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The Council Has Spoken: The ‘D’ Word Gets Needed Attention. Please Share!

 By Isabel Matos

I am going to toot my own horn today since there are goals I will never attain like the number of views our talented Publisher has. I am only one million, ten thousand five hundred and twenty-seven shy of it (but who is counting?~!!!).

Moral victories come in all shapes and sizes so this one to me is huge because I’m SO vehemently against Amnesty and so much in favor of Deportation, a subject most politicians just do not want to touch. Its stigma is worse than Amnesty.

This is also to send a big shout to writer/blogger Marion Algier who submitted the article to a Council I am not a member of or knew about. The article placed fifth in this weeks list (Sultan Knish, first, Mark Steyn, second) with 2/3 votes. Daniel Hannan placed fourth among Council Members, Ask Marion, sixth.

Thank you to Nice Deb and Council members for motivating me to continue this crusade against the issue that is the hang-up politicians have over the ‘D’ word which they need to get over. (Complete Watcher’s Council Winners list)

Non-Council Winners

First place with 4 votes! – Sultan KnishIt’s Another “Death to the Jews” Weekend submitted by The Noisy Room

Second place with 3 1/3 votes Mark Steyn Fields Of Blood submitted by Bookworm Room

Third place with 1 1/3 votesThe New RepublicHow The Israel/Palestine Peace Plan Died submitted by The Watcher

Fourth place with 1 voteBetween Jerusalem And Tel Aviv How do you say “Chutzpa” in British? submitted by Simply Jews

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 votes Sic Semper Tyrannis Did Kiev shoot down MH -17? submitted by The Glittering Eye

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 votes Tara Servatius /American Thinker The brutal Obama policy that’s really driving the Border Crisis submitted by Nice Deb

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 votes Isabel Matos/A Time for Choosing – What in the Heck is Wrong the the “D” Word? JUST Get Over it Already. It’s Exasperation. Readers, Chime in! submitted by Ask Marion

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 votes To Understand The Present, Remember The Past How Obama & The Democrats Are Repeating The History of Vietnam – And Will Get The Same Resultsubmitted by Rhymes with Right

Fifth place *t* with 2/3 votes PJ TatlerIs Sen. Elizabeth Warren a Mere Hack or an Out-and-Out Sociopath? submitted by The Watcher

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 voteThe American Interest Anti-GMO Activists Are Harming Hungry Africans submitted by The Razor

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 voteForeign Affairs How Hamas Won submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD

Sixth place *t* with 1/3 voteDoug Ross CHANGE: Since Obama became President, 1.5 MILLION people have been added to secret “suspected terrorist” list submitted by The Independent Sentinel

Thanks again to the Council for shedding much needed attention on this issue.

Isabel

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Dear READERS

You can do two things TODAY to spread the word that

Deportation is NOT a Big Deal:

1. PLEASE SHARE MY ARTICLE with the You Tube clip The ‘D’ Word is not a Big Deal“. It’s important in this view be shared in my opinion by someone who happens to be an immigrant, and Hispanic as well to remove the stigma that this is about bigotry or not having a bleeding heart for children. It’s plain political manipulation to create a Democratic plurality. Like the VA scandal situation, the Deportation is about a cultural mindset, not an un-doable reality. I support Ted Cruz’s measure and thank Jeff Sessions for supporting it (he is a friend of the anti-amnesty effort). The core issue like Cruz says can be avoided by not giving the president the power to pass it;  however, since the ‘D’ word is not addressed in the bill so it doesn’t go far enough. It will take more to get on board and start demanding deportation.

2. PLEASE READ and RT the information below to let everyone you know (sky’s the limit- organizations on Facebook, politician’s pages, other groups and even pages against Amnesty) that Amnesty is not only a communist-driven agenda; it is part of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.  Ask yourself: Why is the GOP pushing an Alinsky agenda and being deceptive about it? This is not about feelings or about helping others. It is about national sovereignty our Reps swore to protect.

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Open Letter from Dwayne Stovall To Texans Republican Primary March 4th

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by Isabel Matos

Just a note before I post the letter.  All my friends in Texas say Stovall is easily reached at any time, answers emails, tweets and comments.  I hope he wins the primary on March 4th, and sticks to the pledges he has made if beats Cornyn.  Stockman is not to be trusted and we need transparency and approachability not the same old politics in races.  I WISH Ted Cruz had not just NOT endorsed Cornyn, but he has to do what he has to do. Good luck Texas! How you can help

My fellow Texans,

As we enter the last week of campaigning before election day, I want to share with you what is going through my head at the moment.

We hear from people all over the state that they’re making the decision to vote for our campaign. We are gaining steam and this election is far –FAR– from over! We have until next Tuesday to make phone calls, send emails, and contact everyone we… can think of to engage them in this battle to PUT TEXAS FIRST! Do not sit down! Do not stop talking! Do not become a bystander! Please, continue this fight until the last moment! You can be certain that I will be working until the polls close on March 4th!

What I have learned over the course of this journey will start coming to light over the coming weeks, and I assure you it will make your blood boil when you learn how elections are manipulated by the political class. Listen to what I am saying: stay engaged, stay tuned, and most of all, put on a helmet, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Also, this native Texan will never be able to express the gratitude I have for everyone that has come forward to support my campaign. I have said it before and I will day it again, I am truly humbled, and in awe of all of you. For a regular citizen of this great State it is a little overwhelming at times, but in a good way. I have found that the message I bring resonates and binds people together, and that is all I could have hoped for. It is clear to me today that we Texans WILL make a difference. We are gathering in numbers and the will is there; I know it. I can’t truly convey what I feel and the words “Thank you” just don’t seem to be enough, but that is all I have.

So, THANK YOU!

Dwayne Stovall

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According to Freedom Works here are the 10 worst votes cast by Senator Cornyn:

1. Voted to Let Harry Reid Fund ObamaCare (2013, RCV 206) Senator John Cornyn of Texas voted to end debate and allow Senate Democrats to re-insert funding for ObamaCare into the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Although Cornyn did vote against the final bill, he and all Republicans knew that voting for cloture to end debate would allow Senator Harry Reid to fund ObamaCare by a party-line vote, and thus a vote for cloture was a de facto vote to fund ObamaCare.

2. Voted for the Wall Street Bailout (T.A.R.P.)(2008, RCV 213) Senator Cornyn voted for the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street.

3. Voted for Medicare Part D Senator Cornyn voted to pass Medicare Part D, a massive entitlement expansion that conservatives rightly predicted would tremendously expand the deficit and add trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities to the federal rolls. (2003, RCV 457)

4. Voted to Increase the Federal Minimum Wage(2007, RCV 42) Senator Cornyn voted for the Fair Minimum Wage Act that increased the federal minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in 2007. Raising the minimum wage is a bad idea because it reduces employment especially among low-skilled workers. The cost of raising the minimum wage is passed onto consumers in the form of higher prices for goods and services.

5. Voted for the Fiscal Cliff Tax Hike(2012, RCV 251) The fiscal cliff was a fake crisis created by Congress and the president. Senator Cornyn voted for the infamous New Year’s Day 2013 fiscal cliff deal that raised taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households and contained no real spending cuts.

6. Cornyn Voted against Fiscally Conservative Budgets

Senator Cornyn voted against three of the best, most fiscally conservative budgets ever proposed in the United States Senate. He voted against Senator Mike Lee of Utah’s FY 2013 budget proposal to balance the budget in five years and save $7 trillion over ten years. (2012, RCV 101) He also voted against Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky’s FY 2012 and FY 2013 budget proposals to balance the budget in five years and save more than $8 trillion over ten years. (2011, RCV 80; 2012, RCV 100) Instead, he favored budget plans that either fail to balance the budget or fail to specify clearly how balance would be achieved.

7. Cornyn Supported Intrusive Internet Regulations (PIPA)

Although he later withdrew his support (under withering fire from internet freedom advocates across the political spectrum), Senator Cornyn voted for the Protect Intellectual Privacy Act (PIPA) in committee.  His vote helped move PIPA to the Senate floor, where it met a well-deserved defeat. Under PIPA, the government would have the power to shut down millions of websites. This is economically destructive and a gross violation of our constitutional right to free speech.

8. Cornyn Voted to Allow Warrantless Data Collection on American Citizens

In 2007, Senator Cornyn voted for the FISA Amendments Act, which granted immunity to U.S. telecommunication companies for giving information about their customers to the government without a warrant.  This is one of the key provisions that allowed the NSA to conduct its now-publicized warrantless blanket surveillance of American citizens.

9. Cornyn Has Voted to Raise the Debt Ceiling Eight Times

Since entering office in 2002, Senator Cornyn has voted to raise the debt ceiling eight times (including the debt ceiling increase contained in number 1, above).  Raising the debt limit only encourages reckless spending in Washington. Congress needs to cut spending and balance the budget—not continue to increase our national debt without any spending reforms or reductions.

10. Cornyn Voted to Reauthorize the Patriot Act (2006, RCV 25) Although he was not present in Congress when the original USA-PATRIOT Act was passed, Senator Cornyn has been an enthusiastic supporter of the controversial law, voting to permanently reauthorize most of its provisions in 2006. Despite its attractive-sounding title, the so-called Patriot Act violates our Fourth Amendment right to privacy, authorizing unprecedented surveillance powers that permit the federal government to spy on U.S. citizens without a warrant.

— Julie Borowski and Dean Clancy contributed to this list.  Reasons to vote for Stovall

John Cornyn is part of the problem in D.C.  Businessman Dwayne Stovall is for grassroots, small government, immigration control and constitutional conservativism.

Dwayne Stovall pledges to

1.  Not increase the federal debt.

2.  Restore the U.S. Constitution to the Federalist system our godly founders intended.

3.  Fight Pro-Gun, Pro-Life, Pro-10th Amendment, Pro-Enforcement of existing Immigration Laws.

4.  Eliminate the EPA, Department of Education, Department of HHS, IRS, Funding of Obamacare and Federal punitive regulations on business.

Recently there was a false document being circulated by Stockman’s campaign.  The tweet was caught by the reporter below. It is not the first time Stockman is involved in dishonest campaigning. He reportedly has had people work for him who have contributed to his campaign, against the rules.

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February 11   H/T Pedro Rivera, Tea Party Activist
Endorsements from Stovall’s FB (Texans for Stovall): Nacogdoches Tea Party Stand Across America Young Republicans of Houston (straw poll win) Republican Liberty Caucus of CD 36 (straw poll win) Katy LiberTea… Grassroots America – We the People Southern Conservative Kaufman Tea Party Pearland Tea Party Facebook Tea Party TeaParty911 Montague County Tea Party Sam Houston Tea Party (straw poll win) Cass County Tea Party Wichita Falls Tea Party (2 separate straw poll wins) Lake Jackson Tea Party (straw poll win) Ellis County (straw poll win) Tri-County Tea Party Clearlake Tea Party Overpasses for Obama’s Impeachment Alvin Tea Party Nacogdoches County Republican Club (straw poll win) Firefighters for Liberty EIGHT out of EIGHT straw poll wins.
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An influential group of tea partiers said in an open letter Thursday they’re no longer backing Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, in his primary challenge against Republican Sen. John Cornyn. That, however, doesn’t mean they’re getting behind Cornyn — instead, they’re backing businessman Dwayne Stovall in next week’s primary. Tea Partiers backing Stovall 

Stovall needs your help to restore the Constitution as our founding fathers envisioned it, and to get Government out of our schools, businesses and private lives. —   Donate or do whatever you can to his grassroots campaign. Dwayne needs funds for radio adsHow you can help

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A great picture of Maria Espinoza-Lyng (who endorsed Stovall) and Tea Party Activist friends in Texas.

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What Are You Doing This Weekend? Katrina Pierson Needs Your Help!

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By Isabel Matos

I want my life back, remember? This is what I meant. I will be happy to do because Katrina is worth it, but I am making 300 phone calls this weekend, starting today, which will take up time. A lot of time but it’s important.  Katrina Pierson was endorsed by Sarah Palin and is running for Congress to replace Representative Rino Pete Sesssions in Texas. I hope to let you know how it went.

Katrina can win this Congressional race with our help. There are 3 things you can do and you DO NOT have to live in her state. We can help elect conservatives in other states.

1. DONATE to her campaign, whatever you can afford…even if it is only $3, $5, $10 or $20. Every little bit helps when challenging these entrenched establishment candidates. Donate here: https://secure.piryx.com/donate/7W2BaaTQ/KatrinaForCongress/

2. Help GOTV by making phone calls from your home. You can sign up here: http://www.katrinaforcongress.com/volunteer/

3. Contact your family and friends and ask them to vote for Katrina Pierson in TX32. She is the principled conservative who will stand and fight for the people! Ask them to donate and volunteer too.

One last thing, please SHARE the information above. H/T John Frank.

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It’s Been Nice Knowing You!

By Isabel Matos

I Just Want My Dumb Life Back!  That’s what the title of this article was…

Remember when we all had a dumb life where we just worked a little and could save money right away. Spend it. Enjoy good movies. Dine at nice restaurants. Travel? Play games on Facebook instead of using it to fight our government?

Well, I’m fighting for that dumb life back. I don’t know about you. It’s been great getting to know so many you, the finest people I’ve ever met, but I’m really irritated so much time has to be spent away from these simple pleasures that a great economy allows under responsible leadership. Instead, we are forced to be watch dogs for politicians and the vile creatures who own them who we are competing against. Our so-called leaders are acting worse than spoiled children who don’t understand what honesty, self-restraint and American principles are.  We are not just citizens anymore, but the adults in the room that is our country.

Our GOPe has sold us out.  I resent them for not doing their job as much as I love doing this one without pay. But make no mistake. This is not what a free society is about. We are supposed to NOT WORRY about our government or its officials as really free citizens. Keep an eye on them from time to time?  Yes.  Lose sleep over their shenanigans that undermine and diminish our quality of life?  No.

I’m trying to keep things in perspective.  Please don’t get me wrong.  There is nothing more important than fighting for this cause, but I want my Dumb Life back.  I’ve wanted it back since I started this process, back in 2011 when I selfishly posted comments to see if Sarah Palin would be encouraged to run for President. We all wanted “sudden and relentless reform” and the mantra was Run Sarah Run. I think I used that term once and realized immediately it was not going to be as easy as asking her to do so. The entrenched corruption of our GOPe – the Bushes, Rove, Fox to an extent, and the left would not suddenly be changed.  So, no. Snapping our fingers and cheering all we could was not going to do a thing to change these matters which would take longer than over- night to fix, let alone by one person who magically would make them all go away.

Sigh. More work for us.

But that is maybe what God intended for us at this time.. sacrifice and service. And like new parents who have a child who had to let go of their freedom (and life) to make the life of their children better, we are forced to be better. I have from the start considered this an obligation, not a venue for making friends or having fun (although it has been both to an awesome degree!). I think it’s normal to not want to make this a 24/7 deal. I hope it doesn’t shock anyone, but freedom, to me, does not mean not being given a choice. Are we really free?

Here are some Random Clips from 2013 that I put together.  I am using them to remind myself of the fun (and work) I’ve done, and in a way an attempt to tell a story about what I have seen happen. News is news. Stories are forever.  It is disheartening GOP voters STILL do not understand that our establishment is against us, or don’t try to detect phonies who lie to them. Maybe a story will help.

The compilations include updates on last year’s headlines to show in part I was on the right track, and to encourage others to get on the right track as well, their way.  I’m not here to tell anyone (who am I to do so?) what to do.  The clips are long, so do as you wish as far as viewing it all at once or in spurts, or not at all.

Mock me, love me (yes), say I’m negative, or throw tomatoes. Say “whatever” and tune me out. It doesn’t matter because I’m a patriot on a mission and I will post again soon to say what I feel needs to be shared, sincerely hoping  you appreciate and (even) enjoy what I’ve done. Your thoughts, opinions and reaction are extremely and radically welcome so I can do better in the future, as long as it doesn’t mean I have to be “nicer” with the “leaders” I intend to help expose.

It’s not been nice knowing you. It’s been AWESOME

Thanks for all you’ve done to inspire me.  Thank you Sarah. Ted. And so many patriots who work tirelessly and without complaint behind and on the scenes. So many are involved in local politics, too, and that is great! Game on, loaded bears!

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President of Project That Raises Awareness of Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens Endorses Stovall

By Isabel Matos

I’m not from Texas but the primary is coming up (March 4th) and we need someone who can take on and replace John Cornyn for the U.S. Senate seat from Texas.  As I mentioned in earlier posts, Linda Vega is unqualified to do what needs to be done given her deceitfulness already about her stance on Amnesty.  She said she was against it and that was a lie! She tried to fool our community and cannot be trusted to be any different from Senator John Cornyn who is apparently being backed by the establishment.  Texas: The RINO needs to go!

This story got my attention because the woman who is giving the endorsement to Stovall is President of an organization that is trying to bring much needed attention to American victims of illegal alien murders. (What a sharp contrast to Vega.) The endorsement was news for Dwayne Stovall on February 11th.

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Maria Espinoza, president of The Remembrance Project has given Dwayne Stovall her personal endorsement.

“I met Dwayne Stovall in 2012 and can attest to his strong constitutional and conservative principles. Texas families urgently need his unwavering commitment to these principles and I support Dwayne in his quest to become the next great US Senator from Texas. I trust that Dwayne will place the citizens of Texas first, and will fight for the security of our country.”

Dwayne thanked her for the great work she does in both organizations.

“The Remembrance Project, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was created in 2009 to honor and remember Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens. The Remembrance will educate, raise awareness, and conduct outreach in order to support and protect citizens and legal residents, and their families well-being and safety through upholding U.S. laws and following the Constitution.” http://www.theremembranceproject.org/

Here’s Maria (wearing blue) with other activists, including Pedro Rivera, using banners with the names of victims to protest the Senate Bill last summer.

“This was at John Cornyn’s Houston office.  The building managers did not want us on their grass and the cops did not want us in the street.  The police out-numbered us but did not harass us.  Maria, myself and others tried to present a petition to Cornyn’s office and take a pic but the office would not let us.  John Cornyn was not in the office.  That was the same day as the IRS TEA Party protest which I attended after this event.”  ~ Pedro Rivera

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This is Dwayne’s Texans for Stovall Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/IsabelM.Matos#!/TexansForStovall and this is a poll that was posted on the Republican Liberty Caucus Of Congressional District 36:

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Polls are not always reliable, but as you can see,   Dwaye Stovall is barely ahead of Cornyn, and Linda Vega barely on the map. 

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Beautiful Nativity Scenes and Artwork

I recently found a Facebook page called: “Festival of Nativities”. The four-day event is held annually by the Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints. Deseret News put together a collection of paintings depicted by LDS Christians. The artwork inspired and fascinated me.  Enjoy.

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“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for he shall save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21

The Story of Christmas is more than merely retelling the advent of a babe in Bethlehem. It is one of the seminal events in human history.

That babe in Bethlehem, born in a lowly manger, was Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world and the Son of God—our Redeemer.

Jesus Christ suffered and was crucified for the sins of the world, giving each of God’s children the gift of repentance and forgiveness. Only through His mercy and grace can we be saved. His subsequent resurrection prepared the way for every person to overcome physical death as well. These events are called the Atonement. In short, Jesus Christ saves us from sin and death. For that, he is very literally our Savior and Redeemer.

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Image by Isabel Matos from Mercy Hospital Chapel, Miami, FL

This season, we invite you to read the Christmas story anew with your family and friends. Look for the hope and   meaning it can bring to your life. We join with the angels of old as they announced the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, to the shepherds:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” Luke 2:14 ~ Mormon.org

Although I am Roman Catholic, we are all Christians and celebrate in unisson the day of the birth of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ, Light of the World.   So many of us get caught up in the commercial aspect of it that we forget it’s about The Gift God gave us, and BEING like God’s Gift to others.

Christmas is a festival of the heart above all for me.  God’s Heart was so Pure and Unconditionally Loving, that He manifested Himself through His son, Jesus, for us, to save and bring us Hope. That is why I love this day so much.  This year in particular I will cherish the moments with my loved ones.

Happy Birthday to Our Lord, JESUS, and Merry Christmas to my readers, editor and fellow writers at “The Speech A Time for Choosing”.  It was a great year. Best wishes for a Happy 2014.

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All nativity scenes are depicted by Latter Day Saint Artists. You may find the entire article here:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569137/Nativity-scenes-depicted-by-LDS-artists.html.

The Festival of Nativities takes place in Washington state. Their page: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalofNativities

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The GOPe Is Pushing Amnesty Because They Are Just A Bunch of Wimps!

If you have read some of my articles, you will have seen parts of this before, but the word needs to get out, and I am hoping with a video we will keep the conversation alive through a different venue. Our GOP is pandering for votes behind our backs.  If they were proud of what they were doing, they would be talking about it every day or posting it all over their Facebook walls. It’s bad enough that Fox News continues to ignore the subject. Amnesty is the GOP’s ObamaCare and needs to be part of the conversation.  I will have some updates on this, but good news is hard to find because Rino work in sneaky ways.

One of the issues that bothered me was the Steve King accusations.  Steve King was talking about having Town Halls to talk about Amnesty, and the subject has just about disappeared. Luckily, everything Cantor and Boehner threw at him (smears) didn’t stick. He was right about young illegals smuggling drugs, but that didn’t stop Boehner from threatening to remove him from committees. These are delays and setbacks put in our way to stop us, by none other than our frenemy Boehner who will stop at nothing to antagonize Conservatives in the House.  Paul Ryan has also mentioned at his town meeting in Racine which included illegals, that the vote might be delayed until October, which is fine with me, as long as there is transparency in the process.

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Flag Etiquette and U.S. Citizenship. I am a Proud, Legal American!

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I created this video to inspire Americans to keep on fighting for their (our) country. I lost my country to communism and there is no end to the struggle for Freedom once it is lost. This is the most important cause in America’s lifetime. We may get tired. We may get discouraged. Politicians will deceive us and we will have setbacks; but We are One Nation Under God where nothing is impossible, as we place our trust and confidence in Him for victory and liberty.

Pictured below is the original painting of the drafting (not the signing) of the Declaration of Independence. The oil painting by John Trumball was commissioned in 1817, purchased in 1819, and hung in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol, in Washington, D.C., in 1826.  The artist painted many of the figures from life while visiting Independence Hall to depict the Second Chamber where the Second Continental Congress met. He left out a few participants, showing 42 of the 56 signers, including political enemies Thomas Jefferson and John Adams whose feet seem to be touching. Since the process was debated and signed over a period of time because membership in Congress changed, the men in the painting had never all been in the same room.

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The Corker-Hoeven Amendment and Fifteen Traitorous GOP Senators Who Deserve to be Rebuked!

In addition to Sarah Palin’s warning last night about the Corker-Hoeven Amendment, the United States Citizens and Immigrations Services President released a statement today regarding the 1200-page Substitute Immigration Bill. It is from the American Federation of Employees Council, an affiliate of the AFL/CIO, warning against the effects of this bill on hardworking union workers. Senator Jeff Sessions included this document in one of his posts today.

 “EVEN WORSE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY, NATIONAL SECURITY”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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WASHINGTON-Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, the union representing 12,000 United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudications officers and staff, issued a statement today urging lawmakers to oppose the Corker-Hoeven substitute immigration bill, which was released Friday, before a weekend where members would be away and not able to  see or rear the bill before voting for it – something Ted Cruz pointed out tonight on Hannity. The statement reads:

The amended 1,200-page Corker-Hoeven immigration bill, if passed, will exacerbate USCIS concerns about threats to national security and public safety. It will further expose the USCIS agency as inept with an already proposed massive increase in case flow that the agency is ill prepared to handle. The bill does not address the needs of the USCIS workforce as it fails to fix the institutional problems in our agency, such as the need for newly hired permanent employees versus term employees to perform the work, and the lack of training and manpower and manageable time to adjudicate for its current staff.

The Corker-Hoeven substitute proposal, like the original proposal, will lead to the rubber stamping of millions of applications for both amnesty and future admissions. In its current draft, any worker in the country on a legal work visa for 10 years can get a green card, even if they overstay their visa.

It will allow immigrants to break the law in the future and still be eligible for citizenship, as it absolves prospective behavior, not simply past mistakes. It will do away with the applicability of certain grounds of inadmissibility as contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act. It will wipe away the enforcement process that compels law breakers who overstay their visas to return to their home country and restart the immigration process.

This bill rewards immigrants who break the law, more so than the prior bill proposed by the Gang of Eight. The proposal goes out of its way to provide legalization for criminal offenders while making it more difficult for Adjudications Officers to identify threats to the nations security in our ongoing war against terrorism. It was deliberately designed to undermine the integrity of our lawful Immigration system.

This bill should be opposed and reforms should be offered based on consultation with the USCIS adjudicators who actually have to implement it. Hopefully, lawmakers will read the bill before casting their votes. I say put a cork in it.

Here are the 15 GOP Senators who did not heed those warnings and who voted for a bill they probably did not read:

Alexander ~ Corker ~ Ayotte ~ Chiesa ~ Collins 

  Flake  ~ Graham ~ Hatch ~ Heller ~ Hoeven 

Kirk ~ McCain ~ Murkowski ~ Rubio ~ Wicker

sessionsSenator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) who has been on the right side of this issue from day one, said:

The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight. They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read. It was anything but the open and fair process that they had promised.”

He added: “The sponsors of the Corker-Hoeven substitute fell short of the votes they expected tonight to advance what they had erroneously billed to other Senators as a strong border security amendment. Failure to capture the votes they anticipated for this motion demonstrates the building unease this 1,200-page legislative… monstrosity has created.

I expect that unease will increase as Senators learn more about what’s really inside this proposal. What we know for absolute certain is that this bill guarantees three things: instantaneous amnesty, permanent lawlessness, and a massive expansion in legal immigration that will reduce wages for working Americans. This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”

CORKER-HOEVEN SUBSTITUTE AMNESTY-FIRST IMMIGRATION BILL

  •  Immediate amnesty before enforcement
  • Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system
  • Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement—debunking another false claim from sponsors
  • No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021. It will never happen
  •  No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence. The fence won’t happen
  • Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
  • Amnesty for future visa overstays (in other words, a prospective amnesty for future illegal immigrants)
  • Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants
  • Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”
  • Expands non-merit chain migrationless than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based
  • Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment

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MY MESSAGE TO THE GOP:

 NO TO IMMIGRATION REFORM. NO to Amnesty!  Enforce the laws. Expose Corruption, Extortion and Infiltration.

LaRaza is bad for America and GOP.  Union Thugs are bad for America and GOP. Noquist  is for America and the GOP. 

Scrap the bill!

Go after OBAMA’s treason and scandals. That is your job!

 Sarah Palin dealt a huge blow to Senator Rubio whether he wants to admit or not. She made an example of him for betraying the voters, but she did so with perfect timing. She could have chosen any other day to mention his flip-flop, but did so on the eve of today’s important vote.  If Senator Sessions is accurate, and the Gang of Eight got less votes than expected, then it can only continue to show that Sarah yields influence and power in just one Facebook post, tweet or article.  I hope the momentum continues, and that we will see more spine and more resistance on the part of the Senators who need to say no to SWEETENERS behind closed doors.  It cannot be understated that we must continue to fight, and not give up. Just because this passed to the Senate floor, doesn’t mean it was done without some struggle. WE MUST NEVER RELENT!

~This is still a call to arms! Immigration Reform is tedious and overwhelming, but it needs our attention.  More posts will come, not because I enjoy doing this, but because IT MUST BE DONE.~

Here are the numbers again to the Senators you need to contact. (all in my previous post)  https://thespeechatimeforchoosing.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/a-call-from-sarah-palin-to-flood-your-representatives-phone-lines/call to calls

Final Roll Call (from Right Scoop):

Grouped By Vote Position:

YEAs —67
Alexander (R-TN) Ayotte (R-NH) Baldwin (D-WI) Baucus (D-MT) Begich (D-AK) Bennet (D-CO) Blumenthal (D-CT) Boxer (D-CA) Cantwell (D-WA) Cardin (D-MD) Carper (D-DE) Casey (D-PA) Chiesa (R-NJ) Collins (R-ME) Coons (D-DE) Corker (R-TN) Cowan (D-MA) Donnelly (D-IN) Durbin (D-IL) Feinstein (D-CA) Flake (R-AZ) Franken (D-MN) Gillibrand (D-NY) Graham (R-SC) Hagan (D-NC) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Heinrich (D-NM) Heitkamp (D-ND) Heller (R-NV) Hirono (D-HI) Hoeven (R-ND) Johnson (D-SD) Kaine (D-VA) King (I-ME) Kirk (R-IL) Klobuchar (D-MN) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Levin (D-MI) Manchin (D-WV) McCain (R-AZ) McCaskill (D-MO) Menendez (D-NJ) Merkley (D-OR) Mikulski (D-MD) Murkowski (R-AK) Murphy (D-CT) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Rockefeller (D-WV) Rubio (R-FL) Sanders (I-VT) Schatz (D-HI) Schumer (D-NY) Shaheen (D-NH) Stabenow (D-MI) Tester (D-MT) Udall (D-NM) Warner (D-VA) Warren (D-MA) Whitehouse (D-RI) Wicker (R-MS) Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs —27
Barrasso (R-WY) Blunt (R-MO) Boozman (R-AR) Burr (R-NC) Coats (R-IN) Coburn (R-OK) Cochran (R-MS) Cornyn (R-TX) Crapo (R-ID) Cruz (R-TX) Fischer (R-NE) Grassley (R-IA) Inhofe (R-OK) Johanns (R-NE) Johnson (R-WI) McConnell (R-KY) Moran (R-KS) Paul (R-KY) Portman (R-OH) Risch (R-ID) Roberts (R-KS) Scott (R-SC) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Thune (R-SD) Toomey (R-PA) Vitter (R-LA)
Not Voting – 6
Brown (D-OH) Chambliss (R-GA) Enzi (R-WY) Isakson (R-GA) Lee (R-UT) Udall (D-CO)

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I’m Pissed!

grizzlyBy Isabel Matos

I’m pissed!

This is not just for Sarah Palin supporters who are my friends. This is for all GOP voters and so-called Republicans who think their party is doing them favors.  They are not!

The GOP has gone after this woman, Sarah Palin, because they have known all along she has the answers we have needed to defeat Obama and to reverse the course this country is on, and they can’t have it. They, and millions of voters who have questioned her abilities and qualifications in the past, are in part to blame for the state our union is in.

On days like this, I just can’t help but think, how lazy, how apathetic and how over-confident voters are to believe that the party we belong to (the GOP) does all it can to win, and that the politicians we elect to go to Washington, do their jobs by fighting for our freedoms every day.

This is for all those voters who could, but won’t, take an earnest and hard look at the predicament we are in, and who continue to ignore that one person who would be president now had they not listened to the lies and smears that were spread in 08 about Sarah Palin.

Had voters been wiser, they would have ignored the tabloid-like coverage from the Marxist Media, and seen for themselves what she had actually done and stood for, on her own, without accepting any special favors, money, or using family ties to advance herself.

I wish voters had ignored the deliberate distractions, and had actually seen for themselves what a wonderful person and candidate she was.  I’m angry – angry that I have to urge voters (GOP voters!) to see something that is so painfully obvious.. that Sarah is a natural leader, that she has been leading us without a title since 2007.. and that her style of leadership is displayed by example, not just talk.

We are used to being lied to, so when someone comes along with the truth, she is reviled. I believe the mood and attitude towards her are changing, and I say this because I choose to be an optimist. She is exemplifying everything we need in times likes these. She is walking us through the worst we feared would come.

I saw immediately the rarity that she was!  To me, she was perfect. I never understood the vitriol against her.  Sarah is politically astute. She is the only Republican, with the exception of Ted Cruz , who is taking on this President and the GOP establishment alike. Our side continues to shirk its duties and ignore Obama’s  scandals.  That is scandalous!  They ignore his atrocious and treasonous actions and dangerously naive policies. (I’m being generous..)

The GOP Republicans are cowards! The President does not fear them. He still fears Sarah. He fears truth tellers like her who can rally the country against him. He fears her because she, unlike him and his wife, loves and respects this country. She, unlike him, has never stood down on anything she has said, or compromised her principles in exchange for personal power or cheap political gains.

Sarah is NOT corrupt. She is not morally bankrupt. She is not a coward. Unlike so many we know, she has standards she not only claims to have, but lives by.  Only Sarah Palin has the steel spine to carry on while others find their niche in Washington and forget what they were sent to do there.

Our spineless representatives fear negative media coverage. They live to please the Democrats enough to avoid it.  The fear of being made the target of personally destructive politics keeps them in their place.  They are deplorable! I hate every last one who lives by fear.

John BOEHNER chooses to please the president more than he does represent his own constituents. That is why it is so hard to replace him as Speaker. He is too valuable for Obama, who gets most of his agenda passed without the slightest bit of resistance from him.

JeB Bush, Mitt Romney, John McCain, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio .. None can speak with the political clarity or moral authority that Sarah Palin does. None can take on the traitor in chief because they each have at a least one skeleton in their closet, or a personal shortcoming that can be used against them if they overstep their bounds or push for investigations that would lead to impeachment or removal of many in the Obama administration. What is going on is not just despicable.

It is evil.

Sarah Palin not only knows the tremendous predicament we are in, she represents security for our country because she cannot be bribed, frightened off with the threat of the exposure of a scandal or blackmailed with any type of personal information she has that could compromise us.

How long will it take for GOP voters and Democrats or Independents with common sense and intellectual honesty to give this woman what she deserves: RESPECT and unconditional SUPPORT?

I am mad it has taken this long (and will still take long) for so many to open their eyes while the country’s future hangs in the balance.  Sarah Palin has proven that she is the only one fighting on our behalf, and the only one who can be trusted.. What then will it take for more to get it?  She is doing her part, what are we doing to reach out to a wider base of supporters?

Who cares what her voice sounds like? Who cares whether you like her family or not, or whether you think she still needs to read more books, have more experience, or dress more conservatively. (I actually heard that comment in person and just about lost it when I did!)

Sarah has proven time after time, issue after issue, that she not only has the experience to be president, but she has the guts and the timing that come from instinct to do what is needed during times that try men’s souls. Only masterful and natural politicians like her have done it in the past.

Because she is a woman, she is held to a different, and even impossible standard.   This cannot be denied. America had better get used to it, because no one else has the unique qualifications, spine of steel, moral compass and bold personality that can help renew and restore our faith in America the Great again. No one.

For the nay-sayers in the establishment circles, and for the so-called Conservative Republicans (like the one I met at the New Orleans Investment Conference last October):

To voters who repeat what they hear on television, you should ask yourselves why she is such a threat. You should wonder where the source of the criticism is coming from, and where you got your notion or impression of her.  The media will never admit she is everything they claim she is not:  that Sarah is savvy, that she is shrewd. And that she is damned good at what she does!

I’m ticked that people don’t support someone who is willing to fight the way she does, and expose her family to the intense scrutiny and criticism they will get. I can’t comprehend how anyone does not see the contrast between her and other so-called leaders of the “Tea Party”who prepare for their presidential campaigns for 2016.  How shallow.  Instead of giving, all they think about is what they can get.

We are blessed with an exceptional human being and an individual America can be proud of.  When was the last time you felt proud of your country because of its politicians?

I am infuriated when voters complain about politicians not being honest, but when one comes along, it’s not enough.  Sarah speaks clearly.  She does not make promises, or give false hopes of things that won’t come.  She does not sugar-coat the truth. She tells graduates they have to get off their butt to make a buck, and when she tell us hard times are coming, you had better believe they are. No one could be more practical or sensible.

She posts her comments directly on Facebook, too, while other politicians hire writers to work on their behalf.

I can’t wait for the continuation of her endorsements for 2014. She is off to a great start already.

Sarah’s support grows daily. I respect her. I will continue to share my enthusiasm for her with different friends (to expand the base). And I urge you to start spreading the news that were not going anywhere, that our resolve to fix this mess will only grow with time. We will follow Sarah’s lead.  Are you ready for the change that you are about to effect with your service in our nation’s history?  I am.

Sarah Palin Im pissed!

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