Friday, July 10, 2009

Catholic League News Release

JUSTICE GINSBURG NEEDS TO EXPLAIN HERSELF

Catholic League president Bill Donohue says U.S. Supreme Court Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to explain her recent comment on abortion and eugenics:

Excerpts of a
New York Times Magazine interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which will appear on July 12, include the following quote by the Supreme Court Justice about the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe
was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”

By contrast, consider what Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, said about this subject:

· “Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need…We must prevent Multiplication of this bad stock.”
· “Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
· “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
· “We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
· “We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”

There is another reason why Ginsburg needs to clarify her remark. Before she was seated on the Supreme Court in 1993, she hired 57 law clerks over a period of 13 years. All were white. Now if Antonin Scalia, for example, were associated with her disturbing remark, and if he had never hired a single African American, he already would have been branded a racist. At the very least, Ginsburg should be questioned about her explosive comment.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1639

Porkulus Is As Porkulus Does

Now this is my kind of writing. Michelle Malkin says how it is (in a way much like I would) with the spending frenzy of the Obama stimulus. They keep trying to call it by other names and make fuzzy claims that it is not a waste and that it is creating jobs.

Give us a break! We are not stupid, weak-minded, numb zombies who will follow where ever the liberals lead or believe the BS they keep feeding us. We are Americans! There is a reason they call her the Land of the free and the brave; we fought for it. We will fight this too.

Don't give up demanding accountability from your representatives. They would love nothing more than for you to go away and let the off the hook.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

STRATFOR Insights: From Russia - Without Much

STRATFOR

Catholic League News Release

POPE AND OBAMA’S VIEWS CONVERGING?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reports that the pope’s new encyclical,
Charity in Truth
, places the Holy Father to the left of President Barack Obama on some issues:

Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good advises Catholics to “Suggest to your pastor that he give a homily highlighting the Pope’s reflections on social justice and the common good.” Notice what was excluded: the pope’s thoughts on the sanctity of human life, bioethics, the indiscriminate acceptance of all lifestyles, sexuality as a form of entertainment, the role of religion in the public square, etc. It is hardly surprising that left-wing Catholics do not want to highlight these issues, but the ironies run even deeper.

In his encyclical, the pope says that “
respect for life
” [his italics] is “an aspect which has acquired increasing prominence in recent time, obliging us to broaden our concept of poverty….” Are the pope’s new fans prepared to think of abortion as a poverty issue?

The best way to service the poor, according to the pope, is not to create bureaucratic monstrosities that cripple the dignity of the indigent. “By considering reciprocity as the heart of what it is to be a human being, [the principle of] subsidiarity is the most effective antidote against any form of all-encompassing welfare state.” Similarly, the pope admonishes us not to promote “paternalist social assistance that is demeaning to those in need.” In other words, the tried and failed, dependency-inducing welfare programs that mark the social policy prescriptions of the poverty industry are seen by the pope as a disaster. Not exactly what those who work for HHS want to hear.

Finally, when the pope slams greed and criticizes a market economy shorn of moral principles, he is hardly upsetting most of those who champion the rights of the unborn. But some stereotypes are hard to break.


Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1638

Carly Fiorina "Seriously Considering" A Run For Boxer's Seat

A survey has found that among Republican voters Carly Fiorina is ahead of Devore for California's Senate seat 31% to 19%, with 50% undecided. The media are already putting her weaknesses in the forefront such as her resignation from Hewlett Packard and her bout with breast cancer, but they have overlooked (or ignored) her strengths. She is the first woman to challenge Ms. Barbara Boxer, she is financially stable as if she chooses to face the Democrat incumbent, and she is pro-life. She is a threat.

Given a pro-life, true Conservative choice the traditionally Conservative voters in California who have been sitting out elections because there was no good candidate are going to turn out in droves. This may be enough, along with her ability to help in the financial crisis facing California.

The liberals don't see her as a real threat, but Ms. Boxer's entitled attitude may be an even bigger threat when voters enter the booth. Fiorina is running against one of the most arrogant liberal Senators, by far, and this will make her task easier. Remember Boxer's famous disrespect of Brigadier General Michael Walsh?

Editor Note: I noticed the Boxer/Brigadier General video was removed from YouTube due to copyright infringement; just another example of liberal elitists taking a law (copyright law was not intended to so suppressive) and twisting it to censor Conservatives.

Editor Note: Correction was made to show that Fiorina resigned from Hewlett Packard and was not fired as indicated by the linked article. Another twist of the truth by the media.

Romney, Palin, Huckabee Lead Republicans in Poll to Challenge Obama in 2012

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 8, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com)
-- When it comes to which Republican candidate should take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama in 2012, GOP voters are essentially evenly split between three former candidates. Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee are within just a few percentage points of one another. [read more]

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Signs Pro-Life Bill With Abortion Conscience Clause

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 8, 2009


Baton Rouge, LA (LifeNews.com) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal signed a bill Tuesday that gives pro-life doctors and other medical professionals more conscience protections on abortion under state law. The covers both public and private health care workers and allows them to opt out of involvement in abortions. [
read more]

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Dr. Rand Paul On The Government's Plan To Take Over Healthcare



Dr. Rand Paul is running for Senate; wouldn't be nice to have this articulate, Libertarian, Conservative in the Senate?

Our country's economy has fallen apart. The number of people receiving food stamps is exploding and now the Obama administration wants to socialize our healthcare system. We cannot afford it. The bottom line is, if you want to fix our economy it is simple; more freedom, less government.

URGENT! Stop Your Government From Protecting Pedophiles

The US House snuck passage of the Pedophile Protection Act under the Hate Crimes Legislation. This legislation would protect pedophilia as a sexual orientation. If passed by the Senate you could be imprisoned for 10 years if you harm a pedophile in the process of protecting your child from his attack.

This legislation would make those defending children from the horrors of child abuse at the hands of a pedophile criminals. And these legislators dare call themselves civilized. They seem to have the same standards as 3rd world guerrillas raping children, leaving a trail of genocide and destruction where ever they go.

They would rather see good outstanding citizens with morals go to prison than to see justice served upon a pedophile. They would rather see children abused and destroyed and put the offending pedophile on a protective pedestal than to serve and protect the public.

They are so blinded by their tolerance and self gratification that they don't even understand what civilized is anymore. Do you really want those with such deep flaws and sick minds making the laws of your land?

Stop the Pedophile Protection Act now by contacting your representative; before it is too late.

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House Republican Conference Video: Done Its Job?

Roger Stone On Why Sarah Palin Made The Right Move

"Palin's stunning move guarantees an outsider strategy in which Palin is a "movement" but not a "party" candidate. No decision on running should be made until 2011 and focus must be on image repair. This is a woman who held off 36 year Senate vet Joe Biden in a 90 minute debate. She may just be up to the task." [read more]

h/t: The Stone Zone

Palin Proving She Is A True Statesman

In her controversial move stepping down as Governor of Alaska, Gov. Sarah Palin has caused quite the media and political tsunami. Political elitists and the media are predicting her political death, and moderates are turning their backs on someone they perceive as a political disaster who cannot compete.

Gov. Palin has always been anything, but a quitter, thus her nickname Barracuda. She is, at heart, a regular person like you and me. She shops at Wal-Mart, she fishes, she hunts, and she does dirty jobs elitists and glutenous politicians are too power-hungry to do. She goes after political corruption, where ever she sees it, and she is going to put Conservatism and Alaska before herself.

Her focus right now, as is ours, is to help get true Conservatives elected. She will probably go into the private sector long enough to financially ground herself and then she needs to get into the political ring and fight for the Presidency like no one has before. Her libertarian, Conservative values will be a huge advantage for the people with her at the helm.

She is not concerned with power, therefore her attitude right now naturally will be that obtaining or keeping power is not her driving factor. Her driving factor is the people and the Republic. We have fallen so short of freedom and liberty for so long most of us cannot even recognize unselfish and immune politicians anymore; most cannot even recognize one of their own.

Since we all know that liberals and moderates only have minor advantages if Conservatives sit out elections who cares what they say or think. The mark of a true statesman and a politician who will win the hearts of the PEOPLE is one who fights for and is one of the people.

A politician whose political or financial wealth has disconnected them from the people cannot stand against a true statesman when Conservatives get out in full force, don't give in, and fight to the very end for their Republic.

Rep. Cantor Release

Cantor: "You All Know Rahm…"
July 8, 2009
Contact:Brad Dayspring
202-226-5249


“We saw the other day that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had indicated that perhaps a government plan was negotiable. Yesterday, we saw the President take to the mics and indicate that Rahm was wrong. You all know Rahm, I know Rahm, he’s looking at the same polling that we are. People in this country want to keep the health care that they’ve got. That cannot be achieved with a government plan.” – House Republican Whip Eric Cantor

House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Press Conference Remarks
July 8, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMq0rZo8KkU


Rep. Eric Cantor: “Chances are if you’re of working age in America right now, you are worried about your job security. Everybody in this country is worried about their financial security and the future of this country. So it’s in that context that we come back to work for the next four weeks to try and accomplish what most Americans have to deal with which is the increased cost of health care and the threat that they will lose the health care that they’ve enjoyed.

“I think that where we see this health care debate going at this point is down the path of discussion around one large issue, and that is whether there will be a government takeover of the health care system or not. We saw the other day that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel had indicated that perhaps a government plan was negotiable. Yesterday, we saw the President take to the mics and indicate that Rahm was wrong. You all know Rahm, I know Rahm, he’s looking at the same polling that we are. People in this country want to keep the health care that they’ve got. That cannot be achieved with a government plan. That will be the thrust of negotiations, I think, in both houses. There’s no question that the impact of that will determine the health care future of this country."

Watch the video HERE

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Heritage Foundation Video: US Spending on National Defense

Catholic League News Release

STEM CELL POLICY FLAWED

Back in March, President Barack Obama lifted restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. President Obama expressed concern about the “perils” of such research and asked the National Institutes of Health to draft requirements so that only ethically obtained stem cell lines would receive taxpayer money. The final rules were announced yesterday and go into effect today. While provisions such as informed consent are welcome, the bottom line is that the central issue of the protection of human life is ignored.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighed in on the new requirements:

President Obama and other supporters of embryonic stem cell research hide behind ethical requirements to justify using tax dollars for destroying nascent human life. Such guidelines beg the question: if there is no moral dimension to destroying human embryos, why is there a need for ethics rules? While the answer is obvious to people who understand that life begins at conception, advocates of embryo destruction give lip service to ethics while simultaneously pretending that there is no moral issue. The fact of the matter is these requirements are a distraction from the larger issue of the legal destruction of innocent human life.

In Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical,
Charity in Truth, he says “there is a lack of respect for the right to life…if human embryos are sacrificed to research….” Perhaps Obama can explain to the pope on Friday why the Holy Father is wrong. The pope’s rejoinder no doubt would be priceless, and may even be a wake-up call.

Susan A. Fani
Director of Communications
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
catalyst@catholicleague.org
New York, NY 10123
212-371-3191
212-371-3394 (fax)

http://catholicleague.org/release.php?id=1637

Senator Mitch McConnell Press Releases

McConnell: Don’t Repeat Stimulus Mistakes on Health Care
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

‘These were costly mistakes, and we can’t take them back. But we can prevent these same kinds of mistakes on health care. If the stimulus taught us anything, it’s that Americans should be skeptical any time someone in Washington rushes them into a major purchase with taxpayer dollars’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the importance of getting it right on health care reform:

“The American people want health care reform — that’s not in question. But they have serious concerns about some of the proposals coming out of Washington, concerns that I’ve outlined on the Senate floor over the past few weeks. And Americans are also increasingly concerned about the way these proposals are being sold. Specifically, they’re concerned that the same mistakes that were made on the economic stimulus bill are about to be made again — only this time, those mistakes would be all-but-permanent and would directly affect every single American family.

“Here’s what they’re concerned about: [
read more]



Ricci Raises Questions About Sotomayor’s Judgment
from the Office of Senator Mitch McConnell

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

‘As we consider her nomination to the Supreme Court, my colleagues should ask themselves this important question: is she allowing her personal or political agenda to cloud her judgment and favor one group of individuals over another, irrespective of what the law says’

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor:

“Last week, the Supreme Court decided the case of Ricci v. DeStefano in which it ruled that the City of New Haven, Connecticut unlawfully discriminated against a number of mostly-white firefighters by throwing-out a standardized employment promotion test because some minority firefighters had not performed as well as they had.

“In this case, the Supreme Court was correct in my view. The government should not be allowed to discriminate intentionally on the basis of race on the grounds that a race-neutral, standardized test — which is administered in a racially-neutral fashion — results in some races not performing as well as others.

“Yet regardless of where one comes out on this question, there are at least two aspects of how all nine Justices handled this very important case that stand in stark contrast to how Judge Sotomayor and her panel on the Second Circuit handled it — and which call into question Judge Sotomayor’s judgment.

“First, this case involves complex questions of federal employment law; namely, the tension between the law’s protection from intentional discrimination — known as ‘disparate treatment’ discrimination — and the law’s protection from less overt forms of discrimination, known as ‘disparate impact’ discrimination.

“It also involves important constitutional questions — such as whether the government, consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law, may intentionally discriminate against some of its citizens in the name of avoiding possible discriminatory results against other of its citizens. [
read more]

Stamping Out Racism By Discriminating European Ethnicity?

In a brilliant article Thomas Sowell speaks out against reverse discrimination and the entitlement that has come along with it. Instead of beating the odds and out performing the majority with hard work and ethics they have allowed racist liberals to lie to them and use them. For power and political gain liberals have stirred the pot of racism and fueled the fire with gasoline. There is no more certain way to continue racism than by reversing it.

By turning the discrimination around and putting it on another ethnicity does not solve the problem, it opens a window of emotions and behaviors that should never have been; like a Pandora's box. If the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was taken literally in forbidding discrimination there would be no further need for quotas and regulations that discriminate against European ethnicity, there would be no need for hate crimes legislation, and no need to vote for a black President out of white guilt or to prove we are not racist instead of being because they were qualified, Conservative, and ethical.

Founding Fathers Quote

A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.

Thomas Jefferson

Tyranny Or Liberty



h/t: LUCK'S RANTS

Pro-Life Advocates Surprised by Alaska Governor Palin's Decision to Step Down

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 6, 2009


Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Leaders within the pro-life community are surprised by Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's surprising decision to step down as the governor of her state to seemingly prepare herself for a potential 2012 presidential bid. Most say Paling is an unconventional political figure who doesn't do things the mainstream media expects. [
read more]

US, Russia come to Iran's aid

Headline News

Tuesday, July 07, 2009 Israel Today Staff

US, Russia come to Iran's aid

The United States under President Barack Obama has switched sides and is now joining Russia in opposing international economic sanctions against Iran.

Former US President George W. Bush was the international community's chief proponent of strong economic sanctions against Iran, but Obama has doggedly stuck with a much softer approach since being elected last year, despite continued Iranian defiance and provocation regarding its nuclear program.

European and other industrialized nations recognize how dangerously close Iran is coming to acquiring nuclear weapons, and what the recent post-election crackdown in Tehran says about the mentality of its government, and want to introduce new sanctions at Wednesday's G8 summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

But US officials have said Obama will actively oppose any new sanctions, and an Italian newspaper cited Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as saying he wholeheartedly backs the US president in that endeavor.

Meanwhile, Israeli government officials told The Washington Times on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly hesitant about asking Obama for a green light to strike Iran, fearing that an outright rejection of the request could put an end to the military option.

London's Sunday Times reported earlier this week that ultimately, Israel may not need America's go-ahead to strike Iran. According to the report, Saudi Arabia, which stands to lose nearly as much as Israel if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, is willing to turn a blind eye to Israeli aircraft passing through its airspace.

Article courtesy of Israel Today magazine, www.israeltoday.co.il.

Alaska Certifies Bid for Signatures for Parental Consent Before Teen Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
July 6, 2009


Juneau, AK (LifeNews.com) -- A state ballot measure that would allow parents to prohibit their teenager daughters from having an abortion has been certified by state officials. That means signature gatherers can begin their work to get enough state residents to sign up to allow it to go before voters in November 2010. [
read more]

Monday, July 06, 2009

A Little Southern Wisdom

"The principle for which we contend is bound to reassert it's self, though it may be at another time and in another form."

Jefferson Davis

Update from the House Republican Study Committee (RSC)

RSC Update: Monday, July 6, 2009

From the Chairman
President Obama took to the airwaves last week in yet another televised attempt to sell his government takeover of health care to an unsuspecting public. Unwilling or unable to handle off-the-cuff questions from a concerned public, the administration tossed aside its alleged dedication to openness and transparency. Every question asked of the President at this event was either pre-screened by White House staffers or asked by a member of the live audience who just so happened to be members of organizations with strong ties to the President.

The Obama administration claims this was merely coincidence, but it’s actually in keeping with their standard procedure of tightly controlling the media and media events. Health care reform will impact every single American, and many (myself included!) have serious concerns about the President’s plans. He does a disservice to every American by ignoring the multitudes who oppose a government takeover of health care. If we are to have an honest debate on health care, President Obama must answer the questions of all Americans. (Here are a few of ours.)

The President has promised that he will sign a health care bill by the end of the year. With Congress back in Washington, D.C. this week, the spotlight will once again fall on the debate about what that legislation will look like. It is vitally important that the views of every American are heard on this issue. Tell your friends and family that this is a decision that cannot be left up to the politicians and special interests. I hope you will do everything in your power to make your voice heard.

Thanks for your support!

Sincerely,
Congressman Tom Price
Chairman, Republican Study Committee

RSC Media Activity
Every week, Republican Study Committee members work hard to ensure that the conservative viewpoint is well-represented in all corners of the media.


· Rep. Geoff Davis (KY-04): Americans Deserve Better than National Energy Tax; Weekly Column, July 2.

· Rep. Jo Bonner (AL-01): Runaway Federal Spending; Weekly Column, July 2.

RSC Legislative Activity
RSC members have made it a priority to introduce productive, conservative alternatives to the Democrats’ reckless agenda.


· Rep. Joe Barton (TX-06), Rep. John Culberson (TX-07), Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22), and Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32) jointly hosted an energy summit in Houston, TX to discuss what the Democrats’ National Energy Tax will mean for their constituents.

Outlook
Here is a preview of upcoming Democrat proposals to advance their big-government, anti-taxpayer agenda.


· The Democrats continue to trivialize the process of spending taxpayer dollars by refusing to allow a full and open amendment process for appropriations bills. This week, the House is scheduled to consider three appropriations bills, the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 2997), the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (H.R. 3081), and the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 3028).

House Floor Activity
The House of Representatives was not in session last week.


Money Monitor
Each week, the
RSC Money Monitor tracks how bills passed by the House affect authorizations, mandatory spending, and federal government revenue. With items like a National Energy Tax on the table, the previous few weeks proved to be extremely costly despite the House being out of session last week.

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Brendan Buck, Communications Director
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Gov. Sarah Palin Hardly The Quitter RINO's And Dems Are Claiming

I have to admit that I get a laugh and a feeling of satisfaction when reading articles from RINO's and Dems calling Gov. Sarah Palin a quitter and claiming that she has made a bad move. They can't even agree whether or not she is running for President. She said what she was going to do. She is going to support Conservatives, and work to ensure that freedom and liberty is preserved for all Americans; she said it is good. Connect the dots and she is running for President.

For those of you calling her a quitter; couldn't be farther from the truth. Why should she expose the Alaskan Governorship and the Alaskan taxpayer to the time consuming financial drain that liberals have heaped upon her with frivilous charges designed to destroy her chances to run for President? What none of the RINO's and Dems understand is that Sarah truley cares about her constituents; unlike liberals' empty claims of empathy. The Liberals are too stupid to figure out that they are ultimately hurting Alaskans with their unethical behavior. Since they are beneath doing the right thing Sarah had to, to protect Alaskans.

What they were not counting on was her making a move that has not been done before. By stepping down she has freeded up her time and availability in a manner liberal candidates will not have. She actually has a leg up on them now. She is free to start her Presidential run now, while they will all be lagging behind.

Now she does not have to worry about what affects their hideous attacks will have on Alaska, now it will affects will be bore by her and her family; who have all agreed she has made the right move. They are willing and they are able to wade through the muck of American politics and the dirt and slime in Washington to build a bridge to the other side so, once more, all Americans have the freedom and power bestowed upon them by the Constitution and our Founding Fathers to govern themselves and with Sarah’s help shed the tyranny of steadfast liberalism from their government.

This is why liberals are so fearful of her; she goes after all liberalism and corruption not matter what party it is in. If Conservatives truly want to clean house and reset the fed back to its Constitutional role there is no better beginning than electing Sarah as our next President. Sarah isn’t a quitter, she is a fighter and a great fighter knows the importance of good footwork and the element of surprise. Way to go Sarah, this Conservative woman supports you all the way.