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The Nine PrinciplesOctober 2nd, 2012
1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.
The Twelve Values
Our ConstitutionJuly 11th, 2012
Written in 1787, ratified in 1788, and in operation since 1789, the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words – “We The People” – affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. The supremacy of the people through their elected representatives is recognized in Article I, which creates a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The positioning of Congress at the beginning of the Constitution reaffirms its status as the “First Branch” of the federal government.
The Constitution assigned to Congress responsibility for organizing the executive and judicial branches, raising revenue, declaring war, and making all laws necessary for executing these powers. The president is permitted to veto specific legislative acts, but Congress has the authority to override presidential vetoes by two-thirds majorities of both houses. The Constitution also provides that the Senate advise and consent on key executive and judicial appointments and on the ratification of treaties.
For over two centuries the Constitution has remained in force because its framers successfully separated and balanced governmental powers to safeguard the interests of majority rule and minority rights, of liberty and equality, and of the central and state governments. More a concise statement of national principles than a detailed plan of governmental operation, the Constitution has evolved to meet the changing needs of a modern society profoundly different from the eighteenth-century world in which its creators lived.
This annotated version of the Constitution provides the original text (left-hand column) with commentary about the meaning of the original text and how it has changed since 1789 .
Oregon is not a colonyMay 29th, 2012
“The Federal Government has denied the rights of Oregonians to care for and steward our own forests, watersheds and rangelands; imposed fees and duties on us for use of our own public lands; erected locked gates and refused entry to the People of Oregon into our own public lands; burned vast tracts, incinerating the wealth of Oregon; destroyed our wildlife; polluted our air and water; fouled our streams; introduced exotic pests — and in so doing our homes, businesses and communities have become bankrupted, our schools, roads and public safety have been threatened, and our economy has been crippled.”
“The best stewardship arises from local ownership and jurisdiction. We residents of Oregon know our environment, appreciate and understand our watersheds, forests, and rangelands, and wish to assume responsibility for our own environment — which is our birthright, heritage, and legacy to future generations.”
“Oregon is not a colony. We are a state with the same rights, responsibilities, and equal footing with every other state in the Union. … In order to rectify this untenable situation, we have prepared a petition to the U.S. Congress, respectfully requesting redress of our grievances by returning ownership of our public lands to the Counties.”See Article
Behind Obama’s Definition of Wealth and Paying Off Student LoansMay 20th, 2012
President Obama told students at the University of North Carolina Tuesday that he knows what it is like to struggle with student loan debt because he and his wife didn’t pay off their student loans until eight years ago.
That may be true, but a quick look at the Obamas’ tax returns shows they were making enough to be considered “wealthy” by the president’s own definition in the years before his loans were paid off.
First, here is what President Obama said Tuesday about his student loans:
“We only finished paying off our student loans off about eight years ago,” the president said. “That wasn’t that long ago. And that wasn’t easy – especially because when we had Malia and Sasha, we’re supposed to be saving up for their college educations, and we’re still paying off our college educations.”
There’s no doubt that in the early years, the Obamas made little money as they accumulated student debt.
As Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Tribune wrote during the last campaign, Obama worked his way through college and law school – including jobs selling trinkets, making sandwiches at a deli in Hawaii and working as a telemarketer pitching subscriptions to The New York Times. Michelle’s early jobs included work as a camp counselor and a typist/assistant for the American Medical Association. In the early years, nobody would call the Obamas rich.
But according to their tax returns, which are available on the White House website, the Obamas had a healthy, six-figure income by the year 2000 (the earliest return available). And for at least two years before his loans were paid off, Obama, by his own definition, made so much they were wealthy enough to pay higher taxes.
Here’s a rundown of the president’s income, according to his tax returns, in the years before he paid off his student loans:
In 2001 and 2002, the Obamas would have met the $250,000 standard the president has set for those wealthy enough to afford to pay more taxes.
It’s also notable that the Obamas didn’t claim deductions for student loans on any of those years, most likely because they made too much money to qualify for the student loan deduction.
Then again, being wealthy enough to pay higher taxes under the Obama plan does not mean the Obamas were not struggling for years to pay off their student loans.
“The president and first lady worked their way through college and law school,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt told ABC News. “Their education was made possible by student loans, which it took many years to pay off.”
Where is the Tea Party?February 1st, 2012
A few pundits imply that the movement is dead, having accomplished what it wanted in 2010. They point out how no rallies overwhelm or even promote the various presidential candidates. However, the talking heads really don’t understand the Tea Party movement. We are still very much alive.
We work as the Oregon Citizen’s Lobby in a war room at the capitol building, watching and studying, and lobbying over the bills for the session that’s about to start. We fill board rooms after hours, studying and blocking the creep of ‘sustainability’ that our city governments attempts to impose on us. We write letters to the editor, such as this one, encouraging a return to Constitutional government, challenging our elected officials to stop playing class warfare, always seeking higher taxes and fees, but to actually live within our means. We wait for the town halls that our legislators are now too frightened to hold openly, for they know we watch them. We are the ones who pushed back SOPA and PIPA. We train each other to be PCPs (Precinct Committee Persons) at the local level so that we can do something to change our communities. We shake our heads at the Occupy movement and prepare for the inevitable meltdown that entails. We watch the debates, planning how we can avoid voting for the candidate that’s been imposed on us. We believe we must win the GOP before we can win the national election. So we participate by surging the other candidates and moving beyond them, trying to teach the GOP that we are their base, and that they need to give us a true Conservative for which to vote. We understand the foolishness of a third party, so we work quietly within the system.
So where is the Tea Party? We are here, working within and working hard. Come join us.
U.S.A. Bridges and Roads Being Built by Chinese FirmsJanuary 30th, 2012
This one should be tough for the supporters of the current regime to swallow….AND it comes from ABC NEWS…no Snopes or Wikileaks on this one!!
U.S.A. Bridges and Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms
Shocking to say the least! This video is a jaw-dropper that will make you sick. (It was also shocking that ABC was actually reporting this story.)
The lead-in with Obama promising jobs in the U.S. by improving our infrastructure is so typical of all his empty promises! Our tax dollars are at work – forCHINA !!!
Let us pray all the unemployed see this and cast their votes accordingly in 2012!
I Spy Radio ShowJanuary 25th, 2012
Do you ever get the feeling that things are just… not right? That government, as Ronald Reagan said, isn’t the solution to our problems, it IS the problem?
But how did we get here? How did things get so messed up? More importantly, how do we fix things?
Join us, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon on KYKN. AM1430
Obama administration rejects Keystone pipeline permitJanuary 20th, 2012
President Obama announced Wednesday that he will deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, blaming Republicans for imposing a “rushed and arbitrary deadline” which he said did not give officials enough time.
GOP lawmakers immediately excoriated the president for the decision. House Speaker John Boehner said Obama is “selling out American jobs for politics,” and said Republicans in Congress would continue to push for the pipeline.
The decision does not necessarily kill the project. The State Department said the denial “does not preclude any subsequent permit application” — and within hours pipeline company TransCanada announced that it would reapply for a permit.
But the decision at least delays the project, one that unions and GOP lawmakers alike said would be a boon for job creation as well as energy security.
“Until this pipeline is constructed, the U.S. will continue to import millions of barrels of conflict oil from the Middle East and Venezuela and other foreign countries,” TransCanada said in a statement Wednesday, saying it is “disappointed” by the administration’s call. “Thousands of jobs continue to hang in the balance if this project does not go forward.”