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"The ultimate authority ... resides in the people alone. [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation ... forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any..." -- James Madison (1788)

Washington Post: 13 Minutes of Hillary's Lies * click *

The last episode of Dragnet spells it right out! * click here *

New Website: Lying Crooked Hillary.com * click here *

Wait a minute -- doesn't Donald Trump have a valid point here??

Why doesn't the Media pick up on this glaring statement: According to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, "Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences, the sex and ethnicity of a judge "may and will make a difference in our judging"

Read this article in The Daily Caller HERE *


and this story by Eric Bolling:

If You Have a Problem with Trump You Have a Problem with Justice Sotomayor (click)

In-depth analysis: Are We At War? and Against Whom?

Get this! Bill Maher says Liberals Are in DENIAL About Islam!

* click for YouTube video *

Calendar at a glance -- click on blue font for details

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

June 26 27 28 29 30 July 1 2
July 3 4
INDEPENDENCE DAY!


11:00am: Carnation 4th of July Celebration
5
Eastside Republican Club
Summer Picnic
6 7
Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights


Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots Picnic & Flag Retirement Ceremony
8 9
July 10 11
PCO Meeting
12 13 14 15 16
1945 - First test of atomic bomb
July 17 18 19 20 21
First men on the moon
22 23
July 24 25 26 27
Armistice signed in Korea
28 29 30
Seafair
July 31 August 1
Air Force Day
2
ERC summer break
3 4
1790 - US Coast Guard established

Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights


Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
5 6
August 7 8 9 10 11
1972 - US combat troops leave South Vietnam
12
Festival at Mt. Si
13
Festival at Mt. Si
August 14
Festival at Mt. Si
15 16 17 18 19
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
20
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
August 21
Snoqualmie Railroad Days
22
PCO Meeting
23 24 25 26 27
August 28 29 30 31 September 1
Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights


Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
2
1945 - V-J Day
3
September 4 5
Labor Day

Black Diamond Labor Day Celebration (Facebook)
6
Eastside Republican Club
7 8
WSRP Annual Dinner
9 10
September 11
Patriot Day
12 13 14 15 16
POW/MIA Recognition Day

Constitution Day
17
Citizenship Day
September 18
US Air Force established
19
PCO Meeting
20 21
Cascade Republican Women
22 23 24
September 25
Gold Star Remembrance Sunday
26 27 28 29 30 October 1
Issaquah Salmon Days
October 2
Issaquah Salmon Days
3 4
Eastside Republican Club
5 6
Citizens' Alliance
for Property Rights


Renton/Kent/ Covington
Tea Party Patriots
7 8

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Detailed Calendar
of Selected Events


July 7, Thurs, 6:00 pm
CAPR King County Chapter
(Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights)
You Liberty 21-ers come too!

dinner: 6 pm; meeting 7:00

Issaquah IHOP
1433 NW Sammamish Rd., Issaquah 98027

meets on 1st Thursdays

Click here for map


July 7, Thursday, 6pm
Renton/Kent/Covington
Tea Party Patriots POTLUCK PICNIC
& FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY

Spaghetti Feed -- we provide;
donations always welcome

please bring salads / desserts / beverages

Sims' property
14922 SE 232nd Street
Kent

Just off 148th - 232nd street sign is red & white with flag on top

RSVP, please! Click here to E-mail Maureen or call 253-334-6762

RKC-TPP regularly meets at the Fairwood Country Club on 1st Thursdays


July 11, Mon, 6:30/7:00 pm
Fifth District PCO Meeting

Come early!-- Mingle at 6:30

Not just for PCOs --
anyone [right-leaning] can attend!

Eagle Room,
Issaquah Police Station
130 E Sunset Way
Issaquah 98027

we're trying to meet on 2nd Mondays now -- or third -- depends on the city calendar...

Future meetings: Aug 22, Sept 19

For map, click here



Don't Cry for Me, Argentina --
or is that "America" ---

A cautionary tale of what's to come
(YouTube video)


"Hello. We're your new neighbors -- now you move your pig farm!" The farmer's reaction is great! (Fox News)


Gun Control for Dummies *click for video*


How well do you know your country?
Click here for Bill O'Reilly's quiz


Here's some inspiration:
My Beautiful America
The Charlie Daniels Band (YouTube)


The Godless Left:
Dana Loesch video on NRA News

Click HERE for her Facebook page

and HERE for her radio show info (1590 KLFE)


Another great book! Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates:
The Forgotten War that Changed American History * click *

by Brian Kilmeade (of Fox News)


Inspirational:

Military -- Pay It Forward
NetHugs/CBS News * click *


Something to think about--

We gun owners don't carry for you
* click for editorial *


What Bill Whittle loves about Donald Trump (* click *)


Socialism in Denmark --

is this REALLY what you want, Bernie?
(* click *)


Poll: 20% of British Muslims Sympathize with Terrorists
(Breitbart) *click*


Remember Cecil the lion?

When Hunters Leave Africa
(Patriot Post) * click *


Soaring Valor (short film) WWII



Lawsuit Against Planned Parenthood May End Gun-Free Zones

...alas, babies remain unprotected...
* click for story *


Best Ever!

Neal Boortz
would like to give this
Commencement Speech!

definitely worth your time!

* click to read it HERE *


Are we being lied to?
"The Religion of Peace"



James Shott, Patriot Post: "Clearing the Air on Fossil Fuels" * click *


New Study turns "climate change" upside down * click *


Scientific Paper written to the unprejudiced person:
"CARBON DIOXIDE: The Good News
click HERE for PDF


...instead, you should worry about Global COOLING... *click*


WMDs found in Iraq *click*


Leaked video - 3 minutes definitely worth your time


  • The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.
  • But if you take out Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the US is 4th from the bottom for Murders.
  • These 4 Cities also have the toughest Gun Control Laws in the United States
  • ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats.
  • It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?


Conundrums:

The six contradictions of socialism in the United States of America:

  • America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
  • Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
  • They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
  • Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
  • The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
  • They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.


"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language.. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."


Put your thinking caps on: How Can We Reach Low-Information Voters???

The ones that don't know that they "don't know" but think they know everything? -- including that they think they know everything about us?

E-mail your comments/suggestions here (click)


Free people are not equal.
Equal people are not free.


Concealed Carry? Click here for info (PDF)


Crusades vs. Jihad illustrated:
The Real Truth (click for Youtube video)


A gun is like a parachute. If you need one,
and don't have one, you'll never need one again.


UN "Global warming" head says it's
all within the normal range

click here for the abstract by Dr. Philip J. Lloyd, Energy Institute, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown

* * * * *

as reported in The Daily Caller (click)


Weather Channel Founder discusses "Global Warming"

Click HERE for video from American Prosperity.com


SWITCH: GREENPEACE CO-FOUNDER NOW
IS A "GLOBAL WARMING" SKEPTIC

Click HERE for news article

and HERE for his Video


Study: Global Warming: NOT

Newsmax article - Click HERE


Do Illegal Votes By Non-Citizens Sometimes
Determine Elections Here In The United States?

Excellent article from Sound Politics


"Compromise is fine, as long as it's in my direction"

Margaret Thatcher


Gun "rights?" Yes! Click HERE
Bill Whittle explains why as the "Virtual President"


An example for all:

When Harry Truman left the White House *click*


Shooters Grill - Rifle, CO

Click for YouTube Video


THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS

Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. Romney gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his office for a job. He then took $20 out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

Hillary was very impressed. So, when they came to another homeless person, she decided to help as well. She walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. She then reached into Romney's pocket and got out $20. She kept $15 for her administrative fees and gave the homeless person $5.

Now, do you understand the difference?


If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed.
If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

-- Mark Twain


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From her own mouth:

My accomplishments as Secretary of State? Well, I'm glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know... the remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture, and we didn't do that, and I'm proud of that. Very proud. I would say that's a major accomplishment."

- Hillary Clinton, March 11, 2014


ALL Patriots should belong to the NRA!
Click here to do just that


You should be a PCO in your
neighborhood precinct!
Click here for information


This Fifth-grader gets it right (Youtube video)


Liberal Paradise

A Liberal's paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.

And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist: It's called "Prison."

Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Maricopa County, Arizona


Printed in a 1949 Newspaper:

ODE TO THE WELFARE STATE

Mr. Truman's St. Paul, Minn., pie-for-everybody speech last night
reminded us that, at the tail-end of the recent session of Congress,
Representative Clarence J. Brown (R-Ohio) jammed into the
Congressional Record the following poem, describing its author only as
"a prominent Democrat of the State of Georgia":

DEMOCRATIC DIALOG

Father, must I go to work?
No, my lucky son.
We're living now on Easy Street
On dough from Washington.

We've left it up to Uncle Sam,
So don't get exercised.
Nobody has to give a damn--
We've all been subsidized.

But if Sam treats us all so well
And feeds us milk and honey,
Please, daddy, tell me what the hell
He's going to use for money.

Don't worry, bub, there's not a hitch
In this here noble plan--
He simply soaks the filthy rich
And helps the common man.

But, father, won't there come a time
When they run out of cash
And we have left them not a dime
When things will go to smash?

My faith in you is shrinking, son,
You nosy little brat;
You do too damn much thinking, son,
To be a Democrat.


Get Fired Up with this video from the National Tea Party
Six minutes of motivation from Thomas Payne


Letter to Senators Murray & Cantwell
from lifelong Oak Harbor Democrat


Barack Obama is not Seeking "legacy" --

Sylvia Thompson is a black conservative writer whose aim is to counter the liberal spin on issues pertaining to race and culture...

* click for her take*


Gotta Love Millenials

the Millenial Song
(Joel Frank, YouTube)


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Long-range calendar

July 18-21 2016

Republican National Convention - Cleveland

July 28-28 2016

Comic relief: Demonrats National Convention - Philly

August 2 2016

regular PRIMARY ELECTION

July 4 -- Deadline for voter registration, address change
July 25 -- Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in-person only)

November 8 2016

GENERAL ELECTION

October 10 -- Deadline for voter registration, address change
October 31 -- Deadline for new Washington State voter registration (in-person only)

As promised, the Election Stuff:

Delegates Explained:

From the pooled caucuses on Feb 20th, 254 Delegates have been elected to attend the 5th District Caucus April 2nd and the KCGOP Convention April 16th. On April 2nd, 41 Delegates were elected to attend the State Convention. The 41 from the 5th LD are part of 1500 who attend the state convention in Pasco.

There are 346 Delegates from all LDs in King County going to State, plus a few automatic ones, like the KC Chair, State Committeeman, State Committeewomen, etc., making a total of 354.

What should be simple, gets complicated: At the State Convention, 44 Delegates will be elected to go to the national RNC Convention in Cleveland:

30 of these are CONGRESSIONAL delegates. -- three from each of 10 CDs. Washington's CD Delegates will be allocated proportionally; a candidate must win at least 20 percent of the primary vote within a district in order to be eligible to receive any of that district's delegates. If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the district vote, he or she will receive all of that district's delegates. If only one candidates breaks the 20 percent threshold, that candidate will receive all of the district's delegates. If two candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the first place finisher will receive two of the district's delegates, and the second place finisher will receive one. If three candidates each receive more than 20 percent of the district vote, each candidate will receive one of the district's delegates. If four candidates each win more than 20 percent of the district vote, the top three finishers will each receive one delegate.

11 are at-large delegates -- Washington's at-large delegates will be allocated on a proportional basis; a candidate must win at least 20 percent of the statewide primary vote in order to be eligible to receive any of the state's at-large delegates.

Three super-delegates In addition, three national party leaders will serve as bound delegates to the Republican National Convention. These are the WSRP Chair, Susan Hutchinson, and the State Committeeman and State Committeewoman. These RNC delegates will be required to pledge their support to the winner of the state's primary. This is on the first ballot only. After that, anything's possible.


2472 delegates from around the country will attend the RNC Convention in Cleveland--
it takes a majority, 1237, to secure the nomination.

Click here for RNC Information, courtesy of the WSRP.

The Right Side
* click for website *

The Dark Side
don't bother


U S SENATE

Chris Vance

Scott Nazarino

Eric John Makus


Patty Murray


U S HOUSE Congressional District 1

Elizabeth Scott has suspended her campaign due to health reasons :>(

Robert J. Sutherland

John Orlinski


Suzan DelBene


U S HOUSE Congressional District 8

Dave Reichert

Tony Ventrella--
Hey! He doesns't even live in the 8th District!

Santiago Ramos
Alida Skold


U S HOUSE Congressional District 9

Doug Basler

Adam Smith


GOVERNOR

Bill Bryant

Bill's Facebook page


Jay Inslee


LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR

Javier Figueroa

Phillip Yin

Marty McClendon

Bill Penor


Brad Owen, retiring


SECRETARY OF STATE

Kim Wyman

Tina Podlodowski


STATE TREASURER

Michael Waite

Duane Davidson


STATE AUDITOR

Mark Miloscia


two others

Troy Kelley, in legal trouble,
is not running


ATTORNEY GENERAL

Joshua B. Trumbull (Libertarian)


Bob Ferguson


COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC LANDS

Steve McLaughlin


five others


INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

Richard Schrock


Mike Kreidler


WA 5th DISTRICT SENATE

Chad Magendanz


Mark Mullet


WA 5th DISTRICT HOUSE

Jay Rodne


WA 5th DISTRICT HOUSE

Paul Graves
(was Chad's seat)

more will be added as they become available


What's My Precinct? Click * here *

Other Elected Officials that need to be Replaced

SlotNameUp for reelection in:
US SenateMaria Cantwell2018
US Congress 2nd DistrictRick Larsen2016
US Congress 6th District (Pierce Co.)Derek Kilmer2016
US Congress 7th District (Seattle)Jim McDermott - retiring2016
WA State Attorney GeneralBob Ferguson2016
WA Commissioner of Public LandsPeter Goldmark2016
WA Supt of Public InstructionRandy Dorn - retiring2016
WA Insurance CommissionerMike Kreidler2016
WA Supreme Court JudgeCharlie Wiggins

Dave Larson (conservative) running against him
2016

Activist Judges -- The following judges (6-year term)
voted against charter schools:

WA Supreme Court JudgeDebra Stephens (got $1900 from WEA)2020
WA Supreme Court JudgeMary Yu (got $1900 from WEA)

David DeWolfe (conservative) running against her
2016
WA Supreme Court JudgeCharles Johnson (got $1900 from WEA)2020
WA Supreme Court JudgeSusan Owens (got $1800 from WEA but in 2006 they gave $50,000 to her PAC)2018
WA Supreme Court JudgeBarbara Madsen

Greg Zempel (conservative) running against her
2016
For details, see Danny Westneat's column in the Seattle Times

Obama's Recovery in Nine Charts

Easy to understand: Plumbing analogy to Obamacare -- *click here*

How left is REALLY far left? BERNIE's life before he was a Senator

What The American Thinker researched... * click *

Jay Inslee goes on a wild attack of Senate Repubs!
Click HERE for Senate Transportation Committee Chair's response!

Book of the month -- You Will Be Made To Care:
The War on Faith, Family, and Your Freedom to Believe (Regnery)

By Erick Erickson, Fox contributor, EIB guest host, and founder of the new website TheResurgent.com
In the February Limbaugh Letter, he is featured in a five-page interview. By Rush, of course!

From the Of Course You Knew It Department--

Washington Free Beacon:

141 U.S. Counties have more
registered voters than people

Click here for story

What Egyptian TV says about Obama. Really! (Memri-TV)

Ben Shapiro's response

to Ben Affleck on "the MYTH of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority" -- click HERE

Conservative Post video:

What gun grabbing has done "down under"


Conservative Post video:

Canadian Gun Grabbing = Confiscation

We the People- - - Open letter/VIDEO to BHO

In May of 1919 at Dusseldorf, Germany,

the Allied Forces obtained a copy of the Communist Rules for Revolution. Fifty years later the Reds are still following these rules.

A. Corrupt the young, get them away from religion, get them interested in sex. Make them superficial, destroy their ruggedness.

B. Get control of all means of publicity thereby:

1. Get the people's minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.

2. Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.

3.Destroy the people's faith in their natural leaders by holding the latter up to contempt, ridicule and obloquy. [obloquy=the condition of one that is discredited; bad repute]

4. Always preach true democracy, but seize power as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.

5. By encouraging government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.

6. Foment unnecessary strikes in vital industries; encourage civil disorders and foster lenient and soft attitude on the part of government toward such disorders.

7. By specious argument, cause the breakdown of the old moral virtues, honesty, sobriety, confidence, faith in the pledged word, ruggedness.

C. Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with a view toward confiscating them and leaving the population helpless.

Compare with Saul Alinksky's Rules for Radicals--
Saul Alinsky died about 44 years ago, but his writings influenced those in political control of our nation today...

Books: Rules for Radicals, Reveille for Radicals

Anyone out there think that this stuff isn't happening today in the U.S. ?

All eight rules are currently in play.

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.

1) Healthcare- Control healthcare and you control the people.

2) Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control- Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).

6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion - Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools.

8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.


Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States ?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin's original scheme for world conquest by communism, under Russian rule.

Stalin described his converts as "Useful Idiots."

The Useful Idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the U.S. If people can read this and still say everything is just fine... they are the "useful idiots."

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere."

A Soldier's Pledge:
Click HERE for inspiration (Ronaldus Magnus)

Quickie links for
elected officials' updates:

Kathy
Lambert
King Co Dist 3

Pete
von Reichbauer
King Co Dist 7

Reagan
Dunn
King Co Dist 9

Jay
Rodne
5th LD Rep

Chad
Magendanz
5th LD Rep

Chad's end-of-the-year
video update

Low-information voters:

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization,
it expects what never was and never will be"

Thomas Jefferson

Where did our rights come from?

"God who gave us life gave us Liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Thomas Jefferson, 1774
Read the whole piece here (Patriot Post)

The Philosophy of ISIS:
In-depth report from Graeme Wood / The Atlantic

click *here*

What the Left thinks: Just what is a "Progressive?"

Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College nails it
in this excerpt from the Dec 2014 issue of Imprimus:

The left and some on the right, in both political parties in America, have styled themselves "progressive" for more than 100 years. Progress to them is a process of history. In that process, people and peoples are transformed and can be elevated. Time and circumstance define the being of man and of everything else. This process of social evolution makes our grandest universal statements in any time not really universal, but merely products of their own time. When the Declaration of Independence says, "all men are created equal," it understands itself to be asserting an abiding and universal fact. When it appeals to the "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," it refers to laws above the authority of man and continuing without fail through all time and everywhere. Progressives understand such laws as only time-bound assertions, the product of prevailing circumstances. Early Progressives were fond of saying that those universal assertions were good things for their time, and history was made better for them, even though they were wrong at the time in their claims of being universal. They can have permanence, by this way of thinking, only if they can assume new meanings as new circumstances arise.

For Progressives, we discover the real truth about these matters by a certain kind of scientific inquiry, an inquiry into history. And once we begin that inquiry, it becomes sovereign. If everything is to change, and we are simply creatures of that change, we can win our freedom by taking control of the process of change. Guided by highly-trained people, scientists and social scientists, we can direct the society to become a new society, its people a new people. The work of these scientific people is very important, perhaps even sovereign. They have a standing independent of the will of the governed, previously thought self-governing by nature. These scientists are the makers of the future, and in making the future the people are the subject of their experiments.

Since the wave election last month, we have been treated to videos of Professor John Gruber, an MIT social scientist. He has been dining out since 2010 on his experience as one of the "architects of Obamacare." He was paid, at last count, $400,000 by the federal government, and something over $1.5 million by several state governments in aggregate to practice his architecture. Now he is on video telling the story. The architects of Obamacare figured out that if they described the health care law as it was, the American people would not go for it. They are "stupid," in Professor Gruber's estimation. They are stupid at least in this respect: If the complex bill could be called something other than it was, then the bill could pass and people could be introduced to its wonders. They would be able to enjoy those wonders only through experience, as they lacked the intelligence to figure it out in advance.

Dr. Gruber apologized when the initial video appeared, but since then several other videos have surfaced that show him saying the same thing on other occasions. This means that conversations like the ones he describes were going on among many people, apparently one of them in the White House with President Obama, at the time of the bill's passage. And the videos of his speeches mean that there are many people, generally highly educated people, who enjoy stories like this, pay Mr. Gruber when he tells them, and respect him for his achievement. To these people, the passage of Obamacare is apparently a delightful episode in American history.

Reprinted by permission from Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College
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All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

--James Madison

Special Report: the Two Sides of Islam (click)

Global Takeover starts in Brussels * CNS reports *click*

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."

--Thomas Paine in The American Crisis, 1776

Breitbart: 48 Reasons To Distrust and Despise the Media -- Click here for link

"No people will tamely surrender their Liberties,

nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved. On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."

--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775

"The source of the government's authority is 'the consent of the governed.' This means that the government is not the ruler, but the servant or agent of the citizens" -- Ayn Rand,

"The change we seek has always required great struggle and great sacrifice." - - Barack Hussein Obama

"The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."- - - Ayn Rand

Here's the whole quote: "It stands to reason that where there's sacrifice, there's someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there's service, there's someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice, speaks of slaves and masters. And intends to be the master."

The Fountainhead, 1943.

"The origin and outset of the American Republic
contain lessons of which posterity ought not to be deprived."

--James Madison, to William Eustis, 1819

What Were They Thinking? The Founders' Thoughts Behind the Constitution

Read The Federalist Papers

"If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

James Madison, Federalist #51

Written between October 1787 and August 1788, The Federalist Papers is a collection of newspaper essays written in defense of the Constitution. Writing under the penname Publius, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay explain the merits of the proposed Constitution, while confronting objections raised by its opponents. Thomas Jefferson described the work as "the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written."

Paul A. Rahe, Professor of History, Hillsdale College

Get grounded! Click HERE for links to our founding documents

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

"The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH,
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Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20."

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-- George Washington

Plumbing analogy to Obamacare:

Chicago Plumber

Only weeks after leaving office on January 20, 2017, former President Barack Obama discovered a leak under his sink, so he called Troy the Plumber to come out and fix it.

Troy drove to President Obama's new house, which is located in a very exclusive, gated community near Chicago, where all the residents have a net income of way more than $250,000 per year.

Troy arrived and took his tools into the house. He was led to the guest bathroom that contained the leaky pipe under the sink. Troy assessed the problem and told Obama that it was an easy repair & that will take less than 10 minutes. Obama asked Troy how much it will cost. Troy checked his rate chart and said, "$9,500."

"What?! $9,500?!" Obama asked, stunned, "But you said it's an easy repair. Michelle will whip me if I pay a plumber that much!"

Troy said, "Yes, but what I do is charge those who make more than $250,000 per year a much higher amount so I can fix the plumbing of poorer people for free. This has always been my philosophy. As a matter of fact, I lobbied the Democrat Congress, who passed this philosophy into law. Now all plumbers must do business this way. It's known as the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it."

In spite of that, Obama told Troy there's no way he's paying that much for a small plumbing repair, so Troy left. Obama spent the next hour flipping through the phone book calling for another plumber, but he found that all other plumbing businesses in the area have gone out of business. Not wanting to pay Troy's price, Obama does nothing and the leak goes un-repaired for several more days. A week later the leak is so bad President Obama has had to put a bucket under the sink.

Michelle is not happy as she had Oprah and guests arriving the next morning. The bucket filled up quickly and had to be emptied every hour, and there was a risk the room will flood, so Obama called Troy and pleaded with him to return.

Troy went back to Obama's house, looked at the leaky pipe, checked his new rate chart and said, "Let's see, this will now cost you $21,000." Obama quickly fired back, "What? A few days ago you told me it would cost $9,500!"

Troy explained, "Well, because of the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' a lot of wealthier people are learning how to maintain and take care of their own plumbing, so there are fewer payers in the plumbing exchanges. As a result, the price I have to charge wealthy people like you keeps rising. Not only that, but for some reason the demand for plumbing work by those who get it for free has skyrocketed! There's a long waiting list of those who need repairs, but the amount we get doesn't cover our costs, especially paperwork and record-keeping. This unfortunately has put a lot of my fellow plumbers out of business, they're not being replaced, and nobody is going into the plumbing business because they know they can't make any money at it. I'm hurting too, all thanks to greedy rich people like you who won't pay their 'fair share'. On the other hand, why didn't you buy plumbing insurance last December? If you had bought plumbing insurance available under the 'Affordable Plumbing Act,' all this would have been covered by your policy."

"You mean I wouldn't have to pay anything to have you fix my plumbing problem?" asks Obama.

"Well, not exactly," replied Troy. "You would have had to buy the insurance before the deadline, which has passed now. And, because you're rich, you would have had to pay $34,000 in premiums, which would have given you a 'silver' plan, and then, since this would have been your first repair, you would have to pay up to the $21,000 deductible, and anything over that would have a $7,500 co-pay, and then there's the mandatory maintenance program, which is covered up to 17.5%, so there are some costs involved. Nothing is for free."

"WHAT?!" exclaimed Obama. "Why so much for a puny sink leak?!"

With a bland look, Troy replied, "Well, paperwork, mostly, like I said. And the internal cost of the program itself. You don't think a program of this complexity and scope can run itself, do you? Besides, there are millions of folks with lower incomes than you, even many in the 'middle class', who qualify for subsidies that people like you must support. That's why they call it the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'! Only people who don't make much money can afford it. If you want affordable plumbing, you'll have to give away most of what you have accumulated and cut your and Michelle's income by about 90%. Then you can qualify to GET your 'Fair Share' instead of GIVING it."

"But who would pass a crazy act like the 'Affordable Plumbing Act'?!" exclaimed the exasperated Obama.

After a sigh, Troy replied, "Congress ... because they didn't read it."

This will help you understand Obamacare .... And here you have it, the 'Affordable Plumbing Act of 2014'. What a marvelous explanation this is, although somebody spent an awful lot of time thinking this one up!!! ..............

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Jean-Francois Revel - (1924-2006) French politician, journalist, author, philosopher





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