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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

November 25, 2009 2 comments

This year on Thanksgiving Day please pray and give thanks to all Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines serving around the globe to defend our freedom.  Pray that our Troops serving in Afghanistan are provided all the resources they need to complete their mission so they can return home safely and victorious to their family and friends. 

God Bless America!

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Categories: Military, Thanksgiving

Breaking News!

November 21, 2009 5 comments

Welcome to another edition of  News brought to you from the Book of all Knowledge Blog.  In this edition I have some BREAKING NEWS!

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote at 8pm tonight to determine whether debate can go forward on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s 2,074-page bill to dramatically change the U.S. health care system. This could be one of the most important votes in the history of our country. I sent an email to Virginia Senator Jim Webb’s office this morning that I would like to share with you today. I encourage all Americans to contact their Senators immediately because time is running out. The vote is scheduled for tonight America. Join me. Stop freedom’s demise!

Here is the email I received from Senator Web last night:

From: correspondence_reply@webb.senate.gov
Sent: Fri, Nov 20, 2009 8:35 pm
Subject: Senator Jim Webb’s Response to Your Message.

November 20, 2009

Dear Mr. Edwards:

Senate Health Care Bill Now Available

Visit http://www.webb.senate.gov

Thank you for continuing to share your thoughts about health care reform and the current debate taking place in Congress. Reforming health care in our country is one of the most monumental undertakings by Congress in decades, and the American public’s participation in this process is critical.

Over the past several months, my staff and I have met with citizens, health care experts and community leaders from across the ideological spectrum. In addition, my office has received and responded to more than 100,000 e-mails, letters and phone calls from Virginians on the health care debate.

Last month, I sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling for the text and complete budget scores of the health care bill to be posted on a public website at least 72 hours prior to both the first vote and final passage.

I am pleased that the bill is now available for the American public to review.

I want to continue to hear from you on this pressing issue. I invite you to share your thoughts and ideas with me on my newly updated website: www.webb.senate.gov

Thank you again for your time and interest in this important issue.

Sincerely,

Jim Webb

United States Senator

Merry Christmas Everyone with a Capital “C”

November 18, 2009 1 comment

 

Categories: Christmas

Four Simple Facts

November 18, 2009 1 comment

Here are four simple facts:

  • UNEMPLOYMENT is over 10 PERCENT.
  • National debt is nearly $12 TRILLION and RISING FAST.
  • ELECTED OFFICIALS in Washington DC = LIE.
  • ENEMIES want to take our FREEDOM away.

What is Washington’s cure?

  • HIGHER TAXES that KILL JOBS.
  • Deficit SPENDING that INCREASES DEBT
  • CLOSED DOOR legislation, NO TRANSPARENCY, and BROKEN PROMISES.
  • Denial of Fort Hood Terrorist Attack and welcoming known TERRORISTS inside our shores with open arms.

Those are the facts. Wake up America and take a stand. Let’s take our country back!

What do you stand for? 

Please comment and let me know what is inside your head or your heart.

The Washington – Corruption – Effect

November 14, 2009 6 comments

Welcome to the first edition of  News brought to you from the Book of all Knowledge Blog .  In this first edition, I will talk about a phenomenon I call the Washington – Corruption – Effect.

Will More Government Fix Our Problems?

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment

 IS MORE GOVERNMENT REALLY THE SOLUTION? 

 

$  OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING BANKRUPT  $

POST OFFICE ~ AMTRAK ~ SOCIAL SECURITY ~ MEDICARE ~ FANNIE MAE

 

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again

and expecting different results”

 

ALBERT EINSTEIN

(if you don’t know who he is google his name, he was really smart)

 

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ARE WE INSANE?

 

 

The American People’s Nuclear Option

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Here’s a brainstorm I had today after reading the U.S.  Constitution again that I’d like to share.  I am not a lawyer so contact your state legislatures to find out how this works. I do think it is something we should start talking about as a nation if the folks we send to Washington don’t get the taxes and spending under control.  To rattle their cages I think we need to cut off the head of the Washington beast and here is one idea on how to do it with one cut.  It may be possible to restrict the feds ability to tax and spend with a Constitutional Amendment.  I welcome all comments and revisions and ideas from anyone about the procedures here. It appears from what I’ve read that this has never been done, but it’s in the Constitution and I believe there is a reason for it. Let’s call it the American People’s Nuclear Option

In my view, Article V of the U.S. Constitution says states can hold a Convention to propose Amendments when two thirds of the states (33) apply and proposed Amendments must be ratified by three fourths of the states (38).   Therefore, I propose we contact our state legislatures and demand a Constitutional Convention.  Here is the first draft of an Amendment I propose: 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CONSTITUTION 

Section 1.  The sixteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. 

Section 2.  The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes only when two thirds of both Houses of Congress shall deem it necessary. 

Section 3.  The Congress shall have power to assume debt only when two thirds of both Houses of Congress shall deem it necessary.

***I know there are risks here but I think that we are reaching a tipping point where we may have no other choice.  For anyone knowledgeable or working on this type of thing that has information posted online please post in my comments and I’ll come read your stuff.  Thanks!

Categories: Government Reform