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FEBRUARY 6, 2009


"Illustrious examples are displayed to our view, that we may imitate as well as admire. Before we can be distinguished by the same honors, we must be distinguished by the same virtues. What are those virtues? They are chiefly the same virtues, which we have already seen to be descriptive of the American character ­ the love of liberty, and the love of law." -- James Wilson (1742-1798) -- Of the Study of Law in the United States, c. 1790

"How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin." --Ronald Reagan (1987)

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher 

Commentary - Last night I was talking to an old friend who lives in Iowa.  He noted that there is discussion in Iowa about also getting the resolution on States Rights introduced and passed there.  There seems to be a movement gaining momentum all around the country to gain control over a Federal Government running wild.  This morning I learned that there are now nine states that have drafted the same or similar bills (see:  http://www.jonasclark.com/blog/breaking-news/nine-states-draft-bills-regarding-state-sovereignty/).  (See the following Google link for more info on this:  http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=A+RESOLUTION+affirming+States%E2%80%99+rights+based+on+Jeffersonian+principles+missouri+washington+new+hampshire&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=)

For still more info on this enter this phrase in the Google search window "A Resolution affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles"

Folks, if we can get most of our state legislatures to introduce and pass similar bills maybe we can get the US Congress to adhere to what our Constitution says.  This is likely to be the preeminent issue that conservatives have been looking for to unite behind and show a united front against the abuses of liberalism.  It's up to you.  Get busy and contact your state's representatives about getting this going in your state.

-LINKS

Tee Hee!  Last August Al Franken called a meeting to discuss veterans issues at Brigitte's Cafe in St. Cloud, MN.  The event was more successful that it should have been when only one person showed up to hear Franken speak:  http://boreamerica.com/archives/2008/08/al-franken-draws-crowd-of-one-person.html

Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) wants hearings on the Fairness Doctrine.  Never mind that her intervention on the issue amounts to a conflict of interest because her husband (Thomas Athans) is a current and former executive of the failed left wing radio networks Air America, and Democracy Radio.  Stabenow really shouldn't be doing anything that bring attention to her husband.  He isn't exactly a tower of virtue:
>>> http://boreamerica.com/archives/2008/04/fmr-aar-exec-tom-athans-stopped-in-prostitution-st.html
>>> http://www.politico.com/blogs/michaelcalderone/0209/Sen_Stabenow_wants_hearings_on_radio_accountability_talks_fairness_doctrine.html?showall
>>> http://odeo.com/episodes/22233271-Former-Air-America-and-current-TalkUSA-executive-and-husband-of-Senator-Debbie-Stabenow-busted-in-hooker-sting

History's lesson - stimulus programs DO NOT work:
>>> http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123189603081279695.html
>>> http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/04/cbo-obama-stimulus-harmful-over-long-haul/
>>> http://midcoastviews.blogspot.com/2008/12/economic-stimulus-and-japanese.html?showComment=1229309700000
>>> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/financialcrisis/3711240/EU-leaders-agree-fiscal-stimulus-plan.html

Liberal gobbledygook:  http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0209/Pete_Sessions_House_GOP_learning_from_Taliban.html

To refresh your memory first read this:  http://www.americanissuesforum.com/whatisinflation.html
Then read this:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123388703203755361.html

Treasury overpaid Wall Street $78,000,000,000 for rescued stocks:  http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=273893

Sticking the government's nose into your house:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29030186/

NY State employee gets $93,803/yr to do.......... nothing:  http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=767070

People still believe in "the American Dream:"  http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/28/american-dream-polling-opinions-columnists_0129_john_zogby.html

Gitmo - a view from the inside:  http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/a-firsthand-look-at-the-real-guantanamo/

Purposeful disinformation.  Remember the green hills and clear streams in the pictures that the environmentalists opposed to North Slope, Alaska, oil drilling showed to everyone?  FYI, here's a picture of the North Slope at Barrow, Alaska, in the summertime (daylight and no snow):  http://gallery.usgs.gov/images/12_09_2008/s85Ar11Qpk/large/BarrowAK.JPG

Barney Frank and Chris Dodd - authors of our financial problems:
>>> http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3541
>>> http://spectator.org/archives/2009/02/06/the-true-origins-of-this-finan

Dems seeking retribution against Republicans who voted against stimulus package:  http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/dems-target-republicans-who-voted-no-stimulus-2009-02-02.html

State individual tax rates 2000-2009; state corporate tax rates 2000-2009; federal individual tax rates 1913-2009 ; be sure and note what the highest individual tax rate was in 1944-45:
>>> http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/228.html
>>> http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/230.html
>>> http://www.taxfoundation.org/publications/show/151.html

When Republicans stand strong on conservative issues:  http://patriotpost.us/images/editions/09-05d.jpg

It isn't stimulus; it is just liberals raiding the treasury for more and more pork and giveaways for their friends; and it is worse than you think:  http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YjcyODIyZGM2MGU1ZDdkNDgxZDc3OTNjYjM4ZDY1ODI=

Liberal Democrat Texas Board of Education Chairman Donald McLeroy entered mounds of false and misleading data into the Board's record to support his liberal agenda:  http://www.anevolvingcreation.net/collapse/

-TOONS

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Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA?  If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you.  Our nation is a "representative republic."  In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you?  Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature. That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals.  Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.

Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner):  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/


You can leave a message for your Congressman by calling  the Congressional Switchboard toll free at: 1-866-340-9281

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Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA?  If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you.  Our nation is a "representative republic."  In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you?  Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature.  That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals.  Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.

Contact your elected officials (enter your zip code in the upper right corner):  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

Want to send Links and Toons to someone else?  Please do.  Just forward them a copy, or have them ask to be added to or mailing list.