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had done what Bush has done since 9/11, Republicans all over this country
- including cash cows like Rush Limbaugh and Shallow Shawn Hannity - would
be screaming the roof down for his impeachment. What hypocrites.
No doubt these party hacks think this is also a good idea:
Wants to Create Secretive Gov't Agency
Associated Press Writer
Dec 02, 2005
- By creating a federal agency shielded from public scrutiny, some
lawmakers think they can speed the development and testing of new
drugs and vaccines needed to respond to a bioterrorist attack or super-flu
pandemic. The proposed Biomedical Advanced Research and Development
Agency, or BARDA, would be exempt from long-standing open records
and meetings laws that apply to most government departments, according
to legislation approved Oct. 18 by the Senate health committee.
exemptions would streamline the development process, safeguard national
security and protect the proprietary interests of drug companies,
say Republican backers of the bill. The legislation also proposes
giving manufacturers immunity from liability in exchange for their
participation in the public-private effort.
must ensure the federal government acts as a partner with the private
sector, providing the incentives and protections necessary to bring
more and better drugs and vaccines to market faster," Sen. Richard
Burr, R-N.C., said when the Committee on Health, Education, Labor
and Pensions approved the bill.
would provide the funding for development of treatments and vaccines
to protect the United States from natural pandemics as well as chemical,
biological and radiological agents.
is the secrecy and immunity provisions of the legislation that have
alarmed patient rights and open government advocates. The agency would
be exempt from the Freedom of Information and Federal Advisory Committee
acts, both considered crucial for monitoring government accountability.
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Bush hasn't gotten the memo yet:
filings top 2 million in 2005 in race to beat new law
Tribune news services
January 11, 2006
-- The rush of consumers to file bankruptcy before a tough new law
took effect pushed personal filings for 2005 to their highest annual
level on record, more than 2 million, according to new data.
increases in consumer bankruptcy filings occurred in every region,
according to the data released Wednesday by Lundquist Consulting Inc.,
a financial research outfit based in Burlingame, Calif.
2,043,535 new filings last year, up 31.6 percent from 1,552,967 in
2004, meaning that one in every 53 households filed bankruptcy petitions,
according to the company.
law, bringing the most sweeping overhaul of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
in a generation and making it harder to erase debts in bankruptcy,
took effect on Oct. 17.
personal bankruptcy filings jumped in September to the highest on
record. They averaged more than 9,000 a day, up roughly 50 percent
from 2004's average daily volume, during the first two weeks of September.
By contrast, Lundquist analysts noted a sharp drop in the number of
filings since the Oct. 17 deadline.
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JUST SAY NO. STAND UP TO THIS BULL - THIS IS CONDITIONING YOUR CHILD TO
BE LITTLE BETTER THAN CATTLE
TODAY MEANS MANDATORY TOMORROW
Jan 23, 2006
a parent arrives to pick up their child at one of three grade schools
in the Freehold Borough School District, they'll need to look into
a camera that will take a digital image of their iris. That photo
will establish positive identification to gain entrance into the school.
for the project, more than $369,000, was made possibly by a school
safety grant through the National Institute of Justice, a research
branch of the U.S.
Department of Justice. "The idea is to improve school safety
for the children," said Phil Meara, superintendent, Freehold
Borough School District, on Monday. "We had a swipe-card system
that operated the doors, but the technology was obsolete."
of the iris technology began in October. The system is now operational
after two months of testing. The Teacher-Parent Authorization Security
System (T-PASS), a software application developed by Eyemetric Identity
Systems, was installed on the front office computers at each of the
software engineers about nine months to develop the platform. Two
technicians were hired by the school board to provide IT support for
maintenance and updates to the platform. School participation in the
18-month study is voluntary.
who have children that attend any of the three schools in the district,
teachers who instruct students attending classes at the locations,
and staff employees are assigned access rights. Each child can have
up to four adults approved in the system.
provides entry-access controls, visitor management and the capability
to scan a driver's license from 50 states and automatically import
the information into the database. "The file size created when
the camera takes a picture of the iris to match it against records
in the database is about 512 kilobytes," said Raymond Bolling,
co-founder of Eyemetric Identity Systems, a spin-off of New Jersey
Business Systems Inc., which specialized in biometrics identification.
takes a digital photograph of the iris, the color portion of the eye,
each time a parent, teach or administrative and school employee gains
access to the school. "The algorithm can map out up to 242 unique
points in the iris," Bolling said. "A good fingerprint patch
is anywhere from seven to 22 points."
for iris scanning are licensed through a LG Electronics from Iridian
Technologies Inc. The software keeps a log and digital record or any
visitor entering the school, which replaces a four-column paper spreadsheet.
biometric revenues are projected to grow from $2.1 billion in 2006
to $5.7 billion in 2010, which includes iris scanning, according International
Biometric Group. Iris scanning is emerging, albeit slowly. The research
firm said iris recognition revenues are estimated to exceed $250 million
developed and deployed the iris recognition system using IrisAccess
iris recognition cameras and software from LG Electronics, and Tailgate
Detection Alarm Recording (T-DAR) anti-tailgating system from Newton
Security. The hardware supporting the application is Hewlett-Packard
& Co.'s ProLiant DL140 servers, along with HP dx5150 desktop PCs
with Advanced Micro Device (AMD) processor, and Access Point for wireless
networking from ProCurve Networking.
didn't like my 'Slap the King - Expect to Die' column. She sent her opinion
of me out to a huge mailing list:
say Devvy should try to find another country if she finds this one
so intolerable! I don't know who she is, but I suppose she is a fan
of Michael Moore. I found the article disgusting to say the least."
never wonder. A fan of Michael Moore? Well, we all need a good laugh!
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great American I know:
Jan 31, 2006
to the above and beyond efforts of Nevada Eagle Forum headed by Janine
Hansen acting on blind faith the "SECURE AMERICA NOW TOUR"
came to Reno Nevada on January 21, 2006. Angela "Bay" Buchanan
spoke to a packed room at the Peppermill Hotel Casino. She gave a
dynamic presentation of the illegal immigration crisis in America.
Her presentation of the relevant facts and the behind the scenes activities
of our elected representatives is both inspiring and maddening. Bay
is an expert on this issue working with Senator Tom Tancredo R-Colorado,
founder of Team America Political Action Committee. This is a presentation
that every proud American citizen needs to be aware of, see and understand.
presentation is now available on VHS or DVD and needs immediate distribution
to Americans conscious of America's heritage. It has been produced
for personal or group viewing and with appropriate color bars and
delay for broadcast on public access television stations. Congressional
deadlines for action on this issue are only weeks away and it will
only be with your help that this valuable insight into the immigration
problem can get into the hearts and minds of concerned Americans.
Eagle Forum and Janine Hansen went to great expense to make this event
possible and needs to recover.
donation of $25 or more you will be sent a copy of this production
(specify VHS or DVD).
you donate, email your shipping address to email@example.com
or call Dennis at 530-993-4472 so that your video can be sent out
your donations to Nevada Families/Eagle Forum, 186 Ryndon, Unit 12,
Elko, Nevada 89801 or you can donate on line with credit card or electronic
Nevada Families Education Foundation Donation Page
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event is extremely time sensitive and your support is needed now.
Thank You for your participation in America
forward this far and wide, time is of the essence.
Dennis Grover, American
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But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time
when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political,
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the Fed Up To With the Money Supply?
past two days, December 21st - when our first Hindenburg Omen (of whatever
cluster is coming) - and Thursday December 22nd, the Federal Reserve has
conducted one of the largest two-day Repo injections of money into the
system since back in September 2001. On Wednesday they added $18.0 billion
in reserves and on Thursday they added another $20.0 billion. Is this
a coincidence, coming right as we get another Hindenburg Omen? Probably
not. Is something high-risk going on behind the scenes here? Let's review
some facts at the Fed. On November 10th, 2005, shortly after appointing
Bernanke to replace Greenbackspan, the Fed mysteriously announced with
little comment and no palatable justification that they will hide M-3
effective March 2006. M-3 has been the main staple of money supply measurement
and transparent disclosure since the Fed was founded back in 1913. It
is the key monetary aggregate that includes Fed Repo transactions, that
mechanism whereby the Fed increases reserves. The date when M-3 will start
being hidden also happens to be the exact month that Iran will declare
economic war against the U.S. Dollar by trading its oil in Petro-Euros
on its new bourse. But there is more. The Federal Reserve currently has
three vacancies within the 19 top Regional Bank and Board of Governor
spots. Why? Part of ongoing wholesale resignations.
is from the Philly Fed. Fed President and Open Market Committee member
Anthony Santomero has announced his resignation after only a brief year
and a half tenure. Very unusual. Hey, Fed Presidents are treated like
gods. They have enormous power, prestige, and presence. Why quit? He is
far from alone. Over the past few years no less than six Federal Reserve
Regional Bank Presidents have resigned. This is highly unusual.
impact is that we are about to have a largely inexperienced batch of individuals
conducting monetary policy in the United States. So of course, the first
thing they will do is hide the key money figures. Two positions for the
Board of Governors (there are 7)have been open for quite a while. Plus
six of the 12 Regional Head spots have turned over during the past few
If a substantial
amount of oil transactions will suddenly be conducted in Euros instead
of Dollars, this should put pressure on the Dollar as folks exchange Dollars
for Euros, jeopardizing the Dollar's status as the world's reserve currency,
making it more difficult to print all the dollars the Fed wants to without
driving the Dollar into the ground. Iraq threatened to do what Iran has
threatened to do just before we went in looking for weapons of mass disappearance.
If the Dollar tanks, Treasuries might not be far behind. If Treasuries
tank, kiss the Housing-driven boom goodbye. Could the Master Planners
be hiding M-3 because they anticipate they may have to monetize the Federal
debt, buy our own Treasury Bonds during the coming economic attack against
the Dollar? That would require a ton of new fresh money creation - too
much to disclose. Could it be some folks at the top of the Fed do not
have the stomach to be part of what is about to go down?
M-3 has a
direct but lagging impact on financial markets. Look at the chart at the
top of the prior page. Whenever M-3 rises, the Dow Industrials rise. Whenever
M-3 is flat or declines, the Dow Industrials decline. The Dow Industrials
are a bellwether for the economy. If we can monitor M-3, we can better
monitor the future path of equities and the economy. It is wrong for the
Fed to stop its disclosure for this very reason. Investors need to know
in a free market economy, because M-3 infusion is centrally planned intervention
into a free market system. Investors need to know when the Master Planners
have decided to intervene. Our buy/sell signals were designed to pick
up the scent of Master Planner intervention by analyzing supply and demand
forces underlying the markets. So with or without a fully disclosed M-3,
we will be able to continue to identify coming multi-week trends.
So what about
M-3 the past week? The latest figures show that on a seasonally adjusted
basis, M-3 rose 27.3 billion last week, a 14.0 percent annualized clip,
and is up $76 billion over the past month, a 9.8 percent growth rate.
But those are the massaged numbers. For the raw figures, fasten your seat
belt. Are you ready? M-3 was increased $58.7 billion last week (that does
not include the huge Repo infusions noted above), a 30.0 percent annualized
rate of growth. For the past two week, the Fed added $93.5 billion to
the money supply, a 24.0 percent annual clip. Over the past 6 weeks it
is up $192.9 billion, a 16.7 percent Banana Republic hyperinflationary
pace. This is nuts, folks - unless there is an incredible risk out there
we are not being told about. That is a lot of money for the Plunge Protection
Team's arsenal to buy markets - stocks, bonds, currencies, whatever. This
level of irresponsible money supply growth makes shorting markets hazardous,
yet at the same time says markets are at huge risk of declining. Maybe
M-3 growth doesn't stop the decline this time. Should be a fascinating
storm in 2006.
rise in Gold catalogued 74 points over about a month, a 16 percent rally
from precisely the day the Fed announced it would hide M-3 from taxpayers
and citizens of this great nation. That is no coincidence. Gold sees hyperinflation,
monetization of debt, and intervention into free markets. Gold is telling
us it expects Ben Bernanke to be an inflationist.
Dr. McHugh's interview with CBS radio at WWJ 950 AM on December 30th,
2005. You can access this station through the internet by clicking on
www.wwj.com . Jayne Bowers presents Dr. McHugh's views on the Fed's decision
to drop M-3, the Plunge Protection Team, and new Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke.
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death on the Eastern Shore
Rogue vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers have been responsible for
a string of deadly accidents on the Eastern Shore. Two people were killed
and two injured when this Ford Escort driven by a Hispanic farm worker
ran a stop sign Oct. 1 in Accomack County. VIRGINIA STATE POLICE PHOTOS
By BILL BURKE
Escort was racing north on rural Seaside Road, its occupants headed home
from a wedding, when it ran a stop sign at 55 mph.
of a Ford F-150 traveling east through the intersection never saw the
Escort, police said.
crash killed the driver of the Escort, Rene Leyva-Perez, and 4-year-old
Daniel Salazar, who was in the back seat. Daniels pregnant mother,
Marina Salazar, and the driver of the pickup were injured.
arrived, they discovered that Leyva-Perez had no auto insurance or drivers
license only a laminated ID card issued by the tomato-packing plant
where he worked and that the car was registered to a woman in Chesapeake
and had Michigan plates.
The 13 fatal
accidents involving Hispanic workers on the Eastern Shore since 2002 have
killed 18 people. In all but two incidents, the car that caused the accident
had out-of-state plates.
Intoxicated migrant worker hit and killed while walking illegally on U.S.
13 at night. Plates: South Carolina.
Car runs off road and strikes trees and pole, killing three. Plates: Tennessee.
Nov. 4, 2002
Driver killed when he runs into ditch, loses control and car overturns.
Feb. 3, 2003
Head-on collision kills two when driver blacks out and crosses median.
Driver killed when vehicle runs off road and overturns. Plates: Florida.
Car with three occupants overturns, killing one; driver flees. Plates:
Oct. 9, 2003
U.S. 13 (Business):
Driver killed when he loses control of car, strikes tree then utility
pole. Plates: Tennessee.
Nov. 2, 2003
Driver killed when car runs off road at high speed and flips end-over-end
five times. Plates: Tennessee.
Head-on collision involving two cars with migrant workers; driver of one
dies the next day in Charlotte, N.C. Plates: North Carolina.
A head-on collision killed Debbie Thomas, above, a mother of three. Plates:
May 10, 2004
Driver and passenger killed when they are thrown from one car and struck
by two others. Plates: Texas.
Driver killed when he loses control of vehicle and it overturns. Plates:
Oct. 1, 2005
of Va. 180 and Va. 600: Driver and child passenger killed when car runs
stop sign and is broadsided by a pickup. Plates: Michigan.
In the Escorts
wreckage, they found empty cans of Modelo Especial acclaimed in
Mexico as the elite of beers.
collision nine days ago, on an unlit stretch of Accomack County blacktop,
is the latest example of a deadly trend:
more than 90 people have been injured and 18 killed on the Eastern Shore
in accidents involving Hispanic workers driving rogue vehicles.
represent about one-fourth of the 71 highway deaths on the Eastern Shore
in that period, even though the year-round Hispanic population makes up
only 5 percent of the regions 51,000 residents. Those numbers swell
during tomato-picking season, from July through early November, when most
of the fatalities occurred.
like the one on Oct. 1 have helped make the 77-mile stretch of U.S. 13
from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to the Maryland state line one of
the most treacherous highways in Virginia. In 2003, the fatality rate
deaths per miles driven on that span of U.S. 13 was more
than four times the rates on Interstates 64, 81 and 95 in Virginia.
In all but
three of the fatal accidents in which Hispanics were at the wheel, the
drivers had no insurance. In most cases, the vehicles had no inspection
stickers, the drivers carried no license and alcohol was a factor. The
vast majority of the victims in the fatalities were Hispanic.
of State Police auto accident reports for 2002 through 2004 on the Eastern
Shore also revealed that of the 179 accidents involving Hispanic laborers:
of the drivers had no auto insurance more than four times the national
rate for uninsured motorists.
of the vehicles driven by migrants and other laborers were registered
to other drivers.
percent of the vehicles had out-of-state tags most of them from
of injuries per accident was about 50 percent higher than the statewide
patrolling U.S. 13, a busy artery connecting Hampton Roads to the populous
Northeast, are frustrated by the pattern of lawlessness and mayhem.
Only 10 troopers
are assigned to the highways that crisscross the Eastern Shores
263 square miles and on some shifts there is only one trooper on
duty for each of the Shores two counties. First Sgt. J.P. Koushel,
who oversees the Shores troopers, said his unit is tremendously
understaffed and that he has requested additional manpower.
now were just running from call to call, Koushel said. We
cant even be pro active anymore.
most of the vehicles involved in accidents that kill and injure fail to
meet Virginia highway safety standards. He called it a mockery
of the states vehicle registration law.
The state of Tennessee appears to be an enabler for many of the illegal
Up and down
the Eastern Shore, in the work camps and housing complexes where migrants
and year-round laborers live, Tennessee plates abound. Eastern Shore law
enforcers suspect there is a flourishing black market for Tennessee tags.
been speculation of a mail-order operation, but postmasters say they cannot
discuss the nature of their mail. Officials for the State Police Bureau
of Criminal Investigation would not say if they are looking into the Tennessee
titling and registration regulations are among the most lax in the nation.
Several migrants interviewed recently said they got Tennessee tags because
they were turned down by Virginias Department of Motor Vehicles.
does not require identification or proof of insurance when a vehicle is
titled and plates are issued, as long as the motorist pays cash. Most
states require identification or proof of insurance; Virginia requires
state Sen. Bill Ketron said his states legislature has failed to
close the loophole because of pressure from the powerful auto insurance
industry, which he says wants to be able to cherry-pick who they
sell to, rather than being forced to insure high-risk drivers. He
plans to introduce a bill during the next legislative session, which begins
in January, that would toughen titling and registration requirements.
also has come to the attention of Virginias Migrant and Seasonal
Farm Workers Advisory Board. The Tennessee license plate matter is a
political hot potato, said Kenneth E. Annis of Exmore, chairman
of the 15-member board.
that it will be addressed at the boards next meeting. The board,
which meets four times a year, can recommend changes to the governor or
the General Assembly.
with significant Hispanic populations, such as Rockingham County in Virginias
Shenandoah Valley and the Greensboro/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina,
have not seen significant numbers of cars with Tennessee tags, say law
enforcement officials there.
But on the
Eastern Shore, Somebody is making it very easy for these drivers
to get Tennessee tags, Annis said. Its all very fishy.
In the 13 fatal accidents since 2002 involving Hispanic workers, six vehicles
bore Tennessee tags.
Many of the
Tennessee plates on the Shore were issued in Union County, in the eastern
part of the state near the Virginia border about a nine-hour drive
from the Shore.
county clerk for Union County, said Tennessee officials are aware of the
problem. Houston said his office sees quite a few Hispanics
registering vehicles, and I think the numbers increasing.
topic of migrants titling vehicles came up at a recent meeting of Tennessee
clerks, Houston said, One of the other clerks said, 'Lord, were
overrun with them.
Migrant population swells
Each year, tomato pickers follow the jobs north from Florida and Georgia
to Virginias Eastern Shore by the thousands.
the Hispanic population on the Shore swells from fewer than 3,000
those who live there year-round to about 7,000. The seasonal migrants
stay until late October, sometimes into November, then head south.
years, more workers have stuck around when the growing season ended. The
number of Eastern Shore laborers who stayed behind and became full-time
residents jumped from 177 in 1980 to 2,516 in 2000, according to the U.S.
long growing season, the Shore has become one of the nations garden
spots for tomatoes, which are now its biggest cash crop. Virginia ranks
third in the nation in tomato production, behind Florida and California.
Virginias annual crop is valued at $60 million 95 percent
of it grown on the Shore.
must be picked by hand, a labor-intensive and often sweltering task. The
migrants from Mexico and Central America bring a willingness and the skills
that local laborers generally lack, said Jim Belote, agricultural extension
agent for Accomack County.
guys are incredible athletes, he said. Youll see one
worker toss a basket of tomatoes to a guy on a truck like a football player
completing a pass, and then the first guy is filling another basket.
also very conscientious. They live in what we would consider impoverished
conditions so they can send most of their salary to relatives back home.
are indispensable to the large commercial tomato growers that dominate
the industry on the Shore. Jay Taylor, president of Florida-based Taylor
& Fulton Inc., one of the Eastern Shores largest growers, said
his company hires between 650 and 750 migrants to pick tomatoes and 150
more to package them during the height of the season at its Mappsville
who ministers to migrants on the Eastern Shore for the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Richmond, said most Hispanics on the Shore are law-abiding
and hard working. Some are professionals, and there are two Hispanic doctors,
said migrants have been victimized by fly-by-night entrepreneurs who promise
to get them immigration documents, then disappear with their cash. He
said he knows it is difficult for many migrants to obtain drivers
licenses and vehicle registrations, which can lead them to seek Tennessee
Most of the
laborers live in Accomack County housing complexes, motels and mobile
home parks, some in squalid conditions. Two of the largest trailer parks
are named Dreamland 1 and Dreamland 2.
a resident of Dreamland 1 and a Mexican immigrant, said weekend parties
are a way of letting off steam after a hot week in the fields.
In 2003 and
2004, 128 of the 395 people arrested on DUI charges on the Shore
32.4 percent were Hispanic. Steve Hearn, who heads the Shores
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program, said the courts are sending increasing
numbers of Hispanics through the program, and he has begun conducting
classes in Spanish on videotape and using a Spanish-speaking interpreter
for alcohol-awareness sessions.
The mix of
alcohol, unsafe vehicles and inexperienced drivers has bred carnage along
the back roads that connect farm fields to the hamlets on the Shore. Those
roads eventually lead to U.S. 13, which bisects the long, narrow peninsula.
occur, it is not uncommon for Hispanic drivers often intoxicated
and unlicensed to flee before troopers arrive. According to State
Police records, about a third of accidents involving migrant workers are
what happened on Aug. 29, 2002. The driver of a 1990 Dodge van apparently
lost control on Va. 178 near Belle Haven. The van veered off the road
and struck several trees, then a utility pole.
seven people in the van, and three of them all migrant laborers
died. Two passengers fled before police arrived. The car was registered
to Guadalupe Ramirez in Unicoi County, Tenn.
leave a curious paper trail. On Nov. 4, 2002, a 1986 Nissan Sentra overturned
on Va. 609 in Accomack County, killing the driver, Jesus Antonio Lopez.
intoxicated, according to police. The car he was driving bore Tennessee
plates and was registered to Michael Jones of 620 Pinewood Drive in Virginia
recently in Virginia Beach, said he owned an 86 Sentra when he lived
at that address but that he had since moved and given the car to a friend
in Northampton County. Jones said the friend later sold the car.
the car had been registered in his name in Tennessee, Jones speculated
that someone had found papers with his personal information in the car
and used them to get the Tennessee tags.
kind of scary to think that can happen, he said.
on Dec. 20, 2003, involved all of the volatile ingredients: two cars carrying
laborers, each bearing out-of-state tags, crashed head-on. Investigators
said both drivers had been drinking.
Munoz, a poultry worker, was headed south on U.S. 13 in a 1985 Chevrolet
Camaro with North Carolina plates when he lost control, crossed the median
and struck an oncoming Ford Escort, according to a police report.
arrived, no one was in the drivers seat of the badly crumpled Escort,
which had Tennessee plates. An ambulance transported Munoz to a hospital
in Salisbury, Md.
A few days
later, police discovered what happened to the driver of the Escort, Israel
Gomez Sanchez. Friends of Gomez Sanchez following in another car had pulled
him from the wreckage, placed him in their car and set out on an eight-hour
drive to Charlotte, N.C., where Gomez Sanchez had relatives.
injured mans family called an ambulance. According to the medical
examiners report, Gomez Sanchez died at a Charlotte hospital, nearly
14 hours after the accident.
County prosecutors initially planned to charge Munoz with manslaughter,
but decided it would be difficult to convict him because Gomez Sanchez
may have lived had he received prompt medical attention.
Koushel said migrants often cannot be conclusively identified when theyre
stopped for a violation or involved in an accident. Many, he said, are
illegal aliens who carry fake or invalid drivers licenses. Because
of that, he said, many fail to show up in court.
almost like writing a ticket to a ghost, Koushel said.
when theres an accident involving a fatality or serious injury,
we dont even know what embassy to contact, he said.
three months into the harvest season, and State Police recently have seen
the effects of the migrant influx. So has Sentara Norfolk Generals
air ambulance, the Nightingale.
regularly flies to the Eastern Shore to ferry badly injured accident survivors
to the Norfolk hospital. On the evening of Sept. 17, the Nightingale made
two trips to the Shore to retrieve victims from accidents on U.S. 13.
In the first
crash, a man suffered a broken neck when the Hyundai he was riding in
pulled out into the path of a State Police special investigator. The Hyundais
driver, a Hispanic worker, had a blood-alcohol content more than double
the legal limit for driving.
In the second
accident, a migrant worker was seriously hurt while walking intoxicated
along U.S. 13 just one mile from the earlier accident. The van that struck
him stopped, and the driver stepped out briefly before speeding off. Witnesses
identified the driver as Hispanic.
later, the Nightingale was again summoned to the Eastern Shore, to pick
up pregnant Marina Salazar, injured in the crash on Seaside Road.
County Road near Parksley, state Trooper Casey Lewis watched a Toyota
Camry pull compliantly off the road at dusk. The cars left tail
light was burned out. The license plate would have led a casual observer
to conclude that the driver was from Tennessee, but Lewis knew better.
gotten this guy before, she said, grabbing a long black flashlight,
securing a troopers hat over her hair and stepping out of the patrol
driver accompanied Lewis back to her cruiser and pulled out his wallet.
It contained a North Carolina ID card that said he was Jose Luis Montes,
a field worker from Mexico. But he had no drivers license.
On the floor
of the passengers side of the Camry sat a brown paper bag containing
a six-pack of beer bottles. Five were empty.
It was not
Montes lucky night. He was only about 200 feet from the entrance
to Dreamland 2, where he lives. Lewis cited him for driving without an
operators permit, an open-container violation and driving with defective
A few minutes
later, Parksley Police Chief Tommy Carpenter pulled up and removed the
Tennessee plates with a power screwdriver.
take them back and destroy them, Lewis said. That way they
wont get recycled on the Shore.
evening, Lewis was one of more than a half-dozen officers who set up a
DUI checkpoint in front of a funeral home on Parksley Road, a two-lane
stretch of rural blacktop. State Police operate checkpoints once or twice
a month. This time, in order to muster enough manpower, they had to recruit
local sheriffs deputies.
to just before 4 a.m., the officers stopped cars, vans and pickups in
the sulfurous haze of orange roadside flares, waving suspected violators
into the funeral home parking lot. It was a busy night. At one point,
eight vehicles were parked at odd angles as officers interviewed their
a.m., an officer flagged a Nissan pickup with Alabama tags and a black
crouching tiger painted on the drivers-side door. Two Hispanic men
wearing white T-shirts got out. The driver had no license or ID.
The men became
agitated as they milled around. When a tow truck arrived to haul away
the pickup, one of the men began shouting Discrimination! Discrimination!
As the wrecker
pulled away with the pickup aboard, one man flung himself on the flatbed
tow truck and tried to roll under his confiscated pickup.
on down off there, amigo, one of the officers ordered.
little rest on this night for Randy Miller, owner of Randys Service
Center in Parksley. He drives a red tow truck with 23½ HOUR
SERVICE emblazoned on the drivers door.
half-hour is when I sleep, Miller deadpanned as he loaded up for
his fifth trip of the night.
he maintains a small used-car lot made up mostly of aging vehicles that
were never claimed for the $125 towing fee. They often are sold to other
farm laborers, police said, thus making their way back onto the highways
many of them sporting Tennessee plates.
leaves people dealing with its aftermath. Georgie Smith is one of them.
daughter, Debbie Thomas, was killed in a Christmas Eve 2003 accident on
U.S. 13, Smith was left to raise three grandchildren. Six generations
now live in the same two-story house in Painter.
Smith recalls, people came by the house not to celebrate the holiday but
to offer condolences. Her grandchildren received the gifts from their
mom unwrapped, in a cardboard box.
been on her way home that night to wrap the presents. She was less than
a mile from her house in Nelsonia when her Nissan Sentra was hit head-on
by a Geo Storm with Tennessee plates traveling the wrong way.
tore the shoes from Thomas feet. She later died at the hospital.
Her daughter, Marquita, suffered only minor injuries thanks to
a last-second maneuver by Thomas. State Police said she turned the wheel
to the right just before impact, taking the brunt of the collision on
the drivers side and probably saving Marquitas life.
of the other car, Narciso Garcia-Jimenez, was seriously hurt. He was air-lifted
unconscious to Sentara Norfolk General, where State Police told hospital
officials that they planned to obtain a warrant, charging him with manslaughter.
when a nurse went to Garcia-Jimenezs room, the bed was empty
except for a dangling intravenous line. He remains a fugitive.
worked at one of the sprawling poultry plants in Accomack County. The
Geo Storm he was driving was uninsured, had no inspection sticker and
was registered to another person at P.O. Box 87, Newport, Tenn.
an address that frequently shows up on registration papers carried by
migrants, State Police said.
the driver of the car that struck her daughters had been killed
in the crash. When told he had survived and had never been arrested, Smith
said she felt angry, bitter and sad, all at once.
not surprised. Not long ago, a man crashed a car near the family home
on narrow, poorly lit Shell Bridge Road.
arrived, they found the car smashed against a tree. The driver was gone.
So were the license plates.
David Gulliver contributed to this report.
Burke at (757) 446-2589 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of Uninsured Motorists - You NEED to read this one:
active American on the issue of the abuse of child protection services:
It has come
to our attention that there is a Class Action Law Suit being prepared,
to be filed in the Federal Court in Louisiana.
for this suit is that the entire structure of the Child Protective Services
is Unconstitutional because no person has the inherent right to remove
children from their parents. Since no one has that right the authority
to grant that right is way beyond the ability of the people of any State
to grant to anyone.
If you have
had a problem with the Child Protection Services, or, if you know of someone
who has, or, if you just feel their actions are wrong, and would like
to be a part of the class action law suit send an e-mail to us, Constitutional
Concepts Foundation, and we will see that it gets to the attorneys who
are preparing the case.
that any e-mails be less than 200 words, and that they contain not only
the details of the situation, but specific dates, places, and especially
the names of the Social Workers and their bosses who were involved.
Concepts Foundation wants to make it very clear so that everyone understands
that we not only concur in this action, but we have offered financial
assistance to this Class Action Law Suit because we are convinced that
the Child Protection Services is a major violation of the unalienable
rights of We, the People.
abhor the abuse of the prisoners in the Iraqi jail, we feel this is far
more serious. This is a major abuse of the power of the government against
Judge Rules Illinois
Child Protection Services Operating in an Unconstitutional Manner
Judge, Rebecca Pallmeyer, U. S. District Judge for Illinois, found
that the tactics of the Illinois DCFS were unconstitutional because
they were threatening the removal of the children unless the parents
bowed to every whim of the State.
referred to the practice as "Coercion", but it is blatant
extortion -- which is a felony, and needs to be treated as such, with
charges being brought against those responsible. All of the Social
Workers who have used such tactics need to be prosecuted to the fullest
extent of the law, for their actions, and the bosses need to join
information on this lawsuit, see: http://www.constitutionalconcepts.org/classaction.htm
Action Law Suit
Concepts Foundation is aware of, and a party to, a Class Action Law
Suit now being assembled in New Orleans, Louisiana
of the suite is to end the unconstitutional activities that are being
conducted by the various Child Protection Agencies in the several
States, and to put a stop to any attempt by the Federal Government
to provide funds for such unconstitutional actions
Concepts Foundation is concerned about the health and welfare of the
children, but feels, that like most government programs, this is wrong
headed and backwards.
actions of the people who claim to be protecting the children are
creating a greater abuse than what the children may have just suffered.
to think that by taking the children away from their loving family,
their comfortable surroundings, their toys, school, bed, clothes,
and other "stuff" they are doing the child a favor is beyond
child is abused, then the abuser needs to be removed, not the child.
The problem with that line of thought is that the States can't earn
the $4,000 per child they take if they take the abuser.
not about protecting the children -- It's all about money.
direct all comments to: email@example.com
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Threats to Take Children Ruled Illegal
Casillas and Matt O'Connor
Chicago Tribune Staff Reporters
Published March 15, 2005
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December 26, 2005
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it available to as many people as possible, on the Internet. I still
have a fair supply of the regular book available but that supply is
rapidly dwindling and I do not intend to publish a fourth printing.
please, when you go on my primary website homepage (above) click on
my secondary website americandeception.com for free downloads of:
Cox and Reece Committee Congressional Hearings related to the Investigation
of the Tax Exempt Foundations, 1954 ( incredible sworn testimony regarding
treason on all fronts) Copies of these records of the hearings were
scooped up by the foundations in order to keep this information from
the American people.
late Maureen Heaton's manuscript of "The Impossible Dream"
which has never been widely disseminated. Heaton was a first-class
patriot who spent every day of her life for at least forty years researching
the development of the Soviet system of management which was piloted
first in California, aka PPBS, and is now being used by every governmental
agency at every level for total control of the citizenry.
important Don Bell Reports.
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January 9, 2006
War is an unconstitutional, unjustifiable conflict devouring innocent
lives and abetting the growth of an increasingly lawless leviathan
state. It must be ended -- now. [Click here to send online letter
to Congress, "Bring Our Soldiers Home From Iraq -- Now!"]
Matthew Holley, born in Idaho and raised in Chula Vista, California,
was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq on November 15. A three-time
AAU Karate champion and accomplished artist, Holley followed in his
father's footsteps by enlisting in the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne.
"It made me very proud that he actually wanted to be like his
dad," recalled Holley's father, John, at the young soldier's
December 2 funeral.
got engaged shortly before leaving for Iraq. In a letter to his parents
just days before he was killed, he asked them to send him some crayons
so he could teach Iraqi children how to draw. "No one will ever
be able to know the extent to which [Matthew's] talents could have
gone," observes his mother, Stacey, who also served in the military.
and Stacey are understandably proud of their gifted, kind-hearted,
patriotic son. And, understandably, they were just as upset when his
lifeless body was shipped home in the belly of a commercial jetliner.
As with the mortal remains of more than 2,100 other American servicemen
killed in Iraq, the body of Matthew Holley was transported to Dover
Air Force Base in Delaware, then sent as freight to San Diego's Lindbergh
Field. Matthew's parents were outraged at the thought that the body
of their only child was stuffed into a cargo hold like so much baggage.
someone dies in combat," observed John Holley, "[military
officials] need to give them due respect for [the] sacrifice they
made." Armed with knowledge of military protocol, and with the
assistance of Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), the Holleys were able
to arrange a suitable reception. But they are aware that most families
who experience similar losses aren't as fortunate.
John Donaldson, a member of Idaho's 116th Brigade Fighting Team, came
home alive from Iraq, but both of his legs were claimed by an Improvised
Explosive Device (IED). After months of convalescence at Walter Reed
Hospital, Donaldson was greeted at the Boise airport by a small contingent
of veterans from his Emmett-based National Guard unit. The welcome
was organized by fellow guardsman Thomas Butler, whose leg and calf
were also injured in an IED attack.
an earlier enlistment in the Marines, Butler -- who joined the Guard
following the 9/11 attacks -- served in the 1991 Gulf War, and he
came home to an exultant welcome. "I'm 41 years old," Butler
explained. "I want to see the younger guys get what I got [when
I came home 15 years ago]," he told the Idaho Statesman.
Stacey and John Donaldson are just two of many thousands of young
Americans who have been killed or incapacitated in the ongoing Iraq
war. Each combat death represents a world that has been brought to
an end, a unique voice that has been stilled, a set of parents that
has been deprived of a son or daughter, and often a family left without
a father or mother. And every American soldier left sightless, crippled,
lobotomized, or permanently disfigured from combat injuries experiences
a life-altering loss.
Vol II of
my One for the Road series should be ready to ship by the 15th. We need
to reach out to everyone with the truth. If you don't know about this
project, please see: http://www.devvy.com/one_for_the_road.html
- the menu of columns is at the bottom of the page.
free to burn copies of these CDs and give them to friends, family, business
associates. Everyone has a hot button. If you know someone who is hot
about taxation, give them Vol II, Disk 3 and ask them to please listen
to the segment on how their taxes are funding Russian political parties.
That should get their pipes smokin! Most Americans don't become activists
until they become victims of the system or you touch their pocketbook.
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Who the hell does Condi Rice think she is, or better yet, since she supposedly
follows the direction of Bush - has he proclaimed himself King? Who are
we to threaten any country who chooses to boycott another with "serious
political consequences"? While this appears to be an inter government
squabble over in Norway, it is not the business of our government to make
these types of threats. Is it any wonder half the world considers America
a bully instead of a nation wishing good will for all?
Norway over Israel boycott
after boycott support
Aftenposten Thursday, 12 January 2006
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Norway with "serious
political consequences" after Finance Minister and Socialist Left
Party leader Kristin Halvorsen admitted to supporting a boycott of Israeli
goods. The reaction was reportedly given to the Norwegian embassy in Washington
and it was made clear that the statements came from the top level of the
US State Department, newspaper VG reports.
that two classified reports promised a "tougher climate" between
the USA and Norway if Halvorsen's remarks represented the foreign policy
of the new red-green alliance of the Labor, Socialist Left and Center
parties.Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre,
responded immediately with written explanations to both Israel and the
USA, clarifying the government's stance, while Halvorsen distanced her
party's policy from that of the government's.
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Thought They Were Free
no one seemed to notice was the ever widening gap between the government
and the people. And it became always wider.....the whole process of
its coming into being, was above all diverting, it provided an excuse
not to think....for people who did not want to think anyway gave us
some dreadful, fundamental things to think about.....and kept us so
busy with continuous changes and 'crises' and so fascinated.....by
the machinations of the 'national enemies,' without and within, that
we had no time to think about these dreadful things that were growing,
little by little, all around us.....
step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion,
'regretted,' that unless one understood what the whole thing was in
principle, what all these 'little measures'.....must some day lead
to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in
his field sees the corn growing.....Each act is worse than the last,
but only a little worse. You wait for the next and the next.
wait for one great shocking occasion, thinking that others, when such
a shock comes, will join you in resisting somehow. You don't want
to act, or even talk, alone.....you don't want to 'go out of your
way to make trouble.' But the one great shocking occasion, when tens
or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes.
the difficulty. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring,
the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts,
the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed
because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms,
is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people
who hate and fear do not even know it themselves, when everyone is
transformed, no one is transformed.
have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a
year ago, things your father.....could never have imagined."
Mayer, They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press, 1955)
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Surveillance and the Patriot Act.-Congressman Ron Paul
that the National Security Agency has conducted broad surveillance of
American citizens' emails and phone calls raise serious questions about
the proper role of government in a free society. This is an important
and healthy debate, one that too often goes ignored by Congress.
about the misnamed Patriot Act are having an impact, as the Senate last
week refused to reauthorize the bill for several years. Instead Congress
will be back in Washington next month to consider many of the Act's most
most governments, including our own, cannot resist the temptation to spy
on their citizens when it suits government purposes. But America is supposed
to be different. We have a mechanism called the Constitution that is supposed
to place limits on the power of the federal government. Why does the Constitution
have an enumerated powers clause, if the government can do things wildly
beyond those powers-- such as establish a domestic spying program? Why
have a 4th Amendment, if it does not prohibit government from eavesdropping
on phone calls without telling anyone?
that September 11 th changed everything, that new government powers like
the Patriot Act are necessary to thwart terrorism. But these are not the
most dangerous times in American history, despite the self-flattery of
our politicians and media. This is a nation that expelled the British,
saw the White House burned to the ground in 1814, fought two world wars,
and faced down the Soviet Union. September 11th does not justify ignoring
the Constitution by creating broad new federal police powers. The rule
of law is worthless if we ignore it whenever crises occur.
assures us that domestic surveillance is done to protect us. But the crucial
point is this: Government assurances are not good enough in a free society.
The overwhelming burden must always be placed on government to justify
any new encroachment on our liberty. Now that the emotions of September
11th have cooled, the American people are less willing to blindly accept
terrorism as an excuse for expanding federal surveillance powers. Conservatives
who support the Bush administration should remember that powers we give
government today will not go away when future administrations take office.
last week complained that the Patriot Act is misunderstood. But it's not
the American public's fault nobody knows exactly what the Patriot Act
does. The Act contains over 500 pages of detailed legalese, the full text
of which was neither read nor made available to Congress in a reasonable
time before it was voted on- which by itself should have convinced members
to vote against it. Many of the surveillance powers authorized in the
Act are not clearly defined and have not yet been tested. When they are
tested, court challenges are sure to follow. It is precisely because we
cannot predict how the Patriot Act will be interpreted and used in future
decades that we should question it today.
are the voters going to pay attention and throw out inept public servants?
to Drink Sparkletts
L.A.'s supplier of tap water accounts for more than a third of the city
money spent on the bottled variety.
McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
$1 million in the last two years to assure Los Angeles residents that
their tap water is not only safe to drink but also top quality, city officials
spent $88,900 in public money during that time on bottled water from private
of Water and Power, which supplies the city's water and promotes it, spent
the most on bottled water, paying $31,160 to Sparkletts.
stunned," said City Controller Laura Chick, whose office compiled
the bills in response to a Public Records Act request from The Times.
"This is the same department which spent millions of dollars for
public relations promoting themselves and the quality of their drinking
use of bottled water comes despite a 1995 directive by former Mayor Richard
Riordan that said: "The city's tap water satisfies most needs, and
bottled water should not be provided ordinarily at city expense."
As a result
of that order, many City Hall offices pay for water coolers with money
collected by employees.
water purchased by the city in the last two years includes water coolers
for city offices and small sports bottles for city workers in the field
or for the public at special events in hot weather, officials said.
The DWP spends
about $500,000 annually to mail a report on the quality of its water to
its customers, as required by federal law, according to Jim McDaniel,
chief operating officer of the agency's water division.
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It's real and it IS controlling our elections:
CEO resigns after reports of fraud litigation, internal woes
Story/John Byrne | December 13 2005
chief executive officer of electronic voting company Diebold who
once famously declared that he would "deliver" Ohio for
President Bush has resigned effective immediately, RAW STORY has
board of directors and Wally mutually agreed that his decision to
resign at this time for personal reasons was in the best interest
of all parties," the company's new chairman said in a statement.
resignation comes just days after reports from BradBlog.com that
the company was facing imminent securities fraud litigation surrounding
charges of insider trading. It also comes on the heels of a RAW
STORY interview with a Diebold insider, who raised new allegations
of technical woes inside the company, as well as concerns that Diebold
may have mishandled elections in Georgia and Ohio.
column here: http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/december2005/131205ceoresigns.htm
of documentation on vote fraud: http://www.blackboxvoting.org/
remember in November!"
How the masters
of the game behind the scenes must laugh their black hearts out watching
desperate, decent Americans trying to get rid of rotten, corrupt public
servants waste their time with electronic voting machines.
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Security Opening Private Mail
Retired professor confused, angered when letter from abroad is opened
By Brock N. Meeks, Chief Washington correspondent
Jan. 6, 2006
"WASHINGTON - In the 50 years that Grant Goodman has known
and corresponded with a colleague in the Philippines he never had
any reason to suspect that their friendship was anything but spectacularly
now he believes that the relationship has somehow sparked the interest
of the Homeland Security Department and led the agency to place
him under surveillance.
Last month Goodman, an 81-year-old retired University of Kansas
history professor, received a letter from his friend in the Philippines
that had been opened and resealed with a strip of dark green tape
bearing the words by Border Protection and carrying
the official seal of the Department of Homeland Security.
had no idea (Homeland Security) would open personal letters,
Goodman told MSNBC.com in a phone interview. Thats why
I alerted the media. I thought it should be known publicly that
this is going on, he said. Goodman originally showed the letter
to his own local newspaper, the Kansas-based Lawrence Journal-World.
was shocked and there was a certain degree of disbelief in the beginning,
Goodman said when he noticed the letter had been tampered with,
adding that he felt his privacy had been invaded. I think
I must be under some kind of surveillance.
is no stranger to mail snooping; as an officer during World War
II he was responsible for reading all outgoing mail of the men in
his command and censoring any passages that might provide clues
as to his units position. But we didnt do it as
clumsily as theyve done it, I can tell you that, Goodman
noted, with no small amount of irony in his voice. Isnt
it funny that this doesnt appear to be any kind of surreptitious
effort here, he said.
letter comes from a retired Filipino history professor; Goodman
declined to identify her. And although the Philippines is on the
U.S. governments radar screen as a potential spawning ground
for Muslim-related terrorism, Goodman said his friend is a devout
Catholic and not given to supporting such causes.
"A spokesman for the Customs and Border Protection division
said he couldnt speak directly to Goodmans case but
acknowledged that the agency can, will and does open mail coming
to U.S. citizens that originates from a foreign country whenever
its deemed necessary.
mail originating outside the United States Customs territory that
is to be delivered inside the U.S. Customs territory is subject
to Customs examination, says the CBP Web site. That includes
personal correspondence. All mail means all mail,
said John Mohan, a CBP spokesman, emphasizing the point.
This process isnt something were trying to hide,
Mohan said, noting the wording on the agencys Web site. Weve
had this authority since before the Department of Homeland Security
was created, Mohan said.
Mohan declined to outline what criteria are used to determine when
a piece of personal correspondence should be opened, but said, obviously
its a security-related criteria.
also declined to say how often or in what volume CBP might be opening
mail. All I can really say is that Customs and Border Protection
does undertake [opening mail] when it is determined to be necessary,
New THE NEW WORLD DISORDER
Soldier continues fight
not to serve under U.N.
Michael New claims U.S. Constitution forbids military from donning blue
January 11, 2006
1:00 a.m. Eastern
soldier court-martialed for refusing to wear the insignia and blue
beret of the United Nations and serve under the world body's command
is now appealing his case to a federal appeals court.
New was among several hundred troops sent to Macedonia by President
Clinton in 1995 on a U.N. peacekeeping mission. But New refused
to obey the order, calling it illegal for him to serve under a foreign
attorney, Henry L. Hamilton, argued both Clinton's order to deploy
troops to Macedonia and his order for soldiers to wear the U.N.
uniform were illegal, because deployment required congressional
approval, and the U.N. uniform is not authorized by either the Department
of Defense or the U.S. Army.
the former Army specialist is preparing for oral hearings Feb. 16
in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
attorneys says the issue is whether an American soldier, having
taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United
States, may be forced instead to serve under the military command
of a foreign power.
courts ruled this was a political question, outside their jurisdiction.
New argues he has been denied the right to have the legality of
the order addressed by a jury.
District Court Judge Friedman, who ruled against New, conceded Clinton
may have broken the law, but contended it's the duty of Congress
to challenge the president, not a soldier.
lead attorney, Herbert W. Titus, of Virginia, says the case has
"serious implications for every American who ever wears a uniform."
New's stand is for them, and their right to defend their country
exclusively, in accordance with the American soldier's oath of office,"
observer Joseph Dale Robertson argues that every judicial circuit
court of appeals in the federal system, with the exception of the
District of Columbia, has ruled that in all criminal cases "it
is the jury, the trier of fact, that must exclusively determine
each and every essential element of the alleged crime."
New was denied this fundamental right in his original court-martial,"
who is pursuing a degree in Information Management Systems in Texas,
said of his case: "Right is right, and wrong is wrong. They
can argue until the end of time, but I will never serve the United
reported in 2001, the Court
of Appeals for the Armed Forces upheld New's bad-conduct discharge.
the court martial, evidence submitted by New's attorney bearing
on the lawfulness of the order was set aside by Army Judge Lt. Col.
Gary Jewell, who instructed the jury that the orders were constitutional.
the military appeals court cited a 1996 case that states, "Orders
are clothed with an inference of lawfulness."
the Manual for Courts-Martial, the court noted, states: "An
order requiring the performance of a military duty or act may be
inferred to be lawful and it is disobeyed at the peril of the subordinate.
This inference does not apply to a patently illegal order, such
as one that directs the commission of a crime."
New "has the burden to establish that the order is not lawful,"
the court continued. "We hold that the military judge did not
err in determining that the order given to appellant to wear his
uniform with U.N. accoutrements was lawful. The military judge correctly
determined that the evidence presented by appellant did not overcome
the presumption of lawfulness given to military orders and that
the order related to military duty."
judge in the military appeals court decision deferred the question
of the legality of the deployment order to the political-question
doctrine, which does not allow any of the three branches of government
to overstep constitutional separation of powers.
the Constitution gives the president express authority to command
the armed forces.
his separate but concurring opinion, Judge J. Sullivan contended
the question of the orders' legality should have been put to a jury
during New's court-martial. Instead, the lower military court instructed
the jury to consider the orders lawful rather than allow jury members
to make that determination.
New demands court action
New case still unresolved
New goes to court
New gets court date
Religious Exemptions from Immunizations
Since religious/philosophic exemptions from immunizations endanger
not only the health of the unvaccinated individual, but also
the health of those in his or her group and the community at
large, the AMA (1) encourages state
medical associations to seek removal of such exemptions in statutes
requiring mandatory immunizations; (2) encourages
physicians and state and local medical associations to work
with public health officials to inform religious groups and
others who object to immunizations of the benefits of vaccinations
and the risk to their own health and that of the general public
if they refuse to accept them; and (3) encourages state and
local medical associations to work with public health officials
to develop contingency plans for controlling outbreaks in exempt
populations and to intensify efforts
to achieve high immunization rates in communities where groups
having religious exemptions from immunizations reside.
(CSA Rep. B, A-87; Reaffirmed: Sunset Report, I-97)
Inoculations: The true weapons of mass destruction
(Vaccine Induced Diseases)
An Epidemic of Genocide
Rebecca Carley, M.D.
Court Qualified Expert in VIDS and Legal Abuse Syndrome
basic truth can be used as a foundation for a mountain of lies,
and if we dig down deep enough in the mountain of lies, and
bring out that truth, to set it on top of the mountain of lies;
the entire mountain of lies will crumble under the weight of
that one truth. And there is nothing more devastating to a structure
of lies than the revelation of the truth upon which the structure
of lies was built, because the shock waves of the revelation
of the truth reverberate, and continue to reverberate throughout
the Earth for generations to follow, awakening even those people
who had no desire to be awakened to the truth. (by Delamar
Duvaris as written in the
preface of Behold the Pale Horse by William
The basic truth that served as the foundation for the mountain
of lies known as vaccinations was the observation that mammals
which recover from infection with microorganisms acquire natural
immunity from further infections. Whenever cytotoxic T cells
(the little Pac man cells which devour and neutralize viruses,
bacteria, and cancer cells, thus conferring cellular immunity
and are also responsible for allograft rejection) and B cells
(antibody producing cells which confer humoral immunity by circulating
in the bodys fluids or humors, primarily serum
or lymph) are activated by various substances foreign to the
body called antigens, some of the T and B cells become memory
cells. Thus, the next time the individual meets up with that
same antigen, the immune system can be quickly triggered to
demolish it. This is the process known as natural immunity.
column here: http://www.drcarley.com
Black Commentator: Colin Powell, Liar Extraordinaire
you imagine having an opportunity to address the United Nations Security
Council about a matter of great global importance, with all the world's
media watching, and using it to
well, to make sh*t up to
lie with a straight face, and with a CIA director propped up behind you,
I mean to spew one world-class, for-the-record-books stream of bull, to
utter nary a breath without a couple of whoppers in it, and to look like
you really mean it all? What gall. What an insult to the entire world
that would be.
Powell doesn't have to imagine such a thing. He has to live with it. He
did it on February 5, 2003. It's on videotape."
column is here: http://www.blackcommentator.com/166/166_think_swanson_powell_lies.html
* * * * *
Trail of Lies
By Sidney Blumenthal
Rice's contradictory, misleading and outright false statements about
the US and torture have taken America's moral standing - and her own
- to new depths.
metamorphosis of Condoleezza Rice from the chrysalis of the protégé
into the butterfly of the State Department has not been a natural
evolution but has demanded self-discipline. She has burnished an image
of the ultimate loyalist, yet betrayed her mentor, George H.W. Bush's
national security advisor Brent Scowcroft. She is the team player,
yet carefully inserted knives in the back of her predecessor, Colin
Powell, climbing up them like a ladder of success. She is the person
most trusted on foreign policy by the president, yet was an enabler
for Vice President Cheney and the neoconservatives. Now her public
relations team at the State Department depicts her as a restorer of
realism, builder of alliances and maker of peace.
her first trip to Europe early this year she left the sensation of
being fresh by listening rather than lecturing. The flirtation of
power appeared to have a more seductive effect than arrogance. So
the old face became a new face. But on this week's trip the iron butterfly
Full column is here: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/120805Z.shtml
* * * * *
Ford's recent announcement of 30,000 pink slips? Things are going to get
far, far worse:
R Us to Shut 75 Stores
January 10, 2006
N.J. Toy R Us Inc. will close a net 75 locations and eliminate
3,000 jobs over the next few months, the embattled toy retailer's
parent company said. The company said that while 87 stores will be
shut, 12 will be converted into Babies R Us locations as part of a
reorganization plan undertaken after the company went private last
year. The closures will cause the company to record $155 million of
restructuring charges, including $45 million for the cost of liquidating
the inventory. Some $99 million will be recorded during the fourth
quarter ended Jan. 28, and $56 million in the first quarter."
column here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,181167,00.html
Gold? If not, you might want to give Harvey Gordin a call at
1.623.434.3322 and find out why you should diversify at least some of
your portfolio to hedge against what's coming......
it can't happen to you and your family? This is not an isolated case:
Originally published January 3 2006
medical terrorism: Texas authorities arrest parents, kidnap their
teenage daughter, and force her through chemotherapy against her will
Months after a Texas teenager was diagnosed with cancer, state authorities
have finally decided to let her return home to her family after a
long legal battle in which Texas officials not the girl's parents
attempted to determine the course of treatment for her disease.
Katie Wernecke was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a cancer of the
lymph nodes, in January 2005. The teenager underwent chemotherapy
after being taken to the emergency room with what her parents
had suspected was pneumonia, and doctors
recommended she also receive radiation treatments. However, Katie's
parents, Michelle and Edward Wernecke, refused the treatments for
fear it could cause complications such as an increased risk of breast
learning problems or stunted physical growth. That's when Texas authorities
intervened, making private matters public in a way that many feel
violated parental rights as well as principles of health
amounted to an attempt to force the Werneckes to submit their daughter
to radiation treatments, officials with Texas' Child Protective Services
took Katie away from her parents in June, after receiving a tip that
Katie and her mother were hiding out at a family ranch in order to
avoid the radiation that doctors claimed she needed to survive. Authorities
promptly took Katie into custody and arrested her mother on charges
of interfering with child custody.
Michelle Wernecke was released on $50,000 bond shortly after her arrest,
she returned home to find her family in shambles. The state had
in effect kidnapped her daughter, placed her three sons in
a foster home and labeled her and her husband neglectful parents,
even though they were only trying to protect their daughter from conventional
medicine's harsh cancer
treatments. Thus began a long and difficult struggle for the family
that received national attention and raised significant questions
about medical freedom
and parental rights.
June 9 episode of NBC's Today show, Michele Wernecke said of her daughter:
"I think they should treat her for what her body calls for and
not for standard protocol. Nobody will look at that. Not every cancer
is the same. Nobody understands that. Her body is not standard, and
her cancer is not standard." A videotaped statement, recorded
by Katie's parents, shows the girl saying, "I don't need radiation
treatment. And nobody asked me what I wanted. It's my body."
21, Texas District Judge Jack Hunter ruled that the Werneckes would
be allowed, as they had hoped, to take Katie to Kansas for a consultation
with a physician on alternative intravenous vitamin C treatments.
However, the judge also ruled that, before her parents could pursue
the alternative treatment, Katie must first receive five days of traditional
at the University of Texas' M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
This once again thwarted her parents' efforts to protect their daughter
from treatments they fear will result in side effects that are more
harmful than her actual disease.
the Werneckes' battle with CPS and the Texas legal system, the family
has maintained a blog dedicated to their daughter and her condition
There, they post news articles, charity information, letters and prayers
from people concerned for Katie and disturbed by the drastic actions
taken by Texas officials to keep her out of her parents' care.
23 post on the site reads, "Katie has been left all alone in
M.D. Anderson undergoing this fourth round of chemotherapy. CPS has
not allowed the parents to be present in the hospital during this
treatment. I don't have the right words and enough words to express
how awful I feel about that. It is unbelievably cruel and just sickening
that Katie would have to suffer through that ordeal all alone with
no parent beside her. That is emotional abuse and child abuse on the
part of CPS."
the Werneckes have stuck to their beliefs about what they feel is
best for their daughter's health, they have been continuously met
by the threats and scare tactics used by CPS. As a result, their daughter
has not only suffered through treatment she does not want and
arguably does not need but she has done so without her parents
comfort and support.
31, Judge Hunter finally ruled that Katie should be returned to her
family, saying, "CPS and the Werneckes are never, ever going
to agree," according to the New York Times. Katie will be allowed
to go home after a round of chemotherapy in Houston, but what course
her treatment will take after that is unknown. However, her father
said at Monday's hearing that the family "wanted to try other
treatments for Katie before considering radiation as a last resort,"
the New York Times reported.
news is, Katie will be able to return to her family and receive their
love and support, but the decision seems long overdue. The Werneckes'
situation over the past months is a prime example of how modern medicine
has gotten out of control in this country. It seems we now live in
a terrifying world where medical professionals are able to enlist
the help of government agencies in order to force people into medical
treatments that can actually pose significant health dangers.
It is a climate in which diagnosis and medical
treatment may be accompanied by threats and legal action for those
who dare to select an alternative path of healing
for themselves or their loved ones. It is an atmosphere in which parents
can actually lose their sick children to the system of modern conventional
like cancer is traumatic enough; it does not need to be complicated
with the stresses of custody battles and legal threats. What a child
really needs when suffering through something as daunting as cancer
is her parents. The Werneckes may have been fighting to block the
treatment of their daughter with conventional cancer treatments that
can cause severe health problems, but Texas authorities, in the past
months, were playing a much more dangerous game by fighting to remove
Katie from the love and support of her parents, which is some of the
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger:
The events reported in this story are true. If you thought you lived
in a "free" society, think again. Right now, under the direct
supervision of misguided oncologists and Big Pharma drug pushers,
your children can be kidnapped at gunpoint (by the "authorities"),
dragged into medical facilities, and poisoned with radiation and chemotherapy,
all under the orders of a court judge.
all that's done, by the way, they'll send you the medical bills.
this demonstration of grossly misplaced authority, organized
medicine is no longer merely an outdated system of dangerous treatments,
it is a direct threat to the fundamental freedoms of individuals,
families and children. With forced vaccination programs that inject
mercury into our childrens' bodies, the overdosing of our nation's
youth with psychiatric drugs, and now forced radiation poisoning of
teenage girls, the U.S. medical system has become the most cruel and
harmful system of health
care in the world.
what possible system of "healing" would a family be broken
apart, arrested, kidnapped, and the parents be denied access to the
bedside of their daughter as life-threatening chemical toxins are
being dripped into her veins under the orders of medical "authorities?"
By what insane justification can this be called a system of health
is that this is not a system of health care at all, folks. It's
a system of control. How do you control a population? Drug them,
from cradle to grave. Keep 'em in a mental haze. Bewilder them with
television images. Bankrupt them with medical bills. And if they don't
comply, arrest them at gunpoint and terrorize their family to set
an example. I call it state-sponsored medical terrorism. In this case,
the state is Texas.
I think that in a just society, the Texas Child Protective Services
personnel would be arrested and charged with kidnapping, and the oncologists
who took part in this cancer conspiracy would be tried in an international
court for crimes against humanity. Is it not a crime to inject a child
with deadly chemicals against her will and against her parents' will?
If I loaded a syringe with the exact same chemicals used on this girl,
and injected them into your arm without your permission, I'd be (rightly)
charged with attempted murder.
stand for this. Spread the word. Forward this article. Support the
Wernecke family's battle against organized medicine. If we don't stand
up to this, then we surrender any semblance of health freedom left
in this country. Let the Texas CPS and health
authorities know that we, the free-thinking citizens of this nation,
won't stand by idly while our children are taken from us and chemically
assaulted by men who lead a dangerous, for-profit industry of so-called
cancer "treatments." This madness must be stopped.
one of Ed's letters to his state rep in one
of my columns on NWVs. This is his latest contribution...I know, I'm
a bit behind on posting, but better late than never and Ed's efforts deserve
a Hear! Hear!
Brief Discussion of:
Judge David Hamilton v. Indiana Legislature Ruling
Prepared By: Ed Sparks
the recent release of the decision reached in the case of Judge David
Hamilton v. Indiana Legislature I began an investigation to determine
if that Court possessed the authority to judge the actions of the
Indiana Legislature in the matter addressed. It seems that for the
last 188 years a preacher of some randomly selected denomination has
opened each session of the Legislature with a prayer. The Judge reached
the decision that that opening prayer was unconstitutional and issued
orders to the legislature as to how it should operate its opening
investigations revealed that this order issued by the local federal
Court (Southern District of Indiana) is illegal. The federal lower
Courts are created by Congress by authority invested in that body
from the federal Constitution under Article I, Section 8, Clause 9.
Congress is also given the right to limit all laws and facts that
the Supreme Court can hear under Article III, Section 2, Clause 2.
Finally Article I, Section 8, Clause 18 (The Necessary and Proper
Clause) empowers Congress to organize the supreme judicial branch.
This last gives Congress the authority to organize both the lower
Courts and any special courts needed, such as the bankruptcy Courts.
is prohibited by the First Amendment to the Constitution from issuing
any law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
free exercise thereof. Since Congress is explicitly prohibited
from addressing religion and in that it may not delegate any power
that it does not possess, the Courts created by Congress are also
prohibited from addressing religious matters in any manner. The decision
issued by Judge David Hamilton against the Indiana Legislature is
illegal. It is unconstitutional
Judge David Hamilton v. the Indiana Legislature
Prepared by Ed Sparks
Judge David Hamilton (District of Southern Indiana) issued a decision
that the prayer offered by various preachers to open each session
of the Indiana Legislature was unconstitutional.
First Amendment statement regarding religion is simple and concise.
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise therof;
"With this statement the First Amendment to the Federal Constitution
prohibits Congress, and only Congress, from either establishing a
religion or interfering with the practice of any religion in this
country. This is a directed amendment and is a limit upon the federal
Congressional creation of laws that would either create a state religion
or interfere with the practice of religion in this country. It is
a clear enhancement and a direct protection of States rights.
This Amendment clearly forbids Congress from entering into any regulation
of the freedom of religion in this country. As such, any regulation
of religion is left to the states as detailed in the Tenth Amendment.
The First Amendment is a states rights Amendment.
lower federal Courts are created by Congress under Article 1, Section
8, Clause 9. That Clause states: The Congress shall have Power
constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court
this Article the lower Courts are created by Congress and are subject
to the same Constitutional limitations that affect and/or limit Congress.
As so limited by the First Amendment (as Congress itself is limited)
those inferior Courts may not interfere with the practice of religion
in this country, in any way.
may not delegate a power that it does not possess.
1793 the Supreme Court overstepped this limit when it affirmed the
argument of Atty. General Randolph in Chisholm v. Georgia, 2 U.S.
419 (1793). In so doing it accepted his argument (and made law) that
where Congress is silent, federal courts can establish procedure
prevails by virtue of the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, Clause
2). This is a Court precedence under which Justice Hamiltons
"This argument has prevailed in the Courts for over two hundred
years despite other parts of the Constitution that contradicts this
ruling and that were ignored by the Court when it reached this conclusion.
While this case involved a citizen of one state suing a citizen of
another state it involved the creation of new law by the Court just
as Justice Hamiltons ruling creates new law.
VI, Clause 2 of the Constitution states: This Constitution,
and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance
thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the
Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land;
and Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the
Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
"There are two points to be considered here. The first is obvious
and applies in this instance. In this matter Congress has issued no
limiting instructions to the Courts. It is silent, and has thus failed
to firmly establish the same limits on the Courts as are established
upon Congress by the First Amendment. In the Justice Hamilton decision
the First Amendment is the highest law in the land and the Court should
need no limiting instructions. The Courts, under this clause, have
ignored Article 1, Section 8, Clause 2, have seized upon this Congressional
failure and used its absence to extend its reach into an area, the
practice of religion, where it should not go.
Congress is prohibited from either establishing a religion or interfering
with the practice of any religion. Congress cannot delegate the authority
to do so to either the Supreme Court or to the lower Courts. It does
not possess that authority.
second and the most important point: By the First Amendment Congress
is expressly prohibited from establishing a religion or interfering
with the practice of any religion in this country. Congress may not
address either action as it so affects the states or the citizens
therein. Therefore to comply with the Constitution it is forced to
remain silent but only where it affects the various states or the
citizens. This silence is not required where it can certainly limit
the Courts transgression. For whatever reason, Congress has chosen
not to act to limit the Courts and the Courts have chosen to construe
this silence as giving to them the right to venture into those areas
where Congress is clearly forbidden to enter. Congress must correct
Court has long ignored this Constitutional limitation placed upon
Reynolds vs. the United States (1879) the Supreme Court confronted
a federal law banning polygamy in the territories and the Court ruled
protecting the belief but not the action. In this decision the Court
overstepped its authority when it even ruled in this case, again a
place where Congress is prohibited from addressing. Congress remained
silent and the ruling was not overturned. Congress should have exercised
its oversight ability, stepped in, negated the decision and removed
the case and the subject from judicial view. It did not do so.
Lower Federal Courts:
the Constitution speaks: In the Necessary and Proper Clause (Article
I, Section 8, Clause 18) Congress is empowered to organize the supreme
judicial branch. It is, thus, undeniable that Congress is given the
power by the Constitution to limit the power of the Courts.
clause states: The Congress shall have Power To;
all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution
the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution
in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer
is in this clause that we find the source of our special courts, the
admiralty, the bankruptcy, or diversity cases, and these are but examples
of the breadth of the special, limited courts that Congress may enable.
the Congress can both limit the law and cases that the Supreme Court
can hear and can set up special limited courts then it can certainly
limit any lower Court under the powers given to it under the Constitution.
Again, see Article 1, Section 8, Clause 9.
this instance it has been shown, herein, that Congress does not possess
the power to interfere with the practice of religion, a power that
the local Court has assumed. Congress is limited, cannot delegate,
and has not delegated, that power to the Courts. The lower Courts
have assumed the power, have acted as a Legislature, and Congress
has remained silent.
yet another place in the Constitution (Article III, Section 2, Clause
2) we find that Congress is directly empowered to limit both the law
and the cases that the Supreme Court shall hear.
Article states: In all the other Cases before mentioned, the
Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and
Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress
statement, coupled with the previously listed Article I, allows Congress
to place any law or case beyond the reach of the Supreme Court when
and if it so desires. If it can so control the actions of the Supreme
Court then it can certainly control the actions of any lower Federal
Court as stated above. Congress has been silent and as such has so
this Brief I have shown that both the Supreme Court and the lower
Federal Courts have limitations placed upon them through the direct
limits placed upon Congress by the federal Constitution. There is
yet a second limitation.
state Legislature operates within the confines of that states
Constitution. Each state Constitution lays the groundwork rules by
which each legislature conducts its business within the State House
and within its chambers. By its very existence, each state Constitution
places a barrier between the state Legislature and the federal government,
the federal judiciary and the direct actions of Congress. Congress
alone recognizes the State and provides for its entrance into the
Union through its own Legislative action.
the federal judiciary wants to address any State Legislature and question
the legality of its actions it is prohibited from doing so by the
existence of each State Constitution. The State Legislature cannot
serve two masters. It serves the State Constitution or it serves the
federal Constitution. It cannot serve both. Each State Legislatorial
freedom was recognized behind the protection of the Tenth Amendment
and the Congressional legislation that recognized the individual State.
In accepting each State into the Union the federal government, as
represented by Congress, recognized the independence of each State
and that each State operated behind the protection inherent in that
Judge Hamilton to deliver a decision ordering the Indiana State Legislature
to change its operation in direct violation of its own Constitution
is a direct violation of the independence and individual autonomy
granted each state by the federal government at the time of its admission
into the Union. That State Constitution stands as a mighty wall between
the individual state government and any branch of the federal government.
That wall cannot be broached by the actions of a lower federal Court.
Fourteenth Amendment inherently recognized this wall. It states:
persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the
jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the
State wherein they reside.
the citizens of the various independent States became the same as
and equal to the citizens of the United States. The Legislature of
each State is only one step removed from the citizens of each State
as is, by this Fourteenth Amendment, the Congress of the United States.
Thus the Legislature of each State is safe from a judgment from any
lower federal Court as local Legislature rests behind the shield erected
by its own State Constitution. For any such judgment to be effective
against the Indiana State Legislature that shield must be pierced
by the action of the Courts. That may not happen without a direct
action by the United States Congress, a Constitutional Amendment.
requiring that the rebellious States ratify the Fourteenth Amendment
before they would be allowed back into the Union the Congress may
have inadvertently provided the various State Legislatures with unequivocal
protection from invasion of its independence by the federal Courts.
It set the citizens of the United States as the same citizens of the
various States and by inference set the State Legislatures as the
equivalence of the federal Legislature. Hence, the State Legislatures
are protected from, and are impervious to, actions by the federal
lower Courts. (The Southern states were outside the Union when they
were required, by Congress, to ratify the Fourteenth Amendment to
reenter the Union. Therefore, their ratification was illegal as only
States may ratify an Amendment. The Fourteenth Amendment was and is
an illegal Amendment.)
Congress may not delegate a power it does not possess, and that the
local Federal Court (District of Southern Indiana) is a creation of
Congress, this local lower federal Court has exceeded its delegated
authority and, properly, has no jurisdiction in this case. It, the
local Court, is prohibited by the federal Constitution, through its
direct Congressional limitations that includes the Tenth and the Fourteenth
Amendment, from hearing or taking any action in the matter of prayers
opening each session of the Legislature. In fact, Congress itself
is opened at each session by a prayer. Safely hidden behind its own
Constitution, the State and the State Legislature is safe from federal
the Court is thus prohibited from taking any action against federal
citizens protected by the First Amendment, the Hamilton v. Indiana
Legislature ruling is illegal, unconstitutional and invalid.
Indiana Legislature should have rejected, out of hand, this ruling
and continued its opening prayers exactly as it has been doing for
the last 188 years. It should expect no punishment and will receive
none if it chooses to do so. Congress is prohibited by the First Amendment
from assigning a punishment for this Court-defined offense as is every
federal agency set up by this Congress. In 1812 Massachusetts chose
to disregard the federal request for troops to fight in the War of
1812. Its action was ignored.
of rejecting the lower Courts action the Indiana Legislators modified
its 188 year tradition and its members stood instead together for
a 20 second time of silence before the Legislature was opened. We
could have hoped for better action than to have our representatives
cower before this lower Court and its obvious unconstitutional action.
It is safe to assume that no federal marshals would show up to take
over the Indiana Legislature if the leadership had chosen to ignore
the local federal Courts decision.
at some time, must address this practice of the lower federal Court
to overstep its limitation. It might as well be now.
this country the Constitution is the cap, the limit, of all our federal
laws. If we allow the Courts to rule in matters like this, where there
is clear Constitutional limitation on their right to do so, we no
longer have a rule by law but rule by man. To preserve our legal system
the Judge Hamilton ruling must be overturned. If it is not overturned
then this two-hundred year experiment in freedom is finished."
Indianapolis, In. 46256
In response to my January 30, 2006 column, 2006: Target
your state legislature, this is a letter one man has sent to his Chamber
in the world are you supporting the inclusion of 15 million illegal immigrants
into a legal status when so much damage is being done to our nation over
it. You should be calling for "law breakers" to be prosecuted
including those businesses that hire them.
"I am a paid member of the local chamber as I own two businesses
and I insist you stop this pressure on congress to legalize these illegals
in our nation. This past week drug runners were accompanied by machine
gun toting Mexican military personnel.
"What in the world are you doing supporting the decimation of our
nation into chaos and third world, crime infested, economic destroying,
disease riddled conditions????
"If this is what your using my dues for, then I will protest by withdrawing
from the local chamber and campaign for other businesses to do the same.
No way do I want my dues or anypart of them to be used against the American
publics best interest.
"I can't fathom why you would???? Are you simply supporting and representing
only big business here??? If so the millions of us who own small businesses
need to find another vehicle for representing our best interest.
"I expect to hear from you within 48 to 72 hours and after that I
will withdraw my membership from the local office, place a letter to the
editor in the local paper telling them what your doing and then send out
flyers to all business locally to form a new business partnership in selling
our area and businesses to the public and do what ever I can to make your
organization irrelevant in our town. If things go well, I may go regional
and who knows after that. Thanks P"
As I said:
These organizations only understand money and money comes from membership.
Give 'em Hell, Harry!
from Tom DeWeese,
Founder of Freedom21.com
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