title>Lady Liberty Defended: February 2009
Lady Liberty Defended
Friday, February 27, 2009
  No More "Giving"
The POTUS's budget for 2010 is out. We've got a comment.

Since many charities and/or the folks that work for them asked us to or showed their support for the current POTUS during the last election and because the POTUS has chosen to take our money at the point of a gun to give to various charities of his choosing including ACORN, a proven voter fraud organization, we will not make any further charitable donations. Don't ask. If you need money, ask the "messiah".

What will we be spending our money for? To save our family members and friends as best we can. Oh, and to resist tyranny.

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  Alan Keyes has it right, again...

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  Afraid of You, They Will Try to Disarm You
Yesterday, we told you about Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement that the Obama administration would indeed be seeking to reinstate the assault weapons ban (AWB). We really had hoped that with all the other socialism on their plates, they wouldn't do this. Apparently, they feel they need to. There must be a reason. That reason is... yes, they are afraid of you.

It isn't as if this wasn't expected. Since about October 2008 sales of evil black rifles (ERBs), and the AR-15 types especially, have been through the roof. Even Obama supporters are seen buying handguns and ERBs, they also knew this would come to pass. Manufacturers have been unable to keep up with demand. Prices which had actually fallen since the last AWB sunset (went away) have not only stabilized but risen with some dealers taking advantage and really upping the prices.

As I said, the AR-15 is seeing most of the interest. Why? Well, it was the most popular before the run. In full-auto form it is the current US military standard. The modular design lends itself to customization just like autos, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. It is usefully accurate with carefully assembled rifles rivaling the performance of the best of the bolt action rifles. It can be reconfigured with the addition or deletion of a few parts. There are (or were) dozens of manufacturers of parts and/or complete firearms providing many, many choices. In short, it was a wonderful toy that both allowed personalization as well as use in the hunting fields or in self-defense.

What it also does is allow the owner/possessor to have a viable presence on an modern battlefield. To put it bluntly, the citizen could rise up and like Sunnis in Iraq they could give the military hell. That ability does not bode well for an administration bent on the complete reconstruction of a society.

Despite the fact that 47% of the population did NOT vote for Mr. Obama, the Democrats are moving as quickly as possible to institute the socialist changes they've been working towards since the early days of the Clinton administration. Taking advantage of a lending crisis they created, they've committed to spending trillions of dollars indebting our children and grandchildren for years. They are spending over $600 BILLION to begin nationalized medicine. They are NOT disassembling the Patriot Act as their supporters wanted, in part because they will need it to remove opponents. Mr. Obama is moving ahead with de-funding the military and yet he still talked about mandatory public service likely referring to his Civilian Homeland Defense Corps.

All these things will combine to further polarize the country. Taxpayer vs. beneficiary and tax collector. Law enforcement vs. citizen. Doctor vs. patient. Representative vs. voter.

I dare say we will see a return to black vs. white. In fact we have some of that now with blacks voting overwhelmingly for Obama and many publicly expressing their expectations that he will take care of them.

This combination of circumstances is bound to engender at least some resistance and it is. This Friday we will see the first of these in this era with the American Tea Party. Surely the POTUS notices this. That is why they are going to move forward rapidly.

If you can, arm yourself. Network with like minded citizens. Protest any such law by writing your Senators and Representative. Let them know how you feel and what you want. Prepare yourself and your family.

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Thursday, February 26, 2009
  Even the kids know he's not right...
Dobson students question Obama's plan. Just read the article.

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  "Assault" Weapons Ban Back On The Table
With all the other things in this world with which to deal, the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, did just as we anticipated and has already come out calling for a new "Assault" Weapons Ban. No doubt about it, they don't see the Heller decision as being any sort of impediment to a BAN on what they perceive to be military type weapons. The "loophole" the justices left, reasonable restrictions, is going to bite us in the butt.
"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
Why should AMERICANS put their rights on hold because the MEXICAN government can't/won't control organized crime?

Contact your representatives and senators NOW and let them know that you do not want another AWB. Do it NOW!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
  US Soldier Humor
Our troops in Afghanistan prove they've retained their sense of humor with the following: "YOU MAY BE A TALIBAN IF...."
1. You refine heroin for a living, but you have a moral objection to beer.
2. You own a $3,000 machine gun and $5,000 rocket launcher, but you can't afford shoes.
3. You have more wives than teeth.
4. You wipe your butt with your bare left hand, but consider bacon"unclean. "
5. You think vests come in two styles:  bullet-proof and suicide.
6. You can't think of anyone you haven't declared Jihad against.
7. You consider television dangerous, but routinely carry explosives in your clothing.
8. You were amazed to discover that cell phones have uses other than setting off roadside bombs.
9. You have nothing against women and think every man should own at least two.
10. You protect YOUR honor by killing your sister for being raped.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
  A New Tea Party - February 27, 2009

Arlo isn't the only person down on bailouts. So many are so mad about the theft of their money that there is a new tea party movement. Michelle Malkin writes about it. I'm in favor of something, anything almost, to stop this ridiculous spending. Now we can get together and let the congress critters see what we think of their malfeasance. February 27, 2009.

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  Arlo Guthrie is Now Protesting Bailouts!

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Saturday, February 21, 2009
  National Guard Scraps Disarmament Practice
National Guard scraps plans to invade rural town
'This operation could be pretty intrusive to the people'. Do ya think?

In my humble opinion it is likely that, even in a town of only 443 residents, somebody wouldn't get the word it was an exercise and that would not be pretty.

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  The Why of Guns In America
I wish I could write half this well and he completed the essay in just 90 minutes! Well, it is easy to write quickly when one knows the subject well. I think he's pretty much got it and you should read Guns in America: Why? by Randy Cassingham.

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Friday, February 20, 2009
  Traders tell the losers to buzz off...
Drudge linked to this... Trader Buzz on the Government's Plan The trading floor buzz on whether the government's plan to save the economy will actually help the markets, with Jason Roney, Sharmac Capital; Wilbur Ross Jr., WL Ross & Co. and CNBC's Rick Santelli. "You can't buy your way into prosperity."

UPDATE SO, today the White House responded saying the criticism of President Barack Obama's housing bailout plan was the ranting of an individual who,
"doesn't know what he's talking about."
I think those morons have it backwards. Clearly, THEY don't know what they are talking about. If they did my lifetime savings and my parents lifetime savings wouldn't have lost 2000 points since the election.

I have absolutely no desire to pay for the losers. I worked, saved, paid my taxes and bills and did everything right. No, I didn't have a big income, I sacrificed then for my future. I feel like the ant whose just been robbed by a mob of locusts.

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  I am not afraid of race...
Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, (a BLACK MAN) has said that we are cowards on the subject of race. Well, I'm not.

About 1861 my great, great, grandfather volunteered to serve and served until disabled in a war to free the blacks from slavery. That was a point of honor in my family. My parents didn't raise me to be prejudiced. I went through an entire career without doing, saying, or allowing any racist act.

But Black People, African-Americans, Negroes, or whatever they would like to be called today have, as a group, denigrated, derided, spoken hatefully of, and otherwise indicated that I, a "white" person am a racist, hate-filled, misogynist, evil-doer. Well, folks, that ain't right.

They might have thought it was reasonable, but now the POTUS is black (albeit HALF-black), his wife is BLACK, the Attorney General is BLACK, etc... If that ain't good enough, if they DO intend to destroy WHITES based solely on race, then that is what will be and I will not be on their side.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009
  You know your President & his Economic Ideas are trouble when...
Vladimir Putin thinks his plans are too Socialist...

Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin has said the US should take a lesson from the pages of Russian history and not exercise “excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state’s omnipotence”.

“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute,” Putin said during a speech at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”

Sounding more like Barry Goldwater than the former head of the KGB, Putin said, “Nor should we turn a blind eye to the fact that the spirit of free enterprise, including the principle of personal responsibility of businesspeople, investors, and shareholders for their decisions, is being eroded in the last few months. There is no reason to believe that we can achieve better results by shifting responsibility onto the state.”

Putin also cautioned the US against using military Keynesianism to lift its economy out of recession, saying, “in the longer run, militarization won’t solve the problem but will rather quell it temporarily. What it will do is squeeze huge financial and other resources from the economy instead of finding better and wiser uses for them.” Putin’s comments come in sharp contrast to Russia’s own military buildup and expansion.

Putin also echoed the words of conservative maverick Ron Paul when he said, “we must assess the real situation and write off all hopeless debts and ‘bad’ assets. True, this will be an extremely painful and unpleasant process. Far from everyone can accept such measures, fearing for their capitalization, bonuses, or reputation. However, we would ‘conserve’ and prolong the crisis, unless we clean up our balance sheets.”

“The time for enlightenment has come. We must calmly, and without gloating, assess the root causes of this situation and try to peek into the future.”
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So... I wonder if Russia will accept Libertarian Immigrants wielding Constitutions if/when the DemSocs drive us into total collapse? Ya nim noga gobraroo pa rooskie...

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  Truth in Avertising... Stimulus
Stimulus... because all economies have Performance Issues.... (mp3 file)
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
  The Stimulus Bill Explained (Humor?)
hortly after class, an economics student approaches his economics professor and says, "I don't understand this stimulus bill. Can you explain it to me?"

The professor replied, "I don't have any time to explain it at my office, but if you come over to my house on Saturday and help me with my weekend project, I'll be glad to explain it to you." The student agreed.

At the agreed-upon time, the student showed up at the professor's house. The professor stated that the weekend project involved his backyard pool.

They both went out back to the pool, and the professor handed the student a bucket. Demonstrating with his own bucket, the professor said, "First, go over to the deep end, and fill your bucket with as much water as you can." The student did as he was instructed.

The professor then continued, "Follow me over to the shallow end, and then dump all the water from your bucket into it."

The student was naturally confused, but did as he was told.

The professor then explained they were going to do this many more times, and began walking back to the deep end of the pool.

The confused student asked, "Excuse me, but why are we doing this?"

The professor matter-of-factly stated that he was trying to make the shallow end much deeper.

The student didn't think the economics professor was serious, but figured that he would find out the real story soon enough.

However, after the 6th trip between the shallow end and the deep end, the student began to become worried that his economics professor had gone mad.

The student finally replied, "All we're doing is wasting valuable time and effort on unproductive pursuits? Even worse, when this process is all over, everything will be at the same level it was before, so all you'll really have accomplished is the destruction of what could have been truly productive action!"

The professor put down his bucket and replied with a smile, "Congratulations. You now understand the stimulus bill."
 
  The Appeal
I am not happy with Mom's 2009 Reassessment. Most people I know aren't happy with their reassessments. The reassessment does NOT seem to be grounded in reality and I'm wondering why.

In order to try to understand what I was looking at I went through a process of evaluating my mother's and her neighbors' property assessments in 2009 and 2005. I did this in a number of ways by breaking out the house lot, by averaging the rate to obtain a per acre value, etc. "Experts" told me that road frontage was important and that 2007 sales were used to set the rates. In my research I decided that, although I've heard a couple of Augusta county employees and or Board of Supervisors members had received preferential treatment, the rates were applied equally to all residents.

To sum up the appeal process I can say that they were ready for us, processed us in a pleasant and efficient manner. In the waiting area there was a slide show of Augusta County properties sold throughout 2008. I was more than a bit surprised to see so many properties had sold for more than the assessed value. In my experience, having bought a Staunton city property for less than the assessed value, and having looked at a couple of those shown, those prices were a bit excessive.

Each person was taken care of by a team consisting of one member of the Board of Assessors and one person from Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal (BRMA). Of my duo, the rep from Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal did most of the talking. Both gentlemen were pleasant and treated me respectfully. The BRMA rep tried to explain how they had done their work. All he really convinced me was that they had screwed everybody equally. At the end of our meeting I was convinced that some combination of ancient divination and voodoo was used to come up with the formula by which the assessments were made. Seriously, it is impossible to transcribe what I was told.

Towards the end of our conversation, I was shown a list of January 2009 sales. You could have knocked me over with a feather. LOTS of sales, all above the NEW assessed values at a time when supposedly there is NO money for loans available.

This takes us to another question. If all this money IS available and IS being loaned for real estate and real estate IS selling for above assessed rates despite the many, many properties still sitting unsold, what exactly is this CRISIS the POTUS is spending trillions of dollars to fight? Somebody somewhere is lying and the only thing these folks have in common is that they are in government.

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  "Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski can't get it right" or "Why the Carter Administration was so wrong..."
Despite being National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981, Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski can't get it right. He apparently thinks the poor will riot because the "rich" are too rich. In U.S. News and World Report, Brzezinski: U.S. Recession Could Lead to Riots we learn
Where is the monied class today? Why aren’t they doing something: the people who made billions, millions. I’m sort of thinking of Paulson, of Rubin. Why don’t they get together, and why don’t they organize a National Solidarity Fund in which they call on all of those who made these extraordinary amounts of money to kick some back in to [a] National Solidarity Fund?... And if we don’t get some sort of voluntary National Solidarity Fund, at some point there’ll be such political pressure that Congress will start getting in the act, there’s going to be growing conflict between the classes and if people are unemployed and really hurting, hell, there could be even riots.
That is nothing more than fresh male bovine excrement. Where I live, it is the poor and lower middle class that feel that the RICH Congressmen and women are stealing our money and our children's money and our GRANDchildren's money to give to illegal aliens and themselves. I heard one fella say his barnyard had more transparency than the Obama administration and was cleaner than the Pelosi run House of Representatives.

Where I live, people are seeing their life savings disappear. From a DOW of 14,000 to one of sub 7,600, the Democrats have literally stolen one half of their life's work not already stolen via taxation by forcing bad business practices on banks. Honest, hard working folks have been robbed to benefit politicians and the lazy non-productive in our society.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
  Thank you President Obama
You've managed (along with Barney Frank and Maxine Waters) to steal 10 years of profit from my family in one year. My father hoped to leave enough money to see my mother taken care of in her old age. Maybe we should be happy that Alzheimer's will take her early. A pox on your house.

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  Ramos and Compean have been released and returned home...
But, they are prohibited contact with the press until March 21st. The word here...

I've got to say that I tend to believe that something is rotten in Denmark. Some sort of deal was struck to see these two men prosecuted persecuted in the way they were. I am very glad to see them out and they are welcome to live next door to me any time.

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  Culture of Corruption - Senator Burris
A proud member of the outfit (just like the POTUS, Rahm Emmanuael, and many others in the current administration), Senator Burris apparently did try to buy/pay for the Illinois Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. We shouldn't be surprised but we should try to have him booted.

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  They won't give you your refunds...
Kansas, California and some other states are or will suspend payment of tax refunds. In other words they aren't going to return YOUR money, YOUR overpaid tax withholding and will do so without interest or penalties. Likely you, as well as many others, see this as violating the contract between the government and the people (again) and plan or are considering not paying taxes next year.

Many people have already written me regarding this. They don't like that the state in which they reside has used the withheld funds for the year and/or received the interest benefit from that money while they've been unable to use their own money. They resent that they will be forced to pay tax on the refund as if it was new income. They believe that at the least the state has a contract to return the excess money paid in tax withholding. They don't want to be in this position next year.

I'd like to dissuade you from not paying your taxes. Rather, I encourage you to aggressively manage your withholding in order to either make it come out close to your actual tax owed or cut them short by a $100 or so to limit your liability at the beginning of next year.

Don't forget to write your state reps and governor on the subject...

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  We're back...
The server hosting this blog was down beginning sometime on the 13th of February and back up sometime on the 15th. All should be well and if you're reading this you know it. However, some of our other readers might not know. Please, let people know we're back. Thanks.

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Monday, February 16, 2009
  The Nanny State is here, with a VENGANCE
New lead rules send small dirt bikes to storage tells us that the new lead abatement rules for children's toys
It became illegal Tuesday to sell off-road machines geared for children younger than 12 because parts in them contain lead at levels greater than 600 parts per million. Most motor vehicles have such parts.
Never mind that the small bikes are also suitable for ADULTS of smaller stature, aka little people. Or that, as one lady put it,
"I've never had anyone come in and say, 'My child keeps putting parts of his motorcycle into his mouth.'"

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Saturday, February 14, 2009
  FIRE!
I swear to Loki… the next time I hear some “pro gun” person opine; “Rights aren’t Absolute… You can’t yell “Fire!” in a Theater” I’m going to go yell “Theater!” at a Bonfire.

Rights in a Free Society MUST, by definition, be Absolute – so long as exercising those Rights do not cause Harm – i.e. initiate aggression – against another.

What such wizards of smart seem unable to comprehend is that there is a fundamental difference between the “restriction” against the ACTION of 'yell(ing) “Fire!” in a Theater' and Possessing the MEANS to yell “Fire!” in a Theater.

Of course, this is by design.  The “protectors” of the First Amendment largely want nothing to do with the Second – because it shifts Political Power away from them and onto The People.

So they blithely continue to conflate Action with Possession. In the world of Psycholinguistics this is frequently called “connotational shift” and is done deliberately to create first, cognitive dissonance, then psychological realignment to adhere to the false comparison.

They contend that the POSSESSION of Arms – generally meaning Firearms – is equivalent to the ACTION of ‘yell(ing) “Fire!” in a Theater’ and therefore innately dangerous, harmful, and subject to proscription.

This must be stopped – even though it is probably too late to reverse the damage to the Public Psyche.

Possession is not an action.  It is a condition, a state. Possession of any tool – any means of action – is simply that.  Possession.  The object in question is in a nul state, neither acting nor being acted upon.

The false comparison between the ACTION of ‘yell(ing) “Fire!” in a Theater’ and the Possession of Firearms is readily apparent to a Rational person and easily demonstrable by making TRUE comparisons.

No, one is NOT permitted to arbitrarily ‘yell “Fire!” in a Theater’ – nor is one permitted to arbitrarily SHOOT into a theater either.  THESE are equivalent actions, and can be discussed in equivalent terms of legitimacy and illegitimacy of action.

On the other hand, one may, (in fact and in the aggregate MUST) possess the MEANS to ‘yell “Fire!” in a Theater’ – i.e. vocal capability.

Vocal Capability is granted by the possession of Vocal Chords, Lungs and Head.  That I possess such things does not mean I will or must use them to cause harm – though such a possibility certainly exists.  I may yet yell “Theater!” at a bonfire.

Likewise, the mere possession of a firearm means nothing more than the possession of a firearm.  It is a tool in a null state – much like my vocal apparatus while I type this. It provides me the capability to defend my life but, like my vocal apparatus, does not demand its use.

If we were to equate the restriction of Rights vis-à-vis the First and Second amendments accurately it would look like this:

A Quill or Pencil is roughly equivalent to a Muzzleloader or Bow.
A Typewriter or fax is roughly equivalent to a Shotgun, Rifle or Revolver
A Computer or PDA is roughly equivalent to a Semiautomatic Rifle or Pistol
A Printing Press or Radio/TV Transmitter is roughly equivalent to an automatic weapon

Possession of any of the things above do not mandate or direct their use, but use of those things demand increasing levels of responsibility for the results of their use.

Possession and Action are not equivalent – no matter how “dangerous” the use of a thing “could” be.

Consider:  If possession of something can/should be prohibited/restricted because that thing “could” be used to harm, then by Ghu every book in the country needs to be burned and my brain dug out with a spoon because the information possessed therein “could” be used to kill tens of thousands.

Possession – the Freedom to Keep and Bear – whether it be information, writing tools, arms or whatever, is an ABSOLUTE right. Period.  That’s why governments spend so much time trying to convince you it’s not.
 
  They say it can't be done...
We have inevitably heard from those who think that a revolt is the stuff of Walter Mitty's minions, a fantasy that will not happen.

Resistance took place in the Soviet Union from founding until the dissolution. It took the form of armed insurrection, of theft, of black marketeering, of secretly published & distributed dissent, and of outright betrayal to national enemies. It can and will happen again. You won't be seeing Walter Mitty but rather Kilroy. He's already been there...

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  Why do people fear the socialists?
People who fear socialism are the people who oppose socialism and they do so because they know, they remember, or they have in their family history an experience of the barbarism of those who want to take power ensuring that power is firmly in their hands.

An excellent example is the communist takeover of Korea in the post-WWII period. After the Japanese were finally expelled different groups, including communists (in the North mostly because it was contiguous with the People's Republic of China (PRC)), competed for control of Korea. This was finally expressed militarily in the Korean War. During the war, the northern forces committed numerous atrocities. That is, they killed those that came under their control who they thought might oppose them.

- "You are about to die a horrible death"...
- North Korean atrocities keeping them ethnically pure
- U.S. SENATE REPORT NO. 848 ON ATROCITIES

However, according to former in-laws who fled the Communists, they had started from the instant they tried to take over. The in-laws fled for their lives, in 1947...

I say again, people remember. They know. Dissenters will be inprisoned and/or killed. This is why we fear the socialists.

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Friday, February 13, 2009
  A Revolting Idea...
January 30, 1995, The Chicago Tribune, "Up in arms about a revolting movement" by Glenn Harlan Reynolds. At the time this was written in the midst of the Clinton administration, the militia "movement" was near a zenith, or so we were told. The article is presented in PDF form which is unquotable by the usual easy cut and paste method. So, I've included for the lazy a couple of cogent quotes:
... But revolting against taxation without representation is not the same thing as revolting against taxation, period. Like it or not, the government we have now is the government that most citizens at least thought they wanted.
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When large numbers of citizens begin arming against their own government and are ready to believe even the silliest rumors about that government's willingness to evade the Constitution, there is a problem that goes beyond gullibility. This country's political establishment should think about what it has done to inspire such distrust--and what it can do to regain the trust and loyalty of many Americans who no longer grant it either.

I think, that aside from the arguments for or against armed insurrection, the greater question/concern is WHY so many so distrust the government and the elected representatives.

Election is not a mandate for abuse. Once elected, one represents all the people, not just those who cast a vote in your favor. I don't think the current government believes this. The people do believe this. When even those who voted for the President stand in line at the gun store to buy guns and ammunition because they know just like those who voted against him know he will take those things from him, he has no mandate. If he isn't wise enough to see and act on this knowledge we will reap the fruit of his actions. It is unfortunate. We are going to see more people spend their hard earned resources on resisting the government. Indeed they've already started. It is a revolting idea...

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  Have you ever wondered about the final days of Rome?
Have you ever wondered about the final days of the Roman Empire? You know, the time just before the Vandals looted Rome, when Rome abandoned her romanized terrorities outside Italy, when the empire dissolved in front of her citizens' eyes, have you ever wondered?

There are those who think you need only look around you. Information traveling faster now than then might be accelerating the process (or not), but it does make it easier for each of us to see this happening to the USofA. Perhaps you think all is well, I'm sure there were Romans who felt that way. They probably lay on their couches eating food brought by their slaves and thought, "Today isn't any different than yesterday. Everything is just peachy."

Well, it might not be the end of the world as we knew it. Maybe. For certain it isn't going to be pretty.

The so-called "stimulus" package has likely been passed or will be passed. The traitors in Congress who have voted for record expenditures which will be funded by merely "printing" more money, who have voted for numerous violations of your rights, will be clapping themselves on the back. They will congratulate one another only to see their actions destroy this country and destroy their families. If you're smart you've started hoarding those consumables important to your lifestyle. You've prepared by paying off your debt. You've got your gun and ammo. You've networked with friends and family so that you can participate in the blackmarket economy that inevitably follows the destructive taxes and intrusive government controls that are coming. You've found a doctor who will risk his life to sell you health care for payments under the table or in-kind. If you haven't, life will be difficult for you and yours.

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  What Mr. Lincoln SHOULD have said and to which we SHOULD listen...
Yesterday, we wished the late President Lincoln a Happy Birthday. However you view him, you must see his life as a fascinating study of the social mobility of the U.S. citizen. From nothing to the President. From farm boy to recognized speaker/writer extraordinaire.

While most of us know about the Gettysburg Address (which was dismissed at the time) we might not know about other things attributed to him. Among these are the "10 Cannots":
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
Unfortunately these were written by the Rev. William J. H. Boetcker, a Presbyterian clergyman (my, how the Presbyterians have changed...). Still, it is a measure of President Lincoln that such statements could be attributed to him and become so popularly entrenched in the popular view of him.

Perhaps some few of our "leaders" might take these to heart.

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  Questions to ask President Obama
Larry Elder's questions:

(1) Mr. President, tonight you criticized those who argue that FDR's policies failed. I'd like to read a passage from the diary of Henry Morgenthau, FDR's Treasury secretary: "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises....I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started...and an enormous debt to boot!" Please comment.

(2) Mr. President, this is a two-part question. In your opening statement, you called today's economic situation "the most profound economic emergency since the Great Depression" and later "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." But in the 1981-82 recession, unemployment reached 10.8 percent in 1982 versus 7.6 today. Reagan inherited an annual inflation rate of 13.5 percent, while you, sir, came in with a 0.1 percent inflation rate. Prime interest rates reached 21.5 percent at the end of 1980, compared with 3.25 percent at the end of 2008. Reagan did not ask for a "rescue" or "bailout" package. He cut taxes and slowed the rate of domestic spending. Unemployment, inflation and interest rates went down. The Treasury collected more revenue than ever. First, how then -- at least so far -- is this the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression? And second, given Reagan's success, why not cut taxes, reduce domestic spending, and leave taxpayers and consumers with more money to save, spend and invest?

(3) Mr. President, you say your administration will not torture. You've directed our military to apply the Army Field Manual, which relies on 19 psychological methods of interrogation and excludes waterboarding. Yet you are setting up an interagency panel to decide whether to use interrogation methods not included in the Army Field Manual. Aren't you having it both ways -- saying you won't torture or use enhanced interrogation techniques, while retaining the option to do so?

(4) As a candidate, you called raising taxes a matter of "neighborliness." Your Vice President called paying taxes a matter of "patriotism." Yet your secretary of Treasury, Timothy Geithner, who oversees the IRS, failed to pay some taxes. The International Monetary Fund, where he worked, informed him in writing of his obligation to pay payroll taxes and increased his compensation to offset the payment. He accepted the compensation but failed to pay taxes. Can the head of the department that runs the IRS credibly expect others to pay their taxes, when he failed to pay his own?

(5) In one of your first acts as President, you signed an executive order that many call the toughest-ever ethical guidelines. It bans former lobbyists joining your administration from being involved with any matters or agencies that might be related to their former lobbying efforts. It also prohibits anyone from working in an agency he or she lobbied during the past two years. Given that, please comment on why you have granted a dozen personnel waivers to your own ethical guidelines.

(6) The respected nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office studies the effects of the various proposed stimulus plans. The Washington Times said, "CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help in the short term but result in so much government debt that within a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually leading to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than if the government had done nothing." Your comment?

(7) Tonight you blamed the economic crisis on the "failed theories of the last eight years," yet tonight you also criticized homeowners who put little or nothing down and purchase homes without the ability to pay their mortgages if "something goes wrong." Sir, which is it?

The truth is that the "stimulus" is a massive boondoggle with hidden assaults on your freedoms and privacy. Write your Senators and Representative and demand that they remove the pork from this bill.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009
  Zero Tolerance is Stupid...
Young lady joins a youth leadership group at school (the Young Marines). She has drill rifles of duct tape and wood (and by the way, batons used by cheerleaders were developed from weapons) which were "spotted" in her SUV by somebody who reported them. Zero tolerance says she's outa there. You'd think that educators would have enough education and intelligence to make informed decisions applicable to individual cases. That isn't true here more than anywhere else. Moreover, they are hiding behind the law and not for the first time (apparently).
gabbybrawn wrote:
...Happened to a friend of mine but he didn't go on the news and be a baby.
He should have. It is wrong to acquiesce to the tyranny of stupidity.

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  Happy Birthday President Lincoln
Depending on with whom you are speaking you might get any number of reactions concerning the late President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. He has been lauded for holding the country together, reviled for suppression of individual rights during the war, and both lauded & reviled for the Emancipation Proclamation.

A son of the south (his family had lived in Virginia and Kentucky for at least 4 generations) and with little formal education he rose from farm boy to be the President who forcibly saved the United States from dissolution and became recognized as one of our country's greatest speakers/writers.

Oh, don't we wish that we had somebody now to give this speech (and mean it)...
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009
  Will we soon need Volks Radio?


During WWII, both the Nazis and Communists used the radio to broadcast propaganda to the masses. To ensure they didn't get OUR propaganda, i.e. the truth about the war and other things, they made sure their people could only listen to one frequency (The Soviet system was broadcast over phone wires.). To do that they made Volks Radios which looked like regular radios but could only receive on the official frequencies. Tell me the "fairness" doctrine (and yes, I remember it) isn't the same thing. You can't without lying...

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  Are all the conspiracy theories really so wacky?

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  Thank you Representative Eric Cantor
We would like to express our thanks to Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) for his work in opposing the so-called stimulus package. We believe that he was right to do so. We can see that the bill will not give us economic recovery and we believe we can see that in how the stock markets react. We thank him for addressing the President directly and for enduring the unjustified ridicule resulting from that attempt. thank you Eric Cantor.

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  Notice to Chuck Schumer, we DO care about the PORK! Cut out the PORK!
Senator Chuck Schumer was arrogantly dismissive and wrong when he said we don't care that there is "pork", i.e. wasteful spending in the "stimulus" bill. The truth is, the "stimulus" bill is a "pork" bill. All pork, all the time...

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  Recognize CHP across the country, like we do driving licenses...
From Don McDowell we received notice of these two bills...

Please, read these and take the time to contact your Representative and/or Senator asking them to support these bills.

HR 197 To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.
111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 197

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2009

Mr. STEARNS (for himself and Mr. BOUCHER) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a national standard in accordance with which nonresidents of a State may carry concealed firearms in the State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009'.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL STANDARD FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS BY NONRESIDENTS.

(a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following:

`Sec. 926D. National standard for the carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents

`(a) Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof, a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm and is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued by a State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm (other than a machinegun or destructive device) may carry in another State a concealed firearm (other than a machinegun or destructive device) that has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce, subject to subsection (b).

`(b)(1) If such other State issues licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms, the person may carry a concealed firearm in the State under the same restrictions which apply to the carrying of a concealed firearm by a person to whom the State has issued such a license or permit.

`(2) If such other State does not issue licenses or permits to carry concealed firearms, the person may not, in the State, carry a concealed firearm in a police station, in a public detention facility, in a courthouse, in a public polling place, at a meeting of a State, county, or municipal governing body, in a school, at a professional or school athletic event not related to firearms, in a portion of an establishment licensed by the State to dispense alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, or inside the sterile or passenger area of an airport, except to the extent expressly permitted by State law.'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C the following:

`926D. National standard for the carrying of certain concealed firearms by nonresidents.'.



S 371 A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.
111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 371

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 3, 2009

Mr. THUNE (for himself and Mr. VITTER) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Respecting States Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2009'.

SEC. 2. RECIPROCITY FOR THE CARRYING OF CERTAIN CONCEALED FIREARMS.

(a) In General- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 926C the following:

`Sec. 926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms

`Notwithstanding any provision of the law of any State or political subdivision thereof:

`(1) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is carrying a valid license or permit which is issued pursuant to the law of any State and which permits the person to carry a concealed firearm, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the terms of the license or permit, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.

`(2) A person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing, transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm, and is otherwise than as described in paragraph (1) entitled to carry a concealed firearm in and pursuant to the law of the State in which the person resides, may carry in any State a concealed firearm in accordance with the laws of the State in which the person resides, subject to the laws of the State in which the firearm is carried concerning specific types of locations in which firearms may not be carried.'.

(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for chapter 44 of title 18 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 926C the following:

`926D. Reciprocity for the carrying of certain concealed firearms.'.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

The amendments made by this Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009
  Men should learn to cook, women should be able to defend themselves...
My parents were pretty good about letting me do things. They let me run all around town. They let me carry a pocket knife from the age of 6. They, and their friends and neighbors, watched me but they let me try and fail and succeed. Mom made certain I could cook, iron, wash clothes and dishes and generally take care of myself in the same way Dad showed me how to operate machines and use tools. Why so many of us still don't think women should be able to defend themselves is beyond me. Isn't this the ultimate expression of gender neutral behavior?

Brigid of "Home on the Range" has written "Five Rounds of Self Defense", read it. Have your daughters, wife, female friends read it. Have the "talk" with them. Do it. Do it now...

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  States Trying to Reclaim Sovereignty
Lawmakers in 20 states move to reclaim sovereignty Obama's $1 trillion deficit-spending 'stimulus plan' seen as last straw Posted: February 06, 2009 11:50 pm Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2009 WorldNetDaily
EW YORK – As the Obama administration attempts to push through Congress a nearly $1 trillion deficit spending plan that is weighted heavily toward advancing typically Democratic-supported social welfare programs, a rebellion against the growing dominance of federal control is beginning to spread at the state level.

So far, eight states have introduced resolutions declaring state sovereignty under the Ninth and Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, including Arizona, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma and Washington.

Analysts expect that in addition, another 20 states may see similar measures introduced this year, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nevada, Maine and Pennsylvania.

"What we are trying to do is to get the U.S. Congress out of the state's business," Oklahoma Republican state Sen. Randy Brogdon told WND.

Brought to my attention by our contributor Old Ironsights, this gladdens my heart. Of course, it also brings to mind something that happened 148 years ago. I think this attempt, if that is what it really is, emphasizes the plateaus of change we've gone through as the country has federalized over the years. Usually this has occurred in small increments but we've had a couple of radical movements to federalism such as the American Civil War and the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

However, to return to the point, most such changes have taken place incrementally and the federal government (those beholding to it, working in it) has managed to subjugate state interests. This might happen with this effort as well. I do find it interesting that the central statists have chosen this economic difficulty as the crisis on which they feel they can build their "plateau".

- New Hampshire's HCR-6

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Saturday, February 07, 2009
  Rahm Emmanuel Lays It Out For Us


This man is the POTUS Chief of Staff. Oh, yeah, I feel so safe...

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Thursday, February 05, 2009
  Botched Abortion, Baby Born, Baby then THROWN AWAY
This story about a botched abortion in which the baby was born and then thrown away is absolutely disgusting. This is what results from the culture promoted by the pro-abortion groups.
The Board of Medicine has revoked the license of a Florida doctor accused of medical malpractice in a botched abortion case in which a live baby was delivered, but ended up dead in a cardboard box.

The board on Friday found Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique in violation of Florida statutes by committing medical malpractice, delegating responsibility to unlicensed personnel, and failing to keep an accurate medical record. Renelique and his attorney declined to comment after the hearing.

The Department of Health said Renelique was scheduled to perform an abortion on a teenager who was 23 weeks pregnant in 2006. Sycloria Williams had been given drugs in advance to dilate her cervix.

According to the complaint, she gave birth at a Hialeah clinic after waiting hours for Renelique to arrive. The complaint said one of the clinic owners put the baby in a bag that was thrown away.

Police found the infant's decomposing remains a week later.

A medical examiner determined the cause of death was extreme prematurity, the complaint states.

At Friday's hearing, Renelique told the board of his life-long quest to be a doctor. He said there are generations of physicians in his family, and that he decided to follow the same path after seeing his father treat patients.

Renelique described saving a woman's life during the second year of his medical residency in Haiti. He later left his home country to work and train in the United States. It was never his intention to do abortions, he said.

"That was not part of my goals when I came to Florida," he said. "But I had to do it to survive."

During the board's questioning, Dr. Elizabeth D. Tucker, an obstetrician-gynecologist from Pensacola, asked Renelique about three different types of medical forceps. Renelique replied that he possessed each of the instruments.

After each question, Tucker also held up a metal instrument, different from the one she had named and inquired about. One of the tools was a metal rod with an arrow attached at the tip.

Tucker asked Renelique if he had that. He replied that he did.

"For the record, these are from my antique collection," she said later. "We don't use these in terminations."

Renelique's attorney, Joseph Harrison, later requested that his client view the instruments more closely, which the board allowed. Renelique said he had never seen or used the spear in his life.

Renelique said he had advised the patient to come in early as a precaution, and that when he was en route to the clinic, he was called to tend to another patient having an emergency.

He said the clinic staff members didn't tell him about the delivery when he arrived.

Harrison said Renelique expected the board to uphold the current restriction on his license, which prohibits him from performing abortions unless another physician is present. The Department of Health recommended that his license be suspended. But the board decided to revoke it instead which means he will not be able to practice medicine in Florida.

No criminal charges have been filed in the case, but the state attorney's office is investigating.

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  Another Glenn Beck thing, "We Surround Them"
I'm kinda interested to see where this "We Surround Them" thing goes.

Answer yes or no...

1) Do you believe America is a good place, that we've lost our way over the years, that we have done bad things but generally speaking we tried hard. We try to make amends. We have tried to do the right thing. Just like everybody else, we fail from time to time and we have truly lost our way in the last 20 years. But gosh, if you look at America, she's good and our founders were good and our founding documents are good. We've just strayed too far away from them. YES, The USofA is the BEST place on earth.

2) I believe in God. I may not go to the same church or synagogue or mosque as the majority of people in America, but I believe in God and he is the center of my life, and God does not tell people to behead others or to persecute others that see God in a different way. As long as that god is not telling them to persecute others. YES, God IS.

3) It is my responsibility to try to be better and a more honest person than I was yesterday. Sometimes I fail, I'll make mistakes, but it's my main mission to be better than I was personally than I was yesterday. YES, that is the purpose of life.

4) The family is sacred. I and my spouse are the ultimate authority under God when it comes to my family. I raise my family, and that comes with a grave responsibility. If I fail, I answer to God. YES.

5) If you break the law, you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it. YES, at least it SHOULD be that way. Seem to be a lot of politicians who don't feel that way.

6) I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but that is not a guarantee of equal results. YES. My situation should be a result of my efforts.

7) I work hard for what I have, and I will share it with others that I choose when I choose, should I choose. Government cannot force me to be charitable. YES.

8) It is not un-American for anyone to disagree with my opinion, but my opinion or others' opinions may be anti-American. Anti-American rhetoric would be anything that is destructive to the Constitution and our country as our founders understood it. YES.

9) The government works for me. The government answers to me. I do not answer to the government. YES. The government is OF, BY and FOR the people.

How do you stand?

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  Glenn Beck and the "Comrade Update"
What a hoot...

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009
  The big meeting in Verona went off without a hitch...
Yep, 450 some folks got together at the end of a day of bad weather (schools closed) and expressed their displeasure with the Board of Supervisors and Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal. Did it make an impression? I doubt it.
VERONA — More than 450 upset county residents filled the pews and packed an overflow room of Verona United Methodist Church to plan a fight against the 2009 reassessments.
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"I'm surprised so many people showed up, but I'm encouraged by seeing this crowd," said county resident David Delker as he watched the long line wait to enter the church Tuesday night. "I'm here because this is simple extortion by assessment, and borrowing a line from a movie, we are mad as hell and we're not going to take this anymore."

The large turnout arrived for an organizational meeting of the newly formed Augusta Citizens Against Unfair Assessments and heard speeches from Churchville attorney Francis Chester and Supervisor Tracy Pyles on their plans to roll back the assessments to the 2005 rates.

Chester detailed his threat to take the county to court with a formal suit if the supervisors do not take action. He said a massive petition, which already has been signed by thousands, will be presented to the board following a March 11 meeting and will be used as evidence in a county circuit court if the board ignores his request.

"This could be one of the largest plaintiff lists that Augusta County has ever seen," he said. "By signing the petition, which is a legal document, you are entrusting me to recognize your concerns in court. This will cost you nothing, too, so you have nothing to lose."

Chester also unveiled a new legal route the group can take by suggesting they seek a writ of mandamus for the county to sue Blue Ridge Mass Appraisal. He said after reading the contract between the county and the company, he believes there are legal grounds to overturn the company's work because of negligent procedures they performed while assessing properties and for not taking into account the full effect of the economic downturn.

"Folks, we got them just like a chicken, right by their necks," he said as the crowd erupted in cheers and applause. "They had the time to change it, but they still had the gall to submit the figures to the Board of Supervisors."

Pyles, who has repeatedly called for a roll back to 2005 reassessments, said it is crucial county residents let the rest of the supervisors know their concerns by showing up enmass to the supervisors' meeting, especially the March 11 session, where supervisors will conduct a hearing on Chester's petition

"If a crowd like this shows up every time we have a board meeting, they are going to get sick and tired of each and every one of you standing up for two minutes and saying 'this isn't right,'" Pyles said. "If we fight this as an organized group enough, they will have to back down."

Following the meeting, county resident Richard Armstrong said he's not optimistic the group will be able to change the rest of the supervisors' minds, but he said he still intends to follow Pyles' suggestion and continue to voice his concerns.

"I'm definitely planning on going to the supervisors' meetings," he said. "I've been sick of what they've been doing for a long time, and we need to do something about it."

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009
  Are you outraged over your 2009 real estate assessments?
~ The meeting tonight will be held as scheduled ~

Attention Augusta County Residents

Are you outraged over your 2009 real estate assessments? Together ... we can make a difference! Show up and speak out!

Augusta Citizens Against Unjust Assessments will have an organizational meeting
TONIGHT Tuesday, February 3, 2009 7:00 pm at the Verona United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall (Rt. 11 in Verona beside Burger King - additional parking in rear; enter in front door)


Info: Lynn Mitchell (LynnFromVa@aol.com)
www.swacgirl.blogspot.com - updates


Over 600 signatures collected in first 48 hours!

News coverage by WHSV TV-3 News, News Leader,
and Waynesboro News Virginian.

1) Attorney Francis Chester will discuss his plan to ask the Board of Supervisors to roll back assessments to the 2005 value.

2) Supervisor Tracy Pyles has been invited to speak.

3) Petitions will be available to sign & circulate in the community.

4) Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 11, 2009, to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting.

5) Check www.swacgirl.blogspot.com for updates.

6) THIS FRIDAY is the last day to protest your assessment. Call the Government Center: 245-5600.


Forward this email to your friends ... invite your neighbors!


Petitions can be found at the following locations:

Tractor Supply (Staunton)
Eavers Tire (Fishersville)
Obaugh Pontiac-Buick-GMC (Staunton)
Obaugh Chevrolet-Buick (Waynesboro)
Mark Martin's Auto World
Middlebrook General Store
Junction (Buffalo Gap)
T-Bone Tooter (Churchville)
Churchville Library
Jake's Convenience Store on Rt. 250
Riverside Grocery (Churchville)
Jiffy Mart on Grubert Ave (Staunton)
Memorial Baptist Church (Staunton)
Eavers Tire (Stuarts Draft)
Eavers Amaco (Stuarts Draft)
Greenville Country Store
Greenville Trading Post (Greenville)
Bookkeeping Management (Waynesboro)
Deerfield Convenience Store
West Augusta Convenience Store
Ace Gift Store - Acedemy of CE, Inc (Waynesboro)
Zelma's (Staunton)

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When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
Thomas Jefferson

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Thomas Jefferson

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
Thomas Jefferson

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.
Thomas Jefferson

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. Thomas Jefferson

To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson

and in 1802 Thomas Jefferson said, "I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Courtesy of Dave Beeman

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Monday, February 02, 2009
  President Conspires with Gore to Murder White Kentuckians...
55 Dead!

Yeah, doesn't make much SENSE does it? Makes as much sense as saying that Bush created Katrina to kill black people...

BTW, where IS FEMA?
 
Sunday, February 01, 2009
  Sarah Has a PAC
http://sarahpac.com/

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