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06/02/10

Is Congress regulating its way to the next crisis?

Quote of the Day: "It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be tomorrow." -- James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution, 4th US President, Source: "Federalist" # 62

Politicians have a standard cure for every problem -- REGULATION. But what happens when there are so many regulations that not even the regulators can know them all, or understand what their consequences are? A case in point . . .

Widespread reliance on credit rating agencies, and a lack of knowledge about how those agencies were regulated, were major contributors to the 2008 financial meltdown.

Just this one example (explained in our sample letter below) is enough reason to reject the so-called financial reform bills being put forward by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. Complicated regulations helped cause the 2008 mess, and they are NO part of the solution.

If you agree, please send Congress a letter telling them so.

You may borrow from or copy from this sample letter . . .

Wall Street is already the most regulated sector of the economy. Too many regulations means that even the regulators don't know them all. Jeffrey Friedman of the Cato Institute shows how this helped cause the 2008 financial meltdown. http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v32n1/cpr32n1-1.html

It appears that both the banks and the Federal Reserve were unaware that a 1975 SEC rule turned S&P, Moody's, and Fitch into a legally protected oligopoly, protecting them from competition from other rating agencies!

* Commercial banks believed in the soundness of the ratings from these agencies
* Other federal regulators wrongly believed S&P, Moody's, and Fitch were subject to "market discipline"
* But because these agencies were actually protected from competition, they got sloppy, and provided unreliable ratings
* This caused many financial institutions to purchase bad mortgage pools

In other words . . .

Regulators were unaware of the regulations! So how will MORE regulations help?

New regulations constantly address "the unintended consequences of previous regulations." They never really fix anything.

Instead of over-regulating the economy, strike at the root with real reform . . .

* End subsidies and bailouts -- make companies feel the consequences of their actions
* Stop creating monopolies, as you did with the credit rating companies

More regulations cause chaos, confusion, and catastrophe. Freer markets promote caution, transparency, and long-term growth. Therefore, I want you to oppose the Frank-Dodd financial reform bill.

END LETTER

You can send you letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

And tell your friends! Re-tweet this message.

Thanks for being part of the Downsize DC Army.

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE
IN THE NEWS

CENSUS 2010

Police arrest Census taker
http://bit.ly/bC0ZcN

OBAMA CARE

Lawsuit to feds: Constitution says, 'No you can't'
http://bit.ly/8Xn7gc

OBAMA NATION

Poll shocker! Majority wants Obama records
http://bit.ly/dw54R9

Question leaves president's spokesman speechless?
http://bit.ly/aotu7Z

All aboard! Obama pals back violent Gaza flotilla
http://bit.ly/bAWJ1p

Obama's FTC plan to reinvent America's news media
http://bit.ly/d2M3bA

POLICE STATE NEWS

Children, 4, 'to be fingerprinted to borrow school books from library'
http://bit.ly/aUhKME

Supreme Court rules suspects must speak to remain silent
http://bit.ly/9vJlFQ

Darpa's Beady-Eyed Camera Spots the Non-Cooperative
http://bit.ly/bVestZ

Watch: LAPD caught kicking cyclist at anti-BP protest
http://bit.ly/bhcGKp

OIL SPILL 2010

Goldman Sold 44% Of Its BP Stock 3 Wks Before Blowout
http://bit.ly/db6Ipg

BP's bid to stem spill stalls with stuck saw
http://bit.ly/bBnRp3

Dying, dead marine wildlife paint morbid picture of Gulf Coast following oil spill
http://bit.ly/9wesQA

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Del. to launch federal ID initiative
http://bit.ly/9mYtn5

Carson man nabbed in fake ID scam
http://bit.ly/dt46QM

Salem DMV bribes topping $35k may be just 'tip of the iceberg'
http://bit.ly/cHiHvX

ECONOMIC NEWS

Summer of Full Flights and High Fares
http://nyti.ms/bbRus9

Yikes! China paying U.S. unemployment checks
http://bit.ly/dd0NYx

U.S. debt soars to 90% of GDP
http://bit.ly/b7YF7k

Meth lab arrests may increase, State Police say
http://bit.ly/9pDeIQ

Beijing in a sweat as China's economy overheats
http://bit.ly/9NbaQM

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

'These people want empire' - Global Government
http://bit.ly/bBqnTe

Petition To Block Congressional Attacks On Freedom Of Speech And Press
http://bit.ly/129R5P

Crist says he’s ‘lonely’ on campaign trail - LOL
http://bit.ly/d4BkrC

Anti-incumbency takes down another congressman
http://yhoo.it/bIgsE8

Parker Griffith Party Switcher concedes, Mo Brooks is the GOP nominee for Congress
http://bit.ly/burU7w

Simmering anger may drive religious right back to polls
http://bit.ly/aloWoI

Christian conservatives target seated judges
http://bit.ly/chhSCW

Chinese hiding three million babies a year
http://bit.ly/cYTH9U

U.S. public demanding probe of Obama in Sestak-gate
http://bit.ly/9Vc68U

Gibbs: Sestak not offered spot on intel board
http://bit.ly/bkKImn

GLOBAL WARMING

Al and Tipper Gore to separate
http://politi.co/df0kpN

Divorce Found to Harm The Environment With Higher Energy, Water Use
http://bit.ly/9VBd7Y

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Facebook “Like” Worm Spreads
http://bit.ly/cuWnZR

Wikileaks Was Launched With Documents Intercepted From Tor
http://bit.ly/cZhc1i

Hackers are using more sophisticated methods in gaining personal information
http://bit.ly/9OVINm

Woman Sues Google for Bad Directions
http://yhoo.it/9gExrF

Hackers Extort Sex Gamers
http://bit.ly/9s4DBU

Cyber crime expands: Hackers can rent Botnets
http://bit.ly/9o1SGG

Google Ditches Microsoft's Windows Over Security Issues
http://bit.ly/9PJCn7

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Lawmakers considering a bill to require English for a NC driver's license
http://bit.ly/avwzj7

HEALTH NEWS

New blood test can spot cancer before it develops
http://bit.ly/dxYJ1X

MORAL DECLINE

Police: Girl raped, then relocated
http://bit.ly/b4Uxl7

12 dead in U.K. shooting rampage
http://bit.ly/cyC1ek

Woman escapes from forced marriage
http://bit.ly/bLgNj2

Video game fanatic hunts down and stabs rival player who killed character online
http://bit.ly/cgXhsN

Steve Jobs says Foxconn in China 'not a sweatshop' after worker deaths
http://bit.ly/9BiV52

WICKED WEATHER

Tropical Storm Agatha blows a hole in Guatemala City
http://bit.ly/cKo9Dy

TAKING ACTION TO SAVE YOUR LIFE

Stranded man cuts power poles to draw attention
http://bit.ly/a9xDNI

VERY OLD MAINSTREAM MEDIA

CNN Turns 30, Quietly and Without Fanfare
http://bit.ly/cPflwV

06/01/10

Will Legislators Continue to Ignore We the People?

One would think after seeing the spaniking incmumbents are receiving during the early primaries that legislators would stop legislating and start representing. But it seems that they are going to ignore the people until they are voted out.

Legislators think a national id card will stoip illegal immigrants from illegally entering our country. That is laughable at best. National id cards are a bigger risk to national security than not having one.

Putting all of our senstive information into one hackable database is just asking for trouble. While many states havbe opted out of the Real ID National ID scheme, others like NC and Deleware are going forward with it and ignoring all the dangers of haveing such a system.

Legislators are also considering Immigration Reform. Now reform means amnesty. More than 80% of Americans do not want amnesty for those who have entered our country illegally.

States like AZ have to take it upon themselves to make it illegal to be in the state illegally. They have the right to do so under the tenth amendment.

Lets face it, there are some simple solutions to control the flow of illegal immigrants into this country.

* Secure our borders - We need more than 1200 additional troops to stop the crossing
* Enforce current immigration laws
* Jail and fine employers of illegal aliens
* Cut off the social programs for illegals

These simple things will help stop the flow of those who want to enter our nation illegally, but legislators want to ignore common sense approaches and try to use the same argument they did in the last amnesty, "We cant round them up and deport them all."

Of course not, all we need to do is do more enforcement and remove the incentives, ie free health care, food stamps, and employment.

Be sure to remind your elected leaders that you will not forget come election day.

Stand up, Speak up, Live Free

IN THE NEWS
OIL SPILL UPDATES

Expert: Nuking oil leak ‘only thing we can do’
http://bit.ly/8Zs5imEnergy

Is BP trying to cap the Gulf oil well, or keep it flowing?
http://bit.ly/b88Gqi

CENSUS 2010

Two more Census workers blow the whistle
http://bit.ly/bOXdjS

Census workers can enter your apartment in your absence
http://bit.ly/c2AZsY

POLICE STATE NEWS

Michigan To License Journalists?
http://bit.ly/bJeFZw

Hospital uses armed man in unannounced drill
http://bit.ly/a6GO7R

Lawtey PD Officer Arrested, Charged with Bribery, Accused of Offering to Take Cash for Tickets
http://bit.ly/a1JsUu

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Looming Financial Holocaust - Is Closer Than We Thought ...
http://bit.ly/amDKgW

The U.S. Economic Collapse Top 20 Countdown
http://bit.ly/dAZPcK

U.S. Spending on Food Stamps at All-Time High, Sparking Debate Over Welfare
http://bit.ly/9hf9VW

US money supply plunges at 1930s pace as Obama eyes fresh stimulus
http://bit.ly/dxxSn0

3 Fla. banks, 1 each in Nev., Calif. shut down
http://yhoo.it/92MeDD

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Israel Attacks Unarmed Americans in International Waters
http://bit.ly/9LruQ2

Obama's Letter to Lula Exposes White House Forked Tongue On Iran
http://bit.ly/cqhS35

China shields North Korea at crisis summit
http://bit.ly/aJSuM6

Let's Get Creative!
http://bit.ly/bin6R0

Pelosi Predicts House Will Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
http://yhoo.it/9GD99U

Mixing oil and water
http://bit.ly/ahhcJo

2ND AMMENDMENT

U.N. gun ban faces pre-emptive attack
http://bit.ly/9CwNoG

HEALTH NEWS

Phoenix-area hospitals fight highly toxic 'supergerm'
http://bit.ly/aPns1e

Radioactive fish near Vt. nuke plant deemed common
http://bit.ly/96MoGa

Youngsters Dying From Blood Clots
http://bit.ly/ce2r9m

Is our demand for cheap food putting our health at risk?
http://bit.ly/dAAgVF

Virginia Tech professor uncovered truth about lead in D.C. water
http://bit.ly/ddISW8

1-FDA probes hundreds of J&J children drug complaints
http://bit.ly/cTdNLG

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Feds Issue Terror Watch for the Texas/Mexico Border
http://bit.ly/d5Lcr9

MORAL DECLINE

Dad in China Chains Up Boy, 8, Tries to Auction Him
http://bit.ly/bxigL0

Calif. woman kills self while driving with daughter
http://bit.ly/cg4JgX

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hackers Take Over BP Twitter Feed
http://bit.ly/9ZKMXN

Hackers will keep hammering Facebook, say researchers
http://bit.ly/ctwwEd

Tech Talk Podcast: Car Viruses
http://nyti.ms/9BSI8d

MILITARY NEWS

Saving soldiers from gay death
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff421.htm

05/26/10

Should People be Allowed to Film/Record Police?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNcDGqzAB30&feature=player_embedded

Apparantly in the State of Maryland it is illegal to videotape the police or anyone in public without their consent.

It seems that the legislators in Maryland had a good idea, prevent people from being videotaped without their permission.

This would make it easier to convict the freaks who like to take images of people in ways they dont like.

However it seems they left out the fact that Public officials and employees do not have the expectation of privacy.

While the guy acted like a buffoon and was driving like an idiot, he deservingly received his ticket, but tapping a police officer can benefit both officer and the person be subjected to any type of confrontation with an officer.

One has to wonder if the legislators made a mistake when creating this law or if they purposely made it so broad as a means to keep their faces off the likes of youtube and the local news when they are seen doing something wrong or illegal.

If the police can rightfully videotape criminals then the people should have the right to videotape the authorities and public officials, otherwise they have no incentives to behave accordingly because after all any video made without their consent could be confiscated before it is made public.

The people of Maryland should stand up and tell their legislators that this legislation needs to change.

STAND UP>SPEAK UP>LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL 2010

Obama to aides: 'Plug the damn hole'
http://bit.ly/a3wmSf

Oil-spill fix? Blow it up!
http://bit.ly/aUftVb

OBAMA NATION

President in rift with reporters?
http://bit.ly/cKdb8t

Sestak White House scandal called 'impeachable offense'
http://bit.ly/bb4Y7H

For Sestak Matter, a Trust Us Response From White House
http://nyti.ms/9CTol7

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Nationalists' 'Operation Rahm Emanuel' Continues
http://bit.ly/azNZUQ

Finally, lawmakers to hear 'Bilderberg conspiracy'
http://bit.ly/a1gGWT

NYC community board OKs ground zero mosque plans
http://bit.ly/d6aUIZ

Jamaica: prime minister promises calm as 60 die in Kingston gun battles
http://bit.ly/8XLwBp

Clinton: World Must Respond to N. Korea Torpedo Strike on S. Korea Ship Cheonan
http://bit.ly/bKpjRb

North Korea cuts all ties with the South
http://bit.ly/aa2Krx

Senate Republicans bluntly reject Obama call for bipartisan support
http://bit.ly/aklnbO

POLICE STATE NEWS

Explain mixing nightsticks with voters
http://bit.ly/axdYEW

The Toronto G20 police state crackdown
http://bit.ly/aSiJQu

TERRORISM USA

US Apologizes to Billionaire Added to Terror No-fly List
http://bit.ly/9bjE27

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV Worker, State Trooper Charged In Bribery, ID Fraud Case
http://bit.ly/bL4pmg

Google Street View 'single biggest breach of privacy in history'
http://bit.ly/aWP72Q

Technical Problems Cause DMV Computer Outages
http://bit.ly/d4dpwl

Fake ID vendors hit the streets of the Mission
http://bit.ly/cmOged

Denver's website hacked twice in one week
http://bit.ly/di2oii

I saw ID cards turn Italy into a police state
http://bit.ly/9LpRpu

Ohio family faces killer's parole, Ore. ID fraud
http://bit.ly/anmJao

Anti-Surveillance fashion graces Maker's Faire
http://bit.ly/cmlOhS

Summer Vacation - A Privacy and Identity Theft Primer
http://bit.ly/aKa7kl

HEALTH NEWS

U.K. Bans Doctor Who Linked Autism to MMR Vaccine
http://bit.ly/cRN9rf

The 'worst drink in America' 2,000-calorie milkshake
http://bit.ly/a5AhSI

ECONOMIC NEWS

Finding Your Calling: What Is a Vocation?
http://bit.ly/doWmav

OVERCONSUMPTION IN AMERICA

Why Asia Will Overtake America
http://bit.ly/c3FUDG

Elderly Hoarders Rescued From Under Trash Heap
http://bit.ly/bwHyre

MORAL DECLINE

Dolton Teens Sold Teen Girls Into Sex Slavery
http://bit.ly/dzUIE1

Middle School Teacher Charged With Molesting 8th Grade Boy at Her School
http://bit.ly/cPKj5i

Psychologist: Wayne Treacy, Accused of Beating Josie Ratley, Has PTSD
http://bit.ly/cRnoXw

IMMIGRATION NEWS

NC Becomes 18th State Pushing Arizona's New Immigration Law
http://bit.ly/dpPLEq

17 States Now Filing Versions of Arizona’s Immigration Bill SB 1070
http://bit.ly/dePDY5

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientist 'infected' with computer virus
http://bit.ly/cVL93b

British UFO Hacker's Extradition On Hold
http://bit.ly/de7r7Y

Foreign hackers are targeting small business, says BBB
http://bit.ly/aAZfFT

Hackers, peer-to-peer networks, human error all threaten health data security
http://bit.ly/9L0rVY

05/25/10

Joe Sestak Needs to Come Clean

Joe Sestak has admitted that the White House has offered him a job to stay out of the Senatorial primary, but neither he nor the White House will come clean with the details.

The people of PA and the US have the right to know about the secretive deals coming out of the Obama administration. We want to know what our representatives were promised when they supported obamacare and the bailouts.

I am sure that this tactic isn't new, but We the people expect to be represented by our legislators and not have them sellout to the highest bidder for them to increase their personal gain.

Rest assured Americans do not care about the party affiliation, what they do care about is the integrity of our legislature.

Those in DC both Democrats and Republicans are being sent home as a result of these types of deals and as a result or simply ignoring the will of the people.

The primaries are just the beginning of the change that is reshaping our political culture. The November elections will bring forth even further change. Those members of the Senate who are not up for re-0election until 2012 and have ignored our voices, should start looking for new employment now.

Joe Sestak if you have been paying attention and you want to win the senatorial seat should come clean now or suffer the consequences at the polls.

IN THE NEWS

OIL SPILL UPDATES

BP refuses EPA order to switch to less-toxic oil dispersant
http://bit.ly/d6AFy8

Oil spill brings ‘death in the ocean from top to bottom’
http://bit.ly/aDKWtk

BP faces removal from oil clean-up operation
http://bit.ly/aW8Tev

BP faces growing calls for boycott of its US products
http://bit.ly/9tkjxZ

POLICE STATE NEWS

Autistic teen says he was beaten and arrested
http://bit.ly/cy2sRM

Florida Uses Bogus Reason To Implement Red Light Cameras
http://bit.ly/ahoZzF

CSI Paints Conspiracy Researchers As 'Terrorists'
http://bit.ly/d4bois

Nanny State or Police State?
http://bit.ly/clRBzC

USA Man faces 5 years in prison for recording out of control cop
http://bit.ly/bVu8eX

Fighting the Police State in London
http://bit.ly/bT0rjF

Feds Move to Throw Marijuana Users in Prison for Driving
http://bit.ly/c4AAXk

OBAMA NATION

US appoints first cyber warfare general
http://bit.ly/b2n05L

9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama records
http://yhoo.it/cokHfx

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Sestak, White House deflect job-offer questions
http://bit.ly/a7FGht

Sestak, White House still mum on alleged administration job offer
http://bit.ly/9B0Scp

Weiner to White House: Come Clean on Sestak Offer
http://bit.ly/9Y2Wah

What Is Rand Paul?
http://bit.ly/cL8Pss

GOP officials ponder how to help, and tame, Paul
http://bit.ly/d04sPV

Bill Clinton rips 'birthers'
http://politi.co/bKy49C

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Six DMV Employees In Summonses Scheme
http://bit.ly/9OzxRP

Floridians Against REAL ID Act
http://bit.ly/9qLhKx

Contrite Facebook CEO promises new privacy controls
http://yhoo.it/bqTPnF

OBAMA CARE

Small businesses threatened with 1099 tax form tyranny provision in health care bill
http://bit.ly/aN9F3u

HEALTH NEWS

Many Sunscreens May Be Accelerating Cancer
http://bit.ly/b1LsG4

Toxic chemicals from supermarket labels 'seep through packaging and contaminate food'
http://bit.ly/9GLp4H

Air Force Treating Wounds With Lasers and Nanotech
http://bit.ly/an6kgH

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Destroying Public Education In America - Part II
http://bit.ly/9NKgdU

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Expect delays at the border this long weekend
http://bit.ly/aMvfTg

Ciudad Juarez, Mexico: The world's most dangerous place?
http://bit.ly/bFvc5c

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWS

Warnings as wireless internet falls prey to hackers
http://bit.ly/9XGcNC

05/21/10

Byrdie Watch 2010 - What Happened to Senator Byrd?

The Wall Street Reform Bill vote on Thursday was missing one of the most auspicious members of the Senate. Sources in Washington have revealed that absent from the vote was Senator Robert Byrd.

“We thought maybe someone forgot to bring him out from the cloak room before the vote,” commented one White House reporter.

However, after an exhaustive search of the Congressional grounds most concluded that Byrd had decided to start his weekend a bit early.

We caught up with him at the villa he rents in Mexico. “I just couldn’t sit through another one of those votes,” Byrd said as he sipped on a Margarita. “Besides these weekends are what has kept me going for the past fifty year’s in Congress.”

H.R. 4173 (Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 )easily passed the Senate without Senator Byrd's or Senator Arlen Specter.

Republican Senators Brown (R-MA), Grassley (R-IA)& Snowe (R-ME), hopeful not to be thrown by the wayside voted to support the Legislation that will do nothing to prevent future bailouts of financial institutions, but only increases federal control.

Some are speculating that Senator Specter still upset that his party threw him out on his backside during the Senatorial primaries, may have jumped on the same plane with Senator Bryd. So far, we have yet to confirm that report.

Upon further investigation we have learned that a law was quietly passed in 1999 allowing Byrd to receive vacations every weekend for the rest of his life, paid for by our taxpayer dollars. Perhaps the secret to Byrd’s longevity in Congress is due to something special in the water here. Now only one question remains, where will Byrdie spend Memorial Day Weekend?

weekend-at-byrdies

IN THE NEWS
OBAMA NATION

SSN# of Obama Belongs to Someone 119 Years Old
http://bit.ly/3arRC

Phone Rang At 3am...And Obama Hasn't Answered Yet
http://bit.ly/dz1hX8

POLICE STATE NEWS

Lawyer Says Detroit Cops Are Trying to "Cover-Up" Child's Killing
http://bit.ly/bwyd0t

House votes to expand national DNA arrest database
http://bit.ly/8ZsoRR

USA presses travel surveillance and control agenda at ICAO
http://bit.ly/c2tTpC

U.S. mother stages fake arrest of son aged Five
http://bit.ly/95mVwD

West Palm Beach condo rejects tenant because waits for wife outside building every morning
http://bit.ly/9FbHv8

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

LifeLock CEO’s Identity Stolen 13 Times
http://bit.ly/cSKT9L

Vulgar driver's license prompts investigation
http://bit.ly/dCTf6I

School Spy Program Used on Students Contains Hacker-Friendly Security Hole
http://bit.ly/dbnKwN

Heartland in $41.4M settlement with MasterCard
http://bit.ly/aAdbT0

Activists face off with Facebook
http://bit.ly/amw4bP

Facebook Fixing Embarrassing Privacy Bug
http://bit.ly/bJRYTE

Driver surveillance a concern from coast to coast
http://bit.ly/9QumrG

Police seek national database of driver's licence photos
http://bit.ly/dqCrQ7

A Bill of Privacy Rights for Social Network Users
http://bit.ly/ba6XYZ

National ID and the Worst of Both Worlds
http://bit.ly/9WQAL0

Immigration Theatre (REAL ID)
http://bit.ly/cJxGhT

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT
Clinton: NKorea must face consequences for attack
http://bit.ly/d1JXcZ

Scott Brown Helps Democrats Push Through Financial Reform
http://bit.ly/cXiRt7

Maryland law slams door on pro-life speech
http://bit.ly/9PD7UT

Senate Moves Wall St. Reform Bill Forward
http://bit.ly/bELkrU

Dems push $190B jobs, tax plan
http://bit.ly/9esJ7S

Stiff New Tax Needed to Cover Obama Spending at 25% of GDP
http://bit.ly/9YUc1z

Kagan court confirmation hearings to begin June 28
http://bit.ly/a513Am

Take-Action Stop Anti-Gun ObamaPet Nominated to the Supreme Court
http://bit.ly/9PDmQj

Clinton: NKorea must face consequences for attack
http://yhoo.it/aZAfEr

Rand Paul: Obama's criticism of BP 'un-American'
http://yhoo.it/cECCUq

ECONOMIC NEWS

Growing Homelessness In America
http://bit.ly/9ps00Z

Gold Prices Mixed; More Seeking Cash
http://bit.ly/dqhryj

One in Ten Mortgage Borrowers Will Lose Their Home To The Bank
http://bit.ly/azu5Y2

FDIC: 'Problem' Banks at 775
http://bit.ly/9hrwd3

Economist: Stocks to Tumble Another 20%, Cash the Safest Place
http://bit.ly/c1lWyc

Consumer watchdog eyes lenders in new bank rules
http://yhoo.it/bo7svv

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Rape suspect deported 4 times
http://bit.ly/b9OWpX

Mexican President Wants to Disarm Americans
http://bit.ly/clPPAl

Arizona's immigration law and China's human rights abuses
http://bit.ly/boPF1z

Illegal immigrants responsible for crime?
http://bit.ly/cSo5L9

MILITARY NEWS

Texas man faked way into Army
http://yhoo.it/cNye1A

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Financial Hackers Becoming Growing Problem
http://bit.ly/dCD6Fb

Nasa hacker McKinnon's extradition halted for review
http://bit.ly/9xth45

Gizmodo iPhone Warrant Affidavit Released, Impropriety of Search Confirme
http://bit.ly/as81Zw

McAfee: Hackers more creative, have increased attacks
http://bit.ly/bAIGq7

Hackers Use Twitter to Distribute Malware, Again
http://bit.ly/bJ2Irs

UK Home Secretary adjourns judicial review into Pentagon hackers extradition
http://bit.ly/9gwwk4

Steve Jobs Says iPad Revolution Means ‘Freedom from Porn’
http://bit.ly/b1dXYk

HEALTH NEWS

Study: Uninsured don't go to the ER more than insured
http://bit.ly/dAeFom

Health Benefits of a Low-Carbohydrate, High-Saturated-Fat Diet
http://bit.ly/aPwJxy

CRIME NEWS

Victim Feels Cheated After Suicide of Accused Rapist Dennis Earl Bradford
http://bit.ly/dmfy3Y

05/19/10

Help Wanted Incumbents Need Not Apply

The people are specking and the incumbents are falling. Well actully they fell when they stopped listening to the people who voted them in and only heard those special interest groups with the deep pockets whispering sweet nothings and the promises of a lifetime seat.

Clearly the incumbents fell for it hook line and sinker. They decided to piss on the Constitution and trample the rights of American people and now the people are speaking up with their ballots.

"Enough already" has been the mantra of people on both sides of the seat. The constitutionalists hand Libertarians have been shouting this to deaf ears long before the bailouts and the HCR control bill, but more Americans are waking up.

The American people do not care how long you have been in office and what seniority you have in the Senate or House, if you ignored them, they are voting you out and hiring those who will pay attention.

It looks like America's political face is about to get an extreme makeover and it will not be just Republicans or just Democrats controlling the legislator. Nope Americans are going to see candidates who are liberty minded individuals who want less government intrusion and more accountability.

The time is now.

Stand up Speak up, Live Free

IN THE NEWS

TAKE ACTION
Take Action: Support The "Enumerated Powers Act" (EPA)
http://bit.ly/7MrEK

OBAMA NATION

Obamas Loan Aid Leaves Some Worse Off
http://yhoo.it/958kpg

Obama's endorsements did little to help Democrats in primaries
http://bit.ly/cymYu7

Obama, Calderon criticize Arizona immigration law
http://bit.ly/casea0

Obama, Calderon pledge solidarity as issues mount
http://bit.ly/aV8BDI

Bayless busy tweeting about White House chef gig told to stop
http://bit.ly/bw5JUK

OBAMA CARE

Obamacare Takes More Blows
http://bit.ly/aqtugZ

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Re-Electing The Band Aid Brigade
http://bit.ly/brCkwD

State Department warnings take nanny-ish feel
http://bit.ly/b7Msw6

Banks chalk up 2 wins as Senate reform bill evolves
http://bit.ly/bL6BF8

Rep. Souder to resign because of affair
http://bit.ly/aQBqfY

Sestak, Paul score wins as Lincoln faces runoff
http://politi.co/dmxVnl

Voters back anti-DC, anti-establishment candidates
http://bit.ly/bXVhNA

Lincoln the 'Comeback Kid?' Halter camp charges hypocrisy
http://bit.ly/atXa1C

Take Action: Support The "Enumerated Powers Act" (EPA)
http://bit.ly/7MrEK

Constitution takes hit from Supreme Court
http://bit.ly/9vNf7P

Kagan hired Obama man who wants to censor Net
http://bit.ly/cPgkn7

MORGELLONS IN THE NEWS

Did the U.S. Army help spread Morgellons and other diseases?
http://www.voltairenet.org/article165450.html

POLICE STATE NEWS

UC Berkeley Asking Incoming Students For DNA
http://bit.ly/cROYNj

Residents line up to talk SWAT
http://bit.ly/aZxvdE

Feds: Nightstick at polls 'not prosecutable'
http://bit.ly/ar9290

Poll Do you consider Columbia Police Dept's recent shooting of pet abusive?
http://www.kfru.com/

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Don't get married; you may need to renew a driver's license
http://bit.ly/9aWR8J

Florida DMV Tells Woman She Lives On "Eat Ass" Street
http://bit.ly/aREf2V

NH State's perversion of 'driver privacy'
http://bit.ly/cu76oK

UK to Kill off National ID Card Program
http://bit.ly/bplP0c

Security Guard Is Guilty of Hacking His Employer
http://bit.ly/bIsJ4l

Busted German Credit Card Thieves Redefine 'Schadenfreude'
http://bit.ly/cOb8SN

Transit site coughs up private info for 168,000 passengers
http://bit.ly/bFHyW1

ECONOMIC NEWS

Toughest test comes after graduation: Getting a job
http://bit.ly/9fCr5C

Keeping up with The Joneses on way to financial trouble
http://bit.ly/cjlSOC

Oil Spill Shuts Down 19 Percent of Gulf Fishing
http://bit.ly/9wFCEO

Panera cafe says pay what you want
http://bit.ly/bjiMWM

HEALTH NEWS

Inflammatory diseases may be caused by bacteria
http://bit.ly/dBfAK7

IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

L.A. Mayor Dismisses Warning That Arizona Could Cut Off Power Over Boycott
http://bit.ly/bWf8Dw

Girl Outs Mother's Citizenship Status During First Lady's School Visit
http://bit.ly/apu4D1

Illegal Immigrant Students Protest at McCain Office
http://nyti.ms/bMMyUa

Immigration violation tips flood ICE line
http://bit.ly/9KbzKn

Immigration's strain on democracy
http://bit.ly/9GbIO5

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Home Office "reconsidering Autistic McKinnon extradition"
http://bit.ly/cM4tc2

Pentagon Hacker's Mother Is Confident Extradition Will Be Halted
http://bit.ly/9quI91

Search for 10,000 Cyber Experts Aims to Guard Cyberspace
http://bit.ly/cZ6OxB

WHAT A FIND

Richland couple finds stash of cash in furniture
http://bit.ly/dnoIiZ

MORAL DECLINE

Mute boy who spoke for 1st time after given puppy falls silent after thieves steal pet
http://bit.ly/dwvWc7

PRODUCT RECALLS

44,000 pink baby blankets recalled
http://bit.ly/bZM54H

05/17/10

Can you see the government's hidden role in the BP oil spill?

Quote of the Day: "Government's view of the economy can be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." -- Ronald Reagan (paraphrased)

The politicians meddle with everything. For example, when it comes to energy production there are . . .

* Direct subsidies
* Tax breaks and tax penalties
* Liability limits, but also potential fines if you don't do things just right

What a meddling muddle! This is why . . .

It's fair to say that the federal government played a hidden role in the BP oil spill. To learn more read the sample letter to Congress below.

We think it would be better . . .

* For oil companies to pay all the costs and carry all the potential risks of each drilling project
* To have all of these costs and risks reflected in the prices consumers pay, rather than hidden in legislation and regulations

In other words, there should be . . .

* No subsidies or special tax breaks
* No liability limits
* No tax-funded bailouts, or government run clean-up funds
* And regulations should be provided by insurance companies who are putting their own money at risk

If, after reading the sample letter to Congress below, you agree with us that this approach would better protect both the environment and the taxpayer, then please send Congress a letter telling them that. You can use DownsizeDC.org's No Bailouts campaign to send your letter.

You may borrow from or copy this sample letter . . .

The BP oil spill is another example of the destructive nature of government guarantees and bailouts.

I know that BP has agreed to pay more of the clean-up costs, beyond the government-provided liability cap. I also know that they've been threatened by Congress and the Administration if they don't. But this is hypocritical, because Congress created the liability cap and the clean up fund in the first place! In 1990, Congress passed a law that . . .

* capped oil company liability for spills at $75 million
* set up a fund, paid for by the oil companies, to pay for the rest of the clean-up

In effect, this is a government-run oil spill insurance program, but without the risk management incentives provided by real insurance companies. This whole scheme was a terrible idea from the start, and has been used to bail out companies that cause oil spills a whopping 51 times! http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/us/02liability.html
Because of the liability cap, BP may have been less cautious than it would have been if its own money had been at risk.

In addition, a lack of regulation has been blamed for the BP spill. But government regulators . . .

* don't have the profit and loss incentive that private insurance companies do; they don't go out of business for their mistakes
* tend to impose one-size-fits all rules that don't work as well as the site-specific requirements that insurance companies impose
* and often act as partners in the industry they regulate, not as watchdogs http://www.thefreemanonline.org/columns/tgif/bp-spill/

But imagine if we had a free market in energy . . .

* Oil companies would be liable for ALL the damage they cause
* And this would compel them to seek liability insurance in the private market

In turn, insurance companies would . . .

* demand the strictest standards to prevent accidents and spills because, unlike government regulators, they would be financially responsible for any mishaps
* and, if the risks are too great, they would deny coverage

If off-shore drilling is too risky, that means no one in a free market will invest in it, and entrepreneurs would then have a huge incentive to develop less-risky energy alternatives. This would be a good thing! This is what you politicians claim to want!

This means that a true free market in energy would actually reduce accidents and CREATE A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT.

I therefore demand that you put an end to government meddling in energy production.

1) Instead of raising the liability cap for oil spills, remove all government liability caps on all forms of energy production
2) Instead of inefficient and counter-productive government regulations, allow private insurance to set requirements for off-shore oil drilling and other forms of energy production, such as nuclear, which is also currently protected by government liability limits
3) Get rid of all subsidies, tax breaks, and tax penalties so that we can benefit from free and fair competition among all energy producers

Once these three market-based policies are in place, energy companies will bear the true capital expense of their projects -- instead of the taxpayers. Risky and dangerous projects will flop. But profitable projects should be allowed to proceed -- including drilling for oil.

END LETTER

You may send your letter using DownsizeDC.org's Educate the Powerful System.

And help spread the word! Forward this to friends and share it on Facebook.

Thanks for helping to Downsize DC!

Jim Babka
President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

IN THE NEWS

CENSUS 2010
The Census Man Cometh
http://bit.ly/b7MVoG

Warning: Not All Census Worker's Have Been Screened
http://bit.ly/drBsXo

OBAMA NATION

Obama is Losing Ground in Latin America due to Neglect
http://bit.ly/cYzUxr

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT / ELECTIONS

AL Candidate Dale Peterson's Campaign Ad Goes Viral
http://bit.ly/agQ6Cw

Feds Single Out IRS Tax Critic for Harsh Treatment
http://bit.ly/aEdvFz

Energy bill would create more red tape
http://bit.ly/bgTCk0

Senator: Kagan Argued Government Could Ban Books
http://bit.ly/9bVZUL

Paul may hand Tea Party its biggest victory
http://bit.ly/beSTa2

Not a good year to be an incumbent
http://bit.ly/bQrKAi

Anti-Incumbent Mood Hovers Over Senate Primaries
http://n.pr/9i5AsU

Primaries put incumbents on the line
http://bit.ly/ckppE9

Sestak, Specter Tied in PA Senate Democratic Primary
http://bit.ly/cNvdt6

Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln is latest incumbent in primary trouble
http://bit.ly/ab9uwM

A Tale of Two Libertarians
http://bit.ly/aLtzYC

4 little words + 1 American flag = 'offensive'
http://bit.ly/9xlsiF

POLICE STATE NEWS

7-year-old girl killed in Detroit police raid
http://bit.ly/deX7rq

Stripping citizens of rights looks like police state
http://bit.ly/b12JE5

Don't get caught by the red-light camera
http://bit.ly/c2IovK

Pleasant Hill Officer Fired Following Burglary Charge
http://bit.ly/9Ebcua

Supreme Court: Sex offenders can be held indefinitely
http://bit.ly/9LjFzw

Taping Intelligence Interrogations, and Various Resources
http://bit.ly/dbzVQ0

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

New Jersey DMV Mixup - A Case Of Mistaken Identity
http://bit.ly/ddbi1f

SC: Photo ID cards are a waste of time, money
http://bit.ly/9cNiqP

Hotel data breaches the result of basic failures within industry
http://bit.ly/9dgUkp

Fed Up With Facebook? Delete it, and Here's How
http://bit.ly/ckziCP

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has passport confiscated
http://bit.ly/d7uGGR

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Seniors told they can't pray aloud
http://bit.ly/9Llcae

Game-fixing charges
http://bit.ly/dwh8WS

HEALTH NEWS

The diet that helps you lose your paunch
http://bit.ly/9B9dTw

'Shocking' conditions at Tylenol plant
http://bit.ly/cr293N

Birth rate drops, problems rise
http://bit.ly/aUJFNt

ABORTION NEWS

Pro-life groups find useful tool in Obamacare
http://bit.ly/9nG4Pz

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hacker stole and posted MJ kids videos on You Tube
http://bit.ly/bswjWI

IMMIGRATION NEWS

LA Council Bans Official Travel to Arizona to Protest Immigration Law
http://bit.ly/al0EXR

MISS USA

Shiite muslim Ms USA Arab-American from Michigan Crowned 2010 Miss USA
http://bit.ly/cfz7kQ

05/12/10

Unbelievable, Kerry & Lieberman introduce Cap & Trade today

Unbelievable, Kerry & Lieberman introduce Cap & Trade today
By Kyle Prast
May 12, 2010 3:00 p.m.

File this bill under Bad Bills & Ideas That Just Won't Die. (There are so many, one cannot get to them all.) Today, Senator Kerry and Lieberman are introducing Cap and Trade to the U.S. Senate. You know, the bill that all pronounced dead earlier this year--the one that didn't have a chance of passage this year. But you see, the issue is NOT capping carbon emissions to save the planet from Global Warming, the issue is taxing you more and controlling your life.

"The Senate bill would set up an emission trading program for utilities starting in 2013. Factories and other “industrial sources” would join the cap-and-trade program in 2016."

The bill proposes cutting greenhouse gases by 17% below their 2005 levels in 10 years. Never mind that CO2 has since been shown to have no affect on warming and that the planet has not been warming in the past 10 years.

Never mind that those involved in the Carbon Exchange, like U.W. Madison Prof. Joel Rogers admit that "it is all about the money and if we stopped ALL emissions in the U.S., it would make absolutely no difference". (My Emphasis throughout post)

It is estimated that this legislation will cost the average U.S. homeowner an extra $600 - $1,000/year on their utility bills. Wisconsin will be hit harder because so much of our electricity comes from coal fired plants.

This type of Cap and Trade legislation has already proven itself to be useless in controlling CO2 emissions and detrimental to the economies of Europe. You know, Europe, that is having their own economic woes?

Chris Horner from National Review sums this bill up as an opportunity to transfer wealth. He also points to the devastating effect of carbon taxing on Europe's economy: "I have a take on the lesson for us from Europe amid this debate over at Energy Tribune, written over the weekend but consistent with an emerging meme: we are willfully rushing headlong into the same debt, through the very same mandates, that has broken Europe. The system doesn’t work. And our political class doesn’t care. They’ve got a fundamental transformation to impose — as I describe in Power Grab. It’s not too late to learn their plan and their tricks."

In another piece from Energy Tribune, Today's Greece, Tomorrow's America: How Obama's Health Care and Energy Agendas Really End: "The most troubling aspect of the West’s current policy turmoil is not the European meltdown led by Greece and Spain. It is instead President Barack Obama’s unflinching insistence on rushing America headlong into the very mandates, and resulting debt levels, that precipitated that meltdown."

"Obama is scripting a repeat of Europe’s disaster, here, by cramming down on the American people the same policy fetishes our Left has obsessed about for decades, and which Europe used to bring this down upon itself: statist management of health care and energy."

Our U.S. economy is hanging on by a thread. The CBO just came out with the report that ObamaCare could cost twice as much as originally thought: CBO Doubles Some Health Care Spending Estimates. Now our Senate is poised on adding another economy/job killer bill?

The House version knew Cap and Trade would adversely affect our economy. It even "included two years of unemployment assistance for workers who lose their jobs as a result of this 'jobs bill.' "

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

IN THE NEWS

OBAMA NATION

Obama thrilled with 9.9% unemployment
http://bit.ly/atVl73

Investigators: Obama uses Connecticut Soc. Sec. #
http://bit.ly/9klBRK

Obama has delivered a 'change' too far
http://yhoo.it/ainaYj

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Unbelievable, Kerry & Lieberman introduce Cap & Trade today!
http://bit.ly/aKZRt7

Congress Seeks to Expand Access to Women's Restrooms in Federal Buildings
http://bit.ly/a1nQkd

Greece’s bailout marks a shift away from national control of budgetary policy
http://bit.ly/dt32ha

An Updated List of Goldman Sachs Ties to the Obama Government Including Elena Kagan
http://bit.ly/dpeQBp

Kagan: Some speech can be 'disappeared'
http://bit.ly/aapcZr

Justice Elena Kagan, and President Larry Summers
http://bit.ly/bwIA8G

Survey: Majority of Ohioans Want to Repeal ObamaCare
http://bit.ly/cJI9lp

CENSUS 2010

TX School Demands Students Submit Intrusive Census Form
http://bit.ly/bnpkVr

ECONOMIC NEWS

What In The World Is Going On?
http://bit.ly/ccxe17

Home Depot called arrogant, ordered to pay ex-Boca Raton inventor millions more
http://bit.ly/cddm5d

Bailout for Fannie? Fannie Mae seeks $8.4B in aid after 1Q loss
http://bit.ly/cACe7J

Landscapers find workers choosing jobless pay
http://bit.ly/aNG24a

Stock plunge: If only hackers were to blame
http://bit.ly/aB2vKT

SEC Investigators Send First Subpoenas Over Stock-Market Drop
http://bit.ly/9Qw0Ii

POLICE STATE NEWS

N.H. police officer broke laws during pursuit ending in crash
http://bit.ly/dgiKCM

Gun Control Leads to Militarized Law Enforcement
http://bit.ly/cLkXSw

Carlisle group to hear about proposed cameras
http://bit.ly/c0KeLy

As Facebook Prepares To Launch Places, Foursquare Improves Places Coincidence?
http://tcrn.ch/blNUFo

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Advocates attest national identity debate here to stay
http://bit.ly/c1yTDd

Micro-Chip Tracking Raises Online Concerns
http://bit.ly/d1C7xh

Secret panel will look into DMV contract
http://bit.ly/9kqZTo

A Look At National ID Card Programs
http://n.pr/do5hy8

DMV Employees Allegedly took Bribes
http://bit.ly/9QkyAT

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hearing on Gizmodo iPhone warrant scheduled
http://bit.ly/b2GnQC

Could Online Hackers Steal Your Cash?
http://bit.ly/bhW4cq

Twitter fixes embarrassing security glitch
http://bit.ly/dByFDr

Turkish student apologises for 'bringing down Twitter' but denies being a hacker
http://bit.ly/awvgjh


IMMIGRATION & BORDER NEWS

Bodies of groom, wedding party members found
http://bit.ly/cHmrkl

CRIME NEWS

Man dressed as Cheesecake Factory chef robs Perimeter Mall location at gunpoint
http://bit.ly/a3win9

05/10/10

Can Obama Pick A Winner?

Obama picks a winner

Solicitor General and President Barack Obama's latest nominee is Elena Kagan, class of 1981. At the Ivy League school, she was a student newspaper editor. Her senior thesis was on socialist politics in New York City. (www.nj.com)

Obama has had his share of picks since he was sworn in and many of those have been extremely questionable. If you have paid attention to politics over the past several years, then you should know who they are.

His first supreme court pick was Sonya Sotomayor who said she could do the job better than any gray haired white man, but of course that wasn't construed as racist.

Now, he is picking someone who appears to in favor of socialist politics and is opposed to the 'don't ask don't tell' policy of the US armed forces claiming it is a "Moral injustice."

CBS News reported that she would be the first openly gay supreme court justice if she is nominated. The Obama administration has refuted that story, so who knows and who cares. She already has a bias towards those who have chosen the homosexual lifestyle as Sotomayor has made remarks against those who are Caucasians.

The simple fact that Elena Kagan has not one minute of experience as a judge should be enough to disqualify her for the bench of the highest court of the Land. Years of experience and insight are needed to rule on cases that go before the Supreme Court and like most Americans I simply don't believe she qualifies.

Obama is great at picking people, but he seems much more qualified at picking his nose.

IN THE NEWS
TAKE ACTION
Tell Congress Audit the Fed! Vote as soon as Tuesday 5/10
http://bit.ly/bNvJ4

OBAMA NATION

Elena Kagan chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
http://bit.ly/b5gmOh

Obama leads Americas goose-stepping march towards a fascist state
http://bit.ly/a1AdP5

Marshall, Texas, Billboard Asks if Obama Voters Are Embarrassed
http://bit.ly/974Rk8

CENSUS 2010

Man killed in home invasion after suspect poses as census worker
http://bit.ly/b5ov70

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

Answer Man says license to drive in NC is in the mail
http://bit.ly/c4lmpO

New rules for FL driver's licenses bring frustration, confusion
http://bit.ly/dx4DCA

RFID driver's licence demand underwhelming across four provinces
http://bit.ly/aB4a2Z

Janine Hansen condemns Real ID
http://bit.ly/ayhMj9

U.S. Supreme Court: Justices might like national ID card
http://bit.ly/bZ8YeR

New York State DMV Computers Down
http://bit.ly/bhyndD

OIL SPILL

Thank Dick Cheney for Gulf Oil Spill
http://bit.ly/b9iohg

Gulf Winds Turn on BP as Oil Containment Plan Snarls
http://bit.ly/c1bGfZ

BP Prepares Second Containment Dome for Gulf Spill
http://bit.ly/bg8hms

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Ad blasts 'senior GOP leaders' for lying
http://bit.ly/bXgkLN

Proposed law: Strip citizenship, then kill them
http://bit.ly/ciZizs

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Arizona immigration law inspires Michigan initiative
http://bit.ly/aKanK7

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Govt plans mock cyber attacks to shield against hackers-Internet-Infotech
http://bit.ly/aNVtDt

Online fraud rises in TN as hackers exploit trust of Internet
http://bit.ly/92BOJv

Twitter Has Been Hacked! Bieber, Kutcher & Other Celebs Freak Out Accordingly
http://bit.ly/cfigKW

Five Hidden Dangers of Facebook
http://bit.ly/aUG7d8

Hackers target WordPress in large scale attack
http://bit.ly/9KIecf

Why former anti-terrorism czar believes a cyber attack could bring US collapse
http://bit.ly/cWRbAN

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Opponents of religion in inaugurations lose fight
http://bit.ly/dzuY88

05/07/10

Has Freedom Died in America?

Quotes of the Day:

"And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise" -- Jesus of Nazareth, Luke 6:31 (KJV)

"Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others." -- William Allen White

----

Once upon a time, in a country known as the land of the free and the home of the brave, these words were rarely heard:

"May I see your papers please?"

But, increasingly, the free and the brave became dependent and cowardly. They begged to wear chains.

Many fought the trend, but even they were undone, because some in their ranks harbored fears greater than their love of freedom.

Remember where you heard this . . .

If American freedom dies, the widespread desire to control immigration will have been a major factor.

And remember where you heard this . . .

If the fight to defeat the creation of a national ID card FAILS, it will be because of the widespread desire to control immigration. Let us not forget, we have drawn the line on Real ID. Five years have gone by, and we've stalled implementation. But now, other Real ID Jr. proposals are building a head of steam.

So remember where you heard this . . .

Americans will have to carry internal passports, and show them to State officials constantly, and have every aspect of their lives controlled by far off know-it-alls in the federal bureaucracy. Your federal overlords will gain increased control over . . .

* Where, how, and even if you can earn a living
* Whether or not you can board a train, or enter a federal building
* Whether or not you can cash a check, or buy guns or alcohol
* What kind of healthcare you receive
* How long you'll stand in line at the DMV, and whether you can have a license
* Whether or not you can be stopped on our streets, and even detained, for failure to display your card
* And many other aspects of your life

This total control will be made possible by a national identification system that was put in place in order to control immigration. But it will really control YOU!

In this way, immigration control and registration is just like gun control and registration -- it most deeply affects law-abiding citizens.

Remember where you heard this . . .

The immigration debate is NOT about what Mexicans will be allowed to do, IT'S about what YOU will be allowed to do. It's about YOUR freedom . . .

* First the politicians wanted to curtail your freedom to protect you from terrorists
* Now they want to curtail your freedom to protect you from Mexicans

Remember where you heard this . . .

The immigration debate is a scam. It's fear-mongering, foisted by busy-bodies of all varieties. The result will be Bigger Government in Washington, DC. It will control YOU. And now, it's up to YOU to decide . . .

Are you afraid of terrorists and Mexicans? ...or whatever hobgoblin the Big Government Fearmongers will conjure next?

Will you be free and brave, or dependent and cowardly? Will you trade YOUR FREEDOM for a false promise of protection?

This is how we see the issue. And if you end up in chains, remember who warned you. We did.

Meanwhile, for the brave who want to remain free, let the spirit of resistance continue . . .

Please send a letter to Congress opposing all national identification schemes, including the new attempt by Senators Schumer and Graham, to MAKE ALL OF US CARRY Social Security cards with biometric identifiers.

In addition to this campaign's hardwired letter to Congress, which reads as follows -- "Please don't try to fix the REAL ID Act. Please, just repeal it." -- we suggest you add the following in your personal comments . . .

"Please oppose any legislation that contains any support for any kind of national identification system. I specifically oppose plans for a Social Security card containing biometric identifiers. I do not want ANY national identification scheme, and I reject your claim that I need such a system in order to be protected from terrorists and Mexican immigrants. I am not afraid! And I want you to stop being afraid on my behalf."

You can send your letter to Congress here: https://secure.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/30

Our thanks go to those who prefer bravery and freedom.

Jim Babka & Perry Willis
President & Vice President
DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

IN THE NEWS

PUBLIC EDUCATION

Principal bans U.S. flag T-shirts on Mexican holiday
http://bit.ly/cxubU9

"There Will Be No Apology"
http://bit.ly/bla1sK

School District: Flag Clothing Incident "Extremely Unfortunate"
http://bit.ly/aXFydy


OBAMA NATION

Hawaii governor announces 'exact' place of Obama birth
http://bit.ly/bv6GSj

See Michelle call Barack a 'Kenyan'
http://bit.ly/9duNvi

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Peanut butter rains from heavens
http://bit.ly/bS5UWW

Report calls tea party-supporters 'insurgents'
http://bit.ly/bErvWk

Final hour to send Constitution to Obama, Pelosi
http://bit.ly/9T3TNA

You asked for it! The big-spender scorecard
http://bit.ly/aX9a5c

Tea partiers: Help rescue drowning Nashville
http://bit.ly/9QtMsO

Sanders Amendment Update
Light up the Senate switchboard in YOUR STATE.
Tell them we deserve a full audit of the FED! (202) 224-3121 Washington DC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7II2diHymv4

I Led With The Cross
http://bit.ly/c43ldC

CENSUS 2010

Prisoners of the Census
http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/

ECONOMIC NEWS

The end of La Dolce Vita
http://bit.ly/9rAFGb

Why Stock Market Plunged Almost 1000 Points In Minutes On 5/6
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

On a Dramatic Afternoon for Dow, a Scramble to Cover the Story
http://nyti.ms/bGd9dY

Dow goes in freefall amid possible trading error, global market fears
http://bit.ly/dnYs27

Video: Wall Street Fall, Dow Jones collapse, 2010 global crash
http://bit.ly/9nUez5

Frugality among consumers is outliving recession
http://bit.ly/9rfAoU

POLICE STATE NEWS

Suspicious Package: TSA Worker Jailed After Junk Joke
http://bit.ly/96jG8A

Arizona to eliminate speed cameras on highways
http://bit.ly/bhK5IN

MO SWAT team shoots family dog during raid over “small amount” of marijuana
http://bit.ly/a24lFw

State of Texas Bartering For Baby Blood Samples - Hides DNA Database Agenda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni06a4rZcUI&feature=player_embedded

TX Fusion Debate described as "raucous" by CIR reporter
http://bit.ly/agi3GM

Summary Care Records 'Release 2' details revealed
http://bit.ly/duXEsc

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

DMV workers accused of illegally issuing vehicle titles, driver's licenses
http://bit.ly/cGvPol

Hawaii law requires proof that drivers are legal
http://bit.ly/aVYV3b

TERRORISM USA

In Wake Of Terror Attempt, State Officials Press Junkyards On License Plates
http://bit.ly/aD9XLw

Bus Passenger Questioned in N.H. Bomb Scare
http://nyti.ms/b2xJJi

MILITARY NEWS

Uncle Sam wants Micronesians for US military
http://bit.ly/aMs54

HEALTH NEWS

E. coli forces lettuce recall; 19 ill in 3 states
http://bit.ly/aR7JVl

Complaints that new Pampers diapers giving some babies severe rashes
http://bit.ly/9v82lE

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

College backtracks on discipline for prayer
http://bit.ly/cyWOOf

School sued after teachers hide in closets to pray
http://bit.ly/9VISWj

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Violent movie declares war on Arizona for immigration law
http://bit.ly/cbTea3

Police and lawmakers split on Pa. immigration reform bill
http://bit.ly/9d1HQE

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Is your computer safe from wi-fi hackers?
http://bit.ly/cGw2Qz

Hackers use hoax compensation emails to scam web users
http://bit.ly/bg220w

1024-bit RSA encryption cracked by carefully starving CPU of electricity
http://bit.ly/b7OEJp

Message in favor of SB1070 hacked onto electronic road sign in Tucson
http://bit.ly/ai1kcl

Kilpatrick's site down, spokesman suspects hackers
http://bit.ly/alQKC1

MORAL DECLINE

Pastor John Hagee: Is the Devil in Him?
http://bit.ly/cfna1Y

ABORTION IN THE NEWS

Man Who Killed Pro-Life Advocate Protesting Abortion Sentenced to Life in Prison
http://bit.ly/ah7Y29

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