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06/09/10

HR 5175 Selectively Silences American Opinion

Obama Moves to Silence Gun Groups and Other Political Opponents
-- Bill clears committee hurdle, going to the House floor soon

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
http://www.gunowners.org

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fresh from his efforts to seize government control of the health services sector (ObamaCare) and the financial markets ("finance reform"), Barack Obama has a new priority: silence his political opposition.

As satisfying as it was for Obama to seize control of one-sixth of the economy, he has had to suffer protest from the "little people" (like us). So he is pushing the Orwellian "DISCLOSE" bill (HR 5175) to make sure gun groups and other pro-freedom forces cannot mobilize their members in the upcoming elections.

When Obama says "disclose," what he really means is "disclose gun group membership lists"

Not surprisingly, these efforts to shut down free speech don't apply to Obama allies, like Democratic-leaning labor unions. They only apply to groups which are not reliable Obama allies, like Gun Owners of America.

But, for those groups whose free speech is targeted for Obama's wrath under this bill, the consequences are severe:

* Under Title II of the bill, GOA (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists.

* Also under Title II, GOA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

* In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply his sleazy new rules to his political allies, as well?

ACTION: Please urge your congressman to vote against the anti-gun HR 5175. This bill has moved out of committee and has now been placed on the House calendar.

You can use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send a pre-written message to your Representative.

----- Pre-written letter -----

Dear Representative:

I urge you to oppose HR 5175, a bill that will deny the free speech rights of all Americans. Under Title II of this bill:

* Groups like Gun Owners of America (and other groups, as well as many bloggers) who merely mention public officials within 60 days of an election could be required to file onerous disclosures -- potentially including their membership lists -- even though the Supreme Court has previously ruled in NAACP v. Alabama that membership lists (like those of GOA's) are off limits to government control.

* Also, groups like GOA and the NRA could be required to spend as much as half of the time of a 30-second ad on government-written disclosures.

* In addition, Sections 201 through 203 would potentially put the government's snooping eyes on any American who voices a political opinion, despite the fact that the Supreme Court, in Buckley v. Valeo, declared that Americans have a right to voice their opinion to an unlimited extent, if unconnected with a political campaign.

Here's an idea: If Obama is so irritated at the Supreme Court's defense of political free speech by groups like GOA, why doesn't he apply the new rules in HR 5175 to his political allies (like the labor unions), as well?

Suffice it to say, if you care anything about the First or Second Amendments, you will vote against HR 5175. GOA will be scoring this vote on their rating of Congress.

Sincerely,

_______________________________________________________

STAND UP + SPEAK UP = LIVE FREE

IN THE NEWS 06-10-2010


OIL SPILL 2010

Journalist dives into Gulf, can only see oil
http://bit.ly/bm5VJP

'BP has lied to us from day one. We could have stopped the oil'
http://bit.ly/9FZcmq

BP 'manipulating search results' on Google following oil spill
http://bit.ly/asMqVA

Two More Gulf Spills?
http://bit.ly/9ka8av

Police protection for family of BP boss Tony Hayward
http://bit.ly/cH5e1C

Spill reveals Obama's lack of executive experience
http://bit.ly/bMwfjW

OBAMA NATION

'Obama Deceives the Public'
http://bit.ly/a5gdR0

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Schwarzenegger forced to recast ballot after selecting two candidates
http://bit.ly/9F055n

Reuters cropping knives out of flotilla photos?
http://bit.ly/cheZCV

Mystery S.C. Dem has pending felony charge
http://bit.ly/bkDGEC

Strengthening NAFTA ties and the push towards a common security front
http://bit.ly/a6uYgr

Live Blogging the Primaries
http://nyti.ms/9d37i3

Tepid Support: Patriot Won't Seek Office
http://bit.ly/dlawJg

Anti-incumbent feelings at new high, poll finds
http://bit.ly/bpyKu3

Clinton visit to Ecuador, ally of anti-American Chavez
http://bit.ly/9ebSp2

ECONOMIC NEWS

12 Reasons Why The U.S. Housing Crash Is Far From Over
http://bit.ly/8ohSa1

Why The END Of Cheap Chinese Labor Is Near
http://huff.to/c0I0i6

In 1930, They Didnt Know It Was The Great Depression Yet
http://bit.ly/bfUuNT

Bernanke Says Unemployment Unlikely to Fall Quickly
http://bit.ly/adQb0Y

Food and Depopulation: Rockefeller Family
http://bit.ly/d6Wj2Z

Gold climbs to new record as double dip recession talk grows
http://bit.ly/azW5mE

Its Going To Get Nasty. Buy Land, Barbed Wire & Guns
http://bit.ly/9Y6Whu

MADOFF IN JAIL

F— my victims. I carried them for 20 years
http://bit.ly/aooPS5

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

ID cards were a bad idea from the start
http://bit.ly/cp6OPX

Richmond man upset after seeing US & Virginia flag balled up at Midlothian DMV branch
http://bit.ly/agMzxB

Full-body scanner debuts at Omaha airport
http://bit.ly/bcdJwT

Lakers fever hits the DMV
http://bit.ly/ajaLVh

HEALTH NEWS

Wrong-organ removal costs Broward doctor a $5,000 fine
http://bit.ly/dx6LKn

US Today Medicated drivers, toxic foods and counterfeit money supply
http://bit.ly/bxc5bp

UK trial of Frankenstein Crops goes ahead at secret location
http://bit.ly/ahpRyJ

CHRISTIANITY NEWS

Cities warned to stop cutting out Christians
http://bit.ly/9SMI0B

My Disappointment With Mainstream Churches
http://bit.ly/cOR0iT

IMMIGRATION NEWS

ICE to make detention centers more humane
http://bit.ly/cA89dT

Why conservatives should oppose Arizona's immigration law
http://bit.ly/dBpWiE

Mexico Irate After U.S. Border Patrol Kills Teen
http://bit.ly/anvm2D

GLOBAL WARMING

Slow progress is being made at little-noticed Copenhagen follow-up
http://bit.ly/blhYKP

Warming in Last 50 Years Predicted by Natural Climate Cycles
http://bit.ly/bslncn

DUMBED DOWN AMERICANS

People sign "I am a moron" petition without reading headline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIvea_QWF4g

MORAL DECLINE

Amish man accused of sex crimes with children - Evil Crosses All Cultures
http://bit.ly/ceepLA

A rare charge of adultery filed in park arrests
http://bit.ly/9dtAXW

RECALLS IN THE NEWS

GM recalling 1.5M vehicles over fire concerns
http://bit.ly/a9HxvS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Warning! Hackers Using 'Eclipse' Novella to Spread Viruses
http://bit.ly/dxkHBi

Police website shut amid hacker fears
http://bit.ly/9zapIp

Businesses must learn from Street View disaster, protect wireless networks
http://bit.ly/9w3pQP

Hackers plant malware on Jerusalem Post website
http://bit.ly/aBuaeP

Hackers 'targeted CHB website last weekend'
http://bit.ly/cYayQG

Hackers hijack FFA director's Yahoo, Facebook accounts
http://bit.ly/cTAlrc

Hackers of Passport Office website held
http://bit.ly/bFlTlc

Russian Flying Cars to beat Traffic Jams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Nm6Ycl6Tk

Hackers Compromise THISDAY Staff’s Yahoo & Facebook Accounts
http://bit.ly/cRNQw3

China suffers from hackers too
http://bit.ly/c08xgY

New Flash Bug Exploited By Hackers : How to avoid it?
http://bit.ly/93fCa3

Microsoft issues critical IE patch
http://bit.ly/d4rByt

WICKED WEATHER

Struck by lightning, moments before boyfriend was to propose
http://bit.ly/b0ztNp

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06/07/10

Blasphemy and Christian Bashing Trending Up?

Is this a desperate attempt to increase ratings or are networks revealing their true master?

A OneNewsNow.com article just revealed a new show that blasphemes our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The name is the show is JC. The show makes a mockery of our faith and our beloved creator.

Blasphemy

This show does its best to be just as equally or even more reviling than the JC show on Comedy Central.

They are promoting the show on the likes of Facebook and other social networking sites with images like this. In the image, the character is wearing a T-shirt with “Satan Heart Me.”
Blasphemy

Then of course on the various pages of its web site, they have a Devil’s Daily Affirmation. The one pictured below reads “Do evil every day, You may not change the world, but you’ll have more fun.”
Blasphemy

The poster page displays posters with various sayings. This is another copious way to inundate impressionable minds with messages of pure evil. Some of the posters read. “Screw the Whales, Save Hell,” “It’s Cool to be Cruel,” “Live Evil,” and Be part of the Damnation.”
Blasphemy

God’s word tells us “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Mathew 5:44 KJV).

It is imperative that we pray for those who reject Christ and his teachings. It is also imperative for us to reject these types of programs and any advertisers who participate in the shows.

Just remember that as Christians, we need to show a godly love for those who hate us. Take a stand, but do so with the kindness that the Lord has shown to us all that have our faith rooted in Him.

“I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day “(John 12:46-48 KJV).

These types of shows should not distract us from the commission that God has given us and that is to continue to spread his word so that the unbelievers are saved from eternal damnation.

STAND UP, SPEAK UP, LIVE FREE

GODS WORD FOR TODAY
"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."(2 CORINTHIANS 3:17 KJV)

IN THE NEWS
OIL SPILL 2010

Many Gulf federal judges have oil links
http://yhoo.it/dvEA7u

BP aims to gather up to 20,000 bpd from oil spill
http://bit.ly/9o7mEt

Clean-up workers clutch at straws (literally) as BP says oil cap is working
http://bit.ly/ap1XT7

OBAMA NATION

Gulf Oil Spill is Obama's High Noon
http://bit.ly/brtNy9

DOJ should examine White House dealmaking
http://bit.ly/d1oGLK

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Defending the American Dream Summit
http://defendingthedream.org/beta/

U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe
http://bit.ly/bBg5PG

Crucial test for labor and Lincoln in Arkansas
http://bit.ly/9O5zWm

Gov't = caretaker, parent = babysitter
http://bit.ly/bKdh53

1000 Israeli websites hacked since Flotilla attack
http://bit.ly/aCbKJZ

Sesame Street, socialism, and America
http://bit.ly/cv4N6W

Robin Hood and the Tea Party Haters
http://bit.ly/9cYyZM

POLICE STATE NEWS

Brain scans 'could be used to snoop on thoughts
http://bit.ly/aGwp7s

The Stealth Class War
http://bit.ly/bLsYwP

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

3M Awarded Contract for Arkansas Drivers' Licenses
http://bit.ly/9z2UGw

DMV worker accused of abetting illegal aliens
http://bit.ly/aRsZU5

ECONOMIC NEWS

Banks Profit From Near-Zero Interest Rates
http://bit.ly/byGulM

College Students This Is Your Future: High Unemployment And Student Loan Hell
http://bit.ly/9FLfPG

APD hands out $30,000 in grocery vouchers for guns
http://bit.ly/drTkDD

For many, recovery means lower expectations
http://yhoo.it/9WvWVR

Surging costs hit food security in poorer nations
http://yhoo.it/9OUWvw

HEALTH NEWS

Brain + synthetic DNA = ID
http://bit.ly/boAMIn

CORPORATE MYSTERIES

Join The Cult! Facebook Hoodie With Mysterious Insignia Found On eBay
http://tcrn.ch/cB6WBn

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

Homosexual senator 'throws constituents under the bus'
http://bit.ly/aZj0BS

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY & LACK OF PRIVACY & SECURITY

Hacker Steals More than $640K from NYC DOE
http://bit.ly/coLTdJ

Botnet Takedown Leaves Hackers on the Prowl for Legitimate Work
http://bit.ly/9qw2cy

Hackers Use Local Woman's E-mail To Carry Out Scam
http://bit.ly/cJ7T8I

Hackers Put Viruses in Windows Mobile Games
http://bit.ly/a3WR3q

Expensive malware appears for Microsoft's Windows Mobile
http://bit.ly/cUUEDY

Next generation of Internet will require upgrade
http://bit.ly/axy27C

Hackers Zero In on Execs With World Cup Scam
http://bit.ly/aHdbdY

Attackers exploit critical bug in Adobe's Flash, Reader
http://bit.ly/agJCR8

Facebook + Hackers - Privacy = You Lose
http://bit.ly/bGWdtl

Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door for Hackers
http://bit.ly/9g2nEG

Mother Finds Kidnapped Children Through Facebook
http://bit.ly/c0wLck

CHRISTIANITY IN THE NEWS

Leaders unite, boycott blasphemy
http://bit.ly/a4XJmT

Anglican head ready to do battle with liberal Episcopals
http://bit.ly/99O9lc

Pro-lifers protest birth control
http://bit.ly/bbbKKN

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Kenyan convert faces deportation
http://bit.ly/cgxavT

Hundreds gather to support AZ illegals crackdown law
http://bit.ly/dyym7m

ABORTION NEWS

U.K. pro-abortion ads cause stir with pro-lifers
http://bit.ly/91NkZa

MORAL DECLINE

Wal-Mart worker confronts shoplifter, gets fired
http://bit.ly/9jw5ag

06/04/10

The New White House Chicago Style Politics

So much corruption, so little time.

Americans are seeing their liberties and freedoms vanish faster than Jimmy Hoffa. Yet, the Obama administration's "open and transparent government" is no where to be seen.

* Health Care reform otherwise known as healthcare control was written and passed despite the fact that the American people spoke loud and clear about it.

* Billions of taxpayer dollars to bailout automakers the terms hidden under a TARP away from public view passed without voter approval.

*Judge Sotomayor with a clear and present racial attitude towards "old white men" was confirmed into the supreme court.

* Elena Kagan is Obama's latest supreme court nominee and member of his cabinet. Of course she has no experience at any trials as a lawyer or judge. But hey, that doesn't matter to Obama's "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours attitude."

* Sestak was offered a job to not run for office. last time I checked it was illegal to manipulate federal elections. Of course, both the Obama Administration and Sestak have clammed up about the issue.

* Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging Senator Michael Bennet, an Obama ally, in the Colorado Democratic primary, has stated that he was offered three administration posts as an alternative to his Senate campaign.

* We also have the BP Oil spill. BP will actually make millions over the "accident." Their goal is to continue to siphon oil from the broken well all the while We the Taxpayers fund the cleanup efforts and pay higher prices at the pump and at the grocery stores.

"Based on government estimates of the flow rate, the mangled well could produce oil valued at as much as $85 million over the next 60 days, until a relief well is complete and the well is capped permanently.

The people who own the deepwater site that's leased to BP — U.S. taxpayers — could see a more modest windfall. The Treasury could be due as much as $328,125 in royalties daily, or $19 million total over 60 days. Further, under its lease BP also must pay royalties on the oil lost in the spill, which would mean another $13.5 million.

McClatchy's calculation uses a government tally of 25,000 barrels flowing from the well each day and the 18.75 percent royalty rate applicable to oil from the BP well, and assumes that oil is selling at an average of $70 a barrel. Thursday's spot price hovered around $74.

The money that's due Uncle Sam and the added new revenue for BP from capturing the leaking oil raise many questions about the financial penalties that could be levied when something goes badly wrong with a deepwater oil well." Read more: www.mcclatchydc.com

In November, we will be able to send many of the lawbreakers, err lawmakers back to their hometowns with their heads held in shame for their misdeeds and in 2012, we can send the rest home.

* False unemployment rates and false information. It's a good thing Obama wasn't crafted from an old cobbler, his nose would be stretched across the country by now.

What will history have to say about the Obama administration? You tell me.

Stand up, Speak up, LIVE FREE!

CENSUS 2010

Census Worker Claims Job Numbers Are Being Inflated
http://bit.ly/ayfTGP

Census Worker Claims Jobs Numbers Inflated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k7Qa9WY9Lo

OIL SPILL 2010

BP, feds could make millions from runaway well's oil
http://bit.ly/dBrm0e

BP disaster called 'Cheney's Katrina'
http://bit.ly/amv3Pe

BP faces another setback; oil slick threatens Fla.
http://bit.ly/aWrdDo

OBAMA NATION

Fidel Castro claims Obama lives in fantasy world
http://bit.ly/dtba84

Obama may use executive privilege to withhold Kagan documents
http://bit.ly/9Jfmgr

Army slams door on Obama details
http://bit.ly/djwpkU

White House 'explanation' suggests criminal 'evasion'
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=161765

White House in fresh job offer allegations
http://bit.ly/cMO4pT

White House: Obama unaware of job offers in Colorado
http://bit.ly/bEU2Ea

Prez wielding 'unlawful influence' on elections?
http://bit.ly/aicEgN

Obama fails the test of leadership
http://politi.co/dawToK

Anger over Obama's meeting with Ariz. governor
http://yhoo.it/bN93DG

POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

Large Protests, Extensive Media Coverage Signifies Awakening To Bilderberg Agenda
http://bit.ly/cj4cZk

Bill Gates To Attend 2010 Bilderberg Conference
http://bit.ly/b0s6NY

Is flotilla battle signaling start of 'Gog and Magog'?
http://bit.ly/bbYwau

Correcting The History By Opening the Records
http://bit.ly/cZhJZQ

FCC Talks Up Sovietization of Media
http://bit.ly/c5ktvb

POLICE STATE NEWS

Journalism 'Reinvention' Smacks of Government Control, Critics Say
http://bit.ly/bgfts8

Motivating story: The Funhouse Case
http://bit.ly/9zx506

Guessing cops allowed to give speeding tickets in Ohio
http://bit.ly/aXFSLp

It won't be pretty: Toronto will be a massive police state for three days
http://bit.ly/agqJQh

Two activists speak out about G8/G20 CSIS intimidation
http://bit.ly/boMCuL

REAL ID & PRIVACY NEWS

States' Fights Nullification makes a comeback - and not just on the Right
http://bit.ly/bcv0Jf

DMV fraud sting nets 3
http://bit.ly/ax567m

Nevadans Dont Want REAL ID, but the DMV Does, and Thats What Matters
http://bit.ly/8XNdgW

At the DMV, lines drag on for days
http://bit.ly/c2NEII

Denish supports Real ID Act; opposes drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants
http://bit.ly/bfaGAL

Identity Theft: Local restaurant targeted by online hackers
http://bit.ly/cLy1bH

UK backs off national id cards
http://bit.ly/aHHx0O

Confidential plates bill clears hurdle
http://bit.ly/dB4eG4

Treasurer prepares for implementation of Real ID act
http://bit.ly/cj9vil

ECONOMIC NEWS

The Scariest Job Chart Ever Just Got Even Scarier
http://bit.ly/ajZcwN

Euro Falls Below $1.20 on Fresh Debt Fears
http://bit.ly/a6Zxla

Greek Debtor Sets Himself On Fire Inside Athens Bank
http://bit.ly/ct5cuk

Government Jobs Account for 95% of May Job Increases
http://bit.ly/dgOh96

America's 7 junkiest cities
http://bit.ly/bIkePz

Disappointing jobs report sends stocks tumbling
http://bit.ly/bkTaYJ

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN?

Win a soccer game by more than five points and you lose, Ottawa league says
http://bit.ly/9jCtDW

FIGHTING BACK

Former Army Ranger fends off attackers; unarmed victim battles 2 knife-wielding intruders
http://bit.ly/9VlUO8

MORAL DECLINE

Facebook Being Cited In More Divorces
http://bit.ly/aG2D1K

MI Woman Sues, Claims Doctor Forced Abortion After She Said Stop
http://bit.ly/aJ01L7

Researchers Asked to Hide Scientific Debate over Maternal Deaths
http://bit.ly/9BEEAy

Police: Man calls 911 about mom taking his beer
http://bit.ly/bRBe7M

HEALTH NEWS

Research Links Genetically Modified Food To Long Term Sterility
http://bit.ly/asliMf

Doctors to be able to 'print' new organs for transplant patients
http://bit.ly/9IOOkB

Toxic America - Special Coverage on CNN.com
http://bit.ly/9ZHZEf

Shrek glass recall: Toxic cadmium found on glasses
http://bit.ly/9aApOI

Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Soy Diet for Illinois Prisoners
http://bit.ly/deBjpb

Understand DNA Damage and Repair
http://bit.ly/95zgEY

Report condemns swine flu experts ties to big pharma
http://bit.ly/clvZTX

IMMIGRATION NEWS

Leave like beaten rats. You old white people. It is your duty to die . ..
http://bit.ly/cyjMYC

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Top US cyberwarrior: Remote sabotage a real and pressing concern
http://bit.ly/bJR6An

A Key Lesson From The Facebook Privacy Scandal
http://bit.ly/9neIp5

The Yeshiva World Turkish Cyber Hackers Strike at Israel
http://bit.ly/dhZ5cj

10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home Is Susceptible to Hackers
http://bit.ly/bs08te

Facebook Clickjacking Worm Infects Thousands
http://bit.ly/cGSFqw

Hackers Target Windows 2000 Security Flaw
http://bit.ly/9Bd9bE

Digital River sues over data breach
http://bit.ly/9IJ6xA

US vulnerable to attacks from cptr hackers could wreak havoc average citizens
http://bit.ly/9saZh5

HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA

Ban for lesbian coach who lured girls
http://bit.ly/9dWGxL

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

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