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Comments on Political and Cultural Events January 25, 2012

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About.We are a non-partisan group that supports a constitutional government as the best form of government. Such a government protects the individual rights and liberties of the citizens it serves. This would be defined as a society governed “by the people, for the people”.


Our belief is that there should be a limited government. This is in direct contradiction to the bloated government we have today which continues to erode the civil liberties of its citizens in a steady and systematical way. This ever expanding behemoth was not what the founding father intended when penning the constitution.

Therefore, it is our belief that we must regain control of government in order to restore our proud republic to the principles of liberty and freedom for all.

It has become our mission to educate the public in matters pertaining to their government and other entities that would infringe on their rights. We feel that a non-violent revolution is necessary. There must be a revolution of knowledge and empowerment that will encourage individuals to commit to defend the liberties and freedoms we have long enjoyed. It is alarming to observe how far our government has deviated from the hopes and dreams of the founding fathers. The time has come for the people of this land to awaken to the reality of what is happening, and what already has been taken from them. We must speak up and demand an immediate return to our constitutional form of government.

We welcome your comments and discussion as we grow as an organization that will make a difference in local and national politics.

ICLEI Agenda 21 the Debate Continues January 15, 2012

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In recent years the terms NGOs, ICLEI, Sustainable Development, stakeholder and Smart Growth have begun to appear with increased frequency in the information we receive as we go about our daily lives.  How is it that these terms which were virtually unheard of a decade ago have achieved such popularity?

The answer to this puzzling question is the United Nations and Agenda 21.  Though much has been written on the subject it was, after a conversation with an acquaintance, that it became apparent that it should once again be revisited. Hopefully telling the truth over and over will be as effective as what is said about repeating a lie.

Agenda 21 is the brainchild of the World Commission on the Environment and Development, more commonly called the Brundtland Commission after the chairman, Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and First Vice-President of Socialist International.  This commission was appointed be the Secretary General of the United Nations in 1983 to look into environmental issues.

The commission’s plans came to fruition in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro when approximately 178 world leaders including President George Bush signed an accord known as Agenda 21. Although never ratified by Congress, this commitment by the United States was further supported by an executive order issued by President Bill Clinton. Additionally, President Clinton appointment a President’s Council on Sustainable Development in 1995 to oversee compliance.

“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.  This is according to the definition provided by the Brundtland Commission.

1995 was also the year that gave birth to the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives or ICLEI.  This entity is now charged with carrying out the goals of Agenda 21. At present time there are in excess of 600 cities and counties in the United States that are due paying members of ICLEI.

Currently presented as an environmentally friendly organization who supports a “comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nation System, Government and Major Groups in every area in which humans impact the environment.” There are those who would disagree with those stated intentions.

When asked Congressman Chuck Fleischmann responded, “ Although “sustainable development” sounds great in theory, in reality I have serious doubts that a top down program developed by UN bureaucrats in Brussels will have American interests at heart.  The UN has repeatedly demonstrated its hostility toward private property, wealth, and free markets, and much of their program appears to conflict with American Constitutional values.

Tom Deweese, of the American Policy Center, writes “Agenda 21 is a threat coming from the United Nations that is invading every city and town in the nation. It leads to control over private property, energy use, water use; it means government will control how hot your shower may be,

how much air conditioning or heat you may use, controls on owning and using your car, controls on food production, controls on population growth, and so much more.

The policy of Agenda 21 comes in many names, such as Sustainable Development, Smart Growth, historic preservation, diversity, open space, heritage areas and comprehensive planning.

It all means locking away land, resources, higher prices, sacrifice and shortages and is based on the age old socialist scheme of redistribution of wealth.

Agenda 21 is being implemented in your community by a hoard of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with private political agendas. They surround your elected officials and pressure them to accept these policies.

The most prominent NGO is called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). More than 600 American cities are paying dues to ICLEI to set up Agenda 21 plans and policies that control your life.”

To read Agenda 21 in its’ entirety go to www.agenda21.com .  To read more about ICLEI go to  www.ICLEI.com .  Tom Deweese  http://americanpolicy.org/

Reid Wants Congress to Leave the Tea Party Extremism Behind January 15, 2012

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On Sunday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, while anticipating the return of Congress to Washington, warned Republicans to leave to leave the Tea Party “extremism” behind and “learn what legislating is all about.”

“I would hope that they understand that everything doesn’t have to be a fight.   Legislation is an art of working together, building consensus and compromise.  And, I hope that the Tea Party doesn’t have the influence in this next year that they had in the previous year.” Reid Opined.

Reid claimed repeatedly that Republicans are engaged in “obstructionism on steroids,” adding that President Obama had “bent over backwards” during the past two and one half years to reach out to Republicans.  He further commented that the President had received a fist instead of a handshake in return.

“I don’t think anyone can or should question our having reached out to Republicans,” Reid said. “We have done everything we could to work with them.  We are going to do that in spite of obstructionism.  We have been able to accomplish a lot of good things in this Congress.”

Reid noted that since last September Democrats in Congress have carried on alone pushing for the President’s jobs bill and insisting on tax-hikes for the wealthy.

“I hope that the Republicans will understand, as they learned in the last week in the last year, that they can’t be lead over the cliff by extremism.” Reid said.

Many Republicans are still seething over President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Protection Financial Bureau.  On Saturday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the move “extra constitutional” and said it demonstrates Obama “doesn’t want to work with both parties. He wants to jam through whatever he’d like to do.”

Reid said. “We have consumers that need protecting.  That’s why it was such a good move by the President.”  He added that he is “confident” the courts will uphold the appointment.

When questioned about a lack of anything being said in reference to a change in the tone in Washington, the Democrat leader responded that his party is about taking care of the middle class and rebuilding America.
 

The Government Want to Control the Internet “Again” January 15, 2012

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The Government Wants to Control the Internet Again

There have been many issues that have raised the ire of activist, but few have compared to the Piracy Act in the House and the Senate Protect IP bill, which are now under consideration.  Both bills attempt to address the theft of intellectual property.

The Protect IP is presently scheduled to go to the floor for a vote on January 24th but at least six conservative senators feel uneasy about the timeline.  As a result they have penned a letter to Senator Harry Reid expressing their concerns.  “We are all in agreement that the online sale of pirated and counterfeit goods imposes a huge cost on the American economy in terms of lost jobs, lost sales, lost innovation and lost income.”  In addition, they also wrote “We also believe however that we need to arrive at the right solution in the right way on this important topic.”

In addition to the above stated issues, the six conservative Senators expressed concern that, “Breeches in cyber-security damaging the integrity of the internet, costly and burdensome litigation and dilution of First Amendment rights,” might occur if the widely contested Protect IP were passed.  They requested that, “the bill be fully debated and amendments not limited,” when it does come to the floor on January 24th.

There has also been tremendous concern over the substance and procedural context of this controversial legislation. Though intended to block piracy, this legislation, according to some opponents, has the potential for economic damage and restrictions on free speech.

This comment was posted by Fight for the Future:

“It’ll give the government new powers to block Americans’ access to websites that corporations don’t like. The bill would criminalize posting all sorts of standard web content — music playing in the background of videos, footage of people dancing, kids playing video games, and posting video of people playing cover songs. This legislation will stifle free speech and innovation, and even threaten popular web services like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.”

What does this mean to you and me as internet users?  It means that the Justice Department

will be able to pursue litigation against any host whose content violates intellectual property laws.  This could lead to the blocking of all Americans from certain sites.  Do you remember what happened in Egypt during the uprising?  The government cut internet service in order to stop communication between protesters.  Could something like that happen here in America? I think we all know the answer to that.

Portions taken from:  fightforthefuture.org.

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