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Martin Luther king was a card carrying republican. The civil rights era was lead by republicans. Google segregation you'll find governor Wallace a democrat. Clearly this person was not around when civil rights was being waged
 
"Of course, Cruz's statements can't really be taken seriously. He's clearly going too far in his allegiance to Captain Kirk:

'I think it is quite likely that Kirk is a Republican and Picard is a Democrat.'

If anyone thinks a character created during the Civil Rights era by a humanist writer whose politics called for racial and gender equality is somehow a present-day Republican, it's obvious we were never watching the same show."

#politics   #republicans   #democrats   #startrek
Presidential hopeful and would-be Christ figure Ted Cruz recently did an interview with The New York Times, and it's an absolute must-read. Rather than delve deeply into policy, interviewer Ana...
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They finally did something right
 
Americans are taxed enough already.  You shouldn’t have to worry about your Internet access being taxed too.  That’s why the House voted to ban taxes on Internet access – permanently. 
Americans are taxed enough already, and they shouldn’t have to worry about facing new taxes on something as important as access to the Internet.
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Is Obama's New Government Too Big to Fail?

President Obama will leave a legacy behind and that legacy will be a bigger, more bureaucratic, and more intrusive government leviathan which has built-in mechanisms to ensure that it is not easily dismantled.

Here is a short list of things which have been altered and damaged and will take time and effort to repair and unwind:

1) Service-Oriented Government:
The players in the IRS targeting scandal, the EPA email scandal, the Clinton email scandal, the NSA targeting scandal and DNI Clapper's misstatements, have yet to suffer any real consequences for their actions. Because of this lack of consequences the new "standard" for government has been set. That new standard states that the weaponizing of government is acceptable as long as the political fallout can be contained. A legacy which will outlast this President.

2) The Mainstreaming of Soft Bigotry and Anti-Semitism:
The Obama administration's overt hostility to Israel in favor of tyrannical and destructive regimes, along with their callous handling of the Paris terror attacks in the Jewish deli, has assisted in mainstreaming both a soft and hard bigotry against Jewish people and Israel. This will be difficult to unwind because many people who share the Obama administration's views are now serving in appointed positions in the government bureaucracy and this will take time to change and unwind.

3) Presidential Abuse of Power:
The Obama administration's abuse of prosecutorial discretion through their illegal Executive Actions on immigration, along with their unilateral, and completely unconstitutional, rewriting of Obamacare, has resulted in unprecedented presidential power at the expense of Americans who rely on our constitutional system to protect them against the abuse of power. These "new" presidential powers have reset what is "acceptable" action by the President and have put the next President in an awkward scenario where his or her first task should be to strip away the illegal authority President Obama has taken.

4) Crony Capitalism:
Both Democrats and Republicans are responsible in this arena, but the Obama administration has been pushing tax code carve-outs for his "special" corporate friends in the green energy arena, and legions of others who have figured out that it is far more profitable to lobby and invest in kissing the butts of government officials than to invest in producing better products. This has ensured a steady flow of money into the campaign accounts of politicians interested in regulation, taxation and in big-government, not the free-market, picking economic winners and losers. This will persist long after the President has left office.

5) Immigration:
The Obama administration has provided, through illegal and unconstitutional measures, incentives to avoid the legal immigration process in favor of those violating the immigration laws. One of the reasons they are doing this is to ensure a steady-stream of, what they believe to be, future voters in electorally strategic areas, long past the time President Obama has departed the White House.

6) Financial Markets:
The Dodd-Frank legislation signed into law by the Obama administration has enabled the government to designate a private business as "systemically important." The end result of this is that the company will be forced into a regulatory spiderweb and your tax dollars will bail them out if they fail. This is that rare piece of legislation that manages to upset both tax payers and businesses receiving tax payer bailouts. The legacy of this legislation is that it ensures large campaign donations to big-government politicians who will help influence who is designated "systemically important" and who gets the tax payer bail outs. This will nearly enshrine a bigger and more aggressive regulatory state.

7) The Internet:
The Obama administration's relentless push for the recently passed FCC "Net Neutrality" regulations will guarantee a future of Internet taxes and heavy government regulations. The permission of FCC bureaucrats will now be needed for web activity which was previously free of government intervention. This will inevitably lead to abuses of power where Internet content is regulated and corporate money is diverted from Internet development and growth into lobbying and paying-off elected officials who can "approve" what were previously free-market arrangements.

8) Land-Use Planning
The Obama administration's push, through various environmental edicts, to move people into living in cities is an effort to coalesce people into strong, lasting Democratic voter-enclaves. City living is heavily reliant on government (transportation, water, police, fire, sanitation etc...) unlike rural living where Americans are free to be more self-reliant. This will lead to voting trends which are difficult to counteract.  

9) Most importantly:
The Obama administration's disingenuous and relentless pursuit of division in America based on race, socio-economics, place of birth, religion, sexual-preference, and gender, strictly for political advantage, has done lasting damage to the fabric of the country. We can no longer have legitimate policy differences without being accused of racism, sexism or some other "ism" or "phobia." It will take years to reestablish a more dignified and respectful political dialogue in the country after President Obama leaves office.

Now; for the good news. In order to know where we need to go, we have to know where we've been. We can, and will fix this. You and I were put here to fight back, not to sit back and rest on the liberty given to us by The Lord but secured and paid for by the blood and sacrifice of others. It was never going to be easy but nothing truly worth having is. Our mission is clear and 2016 is right around the corner. It's time.
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Even though Republicans just won control of Congress, what’s the first “bright idea” the Republican leadership comes up with after their wave election?

*ANSWER: GIVE CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CONTROL OF THE CONGRESS FOR THE NEXT TEN MONTHS!!!!! * 

Thankfully, the overwhelming percentage of conservative Republicans in Washington are opposed to this.  And that’s why we need to keep lighting the fire under them, so they will continue to keep pressing their leadership to stand up to Harry Reid and Barack Obama.
Here is what’s at stake: Virtually all spending and policy decisions are made on the giant government-funding bill, called the “continuing resolution” or “CR.”
And it’s in the “CR” where we have been able to defund much of Obama’s anti-gun agenda:  defunding the shotgun import ban, Fast & Furious, the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, etc.

The current “CR” is slated to expire on December 11. So the Republican House has two choices:

1. It can allow the repudiated Democrats currently in control of the Senate (until January 5) to make all of the spending and policy decisions -- which will affect your gun rights -- until September 30, 2015. It would do this by passing a so-called “long-term CR” which would set policy and spending until the end of the fiscal year (September 30, 2015).
2. Or it would do a “short-term CR” into January, February, or March. This would allow the newly elected Republican Congress to set spending and policy for the federal government for most of next year.

What difference does it make?
Given Obama’s “veto pen,” all of the pro-gun policy for the next two years will probably be achieved on this bill -- or not.

When April 15 hits -- and millions of Americans are hit with hundreds of dollars of ObamaFines -- we may be able to create a massive fight over ObamaCare’s unconstitutional mandates. 

And this could be the best chance that gun owners have of eliminating a backdoor gun ban -- where health data is compiled on millions of Americans and used to disarm gun owners (similar to how 175,000 military veterans have already been disarmed).

But we can’t do it without a short-term CR.
Finally, with respect to the anti-gun amnesty provisions Obama is about to illegally promulgate by executive fiat? We can address these in a Republican controlled Congress. But we can’t, so long as Harry Reid is in the catbird’s seat.

So we ask this of Republicans: Why did we elect you? It certainly wasn’t so that you could cede all of the spending and policy decisions to Democrats for 37.5% of your congressional term.

It’s time to show some backbone. And the first step is a short-term CR.
ACTION:  Contact your Representative and urge him to insist on a “short-term CR.”

Read More Here:

http://cqrcengage.com/gunowners/app/write-a-letter?1&engagementId=69399&ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxi0m7HIwywm9P1JOSIXpMRK6PrXfx6WzCqPVQ4OEqXmmnbf-HQ-EVDBMkh_1hQyr8YYUNjB8MLlfQxleoiz0DeVS7f9rgRfnFaQeaYT_eduo&lp=0
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It shouldn't a big surprise when you consider that on a $174,000 salary, the average net worth of a Senator goes up $1,600,000 each year and the average net worth of a Representative goes up over $1,000,000 each year. Of course they don't want the public transparency that the Insider Trading Act required... It may be hard to prove insider trading in court, but they don't want the people to see how they coincidentally purchase or sold stocks related to legislation they're working on!
COME ON, PEOPLE! HAVEN'T YOU HAD ENOUGH YET? WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STAND UP TO THIS GARBAGE? OUR FOREFATHERS LEFT US THE MEANS TO DO SO, BUT IT TAKE YOU BEING INVOLVED!
With the second option of Article 5, the people and the States can supersede the authority of Congress; adding a Term Limits Amendment to the Constitution; and Congress has no authority to stop it.
Become involved! Sign the petition! Volunteer to help collect signatures, even if only a single page (15 signatures). With YOUR help, we can make this happen!
E-Petition Link:
www.termlimitsforuscongress.com/e-petition.html
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In November 2014 I made the decision to get started on bringing my fourth major new web app to life.  However, prior to tackling what would become my biggest development, I needed to ensure that pe...
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im not a fan of Boehner but i'll repost this one.
 
In 2014, the +Washington Post #FactChecker awarded President Obama 49 Pinocchios, plus one Upside-Down Pinocchio → http://j.mp/1vtC5oO 
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Pres. Obama, unpopular with voters, has not appeared at a single House or Senate candidate campaign rally this year http://ow.ly/ChX3D
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