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Thursday, March 29, 2012

U.S. Abortion Statistics

These figures are unbelievable. We are sacrificing babies to the god of lust and pleasure by exchanging the word baby with the word fetus. One term means the aborted tissue is a baby and the other means that its nothing more than cells which point it can be anything.

All of this is done in the name of women's choice to do what she wants with her body.  That's a cop-out, the choice ended the minute she became pregnant and a new life began to form inside her.  Her choice no longer is in her hands when  another life's rights is to be considered.

Facts and figures relating to the frequency of abortion in the United States.

National abortion statistics in the U.S. are available from two sources, privately from The Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and federally from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In 2007 (the most recent year for which CDC data is available), California, Maryland, and New Hampshire did not provide abortion reports to the federal government. Since California has not complied with CDC requests for abortion data in many years, and since California accounts for more abortions than any other state in the U.S, CDC totals are routinely incomplete. AGI, on the other hand, is the research arm of Planned Parenthood, the world's largest abortion provider. While their data is helpful, they are a much less neutral source. The following information has been gleaned from both sources to provide an overview of the frequency and demography of abortion. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ABORTION, VISIT THESE LINKS:  PRENATAL DEVELOPMENTABORTION TECHNIQUESABORTION PICTURES IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, FREE LOCAL ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE. FIND HELP IN: NEW YORK CITYLOS ANGELESCHICAGOHOUSTONPHILADELPHIA, OR SEARCH BY ZIP ANNUAL ABORTION STATISTICS
  • In 2008, approximately 1.21 million abortions took place in the U.S., down from an estimated 1.29 million in 2002, 1.31 million in 2000 and 1.36 million in 1996. From 1973 through 2008, nearly 50 million legal abortions have occurred in the U.S. (AGI).
  • In 2007, the highest number of reported legal induced abortions occurred in Florida (91,954), NYC(90,870), and Texas (80,886); the fewest occurred in Wyoming (9), South Dakota (707), and North Dakota (1,235) (CDC).
  • The 2007 abortion ratios by state ranged from a low of 58 abortions per 1,000 live births in Idaho and South Dakota (Wyoming had too few abortions for reliable tabulation) to a high of 737 abortions per 1,000 live births in NYC (CDC).
  • The annual number of legal induced abortions in the United States doubled between 1973 and 1979, and peaked in 1990. There was a slow but steady decline through the 1990's. The number of annual abortions decreased by 2% between 2000 and 2007, with a slight spike in 2006. (CDC)
  • In 1998, the last year for which estimates were made, more than 23% of legal induced abortions were performed in California (CDC).
  • In 2005, the abortion rate in the United States was higher than recent rates reported for Canada and Western European countries and lower than rates reported for China, Cuba, the majority of Eastern European countries, and certain Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union (CDC).
  • Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended; about 4 in 10 of these are terminated by abortion. Twenty-two percent of all U.S. pregnancies end in abortion. (AGI).


  • In 2007, 84% of all abortions were performed on unmarried women (CDC).
  • Women between the ages of 20-24 obtained 33% of all abortions; women between 25-29 obtained 24% (CDC).
  • 50% of U.S. women obtaining abortions are younger than 25; women aged 20-24 obtain 33% of all U.S. abortions and teenagers obtain 17% (AGI).
  • In 2007, adolescents under 15 years obtained .05% of all abortions, but had the highest abortion ratio, 768 abortions for every 1,000 live births (CDC).
  • 47% of women who have abortions had at least one previous abortion (AGI).
  • Black women are more than 4.8 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely (AGI).
  • 37% of women obtaining abortions identify themselves as Protestant, and 28% identify themselves as Catholic (AGI).
  • At current rates, nearly one-third of American women will have an abortion (AGI).


  • On average, women give at least 3 reasons for choosing abortion: 3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 3/4 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner (AGI).


  • 88-92% of all abortions happen during the first trimester, prior to the 13th week of gestation (AGI/CDC).



  • The number of abortion providers declined by 11% between 1996 and 2000 (from 2,042 to 1,819). It declined another 2% between 2000 and 2005 (from 1,819 to 1,787) It has remained stable between 2005 and 2008 (1,787 to 1,793). (AGI).
  • Forty-two percent of providers offer very early abortions (during the first four weeks’ gestation) and 95% offer abortion at eight weeks. Sixty-four percent of providers offer at least some second-trimester abortion services (13 weeks or later), and 20% offer abortion after 20 weeks. Eleven percent of all abortion providers offer abortions past 24 weeks (AGI).


  • In 2007, 6 women died as a result of complications from known legal induced abortion (CDC).
  • The number of deaths attributable to legal induced abortion was highest before the 1980s (CDC).
  • In 1972 (the year before abortion was federally legalized), a total of 24 women died from causes known to be associated with legal abortions, and 39 died as a result of known illegal abortions(CDC).



  • In 2005, 57% of abortion providers, or 1,026 facilities, provided one or more types of medical abortions, a 70% increase from the first half of 2001. At least 10% of nonhospital abortion providers offer only medication abortion services (AGI).
  • In 2005, an estimated 161,100 early medication abortions were performed in nonhospital facilities (AGI).
  • Medication abortion accounted for 17% of all abortions in 2008 (AGI).


  • Induced abortions usually result from unintended pregnancies, which often occur despite the use ofcontraception (CDC).
  • 54% of women having abortions used a contraceptive method during the month they became pregnant. Among those women, 76% of pill users and 49% of condom users reported using the methods inconsistently, while 13% of pill users and 14% of condom users reported correct use (AGI).
  • 8% of women having abortions have never used a method of birth control (AGI).
  • 9 in 10 women at risk of unintended pregnancy are using a contraceptive method (AGI).


  • 40% of minors having an abortion report that neither of their parents knew about the abortion (AGI).
  • 35 states currently enforce parental consent or notification laws for minors seeking an abortion: AL,ARAZCODEFLGAIAIDINKSKYLAMAMDMI , MNMOMSNCNDNEOHOKPARISC,SDTNTXUTVAWIWV, and WY. The Supreme Court ruled that minors must have the alternative of seeking a court order authorizing the procedure (AGI).


  • The U.S. Congress has barred the use of federal Medicaid funds to pay for abortions, except when the woman's life would be endangered by a full-term pregnancy or in cases of rape or incest (AGI).
  • 17 states (AKAZCACTHIILMAMDMNMTNJNMNYORVTWA and WV) do use public funds to pay for abortions for some poor women. About 14% of all abortions in the United States are paid for with public funds (virtually all from the state) (AGI).

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Is There Anything Else You Need to Know?

Bet You Missed This Announcement! Yes, You Should Be Worried! How Much More Do You Need to Know Before You Believe It?  Stop Waiting and Get Prepared NOW!

Add the above announcement to this one:  Obama Signs Peace Time Martial Law by Executive Order

Why, what does he have in mind and what does he know that we don't?

Could this be why he signed that Executive Order?

Now check out these headlines and videos then tell me what you think is on the horizon?

  • Jim Rogers - 2012 to 2015  Uploaded by  on Mar 21, 2012   For the latest Jim Rogers, go to Jim Rogers is a guest today on the Everything Financial Radio program.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Sneaky Way to Take Away Guns

Did you see this email yet. I received it on December 2nd and just got around to reading it. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you do now.

This is another evil global plot to take away our guns, but it is very sneaky --That's the only way they can get away with it. Globalists just won't give up on their goal to disarm America. That means there is a reason they want our guns, and that can't be good.

Who is buying companies, manufacturing guns ?????

For the last several years a company called The Freedom Group has been buying up gun and ammunition manufacturers.

Some of the companies are Bushmaster, Marlin, Remington, DPMS, Dakota Arms and H&R. Some people worry that this Freedom Group is going to control most of the firearms companies in the United States.

If you control the manufacturers you can decide to stop selling to civilians. What a perfect way to control guns. Now if you do some digging you will see that The Freedom Group is owned by a company called Cerberus Capital Management. A very large privately owned LLP with assets of $13 billion. The company is named after the three headed dog that guards the gates to hell. [Nice touch?] Guess who controls Cerberus??? GEORGE SOROS !!!!!!!!! One of the most evil men on this planet who wants to restrict or ban all civilian guns.

Please pass this on to all your freedom loving friends. This needs to come out. Why have we not heard about this in the "mainstream" media? I would think this would be BIG news. (Soros also owns Progressive Insurance)

If you don't know who George Soros is, you need to do some research. He backed Obama with multi-millions of dollars and Obama is often characterized as a puppet on a string, controlled by Soros .

Send this to every gun owner in America!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Isn't It Interesting How Things Work

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Isn't it amazing that, within only one week of Tiger Woods crashing his Escalade, the press found every woman with whom Tiger has had an affair during the last few years? And, they even uncovered photos, text messages,recorded phone calls, etc.!
Furthermore, they not only know the cause of the family fight, but they even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that his wife used to break out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that, they know which wedge! And, each and every day, they were able to continue to provide America with updates on Tiger's sex rehab stay, his wife's plans for divorce, as well as the dates "tournaments" in which he will play.
Now, Barack Obama has been in office for over two years, yet this very same press:
  • Cannot find any of his childhood friends or neighbors;
  • Or find his Original, un-doctored birth certificate ;
  • Or find any of Obama's high school or college classmates;
  • Or find any of Obama's Girl Friends;
  • Or locate any of his college papers or grades;
  • Or determine how he paid for both a Columbia & a Harvard education;
  • Or discover which country issued his visa to travel to Pakistan in the 1980's;
  • Or even find Michelle Obama's Princeton thesis on racism.
They just can't seem to uncover any of this? Yet, the public still trusts that same press to give them the whole truth! Simply amazing, isn't it?
      This email started me thinking about today's biased media and made me wonder how we can have a fair election with negative forces like this working against us. I came to the conclusion that evil doers will have their way as long as there are those who will play this way. 

Well guess what, we don't have to play their way or accept their rules. If we don't like their game or their rules, we can take our ball and play with someone else. 

The question is, "Will we take our ball and go play somewhere else where people will let us play by established rules?" 

Another question is "Where else can we play or how do we play a different game when politicians hold all the balls and make all the rules?" The answer is no!! 

Politicians do NOT hold all of the balls because of the form of government we have in America. We CAN change the rules, we CAN change the players, and we CAN play with only those who will play by the rules. Fighting with the players will not make the game better or change rules to our favor. It only causes contention, and will get us nowhere. All we can do is WALK AWAY FROM THE GAME.
  • Since we want to play this game but we don't like how it's been corrupted, we can try to change it. We have our own ball and there are plenty of people who want to play with us. They don't like that game either and neither do they accept the corrupted rules; that's why they want to join us. 
  • At this point, we have two choices: (1) we can find new players that will play by the established rules and won't accept the current (corrupted) rules or (2) we can stay in the game and accept it as is. 
  • If we stay in the current game, we will be constantly complaining and become combative with people because we hate the way the game is being played.
Our Founding Fathers took their ball and went somewhere else to play because they didn't like the rules they were forced to accept. They wanted something better and so they brought their ball to America. They set new rules and clearly defined the goals for their new game.  Most of the players had the same vision for the outcome of the game and thus, the game was won and today we enjoy the benefits of that win. 

Now here we are again, confronted with the same battle the Founding Fathers had in the Old Country. However, unlike them, our vision for America has NOT changed from what was established by our forefathers. The problem is that some Americans have been lured by the prospect of another game.
  • Most of these people have not been around long enough to know what that game was like before it failed, and what they think they want is NOT what they will actually obtain. 
  • As I said, the game they think they want has been played before and failed because the players hated the game. The game favored some more than others and so the rules didn't apply the same to all of them. Others found the game too restrictive and binding without allowing respect for all the players.
  • The game that was rejected before is still being played around the world. Some in America want to play that game, even though it does not work the way our Founding Father's envisioned. In fact, that is the same game they left behind because it wasn't fair and it restricted the spirit of freedom. 
What will happen to the game? Who will win the present game, and what will be won? Are you willing to take your ball and play with people who respect the established rules and the spirit of the game, or will you be lured into thinking the vision politicians have for America is the game you want to play? 

It appears that people are starting to make their vision known, and so we need to choose which game we will play. This election will make it clear whose game we will play. 

If we don't want to play the present game then what will we do? There is something called Con Con (the Conference of States) that gives states the right to form a new Constitution and new Government. This is a dangerous concept to enact because it is extremely risky so it should only be used in dire situation.
  • One example for Con Con would be Martial Law imposed and  suspension of the Constitution. 
  • Another example would be a government that no longer respects State Rights. 
  • We are getting way too close to either of these situations and so it may be possible that this will be the only resolution.
  1. TOPIC: Con Con

    Good Advice Against a Con Con, 4-09-2010. Con Con Is a Terrible Idea, 12-19-2008. Bad New ... Beware Of Con Con Hidden In Term Limits Petition, 5-23-1996 ...
  2. Con Con Is a Terrible Idea - HUMAN EVENTS

    Dec 16, 2008 – The only thing more outlandish is the fanciful notion that a 2009 constitutional convention (colloquially known as a Con Con) could adopt such ...
  • CDR - Constitutional Convention/Con Con

    "First let me say that I hope everyone sees the critical need to head off both Con-Conattempts (the state-by-state Con-Con resolution effort and the COS). ...
For now, we must try playing the game with better players who respect the Constitution. That's why this election is so very important. It is truly going to have winners and losers but the outcome is far more reaching than just winning an election. 

This election will be a game changer! If NOT, things will stay the same. What will we do, we who refuse to play the game by the same rules? That's the MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION and this election will make that decision for us, of that I am sure.


Monday, December 5, 2011

New Axis of Evil Video

Did you hear about the New Axis of Evil Video of Glenn Beck's interview with Michelle Bauchmann? It is very interesting. It shows how much she knows about world problems. I hope you will watch the video and pass on this information if you haven't seen it elsewhere. Glenn Beck Interviews Michelle Bauchmann about events going on in Europe and the affairs of America. Pay close attention to what Michelle tells Beck about the Federal Reserves and the alignment with Russia, Iran, China, and Syria. Also pay close attention to what she says about preparing our households for very hard times. If you have been reading my blogs for the past year you know that I have been very concerned about the Bilderberg Plans to take down America as well as the groups influence on key players in our finances. Now we are on the verge of America and Europe's collapse, just as it has been planned. What more proof do you need that what I've been saying for over a year, almost two years in fact, is coming to pass? What more proof do you need to store food and water?  

It's Not Yours to Give

Not Yours to Give

by Colonel David Crockett;

Compiled by Edward S. Ellis

       One day in the House of Representatives, a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. Several beautiful speeches had been made in its support. The Speaker was just about to put the question when Crockett arose:

     “Mr. Speaker--I have as much respect for the memory of the deceased, and as much sympathy for the sufferings of the living, if suffering there be, as any man in this House, but we must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for a part of the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right so to appropriate a dollar of the public money. Some eloquent appeals have been made to us upon the ground that it is a debt due the deceased. Mr. Speaker, the deceased lived long after the close of the war; he was in office to the day of his death, and I have never heard that the government was in arrears to him.

       Every man in this House knows it is not a debt. We cannot, without the grossest corruption, appropriate this money as the payment of a debt. We have not the semblance of authority to appropriate it as a charity. Mr. Speaker, I have said we have the right to give as much money of our own as we please. I am the poorest man on this floor. I cannot vote for this bill, but I will give one week’s pay to the object, and if every member of Congress will do the same, it will amount to more than the bill asks.”

       He took his seat. Nobody replied. The bill was put upon its passage, and, instead of passing unanimously, as was generally supposed, and as, no doubt, it would, but for that speech, it received but few votes, and, of course, was lost.

       Later, when asked by a friend why he had opposed the appropriation, Crockett gave this explanation:

         “Several years ago I was one evening standing on the steps of the Capitol with some other members of Congress, when our attention was attracted by a great light over in Georgetown. It was evidently a large fire. We jumped into a hack and drove over as fast as we could. In spite of all that could be done, many houses were burned and many families made homeless, and, besides, some of them had lost all but the clothes they had on. The weather was very cold, and when I saw so many women and children suffering, I felt that something ought to be done for them. The next morning a bill was introduced appropriating $20,000 for their relief. We put aside all other business and rushed it through as soon as it could be done.

       “The next summer, when it began to be time to think about the election, I concluded I would take a scout around among the boys of my district. I had no opposition there, but, as the election was some time off, I did not know what might turn up. When riding one day in a part of my district in which I was more of a stranger than any other, I saw a man in a field plowing and coming toward the road. I gauged my gait so that we should meet as he came to the fence. As he came up, I spoke to the man. He replied politely, but, as I thought, rather coldly.

       “I began: ‘Well, friend, I am one of those unfortunate beings called candidates, and--’

       “’Yes, I know you; you are Colonel Crockett, I have seen you once before, and voted for you the last time you were elected. I suppose you are out electioneering now, but you had better not waste your time or mine. I shall not vote for you again.’

       “This was a sockdolager . . . I begged him to tell me what was the matter.

       “’Well, Colonel, it is hardly worth-while to waste time or words upon it. I do not see how it can be mended, but you gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in the honesty and firmness to be guided by it. In either case you are not the man to represent me. But I beg your pardon for expressing it in that way. I did not intend to avail myself of the privilege of the constituent to speak plainly to a candidate for the purpose of insulting or wounding you. I intend by it only to say that your understanding of the Constitution is very different from mine; and I will say to you what, but for my rudeness, I should not have said, that I believe you to be honest. . . . But an understanding of the Constitution different from mine I cannot overlook, because the Constitution, to be worth anything, must be held sacred, and rigidly observed in all its provisions. The man who wields power and misinterprets it is the more dangerous the more honest he is.’

        “’I admit the truth of all you say, but there must be some mistake about it, for I do not remember that I gave any vote last winter upon any constitutional question.’
“’No, Colonel, there’s no mistake. Though I live here in the backwoods and seldom go from home, I take the papers from Washington and read very carefully all the proceedings of Congress. My papers say that last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers by a fire in Georgetown. Is that true?’

       “’Well, my friend; I may as well own up. You have got me there. But certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum of $20,000 to relieve its suffering women and children, particularly with a full and overflowing Treasury, and I am sure, if you had been there, you would have done just as I did.’

       “’It is not the amount, Colonel, that I complain of; it is the principle. In the first place, the government ought to have in the Treasury no more than enough for its legitimate purposes. But that has nothing to do with the question. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be intrusted to man, particularly under our system of collecting revenue by a tariff, which reaches every man in the country, no matter how poor he may be, and the poorer he is the more he pays in proportion to his means. What is worse, it presses upon him without his knowledge where the weight centers, for there is not a man in the United States who can ever guess how much he pays to the government. So you see, that while you are contributing to relieve one, you are drawing it from thousands who are even worse off than he. If you had the right to give anything, the amount was simply a matter of discretion with you, and you had as much right to give $20,000,000 as $20,000. If you have the right to give to one, you have the right to give to all; and, as the Constitution neither defines charity nor stipulates the amount, you are at liberty to give to any and everything which you may believe, or profess to believe, is a charity, and to any amount you may think proper. You will very easily perceive what a wide door this would open for fraud and corruption and favoritism, on the one hand, and for robbing the people on the other. No, Colonel, Congress has no right to give charity.

       Individual members may give as much of their own money as they please, but they have no right to touch a dollar of the public money for that purpose. If twice as many houses had been burned in this county as in Georgetown, neither you nor any other member of Congress would have thought of appropriating a dollar for our relief. There are about two hundred and forty members of Congress. If they had shown their sympathy for the sufferers by contributing each one week’s pay, it would have made over $13,000. There are plenty of wealthy men in and around Washington who could have given $20,000 without depriving themselves of even a luxury of life. The congressmen chose to keep their own money, which, if reports be true, some of them spend not very creditably; and the people about Washington, no doubt, applauded you for relieving them from the necessity of giving by giving what was not yours to give. The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these, it is authorized to collect and pay moneys, and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation, and a violation of the Constitution.

       “’So you see, Colonel, you have violated the Constitution in what I consider a vital point. It is a precedent fraught with danger to the country, for when Congress once begins to stretch its power beyond the limits of the Constitution, there is no limit to it, and no security for the people. I have no doubt you acted honestly, but that does not make it any better, except as far as you are personally concerned, and you see that I cannot vote for you.’

       “I tell you I felt streaked. I saw if I should have opposition, and this man should go to talking, he would set others to talking, and in that district I was a gone fawn-skin. I could not answer him, and the fact is, I was so fully convinced that he was right, I did not want to. But I must satisfy him, and I said to him:

       “’Well, my friend, you hit the nail upon the head when you said I had not sense enough to understand the Constitution. I intended to be guided by it, and thought I had studied it fully. I have heard many speeches in Congress about the powers of Congress, but what you have said here at your plow has got more hard, sound sense in it than all the fine speeches I ever heard. If I had ever taken the view of it that you have, I would have put my head into the fire before I would have given that vote; and if you will forgive me and vote for me
again, if I ever vote for another unconstitutional law I wish I may be shot.’

       “He laughingly replied: ‘Yes, Colonel, you have sworn to that once before, but I will trust you again upon one condition. You say that you are convinced that your vote was wrong. Your acknowledgment of it will do more good than beating you for it. If, as you go around the district, you will tell people about this vote, and that you are satisfied it was wrong, I will not only vote for you, but will do what I can to keep down opposition, and, perhaps, I may exert some little influence in that way.’

       “’If I don’t,’ said I, ‘I wish I may be shot; and to convince you that I am in earnest in what I say I will come back this way in a week or ten days, and if you will get up a gathering of the people, I will make a speech to them. Get up a barbecue, and I will pay for it.’

       “’No, Colonel, we are not rich people in this section, but we have plenty of provisions to contribute for a barbecue, and some to spare for those who have none. The push of crops will be over in a few days, and we can then afford a day for a barbecue. This is Thursday; I will see to getting it up on Saturday week. Come to my house on Friday, and we will go together, and I promise you a very respectable crowd to see and hear you.’
“’Well, I will be here. But one thing more before I say good-by. I must know your name.’

       “’My name is Bunce.’

       “’Not Horatio Bunce?’

       “’Yes.’ “’Well, Mr. Bunce, I never saw you before, though you say you have seen me, but I know you very well. I am glad I have met you, and very proud that I may hope to have you for my friend.’

       “It was one of the luckiest hits of my life that I met him. He mingled but little with the public, but was widely known for his remarkable intelligence and incorruptible integrity, and for a heart brimful and running over with kindness and benevolence, which showed themselves not only in words but in acts. He was the oracle of the whole country around him, and his fame had extended far beyond the circle of his immediate acquaintance.
Though I had never met him before, I had heard much of him, and but for this meeting it is very likely I should have had opposition, and had been beaten. One thing is very certain, no man could now stand up in that district under such a vote.

       “At the appointed time I was at his house, having told our conversation to every crowd I had met, and to every man I stayed all night with, and I found that it gave the people an interest and a confidence in me stronger than I had every seen manifested before.

       “Though I was considerably fatigued when I reached his house, and, under ordinary circumstances, should have gone early to bed, I kept him up until midnight, talking about the principles and affairs of government, and got more real, true knowledge of them than I had got all my life before.

       “I have known and seen much of him since, for I respect him--no, that is not the word--I reverence and love him more than any living man, and I go to see him two or three times every year; and I will tell you, sir, if every one who professes to be a Christian lived and acted and enjoyed it as he does, the religion of Christ would take the world by storm.

        “But to return to my story. The next morning we went to the barbecue, and, to my surprise, found about a thousand men there. I met a good many whom I had not known before, and they and my friend introduced me around until I had got pretty well acquainted--at least, they all knew me.

        “In due time notice was given that I would speak to them. They gathered up around a stand that had been erected. I opened my speech by saying:

       “’Fellow-citizens--I present myself before you today feeling like a new man. My eyes have lately been opened to truths which ignorance or prejudice, or both, had heretofore hidden from my view. I feel that I can today offer you the ability to render you more valuable service than I have ever been able to render before. I am here today more for the purpose of acknowledging my error than to seek your votes. That I should make this
acknowledgment is due to myself as well as to you. Whether you will vote for me is a matter for your consideration only.’

       “I went on to tell them about the fire and my vote for the appropriation and then told them why I was satisfied it was wrong. I closed by saying:

       “’And now, fellow-citizens, it remains only for me to tell you that the most of the speech you have listened to with so much interest was simply a repetition of the arguments by which your neighbor, Mr. Bunce, convinced me of my error.

        “’It is the best speech I ever made in my life, but he is entitled to the credit for it. And now I hope he is satisfied with his convert and that he will get up here and tell you so.’

       “He came upon the stand and said:
“’Fellow-citizens--It affords me great pleasure to comply with the request of Colonel Crockett. I have always considered him a thoroughly honest man, and I am satisfied that he will faithfully perform all that he has promised you today.’

       “He went down, and there went up from that crowd such a shout for Davy Crockett as his name never called forth before. “I am not much given to tears, but I was taken with a choking then and felt some big
drops rolling down my cheeks. And I tell you now that the remembrance of those few words spoken by such a man, and the honest, hearty shout they produced, is worth more to me than all the honors I have received and all the reputation I have ever made, or ever shall make, as a member of Congress.

        “Now, sir,” concluded Crockett, “you know why I made that speech yesterday.

        “There is one thing now to which I will call your attention. You remember that I proposed to give a week’s pay. There are in that House many very wealthy men--men who think nothing of spending a week’s pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it. Some of those same men made beautiful speeches upon the great debt of gratitude which the country owed the deceased--a debt which could not be paid by money--and the insignificance and worthlessness of money, particularly so insignificant a sum as $10,000, when weighted against the honor of the nation. Yet not one of them responded to my proposition. Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it.”

Holders of political office are but reflections of the dominant leadership--good or bad--among the electorate.

Horatio Bunce is a striking example of responsible citizenship. Were his kind to multiply, we would see many new faces in public office; or, as in the case of Davy Crockett, a new Crockett.

For either the new faces or the new Crocketts, we must look to the Horatio in ourselves!

—Leonard E. Read

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Boehner Boldly Stands His Ground


Boehner: ‘Put Something on the Table!’
Jul 29, 2011- 0:35 – Speaker of the House challenges Democrats ahead of vote on debt limit bill.

Boehner said to the House, “Since we took over in January” I’ve tried to prevent this day from coming. “I’ve gone the extra mile, and I put revenues on the table, in order to try to come to an agreement to overt us from being where we are, but a lot of people in this town can never say “yes”. This House has acted and it is time for this administration and time for our colleges across the isle to put something on the table! Tell us where you are!”

Boehner saying that “I’m the only one presenting a Plan, and If you have a better one, put it on the table”, says a lot about where the problem really is!

Of course, other Republicans have put out plans so what I think he means is that no one but Harry Reid of the Democrat Party has put up a plan. All they do is critize and say “NO” without ever putting up a plan of their own. They just want to complain and critize in order to make it look like the Republicans are the problem.

He says lots of people in Washington can never say yes, only criticize without ever offering a plan of their own. It’s time we tell them to step up and put something on the table that can help bring this stalemate to a halt!

About a week after Republicans took over the House of Representatives, the Treasury Secretary sent a note asking for an increase in the debt ceiling. Boehner said no, unless there is something submitted to show cuts that equal the increase, and this is still the position of the House Majority leader.

The plan they vote on today includes a balanced budget with a cap, which means both parties must present a budget that is balanced. If the President needs more money, he will have to submit cuts that equal what he requests. To this statement, Boehner received a hearty applause from the House.

Boehner believes the plan he proposes is in keeping with the promise the Republican Party made to the People when elected. This is the same plan that once had the agreement of both Parties and, if passed, will prevent the government from going in default and causing a shut down. However, the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, has since tabled the bill.

The powerful speech by Boehner ended with a loud applause. Sean Hannity said, “WOW” on his radio program when he heard Boehner's powerful statement, and so did I. It was said with so much power that, if anyone ever doubted the leadership of this Speaker, can it be doubted now?

The White House is getting tons of emails, phone calls, and twits from the people expressing their concerns about these debates.

Obama: The Time for Compromise Is Now Jul 29, 2011- 5:47 -President pushes bipartisan solution in debt standoff.

Of course, this suggestion came from the President, trying to bully Congress into voting his way. I say “bully” because this admonition to contact Congress included Republican phone numbers, fax numbers, and twitter addresses.

Even Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Laura Ingram are being harrassed because their numbers were given out as well. This is just plain dirty politics.

Of course, most of us expect our Representatives to do their jobs and to do the right thing without first satisfying selfish agendas, but giving addresses and phone numbers of others who are not in Congress (and who are not their own Representatives) is wrong.

It’s like stacking the deck against a player in a card game so that the odds of winning increase. Isn’t this the typical tactics of the Democrat Party in every situation that requires a vote?

Since the “Boehner Plan” is rejected again by the President and the Democrat Party, I’m concerned that there will be “Hell to Pay” when Constituents hear about it.

Democrats and the President can say all they want to about it being Republicans to blame for the crisis, and that people need to be adults about and get the job done, but the truth is that the problem rests with Democrats for not accepting any Plan that does NOT give the President what he wants. This is NOT how Congress is supposed to function. It is designed to be independent of the President for “checks and balances” and this is NOT what the American People want Congress to do.

If the President goes above Congress and uses the 14th Amendment to get what he wants, you can be sure that there will be an uproar in Washington! Contrary to his legal advice, Obama does NOT have a Constitutional right to use the 14th Amendment in this situation and using it this way cannot be defended legally. He thinks he does have the right but he also admits that it’s not clearly defined.

It won’t be long before we know the fate of America and the Constitution from here on out! Perhaps we should be prepared for the worst if things don’t go well.

Reaction from GOP Candidates to Debt Deals Jul 29, 2011- 2:09 – What does crisis mean for 2012 race?

Trump: Tea Party Making Washington Think Jul 29, 2011 - 4:18 – The Donald weighs in on debt debate

Sen. Paul: Not Balancing the Budget Is a Mistake, Jul 29, 2011- 4:24 -Kentucky senator not sold on new House debt plan.

POWER PLAY: Still Hope for a Big Deal? Jul 29, 2011- 7:29 – If a debt deal is reached, Congress still needs to tackle the big problems like entitlements.

POWER PLAY: Hill Works to Keep Markets Calm Despite Impasse Jul 29, 2011- 10:43 – Charles Payne tells Power Play that a debt deal isn’t necessarily positive thing for the markets.

POWER PLAY: Congressman Says Political Crisis Will Cause Financial Crisis Jul 29, 2011- 8:27 – GOP Budget Cmte member tells Power Play Boehner bill isn’t perfect, but nation needs it.Watch the latest video at

You decide for yourself who is causing the problem in Washington and then get those phone calls, emails, and tweeting going to tell the President and Congress how you feel about the tactics they are using to play politics now, when it is so important to do the right thing.

Also, tell the President and Democrats that the elections are not the focus right now and to quit the games. Tell them to get serious and get the job done. Tell the TEA Party people how you feel, that they are right and to stick to their guns or to back off some and work with Boehner.

This is the time for people to step up to the plate and let Washington know how you see the situation. Please, though, don't you believe that the Republicans are trying to take away Medicare and Social Security from the old people and handicap. It's an outright lie and another tool used for gaining support by the Democrat Party. Tell them to stop the lies! Tell the Truth Mr. President!