Obama is a vote for an aspiring dictator. The man is willing to violate national sovereignty and disobey the laws of the United States in order to get a marginal electoral boost in a voting demographic. One wonders what laws Obama will wake up tomorrow and decide to ignore.

Hispanic voters better think long and hard before installing a dictator intent on bringing the same kind of corrupt, dysfunctional economics and backwards, banana republic politics to America as runs rampant throughout Latin America, South America, and former Third World nations.

If you want America to continue being America, vote this Hugo Chavez-type despot out of office and help this nation remain a beacon of liberty and prosperity, and a safe haven for people fleeing from tinpot dictators like Barack Obama.

Emperor obama Rules by Decree on Immigration

Emperor wanna be barack hussein obama, knowing full well that over the years amnesty for illegal aliens has been consistently rejected by American voters, decided to bypass the American people and the Constitutionally legitimate legislative process to rule by executive fiat.

The White House has ordered the halting of the deportation of 800,000 illegal aliens, many of whom will be given work permits. In effect this will allow them to stay in America permanently, since two-year work permits can be renewed indefinitely. This is an unconstitutional bequeathing of backdoor amnesty to hundreds of thousands or more. In the end, the number of work permits granted in this illegal bypass of Congress will likely be much higher.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said: “Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner. But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here”.

For the record Janet, evaluating the individual circumstances of each case is supposed to be done before immigrants are allowed to enter the country legally.

Never mind that for decades America’s immigration laws have not been enforced in anything remotely resembling a firm and sensible manner. Millions upon millions of illegal aliens have been pouring across America’s borders for so long that individual States have been compelled to adopt State laws in efforts to stem the swollen tide.

Forget that a massive, systemic failure by the federal government to enforce immigration laws is the reason these illegal aliens are in America.

Discretion is in no way justified here.

A conscious decision has been made to ignore Article One, Section One of the United States Constitution, which clearly states: “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

This is a coldly calculated, clear-minded choice made by a failed Chief Executive to circumvent the Constitution he swore to uphold.

This is a choice made for purely political reasons. Every choice made by this ‘has never stopped campaigning full time candidate’ is made for purely political reasons. It is quite simply politically unacceptable to his re-election ambitions for him to be facing harsh criticism over failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform in his first year in office; but one of his many failed campaign promises.

Put it out of your head how promises to be the most open and transparent administration in American history mysteriously disappeared when the government’s seizure of America’s healthcare system occurred behind closed doors. Immoral, unethical wheeling and dealing were required in order to secure passage of a hugely unpopular piece of legislation. One that could very well be overturned by the United States Supreme Court for being unconstitutional.

This conscious choice to violate his oath of office and to openly, obviously and willfully circumvent the United States Constitution for personal political gain is particularly inexcusable for a self proclaimed “Constitutional Law Professor”. Once again, it’s entirely indicative that Emperor obama is simply not suited for America’s division of power, checks and balances political system at all, much less the Oval Office.

http://mjfellright.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/emperor-obama-rules-by-decree-on-immigration/

AZ – Where They Desecrate the Flag to Support Illegals

I am not going to fly off on a tirade about this behavior. It does no good anyway. The people involved in these sorts of activities just take words against them, and spin the complaints so that the people pointing out how wrong they are end up looking like the bad guys. Instead, I am going to tell you all a story.
Desecrated Flag
My maiden name is Ross, and since my first name is Elizabeth, some members of my family would call me Betsy, like my paternal grandfather. This was something that he liked very much, having a granddaughter with the same name as the woman who was historically credited with making the first flag of this nation. The reason he liked this undoubtedly had something to do with his being a generally patriotic man, and a veteran. But, shortly after he died, it became abundantly clear why this quiet gentleman liked that name in his family tree so much.

When we were sorting through his belongings, we found a flag. It was folded neatly, and kept in an old department store shirt box wrapped in tissue paper. When my father carefully unfolded it, and spread it out on my grandmother’s bed, we saw that it had just 48 stars. The white stripes and stars had long since turned to sepia tone, and some of the hem on the edges had fallen apart because the thread had disintegrated. And then we noticed that there was a deep brownish red stain over many of the stripes.

We knew that my grandfather had served in World War II, but didn’t know where, or in what capacity. Until we found that flag, we never knew that he had obviously been in combat. We would find out later from some of his friends from the American Legion that the flag was his because he had used it to wrap around a member of his unit in battle. That man had died in my grandfather’s arms, with that flag as a blanket. Apparently, he had tried to give that flag to the dead soldier’s family, but they either couldn’t bear to take it, or said that he should keep it. In spite of the fact that it is very old and worn, it has never been added to the yearly pile of flags that local veterans burn and bury each year. It sits, neatly folded, hiding the bloodstains it holds, in a case at an American Legion post. It will probably molder to nothingness before any veteran of that post decides to permanently retire those colors in the flames.

Understanding the importance of that flag is what it means to be an American. That is a gift that citizens of this country can own. Failing to grasp that is a tragedy. The flag not only represents this nation, but also the blood spilled to protect it.

The following video shows a group of people that probably will never understand what it really means to be an American citizen. Their only concern is what they can get out of the government. They have no desire to contribute to society, and only desire to usurp the freedoms that were earned by the blood of others. While it is tempting to scream in protest at the desecration they have done, one must remember – they don’t know any better. They cannot be taught to feel what true Americans do. They cannot be taught to respect themselves, let alone others. They are not worth anyone’s time or attention. But, we mustn’t forget that people like this exist in this country. We must continue the fight to remove those that have no desire to actively participate in our society as law-abiding, respectful, legal citizens.
Illegal Alien Protesters Desecrate Flag

Pirates Rights

We hear so much today about rights. I want my rights. He wants his rights. They want their rights. Everybody wants what’s coming to them. These “rights snatchers” have several things in common. Their most distinctive common thread is thin skin, they are easily offended, and they are often minorities.

Illegal aliens from Mexico, are the darling minority and heart throb of the news media. They want their rights too. But it’s not like their basic human rights in this country are being violated. They have the right to life. No illegal alien can be indiscriminately killed at the whim of any other illegal or legal citizen. All would agree that even illegal aliens have a right to live, but other than this basic right, what rights should be granted to lawbreakers? The rub comes in when they claim, as a right, something that should be an earned privilege for legal citizens, such as certain government benefits, or the legal right to drive a vehicle, or constitutional rights, etc., which SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR LAW ABIDING CITIZENS. Where, oh where, is common sense?

They are breaking the immigration laws of this country by arriving and remaining here illegally. Regardless of their reason for coming, the issue of legality must remain paramount. If the debate gets sidetracked as to why they came here, or that they have family here and cannot be separated, then emotion begins to rule and feelings dictate how they must be dealt with. When laws are not enforced, then authority is destroyed, and when there is no authority, situational ethics become the authority, which means laws are written in Jell-O. Apparently our immigration laws are as firm as lemon Jell-O. Notice, the color of lemon is yellow.

So not only are illegal aliens breaking the law, they are flaunting their criminality in arrogance, demanding to receive more than hard working, lifelong citizens, who have paid their dues. They also have the gall to be “offended” when called on the carpet. Now, all the old guard career offendees, led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have to battle just to get in line and be heard, since new minorities are jockeying to be heard with their list of offenses. Blacks are offended at the Confederate flag, undocumented Mexicans are offended because they are called illegal aliens, Muslims are offended because someone points out that terrorists are, coincidentally, Muslim, American Indians are mad because some sports team is named the Braves. You get the picture.

Well, fair is fair. I’m here to proclaim the rights of a downtrodden group who have never had a voice; a group in history who had the unfortunate luck to live before the days of political correctness and liberalism, otherwise, they could have bellied up to the bar of offense and ordered their drink of reparation. I am speaking of pirates. I’m not talking about modern day sissy pirates who make and sell CD’s and DVD’s illegally. They wouldn’t last two seconds under Captain Kidd. I’m talking about swashbuckling, rope swinging, ship burning, booty stealing, brawling pirates. Historically, I believe pirates have been misunderstood. I know that pirates murdered, committed pillage and rape, and stole, but they should be granted amnesty. You have got to be compassionate and understand their background and condition. After being cooped up on a ship with a bunch of smelly men, all walking around and saying “Arrrrrgh”, for months at a time, you would rob and plunder too. Besides, who are you to deny someone of making a living?

How can anyone sit in judgment of pirates? So they pushed the legal envelope. They only did what they had to do to make a living. Murder, stealing, and destroying property were all just part of the job description. It’s what they did, not who they were. I’m sure most pirates were decent, patriotic, God fearing, family loving, hardworking (you ever tried loading a cannon ball?) people who wanted to better themselves.

Pirates have gotten a bad rap. They are belittled in today’s society. Now days, no little boy wants to grow up and be a pirate. They only want to play pirate in their childhood. And it is a slap in the face to name a ball team the Pirates, or Buccaneers. Imagine the outrage if you heard of such teams as the Tacoma Terrorists, Minnesota Muslims, Annapolis Arabs, Mighty Mexicans, or New York Negroes. We would never hear the end of it. But no one ever speaks up for the minority group of pirates when they are mocked and ridiculed.

If you are a pirate or descended from piratage, then you may consider joining C.A.P.R., the Council on American Pirate Relations, for a fair representation. And hurry! The other minorities are winning at the present.

Joseph Harris has been a college professor and pastor since 1987 and his writings have appeared on WND, Sword of the Lord, Intellectual Conservative, Conservative Daily News, Canada Free Press, Land of the Free, and The Post Chronicle. [email protected]

In Defense of Sheriff Paul Babeu

This weekend, Pinal County, AZ Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned his post as Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign manager amid revelations about his private life, and allegations of personal misconduct. These allegations may also endanger Babeu’s prospects for a U.S. Congress seat.

The question of the hour, then, is this: Are the allegations true? Did he, a nationally-known figure in the battle over illegal immigration, have a sordid relationship with an illegal immigrant and then threaten him with deportation to keep the relationship secret?

I think it’s important to tell the full story of Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Babeu was born in North Adams, Massachusetts on February 3, 1969. He is the 10th of 11 children of Raymond and Helen Babeu. His political career began while still in high school, when he rallied against a pay increase for the members of his city council. At age 18, he ran for city council and won, and at age 23- as a recent college graduate- he was elected County commissioner.

After a few failed attempts to run for higher office in Democrat-controlled Massachusetts, he became the headmaster and executive director of The DeSisto School in Stockbridge, Mass., a position he held from 1999 to 2001. At this point of the narrative, an uncomfortable corollary must be made: Babeu, who has publicly spoken about his extensive sexual abuse as a child by a Catholic priest, became the headmaster of a private school for troubled youths. The school was frequently the center of criticism and allegations of abuse of students by faculty, and was eventually closed in 2005. The school’s founder, Michael DeSisto, was something of a megalomaniac who (quoting from the link) “envisioned a string of schools nationally and internationally based on Gestalt psychological principles, and his own therapeutic model”. Mr. DeSisto had also falsified his teaching credentials and educational experience. One, naturally, wonders whether Babeu left due to wrongdoing or due to disgust at others’ wrongdoing.

Following his tenure at DeSisto School, Babeu pulled up stakes and moved from Massachusetts to Arizona, and began a new career as a law enforcement officer. He started out as a patrolman in Chandler in 2002, where he was twice decorated for lifesaving and became head of the police union, and in 2008 became the first Republican ever elected sheriff of Pinal County.

Babeu also served 20 years in the National Guard, rising in rank from Private to Major. He served a tour in Iraq and served in Operation Jump Start.

All of this biographical information tells us something about the man: He is an overachiever with multiple, simultaneous careers, and who has a very finite, closely-guarded private life which takes a backseat to his career(s).

We learned something of that private life this weekend: He is gay. Moreover, his former partner is believed to be an illegal immigrant. We saw photos of Babeu in the nude, and the former partner claims Babeu threatened him with deportation if he revealed the relationship.

Let’s analyze that claim for a moment: I think it goes without saying, but a man in Babeu’s position wouldn’t have to threaten deportation. It would, without question, be “the elephant in the room”. And if I had a dollar for every criminal who has ever claimed police wrongdoing when apprehended, I could own Facebook.

Now we have an uncomfortable choice to make: Is Paul Babeu a sinister man, who seeks ever-increasing power and personal grandeur, and then uses that status to find and exploit vulnerable partners? Or is he a tragic man, whose perpetual quest for self-improvement and good works conceals guilt and shame he carries about his own abuse? As DJ Redman asked in this post, does Babeu’s ‘outing’ constitute a vicious attempt to smear the man, or some very troubling signs of malfeasance?

We all know certain stereotypes of people who live a “dual role” lifestyle: The abused person who makes a series of bad choices about relationship partners; the overachieving, perpetually-single schoolteacher or caregiver who over-devotes themselves to their charges while concealing a sordid and secret private life; and so forth. These stereotypes exist for a reason: such people actually exist.

Therefore, lacking any substantive evidence to the contrary, I prefer to think of Paul Babeu as a “white hat”- a man who, in the finest tradition of our values, has overcome enormous personal grief and struggle; worked harder than most of us could imagine; fought, sacrificed, and become prosperous and popular; and has done tremendous good for, and earned the admiration and loyalty of, those around him. Some of us may not be comfortable with the details of his private life- details he worked diligently to conceal- and others may desire to know more, to ensure there is no sinister aspect to him. This is an understandable precaution, provided it doesn’t slide down a slippery slope to become homophobic paranoia.

I’ve long held a belief that some famous gunfighters- often known for their ‘colorful’ personal lives- sought a noble death as atonement for (real or perceived) past transgressions. Death, then, became a blessed final redemption, rather than something to fear, and having no fear of death made them successful. This is how I perfer to think of Paul Babeu: A man who has sought, for reasons not fully understood by us, a noble life in order to slay his personal demons. Those who have benefitted from his quest- and who, hopefully, will continue to benefit- should respect his privacy and be thankful and supportive of him.

(Photo credit Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia.org)

Gay Arizona Sheriff Caught Lovin on an Illegal?

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned as Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chairman, and also came out of the closet to admit that yes, he is a homosexual on Saturday, in response to media charges that he threatened to use the power of his office to keep his lover from telling the world about their relationship. Many people may know Sheriff Babeu from his numerous appearances on national news shows speaking out against President Obama’s failure to enforce immigration laws.  In a nasty twist to this story are the very questionable claims that the homosexual lover of Sheriff Babeu was threatened with deportation if he didn’t keep their relationship secret and out of the media.  Wait a minute! The tough-talking Arizona Sheriff who has been taking on Barack Obama and his illegal amnesty by executive order fraud upon America, not only has a gay lover… but said lover is alleged to be an illegal criminal alien?

From Reuters via Yahoo/Obama2012 media-puppets HQ  comes this article, in which we see a vicious attempt at a smear campaign against Sheriff Babeu.. or some very troubling signs of malfeasance:

A local sheriff resigned as a co-chair of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s campaign in Arizona on Saturday after he was accused of threatening a former male lover with deportation to Mexico if he talked about their relationship.

Babeu acknowledged at a press conference on Saturday that he is gay and that he had a personal relationship with the man making the allegations, whom he identified only as “Jose.”

The Phoenix New Times alternative newspaper reported on Friday that Babeu’s lawyer had asked Jose to sign a legal agreement that would require him to keep quiet about his involvement with the sheriff. According to the newspaper, the lawyer also warned Jose that any talk about their relationship could imperil his immigration status. (emphasis added)

Sheriff Babeu admits he is gay, yet refutes the charges coming from an “alternative news source.” This is reminiscent of the Herman Cain attacks that drove him out of the 2012 presidential race, albeit some of them substantiated, while the majority of them were never proven. This does follow the pattern of stealth personal attacks that mainly come from the Democratic Attack Machine, where the source of the supposed information is always hidden behind several layers of fake news sites, then “leaked” to media operatives to turn it into a national news story.

The Phoenix New Times  comes off as a totally discredited supposed “news site” when you check out their homepage and see there is no information about just who they are, nor is there anything about just who is behind this website posing as a news source. One pattern that does jump right out at the reader is the pro-illegal amnesty slant and the bashing of anyone who speaks out against criminal illegal aliens today. They appear to sprinkle the site with retread Arizona news articles in an attempt to hide the real agenda. That agenda would also be the very same agenda as the Democratic-Party funded, pro-criminal illegal immigration community organizers over at La Raza. Coincidence? Hardly believable.

Footnote: Since DHS claims that they need to use their resources deporting the serious criminal illegal aliens and therefor refuse to track down and deport “innocent” illegals such as Babeu’s gay lover, thanks to this story, they don’t have to spend a nickel of taxpayers money to track down this long-time illegal criminal. How about it DHS and ICE? Babeu obviously knows this criminal’s address, so how about deporting him? That won’t happen either, simply because this illegal puppet has already been signed up to reelect Barack Hussein Obama. You can take that statement to the bank!

Illegal Population Stops Declining Under Obama

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will soon release its new estimate of the illegal immigrant population in the United States as ofJanuary 1, 2011. (All DHS estimates are for January 1.) Based on a preliminary analysis of some of the same data DHS uses, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates that 10.9 million (+/- 200,000) illegal immigrants lived in the United States on January 1, 2011. If this estimate turns out to be similar to the DHS estimate, it means that the illegal immigrant population stopped declining after President Obama took office after declining by 1 million during the last two years of the Bush administration – 2007 to 2009.

  • DHS estimated that the number of illegal immigrants declined by 1 million during the last two years of the Bush administration, from 11.8 million in 2007 to 10.8 million in 2009. The decline was caused by a combination of a weak economy and stepped-up enforcement.
  • Based on data collected by the Census Bureau, the Center for Immigration Studies estimates an illegal population of 10.9 million (+/- 200,000) at the start of 2011, which is very similar to DHS estimates of 10.8 million for both January 1, 2009 and 2010.
  • In contrast, DHS estimates the illegal immigrant population declined by 180,000 from 2007 to 2008 and declined a further 850,000 from 2008 to 2009.
  • Our new estimate of the illegal immigrant population, if correct, means that the Obama administration has failed to significantly reduce the illegal immigrant population.
  • Among the things the administration has done to curtail or undermine enforcement efforts are:
    • The president has repeatedly promised to legalize illegal immigrants rather than to enforce the law and encourage those in the country illegally to return home.
    • The administration developed a policy of “prosecutorial discretion” over the last two years that allows most illegal immigrants without a criminal record to remain in the country.
    • The administration has challenged virtually every state effort designed to promote enforcement of federal immigration law.
    • Although Congress has allowed money for more fencing and border control, the Government Accountability Office concluded in 2011 that the Border Patrol has “operational control” of only 44 percent of the border, only 15 percent of which is under “full control.”
    • The administration has suspended worksite enforcement operations in favor of only auditing employer records, resulting in few fines – mainly warnings.
  • The failure of the administration to continue to reduce the illegal population means that 7 to 8 million illegal immigrants continue to hold jobs in the United States at a time when unemployment remains at record levels for the young and least-educated native-born population.

Governor Jan Brewer Exposes “Thin-Skinned” Obama

President Obama somehow believes he is beyond criticism, no matter how much truth is behind it, as Arizona Governor Jan Brewer found out firsthand when she attempted to give Obama a presidential welcome to her state when he landed at the airport. Watch the following video, as Governor Brewer explains just what was behind the viral picture that shows her pointing her finger at the President in what can only be properly described as a heated exchange.

A few facts that have come out about this “exchange of words.” First of all Barack Obama admits that he didn’t read the whole book, yet took umbrage with the fact that it didn’t paint him and his administration in a rosy, fluffy Liberal media way.

Secondly, President Obama did not dispute one single fact in the Governor’s book. Not one. So now we see a President that demands the facts be ignored when it suits his fluffed up agenda of spreading the misinformation about the illegal immigration problems America faces today. Governor Brewer has exposed Obama’s skin as being as thin of that which a snake has shed weeks ago and has been drying out in the sun. It is less than paper thin and twice as fragile. So much for the tough-guy image of Obama tried to bluff America and Congress with during his recent SOTU address.

Finally, President Obama received a harsh lesson in life from Governor Brewer as far as his all-powerful bully pulpit is concerned. Governor Brewer refused to bow down to the dictator, and got right in his face with the truth, no matter how uncomfortable the truth was for Barack Obama. Thank you Governor Brewer, for taking a stand and setting an example that all elected officials and Americans alike should follow. Truth-telling is making a comeback, much to the dismay of the Obama administration and the media puppets!

How To Heal America’s Festering Wound

 I can’t imagine how anyone in America today can’t see what is going on, can’t see what is happening to their freedom. Sadly, too many people don’t want to see what is happening, but ignoring the problem won’t make it go away. Not only will the problem not go away, it will fester and get worse like a wound that doesn’t get washed, medicated, and bandaged.

The festering wound that too many people don’t want to see is the government, both political parties. This wound has been left by We the People to fester and get infected for far too long. It is time we began treating the wound. I have a plan laid out later in this article.

I just read about another government plan to “protect us”. Janet Napolitano is calling for a plan to control mass migration of “immigrants”.

The administration spins this plan as a national security measure, and uses the Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness for their justification. Napolitano and her enablers, in both parties, are being “humane”, thinking about those “poor Mexicans” who have it so tough in Mexico. Our government can’t take care of what they have now, can they? We have to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to survive now, yet the regime wants to add to the list? And in the name of “caring for those poor immigrants” they let American citizens do without, and threaten to make them do with less, all in the name of being “humane”.

This plan is another nail in the coffin of freedom yet I continually hear people dismiss these nails with, “it can’t happen here”, “it won’t happen here”, “I don’t think we really have much to worry about, the government cares about us”.  Anyone want to buy a bridge in NYC?

The festering wound I refer to is the tyranny being implemented now and planned for the future by the government, and the apathy of all too many citizens. The washing needed here is prayer; the disinfectant needed is knowledge of the real issues. The medication is letting elected officials know we are watching and we are knowledgeable. The wound dressing is voting almost all of those in Congress out of Congress. More on this later.

Having humanity and compassion as character traits is admirable. I may not sound “humane” or “compassionate” in some of my viewpoints, but I am actually more humane and compassionate than the liberals. I want everyone in this nation to prosper, to climb the economic ladder, not wallow in poverty and hopelessness. I desire to see a nation where anyone can succeed if they have the desire and the drive to succeed. I want to take care of those who truly can’t take care of themselves, physically or mentally, and I am totally in favor of helping those who just need a hand up. This isn’t what we are seeing today. We are seeing the systemic destruction of our nation, our lives, and our freedoms. We are seeing the government take more control of our society. We are seeing people subjugated because they feel “entitled” to the possessions of others and are being pandered to by both political parties. This isn‘t about fairness, it is about control.

Now back to my earlier medical reference. The “festering wound” is what has been done in the past, what is being done now, and what is “planned for” in this plan for mass movement of people, among other tyrannical moves by the federal government. They speak of “immigration” but is that their actual concern? Couldn’t that mass migration be any person or any group of people? What is to stop them from “migrating” non-Hispanic people to another area and turning the southwestern portion of the United States into another province of Mexico? Hitler started with Jews, then progressed to Gypsies, Homosexuals, and any non-Aryan person. Hitler murdered 11 million people in the name of “compassion”. The Israeli government, under appeasers they call “moderates”, have removed settlers from areas and turned those areas over to Muslims. The result seems to be that those areas are now missile launching pads, but what the heck, “fairness” was implemented.

Although there is denial from some politicians, Sections 1031 and 1032 of the National Defense Administration Act (SB 1867/HR 1540) seem to be aimed at American citizens, not aliens. We now have legislation that appears to allow the military to arrest any citizen, without just cause, without charges, without warrants, and hold them indefinitely inside or outside the United States.
Indefinitely means “until the war on terror is over”.  And when will that fine day occur? They are also actively planning an “internet kill switch” to give a China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. type of government control of the internet. I wrote about this a little over a year ago when Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) introduced legislation for this purpose, “for national security reasons”. Last month we had the test of the National Emergency Alert System that gave government agencies complete control of all radio and television broadcast signals. We now know that it is possible for the Goebbels Commission (FCC) to seize control of all broadcast signals at one time. Isn’t that encouraging to freedom loving people?

The FEMA camps that people have laughed at or denied are now being brought into a usable state. The “conspiracy theory” that I wrote about over a year ago is now fact. The government is looking to companies like Halliburton to staff these camps. Remember Halliburton in Iraq? The government has solicited bids for personnel to staff the camps. Have you seen pictures of these camps? If not, you should. They are eerily similar to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. I suspect that these camps aren’t only for illegal immigrants. I could go on for days about what is being done by government, by both political parties, but if you don’t see the light now or still deny the facts then that would be wasted time and space.

Now, what to do about the festering wound. The first thing we need to do is wash the wound. We need to look at the damage and see what needs to be done. To see the damage clearly and to acknowledge the extent of that damage is the first step. We wash the wound with clear vision by asking God to open our eyes to truth, the truth of God and the truth of our situation. We need wisdom to properly treat the wound. We get the wisdom of how to treat the wound through prayer. Every religion I know of prays. What or who they pray to is not the issue here, so don’t get lost in dogma. I am a Christian so I pray to the God of Abraham, through Jesus Christ.

I pray for the vision of a clear heart and a clear mind to see the truth and to see the issues as they truly are. I pray that I will have the Wisdom of Solomon to work in the proper manner to solve the problems I see, the courage of David to actually deal with the problems, and the compassion and the practicality of Jesus in dealing with the problems. Jesus wasn’t all compassion, He had a practical side also. I pray for protection for my country, my family, my friends, and myself.

The next step is to take the vision and wisdom received through the prayers and treat the wound. We use the vision and wisdom to learn about what the government is doing in the name of these wonderful “utopian” plans to take care of everyone in the world. Study some recent history. Take a good look at the 20th Century. Look at where other nations have gone and how they got there. Use your vision and wisdom to find out exactly what is being done that you aren’t being told about or what has been done that you have ignored in the past.

We treat the wound by first washing and assessing damage, then disinfecting it. We disinfect the wound by learning what the Constitution says, what our founding fathers did, how they set this nation up. We disinfect the wound by learning what legislation is being passed, how the wording affects citizens, and what bureaucratic regulations are being created to implement said legislation. We don’t just listen to what politicians and bureaucrats say in sound bites, we look at what they are doing behind the talking points and rosy analogies, and look at what they are doing behind closed doors.

We disinfect the wound by keeping in contact with elected officials and let them know we are watching, what we expect of them, and what the results will be if they choose to ignore us. We use the antiseptic of our involvement to remove the infection that has been festering for much too long. Again wisdom comes into play as we need the wisdom to know how to go about said disinfection.

We can all disinfect at all levels of government, in various capacities. School board, City, and County elections have abysmal voter turnouts and we wonder why they don’t seem to care what we think. You can disinfect the government by keeping in contact with all levels of elected officials.

Let them know where you stand and that you will vote them out if they don’t represent you properly. Write, call, fax, or e-mail Congress members, and other elected officials at all levels, often. Let them know you are here and you vote.

Cleaning and disinfecting the wound doesn’t accomplish much if that is all we do. Next we must medicate and bandage the wound by standing up and volunteering to serve our communities. At the local level get involved by running for school board seats, city councils, county government, etc. Some can get more involved at the state level. Run for office if you can at any level of government. So far we still have government Of the People, By the People, and For the People. It is up to us to keep it that way.

Help heal the festering wound that is infecting America. Use prayer to gain the vision and the wisdom to know what the damage is, and the courage to do what is necessary to treat the wound. Be the medicine and dressing on the wound you just cleaned up and disinfected. Be a part of the healing of your nation, of the future of your children and grandchildren.

We can do this but it needs to be done as a team. The Medical-A Team is God, assisted by We the People. Just as doctors and nurses work together to heal bodily wounds and infections; We the People can work together, Under God, to heal our political wounds and infections.

First we look to God, we plead our case, and we ask for His forgiveness and mercy (2 Chronicles 7:14). Then we follow His wisdom, and act through that wisdom with courage to make the changes needed to survive as a free nation. This is the answer to our future, are you willing?

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
December 19, 2011

According To Government Report Fewer Illegals Migrating From Mexico

The number of arrest by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has decreased significantly over the last three years based on statistics released today.

According to the report, the number in of arrest in during fiscal year 2011 was over a 50% decrease from 2008 numbers.

CBP Commissioner Alan D. Bersin said that “these numbers illustrate the investments made by CBP to improve border security, increase efficiencies and facilitate the flow of legal travel and trade through our nation’s borders and land ports of entry.”

However Ira Mehlman, a Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) spokesman, claims the numbers “obviously (do not) tell us how many people managed to enter the United States illegally. We do not know what factors have led to the drop in apprehension numbers.”

Another highly notable figure was amount of arrest (8,195) by CBP officers for people wanted for violent crimes to include murder, rape, assault, and robbery.

Supreme Court To Decide On Arizona Immigration Law

photo: illegalimmigrationstatistics.org


Today the nations highest court decided to make a decision on Arizona’s Immigration Law. SB 1070, officially called the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act, has had most of it’s provisions blocked by federal courts up to this point.

The courts, for the most part, have sided with the Justice Departments argument that the law will hamper current federal law enforcements efforts to curb illegal immigration. An argument some opponents say makes no sense, given the current Administration’s latest decision to only pursue illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes.

SB 1070 requires Arizona law enforcement to detain individuals during stops they suspect of being in the country illegally. Arizona leadership contend that the law is to aid, not hinder, in the current battle against illegal immigration.

Most likely, the Court will hear the case in April, leading to a decision before July. This will possibly coincide with the Court’s decision regarding the President’s health care overhaul, which conservatives and Republicans say oversteps the limits of the federal government.

The scheduling and decision of both cases can have a dramatic impact on the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.

Rep. Issa: Fast and Furious Just A “Dumb Program”

In a Washington Times article on Friday, December 2, 2011, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Ca) stated that Eric Holder did not order Operation Fast & Furious/Gunrunner. Issa declares that:

“Fast and Furious was not the first federal investigation in which “bad people are allowed to continue to do bad things in the name of going after bad people.”

Once again I find myself quoting the duck in the AFLAC commercial- HUH???????????

What a bunch of double-talking nonsense. This reminds me of an episode of the television series “MASH”, when Frank Burns comes out with a typical moronic statement of “it’s nice to be nice to the nice”. Issa must be a big fan of the character of that series because he certainly mimics the Burns character. Issa has also declined to join in the chorus of Republicans calling for Holder’s resignation or firing because his committee had not “reached all the conclusions that are appropriate in this investigation.”. Well isn’t that just special? They have been “looking into” this for a year and have found nothing that comes to the level of resignation or firing? I certainly have found enough justification in my perusal of this matter to put Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Kenneth Melson in prison for life.

Issa continued with a statement that makes we wonder how the family of Agent Terry feels knowing that the man in charge of investigating their loved one’s death thinks of him as “collateral damage”. I am not related, but I find this statement reprehensible.

“It is about a failure that seems to be pervasive within Justice that investigations play fast and loose with the expectations of what is right or wrong when it comes to what I am going to call collateral damage.”

I wrote Rep. Issa and Sen. Grassley back in June asking if they would really do what is needed or if they would make a joke out of this procedure. Unfortunately, Issa has done as I expected and made a mockery, once again, of Congressional hearings into anything. This has been a dog and pony show from the beginning, as I expected it to be. Here is the letter I wrote:

Sen. Grassley, Rep. Issa, June 3, 2011

I am writing about the controversy over the BAFTE and “Project Gunrunner”. I have discovered quite a lot about this operation in my research. I have read about the illegal activities and the deaths involved, including that of Border patrol Agent Brian Terry on December 10, 2010 in a remote area near Nogales, Arizona. I don’t know how much information you have on this so I will let you know what I know and hope that, as the members of Congress investigating this matter, you have more information than I have. The gun dealers involved in this reported the suspected straw purchases to the BAFTE, as required by federal law, and were told to let them walk so the guns could be traced to crimes in Mexico. The guns were never traced and this was only discovered because one of the guns that resulted in the death of Agent Terry was left at the scene of the shootout with the border patrol agents.

Hillary Clinton runs all over the world decrying the “gun show loophole” and claiming that guns bought at gun shows and dealers like the ones in Arizona are the cause of the violence in Mexico. We all know that this is a huge lie to impose their brand of Marxist tyranny upon We the People of the United States of America. I believe the number she claims is 90% of the guns used in crimes come from gun dealers in the United States. You and I know, as does Hillary, that this is an absolute lie but she spouts it anyway.
According to Darren Gil, the agency’s attaché in Mexico City, he was not informed of this operation nor was anyone in the Mexican government. Mr. Gil was forced to resign and claims that the authority for this operation came from the BATFE director and the Justice Department, headed by Eric Holder. When Mr. Gil found out about an unusually high number of guns captured by Mexican authorities being traced back to Phoenix, he asked for information. He told CBS in an interview that the meetings in which he challenged his superiors about the operation turned into shouting matches and he was instructed to continue to keep his Mexican counterparts in the dark about the operation.

BATFE agent John Dodson was also attempting to use the “whistleblower” statutes to reveal this illegal operation but was thwarted by a lack of response from superiors who refused to answer e-mails and telephone calls. Agent Dodson told CBS that his superiors told him that “if they were going to make omelets that they had to break some eggs”. It is a shame that one of those “eggs” that had to be broken was Brian Terry. All the time this was going on the administration was using the violence in Mexico as an excuse to attempt to subvert the 2nd Amendment and restrict law abiding citizens from owning firearms, in violation of the Constitution.

Barak Obama and Eric Holder both claim to be ignorant of this operation but are they not responsible for the actions of the bureaucrats that they appoint to office? I believe they not only knew about this operation but also either conceived it or approved it. This action rises to the level of conspiracy to violate numerous laws, violations that would land me a very long prison sentence if I committed them. Am I to assume that it is permissible for the President of the United States, the Attorney General of the United States, and the Director of the BATFE to enter into a conspiracy to violate firearms laws and the Constitution? If I am bound by these laws certainly the top law enforcement officer of the nation and his boss, the president, should be subject to these same laws.

I ask you to do your duty as the members of Congress investigating this matter to file charges and order the arrest of Barak Obama, Eric Holder, and the Director of the BATFE Kenneth Melson for murder in the death of Agent Terry, conspiracy to violate firearms laws, conspiracy to cover up this illegal action, and treason for conspiracy to intentionally violate the provisions of the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America. As a law abiding citizen of the United States, I cannot stand by and allow the very highest officers in this nation to flagrantly violate the law, and neither can you.

The continued obfuscation and cover-up of this operation is a matter of grave concern to all people who wish to live in a free Republic. If these men are allowed to escape justice for their actions what does that say about the rule of law in our land? What does it say to people like me who obey the law and do our best to make this country great? If this goes unpunished does it mean that I can do as I wish and ignore any law that is inconvenient to me? That seems to be what Obama, Holder, Melson, and others have done, ignore the very law they swore to uphold. What kind of example does that set for others if they are above the law and are allowed to do as they please because they are better than I?

I guess my question to you is will you do what is called for by law or will you sit around and wring your hands and do nothing? Will you do your duty as officers of the federal government to uphold the law and the Constitution or will you sit back and hold hearings that gain no information, and let this slide so as to not make waves? Do you have the courage to stand on law and order or will you turn a blind eye to evil and corruption? The whole nation is looking for elected officials who will stand by their oath of office and represent the Constitution and We the People of the United States of America, a quality that seems to be in very short supply these days. Will you be the ones we are looking for to show true leadership and integrity or will you be another cog in the wheel of that corruption? I know members of Congress aren’t very good at answering letters but I would very much appreciate an answer to this one. I think the American people deserve an answer to the questions I have posed here. Are you truly servants of the people?

I am sending this letter to Sen. Charles Grassley, Sen. Tom Coburn, Sen. Jim Inhofe, Sen. Harry Reid, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Rep. Dan Boren, Rep. John Boehner, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Darrell Issa.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.
In God We Trust,
Bob Russell
Claremore, Ok.

Isn’t this what we have come to expect from Congress? Isn’t this the normal hand wringing that ends in no action? Isn’t this the usual result of Republican “investigations” by any committee of Congress? The Constitution and the laws based upon it are ignored time and again by members of our government. They do as they wish and ignore the pleas of We the People to act in accordance with the laws of the land. I included the letter I wrote to Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley in this article to let people know that this result of the “investigation” was anticipated, and feared, from the outset. I also included the names of those in Congress that received copies of my letter. To date the only response I have received is from Sen. Coburn.

We the People are not being represented in Washington D. C., by either party. They are so busy playing fast and loose with the truth, with justice, and with the Constitution, that I fear nothing will ever be done to clean up the swamp of corruption that is our federal government. All of them are real good at running to the closest television camera or microphone to bleat out their “outrage” at what has happened, but none of them actually do anything to solve the problems. As I mentioned in a recent article, the Democrat and Republican Parties are two wings of the same bird, and have been giving We the People the bird for much too long.

The game plan in the federal government, and lately in the State of Oklahoma government, is to talk tough but do nothing. Teddy Roosevelt said, “walk softly but carry a big stick”. Today the motto of elected people is to “talk big but do nothing”. Neither party has any desire to clean up the evil of government. They are more interested in ruling than governing. We the People are merely pawns in their game of power and have no meaning to either political party other than as subjects. While the members of Congress, bureaucrats, and various presidential administrations sit on their thrones and postulate, our nation and our freedom go down the sewer.

This announcement by Issa is more proof that those in charge in Washington D. C. have no regard for those who put them there. Members of Congress, bureaucrats, and members of presidential administrations are omnipotent and beyond being held responsible for what they do. The dog and pony shows will go on until We the People revolt and make major changes in government. As long as we continue to elect people based on party affiliation we will continue to see the same results.

George Washington warned us about political parties in his farewell address. The political party has become an entity unto itself, with self-preservation being the mind-set of both parties. Unless we remove the Republican Party as the party we look to for truth, justice, and the American way, we are doomed. The Democrat Party has been completely taken over by the Marxists and Communists, and those who were run out of that party are now in charge of the Republican Party. We the People have no voice in Washington, and won’t unless we unite against the “ruling class” that controls both political parties.

We are losing our freedom because too many are willing to compromise that freedom and vote for “anyone but Obama” as the latest in the trend of voter cowardice and the herd mentality. Choosing the “lesser of two evils” will never be the answer to the dangers faced by the United States of America. The only way for our way of life, our liberty, to survive is to have the courage to stand for our guiding principles and stop giving in to the fear mongering attitude of voting for whoever the Republican establishment gives us to vote for. As long as they know we have no other options nothing will change. Until the voters stand up and vote for the one “who has no chance to win” we will continue to see our freedom sold to the highest bidder.

The announcement by Issa is one more example of “good old boy” politics. They are a fraternity, all of them, and We the People are the nerds who cannot be trusted with a voice in the future of our nation. I can only imagine how disappointed our founding fathers would be in what our nation has become.

I submit this in the name of the Most Holy Trinity, in faith, with the responsibility given to me by Almighty God to honor His work and not let it die from neglect.

Bob Russell
Claremore, Oklahoma
December 6, 2011

Rick Perry's Immigration Plan Is Tough But Realistic

One constant criticism I see of Rick Perry’s policy positions is his stance on immigration. I’ve seen commentary on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere on the ‘net that he’s “soft” on the subject; that he favors ‘amnesty’ or something like it; these criticisms are absurd.

Let’s detail Perry’s position on illegal immigration:

He favors deporting illegal aliens who are arrested while committing crimes:

“The Obama administration has a ‘catch-and-release’ policy where nonviolent illegal aliens are released into the general public today,” Perry told patrons at a New Hampshire diner Tuesday morning. “My policy will be to detain and to deport every illegal alien that we apprehend. That is how we stop that issue.”

He proposed a law to prohibit ‘sanctuary cities’ in Texas, and allow law enforcement officers to ask questions about immigration status, while avoiding the problems of an Arizona-style immigration law:

“Texas owes it to the brave law enforcement officials, who put their lives on the line every day to protect our families and communities, to give them the discretion they need to adequately do their jobs”

He promises to secure the border within 12 months of becoming President:

“So putting that secure border in place with strategic fencing, with the boots on the ground, with the aviation assets, and then working with Mexico in particular, whether it’s putting sanctions against the banks, whether it’s working with them on security with Mexico, all of those together can make that country substantially more secure and our borders secure.”

He also realizes a vast border fence would be ineffective and cost-prohibitive, and recommends using “strategic fencing” (closing off certain areas to reduce the length of border to be patrolled), aerial surveillance using drone aircraft, and “boots on the ground”- National Guard troops and/or law enforcement officers to patrol the border.

Perry also came up with another idea- and a pretty creative one at that: Positioning webcams on the border, and live-feeding the video to the internet. People could watch, anytime, 24/7, and if the viewer spotted an illegal border crossing, they could phone in the sighting. I like this free-market approach as a supplement to border security, although (as the author points out at the link) it could be much better if a reward were offered for sightings.

Now, once greater security is in place on the border, sanctuary cities are eliminated, and deportation of illegals caught committing crimes is a fact, we still have a problem: What do we do about the millions of illegal immigrants already here? Pursuing as many as 15 million people, arresting, and deporting all of them is clearly impossible, from both a logistical and a budgetary standpoint.

This is where the “soft on illegal immigration” criticisms come into play:

Perry signed the Texas DREAM Act to allow the children of illegal immigrants to pay the in-state tuition rate at state colleges. Let’s be clear about this: It’s not “free education”, it’s not “education for illegals”, it’s a program for children who had no say in the decision to enter the country. As a condition of the program, the student must have attended high school in Texas for three years, and must apply for United States citizenship.

This represents a rational solution to a real problem: Illegal immigration is a drain on, among other things, our public welfare system. This program encourages the children of illegal immigrants to get an education (or a trade certificate, which is even more valuable these days), become citizens, and pay taxes, which is vastly superior to being a life-long drain on the welfare system.

Part of the border security issue is stemming the flow of people across the border. Perry’s answer to this is to distinguish between people who want to enter the country to work, and those who don’t, by issuing work visas. Perry is adamant that this is not a ‘path to citizenship’, which George W. Bush supported.

It’s amazing to me that some conservatives can ignore the opinions of a long-time border state governor. If a paramedic tells you to go to the hospital, you’d be wise to do so; if the ten-year governor of Texas has a solution to the problem of illegal immigration, we’d be wise to listen.

It should also be noted that the other long-time border state governor in the race, Governor Gary Johnson, has a similar plan with regard to illegal immigration- although Johnson’s plan doesn’t involve as much weaponry on the border (I’m a big fan of weapons).

And incidentally: Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose stance on illegal immigration borders the extreme, endorses Rick Perry. For the ultra-hardcore among us, this should be all the endorsement Perry’s plan requires.

I think we can safely dispense with the hype about Perry’s plan being “soft on illegal immigration”. It’s a reasonable, workable plan, based on his extensive experience with border issues.

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