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Eye opening video, inside view of the progressive movement

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Anita Montcrief is an ACORN whistleblower and knowledgeable expert on Leftist Ideology and funding sources. In these two 9 minute videos she tells the hidden story of ACORN-Leftist corruption of our election system at the C-PAC Orlando, FL meeting in September 23, 2011. She exposes ACORN’s “wish list” which includes: universal health care, Card Check, Cap & Trade, and vastly increased power fro the EPA to destroy industry. (a tip o' the hat to Paul Saunders for this find)


 

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What do you have that you did not receive?

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LVTP logoWe 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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men...

 


That is called “The American Creed” because that is the idea of America. America is often called the only nation not based on a people, race, culture, or even geography – but that it is a nation based on an idea. And of all the passages in America's founding documents that creed is the undisputed embodiment of that idea. With those ideas as a foundation a country like ours can emerge. And we, over two centuries later, can look back on what our founders have done with a feeling of immense gratitude.

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

That quote is commonly attributed to Issac Newton, the famous 17th century scientist. The meaning is generally understood that we, in the present generation, see further because we have benefited from the efforts of those of previous generations. It has an all-encompassing scope in that practically everything we enjoy is because somebody before us has discovered, invented, or prepared the way. No generation begins from scratch. We, those of us in the present, did not discover fire, invent the wheel, or blaze the routes that eventually became our highways. Somebody else did that.

Civilization, technology, and this country are all gifts that we received when we were born into this nation. We have always understood the need to build on this legacy and to pass it on to those that follow. But now, just how that is accomplished is being called into question.

This didn't happen overnight, and it wasn't a plot foisted on us by some shadowy group. We have done it to ourselves. People can't even agree when it started. Some will say the 60's, others go back a hundred years, and still others say it's the inexorable decline that happens whenever any society grows lax in safeguarding itself. I'm talking about bankruptcy – fiscal, moral, and social bankruptcy. Forty cents of every dollar our government spends is borrowed money. An unsustainable practice that can best be described as a crime against the next generation. And the “American Creed” - the idea that governments are instituted to secure our rights, not the materialism of entitlements – has not been successfully taught and passed on.

“What do you have that you did not receive?”

You may have recognized that the title of this piece is a Bible verse (1st Corinthians 4:7) or you may have thought it was a reference to some current political campaign silliness (“You didn't build that!") The ambiguity is the point and selling government as the source of your blessings is the sin, so to speak. And it's nothing new, or particular to one administration or party. Before this we had something called “compassionate conservatism” and “faith based” initiatives. A competition between politicians to see who is the best “brother's keeper” is leaving us broke and far from the American Creed. That is what is happening. The previous administration gave us “Medicare Part D”, the current tops that with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Government becomes the Good Samaritan and we all get to cross to the other side of the street in good conscience (Luke 10:25-37)

Being grateful for the freedoms (and roads, teachers, firemen, police) we enjoy in this country was always expressed in patriotism - stepping up to defend your country, volunteering, charity, community pride and functions. Now it's been reduced class envy and paying your taxes. This has to be done because more money is needed to provide for the ever growing list of entitled benefits. The latest is free cell phones and cell service for anyone already on assistance.

It is just a continual grab for money - there is only one reason to soak the rich, and it's the same reason thieves rob banks - because that is where the money is. Money that is being deemed better spent by the government than by the people who earned it. It is as simple as that, there's no fairness or morality behind it. Even middle class homes have been targeted by some local governments, transferred to large corporations for the promise of higher tax revenues with the court's blessing. It's just a constant greedy grubbing for money by the government class (R's and D's) that thinks it's their job to spend it. Those who rail against corporations for unfair practices often fail to realize that government itself has been becoming the most corrupt and greedy of all corporations, handing out loan guarantees and out-right grants to favored businesses. A government constrained to the limits of the “American Creed” could not grant favored status on others.

We need the return of "The American Creed".

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
 

The UN arms treaty - will it violate the 2nd amendment?

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Discussion on what we can do about this is found in our discussion forum: UN Arms Trade Treaty

 

Last Updated on Monday, July 16, 2012
 

Independence Day 2012 - What's next?

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FirecrackerLooking for silver linings

After Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) the pundits have been giving their various opinions on whether there's a “silver lining” in it or not. You've heard them I'm sure. Things like, “now the opposition to ObamaCare will be energized!” or “Justice Roberts is playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers!”.

I've heard just a few statements from the “non-pundit” class that I will put more stock into than all the talking heads put together.

Last Updated on Wednesday, July 4, 2012
 

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The Supreme Court Decision on Obamacare

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Press Release from the Lehigh Valley 9/12 Group/Tea Party 6/29/2012

Re: The Supreme Court Decision on ObamaCare

The Lehigh Valley 9/12 Group/Tea Party is greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision ruling that ObamaCare can be regarded as constitutional if the associate fees are treated as a tax. This ruling sets a precedent for giving license to the federal government to impose similar demands covering any product or service it determines are “in our best interests”. It is a tragic blow to both state and individual sovereignty and represents a substantial and frightening loss of individual freedom.

The details about the hundreds of little tyrannies in this law are only of secondary concern. The unifying fundamental battlefield to fight for ObamaCare’s repeal is—that the law violates the unalienable individual rights of medical professionals and patients to freely make choices that are theirs by right and by the blood of the hallowed line of patriots who died to protect those rights.

Hopefully this constitutional assault will awaken all those citizens who have not yet become aware of the concerted effort of “liberal progressives” to transform our government into a centralized socialist state.

As Justice Roberts has said “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices”. That is why we, the voting public, must do our homework and know the voting record of the ones we elect into office.

The Lehigh Valley Tea Party meets the first Friday of the month at the Chrin Community Center. For more information go to our website at www.lvtp.org

The Executive Board of the Lehigh Valley 9/12 Group/Tea Party

Last Updated on Thursday, June 28, 2012
 

What's Really Wrong with Entitlements

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It's an open secret that America's entitlement state is in disarray, and that the United States faces a crushing debt, thanks to programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

But according to Ayn Rand Center fellow Don Watkins, that's not the biggest problem with entitlements. In this 37-minute talk Don explains why no politician of either party has done anything about these massively unfunded entitlements (i.e., $100 Trillion) and explains “What's Really Wrong with Entitlements” and how we can phase them out over a decade or two period.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVqnsfy26tk&feature=share

The Question & Answer session following this talk can be found at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wEZQay-bBA&feature=relmfu

Published on May 29, 2012 by AynRandInstitute

 

Can you be a Minuteman activist?

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It's been a long journey since 2009 when we all gathered for the first tax day tea party -- gathered in the cold rain, fed up, and ready for action! We were ready to take on the world. We rolled with the punches despite being called racists, extremists, astro turf. No one could quell our raised voices! We are the "TEA PARTY!", we shouted. Proud to protect the Constitution! Our unalienable individual rights are at stake! Proud to protect our Individual Liberty!

We watched in horror as policies and legislation was passed: stimulus, QE1 & QE 2, Obamacare, local, state and federal tax increases, bailouts, and subsidies for GE and Solyndra. We watched as gas prices soared to over $4.00 per gallon. We sighed as unions beat us at the polls, and wondered when was it going to stop? We shouted at our legislators, school boards, county commissioners. We have protested the President, Vice-President, Congress, local and state legislatures. We have gotten mad at our individual rights being violated, yet we felt powerless to stop it.

Governments at all levels were out of control. In hopes to try to stay on top of the fast paced world, we formed issue-based committees, discussion groups and government watchdogs. We decided to meet monthly to learn about the big issues, and receive reports on the news of the day hoping that one or two people will decide to become involved and help change the status quo.

And now, we have come to the biggest hurdle in the tea party existence. We have fallen into a routine. Constantly playing catch up; it seems impossible to get in front of the issues. We meet, we talk, we learn, rinse and repeat for the next month -- knowing what has happened and, the possibility of what could happen – yet letting the same group of people do most of the lifting.

How many of you have gone to your friends, families and neighbors to share your knowledge and help them prepare for the coming storm? I know, I know... I am asking you to break the cardinal rule of our politically correct society. You know the one, never talk politics or religion. God forbid we offend anyone. Don't want anyone mad at you... afraid that anyone might find out that you are a -- *gasp* -- conservative, or worse someone that respects the achievements made by the 1%, or worst of all that you are someone who believes that the American dream isn't dead, and will fight fiercely for the right to protect it. The appeal of our nanny state is great. Do you have the power to overcome it?

We must take a candid look into our fears. How afraid are you that the status quo will remain unchanged? Are you really that insecure in your beliefs to not speak out about those beliefs? If you are, then the tea party has failed. Our gathering theme has always been, you are not alone. When you speak there are hundreds of thousands of us figuratively standing right beside you, who hold 'these truths to be self evident'.

It is YOUR job as a tea party member to wake up those around you. To inform as Paul Revere once did that the "Government is Coming"!!!! We can give you the facts, however it's your RESPONSIBILITY to share your knowledge with your friends and family. Now, no one is saying that you need to borrow a horse, run down Main Street screaming at the top of your lungs how your individual liberties and freedoms are being taken away and violated. That would probably earn you a one way ticket to either the funny farm or jail (and no one has the money now-a-days to bail you out).

What we are asking you to do is -- Start a conversation. For example, ask a neighbor, did you know that your school district is wasting your school tax money collecting union dues? Or ask a friend, did you know that freedom of religion and individual rights are being attacked through ObamaCare’s Health and Human Services edict? Hey, how about that “Big Gulp” soda ban in New York? Did you know that they are now looking to extend that ban to pop corn?

Asking simple questions, THAT is how you become a Minuteman activist. Take a minute, ask a question... start a conversation. When you realize that the person you're talking to feels the same way you do- let them know, guess what? You believe the same thing that the tea party does. How about coming to a meeting? We sure could use the help. Don't limit yourselves to inviting them to a monthly meeting. We have committee meetings throughout the month. If someone feels strongly about a 2nd amendment issue, invite them to that committee meeting. The way we change the world is educating one mind at a time.

Can you be a Minuteman activist? Will you help your friends realize their own power? Once people realize that the power comes to those who exercise their rights, and realize it is up to them to defend those rights. They will realize that it's up to them to make the difference.

Start making a difference today!

Last Updated on Sunday, June 17, 2012
 


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