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This past 4th of July weekend, thousands of individuals got together for Tea Parties all over the United States for many purposes.  One of which was to send politicians a clear message of how they truly felt about what is going on in D.C.  Unfortunately, it’s obvious that some politicians are clueless even when the message is staring them straight on.  Enter stage left, Cherilyn Eagar who’s running against Bob Bennett for a Utah Senate seat.  On Independence Day she chose to “honor” the wishes of her desired constituents, not by rallying for independence, but simply by doing more of the same ole game–politicking.

At an Independence Day event in Orem, even after being asked by an event official not to desecrate the sanctity of a true Independence Day celebration with her postcards and politicking, she refused to stop.

Being partially in charge of security detail for the event, it was my job to ensure that presently elected officials or “wannabes” were mindful that we had promised all who attended that they would experience a NON-campaigning event.  Just as there is a time and place for bowling, so is there a time and place for campaigning.  The Orem Patriot Day 4th of July Tea Party was not one of those times.  This event was solely for the purpose to truly celebrate our Independence Day.  On the 4th of July, at Lakeridge Jr. High, Cherilyn Eagar chose to disrespect “We the People” by ignoring repeated requests to refrain from politicking/campaigning.  Even after a polite request was issued to her, she refused to stop.  Apparently, her objective of campaigning was much more important than the wishes of “We the People” who desired to take a break from having campaign promises stuffed down our throats and instead to let our politicians know what it is we wanted.

Swooping in on her broom with a member of her minion in tow, Cherilyn began stepping in front of those who were viewing the speakers and entertainment and passing out her paraphernalia.  With the assurances that this event was a “politician-free zone” many attendees were caught off guard and innocently accepted her wares.  Fortunately, I was one of the first to be given her clutter.  When I noticed what it was that she was handing out and why she was there, I made it known to “Igor” that this was promoted as a non-campaigning event and that we would prefer that she not dispense her information at this time.  Igor attempted to get such a message through to Cherilyn, but she refused to take heed.  Apparently she felt that she knew better what this group needed.  Sound familiar?  Instead, she icily informed me that this was a “public” place and that we had elected officials present.

Yes, Ms. Eagar.  The Lakeridge Jr. High did offer their property for the purpose of our event.  And yes, Madame, there were public officials present.  However, some of these publicly elected officials were INVITED to speak with the strict understanding that NO campaigning would take place.  Unlike Ms. Eager, Representative Brad Daw and Utah Attorney General, Mark Shurtleff honored such a request by their constituents.  They weren’t politicians that day, unlike yourself.  They were Americans rallying for freedom.  They understood perfectly the real purpose of that day.

Unfortunately Ms. Eagar showed her true patriotic colors that day and was narrowly focused on her own private objective.  As such she missed the desires of We the People that day.  Instead she depicted the epitome of what’s wrong with America—politicians more concerned about their own multi-trillion dollar objectives.  Of all days, Ms. Eagar proved this most poignantly on the 4th of July.  After a short while of being rebuffed by other citizens in the group, Ms. Eagar approached me and informed me she “had to go to other events.”  She said to me—and YES, I do quote—“You understand how the game is played.”  Yes, Madame, I do understand how the game is played.  And it’s exactly your kind of game that infuriates me.

Eager specifically talks in her campaign agenda about her desire for “new blood” in Washington, D.C.  Unfortunately, she showed this past Saturday that the colors of her blood are hued with a self-serving agenda, not a blood of sacrifice for freedom of “We the People.”  And by the way, Ms. Eagar, my freedom is NOT a game.  I do not take it lightly.  Nor do I take your attempt to irreverently tread on it that day lightly either.  In my opinion, due to the freedoms that our independence ensures, it’s the most important religious holiday in my book.  This past 4th of July gave those of us who are serious about our Freedom and Liberty an opportunity to gather and to strengthen our love and loyalty for this blessed nation.  You may have just as well come barging into the middle of a Sunday church service and started passing out your empty promises as to have interrupted a true celebration of freedom and independence that day.  Let the record show your true intentions towards the people of my Utah.  Please exit stage right.

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tall-dark-handsomeWomen.  Suppose you’re single and met a man who just pulled at your heart strings.  He was tall, dark, handsome, well off and said everything you had ever hoped to hear.  Remember, he’s pulling on your heart strings big time.  If after you start dating, he informs you that he has every intention of never being faithful to you.  Would you continue dating him?  Come on.  The guy actually told you upfront what he was apt to do.  He was honest with you, right?

 

Ok, let’s try another angle.

 

“If I can just successfully commit this crime, then my kids will have a better life.”  Do you think that such an illogical statement has ever come to the mind of a bank robber, or an extortionist, or a blackmailer?  What about another kind of criminal: One that doesn’t have children yet, but knows that if they can bear children within the border of the United States of America, they not only have a better chance of getting away with their crime by preying on the hearts of American citizens, and also survive on the welfare programs of our nation.  Meet this nation’s most expensive criminal—the illegal immigrant.  In fact, bearing children in the U.S. is such a better life for “profitable” illegal immigrants than where they came from, that the majority of illegal immigrant parents live in circumstances of poverty and thus reap extensive benefits of our welfare programs.  

 

Heartstrings will bankrupt us all, folks.

 

Let’s be perfectly blunt here.  Do you really think it’s fair for law-abiding citizens to wait, dot their “I’s”, cross their “T’s” and pay the proper price to become citizens of the U.S. while others simply circumvent “the system,” sneaking in like a thief in the night, only to be rewarded?  Yes, REWARDED.  And we reward them in a big way here in the U.S. due to the faulty interpretation of the 14th Amendment.  

 

14th-amendment1The Fourteenth Amendment, Section 1 reads: All 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 (bold and italics added).  Our government officials have interpreted this Amendment to mean that if a child is born in the U.S. then he/she is automatically adopted as a citizen of the U.S.  But are they truly subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. under such circumstances?  Now, let’s look at this for a moment.  The consequences of this politically motivated interpretation are dire for our nation.

 

More bluntness here.  Please don’t feel sorry for the illegal immigrants who live in poverty.  They do so because their illegal status makes it difficult to obtain jobs in which they can be gainfully employed.  Statistically speaking, many are very gainfully employed–with a house that’s fully paid for, a car that’s paid for, and tens of thousands of dollars in cash on hand at any given moment.  It’s called drug trafficking work, and apparently it pays very well.  Unfortunately, such “workers” regularly show that they have no income.  (Come on, really.  Would you report your illegal income when you see political leaders who don’t even have to report their legal income?)  As such, these individuals still qualify for much federal and state assistance including medical benefits.  

 

I spoke at length with a senior DEA agent this past weekend.  He gave me a very interesting view on the consequences of this situation. 

 

deaAs a DEA agent he is repeatedly arresting illegal immigrants for drug trafficking (and who are usually guilty of many other crimes as a part of this trafficking).   Unfortunately, he stated that the majority of these traffickers have their wives and their U.S. citizen children as a part of the game.  When the parents get arrested, the children inevitably get placed in our foster care system.  Note that since the income of these drug traffickers is illegal, although quite abundant, many of them make use of our welfare programs such as W.I.C, food stamps and other programs in addition to their ill-gotten gains.  Needless to say, the I.R.S. has no record of a drug trafficker paying taxes on their income either.

 

When a U.S. child is disabled in our nation, they are given disability and social security benefits, but such benefits are paid to their legal guardians, legal or not.

 

In addition, a study released Tuesday, April 14, 2009 by Pew Hispanic Center reported that children of immigrants are twice as likely to live in poverty, which means that they are also living off of our nation’s welfare programs, education and healthcare.  While many illegal immigrants were not permitted to receive welfare previously, many states have passed laws allowing them to receive benefits which were originally intended for our nation’s citizens.  Nearly one-third of their children live in poverty which is double the rate of legal U.S. citizen children.

 

Seven percent of the children enrolling in your child’s school are children of an illegal immigrant according to this same study.  And yet illegal immigrants are typically not property owners (due to lending regulations), thus they do not pay taxes to support their children in school.

 

heartstrings-amnesty1There are approximately 5.5 million children of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. presently who are recognized as legal citizens.  As such, the parents of such children are able to literally live on your dime without contributing to society in the form of taxes, community activism, or contributing to the law-abiding culture of our society. 

 

In America, education is the largest public cost of caring for these children due in part to the language barriers necessitating special teachers, paid lunch programs, and larger class sizes.  This price tag is estimated today to be above 13 billion dollars, not counting any special education programs according to Donald Huddle of Rice University.  An additional $2 billion goes towards special care programs in our schools.  This number is expected to actually be quite conservative given that the cost for education of these children in California alone was posted at $3 billion in 1993.  The illegal immigration population has nearly doubled since then.  Health care is at least triple that cost for the nation both public and private costs combined.  (For more information, click here)

 

Think of the impression that such parents may have on their children.  They begin their relationship with our nation by defying our laws and are financially rewarded for it.  Hmmmm.  I wonder what message this sends to their children?  Go ahead.  You take a guess.  Are they naturally inclined to obey the laws of our nation or defy them?  

 

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security reported that over 100,000 parents of “legal” U.S. children were deported in 2007, thus prompting them to make alternative considerations prior to deportments.  In other words, the fact that they got away with a crime, but were able to procreate may be reason enough to reward them with amnesty in our nation.  I truly believe that by our government even entertaining the proposal to allow such parents to stay here, they are simply reinforcing criminal acts.  Once you get away with one crime, why not another, and another?

 

How do these children grow up and vote?  Do they vote for the best candidate who promotes honor and virtue?  Or do they vote for the person who’s most likely to keep their parents in the country?  

 

Did you know you’ll now have to work until May 29 of each year JUST to pay your taxes?  You presently pay more in taxes than you spend in housing, food and clothing for your family!  While I’m not one to believe in scarcity, the fact of the matter is our nation is in serious peril.  Contrary to what the Federal Reserve and Congress believe, there is a FINITE amount of money that this nation has at present and that finite amount is in the largest negative balance than ever before.   Millions of legitimate Americans are suffering financially with no “bail out” in the form of food stamps, health benefits, W.I.C. in-state tuition prices, preferential and even mandatory admittance into colleges or FREE education.  Heart strings or not, the crimes of these parents must not be rewarded socially, emotionally, or financially.

Even if we accept the current interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, let’s ask ourselves this question.  Was such a law intended to affect the U.S.-born children of a few thousand, or even tens or hundreds of thousands of immigrants who made the difficult journey and entered our country through Ellis Island or other authorized ports of entry?  If our forefathers had known that 1 million to 3 million illegal immigrants (solely from one country) would attempt to illegally enter our country every year, would they have desired to generously grant birthright citizenship to the children of these same immigrants who flagrantly violate our laws?  Will you be as generous at the cost of the well being of your own family?  It becomes even more painful when we realize that countless illegal immigrants intentionally give birth to “anchor babies” for the specific intent of later legalizing their immigration status.

Not that I give merit to the legal actions of other countries as a basis for our behavior, but it’s interesting to note that in November 2004, Denmark rescinded automatic citizenship due to the unforeseen financial crisis it placed upon their country.  Ireland did so a year prior to that.  Most of Europe was being overrun with immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East and thus are considering the same measures at present.

Bottom line, we literally cannot afford to grant legality in the midst of illegality.   It makes for a horrible relationship.

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by Kellene Bishop

“A rose by any other name is still a rose.”  Isn’t it interesting how our government has camouflaged its selected names of programs and legislation in order to falsely influence the American people as to what these issues really are?  You’ve heard of oxy-morons such as “military intelligence” in jest, I’m sure.  But when it comes to many of the name games our government plays, there’s nothing funny about it. 

1)    National Security Letters: The name implies that these are letters which provide or promote security to our nation, when in fact they are used abusively by the FBI, CIA, DOD, and NSA to as a weapon against law-abiding citizens.  Additionally there is no limit to the amount or type of information which can be seized via an NSL.  And they are now to be complied with without exception.  Today, in order for any federal agent (FBI, DOD, or CIA) to write an NSL, they must only comply with the requirement that they claim—not provide any evidence thereof—that the desired records may be related to an ongoing terrorism investigation or intelligence activities.  These warrants require the production of “any tangible things” such as books, records, documents, lists, etc, without any consideration given to any reasonable time frames or costs to produce such information.  Oh, and by the way, there is NO judicial oversight on the use of these, not even from Congress.  As if that’s not enough, whoever receives such a “letter” is legally gagged from telling anyone about them, even if it’s your own attorney who receives it.  The attorney can’t even tell YOU that he’s about to turn over all of your files to the FBI.  Now how’s that for national security?

2)   Federal Reserve:  Contrary to what their own website states, as well as that of other government agencies, there is nothing “federal” about the Federal Reserve.  They are not a part of the US Government.  In fact, in an interview with Alan Greenspan, when asked, “What should be the proper relationship between the chairman of the Federal and the President of the United States?” Greenspan responded, “Well, first of all the Federal Reserve is an independent agency.  And that means basically there is no other agency of government which can overrule actions that we take, so long as that is in place and there is no evidence that the administration or congress or anybody else is requesting that we do things other than what we think is the appropriate thing, then what the relationships are don’t frankly matter.”  While the Federal Reserve behaves as a 4th branch of our government, there is no governing authority over them other than for Congress to rule that we will no longer do business with them.  Good luck with that, right?  In addition, there is no longer any “reserves” backing the currency issued by the Federal Reserve.  We don’t even require them to issue a report that tells us how much currency is in circulation so that we can be sure our money still holds its value.  Ultimately, the Federal Reserve name is just as contrived to deceive as was a local computer company in my neck of the woods called “Totally Awesome Computers” (It went bankrupt).

3)   Carbon Credits: Wow. This name sounds like the U.S. taxpayers might actually get a credit for something, right?  Wrong.  These two words combine to become the most threatening level of taxation that our nation has ever seen.  As a result of the passage of a “Carbon Credits” program, countless energy companies will be required to pay for the air they use.  As a result, they will of course pass these fees on to their consumers.  Electricity, gasoline, natural gas, kerosene, coal, and even solar energy just became significantly more expensive.  As the result of this “credit” every American household can expect an average of a $3,000 INCREASE to their electric bill every year.  That’s just ONE source of energy you use.  If I continue to tell you about all of the other ramifications, I’m afraid that there will be a run on the pharmacies for anti-depressants nationwide.

4)   The G.I.V.E. Act: Once again, a very deceptive name.  The only thing this act gives is unconstitutional orders.  While admittedly it’s been scaled down a bit from its first version as HR 1388, (and changed HR and Senate numbers multiple times) it’s still ridiculously named.  The original proposal under HR 1388 would REQUIRE citizens of America in a wide range of ages to provide a mandatory period of “service” to their communities in whatever fashion the government deemed necessary.  In addition to that, the House of Representatives even added an amendment that stated that while individuals were in the process of providing this “voluntary” service, they were prohibited from engaging in numerous acts of free speech.  Yup. That’s a GIVE act, alright.  Giving American citizens the ole heave ho, at least.

5)   The Patriot Act: This is the mother of all misnamed issues.  I’m convinced that our Founding Fathers and all those who sided with them during the Revolutionary War feel that their true title of “Patriot” has been mercilessly molested.  There is nothing Patriot or patriotic about this act.  It consistently tramples on countless constitutional amendments in the name of protecting our nation from terrorism.  Now we are instructed to not even use the word “terrorist” or “enemy combatants” but we’re still stuck with this offensive violation of our rights to free speech.  The not-so-Patriot Act has Congress giving his agents permission to listen to our phone calls, read our e-mails, and obtain unlimited amount of personal information about us.  The “war on terror,” which gave birth to this heinous beast, has quickly disguised itself as an enemy intrusion on American’s privacy, freedom of movement and thought, individuality and civil liberties.  Does that mean that the terrorists have essentially won now?

Ultimately the lesson we all need to learn here is that we cannot afford to be mindless sheep armed with good hearts.  We must be more proactive in discovering and educating ourselves with the abundance of truthful information that is available to us.  Getting our misinformation from the mass media will be no excuse when we appear before our Creator and attempt to explain to Him how we let something so valuable as freedom disintegrate from our nation.  Each and every one of us is endowed with the freedom to choose, thus God’s perfect law will require that each and every one of us be held responsible for what we did with those choices.  I believe that an understanding of this responsibility is why our Founding Fathers sacrificed all that they had to give us the rights to freely choose freedom.  Indeed, when we’re before the Creator of Truth, we surely won’t be able to play the politicking finger pointing game.  The blame will be ours regardless of how the program was masqueraded.

 

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By Kellene Bishop

barack-obama

I have been biting my tongue on this topic for a long time now, not wanting to appear like I’m not giving him a chance. But today was the last straw.

Barack Obama has absolutely no Presidential class or dignity.

I was shocked when he was making his “presidential” speech, after he’d already won the election, and saw fit to take pot shots at President Bush. I know I was raised by good parents, but I would think that any parent who’s raising a future president of the United States would raise them with an awareness of dignity and civility. I expect to hear that kind of anti-Bush rhetoric during the politicking leading up to the election, but not afterwards, and frankly I don’t think it’s been done in recent history either. Why? Because it lacks class! It’s petty. This was supposed to be his first day of presidential regality and he sees fit to use it to promote his “nanny nanny noo noo” nonsense against President Bush.

Adding insult to injury, he crippled Washington D.C. financially by bankrupting them with the most lavish inaugural address in history, outspending Bush by over 4 to 1!

Our country is in MOURNING. Millions have lost their retirement, their jobs, their hope for a future, and he decides that elaborate excess is in the country’s best interest? During such an economic crisis, there are several U.S. Presidents that certainly would have firmly believed this to be undignified (Wilson, Roosevelt, Washington, Adams, etc.)

BushSince Obama has taken the reins of the Presidency, he continues to shift blame to what is going on in our nation to the previous President and the Republican party. Mr. President, be a man, not a martyr! Own up and fix it if you think it’s so bad! Don’t misunderstand. I’m not happy with how Bush performed his duties. And I feel that my convictions and beliefs have been betrayed in many aspects by the Republicans. However, Obama cannot continue to be believable in any way shape or form if he intends to put the blame of our country’s woes on the backs of any particular party or president.  After all, Obama has stains on his hands for the mortgage mess we’re in as he was a part of insisting that government made economically questionable home loans. Obama screws up while taking the Oath of Office and sees fit to blame it on a Supreme Court justice? This is not behavior fitting of the president of our nation. Surely his mother raised him better than that! (How about the simple rule of “respect your elders?”)

How in the world does Obama think he’s promoting bi-partisanship when every time he speaks he sees fit to remind the American people that either a) They made a mistake in electing Bush in the first place (ouch…salt in the wound) or b) Our votes didn’t matter over the last 8 years because Obama is going to undo everything Bush ever did, or c) those who still do promote and believe in the Republican way of life are conquered human beings.

stem-cell-research-ny-timesHe continues to forget that the voters of this nation, to whom he is addressing, put Bush in office for two consecutive terms! And yet he sees fit to degrade that administration at every turn and to nullify ANYTHING that that administration did previously that Obama and the Democratic Party disagrees with. What good is the right to vote if your votes can merely be negated the next time someone comes along who doesn’t agree with them? To me that’s not a republic, that’s a monarchy. That kind of behavior is not indicative of a president of a free country, it’s indicative of a tyrant. And how does this behavior reinforce in any way his so-called goals of bi-partisan cooperation. I’m starting to wonder seriously if we haven’t just been taken over by a King and his “King’s men.” In light of Obama’s complete disregard for the will of this nation’s people, he’s allowed for federal monies to be spent on stem cell research. Many people supported President Bush’s actions on stem-cell research. I, for one, certainly did, out of my devotion to the freedoms of the Constitution and my firmly held religious beliefs. It is immoral to take of the wealth from one people to give to another. And that’s exactly what he’s doing with this allocation. It is in violation of the religious beliefs of millions of Americans in our country as well. This isn’t even HIS money to allocate to such a cause. It is for the function of the government whose primary purpose is to protect the rights and freedoms of the people of this nation! Perhaps if we weren’t taxed so high, then private enterprise would still have money to fund such research themselves and not burden the American taxpayer with a process so repugnant to the senses of many.

I wonder how many other presidential policies he will attempt to reverse? Perhaps he’d like to teach George Washington a thing or two and decide to reverse his policy on the right to keep and bear arms… oh wait, Obama’s already trying to do that.

“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”
— Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good”
— George Washington

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
— Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

sedition-actOr perhaps he’d like to reinstitute the Sedition Act which Thomas Jefferson specifically abolished. Perhaps he’d like to reinstate the errors of other presidents while he’s at it such as the internment camps which violated the rights of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Perhaps he’d like to get rid of the Declaration of Independence altogether so as not to be inconvenience with any conflict of conscience.

I don’t believe that the majority of our government-elected officials are serving the people any longer. They are serving themselves to get power and gain, and we apathetic sheep are allowing it. While Obama’s not even able to keep his campaign promises for an entire week, he’s sabotaging more of our country’s freedoms. Why doesn’t he show some dignity and put to rest the accusations of his heritage, to prove once and for all that he is legally able to be elected President of our nation instead of sending his dogs to the courthouse to use every convoluted and perverted law of privacy to protect that information from ever being released? If he has nothing to hide then why won’t he show this information instead of bullying his citizens in court, now at the cost to American taxpayers?

declaration-of-independence-2Here’s a warning “Mr. President.” If you are not able to even create a façade of class and decorum when you are in front of the cameras for all the world to see, then I suspect you are doing much worse behind our backs. Remember, the Declaration of Independence reads “…Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” I, for one, will not consent or stand idly by while you insult this great nation with your representation of us, nor will I allow you to strip us of any more of our liberties. You are truly the last straw—of the indignity of liberties lost. I will use all of my influence to right the real wrongs of our past leaders.

I suppose that if nothing else, I appreciate you for waking me up from my nap of stupor. Had it not been for your blatant and bold uncivilized behavior, I might still be sleeping.

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