Will Blacklisted Arizona Scout Leaders be Free to Abuse Boys again?

With this week’s news that the Boy Scouts of America are capitulating to the homosexual agenda, it’s time for Arizona parents to ask whether or not currently blacklisted Boy Scout leaders in Arizona will be allowed to molest boys again.

The Boy Scouts of America are planning to withdraw their long ban on homosexual leaders, even though they have compiled records of nearly 10,000 cases of child molestation by Scouting leaders. Those found guilty are now blacklisted from Scout leadership. The Los Angeles Times acquired a list of banned leaders and published it January 3rd of this year. Many names on the greater U.S. list have molested in one or more Scout troops and moved on to repeat their crimes in different troops and cities. Records go all the way back to the 1960s, and it is unlikely that all the offenders are still living.

Among those from Arizona on the list, and the Scouting troops in which they molested boys, are:

Larry Wright Judd, Mesa, Troop 430

Larry Wright Judd, Mesa, Troop 255

Larry Wright Judd, Mesa, Troop 152

Jon Michael Blum, Phoenix, Troop 206

David James Borg, Sierra   Vista, Troop 435

William Challberg, Phoenix, Troop 522

William Reese Edwards, PrescottValley, Troop 330

David Joseph Ellington, Phoenix, Troop 226

Herbert Henry Falk, Phoenix, Troop 721

Ralph R. Harper, Tucson, Troop 215

Kenneth R. LaBelle, Payson, Troop 354

Joseph R. Lopardo, Yacca Council

Ralph A. McKinney, Scottsdale, Troop 640

Dennis King McMacken, Flagstaff, Troops 2360 and 3034

Les Paul, Tucson, Troop 337

David W. Peabody, Phoenix, Troop 3

Wayne Sells, Woodruff, Troop 64

Ronald A. St. Laurent, Phoenix, Troop 13

Miles S. Vaughn, Tucson, Troop 700

Harvey Dee Wright, Flagstaff, Venturing 6129

Eric Bruce Webb, Tucson, Troops 96 and 213

Lee Frederick, Phoenix, Explorer 522

Wylie Jonathan Taylor, Phoenix, Pack 321

Thomas George Sargent, Phoenix, Pack 167

Gilbert M. Gonzales, Tempe, Troop 72

Barney A. Perdue, Lake   Havasu City, Troop 25

 
Some people may argue that not all those on the blacklist are homosexual. But though homosexuals make up just 2-3 percent of the American population, they commit 33 percent of the cases of pedophilia in the United States. That’s nearly 50 times the rate of heterosexual pedophilia, by comparison. At any rate, this disturbing decision by BSA is a fast turn downstream in the flow of cultural decline.

Source: http://spreadsheets.latimes.com/boyscouts-cases/

Sun City West Republican Club: Sen. Flake Pushing Amnesty again

Ray Spitzer, president of the Sun City West Republican Club, criticized U.S. Senator Jeff Flake’s “immigration plan” as more amnesty:

“This is just a redux of the 2007/2008 amnesty plan.  The American people stopped it then, and we’ll stop it th is time.

“Until a REAL fence is constructed across our Southern border, which was approved and funded some years ago, don’t try and tell me that the federal government will get to it, soon. Until that fence, along with ground sensors, and drone patrols is completed, there is no reason to adopt any other legislation concerning illegal aliens.
“If the federal and state governments would quit attracting illegals with welfare, food stamps, free housing, free medical care, free education, they wouldn’t come here illegally.
“There are two reasons that the illegal alien invasion has slowed – 1) Napolitano plays with the numbers to make it look that way, and 2) our economy sucks so there aren’t as many jobs for them.You should watch a few episodes of Drugs, Inc, Border Wars, and the rest, and you’ll see that the invasion continues.
“You better listen, Jeff, or you’ll be a one-term Senator.  Quit listening to McCain; he doesn’t have a clue.  He’s an elitist who thinks he’s smart, but seldom has a clue.”

Joint Chiefs Looking to Lower Combat Standards

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Folder2 104Now that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has decreed that women may not be excluded from front line combat positions, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey ordered a review of the standards applied to personnel in these positions. Dempsey’s order specifically requires all commanders to justify any minimum standards that would tend to disproportionately impact women.

“As it stands now, many of the physical requirements imposed on combat troops are beyond the capabilities of the vast majority of female soldiers,” Dempsey said. “This makes the standards inherently discriminatory and denies these female soldiers equal rights. The Commander-in-Chief has made it clear that it is his policy to have an army that looks like America. Regulations must be revised to accommodate this goal.”

While acknowledging that “women might lack the physical strength to lug wounded comrades to safety,” Dempsey contended that “these deficiencies might be more than compensated by women’s greater skills in nurturing those who are injured and frightened. Many grievously wounded soldiers’ final thoughts are of their mothers or wives. The presence of female platoon mates could help ease their transition to deceased status.”

The General expressed a hope that “international agreements would be reached that would help level the playing field for combat between units of all-male troops vs. units of mixed genders. We’re optimistic that a sense of chivalry can be instilled which will give the female soldier a fair chance of surviving a hand-to-hand encounter with a male enemy soldier.”

NLRB Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board last January were invalid. The decision effectively nullifies every action taken by the NLRB over the last year.

The Obama Administration is expected to appeal the Court’s decision, alleging that “the pro forma sessions convened by the Senate to avoid being in a ‘recess status’ were a sham aimed at denying the President the opportunity to make valid recess appointments as provided for in the Constitution.”

The fact that the Senate is controlled by the President’s Party and that both Republicans and Democrats have used pro forma sessions on numerous prior occasions for the express purpose of preventing the appointment of persons that they have not vetted and approved were casually dismissed by Press Secretary Jay Carney

Carney called the ruling “novel and unprecedented. This is one court, one case, one company. President Obama is the supreme leader of America. He has been given a mandate by the voters to govern and will not be turned aside by the carping of those who oppose him.”

Senate Hearing on Benghazi Infuriates Boxer

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif) stormed out of the Senate Hearing into the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and others. The spark that ignited her fury was Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ken) questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

“Rather than let her retire from her post with dignity, Paul insists on poking around into performance issues that have no relevance at this late date,” Boxer complained. “Maybe Secretary Clinton should have taken a greater interest in security for the Ambassador and his staff, but as she so artfully asked, what difference does that make now? Isn’t it just ‘Monday morning quarterbacking?’ I mean, she’s already accepted full responsibility, does she have to accept blame, as well?”

Boxer pointed out that “accepting responsibility is more than her husband did in that whole Monica Lewinski mess. If we can move on from that why can’t we move on from this? Is there a sexist double standard at work?”

“I just can’t get past how improper it is for a person of Paul’s minimal qualifications to be challenging one of the best, if not the best, Secretaries of State in one of the best, if not the best, Administrations this country has ever seen,” Boxer marveled.

The California Senator said she was “somewhat comforted by the widespread media agreement that none of the Republicans has the requisite standing and stature to question this great woman.”

Kerry Defends President Obama’s Unilateral War-Making in Libya

Forty years ago, John Kerry, currently a Democratic senator from Massachusetts and President Obama’s nominee to take over as Secretary of State, denounced US bombing of Cambodia. More recently, he has excused President Obama’s bombing of Libya.

“How are these two instances different?” Senator Rand Paul (R-Ken) asked at Kerry’s confirmation hearing. “Weren’t both acts of war taken without Congressional authority? Doesn’t the Constitution vest the war-making power in Congress?”

“The issue is a complex one with many nuances,” Kerry replied. “In an effort to simplify it for you, let me point out that the bombing of Cambodia took place in a war that I already opposed. It was ordered by then President Nixon, who as it turns out, was a criminal that would’ve gone to prison if it weren’t for President Ford’s pardon.”

“In contrast, the bombing in Libya was ordered by a Nobel Prize winning President Obama,” Kerry pointed out. “Since President Obama is a credentialed man of peace his actions carry a patina of legitimacy that goes beyond the strictures of one nation’s Constitution. He is clearly a ‘man for all seasons’ and justifiably, in my opinion, cannot be restrained from using his superior wisdom to resolve international disputes.”

That the intervention ordered by Obama may have contributed to strengthening al-Qaeda in Libya and leading to the later assassination of Ambassador Stevens was brushed aside as “an unforeseen series of unfortunate events” by Senator Kerry. “Who could have predicted such an outcome? When even the best minds at the Department of State are stumped who are we to second guess them?”

Congressional Pay Protected by Constitution

Recent legislation passed by the House of Representatives to extend the debt limit included a clause that will withhold salaries from members of Congress if they do not pas a budget. While existing law appears to require that Congress pass an annual budget, the body has neglected to do so since 2009.

Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) contends that this salary withholding clause is unConstitutiuonal. “The 27th Amendment says that ‘No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of Representatives shall have intervened,’” Jeffries asserted. “My salary is Constitutionally protected regardless of what I do or don’t do while I’m here.”

That the intent of the Amendment was to block Congress from increasing its own pay didn’t seem to faze Jeffries. “It doesn’t say Congress shall not increase its pay,” he pointed out. “It says the pay shall not vary.”

Jeffries’ interpretation received support from across the aisle as Representative Steve King (R-Iowa) agreed with his assessment. “As much as I concur with the sentiment that Congress ought to be required to do its job in order to get paid, the Constitution says it doesn’t,” King observed. “Does this make us a privileged class? Maybe, but as a strict constructionist I feel that my hands are tied. It’s up to voters to defeat those who don’t do their jobs.”

Inaugural Address Redefines Basic Freedoms

Urging that “we break free of the archaic notions of our nation’s so-called ‘Founding Fathers,’” President Barack Obama launched his second term with a stirring call to “update our concepts to fit our modern circumstances.”

The President maintained that “the Founders’ original idea that ‘liberty’ means freedom from government abuses and usurpations has no relevance today. Our government does not usurp our rights. The people elect their rulers and expect them to create the kind of rights appropriate to the world we live in now.”

“How much liberty does a person have if he lacks the will or ability to make his own way?” Obama asked. “Instead of leaving such a person alone and saying he is ‘free to do as he pleases,’ today’s caring government must provide the means for his pursuit of happiness. Merely having the opportunity to seek employment is not enough. Some aren’t suited to such a life. Should they then be denied the fruits of the nation’s abundance?”

“And what about those whose freely exercised choices would entrap them in lives of misery?” the President continued. “Can we truly call our selves free if we are slaves to our vices—overeating, drinking, smoking, owning guns, listening to talk radio? Shouldn’t government step in to try to help free people from these damaging predilections?”

Obama vowed “to continue the struggle for a more perfect union and not rest until every single person in America is assured that his welfare is the heartfelt concern of his government. I pledge that I will not be deterred from this course. No obstruction from the naysayers will be permitted to impede our progress.”

“If those aiming to stave off the march toward a brighter future ask ‘by what authority’ I act,” Obama concluded. “I will say that I act for the benefit of all of humanity. No higher authority is needed.”

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Former ASU Professor Threatens to Blow up Liberty Bell

And we wonder why our schools are not teaching children good values …

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PHILADELPHIA – A terrorist threat in Philadelphia on Saturday targeted one of our nation’s symbols of freedom, the Liberty Bell.

Two back packs, reportedly containing bombs, were left near the Liberty Bell.

Those bags did not hold explosives and a suspect is now in federal custody.

The person accused of being behind the threat is 41-year-old Carlos Balsas, a former professor at Arizona State University.

One of his neighbors was taken aback, but not necessarily surprised by his arrest.

She says she was considering filing an order of protection against him. She says recently, he’s become more aggressive.

Christine Darling lives in a Tempe townhouse above Balsas.

“I was actually so scared I called the Tempe Police Department at one point because of the interaction I had with him,” said Darling.

Darling says she’s been renovating her house for the last six months and says Balsas was accusing her of causing a leak in his home.

“He would literally come to my house, knocking at my door, screaming at me about it, even though me and my contractor have both offered to come in and fix it for free,” said Darling. “Carlos was very adamant that nobody would come into his place.”

According to the ASU website, Balsas is a former associate professor of urban planning at the university.

An ASU spokesperson confirms Balsas was employed there from 2004 to 2011, but would not comment further.

“After the interactions I had with him, he definitely doesn’t seem like a very ASU professor type of person,” said Darling. “My uncle, who was my contractor, was threatening to call the Department of Homeland Security because of how weird he was acting.”

Saturday morning, Balsas was arrested in Philadelphia.

Police say he told security at the Liberty Bell Center that he had explosives in his backpack and left.

After a brief struggle, Balsas was arrested down the street.

Investigators say there were no signs of explosives in his backpack.

Balsas is charged with terroristic threats, bomb threats and other related crimes.

“So he’s definitely very strange, doesn’t know how to interact with people or how to go about dealing with things in a normal way,” said Darling.

It is unclear if Balsas has an attorney.

 

Arizona Senate a Good Part-Time Job, if You can get it, Rich Crandall

Arguments can be made that the best days are when Congress or the Arizona Legislature are not in session. We have no shortage of laws in this state and this nation.

But there are other circumstances that show a lawmaker’s commitment to his constitutents, his focus on the job he was elected to serve, and  his willingness to fully apply himself to the needs of the state. Some people just can’t be bothered to show up on a regular basis and fulfill their elective duties.

I’m talking about Rich Crandall, member of the Arizona Senate, at least on a part-time basis.

Crandall has no shortage of interests and activities dividing his time. Too bad one of them is serving only as a part-time Arizona senator. So far this legislative session, Crandall has introduced three bills. None of them really bear any significance on you the taxpayer.

None of the 30 members of the Senate has introduced fewer bills. And perhaps none is more distracted by all his extracurricular activities.

Crandall actually lives in Utah and is unofficially serving as that state’s “ambassador” to the Arizona Senate.

Last legislative session, Sen. Crandall voted on a mere one-third of the bills put before the Arizona Senate.

He couldn’t be bothered to show up to the Senate regularly because he had another job.

Crandall defeated conservative John Fillmore in a close primary election last summer. The difference may well have been Crandall’s endless mud-slinging, his steady stream of negative attacks on Fillmore.

That the voters of this east Mesa legislative district would reward a part-time lawmaker with another term defies reason. But his supporters deserve the limited input he is giving them. Those who didn’t support him deserve better.

The Obama Inauguration Speech YOU Heard

Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution – which our “progressive” judges and justices are attempting to re-write.

We affirm the promise of our democracy – when it suits our needs.

We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Life when it is wanted. Unalienable rights with the exclusion of religious freedom.

Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time – revisionist reality according to secular humanists.

For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. – And you must secure it in court if you can beat me in your lawsuits against my HHS mandate.

The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob. They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed. – until I arrived here to destroy that.

And for more than two hundred years, we have. – My mob friends with SEIU and other unions are enforcing my wishes.

Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free. We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.

Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers.

Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play. – The rules of socialism and excessive government regulation and control.

Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune. – Except for the preborn, the disabled, and the elderly (who should think about hospice).

Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone. – But they can be dictated by government, against the will of the people.

Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character. – But which we rejected in the last election campaign when we promised government control from cradle to grave.

But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. – Or better yet, collectivist actions at the expense of those founding principles.

For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. – Nor can the people be left alone to take initiatives through churches, ministries and charitable organizations to feed and clothe the poor, the destitute, the starving, and those whose lives have been uprooted by natural disasters. Nor can all meet the demands of today’s world with rising taxes and unsustainable debt, amidst excessive government regulation and control. Now you must overlook liberal fascism here at home.

No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. – No person has ever suggested building the transcontinental railroad or reaching the moon alone. And now innovation and achievement is being denigrated, discouraged, and hampered by the growing tentacles of big government.

Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people. – Actually, comrades, as one growing centralized government bureacracy.

This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience. A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. – American and allied forces have substantially reduced the capabilities of Islamic terrorists. Yet no real recovery has begun except in the campaign mode mind of the president.

America’s possibilities are limitless, — with the freedom from excessive government regulation

…. for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands – Especially the southern U.S. border which I’m attempting to dissolve.

youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. – Especially for those industries moving out of the reach of tax monsters in California and New York.

My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together. – Or I’ll seize it alone as I enact policies and executive orders unpopular with the people.

For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. – Courtesy of tax increases and demonization of the achievers who take risks investing their wealth to create jobs allowing many to feed their families.

We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. – Micromanaged by my ever-growing administration, undermined by my demolition of America’s business climate.

We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; — Despite my demands that all be dependent on government their entire lives, “independent” people like Julia. For when I refer to America, I’m talkin’ big government, baby.

when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. – But not from overly burdensome taxation.

We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own. – If she is allowed to leave her mother’s womb without dismemberment, and to experience a life directed by the “god” of big government.

We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. – Such as government programs encouraging dependency, teen pregnancy, and risky, life-altering behavior.

So we must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, reach higher. – So they can give more of what’s theirs to a government which will waste the fruits of their hard-earned labor on failing businesses. So they can more fully indoctrinate students in schools failing to educate, so citizens can settle for mediocrity while surrendering their God-given, Constitution-affirming rights to big government.

But while the means will change, our purpose endures: a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American. – Yes, I thought this line would get a laugh!

That is what this moment requires. That is what will give real meaning to our creed. – The creed I learned from Frank Marshall Davis and Saul Alinsky.

We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. – Unless they oppose my secular worldview and my policies and executive orders. As long as you give more of your money to Planned Parenthood. As long as more of you substitute pain pills and hospice for medical treatment.

We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. – While I continue to raise the debt ceiling and put deficit reduction out of reach forever.

But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. – Wait a minute. I’m the first person to suggest this.

For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. – And now we proudly observe that 90 percent of preborn children with Down syndrome are not allowed to live.

We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. – Or those who take risks and invest their resources to create industries employing millions and feeding families.

We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. – Or job-killing fines for not funding abortion pill mandates.

The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us. – Especially those of us raiding those funds!

They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great. – Though some would argue that those who took the risks, who employed people who provided for their families, now have a right to their social security as retired folks.

We, the – GOVERNMENT — people, still believe that our obligations as – CONTROL OF — Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, — No matter how well it’s been proven a fantasy.

knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. – And fail to increase tax coffers and close down the coal industry.

Some may still deny the overwhelming –UNDERWHELMING – judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging

fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. – Fires caused by arsonists and by lightning. We still haven’t slowed the rise of the oceans and healed the planet; how can we control the weather?

The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. – And cost taxpayers billions to reward Solyndra and other green companies even though we knew they were going under.

But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it. – We will lead by downsizing our military and economic capacities. By killing jobs and increasing food stamp rolls.

We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise. – I don’t care how many Solyndras I give your money to.

That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality – And sustain this slumping economy while repeating the myth of recovery ad nauseum.

and our national treasure — our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God. – It’s okay to bring religion into this now, even though I’ve long entertained doubts about my faith.

That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war. – But our Army has recognized conservatives as terrorist threats and we will stockpile bullets and take their guns and religious freedom away.

Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage. – And the raging passions of homosexual lust in the barracks.

Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty. The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. – Not counting those Islamic forces I’ve befriended and given hundreds of millions of your dollars to.

But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war; who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends — and we must carry those lessons into this time as well. – Like my Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood buddies.

We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law. – Starting by gutting the United States Navy and refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act. By befriending the detainees at Gitmo.

We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully –-  After the election, since I have more flexibility now.

not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear. – So don’t worry about any appropriate responses to future Benghazis.

America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. – Except for the Middle East, Fort Hood, Pakistan and a few other strategic locations

And we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. – That would be the nation of Russia, which I’ve entrusted to take over as the world’s leading power.

We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. — And we’ll support communism in Cuba, Venezuela, and Kenya.

And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice –- not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. – With the exceptions of the preborn, the Christian owners of businesses, my domestic enemies, and all who oppose the homosexual agenda.

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall – Stonewall, where lawless homosexuals threatened the lives of police officers doing their duty

just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth. – And where people, even my white grandmother, should be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin.

It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began. For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts. – Unless they work for me and accept our pay scale: 18 percent less for women.

Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law –- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. – And our heterosexual brothers and sisters are treated equally as well, until anti-bullying laws and hate crime laws apply equally to all.

Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. – I promise an executive order allowing everyone voting for me to go to the head of the voting line, even if they arrived 10 minutes prior to the closing of the polls. And even if they can’t prove they are a citizen.

Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity – And who still come here legally and assimilate, unlike those cheating and flouting immigration law by entering the country illegally, or those who smuggle humans or drugs across our borders.

until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country. – Never mind the law; I need voters now!

Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit – who escape the murder and violence

to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. – Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses, your guns. Your government will guarantee you a chicken in every pot and continued safety from all evil-doers.

That is our generation’s task — to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American. – Pursuant to the laws cheapening life and liberty and polarizing this great nation.

Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. – Especially the First Amendment.

It does not mean we all define liberty in exactly the same way or follow the same precise path to happiness. – Certainly not us Alinskyites.

Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time. – And act with impunity against the will of the people.

For now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay. – We must proceed with the worst possible “solutions” to the problems of our time. We cannot take the time to actually read the bills that will impact your lives for decades to come. We must pass them to see what is in them and then move forward and act upon them.

We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, — If you don’t count my refusal to negotiate with Republicans, grandstand, or diss Supreme Court justices to their face.

or treat name-calling as reasoned debate – Even if I do identify my opponents as ENEMIES. I’m justified doing that. You’re not.

We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect. – I’ve never spoken truer words!

We must act, knowing that today’s victories – Well they are actually ATTACKS on life, liberty, Republicans and successful business owners.

will be only partial and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall. – And which were just rejected by about 99 percent of the voters from inner Philly.

My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God – BUT AS MY OWN PARTY DETERMINED LAST SUMMER, IT WILL NOT BE THE GOD MOST AMERICANS WORSHIP. NO. IT WILL BE MINE: ALLAH — and country, not party or faction. — And this is why I kept the Republicans out of health care negotiations.

And we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service. – Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar!

But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty or an immigrant realizes her dream. My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride. – The same flag I refuse to look at.

They are the words of citizens and they represent our greatest hope. You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course. – To set it correctly despite my radical agenda.

You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time – Though my friends and I actually know the debate is over.

not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals. – Those ancient values and enduring ideals I set into motion four long years ago.

Let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright. With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. – The freedom to worship your federal government. Long live the government!

Thank you. MY GOD, NOT YOURS  – ALLAH — bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America. – And the great downsizing project we are today embarked on today, some with us, many not.

ROE V. WADE BASED ON LIES, DISHONESTY, PAGAN CULTURE

Two of the darkest days in American history are indissolubly linked to the U.S. Supreme Court. On a dark day in 1857, Chief Justice Roger Taney issued the court’s decision in the Dred Scott case that declared African-Americans something less than human. The vote was 7-2. The good news was that this was a nation dominated by Judeo-Christian values, and within a few years constitutional amendments abolished slavery in America.

On a dark day in 1973, the Supreme Court opposed Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justice Byron White in a 7-2 vote on Roe v. Wade that paved the way for legalized abortion on demand. The Court labeled the pre-born as something less than human. We are approaching the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and 57 million pre-born children have been slaughtered in that time. The bad news is that our government adheres to the humanist religion and its accompanying culture of death.

Roe v. Wade was based on lies, dishonesty and pagan culture. Conservatives were not yet organized enough to oppose the left-inspired string of Supreme Court victories that began in 1947 and radically altered the identity of the United States.

Justice Harry Blackmun wrote in his Roe decision, “We are also told that abortion was practiced in Greek times as well as in the Roman era, and that it was resorted to without scruple. Greek and Roman law afforded little protection to the unborn,” and “ancient religion did not bar abortion.”

Ancient religion? Whatever happened to liberals’ so-called separation of church and state? Greek and Roman law? Since when has the U.S. operated by Greek and Roman law, or even Scottish law as Sen. Arlen Specter asserted during the Clinton impeachment?

Norma McCorvey, alias “Roe” in Roe v. Wade, is today a pro-life activist. She says Roe v. Wade, “was all based on a lie. It was a lie that I told. Initially, I had told (attorney) Sarah Weddington that I had been raped, and I was not raped. I only went to one place, so I wasn’t seeking it (abortion) real hard. I had asked Sarah Weddington if there was any place I could go to have an abortion. She said she didn’t know of any place, when she had already gone to Mexico and had an illegal abortion. I think that she just needed to have a plaintiff pregnant. They explained to me that they were only going for the State of Texas. I didn’t know that they were going for the whole world. I think we all have the same dream: we’d like to see Roe v. Wade overturned.”

Later, the abortion crowd exploited Sandra Cano in much the same way to legalize the barbarism of infanticide. They call it partial-birth abortion, but a grisly murder by any name is still a grisly murder.

Lies and worse are common today among the abortion advocates. As reported by the Los Angeles Lay Catholic Mission, California Right to Life documented nearly 3,000 incidents of pro-abortion violence and illegal activities. CRL detailed violence against pro-lifers, including a March 1989 incident where three pro-abortionists were charged with igniting an incendiary device in a church filled with 2,500 pro-life activists. Had there been an explosion, any speakers would have been badly wounded and possibly killed.

While 57 million American victims of Roe v. Wade are in heaven today, many of their reluctant mothers face physical and emotional scarring that wreaks havoc with their lives. Women can experience a variety of emotions following an abortion: grief, depression, anger, guilt, physical pain, and others. At least 70 percent of women having abortions say it is immoral to do so. Two in three say they were coerced or pressured to kill their child, and the decision was not entirely their own. It is precisely because so many women who abort are acting against their consciences and maternal instincts that the psychological impact of abortion can be so profound.

In more than four dozen major research studies, it has been revealed that there is a considerable link between abortion and breast cancer. Scientific evidence exists to suggest elevated risks of 30-50 percent for breast cancer among women who had an abortion before a first live birth. Multiple abortions can increase the risk to as much as 100 percent.

Less than one percent of abortions are performed to save the life of the mother. Abortion is largely used as birth control.

Individuals who served significant and powerful roles in the lucrative abortion industry and since defected say it is one big scam. The late Bernard Nathanson once directed the most prolific abortion mill in New York and co-founded National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. He said the abortion industry used mere slogans to soothe people’s aversion to the killing. Dr. Nathanson converted to Christianity and spoke out against the abortion obsession.

Carol Everett, who directed four abortion mills in Dallas-Fort Worth, said money is the governing force behind the abortion industry. “It is the largest unregulated industry in our nation. Most of the clinics are run in chains because it is so profitable,” she says. A woman died having an abortion in her clinic.

Four decades after Roe v. Wade, we know that legalized abortion has not prevented “front alley” butchers from killing women. The cases of abortion mill deaths are documented.

After 40 years of hearing women claim they have the right to choose because, after all, it’s their body, I don’t think much of individual rights that result in someone else’s death. In fact, if choice really mattered to the pro-aborts, they would consider the child’s choice as well. And no child is going to choose to die a horrible, violent death.

Most importantly, we have met women who had abortions and who have suffered for it and who regret having done it. These are the people who have spent years attempting to heal the horrific emotional – and sometimes physical – scars. For some women, abortion made it impossible to have children later in life.

A major disappointment of the last four decades is the church’s silence on the abortion issue. Many churches are afraid of offending the congregation by talking about it, and some churches fear taking a hit in memberships and offerings if the offended parties walk out. That’s not a church; that’s an institution of compromise. And in Arizona, the Protestant churches are largely AWOL in support of life. The church has an important role to play in speaking out against abortion and reaching out to those who have been ravaged by its specter.

One church in Texas has gone so far to say that if anyone in its community is contemplating abortion that person may give the baby to the church and it will find a good home for the child. It’s a shame that one church stands out in the crowd for doing the right thing. Many liberal churches don’t even discourage abortion.

Lutheran pastor Laurence White compares the American church’s passivity on abortion to the German church looking the other way while Hitler was exterminating millions of Jews. White says that God’s people cannot afford to accept the status quo and that it is a betrayal of God. He encourages pastors to speak out on values that contribute to a culture of life.

Today, the para-church organizations — such as Focus on the Family, the American Family Association, Americans United for Life, Susan B. Anthony List and Life Dynamics — speak out against abortion in the void left by the church on that account.

Former U.S. Ambassador Alan Keyes said, “Our founders said that we are all ‘created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.’ We acknowledge that it is by God’s authority, not by a human decision, that human beings have dignity. And that means that whether it’s a mother deciding about her child or Osama bin Laden applying the fanatical standards of his moral puritanism, no human power has the right to withdraw respect from other human beings because we consider them not quite human enough for us.”

What can we do? Oppose abortion vocally and peacefully. Teach children the value of human life, that we are made in the image of God, and that those who advocate for abortion are on the wrong side of history and humanity. Write to the newspapers and the elected officials to let them know it is wrong. Do not participate in activities, such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, that support Planned Parenthood and contribute to a culture of death. Participate in Sanctity of Life activities in your community. Speak out against Planned Parenthood and abortion providers. Pray for a revival in America’s declining culture.

Attorney General Says Requiring DOJ to Comply with Law ‘Too Risky’

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Folder2 104Attorney General Eric Holder is asking a federal court to absolve the Department of Justice (DOJ) from complying with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because “not to do so would inflict irreparable harm.” The DOJ action came in response to a suit filed by Judicial Watch. The suit is aimed at obtaining public information on DOJ’s “fast and furious” scheme to supply guns to Mexican gangsters.

“There is no need for the people at Judicial Watch or, for that matter, anyone to know the details of this now defunct federal undertaking,” Holder insisted. “My Department has taken the necessary corrective actions. This belated attempt to poke around into government business is both unnecessary and destructive.”

While acknowledging that the FOIA mandates the requested information be released, the Attorney General asserted that “a higher law argues against blind obedience to a statute originally aimed at the misdeeds of a prior Administration. All we are asking is that the nation’s broader interests take precedence over a mere observance of formalistic rules.”

Holder further suggested that “something along the lines of the 75-year sealing of the records on the JFK assassination imposed by the Warren Commission might be the appropriate model for how we should handle this. The American people’s faith in their government must not be allowed to be undermined by what, at this point, can only be viewed as an effort to satisfy ‘academic curiosity.’”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton described Holder’s stance as “beyond ironic. At the same time that the Obama Administration is demanding unprecedented access to all sorts of information about private citizens who are not charged with any crimes, we see the Attorney General contending that information relevant to actual crimes committed during its ill-conceived gun-running ‘sting’ operation be swept under the rug. His position is stunning in its ethical, moral, and legal incoherence.”

Economist Says Worry about Trillion Dollar Deficits Misplaced

Nobel Prize winning left-wing economist Paul Krugman maintains that concern about bloated government spending and multi-trillion dollar debt is unwarranted.

“The right-wing enemies of President Obama are playing on the average person’s fears of bankruptcy in order to limit his power,” Krugman said. “While it may be true that an individual who owes more than he can pay could face financial ruin, the same is not true for the Government.”

“A key difference is that most individuals’ income is restricted to what they can earn by offering services in the marketplace,” Krugman continued. “Government, though, doesn’t have to earn its money by offering services. If needed it can tax every dollar everyone else earns. Even more significant, though, the Government can create as much money as it has to to pay its bills. Over the last decade or so, the Government has created $10 trillion in new money. This has allowed Government to fund expanded spending at no cost to itself.”

Though he conceded that creating new money depreciates the value of each existing dollar, Krugman argued that “the main victims of this phenomenon are those who are hoarding cash. If anyone deserves to suffer it is those who selfishly save money that they could’ve spent to help stimulate the economy. The trillion dollar deficits of the current Administration have enabled the Federal Reserve to incrementally siphon off what would otherwise be sitting sterile in these fools’ ‘rainy day’ funds.”

West Point “Think Tank” Warns against “Far Right” Threat

A report issued by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Warned against the dangers posed by the “far right” in America.

“There are elements in America that are excessively concerned with possible corruption or tyranny stemming from government,” wrote Arie Perliger, author of the report. “These elements place individual freedom and self-government ahead of respect for those duly authorized to govern them. They cannot be counted upon to obey directives designed for the public good and may evolve into a serious internal opposition to the government.”

The report contrasted “the obstructionist nature of these zealots for liberty with the more socially supportive views of those on the liberal side of the political spectrum. Rather than cling to out-dated ideas focused on individual rights, they back the progressive values the President is attempting to instill in all Americans.”

Perliger admitted that the thrust of the report “might be difficult to sell to many West Point students. A lot of the cadets are here out of some nostalgic notion that they are going to defend traditional values. Overcoming these misguided notions is a big job, but other countries, like China, have accomplished it. Armies can be trained to serve progressive causes. The Commander-in-Chief is counting on people like me to get it done here.”

Egyptian President Defends Anti-Semitic Views

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says those criticizing his rants against Jews “are taking my remarks out of context.”

“It is easy for those living in comfort to overlook the incessant insult the Jewish prosperity in Israel inflicts upon its neighbors,” Morsi complained. “Faced with the same inhospitable environment as we are in Egypt, the Israelis mock our grinding poverty by living well. They have no oil wells, no gold mines to make them rich. That they are makes us look like fools.”

Morsi attributed Jewish prosperity to “satanic powers. What else could it be? The Prophet (peace be upon him) clearly depicted them as the descendants of apes and pigs. Only a deal with Satan himself can explain how they can rise above the same conditions that stymie righteous Muslims.”

“The proper context is that Muslims all over the world are being taken advantage of by Jews who are in league with the devil,” Morsi claimed. “Yet this fact is being suppressed by the same Zionist-controlled media that mindlessly condemn me as being unjustifiably anti-Semitic.”

The US State Department issued a brief statement urging that “we not apply western value systems in situations in which they may not be appropriate. If we have not walked in a man’s shoes can we fairly judge the path he has chosen? Things that may seem wrong from our protected perspective may appear right from another.”

Congressman Says There’s No Public Safety Case for Big Magazines

Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made a strenuous argument for limiting the number of bullets a given gun ought to be able to fire before needing to be reloaded.

“I find the argument that a person might need more than two or three shots to defend himself from an assailant unconvincing,” Nadler said. “I mean, if you’re that bad of a shot giving you more bullets seems like it would be a greater threat to public safety than if the attacker murders you.”

Nadler maintained that “a dispassionate look at the numbers is what I’m arguing for. A victim wildly spraying multiple rounds from a high-capacity magazine runs the risk of harming multiple innocent bystanders. Put this next to the prospect of a single victim being harmed by his assailant and I think most would agree with me.”

The Congressman pointed out that “there’s nothing in the magazine size restrictions I am proposing that would prohibit a person from hiring a person trained in the use of firearms to provide armed protection. It would be safer because trained professionals don’t need multiple rounds to take down an attacker.”

“Fortunately, for the vast majority of Americans, trained professionals working as city police are just minutes away in case of emergency,” Nadler added. “I see no reason to accommodate the paranoid minority who aren’t satisfied with the collective security were are already providing.”

In related news, Senator Al Franken (D-Minn) sought to counter the NRA’s suggestion that we protect our school children from homicidal maniacs by posting armed guards. “That would just add more guns to an already volatile situation,” Franken asserted. “What I propose is that anyone attempting to enter a school with a weapon be required to submit to a battery of mental health tests before being allowed in. That way we could identify those who are dangerous and get them treatment instead of just shooting them like the NRA wants us to do.”

President Promotes “National Day of Service”

President Barack Obama is asking every American to help celebrate his second inauguration by “making an effort to serve America and your community by donating your time to the public good.”

“Too many Americans are wrapped up in selfish pursuits most of the time,” the President said. “They place ‘making a buck,’ spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life ahead of serving others. What I am asking is that on the day of my inauguration everyone divert themselves from these egocentric activities and do something useful for their fellow human beings.”

Obama suggested that “participating in a food drive, picking up litter, or visiting a seniors’ home might be good ways to pay society back for the privilege of living in our great country. If we start by dedicating one day this year we can work our way toward dedicating everyday to the general welfare of humanity. This would the proudest legacy I could bestow upon the world.”

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We’re Shocked! There’s Gambling Corruption in Arizona?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), reacting to the evidence filed recently with the U.S. District Court of Arizona as part of the litigation involving the Tohono O’odham Nation for violating the gaming compact with the State of Arizona, today released the following statement:

“It is clear now that the intent to pursue an illegal casino by the Tohono O’odham Nation in Glendale had been in their plans as early as 1989 and certainly during the gaming compact negotiations of Prop. 202. The detailed evidence filed with the court shows that the Tohono O’odham Nation was publicly negotiating and agreeing to gaming compact terms along side all other Arizona tribes; promising to keeping the number of casinos in the Phoenix-Metro area to no more than seven, while secretly auditing various sites in the Phoenix-metro area for a casino. These new facts unveil a deceptive plan that betrayed the trust of Arizona’s other Indian communities and disregarded commitments made to Arizona’s voters.”

“When I introduced H.R.2938—an earnest attempt to settle this issue for good, preventing the Tohono O’odham Nation from misusing the Gila Bend Act to open an off-reservation casino more than 100 miles from their tribal lands—state, tribal and local leaders agreed it was the right thing to do. Now we know that our efforts to prevent the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino in Glendale are all the more justified. If the Nation prevails in their efforts it will be a reward for bad behavior and a total disregard for the many people who worked openly and honestly on Prop 202—tribal leaders, elected officials, business leaders and community members—and a disservice to the thousands of voters who passed it into law.”

The Statement of Facts for the case

The State of Arizona; The Gila River Indian Community, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community v. The Tohono O’odham Nation, Case No. 2:11-cv-00296-DGC is available to the public at the United States District Court For the District of Arizona. The materials can be accessed via the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. The 55-page Statement of Facts is comprised of more than 200 pieces of evidence documenting the deception—meeting notes, depositions, transcripts from recorded meetings etc.  The secret actions by the Nation are organized chronologically starting in 1989 and begin on page 42. Among the last entries is a comment in 2003 from a Nation Chairwoman who according to the document, ‘believed any attempt to place a casino in the Phoenix area “would be a political battle” because the Nation had agreed that when it built a fourth casino it would be “nowhere near Phoenix.”