Well, I got a followup email the next day from the person who sent it about the original email being false and also adding an apology. This is a good sign because this person wants to work from the truth, and as they say, the truth will set you free. You have to present your position with truths and not rumors….
That being said, I looked at the additional information that was placed in the email and it was a link on factcheck.org which got my interest….
“In June, the president halted deportations of illegal immigrants who entered the United States when they were children and met certain requirements, such as the lack of a criminal record. The change mirrored provisions of the DREAM Act — failed legislation that Obama supported and Senate Republicans blocked in 2010.
And in July, Obama changed welfare policy to allow states to modify work requirements if they test new approaches to increasing employment. Obama did not submit the policy change to Congress for review, which the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office concluded he should have done.“
These executive orders are a way for the President to get around the will of the people. The majority of the country did not support these acts, and neither did congress, which is supposed to represent the citizens of this country… another story for later.
If Romney gets into office, and I’m voting for him to get into office, he will more than likely use executive orders as well. However, now I will see what he is doing and if I see the same pattern of removing our individual freedoms, then you can bet that I will be voting him out of office as soon as possible as well.
As the election grows near and I see more and more of the ads, the thought comes to me is “What to believe?” In reality, you can’t believe any of the commercials on either side of the fence. What you can look at is what has been done in the past with citizens under either of their watch….
Romney does have a record since he was the Governor of Massachusetts. Obama has a record since he was the president of the United States. Look at their records of what was passed, how often they kept to their word and what policies they pushed through. Obama has kept his word on some of the policies that he pushed through, however I have to look at the overall effectiveness they have had on securing our rights as citizens and I must say that of the policies he pushed through, he did not protect our rights as citizens.
He had the chance to overturn the Patriot Act, but he chose not to. Also during his term, our choice of where we get our food from has been reduced, and further attacks on our freedoms on the Internet have taken place. I do have to follow my gut on this one and realize that my gut (Intuition) has access to more information than my logical mind. My gut says that we need a change of administration right away, or it will not be good for this country.
So I got the following email today…
Forward this as received, but without comment.
DO NOT ADD A SINGLE WORD
Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised “Meet The Press’.From Sunday’s 07 Sept. 2008 11 : 48 : 04 EST, Televised “Meet the Press” THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.General Bill Gann’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, “Stand and Face It”.NOW GET THIS !!‘Senator Obama replied :“As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides”. “There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression..” “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing.”(ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)Obama continued : “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing’. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ……”When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations ofIslam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past”.“Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America ”Yes, you read it right.I, for one, am speechless!!!
Dale Lindsborg , Washington PostEVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA NEEDSTO READ THIS, SO KEEP IT GOING ! !SAVE AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE ! !
It turns out that this email is not reflecting what really happened and was not taken from his words, but was taken from a satirical article by an author…
In any regards however, one does not need fabricated articles to know what is really in the mind of the current president. He now has 4 years of action that we can draw from. Right now, policies that he has put into place are taking this country over the cliff. The good news is that we don’t have to continue down that road. What we can stop the current momentum by voting in another candidate into office, and hold this candidate accountable for their actions just as much as we are holding Obama accountable for his actions.
It is time for the citizens to take their government back and not allow themselves to be patronized that the government knows better, because it doesn’t. You know what is best for your life, and that is what this country was founded on. The more and more we let the government determine our rights, freedoms and lifestyle, the more creativity, ingenuity and free spiritedness we lose.
I’m not voting for Romney because I agree with all his policies…. personally the Republican party should have done this country right and voted in a better candidate to go against Obama, but this what we have for now and what we have to choose from.
Let’s hold Romney accountable for reversing this health care act and the patriot act as starters. The more freedoms we have, the more prosperous (truly prosperous – without being morally bankrupt) we can be as a nation.
I just saw the movie ‘The End of America‘ and it is chilling in it’s observation of how this country is having it’s civil rights and civil liberties eroded. The good thing about this movie however is that it isn’t too late for the American people to take a stand and reverse the damage to the Constitution that has already been done.
It turns out that there is actually a blueprint to take a society from an open society with civil rights to a closed society. It has been used by societies like Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia and Fascist Italy. They all did the same things to close down their society. We can see the aftereffects of what occurred. We see what happens to a society when everyone’s liberties have been stripped away. We see what happens when we as the people forget the the Government is there at OUR will and not the other way around.
The alarming part is that these same steps are currently being implemented in our country today. Each one of these steps grossly violates the Constitution. What are these steps? They are:
- Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy. (War on Terror)
- Create secret prisons where torture takes place. (Guantanamo)
- Develop a thug caste or paramilitary force not answerable to citizens. (Blackwater)
- Set up an internal surveillance system.
- Harass citizens’ groups.
- Engage in arbitrary detention and release.
- Target key individuals.
- Control the press. (Wanting to charge journalists for treason)
- Treat all political dissidents to be traitors.
- Suspend the rule of law (the way the latest Health Care act was forced through)
Do you see other examples of these steps being enforced in this country? It’s happening here folks and it will only reverse if you stand up for your rights.
That is why we are at the stage now to demand the repeal of many unconstitutional laws that were pushed through in the current and last administration. The litmus test should be if a president repeals the Patriot act as well as the acts that allow the US Government to arrest and detain you without due process, which is your right!
If a president doesn’t repeal these laws, then they should be out before their term is over, no questions asked. My tests was that Obama did not repeal the Patriot act like he said he would do and based on that and other things, there is no indication that he will do it in a next term, so that is why I have to give my vote to Romney, and hold him very accountable!
I first became very concerned about our constitutional rights and the government’s intentions when the Patriot act was passed. That name in itself is meant to hide the true intentions of the act. Patriot is “a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.” The unconstitutional Patriot Act was in complete violation of our constitutional rights under the guise of “protecting us”. Governments use fear to be able to pass laws that no sane population would pass in any other time.
This current administration got into office under the guise of eliminating the Patriot Act. When the time came up, they did not eliminate it. Obama did not keep his promise to the American people, and as a Constitutional lawyer, he should know how much the Patriot Act violates the constitution, it should have been one if his FIRST acts as president. However since he did not do it in his current term, there is nothing that indicates to me that he will do it in the future. He had his chance and he showed that he did not truly care about the American people.
In fact, not only did he not follow through on revoking the Patriot act, he further attacked the Constitution by removing people’s freedom on how they can handle their own health care. The Government does not know better. Just look at all of the drugs the FDA passed that ended up killing people. That does not sound like a Government that was protecting your rights as a citizen, which is what a Government should do.
The Constitution is the only thing that will protect your rights as a citizen, and it is the Governments job to uphold the Constitution. If a government has show that they are unwilling to protect the Constitution (Obama not revoking the Patriot Act for example, like he promised during his campaign), then it is our rights as citizens to vote in a Government that will protect our rights. Weakening the Constitution to keep us safe from the “bad people out there” only further endangers us because we no longer have recourse to protect ourselves from other institutions.
When we let ourselves be ruled by fear, it can only end up in bad things. We need to vote in a President who will keep their word when it comes to protecting the constitution and hold their feet to the fire when they don’t. That’s why I’m voting for Romney and holding his feet to the fire in having him protect the Constitution. The first thing is removing the Patriot Act. and the Health Care Act.
From an email I received…. This affects individuals and small businesses and not in a good way….
There are thousands of real people impacted by this policy. One in particular is restaurant owner Ben Pumo from Land O’ Lakes, Fl. who I’m familiar with. Pumo’s of Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano states to the Orlando Sentential how policies like Obamacare would impact his business and employees he had come to see as family.
Obamacare would impose new costs on his business, it would be a blow to his freedom to hire workers as he pleased without triggering new taxes, and he feared the worst was yet to come as Obamacare had empowered Washington bureaucrats to write new and unpredictable regulations.
With the recent decision on Obamacare, we were reminded of why this news matters far beyond the Supreme Court’s steps. It matters in kitchens like the one in Ben Pumo’s restaurant and for individuals and business owners across the country.
Obamacare is not the president’s signature achievement. It’s the signature example of the leadership failures and broken promises that have defined Obama‘s presidency.
When the president assumed office, he faced the worst economy in generations. After throwing an $800 billion stimulus at the problem, he proposed a health-care overhaul with a mandate to force people to buy health insurance. Or else.
He assured the American people that the individual mandate wasn’t a tax. But when Obamacare was challenged in court for violating the Constitution, he changed his tune, arguing that it was permissible under Congress’ taxing power. The court agreed and upheld Obamacare.
The bait and switch proved to be a brilliant legal strategy, but a disastrous economic policy. For millions of Americans, including job creators, Obama’s political win is now an IRS problem for them in the real world.
Obamacare is bad policy that adds around $800 billion of taxes on the American people. It does not discriminate between rich and poor. It hurts everyone.
It is a job-killer that will drive up insurance premiums and jeopardize the ability of millions of Americans to keep the insurance coverage of their choice. For individuals not complying with Obamacare, it means the IRS will come calling if they fail to pay the Obamacare tax.
For job creators — and unemployed workers relying on them to work again — Obamacare is a new regulatory maze to figure out. For instance, once a business reaches 50 full-time employees, the Obamacare tax will kick in to the tune of $2,000 for each full-time employee in excess of 30 full-time employees unless the business meets a mandate to provide health coverage for them. There are no penalties if part-time employees are not offered coverage.
Thus, rather than freely being able to hire employees without fear of an IRS problem, employers will be encouraged to circumvent the Obamacare tax by hiring people on a part-time basis so they don’t count for this tax. Or maybe an entrepreneur has 49 employees and could use several more to help meet increased demand. Obamacare creates a perverse incentive to hold back and just make existing employees work more so the 50-employee threshold tax isn’t triggered.These concerns are less pressing for larger enterprises, which have effectively made the case that this law is so bad for business that they need relief from it. With a straight face, the administration has actually agreed, as it has handed out 1,231 waivers. Once again we see how, while big businesses don’t like big government, they have the means to live with it in a way that small businesses can’t.
I hoped the Supreme Court would see the fatal constitutional flaws of this policy and strike it down. It did not, but its ruling did note one very important fact: The future of the program is “entrusted to our nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them.”
The ultimate fate of Obamacare is thus not in the hands of politicians, the courts, or this president. The voters will decide the final outcome of this fight on Nov. 6.
President Obama will keep Obamacare. Gov. Romney will repeal it and replace it with market-based reforms that empower individuals to get health insurance without having the IRS chasing them down if they don’t. Never has a choice been more clear. Never have the differences in two candidates been so stark….
I received this in an email and thought I would share it with everyone….
It’s titled “Who Am I”
It’s very telling…
I WROTE A BOOK ABOUT MY STRUGGLES
I was born in one country, raised in another.
My father was born in another country.
I was not his only child.
He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me.
My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father, not my mother.
Later in life, questions arose over my real name.
My birth records were sketchy.
No one was able to produce a legitimate, reliable birth certificate.
I grew up practicing one faith but converted to Christianity, as it was widely accepted in my new country, but I practiced non-traditional beliefs and didn’t follow Christianity, except in the public eye under scrutiny.
I worked and lived among lower-class people as a young adult, disguising myself as someone who really cared about them.
That was before I decided it was time to get serious about my life and embarked on a new career.
I wrote a book about my struggles growing up.
It was clear to those who read my memoirs, that I had difficulties accepting that my father abandoned me as a child.
I became active in local politics in my 30s. Then, with help behind the scenes, I literally burst onto the scene as a candidate for national office in my 40s
They said I had a golden tongue and could talk anyone into anything
I had a virtually non-existent resume, little work history and no experience in leading a single organization.
Yet I was a powerful speaker, and citizens were drawn to me as though I were a magnet and they were small roofing tacks.
I drew incredibly large crowds during my public appearances.
This bolstered my ego.
At first, my political campaign focused on my country’s foreign policy…
I was very critical of my country in the last war and seized every opportunity to bash my country.
But what launched my rise to national prominence were my views on the country’s economy.
I pretended to have a really good plan on how we could do better, and every poor person would be fed and housed for free.
I knew which group was responsible for getting us into this mess.
It was the free market, banks and corporations.
I decided to start making citizens hate them; and, if they became envious of others who did well, the plan was clinched tight.
I called mine “A People’s Campaign.”
That sounded good to all people.
I was the surprise candidate because I emerged from outside the traditional path of politics and was able to gain widespread popular support.
I knew that if I merely offered the people ‘hope’, together we could change our country and the world.
So, I started to make my speeches sound like they were on behalf of the downtrodden, poor, ignorant to include “persecuted minorities.”
My true views were not widely known, and I kept them unknown until after I became my nation’s leader.
I had to carefully guard reality, as anybody could have easily found out what I really believed if they had simply read my writings and examined those people I associated with. I’m glad they didn’t.
Then I became the most powerful man in the world.
And then the world learned the truth.
Who am I?
answer: ADOLPH HITLER.
If you were thinking of SOMEONE ELSE , you should be afraid … and very scared!The good news is that you have a chance to change it!
I was never a fan of the health care bill that passed recently. I don’t like the fact that I am forced into a “government approved” health care option. There are many forms of health care that are not embraced by insurance carriers. If there isn’t an insurance carrier that accepts my form of health care, then I shouldn’t be forced to patronize them. I would be wasting my money. Health insurance companies aren’t in the business of keeping people healthy, they are in the business of making money. So what does that mean? The more money they take in and the less they pay out, the more they make.
So what does all of this mean? Well, they aren’t inclined to make payouts for prevention. It has been proven by medical doctors that stress is a major cause of disease. So to prevent disease and ill health, you would prevent stress. Look at your health insurance policy, and see how many stress prevention treatments they include…. They probably only include things like massage, reiki or chiropractic care in response to accidents, or in addition to physical therapy treatments. Bottom line, is that money I could be using to put towards prevention, gets wasted on a policy that will not truly serve me and my style of life.
So what about what they say with the supreme court and legality of the health care law? Well from the talk around the court and early oral arguments, things may not bode well for the newly passed bill. Arguments should come out in late June. I’ll be watching. I’m not too happy about one more freedom being removed, and the opening of the door for an introduced real estate tax implemented to pay for it!