Thursday, April 30, 2009

Abortion Advocate Sworn in as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Last night, after two months of explosive debate, Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the next U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.

As Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) put it yesterday during the long hours of debate, "I think there's a flaw there, a critical defect in this nominee... I think she's a wonderful lady, but I think she lacks part of the moral clarity that is required to lead this nation into the future. Her ability from the start will be compromised by her position on this issue [abortion]."

"Governor Sebelius is one in a line of pro-abortion activists appointed to positions in the Obama administration: Dawn Johnsen, former legal director of NARAL, was named as assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel; Ellen Moran, former executive director of the pro-abortion EMILY's List, was appointed White House communications director; and Melody Barnes, Obama's domestic policy advisor, previously served on the boards of both EMILY's List and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Indeed, many of Obama's appointees to key public policy and health-related positions look like a "Who's Who" of the Abortion Industry focused on promoting and protecting abortion on demand."
National Right to Life

Sebelius won her nomination on a 65-31 vote, with Republican Kansas Senators Roberts and Brownback (Roberts and Brownback are declared themselves as pro-life) joining the entire Democratic caucus (including newly Democratic Senator Specter), and Republicans Kit Bond of Missouri, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Richard Lugar of Indiana, and George Voinovich of Ohio. Senate Roll Call

Sebelius is Catholic and "Owing to her Catholicism, Sebelius opposes the death penalty. (Jun 2008)"

And in "In 2006, Sebelius said: "My Catholic faith teaches me that all life is sacred, and personally I believe abortion is wrong."

However, her Catholic "faith" hasn't stopped her from being a pro-abortion advocate and she is "Endorsed by Planned Parenthood for years as pro-choice. (Apr 2008)"

And in May, 2008 the Archbishop of Kansas chided the governor for supporting abortion.
On the Issues

One more piece of puzzle in place for Barack Obama's Abortion Agenda

Monday, April 27, 2009

Lansing, MI Independence Day Tea Party

Saturday, July 4, 2009
1:00pm - 3:00pm
State Capitol
100 N. Capitol
Web Site:

Let's Re-Clare America's Independence from oppressive goverment. Let's have a show of force from across Michigan at our state Capitol on the 4th of July to show show Washington D.C. that the power lies with the people and the states, not in some city far away!

This will be a total grassroots effort and as such,we have volunteer opportunities.

Please let us know how you would be able to help by e-mailing with a subject line of "Volunteer" to

Check back for updates!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday is massive calling in support of H.R. 1207 to "Audit the Fed."

Even though H.R. 1207 is getting surprisingly good bipartisan support and has 84 co-sponsers in the House as of today, it will still take a massive grassroots impact on Congress to get this "Audit the Fed" bill passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.

Participate in“melt-the-switchboard day" on Monday to help pressure Congress into passing H.R. 1207. by phoning a specific, toll-free congressional switchboard number, 1-877-851-6437, and asking to speak to the offices of the Members of House Financial Services Committeeand then, asking to speak to those representatives who have cosponsored H.R. 1207 to praise and applaud them.

The strategy appears to be to have everyone phone in through one congressional switchboard number in order to maximize the chances for overloading the phone system.

Monday is for melting the congressional switchboard by massive calling in support of H.R. 1207 to "Audit the Fed."

What is the Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve provides that Congress shall have the power to coin money and regulate the value thereof and of any foreign coins.

"The Federal Reserve is considered an independent central bank. It is independent since its decisions do not have to be ratified by the President or Congress. The Federal Reserve System was created by Congress in 1913 "to provide for the establishment of Federal reserve banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States, and for other purposes." This Nation

"The United States Constitution grants to Congress the authority to coin money and regulate the value of the currency.( Article I, Section 8, Clause 5. The Constitution does not give Congress the authority to delegate control over monetary policy to a central bank. Furthermore, the Constitution certainly does not empower the federal government to erode the American standard of living via an inflationary monetary policy.

In fact, Congress' constitutional mandate regarding monetary policy should only permit currency backed by stable commodities such as silver and gold to be used as legal tender. Therefore, abolishing the Federal Reserve and returning to a constitutional system will enable America to return to the type of monetary system envisioned by our nation's founders: one where the value of money is consistent because it is tied to a commodity such as gold. Such a monetary system is the basis of a true free-market economy."
Congressman Ron Paul

Monday, April 20, 2009

“Grassroots 101: What All Activists Should Know” A MUST READ

“Grassroots 101: What All Activists Should Know”
Facts are Stubborn Things

Tips for Activists

If you’re thinking about getting actively involved at the grassroots level and either have never done so before or have only had limited experience, there are a number of things to keep in mind moving forward.

1 Ask yourself, “Why do I want to get involved?’.
Spend some time thinking about this. Many people are frustrated as they can be with “the state of our Union.” They intuitively feel the urge to get involved, actively.

Nevertheless, can you specifically state why by giving clear reasons, and state what you would like to accomplish?
If you can articulate clearly, why you are doing something, you can more clearly see what it is you should be doing, and with whom you should be working. For instance, if I know I am for restoring Constitutionally limited government, I am going to be predisposed to the notion that top-down operations are not worth my time.

2. Learn history
“History repeats itself.”“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”Clichés? Yes, but just because something is a cliché does not mean it is untrue.

History lessons are not just classroom endeavors. Every phenomenon, person, group, etc., has a history. Activism at the grassroots level, tethered to Constitutional principles did not just spring up in the last six months. It has been around for many years. Recognizing this fact leads to one simple question: if there has been truly Conservative activism for a long time, why has it failed to achieve the desired results?

“Studying” the conservative grassroots movement will reveal answers. Outside of the independent nature of liberty lovers as a common element, the same old stories seem to develop. People lacking any other ambition than to support policies that are Constitutionally based have been repeatedly used by individuals and groups who have agendas that have little to do with accomplishing the overall goal.

The concept of restoring Constitutional principles means decentralized power. Decentralized power for everyone. Therefore, the establishment, such as the Republican Party cannot actively support this concept; it would mean a loss of power.

3. Don’t Assume Anything
One of my teachers used to drive me crazy, nearly on a daily basis with a word dissection: “The word assume, let’s look at.” (She would draw to lines, one each before and after the “u”) When you assume you make a … out of you and me.” Although it drove me crazy as a child, I appreciate it as an adult.

Never assume just because someone has an “R” behind their name, calls themselves a “Conservative,” say they are for “x” or “y” position, means that they agree with your principles. This is true for individuals, groups, and organizations.

3. Always evaluate. You cannot always know what someone or some group is truly about until you roll up your sleeves and work them for a while. Never stop analyzing what you see.

Can you see the forest for the trees? If you see yourself surrounded by nothing but trees, perhaps you have lost your way. In other words, you should occasionally stop and ask yourself, is what I am doing really moving towards the overall goal?

4. Know who you are dealing with. Find out who is on the board of the organization, for example. What is the mission statement of the group? Do some research on the organization’s history, find out if they raise money, and if so, what activities do they engage in to raise it, how is the money spent?

5. If you are going to join any online group, such as on Facebook, find out who the admin is. This goes back to knowing whom you are dealing with.

6. If you are going to promote any online group, asked to be made an admin. Besides knowing whom you are dealing with, you can also learn a lot from the answer to your request. Just looking at how many admins there are, for instance, for a Facebook group with a large number of members can tell you something. Real leaders empower others and do not thirst for it themselves.

7. If you are going to give money to any organization, make sure you know what their policies are regarding the funds’ use. Find out what percentage of monies raised goes for administrative costs. If it is high, the organization’s activities are going to be largely focused simply on funding their own operation, and not on the issue or cause, they put forward, they would like to impact.

8. If any of your personal efforts gain momentum or prominence, expect to be approached from many quarters. (Just ask any city’s Tea Party organizers!) Adopt a policy in advance of being approached. How will you handle it?

Clearly, we are living in times where there is a culture of celebrity, a predisposition to cult of personality, and much emphasis placed on pedigrees and branding.

It is an almost Pavlovian response for too many of us to be flattered when State Coordinator, Sam Slick, for “Insert Your Most Admired Political Action Group’s Name Here” contacts you and says, “Hey, Betty Lou! We are so impressed with what you are doing! We want to work with YOU.”

After all, you have seen Sam Slick on the biggest regional TV news affiliate a number of times and he is so well spoken….

Then it turns out that Sam has more on his mind than “helping you.” He basically wants to take over. His organization has been sending out thousands of emails noting themselves as the official sponsor of your event, and they have embedded a PayPal “Donate Now!” button in their messages.

Sam did not discuss it with you and you do not see any of the money to defray expenses. You view the email in an effort to understand whether or not the organization has laid out what it will use those PayPal donations for. It just says, “Support the New Patriot Movement.”

Fictional scenario? Above? Yes. Based on reality? Also, sadly, yes.

The truth is you do not need these kinds of organizations to conduct any activity whatever. All of the tools, for instance, that were used to organize the 45+ city simultaneous Tea Parties on Feb. 27th were free of charge. (Twitter, Facebook, NING, Wordpress, and Conference Call).
Can groups like this be helpful? Sure. Just set your boundaries.

9. Fund-raising Be aware that there are laws surrounding the collecting and dispersing of money in the political arena. If you are going to engage in fund-raising, then you must make yourself aware of the rules and properly file reports to protect yourself and those you are working with.

If someone is fund-raising and wanting you to help them, it is always prudent to ask them how they are organized and who their treasurer is and for an accounting of how the money collected will be used up front before you help with anything or email on their behalf.

Beyond doing proper research to ensure you are working with people and groups of principle and that you are abiding by the law, if there is ever any real reason to secure donations, for the sake of your own credibility, you should clearly state the specifics about how the money will be spent.

It is my belief, and I have heard others state the same, you are better off if you try to conduct all of your endeavors without ever trying to raise money. It is curious how many of the best causes receive unsolicited donations. Regardless of this fact, it is always best and almost always possible to conduct activities without having to solicit funds. This is true even when convening a large event like today’s Tea Parties.

10. The keeper of the List. If you are organizing any kind of event or activity that involves collecting contact information from participants, you are responsible for what happens to that information. You have a fiduciary responsibility to those folks who entrusted you with their information. They have given their name to you because they want to hear about a next activity or event and/or get further information from you. Lists should be kept local.Please do not sell or give away.

If you are a real grassroots organizer, you will take care of the lists collected and keep them in trusted local hands and email about events and campaigns to them, but never, never, never send them to ‘a national effort for a good cause’. Once you have done that you will have forever diluted your local efforts because they quickly migrate without your permission and to efforts and causes that may not even be about what you think, they are about.

If any group approaches you offering help, it is easy to provide them with a task. Let them know the best possible way they can help is to promote the event to their own membership.

What’s the Bottom Line? Most of us have busy lives; we do not have time to waste. Spend yours wisely working on projects and causes that help meet the goal or on any person or organization who either waste your time or use you for their own agenda.

To be informed is to be well armed. Trust, but verify.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When You Care Enough to Send the Very Best...

I thought it would be a good idea to give folks at the Tax Day Tea Party an opportunity to share with our "dear leaders"(Obama, Pelosi & Reid) their thoughts. So I had postcards printed up and available.

As I sit here affixing hundreds of stamps to hundreds of postcards to be mailed out, I thought I would share just a few.

"Equal Opportunity, NOT Equal Distribution"
Jeff E. Essexville, MI

"I love my country, I fear your government"
Andrea O. Howell, MI

"I hope I have some change left!" Anna E. Livonia, MI

"I lost my hand to a corrupt government in my country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. I don't want to lose my freedom in my new country of

"No More Bailouts! If you don't SNATCH my money I can spend it!"(stimulate the economy) Linda K. Romeo, MI

"Forget Somali Pirates---We've got You!"
Diane & Roger S. Brooklyn, MI

"Socialism fails when they run out of other people's money!"
Cheryl S. Ann Arbor, MI

"Joe the Plumber" can do a better job than you!"
D. M. Chesanning, MI

"Resign!! and take Dodd and Frank with you!"
Linda s. Ann Arbor, MI

"I expect the Constitution of the US to be adhered to. It is NOT a "living, breathing document. This country is a Republic, not a tyrannical dictatorship!"
Renee M. Lansing, MI

C. S. Bath, MI

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Just Back..4000-5000 at Lansing Tax Day Tea Party

State Police aerial estimates were between 4000-5000 attended the Lansing Tea Party!

I had a blast as MC, the crowd was electric, the speakers were on fire,the music rocked, spontaneous chants of "USA" and "Send Then Home" broke out.

Folks in Revolutionary Era costumes, Uncle Sam, hundreds and hundreds of signs, flags....posting a few pictures...more to follow..a HUGE THANKS TO ALL VOLUNTEERS!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Can't Make the Lansing Tea Party? Watch it Live on Web Cast

April 15 State Capitol High Noon

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Federal agency warns of radicals on right

Hillary Clinton: "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration."

9-page report sent to police

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in "rightwing extremist activity,"...A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines "rightwing extremism in the United States" as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

"It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.... The nine-page document was sent to police and sheriff's departments across the United States on April 7 under the headline, "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
...the federal government "will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months" to gather information on "rightwing extremist activity in the United States."

The joint federal-state activities will have "a particular emphasis" on the causes of "rightwing extremist radicalization."...MORE HERE

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Michigan Rep Calls for RFID Review

Why is Michigan set to issue new Enhanced Drivers' Licenses (EDLs) that include long-range RFID (Radio Frequency ID) technology?

By Hugh D' Andrade

That's the question that
Michigan Rep. Paul Opsommer
wants answered.

Michigan entering into a federal agreement to put unencrypted, long range RFID computer chips into our driver's licenses presents a huge privacy risk with very little benefit. I don't think we need RFID in our licenses period, but even if we did, there is absolutely no reason it couldn't be short range and encrypted.

Rep. Opsommer has good reason for concern. Studies have found that the long-range RFIDs embedded in the new IDs broadcast a unique number that can be read remotely from tens of feet away, using tools that are inexpensive and relatively easy to assemble.
[ie Radio Shack]

Michigan citizens who carry the IDs could be easily concerned about being tracked when they attend a political rally, go to a gun show, or take part in any controversial activity.

Pointing to a recent groundswell of resistance to RFID technology in Canada, Opsommer is calling for Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm to use her power to review Michigan's agreement with the federal government:
The Governor can get us out of this agreement with thirty days notice before a single one of these licenses is issued. I am asking her to do just that so that the entire agreement can be reviewed by her new Chief Privacy Officer and the legislature.

Thanks to Rep. Opsommer for standing up for his constituents!

In addtion to the above article I received this via my e-mail:

Sheriff Richard Mack gave a presentation to the regional Michigan Sheriffs Association and to a local high school gymnasium full of voters. Below was ONE of the items of discussion.

Michigan State House Concurrent Resolution 6. [Opsommer ]

It is my hope (and prayer) that you'll look this over and please consider contacting any/all of our Michigan state senators to support the attached resolution pertaining to drivers licenses
(HCR 6) .

This issue is complex and disturbing. Its been simmering since 1995 in DC and now is at the door here in Michigan! Also please pass it on.

White House confirms it got 2 million red envelopes

President's mail worker claims letter campaign 1 of largest in 35 years

The White House mail office has confirmed it received a "deluge" of as many as 2.25 million red envelopes symbolizing the empty promise of lives snuffed out in abortion in a massive campaign that was larger than most White House mailing movements in the last 35 years.

White House mail worker "Steve" has handled letters for 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. for more than three decades. Every single package and letter destined for the White House goes through his office.

Asked if he has seen a flood of red envelopes bound for the White House, Steve chuckled.

"Uh, yes," he said emphatically. "Believe me, they made it here" ... The Red Envelope Project is an idea sparked in the mind and prayers of a Massachusetts man, Christ Otto, who envisioned in January thousands of red envelopes sent to the White House, a visual expression of moral outrage over the president's position on abortion.TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

One person can make a difference!
And all of those "one persons" combined are a movement...TEA PARTY!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Here's to Mr Jefferson...God Bless You Please Mr. Madison...

PELOSI ALERT! Pelosi vows global warming bill by 2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has set her sights on passing a global warming bill by the end of the year, pushing past strong misgivings from moderate Democrats in the House and Senate.

Asked Thursday when the House would pass an energy measure that seeks to reduce carbon emissions and possibly impose a cap and trade system, Pelosi said simply: "This year."

Pelosi, who refers to climate change as "the flagship issue" of her speakership, said the political dynamics in the Senate won't impact her decision to move legislation in the House — even though her own moderate members have expressed apprehension about passing a bill if the Senate doesn't act. House moderates are particularly concerned that being forced to vote on a major global warming bill that has no chance in the Senate, since that vote may hurt them politically in conservative districts.

"We're building our consensus," Pelosi said, "and when we're ready, we'll bring it to the floor. I've never been driven by a Senate timetable or what they're willing to pass. We set our own pace and our own standard here."