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As a proud American Citizen, who has honorably and unselfishly served his country as a Marine Mustang Captain, like many before me, I have to admit that in the past three years and a half years I have become extremely concerned about where our country is headed under this administration because of what I see as covert actions that have been taken by this President and his Administration, members of Congress (both Democrat and Republican) and our court system, with the help of the Main Stream Media, that I believe are systematically eroding our Constitutional Rights, which I also believe will forever change the landscape of the USA as we know it and ultimately destroy it.

I also believe that, as an American Citizen, who also happens to be Hispanic, I have a God given right and/or duty to stand up for and defend those rights given me under our Constitution and have chosen to do this under my “Freedom of Speech Rights” by laying out my numerous concerns as professionally as I can on this blog web site, which I will continue to share with you in the hopes of getting the word out on issues that I feel the Main Stream Media, for an unknown reason, continues to deliberately and blatantly keep us in the dark about.

Today I would like to take the liberty of sharing another concern with you that I know is an extremely sensitive one because it deals with and affects human beings that I believe have been forever oppressed by their country.  And, although I know in my heart and soul that we must show some compassion for these individuals,  and I do, like I do for many others around the world that live in oppressive regimes, I also find myself to be extremely concerned and disgusted with how our government leaders have unjustly and unfairly dealt with the issue of  “illegal immigration” in our country because I believe that not every “illegal immigrant,” regardless of what oppressed country they come from, has been treated equally, and, most importantly, their inaction to deal with this sensitive issue has not only hurt human lives in the past and continues to this date, but it has created what I consider to be a grave homeland and national security issue for our country.

My main concern on this issue is one of “homeland and national security,” which has been exacerbated by our country’s 9/11 terrorist attack and truly believe that our government leaders have not done enough to secure our boarders, although our country’s tax payers continue to flip the bill for failed security measures, as evidenced by the recent Christmas day attempted terrorist airplane attack in Detroit.

With that being said, the following articles and/or blog posts support my concerns on this issue-You Decide:

Opinion: Illegal Immigration: It’s IllegalPosted On The Tech-By Ryan Normandin-On January 13, 2010:

http://tech.mit.edu/V129/N61/normandin.html

These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:

“Blue hats are blue. Big trees are big. Do you agree with these statements? How about this one: Illegal immigration is illegal. For some reason, this point has been a contentious issue in the United States over the past few years.

Some argue that allowing illegal immigrants into our country helps our economy. Others contend that illegal immigration takes place because legal immigration is simply too inconvenient. Many point out that all people deserve to have a great life in America; everyone should enjoy our liberties and freedoms, especially when illegals often flee to America from oppressive regimes. Illegals are humans, and we need to be compassionate toward their needs. But the fact remains: Illegal immigration is illegal. And by “illegal,” I mean “against the law.”

Of course, all laws are not right or just. If a law is wrong, it should not be followed and people should fight to repeal it. But our immigration laws exist for very good reasons. They prevent criminals, carriers of infectious disease, and other dangerous individuals from crossing our borders.

The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force concedes that “immigration has … played a major role in the rise and proliferation of Hispanic gangs in the region.” Many of their members are likely illegal immigrants, and while I don’t pretend that every one of these individuals would have been rooted out had they gone through the legal immigration processes, there is no denying that many would have been.

Moving beyond the crime statistics, allow me to address those who argue that illegal immigrants help our economy by taking jobs that no other Americans would want. In a recent study by the Pew Hispanic Center, there were approximately 8.3 million illegals in the U.S. labor force in 2008. Also in 2008, the number of unemployed Americans jumped past 10 million. There is no doubt that many of those 10 million would be only too willing to take jobs they would have avoided under normal economic circumstances.

Note: The following is the Pew study mentioned above:

A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United StatesPosted On PewHispanic.Org-By Jeffrey S. Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Hispanic Center, and D’Vera Cohn, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center-On April 14, 2009:

http://pewhispanic.org/reports/report.php?ReportID=107

Unfortunately, many of those jobs were taken by people who should not even be in the country. In fact, a 1997 study by the American Academy of Sciences found that between 1980 and 1994, the cheap labor of illegal immigrants caused up to a 44 percent decrease in wages among the poorest legal citizens. Since then, the economy has only gotten worse and the unemployment rate has soared. How many of those ten million unemployed would be working if illegal immigrants had not taken the jobs? How many of millions or billions of dollars would American citizens be saved in unemployment benefits?

It makes no sense for taxpayers to pay for unemployment benefits because immigrants who are here illegally are taking jobs, leaving legal citizens unemployed. Not every job filled by an illegal immigrant would be taken if that person was not here, but a very large, very significant portion would be. And if even one more legal citizen is able to provide for his or her family because one less illegal immigrant came here, then it is absolutely worth it.

Some people argue that our immigration system is simply too cumbersome to expect people to follow it. But then murderers, robbers, and other criminals might have a similar attitude towards the law, and that’s no excuse.

The vast majority of Americans came to the country through immigration long ago, and many did so risking their lives traveling across the Atlantic Ocean in boats that were crawling with disease. They did so through the long waits and difficult experience of Ellis Island.

They earned their places in American society. Any illegal immigrant who does otherwise is spitting on the graves of those who came here legally and those who perished in the effort. If people come to America to achieve the “American Dream,” the first step is to obey the law. I apologize if the immigration system is “cumbersome,” but Americans have every right to ensure that anyone entering this country is not a terrorist, criminal, or otherwise a threat to American society.

Many people say that we need to be compassionate towards illegal immigrants. I agree. We should be compassionate in our dealings with all types of criminals, but being compassionate and ignoring the law are two different things. Where is our compassion for all those legal citizens who are out of work because of illegal immigrants?

How about all the families that have been torn apart by a death at the hand of an illegal immigrant? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that in 2004, there were 6,181,000 traffic accidents that killed 42,636 and injured 2,788,000. If illegal immigrants are responsible for only 5 percent (and by some estimates even more), that is 309,050 accidents, 2,132 deaths, and 139,400 injuries.

In addition, illegal immigrants would be responsible for $11.5 billion of taxpayer money in associated costs.Advocates ask for compassion. How about compassion for the thousands that have lost their lives as a result of illegal immigrants? The fact that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to allow illegals to get drivers licenses and attend college at an in-state tuition rate makes me sick. They should be deported, not rewarded, for their criminal acts.

One final argument is that the fee associated with immigration is too high and the test they have to take expects too much. But if coming to America is really worth it, then that money can be saved and the information necessary studied and learned. Therefore, there is no logical basis for arguing that illegal immigrants in this country should be treated as anything other than criminals. They are a risk to our national security, a risk to the welfare of our people, and an expensive cost to the taxpayers. I have a strong admiration for all those immigrants who had the strength of will to come to America seeking greater liberties and prosperity, and who did it legally to allow their new home to remain safe. Those who come to our country but are not willing to follow our laws are not worthy of admiration, only a ticket back to where they came from.”

Napolitano Concedes Airline Security System FailedPosted On NewsMax.Com-On December 28, 2009:

http://newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Airliner-Attack/2009/12/28/id/344738?s=al&promo_code=9448-1

Note:  This is an indisputable example of our government not treating all illegal immigrants equally and/or fairly-You decide:

Obama’s illegal alien uncle demands constitutional rights in DUI case!-Posted on Western Journalism-On November 17, 2011:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/president-obama’s-uncle-to-challenge-legality-of-drunken-driving-stop/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=e02975f837-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

‘Uncle Omar’ shows Obama double standard!-Posted on The Hill-By Justin Sink-On September 9, 2011:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/180599-house-judiciary-chair-accuses-white-house-of-qdouble-standardq-in-uncle-omar-release

Uncle Omar’ called the face of Obama’s immigration goal!Posted on on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On September 5, 2011:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=340841

Obama’s Aunt Says US Obligated to Make Her Citizen!Posted on NewsMax.com-On September 21, 2010:

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/USObamasAunt/2010/09/21/id/371045?s=al&promo_code=ACDF-1

Video: Obama’s Aunt Whines, on Welfare!-Posted on YouTube.com-By MidNightRiderMMI-On September 21, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKdUu6zwDiI

US court grants asylum to Obama’s illegal alien aunt!Posted on Americans for Legal Immigration-By MEGHAN BARR, The Associated Press-On May 17, 2010:

http://www.alipac.us/article-5267-thread-1-0.html

Question:  Could it be true that the Main Stream Media is intentionally blacking out American Border Patrol’s patriotic efforts and, if so, why?

The following article and/or blog post reveals the disgusting answer to this question-You Decide:

The Border Fence and the Mexican Drug War: “Censorship has Consequences”Posted On The Right Side News-By American Border Patrol-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.rightsidenews.com/201001288418/border-and-sovereignty/the-border-fence-and-the-mexican-drug-war.html

These are pertinent excerpts from this article and/or blog post:

“On January 9, 2009, American Border Patrol issued a press release entitled Does the Border Fence Work? In it, ABP announced a press conference to be held at the National Press Club on January 15 to, among other things, “show a strong correlation between the construction of the border fence and drug-related deaths in Mexico between 2005 and 2009.”

At that press conference ABP used data from its aerial surveys of the border demonstrate this correlation.

ABP argued that if a small amount of fencing had such an impact, surely completing the border fence would go a long way toward ending the stranglehold the drug cartels have on Mexico.

We called it – “The light at the end of the tunnel.” Despite the significance of our claim, no one from the media attended the press conference. We began to understand that this was part of an overall blackout of our work.

Now, more than a year later, the Mexican government has confirmed that border enforcement is behind the increase in violence in Mexico, not the so-called crackdown by Mexican President Calderon. (See Mexicans Say U.S. Drug Crackdown Feeds Violence)

It is sad to think that political bias has kept the truth about the fence from the public. It is sad because completing that fence could well have saved thousands of lives because the cartels would have had nothing to fight over. Once again we have learned that censorship has its consequences.”

Note:  What follows are numerous articles and/or blog posts and videos that relate to and/or support my introduction statement, along with the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:

Napolitano Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy!-Posted on Western Journalism-By BREAKING NEWS-On July 19, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/napolitano-defends-obamas-immigration-policy/

Obama administration to offer Immunity to younger immigrants!Posted on FoxNews.com-By Associated Press-On June 15, 2012: 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/15/obama-administration-to-offer-immunity-to-younger-immigrants/#ixzz1xsD4KEgi

Video: Breaking: Obama Just Legalized 800,000 Illegals Today!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On June 15, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/breaking-obama-just-legalized-800000-illegals-today/

Video: Sheriff Joe: Arrest Obama’s Illegals!-Posted on Western Journalism-By DANIEL NOE-On June 15, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/sheriff-joe-reacts-to-obamas-illegal-illegal-immigration-change/

Obama’s New Illegal Alien Czar!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Frank Crimi-On February 17, 2012:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/17/obama’s-new-illegal-alien-czar/

Video: The Marco Rubio Speech on Immigration That Everyone’s Talking About!-Posted on The Blaze-By Christopher Santarelli-On January 28, 2012:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-marco-rubio-speech-on-immigration-that-everyones-talking-about/

DREAM Act Implemented Through Executive ICE Memo!Posted on Human Events-By Katie Pavlich-On June 26, 2011:

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/06/26/dream_act_implemented_through_executive_ice_memo

The Reckless Folly of the “Undocumented Immigrant”!Posted on Human Events-By Michelle Malkin-On June 24, 2011:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=44421

AG: Court Challenge Possible On Immigration Law!Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/US-Holder-Immigration/2010/04/27/id/357079?s=al&promo_code=9D2D-1

McCain: Arizona Had to Crack Down On ImmigrationPosted on NewsMax.com-On April 27, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/US-McCain-Immigration/2010/04/27/id/356986?s=al&promo_code=9D2D-1

Immigration Reform Is Good PoliticsPosted on Brookings-By Darrell M. West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies, The Huffington Post-On April 26, 2010:

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0426_immigration_west.aspx

Congressman: US should fight Ariz. immigrant law!Posted on Yahoo News-By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writer-On April 26, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100426/ap_on_re_us/us_immigration_enforcement

The Starting Point: Illegal immigration, bullfighting & civil unions!-Posted on Yahoo News-On April 26, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20100426/ts_ynews/ynews_ts1774

Illegal immigrant law opponents to rally in Ariz.Posted on Yahoo News-By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writer-On April 25, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100425/ap_on_re_us/us_immigration_enforcement

Advocates vow challenges to Ariz. immigration law!-Posted on Yahoo News-By PAUL DAVENPORT and JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writers-On April 24, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100424/ap_on_re_us/us_immigration_enforcement

Obama threatens Arizona with Justice Department investigation!Posted on CanadaFreePress.com-By Jim Kouri-On April 23, 2010:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/22368#When:21:03:32Z

Arizona Governor Signs Controversial Immigration BillPosted on FoxNews.com-On April 23, 2010:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/23/arizona-governor-signs-controversial-immigration/

Obama Blasts Pending Arizona Immigration Law: “Irresponsibility”Posted on FoxNews.com-On April 23, 2010:

http://whitehouse.blogs.foxnews.com/2010/04/23/obama-blasts-pending-arizona-immigration-law-irresponsibility/

La Raza President: Immigration Bill ‘Would Make Living in Arizona a Police State’ for HispanicsPosted on CNSNews.com-By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor-On April 23, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=64596

Justice Department Reports 60 Percent Increase in Number of Drug-Smuggling Tunnels at U.S.-Mexican BorderPosted on CNSNews.com-By Edwin Mora-On April 21, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/64442

Arizona Illegal-Immigrant Law Draws Strong OppositionPosted on Time.com-By KEVIN O’LEARY–On April 16, 2010:

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1982268,00.html

New Bill Would Battle The Lawlessness On Public Lands That Preceded Murder Of Rancher Robert KrentzPosted on NumbersUSA.com-By Roy Beck-On April 14, 2010:

http://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/april-14-2010/new-bill-would-battle-lawlessness-public-lands-preceded-murder-rancher-

Lamm: Get tough on immigration: “Wants proof of citizenship to board planes, get job, open bank account”Posted On Denver Daily News-By Gene Davis, DDN Staff Writer-On January 20, 2010:

http://www.thedenverdailynews.com/article.php?aID=7022

Illegal teen’s arrest stirs sanctuary law fight-Posted On The San Francisco Chronicle-By Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross-n January 18, 2010:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/01/18/BAB71BJ0EC.DTL&feed=rss.matierandross

Social Security rarely uses E-VerifyPosted On The Washington Times-By Stephen Dinan-On January 18, 2010:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/18/social-security-often-fails-to-use-e-verify-tool-i/

AG Holder Looks to Nail ‘America’s Sheriff’ Joe ArpaioPosted On The Family Security Matters-By Jim Kouri, CPP-On January 14, 2010:

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5260/pub_detail.asp

U.S. businesses profiting from a slave labor force with illegal aliensPosted On The Examiner.Com-By Dave Gibson, Immigration Reform Examiner-On January 13, 2010:

http://www.examiner.com/x-35821-Immigration-Reform-Examiner~y2010m1d13-US-businesses-profiting-from-a-slave-labor-force-with-illegal-aliens

Note:  The above articles and/or blog posts and videos not only support my introduction statement, but relate to and/or support my following blog posts-You Decide:

Backsliding On National Security: The Immigration Connection!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/backsliding-on-national-security-the-immigration-connection/

How the “Illegal Immigration” issue affects our everyday lives!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/how-the-“illegal-immigration”-issue-affects-our-everyday-lives/

Obama’s Arizona Immigration Law Hypocritical Lie!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/obama’s-arizona-immigration-law-hypocritical-lie/

Obama is fomenting a race war?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/obama-is-fomenting-a-race-war/

American Flag Clothing Sparks New Protest!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/american-flag-clothing-sparks-new-protest/

Did ATF provide weapons to Mexican drug cartels that were subsequently used to kill one of our own?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/did-atf-provide-weapons-to-mexican-drug-cartels-that-were-subsequently-used-to-kill-one-of-our-own/

Threat of the Mexican drug cartel, illegal border-crossers and“sanctuary cities”!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/threat-of-the-mexican-drug-cartel-illegal-border-crossers-and-“sanctuary-cities”/

ICE Agents Vote ‘No Confidence’ in Leaders!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/10/ice-agents-vote-‘no-confidence’-in-leaders/

ICE chief says feds might not ‘process’ illegals arrested in Arizona!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/22/ice-chief-says-feds-might-not-process-illegals-arrested-in-arizona/

Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/middle-eastern-illegals-find-easy-entrance-into-u-s-from-mexico/

The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-islamic-infiltration-inside-our-government-armed-with-our-secrets/

Could Steps That Team Obama Has Taken Be Emboldening Terrorists?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/could-steps-that-team-obama-has-taken-be-emboldening-terrorists/

U.S. Southwest Border Smuggling and Violence!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/08/u-s-southwest-border-smuggling-and-violence/

What was the true intent of Operation Closed Campus?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/04/03/what-was-the-true-intent-of-operation-closed-campus/

President and DOJ have contributed to the racial mess in our country!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/president-and-doj-have-contributed-to-the-racial-mess-in-our-country/

Liberal web site publishing harsh racial rhetoric!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/liberal-web-site-publishing-harsh-racial-rhetoric/

Is President Obama inciting riots across the US?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/is-president-obama-inciting-riots-across-the-us/

Obama the Polarizer!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/obama-the-polarizer/

Are we witnessing an absence of inspirational leadership or lack of leadership skills?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/are-we-witnessing-an-absen…

The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-greatest-fraud-perpetrated-in-american-history/

New World Order By Executive Order!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/new-world-order-by-executive-order/

Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/is-it-important-to-understand-the-marxist-assault-on-the-foundations-of-our-system/

Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-trust-the-government/

Obamanites Get Violent in Support of the Agenda!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/obamanites-get-violent-in-support-of-the-agenda/

Were We Forewarned About What to Expect If President Obama Got Elected?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/were-we-forewarned-about-what-to-expect-if-president-obama-got-elected/

The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/the-russian-view-of-what-has-been-happening-in-america-2/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

Note:  These videos are relate to this issue -You Decide: 

America! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gMlPaipmtU&feature=player_embedded 

Ray Stevens’ Music Video Nails the US Illegal Immigration Problem! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgOHOHKBEqE&feature=player_embedded#!

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https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/disclaimer/

“Food For Thought”

“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

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The following is a blog post that I drafted and posted on my blog web site in March of 2009 due to the concerns that I had back then about President Obama and his administration just three months after his inauguration into office and I felt the need to share it with you today, just days after his one year anniversary as our President and hours before his first “State of The Union Address” simply as a “gut-check” because in this one year I have discovered that some or most of my concerns outlined back then have in fact been confirmed as being valid due to the frightening direction that I see this President and his Administration taking our country, with the help of the Main Stream Media, as evidenced and/or substantiated by the results of the recent Senate election in Massachusetts, two digit unemployment figures, ongoing home foreclosures, homeland and national security issues and numerous other concerns that I have shared with you on this blog web site –You Decide:

Question: Can America survive Obamanomics and remain a capitalist society (free market) or will it be covertly converted into a global socialist society in the name of fixing everything that ails us?

Let’s refresh our memory on what we mean by a “capitalist” versus a “socialist” society:

What is a capitalist society?

Capitalism: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAPITALISM

These are pertinent excerpts from the Wikipedia:

Capitalism is an economic system in which wealth, and the means of producing wealth, are privately owned and controlled rather than commonly, publicly, or state-owned and controlled.

Through capitalism, the land, labor, and capital are owned, operated, and traded by private individuals either singly or jointly, and investments, distribution, income, production, pricing and supply of goods, commodities and services are determined by voluntary private decision in a market economy.

A distinguishing feature of capitalism is that each person owns his or her own labor and therefore is allowed to sell the use of it to employers.

In a “capitalist state”, private rights and property relations are protected by the rule of law of a limited regulatory framework.

In the modern capitalist state, legislative action is confined to defining and enforcing the basic rules of the market, though the state may provide some public goods and infrastructure.

Some consider laissez-faire to be “pure capitalism.”

Laissez-faire (French, “leave to do (by itself)”), signifies minimizing or eliminating state interference in economic affairs and the competitive process, allowing the free play of supply and demand. Laissez-faire capitalism has never existed in practice.

Because all large economies today have a mixture of private and public ownership and control, some feel that the term “mixed economies” more precisely describes most contemporary economies.

In the “capitalist mixed economy”, the state intervenes in market activity and provides many services.

During the last century capitalism has often been contrasted with centrally planned economies.

The central axiom of Capitalism is that the best allocation of resources is achieved through consumers having free choice, and producers responding accordingly to meet collective consumer demand. This contrasts with planned economies in which the state directs what shall be produced. A consequence is the belief that privatization of previously state-provided services will tend to achieve a more efficient delivery thereof. Further implications are usually in favor of free trade, and abolition of subsidies.

Although individuals and groups must act rationally in any society for their own good, the consequences of both rational and irrational actions are said to be more readily apparent in a capitalist society.

Capitalistic economic practices have incrementally become institutionalized in England between the 16th and 19th centuries, although some features of capitalist organization existed in the ancient world, and early aspects of merchant capitalism[18] flourished during the Late Middle Ages.

Capitalism has been dominant in the Western world since the end of feudalism. From Britain, it gradually spread throughout Europe, across political and cultural frontiers. In the 19th and 20th centuries, capitalism provided the main, but not exclusive, means of industrialization throughout much of the world.”

What is a socialist society?

Socialism:From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialism

These are pertinent excerpts relating to this topic from Wikipedia:

Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating public or state ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equality for all individuals, with a fair or egalitarian method of compensation. Modern socialism originated in the late 19th-century intellectual and working class political movement that criticized the effects of industrialization and private ownership on society. Karl Marx posited that socialism would be achieved via class struggle and a proletarian revolution, and would represent a transitional stage between the capitalist and communistmodes of production.

The first socialists were termed utopian socialists by later socialist thinkers, and include Robert Owen, who tried to found socialist factories and other structures within a capitalist society and Henri de Saint Simon, the first individual to coin to term “socialism” and the originator of technocracy and industrial planning. The first socialists predicted a world improved by harnessing technology and combining it with better social organization, and many contemporary socialists share this belief.

Early socialist thinkers tended to favor more authentic meritocracy, while many modern socialists have a more egalitarian approach. There is disagreement over the extent that National Socialism is socialist; although Adolf Hitler’s party program included socialist elements, the Nazis did not nationalize industry, but instead created a highly regulated economy with state-led economic planning.

Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital, creates an unequal society, and does not provide equal opportunities for everyone in society. Therefore socialists advocate the creation of a society in which wealth and power are distributed more evenly based on the amount of work expended in production, although there is considerable disagreement among socialists over how, and to what extent this could be achieved.

Socialism is not a concrete philosophy of fixed doctrine and program; its branches advocate a degree of social interventionism and economic rationalization, sometimes opposing each other. Another dividing feature of the socialist movement is the split between reformists and the revolutionaries on how a socialist economy should be established.

Some socialists advocate complete nationalization of the means of production, distribution, and exchange; others advocate state control of capital within the framework of a market economy.

Socialists inspired by the Soviet model of economic development have advocated the creation of centrally planned economies directed by a state that owns all the means of production.

Others, including Yugoslavian, Hungarian, Polish and Chinese Communists in the 1970s and 1980s, instituted various forms of market socialism, combining co-operative and state ownership models with the free market exchange and free price system (but not prices for the means of production).

Social democrats propose selective nationalization of key national industries in mixed economies and tax-funded welfare programs and the regulation of markets.

Libertarian socialism (including social anarchism and libertarian Marxism) rejects state control and ownership of the economy altogether and advocates direct collective ownership of the means of production via co-operative workers’ councils and workplace democracy.”

Note:  These eye-opening articles, blog posts, books, videos and/or audios give us an alarming picture of where we seem to be headed in America today under this President and his Administration –You Decide:

Can America Survive Obamanomics?Posted On CincinnatusBlog.Com:

http://www.cincinnatusblog.com/obamanomics/

These are pertinent excerpts from this blog post:

“During the Bush years, the national outlays rose from $1.9 trillion in 2001 to $3.0 trillion in 2008, and the country went from enjoying a surplus of $128 million in 2001 to suffering a deficit of $459 million in 2008. We called Bush irresponsible. Perhaps the fiscal 2009 deficit of $1.75 billion should be viewed as an anomaly since it’s the direct result of the $700 billion Bush TARP plan and the $800 billion Obama Stimulus Plan, both implemented to ameliorate the effects of the financial crisis and recession. But how do we justify an average deficit of $700 billion annually from 2010 to 2019, which according to the Obama budget, will be boom times? GDP will be likely rise to an eye-popping $23 trillion in 2019… Continue reading

We Need Healthcare Reform Not Just A New Way To Pay For It:

The United States spends more, per capita on healthcare than any other country in the world. We spent $7,421 per capita as compared to about $3,500 in countries with universal national healthcare systems such as France and Germany. We don’t receive better care in the US than the French or Germans; we just pay a lot more for it. In fact, according to the latest data, we spent $2.2 trillion in 2007 on healthcare, or 16.2% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Even more worrisome is that expenditures continue to rise at an alarming rate of 6% annually. Here’s a radical idea why don’t we fix the current system before the administration throws another $634 billion federal dollars into this sinkhole. We appear to be primarily focused on… Continue reading

Universal Health Care – Who Will Minister to the Patients?

The only thing missing from current Health Care Reform proposals is a plan to actually provide, health care. Insurance schemes both public and private, electronic medical records and legal reforms may make health care more affordable and administratively efficient but they don’t answer the real question; will Americans actually receive better health care, or in many cases any health care at all? What should be obvious, seems lost in the political rhetoric, we don’t have the physicians, nurses and other health care professionals to actually provide quality universal health care despite the fact that we spend more, per capita on health care than any other country in the world. In the U.S. we spend approximately $6,000 per capita as compared to about $3,500 countries with universal national health careContinue reading

Will the Chinese Save Us From Ourselves?

In an ironic twist of fate, it may be the fiscally responsible communist Chinese who save capitalist America from its budgetary excesses. They may well have to teach the wayward youngster a lesson in fiscal responsibility by refusing to fund continuing trillion-dollar deficits. Tough love from the Chinese may be the only prescription that rescues America from impending financial doom. The new administration is behaving like a kid in a candy store and it will take a bitter pill from the Chinese to bring them to their senses. Federal outlays will soar in fiscal 2009 to $4 trillion, or 27.4% of our $14 trillion GDP, up from $3 trillion or 21% of GDP in 2008, and 20% in 2007. If we take the administration’s rosy recovery scenario at face… Continue reading

“Taxing The Wealthy” Leads to Greater Economic Distortions:

After reading that one percent of the households in New York City, roughly 40,000 people, pay 50% of the income taxes in this city of more than 8 million inhabitants, it made be begin to wonder where we were headed as a nation. This astonishing figure brings home the practical consequences of relying on taxes from a small group of high-earners to fund city, state and national budgets. In the case of New York City, the Mayor can only hope that this small group does not become weary of their burden and move to Connecticut or West Palm Beach. If even only a small percentage does, the financial impact on New York in a recession would be devastating. If that problem isn’t enough New York City and State will…Continue reading

9 Million Lottery Winners In The Mortgage Restructuring Plan:

The 50 million American families who work hard and pay their mortgage promptly each month may view this current $275 billion mortgage-refinancing scheme as inherently unfair. Your chances of winning this lottery are greatly enhanced, if you made no down payment, you bought more houses than you could afford and defaulted on your payments. If you foolishly worked hard and paid all your bills on time your chance of winning is practically zero.   In 2008 there were approximately 2.5 million foreclosures out of the 55 million mortgages outstanding, a rate of about 4.5% or 25% of the 10 millions homes that are “underwater” – i.e. the house is worth less than the outstanding mortgage. It is reasonable to assume that the ability to make monthly payments is the… Continue reading

The Stimulus Plan – A Wing and A Prayer:

Ideology to the left of us, ideology to the right of us—boldly they rode into the jaws of the unknown, into the mouth of financial hell—rode the five hundred and thirty five. Theirs is not to reason why; theirs is but vote and whine… For the political class who see the current recession as harbinger of depression, embracing an incomprehensible stimulus plan provides the irrational exuberance of hope. Better to have relied on reason than a potpourri of repackaged old and tired ideas. To argue with either side is a waste of time, as each will abandon reason at the first challenge. As John Locke succinctly put it: “Every sect, as far as reason will help them, gladly use it; when it fails them, they cry out it… Continue reading

Jobs – Let’s Patent Them:

As the world’s most inventive country we have the unique opportunity to patent our way out of the current recession and thrive in the 21st century global economy. What should we export to create high paying permanent jobs and redress our balance of payments? Ideas.  It’s what we do better than any other country. One country, the United States, accounts for more than one-third of international patent applications. It’s time to leverage what we do best, innovate, and create the jobs we need for today, tomorrow, and decades to come. In hard economic times we should be looking ever more closely at our export markets and ask ourselves the basic question: What innovative products can we sell to the nearly 500 million inhabitants of the European Union, the… Continue reading

Geothermal – Google It!

Heat from the Earth, or geothermal – Geo (Earth) + thermal (heat) – energy can be readily accessed by drilling water or steam wells in a process similar to drilling for oil. Domestic geothermal energy is an enormous, and underused heat and power resource that emits little or no greenhouse gases. Mile-or-more-deep wells can be drilled into underground reservoirs to tap steam and very hot water that can be brought to the surface for use in a variety of applications. In the US most geothermal reservoirs are located in the western states, Alaska, and Hawaii.  About 8,000 megawatts of electricity are currently produced globally including about 3,000 megawatts of capacity in the United States. The US Department of Energy believes that an additional 15,000 megawatts of geothermal electricity… Continue reading

Coal – Can We Clear the Air?

Coal, which is by far the dirtiest fossil fuel, generates half of the electricity in the United States and 82% of the carbon dioxide emissions created by power production. Since it is abundant and cheap, it is likely to continue to play a major role in electricity generation for the foreseeable future. In the rhetoric of its champions, The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal. Despite the introduction of wind, solar and other clean technologies, the Department of Energy in its Annual Energy Outlook 2008 projects a small, 0.03% annual increase, in coal utilization through 2015. Surprisingly, maybe shockingly, they expect that growth rate to accelerate to 1% from 2015 to 2030 unless there are restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions or new clean technology… Continue reading

Hydroelectric – The Forgotten Giant Of Clean Energy:

Hydroelectricity is the most widely used form of clean renewable energy in the world, generating over 19% of the world’s electricity. It requires no fuel and produces no direct emissions or by-products. The United Nations estimates that the technically exploitable potential for hydropower is 15 trillion kilowatt-hours per year, amounting to half of the total projected global electricity needed in 2030. In the United States, hydropower has fallen to 10% of the electricity supply mix down from14%, 20 years ago. In terms of electricity production, hydropower accounts for only 7% of America’s current power needs.

The Unlimited Power Of The Sun:

There are two basic types of solar electricity plants: Solar thermal, also called Concentrating Solar Power (CSP), and Photovoltaic. CSP generates high-temperature heat through the use of various mirror configurations, which is then used to make electricity utilizing traditional heat-conversion technology. Photovoltaic solar power in contrast, converts sunlight directly into electricity. Concentrating Solar Power Solar thermal electricity is an attractive renewable energy option in the southwestern United States and other Sunbelt regions. Concentrating Solar Power (CPS) systems can be sized at a capacity for village power (10 kilowatts), or a number of smaller systems can be connected to a larger grid. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, solar thermal electric systems operating in the U.S. today using parabolic trough design meet the needs of over 350,000… Continue reading

Wind Power – A Clean Supportive Source:

Wind is actually a form of solar energy. The uneven heating of the atmosphere by the sun combined with the irregularities of the earth’s surface and the rotation of the planet creates wind. The terrain, bodies of water and vegetation modify wind flow patterns, making a small percentage of the earth surface suitable for wind power development. In spite of the fact that only 6% of the contiguous United States land mass can be considered “good wind areas” the Department of Energy estimates that this area could conceivably produce 150% of our current electricity needs. Wind is also the only low-priced renewable energy technology; the projected cost is between $.04 and $.06 per kilowatt-hour making it competitive with natural gas and coal-fired power plants. Physicists tell us that energy can neither…. Continue reading

Clean Energy – The Key to a Vibrant Economy:

Today, we can only sustain a small proportion of earth’s population at a sophisticated economic level without dramatically increasing carbon dioxide production. Energy use is the direct correlate of a vibrant economy – in the United States for example, we consume 24% of the world’s oil and are responsible for approximately 28% of global GDP. This is no accident. The power that propelled hundreds of millions of people in Europe, Japan and North America to economic prosperity must be shared with the billions in the emerging world. Understandably, these large emerging nations are unwilling to wait for the ultimate clean energy innovation to power the world of the future. They want a seat at the prosperity table and they want it now. It would be the height of arrogance for….Continue reading

Nuclear Power – The Clean Engine in Plug-In Cars:

Coal-fired plants produce approximately 50% of the electricity in the United States and 82% of power-generated carbon dioxide emissions. If electric vehicles are charged exclusively by coal-fired electricity they produce more greenhouse gases than a traditional gasoline-powered combustion engine car. In the future, electricity must be generated cleanly if we expect automotive electric-drive technologies to reduce our carbon dioxide burden. Clean energy alternatives like Wind and solar power will probably make a significant contribution to clean energy generation, but realistically, we cannot count on these two sources for more than 20-30% of our electricity needs in the next 20 years. Even reaching these modest goals will require a major investment in energy infrastructure and fundamental advances in technology. In light of these realities, it… Continue reading

Natural Gas – The All-American Clean Fuel:

The key to producing less carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels is to use the fuel with the lowest carbon to hydrogen ratio. Coal is the least desirable because there are roughly 2 carbons for each hydrogen; oil is cleaner because it has the inverse ratio of approximately one carbon for 2 hydrogen molecules; and best of all is methane (CH4), with 4 hydrogen molecules for each carbon molecule. Although natural gas is primarily methane, it does contain, some longer chain hydrocarbons such as ethane, propane, butane, pentane etc. that make it slightly less desirable than pure methane. Thus, the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions when natural gas is substituted for gasoline in an automobile is about 25-30%. Fossil Fuel Emission Levels – Pounds per Billion… Continue reading

Ethanol – Never Have So Many…Paid So Much…To So Few…For So Little:

Malthus believed we would be unable to feed ourselves as our numbers expanded. He postulated that short-term gains in living standards would inevitably be undermined as population growth outstripped food production. Malthus of course, has been proven wrong as technology permitted us to grow more food from existing farmland. Yet, despite all we have accomplished in improving our agricultural efficiency and reducing population growth, billions are still malnourished. Given this reality, is the mass production of ethanol from corn a sound policy? Are we so blinded by evangelical climate soothsayers that we believe we can burn a significant portion of our basic food stock, corn, to power our cars and not increase global hunger? If ethanol is so important to our future why not import sugar cane from the poor…Continue reading

Peak Oil – Fact or Fiction?

In the popular press one often reads the mantra – We have reached “peak oil” – implying that we have reached the limits of our geological reserves. That is probably not the case, what we have reached however, is geopolitical “peak oil” because inefficient national companies have pushed out private companies with the know-how to exploit existing reserves. In the 70’s Western Oil companies controlled well over 50% of world oil production. Today, “BIG OIL”, the combination of Exxon, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Total and Italy’s Eni produce just 13% and that will probably decline over the next two decades. Today’s ten largest holders of petroleum reserves are state-owned companies, like Russia’s Gaspron, Iran’s national oil company, Saudi Aramco and Petroleos de Venezuela. (With the possible….Continue reading

Global Gas Guzzlers And The Need For OIL:

Transportation, specifically the automobile, will be the pivotal sector driving increased demand for oil and its substitutes over the next two decades. The developing world notably China and India, aspire to the freedom the automobile brings. Things we take for granted, such as the ability to escape the crowded city whenever we wish, to live in a green suburb and commute to work or just live a greater distance from our employment will now be come increasingly available to people in the developing world.  Per capita car ownership in China will increase to 40 cars per 1,000 citizens by 2010 from its current 24 and that is only the beginning of a steep secular trend. By contrast the United States has 765 vehicles per 1,000 and most Western European countries….Continue reading

Note:  This thought provoking article shares with us ten suggestive rules that our President could put into practice to make our country better instead of doing what he is doing, which will ultimately convert our country into a socialist society-You Decide:

Ten Rules for the Future: An Obama SuggestivePosted on Global Politician-By Leslie J. Sacks-On January 8, 2009:

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25374-barack-obama-economics-politics

These are the ten rules from this article:

“1.  Cap tax-deductible CEO remuneration at a maximum of 30 times the salary of that public company’s lowest paid worker. There above, salaries will not be tax deductible as an operating expense for an employer. In addition, no bonuses (in cash or shares) for top management of a public company will be tax deductible if the company suffered losses by the end of the relevant year.

2. Limit the amount of airtime (on both public television and radio) eligible for advertiser tax deductions, to about 90 percent of the current level. Any advertising time above this level will not be tax deductible, reducing the cost-effectiveness of additional advertisements and helping to stem our country’s advertising epidemic.

By way of both suggestions 1 and 2, companies can allocate resources exactly as they wish. However, the government will cease to incentives obviously counterproductive decisions.

3. Tax all raw materials, particularly oil and other energy products, according to a formula that factors in all of their indirect costs, including recycling, pollution and security impacts. The tax on oil, for example, will take into account global warming, other pollution, the use of the American military to provide a protective shield in the Middle East, and so on. Use the revenues from these taxes to tackle the country’s most urgent needs: reducing alternative energy costs, improving and extending incentive-based education, and reducing our national deficit.

4. Re-define the tax code: tax all workers at a flat 8 percent, bumping the rate to 18 percent and 28 percent for earnings over $80,000 and over $250,000, respectively (including capital gains). Create a standardized national sales tax of 8.8%. Abolish the inheritance tax, loopholes and all. This simplified tax code will save taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars by removing unnecessary accounting, audit, and tax collection fees, as well as reducing the costs of maintaining a large tax bureaucracy. In addition, it will ensure that all Americans, irrespective of income, contribute to the country and have a stake in its well-being.

5. Eliminate pork-and this is not a halal or kosher issue. Ban all unrelated and irrelevant earmarks in any budget vote. Establish Congressional sub-committees to vote on minor expenditures individually, ensuring that every line item is voted on and not advanced circumstantially by inclusion in larger, otherwise unrelated bills.

6. Implement a ‘Bare Bones’ universal healthcare program, fully covering only workers’ compensation and emergency healthcare, and including sensible co-pays for all other services. Allow private insurance plans to cover these additional and premium services as well. This “Bare Bones’ program (to be named in a more euphemistic manner) must be freely transferable from job to job and from state to state.

7. Require all penitentiaries to have two “tracks” for inmates: ‘bones only’ and ‘full service.’ All inmates are guaranteed only the minimum, ‘bones only’ services, rights, and opportunities-a basic, “one star” jail experience.

If inmates want better food, recreation, education and facilities they must work in some manner to earn those rights and help re-pay the penal system for these additional luxuries. No better way exists for rehabilitation than this kind of incentive-based, pay-as-you-go system. As an added bonus, local manufacturers will be allowed to set up cost-effective, low-wage satellite factories in (or attached to) low security prisons.

8. Implement tort reform-finally. Allow judges and juries to charge a plaintiff (i.e., the initiator of a legal action) with all costs when they deem the action to be frivolous or based on avarice. Include a ‘three strikes’ approach to lawyers’ pursuit of frivolous lawsuits, after which one’s license to practice law is put on ice for a significant period.

9. Require naturalized citizens to pledge an unequivocal, demonstrable and written commitment to integrate into our broad society, accept the primacy of our laws and our Bill of Rights and Constitution, and agree to learn a minimum functioning quotient of the English language. Similarly, define more pragmatically the invitation to citizenship for individuals born in the USA to two non-citizen parents, and as well as those with familial relationships, to reduce abuse.

10. Include in the definition of “tolerance” the preventing of a vociferous minority from imposing its will on the majority; do not define our universal religion as political correctness and appeasing multiculturalism. Respect those “antediluvian” citizens who prefer to remain patriotic, religious, strong, independent, conservative, heterosexual and/or free.

Note:  This article shares with us four integrity tests for President Obama, which I believe hit the nail on the head, as evidenced by his background and actions to this date-You Decide:

Four Integrity Tests for President ObamaPosted on Global Politician-By Joel S. Hirschhorn-On March 10, 2009:

http://www.globalpolitician.com/25509-barack-obama

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

“A great smile does not make a truth teller. A talker of change does not define a reformer. Make no mistake, for the good of the nation I want President Obama to succeed in getting us out of the scandalous economic meltdown we are immersed in. But I do not like many of his actions, policies and strategies for accomplishing this, nor does the stock market?

I always had my doubts that he was a true agent of change and reformer when it came to the structure of the political and government system. He took an awful lot of money from the very rich and powerful in his campaign. Sure, with his superb speaking skills he has the capacity to win public approval, but most Americans are not deep, critical thinkers, nor do most have the best detailed information. What if he is just another untrustworthy politician? What if he does not keep his promises? With these questions in mind, I have examined four areas where I find President Obama’s behavior disappointing.

Most distressing is that he put people in power that failed to prevent the economic disaster, notably the Treasury Secretary. As someone with significant experience in government, I was appalled that President Obama has selected so many experienced people for his cabinet and high-level White House positions who previously had powerful positions in government or the financial sector but failed to prevent the economic meltdown that is still worsening. Or even sound loud alarms about what was profoundly wrong with economic system.

Why not look hard for people that had been criticizing various aspects of the mortgage and financial areas? People from the academic world, watchdog groups and public interest organizations that might have worked previously in government could bring more creativity to the problems. For someone who made a big campaign deal of being against politics as usual, Obama has shown precious little evidence that he wants true outsiders to steer his administration.

His chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is the epitome of a protector of the status quo political system. Rather than selecting many big name Democrats and a few Republicans, why not seek out independents, whistle blowers and reformers to fix the economic meltdown?

Accepting a huge spending bill loaded with pork earmarks it starkly contradictory to what Obama promised during the campaign. During the campaign this is what candidate Obama said: “We need earmark reform. And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure we’re not spending money unwisely.” He has talked repeatedly about fiscal responsibility and real change in politics. Talk is cheap. This spending bill is not. Not with over 9,000 earmarks totaling some $12 billion.

It is sheer nonsense for him and his supporters to say shamelessly that the spending bill is something left over from the Bush administration. Well, so is the Iraq war, but Obama certainly was ready to make changes with it.

Why not have the integrity and courage to veto this spending bill and send it back to Congress with the mandate to cut out the pork? Why should we believe promises to wait until he cuts earmarks from future spending bills when clearly Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, are not willing to give up earmarks. And why won’t they? Simple, they create earmarks as part of the legal corruption that allows campaign contributors to get the earmarks they want.

Consider this example. Representative Anthony Weiner, Democrat, New York, received more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from for the Sephardic Addiction and Family Education (SAFE) Foundation in Brooklyn , New York , which has an earmark from him for $238,000.

He was also sole sponsor on a $300,000 earmark for Brooklyn ‘s Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, whose board members and employees have also given him money; its director has personally given $6,240. And the bill includes 14 earmarks requested by lawmakers for projects sought by PMA Group, a lobbying company used by all sorts of entities to get earmarks, which is at the center of a federal corruption investigation….”

Joel S. Hirschhorn observed our corrupt federal government firsthand as a senior official with the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and the National Governors Association. You may reach him through

www.delusionaldemocracy.com

Note:  These articles and/or blog posts and videos support my ongoing concerns with this President and his Administration-You Decide:

Video: Home Depot CEO, Obama’s Advisers “Don’t Have a Clue”Posted on ExposeObama.com-On September 20, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/09/20/video-home-depot-ceo-obamas-advisers-dont-have-a-clue/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=6ece19ca08-EO_09_20_20109_20_2010&utm_medium=email

Business Knows More than Obama about Creating JobsPosted on Big Government-By Larry Kudlow-On July 17, 2010:

http://biggovernment.com/lkudlow/2010/07/17/business-knows-more-than-obama-about-creating-jobs/

Influential Pastor Warns of Socialism, Departure from God-Posted on ZIONIC.com-By Lillian Kwon, Christian Post Reporter-On July 17, 2010:

http://zionica.com/2010/07/17/influential-pastor-warns-of-socialism-departure-from-god/

Obama’s agenda: Overwhelm the systemPosted on ReviewJournal.com-By Wayne Allyn Root-On June 6, 2010:

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/obama-s-agenda–overwhelm-the-system-95716764.html

ObamaCare: Socialism By Any Other Name-Posted on National Center for Public Policy Research-By Matt Patterson-February 2010:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/NPA604.html

Morning Bell: President Obama’s “Pro-Business” Policies Are Killing the Free MarketPosted on The Heritage Foundation-On February 24, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/24/morning-bell-president-obamas-pro-business-policies-are-killing-the-free-market/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Mort Zuckerman: Obama’s ‘Done Everything Wrong;’ His Admin. Has ‘Recreated the Republican Party’Posted on YouTube-By PoliJAM-On January 20, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC1oRvzHdhQ

Watch Obama’s Actions, Not His WordsPosted on ExposeObama.Com-By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown-On February 5, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/02/05/watch-obamas-actions-not-his-words/

Obama vs. Bush: The Red Ink ShowdownPosted On ExposeObama.Com-By Floyd Brown, Expose Obama-On February 2, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/02/02/obama-vs-bush-the-red-ink-showdown/

Restricting Bank ActivitiesPosted On The Brookings Institution-By Douglas J. Elliott, Fellow, Economic Studies, Initiative on Business and Public Policy-On February 2, 2010:

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0121_restricting_banks_elliott.aspx

Morning Bell: A Budget for a European Welfare StatePosted On The Heritage Foundation-On February 2, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/02/morning-bell-a-budget-for-a-european-welfare-state/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Rhetoric vs. Reality: President Obama Repeats Discredited Talking Points During Dialogue with House GOPPosted On RepublicanLeader.house.gov-On January 29, 2010:

http://republicanleader.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=168436

Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds To The State Of The UnionPosted On The Heritage Foundation-On January 27, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/27/reaction-roundup-heritage-responds-to-the-state-of-the-union/

Another Blow to Obama’s Agenda: New SEC Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Will Force CEOs Who Lobby for Cap-and-Trade to Expose the Business Risk of Cap-and-Trade Legislation to ShareholdersPosted On National Center For Public Policy Research-On January 29, 2010:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-SEC_Climate_Change_Disclosure_012910.html

Mark Kirk’s Money Trails (Illinois)Posted On YouTube.Com-By Independence Caucus-On January 29, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fokt02nIJ1A

Get Real, Mr. ObamaPosted On ExposeObama.Com-By Floyd and Mary Beth Brown, Expose Obama-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/01/28/get-real-mr-obama/

Obama’s answer for America: more of mePosted The New York Post-By Jonah Goldberg, NY Post-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/01/28/obamas-answer-for-america-more-of-me/

With All Due Disrespect Mr. President!Posted On Canada Free Press-By JB Williams-On January 28, 2010:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/19450

McCotter: Obama’s Stimulus has FailedPosted On NewsMax.Com-By Jim Meyers-On January 28, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/InsideCover/mccotter-obama-stimulus-healthcare/2010/01/28/id/348357?s=al&promo_code=9658-1

A Declaration of WarPosted On ExposeObama.Com-By Erick Erickson, Red State-On January 29, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/01/28/a-declaration-of-war/

Jan. 20 Marks One Year of Broken Promises on Fiscal Prudence, Transparency By Obama, Say Govt. Watchdog GroupsPosted On CNSNews.Com-By Fred Lucas-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/60085

Black Conservative Response to State of the Union AddressPosted On The National Center for Public Policy-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/PR-State_of_Union_Obama_012710b.html

Morning Bell: A Speech Only Washington Could LovePosted On The Heritage Foundation-On January 28, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/28/morning-bell-a-speech-only-washington-could-love/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

Obama 2.0: “The president uses the State of the Union speech to relaunch his brand”Posted On Slate.Com-By John Dickerson-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.slate.com/id/2242787/

Obama message turns from hope to cope-Posted On USA Today-By Susan Page-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-01-27-state-of-union-analysis_N.htm

Reality check: President Obama gropes for a strategyPosted On Politico.Com-By John F. Harris-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/32143.html

State of the Union: A Feisty Obama, a Frosty GOPPosted On Time.Com-By MICHAEL SCHERER / WASHINGTON-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1957301,00.html

Reading Justice Alito’s LipsPosted On ABCNews.Com Political Punch-By Jake Tapper-On January 27, 2010:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/01/reading-justice-alitos-lips.html

Health Care Gives WayPosted On The NYTimes.Com-By ROBERT PEAR and DAVID M. HERSZENHORN-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/28/us/politics/28health.html

SPEECHLESS: Obama’s State of the Union Leaves the Trifecta Team in Disbelief-Posted On PJTV-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.pjtv.com/v/3005

State of The One’s Union: With Democrats Abandoning Ship, Can Obama Prevent a Republican Takeover?Posted On PJTV-On January 28, 2010:

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=video&video-id=2996

Note:  These blog posts lay out my ongoing concerns with this President and his Administration-You Decide:

Obama Bank Crackdown Hits Risk Appetite!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/obama-bank-crackdown-hits-risk-appetite/

Is the Fed’s concept of buying $600 billion of Treasuries just a smokescreen?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/is-the-fed’s-concept-of-buying-600-billion-of-treasuries-just-a-smokescreen/

The Obama Fiscal Responsibility Farce Continues!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/the-obama-fiscal-responsibility-farce-continues/

U.S. Debt to Hit $20 Trillion in 10 Years!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/u-s-debt-to-hit-20-trillion-in-10-years/

Treasury Secretary hired firm to help cover-up stimulus records!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/treasury-secretary-hired-firm-to-help-cover-up-stimulus-records/

The U.S. Government: Devious Or Just Plain Stupid?

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/02/25/the_us_government_devious_or_just_plain_stupid.thtml

A Fat Lie!

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/02/20/a_fat_lie!.thtml

Outrages Earmark FREE Stimulus Pill!

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/02/12/outrages_earmark_free_stimulus_pill.thtml

New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR’s Economic Legacy Has Damaged America?

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/02/19/new_deal_or_raw_deal_how_fdrs_economic_legacy_has_damaged_america.thtml

What Do The Bretton Woods System, IMF and The World Bank Have In Common?

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/03/06/what_do_the_bretton_woods_system,_imf_and_the_world_bank_have_in_common.thtml

What is the Wagner Act?

http://WeroInNM.blogtownhall.com/2009/02/21/what_is_the_wagner_act.thtml

ACORN-The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)-Automaker Labor Unions!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/acorn-the-community-reinvestment-act-cra-automaker-labor-unions/

The Reason for the Treason!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/the-reason-for-the-treason/

Was the Economic Crisis Manufactured?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/was-the-economic-crisis-manufactured/

Who or What Was Behind the Financial Crisis?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/03/06/who’s-behind-the-financial-crisis/

Who or what caused the economic crisis that propelled President Obama into office?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/06/who-or-what-caused-the-economic-crisis-that-propelled-president-obama-into-office/

Is George Soros deliberately handicapping American energy?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/02/is-george-soros-deliberately-handicapping-american-energy/

Could the oil spill be an Act of War?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/could-the-oil-spill-be-an-act-of-war/

Don’t Fall For Obama’s Energy Shell Game!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/don’t-fall-for-obama’s-energy-shell-game/

The Audacity of Socialism!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/the-audacity-of-socialism/

Are We Witnessing Narcissism At Work?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/are-we-witnessing-narcissism-at-work/

Is Obama Employing the Cloward-Piven Strategy?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/is-obama-employing-the-cloward-piven-strategy/

Do Alinsky’s Rules Define This Administration’s Governing Style?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/do-alinsky’s-rules-define-this-administration’s-governing-style-2/

Obamanites Get Violent in Support of the Agenda!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/obamanites-get-violent-in-support-of-the-agenda/

How ABC, CBS and NBC Have Dismissed and Disparaged the Tea Party Movement!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/how-abc-cbs-and-nbc-have-dismissed-and-disparaged-the-tea-party-movement/

Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/is-it-important-to-understand-the-marxist-assault-on-the-foundations-of-our-system/

Nearly 80 percent of Americans don’t trust the government!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-trust-the-government/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

The Russian View of What Has Been Happening In America!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/22/the-russian-view-of-what-has-been-happening-in-america-2/

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

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“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

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Question: Is our government seriously misreading Al-Qaida’s operational objectives, which may include the employment of crude weapons?

The following article seems to give us the frightening answer to this question-You Decide:

Obama Gets ‘F’ on Stopping Spread of Weapons of Mass DestructionPosted On FoxNews.Com-By Judith Miller-On January 26, 2010:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/25/obama-gets-f-stopping-spread-weapons-mass-destruction/

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

A bipartisan, independent commission on stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction says that the Obama administration has failed in its first year in office to do enough to prevent a germ weapons attack on America or to respond quickly and effectively should such an attack occur.

In a 19-page report card being published Tuesday, the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Proliferation and Terrorism, chaired by former Senators Bob Graham, a Democrat from Florida, and Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican, gives the new administration the grade of “F” for failing to take key steps the commission outlined just over a year ago in its initial report.

Specifically, the commission concludes that the Obama administration, like the three administrations before it, has failed to pay consistent and urgent attention to increasing the nation’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to a germ attack that would inflict massive casualties on the nation.

The commission repeated its warning that unless nations acted decisively and urgently, it was more likely than not that a WMD will be used in a terrorist attack somewhere in the world by the end of 2013, and that the terrorists’ weapon of choice would be biological, rather than nuclear.

The administration’s delayed response to the H1N1 virus, the report concludes, demonstrated that the United States was “woefully behind in its ability to rapidly produce rapidly vaccines and therapeutics, essential steps for adequately responding to a biological threat, whether natural or man-made.”

Even with time to prepare, the report noted, the epidemic peaked “before most Americans had access to vaccine.”

And a bio-attack, it warned, would have no such warning.

The administration’s lack of urgency was also reflected in its lack of priority on producing and distributing enough vaccines and other medical countermeasures for Americans, its reluctance to insist that hospitals have enough surge capacity to treat people who would be infected in a bioterror attack, and the lack of a national plan to coordinate federal, state and local efforts following a bioterror strike, the document asserts.

Ultimately, the commission chairman and vice chairman say, the “lack of preparedness” and “consistent lack of action” reflect “a failure of the U.S. government to grasp the threat of biological weapons.”

Unlike its effort to prevent a nuclear attack, the Obama administration has shown “no equal sense of urgency” about preventing or responding to germ warfare that might cause comparable death and suffering, the commission concludes.

The report assigns 17 grades that it says highlight the issues of greatest priority in protecting Americans from WMD. The commission gave the administration a “D+” for its efforts to tighten oversight of high-containment labs in which experiments involving the deadliest pathogens are conducted. There were still far too many Federal, state, and local agencies regulating germs in sometimes conflicting ways, it states.

The commission also gave Congress a failing grade for failing to consolidate the estimated 82 to 108 committees and subcommittees that oversee some part of the Department of Homeland Security.

“Virtually no progress has been made since consolidation was first recommended by the 9/11 Commission in 2004,” the report asserts.

The Obama administration disputed the findings of the report Tuesday, arguing that the president has accomplished a “great deal” in his first year in office.

White House spokesman Nick Shapiro cited a recently signed executive order establishing “federal capability to rapidly provide medical countermeasures to supplement state and local response in the event of a large-scale biological attack.” He said Obama would launch a new initiative aimed at addressing potential “public health threats” during his State of the Union address Wednesday.

The Graham/Talent WMD Commission, as it is known, is a legacy of the 9/11 Commission, which recommended its creation to examine WMD proliferation threats in its own report. In December, 2008, the WMD commission concluded in its final report that American national security faced ever growing threats from unconventional weapons, and from biological weapons in particular.

Its report, “World at Risk,” unanimously concluded that bioterrorism was the most likely WMD threat the nation confronted given the exponential growth of biological technology and the stated desire of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups to acquire such weapons. It called upon the administration to take 13 steps to reduce America’s vulnerability to such an attack. The new report card assesses the progress that the Obama administration has made in implementing its recommendations.

The report is not uniformly negative. It gives the Administration high marks—an “A” — for the reviews it has conducted into how best to store and secure dangerous pathogens, and two “A-minus” grades for appointing a WMD coordinator and restructuring how the White House oversees homeland security issues.

But it warns that such steps are not commensurate with the threat the nation faces from terrorist groups searching for unconventional weapons in asymmetrical warfare.

Robert Kadlec, President Bush’s former special adviser on bio-defense policy, declined to comment on the commission’s failing grade in the area in which he worked, saying there was still “ample opportunity to provide more focus and resources” for bio-preparedness in the administration’s remaining three years. “This is a hard problem which deserves high priority,” he said.

Two defenders of the administration’s policies, both of whom asked not to be identified by name because they were speaking without authorization, said that the Obama White House gave bio-defense and countering nuclear proliferation high priority.

One official said that Obama’s second presidential security directive—the first being the reorganization of the White House national security apparatus—mapped out a national strategy to defend the nation against biological attacks. He also predicted that the administration would seek increases in its new budget for bio-defense and global surveillance programs.

Having been extended for one more year of work in 2009, the 9-member WMD Commission is disbanding after issuing this final report card. But staff members said that its chairman and vice-chairman intend to form a non-profit organization to continue pressing the government to do more to counter WMD threats.”

Note:These are other recent articles that relate to and/or support the above article-You Decide:  

Capturing bin Laden ‘would unleash hell’Posted on NineMSN-On April 26, 2011:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8241119/capturing-bin-laden-would-unleash-hell

WikiLeaks: Al-Qaida Already Has Nuclear CapacityPosted on NewsMax.com- By Martin Gould-On April 25, 2011:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/WikiLeaks-GuantanamoBay-al-Qaida-terrorist/2011/04/25/id/393982?s=al&promo_code=C268-1

Democrats and Republicans on Homeland Security Committee Agree That WMD Terror Attack Likely by 2013-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Edwin Mora-On June 11, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=67558

Experts: Nuclear Terrorist Attack on Major City ‘Probable’Posted on NewsMax.com-On April 12, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/Headline/US-Nuclear-Conference/2010/04/12/id/355463?s=al&promo_code=9BD2-1

Obama: Al-Qaida Would Use Nuke If It CouldPosted on NewsMax.com-On April 11, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/Newsfront/barack-Obama-al-qaida-nuclear/2010/04/11/id/355386?s=al&promo_code=9BC3-1

FBI Director Mueller: Al-Qaida Still Wants Nuclear BombPosted on NewsMax.com-By Ken Timmerman-On March 17, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/mueller-fbi-alqaida-nuclear/2010/03/17/id/353085

Hayden: Al-Qaida Would Use Nuclear DevicePosted on NewsMax.com-By Jim Meyers-On February 28, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/Headline/hayden-alqaida-nuclear-bomb/2010/02/28/id/351174?s=al&promo_code=9825-1

Fractionalized, Armed and Lethal: Why Somalia MattersPosted on The Brookings-By Mwangi S. Kimenyi, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Africa Growth Initiative, The Brookings Institution-On February 12, 2010:

http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2010/0203_somalia_kimenyi.aspx

Morning Bell: Is USA Today Serving the Goals of Al-Qaeda?Posted on The Heritage Foundation-On February 10, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/10/morning-bell-is-usa-today-serving-the-goals-of-al-qaeda/?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Morning%2BBell

WH: Claims Critics ‘Serving the Goals of al Qaeda’-Posted on ExposeObama.Com-By Jake Tapper, ABC News-On February 9, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/02/09/wh-claims-critics-serving-the-goals-of-al-qaeda/

Disrupt Al Qaeda’s CorePosted on Brookings-By Bruce Riedel, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy-On February 8, 2010:

http://www.brookings.edu/opinions/2010/0204_alqaeda_riedel.aspx

9/11 panel chiefs fault handling of bomb suspect: “Say intel agencies should have been consulted”-Posted On The Washington Times-On January 27, 2010:

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/27/911-panel-chiefs-fault-handling-of-bomb-suspect/?page=2

No Sign of International Unity on Iran After Administration’s Latest Deadline Passes-Posted On CNSNews.Com-By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor-On January 26, 2010:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/60404

Secret Report: Iran will Have Nuclear Bomb This YearPosted On Israel National News-By Malkah Fleisher-On January 25, 2010:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135697

Former WMD Chief: Al-Qaida Awaiting NukesPosted On NewsMax.Com-By Theodore Kettle-On January 26, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/Newsfront/nuclear-terrorism-al-qaida/2010/01/26/id/348084?s=al&promo_code=9629-1

Chairman and Ranking Republican of Senate Homeland Security Committee: Does Everyone In Obama Administration Know We’re At War?Political Punch Posted On ABCNews.Com-By Jake Tapper, Senior White House Correspondent-On January 25, 2010:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/01/chairman-and-ranking-republican-of-senate-homeland-security-committee-does-everyone-in-obama-adminis.html

Note:The above articles relate to and/or support my recent blog posts-You Decide:  

Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/middle-eastern-illegals-find-easy-entrance-into-u-s-from-mexico/

Godfather of The Islamic Revolution! 

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-revolution/

Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America-Will America Notice!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/muslim-brotherhood-declares-war-on-america-will-america-notice/

Should Americans Fear Islam?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/should-americans-fear-islam/

Could Steps That Team Obama Has Taken Be Emboldening Terrorists?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/could-steps-that-team-obama-has-taken-be-emboldening-terrorists/

The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-islamic-infiltration-inside-our-government-armed-with-our-secrets/

Are Intelligence Personnel Empowered to Employ Their Ingenuity and Resourcefulness to Connect The Dots?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/08/are-intelligence-personnel-empowered-to-employ-their-ingenuity-and-resourcefulness-to-connect-the-dots/

Backsliding On National Security: The Immigration Connection:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/backsliding-on-national-security-the-immigration-connection/

Why Should Terrorists Be Given The Extraordinary Protections That You and I Have As American Citizens?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/03/why-should-terrorists-be-given-the-extraordinary-protections-that-you-and-i-have-as-american-citizens/

Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/does-human-rights-law-apply-to-terrorists/

Obama and Holder’s Hidden Agenda!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/obama-and-holders-hidden-agenda/

Ongoing Concerns With This President and His Administration!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/ongoing-concerns-with-this-president-and-his-administration-92609/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

Is it time to call for Obama’s resignation!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/is-it-time-to-call-for-obamas-resignation/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

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“God Bless & Keep Our USA Safe”

Semper Fi!


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I am a proud American who honorably served his country unselfishly for twenty years as a Marine Corps Mustang Officer and have always prided myself as being intelligent, level headed and normally don’t listen to conspiracies, but my gut tells me that something reeks in our country today.

After conducting my own approximately six year non-stop intensive/extensive research, I am now of the opinion that we have been experiencing a moral and spiritual crisis in America and are currently steamrolling into Marxism/Socialism and/or coming under Sharia Law and ultimately a One-World Socialist Government (New World Order) under the umbrella of the United Nations, which I believe has been in play for some time and are currently experiencing what I consider to be the final stages of that transformation process since the inauguration of President Obama.

As a result, I believe that there is an urgent and time sensitive need for those of us that truly love this country and what it stands for to do what we must to help recover the truth about America’s Christian heritage and stop our country from becoming a Marxist/Socialist nation and/or coming under Sharia Law and ultimately a One-World Socialist Government before it’s too late for the sake of our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and, most important, for those brave and courageous Americans that have and continue to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold and defend those freedoms that we enjoy, but sadly too many Americans take for granted.

Although I am a registered democrat, on election day in 2008 I decided not to vote for President Obama because I had numerous concerns and/or unanswered questions regarding what I saw as his lack of executive experience and seemingly shady background, to include his association with radical individuals and/or organizations (tell me who you hang around with and I’ll tell you who you are), which were revealed during the process of conducting my own extensive research and/or investigation into each Presidential candidate’s personal, professional and political background with the intent of determining who they were, where they came from and, most important, what they stood for as a means of educating myself prior to casting my ballot. What follows is a link to my extensive research and/or investigation:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/extensive-research-into-senator-obama’s-background-completed-on-november-10-2008/

After having some time to experience and/or evaluate his governing of our country, I am now convinced that since taking office this President, his Administration and allies, to include both Democrats and Republicans in Congress and the Courts, with the help of the main stream media, have intensified their transformation of our country.  I believe that this transformation includes the destruction of our American sovereignty and capitalist system and the creation of a New World Order in which the U.S. plays a subservient role.

I also believe that in order for them to be able to finalize their transformation of our country President Obama had to be re-elected in 2012 because the next step in the transformation process includes bringing on the next collapse that will be accomplished by suffocating and smothering our economy, which is already built into all the recent legislative reforms and regulatory changes that will take effect in 2013 or shortly thereafter.

Additionally, I also believe that part of their transformation strategy includes the use of Latinos, African Americans, unions and our youth as pawns, with the help of the main stream media, to push their unrelenting racial and/or class propaganda as a means of dividing our country to the point of causing civil unrest and an uprising because this would allow the President to declare “Marshal Law”, as a means of completely doing away with our “Constitution Of The United States Of America” and/or “Bill of Rights”, and take over as our country’s dictator, which would be the final step in the transformation process.

Note:  What follows are pertinent excerpts from a thought provoking paper titled “Is Constitution Day a Celebration, Or a Memorial?” that was written by Stewart Rhodes, Founder of Oath Keepers Oathkeepers.org, Kalispell, Montana on Sept. 18, 2010, which makes a powerful case that “Martial Law” is an anti-law and anti-constitutional-You Decide:

Claims that government may impose “Martial law” now includes the asserted power that the government can assassinate its own citizens if the President determines that they are a threat to national security – no “due process” of any kind, no trial for treason as Article III mandates, no right to face your accusers, not even a military tribunal, just straight to execution on sight.  And don’t think any of the above will be used only against Americans who have become Islamacists and embarked on jihad.  Government lawyers and judges have been very careful to ensure that there is no legal distinction whatsoever made on those grounds – the above illustrated claimed powers apply to ALL OF US.

Note:  See following article and/or blog post that was published by The New York Times titled “U.S. Approves Targeted Killing of American Cleric”, which I believe supports the above statement-You Decide:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/world/middleeast/07yemen.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=awlaki&st=cse

The above article and/or blog post claimed power to designate American citizens as “enemy combatants” is itself a form of martial law, being the claim that the international laws of war may be applied to the American people by their own government.  However, even aside from that extraordinary claim of power, government officials at every level are increasingly asserting that during a national emergency of any kind, the “Constitution” and “Bill of Rights” can be suspended and martial law imposed on us, though that term is nowhere even mentioned in our Constitution.

Martial law is no law at all except for the will of the commander on the battlefield.  Martial law is what we imposed on defeated and occupied Germany, Japan, and Iraq.  Nowhere in our Constitution is any branch of government, at any level, whether state or federal, given the power to set aside the Constitution of the United States and the constitutions of the several states and treat the American people like conquered enemies in wartime.  Not only is “martial law” absent from the Constitution, and in direct violation of Article IV, Section IV (the guarantee of Republican government), it is a power foreign to our system of government, which is supposed to be a government of laws, not men, with the government having only those powers granted by the consent of the people.  Remember, one of the grievances listed in our Declaration of Independence, against the King, was that “He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.”  The Crown had imposed martial law on a rebellious Boston, and it was during that occupation that the expedition to seize arms at Lexington and Concord finally led to open conflict.  Martial law is in fact a complete lack of law.  It is anti-law and is anti-constitutional.

One could argue that our Republic was unofficially born on April 19, 1775, at Concord and Lexington, or perhaps even farther back, in the hearts and minds of the men and women of America in the early years of American resistance.  But in any case, the spirit of the American Revolution, the spirit of liberty, what came to be known as the Spirit of 76, was alive and well in the hearts and minds of the American people long before the Constitution of 1787 was written, and good men and women shed their blood for liberty, for the “fate of unborn millions” long, long before anyone even heard of the Constitution.  And that makes perfect sense.  As Judge Learned Hand once remarked:

“I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon law and upon courts. These are false hopes, believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there it needs no constitution, no law, no courts to save it.”

See Dr. Edwin Vieira, A Primer on Martial Law:

http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin198.htm

Note What follows are articles and/or blog posts and videos that reveal the impact of the Senate declaring war on Americans via the recent passage of S. 1867-National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and its utterly destructive attitude towards the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Also included are eye-opening videos that contain a powerful message to the UN and from a former Marine and C.I.A. Agent to all Americans, along with articles and blog post from 2008 and 2009 that warned us about possible Martial Law under President Obama’s presidency tenure-You Decide:

Video: Obama Signs NDAA Martial Law!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NW-e7z7S6VI#

Video: NDAA’s World Wide Declaration of War on The People!Posted on YouTube.com-By TheAlexJonesChannel-On December 4, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbu4SCaMEDA&feature=uploademail 

Video: Sen. Rand Paul Defends American Citizens Against Indefinite Detainment!-Posted on YouTube.com-By SenatorRandPaul-On November 29, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rghhz_t5POo&feature=player_embedded

Video: Obama Justifies FEMA imprisonment of civilians!!!-Posted on YouTube.com-By burnbabylon7 -On November 27, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7mwP5Di5NE&feature=player_embedded

America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tyranny!-Posted on Rense.com-By Stephen Lendman-On December 3, 2011:

http://www.rense.com/general95/amlur.htm

Senate Bill: America Is Now Part of the Battlefield!Posted on FOCUS-By Chris Anders, ACLU-On November 26, 2011:

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/275-42/8594-focus-senate-bill-america-is-now-part-of-the-battlefield

Video: NDAA/FEMA 72-Hour Notice!Posted on YOUTube.com-By JoeyB613-On December 11, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4uq5ytfh64&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Video: List Of All Fema Concentration Camps In America!Posted on Before It’s News-On November 25, 2012:

http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2012/11/list-of-all-fema-concentration-camps-in-america-make-viral-2502768.html

Texas Threatens To Lock Up Advocates Of Obama’s Unconstitutional NDAA!Posted on Western Journalism-By DOUG BOOK-On November 27, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/texas-threatens-to-lock-up-advocates-of-obamas-unconstitutional-ndaa/

Video: Obama’s Surprise: Martial Law Report!Posted on YouTube.com-By PIWarsVideo-On September 5, 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4YCRFTJ_U8&feature=related

End Time Current Events!Posted on Contending For Truth-By Dr. Scott Johnson-On September 2, 2012:

http://www.contendingfortruth.com/wp-content/uploads/End-Time-Current-Events-9-2-12.pdf

Russian Expert Predicts Martial Law in America by End of 2012; Texas Judge Predicts Civil War if Obama Re-elected!-Posted on End Times Revelations-On September 8, 2012:

http://endtimesrevelations.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/russian-expert-…

Video: Is 1984 Now?Posted on YouTube.com-By SenatorRandPaul-On November 13, 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALN7LTeLxtI&feature=player_embedded

STUDENT EXPELLED FOR REFUSING SPYCHIP: Objects to school district’s ‘electronic concentration camp’!Posted on WND.com-By JACK MINOR-On November 20, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/student-expelled-for-refusing-spychip/

Tea Party “Terrorists” Now On U.S. Army Kill List?-Posted on Western Journalism-By DOUG BOOK-On October 13, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/tea-party-terrorists-now-on-u-s-army-kill-list/

Boston Tea Party being taught as an act of terrorism!Posted on GlennBeck.com-By Glenn Beck-On November 20, 2012:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/11/20/forward-boston-tea-party-being-taught-as-an-act-of-terrorism/?utm_source=Daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2012-11-20_180258&utm_content=5507223&utm_term=_180258_180278

Video: “Agenda 21” The UN’s diabolical plan for the world is explained!Posted on YouTube.com-By cvminutemen-On June 23, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esJY2SK_4tE&feature=related

Border Whistleblower Sheriff Dead After Testifying Against Obama Administration!Posted on Obama Ballot Challenge-By Pamela Barnett-On September 21, 2012:

http://obamaballotchallenge.com/border-whistleblower-sheriff-dead-after-testifying-against-obama-administration

Video: Rampant Injustice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8mkqI_dVJg&feature=relmfu

Video: An Address to the United Nations on Behalf of American Citizens!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff55fTvd9e4&feature=player_embed…

Video: Former CIA Officer Tells Us That We Are The Resistance-Keep Blogging, Exposing and Pursue Treason Charges!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGvhK0Pnh-U&feature=player_embedded

The following articles and/or blog posts from 2008 and 2009 forewarned Americans that Obama could use pandemic to declare ‘Martial Law.’

Congressman: Obama Could Use Pandemic To Declare Martial Law!Posted on America, You Asked For It!-By DefendUSx at America C2C-On October 26, 2009:

http://americayouaskedforit.wordpress.com/2009/10/26/congressman-obama-could-use-pandemic-to-declare-martial-law/

Georgia Congressman Warns Of Obama Dictatorship!-Posted on The HuffingtonPost.com-By BEN EVANS–On November 10, 2008:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/10/georgia-congressman-warns_n_142859.html

Note: The following blog posts contain copies of just a few of my numerous letters that I have forwarded to my NM U.S. Representatives and our NM Governor regarding our President being constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of President and Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, along with other issues that I believe, if not acted upon, will eventually destroy this great country of ours.  Also included are similar letters that I have forwarded to Florida U.S. Congressman Allen West.  

When I was commissioned in the Marine Corps I was required to take the following oath:

“I, (state your name), having been appointed a (rank) in the United States (branch of service), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the office upon which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

This oath specifically states that the Constitution will be supported and defended against all enemies and it acknowledges that the enemy may be found on foreign soil or in one’s own backyard.

As you know, any commissioned officer and/or public servant who takes this oath and then conspires or is a party to an act or actions that seek to undermine by purpose of evasion, the spirit and intent of the Constitution of the United States would fit the definition of a traitor.

What concerns and/or pains me immensely is that, although our own elected representatives constantly remind us that they support those troops that continue to give their all, to include their lives to uphold and defend our Constitution, they stood by while Army Lt Col Terry Lakin was stripped of his honor and had everything taken from him, to include his freedom, for abiding by his oath as a military officer by having the fortitude to question President Obama’s Constitutional eligibility to hold the office of President and Commander-In-Chief of our armed forces. 

Thousands of Americans have also respectfully asked their own representatives to look into his eligibility status even prior to the 2008 Presidential election and/or shortly thereafter, as I did, but to-date have not received a satisfactory response from those elected officials whose solemn duty I believe is to protect our Constitutional individual, God-given rights and to protect Americans from all enemies, foreign and domestic, even if that domestic enemy is the government itself.  My 66 years of life experiences have taught me that in most cases silence breeds contempt and I hope and pray that this not what we are currently experiencing today in our beloved country-You Decide:

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On October 29, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-jeff-bingaman-regarding-my-7?xg_source=activity

Letter to Congressman Allen West Regarding Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Allegations!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On October 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-congressman-allen-west-regarding-sheriff-arpaio-s-col-7?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on October 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-governor-martinez-regarding-the-removal-11?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On October 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-udall-requesting-congressio-12?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On October 27, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-jeff-bingaman-regarding-my-6?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on October 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-governor-martinez-regarding-the-removal-10?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On October 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-udall-requesting-congressio-11?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On September 23, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-congressman-martin-heinrich-regardin-3?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On September 23, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-jeff-bingaman-regarding-my-3?xg_source=activity

Letter to Congressman Allen West Regarding Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Allegations!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On September 22, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-congressman-allen-west-regarding-sheriff-arpaio-s-col-4?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on September 22, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-governor-martinez-regarding-the-removal-7?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On September 22, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-udall-requesting-congression-8?xg_source=activity

Letter to Congressman Allen West Regarding Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Allegations!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On August 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-congressman…

Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Regarding Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On August 15, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-nm-u-s-sena…

Letter to Congressman Allen West Regarding Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Allegations!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-congressman…

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on TeaParty.org-By Jake Martinez-On June 10, 2012:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4301673%3ABlogPost%3A766218&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on June 10, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-governor-martinez-regarding-the-removal-3?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Tom Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On April 11, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-n…

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Regarding The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on April 12, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-n…

Letters Sent To Elected Representatives and Local FBI In 2009 Requesting President Obama’s Eligibility Status!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/05/17/letters-e-mails-sent-requesting-president-obama’s-eligibility-status/

The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-greatest-fraud-perpetrated-in-american-history/

Note: The following blog posts, articles and videos will hopefully provide you with other pertinent information that is meant to further support my Introduction statement aboveYou Decide:

Faith of Our Forefathers!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/faith-of-our-forefathers/

Have the “power elite” and pseudo-experts covertly sold us corruption disguised as freedom?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/09/have-the-“power-elite”-and-pseudo-experts-covertly-sold-us-corruption-disguised-as-freedom/

America has gone “from one nation under God to a nation at war with God”!

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=204473

America’s Moral Decline!

http://www.hyperhistory.net/apwh/essays/cot/t4w32usmoraldecline.htm

Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/01/27/is-it-important-to-understand-the-marxist-assault-on-the-foundations-of-our-system/

My Opinion of How and Who Controls the People! 

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/my-opinion-of-how-and-who-controls-the-people-part-1?xg_source=activity

Video: Jon Voight tells the truth about Obama – Wake up America – NWO – Plans Elite – Illuminati!-Posted on YouTube.com-By ICTer4life-On March 28, 2012:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljfm-yfPtK4&feature=endscreen&NR=1

Liberty v the Fatal Cycle of Democracy: ‘The Path from Freedom to Bondage!’-Posted on The Patriot Post-By Mark Alexander-On December 15, 2011:

http://patriotpost.us/alexander/2011/12/15/liberty-v-the-fatal-cycle-of-democracy/

Was the Economic Crisis Manufactured?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/was-the-economic-crisis-manufactured/

Why Constitutional Conservatism Is Ascending:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/12/why_constitutional_conservatis.html

Video: Do Islamic Prophecies Point to Obama?

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/11/20/video-do-islamic-prophecies-point-to-obama/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=009c562978-EO_11_21_201011_21_2010&utm_medium=email

The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’! (Part 1)Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 24, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-vetting-obama-radical-islam-and-the-soros-connection?xg_source=activity

Godfather of The Islamic Revolution!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-revolution/

Who ran cover for Obama’s Islamic background? ‘Tracing The Politics And The Money Behind Obama’s 2008 Campaign’!

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/who-ran-cover-for-obama-…

DECORATED GENERAL: SHARIAH IS HERE NOW! ‘Tells audience influence has penetrated ‘deepest halls of our government’!-Posted on WND.com-By MICHAEL CAR-On July 12, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/decorated-general-shariah-is-here-now/

Video: The Basics of Shariah Law By Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Jerry Boykin!Posted on YouTube-By ferval59-On January 23, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60oyejzYII&NR=1

Is Shariah Law A Danger To Our U.S. National Security?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/is-shariah-law-a-danger-to-u-s-national-security/

What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/what-we-haven’t-been-told-about-the-president’s-background/

The Left’s Last GamblePosted on American Vision-By BOJIDAR MARINOV-On November 24, 2010:

http://americanvision.org/3762/the-lefts-last-gamble/

HERO GENERAL: OBAMA FOLLOWING CASTRO’S PLAN: ‘The things done in every Marxist insurgency are being done in America today’!Posted on WND.com-By Drew Zahn-On July 2, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/hero-general-obama-following-castros-plan/

Video: “Marxism in America” by Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. BoykinPosted on YouTube-By vincentrand100-On October 24, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0wmw8zw2LA

The Audacity of Socialism!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/the-audacity-of-socialism/

Video: Black Chamber of Commerce CEO Blasts ‘Marxist,’ ‘Brownshirt’ Obama!Posted on Vision to America-On April 30, 2011:

http://visiontoamerica.org/358/black-chamber-of-commerce-ceo-blasts-marxist-brownshirt-obama/

The Midterm Elections and the Communist Manifesto!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/08/the-midterm-elections-and-the-communist-manifesto/

Gallup: 46 Percent Say U.S. Government ‘Poses Immediate Threat to the Rights and Freedoms’ of U.S. Citizens:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/gallup-46-percent-say-federal-gov-t-pose

Behind the Bias’: Hannity Examines ‘Double Standards’ in American Media CoveragePosted on The Blaze-By Scott Baker-On April 23, 2011:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/behind-the-bias-hannity-examines-double-standards-in-american-media-coverage/

The Judas Media: 

http://floydreports.com/the-judas-media/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=43b350b9f6-EO_04_27_20114_27_2011&utm_medium=email

U.S. ranks 47th in media freedom, org says!Posted on CBSNews.com-On January 25, 2012:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57366186/u.s-ranks-47th-in-media-freedom-org-says/

Who owns our supposedly fair and balanced airwaves and news outlets?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/who-owns-our-supposedly-fair-and-balanced-airwaves-and-news-outlets/

What Happened to Free Speech?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/23/what-happened-to-free-speech/

WHEN LOVING YOUR COUNTRY MAKES YOU AS A DOMESTIC TERRORIST!-Posted on TeaParty.org-By Jake Martinez on July 7, 2012:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/when-loving-your-country-makes-you-as-a-domestic-terrorist

Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-tr…

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

 

Finally, as an American I believe that I have a God given right and/or duty to stand up for and defend those rights given me under our “Constitution” and/or “Bill of Rights” and have chosen to do this under my “Freedom of Speech Rights” by laying out my numerous concerns, which are backed-up by what I consider to be reliable sources and posting them on my blog website as a means of getting the word out regarding those issues that I believe will ultimately destroy our Country and/or Republic.

Knowledge empowers all of us and this is the least I can do to hopefully help change our nation’s current destructive course before it’s too late because it has become quite obvious to me and many others in our country that the main stream media has deliberately and blatantly kept these pertinent issues from the American public as a means of helping this President, his Administration and allies to intensify their stealth push to transform us into a Marxist/Socialist nation and/or to come under Sharia Law and ultimately a One-World Socialist Government (New World Order) under the umbrella of the United Nations.  I hope and pray that in time my concerns are proven to be unfounded, but if they are not-God Bless Us All.

God Bless America-A Republic, If We Can Keep It!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGL8CiUtXF0

Disclaimer:

Although I share numerous resources with you, as a means of supporting my concerns, it does not necessarily mean that I support and/or agree with the contents of all of them, word-by-word, but find them thought provoking because, they provide me with other views, which may be different from mine, on these and other issues and, thereby, help me make my case.

As a retired Marine Corps Mustang Officer, I pride myself with loving my God, family, friends and country.  I am not a politician and thus am not known for always being politically correct because I call it as I see it and those individuals that I am honored to call a friend know that I would never intentionally say or do anything that would hurt or demean anyone, to include my God and Country.   I have always preached to my own family and do my utmost to follow the rule of “filtering everything that comes from my brain through my heart before it comes out of my mouth.”   This rule has done me well for almost 68 years of my life and would highly recommend it to anyone who dares to share their own views with others knowing full well that they may not agree with them, but are able and willing to accept that by not taking it personal. In other words we can all agree to disagree and that’s what makes America great.

I am also proud to say that I come from a long line of Veterans; my two eldest sons honorably served their country as Marines. My eldest son participated in the first Gulf War as a Marine and Iraqi Freedom as a weekend warrior with the Air National Guard, which he continues to be a member of, along with being a full-time Combat Air Traffic Control Instructor. Four out of my six male siblings honorably served their country and my father was a WWII Veteran who survived the Battle of the Bulge, but lost the battle with his severe PTSD symptoms/condition at the young age of fifty-nine.  I served my tenure in the Marine Corps during the course of the Vietnam War and lost many a friend during that war that fought and made the ultimate sacrifice to uphold and defend those freedoms that are provided us under our “Constitution” and “Bill of Rights”, which sadly too many Americans take for granted.  I have to admit that I tend to get extremely concerned when I see politicians and others, regardless of their political affiliation, sex, race, color (in the Marine Corps we were all green), creed, ethnic/national origin or religion, doing things and/or taking actions that I see as a threat to: 1) those freedoms and/or rights provided each of us under our “Constitution” and “Bill of Rights”; and 2) the safety, security or welfare of our Veterans, active duty members and their dependents and/or survivors.

I also consider the sharing of these concerns to be given me under our “Freedom of Speech Rights” and as an American I believe that it is my God Given Right and/or Duty” to stand up for and defend these or any other rights given me under our “Constitution” and/or “Bill of Rights,” as other God, family and country loving Americans that currently wear and/or have worn the uniform:

Oath Keepers-Orders We Will Not Obey:

http://oath-keepers.blogspot.com/2009/03/oath-keepers-declaration-of-orders-we.html

“All Gave Some-Some Gave All-Some Continue To Give”

God Bless America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q65KZIqay4E&feature=related

Semper Fi!

Jake L. Martinez

Captain-USMC-Retired

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Question: What do American citizens know about “Shariah Law” and is it something that we should know more about, if we truly believe in and cherish our way of life?

The following eye-opening and frightening article and/or blog post reveals that we, as American citizens, need to do a better job of educating ourselves, our loved ones and friends about the true meaning of “Shariah Law” and be extremely concerned about it because it has been steamrolling into our country for the past approximately sixteen years and, in time, it will ultimately negatively affect all aspects of our day-to-day life, from family, sexuality, hygiene, politics, economics, banking, business, contracts and social issues and forever change the landscape of the USA as we know it today.

It also warns us about not expecting our Main Stream Media to educate us about the evils of “Shariah Law” and its negative impact on our American way of life because they, along with our government leaders, will go out of their way to skirt the issue, as evidenced by the Pentagon’s recent extremely “politically correct” Fort Hood terror attack report titled, “Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood” that blatantly ignores the obvious because nowhere in the 86 page report do the words “Muslim,” “jihad,” “Islam” or even “Islamist” appear and frighteningly does nothing more than roll out the red carpet for Shariah to continue to steamroll into our country.

And most importantly, this article offers all of us the following challenge:

“Tell someone. Educate someone. Whether it is your spouse, a friend or a co-worker, stand up and speak up for what you know is right. Call or write your representatives and tell those you educate to do the same – no, insist they do the same. This is still a battle of numbers, the more people we make aware of the truth about Sharia the more clout we have to fight the fight. The leaders of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) and other Muslim organizations have said they “will use our Constitution against us to instill Shariah law in America”, well, we damn well better use it first, before we lose it!”-You Decide:

Exclusive: ‘One Nation under Allah’Posted On Family Security Matters-By Gadi Adelman-On January 25, 2010:

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5342/pub_detail.asp

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

“When I returned to the United States in 1981, my biggest concern was that the terrorism I had witnessed in Israel would reach our shores before too long. I was called an alarmist and told by those “in the know” that America didn’t have terrorism. Off the cuff, my answer was, “Wait 10 years and remember the word Jihad.” Unfortunately, although my timing was off by two years, I was right. With all my concerns as to the future of this country, the one thing that truly never crossed my mind during my first few years was that America would have to worry about Sharia law.

The literal translation of Sharia is path, or path to water. “Šarīat Allāh” (God’s Law), refers to the legal framework within which the public and private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islamic principles of jurisprudence. Sharia deals with all aspects of day-to-day life, from family, sexuality, hygiene, politics, economics, banking, business, contracts and social issues.

What is happening here is no different from what happened in Europe. Well, maybe a bit different, I think, because in Europe Sharia was creeping into the society and here it is steamrolling.

Kansas City International Airport recently constructed four foot-washing benches to accommodate a growing number of Muslim drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer. The University of Michigan-Dearborn plans to spend $25,000 to construct two foot-washing stations at the University of Michigan at Dearborn while 18 other universities, including a number of public institutions, have installed foot-washing facilities in Michigan and other states. Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix added airport user fees to install two faucets located two feet above the ground to help Muslim taxi and limo drivers meet their religious needs. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, a Phoenix physician who serves as chairman of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, summed up the issues of footbaths perfectly when he stated, “Supreme Court cases have been heard on far less-obvious violations of our Establishment Clause. Many, if not most, American Muslims are currently well able to accommodate our own prayers and ablution to the spaces and facilities provided to all other faiths on public grounds without special accommodations. Islamists use the ‘free exercise’ clause when it suits them and then turn around and use tax monies in the name of Islam when it suits them. The foot bath marks the start down a slippery slope of preferential treatment of one religion over another, which is what the First Amendment was established to prevent. These baths exert a monetary cost upon publicly funded institutions which by our Constitution should not appease the financial demands of one faith group over another, every other faith group on campus should be demanding that they be provided equal funding and space – which basically demonstrates how outrageous these accommodations are.”

But it doesn’t stop with foot baths. No, that is just the beginning of the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Sharia law has entered American businesses as well. Muslim taxi drivers nationwide are refusing to pick up people who are carrying alcohol or who have been drinking. Now, a new trend has started in Australia and I am sure before too long will be here as well: Some drivers are refusing to pick up blind fares citing that the Seeing Eye dogs are dirty.

Workers at Tyson Foods’ poultry processing plant in Shelbyville, Tennessee will no longer have a paid day off on Labor Day, but will instead take the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the fall. A July 2008 press release from the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), said that a new contract at the Shelbyville facility “implements a new holiday to accommodate the … Muslim workers at the plant.” The union has also claimed that in addition to the observance of the Muslim holiday, “Two prayer rooms have been created to allow Muslim workers to pray twice a day and return to work without leaving the plant.”

The nation’s second largest coffee chain, Caribou Coffee, was sold in December 2000 to Atlanta-based Crescent Capital, an investor backed by the First Islamic Investment Bank of Bahrain for $80 million. Okay, that’s fine, except now that the First Islamic Investment Bank owns 87.8 percent of Caribou, the public should be aware that among other things the First Islamic Investment Bank has the following philosophy: “Above all, ensuring that all activities conform to Islamic Sharia.” One of the first things that Caribou Coffee changed was that they would no longer sell any items containing ham. What’s next, will the female staff be told they have to wear head scarfs as part of the company uniform?

Have you used Google lately? When you do a Google search, as you type in the words, the most searched items will automatically appear in the drop down box. Type in the words “Judaism is” or “Christianity is” and all the various possibilities appear, i.e., “Christianity is B.S.,” “not a religion,” “a lie,” “false,” “a cult,” “wrong.” Type in the word Islam and as soon as you type the “s” in the word “is,” the entire box will disappear. Google offers search suggestions for future tense as well. Ask “Christianity will” and Google suggests “Christianity will end, it will disappear.” Ask the same about Islam and Google notes that “Islam will dominate the world,” “take over the world,” “rule the world.” According to Google, it is a “bug” that will soon be corrected. Now that it has been over two weeks, I find it hard to believe that the computer geeks at Google cannot figure this out.

Honor killings are common within Sharia law. No one knows just how many Muslim girls and women are murdered each year in the name of family “honor,” since their deaths frequently go unreported and unpunished. The cases that do manage to make the news are horrendous. “Women and young girls are set ablaze, strangled, shot at, clubbed, stabbed, tortured, axed, or stoned to death,” a United Nations report noted in 2004. “Their bodies are found mutilated with their throat slit, or they are chopped into pieces and thrown in a ditch.” The United Nations estimates that as many as 5,000 women are murdered in such honor killings each year for offenses like immodesty or refusing an arranged marriage. But while honor killings may be more prevalent in the Middle East they are happening more and more often in America. In the Atlanta suburb of Jonesboro in July, 2008, a Pakistani immigrant strangled his 25-year-old daughter with a bungee cord because she was determined to end her arranged marriage and had gotten involved with a new man. In upstate New York a few weeks earlier, Waheed Allah Mohammad, an immigrant from Afghanistan, was charged with attempted murder after repeatedly stabbing his 19-year-old sister. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported that Mohammad was “infuriated because his younger sister was going to clubs, wearing immodest clothing, and planning to leave her family for a new life in New York City” – she was a “bad Muslim girl,” he told sheriff’s investigators. On New Year’s Day, 2008 in Irving, Texas, the bullet-riddled bodies of the Said sisters – Sarah, 17, and Amina, 18 – were found in an abandoned taxi. Police issued an arrest warrant for their father, an Egyptian immigrant, Yaser Abdel Said, who had reportedly threatened to kill them upon learning that they had boyfriends. According to the Dallas Morning News, Yaser Said was given to “gun-waving rants about how Western culture was corrupting the chastity of his daughters.”

Now that I have given only a few examples of what I could easily continue for several more pages, where will it end?

In my last article, I mentioned that political correctness was at the forefront of the Fort Hood terror attack, now the Pentagon has completed an 86-page report titled, “Protecting the Force: Lessons from Fort Hood.” It amazes me as to how blatantly they ignore the obvious. Nowhere in 86 pages, nowhere, do the words “Muslim,” “jihad,” “Islam” or even “Islamist” appear. This political correctness does nothing more than roll out the red carpet for Sharia to enter our country. Enough is enough. If we do not start, and I mean yesterday, to educate people on the evils of Sharia, we will be living under its laws within our lifetime.

Note: This is the “politically correct” DoD Independent Review Related to Fort Hood of January 2010-You Decide:

Protecting the Force: Lessons learned from Fort Hood:

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/DOD-ProtectingTheForce-Web_Security_HR_13Jan10.pdf

I must commend each and every one of you reading this. You have come to this website and probably visit others like it because you want to learn more about Sharia, jihad and the truth about radical Islam. But here is the problem as I see it, ignorance, plain and simple. So, what do we do about it?

Now I offer you a challenge: Tell someone. Educate someone. Whether it is your spouse, a friend or a co-worker, stand up and speak up for what you know is right. Call or write your representatives and tell those you educate to do the same – no, insist they do the same. This is still a battle of numbers, the more people we make aware of the truth about Sharia the more clout we have to fight the fight. The leaders of CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) and other Muslim organizations have said they “will use our Constitution against us to instill Sharia law in America”, well, we damn well better use it first, before we lose it!

FamilySecurityMatters.org Contributing Editor Gadi Adelman is a freelance writer and lecturer on the history of terrorism and counterterrorism. He grew up in Israel, studying terrorism and Islam for 35 years after surviving a terrorist bomb in Jerusalem in which 7 children were killed.  Since returning to the U. S., Gadi teaches and lectures to law enforcement agencies as well as high schools and colleges. He is currently writing his first book, “Terrorism; Understanding the Threat”. He can be reached at antiterror@nc.rr.com.”

Note: In July of 2010 there was a conference entitled the Fall of Capitalism, Rise of Islam, which was conducted in a suburb of Chicago. The sponsor, Hizb ut-Tahrir, is an organization that has been banned as a terrorist organization in most Arab countries—but not here in the U.S. Here’s a short clip the organization posted online to advertise the conference… –You Decide:

Khilafah Conference 2010 – EMERGING WORLD ORDER : Hizb ut-Tahrir AmericaPosted on YouTube.com-By fazzamin-On June 05, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jbnn2qKJ3o

Think about it-in the heartland of America, a terrorist organization hosted a conference proclaiming the imminent fall of capitalism, the rise of Islam, and the establishment of a worldwide caliphate governed by Islamic Shariah Law.

Note What follows are articles and/or blog posts and video that revealed that a Lebanese-based radical cleric notorious for his fiery sermons and support for Jihad had planned to hold a pro-Sharia demonstration at the White House on March 3, 2011, along with a web site promoting the “Shariah4America” rally-What’s wrong with this picture? –You Decide:

Islamist Rally at White House ‘Postponed’; Radical Accuses West of Interfering With Mideast Embrace of Shari’aPosted on CNSNews.com-By Patrick Goodenough-On March 4, 2011:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/islamist-rally-white-house-postponed-rad

Organizers of ‘Shari’a for America’ Rally Anticipate Fatwa on ‘U.S. Interference’ in Islamic Lands-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Patrick Goodenough-On March 3, 2011:

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/organizers-shari-america-rally-anticipat

Extremist Cleric: Time for Islamic State in America!Posted on NewsMax.com-On February 20, 2011:

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Anjem-Choudary-muslim-rally/2011/02/20/id/386783?s=al&promo_code=BB63-1

Shariah4America:

http://shariah4america.com/

Note:  The following web site and video reveal that there are many ways to wage jihad and all of them must be stopped — without racism or hatred-You Decide:

The Terrifying Brilliance of IslamPosted on Citizen Warrior-On May 11, 2009:

http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html

Video of the Day: 3 Things You Must Know About IslamPosted on ExposeObama.com-On September 12, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/09/12/video-of-the-day-3-things-you-must-know-about-islam/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=3fefd1ab99-EO_09_12_20109_12_2010&utm_medium=email

Note:  The following article and/or blog post compares the Christian scriptures with the teachings of Muhammad and gives us a major reason for why adopting Shariah Law in the U.S. would further erode our democratic republic and ultimately trash our Constitution, along with a video that reveals that there is Islamic indoctrination currently going on in our schools. Also included are articles and/or blog posts that reveal that the Koran Demands ‘Jihad’ & Teaches Believers To ‘Hate’ Christians And JewsYou Decide:

Islam and Christianity “The Koran vs. The Bible” A Comparison of the Christian Scriptures with the Teachings of Muhammad-By Diane S. Dew-2001:

http://www.dianedew.com/islam.htm

Islamist Indoctrination In American Schools!Posted on YouTube.com-By OccidentalSoapbox-On Oct 24, 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sWSjemL6o0&feature=player_embedded

Ex-Muslim Author: Koran Demands ‘Jihad’ & Teaches Believers To ‘Hate’ Christians And Jews!Posted on The Blaze-By Billy Hallowell-On September 14, 2011:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ex-muslim-author-koran-demands-jihad-teaches-believers-to-hate-christians-and-jews/

The Holy Quran makes jihad a duty on the shoulders of every Muslim who is able to fight!-Posted on Jihad Watch-By Robert-On March 19, 2009:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/03/god-in-the-holy-quran-makes-jihad-a-duty-on-the-shoulders-of-every-muslim-who-is-able-to-fight.html

Note:  The following articles and/or blog posts and videos reveal President Obama’s ties to Muslims-You Decide: 

Releasing Terrorists for Peace!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Ryan Mauro-On January 30, 2012:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/30/releasing-terrorists-for-peace/

Taqiyya vs. Our President!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-ByDavid Meir-Levi-On January 19, 2012:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/01/19/taqiyya-vs-our-president/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=f5d497eaa5-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail

Communists and Muslims: The Hidden Hand of the KGB!Posted on TeaParty.org-By Jake Martinez-On July 29, 2012:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=4301673%3ABlogPost%3A849895&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_post

White Reds Exploiting Blacks: The Weather Underground, Barack Obama, and the Fundamental Transformation of the United States!Posted on We The People USA- By Jake Martinez-On July 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/white-reds-exploiting-blacks-the-weather-underground-barack-obama?xg_source=activity

The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 24, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/the-vetting-obama-radical-islam-and-the-soros-connection?xg_source=activity

‘CIVILIZATION JIHAD’ AND OBAMA’S CONNECTIONS!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On April 29, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/civilization-jihad-and-obama-s-connections?xg_source=activity

Muslim Brotherhood Wants to Re-Elect Barack Hussein Obama!Posted on American Thinker-By Eileen F. Toplansky-On May 7, 2012:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/muslim_brotherhood_wants_to_re-elect_barack_hussein_obama.html#ixzz1uDo8u6im

Video: Report: Muslim Brotherhood group ISNA actively working to re-elect Barack Obama!-Posted on Walid Shoebat-By Ben Barrack-On May 4, 2012:

http://www.shoebat.com/2012/05/04/report-muslim-brotherhood-group-isna-actively-working-to-re-elect-barack-obama/

Obama’s shocking ties to the Muslim Brotherhood!Posted on GlennBeck.com-By Glenn Beck-On April 27, 2012:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2012/04/27/obama’s-shocking-ties-to-the-muslim-brotherhood/

Video: Is Obama Responsible for 1,000 Kenyan Deaths?Posted on ExposeObama.com-On January 17, 2012:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2012/01/17/video-is-obama-responsible-for-1000-kenyan-deaths/

Obama’s ineligibility: Muslim-leftist radical in the White House!-Posted on Canada Free Press-By Lawrence Sellin-On September 15, 2011:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40313#When:11:16:42Z 

Video: Is Our President A Terrorist?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-fmtJ5kh-50#at=2334

Barack Obama’s Early Years as a Muslim!-Posted on DanielPipes.org-By Daniel Pipes-Updated on October 23, 2008:

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2008/08/bibliography-my-writings-on-barack-obamas

Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam!Posted on DanielPipes.org-By Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine.com-On January 7, 2008:

http://www.danielpipes.org/5354/confirmed-barack-obama-practiced-islam

Obama Would Fail Security Clearance because of his many ties to extremist Islam!Posted Philadelphia Bulletin-By Daniel Pipes-On October 21, 2008:

http://www.danielpipes.org/5983/obama-would-fail-security-clearance

“I am a Muslim” Obama Tells Egyptian Foreign Minister!Posted on Atlas Shrugs-On June 12, 2010:-Posted on Atlas Shrugs-On June 12, 2010:

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/06/-obama-tells-egyptian-foreign-minister-i-am-a-muslim-stealth-coup-on-the-white-house.html

Video: ABSOLUTELY SHOCKING! What Was Predicted 3 Years Ago is NOW HERE! BHO EXPOSED!-Posted on YouTube.com-By ppsimmons-On April 1, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSAW4YTZAwY

Video: Rev. Wright- Obama Selected Before Elected!-Posted on Western Journalism-By NEWSEDITOR-On May 18, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/rev-wright-obama-selected-before-elected/

Video: Obama Must Convert To Islam, Or Else…..Posted on YouTube.com-By lnfideI-On Dec 5, 2008:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj29Df-fy5M&feature=related

Obama’s Grandmother Prays for Conversion to IslamPosted on Israel National News-By Maayana Miskin-On February 26, 2011:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/140852

Obama to face Shariah court? ‘Cleric says president ‘must embrace Islam’ or be tried when Muslims take over U.S.’Posted on WND.com-On February 27, 2011:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=268989

Obama: Consistently Anti-AmericanPosted on Big Government-By Pamela Geller-On March 21, 2011:

http://biggovernment.com/pgeller/2011/03/21/obama-consistently-anti-american/

OBAMA’S SECRET LINK TO HAMAS!-Posted on Human Events- By LtCol Buzz Patterson-On September 8, 2010:

http://www.humanevents.com/2010/09/08/obamas-secret-link-to-hamas/

Why Obama is a cultural Muslim!Posted on The Washington Times-By Jeffrey T. Kuhner-On July 8, 2010:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jul/8/why-obama-is-a-cultural-muslim/

Why Americans think president is Muslim: ‘Obama bears the lion’s share of the responsibility for any confusion’Posted on WND.com-On August 20, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=193749

1-in-4 Americans Believe Obama is a Muslim; Here’s Why-Posted on ImpeachObamaCampaign.com-By Ben-On August 19, 2010:

http://www.impeachobamacampaign.com/1-in-4-americans-believe-obama-is-a-muslim-heres-why/?utm_source=Floyd+Reports&utm_campaign=fafc453d54-FR_08_19_20108_19_2010&utm_medium=email

Obama Administration pushing Sharia Law in Kenya!-Posted on ExposeObama.com-On July 12, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/07/12/obama-administration-pushing-sharia-law-in-kenya/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=2b37e4613a-EO_7_12_107_12_2010&utm_medium=email

Video: Obama’s Middle East Ties!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rhmnBig4gc&feature=player_embedded#at=119

Note:  My following blog post contains an article and/or blog post that was published by The Post & Email, on or about December 12, 2009, that revealed the foreign influences of George Soros on the 2008 Obama campaign in detail, to include who ran cover of Obama’s Islamic background and the connections and players in the campaign of misinformation waged by Obama supporters during the 2008 Election-You Decide:

Who ran cover for Obama’s Islamic background? ‘Tracing The Politics And The Money Behind Obama’s 2008 Campaign’!-Posted on TeaParty.org-By Jake Martinez-On July 30, 2012:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/who-ran-cover-for-obama-s-islamic-background-tracing-the-politics

Note:  The following reports, books, articles and/or blog posts and videos overwhelmingly support the above articles and/or blog posts and videos-You Decide:

NWO-Brainwashing in America

Brainwashing in America: ‘WHY FEW DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY’! (Part 3)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On April 7, 2014:

http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blogs/brainwashing-in-america-why-few-dare-call-it-conspiracy-part-3

California Politicians and Law Enforcement Support Sharia Law!-Posted on Godfather Politics-By  Da Tagliare-On August 14, 2012:

http://godfatherpolitics.com/6590/california-politicians-and-law-enforcement-support-sharia-law/#ixzz23YMq9HOz

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PAVES THE WAY FOR SHARIA LAW!-Posted on Big Government-By WILLIAM BIGELOW-On August 6, 2012:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/08/03/Obama-administration-paves-the-way-for-sharia-law

OBAMA “TERRORIZING” AURORA KILLINGS BUT FORT HOOD JIHAD IS “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE”!-Posted on Atlas Shrugs-By Pamella Geller-On July 30, 2012:

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2012/07/obamas-comments-on-aurora-killer-and-the-islamic-attack-at-ft-hood.html

Letter to Congressman Allen West Regarding Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse Allegations!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 28, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/letter-to-congressman-allen-west-regarding-sheriff-arpaio-s-col-2?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Congressman Martin Heinrich Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-congressman-martin-heinrich-regardin-1?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman Regarding My Request For Full-scale Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-jeff-bingaman-regarding-my-1?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez on July 26, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-governor-martinez-regarding-the-removal-5?xg_source=activity

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On July 25, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-udall-requesting-congression-6?xg_source=activity

PENTAGON INDOCTRINATING U.S. SOLDIERS WITH ISLAMIC PROPAGANDA!-Posted on News With Views-By Jim Kouri, CPP-On July 21, 2012:

http://www.newswithviews.com/Kouri/jim133.htm

Fort Hood report faults FBI for missteps in Hasan review, cites political correctness!Posted on FoxNews.com-On July 20, 2012:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/19/fort-hood-report-recommends-many-changes-for-fbi-no-disciplinary-action/#ixzz21jfYWpqZ

DECORATED GENERAL: SHARIAH IS HERE NOW! ‘Tells audience influence has penetrated ‘deepest halls of our government’!-Posted on WND.com-By MICHAEL CAR-On July 12, 2012:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/decorated-general-shariah-is-here-now/

Video: Muslim owned Texaco gas station in LA refuses to serve a soldier!

http://freevideocoding.com/flvplayer.swf?file=http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/video/2197455/82596709.mp4&autostart=true

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On April 30, 2012:

http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/follow-up-letter-to-nm-u-s-senator-udall-requesting-congression-2?xg_source=activity

Obama Syndicate Plans Imminent Takeover of USA by Islam and Globalists!-Posted on Oabma Ballot Challenge-By Pamela Barnett-On February 27, 2012:

http://obamaballotchallenge.com/obama-syndicate-plans-imminent-takeover-of-usa-by-islam-and-globalists

Did Judge Malihi Base Eligibility Decision On Sharia Law?-Posted on Western Jounalism-By SUZANNE EOVALDI-On February 13, 2012:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/judge-malihi-eligibility-sharia-la/?utm_source=Western+Journalism&utm_campaign=a2e2dbb148-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

Newt’s Right on Shariah!Posted on National Review Online-By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.-On January 18, 2012:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/288473/newt-s-right-sharia-frank-j-gaffney-jr

Sharia and International Law: Oklahoma’s Response!-Posted on News With Views-By By Timothy N. Baldwin, JD., NewsWithViews.com-January 16, 2012: 


http://www.newswithviews.com/Timothy/baldwin180.htm

Western Civilization vs. Islam, Why the Clash of Civilizations?Posted on The Examiner-By Gary Hill, Northern Maine Christianity Examiner-On January 12, 2012:

http://www.examiner.com/christianity-in-bangor/western-civilization-verus-islam-why-the-clash-of-civilizations

Appeals court blocks Oklahoma ban on sharia law!Posted on USAToday-By Michael Winter, USA TODAY-On January 10, 2012:

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/01/appeals-court-rules-okla-ban-on-sharia-law-unconstitutional/1?csp=34news

Lawmakers Blast Administration For Calling Fort Hood Massacre ‘Workplace Violence’!Posted on FoxNews.com-By Catherine Herridge, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent-On December 7, 2011:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/06/military-growing-terrorist-target-lawmakers-warn/#ixzz1fyEYkVhu

Islamist: We sparked violent protests in America!-Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On November 19, 2011:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=369205

Church to host anti-Shariah conference!-Posted on UPI.com-On November 1, 2011:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/11/01/Church-to-host-anti-Shariah-conference/UPI-60411320171849/#ixzz1clgTVIYq

Sharia Law Being Applied in U.S. courts!-Posted on WND.com-By Michael Carl-On October 25, 2011:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/full-blown-riots-erupt-as-occupy-oakland-gets-out-of-control-overnight/

Second U.S. hotel Canceled Agreement to Host Event on Radical Islam’s Threat to America’s Freedoms!Posted on WND.com-Art Moore-On October 24, 2011:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=359849

Video: Communism & Islam!-Posted on PopModal.com-By HonestAmerican-On September 18, 2011:

http://www.popmodal.com/video/9328/COMMUNISM–ISLAM

Swiss Member of Parliament Has Had Enough!-Posted on YouTube.com-By shoebatFoundation on Sep 11, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCW2hxux3Ro&feature=player_embedded#

Islamic Sharia Law Proliferates in Germany!-Posted on Hudson New York-By Soeren Kern-On September 8, 2011:

http://www.hudson-ny.org/2397/islamic-sharia-law-germany

Islam, Appeasement, and Western Suicide!-Posted on CultureWatch-By Bill Muehlenberg-On September 3, 2011:

http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2011/09/03/islam-appeasement-and-western-suicide/

No porn or prostitution: Islamic extremists set up Sharia law controlled zones in British cities!-Posted on Daily Mail-By REBECCA CAMBER-Updated on July 28, 2011:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2019547/Anjem-Choudary-Islamic-extremists-set-Sharia-law-zones-UK-cities.html

Fort Hood Suspect Mentions al Qaeda Cleric Believed to Have Inspired Previous Attack!-Posted on ABCNews.com-By RHONDA SCHWARTZ, PIERRE THOMAS (@PierreTABC) and MARTHA RADDATZ (@martharaddatz)-On July 28, 2011:

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fort-hood-plot-awol-us-serviceman-arrested/story?id=14179096

Was A 2nd FT Hood Attack In The Works?Posted on The Blaze-By Jonathon M. Seidl-On July 28, 2011:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/report-u-s-soldier-arrested-in-possible-plot-to-attack-ft-hood-again/

Recruitment and Radicalization Within the Muslim American Community and the Threat to the Homeland!Posted on The House Committee On Homeland Security-On July 27, 2011:

http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/al-shabaab-recruitment-and-radicalization-within-muslim-american-community-and-threat

The Norway Terrorist!Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By Mark Tapson-On July 25, 2011:

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/07/25/the-norway-terrorist/

Video: Geert Wilders: Deporting Millions Of Muslims May Be Necessary!Posted on YouTube-By IslamsTwoFaces-On July 15, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfm1l9g8UAY&feature=related

Video: Geert Wilders Warning to America! (Part 1 of 2)-Posted on YouTube-By lettruthspeak-On July 13, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnCftUO6B4M&NR=1

Video: Geert Wilders Warning to America! (Part 2 of 2)-Posted on YouTube-By lettruthspeak-On July 13, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUlpIWrfAiE&feature=related

Video: Muslim Sharia Law In Australia!Posted on YouTube-By markedmanner-On Jul 14, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7eQyrDt-U&feature=player_embedded

Give us our own laws, say Islamic leaders!-Posted on The Herald Sun-By John Masanauskas, Herald Sun-On July 11, 2011:

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/give-us-our-own-laws-say-islamic-leaders/story-fn7x8me2-1226091923217

48th Annual Muslim Brotherhood-linked ISNA Convention, July 1-4 USA!Posted on Creeping Ssharia-By creeping-On July 1, 2011:

http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/

Why Has The Muslim Brotherhood Been Banned In Russia?Posted on From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_Brotherhood#In_the_West

Obama’s Plan to Islamicize America!-Posted on Israel Today-By Victor Mordechai-On June 28, 2011:

http://www.israeltoday.co.il/tabid/178/nid/22844/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Islamist Tells Hannity: U.S. Will Fall to Sharia!-Posted on NewsMax.com-By Hiram Reisner-On February 2, 2011:

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/sean-hannity-fox-islam/2011/02/02/id/384834?s=al&promo_code=B994-1

Islam Grows in Europe, Jihad Not Far Behind!Posted on Israel National News-By Chana Ya’ar-On January 23, 2011:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141883

Judge OKs ‘flag of Islam on American soil’: ‘Decision approves government funding for Shariah indoctrination’!-Posted on WND.com-By Bob Unruh-On January 19, 2011:

http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=253009

Video: The Basics of Shariah Law By Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. Jerry Boykin!Posted on YouTube-By ferval59-On January 23, 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G60oyejzYII&NR=1

CAIR sues Oklahoma for banning Islamic law: ‘Unindicted terrorist co-conspirator reacts after 70% of voters approve’Posted on WND.com-On November 4, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=224009

Shariah a Danger to US, Security Pros Say!Posted on NewsMax.com-By Bill Gertz-On September 15, 2010:

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ShariahDangerSecurityPros/2010/09/15/id/370342?s=al&promo_code=ABFF-1

New Muslim college opens in California amid furor over proposed mosque near ground zero!Posted on FoxNews.com-By The Associated Press-On September 9, 2010:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/09/09/new-muslim-college-opens-california-amid-furor-proposed-mosque-near-ground-zero/

Egyptian TV: ‘Islam Will Conquer Italy and the Entire West’!Posted on IsraelNationalNews.com-By Hillel Fendel-On September 5, 2010:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/139495

Religion of Peace’ in Action: Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician!Posted Yahoo News-By Ben Berkowitz-On September 3, 2010:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100903/wl_nm/us_dutch_wilders

U.S. Files Discrimination Lawsuits On Behalf Of Muslims!Posted on Judicial Watch-On September 2, 2010:

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2010/sep/u-s-files-discrimination-lawsuits-behalf-muslims

The Real Impact of Sharia Law in America!Posted on The Heritage Foundation-On September 2, 2010:

http://blog.heritage.org/?p=42257

‘Islamization’ of Paris a Warning to the West!-Posted on CBN.com-By Dale Hurd, CBN News Senior Reporter-On September 1, 2010:

http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2010/August/Islamization-of-Paris-a-Warning-to-the-West/

HS test ‘slams’ Christianity, lauds IslamPosted on The New York Post-By YOAV GONEN, Education Reporter-On August 24, 2010:

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bad_faith_in_regents_exam_IHsTi7lMbqhfdMDrnF3xYL

California Sharia “College” Set to Open!Posted on LogansWarnings.com-On August 23, 2010:

http://loganswarning.com/2010/08/23/california-sharia-college-set-to-open/

Obama’s Choice: Boy Scouts or IslamPosted on ExposeObama.com-By Michael Reagan, Floyd Reports-On August 18, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/08/18/obamas-choice-boy-scouts-or-islam/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=3a65f50ea8-EO_08_18_20108_18_2010&utm_medium=email

VIDEO: Michael Savage – Lesson on History of Islam and Jihad – Why They Must Be Stopped!Posted on Vision to America-On August 16, 2010:

http://www.visiontoamerica.org/story/video-michael-savage—lesson-on-history-of-islam-and-jihad—why-they-must-be-stopped.html?utm_source=Vision+to+America+Announcements&utm_campaign=c14c44be38-Vision_to_America_Announcements_8_18&utm_medium=email

Louisiana At Leading Edge In Fight Against ShariahPosted on The Hayride-By Christopher Holton
Vice President, Center for Security Policy-On August 16, 2010:

http://thehayride.com/2010/08/louisiana-at-leading-edge-in-fight-against-shariah/

Minnesota Under Attack From Sharia LawPosted on YouTube.com-By NTEB2012-On August 12, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0vItJqpQ8U

Three-quarters of non-Muslims believe Islam negative for Britain: “Muslim organisation calls for efforts to improve awareness as four-fifths of those polled admit to little knowledge of the faith!”Posted on Guardian.co.uk-By Haroon Siddique-On August 2, 2010:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/aug/02/poll-islam-negative-britain

Christianity, Other Religions, Islam and Terrorism!-Posted on CultureWatch-By Bill Muehlenberg-On August 1, 2010:

http://www.billmuehlenberg.com/2010/08/01/christianity-other-religions-and-islam/

Obama Administration pushing Sharia Law in Kenya!Posted on ExposeObama.com-On July 12, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/07/12/obama-administration-pushing-sharia-law-in-kenya/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=2b37e4613a-EO_7_12_107_12_2010&utm_medium=email

Sharia in New Jersey: Muslim husband rapes wife, judge sees no sexual assault because Islam forbids wives to refuse sexPosted on Jihad Watch-By Robert-On July 24, 2010:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/07/sharia-in-new-jersey-muslim-husband-rapes-wife-judge-sees-no-sexual-assault-because-husbands-religio.html

Kagan Promoted Shariah Law at HarvardPosted on Townhall.com-By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann-On July 21, 2010:

http://townhall.com/columnists/DickMorrisandEileenMcGann/2010/07/21/kagan_promoted_shariah_law_at_harvard/print?showfull=true

Hizb ut-Tahrir in America: Lessons from Great Britain!-Posted on RightSideNews.com-By IPT News-On July 18, 2010:

http://www.rightsidenews.com/2010071911056/homeland-security/hizb-ut-tahrir-in-america-lessons-from-great-britain.html

Jihad Denial Syndrome!-Posted on TheHill.com_by Guy Rodgers, Executive Director of ACT! for America-On June 24, 2010:

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/homeland-security/105243-jihad-denial-syndrome

Dearborn Police: Defending Islam against the ConstitutionPosted on YouTube.com-By Acts17Apologetics-On June 21, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smw9QuH1xkA&feature=player_embedded#

MSA National Condemns Suspension of Muslim Student UnionPosted on FamilySecurityMatters.org-On June 18, 2010:

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6502/pub_detail.asp

Smiley Infidel: PBS Host Shows Willful Ignorance to Islamic Extremism!Posted on PJTV-On June 10, 2010:

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=74&load=3724

Sharia Law in Britain: A Threat to One Law for All and Equal RightsPosted on OneLawForAll.org.uk-On June 17, 2010:

http://www.onelawforall.org.uk/new-report-sharia-law-in-britain-a-threat-to-one-law-for-all-and-equal-rights/

Oklahoma set to ban Sharia, to laughter from the galleriesPosted on JihadWatch.org-By Robert-On June 16, 2010:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/06/oklahoma-set-to-ban-sharia-to-laughter-from-the-galleries.html

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and the ImamPosted on YouTube.com-By apeacet-On May 28, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUYIHRRaPmA

Did Ground Zero Mosque Founder Lie to NYC? Is Real Goal Sharia Not “Religious Dialogue”?Posted on PJTV-On May 27, 2010:

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=111&load=3660

S.I.O.A. seminar @ the Tennessee Tea PartyPosted on YouTube.com-By JihadWatchVideo-On May 25, 2010:

“Pamela Geller delivers a wake-up call to the Tennessee Tea Party on behalf of Stop the Islamification of America, addressing hot button issues like the 9/11 mega-mosque at Ground Zero in New York City.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjllLDo8D4Q&feature=channel

Exclusive: ‘Muslims-Only’ Enclave Thrives In Philadelphia!Posted on Family Security Matters-By Paul Williams, PhD-On May 20, 2010:

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6268/pub_detail.asp

Minneapolis adopts Sharia-friendly loan program!Posted on JihadWatch.org-By Robert-On March 25, 2010:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/03/minneapolis-adopts-sharia-friendly-loan-program.html

Victims of Islamist ‘Lawfare’ Fight Back!Posted on NewsMax.com-By Ken Timmerman-On March  17, 2010:

http://newsmax.com/KenTimmerman/Victims-Islamist-Lawfare-Fight/2010/03/12/id/352488

Is the Gitmo Bar Pro-Islamist?Posted NationalReviewOnline-By Andy McCarthy-On March 13, 2010:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MjQ1MmE1ODEzYzZiMDIwZjk3M2Q1YWJhMTAwMTQyMTQ

Survivor Of Sharia, Wafa Sultan Now Fights Against It!-Posted on PJTV-On March 9, 2010:

http://www.pjtv.com/v/3192

ACT Impact 2010 Campaign!Posted on YouTube-By Brigitte Gabriel-On March 5, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iO5VXPE52g4

Dutch far-right breakthrough met with Muslim disbelief!Posted on Google.com-By Mariette le Roux (AFP)-On March 4, 2010:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hqLlrThhF76LfjhY_VArZR6ZZdrw

Muslim leader implodes on air: “Key critic of Rep. Sue Myrick exposed as radical by radio jock!”Posted on WND-On February 28, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=126500

Activist takes on radical Islam Sabaditsch-Wolff: ‘It remains to be seen whether the truth is a defense’!-Posted on The Jewish State-By Sarah Morrison, THE JEWISH STATE-On February 26, 2010:

http://thejewishstate.net/feb2610wolff.html

Islamic Indoctrination vs. Education!Posted on FrontPageMag.Com-By Nonie Darwish-On February 18, 2010:

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/02/18/islamic-indoctrination-vs-education/

British Islamist Anjem Choudary: They Give US Money, But We Attack Their System!-Posted on YouTube-By Okzident1-On February 17, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne7z-_RXWeA

Uncivilized Tactics at UC Irvine (Rough Cut)-Posted on YouTube-By StandWithUs2009-On February 9, 2010:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w96UR79TBw

Muslim student adviser: Death penalty for ‘gays’: Vanderbilt religious ‘staff’ says, ‘I go with what Islam teaches’Posted On WND-By Bob Unruh-On January 31, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=123450

US Textbooks: Muslims Discovered America!Posted on YouTube.com-By 1001Phoenix-On July 25, 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6bARRmEpH8

The Trial In The USA Getting No Mention Here- After Years- Why- The MAB Involved- Is That Why?Posted On The Centurean2’s Weblog-On May 27, 2009:

http://centurean2.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/the-trial-in-the-usa-getting-no-mention-here-after-years-why-the-mab-involved-is-that-why/

Michigan Muslims complain to Attorney General about FBI asking them to spy!- Posted on Jihad Watch-By Robert-On April 16, 2009:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/04/michigan-muslims-complain-to-attorney-general-about-fbi-asking-them-to-spy.html

Syrian Islamic scholar: “Democracy runs counter to Islam on several issues”-Posted on Jihad Watch-By Robert-On April 16, 2009:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/04/syrian-islamic-scholar-democracy-runs-counter-to-islam-on-several-issues.html

CAIR seeking special rights for Muslim cabbies in Cleveland!-Posted on Jihad Watch-By Robert-On March 19, 2009:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/03/cair-seeking-special-rights-for-muslim-cabbies-in-cleveland.html

Are Honor Killings Simply Domestic Violence?-Posted on The Middle East Quarterly-By Phyllis Chesler,
Middle East Quarterly-Spring 2009:

http://www.meforum.org/2067/are-honor-killings-simply-domestic-violence

We will continue to pursue Mr. al-Marri’s case before the Supreme Court to make sure that no American citizen or lawful resident will ever again be subjected to such treatment!Posted on Jihad Watch-By Raymond-On February 28, 2009:

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2009/02/we-will-continue-to-pursue-mr-al-marris-case-before-the-supreme-court-to-make-sure-that-no-american.html

A Modern-day Islamist Inquisition?-Posted on American Thinker-By By Walid Phares-On December 9, 2008:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/a_modernday_islamist_inquisiti.html

Terrorism and the Media-Report! Posted On Transnational Terrorism, Security & The Rule of Law-On July 23, 2008:

http://www.transnationalterrorism.eu/tekst/publications/WP4%20Del%206.pdf

A German’s Point of View on Islam!Posted on ICJS Research-By Paul E. Marek-On January 2, 2008:

http://www.icjs-online.org/index.php?article=1414

How the Media Enable Terrorism!Posted On The American Thinker-By Rachel Neuwirth-On August 6, 2006:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2006/08/how_the_media_enable_terrorism.html

Infiltration: How Muslim Spies and Subversives Have Penetrated Washington-Book Written By Paul Sperry in 2005-Reviewed by Beila Rabinowitz,
Director, http://www.MilitantIslamMonitor.org-Posted on Middle East Quarterly-2006:

http://www.meforum.org/905/infiltration-how-muslim-spies-and-subversives

Global Terrorism and New Media: “The Post Al-Qaeda Generation”!-Posted On RoutledgeMedia.Com-Book Written By Philip Seib and Dana M. Janbek:

http://www.routledgemedia.com/books/Global-Terrorism-and-New-Media-isbn9780415779623

The Relationship between the Media and Terrorism!Published By Adam Lockyer is an analyst for The Terrorism Intelligence Centre and a tutor of security studies in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney-On August 18, 2003:

http://rspas.anu.edu.au/papers/sdsc/viewpoint/paper_030818.pdf

Terrorism and the Media!UNESCO Press Release No.2002-24-On April 29, 2002:

http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/ev.php-URL_ID=1669&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Muslim Demographics!Posted On VodPod:

http://vodpod.com/watch/1556782-muslim-demographics

The Status of Non-Muslim Minorities Under Islamic Rule!Posted on Dhimmitude.org:

http://www.dhimmitude.org/

CRS: Terrorism, The Media and the Government-Posted On fas.rog-By Raphael F. Perl, Specialist in International Affairs Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division, Congressional Research Service-On October 22, 1997:

http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/crs-terror.htm

Final Note: If this eye-opening and terrifying issue does not deserve a “call-to-action” by every God, Family and Country loving American, which simply means that we need to take immediate action to better educate ourselves, our loved ones and friends about the devastating consequences of allowing “Sharia Law” to continue to flourish in our country, then, as a retired Marine Corps Veteran, all I can say to those of us that choose to be more concerned about being “politically correct” over preserving our “American way of life” is that we, as a nation, deserve everything that is steamrolling our way –You Decide.

Note: The above reports, book, articles and/or blog posts and videos relate to and/or support my following blog posts-You Decide:

The Greatest Fraud Perpetrated in American History!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/06/20/the-greatest-fraud-perpetrated-in-american-history/

Is Shariah Law A Danger To Our U.S. National Security?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/is-shariah-law-a-danger-to-u-s-national-security/

Should Americans Fear Islam?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/should-americans-fear-islam/

Islam’s Child Martyrs in America!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/islam’s-child-martyrs-in-america/

Godfather of The Islamic Revolution!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/02/11/godfather-of-the-islamic-revolution/

Do Muslims need to look in the mirror?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/do-muslims-need-to-look-in-the-mirror/

What are CAIRs obstructionist goals?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/6951/

Federal judge confirms CAIR is Hamas!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/11/24/federal-judge-confirms-cair-is-hamas/

CAIR sues Oklahoma for banning Islamic law!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/cair-sues-oklahoma-for-banning-islamic-law/

Muslim Brotherhood Declares War on America-Will America Notice!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/muslim-brotherhood-declares-war-on-america-will-america-notice/

Drawing a Line in the Sand!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/drawing-a-line-in-the-sand/

White House Quietly Courts Muslims in U.S.!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/white-house-quietly-courts-muslims-in-u-s/

The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/15/the-islamic-infiltration-inside-our-government-armed-with-our-secrets/

What do CAIR, Anna Chapman, and Rep. Mark Siljander have in common?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/what-do-cair-anna-chapman-and-rep-mark-siljander-have-in-common/

Obama’s New OIC Envoy Defended Activist Who Aided Terrorist Group!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/02/23/did-obama’s-new-oic-envoy-defend-activist-who-aided-terrorist-group/

What do Obama, Tim Geithner, The Ford Foundation, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, China and Muslims have in common?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/what-do-obama-tim-giether-the-ford-foundation-fannie-maefreddie-mac-and-muslims-have-in-common/

Why is Obama Handing Out Millions of Dollars to Terrorist?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/why-is-obama-handing-out-millions-of-dollars-to-terrorists/

Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/30/middle-eastern-illegals-find-easy-entrance-into-u-s-from-mexico/

Spitting in the Face of Everyone Murdered on 9/11!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/spitting-in-the-face-of-everyone-murdered-on-911/

Flight 93 Memorial Mosque!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/flight-93-memorial-mosque/

Europe’s Looming Demise: Changes on the Continent Cloud Our Future!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/europes-looming-demise-changes-on-the-continent-cloud-our-future/

Radical Movement’s Leader Forecasts America’s Demise!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/radical-movements-leader-forecasts-americas-demise/

Where Is America Today?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/where-is-america-today-2/

Washington Times Calls for Obama’s Impeachment!

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/washington-times-calls-for-obama’s-impeachment/

A Nation Adrift Theme and Disclaimer:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/26/disclaimer/

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Question: Isn’t it about time to add Venezuela to the U.S. list of State Sponsors of Terrorism?

The following are the eye-opening results of an extensive research report that was conducted by Ray Walser, Ph.D., a Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies that was recently published by The Heritage Foundation, which seems to give us the undisputable answer to this question-You Decide:

State Sponsors of Terrorism: Time to Add Venezuela to the ListPosted On The Heritage Foundation-By Ray Walser, Ph.D. (Backgrounder #2362)-On January 20, 2010:

http://www.heritage.org/Research/LatinAmerica/bg2362.cfm?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=National%2BSecurity%20Update

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

Executive Summary

Abstract: The U.S. officially designates four countries as state sponsors of terrorism–Iran, Syria, Cuba, and Sudan. It is high time to add Venezuela to the list. Far from being merely a populist showman and bully, Hugo Chávez is a reckless leader who collaborates with Colombian narcoterrorists and Islamist terrorists, pals around with brutal Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is a virulent anti-Semite, and is guided by a relentless anti-Americanism in everything he does. President Obama does not see Venezuela as a threat to U.S. national security. This view is not optimistic–it is dangerous. Heritage Foundation Latin America expert Ray Walser lays out the overwhelming– and disturbing–evidence of the increasing threat that the Chávez regime poses to U.S. security.

Since 1979, the U.S. has maintained a list of nations it judges to be state sponsors of terrorism. The list is a regular reminder of the enduring threat to international peace and security posed by the secretive alliances between non-state terrorist organizations and states run by dangerous leaders ready to employ violence against their enemies. Operating beyond the norms of international laws and in disregard for the shared obligations to work for common security, these “terror list” nations ruthlessly support terrorists as proxies to advance their interests. In the 21st century, terrorism has tragically become a regular means for waging “asymmetrical” warfare against militarily superior enemies or regional rivals. Globalization allows transnational networks to routinely link parties that are committed to terrorism, violence, and criminality, and are a major threat to U.S. security.

As of 2009, the U.S. listed four nations–Syria, Cuba, Sudan, and Iran–as state sponsors of terrorism. A fifth country, Venezuela, merits a place on this list because of its support for acts of terrorism and subversion committed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and because of its strategic alignment with the other four state sponsors of terrorism, particularly Iran.

The continuing decay of democratic governance in Venezuela, the loss of political checks and balances, and the decline of transparency coupled with the militarization of society and unparalleled concentration of power in the hands of Venezuela’s authoritarian populist president, Hugo Chávez, is converting Caracas into more than a second Havana. Venezuela is emerging as a mecca for anti-U.S. hostility and the gateway for anti-American extremism into the Americas. Under Chávez’s leadership, Venezuela makes its chief international mission the challenging of U.S. interests in the Americas and around the globe.[1]

Since January 2009, the Obama Administration’s attempts to improve relations with the stridently anti-America Chávez have yielded little more than empty gestures. Although ambassadorial relations were restored in June 2009, Chávez has signaled renewed support for the narcoterrorism of the FARC, begun threatening and punishing Colombia for its defense cooperation agreement with the U.S., helped destabilize Honduras by backing former president Manuel Zelaya’s illegal referendum, pushed ahead with major Russian arms acquisitions, and sealed ever closer ties, including joint nuclear ventures, with Iran. Venezuela plays an increasingly prominent role as a primary transit country for cocaine flowing from Colombia to the U.S., Europe, and West Africa. Nevertheless, the Obama Administration, according to the President’s National Security Council adviser on Latin America, Dan Restrepo, does not consider Venezuela to be a challenge to U.S. national security: President Obama “does not see Venezuela as a challenge to U.S. national security. There is no Cold War nor Hot War. Those things belong to the past.”[2]

This view is not optimistic–it is dangerous. The Administration needs to, as a recent bipartisan congressional resolution urges, adopt a genuinely tough-minded approach to dealing with Chávez and Venezuela. The Administration needs to develop a public diplomacy strategy to counter Chavista disinformation and a diplomatic strategy in the Americas that responds to growing threats of political destabilization. It also needs to recognize that under Chávez, Venezuela has become terrorism’s most prominent supporter in the Western Hemisphere. The Obama Administration can begin to correct this policy of drift and inaction by placing Venezuela on the list of state sponsors of terrorism along with Iran.[3]…”

“Drift Is Not a Strategy:

At his press conference following the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago in April, President Obama spoke of his brief encounter with Chávez and spoke in a hopeful tone about improved relations, dismissing the potential security threat posed by Venezuela:

Venezuela is a country whose defense budget is probably 1/600th of the United States’. They own Citgo. It’s unlikely that as a consequence of me shaking hands or having a polite conversation with Mr. Chavez that we are endangering the strategic interests of the United States. I don’t think anybody can find any evidence that that would do so. Even within this imaginative crowd, I think you would be hard-pressed to paint a scenario in which U.S. interests would be damaged as a consequence of us having a more constructive relationship with Venezuela.[79]

Since those remarks in April, it is difficult to uncover a single positive piece of evidence regarding a more “constructive relationship” with Venezuela. The course of U.S.-Venezuelan relations has been scarred by Chávez’s efforts to bring Cuba back into the OAS, without a commitment to democracy, and his encouraging Manuel Zelaya’s populist power bid in Honduras, coupled with reports of Iran-Venezuelan nuclear cooperation and the current crisis between Colombia and Venezuela.

Washington has done nothing to address continued U.S. strategic reliance on oil imports, particularly from Venezuela. A significant body of political and business expertise urges the Obama Administration not to rock the boat, even if Chávez clearly intends to follow a strategy that eventually diverts Venezuelan oil to Iranian, Chinese, and Russian oil companies. U.S. policymakers refuse to address the long-term implications of Chávez’s anti-U.S. oil strategy and argue that a shutting off sales to the U.S. will do more harm to Venezuela than to the U.S. This position counts on the logic of markets and cost-benefit analysis acting as restraints upon a fiery, anti-American decision maker whose disdain for such “bourgeois” approaches is manifest on a daily basis. Such a hopeful policy makes U.S. security contingent on Chávez, putting the U.S. into a defensive and passive position.

Chávez’s continuing ties to the FARC, partnerships with the four state sponsors of terrorism, and strident global anti-Americanism beg a firmer U.S. response. After a year in office, the Obama Administration has yet to demonstrate it commands an effective strategy for responding, let alone countering, either Chávez’s growing domestic illiberalism and repression, or expansive anti-Americanism in Latin America and around the world.

What the U.S. Should Do:

Add Venezuela to the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. Congress should pass a resolution calling for placing Venezuela on the state sponsors of terrorism list and the Obama Administration should promptly proceed with adding Venezuela to the list. While largely symbolic because of existing restrictions on arms sales and technology transfers, it would give the U.S. greater authority to monitor U.S. financial transactions with Venezuela. The U.S. should make sure that the full rigor of the law is applied to Venezuela’s commerce and trade in order to prevent Venezuela from acting as a front for Iran or other terrorism-friendly regimes.

Launch a Real Public Diplomacy Effort Against Chávez. The U.S. is losing the battle against massive disinformation spawned by Chavez. If the Obama Administration wishes to preserve the security of the hemisphere, it must move to more proactive rebuttals with skilled public affairs efforts. Take the U.S. embassy’s Web site in Caracas, http://caracas.usembassy.gov, which fails to post any information that challenges the outlandish assertions made by Chávez regarding U.S. policy in places like Colombia. In brief, the Obama Administration needs to develop an informational campaign to counter Chavista disinformation.

Enhance U.S. Capacity Building to Counter Terrorism and Drug Trafficking in the Americas. The threat posed by Chávez and his allies is far from overt. It lies in the asymmetrical contest that pits the lesser accumulation of threats, such as drug trafficking, arms smuggling, and money laundering, to erode U.S. power and influence. The U.S. must do a better job of collecting, analyzing, and distributing intelligence regarding Chávez and the active threat posed by traditional terrorism and narcoterrorism in the Americas. It should use available intelligence platforms, such as the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JITF-South) at Key West and the new observation locations in Colombia, to monitor Venezuelan support for narcoterrorism and criminal activity.

Improve Security for Friends. The Administration should make clear its commitment to supporting and defending friends, such as Colombia, from either overt aggression and intimidation by Venezuelan military forces or indirect aggression through Venezuelan support for the FARC. Beyond the recent Defense Cooperation Agreement, the U.S. should be prepared to give Colombia a guarantee of political and, if necessary, military support against a threat of unprovoked attack by Chávez and the Venezuelan military. This will help moderate Colombian anxieties and silence those who are beginning to question U.S. readiness to help Colombia resist Chávez’s bullying. Congress should cement the relationship with Colombia by passing long-delayed Free Trade Agreements with Colombia and Panama.

Conclusion:

Before the Obama Presidency began, the U.S. had already determined that Venezuela cooperates neither in combating terrorism nor in halting drug trafficking. The U.S. has ceased economic assistance and sales of military equipment to Venezuela. Relations are largely conducted at the commercial level where the U.S.-Venezuelan trade exchange is still robust. It is broad commercial ties that merit closer examination and scrutiny if effective pressure is to be applied to Chávez and to Venezuela in order to modify its international behavior.

Washington is all too familiar with Chávez’s readiness to align himself with all current state sponsors of terrorism and to fan the flames of turmoil in the Middle East and the Americas. He has risen to high stature as an international firebrand and dedicated leader of the anti-Americanism of the 21st century. Placing Venezuela where it belongs, on the list of state sponsors of terrorism, will not resolve every challenge the U.S. faces with regard to Venezuela, but it will send a powerful signal that the American people understand that oil, extremism, terror, and anti-Americanism make a dangerous mixture whether in the Middle East or the Americas.

Ray Walser, Ph.D., is Senior Policy Analyst for Latin America in the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, a division of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies, at The Heritage Foundation.”

Note: This recent articles, CRS reports and transcript seem to overwhelmingly support the above report-You Decide:

The Threat of Terorrism In Latin AmericaPosted On The Americano.Com- By Eddy Acevedo-On January 7, 2010:

http://theamericano.com/2010/01/07/threat-of-terrorism-in-latin-america/

These are pertinent excerpts from this article:

“The recent attempted terrorist attack on an American passenger plane during the holidays has forced U.S. officials to re-evaluate our intelligence priorities. As a result, the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in Latin America also requires more attention.

However, due to the war in the Middle East, tracking terrorism in Latin America is not a high priority. Jim Bergman, Drugs Enforcement Agency Director for the Andean Region of South America, recently characterized the current issues as “an unholy alliance between South American narco-terrorists and Islamist extremists.”

Furthermore, SOUTHCOM analysts understand the importance of tracking terrorism in the region because they have better intelligence even though it might not seem as significant when it is funneled up the ladder to Washington. So, is Latin America a good location for terrorist organizations to strengthen their ability to harm Americans? Yes, due to the close proximity to American soil and the inability of our immigration officials to keep track on illegal immigrants coming into the country.

Hezbollah is considered to be one of the largest international terrorist organizations in Latin America. The Argentinean media reports that Hezbollah supporters and Iran were responsible for the bombings of an Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires. Abolghasem Mesbahi was an Iranian intelligence agent who allegedly admitted that in Argentina, former President Carlos Menem supposedly accepted $10 million dollars of bribe money to cover up the connection between Iran and Hezbollah concerning the bombing.

In December of 2006, the Treasury Department announced that nine individuals in Brazil and Paraguay were financing Islamic terrorism and were involved in the AMIA bombing. One of the masterminds behind the September 11 attacks was Khalid Shaikh Mohammad (KSM). Less known, is that in 1995 KSM spent three weeks in Brazil meeting with Muslims in the region and also founded a charity called the Holy Land Foundation to raise funds for Osama bin Laden. According to the U.S. Treasury, the charity is designated as a terrorist supporter and funds were reportedly given to Hamas. KSM went to the region because the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay is a safe haven for radical Islamic terrorists that use the area for smuggling, money laundering, and arms trafficking.

In 2006, the Iranian government opened an embassy in Managua, Nicaragua. Since its opening, Iranians have been accused of crossing the Nicaraguan border to meet with Hondurans and take photos of strategic infrastructures, causing concern to the Honduran government. The growing Iranian influence in Latin America does not just affect one country, but the security of the entire region. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, stated that “Iran is expanding its ties with the likes of Venezuela’s Chavez and the FARC guerillas in Colombia, and using its embassies, government officials, quasi-government entities, and proxies such as Hezbollah to further extend its influence and operations in Latin America.”

Documents obtained from the computer of FARC member Raul Reyes in Ecuador show correspondence between the terrorist organization and Daniel Ortega. Apparently, the documents also show a strong relationship between Ortega and President of Libya Muammar Al Qaddafi. Ortega received financial assistance from Qaddafi when he was in charge of the Sandinistas party in Nicaragua. When Ortega became president in 2006, Qaddafi financed his trip alongside his family to travel to Libya, Venezuela, Iran, and Cuba. In the 1980s, the U.S. Department of State held Qaddafi as one of the biggest supporters of international terrorism. Nicaragua is also the only country in Central America without a Financial Intelligence Unit, a government agency that helps to monitor possible money laundering schemes and prevents terrorist financing activities.

Cuba has remained on the State Department’s list of state sponsor of terrorism since 1982 because it has assisted terrorist organizations by providing safe haven and financial assistance. Cuba also has strong relationships with other state sponsors of terrorism such as Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

Many analysts look at Cuba as a small island that does not have much to offer. However, what they fail to realize is that Cuba has one of the best intelligence operations in the world. Being able to collect great intelligence gives Cuba an advantage over wealthier countries because they can sell that information to Iran, Venezuela, or Syria. In addition, Cuba’s close proximity to Miami makes it an even better hotspot to conduct surveillance on American infrastructure targets.

The State Department included Venezuela on the list of countries not cooperating with antiterrorism efforts for the third year in a row and efforts continue on Capitol Hill to include it as a state sponsor of terrorism. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has become involved and is closely associated with the FARC, as he has advocated taking the FARC off the United States and European terrorism list. One grave national security threat is that in Venezuela, it is still easy to forge citizenship and travel documents making the country a potentially attractive spot for terrorists.

Currently, an Iranian airline started having direct flights into Caracas. Thus, possible terrorists can travel by plane from Iran to Venezuela, from Venezuela to Nicaragua, Nicaragua to Cuba, and essentially make their way closer to the United States. These passengers do not need visas to travel within these countries, so it is difficult to detect and monitor their movements.

So, what can be done to counter any possible attacks? Governments in Latin America must become more involved to stop terrorism. While the Department of State currently provides approximately $9 million dollars in Anti-Terrorism Assistance for training and equipment to Latin American countries, this is not enough. The U.S. should spend more money in training and assisting foreign militaries in counterterrorism operations, while teaching law enforcement officials how to collect and analyze intelligence information.

Corruption and weak institutions in the region make it easier for terrorist organizations to develop and flourish. If minimal attention is given to Latin America now and instead wait until the problem gets worse, it may prove to be too late. Our main goal should be to remain proactive instead of reactive when a possible threat comes our way from Latin America.

Eddy Acevedo currently serves as the Federal Affairs Coordinator of Miami-Dade County’s DC Office. Miami-Dade County is the 9th largest county in the United States and is considered the Gateway to the Americas. Mr. Acevedo advocates for the County’s priorities with Congress and the White House. In 2005, he worked as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18), Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”

CRS Report (RS21049) For Congress “Latin America: Terrorism Issues” By Mark P. Sullivan, Specialist in Latin American Affairs of March 11, 2009:

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RS21049_20090311.pdf

These are pertinent excerpts from this report:

“Summary:

Since the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, U.S. attention to terrorism in Latin America has intensified, with an increase in bilateral and regional cooperation.

In its April 2008 Country Reports on Terrorism, the State Department highlighted threats in Colombia and the tri-border area of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Cuba has remained on the State Department’s list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1982, which triggers a number of economic sanctions.

U.S. officials have expressed concerns over the past several years about Venezuela’s lack of cooperation on antiterrorism efforts, its relations with Cuba and Iran, and President Hugo Chávez’s sympathetic statements for Colombian terrorist groups. In May 2008, for the third year in a row, the Department of State, pursuant to Arms Export Control Act, included Venezuela on the annual list of countries not cooperating on antiterrorism efforts.

In the 110th Congress, the House approved H.Con.Res. 188 and H.Con.Res. 385, both condemning the 1994 bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association in Buenos Aires, and H.Res. 435, expressing concern over the emerging national security implications of Iran’s efforts to expand its influence in Latin America, and emphasizing the importance of eliminating Hezbollah’s financial network in the tri-border area. The Senate approved S.Con.Res. 53, condemning the hostage-taking of three U.S. citizens for over four years by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

To date in the 111 Congress, one legislative initiative has been introduced, H.R. 375 (Ros-Lehtinen), with the goal of bolstering capacity and cooperation of Western Hemisphere countries to counter current and emerging threats, promoting Western Hemisphere cooperation to prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and securing universal adherence to agreements regarding nuclear proliferation.

For additional information, see CRS Report R40193, Cuba: Issues for the 111th Congress, and CRS Report RL32488, Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy…

Terrorism in Latin America: U.S. Concerns

Over the years, the United States has been concerned about threats to Latin American and Caribbean nations from various terrorist or insurgent groups that have attempted to influence or overthrow elected governments. Although Latin America has not been the focal point in the war on terrorism, countries in the region have struggled with domestic terrorism for decades and international terrorist groups have at times used the region as a battleground to advance their causes.

The State Department’s annual Country Reports on Terrorism highlights U.S. concerns about terrorist threats around the world, including in Latin America.

The April 2008 report states that terrorism in the region was primarily perpetrated by terrorist organizations in Colombia and by the remnants of radical leftist Andean groups. According to the report, “there were no known operational cells of Islamic terrorists” in the region, but it maintained that “pockets of ideological supporters and facilitators in South America and the Caribbean lent financial, logistical, and moral support to terrorist groups in the Middle East.” Overall, however, the report maintained that the threat of a transnational terrorist attack remained low for most countries in the hemisphere.

The report also stated that regional governments “took modest steps to improve their counterterrorism capabilities and tighten border security,” but that progress was limited by “corruption, weak government institutions, ineffective or lack of interagency cooperation, weak or non-existent legislation, and reluctance to allocate sufficient resources.”

The report lauded counterterrorism efforts in Argentina, Panama, Paraguay, Mexico, and El Salvador, and noted that Caribbean and Central American countries took steps to improve their border controls and to secure key infrastructure. It also noted that most hemispheric nations had solid cooperation with the United States on terrorism issues, especially at the operational level, with excellent intelligence, law enforcement, and legal assistance relations.

Colombia has three terrorist groups that have been designated by the Secretary of State as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs): the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), and remaining elements of the rightist paramilitary United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). With more than 32,000 members demobilized, the AUC remained inactive as a formal organization, but some AUC renegades continued to engage in criminal activities, mostly drug trafficking, according to the terrorism report. The ELN, which had dwindling memberships and reduced offensive capability, has participated in peace talks with the Colombian government, but no agreements have been reached.

The FARC has been weakened by the government’s military campaign against it, including the killings of several FARC commanders in 2007 and the group’s second in command, Raúl Reyes, during a Colombian government raid on a FARC camp in Ecuador on March 1, 2008. Moreover, in May 2008, the FARC admitted that its long-time leader, Manuel Marulanda, had died of a heart attack in March. Nevertheless, the group has continued terrorist, kidnapping for profit, and narco-trafficking activities, including murders of elected officials and attacks against military and civilian targets in urban and rural areas.

According to the State Department terrorism report, both the FARC and the ELN often crossed into Venezuelan territory for rest and re-supply, and the FARC regularly used Ecuadorian territory for rest, recuperation, re-supply, and training.

On December 19, 2007, the Senate approved S.Con.Res. 53 (Nelson, Bill) condemning the holding of three U.S. citizens by the FARC since February 2003– Thomas Howes, Keith Stansell, and Marc Gonsalves – and calling for their immediate and unconditional release. (Also see CRS Report RL32250, Colombia: Issues for Congress)

Columbia:

The State Department’s terrorism report stated that “it remained unclear to what extent the Venezuelan government provided support to Colombian terrorist organizations,” but information on captured computer files from Colombia’s March 2008 raid of a FARC camp in Ecuador raised questions about alleged support of the FARC by the Venezuelan government of Hugo Chávez.

Since May 2006, the Secretary of State has made an annual determination that Venezuela was not “cooperating fully with United States antiterrorism efforts” pursuant to Section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). As a result, the United States imposed an arms embargo on Venezuela, which ended all U.S. commercial arms sales and re-transfers to Venezuela. (Other countries on the Section 40A list include Cuba, Iran, North Korea, and Syria, not to be confused with the “state sponsors of terrorism” list under Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979.)

According to the terrorism report, President Chávez continued public criticism of U.S. counterterrorism efforts and deepened Venezuelan relationships with Iran and Cuba, and his ideological sympathy for the FARC and ELN, along with high levels of corruption among Venezuelan officials, limited Venezuelan cooperation with Colombia in combating terrorism. In addition, according to the report, Venezuelan citizenship, identity, and travel documents remained easy to obtain, making the country a potentially attractive way-station for terrorists.

U.S. officials and Members of Congress also have expressed concerns about Venezuela’s growing relations with Iran, especially because of Iran’s links with Hezbollah. On June 18, 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced that it was freezing the U.S. assets of two Venezuelans for providing financial and other support to Hezbollah. In the 110th Congress, the House approved H.Res. 435 (Klein) in November 2007, which expressed concern about Iran’s efforts to expand its influence in Latin America, and noted Venezuela’s increasing cooperation with Iran.

Also in the 110th Congress, two resolutions were introduced related to Venezuela and terrorism, but no legislative was action on the measures. H.Res. 1049 (Mack), introduced March 13, 2008, would have called on the Administration to designate Venezuela as a state sponsor of terrorism.

H.Res. 965 (Issa), introduced February 7, 2008, would have called upon the Chávez government to implement measures to deny the use of Venezuelan territory and weapons from being used by terrorist organizations and to resume full cooperation with the United States on counterterrorism measures.

For additional information on Venezuela and terrorism concerns, see CRS Report RL32488, Venezuela: Political Conditions and U.S. Policy….

U.S. Policy:

As in other parts of the world, the United States has assisted Latin American and Caribbean nations over the years in their struggle against terrorist or insurgent groups indigenous to the region. For example, in the 1980s, the United States supported the government of El Salvador with significant economic and military assistance in its struggle against a leftist guerrilla insurgency. In recent years, the United States has employed various policy tools to combat terrorism in the Latin America and Caribbean region, including sanctions, anti-terrorism assistance and training, law enforcement cooperation, and multilateral cooperation through the OAS.

Moreover, given the nexus between terrorism and drug trafficking, one can argue that assistance aimed at combating drug trafficking organizations in the region has also been a means of combating terrorism by cutting off a source of revenue for terrorist organizations. The same argument can be made regarding efforts to combat money laundering in the region.

Although terrorism was not the main focus of U.S. policy toward the region in recent years, attention increased in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

Anti-terrorism assistance has increased along with bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism. Congress approved the Bush Administration’s request in 2002 to expand the scope of U.S. assistance to Colombia beyond a counter-narcotics focus to also include counterterrorism assistance to the government in its military efforts against drug-financed leftist guerrillas and rightist paramilitaries. Border security with Mexico also became a prominent issue in bilateral relations, with attention focused on the potential transit of terrorists through Mexico to the United States.

The United States has imposed sanctions on three groups in Colombia (ELN, FARC, and AUC) and one group in Peru (SL) designated by the Department of State as FTOs. Official designation of such groups as FTOs triggers a number of sanctions, including visa restrictions and the blocking of any funds of these groups in U.S. financial institutions. The designation also has the effect of increasing public awareness about these terrorist organizations and the concerns that the United States has about them.

As noted above, the United States has included Cuba on its list of state sponsors of terrorism since 1982, pursuant to section 6(j) of the EAA, and both Cuba and Venezuela are currently on the annual Section 40A AECA list of countries that are not cooperating fully with U.S. antiterrorism efforts, lists that trigger a number of sanctions.

Through the Department of State (Diplomatic Security Office, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance), the United States provides Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) training and equipment to Latin American countries to help improve their capabilities in such areas as airport security management, hostage negotiations, bomb detection and deactivation, and countering terrorism financing. Such training was expanded to Argentina in the aftermath of the two bombings in 1992 and 1994. Assistance was also stepped up in 1997 to Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay in light of increased U.S. concern over illicit activities in the tri-border area of those countries. ATA funding is generally provided through the annual foreign operations appropriations measure under the Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs (NADR) account.

In recent years, ATA for Western Hemisphere countries amounted to $8.9 million in FY2006, $7.3 million in FY2007, and an estimated $8 million in FY2008. For FY2009, the Administration requested $9.3 million in ATA for Latin America, with $2.8 million for Colombia and $3 million for Mexico, and the balance for other countries. Also under the NADR funding account, the United States began providing Terrorist Interdiction Program assistance for several Latin American countries in FY2008. An estimated $1.3 million is being provided to Panama, Brazil, and Nicaragua in FY2008, while the Administration requested $1.2 million for Latin America for FY2009.

The United States also works closely with the governments of the tri-border area—Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay—through the “3+1 regional cooperation mechanism,” which serves as a forum for counterterrorism cooperation and prevention. “

CRS Report for Congress “Latin America:  Terrorism Issues”-By Mark P. Sullivan, Specialist in Latin American Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (Order Code RS21049)Updated January 14, 2005:

http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RS21049.pdf

These are pertinent excerpts from this report:

Summary:

In the aftermath of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington D.C., U.S. attention to terrorism in Latin America intensified, with an increase in bilateral and regional cooperation. Latin American nations strongly condemned the attacks, and took action through the Organization of American States (OAS) to strengthen hemispheric cooperation. In June 2002, OAS members signed an Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism. President Bush submitted the convention to the Senate in November 2002 for its advice and consent, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a public hearing on June 17, 2004.  In its annual report on worldwide terrorism, the State Department highlights threats in Colombia, Peru, and the tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. The State Department also has designated four terrorist groups (three in Colombia and one in Peru) as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, and Cuba has been listed as a state sponsor of terrorism since 1982.

Terrorism in Latin America:  U.S. Concerns:

Over the years, the United States has been concerned about threats to Latin American and Caribbean nations from various  terrorist or insurgent groups that have attempted to influence or overthrow elected governments. While Latin America has not been the focal point in the war on terrorism, countries in the region have struggled with domestic terrorism for decades and international terrorist groups have at times used the region as a battleground to advance their causes.

The State Department’s annual report, Patterns of Global Terrorism, highlights U.S. concerns about terrorist threats around the world, including in Latin America.  The most recent Patterns report, issued in April 2004, notes that the international terrorist threat in the Western Hemisphere remained low in 2003, compared to other regions of the world.  The report describes terrorist activities in the region in 2003, most notably in Colombia, Peru, and the tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.  The report also examines activity by Cuba, which has been designated by the State Department as a state-sponsor of terrorism since 1982.

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in September 2001, U.S. attention focused on potential links in the region to the Al Qaeda terrorist network, especially in the tri-border region.  The Patterns report maintained that although there continued to be reports in 2003 of an al-Qaeda presence in the tri-border region, “these reports remain uncorroborated by intelligence and law-enforcement officials.”

There were increased concerns in 2004 about Al Qaeda threats in Latin America.

Honduras declared a terror alert on August 23, 2004, after receiving information that Al Qaeda reportedly was attempting to recruit Hondurans to attack U.S. and other embassies.1

In June, Honduran officials said that a suspected terrorist cell leader, Adman G. El Shukrijumah had been spotted at an Internet café.  In August, El Salvador received threats from an Islamic extremist group to carry out attacks in the country if it did not pull its troops out of Iraq. Some press reports have alleged that Al-Qaeda may be attempting to use a Salvadoran criminal gang, the Mara Salvatrucha, to infiltrate the U.S.-Mexico border, although Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge maintained on September 27, 2004, that there was no indication of such infiltration along the border.2

Colombia:

Colombia remains of paramount concern to the United States because of the threat to democracy posed by three groups that have been designated by the Secretary of State as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs): two leftist guerrilla groups, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and the National Liberation Army (ELN), and a rightist paramilitary group, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC). The three groups target elected government officials and civilians with their attacks, with international human rights groups denouncing the massacres, assassinations, political kidnappings, forced displacements, and forced recruitment of minors by all three groups.

While the Patterns report noted that Colombia suffered many large and small domestic terrorist attacks in 2003, it noted that the government’s security strategy provided substantial achievements by decreasing murders by 16% and kidnappings by 30%.  The FARC and AUC have been heavily involved in drug trafficking, which has been the key to their growth over past decade.  In February 2003, a U.S. civilian contractor and a Colombian national were murdered by the FARC after their plane crashed.  The FARC is also holding hostage three U.S. contractors from that plane crash. (For more on Colombia, see CRS Report RL32250, Colombia: Issues for Congress.)….

U.S. Policy:

As in other parts of the world, the United States has assisted Latin American and

Caribbean nations over the years in their struggle against terrorist or insurgent groups indigenous to the region.

For example, in the 1980s, the United States supported the government of El Salvador with significant economic and military assistance in its struggle against a leftist guerrilla insurgency. In recent years, the United States has employed various policy tools to combat terrorism in the Latin America and Caribbean region, including sanctions, anti-terrorism assistance and training, law enforcement cooperation, and multilateral cooperation through the OAS.

Moreover, given the nexus between terrorism and drug trafficking, one can argue that assistance aimed at combating drug trafficking organizations in the region has also been a means of combating terrorism by cutting off a source of revenue for terrorist organizations.  The same argument can be made regarding efforts to combat money laundering in the region.

Although terrorism was not the main focus of U.S. policy toward the region in recent years, attention increased in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.  Anti-terrorism assistance has increased along with bilateral and regional cooperation against terrorism. In 2002, Congress approved the Bush Administration’s request to expand the scope of U.S. assistance to Colombia beyond a counter-narcotics focus to also include counter-terrorism assistance to the government in its military efforts against drug-financed leftist guerrillas and rightist paramilitaries.

As noted above, the United States has imposed sanctions on three groups in Colombia (ELN, FARC, and AUC) and one group in Peru (SL) designated by the Department of State as Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTOs).  Official designation of such groups as FTOs triggers a number of sanctions, including visa restrictions and the blocking of any funds of these groups in U.S. financial institutions.  The designation also has the effect of increasing public awareness about these terrorist organizations and the concerns that the United States has about them.

Through the Department of State (Diplomatic Security Office, Office of Antiterrorism Assistance), the United States provides Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) training and equipment to Latin American countries to help improve their capabilities in such areas as airport security management, hostage negotiations, bomb detection and deactivation, and countering terrorism financing.  Such training was expanded to Argentina in the aftermath of the two bombings in 1992 and 1994.  Assistance was also stepped up in 1997 to Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay in light of increased U.S. concern over illicit activities in the tri-border area of those countries.

ATA funding is generally provided through the annual foreign operations appropriations measure. For FY2001, $4.7 million in ATA training was provided to Western Hemisphere countries.  In FY2002, a total of $27.5 million was provided for the region, with $25 million for an anti-kidnapping program in Colombia (appropriated through an FY2002 supplemental appropriations measure, P.L. 107-206) and $2.5 million for the regular Western Hemisphere program.  For FY2003, the Administration’s $3.6 million in ATA assistance was provided for the region, with $3.3 million of that for Colombia.  For FY2004, an estimated $2.6 million in ATA assistance was provided for the Western Hemisphere, while the Administration requested $5.2 million for FY2005, including $1 million for the tri-border region and $3.9 million for Colombia.

The United States also works closely with the governments of the tri-border region — Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay — through the “3 + 1 regional cooperation mechanism,” which serves as a forum for counterterrorism cooperation and prevention among all four countries.

Money laundering in the region has been a major U.S. concern for some 20 years, largely because of its association with drug traffickers, but terrorist organizations may also be involved in money laundering as a means of hiding their financial assets.  The United States works through the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a multilateral anti-money laundering body, to help develop and promote policies to combat money laundering worldwide.

According to the Department of State’s March 2004 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report, 13 nations in the region are jurisdictions of primary concern to the United States because of their vulnerability to money laundering.  These are Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela…

Congressional Action. President Bush submitted the Inter-American Convention Against Terrorism to the Senate on November 12, 2002, for its advice and consent, and the treaty was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Treaty Doc. 107-18).

The committee held a public hearing on the treaty on June 17, 2004.

The 108th Congress called for two reports from the Administration regarding terrorist activities in Latin America.  The FY2005 Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act (P.L. 108-375), enacted into law October 28, 2004, required a report within 180 days from the Secretary of Defense on the activities of Al Qaeda and associated groups in Latin America and the Caribbean (Section 1047) and a report within 60 days from the Secretary of State regarding any relationships between foreign governments or organizations and terrorist groups in Colombia (Section 1021).

The 108th Congress also expressed concern regarding the continuing investigation into the July 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires. Both the House and the Senate approved similar resolutions — H.Con.Res. 469 (Ros-Lehtinen) and S.Con.Res. 126 (Coleman) — on July 22, 2004, that, among other provisions, urge Argentina to provide resources to investigate all areas of the AMIA case, encourage U.S. law enforcement support, and encourage the establishment of an OAS task force to assist in the investigation.”

Transcript: “Islam and the Global War on Terrorism in Latin America”Posted On The Pew Forum On Religion & Public Life-By The National Defense University On April 6, 2006:

http://pewforum.org/events/?EventID=103

These are pertinent excerpts from this transcript:

“The Pew Forum co-sponsored a symposium with the National Defense University’s School for National Security Executive Education on “Religion, Conflict and the Global War on Terrorism in Latin America.” A panel entitled “Islam and the Global War on Terrorism in Latin America” featured Col. Curtis Connell, USAF, and Vitoria Peres of Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora/MG, Brazil. The panelists examined Islam in Latin America, including recent U.S. security concerns over the activities of Islamic groups in the Tri-border region of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, and the implications for U.S. security policy in the region.

Other symposium speakers focused on “Christianity and Conflict in Latin America” and “Religion, Security and the Future of Latin America.”

Speakers: Vitoria Peres de Oliveira, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion Sciences, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora
Colonel Curtis C. Connell, Chief of Americas Division, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs

Moderator: David Spencer, Assistant Professor, Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies”

Chavez’ protégé: Barack Hugo ObamaExclusive Commentary Posted On WND-By Craig R. Smith-On January 25, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=123021

Note: The above articles, CRS Reports and transcript seem to support my recent blog post-You Decide:

The Obama Administration Allows Tariq Ramadan To Travel To The U.S.!

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Question: Will President Obama’s recent attempt to de-risk the banks help to ease consumer and/or investor fears and help to boost our struggling economy?

The following article that was recently posted on Financial Times by Dave Shellock reveals that politicians have yet to learn that in stifling the banks they are killing off what nascent economic growth there is and that their moves to de-risk them and then chide them for not lending more to a struggling economy proves to be inconsistent and only heightens fears of structural imbalances in both the economy and policy responses-You Decide:

Obama Bank Crackdown Hits Risk AppetitePosted On FinancialTimes.Com-By Dave Shellock-On January 22, 2010:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d0067e28-07a4-11df-915f-00144feabdc0,dwp_uuid=60a661dc-067e-11df-b952-00144feabdc0.html

Note: The following blog post that was recently posted on Economics of Contempt makes a point that you can’t simply prohibit banks from buying and selling securities for their own account, because that’s precisely what market-makers do and they have to stand ready and willing to buy or sell securities for their own account, at firm bid and offer prices because, if an investor is looking to sell a security, the market-maker will buy the security using its own capital, and hold it in inventory until an investor who’s looking to buy the security surfaces. It further makes a case that this is different from having a prop trading desk, which has no market-making obligations, and essentially acts as a hedge fund (except it has the not-insubstantial advantage of being inside the prime broker) and some people will claim that it’s impossible to distinguish between market-making trades and propietary trades, but that argument is completely baseless because banks themselves already distinguish between their market-making trades and their proprietary trades, as there’s a whole different set of rules for proprietary versus market-making trades-You Decide:

A Few More Assorted Thoughts on Financial ReformPosted On Economics of Contempt-On January 22, 2010:

http://economicsofcontempt.blogspot.com/2010/01/few-more-assorted-thoughts-on-financial.html

Note: The following is an official transcript of an address given by Dr. Edwin J. Viera, Jr., Director of National Alliance for Constitutional Money at the convention of the “National Coalition to Reform Money and Taxes” in Denver, Colorado, which reveals and meticulously makes the case that the major problem of monetary reform in our country is our own ignorance of the monetary system to the point that people don’t even know what it is they are using as money or even know the name of the thing that they are using as money, let alone what its source is, what its characteristics are, or what its problems are.

It further reveals that another problem, particularly if you deal with intellectuals who run around discussing monetary reform, is that invariably the discussion comes down to the question of whether the dollar should be somehow linked or backed by gold or silver or some other valuable commodity.  Additionally, there seems to be a fundamental and unexamined assumption in all of this debate and that assumption is that the paper currency which the Federal Reserve System generates — so-called Federal Reserve Notes — as a matter of fact, or perhaps more importantly, as a matter of law, is a dollar at all.  And that anyone, certainly, who’s been a student of American Constitutional law and history knows that a Federal Reserve Note is not a dollar and it has never even been declared by Congress to be a dollar; and it could never be an actual physical dollar, no matter what kind of statutes or regulations Congress or the Treasury Department might enact-You Decide:

RETURN TO CONSTITUTIONAL MONEYPosted On SupremeLaw.Org-By Dr. Edwin J. Viera, Jr., Director of National Alliance for Constitutional Money-On August 30, 1991:

http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/vieira/vieira.htm

Note: The following is a recent blog post by Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital Management, who meticulously explains why he is worried about the prospects for economic recovery and that his overarching concern is the huge government stimulus, mostly in the form of extremely low interest rates, that has been impressed upon the American economy since the financial crisis peaked in 2008, not that the stimulus wasn’t warranted — it probably kept the nation from sinking into a depression — but once it is removed, the results could be painful.  Additionally, that the economy’s response to the stimulus so far has been “tepid,” which leads him to wonder “whether the slow growth reflects negative underlying trends”-You Decide:

Howard Marks Is Worried About the RecoveryPosted On The New York Times DealBlog-By Howard Marks-On January 22, 2010:

http://dealbook.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/howard-marks-is-worried-about-the-recovery/

Note: The following eye-opening article that was published by “The New Republic” in 2009 revealed that over the past century we have moved away from a system where bank shareholders and senior executives paid dearly for bad management–and toward a system where fired bank bosses make off with fortunes or launch brilliant political careers. No one is on the financial hook, other than the taxpayer, therefore, our recurring financial crises are not isolated random events; they emerge from a pattern of private and public sector behavior, enabled by the Fed, which basically means that our system’s tolerance for risk is out of control, increasingly dangerous and it is only a matter of time before it collapses again-You Decide:

The Nest Financial Crisis: It’s coming—and we just made it worse”Posted On The New Republic-By Peter Boone and Simon Johnson-On September 8, 2009:

http://www.tnr.com/article/economy/the-next-financial-crisis?page=0,0

Note: The following is a “Declaration of Insolvency As To Obligations Payable To The Federal Reserve Banks” that was filed By Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S., Private Attorney General, 18 U.S.C. 1964(a) with the United States Bankruptcy Court In Eastern District of Washington on March 31, 2009, that was posted on SupremeLaw.Org, which I believe relates to this issue-You Decide:

http://www.supremelaw.org/cc/fox2/insolvency.htm

Note: This is another recent video and articles that relate to and/or supports this issue-You Decide:

Video: Home Depot CEO, Obama’s Advisers “Don’t Have a Clue”Posted on ExposeObama.com-On September 20, 2010:

http://www.exposeobama.com/2010/09/20/video-home-depot-ceo-obamas-advisers-dont-have-a-clue/?utm_source=Expose+Obama&utm_campaign=6ece19ca08-EO_09_20_20109_20_2010&utm_medium=email

Obama’s agenda: Overwhelm the systemPosted on ReviewJournal.com-By Wayne Allyn Root-On June 6, 2010:

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/obama-s-agenda–overwhelm-the-system-95716764.html

GOVERNMENT FREAK SHOW—KARL MARX HERE WE COME!!!Posted by Terri Applen on January 28, 2010:

http://www.resistnet.com/profiles/blogs/government-freak-showkarl-marx?xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_url

Chavez’ protégé: Barack Hugo ObamaExclusive Commentary Posted On WND-By Craig R. Smith-On January 25, 2010:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=123021

Note: The above articles and/or blog posts, transcript and declaration seem to further support my recent blog posts-You Decide:

ACORN-The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA)-Automaker Labor Unions:

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/acorn-the-community-reinvestment-act-cra-automaker-labor-unions/

Can America Survive Obamanomics and Remain a Capitalist Society?

https://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/can-america-survive-obamanomics-and-remain-a-capitalist-society/

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