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FEBRUARY 11, 2009


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -- Cesare Beccaria (1738-1794) -- On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book, 1774

This explains the discussion our founding fathers had about the citizens owning arms and the resulting 2nd amendment of our Constitution.  It is just as true today as it was 250 years ago.

Comment - At the time this is being written it looks like the stimulus package now under consideration will be passed.  This despite the fact that calls and emails to Congress are running 7 to 1 against it.  This despite that when it was tried by China, France, Japan and even ourselves during The Great Depression stimulus programs didn't work.  Even FDR's Secretary of the Treasury said so (http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:gRxq92nUT_MJ:www.hillsdale.edu/admissions/news/news_story.asp%3FiNewsID%3D1448%26strBack%3D/Default.asp+fdr+secretary+of+treasury+said+stimulus+didn%27t+work&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us)

I know this will sound extreme, but maybe we should start bringing up the topic of "recall" in our conservations.  If our Congressmen don't listen to the wishes of their constituents what other course of action is there?


-LINKS

STILL MORE STATES MOVE TO RECLAIM THEIR RIGHTS:  http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=88218

And these people know what they are doing?????  Business and financial professional people don't think so.  Within minutes of new Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner outlining the administration's plans for the stimulus program's funds the stock market dropped about 400 points.  Just one more hit to your retirement investments:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aEzPekVa3eEE&refer=worldwide

Failure in less than a month:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9ebea1b8-f794-11dd-81f7-000077b07658.html

Unhappy voters jam Capitol phone lines:  http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/04/voter.anger/index.html?iref=mpstoryview

At a rally in Florida yesterday, Henrietta Hughes asked Obama for her own kitchen and her own bathroom.  Later, she was offered a home by Chene Thompson, wife of State Representative Nick Thompson.  Here's what you did not hear in the media.  Nick Thompson and his wife are Republicans:  http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090210/OBAMA/90210038

Biden is dangerous.  What he said in Munich yesterday projects the USA as weak.... and that's dangerous:  http://frontpagemagazine.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=B4F16FB1-985C-4831-B1CB-6FD7D3A1CE8A

It's nothing new and Adam Smith must be laughing from the grave:  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2802e3a8-f77c-11dd-81f7-000077b07658.html

Obama and the media:  http://janeqrepublican.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/obama-lies-drooling-media-sighs-private-industry-dies/

Taliban beheads Polish engineer:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1139505/Horrifying-video-militants-beheading-Polish-engineer-released-Pakistani-Taliban.html

Liberals move to prevent energy exploration and production on government land:  http://capwiz.com/atr/issues/alert/?alertid=12652856&type=CO

Dems move to take the operation of the Census from Commerce Department jurisdiction and place it under the White House.  Purpose?  So they can count likely liberal voter by estimation, not actually counting (enumeration) as the Constitution requires:  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123423384887066377.html

Arizona rancher defends his property from destruction.  Is sued for his trouble:  http://vocalminority.typepad.com/blog/2009/02/ways-the-left-has-screwed-up-my-country-today-us-citizen-sued-for-protecting-own-property-from-destr.html

The government cannot create jobs.  No government has any money of its own.  Whatever it has comes from the citizens of its country.  Whenever a government takes money from its citizens, pays for the operation of its own bureaucracy, it cannot then return as much to the marketplace to create jobs as could have been done had not the money been left in the hands of private businesses in the first place:  http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=43334

Unbelivable!  When liberal schools fail what do they do?:  http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20090210/ts_csm/agradeless

Obama's bad policies:  http://bridgetdgms.wordpress.com/2009/02/09/bridget-rants-why-would-i-want-obamas-bad-policies-to-succeed/

It's all about socialism:  http://coldfury.com/?p=12926

Florida allows mortgage brokers who committed fraud to continue as brokers, and continues to ignore complaints:  http://www.miamiherald.com/multimedia/news/mortgage/probe.html

Current financial crisis not a result of deregulation:
>>> http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/02/08/barrons-editorial-bush-had-nothing-do-financial-crisis
>>> http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/gse_financial_timeline/2008/09/22/133234.html

Obama is wrong, and it's serious:
>>> http://www.911familiesforamerica.org/?p=1147
>>> http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MDNlMTYxYjNjMWQwMGMzYTg1NGQ4MjMzNWYwMDQ1MDc

Damn!  Here comes government health care:  http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=email_en&refer=columnist_mccaughey&sid=aLzfDxfbwhzs

Liberals move to kill amendment that would prevent illegal aliens from receiving stimulus money:  http://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/february-9-2009/sens-nelson-and-baucus-block-e-verify-amendment.html

Shoving it down our throats:  http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/02/shoving-socialism-down-our-throats.html

Pork in the stimulus bill:  http://coldfury.com/?p=12938

It's about time:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/02/06/steele-cleans-house-republican-national-committee/

Paying income taxes is "voluntary" - Harry Reid:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7mRSI8yWwg

The pork:  http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=1B7583BD-D845-49E7-A143-40AE6E0287C4

Every single thing in the stimulus bill expands the role and reach of government:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0109/18046.html

Dems establish commission to study feasibility of reparations for African Americans:  http://www.congress.org/congressorg/issues/bills/?bill=12489961


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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.

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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.