Yes, the Senate, the Democrat controlled Senate has blocked the President’s Spending Jobs Bill!
Two elements of President Barack Obama’s jobs bill failed on procedural votes when Senators tried to move them as individual measures.
The chamber then plunged ahead on a long series of votes on amendments to a package of three appropriations bills before advancing the measure, setting up a vote on passage for the week of October 31.
A proposal to provide $35 billion to keep teachers and first responders from being laid off was the first portion of the president’s $447 billion obs proposal to receive an individual vote. It went down 50-50, short of the 60 needed for the Senate to take up the measure. MORE HERE
Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walks about,
seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8)
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America â€ and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .
At 33, took three years to revise Virginia â€™s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.
At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .
At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to Monticello .
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the University of Virginia and served as its first president.
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 .” — Thomas Jefferson
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” — Thomas Jefferson
“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.” — Thomas Jefferson
“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.” — Thomas Jefferson
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” — Thomas Jefferson
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” — Thomas Jefferson
“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.” — Thomas Jefferson
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” — Thomas Jefferson
“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” — Thomas Jefferson
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.”
10 JUNE 2010 The Heritage Foundation’s second annual “Protect America Month” came to a close [June 2010]. The program was designed
to express commitment to America’s national security,
advocate for increased defense spending,
point out the constitutional basis for government’s role in protecting America, and
to examine the threats to the United States.
John Ashcroft, former Attorney General of the United States, delivered the closing speech.
Attorney General Ashcroft began by asserting his belief that “the defense of America is tantamount to the defense of freedom. And freedom is worth defending.” He astutely reviewed his understanding of the definition of freedom, and how American exceptionalism plays a vital role in contributing and sustaining freedom around the globe.
He rejected the common argument that freedom and national security must be balanced. Rather, freedom is the highest value with no parallel. However, in order to maintain it, it must be secured. Therefore, the two are not counterweights to each other. Rather, national security protects America’s freedom, and ensures that freedom stays intact…
The former Attorney General also noted that America’s reckless financial conduct will have grave national security implications for future generations who might be unable to finance their defense. Moreover, if America reveals a lack of self-sufficiency to the world by becoming a debtor to the world, it signals America’s weakness. Funding national security should be one of government’s main priorities.
America’s current Attorney General, Eric Holder, appears to have no clear rules guiding his decisions in reference to which defendants go to a military tribunal versus a federal court. His decisions appear to be arbitrary and capricious. Though he is the head of the Department of Justice, national security does not seem to be his paramount priority.
We are proud to announce Contract from America and FreedomWorks are launching our own Tea Party Debt Commission! During the next several months we will be holding grassroots activist hearings around the country and developing a budget that, at a minimum, cuts $9 trillion and balances the budget.
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So … I received a lovely email to day from Michelle, asking us all to send Barack Birthday wishes. I thought it might be nice if we, terrorists and hobbits, did exactly that.
Every day, I see Barack make choices he knows will affect every American family. That’s no small task for anyone — and more proof that he’s earning every last one of those gray hairs.
This has been a busy week in Washington, but today happens to be Barack’s 50th birthday. I’m writing to you because this year, the girls and I would like to do something a little different.
I’m asking friends and supporters [and terrorists and hobbits, too] of this campaign to wish him a happy birthday by signing his card, and sharing why you’re on this journey with us.
Your names and notes will become part of a book that tells the story of this campaign — who’s building it, why we’re in this thing, and what he means to us. We’ll deliver a copy to Barack and send one to our campaign offices across the country.
Well, if it wasn’t obvious before it sure ought to be now. The liberal media elite have gone around the bend and over the cliff. The Crazy Train they’ve been riding has finally crashed.
And it’s all because of those nasty conservative Tea Party Republicans.
The same liberal journalists who won’t call a real terrorist a terrorist can’t go 10 seconds without calling conservative Republicans terrorists. Or “Wahhabis,” as Chris Mathews described them on MSNBC.
Or “Hezbollah,” as Tom Friedman described them in the New York Times.
Or as ‘suicide bombers” as Tina Brown the editor of Newsweek described them on “Morning Joe.” MORE HERE
Well, yes, the opponents believe they are on to something BIG! We’re past the simple “belittling” stage, on to the really “grown up” slander. And, prey tell, what might their objective be?
In their over-the-top effort to re-elect the current “Traitor” to another round in the oval office, the lackey-left media is pulling no punches in their attempt to the reverse the President’s current course downward. It is simply despicable behavior for so-called professional journalists!!!
Since when is it a BAD thing to stand up for what you believe? THANK GOD, most Americans are TOO SMART to fall for their under-handed shenanigans, right?
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their Houses, and Farms, are to be pillaged and destroyed, and they consigned to a State of Wretchedness from which no human efforts will probably deliver them. The fate of unborn Millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this army” — Gen. George Washington, to his troops before the battle of Long Island
Stand your ground!
Such a time is near at hand again. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the Courage and Conduct of this Army — and this Marine Corps, This Air Force, This Navy, This Coast Guard and the National Guard and police units of these sovereign states.
It is more and more clear to me (is it to you, too?) that WE-THE-PEOPLE have succeeded in making quite a mess of the wondrous gift given us in this great nation. We cannot rightly blame one political party or the other, nor can we put all the blame on the current administration. As I see it, the blame falls squarely on the backs of the US … of WE-THE-PEOPLE!
OK … blame placed! Now, how to fix what we’ve allowed to happen.
HEART to HEART: The problem is much deeper than the government, because WE are the government. The government is a reflection of US! That tells me that the corruption we see in Washington is also in us. The greed on Wall Street is the same greed that is in us , and the selfishness of the unions is the selfishness in us. Power corrupts! This is true in Washington, and it’s true in Des Moines Iowa, in Waynesboro, PA, in Salem, Oregon, to Caribou, Maine, to Delta Junction, Alaska, your home town and mine.
Ironically, perhaps, the same holds true in most organizations, including churches. As soon as a human being is given a title, both the others and the appointee see him or her as set apart from the rest. This is HUMAN NATURE. We automatically treat that person differently, though the differences may appear subtle, they are nevertheless, different! It matters not whether the organization is the Elks, the PTA, the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, or the local Protestant or Catholic church. There is something in each of us that desires, almost requires HEIRARCHY. It is the establishment of HEALTHY BOUNDARIES that helps define our life, our liberty, and helps us find our happiness. It helps us sleep at night. It gets us through the storms of life. In the long run, however, it is up to each of us, each individual to build his or her moral compass, and then live by it. It should not change with every stormy blast or every new idea. It must be rooted in something much, much bigger than any human.
While there is a hunger deep in the human soul for FREEDOM, so there is a vulnerability to selfishness. It is only with hard work and a decided purpose that an individual can move away from that selfishness toward real personal freedom. Selfishness is the enemy of FREEDOM!
Not long ago, America was born and established under a strong unifying morality that held the population together. While this morality was built on traditional Judeo/Christian values, the morality itself was not affiliated with any religion. It was simply a matter of good and bad. In America today, the moral definition of good and bad has been blurred.
Road RAGE is every place! Large cities to small towns, people are ENRAGED against other people over seemingly routine things like parking spaces, a honking horn, smacking another child’s bum … Where is RIGHT v WRONG?
What is WRONG with us???
I do not promote religion, but I am certain that none of us can make it through this life with an “Absolute.” In America today, right and wrong are “relative,” good and bad are “relative.” Relative means a thing is subject to the context. In other words, everything has a possibility of being EITHER right or wrong. Without an “Absolute,” meaning unchanging, always right or always wrong, always good or always bad … without an “absolute,” we are a magnetic compass without a true North.
G-d has been defined in any number of ways, and while I am certain my G-d is THE G-d, nevertheless, I do not demand that you embrace Him. Even grasping a concept like the Golden Rule is an worthy “absolute” to live by. Many adhere to the 10 Commandments, which can be summarized as “Love your neighbor as yourself.” We do not STEAL from ourselves, or slander ourselves.
WE are the “charity” organization that needs to tend our weak and infirmed, not the government. It is OUR responsibility to help the truly poor, not the government’s. Many Americans donate to any number of charities. In fact, Americans are among the most “giving” people in total dollars. However, if we look at percentages of income? Interestingly, nations much poorer give a greater percentage. Money isn’t everything. Time and energy are even more valuable both to the giver and the recipients.
All this boils down to US – WE-THE-PEOPLE need to make some BIG changes in our own personal lives, if AMERICA is to prosper. We must find our way back to a moral foundation, throw away all the CRAP we’ve gathered and get back to basics of life.
There are several signs that a recession is firmly in place again and that the downturn could last for several quarters. Most are already easy for the average American to see.
2. Investments have begun to yield less
3. The auto industry
4. Oil prices
5. The federal budget (What budget?)
6. China economy slows
8. Debt ceiling (Raise your hand if you bought into the panic over the debt ceiling issue in July! No don’t!)
9. Access To credit
There is more information on each of these in the article HERE