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Not a Libertarian Manifesto – LewRockwell.com

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Review of Matt Kibbe, Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto (William Morrow, 2014), ix + 262 pgs..

“Don’t hurt people” and “Don’t take their stuff” are actually the first two of six “rules for liberty” found in the first chapter of Matt Kibbe’s new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. The others are “Take responsibility,” “Work for it,” “Mind your own business,” and “Fight the Power.” Chapter 1 is indeed somewhat of a libertarian manifesto,

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but the rest of the book is standard conservative fare—just as I predicted.

 

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Devvy Kidd — Will Alabama Supreme Court Jettison the Impostor President?… “Not one stood up for the Constitution. Not Michelle Bachmann. Not Ron Paul. Not Jim DeMint. Not Jeff Sessions. Not Mitch McConnell. Not Orrin Hatch. Not Steve King. Not Rand Paul. Not one of them either time.Those of us who have stood up for the Constitution have been…”

May 5, 2013 50 comments

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Since Leo Donofrio filed the first eligibility challenge back in late 2008, the in-your-face Marxist, Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama, along with his America hating militant comrades, have been systematically destroying this republic.

 

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The gutless cowards in the U.S. Congress — including the ones who have retired, i.e., Jim DeMint and Ron Paul — ALL know full well Soetoro was and is forever constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of president.

 

They’ve all received comprehensive, detailed packages with enough evidence – not speculation – to convene a grand jury ten times over. Issa,

 

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McConnell, Rand Paul, Juan McCain, Pelosi, Schumer, Reid — ALL of them know he usurped the office as well as using forged documents and submitting a forged birth certificate for the whole world to see.Tens of millions of uninformed Americans voted for Soetoro in 2008, so they could brag about voting for “America’s first black president.

 

” Barry Soetoro is bi-racial; Caucasian and Negro. Those who genuflect at the altar of political correctness and wear “white guilt” like a badge of honor have overlooked that thorny little fact because it disturbs their self-righteous “I’m not a racist, I voted for a black man” comfort zone.Soetoro should never have been allowed on any ballot, but those of us who have followed this gigantic fraud from the beginning have watched judges, one after another, display either outright ignorance regarding the ‘natural born citizen’ requirement in the Constitution or act like the same flavor cowards as the entire U.S. Congress who did not stop the electoral college vote in January 2009 or 2013.

 

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Beware the Internet Sales Tax…

April 19, 2013 Leave a comment
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Harry Reid (D-NV), United States Senator from Nevada and Majority Leader of the United States Senate (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Beware the Internet Sales Tax

 

Heritage Foundation ^ | 4/19/2013 | Amy Payne

 

 

 

 

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 7:44:41 AM by IbJensen

 

The Internet sales tax is back, and it could be the next big vote in the Senate.

 

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The proposed law would enable states to force businesses to collect sales tax from customers who live in their state—even when the businesses have no connection to that state.

 

As Heritage President Jim DeMint has said, this violates the classic American principle of “no taxation without representation.” Retailers would be forced to act as tax collectors for states in which they have no voice.

 

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Cruz & Rubio: Tea Party Desperados by Chris Rossini

April 14, 2013 1 comment

I remember so vividly, people with libertarian leanings cheering passionately that a new breed was coming in to change The Republican Party.

 

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English: Official portrait of US Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

The Tea Party was taking Washington…small government, the Constitution…you know the rest…

 

Many of the cheers were coming from the younger generation, who really don’t understand how twisted politicians really are. That, yes, they will lie to you just to get your vote and support.

 

But, that’s what experience is for…the young, oftentimes, must learn their lessons the hard way. We all go through it.

 

 

 

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RadioFreedom.us » Jim DeMint: Why Republicans Must Become More Libertarian

December 10, 2012 Leave a comment

“The new debate in the Republican party needs to be between conservatives and libertarians,” says Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). “A lot of the libertarian ideas that Ron Paul is talking about…should not be alien to any Republican.”

 

Yet right after the 2010 midterm elections, the influential Tea Party favorite proclaimed that “you can’t be a fiscal conservative and not be a social conservative,” a comment that was widely viewed as a slap at libertarians. And South Carolina’s junior senator is also a staunch pro-lifer, has favored a constitutional ban on flag burning, and is on the record saying that gays shouldn’t be allowed to teach at public schools.

 

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

More recently, DeMint has been leaning libertarian. His new book, Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse, is a warning to the nation that we need radical spending cuts (including putting defense spending on the table) or else face economic oblivion. And he was instrumental in getting Tea Party Republicans elected in 2010, including the most libertarian member of the caucus, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who also wrote the foreword to DeMint’s book.

 

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DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner… ““I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s “The Situation Room… (“This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.”)

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations.

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English: United States Senator Jim DeMint at a rally for United States Senate candidate Rand Paul in Erlanger, Kentucky. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.” Read more…

Rand Paul Is Launching A New Ad Campaign To Help Todd Akin (Mo Senate Race on fire for Akin)

October 16, 2012 1 comment

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is wading into the nation’s most incendiary Senate race this week, with the launch of a new statewide, six-figure ad campaign to help Missouri Republican Todd Akin.

 

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Official portrait of United States Senator (R-KY). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Business Insider has learned that Paul’s political action committee, RANDPAC, will go on air Wednesday with a new ad attacking Akin’s opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, for her vote against Paul’s amendment to block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya.

 

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Destroying Internet Freedom by Taxation :

August 31, 2012 5 comments

 

Government taxation is as old as the first brute using force to steal from those intimated by threats. So why should it be any different for the internet? In today’s political environment of choosing winners and losers, the rush to tax online sales is gathering steam.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA…

August 12, 2012 1 comment

 

THE TRUTH ABOUT AMERICA

David Barton | 08/11/2012 | David Barton

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Posted on Saturday, August 11, 2012 11:06:56 PM by RichSr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfEdJNn15E

This needs to be seen by those who do not believe our American History.

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House GOP Death Wish… (“……are just too dumb to understand what brought them back to power after the 2010 Tea Party wave election “)

April 4, 2012 Leave a comment
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Ever since Rick Santilli’s “rant heard ‘round the world” spawned the Tea Party rebellion, establishment Republican leaders have been loath to admit that what motivates Tea Partiers is distaste for them and how they ran Congress, as much as it is distaste for Obama and the Democrats.

Or maybe Republican leaders, particularly in the House of Representatives, are just too dumb to understand what brought them back to power after the 2010 Tea Party wave election – and it wasn’t that voters thirsted for a return to the failed policies of the Bush – Hastert – Frist axis that voters rejected in 2006 and that nearly destroyed the Republican brand during President George W. Bush’s second term.

What brought Republicans back to power in the House, and holds some prospect for keeping them there and even winning the Senate, is the public’s desire for a return to fiscal sanity and constitutional government.

That is the platform Republicans ran on in 2010, and which frankly they have failed to deliver.

Americans have been reasonably patient with the House Republicans. Recognizing that they controlled only one-half of one of the three branches of government, voters seemed willing to bide their time, as long as it appeared that the Republicans had broken with the old ways and offered a clear alternative to the Democrats, who obviously hadn’t.

Now comes word, that at the same time conservatives have begun to question House Republican leadership on budget matters, in an effort to pass a stalled, and outrageously bad, transportation bill the House Republican leadership is considering bringing back earmarks.

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Prison Planet.com » 5 Reasons Why Ron Paul Is The National Security Candidate

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Ron Paul is not simply the anti-war candidate. He is also the national security candidate. This is an important truth that is overlooked.

The wars in the Middle East have been sold to the American people as “national security” wars, but this is a big lie. The wars have nothing to do with America’s national security interests. So, the anti-war position is the same as the pro-national security position.

Washington’s Blog shined a light on the real reasons for America’s endless wars in the article, “Are The Middle East Wars Really About Forcing the World Into Dollars and Private Central Banking?”

Ron Paul is the world’s biggest opponent of private central banking, the fiat dollar system, and the endless war on terror. His resistance has a moral dimension for sure, but his main argument is that America has not benefited from the wars either economically, militarily, or politically.

Throughout his presidential campaign Dr. Paul has repeated the point that America’s national security and economic health are being ruined by Washington’s multiple unsustainable and costly wars.

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Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts

GAO report ^ | 11-30-2011 | edcoil

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:53:25 PM by edcoil

The first ever GAO(Government Accountability Office) audit of the Federal Reserve was carried out in the past few months due to the Ron Paul, Alan Grayson Amendment to the Dodd-Frank bill, which passed last year. Jim DeMint, a Republican Senator, and Bernie Sanders, an independent Senator, led the charge for a Federal Reserve audit in the Senate, but watered down the original language of the house bill(HR1207), so that a complete audit would not be carried out.

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Republicans Throw Their ‘Pledge To America’ Under the OmniBus

November 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Republicans Throw Their ‘Pledge To America’ Under the OmniBus

Red State ^ | 11/17/2011 | David Horowitz

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2011 8:29:32 AM by IbJensen

Update: Roll call of members who stood strong is below the fold.

This afternoon, the House passed Harry Reid’s first minibus appropriations bill (Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD), which contains record levels of spending for Food Stamps, WIC, and international food aid. It also contains $2.3 billion for disaster spending, which is excluded from the budget caps. Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers promised today on the House floor that spending will not exceed the $1.043 trillion spending cap. Well, the extra $2.3 billion in disaster spending allowed him to do just that. Moreover, if they continue to adopt the higher spending levels of the Democrats, the only way to stay below the cap will be to cut defense appropriations. Worse, this bill has a provision, which was inserted into the conference report, to expand the role of Fannie Mae and Freddi Mac.

Last year, as part of their ‘Pledge To America,‘ Republicans promised to downsize Freddie/Fannie. They also promised to end the practice of minibus bills. Today, they violated both pledges. Yes, we know that mantra; it’s a minibus bill; not an omnibus. But the reality is that House Republicans never had an opportunity to vote and amend two-thirds of the bill.

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Prison Planet.com » Herman Cain Courts War Criminal Globalist Henry Kissinger

November 17, 2011 2 comments

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November 17, 2011

Establishment Republican presidential contender Herman Cain asked Rockefeller globalist Henry Kissinger to join his administration, but the aging former Secretary of State turned down the former Kansas City Federal Reserve director.

Dr. Kissinger turned down my offer to be secretary of state,” Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in an interview. “He said he’s perfectly happy doing what he’s doing.”

Kissinger and Cain do breakfast: “Just two guys rapping about foreign policy.”

Sensing that many voters might not like the idea of Kissinger serving in a Cain administration, his spokesman later said Cain didn’t actually ask Kissinger, reports Yahoo News. J.D. Gordon said his boss was sleep deprived during the interview with the Milwaukee newspaper.

Despite the flip-flop and lame excuse, Cain and Kissinger have met frequently in the past to talk foreign policy. Cain has listed Kissinger is one of his key foreign policy influences.

Demonstrating that a Cain administration would be almost identical to a Bush administration, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza said he also admires the neocon John Bolton. In addition, he has his eye on South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Kissinger previously supported Barry Obama. Easily tricked Democrats now gripe about the fact Obama’s foreign policy is an extension of George W. Bush’s foreign policy.

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DEVVY’S EMAIL ALERTS: MORE ON PANETTA”S COMMUNIST TIES…

November 11, 2011 Leave a comment

A nauseating piece for Veteran’s Day covering the current Secretary of Defense.

I covered Panetta’s communist ties in part II of my recent column on OWS and the constitutional militia.

Here’s more. It’s good WND is covering this because they get millions of readers a day.
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Jim DeMint Explains Obama’s Brand New Christmas Tree Tax

November 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Jim DeMint Explains Obama’s Brand New Christmas Tree Tax

Zero Hedge ^ | November 9, 2011 | Tyler Durden

Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 1:50:38 PM by Zakeet

No, it’s not a joke. President Obama really is imposing a special new tax on Christmas trees.

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Jim deMint: We’re Still Not Cutting. Congress refuses to face the fiscal crisis.

November 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Jim deMint: We’re Still Not Cutting. Congress refuses to face the fiscal crisis.

National Review ^ | 11/08/2011 | Jim DeMint

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:28:38 AM by SeekAndFind

Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after the 2010 elections, Washington politicians are still voting to make the government even bigger and more expensive than ever.

Don’t believe me?

Even though the federal government is nearly $15 trillion in debt, it’s spending at record-high levels. Federal spending has gone up 5 percent in the first nine months of this year alone.

Just last week, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate passed three new spending bills to increase 2012 funding above 2011 funding levels. The bills will increase spending for the Department of Agriculture by $6.4 billion; for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development by more than $2 billion; and for the Commerce, Justice, and State departments by more than $694 million.

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Michele Bachmann: Why do we need a Department of Education, anyway? (via ~ BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984+ ~ (BLOG & EMAIL))

September 6, 2011 Leave a comment

CNN’s Political Ticker isolates this element of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s reliably conservative responses at Sen. Jim DeMint’s political forum in South Carolina today, making it both a headline and lead paragraph: Painting herself as a “constitutional conservative” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told Sen. Jim DeMint’s forum Monday that if elected president she would look to get rid of the Department of Education, among other things. “Because the C … Read More

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Michele Bachmann: Why do we need a Department of Education, anyway?

September 5, 2011 1 comment

CNN’s Political Ticker isolates this element of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s reliably conservative responses at Sen. Jim DeMint’s political forum in South Carolina today, making it both a headline and lead paragraph:

Painting herself as a “constitutional conservative” Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told Sen. Jim DeMint’s forum Monday that if elected president she would look to get rid of the Department of Education, among other things.

“Because the Constitution does not specifically enumerate nor does it give to the federal government the role and duty to superintend over education that historically has been held by the parents and by local communities and by state governments,” she said, responding to a question by DeMint, a popular figure among the tea party movement.

The not-so-subtle implication of PT’s prominent placement of this Bachmann statement is that it’s obviously extreme. You know those crazy “constitutional conservatives”! But is it? Abolishing the Department of Education might sound like an ultra-conservative pipe dream — and anything but advisable in the Information Age, when education is key to global competitiveness — but, perhaps, just perhaps, Bachmann has a point.

In the first place, she’s right about the Constitution. But, in the second, does the federal government actually do a better job of educating our children than would state or local governments? Naturally, questions of right and equity enter in. It is, after all, commonly accepted that children have the right to an equal education (although even that could be debated). But as regards efficacy, it’s pretty clear flexibility and freedom to address the needs of individual children enhances education.

Please don’t interpret this as an endorsement of Bachmann’s view; I’m still forming my opinions on education policy. It is, rather, a defense of the debate. The purpose and prowess of the Ed Department ought to be analyzed. And the agency, no less than any other budget-straining bit of the bureaucracy, ought to be held accountable.

This all brings me back to why I love Bachmann as a presidential candidate (if not necessarily as the GOP nominee or actual president): She says what needs to be said to move the public dialogue in a productive direction. Sometimes, she does that by simply speaking truth. Sometimes, as now, she does it by offering up views that can then be debated, discussed, shaped and molded into a more palatable — yet-ever-so-slightly-more-conservative — position in the immediate term — while leaving the possibility of her so-called “extreme” solutions open in the long term.

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Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech

August 31, 2011 Leave a comment

Sen. Jim DeMint vowed Wednesday to try to block President Barack Obama from addressing a joint session of Congress on the same day as a Republican presidential debate next week.

Obama could learn something from the GOP, DeMint reasoned, in adding his voice — and his vote — to a growing chorus of Republican objections.

“The president should pick another night. I’m planning to watch the Republican primary debate … and the president should watch it, too,”

The iconic South Carolina conservative said. “If he has a jobs proposal, put it in writing, give us a cost estimate, and send it over. I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter. If he insists on playing politics by picking the night of the GOP debate, I will object to the session.”

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Opponents Of Debt Hike to be Barred From “Super Congress”

August 2, 2011 1 comment

Fiscal conservatives like Rand Paul will be omitted to ensure unconstitutional body can fast track tax increases

Paul Joseph Watson

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Senators who voted against the debt ceiling hike will be barred from being on the panel of the unconstitutional “Super Congress,” as the Washington elite ensures all roadblocks to crippling tax increases and other planned assaults on the constitution are removed.

According to The Weekly Standard, Republican sources have confirmed that the likes of Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and other fiscal conservatives will be dismissed as choices for the new super committee partly as a punishment for their failure to back the debt hike and most importantly to prevent any obstacles to the committee passing tax hikes an

 

d entitlement cuts.

“Excluding those who vote against……………………………….

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DeMint warns that the tea party is losing ‘focus’

July 20, 2011 Leave a comment

“I really don’t know,” DeMint said. “As I move around, people are telling me they’re out there and they’re engaged, but since the election they have not had as much of a focus.”

In 2009 and 2010, thousands of people took to the streets in cities around the country under the tea party banner to protest President Obama’s legislative agenda. But since Republicans took control of the House and beefed up their ranks in the Senate, participation at tea party rallies—and the number of rallies themselves—has waned. Republicans in Congress are now embroiled in a debate over reducing federal spending in return for a vote to raise the debt ceiling. DeMint has led the charge in the Senate, demanding a constitutional amendment that would force the federal government to balance its budget annually. But he said it’s crucial for the tea party to pressure other Republicans looking to compromise.

If they don’t, DeMint suggested, it could be an indicator that the tea party is losing steam.

“We’ve got well over 100 outside groups and well over 100 tea party groups that are focused on this Cut, Cap, Balance and we’ll see in the next few days if they still have the energy and the passion to affect policy here in Washington,” he said. “If we can’t move some votes in the House and Senate with that, it’s going to be a little bit discouraging right now. It’s not only make or break time for Republicans, it’s make or break time for the tea party.”

“I’m looking for some signals that they’re not only still awake, but that they’ve gained power,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll see them.”

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Jim DeMint: I’ll use every tool I have to stop the McConnell plan

July 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Right now, Senate caucus leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell are putting their heads together to flesh out the specifics of the Plan Z proposal McConnell floated at the beginning of the week. Reid’s involvement has actually improved the idea, National Review’s Rich Lowry concedes, but that doesn’t give conservative firebrand Senator Jim DeMint any warm fuzzies. On Twitter a few minutes ago, DeMint announced that he would block the McConnell plan if presented to the Senate with “every tool” at his disposal:

JimDeMint: I’ll use every tool in Senate to stop passage of “Plan B” blank check debt limit increase.

JimDeMint: No Republican was elected to give President Obama more power and that’s what this plan does.

Every tool means three in particular: the hold, the filibuster, and withholding unanimous consent. The hold is not a permanent block on consideration, however. Senate rules allow for holds to be overridden, although it takes days of floor votes to do so. It’s actually similar to the filibuster, as the remedy is the cloture vote to end debate as in filibusters. If McConnell and Reid united on a plan, one would presume that they could carry enough votes to reach 60, especially since Democrats in the Senate would probably follow the White House lead on this plan.

Unanimous consent is another matter entirely. One Senator can force a near-stoppage of Senate business by withholding unanimous consent simply by objecting to every time-saving order of business on the floor. Bills would have to be read aloud in their entirety as an example, or roll call votes conducted to bypass those requirements. It’s the tedium option, and in this case DeMint has a big advantage: the calendar. A solution to the debt-ceiling issue is now pressing, and the longer DeMint can stall the Senate on all of its business, the more distant the prospects for this proposal becomes.

DeMint is right that this gives the President more power on the debt ceiling, although it’s not entirely unchecked power, and it is for a limited time only. It comes with a price — the responsibility for unpopular increases and further spending. But politically, DeMint is right that handing more power to Obama is not the kind of action that convinced voters to send more Republicans to Congress.

The better bet would be to have the House pass a short-term debt-ceiling increase with balancing spending cuts, and dare the Senate and the President to kill it. Is Boehner moving on that front yet?

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Prison Planet.com » Obama Walkout Linked To Debt Panic Ploy?

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

President Obama’s dramatic decision to walk out of debt talks with Republican leaders yesterday all but confirms Senator DeMint’s claim that the White House is deliberately stalling until the last minute as a ploy to push through a deal on its own terms, relying on stirring panic in a similar vein to how the 2008 bailout was passed on the back of bellicose threats of martial law and economic catastrophe.

“Obama abruptly ended a tense budget meeting with Republican leaders by walking out of the room, a Republican aide familiar with the talks said,” according to Reuters.

Obama also reportedly stated, “This may bring my presidency down but I will not yield on this,” a petulant threat that characterizes how the White House has repeatedly resorted to financial terrorism in a bid to scare lawmakers into submission.

Obama, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner have

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Prison Planet.com » Obama Walkout Linked To Debt Panic Ploy?

July 14, 2011 Leave a comment

President Obama’s dramatic decision to walk out of debt talks with Republican leaders yesterday all but confirms Senator DeMint’s claim that the White House is deliberately stalling until the last minute as a ploy to push through a deal on its own terms, relying on stirring panic in a similar vein to how the 2008 bailout was passed on the back of bellicose threats of martial law and economic catastrophe.

“Obama abruptly ended a tense budget meeting with Republican leaders by walking out of the room, a Republican aide familiar with the talks said,” according to Reuters.

Obama also reportedly stated, “This may bring my presidency down but I will not yield on this,” a petulant threat that characterizes how the White House has repeatedly resorted to financial terrorism in a bid to scare lawmakers into submission.

Obama, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner have consistently claimed that failure to reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling would be catastrophic and almost certainly lead to the US defaulting. Republican lawmakers like DeMint, Michele Bachman and Speaker of the House Boehner insist that this is not the case. Yesterday, Bachman said the inevitability of a default was “simply not true.”

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Is Congress Legitimate Given Obama’s Usurpation of the Presidency?| The Post & Email

July 13, 2011 Leave a comment

“NATIVE BORN, NATURAL BORN, AND JUST PASSING THROUGH”

July 13, 2011

John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court after our nation’s founding. It was Jay who urged the Framers to include the term “natural born Citizen” as it pertained to the qualifications for the office of the President and Commander-in-Chief

Dear Senator DeMint,

I hope this gets to you, as I think this is a vitally important issue and you are one of the few people in Congress at least making conservative “noises!”

It seems the current phrase is “Cut, Cap and Balance” in an effort to find some fiscal sanity before our country is completely destroyed by Mr. Obama and his fellow Marxists.

Now this is coming from a Congress (collectively AND individually) who, after repeatedly telling us they would be different, have overspent over the years and with Obama at the throttle have gone on a binge unlike any seen in history!

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Prison Planet.com » Senator: Obama Creating Panic To Push Through Debt Hike

July 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Senator Jim DeMint has accused President Barack Obama and Timothy Geithner of deliberately fostering panic in order to push through an agreement that would allow the debt ceiling to be raised, accusing the White House of “burning the clock” in order to push a decision close to the deadline, echoing how Congress was threatened with “martial law in America” before the 2008 bailout vote.

On Sunday Treasury Secretary Geithner painted a grim picture of the so-called economic “recovery,” telling NBC’s Meet the Press, “it’s going to feel very hard, harder than anything they’ve experienced in their lifetime now, for a long time to come.”

Geithner also told Fox News that the US would be forced into default if an agreement on raising the debt ceiling was not reached.

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Restraining Obama Congress works to limit the President’s options.

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Restraining Obama Congress works to limit the President’s options.

Restraining Obama Congress works to limit the President’s options.:

“Congress has been running around and installing child-safety locks on various aspects of the Presidency over the past few days. First, House Republicans announced they would not be sending an adjournment resolution to the Senate for the Memorial Day break.

“We will remain in pro forma session,” explained Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who urged the House to take this remarkable step. “No controversial nominees will be allowed to circumvent the confirmation process during the break.” No recess means no recess appointments. Neat. ((READ ON))

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com …

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The Tea Party Must Stop The Government’s Freedom Grab,,,

December 31, 2010 Leave a comment

DeMint Vows to Reverse FCC’s Internet Take Over! Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, says Federal Communications Commission should be renamed the “Fabricating a Crisis Commission,” following a vote by the panel’s three Democrats to approve proposed rules that amount to a hostile takeover of the Internet by a government agency acting illegally.
The proposal – misleadingly described by proponents as an attempt to insure “net neutrality” by guaranteeing equal access to the Internet – was introduced a year ago by Julius Genachowski, President Obama’s appointee as FCC chairman.
A federal court has ruled that the commission has no authority to regulate the Internet, and a bipartisan group of senators and representives warned Genechowski not to attempt to impose a regulatory regime on the Internet earlier this year.
The move’s legality was even questioned by FCC Commissioner Michael Copp, one of the Democrats who voted today with Genachowski, saying he considered voting against the proposal because it lacks a sufficiently defensible legal basis to survive a court challenge promised by major Internet Service Providers like Verizon, Microsoft, and AT & T.

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As the saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” I can’t find any compelling reason whatsoever for the FCC to make this move other than to harness more power into the hands of the federal government. They already got struck down by an Appellate Court earlier this year for attempting almost the same thing, so they will undoubtedly face another lawsuit barring action by Congress first to reverse their decision, which seems to be the route Senator DeMint intends on going.
“The Obama Administration has ignored evidence that this federal takeover will hang a millstone of regulatory and legal uncertainty around the neck of a vibrant sector of our economy.
“Proceeding on its own liberal whims rather than facts, this FCC has chosen to grant itself broad authority to limit how businesses can bring the internet to consumers in faster and more innovative ways.

Tea Party kingmaker DeMint sees ‘war in Washington’

November 14, 2010 Leave a comment

The Tea Party movement is just the “tip of the iceberg” of political change and a looming “war in Washington,” South Carolina’s conservative Republican Senator Jim DeMint said on Thursday.

“Tea Party candidates were the energy behind all of the Republican victories,” said DeMint, a kingmaker behind the loosely organized network of conservatives and libertarians that helped Republicans capture the U.S. House of Representatives in last week’s midterm elections.

“I think what we’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg of a new wave of citizen activism that I think will realign politics,” DeMint told Reuters in a telephone interview.

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DeMint: Establishment Will Try To Buy Off Tea Party Candidates

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Congratulations to all the tea party-backed candidates who overcame a determined, partisan opposition to win their elections. The next campaign begins today. Because you must now overcome determined party insiders if this nation is going to be spared from fiscal disaster.

Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government philosophy. Consider what former GOP senator-turned-lobbyist Trent Lott told the Washington Post earlier this year: “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.”Don’t let them. Co-option is coercion. Washington operates on a favor-based economy and for every earmark, committee assignment or fancy title that’s given, payback is expected in return. The chits come due when the roll call votes begin.

This is how big-spending bills that everyone always decries in public always manage to pass with just enough votes.ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOWDeMint: Establishment Will Try To Buy Off Tea Party Candidates 260310banner2Having A Supply Of Healthy Foods That Last Just Makes Sense ADBut someone can’t be bribed if they aren’t for sale.

Here is some humble advice on how to recognize and refuse such offers.

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Video Sarah Palin & Michele Bachmann Campaign For Joe Miller: ‘Lisa Murkowski Beyond Shameful’

October 29, 2010 1 comment

40min Video of Sarah Palin In Alaska & Michele Bachmann 1st 2 min via video Campaigning For Joe Miller: ‘Lisa Murkowski Beyond Shameful’

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The Fired Congress – In December, more than a dozen senators will come back to…Sen. DeMint

October 5, 2010 Leave a comment

The Fired CongressIn December, more than a dozen senators will come back to Washington and decide how much more tax money to take from Americans, without being accountable to any of them.Some companies have a policy that once someone is fired, they aren’t allowed back on the premises out of fear they might do further damage to the company. It’s too bad Congress doesn’t have the same policy. Because before they’re replaced in January, all of the Democrats who are put out of a job in November will be able to come back and rob the nation blind.More than a dozen senators will come back to Washington and decide how much more tax money to take from Americans, without being accountable to any of them. Higher taxes, cap-and-trade, amnesty, and card check will be top-priority items for the Fired Congress, otherwise known as the lame-duck Congress. They’re also likely to roll unfinished appropriations bills into a massive, pork-stuffed omnibus to snag every last possible earmark on their way out of Washington.This must not happen. The only acceptable outcome of the lame-duck session is a continuing resolution to keep government operating at current levels of spending and taxation, as I pushed the Senate to do in 2006 after Republicans lost the majority to the Democrats. No last-minute earmarks, no add-ons, no tax increases, and no big deficit spending.By simply passing a continuing resolution that kept the government funded at current levels until February 2007, Republicans stopped more than 10,000 earmarks from being enacted and prevented big spenders in Congress from wasting billions of dollars on pork-barrel projects. Then, 2007 became the year without earmarks, because when that temporary continuing resolution expired in February, Congress extended it for the rest of the year. We should adopt the same approach during the 2010 lame-duck session.To stop a wasteful omnibus and instead secure a continuing resolution, Republicans must hold together. Fortunately, the GOP may have a few reinforcements on the way. Three new senators will take office immediately following the midterms — one each from Delaware, Illinois, and West Virginia, where special elections are being held to replace temporarily appointed senators. And the Republicans running in these races are eager to help.Illinois Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk has promised that if he wins, “I will become the 42nd Republican senator, with the opportunity to put the brakes on any lame-duck overreach.”

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Senators line up to tell U.N. to leave kids alone

August 22, 2010 Leave a comment

So far, the senators who have joined to oppose what critics have described as a usurpation of parents’ rights by international bureaucrats are:

Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain of Arizona, Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Sens. Mike Crapo and James Risch of Idaho, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sens. Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts of Kansas, Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana, Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker of Mississippi, Sen. Christopher Bond of Missouri, Sen. Mike Johanns of Nebraska, Sen. John Ensign of Nevada, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Sens. Tom Coburn and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Sens. Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, Sens. Robert Bennett and Orrin Hatch of Utah and Sens. John Barrasso and Michael Enzi of Wyoming.

Learn what goes on beyond the playground, in “The Harsh Truth About Public Schools”The resolution states the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child should not even be presented to the Senate for a vote, which would require two-thirds approval for ratification, because it “is contrary to the principles of self-government and federalism, and … because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child undermines traditional pr

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