ACT for America was founded by Brigitte Gabriel (CEO), a
Lebanese immigrant who came to the US after losing her country of birth to militant Muslims fundamentalists during the Lebanese Civil War. ACT for America is a non-partisan, non-sectarian organization whose mission is to give Americas concerned about national security, terrorism and the threat of radical Islam, a powerful, organized, informed and mobilized voice.
Whether the specific threat is violent Jihad, stealth Jihad, the advance of Sharia Law, the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, or the scourge of political correctness which is enabling the rise of radical Islam; ACT for America stands ready to take action as the largest national security grassroots organization in America. Through informed community action, education, public policy initiatives and grassroots lobbying; ACT for America is successfully combating the threat of radical Islam. ACT for America’s Mission:
Proposal to the Planning Board of Moore Tea Citizens:
- Create a nationwide network of chapters in order to more effectively inform, educate and mobilize Americans regarding the multiple threats of radical Islam; and what they can do and must do to protect themselves and their country against this determined enemy.
- Through direct lobbying and grassroots action, speak out for public policies that protect our national security and our way of life.
- Arm activists with the information to get involved and take effective action.
- Hold our elected representatives accountable by educating voters as to how their representatives vote on issues of importance in the fight against radical Islam.
- Develop coalitions with like-minded organizations to magnify our voice and increase our effectiveness.
- Fearlessly speak-out in defense of America, Israel, and Western Civilization.
Since the Moore Tea Citizens have already stated that they support Religious Freedom, National Security, Israel, Keeping a Constitutional Government, or the changing of our US Laws-based Court System; I propose that MooreTEACitizens form a coalition with a North Carolina Act for America Chapter this year!
Allen Coburn, Please call me if you’re interested in being active in this area (910-949-2492).
Senators return to Washington DC this week to debate the Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration Bill. Heritage’s President Jim DeMint has said the bill is “unfair, it costs too much, and it is going to make the problem worse.” Heritage put together this “Infographic” that explains the major problems.
Featured speakers at this meeting were Caleb Miles, President of the Moore County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Jeff Stoefen of the United States Golf Association.
Caleb discussed the strategies and tactics the CVB uses to attract more visitors and groups to our area and to maximize what they spend while they are here. Jeff
discussed the biggest single economic event for us in this decade, the 2014 US Mens' and Womens' Opens at Pinehurst #2. He also told us what to expect during those two weeks in June, 2014 and in the run up to the events. He will also cover the expected economic impact before, during and after the events.
The Moore Republican Women's Club held their May luncheon in the St. Andrews room of the Pinehurst Members Club. After several business items and announcements, Marianne Benway gave a moving presentation regarding the Benghazi scandal.
The featured speaker was Dallas Woodhouse, NC Director of Americans for Prosperity, who spoke on various legislative initiatives and matters, particularly NC tax reform.
Fanny-Mae and Freddie-Mac are Federal Government Sponsored Entities (GSEs). This means that they had to be competitive in the market place and maintain their stock prices. However, they did not have to show profits and so they quickly took over almost all of the market for home mortgages. Today they hold 91% of all mortgages.
Another advantage they had was that it was implicitly understood that their resold mortgages to investors (on the secondary market) was secured by the Federal Government. The primary Investors were US & Foreign Banks. Because of this advantage, Fanny and Freddie held less capital to cover any losses.
The FEDs set them up this way so that they could buy qualified mortgages, insure them, and resell them to other investors thus freeing-up Banks to make new mortgage loans.
In 2007, the banks started to reduce the number of home loans. This resulted in the Democrat Congress encouraging the banks to decrease their home loan standards that before included 20% down, conventional 30 year loans, and fixed interest loans.
When in late 2007 & early 2008, the Bush Administration tried to pass legislation to curtail these practices, the Democrat Congress said no
, and didn’t pass the legislation.
Then Fanny & Freddie changed their policies to go back into the primary home loan business until they were back to holding 50% of all new loans. Fanny & Freddie then tried to resell these mortgages to investors (again Mostly US & Foreign Banks) at the same high profit rates that they had done with conventional loans. By this time, Fanny had a whopping $5.5 Trillion in loans, and Freddie had $11.5 Trillion in home loans.
One of the US Banks (Lehman Bro’s) over-invested in these mortgage packages from Fanny & Freddie, and when the market for these investments decreased, the dam broke and Lehman Bro’s failed. The Federal Government (& Congress) decided not to bail Lehman Bro’s out -- forcing the housing market bubble in the US to break. In trying to save the whole US economy, the Democrat Congress forced two bailout programs on the taxpayers of the nation: First, the TARP ($750+Billion) Bailout Program for Banks and AIG; and second, the First Stimulus Bill ( $800+Billion) to be spent on “Shovel Ready Jobs”, Green Energy, and Bailout of GM. Since 2008, the Federal Government has bailed out Fanny & Freddie to the tune of $150 Billion and this isn’t the end of the story!
What is the Federal Government’s record of success in managing business?
- Fannie May & Freddy Mac are in debt over $5 Trillion, but have been able to acquire 91% of all US mortgages (Established in 1938).
- AMTRAC -- $31.3 Billion lost by the tax payers since established in 1970.
- Postal Service -- $12 Billion lost by tax payers over the last 10 years.
- FEMA -- $6.33 Billion spent, 1/3 was lost to scammers. New Orleans planned 314 repair projects, of which only 6 have been completed. Compare this to 126 Walmart Stores damaged, 110 were repaired in ten days.
Can we trust the Federal Government to be efficient?
- Up to 12 different agencies are responsible for 35 food safety laws.
- 29 agencies are responsible for 541 clean air, water, and waste programs.
- 7 agencies are responsible for 40 different programs primarily for job training.
- 8 agencies are responsible for 50 different programs to aid the homeless.
- 11 agencies administer at least 90 early-childhood programs.
- 8 agencies administer and operate 27 teen-pregnancy programs.
We have tried 11 times to reorganize/streamline our Federal Government without success; including: 1905, 1911, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1870, 1980, and 1993 to name some of them. (Wikipedia, 2012).
And now we have Obamacare to deal with (See earlier Blog -- May 2, 2013
President Obama talks about everyone paying their fair share and he uses the comparison between the top 1% Americans (Rich Millionaires) and the other 99% of Americans (This set of percentages is already a gigantic over-stated LIE
Well, let’s look at these two groups and find out what the truth is about these groups paying their fair share (Let’s use the statistics from the Liberal Urban Institute/Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center to determine the facts).
The 46% of Americans who did not pay a dime of taxes and who take the bulk of Federal welfare benefits vote Democrat in elections. In the first quarter of 2010, according to the Wall Street Journal, 48.5% of the American population lives in a household where at least one of the family members receives some type of Federal government benefits. More than one-third of Americans (34.2%) live in a household that received benefits from more than one of the 70 federal programs that provide cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to the poor and low-income persons; this is a record high.
No wonder, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) figures show that “The Federal Anti-poverty spending has soared from $190 Billion in 1990, to $348 Billion in 2000, and to $638 Billion in 2010 (All adjusted for Inflation).”
The growth since 2000 for the Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP) “has been remarkable at 470%, food stamps at 229%, energy assistance at 89%, and Medicaid at 80%.”
Adjusted for inflation, anti-poverty spending is 13 times higher today than it was in 1965, when the War on poverty began; at the same time families in poverty has only doubled!
Now, let’s look at the achievers in America (Heritage Foundation):
- The richest 20% of American taxpayers shoulder 86% of the Federal Income.
- The riches 1% of American taxpayers (The top16% of taxpayers) shoulder 36.7% of the Federal Income.
Now I support the idea of the Millionaires paying more (1 or 2%), but it is a lie to say they presently don’t pay their fair share! By the way there are 3679 new millionaires this year. “President Obama intends to destroy the USA through his Plan for Redistribution and Federal Government control:
“Welfare Spending Up 41 Percent under President Obama
- 48% of all Americans are considered “low-income” or are living in the “poverty level.”
- 57% of all children in the USA are living in impoverishment.
- 16% of all Americans are without work today as measured by 2007 Standards (The Obama Administration have changed the measurement).
- The average American needs 40 Weeks to find a job, if they are looking for one.
- There are fewer jobs in America today than in 2000 even though there are 30 million more people in the USA.
- The median household income has declined 6.8% since January 2008.”
In 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty” in America, the poverty rate stood at around 19 percent. Since then, total federal, state, and local spending on anti-poverty programs has amounted to $15 trillion, yet the poverty rate now stands at 15.1 percent, the highest level in nearly a decade “Clearly we are doing something wrong,”
according to the Cato Institute, which has released a new policy analysis on welfare spending that calls the war on poverty a “failure.”
The federal government will spend more than $668 billion on anti-poverty programs this year, an increase of 41 percent or more than $193 billion since President Barack Obama took office. State and local government expenditures will amount to another $284 billion, bringing the total to nearly $1 trillion — far more than the $685 billion spent on defense.
Federal, state and local governments now spend $20,610 a year for every poor person in the United States, or $61,830 for each poor family of three. “Given that the poverty line for that family is just $18,530, we should have theoretically wiped out poverty in America many times over,”
writes Michael Tanner, director of health and welfare studies at the Cato Institute and author of “The Poverty of Welfare: Helping Others in Civil Society
Most welfare programs are means-tested programs providing cash, food, housing, medical care, or other benefits to low-income persons and families, or programs targeted at communities or disadvantaged groups, such as the homeless. The federal government alone now funds 126 separate and often overlapping programs designed to fight poverty, Tanner points out.
There are 33 housing programs run by four different cabinet departments, 21 programs providing food or food-purchasing assistance administered by three different federal departments and one independent agency, and eight healthcare programs administered by five separate agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services.
The largest welfare program is Medicaid, which provides benefits to 49 million Americans and cost more than $228 billion last year, followed by the food stamps program, with 41 million participants and a price tag of nearly $72 billion. Other programs range from Federal Pell Grants ($41 billion) down to lower-cost programs such as Weatherization Assistance for Low Income Persons ($250 million) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program ($20 million).
At least 106 million Americans receive benefits from one or more of these programs. Including entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare and salaries for government employees, more than half of Americans now receive a substantial portion of their income from the government.”
“Clearly we are spending more than enough money to have significantly reduced poverty, yet we haven't,”
The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty. And we actually have a pretty solid idea of the keys to getting out of and staying out of poverty: finish school, do not get pregnant outside marriage, and get a job, any job, and stick with it. The Tea Party "Activate Debt Commission Budget" –
organized by FreedomWorks – put together a serious budget – one that cuts $9.7 TRILLION from the budget. One that balances our budget within 4 years.
The Tea Party Budget is a crowd-sourced, grassroots-generated document. "We traveled the country holding “field hearings. Over 55,000 activists voted for specific cuts on our online portal. Unlike Harry Reid and the Democrats, we listened to the people."
In the end, 12 grassroots “commissioners” compiled the findings into a workable budget that:
- Repeals Obamacare – in its entirety;
- Fully eliminates four cabinet departments, and shrinks or privatizes many others;
- Shrinks the federal government from 24% of GDP to 16% – a historical average;
- Cuts, caps, and balances federal spending.
And it does all of this without raising taxes, which means that our budget – unlike the rumored Democrat proposals (which they won’t even propose!) – actually stands a chance of passing!Allen Coburn
Did you know that Obamacare Is the Law of the Land? Well 42% of the population in the US today don’t! Only 53% of all legal voters voted in 2012. More proof that there were uniformed people voting for President (48%) in the United States of America in 2012. Well who are they? (Wikipedia and Census Bureau, 2013 Information):
My Savior and Lord Jesus Christ, how do You put up with this situation? Obviously You don’t. Yes, we know You are punishing this country! I pray You will have mercy on us and not let us destroy the US of A.A
- Almost all of those voting, in school, and under the age of 26.
- Almost all of those who voted illegally.
- Over 40% of Blacks.
- Over 40% of Hispanics.
- Less than 10% of the Muslims.
- More than 20% of Christians!
- Over 40% of the Sexually Deviant Voters.
- Over 50% of Those on Welfare.
In the year 2013, the Lord came unto Noah, who was now living in America and said: "Once again, the earth has become wicked and over-populated, and I see the end of all flesh before me."
"Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing along with a few good humans."
He gave Noah the blueprints, saying: "You have 6 months to build the Ark before I will start the unending rain for 40 days and 40 nights."
Six months later, the Lord looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard -- but no Ark. "Noah!," He roared, "I'm about to start the rain! Where is the Ark?"
"Forgive me, Lord," begged Noah, "but things have changed."
"I needed a Building Permit."
"I've been arguing with the Boat Inspector about the need for a sprinkler system."
"My homeowners association claim that I've violated the Neighborhood by-laws by building the Ark in my back yard and exceeding the height limitations. We had to go to the local Planning Committee for a decision."
"Then the City Council and the Electricity Company demanded a shed load of money for the future costs of moving power lines and other overhead obstructions, to clear the passage for the Ark's move to the sea. I told them that the sea would be coming to us, but they would hear none of it."
"Getting the wood was another problem. There's a ban on cutting local trees in order to save the Greater Spotted Barn Owl."
"I tried to convince the environmentalists that I needed the wood to save the owls - but no go!"
"When I started gathering the animals, PETA took me to court. They insisted that I was confining wild animals against their will. They argued the accommodations were too restrictive and it was cruel and inhumane to put so many animals in a confined space."
"Then the Environmental Protection Agency ruled that I couldn't build the Ark until they'd conducted an environmental impact study on Your proposed flood."
"I'm still trying to resolve a complaint with the Human Rights Commission on how many minorities I'm supposed to hire for my building crew."
"The Immigration Dept. is checking the visa status of most of the people who want to work."
"The Labor Dept. say I can't use my sons. They insist I have to hire only union workers with ark-building experience."
"To make matters worse, the IRS seized all my assets, claiming I'm trying to leave the country illegally with endangered species."
"So, forgive me, Lord, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark."
Suddenly the skies cleared, the sun began to shine and a rainbow stretched across the sky.
Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You mean you're not going to destroy the world?"
"No," said the Lord. "The Government beat me to it."
With the passage of the NDAA and his use of executive orders, Obama has managed to bring about an inexorable slide to tyranny. On March 16, 2012, he signed executive order 13603
about “National Defense Resources Preparedness”. This act provides Obama with the authority to control food, water, production, material, and labor of almost unimaginable proportions. This, of course, is not the first time it has been done. Like it has been said, “There is nothing new under the sun.”
In 1933, just shortly after his election, Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a state of emergency. His actions were covered by the NIRA (National Industrial Recovery Act), which essentially gave him the same scope of power that Obama now has. In his inaugural address in January 1933, Roosevelt said, “If we are to go forward, we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to sacrifice for the good of common discipline, because without such discipline no progress is made, no leadership becomes effective. We are, I know, ready and willing to submit our lives and property to such discipline, because it makes possible a leadership which aims at a larger good. This I propose to offer, pledging that the larger purposes will bind upon us all as a sacred obligation and with a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife. With this pledge taken, I assume unhesitatingly the leadership of this great army of our people dedicated to a disciplined attack upon our common problems.”
In the same year, Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany. In many ways, Hitler and FDR faced similar problems with high unemployment, inflation, a lack of consumer confidence, a lack of industrial output, and a country in the depths of depression. Hitler also managed to unite his countrymen into one unified people under his total control, just as Roosevelt and through executive order managed to command the entire nation’s economy. In Germany, this act was called “The Enabling Act”, another name but essentially the same function. For example, after the Enabling Act, Hitler declared public holidays for workers in all industries, while at the same time banning all workers’ unions.
Throughout much of the late 1920′s and into the late 1930′s, Mussolini in Italy enjoyed support and adulation from liberals and progressives in the USA. So great was his support that an image resembling him was contained within a sculpture representing Atlas in Rockefeller Plaza. He was being revered as having unified and put the labor force of Italy to work, creating a fast-growing Italian economy through collective means.
In January 2013, Obama in his second inaugural address said: ”But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action. For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias. No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores. Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people.”
While Obama, when he signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), pledged he would never think about using the indefinite detention portion of the act upon American citizens, it would be legal under the provisions of the act. He also signed the executive order as stated in the opening of this article and has yet to activate it, although as it stands it would be legal. Remember, we are still under a state of emergency begun after Sept 11th by George W. Bush and extended by Obama. Are we to awaken one morning after another attack (another Boston perhaps) and find this act also activated?
Remember (as many historians have found), under German law as it stood at the time, everything Hitler did was legal. Are we also on that inexorable slide to tyranny? Do we wait for these acts to come into play before we respond even to their existence? Will it be too late if we do? Will we as a country who under the Constitution are the true rulers of our nation allow this to happen?
Spain has just announced that their unemployment rate is over twenty seven percent, and they are developing extraordinary measures to combat the situation. How long before the collapse of the dollar, or another oil embargo such as what happened in the 1970′s (or another war perhaps with Syria, Iraq, or North Korea) plunges the United States into such turmoil as Europe is now toiling against? No one knows the fate of the European Union at the moment. But are the foundations of the United States any more sound than that of Europe? Or is it simply being held together by the perception of unity, the notion that our once-great nation could not be brought down by economic rules that have stood for all time? The Obama administration seems to eschew the notion that the United States is an exceptional country. Can a country that is not exceptional hope to avoid the rules that have applied to all other economies throughout all time?
Personally, after watching the martial law (whether declared or not) in Boston and the calls by Bloomberg and others for “modifying” our rights under present conditions, I think we have started the inexorable slide into tyranny.Gene Daily
Definitions from now on, found in Webster’s Dictionary:
- Political Correctness: “Conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated.”
- Political: “Relating to Government.”
- Correctness: “Agreeing with Truth and Facts.”
- Oxymoron: “A combination of contradictory words (such as Political Correctness).”
- Heaven: “A Spiritual State of everlasting communication withGod.”
- Hell: “The Realm of Satan in which the Damned suffereverlasting punishment and are eternally separated from God.”
So my first statement is: To Hell with Political Correctness!
Definitions from now on, found in Webster’s Dictionary:
- Islam/Islamic/Muslim: “The Muslim Culture built on Faith in ‘Allah’ as the Sole Deity and in Muhammad as his Prophet.”
- Terrorism: “The systematic use of intense fear, violence, and destruction to coerce a people or a government.”
- Koran/Quran: “The Sacred Book of Islam written by the ProphetMuhammad.”
So my second statement is: Since all attacks including 9/11 have been made by Muslims against American people using tools of terrorism, then they should be called ‘Muslim Terrorists’. Definitions from now on, found in Webster’s Dictionary:
- Islam Law/Sharia Law: “The set of Cultural and Civil Laws dictated by the Koran for use by Muslims.”
GOP concerns about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration at the highest levels of the Obama Administration recently got confirmation from an Egyptian magazine, Rose El-Youssef. The article, which was translated into English by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, named six influential Muslims within and without the Obama Administration who it said turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.” The six named in the article are:
- Rashad Hussain, U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference
- Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development
- Eboo Patel, President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships
- Mohammed Elibiary, Homeland Security Advisory Council
- Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council
- Imam Mohamed Magid, Islamic Society of North America president.
Last June, five Republican members of Congress raised the mainstream media’s hackles and alarmed the Left by sending a letter to Homeland Security and heads of other agencies raising questions about infiltration of the Obama Administration by the Muslim Brotherhood, which is an umbrella group for Islamist terrorist groups around the world that has called for restoration of the Muslim caliphate and ultimately global dominance. That letter was met with manufactured outrage and spin from the Left and RINOs in Congress, such as Sen. John McCain, who tried to spin the matter as a personal attack on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, whose family has undisputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Questions about her security clearance were only a small section of the letter, though it was almost all the mainstream media discussed. Republican congressman Louie Gohmert, one of the five signatories to the letter, has called for a full-scale investigation of Muslim Brotherhood influence, particularly in light of the Administration’s involvement in the “Arab Spring” uprisings across the Muslim world. Modern Progressivism/Marxist Communism:
A campaign for economic, political, and social reform called the Progressive movement wants increased government regulations of business and a series of tax reforms and increases. In 1890, Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act and then in 1914, Congress set up the Federal Trade Commission to stop illegal Business practices. Political reforms at the Federal level include the 17th Amendment to the Constitution which provided for the Direct election by people of their US Senators. The Social Reformed Progressives supported the unions, safety laws, and improved living and working condition in the work place. The Progressive Party was formed officially in 1948, but the movement has now joined the Democrat Party.
Marx was the chief founder of two of the most powerful mass movements in history – Democratic Socialism and Revolutionary Communism. Marx was a German Social Philosopher who live in the 1800’s. Lenin was the leader that used Marx’s ideas to produce Marxism.
So my Third statement is: President Obama is a Modern Progressive who supports all Muslims including the Muslim Brotherhood (A Terrorist Group); therefore, President Obama supports terrorism. He should be impeached now. Allen Coburn