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Bills I'm Watching & Researching & Why

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These are the bills that I am currently either watching or researching and available information I have on each:


I was alerted to HR 2647 by an email I received on July 8:

“This is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. Pay close attention to the wording especially anything that says “as determined by the Attorney General”. Also the bottom section regarding online activity. Folks if this passes, no one that’s attended a tea party or 9.12 project or even participated online in regards to them would be eligible for the military. Nor would they be retained in the military if already serving. Basically it could include anyone “as determined by the Attorney General”. This is a takeover.

H.R. 2647 has already passed the house and this was amended to it. I don’t know when Congress will be voting on it but if anyone else does please let everyone know.”


SEC. 524. PROHIBITION ON RECRUITMENT, ENLISTMENT, OR RETENTION OF PERSONS ASSOCIATED OR AFFILIATED WITH GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH HATE-RELATED VIOLENCE AGAINST GROUPS OR PERSONS OR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT.

Section 504 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

‘(c) Persons Associated or Affiliated With Hate Groups-

‘(1) PROHIBITION- A person associated or affiliated with a group associated with hate-related violence against groups or persons or the United States Government, as determined by the Attorney General, may not be recruited, enlisted, or retained in the armed forces.

‘(2) DEFINITION OF HATE GROUP- In this subsection, the terms ‘group associated with hate-related violence’ or ‘hate group’ mean the following:

‘(A) Groups or organizations that espouse or engage in acts of violence against other groups or minorities based on ideals of hate, ethnic supremacies, white supremacies, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, or other bigotry ideologies.

‘(B) Groups or organizations engaged in criminal gang activity including drug and weapons trafficking and smuggling.

‘(C) Groups or organizations that espouse an intention or expectation of armed revolutionary activity against the United States Government, or the violent overthrow of the United States Government.

‘(D) Groups or organizations that espouse an intention or expectation of armed activity in a ‘race war’.

‘(E) Groups or organizations that encourage members to join the armed forces in order to obtain military training to be used for acts of violence against minorities, other groups, or the United States Government.

‘(F) Groups or organizations that espouse violence based on race, creed, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

‘(G) Other groups or organizations that are determined by the Attorney General to be of a violent, extremist nature.

‘(3) EVIDENCE OF ASSOCIATION OR AFFILIATION WITH HATE GROUP- The following shall constitute evidence that a person is associated or affiliated with a group associated with hate-related violence:

‘(A) Individuals possessing tattoos or other body markings indicating association or affiliation with a hate group.

‘(B) Individuals known to have attended meetings, rallies, conferences, or other activities sponsored by a hate group.

‘(C) Individuals known to be involved in online activities with a hate group, including being engaged in online discussion groups or blog or other postings that support, encourage, or affirm the group’s extremist or violent views and goals.

‘(D) Individuals who are known to have in their possession photographs, written testimonials (including diaries or journals), propaganda, or other materials indicating involvement or affiliation with a hate group. Such materials can include photographs, written materials relating to or referring to extreme hatred that are clearly not of an academic nature, possession of objects that venerate or glorify hate-inspired violence, and related materials, as determined by the Attorney General.

‘(E) Individuals espousing the intent to acquire military training for the purpose of using such training towards committing acts of violence of a purpose not affiliated with the armed forces.


Click HERE for PDF via THOMAS

Click HERE for THOMAS XML Version

Audit, then End the Fed! Need I say more?

Yes, perhaps I should. I’ll add some updated information here shortly.



The PASS ACT, S. 1261


This is an EMERGENCY ACTION ALERT to stop S.1261, The Pass Act which is worse than Real ID. We need to contact all the members of the Senate Committee for Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs to kill this before it gets to the Senate floor.

Tell them:

1. We are opposed to Real ID and the PASS Act
2. We are opposed to being enrolled in a Biometric Identification System
3. We don’t want Social Security Numbers in our DMV databases
4. No RFID chips in our Driver’s Licences
5. No federal intervention with the issuance of our State driver’s licenses
6. We are not willing to trade our freedom for security.

All of these actions are unconstitutional and a direct attack on our civil liberties and our unalienable rights.

This ID is a GLOBAL BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM (see this video for more details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kE8xDMokpM ) and is a direct attack on our national security.

This will take you 16 minutes (one minute for each committee member) see their contact info:

Sen. Joe Leiberman, DC voicemail: 202-224-404,
fax: 202-224-9750, CT: 800-225-5605 Committe Chair

Sen. Susan Collins, DC phone: 202-224-2523, fax 202-224-2693 Maine numbers

Sen. Daniel Akatta, DC phone: 202-224-6361, fax 202-224-2126,
HI: 808-522-8970 Bill SPONSOR

Sen. Michael Bennet, DC phone 202-224-5852, fax: 202-224-5036, Colorado numbers

Sen. Roland Burris, DC phone 202-224-2854 , fax: 202-228-3333, Illinois numbers

Sen. Thomas Carper, DC phone: 202-224-2441,
fax: 202-228-2190, Delaware numbers

Sen. Thomas Coburn, DC phone: 202-224-5754, fax: 202-224-6008, Oklahoma numbers

Sen. John Ensign, DC phone: 202-224-6244, fax: 202-228-2193, Nevada numbers

Sen. Lindsey Graham, DC phone: 202-224-5972, Fax: none listed, So. Carolina numbers

Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, DC voicemail: 202-224-5824,
fax: 202-224-9735, Louisiana numbers

Sen. Carl Levin, DC phone: 202-224-6221, fax: 202-224-1388, Michigan numbers

Sen. John McCain, DC phone: 202-224-2235, fax: 202-228-2862, Arizona numbers

Sen. Claire McCaskill, DC phone: 202-224-6154, fax: 202-228-6326, Missouri numbers

Sen. Mark Pryor, DC phone: 202-224-2353, fax: 202-228-0908, Arkansas numbers

Sen. Jon Tester, DC phone: 202-224-2644, fax: 202-224-8594, Montana numbers

Sen. George Voinovich, DC phone: 202-224-3353, NO fax, Ohio numbers

If we do not do our part to protect freedom, Independence Day will be meaningless.

More information:

Campaign for Liberty Action Alert on PASS Act. Lots of information including videos.

OpEd News “Kill the Pass Act in Committee”

Employee Free Choice Act

House




Senate


Clean Water Restoration Act


This explanation from Kristy of the Omaha 912 Project explains my interest in this bill:

“It would replace language in the regulatory act currently using “navigable waters” with “waters of the United States.” What this means is that “the government would essentially be able to regulate everything from standing water in floodplains to creeks that run behind business and residences,” according to an Environmental Leader report. This represents a complete takeover of private land and waterways by the federal government, a total assault on private property rights and a complete federalization of America’s land and water. “In a letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Barbara Boxer and ranking member James Inhofe, the American Farm Bureau Federation said that the proposed law would “extend to all water — anywhere from farm ponds, to storm water retention basins, to roadside ditches, to desert washes, to streets and gutters, even to a puddle of rainwater,” stated the letter. “For the first time in the 36-year history of the act, activities that have no impact on actual rivers and lakes would be subject to full federal regulation.” If this bill becomes law, it will empower the federal government to seize private property on a whim, using similar powers that Communist China employed during Chairman Mao’s “great leap forward,” where landowners had their property violently confiscated and stolen by the government. If this bill passes the Senate, private property rights in the United States are effectively null and void and the federal government would legally have the power to bulldoze families from their homes as routinely happens in Communist China. Contact your senate reps to oppose this bill.”

H.R. 676 aka Socialized Medicine Will Change America For Ever

**ACTION ALERT**

It is time for all of us to take action regarding a very damaging piece of legislation that the Obama Administration is very focused on seeing passed this session:

H.R. 676 United States National Health Care Act or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act

We will be gathering additional information on this bill, its progress, and impact, and sending out updates regularly. It is very important that those of us who are opposed to this legislation begin right now to do what we can to oppose this bill.

Unfortunately, all of the noise being made currently is signaling passage of the bill and there seems to be little to no concerted effort to resist it. In other words, there is an aura of inevitability surrounding it, or at least, very well orchestrated efforts to make it appear so.

We need to turn that around. That means getting ourselves informed on the bill and what it means to the future of the country, and getting the word out.

To get additional information on the bill, click on one of the links below:

THOMAS

Govtrack.us

According to the most currently available information, the consensus on the timetable for voting on the bill is this summer, with a target of finalization by August.

While August may seem somewhat distant, the process leading up to it is the one upon which we must attempt to have impact. As we begin a concerted effort to do so, it seems a little reinforcement would be in order.

In 1961, Ronald Reagan did an audio segment about Socialized Medicine for the American Medical Association’s Operation Cup Coffee Campaign. (Where is the AMA in 2009 opposing much worse legislation?).

As with many issues, Reagan was able to articulate basic principles in a way that is timeless.

Nationalized health insurance doesn’t fit into a Constitutionally limited government. Such a program further expands an all ready out of control Federal government.

H.R. 676 is very troubling for so many reasons. For this round, we will focus on cost. Fact is, we cannot afford this bill. Our country is already broke; we have no money.  Even prior to last fall’s TARP bill, we were spending money at an unsustainable level. So how we will pay for this? You can read one article about the prospects here.

We will be gathering additional information on this bill, its progress, and impact, and sending out updates regularly. It is very important that those of us who are opposed to this legislation begin right now to do what we can to oppose this bill.

If you feel you are already well-informed on the bill, you could get started right now having an impact by doing as many of the following as possible:

  • Email, call, fax, or write your representatives
  • Write a Letter to the Editor
  • Post to opinion sections of newspaper websites
  • Call talk radio
  • Send information to your entire email address book
  • Talk to your friends, family, and neighbors about the facts

As noted above, we will are going to continue providing additional information.  If you would like more information about the whole topic prior to doing any of the above, perhaps you could begin by making list of who you will contact when you have enough information.

If you do additional research and would like to share the information with others,  reply to this message, post to the thread on the NING site, or leave a comment here.

Contact information links, nationwide:

United States Senate

House of Representatives

White House

Link to contact information for Nebraska representatives & Media:

Senators Nelson and Johanns

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry

Rep. Lee Terry

Rep. Adrian Smith

Lincoln Journal Star Letter to the Editor Contact Page

Lincoln Journal Star Blogs & Opinion Page

Media Outlets List searchable by state and media outlet type