O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord,
Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments.
We thank you for the privilege
Of being able to organize ourselves politically
And of knowing that political loyalty
Does not have to mean disloyalty to you.
We thank you for your law,
Which our Founding Fathers acknowledged
And recognized as higher than any human law.
We thank you for the opportunity that this election year puts before us,
To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote,
But to influence countless others to vote,
And to vote correctly.
Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened.
Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation,
Their response to you requires that they be politically active. Continue reading
This is awesome. Beautifully sums up what we have been trying to say.
The Washington Examiner compiles 24 things that you must have an ID to purchase, I don’t hear much from liberals about how any of these things are racist. When it comes to protecting the integrity of what keeps America from turning into a dictatorship, showing an ID is definitely racist.
Mind Boggling. Below are just some of the examples of things you need to prove your identity for:
3. Opening a bank account
here is no greater joy on Monday morning than being greeted by a passionate, rousing individual who, with their very words, instills hope and enthusiasm for continuing the charge against government encroachment on God-given rights and oppressive tyranny. Fast becoming a popular speaker on conservative issues, Rafael Cruz, father of Sen. Ted Cruz, spoke at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa. He ripped into the president’s policies, declared Obamacare a destroyer of the elderly, and boldly stated, “this administration has both hands in your pocket, they’re going to take everything you have.”
Colorado Union of Taxpayers (CUT) releases an annual publication which scores legislators.
Each state legislator is rated on his or her tax, spending, or government intrusion votes. For a bill to be chosen, it must relate to the CUT pledge(see page 9), it must have a split vote, with votes both for and against the bill. The bill must have a full vote in one chamber and at least a committee vote or full vote in the second chamber. Each legislator’s percentage is calculated by the number of votes cast. Year-to- year comparisons indicate that CUT is accurately measuring whether a legislator favors lower taxes and less government, is a friend of the taxpayer, or continues with higher spending and creating more government intrusion in our lives.
CUT Board of Directors ruled that Taxpayer Champions must score 75% or better to be identified as a Taxpayer Champion.
Jump to page 21 for financial highlights
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS• The County’s assets exceeded liabilities at the close of 2012 by $801,145,119. Of this amount, $150,253,952 is unrestricted and available to meet the County’s ongoing obligations to citizens and creditors. • Net position increased by $9,351,815 in 2012. • As of the end of 2012, the County’s governmental funds recorded an increase in fund balance of $7,722,446 compared to the prior year.
Source: The Foundry
With the weekend’s grand slam appearance on the Sunday talk shows by yet another official unqualified to talk about Benghazi, the Obama Administration has again shot itself in the foot.
White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attempted to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s mischaracterization of the Benghazi terrorist attack, which she blamed on the now infamous anti-Islam video. It was a poor show.
All of this stands in stark contrast with White House’s handling of the Navy SEAL Team Six raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. We have all seen the images of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton huddled in the White House situation room with the national security staff, riveted to live images of the nighttime raid. It was hardly over before President Obama, speaking proudly as commander in chief, went on national television to announce the death of the enemy of the American people. The Administration even cooperated with the producers of the movie Zero Dark Thirty about the mission to kill bin Laden. Continue reading
Fourth Obama Scandal Headline This Week
EPA waives fee requests for friendly groups, denies conservative groups
Republican lawmakers are launching an investigation into claims that the Environmental Protection Agency, while giving preferential treatment to environmental groups, made it harder for conservative groups to obtain government records.
“According to documents obtained by the Committees, EPA readily granted FOIA fee waivers for environmental allies, effectively subsidizing them, while denying fee waivers and making the FOIA process more difficult for states and conservative groups,” wrote Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Darrell Issa and Sens. David Vitter, Chuck Grassley and Jim Inhofe in a letter to the EPA.
Citing a report by The Daily Caller News Foundation, Republicans are asking the EPA to hand over all Freedom of Information Act fee waiver requests, responses to requests, and FOIA officer training materials since the beginning of the Obama administration. Lawmakers are also asking for all communications regarding FOIA fee waiver requests or appeals under the Obama administration.
The free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute obtained documents showing that since January 2012, the EPA granted fee waivers for 75 out of 82 FOIA requests from major environmental groups and only denied seven of them, giving green groups a 92 percent success rate.
At the same time, the EPA rejected or ignored 21 out of 26 fee waiver requests from conservative groups. Continue reading
The 100 pages of emails that the White House released on Wednesday, which cover the administration’s crafting of its talking points about the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, do not contain any clear indications of a political cover-up.
But they do indicate that the CIA, FBI, State Department and the White House operate with the same sort of office drudgery as workplaces across America. There are the same cascading CC lists, the guy who insists on formally addressing every email message to “Colleagues” and the incessant looping in of one more person as a decision impends.
The following interactive arranges the emails as a typical inbox, in date order. For the sake of simplicity, every email is included in one inbox instead of separate ones for different people. You can click the “From” or “Thread” bars to sort by those fields instead.
Letters in square brackets indicate that a person’s name was redacted and replaced by a handwritten acronym representing the organization he or she works for.