On Feb 7th, 2012 I posted CONGRESS IS TRYING TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT OF BEING A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN TO BE PRESIDENT!
Although I’ve made many references to the Constitutional requirement that both parents be U.S. citizens, at this juncture, I wasn’t able to locate that exact statement in the Constitution showing this in my postings. I know it’s there…somewhere. In any event I felt the need to repost the video on this subject before anymore damage is done to our gravely ill Republic:
Posted by Pilgrim on Apr 18, 2013 in Politics
If you’re not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative at forty you have no brain.
— Winston Churchill
First you win the argument, then you win the vote.
— Margaret Thatcher
One word that sums up a takeaway from these two excellent quotes – Pushback. The tired old Republican establishment doesn’t get this concept because they are listening to the political consultant class. Fortunately there are some elected Republicans in the 113th Congress who do get it. We are deluding ourselves if we think that somehow we can call or write to the establishment politicians and get them to change their ways. It’s not gonna happen. The hard but necessary challenge is to recruit more conservatives to run for the House and Senate and kick the Old Guard out to pasture. It takes a lot of time and effort, but there already has been some victories. We now have 6 conservative senators and 43 conservative representatives in their 40′s that have a brain. The conservative senators are the more impressive because they have a bigger microphone than the representatives.
You can’t win the argument unless you fight and challenge the premises of your political opponents. It’s capitulation to accept the left’s narrative that more laws, government bureaucracies, and regulatory controls are needed. Sen. Rand Paul recently wrote a piece with pushback on this premise.
“Limited government” doesn’t mean no government. It means $2.6 trillion worth of government—the amount of revenue we currently bring in. Over the past number of years, Americans have had to learn to live within their means. Government must do the same and Republicans should be the party that shows how it can be done.
It seems at times that members of the general public understand pushback better than our elected members to Congress, but it was heartwarming to see 12 of the 16 Republicans who voted with the left in the Senate to proceed to creating more gun laws come out and vote against the gun law amendments. Listed below are all of the Republican senators who are in their 40′s. Not all of the Republican representatives in their 40′s are listed because some by their votes have failed to be sufficiently conservative.
Rand Paul KY Tim Scott SC Ted Cruz TX Mike Lee UT Marco Rubio FL Kelly Ayotte NH
Steve Southerland FL-2 Ron DeSantis FL-6 Tom Rooney FL-17 Trey Radel FL-19 Rob Woodall GA-7 Austin Scott GA-8 Doug Collins GA-9 Tom Graves GA-14 Marlin Stutzman IN-3 Todd Rokita IN-4 Luke Messer IN-6 Todd Young IN-9 Renee Ellmers NC-2 Richard Hudson NC-8 Patrick McHenry NC-10 George Holding NC-13 Jeff Duncan SC-3 Trey Gowdy SC-4 Mick Mulvaney SC-5 Jim Bridenstine OK-1 Markwayne Mullin OK-2 James Lankford OK-5 Tim Huelskamp KS-1 Kevin Yoder KS-3 Tim Griffin AR-3 Tom Cotton AR-4 David Valadao CA-21 Duncan D. Hunter CA-50 Thomas Massie KY-4 Andy Barr KY-6 Bill Huizenga MI-2 Justin Amash MI-3 Scott DesJarlais TN-4 Stephen Fincher TN-8 Paul Ryan WI-1 Sean Duffy WI-7 Cory Gardner CO-4 Raúl Labrador ID-1 Randy Hultgren IL-14 Steve Scalise LA-1 Jim Jordan OH-4 Jason Chaffetz UT-3 Robert Hurt VA-5
Cross-posted at Unified Patriots
Posted with excellent comments from Townhall Cartoons – Another case of the frying pan calling the kettle black…
By Robert Ariail – April 02, 2013
William Eardley · Top Commenter
Ariael, you disingenous twit, Mark B Jimenel, Bobby Lee Rush, Bolley “Bo” Johnson, Roger L. Green, Gloria Davis, Elliot Spitzer, Jesse Jackson Jr., Jesse Jackson, Sr., James McGreever, Robert Torricelli, Sandy Berger, and the DNC. All convicted of felonies, all Democrats, and you try to imply the real criminals are the NRA. It is the caliber of the official and the morally founded principles he follows not the morally bankrupt doctrine of the Democratic Party.
Mike Dean · Top Commenter
As a supporter of the Constitution, and a gun owner, I have given the NRA permission to speak on my behalf before Congress on issues that matter to me. When they support certain candidates, they do so with money that I VOLUTARILY gave to them. Unlike, say, Planned Parenthood. Who gets a large chunk of their funds from the government. (i.e. tax dollars taken from me AGAINST MY WILL) Who then channels much of it back to the leftist politicians that kiss their a**. See the difference, Mr Ariail?
Michael Oulie · Top Commenter · Longwood University
I am really stoked about America Rising, the new Republican opposition research group. Can you believe it’ll be the first one republicans have ever had? The democrats have had them for years, many of them. You know what this means, right? It means that these complacent democrats, having never been put under that level of scrutiny before, are going to be caught with their pants down and wallets out. Get out your popcorn folks, this is going to be fun.
William Couch · Top Commenter · Apache Junction, Arizona
IF THEY HAD DONE A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE TRAILER TRASH, HE WOULD PROBABLY BE IN JAIL RIGHT NOW! Lets see, SS ID FRAUD, lying on his Illinois bar exam, HE is not a lawyer! Neither is Michelle, lost her license to insurance fraud. NUFF SAID!
They’ll never give up; neither can we. ( I broke the petition link)
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