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Friday, July 3, 2015

Evil Iran Nuke Deal


Intro to Clarion Project & Krauthammer on Iran
Edited by John R. Houk
July 3, 2015

Obama’s intention to make a deal at any cost with the crazies of Iran, who constantly call for America’s and Israel’s destruction, will lead to a nuclear war. I found a Charles Krauthammer post at The Telegraph replicating a Washington Post release castigating President Barack Hussein Obama’s idiotic justifications to flush American National Security down the tube and threaten the very existence of Israel.

Before I highlight the very credible thoughts of Charles Krauthammer, I’m going to share an email the Clarion Project that is promoting the 7th short video of the real info on a dark Iran agenda via their nukes. This video is a part of an Iran series by the Clarendon Project.

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New Video: The World Stayed Silent

Sent by the Clarendon Project
Sent: 7/1/2015 6:41 AM

Over 1.1 million people have now seen our Iran short films and over 40,000 letters have been sent to Congress!

We are excited to present the 7th and final film in our Iran film series, The World Stayed Silent.

We live in an era when once again the world faces a new destructive force. Iran seeks nuclear weapons while its leadership calls for the destruction of Israel.

The world stood silently by while millions of Jews were slaughtered in Europe. Now, more than ever, with the nuclear deal deadline looming, is the time to speak out against Iran and its destructive ambitions towards the US and Israel.

Please share this film with all your email and social networks.




Published by Clarion Project - Challenging Extremism | Promoting DialoguePublished on Jun 30, 2015 

See all the films in our Iran short film series, visit http://iran.clarionproject.org/iran_film_series/. When the Jews were being slaughtered in the holocaust the world remained silent. Today Iran repeatedly calls for the destruction of Israel and attacks, through its proxy terrorist groups, Jewish and Israeli civilians around the world. If Iran gets the nuclear bomb will the world stay silent again?

Thank you for your continued support.
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Iran nuclear deal: The worst agreement in US diplomatic history
Barack Obama and John Kerry are desperate for a deal with Iran. But at what cost?

By Charles Krauthammer
12:34PM BST 03 Jul 2015

The devil is not in the details. It's in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama's fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve détente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalised "successful regional power," Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. At the time, Tehran was reeling – the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting – under a regime of international sanctions painstakingly constructed over a decade.

Then, instead of welcoming Congress' attempt to tighten sanctions to increase the pressure on the mullahs, Obama began the negotiations by loosening sanctions, injecting billions into the Iranian economy (which began growing again in 2014) and conceding in advance an Iranian right to enrich uranium.

VIDEO: An Iran Nuclear Deal: Why it Matters



It's been downhill ever since. Desperate for a legacy deal, Obama has played the supplicant, abandoning every red line his administration had declared essential to any acceptable deal.

Inspections

They were to be anywhere, anytime, unimpeded. Now? Total cave. Unfettered access has become "managed access." Nuclear inspectors will have to negotiate and receive Iranian approval for inspections. Which allows them denial and/or crucial delay for concealing any clandestine activities.

To give a flavour of the degree of our capitulation, the administration played Iran's lawyer on this one, explaining that, after all, "the United States of America wouldn't allow anybody to get into every military site, so that's not appropriate." Apart from the absurdity of morally equating America with the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism, if we were going to parrot the Iranian position, why wait 19 months to do so – after repeatedly insisting on free access as essential to any inspection regime?

Coming clean on past nuclear activity

The current interim agreement that governed the last 19 months of negotiation required Iran to do exactly that. Tehran has offered nothing. The administration had insisted that this accounting was essential because how can you verify future illegal advances in Iran's nuclear program if you have no baseline?

After continually demanding access to their scientists, plans and weaponisation facilities, Secretary of State John Kerry two weeks ago airily dismissed the need, saying he is focused on the future, "not fixated" on the past. And that we have "absolute knowledge" of the Iranian program anyway – a whopper that his staffers had to spend days walking back.

Not to worry, we are told. The accounting will be done after the final deal is signed. Which is ridiculous. If the Iranians haven't budged on disclosing previous work under the current sanctions regime, by what logic will they comply after sanctions are lifted?

Sanctions relief

These were to be gradual and staged as the International Atomic Energy Agency certified Iranian compliance over time. Now we're going to be releasing up to $150 billion as an upfront signing bonus. That's 25 times the annual budget of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Enough to fuel a generation of intensified Iranian aggression from Yemen to Lebanon to Bahrain.

Yet three months ago, Obama expressed nonchalance about immediate sanctions relief. It's not the issue, he said. The real issue is "snapback" sanctions to be reimposed if Iran is found in violation.

Good grief. Iran won't be found in violation. The inspection regime is laughable and the bureaucratic procedures endless. Moreover, does anyone imagine that Russia and China will reimpose sanctions? Or that the myriad European businesses preparing to join the Iranian gold rush the day the deal is signed will simply turn around and go home?

Non-nuclear-related sanctions

The administration insisted that the nuclear talks would not affect separate sanctions imposed because of Iranian aggression and terrorism. That was then. The administration is now leaking that everything will be lifted.

Taken together, the catalogue of capitulations is breathtaking: spot inspections, disclosure of previous nuclear activity, gradual sanctions relief, retention of non-nuclear sanctions.

What's left? A surrender document of the kind offered by defeated nations suing for peace. Consider: The strongest military and economic power on earth, backed by the five other major powers, armed with what had been a crushing sanctions regime, is about to sign the worst international agreement in American diplomatic history.

How did it come to this? With every concession, Obama and Kerry made clear they were desperate for a deal.

And they will get it. Obama will get his "legacy." Kerry will get his Nobel. And Iran will get the bomb.

(c) 2015, The Washington Post Writers Group
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NEW VIDEO: The World Stayed Silent


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Apostasy Exposes Real Islam


Intro to bangfarang comment

Edited by John R. Houk
July 3, 2015

bangfarang comments on SlantRight 2.0 post "Setting up McCloskey and Hunt Thoughts on Islam". In that post I set up the dialogue between the Left leaning Multiculturalist Dylan McCloskey and the more Conservative and Counterjihad thoughts of William Hunt. The pseudonymous comments of bangfarang (I believe) are directed toward McCloskey (the Multiculturalist).

This bangfarang quote should intrigue you to read his expose Islam moment by highlighting Islamic thoughts on apostasy:

"What in bloody hell is there to be confused about?"

As Editor I added source verification links to banfarang's exposé of Islam.

JRH 7/3/15
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Comment on 6/8/15 10:02 AM

Muslims constantly tell the world what the reality of Islam is and the world just as constantly doubts that something so preposterous could be real. Islam IS real. It enables Muslims' belligerent arrogance, arrogant ignorance, and ignorant belligerence. It is an excuse to be depraved, and one helluva lot of people seem to want one.
   
Muhammad FORCED Islam into being by threatening to burn locals alive for not attending his prayers (Bukhari 1:11:626). Abu Bakr later threatened apostates with the same fate. Umar issued a blistering ultimatum to Yazdgird III amid the invasion of Persia.
   
Muslims have always followed that example. Muhammad ibn Zakariyā Rāzī wrote 1,100 years ago that Muslims "forbid rational speculation and strive to kill their adversaries." In 1942, Ruhollah Khomeini wrote [Blog Editor: Do a "search" or a "find" of "sword" on this page] "Islam says: Whatever good there is exists thanks to the sword and in the shadow of the sword."
   
Abul A'la Maududi (d. 1979) said [Blog Editor: search this phrase on this page - not compel anyone] "We do not compel anyone to come into our religion. And this is truly our practice. But," he said "we initially warn whoever would come and go back that this door is not open to come and go. Therefore anyone who comes should decide before coming that there is no going back." Maududi also wrote "It is no secret that according to Islam the punishment for a Muslim who turns to kufr (infidelity, blasphemy) is execution....For [Islam's first] full twelve centuries...the total Muslim community remained unanimous about it. The whole of our religious literature clearly testifies that ambiguity about the matter of the apostate's execution never existed among Muslims....All [authorities] collectively will assure you that from the time of the Prophet one injunction only has been continuously and uninterruptedly operative and that no room whatsoever remains to suggest that perhaps the punishment of the apostate is not execution."
   
Sheikh Nuh' Ali Salman (d. 2010), onetime mufti of Jordan, said [Blog Editor: The second quote in red on this page] "Killing an apostate from Islam is without consequences." In the April 7, 2008, Al Ahram, Ali Gomaa, then the grand mufti of Egypt, wrote that [Blog Editor: Search for phrase "Muslims must kill" on this page] "Muslims must kill nonbelievers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam." In 2011, Mazen Sirsawi said "Beheading [apostates] should be easier than cutting the buttons off their shirts." And in February 2013, Yusuf al-Qaradawi said "If they [any Muslims since Muhammad] had gotten rid of the apostasy punishment, Islam wouldn't exist today."
   
What in bloody hell is there to be confused about?
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Edited by John R. Houk
All links by Editor and some text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.
The title is by the Editor.

© bangfarang



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Intro: Jim Kouri Writing about Hillary


Editor John R. Houk
July 2, 2015




I don’t know if I’m a Carly Fiorina supporter yet, but what I do know is I’m loving Ms. Fiorina’s castigation of the Benghazigate liar Hillary Clinton. Jim Kouri wrote a post yesterday about Fiorina’s criticism of candidate Hillary.

In reading Kouri’s article I discovered he also wrote a piece on Taya Kyle’s awesome criticism of Hillary’s aspiration on being a Liar-in-Chief successor to President Barack Hussein Obama.

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Carly Fiorina to GOP: Keep bashing Clinton over her Benghazi cover up

July 1, 2015 5:52 PM MST

The only female presidential candidate running for the GOP nomination, the former CEO of Hewlitt(sic)-Packard, Carly Fiorina told the nationally-syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that the GOP's eventual nominee in 2016 should stop listening to commentators and drive home the facts regarding the deadly terror attack in Benghazi “over and over and over.”

Almost three years after the Sept. 11, 2012, massacre at a U.S. diplomatic mission in the large Libyan city, and government watchdogs, inspectors general and lawmakers in both houses of Congress are still trying to obtain documents from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Department of State, the Obama White House and others in order to understand the "who, what, when, where, how, and why" of the slaughter.

For example, it was recently discovered that the one of the Clinton family "lackeys," Sidney Blumenthal, was emailing then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advice on diplomatic matters in Libya much earlier than she first claimed. Clinton had used him as a member of the staff from her and Bill Clinton's charity, the Clinton Foundation. She used him even after the White House was on record blocking Blumenthal from becoming a part of her staff, according to emails released late Tuesday by the State Department.

Fiorina appearing with radio host Hugh Hewitt said that the Benghazi Islamist attack's aftermath looked like a cover up was taking place especially with the emails between President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton having been extensively redacted.

The public-interest watchdog Judicial Watch reported this week that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama on the night of the Benghazi attack and murders were exchanging emails which had not been turned over to the Oversight Committee, and which have in fact been redacted.

"[I]t certainly appears that Mrs. Clinton and President Obama — Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama -- knew immediately that these were terrorist attacks, that they had been preplanned, that this was not a casual demonstration. And yet, both of them... stood over coffins and told the American people for many weeks following that, that this was a demonstration, that we couldn’t have predicted this," Fiorina told Hewitt.

Fiorina reminded the listening audience that Clinton angrily exclaimed during a congressional hearing, "What possible difference could it make why or how these Americans were murdered." Fiorina said many thought in 2012 that the Benghazi tragedy and the cover up were going to derail the Obama campaign. "[I thought it would] be Obama’s great Achilles’ heel in the 2012 election. It turned out not to be the case," she said.

Fiorina then placed the blame on the GOP's 2012 candidate, Mitt Romney, for not pushing this case of an executive branch cover up. "Our nominee wouldn’t drive the point home, which is why no matter how bad Benghazi looks now, we’d better have a nominee next summer who will drive this point home over and over and over in the debates, because otherwise, I fear Mrs. Clinton will get away with Benghazi just as President Obama did," Fiorina said.
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'American Sniper' widow Taya Kyle blasts Hillary Clinton's leadership, morality

June 29, 2015 11:23 AM MST

The widow of the iconic the American warrior and subject of a blockbuster motion picture, Chris Kyle, unlike too many so-called conservative commentators, has been quite blunt in describing her thoughts and feelings about the media darling and presidential heir apparent, Hillary Clinton. For example, on a radio talk show appearance on Friday, Taya Kyle tore into Mrs. Clinton, especially about her role in the Benghazi massacre and her actions and statements in the aftermath of that Islamic terrorist attack, that displayed Clinton's lack of leadership and her moral deficiency.

The visibly angry and disgusted wife of the man known as "American Sniper" blasted the former First Lady, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's inadequacies for the position of Commander in Chief, especially in light of her responses to the Benghazi attack. Mrs. Clinton -- who, unlike Taya, is married to a draft-dodger -- began her alleged cover up by first blaming an obscure anti-Muslim Internet video, but then admitted the attackers were Islamic terrorists days after just about everyone else in Washington, D.C., knew it was a planned terrorist ambush.

Born April 8, 1974, in Odessa, Texas, Christopher Scott Kyle signed up with the U.S. Navy soon after watching the events following two terrorist attacks on U.S. Embassies in 1998. A crack shot since a young boy he was quickly assigned to the Navy's elite SEALs unit. As a Navy SEAL, Kyle served four one-year tours of duty in Iraq as a sniper and was credited with killing 160 enemy fighters thereby saving countless American lives. His own story, American Sniper, became a bestselling book that was turned into a big-budget Hollywood film by another American icon, Clint Eastwood.

Among terrorists and insurgents he was called “The Devil of Ramadi.” Al-Qaida in Iraq also placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. Kyle’s earned two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. His murder -- by a former Marine whom he was attempting to help with his Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder -- drew an enormous outpouring of support, especially in Texas, where an estimated 7,000 people attended a public service for the late SEAL at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Sadly, President Barack Obama did not attend Kyle's memorial.

During the Herald Radio interview on Friday, Taya Kyle discussed the subject of Benghazi and what she believes is a grand cover up. She told the listening audience she was "appalled that [Hillary] Clinton had the audacity to sit there and say, 'Look people die in America every day, what's the big deal.' It's almost like the real world doesn't apply to her anymore, it doesn't affect her, she doesn't care."

"The fact that we’re talking about Hillary Clinton doing anything, especially leading our country, is so frustrating to me, because of her lack of morality, because of her lack of concern and compassion… God forbid if she got elected [President of the United States],” said Taya. She also sounded disgusted that the U.S. government failed to send in help during the Benghazi attack. But to Mrs. Kyle's sensibility the worst offense is Clinton's handling of the situation. "Maybe [Hillary Clinton] has been in the system so long that she's lost sight of it," Taya said.

Taya Renae Kyle was born September 4, 1974, the same year as her beloved husband Kyle. She is now an author and veteran family activist. In the movie by Clinton Eastwood, she is portrayed by actress Sienna Miller. Kyle's first book, "American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith, and Renewal" is a bestseller.
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Edited by John R. Houk

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Jim Kouri, CPP, the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Contact Jim. What others are saying about Jim Kouri: Semana.com picked up an article Jim wrote about the FARC guerrillas being charged with conspiracy.



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Examining 28 Founding Fathers Principles


John R. Houk
© July 1, 2015

I sent an email to myself that lists “28 Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers”. In the self-sent email I reminded myself to give credit to the blog contributor Robert Smith. I sent the email to myself on June 23 and for the life of me I can’t remember what the reference was inspiring me to self-send this email. If Robert happens to read this, he’ll probably remember.

The things is, between about 7 years of President Barack Hussein Obama whittling away the U.S. Constitution and around 40ish years of the Supreme Court stealthily transforming the Founding Fathers’ Constitution into the so-called Living Constitution, I believe it is time to recall some reasons why our Founding Fathers influenced THIRTEEN Colonies to leave the suzerainty of the British Crown to form a more perfect union of United States governed “… of the people, by the people, for the people,” rather than an unjust tyranny of Christian-hating (See HERE, HERE and HERE) Leftists.

So without further ado, compare today’s Federal Government with these 28 Founding Father Principles.

JRH 7/1/15
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28 Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers

Posted by JimBobWay
Posted on 5/20/2010, 1:39:50 PM

Originally from: Volusia 9/12 Project 

Discover the 28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom...

These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years. Thus the title "The 5,000 Year Leap".

The following is a brief overview of the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap, and one chapter is devoted to each of these 28 principles...

Read more at:
http://www.volusia912.org/The_28_Principles.pdf
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Principle 1 - The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law. Natural law is God's law. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are "the laws of nature and of nature's God."


Principle 2 - A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong. "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin 

Principle 3 - The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders. "Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who ... will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams 

Principle 4 - Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained. "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." - George Washington 

Principle 5 - All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible. The American Founding Fathers considered the existence of the Creator as the most fundamental premise underlying all self-evident truth. They felt a person who boasted he or she was an atheist had just simply failed to apply his or her divine capacity for reason and observation. 

Principle 6 - All mankind were created equal. The Founders knew that in these three ways, all mankind are theoretically treated as: 1. Equal before God. 2. Equal before the law. 3. Equal in their rights. 

Principle 7 - The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things. The Founders recognized that the people cannot delegate to their government any power except that which they have the lawful right to exercise themselves. 

Principle 8 - Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights. "Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal [or state] laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner [of the right] shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture." - William Blackstone 

Principle 9 - To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law. "The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found by comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man's felicity." - William Blackstone 

Principle 10 - The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people. "The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of the consent of the people. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legislative authority." - Alexander Hamilton 

Principle 11 - The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical. "Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes ... but when a long train of abuses and usurpations ... evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." - Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence 

Principle 12 - The United States of America shall be a republic. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the republic for which it stands...." 

Principle 13 - A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers. "If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.... [But lacking these] you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." - James Madison 

Principle 14 - Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure. John Locke reasoned that God gave the earth and everything in it to the whole human family as a gift. Therefore the land, the sea, the acorns in the forest, the deer feeding in the meadow belong to everyone "in common." However, the moment someone takes the trouble to change something from its original state of nature, that person has added his ingenuity or labor to make that change. Herein lies the secret to the origin of "property rights." 

Principle 15 - The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations. Prosperity depends upon a climate of wholesome stimulation with four basic freedoms in operation: 1. The Freedom to try. 2. The Freedom to buy. 3. The Freedom to sell. 4. The Freedom to fail. 

Principle 16 - The government should be separated into three branches. "I call you to witness that I was the first member of the Congress who ventured to come out in public, as I did in January 1776, in my Thoughts on Government ... in favor of a government with three branches and an independent judiciary. This pamphlet, you know, was very unpopular. No man appeared in public to support it but yourself." - John Adams 

Principle 17 - A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power by the different branches of government. "It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it." - James Madison 

Principle 18 - The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution. The structure of the American system is set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the only weaknesses which have appeared are those which were allowed to creep in despite the Constitution. 

Principle 19 - Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people. The Tenth Amendment is the most widely violated provision of the bill of rights. If it had been respected and enforced America would be an amazingly different country than it is today. This amendment provides: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." 

Principle 20 - Efficiency and dispatch require that the government operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority. "Every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself under an obligation to every one of that society to submit to the determination of the majority, and to be concluded [bound] by it." - John Locke 

Principle 21 - Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom. "The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent [to perform best]. - Thomas Jefferson

Principle 22 - A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men. "The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence of others, which cannot be where there is no law." - John Locke 

Principle 23 - A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education. "They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school. They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare ... as a comet or an earthquake." John Adams 

Principle 24 - A free people will not survive unless they stay strong. "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington 

Principle 25 - "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none." - Thomas Jefferson, given in his first inaugural address. 

Principle 26 - The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity. "There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated." Alexis de Tocqueville 

Principle 27 - The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest. "We are bound to defray expenses [of the war] within our own time, and are unauthorized to burden posterity with them.... We shall all consider ourselves morally bound to pay them ourselves and consequently within the life [expectancy] of the majority." - Thomas Jefferson 

Principle 28 - The United States has a manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God's law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race. The Founders sensed from the very beginning that they were on a divine mission. Their great disappointment was that it didn't all come to pass in their day, but they knew that someday it would. John Adams wrote: "I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."
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Examining 28 Founding Fathers Principles
John R. Houk
© July 1, 2015
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28 Fundamental Principles of the Founding Fathers

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

STRATEGY MEMO: Restoring the Balance with the Supreme Court


Tea Party Express (TPX) has sent an election 2016 strategy for a Conservative President and the maintenance of a Conservative Republican majority in both Houses of Congress. Problematically and unfortunately, Congress may have to retain some RINOs to maintain that majority (HOWEVER, if your voting District or Senate seat can get a Conservative to replace a Republican Establishment incumbent then join the efforts to support that Conservative!!!).

In full disclosure you should examine the plan, but I’d advise you to contribute only if you are a TPX supporter. It is my opinion to use your financial resources (especially if they are a bit limited) to find a local Conservative or Tea Party organization (Here’s a good place to start) that knows more about the voting issues in your neck of the woods and donate to them.

JRH 6/30/15
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STRATEGY MEMO: Restoring the Balance with the Supreme Court

By Taylor Budowich, Executive Director
Sent: 6/29/2015 5:59 PM
Sent by Tea Party Express

Patriots -

After the horrific week we endured at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, I spent the entire weekend developing a plan to restore the balance with the Supreme Court. Please take the time to review this plan and let me know what you think!

CONFIDENTIAL STRATEGY MEMO

The three branches of government were created to be equal and balancing, yet with a radical president, a weak congress, and a Supreme Court willing to invent legal interpretations that protect the President's left-wing legacy, the balance has been absent and our nation has taken a turn for the worse.

Luckily, we have all that we need to restore the balance: the ballot box.


Left: 2016 U.S. Senate Races -- Right: 2012 Presidential Electoral College Results


OBJECTIVES: (1) ELECT A CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT; (2) PROTECT THE SENATE MAJORITY.

To maximize our resources, I've identified five states with competitive U.S. Senate races and critical Electoral College points needed to send a CONSERVATIVE to the White House.

Ohio (18-Points), Pennsylvania (20-Points), & Wisconsin (10-Points): These three Senate races are similar in that they all profile a conservative incumbent Senator that's being challenged by an ultra-liberal candidate that lost statewide in 2010. These are critical races that we must carry in order to protect our Senate majority. They also deliver a critical 48 Electoral College points that would propel a conservative presidential nominee.

Florida (29-Points), & Nevada (6-Points): Florida and Nevada are similar in that these are both open seats. Senator Marco Rubio (FL) has forgone running for re-election since he's running for President. Additionally, after targeting Senator Harry Reid as our #1 target for 2016, he has since wisely decided on retirement. These open seats present us with the opportunity to stack the Senate with even more constitutional conservative lawmakers in the mold of Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Mike Lee. Moreover these two states would deliver us the finals votes necessary to win back the White House!

We have begun interviewing and vetting the candidates to ensure: (1) adherence to fiscal responsibility and the U.S. Constitution, (2) ample grassroots support, (3) a credible campaign team that's capable of winning a tough race.

As this plan develops further, I'll update you. In the meantime, I must ask you for a financial contribution to support this massive, five-state campaign. You've seen our success over the years, but it has always been made possible by generous contributions from people like you. To sustain this campaign though, I need to find 100 more patriots that are able to commit to the Tea Party Honor Guard Partnership. Partners agree to make a monthly, recurring contribution to support our campaign. This allows me to create a budget around a reliable revenue stream, which is critical to putting this plan into motion. Will you join the Tea Party Honor Guard Partnership and commit to making a monthly, recurring donation?

Of course, I understand if a monthly commitment is too much. Would you possibly consider making an instant, one-time contribution to this fight? The time for complaining is over, it is time to put our money where our mouth is and hit the pavement if we want change! Join me by making an instant contribution right now:

Thank you for your time.

In Liberty,

Taylor Budowich, Executive Director
Tea Party Express
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TPX Mission Statement

Propelled by millions of Tea Party supporters across the country, Tea Party Express has become the most aggressive and influential national Tea Party group in the political arena. We are committed to identifying and supporting conservative candidates and causes that will champion tea party values and return our country to the Constitutional principles that have made America the “shining city on a hill.”
 
Tea Party Express is proud to stand for six simple principles:

o   No more bailouts

o   Reduce the size and intrusiveness of government

o   Stop raising our taxes

o   Repeal Obamacare

o   Cease out-of-control spending

o   Bring back American prosperity