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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

News You Need

Is it just me, or does it seem like several times a day now there are decisions being made by our "powers that be"that I just plain don't agree with???? Um, excuse me, but what has happened to the voice of the people??? I'm writing my representatives. I'm calling my representatives. Most of the time on the phone I get a brushed-off response by whomever answers leaving me with the feeling that they would really just rather not be bothered by my RIGHT to express my concern or viewpoint with my ELECTED official.

I don't know about you, but I do know that more and more people I talk to are getting increasingly irritated that their voice is not being heard. Whole groups of people are getting more frustrated by the day. I for one believe that this does not bode well for those elected officials and they should be concerned, for it is their job to LISTEN to the VOICE OF THE PEOPLE.

Here are some noteworthy news topics that deserve your attention, your action, and your voice. Let's get busy, shall we??

Obama Secretly Ends Program That Let Pilots Carry Guns
12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers that have had no instances of improperly brandishing a weapon, but we're going to take away their rights - oh yes, this makes lots of sense.

American Legion Strongly Opposes President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Now let's start messing around with our Veterans. Let's send them off to serve for our country in ways that most Americans aren't even willing to do and then when they get hurt serving for our ever decreasing "freedoms", we're not going to bother to pick up the tab? This is morally wrong in so many ways.

Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban - Seems our Attorney General, Eric Holder, has decided that it is the evil, black guns that our US Citizens own that are causing all the problems with in Mexico with the drug cartels. So he want's to take them all away from the US Citizens. I guess that is so we'll be so very prepared to defend ourselves when all the problems on our southern border start to spill over into the US. Let's see, so all of the citizens who legally own an "assault" weapon are the cause for the problems in Mexico. Not, of course, the gangs or criminals on the streets who deal in drug and weapons trades on a daily basis. Oh no, not them, it must be Mr. or Mrs. Average Citizen.

And if you aren't used to reading the text of bills that are before the House or Senate, you better get your reading glasses on and your dictionary at the ready, because let me tell you there are some freedom-threatening bills out there. Try these for instance - and don't just take my word for it, please by all means do some thinking for yourself and give these a read on your own:

H.R.1388: Obama's Civilian National Security Force (GIVE Act). Here's the HR 1388 Summary and here's the HR1388 Full Text. Let's see - in the SUMMARY, about half-way down - how does this sound: "Directs the Corporation to plan pilot programs to: (1) better target and serve displaced workers; and (2) establish a centralized electronic citizenship verification system (emphasis added) which would allow the Corporation to share employment eligibility information with the Department of Education.

H.R. 875: The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009. Yeah, right. Catch this definition: "(14) FOOD PRODUCTION FACILITY- The term ‘food production facility’ means any farm, ranch, orchard, vineyard, aquaculture facility, or confined animal-feeding operation." Wow, that is a pretty broad definition. Glad to know that my ranch, that doesn't even produce food for people other than our family, would be considered a "Food Production Facility" subject to these regulations, just because we are a ranch.

H.R. 645: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act. To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish national emergency centers on military installations. Now, this one is a can of worms indeed. Let's look at one particular part:

"(b) Purpose of National Emergency Centers- The purpose of a national emergency center shall be to use existing infrastructure--

(1) to provide temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster;

(2) to provide centralized locations for the purposes of training and ensuring the coordination of Federal, State, and local first responders;

(3) to provide centralized locations to improve the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of government, private, and not-for-profit entities and faith-based organizations; and

(4) to meet other appropriate needs, as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security."

Well, #1-3 sound innocent enough. I don't know about you, but I don't ever like to see such broad, open-ended definitions as is stated here for #4. This basically could have these installations used for anything the government so desires as long as they consider it appropriate. Once again, I'm not so sure that our government is such a good judge of the definition of appropriate, are you?

H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. Summarized as "Amends the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act to prohibit a person from possessing a firearm unless that person has been issued a firearm license under this Act or a state system certified under this Act and such license has not been invalidated or revoked. Prescribes license application, issuance, and renewal requirements." Ugh. Do we really have to go here again ever time we get a Democratic party in office??? 2nd Amendment - don't forget it.

Okay, you get the idea. Not a day goes by that we can be lax in our vigilance in making our voices heard to ensure our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS are not infringed by this administration or any other, Republican or Democrat.

1 comment:

erniesjourney said...

They secretly passed a portion of the HR 45 in with the stimulus bill - the part about having a psych profile before owning a firearm. Ain't that great? Love how they sneak stuff in and it takes us months to uncover it all!

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