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Sunday, October 28, 2012

October 31, 2012
“Adhering to Their Enemies Giving Them Aid and Comfort”
By Tammy Derouin
Do you remember what the press did to President Bush about his response to the September 11 attack?  He was reading to children when the message was whispered in his ear.  The color drained from his face.  He let the news sink in and then finished the book so as not to upset the children.  He then excused himself.  President Bush reacted in a timely manner.  He let the world know you don’t mess with the U.S.A.
The press ridiculed Bush for taking a few moments to absorb what he had just heard.  What is the press doing now?  We have a president that has been destroying our economy, overloading the system with a record number of people on government assistance, unemployment at record highs, investing (with taxpayer money) in alternative energy that has led to bankruptcy in most cases, taking over private industry to “save” it, then sending the jobs to China.  Oh yes, the president has sent many jobs to China.  Gas, energy, food and everything else has increased while wages decrease.  The press doesn’t say much on these issues.
Maybe the press needs a bigger story.  Here’s one, the attack on our consulate in Benghazi.  Four Americans are dead.  The president, his administration and several other agencies were aware of the attack.  A live feed of the attack was at the White House.  The president did nothing.  Well, okay he blamed it on a video that we know isn’t true.  He knew it wasn’t true yet he spent the next 14 days telling lies.  Instead of defending freedom of speech, he sympathized with radical Muslims.  CIA operators were told to ‘stand down’ during the attack.  Military forces that were in the region were not called upon.  The White House will not release the time-line as to what the president was doing during the seven hours of the attack.  President Bush took a few moments to take in the news and then reacted.  President Obama ignored calls for more security, does nothing during the attack and then lies about the attack.  I think there’s a story here!
Actions speak louder than words.  What the president has said and what his actions have been are completely opposite.  At this moment in our history a vote for Obama is an endorsement of deceit, betrayal and empowering, in my opinion, a pathological liar.  We would not allow this kind of deceit from a family member or a friend.  Why are so many Americans willing to accept these characteristics in our president?
While family members of the fallen Americans gathered with government officials, more unbelievable conversations took place.  Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, was approached by President Obama.  Obama couldn’t look him in the eyes.  Woods said, “He had no remorse.”  Hillary Clinton approached Mr. Woods and told him the U.S. would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”   This is very important because they knew it wasn’t the video.  Joe Biden made an inappropriate comment.  I will not quote him but he suggested “cue balls” as a point of reference.
The person who made the video was arrested and is in jail.  Before you begin to cheer, think about freedom of speech.  Stupidity isn’t a crime. He has a right to voice his opinion and beliefs.  He was arrested because the president made his video a target.
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to limit freedom of speech in America.  Obama is sending millions of dollars to President Morsi of Egypt, a Muslim Brotherhood government.  President Morsi is on film praying for the destruction of the Jews and their supporters.  That makes us their target.  Obama is sending tax-payer money to the Muslim Brotherhood.  Obama is funding the very people that seek to destroy us.
Camp Bastion, located in Afghanistan, was attacked just three days after the Benghazi attack.  Taliban fighters disguised in U.S. military uniforms breached the perimeter of the camp.  John Gresham of the Defense Media Network called it, “Arguably the worst day in USMC aviation history since the Tet Offensive of 1968.”  Two marines were killed.   The White House is silent and the press isn’t asking any questions.  Why?
President Obama has coldly referred to the deaths of Americans in Benghazi as “bumps in the road.”  He has also stated, “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal.”  President Obama is not fit to be the President of the United States.  Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer has two sources in the White House who state President Obama watched the attack in Benghazi in real-time.  Are you still going to vote for him?  Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro endorse him too.  Remember this as you cast your vote.
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and comfort.”  
The U.S. Constitution Article III. Section 3

Friday, October 26, 2012

October 24, 2012
How Many Lies Does It Take?
By Tammy Derouin
How many lies does it take to bring down a president?  No one is perfect but shouldn’t we expect the President of the United States to be somewhat ethically and morally grounded?  We’ve had presidents in the past that fell short.  In recent history, Richard Nixon resigned over the Watergate scandal.  He lied to the American people and tried to cover-up his actions.  He may not have performed the act but eventually acting unethically cost him the presidency.  Two very important questions were raised over this scandal.  What did the president know?  When did he know it?  There’s something familiar here.  Bill Clinton was impeached over lying about personal activity.  Clinton lied and acted immorally but remained in office.  The standard by which we hold our presidents has drastically declined.  Americans responded to these presidential scandals.  People wanted to know the truth.  Woodward and Bernstein dug deeper in search of the real story.  Their investigation would eventually lead to the resignation of Richard Nixon.    The American people had questions and wanted answers.  These events make the actions of our current president look like child’s play. The behavior of these presidents was reprehensible but it didn’t cause the death of Americans. 
How many lies, how many cover-ups does it take to bring a president down?  Over the years we have begun to accept deception, reckless endangerment and even treason.  There are so many examples of Obama’s questionable behavior as president.  Obama’s behavior and actions should have landed him before Congress.  Congress doesn’t have the equalizer of checks and balances anymore.  Obama is making Congress irrelevant by bypassed them.  He has even been applauded and encouraged by ignorant Americans to do so.  Dictators come to power usually with the support of the people as they applaud away their freedoms.
The American embassy in Benghazi was attacked.  The reaction by our president was very anti-American.  Four Americans are dead.  American territory was invaded and our flag was replaced with the black and white flag used by radical Islamists.  There was a time, not all that long ago, when I would have expected to see our president give a “How dare you” speech and then follow up with bombs bursting in air, just to give proof that our flag will always be there.  Not Obama, no he has made it clear to the world that America is to blame for the world’s problems.  He spends more time apologizing for our nation than defending it. 
While our embassy was under attack and Americans were dying, our president went to bed.  Reports of the attack were coming in to the White House.  We’ve learned there was a live feed provided by a drone that flew overhead recording the attack.  Our president blamed it on a video.   Clearly, it was a lie.   Obama then left the White House to go to a campaign fund raiser out west. These are not the actions or behavior of a president that is concerned about our country or its people.  You can feel the depth of his concern in his own words, “If four Americans get killed, that’s not optimal.”  Makes your eyes tear up, doesn’t it?      
Obama said, “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation…” the next day.  He used the word terror but he blamed the video and continued to do so for fourteen days.  He didn’t call it for what it really was, a well-planned terrorist attack against the United States of America.  He failed to mention anything about Islamic radicals.  Maybe that’s because according to his administration, they don’t exist.  His administration has removed that term from all training manuals.   So, if Islamic radicals don’t exist, who would they blame?  Obama and his administration decided a stupid YouTube video would be an easy target.  They proceeded to take it on the road in this year’s edition of Lie Fest 2012.  The Libyan president called it a terrorist attack.  Maybe he didn’t get the memo.  The Obama administration continually blamed a video for something they knew was not true. Members of his staff blamed the video repeatedly.  Obama stood before the UN and knowingly lied to the world.  
The most important question is why.  Why did they attack?  Why did our president behave so irresponsibly?  What is he trying to cover-up?  There are too many unanswered questions.  If the press does not go after him, what will he get away with next time?  Where is our current day Woodward and Bernstein?  Watergate and Lewinsky don’t come close to the scandal taking place right now in the White House.  If we do not hold the president accountable for his negligence we will only have ourselves to blame.   
“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”

Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

October 17, 2012
Education Is The Key
By Tammy Derouin
Government control has been the rule over the course of world history.  The United States made it the exception.  Slavery to the state has been part of most governments throughout history.  Since the beginning of time, man has sought to control man.  The Bible and many other books on ancient history are full of examples.  Our forefathers broke the mold and drafted a document that allows man to be ruled by laws, not by man.  The United States is living proof that a republic and a free market make a successful and prosperous nation.
The very nation that broke the mold and became the land of the free is going backwards.  We are willingly going to enslave ourselves to the government if more people don’t wake up.  The less we do and think for ourselves, the easier it is for the government to do and think for us.  Education is the key and the educational system has failed.   So many people can’t answer what should be simple questions.  Which came first the Revolutionary War or WWI?  What is the Emancipation Proclamation?  What’s the first amendment?  We are doomed to repeat history if we don’t know history.   If Americans aren’t educated, the importance of the Revolutionary War, The Emancipation Proclamation and the first amendment are irrelevant.  The government will take and has taken advantage of our ignorance.  If we don’t know why we are free or what makes us free or how to stay free, we will no longer be free.
The world has turned upside down.  Truth no longer matters.  Cover-ups are an accepted standard.  The free press has already been enslaved.  The president’s policies seek to enslave this nation beyond our wildest dreams.  The elite know that a lie told often enough becomes the truth.  Those are Lenin’s words.  There are a lot of lies and cover-ups taking place, but where’s the outrage?  Obama knows he scores more points going on Letterman, The View and radio shows.  People will be very shocked one day when they realize they have been duped.  The damage will be done and there won’t be any turning back.  Information will be controlled, beyond what has already happened.  For those of us who actually had history classes, we will see that we have just become another example of blindly following a charismatic leader.  Our history and our traditions will change as Michelle Obama said they would.  A fundamental transformation of America will have taken place, just like Barack Hussein Obama said it would.  Our freedoms will be gone.  Those that blindly followed will be screaming the loudest but only for a short time.  History will remind us that once the dictator takes the position he sought, the causes and beliefs of the people who put him there no longer matter.  They are now expendable.  Does it sound harsh?  These aren’t my words.  These are the words of history. 
I think Obama is doing exactly what he set out to do.  The press refuses to report and hold him accountable for his actions and failures.  To Obama, they are not failures.  The American people need to remove the sleep from their eyes and see Obama and his policies for what they are, destructive to the American way of life.
Obama’s actions and policies have hurt the United States.  We are in much worse shape than we were before he took office.  The economy and everything that goes with it from unemployment, government assistance, home values, gas prices and the cost everything has gone up, but not our wages.  Obama has crippled our nation financially.  His performance on foreign affairs is equally devastating.  We are more vulnerable to our enemies today than in the past.  The president should be our advocate not our enemies advocate.
Joe Biden sat at the debate table and mocked the issues that are important to this nation by smirking and laughing.  His rudeness and overall attitude were unacceptable.  His condescending behavior is much like the president’s condescending behavior to the American people and to our allies.  What he did is a classic Sal Alinsky tactic.  He belittled, mocked and demeaned his opponent, Paul Ryan.  Sal Alinsky was a left wing radical.  He studied the mob by hanging out with them.  Their methods became his tactics.  Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on him.  This is a man she admires?  This is so much bigger than Obama. Obama is not helping America, he is destroying it.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
Patrick Henry

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

October 10, 2012
Just the Facts
By Tammy Derouin
Vice President Jo Biden wants to get serious about the facts.  At least that’s what he told a crowd recently.  This took place before the debate.  He actually had the audacity to complain how George W. Bush doubled the debt in eight years.  He emphasized how “these are the facts.”  The fact that Biden wants to look at facts is hilarious.  I’d be doubled over with laughter if it wasn’t for all the tears. Americans aren’t getting the facts due to a spineless press. 
Bush added $4 trillion to the debt over an eight year period. During these eight years the U.S. suffered the worse national disaster since Pearl Harbor when terrorists attacked on September 11.  This took place when America still had a backbone, so we went to war.  We didn’t apologize.  The Obama administration has added $6 trillion to the debt in less than four years.  Obama called Bush unpatriotic when the debt went up by $4 trillion.  What does that make Obama?  These are just the facts.
While Obama has been in office, the price of gas, food, clothing, durable goods, tuition, energy and health care have gone up dramatically.  Yes, health care and this is nothing compared to what’s coming. Buried in the health care act are a minimum of 21 tax increases.  The health care act is a European system of rationalized health services and treatments.  The New York Times recently ran an article titled, “Beyond Obamacare.”  It was written by Steven Rattner, a former Obama advisor.  He now serves on the board of the New America Foundation, NAF.  This is a George Soros funded think tank.  Rattner’s views are worth looking into if you value your life.  His article which ran on September 16 begins with “We need death panels.  Well maybe not death panels, exactly, but…”  Rattner states the federal budget will not be able to handle the rising cost of Medicare.  He doesn’t feel that all Americans are “entitled” to every medical option or prescription.  He does believe that rationing health services will be inevitable under Obamacare.  Rattner has many disturbing things to say including, “…elderly Americans are not entitled to every conceivable medical procedure or pharmaceutical.”  He did express sympathy, “No one wants to lose an aging parent.”  Sympathy followed by fact, “We may shrink from such stomach-wrenching choices, but they are inescapable.”  These are just the facts.
You may also be interested in knowing that Obama has plans for a nationalized school system.  The Department of Education hasn’t done enough damage. The Sustainable Communities Initiative and the Regional Equity Movement are well worth looking into.  Obama stated that 45 or 46 states have signed on to his program.  Obama has an agenda.  He has a national curriculum.  A report, “The Road to a National Curriculum” was released earlier this year by former Department of Education insiders.  The fear is that the states will become administrative agents for a nationalized education program.  Universal standards may, at first sound good.  Standards began with the National Governors Association and a desire to define what students should know to graduate.  Participation was on a voluntary basis.  According to the report, “Obama had the Race to the Top grants require districts to adopt the Obama standards in exchange for participating.”  The Department of Education eventually confirmed that participation in the national standards program would be a requirement.  Federal funds will depend on state participation.  These are just the facts.
This is one more example of Obama dictating his will.  Federal law prohibits instruction into any, “direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institute, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials…”  It isn’t the responsibility of the federal government to educate.  If the government is no longer bound by the above law, indoctrination by the state begins in kindergarten.  If educated adults are buying Al Gore’s explanation as to why Obama bombed at the debate, our schools and our children don’t stand a chance. 
Communist goal 17:  Get control of the schools.  Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda.  Soften the curriculum.  Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books.
Americans are exceptional.  We aren’t content with being second best. We continually strive to do better.  Hard work and determination is the American way.   Americans run into the fire and we certainly don’t apologize for who we are.  The cost of “free stuff” is getting higher.   Eventually, it will cost us our freedom. Since Obama took office we have lost our brain and our courage.  Will our heart be next?
“Government is not the solution to our problem.  Government is the problem.”
Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October 3, 2012
The Next Person You Silence Could Be You
By Tammy Derouin
I find it very hypocritical that so many people who claim to care about the world and its people can also be the most hateful people.  What I don’t understand is when people that are politically Center to Right speak their mind, they are condemned.  Forget mudslinging, I’m talking about a mud slide.  The abuse that is directed towards them is vicious.  An all-out Blitzkrieg is launched against anyone the Left deems as dangerous.  Their network or publisher is attacked and usually boycotted.  In some cases there is even an attempt to remove them from the air waves.   The beauty of our nation is that we have freedom of speech.  The Right doesn’t want to stop the Left from talking. They want people to know and understand exactly what they believe.  The Left tries everything it can to stop the Right from talking.   That should make you wonder what the Left is trying to hide.  This is very dangerous.  The more opinions that circulate, the more informed we are as a people.   If one group loses its voice, eventually everyone will lose their voice.  Just because your cause or view is on top today doesn’t mean it always will be.  If the government succeeds in silencing one group, the more vulnerable the next group becomes.  The more the people help the government to silence any one group, the closer we are to permanently silencing ourselves. 
People that are center to left politically, tend to be the ones that want the government to support social issues.  There are social groups for every possible cause, condition and cruelty.  I have nothing against people or groups that want to make improvements in our world.  People make the difference, not the government.  It isn’t the job of the government to feed, clothe, shelter, provide medical, provide jobs, provide phones, or take over banks and private industry.  The more the government spends on social issues the less it has for its assigned responsibilities as listed in the Constitution. 
We as private citizens do not have the capability to defend our country from an invasion.  We can do our best to hold our individual piece of land, for now.  The government is trying to take away our right to bear arms. Without a voice and without the ability to protect that which is ours, we don’t stand a chance against foreign invasion.  But that isn’t our job, that’s the government’s job.  The defense budget is going to be cut and millions upon millions of our tax dollars are sent overseas.  Does that make you feel safe and secure?   
When did stating facts become racist?  The President has been labeled the “Food Stamp” president.  It doesn’t have anything to do with race.  It has everything to do with facts.  When Obama took office there were 32 million people collecting food stamps.  Today there are 47 million, an increase of 46 percent.  Sounds like a pretty accurate title to me.  When Obama took office there were 39.8 million in poverty.  Today it’s 46.2 million, an increase of 6.4 million.  When Obama took office the national debt divided by each individual was $34,731.  Today it is $51,037 per person.  That’s an increase of $16,306.  We can’t continue to survive as a nation at this pace.  Obama is spending us into a collapse.  He really thinks he deserves four more years. Hasn’t he caused enough damage?  This nation has not been prosperous under Obama.  Most civilizations decline over many years.  Obama took the driver’s seat and drove us right off the cliff.  I would have never guessed that the United States could go from being the most powerful and prosperous nation in the world to the pathetic, apologetic state we have succumbed to in less than four years.
As Obama drives the United States and our economy off the cliff, he is funding our enemies.  Obama promised to send Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood government, $450 million.  That’s only a small part of the $1 billion he promised for Egyptian debt relief.  Do you see the problem?  The United States is in an economic crisis and Obama is sending money, we don’t have, to Egypt.  He’s still betting against America.
Obama is a puppet.  He didn’t accomplish all of this on his own.  When Obama is no longer useful, someone else will take the wheel.  The next layer of freedoms will begin to be stripped away.  Think about that when you cheer to silence someone.  The next person you silence could be you. 
“Without Freedom of thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of speech.”
Benjamin Franklin