I'M LOSING FAITH IN MY CRYSTAL BALL! The images I see are shimmering and confusing to my eye and brain. Perhaps it too is suffering from the enormity of the disinformation and out right lies that compriseso much of our daily news.My concerns are many but the answers are elusive.
I'm concerned because this next election is so important. I'm concerned because the present path is unsustainable. I'm concerned that entreprenuership is being thwarted and American businesses are being smothered by a never ending swarm of added regulations. The extreme over reach of government terrifies me. I want clarity so I can intelligently prepare for what is coming.
Enter Dr. Wayne T. Brough, Chief economist and Vice President of Research at FreedomWorks. Dr. Brough earned his PhD from George Mason University. He has previously worked at the Office of Budget and Management, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the research branch of an investment bank covering U.S. domestic policies. He has testified before Congress and other regulatory agencies on a number of issues and has authored numerous articles on economics for a variety of publications. Dr. Brough will address my concerns when we meet on Thursday evening, February 27th. Do you share my concerns? Would answers to these issues help you plan? If you answered yes, join us for this important evening. And, please, bring a young person with you who would benefit from this presentation. They need this information.
The 7 National Crimes
- I don’t think
- I don’t know
- I don’t care
- I am too busy
- I leave well enough alone
- I have no time to read and find out
- I am not interested.
Think about these. How many do we do everyday and think nothing of it. Maybe we need to wake up and realize what is happening around us.
Our speaker on Jan 23th was KrisAnne Hall. If you missed our meeting which unfortunately the majority did, you really missed a moment in history for us as Americans. Kris Anne was incredible in sharing how we got our U.S. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights. I was blown away in what I was never taught in going thru school. For me that was along time ago. Think how we have been slowly mislead to the foundation of America. Please take the time to go to her website and become smart on our documents. ( www.krisannehall.com) Her most profound statement was that her tireless efforts are not for herself but for our country's young people who will not understand what freedom is unless we keep it alive.
WHO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT?
10/4/2013 12:01:00 AM - Thomas Sowell
Even when it comes to something as basic, and apparently as simple and straightforward, as the question of who shut down the federal government, there are diametrically opposite answers, depending on whether you talk to Democrats or to Republicans.
There is really nothing complicated about the facts. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted all the money required to keep all government activities going -- except for ObamaCare.
This is not a matter of opinion. You can check the Congressional Record.
As for the House of Representatives' right to grant or withhold money, that is not a matter of opinion either. You can check the Constitution of the United States. All spending bills must originate in the House of Representatives, which means that Congressmen there have a right to decide whether or not they want to spend money on a particular government activity.
Whether ObamaCare is good, bad or indifferent is a matter of opinion. But it is a matter of fact that members of the House of Representatives have a right to make spending decisions based on their opinion.
ObamaCare is indeed "the law of the land," as its supporters keep saying, and the Supreme Court has upheld its Constitutionality.
But the whole point of having a division of powers within the federal government is that each branch can decide independently what it wants to do or not do, regardless of what the other branches do, when exercising the powers specifically granted to that branch by the Constitution.
The hundreds of thousands of government workers who have been laid off are not idle because the House of Representatives did not vote enough money to pay their salaries or the other expenses of their agencies -- unless they are in an agency that would administer ObamaCare.
Since we cannot read minds, we cannot say who -- if anybody -- "wants to shut down the government." But we do know who had the option to keep the government running and chose not to. The money voted by the House of Representatives covered everything that the government does, except for ObamaCare.
The Senate chose not to vote to authorize that money to be spent, because it did not include money for ObamaCare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says that he wants a "clean" bill from the House of Representatives, and some in the media keep repeating the word "clean" like a mantra. But what is unclean about not giving Harry Reid everything he wants?
If Senator Reid and President Obama refuse to accept the money required to run the government, because it leaves out the money they want to run ObamaCare, that is their right. But that is also their responsibility.
You cannot blame other people for not giving you everything you want. And it is a fraud to blame them when you refuse to use the money they did vote, even when it is ample to pay for everything else in the government.
When Barack Obama keeps claiming that it is some new outrage for those who control the money to try to change government policy by granting or withholding money, that is simply a bald-faced lie. You can check the history of other examples of "legislation by appropriation" as it used to be called.
Whether legislation by appropriation is a good idea or a bad idea is a matter of opinion. But whether it is both legal and not unprecedented is a matter of fact.
Perhaps the biggest of the big lies is that the government will not be able to pay what it owes on the national debt, creating a danger of default. Tax money keeps coming into the Treasury during the shutdown, and it vastly exceeds the interest that has to be paid on the national debt.
Even if the debt ceiling is not lifted, that only means that government is not allowed to run up new debt. But that does not mean that it is unable to pay the interest on existing debt.
None of this is rocket science. But unless the Republicans get their side of the story out -- and articulation has never been their strong suit -- the lies will win. More important, the whole country will lose.
In support of "Back to School is Cool" a wonderful program helping our kids in Lake County, a group of your Southlake 912 patriots delivered to all of the Southlake schools much needed supplies in support of the start of the 2013 School Year.
Senator Rand Paul makes a historic 13 hour filibuster on the Senate floor in objection of the nomination of John Brennan as the Director of the CIA and the issue of drone strikes on U.S. citizens on US soil without due process.
Last night we met at Jenkins Auditorium for the Southlake 912 annual meeting to elect new officers for our organization and to announce our name change from Southlake 912 Tea Party to Southlake 912 Project. This name change is a result of expanding the scope of our group to add an additional element called service. This aligns us with the National 912 Project. We will be reaching out to other charitable groups within our community and educating our patriots on being ready for what could be coming to each of us and our families in the future.
Our guest speaker was Scott Grubbs, a certified NRA instructor, who spoke on our 2nd Amendment rights within the U.S. and Florida Constitution. His biggest concern is an attempt to allow a UN small arms treaty to be introduced which if approved by our Congress would make the 2nd Amendment obsolete. Scott’s biggest emphasis is to not allow them to take away our guns.
Do You Know the Biblical View of Self-Defense. Go to the "Preparedness Link" for a look at Old and New Testament insight.
Nullification and what they are not telling you by KrisAnne Hall. Go to Constitutional Issues link
The Southlake 912 Tea Party had a great start to 2013 as over 100 patriots turned out for our 1st meeting. 3 representatives from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office spoke and answered questions regarding our 2nd Amendment rights and how the sheriff’s office protects those rights. It was recommended that we take the time to review the Florida Constitution and more specifically statue Chapter 790 regarding Weapons and Firearms.
Below is the video of the entire Tea Party Meeting for your viewing.