Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An Inconvenient Amendment

Amendment 5-Trial and Punishment, Compensation for Takings.
Ratified 12/15/1791

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or navel forces, or in the Militia in actual time of War or public danger, more should any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life liberty, or property without due process of law; nor shall have private property taken for public use without just compensation.

Ah..."Taking the Fifth.. double jeopardy".. I get that, but it's the last line that protects an executed contract, one that is signed by two agreeing parties, from being broken by a third and it's causing the White House trouble because some pesky first lien holders are demanding their rights under the Fifth.
They are GASP! standing up to Barack and crew.
The Big O has called them selfish, ...no matter that he has rescinded vouchers that provided hope to some DC ghetto kids who were attending the same school as his daughters, stranding them with little hope for a decent education,...... it's these people who are selfish because they prefer to get the most they can from their investments in Chrysler. You see, Mr. Obama wanted them to take less so he could redistribute their $$ to other lien holders who aren't in first place.

I hope you'll take time to read this article. It's scary, but also a ray of hope.. if these groups and their attorney Thomas Lauria can sick by their rights, it will be a victory for the Constitution and for the rights of the American people.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Bear

I'm almost ready to tackle this blog again. I have become obsessed with the news, and am close to paranoid when it comes to conspiracy theories.
My whole purpose in Speaking Out has been to invoke a positive note and a feeling that we still have power to change things. I am becoming less certain of that, but must trust others in our Country who believe there's a way out for us if we persevere, let our Congressional Representatives know what we think, and keep the faith with our fellow Americans.

The Tea Parties have unsettled the Obama administration. They really don't like to think there are so many independent thinkers left in our Country. The simple fact that it makes them nervous is a positive!

Remember the Ronald Reagan add "The Bear"?

Here's a new twist:

Now if she can save us from the Tiger!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Say Again..Terrorists are Who?

When Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's report to Law Enforcement Officers across the country surfaced on the Internet, I got physically ill. That hasn't happened to me before, although my friend Jan at Vinegar and Honey is sometimes forced to take time out from reviewing Governmental antics because she literally becomes ill as a result of her reading and researching.

I think everyone knows by now that the DHS report focuses on Right wing Extremists as a threat to the Nation.
Those who are dissatisfied with the job their Elected Officials are doing,
Those who support the Second Amendment,
Those Military Veterans returning from war,
and Those whose Religions don't support abortion.
There was no mention of Muslim Extremists. There was no mention of the Mexican Drug Cartels that are moving into the US, killing and kidnapping.
Nope, just us, mainstream Americans, Moms and Dads, Children and Grandparents who wave flags, say the Pledge of Allegiance, work and pay taxes and still believe that the Constitution of the United States of America should guide our law makers and our law enforcers.

For those who haven't seen this Fox News video yet, it's interesting to see that Napolitano admits to Megan Kelly that she signed the document without reading by being briefed on the contents, then later tries to intimidate the reporters with her importance and makes a reference "if you had read the report.." Surprise! They had actually read the report when she hadn't!
Also, although she has changed the language referring to the Muslim Extremists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as "Man Caused Disasters", she still bandies about the word terrorist when talking about Right wingers in this video.

The report came out just in time for the tea parties, but guess what? The tea parties were orderly. People were actually smiling and laughing as they waved their creative signs. According to Michelle Malkin, there were at least 250,000 across the Nation who exercised their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of speech. Pretty much on the spur of the moment!
For those seething at the insult to America"s Veterans, here's a wonderful letter written to Napolitano by David K. Rehbien, National Commander of the American Legion.
There are some Senators who have taken action by submitting a letter to President Obama calling for an investigation into Napolitano's Report.
Today I'm writing to John McCain and John Kyle to urge them to speak out for Average Americans.
And if you are from another state, you can write to your own Congressional representatives expressing your outrage in polite terms. Just go to Project Vote Smart for addresses and voting records. Get those mighty pens out and tell 'em what you think!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

See you at the Tea Party!

Something"s brewing in the United States of America and it isn't tea.

It's concern for our future and for the future of our children and Grandchildren.

It's concern for the rights of the individual as set out by our forefathers in the Constitution.

As we see a Congress heady with power, passing bills in hysterical abandon without authorizing or even reading them, we feel the icy fingers of socialism chill our very bones. (well, I got a little Victorian thriller there, but you know that feeling..and it's scary)

FreedomWorks has a nifty map pegged with tea parties where a click on your area will tell you the time and place. Let's let our Congressional representatives know that the Silent Majority is made up of law abiding, tax paying, hard working citizens who are standing up in orderly protest of Big Government saying, "We will be Silent No More! "

Prescott Arizona is having a tea party on the Court House Plaza at 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. Wednesday April 15, 2009. See you there!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Freedom of Choice?

I thought I was going to post this yesterday, got interrupted and never got back, but someone called last night to tell me the title published alone.

Sorry! This is time sensitive too. This bill will be voted on tonight, so if you want your opinion to be counted in this it has to be within the next 12 hours.
President Obama is planning to rescind the rules on conscience exemptions put in place by President Bush.
This will affect medical professionals who decline to do a procedure because of personal moral, religious or ethical codes.
Thirty six Senators have written a letter to the President outlining the reasons medical professionals should not be coerced into performing procedures against their own consciences.
I feel almost overwhelmingly grateful to them for continuing to fight for American rights and freedoms when there is such an overwhelming tide against them. They signed the letter so you can check to see if your Senators are represented. My letter today will be to thank John McCain for signing this letter to the President.
Catherine Favazza has posted: The 10 Things You Need to Know About Conscience Protection
I left a comment here at A Doctor's Right to add one more digit to the number, and I'm posting this hoping others will do the same today. It's a quick and easy way to stand up and be counted.

God Bless America!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Guns on the Border

In case you missed this special Fox report regarding the supposed 90% of guns entering Mexico from the United States. Here's the gist of it.

Blatantly copied from Michelle Malkin:
You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.
– Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.
– CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.
– California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”

– William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testified in the House of Representatives that “there is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.”
There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one: It’s just not true.
In fact, it’s not even close. By all accounts, it’s probably around 17 percent.
What’s true, an ATF spokeswoman told FOXNews.com, in a clarification of the statistic used by her own agency’s assistant director, “is that over 90 percent of the traced firearms originate from the U.S.”
In other words, 83% of the guns confiscated from the drug cartels are from other countries or are untraceable.

Senator John Kyle
730 Hart SOB
Washington DC 2510
Dear Senator Kyle,
Recently, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke apologetically to the Mexican Government regarding the huge number of guns supplied by the US to Mexican Drug Cartels.
She used a figure of 90% that was supplied by William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in a report to the House of Representatives.
According to a special report by William Lon Juenesse on Fox News, the number should have been 90% of traceable guns which translates to about 17% of total firearms captured from Mexican Drug Lords.
What worries me and many of my fellow citizens is that the exaggerated and therefore false report fed by Mr. Hoover to the House of Representatives, State Department and to the media could be used as a serious threat against the Second Amendment Rights of law abiding American citizens. We are hoping you can do something to set the record straight.
Thank you for the hard work you have already done to defend the rights of American citizens while serving in the Senate.
Sincerely yours,
Linda G.