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THTP Weekly Meeting August 4, 2015 6:00PM Homer’s Smorgasbord

A - We The People Highlands Cnty

MEETS EVERY TUESDAY
 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
HOMERS SMORGASBORD
1000 Sebring Square
SEBRING, FLORIDA
August 4, 2015
GUEST SPEAKER

Caitlin Butler
Caitlin Butler turning point USA
Life in a liberal Campus

Caitlin Butler is an Arizona State Alumni with Bachelor of Science Degrees in Political Science and Communication. She found her true passion in youth politics when constantly providing sorority sisters political advice during the 2012 election cycle. Currently working as Turning Point USA’s Florida Field Director out of sunny Orlando, FL; Caitlin loves to spend time outside with family, friends and her Shih Tzu Sadie!
 MEETING AGENDA
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation by Chaplin Jenkin Davis or Dale Pflug
Acknowledgement of First Time Visitors.
 Chairman Notes & Comment:
Don’t forget to turn in your constitutional petitions for E-VERIFY
Thanks to the patriots who made the CVA phone calls The VA Accountability bill passed the House!
UPCOMING EVENTS
NOTE CHANGE: September 1 – Dr. Duke Pesta – Due to University requirements, Dr. Pesta must attend mandatory meetings at the University at this time, so will not be able to come to Sebring to speak. John Larsen our Events Chair is working with the Dr Pesta for another date hopefully in October.
August 11 Nancy Dale –  Deadly Risk American Cattle Ranching on the Mexican Border
August 25Laurie Cardoza-Moore  – Proclaiming Justice to  the nations
September 8Joaquin DeMoreta – Out of Control Government” His experiences along with others he is working with about government land grabs.
September 15 – Tom Trento – Tom has returned from Israel & will update us on the current state of affairs with the Israel & the  Muslim world
September 29Mikaela Nix – Growing up Black and Conservative 
October 20 – Brian Mast – Motivational Speaker – Double Amputee from Afghanistan.
EVENTS
(2)  9.12 GRASSROOTS SUMMIT  Sat. Sept 12 – 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM –  Osceola Heritage Park – 1875 Silver Spur Lane – Kissimmee, FL

 FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE ACTION
No Legislative action,

FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ACTION
HR 2802: First Amendment Defense Act – (Submitted to Ways and Means Committee 06/17/2015)
Currently has 144 Cosponsors five from Florida,.
HR 1994VA Accountability Act: Passed  The House Veterans Affairs Committee (14-10) Along party lines, All Democrats voted against taking care of our Veterans! July 15th. It was stated by one ranking Member from Jacksonville that our phone calls stiffened the back of some Republicans who were wavering.
07/23/2015 Placed on the Union Calendar, ( a special calendar that schedules bills involving money issues)
H.R.3064 — Bill To authorize highway infrastructure and safety, transit, motor carrier, rail, and other surface transportation programs, and for other purposes.
07/15/2015 Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, Science, Space, and Technology, Natural Resources, Oversight and Government Reform, the Budget, and Rules, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned. 
H.R.3038 Bill is being taken up in the senate this week, but lots of concern as McConnell is trying to slip the EX-IM bank into the bill which was defeated last month in the House.
 Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II (PASSED BY HOUSE)
H.R.3073 –
To prohibit the receipt of Federal financial assistance by sanctuary cities, and for other purposes.
(referred to committee on the Judiciary 07/15/2015)
H.R.3072
To remove the authority of the Secretary of Energy to amend or issue new energy efficiency standards for ceiling fans. (Referred to committee on Energy  & Commerce 07/15/2015)

MEGA VOTE
(1)   Coal Combustion Residuals – Passage – Vote Passed (258-166, 9 Not Voting)
A bill that would establish minimum federal standards regarding the disposal and storage of coal combustion residuals (CCR) the bill would permit states to create their own coal ash permit programs, but would provide for EPA oversight of the bill’s standards in cases when a state lacks its own program or fails to meet the standards set in the bill.
Rep,. Rooney Voted YES
(2)  Genetically Engineered Food – Passage – Vote Passed (275-150, 8 Not Voting)
A bill that would require the Agriculture Department to establish a voluntary national genetically engineered (GE) food certification program under which food producers could label their product as including or not including genetically modified ingredients.
REP. Rooney Voted YES
(3)  Sanctuary Cities – Passage – Vote Passed (241-179, 13 Not Voting)
A bill that would withhold certain federal law enforcement grants to state and local governments that bar their officials from taking certain immigration-related actions, such as gathering or maintaining information on the immigration or citizenship status of individuals or sharing such information with federal immigration authorities. The withheld federal law enforcement grants include the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (which allows states to enter into a contractual arrangement with the federal government for compensation for the incarceration of undocumented criminal immigrants), the Community-Oriented Policing Services program (COPS, which helps support the hiring of police officers at the state and local level) and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (Byrne-JAG, which supports a range of programs, including prosecutions and courts).
Rep Rooney Voted YES

UPCOMING BILLS IN HOUSE
Hire More Heroes Act of 2015 – H.R.22
Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act – H.R.675
TSA PreCheck Expansion Act – H.R.2843
Fiscal 2016 Defense Authorization – H.R.1735

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HEADLINE NEWS 2015

HEADLINE NEWS
Week of July 26, 2015 – August 2, 2015
Stay current with the latest News around
the Nation and the World
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  • NEWSMAX – Illegal Immigrant Charged in Killing of Ohio Woman07/31
    In a case that eerily echoes a San Francisco woman’s slaying by a criminal illegal immigrantauthorities have reportedly charged an undocumented Mexican national with a deadly crime spree three weeks after he was stopped and released by Ohio sheriffs.   Juan Emmanuel Razo-Ramirez, 35, is accused of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl, shooting a woman in the arm, and killing another woman, Margaret Kostelnik, 60, in her home before getting into a shootout with Lake County, Ohio, police Monday, according to the Daily Caller.  Razo-Ramirez, who has no criminal record, was stopped July 7 by Lake County sheriff’s officials, who released him after speaking with federal immigration officials. At the suspect’s arraignment, an angry Painesville, Ohio, Municipal Judge Mike Cicconetti set bail at $10 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood’s funding – 07/31
    Once again Obama steps into the limelight; wants to keep on killing and selling baby parts by supporting Planned ParentHoodThe White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood. A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. “We have routinely opposed the inclusion of ideologically driven riders” in budget bills, Earnest added.It is the first time the White House issued a veto threat against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos.
  • CONSERVATIVEhq – Cotton And Cruz Are Right: John Kerry Is Lying About The Iran Deal07/31
    Proof that Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Texas Senator Ted Cruz have it right in opposing Obama’s deal to allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons has surfaced from a most unlikely source: French official, Jacques Audibert, the senior diplomatic adviser to President Francois Hollande. Kerry has been trying to sell the idea that if Congress votes down the deal the world will walk away from the current sanctions regime and Iran will be free to pursue its nuclear weapons program without hindrance. Bloomberg’s Josh Rogin has filed a report that flatly contradicts Kerry citing Audibert as the source – and he is backed-up by Democratic Rep. Lorretta Sanchez and Republican Mike Turner who met with the French official and received his shocking analysis
  • THE HILL – House passes three-month highway bill with out Ex-Im funding – 07/30
    The House voted Wednesday to approve an $8 billion bill that would extend federal transportation funding until the end of October, sending it to the Senate with just two days to go before the nation’s road and transit spending expires.  The bill passed in a 385-34 vote, with Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) voting present. Senators are expected to accept the patch to prevent an interruption in the nation’s infrastructure spending during the busy summer construction season. The House adjourned for the traditional August recess after the vote, forcing the Senate’s hand.
  • Saudi Arabia to buy 600 Patriot missiles for $5.4 bn – 07/30
    Washington is set to approve a $5.4 billion sale of 600 advanced Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia. More such sales are expected in the coming months, defense analysts say, as Gulf nations react to the Iran nuclear deal by buying US weapons systems.  According to a notice sent to Congress by the Pentagon on Wednesday, the State Department has approved a request by Saudi Arabia to purchase $5.4 billion worth of PAC-3 missiles.  “The proposed sale will modernize and replenish Saudi Arabia’s current Patriot missile stockpile, which is becoming obsolete and difficult to sustain due to age and limited availability of repair parts,” said the Pentagon’s notice to Congress. “The purchase of the PAC-3 missiles will support current and future defense missions and promote stability within the region.”
  • THEHILL – Ex-Im supporters worry after defeat – 07/30
    Supporters of the Export-Import Bank are worried about its future after losing a battle with conservatives this month to renew its charter.  The bank’s proponents say Ex-Im has the money to get by over the next two months, and they note that appropriators have included funding for day-to-day operations in next year’s spending bills.  They are eyeing an expected continuing resolution to keep the government operating past September as a potential vehicle for Ex-Im.  At the same time, the bank’s supporters are concerned about Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).  He’s seen as a supporter of the bank, but he didn’t come to its rescue in July. And he’s under near constant attack from rank-and-file conservatives who want to keep Ex-Im shuttered.
  • THEHILL – Pa. rep indicted in racketeering case07/29
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) has been indicted on dozens of federal charges surrounding his unsuccessful run for Philadelphia mayor in 2007, the Justice Department (DOJ) announced Wednesday.
     The 11-term Democrat, along with four associates, was indicted on 29 federal counts, including bribery, money laundering, falsification of records, and multiple counts of bank fraud, among other charges.  Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Fattah and the others “embarked on a wide-ranging conspiracy involving bribery, concealment of unlawful campaign contributions and theft of charitable and federal funds to advance their own personal interests.”  “When elected officials betray the trust and confidence placed in them by the public, the department will do everything we can to ensure that they are held accountable
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  • NETRIGHTDAILY – FOIA reveals unions assisted Labor Dept. with absurd regulations – Acually Disgusting – 07/29
    These new regulations exceeded what Congress had intended when it passed the legislation, and the regulations were so complex that young and healthy people would have struggled to determine who was exempt, much less the elderly and infirm.  Just how bad were the new regulations? Companions would have been limited in how many times they could help an elderly person change their clothes. Companions would have been unable to use a vacuum cleaner if an infirm person were to create a safety hazard by spilling food on the floor. Companions would have been unable to prepare food for anyone other than the elderly person they were caring for, and any food that they did prepare would have had to have been consumed in their presence. If these rules weren’t exactly followed, then the new regulations would have required the companion to be paid more.
  • NETRIGHTDAILY – Trump means business 07/27
    Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably noticed that Donald Trump is running for president as a Republican on an aggressive platform against illegal immigration.  After his announcement — in which he said Mexico was sending criminals, rapists, and drug dealers to the U.S. — being declared a “disaster” by mainstream media outlets, something unexpected happened. Just a month later, Trump has rocketed to a lead in national GOP polls. The most recent USA Today, Fox News, Washington Post/ABC, and PPP polls all have him garnering about one-fifth of Republican voters, more than any other candidate.Guess it wasn’t so disastrous after all.  So how has Trump done it?  Besides already having built-in name recognition, Trump has tapped into a growing frustration of the Republican Party base with leadership in Washington, D.C., which is perceived to be acquiescent to President Barack Obama’s agenda and against their economic interests.
  • NEWSMAX – Mary Matalin: Trump ‘Boon’ to GOP07/27
    Billionaire businessman Donald Trump is not hurting the Republican Party with its 2016 presidential run — and other candidates should heed his approach and style, said strategist Mary Matalin.  
    “He is a boon to it,” she said in comments published Saturday on Politico. “Candidates would be well advised to pay close attention to the forensics of his approach, and apply their own unique personalities and policies to their campaign efforts.   “And the GOP leadership should quit insulting him, giving him an excuse to mount a third-party candidacy,” Matalin said.  Trump, who announced his candidacy last month, is playing well to two disparate audiences: “Common Sense America” and “Conventional Wisdom Establishment,” she said.  “CS America is, and has been for some time been, so over the incompetent, posturing national politicians as well as their irrelevant agenda issues and their counterproductive policies,” Matalin said of the first group. “They are aching for candidates with authenticity who will address their everyday concerns.”
  • THEHILL – Democrats show their hand in game of budget poker07/26
    One amendment at a time, Democrats are revealing their demands for a year-end budget deal.  Backed by veto threats from President Obama, Senate Democrats are refusing to allow votes on spending bills that do not lift the budget caps under sequestration. Democrats in the House are also refusing to cooperate.  But even as they have criticized the GOP spending bills as a waste of time, Democrats have participated in the committee markups of the legislation.  During each of those sessions, Democrats offered amendments that would provide more money to various programs and agencies — effectively giving the GOP a roadmap of their spending priorities.  “They’re laying down their markers. When the budget deal comes to fruition, that’s where they’re going to put their money,” said Michelle Mrdeza, who leads the Homeland Security practice at Cornerstone Government Affairs and previously worked as staff director for Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee
  • HERITAGE INSIDER ONLINE – Policy Ideas for advancing Liberty 07/25
    Many different News Articles, check it out.
  • THEHILL – All the hot news items in one location check it out! 07/25
    Kenyan president rebukes Obama’s gay rights message
    Clinton says she will testify before Benghazi Committee
    Santorum: Iran deal is ‘greatest betrayal’ of US security ever
    Will Obama’s Iran firewall hold?
  • SHARKTANK – Charlie Crist Will Run For The U.S. Congress, Again God Help Us! – 07/25Another year, another election cycle, and yes, another Charlie Crist for something campaign.  Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves.  Charlie Crist, who embodies the very meaning of the term career politician, and who has run and lost two straight statewide campaigns, has decided to keep it local and run for congress in Pinellas County, Florida.  The Republican-turned-Independent-turned Republican, who Marco Rubio once joked about, saying that the only party left for him to run for was the Communist Party, is looking to replace outgoing Congressman David Jolly (R)  Because Jolly’s seat will likely lean Democrat after the lines in about 8 congressional districts are redrawn, Jolly has decided that his best chance of staying in the U.S. Congress is to run for the Senate.
  • TOWNHALL – FLASH: TWO NONPARTISAN IG OFFICES REQUEST CRIMINAL PROBE INTO HILLARY’S EMAIL USE – 07/25
    Things just got serious:  Two inspectors general have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as secretary of state, senior government officials said Thursday. The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.”  The memo was written to Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management. It is not clear if any of the information in the emails was marked as classified by the State Department when Mrs. Clinton sent or received them. But since her use of a private email account for official State Department business was revealed in March, she has repeatedly said that she had no classified information on the account.
  • Fox & Friends | President Obama Claims VA Success  – 07/25
    Published on Jul 23, 2015  During his speech at the VFW convention earlier this week, President Obama claimed that the VA is having success and that wait time have come down. CVA’s Dan Caldwell joined Fox & Friends to poke gapping holes in Obama’s claims. Dan Caldwell is a Marine Corps veteran and currently serves as the Issue and Legislative Campaign Manager for Concerned Veterans for America. Dan served in Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 1st Marine Division.

  • SAY NO TO Hillary in 2016 – 07/25
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  • SUNSHINESTATENEWS – Veterans’ Smooth Transition out of the Military High Priority for Jolly, State Lawmakers – 07/24
    U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., wants to make sure the Army can transfer military skills to the workforce, and to that end he gathered congressmen, state lawmakers, trade certification groups and private businessmen to discuss how to make it happen. Among the state lawmakers Jolly invited to participate in a congressional delegation trip to Fort Lee, Va., last week were Reps. Jimmie Smith, R-Inverness, and Larry Ahearn, R-Seminole. According to a written statement, the purpose of the two-day trip was to discuss bringing changes to the way the U.S. Army is transferring military skills to correlate with the civilian workforce on a local, state, and federal level.Smith said his own experience as a retired U.S. Army paratrooper, as well as his time serving the chair of the Florida House’s Veterans and Military Affairs Subcommittee, are just two reasons veterans’ issues are near and dear to his heart. 
  • THE HILL – Senate begins debate on highway bill, setting up weekend session – 07/24
    McConnell is trying to slip the EM-IM bank bill into this legislation,  EM-IM ws voted down by the house and allowed to expire at the end of last month. It needs to stay retired!
    The Senate on Friday formally started debate on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s six-year highway bill, setting up a weekend session and putting the chamber on a collision course with the House. 
    Senators voted to proceed to the bill negotiated by McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) in a 51-26 vote that split both parties.  McConnell wants to quickly wrap up work on the legislation by Wednesday so that it can be sent to the House, which is scheduled to begin its August recess at the end of next week.House Republicans prefer a five-month extension of highway spending already approved by the lower chamber. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has said the Senate bill “won’t fly” in the House. Democrats in the House have also voiced opposition to the Senate bill.

Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

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Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network.

Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll:

  • Trump, 30.9 percent
  • Walker, 15.4 percent
  • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent
  • Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent
  • Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, 6 percent
  • Texas Sen.Ted Cruz, 5.5 percent
  • Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, 5.1 percent
  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich, 5 percent
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, 4.3 percent
  • Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, 2.9 percent
  • Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, 2.8 percent
  • Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 1.7 percent
  • South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, 1 percent

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former New York Gov. George Pataki each have less than 1 percent of support from Iowa voters.  The Republican voters’ poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 6.5 percent.

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White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood’s funding – 77% aborted are black and yet Obama wants to let them continue to kill humans and exploit their remains for profit.

White House threatens to veto bill blocking Planned Parenthood’s funding

NOTE: Press Secretary Earnest says his validation that the videos were fraudulent  is from comments made by planned Parenthood, and the New York Times. WHAT?

The White House on Friday threatened a veto on any bill that defunds Planned Parenthood.  A budget measure that strips funding from the organization “is certainly something that would draw a presidential veto,” press secretary Josh Earnest said.  “We have routinely opposed the inclusion of ideologically driven riders” in budget bills, Earnest added.
It is the first time the White House issued a veto threat against Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood since an anti-abortion group began releasing secretly recorded videos.  Senate Republicans have taken aim at the women’s health group in recent weeks on the heels of videos that the Center for Medical Progress claims show Planned Parenthood officials trying to sell parts of aborted fetuses, which would be illegal.  Liberals and abortions rights advocates insist that the videos are selectively edited to smear Planned Parenthood, which has been targeted repeatedly by political attacks in recent years.
As soon as Monday, Senate Republicans are planning to bring to the floor legislation to defund Planned Parenthood. It is expected to fail under opposition from Democrats.  The White House spokesman questioned the authenticity of the recordings and pointed to criticism they have received from media organizations.  “I haven’t seen the videos, but those who have taken a close look at them have raised some significant concerns about their authenticity and whether or not they actually convey the view of those particular officials or even the broader institution,” Earnest said.
On Thursday, Earnest said the “fraudulent way” the videos were released means there is “not a lot of evidence” that Planned Parenthood violated any laws.  Earnest said he was not sure whether President Obama had seen the videos but that the president “is aware of the news that those videos have generated.”  Asked how he knows the videos are fraudulent, Earnest said he was relying public statements made by Planned Parenthood and other “impartial observers” such as news outlets including The New York Times.

Caroline Glick speaks at Stop Iran Rally in New York City #StopIranRally

Caroline Glick speaks at Stop Iran Rally in New York City #StopIranRally

 

Sign the Petition to Oppose the Nuclear Deal with Iran

The US Congress must reject the dangerous deal with Iran and ensure that sanctions remain in force until the nuclear threat is completely eliminated.

I strongly oppose any deal with Iran that allows for easing sanctions before the nuclear threat has been completely eliminated. Allowing Iran to enrich uranium without being subject to ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections is extremely dangerous and unacceptable. This bad deal with Iran is far worse than no deal and must be rejected.

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GOP Lawmakers: Defund Planned Parenthood or Risk a Govt Shutdown

GOP Lawmakers: Defund Planned Parenthood
or Risk a Govt Shutdown
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By Melanie Batley   |   Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 09:29 AM
As controversy surrounding the undercover videos of Planned Parenthood continues to swirl, congressional Republicans are vowing to defund the group even if it forces a government shutdown, Politico reported.

On Wednesday, 18 House Republicans told the leadership that they “cannot and will not support any funding resolution … that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood.” And social conservatives like Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Jeff Sessions of Alabama have said they would potentially introduce a rider to the spending bill that would eliminate the group’s $528 million public funding.

“This is one of those line-in-the-sand type of issues,” South Carolina GOP Rep. Mick Mulvaney told Politico. “Every time we say we don’t want to spend money on something, the answer is it will provoke a shutdown.”

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The 4 Supremes That Ruled Against Gay Marriage Warn ‘Trouble is Coming’

The 4 Supremes That Ruled Against Gay Marriage Warn ‘Trouble is Coming’

America needs to prepare for a major governmental assault on religious liberty in the wake of the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, but those standing against the tide can find plenty of inspiration from those who pioneered the concept of religious freedom at the American founding.  Michael Farris is co-founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and author of “The History of Religious Liberty.” The book details the fierce fight for the religious freedom provisions that eventually emerged in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Farris said history is critical to understand in the wake of the marriage decision and the brand new threats to liberty being advocated on the political left.  The day after the Obergefell v. Hodges decision was handed down, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisc., told MSNBC she believed religious liberty was a much narrower concept than has been understood for centuries.
“Certainly the First Amendment says that in institutions of faith that there is absolute power to, you know, to observe deeply held religious beliefs,” Baldwin said. “But I don’t think it extends far beyond that. We’ve seen the set of arguments play out in issues such as access to contraception.”  She added, “Should it be the individual pharmacist whose religious beliefs guides whether a prescription is filled? In this context, they’re talking about expanding this far beyond our churches and synagogues to businesses and individuals across this country. I think there are clear limits that have been set in other contexts, and we ought to abide by those in this new context across America.”
Michael Farris’ “History of Religious Liberty” is a sweeping literary work that passionately traces the epic history of religious liberty across three centuries, from the turbulent days of medieval Europe to colonial America and the birth pangs of a new nation.

Illegal Immigrant With No ID Murders in Ohio – ANOTHER ONE ALREADY!

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Illegal Immigrant With No ID Murders in Ohio

By Dan Gilmore · Jul. 30, 2015

Court Helps Planned Parenthood Cover Up its Baby Body Part Business

Court Helps Planned Parenthood Cover Up its Baby Body Part Business
An obstruction of the Constitutional right to Freedom of the press and Free speech?

You know it had to happen. Unelected judges have gotten into the censorship business. Planned Parenthood was caught bloody red handed negotiating prices for the body parts of murdered unborn babies.  Not able to answer the charges and with more videos about to be released, PP knew that their only option was to go to court where abortion- and homosexual-friendly judges would support them in censoring the videos.
The following is from Fox News:
“A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously released three covertly shot videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.”  “The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
“The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release.
“In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using ‘meritless litigation’ to cover up an ‘illegal baby parts trade.'”  If it has been an undercover video about what some conservative group was doing, the courts would have ignored any appeals for a restraining order and the major networks would be showing clips from the undercover videos 24/7.  In fact, the media would have ignored the restraining order by citing the First Amendment.
Will PP be successful in getting the videos suppressed? It’s hard to say. I suspect that PP wants to bankrupt the Center for Medical Progress in legal costs.  If PP is doing nothing wrong, the organization heads should say something like this.  “We’re not doing anything wrong. These are not baby body parts. They’re just globs of tissue like an excised appendix. Quit calling them baby parts even though they look like baby parts.”
PP got caught, and the Center for Medical Progress has gone around the media gate keepers to get the message out that abortion is murder.

CAN TRUMP WIN?

Canada Free Press

Judi McLeod – Editor

The GOP base is finally coming out of its economic superiority stupor and focusing on the only issue that has broad appeal to Americans: law and order.  Whether looking out at America’s collapsing boundaries of global influence or within at the pending domestic suicide of our cultural, judicial and economic hegemony, chaos is brewing in a cauldron of lawlessness.  Americans apparently have, at the eleventh hour, subliminally realized the United States can no longer afford to elect a commander-in-chief who will not resolutely defend America’s national sovereignty.  Thus we find, to our surprise, that the ever flamboyant, over-the-top billionaire businessman Donald Trump is in a position to win the 2016 presidential race.

Contrary to the prevailing chattering views of both conservative and liberal political pundits, Trump still refuses to play the game as other career politicians have done so over the past generation.  By himself, he has maneuvered the number one talking point of the GOP presidential campaign from a discussion over the economy to a fear for American sovereignty and security.  How did this happen?

Collapsing Boundaries

Clearly, the branches of totalitarian Islam are on the march in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa.  Simultaneously, nuclear arms promulgation is sought by almost every rogue nation, not the least of which is Iran, who with President Obama’s wink and a nod has assuredly increased its international clout by way of the recent nuclear deal reached at the bequest of American appeasers.  The European Union (EU) now seems continually on the brink of economic collapse and, while Obama and his appointees give speeches, Russia continues to aggressively extend its ever-growing territorial aims, absent any express or implied recourse from America. While multiple American Secretaries of State travel and dine in style on luxury airplanes and at five star hotels, China has been successfully securing new satellites of influence in Central America and the Pacific Rim.

Trump, for his part, clearly lacks the necessary military experience in the geopolitical arena to be given carte blanche trust to execute the correct strategies to protect American interests.  However,given the inexperience of the governors and congressmen posing for the GOP nomination, Trump hardly appears an irrational choice.   The language of international development is not foreign to Trump and, to be fair, in command control economies, big business and government are synonymous.  America could do, and has done (e.g., Obama, Bush, Clinton, Carter) worse in electing a leader who now must deal with global economic strategic planning.For a decade now, American response to this pyramid of cataclysmic international advances, designed solely to reduce American influence, its economy, and currency value has been a vacuous moral and military handoff by the Obama team to future generations.  Incredibly, the untold consequences of this cowardly, lead from behind position have been exacerbated at home by borders that remain ludicrously porous and heavily infiltrated by foreign agents.

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Chairman Thornberry on the Iran Deal – July 29, 2015

Published on Jul 29, 2015
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Obama thinks he gets to pick who he turns the keys of the White House over too? Think again Mr Obama, it is the American people who make that decision not you!

Dear Patriots,
The comments made by obama in a press interview with the President of Ethiopia are breathtaking.  listen to the Reuters Youtube that has the specific comments.   it is less than two minutes long.  PLEASE. I am begging you to watch and share it widely.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISlcklElBio
At time marker 1:22, obama says, “In 18 months I am turning over the keys. I want to be sure I am turning them over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems that the country faces and the world faces.”  WHAT!!
Read that again.  Watch the whole clip again.  Is he saying he will only turn the keys over to someone he thinks is “serious”.  Where in The Constitution does it say the incumbent must approve the new President? Please think about the breathtaking arrogance of the man. For the sake of argument, say Trump wins.  Will obama refuse to leave office? Those are the words of a tyrant or dictator. I have a friend who believes this is the real reason obama and company want to keep our soldiers in the USA unarmed.
I have truly never been as afraid for the country as I am today.  Notice, he said this overseas. NONE of the main stream media carried these comments. obama to his credit has announced from day one his intentions.  Why are people so damned surprised when he fundamentally transforms the country as he said he would.
Be afraid, patriots, be very afraid.  And be prepared.
God bless and help us.

 

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LIBERAL STUDY UNINTENTIONALLY REVEALS NATIONWIDE ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME SPREE

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LIBERAL STUDY UNINTENTIONALLY REVEALS
NATIONWIDE ILLEGAL ALIEN CRIME SPREE

A report issued by the liberal Migration Policy Institute (MPI) further shreds Chuck Todd’s assertion on NBC’s “Meet The Press” last Sunday that he and his staff, “couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.”

Tucked inside a report about President Obama’s new amnesty is the estimation from this liberal think tank there are 820,000 illegal aliens in the United States with criminal convictions, including 690,000 illegal aliens currently residing on U.S. soil who have been convicted of a felony or “serious” misdemeanor.  The 820,000 figure is not an estimation of total crimes committed by illegal immigrants—which would be a much higher number—but only those illegal aliens successfully identified, arrested, tried, and convicted.
Combined with other statistical data points, however, the 820,000 figure gives us a way to examine the scope of total illegal alien crime. Even conservative assumptions produce harrowing conclusions, and demonstrate that there are likely millions of American victims of illegal alien predators.  First, the appendix in MPI’s report explains that it reached the 820,000 figure by “assuming unauthorized immigrants and lawful noncitizen immigrants commit crimes at the same rates.” While millions of Americans have been victimized by aliens with visas—the U.S. issues the majority of its visas to either unstable, poor, or violent countries.

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Judge orders Obama to release illegal immigrants from ‘deplorable’ facilities

Judge orders Obama to release illegal immigrants from ‘deplorable’ facilities

A federal judge in California has ruled that hundreds of illegal immigrant women and children in U.S. holding facilities should be released, another apparent setback for President Obama’s immigration policy, according to The Los Angeles Times.  U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee said Friday that the conditions in which the detainees are being held are “deplorable” and violate parts of an 18-year-old court settlement that put restrictions on the detention of migrant children.  The ruling also raises questions about what the administration will do with the estimated 1,700 parents and children at three detention facilities, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.

Last year, tens of thousands of women and unaccompanied minors from Central America arrived at the Southwest border, with many believing a rumor that unaccompanied children and single parents with at least one child would be allowed to stay. More than 68,000 of them were apprehended and detained while officials decided whether they had a right to stay. Many were being released and told to appear at immigration offices until the administration eventually opened new detention centers.   Gee said in her ruling that children in the two Texas facilities had been held in substandard conditions and gave the administration until Aug. 3 to respond.“We are disappointed with the court’s decision and are reviewing it in consultation with the Department of Justice,” Marsha Catron, press secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, said in a prepared statement given to The Times.

Many of the Central Americans who crossed the Southwest border illegally last summer said they were fleeing poverty and escalating gang violence. The Texas facilities are run by private companies, while the one in Pennsylvania is run by a county government. In February, a federal judge blocked Obama’s 2012 executive action to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported.

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CRUZ: MCCONNELL BLOCKED AMENDMENTS FOR KATE’S LAW, DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

CRUZ: MCCONNELL BLOCKED AMENDMENTS FOR KATE’S LAW,
DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Ted Cruz and Mark Levin Talk about Breaking the #WashingtonCartel

Cruz, after re-iterating his charges that McConnell lied about whether there was a deal regarding Trade Promotion Authority and the Export-Import Bank, stated, “Now, let me tell you all the amendments Mitch McConnell blocked because he wants to reauthorize this corporate welfare and cronyism. He blocked my amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. In the wake of these gruesome videos, where they appear to admit to multiple felonies, we should be defunding them, and we should defund them this week. He blocked my amendment to repeal the Congressional exception from Obamacare. He doesn’t want a vote on that. It’s another of example of cronyism, [Sen.] Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)  and the Obama administration exempted Congress from the plain language from Obamacare. He blocked amendments to end sanctuary cities, to cut off funding. He blocked my amendment for Kate’s Law, mandatory minimum five years for an illegal alien convicted of illegal re-entry. And he blocked also my amendment saying that no Iranian sanctions can be lifted unless and until Iran recognizes Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state, and releases the four American hostages they’re holding.”

He added that all of those are issues that matter to the American people, but they “don’t matter to the lobbyists in Washington.” Cruz also pointed to a tweet sent by Reid praising McConnell’s action on the Export-Import Bank before declaring, “It’s one party, it’s the McConnell-Reid leadership team, and they fight for the same priorities.” Cruz added that everything the new Republican Congress has done so far is “exactly what Harry Reid would have done” and wondered how the GOP leadership’s and Democratic leadership’s priorities differed.

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Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga – Understanding The Threat

Published on Jul 24, 2015

This 5 minute video reveals the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga – like all “Islamic Society of” organizations – is a Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood organization and, therefore, supports jihadi operations like the killing of 4 Marines and 1 sailor on July 16, 2015.
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The US v HLF (Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development) (Dallas, 2008) was the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history. The evidence revealed the most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are controlled by Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood. The list of Hamas/MB groups includes the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Hamas doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Islamic Centers, Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), International Institute for Islamic Thought (IIIT), American Muslims for Palestine, EMERGE, US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), and many others.

Does anyone really think that has changed today?

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House Republican: Obama Administration Won’t Release Full Iran Deal to Congress

House Republican: Obama Administration Won’t Release
Full Iran Deal to Congress

by JOEL GEHRKE July 21, 2015 7:22 PM @JOELMENTUM

President Obama won’t allow Congress to review two key aspects of the Iranian Nuclear deal, Republican lawmakers learned from international partners last week.

Under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency would negotiate separately with Iran about the inspection of a facility long-suspected of being used to research long-range ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons. “The Obama administration has failed to make public separate side deals that have been struck for the ‘inspection’ of one of the most important nuclear sites—the Parchin military complex,” said Representative Mike Pompeo (R., Kan.) in a statement Tuesday.

“Not only does this violate the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, it is asking Congress to agree to a deal that it cannot review.” The IAEA has been trying to gain access to the Parchin site since 2005, but Iran has refused, even as it apparently demolished various parts of the complex. “The hardliners do not want to grant any concessions unless Iran is suitably rewarded,” International Institute for Strategic Studies director Mark Fitzpatrick told the BBC in 2014, after reports emerged of explosions at the base.

The terms of the current agreement wouldn’t allow Congress to review any concessions the IAEA makes to get into the site. “Even members of Congress who are sympathetic to this deal cannot and must not accept a deal we aren’t even aware of,” said Pompeo. The IAEA will also separately negotiate “how the IAEA and Iran will resolve outstanding issues on possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program,” according to a release from Pompeo’s office.

Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Pompeo, who serves on the House Intelligence Committee, learned of the arrangement while meeting with the IAEA in Vienna, Austria last week. “That we are only now discovering that parts of this dangerous agreement are being kept secret begs the question of what other elements may also be secret and entirely free from public scrutiny,” Cotton said in a statement to the press. — Joel Gehrke is a political reporter for National Review.

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