January 01, 2010

The Year of the FairTax

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Dear R. George,
This winter has seen big early blizzards and ice storms in the mid- and northwest, low elevation snow packs in the western mountains, snow in Houston, and warmer, wetter weather than usual in Florida and parts of the Southeast. These severe and unusual weather patterns seem to mirror the fiscal storm that has swept across the entire nation.
The economy -- and the desperate need for real growth that will bring jobs once again to the most productive workers in the world -- should unite us no matter where we live. But as worried as we all are, the nation remains fractured over whether to spend even more money to dig out of this economic hole we're in, or whether that spending makes the hole even deeper.
We FairTaxers know there is a better way -- a way back to health and an American economic boom that will last generations.
Once upon a time the idea of spending trillions of dollars was almost unthinkable. This year, we have seen our leaders throwing around hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars like it was monopoly money. It's not "play money."
Where is that money coming from?
It is both borrowed from foreign nations and private investors, and it is being printed hand-over-fist at the Federal Reserve. The loans from other nations and investors are being secured with promises of taxes on you, your children, their children, and their children. Our national debt now totals more than $500,000 per American household.
To make matters even worse, the Federal Reserve's "printing press" dollars are now being used to buy US Treasury notes -- from ourselves!
It is a dangerous and unsustainable path that must change. We must change the direction our government has taken, or our best days as a nation are behind us.
This year must become the year of the FairTax.
A "Happy New Year" this year must mean a re-dedication to advancing the FairTax with even more intensity than ever before. Our nation needs the FairTax and our nation needs us. Our voices must be clear, determined, and persuasive so that millions of Americans join our essential cause.
We begin this new year with a call on Congress to hold hearings on the FairTax. We are "petitioning our government for a redress of grievances" -- one of the citizen tools bequeathed to us by our founding fathers.
If you have not already, please sign the petition to Charlie Rangel, Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, right now.
Equally as important, ask your friends, colleagues, family and neighbors to join us in winning a hearing on the most important change in government public policy in a century.
If you have not already, e-mail the link for this petition to your friends today: http://www.fairtax.org/site/R?i=oaLQOJBHVHiBWXPmAIFcRg...
Wish them a better coming year than the one we have just endured. Let them know that together we can create a new era of American growth that will last generations with the FairTax.
Tell them that the FairTax is the fastest and smartest path to more jobs, a better standard of living, and a better future for our children and their children.
Let everyone you meet know about how the FairTax will pull trillions of dollars into the country -- not out of taxpayer pockets -- from offshore. That means more jobs, better jobs, better wages, and better benefits.
Let everyone you know understand that the FairTax also brings taxes and the cost of government into the light of day so that we can end irresponsible and destructive borrowing and spending in Washington.
Our best days can still be ahead of our nation -- if we act together now.
With your help, this will be the year of the FairTax.
Happy New Year.
Ken Hoagland
Chairman, FairTax National Victory Campaign

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Our best days can still be ahead of our nation -- if we act together now.
With your help, this will be the year of the FairTax.
Happy New Year.

Obama's Administration wants International Criminal Court (ICC) & other UN orgs to override US Constitution

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Subject: [mikehuckabee-190] Obama's Administration wants the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other UN organizations to override the US Constitution

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Unless the people participate in huge numbers we are not going to succeed.

And failure here means obliteration of our Constitution and total loss of freedom for US under the Elites/UN

Do your part

Pedro Sr

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Dear Concerned Friend, 

Barack Obama is at it again. This time he wants to impose his socialistic views on the United States by subjecting our citizens to the International Criminal Court (ICC). 

He recently dispatched a delegation to The Hague to explore issues involving United States' involvement in the ICC, an organization that USJF believes could be used to prosecute American soldiers and political leaders on trumped up criminal charges brought by left wing, or terrorist supporting, governments, like Iran. 

Barack Obama believes that the United States should be subject to global laws, instead of the United States Constitution. 

We here at the United States Justice foundation (USJF) are very concerned about this shift in United States policy, as the ICC does not recognize many of the U.S. Constitution's provisions protecting defendants in criminal trials, such as the right to trial by jury, and protections against double-jeopardy, which are the cornerstones of the Bill of Rights. 

A main tenet of the ICC is that its jurisdiction extends only to those nations that ratify the ICC treaty. However, the Obama administration is, apparently, going to adopt a policy that would subject the United States to the ICC, even if the U. S. Senate does not adopt the treaty. THIS VIOLATES OUR CONSTITUTION! 

The so-called "Rome" statute provides that when the basic requisites for ICC jurisdiction under part of the statute have been met, then the ICC may exercise criminal jurisdiction over nationals of States not party to the Rome Statute, in this case, the citizens of our country. 

The ICC was given such jurisdiction in order to ensure that offenders of the most serious international crimes, which come under the jurisdiction of the Court, will be held accountable of their actions, regardless of their nationality. 

This claimed jurisdiction is one of the concerns of USJF, and we feel that this is an unlawful intrusion on our Sovereignty. 

We are afraid that this United States Senate, led by Harry Reid, working with the other socialists in the Democratic majority, will ratify the Rome Statute if it comes to the Senate Floor, thus destroying the sovereignty of this country. 

It is believed that the Obama White House will push for ratification of this Treaty in May of 2010. However, in the meantime, it appears that this Administration will try to end-run the treaty ratification process, "just in case." 

We cannot trust this Senate to protect our Constitutional Rights! We cannot trust the Obama Administration to protect our Constitutional Rights! We have already seen with the OBAMACARE debacle how the Democratic majority in Congress, and the Obama Whitehouse, do not care what is good for the United States, they just care about obtaining more power and pushing their radical agenda!

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There are two main objections to the ICC treaty: 

First, the ICC does not offer the same due process rights, particularly right to trial by jury and protection against double-jeopardy, rights which are guaranteed under the United States Constitution. As I said earlier, these rights are cornerstones of our legal protections in criminal cases, our "due process" rights, and we cannot let them be infringed upon! 

Secondly, the "Rome" Statute contravenes Article I, Section 8, and Article III, Section I, of the U. S. Constitution, dealing with the establishment of domestic courts

Those on the left will argue that the Rome Statute contains due process protections that are essentially in line with protections under the U.S. Constitution, such as the right to remain silent, the guarantee against compulsory self-incrimination, the presumption of innocence, the right to confront accusers and cross-examine witnesses, and the right to a speedy and public trial. 

Even though a lot of these rights parallel those in our Constitution, there is still no right to trial by Jury. 

Another problem with the ICC is that since Congress neither created the ICC nor approved its rules, the Rome Statute is inconsistent with the provisions found in Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution, which empowers Congress with the authority to "constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court," and Article III, Section 1, which states that "judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress from time to time ordain and establish." 

The Constitution is pretty clear in this regard. The power to create courts lies with Congress, and not with the global community. 

It is clear that U.S. involvement in the ICC would circumvent the U. S. Constitution and destroy American Sovereignty.

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When Barack Obama tries to evade the requirements of the U. S. Constitution and implement ICC jurisdiction over U. S. citizens, USJF must be ready to file litigation to challenge this new attack on our rights! And, when the Obama Administration, through its minions in the U. S. Senate, try to have the ICC treaty ratified, USJF must be ready to do everything that it can to force the United States Senate to not ratify it! 

How? We must be ready to submit testimony to the Senate, describing, in detail, how the ICC treaty violates the Constitutional rights of all Americans. How it violates the sovereignty of the United States. How it puts at risk all of our military personnel serving overseas. 

AND, we must be ready to challenge in court any violation of Senate rules by the Obama minions in the Senate as they try to force this treaty through the ratification process. 

We must let the socialists, those who support the "New World Order," in the Senate know that we will be watching their every move, and that we will not let them force this upon us without the fight of their lives...

We cannot trust them to do the right thing, as we are seeing with OBAMACARE right now. 

It won't stop there though. After the ICC, the plan that the Obama Administration has leaked is that they will then implement the Copenhagen Treaty through the issuance of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regulations, again trying to avoid having the U. S. Senate have to approve the Climate Change Treaty. Again, later, the Obama minions in the U. S. Senate will try to ratify the Climate Change treaty which, if approved, will devastate our economy, sending billions of dollars in tax money to foreign countries, and costing millions of American jobs. 

Not only are they trying to promote the charade of "global warming", but they are also trying to destroy our sovereignty and substitute international law for our Constitution. 

USJF must be ready to fight these battles, by filing legal challenges against these, and all other, attempts by the Obama Administration to implement treaties that have not been approved by the Senate, and to challenge treaties that come out of the U.S. Senate that violate the U.S. Constitution. 

Mr. Obama faces a major hurdle in the U. S. Senate, where he needs 67 votes for treaty ratification. As it stands right now, that looks impossible, but don't be too sure. Liberal Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has shown, in passing the Senate version of OBAMACARE, that he will do, and say, anything to pass the Obama Socialistic agenda, by cutting any deals necessary, no matter the financial cost, no matter the damage to America. Just look at Senators Mary Landrieu and Ben Nelson, who are now "on board," after being "bribed" with special funding and special "perks" for their states, with OBAMACARE.. 

I need your financial help, TODAY, to ensure that Barack Obama does not evade the requirements that international treaties be approved by the U. S. Senate. And, I need your financial support, TODAY, to make sure that Harry Reid doesn't force the United States to be subject to the International Criminal Court and other unconstitutional international treaties. 


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Are you willing to sit back and let this Senate and this Administration violate the Constitution? 

Our country is on the fast track to disaster…but you can help to keep the situation from getting worse. I pray that I'll hear from you today. 


Gary Kreep, Executive Director
United States Justice Foundation 

P.S. This is the worst Senate in American History and the worst Administration in American History. Our sovereignty is at stake. Our economic future is at stake! Our Constitutional Rights are at stake! We must stop the Obama Administration from taking action to implement these international treaties without Senate approval. And, we must do all that we can to stop the Senate from ratifying the Rome Statute and the Copenhagen Climate Change Treaty.

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New Year's Resolutions for Real Reform~Mackinac Center President Joseph Lehman


New Year's Resolutions for Real Reform

(Editor's note: The following commentary is an edited version of the "President's Message" found in the Winter 2009 issue of Impact.)

Some historical leaders famously wrote resolutions to help them achieve lofty goals. Even if they didn't keep them perfectly, they probably came closer than if they had set their sights low.

In that spirit, I humbly offer these model resolutions for real reform of our troubled state as we begin 2010.

For government officials — Resolved, to read our constitutions and my oath of office and pursue no action that is not in strict fidelity to those documents; to pursue no policy that benefits my constituents at the expense of anyone else's; to maintain a voting record that matches my speeches; to acknowledge that government is the means of protecting my constituents' rights and freedoms and not the means by which some constituents acquire resources from others ; to spend public monies and exert government authority with complete transparency, subject to the greatest public scrutiny and highest moral standards.

For candidates for public office — Resolved, to campaign on policy issues and not personalities and platitudes; to prepare, if elected, to resist strong pressures to serve "the system" instead of the people; to never sacrifice lofty principles of my campaign to gain a single vote, dollar or day in office.

For leaders of businesses, religious and other private institutions — Resolved, to remind public officials and candidates that I represent the sector of society that produces the wealth and social capital from which everyone benefits; to expect government to act as an impartial referee and not an active participant in the market; to refuse to seek government protection of my interests at the expense of others; to educate those I lead in sound principles of government.

For citizens — Resolved, to remember Thomas Jefferson's observation that the price of liberty is eternal vigilance; to withhold support from those who promise people like me special government favors, or something for nothing, or to foist today's problems on our children and grandchildren; to actively support those who advance sound policies; to educate our children on the proper role of government and the awful consequences of its abuses.

For supporters of liberty and the Mackinac Center — Resolved, to remember that those who have actively fought for freedom and provided for its support have always been few in number; to be quick to tell the Mackinac Center how it can better advance liberty; to receive the Mackinac Center's grateful thanks; and to remember that even if we friends of limited government are outspent, we are not outgunned. Our principles inspired the revolution that wrested control of a continent from the world's lone superpower in 1776.

For myself — Revolved, to live by the Golden Rule; to work diligently at the high calling of restoring government to its proper role; to care more about getting the job done than getting the credit; to deploy our supporters' resources prudently, frugally and precisely where they will have the greatest impact; to make my board and coworkers glad to labor alongside me; to persevere and never give in to discouragement; and to seek God's strength for these things.

Happy New Year!


Joseph G. Lehman is president of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the author and the Center are properly cited.

Welcome 2010! May Wisdom Reign

Across America, a pause has filled the Land.  Republicans everywhere had in their mind they were Constitutional, but now have found out they weren't, that the nationalists of the Republican Party have been dancing with the Democrats to grow Nationalism, all the while We the People blindly  danced the dance. 
If Your someone who has danced the establishment role, knowing wrong but doing it for the good of the Party, you must now repent and do Righteous for the Quest, the betterment of We the People of God. 
You know Structure is failing when it requires evil to win.  If every rain drop that filled the bird bath landed at the same time, you will have an instant revival~
 Do not scowl someone, who has been lost, for doing right.  Praise them and gain a Patriot Congressman instead waiting for 2010 Elections. 
If You, in repentance, will stand up with passion as a Patriot, it will cause a mountain top experience, making for this to be the Miracle Generation.  Throw ego away and just do it.  Take the shade off the Lamp and let it shine into the Valley~