Not the change we were expecting / Enough Change Already

Cyber Security Act, Hate Crimes bill, profiling and targeting veterans, auto bailouts, buyouts, TARP expansion

Enough Change Already

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By Armand C. Hale Saturday, May 2, 2009

Obama & Co. have been throwing so much change at American, the average citizen can’t keep their heads above it all. This is more than anyone wanted or could have every imagined in this country. Here is just a small amount of “change” that the new kid at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is fostering:

  • Fanatical anti-gun Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) is sponsoring S.B. 843 calling for background checks on all gun sales in America to include gun shows.
  • Senators Jay Rockefeller, (D-W.V.), Olympia Snowe, (R-Maine), and Bill Nelson, (D-Fla) introduced the Cyber Security Act of 2009. It would give the U.S. Government authority over all networks considered part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. Under the proposal, Obama would have the authority to shut down Internet traffic to protect national security.
  • Representatives’ John Conyers (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced the so-called Hate Crimes bill, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, H.R. 1913. The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees equal protection under the law. Hate crimes legislation is a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment in that it elevates one class of citizen based upon their sexual behaviors above other people. The bill passed in the House by 249-175, and came despite intense Republican opposition to the creation of the privileged class.
  • The administration is considering $900 million dollars for swine flu research. Spending more money than we have is not a recipe for success in a family budget or a national budget. Stop supporting special interests and government handouts, start supporting the voters who pay taxes and who sent you to D.C.
  • The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ) reports at least three major groups, the ACLU, Americans United (AU), and the Military Religious Freedom Foundation are pushing to ban prayers in Jesus’ name by our military chaplains. The ACLU has actually threatened a federal lawsuit against the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis over the 160-year tradition of voluntary grace offered before meals there. They’re insisting that the Naval Academy cut off prayer.
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) headed by Janet Napolitano issued a report profiling and targeting veterans, Americans opposed to the social policies of Obama, abortion, same sex marriages, restrictions on firearms ownership and one world government as “rightwing extremists and potential domestic terrorists”.
  • Sec. of State Hillary Clinton promises the U.S. will spread abortion around the world, most likely paid for by U.S. taxpayers of America.
  • Obama will appoint federal Judge David Hamilton, former fundraiser for ACORN and former leader of the Indiana chapter of the ACLU who issued controversial rulings banning public prayers offered in Jesus name and hastening the abortion of unborn children, to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. He was rated as not qualified by the American Bar Association.
  • Americas for Legal Immigration (ALPAC) reports the so called Dream Act amnesty bill is making its way to Congress. ALPAC called Congress for special hearings to demand that our borders be secured and to give our health care professionals and scientists as much time as we can to get ahead of the Mexican Swine Flu problem.
  • Over 80% of the failing car company General Motors (GM) will be owned by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union and the American taxpayer. The Administration and Congress should not ignore the voice and concerns of thousands of average Americans, taxpayers, seniors and retirees who hold a significant portion of their retirement savings in GM bonds. These people will fall victim in the current fight of this Administration and the UAW versus the big banks over GM.
  • On April 21, the Inspector General’s (IG) report documents the stunning and at least partly illegal expansion of the TARP program from the $700 Billion allocated by Congress to what is now a Three Trillion dollar complex of programs. The IG notes that some of these programs are still developing. Three Trillion is by no means a final number!
  • Arlen Specter’s defection gives Democrats 59 senate seats. If Al Franken is seated as Minnesota’s senator, any and all socialist policies will pass with a 60 vote filibuster proof senate!
  • Can you imagine it’s only been 100 days? How many additional “100 days” can American’s taxpayer afford along with a one party ruling élite? Time for a “gigantic” tea party, now!

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    Armand C. Hale is retired as a master sergeant in the United States Air Force, where he served 23 years and was stationed in Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.  He has a degree in logistics management and plans to write a book about his service in Qatar.  Armand can be reached at:

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