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US citizens lose protection of a good Bush-43 law, caused by bad Bush-43 law on creating, then repealing, country-of-origin of meat labels
There comes a time when the US people need to make tough choices. Part of those choices are firing crooked members of Congress. Those are the easy choices. The first two which need to be fired are Sen. Pat Roberts [R-KS] who, unfortunately does not come up for reelection until 2020. If you get e-coli poisoning from meat between now and then, and you're a Kansas resident, you'll remember to boot Roberts out of office during the primary. Roberts has been an opponent of "country of origin" labels since they were signed into law by Bush-43 in 2002 in order to protect Americans from buying unhealthy meat, poultry and fish products from unsanitary third world countries. The Bush-43 law didn't extend to poultry and, particularly fish, until 2009 (so please don't think protecting you from sewer fish was a protection provided by Barack Obama, who has been fighting to overturn the law since the law went into effect.)

Roberts, and anyone who voted to hide the country of origin of foreign products needs to be removed from office, and a federal law needs to be enacted to take away any federal pension from politicians caught doing quid pro quos for industrialists or their lobbyists . Let the crooked US meat peddlers who are selling US meat products to foreign countries or profiting from selling Chinese or Thai beef in the United States, put Roberts on their corporate pension plans—or strip them of their US citizenship and let them join the Parliaments of the countries for whom they are actually working by screwing the American people and calling it "representative government."

Then there's Sen. Debbie Stabenow [D-MI] who wants to make sure Canadian beef producers can sell their cattle to Americans who have more than enough beef to feed the American people. Wonder what Canadian lobbyists are feeding her campaign re-election fund?. Stabenow doesn't run for reelection until 2018, so you'll likely forget that the sewer-raised tilapia from China that puts you or your children in the hospital with e-coli will likely be due to the fact that not only do the meat packers but the poultry and fish mongers don't have to tell you what disease-infested swamp hole their products came from.

The House version of the meat label repeal, HR2393, passed on a vote of 300 ayes and 131 nays, was proffered as The Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act of 2015 by Rep, K. Michael Conway [R-TX[ (who should be forced to eat tamales and tortillas for the rest of his life) and Jim Costas [D-CA] who probably already does. Fortunately, both of them are up for reelection in November. Both need to be defeated in their primaries. The American people need to make it clear to every municipal, county, State or federal legislator, governor and President, they are elected BY THE PEOPLE even though they are financed with dirty money from the princes of industry, and the barons of banking and business who always work against the people and for the big-bucks donors who bribe them. And, the American people need to be prepared to recall and remove any thief they inadvertently elect to public office. And when they charge the politician with malfeasance, they also need to charge the fat cat with the big bucks and the lobbyist who doles out the political graft for the giving and taking of bribes.

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The bartender's son just resigned from his job as the third most powerful man in the United States.
When John Andrew Boehner, the second of 12 children was growing up in Reading, Ohio in the late 1940s and early 1950s, becoming a member of the U.S. House of Representative was about the furthest thing from his mind. Boehner rose from being a bartender's son to the third most powerful man in America. On Thursday, Sept. 24, the day before he officially resigned both the Speaker's seat and his own seat in the 8th Congressional District of Ohio, Boehner awoke early and decided it was time to throw in the towel and retire from office. He met with key House members on Thursday evening and, shortly after that meeting, Boehner told a Washington Post and a Politico reporter that when he awoke on that morning he realized he had nothing left to contribute. But that statement is not exactly true.

House Republicans led by Speaker John Boehner hired two Washington law firms in 2014 to file a lawsuit against Barack Obama's abuse of power by assuming for himself the role of keeper of the keys of the nation's piggy bank and for ignoring the legislation lawfully enacted by Congress. While no one's talking, it appears that both law firms dropped the GOP lawsuits for one of two, or perhaps both, reasons. First, pressure from the Obama White House, and the promise of no access to the Obama bureaucracy or any future Democratic administration in 2016 and 2020 if the GOP upsets the Obamacare economic apple cart; and an assurance that no lawyers in any law firm that pushes the GOP lawsuit through the federal court system—win or lose—will have any expectation of being successfully appointed to any federal court bench, regardless if he or she is nominated by a Republican or Democratic president.

In November, 2014, Speaker Boehner retained his third lawyer to carry the GOP water bucket to the US District Court for DC. . On Sept.9, 2015 US Chief District Court Judge for the District of Columbia Rosemary M. Collyer ruled George Washington University law professor and constitutional lawyer Jonathan Turley, Esq. could proceed with his case because Obama clearly overstepped his constitutional authority concerning spendling money he was not specifically authorized by Congress to spend.

Turley's argument to the US District Court of DC is that if Obama is allowed to violate the origination clause and/or spend money not specifically appropriated by the House of Representatives for a specific expenditure, then future presidents will assume, by precedent, the same right and completely erase, by proxy, the origination clause without the need to propose a resolution to repeal the origination clause of the Constitution, erasing the most powerful right possessed exclusively by the House of Representatives. The fear of the left is that, in proving his case, all Turley has to do is show the court that every iota of Obamacare is unconstitutional since not only did Obamacare not originate in the House of Representatives, HR3590 originated not as Obamacare, it originated as the House version of the Service Members Home Ownership Act of 2009, that allowed veterans a tax write off on any down payment or closing costs made on a home purchased if they served in a war zone. Both the House and Senate versions of Obamacare were initiated in the US Senate. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and current Senate Majority Leader [until Jan.4], Harry Reid, committed a felony when they swore under oath to the Supreme Court that Obamacare met all of the requirements of the Originality Clause of the Constitution—when it didn't. Add to that Obama's ignoring the Constitution, and Turley should have a case fairly easy to win. So, once again, I think Speaker Boehner was wrong when he said he had nothing left to accomplish. Until Barack Obama is impeached, removed from office and facing a jury of his peers, he still has work to do.

On Friday, Dec. 12 several newspapers reported that online newshound Matt Drudge concluded that Obama had enough NSA dirt on Boehner that he could virtually make, or prevent, the Speaker from doing anything. The Drudge comment? "Obama got everything he wanted. NSA dirt on Boehner must be incredible. Chicago wins."

Since December of last year, Speaker Boehner, who awoke most days with the knowledge that he's just a regular working class guy with a big job who has been pondering the decision, "Is this the day I step down?" since the GOP fractured into two ideological separate wings in 2011. The Democrats, who have been data mining usable information about Republicans from the NSA since 2002, revealed their plan to take back the House in 2016 by destroying the political careers of one or more key GOP leaders. Topping their list of targets is Speaker Boehner whom the National Examiner first claimed, in 2010, had an affair with lobbyist Lizabeth Lyons and previously, Daily Kos reported that Boehner had hooked up with a congressional press secretary, Leigh LaMora, at the home of a lobbyist in 1997. Boehner and several congressmen were attending a "casino night" poker party at the home of the unidentified lobbyist.

If I was a betting man (meaning, if I had some loose pocket change to fritter away), I'd bet even money that Barack Obama has a nasty NSA file on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, and as many Democratic Congressmen and Senators as he does Republican. Who's going to replace Congressman John Boehner as the 62nd Speaker of the House? I have five choices, in order of viability (in my mind): Steve Scalise LA],Jeb Hensarling [TX], Kevin McCarthy [CA], Pete Sessions [TX] and Cathy McMorris Rodgers [WA]. (If Paul Ryan wanted the job, he would be my number one pick. He's aready said he's not interested in being Speaker.)

Charlie Dent [PA] said there was a lot of sadness in the room when Speaker Boehner told his colleagues he would step down the following morning, blaming the Tea Party members for his decision since the hard-right members just can't get to the word "yes." Dent added that the next Speaker is going to have a very tough job because the fundamental dynamics in the House aren't going to change.

Questioned about Speaker Boehner's announcement, Michael Needham, the Executive Director of Heritage Action, the conservative policy arm of the Heritage Foundation noted that "...too often, Speaker Boehner has stood in the way. Today's announcement is a sign that the voice of the American people is breaking through to Washington. Now is the time for a principled conservative leader to emerge. Heritage Action will continue fighting for conservative policy solutions and we look forward to working with the new leadership team." I suggest Needham do one important thing when seeking those solutions. Look beyond the stripe of the party leader and whether or not he or she is hard right, center right or moderate, and then count the compromise votes that need to be reached to win the day, and the legislation. And when it appears the guy in the White House is trying to blackmail Congress, get that guy out of the White House and put him in the Big House where he belongs.

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Obama has authorized the US Citizenship
and Immigration Service to omit portions
of the Oath of Allegiance to accommodate
Muslims and others who will not fight in
the defense of the United States of America.

The first official recorded Oaths of Allegiance were made during the American Revolution on May 30, 1778 at Valley Forge. Three years after the ratification of the Constitution, Congress enacted the Naturalization Act of 1790 providing for a mandatory oath of allegiance to be administered to new citizens, affirming their support of the Constitution of the United States. The Naturalization Act of 1795 added the renunciation of the new citizen's ties to his or her former sovereign nation. The Naturalization Act of 1906 added the section of the oath requiring new citizens to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and bear true faith and allegiance to the same. The 1906 law required all prospective US citizens to speak English. That law, a revision of an 1870 immigration law, was signed by Theodore Roosevelt. It required that all naturalization tests, in all States, be conducted in English only. If the applicant could not master English sufficiently to pass the test, the citizen would be denied citizenship until he, she or they had mastered the language. America, a nation of immigrants, knew that if you couldn't speak the language of the land you could not be assimilated into the nation. If you are not wholly assimilated into your new nation—heart, mind and sinew—they you are a stealth enemy of that nation, waiting for the opportunity to destroy it.

Prior to 1924 there was no standard, mandatory oath of allegiance. The oral oaths recited at the naturalization ceremonies were independently adapted from the 1795, 1870 or 1906 naturalization laws, with each court (federal or State) or the government bureaucrat administering the oath of allegiance could create theri own verbiage. On May 26, 1924 the 68th Congress enacted the Immigration Act of 1924, Public Law 68-139 43 Stat 153 which standardized and mandated the oath of allegiance. Subsequently, Barack Obama's fiat changes in immigration law (now attributed to the US Citizenship and Immigration Service [USCIS]), would be an invalid exercise of presidential power, but just one among many that Obama would exercise with impunity..

 

 

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