Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Quote Of The Week

"You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided. You will find that you will make some people miserable; those you love and very often yourself. And, if it looks like you are getting there, all kinds of people, including some whom you thought were loyal friends, will suddenly show up doing their Goddamndest, hypocritical best to trip you up, blacken you, and break your spirit. Politicians are the worst; they'll wear their country's flag in public, but they'll use it to wipe their asses in the caucus room, if they think that it will win them a vote."

General George S. Patton Jr.

Why Are Palestinians Pissed Off?

It's really quite simple. Imagine what you would do if the UN decided to give China one American state, then after 50 years they had taken control of 95% of America, how would you feel towards China?

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Paul v. Obama - A Tale Of Two Speeches

Make sure you watch Ron Pauls Full State Of The Republic Address

We Got Shoe Bombers, Crotch Bombers, And We Got Israel

None Of Your Business!

by Dr. Ron Paul

You may not have heard of the American Community Survey, but you will. The national census, which historically is taken every ten years, has expanded to quench the federal bureaucracy’s ever-growing thirst to govern every aspect of American life. The new survey, unlike the traditional census, is taken each and every year at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars. And it’s not brief. It contains 24 pages of intrusive questions concerning matters that simply are none of the government’s business, including your job, your income, your physical and emotional heath, your family status, your dwelling, and your intimate personal habits.

The questions are both ludicrous and insulting. The survey asks, for instance, how many bathrooms you have in your house, how many miles you drive to work, how many days you were sick last year, and whether you have trouble getting up stairs. It goes on and on, mixing inane questions with highly detailed inquiries about your financial affairs. One can only imagine the countless malevolent ways our federal bureaucrats could use this information. At the very least the survey will be used to dole out pork, which is reason enough to oppose it.

Keep in mind the survey is not voluntary, nor is the Census Bureau asking politely. Americans are legally obligated to answer, and can be fined up to $1,000 per question if they refuse!

I introduced an amendment last week that would have eliminated funds for this intrusive survey in a spending bill, explaining on the House floor that perhaps the American people don’t appreciate being threatened by Big Brother. The amendment was met by either indifference or hostility, as most members of Congress either don’t care about or actively support government snooping into the private affairs of citizens.

One of the worst aspects of the census is its focus on classifying people by race. When government tells us it wants information to “help” any given group, it assumes every individual who shares certain physical characteristics has the same interests, or wants the same things from government. This is an inherently racist and offensive assumption. The census, like so many federal policies and programs, inflames racism by encouraging Americans to see themselves as members of racial groups fighting each other for a share of the federal pie.

The census also represents a form of corporate welfare, since the personal data collected on hundred of millions of Americans can be sold to private businesses. Surely business enjoys having such extensive information available from one source, but it’s hardly the duty of taxpayers to subsidize the cost of market research.

At least the national census has its origins in the Constitution, which is more than one can say about the vast majority of programs funded by Congress. Still, Article I makes it clear that the census should be taken every ten years for the sole purpose of congressional redistricting (and apportionment of taxes, prior to the disastrous 16th amendment). This means a simple count of the number of people living in a given area, so that numerically equal congressional districts can be maintained. The founders never authorized the federal government to continuously survey the American people.

More importantly, they never envisioned a nation where the people would roll over and submit to every government demand. The American Community Survey is patently offensive to all Americans who still embody that fundamental American virtue, namely a healthy mistrust of government. The information demanded in the new survey is none of the government’s business, and the American people should insist that Congress reject it now before it becomes entrenched.

Bill Gates Scholarships For Everyone But Whites

 Of course as someone who loves freedom and believes in individual rights, I fully believe Mr. Gates to be able to give money to whomever he deems necessary.  However my problem with this preferential treatment based SOLELY on one's race, is the egregious double standard held by those who promote "tolerance".

I can scarcely fathom the public outcry if he decided to give money to only White students.  I encourage you to check out another great post entitled, The Free Speech Double Standard.

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;
• Are a citizen/legal permanent resident or nationals of the United States;
• Have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted);
• Will be enrolling for the first-time at a U.S. accredited* college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall of 2010; or GED
• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities;
• Meet the Federal Pell Grant* eligibility criteria; and
• Have all three forms (Nominee Personal Information Form completed by the student, Nominator Form completed by an educator familiar with the student’s academic record and a Recommender Form completed by a person familiar with the student’s leadership and community service) submitted by the deadline.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

US Government Manipulated Global Warming Data

Some Facts About Martin Luther King


As once again – Dr.Martin Luther King Day is upon us – I would be remiss if I did not take time to acknowledge all the ‘achievements’ of the late ‘Dr’ King. Few Negroes have achieved so much notoriety in our lifetime. I ask you – has he not been exemplary in his deportment as an articulate well educated role model for black youth – as a model husband – a loyal American patriot above reproach – a TRUE Christian – a dedicated follower of the Ten Commandants – a paragon of Christian conduct – a model of virtuous living as an ‘ordained’ preacher- a man of truth and integrity – the antithesis of hypocrisy and a man of irreproachable righteousness – and MORE?.

I know this must be so, because King’s fame and popularity has surpassed and REPLACED even the day we once chose to honor George Washington. Since King’s posthumous rise to near sainthood – even George Washington must ’step down’. King’s stature and contributions have so obviously eclipsed Washington’s – and we no longer honor Washington as Father Of our Country – having relegated him to stand in the shadow of our new national icon of virtue, wisdom, courage, integrity, patriotism and selfless sacrifice – M L King.

I could pontificate all day upon King’s ‘accomplishments’ – but let historic record speak for itself.


(1) FACT- King’s wife, as head of the King Center is on the advisory board to CISPES – an FBI identified subversive Marxist terrorist support group

(2) FACT – King has a huge and complete file made by several agencies, including the FBI. These records are to be kept secret from the public till the year 2027 (GEE WIZ – I WONDER WHY?)

(3) FACT – King had associated with great numbers of KNOWN communist party workers. time after time, with FULL KNOWLEDGE of who he was dealing with and after being advised by numerous people, even within his own ranks, to disassociate himself.

(4) FACT – King had Hunter Pitts (Jack) O’Dell, an identified member of the Communist Party Central Committee, on his staff.

(5) FACT – King publicly supported communist front organizations such as the W.E.B. DuBois Clubs, the Draft Resistance Union, the Communist Party USA,and the Revolutionary Action Movement.

(6) FACT – *King openly supported the draft card burners whose cowardly actions undermined and betrayed our fighting sons in Vietnam * ADMIN COMMENT: It is worthy to note that there have not been any substantial Negro leadership movements condemning the racist genocidal Jew instigated WARS (PLURAL) against defensless innocent human beings (over 1.500.000 murdered – mostly children- SO FAR) with more endless killing ordered by our Marxist Negro Jew controlled sock-puppet President. King was angry that we were killing REAL ENEMIES – his Marxist VC pals in Vietnam, back then – BUT his current admireres will not lift a finger to protest the murders we commit 24-7 against inocent decent God-fearing humans – so don’t hold your breath! WHAT TYPICAL NEGRO HYPOCRISY!

(7) FACT – King, an ordained Baptist minister, had routinely consorted with prostitutes in extended drinking bouts.

(8) FACT – The 30 million Negroes in the USA today, are the most important racial target of the Communist Party USA, and infiltration, exploitation, and control of this large group ranks as one of the _party’s_ top goals.

(9) FACT – A known close friend of King’s was James A. Dombrowski, a known Communist active as early as 1935 when he helped launch a joint Socialist-Communist united front movement in the South.

(10) FACT – King sent members of his staff to attend a dinner sponsored by the National Committee to abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee.

(11) FACT – King’s SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) did in fact support the Marxist Sandinistas in Communist Nicaragua.

(12) FACT – ALL of King’s living lieutenants now command important positions, and ALL of them support Marxist ideology in one way or another.

(13) FACT – Virtually all the racially associated rioting and bloodshed ended with King’s death. – Just a coincidence?

(14) FACT – King was a lecturer at a notorious communist training center – The Highlander Folk School- and more importantly – King KNEW THIS WAS A COMMUNIST CENTER.

(15) FACT – A leftist organization supported till this day, by the King Center has advocated unilateral disarmament by the USA – This is of course the ultimate Soviet dream.

(16) FACT – This same organization (IPS), so fervently supported by King’s current movement, have recommended that the USA end aid to the anti-communist forces in Nicaragua, end all military aid to the anti-communist forces in El Salvador, withdraw all military presence in Honduras, deny any military support to Democratic Costa Rica, and normalize relations with Communist Cuba.

(17) FACT – The Martin Luther King Center has praised those terrorists who murdered six Americans in El Salvador,(June 85), murdered two helpless and wounded American servicemen (Jan 91), and publicaly _rejoiced_ at the death of our Challenger Astronauts.

(18) FACT – King’s writings have received great praise from communist party leaders in Moscow.

(19) FACT – King supported the Viet Cong, and was a great admirer of Ho Chi Minh.

(20) FACT – King denigrated our country by calling us _the greatest purveyor of violence in the world_ – almost the exact words used against us by Cuba’s Castro, Nicaragua’s Ortega, Libya’s Khadafy, PLO’s Arafat etc,etc.

(21) FACT – The official US communist newspaper, the _DAILY WORLD_, on April 4, 1970, announced that King’s radical anti-American book would be made available for distribution in every part of the Soviet Union.

(22) FACT – The preface of this book was written by Henry Winston, a chairman of the Communist Party USA.

(23) FACT – In a speech, shortly before his death, King ACTUALLY CRITICIZED ANTI-COMMUNISM_ (Dr. Edward L. Nitoberg; Academy of Science – USSR)

(24) FACT – On the second anniversary of his death, the USSR published at least two biographies, identifying King as a dedicated and highly respected supporter of the international communist _party line_.

(25) FACT – The infamous 1983 King _march on Washington_ was comprised mostly of Communist party fronts, Moscow leaning groups, anti-defense lobbies, Marxist oriented coalitions and terrorist support groups,to numerous to list.

(26) FACT – Even liberal presidents Kennedy and Johnson distrusted King so much that Attys.Gen. Robert Kennedy, N. Katzenbach, and R. Clark ordered FBI chief Hoover to keep close tabs on him because they knew of King’s communist conspiracy activities.

(27) FACT – Former President Kennedy personally told King (regarding King’s close association with communists O’Dell and Levison) personally; _They’re Communists. You’ve got to get rid of them_. King made NO moves to sever his ties with these two known subversive agents, even at the president’s request_

(28) FACT – King’s own son stated: _..he talked about redistributing the wealth and resources of this land. That’s what he was killed about._ In other words, Soviet style Marxist/Leninism

(29) FACT – Entire VOLUMES of King’s secret files are labeled _OBSCENE__

(30) FACT – These files are so immense, that the inventory list is over 800 PAGES LONG_

(31) FACT – Andrew Young said of Communist Party Executive Committee member, Stanley Levison; _Stan Levison was on of the closest friends Martin Luther King ever had_.

(32) FACT – FBI bureau files from the extensive _SOLO_ operation quote King as telling comrade Levison; _I am a Marxist_.

(33) FACT – King’s friend, Rev. James Bevel, was quoted in the New York Times (during violence of 63) _We need an army of captains and sergeants and privates to fight the white man this summer. I want captains to march whole schools to jail after graduation._ This close King aide went on to say; _We must move to destroy Western Civilization__

(34) FACT -During the Vietnam era, King had actually compared the United States with Nazi Germany with remarks so scurlious, that Life magazine called them _a demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi._

(35) FACT – A Johnson aide compared King’s files to _an erotic book_, and FBI director Hoover said _King is a `tom cat’ with obsessive degenerate sexual urges._

(36) FACT – the King biography by Stephen Oates, LET THE TRUMPET SOUND, revealed that the FBI had several editions of a monograph,_with still more stories about sex, Communism and embezzlement.._

(37) FACT – FBI files show what was called a _two day drunken sex orgy_ at the Willard Hotel, involving King, SCLC colleagues, and two women from the Philadelphia Naval Yard.

(38) FACT – There was an episode at a Los Angeles Hyatt House where King made filthy, explicitly sexual references to the then assassinated President Kennedy, to Mrs. Kennedy, and to JFK’s funeral.

(39) FACT – A Las Vegas prostitute complained in an official report about the violence to which she had been personally subjected by the Reverend Dr. King.

(40) Fact – Assistant FBI director Sullivan indicated King was under investigation for _embezzlement, employing prostitutes, alienating wives affection from their husbands, and violation of the Mann Act_. A typical memo at the Bureau spoke of exposing _King for the clerical fraud and Marxist he is, at the first opportunity_


The Martin Luther King Story

The Revolution Lobby (pp. 16-26 Brownfield/Waller)

Tampa Tribune – various commentary and feature stories

CISPES literature (a Marxist terrorist support group for the FMLN)

The Columbus Dispatch (April 88)

Let the Trumpet Sound (S.Oates)

The Manateean Newspaper (Jan 84)

Communist front literature from DC (Summer 86)

Rolling Stone Magazine (April, 88)

Spotlight newspaper (Oct. 83,July 84, Jan 88)

Prophets or Useful Idiots? (James L. Tyson)

Florida Sentinel (various Fall 88)

Congressional records (98th Congress, Oct.83)

Bradenton Herald (Jan.17.88)

Conservative Digest (Jan 87)

Inside FBI Files on the Rev. M.L. King (William P. Hoar)

Personal interviews with Rev.Ralph Abernathy and others

Research of 172 files on communist front groups that I keep current

My name is Joe Cortina. I was a 60s Green Beret commander and a representative for IBM as well as a scientist for Honeywell Aerospace in Florida. I later became President of my own manufacturing company. I have two sons and 2 granddaughters who are the reason for my dedication to expose the threats to the freedoms I hope to see them enjoy as I did many decades ago when America was still a Christian-based sovereign nation free of Zionist influence.

Book Of John Chapter 8 – as Christ damns the Jews ( and NOT JUST THE HIGH PRIESTS AND Pharisees – see notes below)

” Ye do the deeds of your father (the devil). If God were your father. ye would love me; for I proceed forth and came from God: neither came I of myself, but He sent me.”

” Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie – he speaketh of his own; ( the Jews) for he is a liar, and the father of it”

“That this SATANIC FATHERHOOD cannot be limited to the Pharisees is MADE CLEAR in 1 John 3;8-10″

Ron Paul On CNN 1/27/10

Ron Paul On Fox Business 1/27/10

Ron Paul On Fox Business 1/26/2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Barack Hussein Obama The Pothead





Ron Paul On Larry King 1/25/10

Pro-Life Hypocrisy

by Laurence M. Vance

Pro-life Hypocrisy

Churches all across America observed Sanctity of Human Life Sunday on January 24. Literature was passed out on the evils of abortion. Sermons were preached on the sin of abortion. The 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade was denounced. The immorality of being a doctor who performs abortions was proclaimed. The horrors of partial-birth abortion were explained. Testimonies were read of women who regretted having abortions and doctors who felt guilty in having performed them. Prayers were made on behalf of women contemplating having an abortion. Gruesome pictures of abortions gone awry were shown. Calls were made for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. Planned Parenthood was singled out for special condemnation. Yet, nary a word was said about the ongoing slaughter of innocents that is funded by the U.S. government.

Although I sympathize with the pro-life cause, believing with Ron Paul that "a fetus is a human life deserving of legal protection, and that the right to life is the foundation of any moral society," I must point out that many pro-lifers are hypocrites with a warped view of what it means to be pro-life.

Do adults have the same right to life as unborn children? Do foreigners have the same right to life as unborn American babies? Many pro-lifers don't think so. It is hypocrisy in the highest degree to talk about the sanctity of life, the evils of abortion, the horrors of partial-birth abortion, and to vocally claim that one is pro-life, but then turn around and show contempt for, or indifference to, the lives of adults and foreigners. Are the lives of unborn children more valuable than the lives of adults? Are the lives of unborn American babies more valuable than the lives of foreigners?

Absent from most churches on Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was any reference to the slaughter of tens of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans in unjust, unconstitutional, immoral wars instigated by the United States. U.S. soldiers have now been fighting in Iraq for seven years. They have been fighting in Afghanistan even longer. Countless numbers of Iraqis and Afghans have been killed by American bombs and bullets in senseless wars of imperialism and occupation. Thousands of U.S. soldiers died in vain thanks to the lies of the Bush administration. Hundreds more have died under the Obama administration thanks to the president's failure to bring the troops home from Iraq as promised and the escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Do U.S. soldiers have a right not to have to give their life in vain?

It is never moral to kill someone and destroy his property unless one is acting in self-defense. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are anything but self-defense. The United States invaded sovereign countries thousands of miles away that had not attacked us. Before the United States invaded Afghanistan, not one American had been killed by an Afghan. And before the United States invaded Iraq, not one American had been killed by an Iraqi since the previous time we invaded Iraq. But have not Afghans and Iraqis killed, injured, or maimed thousands of U.S. soldiers? Of course they have. The sobering truth is that Americans would do the same thing to foreign troops that invaded our soil. We can call the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq regime change, spreading democracy, nation building, or even retaliation for the 9/11 attacks, but we certainly cannot call them wars of self-defense.

The idea is ludicrous, of course, that the invasion, occupation, and destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq were in retaliation for, or even a legitimate response to, the 9/11 attacks. None of the hijackers were from those countries. In fact, most of the hijackers were from our ally, Saudi Arabia. And as Ron Paul has pointed out over and over again, the departure of the United States from the noninterventionist foreign policy of the Founding Fathers in not interfering militarily, financially, or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations is an important reason 9/11 occurred. It is an arrogant, aggressive, interventionist U.S. foreign policy that serves to recruit terrorists and increase the hatred of foreigners toward the United States. The majority of Osama bin Laden's venom is directed at the West for aggression, oppression, and exploitation of Muslim lands and peoples, not because he, like President Bush driveled, "hates our freedoms."

Over twice as many U.S. soldiers have now been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq than people were killed in the 9/11 attacks. About 250 times as many Afghans and Iraqis have now died than people who died on 9/11. Yet, pro-lifers who support these wars consider an American doctor in a white coat a murderer if he kills an unborn baby, but an American soldier in a uniform a hero if he kills a foreigner.

It is time for pro-lifers to start being consistent. War is the greatest destroyer of religion, morality, and decency. War is the greatest destroyer of families and young lives. Foreigners who are no threat to this country should have the same right to life as babies in the wombs of American mothers. The right to life of U.S. soldiers should not so needlessly be put in jeopardy. May the next Sanctity of Human Life Sunday recognize the right to life of all people, American and foreign, child and adult.

This originally appeared at Campaign for Liberty.

Israeli Information Minister Slams All Reports on Gaza War as Anti-Semitic


Just days before Israel is expected to release its own report on the January 2009 invasion of the Gaza Strip, Israeli Information Minister Yuli Edelstein declared that the UN report on the war, and every other report since the war ended, “are simply a type of anti-Semitism.”

The UN’s report, also known as the Goldstone Report, successfully moved through the UN Human Rights Council in October. It faulted both Israel’s government and the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip for the massive civilian toll in the war.

Israel warned that any report which didn’t put the blame 100 percent on Hamas was inherently biased and declared that it showed the hypocrisy of the entire planet and a global bias against Israel. The US House of Representatives also condemned the report as “unfair” and called for the president to block its consideration.

But Minister Edelstein took the usual complaints of anti-semitism against the report to a new level, saying that there was a clear connection between criticism of the Israeli war effort and the Holocaust and that it amounted to just the latest conflict in “the battle against global anti-Semitism.”

Though Israel’s government has repeatedly canceled efforts to investigates the military’s actions in the war, their own report is said to be completed and will aim not at explaining the war so much as attacking the Goldstone Report, and the reports from various human rights groups on which the Goldstone Report was chiefly based

Monday, January 25, 2010

Florida Healthcare Freedom Act (HJR37)

Florida Campaign for Liberty has been promoting the Florida Health Care Freedom Act (HJR37) sponsored by Sen. Carey Baker and Rep. Scott Plakon.  Even though our bill currently has 42 House sponsors we are not on the agenda for a committee hearing.  Committees will soon be meeting.  I would like to ask you to please phone or email the Chairman of the Health Care Regulation Policy Committee, Nicholas "Nick" Thompson, District 73, (Fort Myers) and ask that HJR37 be heard in committee.  We do not want to wait until March.  
     The Florida Health Care Freedom Act allows a vote on an amendment to the Florida Constitution that says any "law or rule shall not compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in any health care system," and specifies people and employers can't be fined for not buying insurance. This bill does not ban federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid in our state; it simply focuses on restricting the federal government from forcing Americans to participate in an insurance policy, public or private.
     You may contact Representative Thompson at the following numbers.
Capitol Office---850-488-1541
District Office---239-533-2411

Urgent Message From Campaign For Liberty

January 25, 2010

Dear Thomas,

After a full year of rope-a-done and refusing to have his Federal Reserve audited, Ben Bernanke is on the ropes and could be knocked out for re-nomination.

Campaign for Liberty activists are in the lead insisting "No Audit, No Bernanke."  Please immediately call Senator Kent Conrad and Senator Byron Dorgan at the numbers below and tell them (again, if you've already called) "No Audit, No Bernanke."

Here's what's going on:

Campaign for Liberty launced a nationwide fight against a bailout for Bernanke last week.  Now we are following it up with phones, email and banner ads targeting over a dozen swing-vote senators.

The Senate is boiling over with outrage about the Fed's abuse of the TARP program, bailouts, and money supply, as well as its refusal to submit to a full and complete audit.

Now is the time to deal the knockout blow!

Please call your senators at the numbers below and join in the fight:

Senator Kent Conrad: 202-224-2043
Senator Byron Dorgan: 202-224-2551

Tell them that Ben Bernanke must not be confirmed without an up or down roll call vote for Audit the Fed on the Senate floor.

This fight is really coming to a head, and the decision could will likely come in the next few days.  Please call now.

In liberty,

John Tate

P.S. Thanks to the efforts of patriots like you, Ben Bernanke's days of secrecy at the Federal Reserve may be numbered!

That's because his confirmation is being held up until the Senate votes on Audit the Fed.  Please call your senators at the numbers above and tell them plain and simple: "No Audit, No Bernanke."

TSA's Naked Body Scans Are Even Worse Than You Imagined

Earlier this month, The Drudge Report posted the image above, with Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano and an example of an intrusive TSA body scan image, which the TSA plans to use in order to stop terrorists from taking weapons on airplanes.

The TSA body scanner controversy and the image above started making its rounds on the blogosphere, but the intrusiveness of the TSA's "nude" body scanners is even worse than you thought. The image above is only a negative. With photo editing software on any computer (like Microsoft Paint), you can easily turn it into a very realistic, nude photograph.

When I first got an e-mail from some of my libertarian colleagues here in Nashville who discovered this, I was skeptical. I thought the "reversed image" made from the negative must have been photo-shopped. So I took the image from DrudgeReportArchives myself, pasted it into Microsoft Paint, clicked "Image" in the menu at the top, and clicked "Invert colors."

Here's the result:

You can try it yourself if you don't believe me. Civil libertarians of every kind from the ACLU right down to the Tea Party movement should be outraged!!

Outrageous and Unconstitutional

The government has no business taking these images of innocent people without a warrant, probable cause, or reasonable suspicion that they are going to commit a violent act. Riding on airplanes does not make you a terror suspect and is not an inherently suspicious activity. So aside from being distasteful and outrageous, using these scanners is unconstitutional and illegal! It violates the Fourth Amendment.

Apologists for the police state and for institutionalized perversion will remind us that the TSA government bureaucrat looking at these pictures will be in a remote room, will not see the person at the same time that they are looking at the nude body scans, and cannot bring any photographic equipment like cell phones or cameras into the remote room. But Democrat Bill Press has the right answer to this nonsense:

TSA officials haughtily pooh-pooh privacy concerns. After all, they reassure us, the agent leering at your naked body is hidden away, out of sight, in a room nearby. So what? He's still leering at your body or your wife's or your daughter's. In fact, in England, use of full-body scanners is considered a violation of child pornography laws, and the machines are banned for children under 18.

...and Ineffective

He's right. And everything else he said in the article linked to above was spot on. What makes this violation of our privacy even more outrageous, is that it isn't even effective at detecting hidden weapons. Reports the UK's Independent:

"The explosive device smuggled in the clothing of the Detroit bomb suspect would not have been detected by body-scanners set to be introduced in British airports, an expert on the technology warned last night.

The claim severely undermines Gordon Brown's focus on hi-tech scanners for airline passengers as part of his review into airport security after the attempted attack on Flight 253 on Christmas Day.

The Independent on Sunday has also heard authoritative claims that officials at the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Home Office have already tested the scanners and were not persuaded that they would work comprehensively against terrorist threats to aviation."

Why aren't we doing more about this?

We have got to start getting angry at the never ending torrent of abuse and stupidity coming from our bureaucrats in Washington. Let's make some noise about this and be sure that the public is fully informed about these scanners. While you may not yet see them in every airport, the TSA has ordered over a hundred more of them, and unless we do something about it now, we will find our liberties curtailed any time we want to travel by air.

Ron Paul On CNBC 1/25/10

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ron Paul On CSPAN 1/22/10

Ron Paul At CPAC - WWI And US Interventionism

Ron Paul "We Need To Take Out The CIA"


US House Rep. Ron Paul says the CIA has in effect carried out a "coup" against the US government, and the intelligence agency needs to be "taken out."

Speaking to an audience of like-minded libertarians at a Campaign for Liberty regional conference in Atlanta this past weekend, the Texas Republican said:

There's been a coup, have you heard? It's the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They're the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries. ... And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve. ... And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They're in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators ... We need to take out the CIA.

Paul's comments, made last weekend, were met with a loud round of applause, but they didn't gather attention until bloggers noticed a clip of the event at YouTube.

Paul appeared to be referring to news reports that the CIA is deeply involved in air strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A suicide bombing late last year against Forward Operating Base Chapman in Afghanistan took the lives of seven of CIA operatives, including two contracted from Blackwater. The event highlighted the CIA's deep involvement in the war effort.

Paul's reference to the CIA being "in the drug business" refers to long-running allegations that the CIA has funded some of its covert operations with proceeds from drug-running. That claim was most famously made in a 1996 investigative report from the San Jose Mercury-News, which alleged that cocaine from the Contra-Sandinista civil war in Nicaragua was making its way to the streets of L.A. via the CIA.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Good Ole Pro Sodomy McCain

 Well we haven't had a good Juan McAmnesty story in awhile so I figured it was time.  His wife is posing for ads supporting HomoMarriage in California.  Funny that Juan ran on a platform against homomarriage when he was trying to win the White House.  Do the words "say anything to get elected come to mind"?


Cindy McCain has posed for an ad released by the NOH8 campaign, a pro-gay-marriage effort that pictures celebrities with their mouths taped shut, the Associated Press reports. McCain appears in the usual format: dressed in white, with "NOH8" painted on her cheek and silver duct tape across her mouth. (H8 refers to the ballot measure passed by California voters in 2008 banning same-sex marriage.)

The ad was a surprise to some, since John McCain opposed gay marriage during his 2008 presidential run, and his wife rarely speaks out on particular issues. McCain's office issued a statement saying that the senator respects differences of opinion between his family members, but still "believes the sanctity of marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman."

Said spokesperson Brooke Buchanan: "The senator chaired the effort to successfully pass Arizona Proposition 102, the Marriage Protection Amendment, and his opposition to gay marriage remains the same."

On the NOH8 campaign's Web site, under the headline "Redefining Republican," NOH8 writes that Cindy McCain "reached out" to them about the ad. "Aligning yourself with the platform of gay marriage as a Republican still tends to be very stigmatic, but Cindy McCain wanted to participate in the campaign to show people that party doesn't matter -- marriage equality isn't a Republican issue any more than it is a Democratic issue."

The McCains' daughter, Meghan, has been outspoken in her support of gay rights, and currently features her own shot from the NOH8 campaign as the background on her Twitter page. Meghan McCain has spoken at a number of gay-rights events, and will be featured at National Equality Week at George Washington University next month. She has publicly addressed her difference of opinion with her father, saying they respectfully disagree.

"I couldn't be more proud of my mother for posing for the NOH8 campaign," she tweeted on Wednesday. "I think more Republicans need to start taking a stand for civil rights in this country and set the example that this is not a partisan issue."

Though both John McCain and Barack Obama opposed gay marriage during the 2008 campaign, same-sex unions have drawn fiercest opposition from the Republican base. But divergent views within that base are nothing new. Former vice president Dick Cheney, a champion of bedrock conservative thought on most issues, said last summer that he supports gay marriage -- perhaps not surprising, given that one of his daughters is gay. And Nancy Reagan's support of stem-cell research -- which she believes could help treat or cure the Alzheimer's disease that claimed her husband -- put her at odds with a widely held conservative stance.

Who Is Anti Christ? Part 2

 You can find Part 1 here

In the first post I addressed the claim that muslims are anti Christ and seek to destroy Christian culture. However I cut it off at the part where I actually identified who was anti Christ.

Although the vast majority of church goers would say muslims are the anti Christ, possible a handful would claim that various other religions are anti Christ. Mhoandas Ghandi the famous Hindu once said, "I like the Christ, I don't like the Christian. They are so unlike your Christ" which to me doesn't sound like an anti Christ quote whatsoever but more of a chastisement of modern day churchianity.

In order to address the question of who is Anti Christ, any examination on the subject would be lacking if you didn't take in the biblical viewpoint on the subject. One of the first things that comes to mind on the subject is Jesus himself speaking with the jews recorded in the book of John Chapter 8

31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

33They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?

34Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

35And the servant abideth not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.

36If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

37I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.

38I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.

39They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.

40But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.

41Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.

42Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.

43Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

44Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

45And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

46Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

47He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

48Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

49Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.

50And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

51Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.

52Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.

53Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

54Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

55Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.

56Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

59Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

I hope that you took the time to read and even re read that powerful exchange between Jesus and the Jews. This is far from the only passage that deals with the Jews in the bible here are a few others that further cements my position.  This one, from Titus Chapter one deals with the qualifications of church leaders.  (How many times have you read this in church)

9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money) sake.

12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

I have shown 2 very powerful passage from scripture regarding the Jews, however the Bible is the holiest book of Christianity, let's analyze what the jewish holy book the Talmud says on the matter. Again, these are direct quotes taken from the Talmud as were the previous quotes straight from the Bible and the Koran.

He and his disciples practiced sorcery and black magic, led Jews astray into idolatry, and were sponsored by foreign, gentile powers for the purpose of subverting Jewish worship (Sanhedrin 43a).

He was sexually immoral, worshipped statues of stone (a brick is mentioned), was cut off from the Jewish people for his wickedness, and refused to repent (Sanhedrin 107b; Sotah 47a).

He learned witchcraft in Egypt and, to perform miracles, used procedures that involved cutting his flesh, which is also explicitly banned in the Bible (Shabbos 104b).

Gittin 57a. Says Jesus is in hell, being boiled in "hot excrement."

Rosh Hashanah 17a. Christians (minnim) and others who reject the Talmud will go to hell and be punished there for all generations.

Shabbath 116a. Jews must destroy the books of the Christians, i.e. the New Testament.

Sanhedrin 55b. A Jew may marry a three year old girl (specifically, three years "and a day" old).
Sanhedrin 54b. A Jew may have sex with a child as long as the child is less than nine years old.
Pesahim 111a. It is forbidden for dogs, women or palm trees to pass between two men, nor may others walk between dogs, women or palm trees. Special dangers are involved if the women are menstruating or sitting at a crossroads.

As you can clearly see, these are some of the most vile words ever to be written and they are directly from their holiest of books! It truly blows my mind that so many churchgoers gleefully support Israel in everything that they do and proudly proclaim that they are "God's chosen people"

Upon reading the above words, and those in Part 1 of this post there remains NO doubt that the Jews are anti Christ. Repeatedly they have been named by Jesus Christ himself, and his loyal followers for millennia.

Two years ago I embarked on an endeavor to know and publish the Truth. I don't care where it leads me or how painful the reality of the situation is. This is why the great quote by Patrick Henry is the quote of the week
"We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth. For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves longer."
We have failed to heed the warnings of our Heavenly Father. We have failed so miserably to obey the commands in Titus 1, read them over again.

9Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

10For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

11Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money) sake.

12One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, the Cretians are always liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

13This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

14Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

15Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

These are the qualifications for leaders of the Church, now how many leaders do you know who proclaim the Truth about the terror state of Israel? How many report to you the growing cancer rates and deformities in Iraqi and Afghani children? Now how many pastors do you know who make 6 figure salaries and preach the easy parts of the bible, never daring to delve into the non politically correct topics? We have allowed the Church to become perverse from the top down, and we wonder why we aren't making any progress. We wonder why nobody is actually living a Christ like life, yet our own leaders aren't even Christ like leaders. How can the people learn and grow spiritually if the very leaders by God's definition aren't even fit to lead?

I am not a pastor or a theologian. However I vow to you the reader, that I will always put the Truth at the forefront of this website, no matter the price. Our sub heading is perhaps somewhat trite, however it really sums up my enitre purpose for this website. A place where the Whole Truth Is Our Only Goal. We need a place where you can turn for news that doesn't have an agenda and isn't trying to coerce you into feeling or acting a certain way. The Truth always leads back to Yahweh God and that is why I make this site.

As always if you find ANYTHING that isn't factually or logically accurate with ANY post I have made in the 2+ years since we started, send me an email and I will look into the matter asap.

Who Is Anti Christ? Part 1

Anti Christ, a term that is used quite commonly within the modern day Christian church, as well as in secular society. I think for the majority of "christians" they see the anti christ as one man who will rise to power and lead the entire world astray from Christ himself. As I hope to prove by the end of this post, this assumption has no basis in scripture. For furtherproof of this statement I provide to you the following passages from the book of John.
  1. 1 John 2:18
    Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
    1 John 2:17-19 (in Context) 1 John 2 (Whole Chapter)
  2. 1 John 2:22
    Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    1 John 2:21-23 (in Context) 1 John 2 (Whole Chapter)
  3. 1 John 4:3
    And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
    1 John 4:2-4 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
  4. 2 John 1:7
    For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
    2 John 1:6-8 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)

These passages are pretty clear on several things, first there are already anti christs on earth, and that there is more than one. It also describes an "anti christ" - one that denies Jesus Christ.

Now on to the meat of the post, who is anti Christ? Obviously from these passages it is more than one person. What exactly does it mean to be "anti" Christ? What group or groups are vehemently anti Christ and anti Christian?

If you were to ask the average church goer in America what group of people are anti Christian and seek to destroy Christian culture the vast majority of them would emphatically say "MUSLIMS" Undoubtedly they would bring up 9/11, "they hate us because of our freedom", quotes supposedly from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which have absolutely no basis in fact, they would spout news headlines from the controlled media about how huge a nuclear threat Iran is and wanting to kill every christian and jew which again have no basis in fact.

Aside from the above mentioned arguments having very little or no basis in the Truth, let us analyze how Islam really feels about Jesus Christ and Christians as a whole. I'm not going to throw anecdotal evidence or opinions around but instead quote straight from their holy book the Koran.

Jesus was sent by Allah, who supported him with the Holy Spirit to tell the world Allah's will (2: 87; 5: 110-117*).

Allah gave to the world Jesus, exalted him above all others, and supported him with the Holy Spirit as proof of his sovereignty (2: 253*).

Allah caused the miracle birth of John the Baptist to the aged Zechariah and his barren wife so John could be the messenger to announce Jesus as the Messiah (3: 33-41*).

Allah appointed Mary to be the virgin mother of Jesus, the Messiah (3: 42-45; 19: 12-22; 21: 90*).

Jesus would be righteous [sinless] all his life (3: 46; 6: 86; 19: 19*).

Jesus would be raised from the dead (19: 33,34*).

Allah taught Jesus his religion and commanded Jesus to establish it (42: 13; 43: 63*).

Allah bestowed the Gospel on Jesus to be a light (5: 46*).

There are more verses in the Koran that deal with Jesus Christ but I think you get the point, the Koran does not teach anything negative about Christ so it certainly isn't Anti-Christ. If the muslims who are supposedly on a "jihad" in order to kill every non muslim are "Fundamentalists" or those who strictly adhere to the Koran then certainly they don't have a problem with the true followers of Christ or Christ himself.

This is the end of part 1 of 2.
Part 2 can be found here.

Army Report Suggest New "Police Force"

Source: WND - Michael Carl

Domestic agents could be used in 'shaping an environment before a conflict'

A newly released Rand Corporation report proposes the federal government create a rapid deployment "Stabilization Police Force" that would be tasked with "shaping an environment before a conflict" and restoring order in times of war, natural disaster or national emergency.

But civil libertarians are worried just exactly what the force would do, domestically or overseas.

Page 16 of the 213-page report says the new elite unit's purpose depends on where it is and who would be in command.

"The answer to this question (about its purpose) depends on the situation into which an SPF might be inserted. The SPF could be used for missions such as: shaping an environment before a conflict; law enforcement duties in an active conflict environment; or security, stability, transition and reconstruction (SSTR) operations after a conflict. It could operate as an independent entity under a U.S. ambassador or a U.N. Senior Representative to the Secretary General (SRSG), or as a force element reporting to a Joint Task Force (JTF) commander," the report states.

The purpose statement doesn't say where the new unit would be deployed. However, Rand Corporation report co-author Terry Kelly said the Army-commissioned study primarily focuses on a force that would be sent overseas.

"The unit is supposed to deploy to places like Iraq or Afghanistan or maybe even places like Haiti where there's a tremendous disaster," Kelly said.

"Really, the purpose would be to help our military forces or whoever is in charge of maintaining stability to catch terrorists or prevent major criminals from operating," he added.

Mark Taylor, a private investigator and intelligence analyst with experience in Iraq, says he can't see the purpose for such a force.

"With regard to overseas missions, there is the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. If they need assistance, you have private military contractors such as XE and DynaCorp," Taylor said.

"In my case, the company I worked for moved in, did the mission and left. Period. In the case of a federal bureaucracy, you will fund it and it will do nothing but grow into a bureaucratic nightmare," Taylor said.

Taylor believes the additional force would just add to the confusion in any overseas situation.

"In addition the military and private contractor options, there are always the United Nations blue helmets, for whatever good they do. A federal police force would amount to nothing more than another colored helmet," Taylor said.

Taylor's comments about the U.N. point to the command structure of the overseas force. One of the statements in the report says the unit could serve under a U. S. foreign service officer or under U.N. authority.

Kelly admits the U.N. connection.

"It might be a U.S. ambassador who is in charge. It could work for the U.N. because there are plenty of U.N. missions that are working in different countries," Kelly said.

"That would be the decision that our government would make that this unit would work under U.N. authority. Usually when we have our forces under U.N. authority they're operating for a U.S. commander who is working with the U.N.," she said.

Although the report by the federally funded think tank spends most of its pages on overseas deployment, civil libertarians wonder if the proposed unit will only focus on foreign operations.

Kelly confirmed the force could be deployed in the United States.

"If there were a major disaster like Katrina it could be deployed in the U. S. but that's not the purpose of the research," he said.

"It's important to point out that the goal was to create a force that's deployable overseas. If it's to be used in the United States it would be a secondary thing and then only in an emergency," Kelly said.

But Taylor believes there is no need for a federal police force to function in the U.S.

"I cannot see any positives in setting up a national police force. Cities, counties and states have control over their own law enforcement and it should remain that way. Granting the federal government the power to police each individual locality is a Gestapo waiting to happen," Taylor said.

"If it became necessary to supplement local law enforcement in the case of another New Orleans, where a disaster situation is made more dangerous by lawless thugs looting, it would be more practical to hire a private contactor such as XE or DynaCorp to send their highly trained professionals in to stabilize the area. Once the job is done, they go on to the next (assignment)," Taylor said.

Darrell Castle is a retired Marine Corps officer with service in Vietnam, a practicing attorney and the Constitution Party's 2008 vice presidential nominee. Castle is skeptical of the report and believes the unit could be used in the U.S. against Americans.

"First, you have to approach anything done by or for the federal government in light of what I believe the ultimate goal of the federal government to be," Castle said.

"As I see it, the goal is to do the bidding of the international cartel of central bankers and financiers in order to assist them in building a world government police state which would entail total surveillance, total control, and the absence of what we think of as constitutional rights," he said.

Castle added that even though the report focuses mostly on foreign deployments, some of the language leaves open the possibility for domestic use.

"To that end, the question becomes, how does a stability police force for the United States move the federal government closer to its goal of totalitarian control? When the question is asked in that manner, the answer becomes fairly obvious," Castle warned.

Castle believes the goal is power, and a major springboard for such a power grab comes from the economy.

"Conditions have been intentionally created within the United States which make some kind of chaotic catastrophe very likely. This event could be anything the mind of man can dream up due to the overwhelming public debt and huge deficit which is budgeted to grow by trillions over the next few years," Castle said.

"Hyperinflation and the resulting loss of the dollar's reserve status seems unavoidable. The United States is now at deficit spending which is 40 percent of the budget and climbing," Castle said.

To illustrate his point, Castle turned to history.

"The Weimar government in pre-Hitler Germany accelerated deficit spending to 70 percent of budget and when it did, hyperinflation occurred with its ruination of the German nation that started a cataclysmic chain of events in motion," he said.

"The Stability Police Force then is necessary to control the population much as the U.S. military is attempting to control the remaining population of Haiti right now. It is part of a long existing effort to mingle and combine all law enforcement, federal, state, and local with the military into one force," Castle said.

Castle is not the only one who thinks the Stabilization Police Force is the next step in establishing a totalitarian state. The Rand Corporation's Kelly said that since the report's release, he's received a number of letters and phone messages making the same claim.

However, Kelly insists the study is not a master plan for authoritarian rule.

"There are all kinds of aspects of government that can be manipulated in a bad way. But it would require a whole bunch of things to go wrong. Any means of coercion that exist in the government can be manipulated if the right things go wrong," Kelly said.

"Is it is conceivable that it could be used for a malevolent purpose? Yes, but it's not designed to do that and its purpose would not be for power. Frankly there would be much easier tools for someone with bad intentions," Kelly said.

"The two options we thought were viable were as a reserve option where call a whole bunch of police officers from a whole bunch of precincts. That's a really hard thing to do," Kelly said.

"If someone wanted to use the unit for a bad purpose it would require the cooperation of a whole bunch of people and a whole bunch of organizations," he said.

"The other option we picked was a military unit, to create a military police unit to do the specific tasks. Military police units do military police work, not civilian police work which is what you need in these countries like Iraq and Afghanistan," Kelly said.

"I don't think this unit will create any more danger than already exists. If somebody wanted to do something unfortunate, there are easier ways to do it than manipulating this force," Kelly said.

Command of the Stabilization Police Force is still a concern. Page 123 of the Rand Corporation report says the force would work best under a civilian federal agency or the military police.

"They (the data) suggest that the U.S. Marshals Service and the MP options are the only credible ones. The Marshals Service has sufficient baseline capabilities and a policing culture to build a competent SPF, and its location in the Department of Justice makes it well suited to achieve broader rule-of-law objectives. This finding is consistent with a significant body of academic and policy research, which strongly concludes that civilian agencies are optimal for the execution of policing functions."

Taylor's concerns about the creation of such a response force and placing the unit under a federal department come from seeing how federal operations have functioned in the past.

"Once you establish a government agency or program, it does nothing but grow into a huge bureaucratic monstrosity that feeds on the taxpayer. And, as with the case of health care, bank bailouts and the like, should the federal government even consider such an undertaking, it would amount to just another intrusion into the states' rights to govern and intrude into the liberties of the American people," Taylor said.

TSA Employee Plants White Powder On Passenger

By Daniel Rubin

Inquirer Columnist

In the tense new world of air travel, we're stripped of shoes, told not to take too much shampoo on board, frowned on if we crack a smile.

The last thing we expect is a joke from a Transportation Security Administration screener - particularly one this stupid.

Rebecca Solomon is 22 and a student at the University of Michigan, and on Jan. 5 she was flying back to school after holiday break. She made sure she arrived at Philadelphia International Airport 90 minutes before takeoff, given the new regulations.

She would be flying into Detroit on Northwest Airlines, the same city and carrier involved in the attempted bombing on Christmas, just 10 days before. She was tense.

What happened to her lasted only 20 seconds, but she says they were the longest 20 seconds of her life.

After pulling her laptop out of her carry-on bag, sliding the items through the scanning machines, and walking through a detector, she went to collect her things.

A TSA worker was staring at her. He motioned her toward him.

Then he pulled a small, clear plastic bag from her carry-on - the sort of baggie that a pair of earrings might come in. Inside the bag was fine, white powder.

She remembers his words: "Where did you get it?"

Two thoughts came to her in a jumble: A terrorist was using her to sneak bomb-detonating materials on the plane. Or a drug dealer had made her an unwitting mule, planting coke or some other trouble in her bag while she wasn't looking.

She'd left her carry-on by her feet as she handed her license and boarding pass to a security agent at the beginning of the line.

Answer truthfully, the TSA worker informed her, and everything will be OK.

Solomon, 5-foot-3 and traveling alone, looked up at the man in the black shirt and fought back tears.

Put yourself in her place and count out 20 seconds. Her heart pounded. She started to sweat. She panicked at having to explain something she couldn't.

Now picture her expression as the TSA employee started to smile.

Just kidding, he said. He waved the baggie. It was his.

And so she collected her things, stunned, and the tears began to fall.

Another passenger, a woman traveling to Colorado, consoled her as others who had witnessed the confrontation went about their business. Solomon and the woman walked to their gates, where each called for security and reported what had happened.

A joke? You're not serious. Was he hitting on her? Was he flexing his muscle? Who at a time of heightened security and rattled nerves would play so cavalierly with a passenger's emotions?

When someone is trying to blow planes out of the sky, what is a TSA employee doing with his eyes off the ball?

When she complained to airport security, Solomon said, she was told the TSA worker had been training the staff to detect contraband. She was shocked that no one took him off the floor, she said.

"It was such a violation," the Wynnewood native told me by phone. "I'd come early. I'd done everything right. And they were kidding about it."

I ran her story past Ann Davis, regional TSA spokeswoman, who said she knew nothing to contradict the young traveler's account.

Davis said privacy law prevents her from identifying the TSA employee. The law prevents her from disclosing what sort of discipline he might have received.

"The TSA views this employee's behavior to be highly inappropriate and unprofessional," she wrote. "We can assure travelers this employee has been disciplined by TSA management at Philadelphia International Airport, and he has expressed remorse for his actions."

Maybe he's been punished enough. That Solomon's father, Jeffrey, is a Center City litigator might mean this story isn't over.

In the meantime, I think the TSA worker should spend time following passengers through the scanners, handing them their shoes. Maybe he could tie them, too.

Update: Ann Davis, the TSA spokeswoman, said this afternoon that the worker is no longer employed by the agency as of today. She said privacy laws prevented her from saying if he was fired or left on his own.

The Dumbing Down Of America

With our government run schools churning out morons like this I really lose hope for the future.

( – More Americans know about television’s Gosselin family (“Jon & Kate Plus Eight”) than know who the first chief justice of the United States was. Likewise, knowledge about pop culture trivia trumps knowledge about “Father of the Constitution.”

The findings are part of a new report issued by the Libertarian Lexington Institute that says teaching U.S. history in schools has been de-emphasized -- with “appalling results.”

The report, called “The Teaching of American History: Promise and Performance,” points to data from a December survey conducted by the nonprofit American Revolution Center (ARC), which showed a full 60 percent of Americans know how many children reality TV stars Jon and Kate Gosselin have -- eight -- but only 11 percent could identify John Jay as the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Given the choices of Jay, John Marshall, Charles Evans Hughes, and Alexander Hamilton, more people chose Hamilton than any other choice, yet he was the only one who never served on the nation’s highest court.

More also knew about the Gosselins, whose public divorce has generated countless inches of tabloid coverage, than could identify James Madison as the “Father of the Constitution.” Only 54 percent were able to do that, despite the aid of a list of other disparate historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.

“The appalling results of de-emphasizing the study of U.S. history in elementary and secondary schools have become painfully obvious in recent years,” said Robert Holland, the report’s author. “(S)chool reformers need to do much more to restore history as a vital subject in American education.”

Other findings:

-- Asked to place the Declaration of Independence in a basic chronology of major events in U.S. history, fewer than half were able to do it.

-- Just 49 percent knew that the founding of Jamestown, Va., widely considered the first permanent English settlement on these shores, actually predated the Declaration of Independence.

-- Only 7 percent admitted they did not know which choice came before the Declaration, while the other 44 percent wrongly thought The Civil War, The Emancipation Proclamation or the War of 1812 came first.

-- More than half of Americans -- 55 percent --attributed a famous Karl Marx quote, one of the philosophical cornerstones of Communism, to Barack Obama, George Washington or Thomas Paine.

Marx said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” While 19 percent knew it was Marx who said it, another 19 percent thought it was George Washington, 15 percent thought it was Obama, and 21 percent identified Paine as the source.

-- Just 3 percent of respondents to the 27-question survey said their knowledge of American history would earn a grade of “F” before beginning, but 83 percent went on to fail by correctly answering less than 16 of the questions.

While ARC surveyed Americans of all ages, the 2006 National Assessment of Educational Progress highlighted that the knowledge gap is beginning early. The results of that survey show that only one-quarter of American 4th, 8th and 12th graders were deemed “proficient” in U.S. history at their grade level.

“The consequences of such lapses are far more grave than doing poorly on the historical portion of a ‘Trivial Pursuit’ game,” Holland said. “The success of our democratic republic depends upon citizens who believe in a common set of ideals as originally expressed in the Founding documents.”

Multi-Culturalism and the Legacy of the ‘60s and ‘70s

Holland identified the '60’s and '70s as the era when studying “traditional American history” began to decline, as focus shifted from the Founders and stewards of government and other institutions to previously ignored groups like “women, racial/ethnic minorities, and immigrants.”

“Whatever might be said for or against a broadening of the study of history, there is no doubt that the sharp switch led to declines in knowledge of the founding of the American republic, its enduring principles, and its accomplishments,” he wrote.

Don Soifer, executive vice president at Lexington and coordinator of its education department, said the emphasis on “radical multiculturalism” is one that “has become increasingly prevalent in many education schools in the country.”

The National Association for Multicultural Education, for example, provides seminars around the countries for teachers of all grade levels to help them, according to their Web site, “prepare students for their responsibilities in an interdependent world.”

Soifer told the issue could be fixed by getting teachers to put the emphasis back on specific subject matter central to understanding America’s founding and history; information that the teachers themselves may be foggy on.

“There’s a diagram in the middle of the paper,” he said, “that gives some examples of just how extreme it is, of teachers who are teaching American history that have very little, subject-matter competence and experience in American history themselves and…have logged very little class time teaching American history themselves.”

The report points out several examples where decisions made by the school district or the quality of teachers have been problematic. In Sacramento, Calif., only 12 minutes per day of instructional time are spent on the subject of American history. In Madison, Wis., schools, only 4 percent of elementary teachers and 15 percent of middle-school teachers of the subject actually majored in history when they went to college.

To begin improving Americans’ historical knowledge, Holland wrote that policymakers “need to attack the problem at its source” by reforming the process by which states certify teachers as competent to teach history to America’s children.

“If teacher candidates lack access to a history major in a particular region for whatever reason, the alternative of winning a history teaching job through (another) route, such as passing a comprehensive examination of content knowledge might be an acceptable option,” Holland said.

“However, a state should not follow (for example) Illinois’ poor example and deliberately water down such a test, simply to qualify more candidates for jobs. High standards are necessary both for teachers and for students if the quality of education is ever to rise to an optimal level.”

Soifer said raising standards for proficiency in the subject matter in each state would be effective because teachers are “responsive” to changes in certification exams.

“(O)ne thing we’ve seen across the (board) is that teachers are responsive to teacher certification requirements,” he said, “and if those requirements emphasize other areas of professional development and not subject-matter competence, then the teachers are going to go in that direction. (I)t’s not that the teachers aren’t getting any professional development, it’s just that they’re getting professional development in areas that largely exclude subject matter competence, and in History, that’s a real problem.”

The American Revolution Center pointed out that there is some measure of hope, however, because more than 90 percent of those surveyed said knowing the history and principles of the American founding was at least somewhat important.