Saturday, May 26, 2007

Mike Huckabee to Appear on “FOX News Sunday”

Saturday, May 26, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will appear in an exclusive interview on “FOX News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace at approximately 9 a.m. ET on Sunday, May 27, 2007.

Governor Huckabee is expected to discuss 2008 presidential politics and other topics of national importance.

The Fox News Channel will re air Fox News Sunday at 5 PM Central. If you haven't seen Huckabee speak recently you will be surprised that unlike other politicians ,who seem to never update their material, Governor Huckabee is always adding to his. I was especially interested to hear more about the fair tax. If you are interested Massachusetts for Mike Huckabee has the transcript of his interview on Hannity and Colmes the other night.

Because They Have Earned It

The American Veteran's Disabled for Life Memorial is in need of your support. Any donation or help you can provide is greatly needed. For example, you can contact your representative and ask them to support House Bill H.R. 634. It is especially important as we approach Memorial Day to not forget the sacrifices so many of our brave men and women have made. Memorial Day is not just about parades and having a three day weekend. It is an opportunity to teach our children about ideals that are bigger than ourselves. Those that have not had the privilege of serving our nation have an obligation to honor and support those who have. Let's make it a habit of committing to daily prayer for our POW's and MIA's so they are never forgotten. Below are links to organizations that could use your help.

Disabled American Veteran's: http://www.dav.org/

Paralyzed Veteran's of America: http://www.pva.org/site/PageServer

Veteran's of Foreign Wars: http://www.vfw.org/

American Legion: http://www.legion.org/support/

Fisher House: http://www.fisherhouse.org/

USO: http://www.usometrodc.org/

TAPS: http://www.taps.org/

Adopt a Platoon: http://adoptaplatoon.org/new/

Operation Home Link: http://www.operationhomelink.org/


The Coast Guard Foundation: http://www.cgfdn.org/


The United States Naval Memorial: http://www.lonesailor.org/


Vietman Veteran's of America: http://www.vva.org/


POW/MIA Freedom Fighters: http://www.powmiaff.org/

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day: Reflection Of Freedom's Past And Future

Friday, May 25, 2007

While many Americans welcome this weekend as a chance to gather with family and friends, to barbeque in the great outdoors, and to miss a day of work on Monday, we must always remember exactly what we commemorate this weekend—our fallen brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom and the freedom of millions of others whose names they didn’t even know.[Read More]

Thursday, May 24, 2007

PRESS RELEASE 5/17/2007

CALL FOR RESIGNATION OF UNITED STATES SENATOR

JON KYL, (R-AZ)

Press Release


5/17/07

Mothers Against Illegal Aliens demands the Immediate Resignation of Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ). Senator Kyl has personally met with and made promises to members of MAIA and the President/Founder of Mothers Against Illegal Aliens, Michelle Dallacroce, that he did not and would not support Amnesty in any way, shape or form or consider “rewarding” those who have broken our laws and violated our sovereign territory.

Prior to Senator Kyl’s re-election, MAIA met with Senator Kyl and discussed with him, the positions that he held on illegal immigration as well as on the issue of anchor baby citizenship - and the adverse impact that both had on the legal children of the USA. Senator Kyl agreed with MAIA’s position that the negative impact would be far reaching and would totally disregard the legal and constitutional rights of America’s children - and that the births of millions of children born to Illegal Alien Parents was, is and will continue to be - devastating to our children’s future.

Senator Kyl, by the negative action he participated in as a “bagman and/or water boy” for Kennedy and Bush - and as a member of the Senate Conference Committee on Immigration Reform - has betrayed his State of Arizona and the Mothers of America!

The mothers and families of the USA - and especially those who are his constituents in Arizona - DEMAND - that he immediately resign from his position as a United States Senator from the State of Arizona.

Senator Kly does not represent the 80-90% of Arizonans who do not want, and in fact - openly oppose Amnesty and REWARDS of any kind. His very secret, yet flagrant and public disregard of existing immigration statutes and the Rule of Law sends a clear message that White House Campaign dollars really DID and DO play a role and have important influence in the position that Senator Kyl has decided to take on this and related issues. That he chose to be the water boy for the President and Senator Kennedy, flies in the face of the promises he made which got him re-elected. The people of Arizona are disgusted, outraged and humiliated by such a “sellout!”

Senator Kyl discussed the 14th Amendment and the inappropriate application claimed by the advocates of illegal aliens - which is not law and does not exist

His position in the Fall of 06, made it clear that he understood that the interpretation and the intent of the authors of the 14th Amendment were being misrepresented. And to that end - he assigned one of his staffers to continue to work with MAIA - an action that never occurred.

In general, Senator Kyle agreed with MAIA that our children and their future were going to be seriously displaced and that he supported the efforts of MAIA.

NOW, as recently as today, Senator Kyl’s D.C. staffers made the argument that it would take a Constitutional Amendment to prevent anchor baby citizenship when indeed that was not the position of Jon Kyl in the fall of 2006.

And, more so, Jon Kyl, rather than include legislation on the issue of anchor baby citizenship in this latest bill, is responsible for the reports that indicate that he and other U.S. Senators are not inclined to include or address the issue of anchor baby citizenship.

It is absolutely clear that Senator Kyl’s involvement in this “most secret of secret deals” was to carry water for the President as payment for the 3 MILLION DOLLAR fund raising efforts of the President and the First lady, relative to his re-election bid in the Fall of 2006.

Jon Kyl had 3 million reasons why he quietly and secretly supported the White House Treason, and for those 3 million reasons he needs to do the right thing and immediately resign! He insisted and urged us to “TRUST HIM” - AND WE DID!

NOW, we have many reasons to seek his immediate resignation - AND WE DO!!

48 Hours To Go

09:00 PM - May 24, 2007

Thank you! We are almost there. With 48 hours to go, we are only a few dozen contributions away from reaching our goal of 400 contributions (and we did this in half the time we expected!).

If you havent had a chance to make a contribution, I urge you to do so.

Doing so today will put you in good company. Hundreds of individuals have already made a contribution to our campaign, including 220 first-time contributors!

Let me explain why there is a barber pole to the left of this blog post.

A joke I used in the last Republican debate comparing Congressional spending to John Edwards spending money in a beauty shop seems to have gone over pretty well. Folks that hadn't given my campaign for President much thought, sat-up, took notice and then began to listen to me a little more closely. Since then people have been flooding my website to see where I stand on the issues and signing up to receive my campaign emails.

With such a positive reaction to my joke, we began to brainstorm about how we could have a little bit more fun at the expense of John Edwards' hair!

So we added a Barber pole to my campaign website, the kind that hangs inside or outside of barbershops all over this country, but probably not where John Edwards gets his haircut! We set a goal of raising 400 contributions (one contribution for each $1 John Edwards spent on his haircut) in 96 hours and as contributions have come in we have marked them off on the barber pole.

Because, besides hearing about my joke after the debate, I also heard a lot of talk about my campaign needing to raise money in order to effectively compete with John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. While I have always focused on ideas, I am learning how truly important it is to have staff, organization and the necessary financial resources in place in order to get your message out to the voters.

And so today, I am asking for your help.

I encourage you to contribute whatever amount you can afford, contribute what you would normally pay for a haircut or contribute what I pay for a haircut which is $15.

From now until June 30, we will periodically place the barber pole on our website. Each time we do, we will target 400 contributions of whatever amount you can afford over a set period of time.

We think this is a fun way to raise money and demonstrate how our base of support is growing. Please help us reach our first goal. Make a contribution today!

Written by Mike Huckabee

Black Activists Urge Caution on Immigration Compromise

For Release: May 21, 2007Contact: David Almasi at 202/543-4110 x11 or Project21@nationalcenter.org

Black activists with the Project 21 leadership network are skeptical of the just-announced compromise legislation on immigration reform brokered between senators and the Bush Administration.

"This debate should not be about civil rights. It should be about law and order," said Project 21 member Geoffrey Moore. "Politicians buckling to special interests while disregarding the will of the citizens they were elected to represent is very disturbing."

The 380-page compromise legislation to overhaul American immigration law and border control was announced on May 17 and will begin debate in the Senate as early as May 21. A Senate vote could occur within a week of the start of the debate. The House of Representatives is expected to consider similar legislation in July.

As announced, the compromise will grant at least temporary legal status to all illegal aliens currently residing in the United States. This amnesty will reportedly be contingent upon them paying fines and processing fees and providing a clean work and criminal record. Those who qualify would be granted an indefinitely-renewable work visa. New immigrant visas would be less contingent on family ties and focus more on work skills. All reform is also supposed to be tied to the implementation of new border security measures that include more enforcement personnel and equipment.

The compromise has already drawn politically-diverse criticism. Labor leaders oppose the two-year non-renewable visa, saying it would hurt wages. Conservatives oppose the amnesty provisions as unfair. Even some illegal aliens oppose the compromise, saying it is too expensive and won't allow them to bring in their families.

Jose Monson, an illegal alien from Guatemala now living in Los Angeles, told the Associated Press: "If I'll never be able to bring my family, why should I apply [for an amnesty visa]? I prefer to just stay here illegally... If I get deported and need to cross the border again, that's not a problem."

In defense of the compromise's perceived shortcomings, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told The Washington Post, "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good."

"After many years of ignoring this problem, it's going to take many years to resolve," said Project 21 fellow Deneen Borelli. "There is no quick and easy solution for immigration, which is a complicated matter on many levels. This bill in particular falls short of addressing core concerns."

Project 21 member Jimmie Hollis added: "With the short timetable the Senate has created, one should be concerned because it is virtually being rushed through in the dead of night. Also, giving special rights to people here illegally over those who have chosen the legal route is a bad move. If it becomes law, I fear it will only heighten racial tensions."

Project 21, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization sponsored by the National Center for Public Policy Research, has been a leading voice of the African-American community since 1992. For more information, contact David Almasi at (202) 543-4110 x11 or Project21@nationalcenter.org, or visit Project 21's website at http://www.project21.org/P21Index.html.

Next 48 Hours Critical To Goal

Press Release: 400 Contributors To Donate Price Of Last Haircut To Mike Huckabee’s Presidential Campaign: Next 48 Hours Critical To Goal

Thursday, May 24, 2007

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s campaign announced a new fundraising drive late Tuesday to take in donations at the price of an average haircut from at least 400 individual contributors in 96 hours. Now at its midway point, the campaign has nearly hit its target.

The drive started at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 and will end at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 26, 2007.

Huckabee said the goal of the drive is to underscore comments he made last week at the GOP Presidential Debate in Columbia, SC. “A joke I used in the last Republican debate comparing Congressional spending to John Edwards spending money in a beauty shop seems to have gone over pretty well. While I used humor to illustrate my point, the fact is, most hard-working Americans have to budget for everyday expenses such as getting a haircut,” he said.

“Perhaps if Senators and Members of Congress were more in touch with the real concerns of average Americans, they would be more responsible with the money of their constituents,” said Huckabee, who launched his presidential exploratory committee in late January.

Huckabee said he believes that “connecting with average Americans is critical to the Republican Party’s prospects” of holding onto the presidency in 2008. “I hope my supporters will use this opportunity to weigh in with the campaign while having a little fun,” he said.

Donations in the amount of an individual’s last haircut can be made online at www.explorehuckabee.com or by calling Huckabee’s exploratory campaign headquarters at 1-501-324-2008. Donations are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.[Read More]

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Press Release: Mike Huckabee Beats Out Republican Field In Fairtax Poll

Press Release: Mike Huckabee Beats Out Republican Field In Fairtax Poll

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Houston, TX – Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee beat out his Republican challengers in a recent FairTax poll on tax reform. With 42% of the vote, Huckabee was seen as the candidate who presented the most effective and comprehensive plan for significant tax reform.

The online poll was conducted by FairTax.org after the South Carolina 2008 GOP Presidential Debate on May 15, 2007. Huckabee won the poll with approximately 2,100 of 5,000 participants in the survey.

“It’s high time we have a different kind of tax structure and the simplest way to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, without raising the budget deficit, is by enacting the ‘FairTax,’” Huckabee said. “The FairTax is the best proposal we have out there because it’s flatter, fairer, finite and family friendly.” Huckabee made his remarks after meeting with officials in support of the FairTax Plan, a nonpartisan, national grassroots campaign to replace the federal income tax system with a progressive national retail sales tax.

“If we had a FairTax, it would not only eliminate the alternative minimum tax, personal income tax, and corporate tax, it would eliminate all the various taxes that are hidden in the system that Americans aren’t aware they are paying,” Huckabee said. “Importantly, the FairTax would be revenue neutral.”

The FairTax plan also abolishes the IRS; closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation; ensures Social Security and Medicare funding; brings transparency and accountability to tax policy; allows American products to compete fairly; reimburses the tax on purchases of basic necessities; enables retirees to keep their entire pension; and enables workers to keep their entire paycheck.

As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee cut taxes and fees almost 100 times, saving the taxpayers almost $380 million and creating a budget surplus of nearly $850 million. As president, Huckabee said one of his top priorities would be to simplify the U.S. tax code.

Bill to Ban Private Sales in Wisconsin Expanded!

Bill to Ban Private Sales in Wisconsin Expanded!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Please Attend the Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 29 or Contact the Senate Labor, Elections and Urban Affairs Committee Today!


The legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 104, sponsored by State Senator Spencer Coggs (D-6), which would undermine Wisconsin’s preemption statute. Senator Coggs has recently introduced an amendment to SB 104 which would require ALL private transfers of firearms in Wisconsin to be conducted through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). This bill would also require FFL’s to charge an additional $5 for running this background check for the private sale to be processed.[Read More]

Mike Huckabee the Future of the Republican Party

There is hope of regaining leadership and re energising the conservative base while restoring the Republican Party with morals and integrity. We have been betrayed by Bush and his administration, weak and liberal RINO representatives and now liberal candidates trying to pass themselves off as conservatives. I am sorry but if it looks and sounds like a jack*** then it's not an elephant.

The hope lies in the true conservative candidates and for this citizen that means Mike Huckabee. It is vitally important that every conservative gets involved in this Presidential election and finds a conservative candidate to support in every way you can. Don't accept the liberals they keep trying to shove down your throats. Fight back and put conservatives back in the House, the Senate and in the White House. Go Huckabee!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants Over The Next Twenty Years

May 15, 2006

Senate Immigration Bill Would Allow 100 Million New Legal Immigrants over the Next Twenty Years

by Robert Rector
WebMemo #1076


Statement on Immigration Research(Update: On Tuesday, May 16, the Senate passed Sen. Jeff Bingaman's (D-NM) amendment to S. 2611 that significantly reduced the number of legal immigrants who could enter under the bill's "guest worker" program. As a result of this change, our estimate of the number of legal immigrants who would enter the country or would gain legal status under S. 2611 falls from 103 million to around 66 million over the next 20 years.)[Read More]

400 Contributions in 96 Hours

07:52 PM - May 22, 2007

A joke I used in the last Republican debate comparing Congressional spending to John Edwards spending money in a beauty shop seems to have gone over pretty well. Folks that hadn't given my campaign for President much thought, sat-up, took notice and then began to listen to me a little more closely. Since then people have been flooding my website to see where I stand on the issues and signing up to receive my campaign emails.

Besides hearing about my joke after the debate, I also heard a lot of talk about my campaign needing to raise money in order to effectively compete with John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. While I have always focused on ideas, I am learning how truly important it is to have staff, organization and the necessary financial resources in place in order to get your message out to the voters.


So we have added a Barber's pole to my campaign website, the kind that hangs inside or outside of barbershops all over this country, but probably not where John Edwards gets his haircut!

As contributions come in we will mark them off on the barber pole. Our goal is raise 400 contributions over the next 96 hours. You can see the pole, just to the left of this blog post.


To make a contribution in support of our campaign, please click here. Tell your friends about our campaign. Encourage them to visit our website. And if you get a chance, check back to see how our 400 contributions in 96 hours campaign is progressing.

Written by Mike Huckabee

Attack On Milwaukee County Residents

Badger State Seeking to Ban Private Firearms Sales!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Please Attend the Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 29!

Senate Bill 104 would require ALL private transfers of firearms in Milwaukee County to be conducted through a Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL). This bill would require FFL’s to charge an additional $5 for running this background check for the private sale to be processed.[Read More]

Lebanon

Lebanon Clash Implies Diaspora Is Open to Jihad

By TIM BUTCHERThe Daily TelegraphMay 21, 2007

While
Al Qaeda has struggled to establish itself among Palestinian Arabs in Gaza and the West Bank, yesterday's violence in Lebanon suggested the Palestinian diaspora is more receptive to the jihadist creed.[Read More]

Monday, May 21, 2007

Wonder What Your Governor Makes?

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Govs' salaries range from $1 to $206,500

By Andrew Knapp, Special to Stateline.org

Compared with the pay of captains of industry or college football coaches, the $124,398 average salary earned by U.S. governors in 2007 isn’t so spectacular. But for many, that’s not a problem. Three governors are donating their salaries back to the state, and others are fighting against a raise.[Read More]

Executive Summary: The Fiscal Cost Of Low-Skill Immigrants To The U.S. Taxpayer

May 21, 2007
Executive Summary: The Fiscal Cost of Low-Skill Immigrants to the U.S. Taxpayer


by Robert E. Rector and Christine Kim
Special Report #14

Each year, families and individuals pay taxes to the government and receive back a wide variety of services and benefits. When the benefits and services received by one group exceed the taxes paid, a distributional deficit occurs, and other groups must pay for the services and benefits of the group in deficit. Each year, government is involved in a large-scale transfer of resources between different social groups.[Read More]

The Senate 'Deal' On Immigration

May 19, 2007

The Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Package
by The Heritage Foundation
FYI


Working behind closed doors for months, a handful of Democratic and Republican staffers, along with a few senators and principals from the Administration, have been drafting a “comprehensive immigration reform package.” Until Saturday morning, the legislation was unavailable to any other senators or staff, let alone the media, policy analysts, or the general public.[Read More]

Gov. Mike Huckabee On President Carter

Statement by former Gov. Mike Huckabee (AR) on the New Baptist Covenant Celebration:

"While I continue to have great respect for President Carter as a fellow Christian believer and Baptist, I’m deeply disappointed by the unusually harsh comments made in my state this past weekend regarding President Bush, and feel that it represents an unprecedented personal attack on a sitting president by a former president which is unbecoming the office as well as unbecoming to one whose conference is supposed to be about civility and bringing people together.

"President Carter violated an unspoken code that you don't make personal attacks on others who currently hold the job -- you just don't.

"I tentatively agreed to participate in the Baptist meeting with the understanding that it was a celebration of faith and not a political convocation. In light of the program and roster of speakers, as well as the very harsh comments toward our president this weekend, I feel it would be best for me to decline the invitation and to not appear to be giving approval to what could be a political, rather than spiritual agenda.

“Had I spoken at the New Baptist Covenant Celebration, they would have heard a very conservative message which would be unapologetically pro-life, pro-family and by some definitions, fundamentalist in theology. But I’m a conservative who’s not mad at anyone else and would not want to knowingly participate in a program if the focus was to tear down others instead of to lift Christ up.”

"Withdrawing from the gathering is one of the few ways that I can show my disappointment in the comments that were made this weekend.”

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Illegal Criminals - What The Bush Administration Don't Want You To Know

We have all heard liberals, RINO's and the Bush Administration say that illegal immigrants are not criminals, they are just oppressed people looking for a better life. While that may hold true in most cases, the massive wave of illegal criminals that are crossing the borders and raping our daughters and women, assaulting our civilians and committing murders is being kept hush in an attempt to lull Americans into accepting amnesty for all illegals. The problem with the blanket amnesty the Bush Administration and the Senate are pushing to pass is that you must accept the good with the bad.

This means that all of the child and sex predators, murders and every other illegal who commit crimes including the large number who belong to gangs whose purpose is to take back their homeland. The amnesty bill provision requiring 24-hour background checks before being given status to stay in America will not catch most illegal criminals. Because most a large percentage are never caught or connected to their violent and/or sexual crimes nothing would show up in a criminal background check. Also, since many law enforcement agencies are instructed to release illegals rather than book them many criminals will fall through the cracks to find their next victim.

There are many groups who have organized to promote illegals and their goals. These groups do not hide their intents, groups like La Raza, "The Race", are proud to acknowledge that their intent is to take back their "homeland". And Hispanic gangs in large cities all over America are gang raping American women as initiation and committing crimes, including murder, in waves. Don't let anyone fool you into believing that their is no security risk or that no physical border is necessary.

It is a frightening wake-up call when you read about these illegal criminals and the crimes they commit. However, I do encourage you to read more about the issue and research it for yourself. As a Hispanic Catholic I have been commanded by my God to obey the laws of the land. This means as an American I must support the enforcement of our immigration laws and it is my duty to ensure aid and comfort are not given to an illegal immigrant. You cannot call yourself a Christian if you are going to pick and choose which of God's commands you will follow. You then are not better that the illegal himself who has chosen to cross a border that was forbidden to them.