Reminders for November

It is time for us to take a stand. It’s time to make the effort.

A collection of a few recent headlines as reminders of why we need a “regime change” in November 2010

Don’t let Harry Reid take this election because we are too busy to care. It is time to do the research. It’s time to talk to your friends and family. It’s time to set the record straight. It’s time to stand up and do the right thing.

The Party’s Not Over! N.Y. Dems / Rangel August 01, 2010
As several House Democrats press Rep. Charles Rangel to call it quits over a host of ethics charges, his New York allies reportedly are planning a lavish fundraiser in honor of his 80th birthday.  Charlie Rangel is charged with a host of ethics violations (laws) that the Democrats are trying their best to keep off televised court proceedings in order to not hurt their re-election chances this November. These are charges that the average citizen in this country could do time for! Yet some members of congress have actually called for “slap on the hand” solutions in order to get this thing dismissed and out of the public eye. The best solution for Charlie would be his resignation and walking away with protection from his comrades in DC. Heaven forbid that congress “Censure” him! So much for Nancy Pelosi’s claim to run the most “ethical” house and congress ever.

Second Democratic Lawmaker Faces High-Profile Ethics Trial Published July 31, 2010
Rep. Maxine Waters has become the second House Democrat to face a high-profile ethics trial following Rep. Charlie Range
l, Fox News has confirmed, further complicating the midterm election outlook for Democrats as they battle to keep control of the House. Waters used her position to get federal help for a bank her husband owned stock in. He also served on the board. The institution eventually received $12 million in bailout relief.

US Stalls on Sept. 11 Trial For 5 at Gitmo Published July 31, 2010
As the U.S. military prepares for the first war crimes trial under President Barack Obama, its most high-profile case against the planners of the Sept. 11 attacks is stuck in political and legal limbo. Sheikh Mohammed, the professed mastermind of the attacks, and four alleged accomplices are still sequestered at Guantanamo without charges. The Obama administration, after months of review, hasn’t made a decision on whether to seek a military or civilian trial.

Attorney General Eric Holder announced in November the trial would be moved to federal court in New York. But the administration backtracked and put the issue under review after local officials objected to the costs and potential security threat. Lawyers for the Sept. 11 defendants and other observers doubt an announcement will be made before November elections, because moving them to the United States and keeping them in Guantanamo for a military trial are both politically unpopular choices. “Why would you want to pay this political price in the three months before this election which you are expecting to do badly in?” said Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow and terrorism specialist at the Brookings Institution.

During his presidential campaign, Obama criticized the war crimes tribunals, known as military commissions, that began under his predecessor. But he worked with Congress to adopt changes. He said he wants to keep the tribunals as an option for some prisoners, including Khadr, as part of a plan to close the Guantanamo detention center, where the U.S. holds about 175 men. In the Khadr case, critics oppose the war crimes trial because the defendant was 15 when he allegedly threw the grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer of Albuquerque, New Mexico, during a raid on a al-Qaida compound in Afghanistan in 2002.

The Amnesty Memo Posted by Asst Natl Dir Mellie on July 30, 2010 at 11:53am in Admin Alerts
According to an internal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services memo going the rounds of Capitol Hill and obtained by National Review, the agency is considering ways in which it could enact “meaningful immigration reform absent legislative action” — that is, without the consent of the American people through a vote in Congress.

Obamas Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan are killing troops June 24, 2010
Since the beginning, Obama has forced our troops to operate under the most ludicrous ACLU-approved rules of engagement, with both hands tied behind their backs, as if they were mere state troopers, rather than soldiers fighting a war. And McChrystal has complied with this insanity at every turn, but obviously, has finally reached his breaking point.

The above stories go to show the ethics or lack thereof of our present day Congress and what the people of our country can continue to live with sans major changes this Nov.

Brian

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