Once again we see that the Obama administration does not believe that the law applies to them. In a letter to Dept. of Interior Sec., Ken Salzar, several congressmen remind the Secretary that they are the ones who have the ability to designate public lands “Wilderness Areas”.
“As you know, the Wilderness Act gives the U.S. Congress — and only the U.S. Congress — the power to designate public lands as protected “Wilderness Areas.” Secretarial Order 3310 appears to be an underhanded attempt by DOI to circumvent Congress and the federal rulemaking process…”
For a President who says he “is focused like a laser on jobs”, it seems like the focus is how many he can get rid of, not how many he can “create or save”. Of course, perhaps he doesn’t realize that this will kill jobs, or maybe it’s all George W. Bush’s fault. After all, he has only been President just over two years.
But the uncertainty of what the administration is trying to do is going to lead to instability in the economy of the area.It also puts many proposed energy projects off the books. That leads to a loss for all the country, not just the west. With the increase in the cost of corn, up 56% since June, it will drive the price of gas up, too.
This new “wild lands” policy introduces more uncertainty and will arbitrarily delay the reasonable use and development of our public lands. In order to prevent a collapse of several rural economies in the West and forestall continued uncertainty and job loss in western public land states, we urge you to withdraw Secretarial Order 3310 and work with Congress to devise balanced policies for our public lands.
Then you add in the instability in the Middle East, where does that leave us. Think about it for a few moments. If Egypt changes leadership, who will control the Suez canal? Will it be someone friendly to us? Factor in the loss of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and off shore in the rest of the U.S. And don’t forget the closing of some of the coal mines and the increased regulations that will force some of the coal fired energy plants to close.
We probably won’t have gas lines like we had in the late 70’s, but the price may be so high that fewer people will be able to drive. Perhaps that is their desire, but what about the people who live outside the cities and have to drive. If they can’t pay for gas to get to work in the factories, chicken processing plants and on the farms, will those industries and farms be able to stay afloat?
It is like a cascade. Increased costs in one area, sooner or later, lead to increased cost in another. Is that their desire. Do they care so little about the actual people in this country that they would destroy the infrastructure and industry to restore what they think is the superior environment? Is that what we elected them for?
I know that wasn’t what I had in mind when I voted. I wanted a President who would provide security for the country and the people. Not a President that wanted to get rid of the people so the environment could be secure. In my book, people come first. I want a country for my kids, but if the administrations current policies continue, it will wind up being a country without kids.
I started to write about how I found it curious that our children are not learning what the Constitution, but then I realized that it is not curious at all. It is deliberate on the part of our country that hates itself. I read one time, that Democrats were usually unhappy, whereas Republicans were usually happy. Perhaps they should change that to Democrats hate themselves and everything around them, while Republicans know how to love, whether it is family, friends or country.
Take Sarah Palin and Barack Obama, for instance. The vitriol that some Democrats spew about Sarah Palin goes beyond what has ever been thrown at any person in the history of our country. I doubt that even Benedict Arnold was hated as much as she is. As for the reasons, they are hard to understand. You would think that a woman who chose to raise a child who was disabled would be appreciated, but instead she is mocked, her child is mocked, and she is called dumb.
I would think that at the very least the Kennedy’s, who had their own problems with a disabled sister, would at least appreciate the fact that she loves her child, as much as they loved their sister, and aunt. The Kennedy’s invested a lot in people with disabilities, both in the Special Olympics, special education, and the many other opportunities that were not available in the early twentieth century.
Then you have Barack Obama. He is not hated, his policies are. But Democrats try to turn that hatred of his policies into an actual hatred of the man. Perhaps they are simply trying to justify their hatred of Sarah Palin. Republicans are called racists, and told that their hatred of Obama’s policies, are just make-believe. That if Bush did the same thing, that they would be perfectly happy. I can’t speak for everyone, but I speak for a lot of people who were just as unhappy with Bush and his policies, as we are with Barack Obama.
Perhaps we don’t have to worry about China invading the US in the future. It seems that our government is selling them the country a little bit at a time. And since the mainstream media doesn’t bother to report it, it is a good thing that there is alternative media to pick up some of the slack.
Take the story I have linked to below, I was blown away to learn how much our security has been sold out. It say’s in one part “Quietly, the U.S. has created 257 foreign trade zones, or FTZs, through out the United States, designed to extend special U.S. custom treatment to U.S. plants engaged in international-trade-related-activities.
The FTZs tend to be located near airports, with easy access into the continental NAFTA and WTO multi-modal transportation systems being created to move free-trade goods, cheaply, quickly and efficiently throughout North America.
There is nothing in the United States government’s description of FTZs that would prevent a foreign government, like China, from operating a shell U.S. company that is in reality owned and financed by the Chinese government and operated through a Chinese government-owned corporation.”
Frankly, that scares me. I would like to think that our government was concerned with the security of the country. Further in the article it points out that China is demanding 50% as a condition of doing business with them. I understand China’s desire to do business with and in this country. What I don’t understand is why our government is giving away so much of our treasure without being able to have the same concessions from China. It seems as if the Chinese recognize the value of their security, while our government seems intent on giving up ours.
Â· At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
Â· At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
Â· At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
Â· At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
Â· At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
Â· At 23, started his own law practice.
Â· At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
Â· At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the
Rights of British America ” and retired from his law practice.
Â· At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
Â· At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
Â· At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
Â· At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
Â· At 40, served in Congress for two years.
Â· At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
Â· At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
Â· At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
Â· At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
Â· At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .
Â· At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
Â· At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
Â· At 65, retired to Monticello .
Â· At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
Â· At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of
Virginia and served as its first president.
Â· At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the
Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.
Thomas Jefferson knew because he-himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:
John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time.. He made this statement:” This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe , we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
I wish we could get this out to everyone!!!
I’m doing my part. Please do yours.
This is one of my favorite groups and one of my favorite songs. It just pretty much says it all. Thank you Lord, for giving us life, I praise you name and I give you all the glory. In you wonderful Sons name, Amem
We, as Americans, are a generous people, but there is a point where we must say, no more. We have reached that point, with this administration, in so many ways. What will it take to make this country secure, if our own government is determined to prevent it? What will it take for the people to reach a point to where they are currently in Egypt? Are they deliberately pushing us in that direction.
As parents, the security and safety of our children is the most important thing in the world to us. When we fail in keeping that child safe, it is the most horrible feeling in the world, and yet our leaders seem as if they could care less. It is their obligation, it is what they were elected to do.
When they abrogate that obligation, what right do they have to remain in power? Our children deserve better. They are being left with a massive debt, that may never be paid. They are being told that they need to get used to a lifetime of control by the government. They are being told that they cannot expect to have the same lifestyle that their own parents had. And they are being left defenseless by a despotic government that cares nothing for the safety and well-being of the very people who have elected them into power.
Thankfully, our founders were smart men, who foresaw that there would be people who would use these tactics. And they wrote the remedy into the Constitution, itself. It is up to us, the American people, to make sure that we return to the principles this country was founded on. It is also up to us to use the laws of this country to prosecute those who are trying to destroy it.
I find it extremely interesting that our own government, i.e., the Obama Justice Department would be so totally out of touch with the real world that they would actually collude via emails to attack Az.
But according to this article by Judical Watch, that is exactly what they did. How many more instances of the administration working against the interests of the country are we going to find in the next few years. I sincerely hope that the new Republican controlled Congress does it’s duty to the American people and investigates this administration in every department from the highest level to the lowest level.
It’s too bad that some of the very one’s that need to be investigated the most, are fleeing the ship now that Republicans are in charge. I guess they think that this way they are not subject to investigation, but they don’t seem to realize that even if they don’t answer questions, the people lower than them, may be perfectly willing to implicate them, and if illegal activities are found, they can be prosecuted.