Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead, The Wicked Witch, The Wicked Witch

Photo caption: Barack, now that we have wrecked havoc on all the Christians in this country with my HHS Mandate – I think it’s time that I resign and let you and Nancy take it from here. Remember, focus on the 70 Million Catholics. Like Nancy and I – the Majority of them are not “real Catholics”.

There is a GOD and I believe in Miracles. And, I love the movie, “The Wizard of Oz”. Great classic that has such a surprising ending. Sure, it was all a dream that took place in the tornado alley of Kansas and Dorothy experienced something out of this world in the Emerald City, while meeting a scarecrow, a tin man and a cowardly lion on her way to meet a wizard. But, it was all a dream.

The HHS Mandate is not a dream. It’s a reality. It is still going on as I write this piece, and there is no wizard at the controls. Far from a wizard. There is a liberal dictator by the name of Barack Hussein Obama at the controls behind that curtain, pushing all the buttons with no regard for anybody – but, at least the “wicked witch behind the Mandate is dead”…or, at least resigned – as in Kathleen Sebelius…the wicked witch – and yes, she also spent quite a bit of time in Kansas.

Just like Dorothy and Toto’s episode taking place on a farm in Kansas – the “Pro-abortion” 65 year-old Sebelius was once governor of Kansas. Not a coincidence. Dorothy’s beautiful story was a dream. Sebelius’ controversial story was a nightmare. But, after 5 years of raising hell, of going head-to-head with Cardinal Dolan and the Catholic Church – she finally decided to “throw in the broom” and call it a day. “I’m melting”…but, how much damage has been done??

Like I have said for over two years, “When Sebelius & the Obama administration introduced the H.H.S. Mandate back on January 20th, 2012 – challenging the Catholic Church in a big way – Cardinal Dolan (then President of the USCCB), should have never “backed down”, and given Sebelius & Obama any window of opportunity to control the countless Catholic institutions in this country. Had Dolan taken a stronger stance against this liberal administration and had he instructed “every single Catholic institution to file a lawsuit against the H.H.S. two years ago”, we would have never spent more than a month on this issue. We would have been able to put it to rest immediately…and Obamacare would have gone away before our very own eyes… almost like pouring a bucket of water on a wicked witch, to put out a fire on a helpless scarecrow.

Needless to say, that did not happen. Only seventy-seven lawsuits from Catholic institutions have taken place to date; Cardinal Dolan is no longer the President of the USCCB; and Obamacare is trying to survive as the number of enrolled Americans has been inflated greatly by Obama, himself, stating that 7.1 million Americans have signed up – or were forced to sign up – for this controversial health care.

So, we shall see what happens from this point on. Is it too late for the new president of the USCCB, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, to instruct every single Catholic institution to file a law suit against this unethical H.H.S. Mandate? Is the Catholic Church finally going to stand up to the liberal Obama administration and this H.H.S. fiasco, while the transition from Sebelius to Sylvia Mathews Burwell, is taking place?

Will the ever-popular Pope Francis put in his two cents worth during this up-coming Holy Week and remind Obama what he shared with him back on March 27th, when the two met at the Vatican? Or, are we going to go back to that famous 5th Amendment cop-out cliche and say once again – “WHO AM I TO JUDGE”???

White House Doesn’t Live Up to Its Equal Pay Rhetoric

You’ve seen the statistic in the news that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar men are paid for doing the same work. It is part of the White House’s election year-inspired push for the Paycheck Fairness Act being debated in the Senate this week. However, this backfired when McClatchy found that the White House isn’t living up to the standard it holds other employers:

A McClatchy review of White House salaries in January found that when the same calculations that produced the 77 cents was applied to the White House, the average female pay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is less than the average male pay. When counted the same way that produced the 77-cent figure, the analysis found, women overall at the White House make 91 cents for every dollar men make. That’s an average salary of $84,082 for men and $76,516 for women.

CNN’s John King called this a “textbook case” of “Do as I say, not as I do.”

CBS News’ Major Garrett looked at the White House’s explanation for pay differences [emphasis mine]:

Now the White House said its gender pay gap is tied to job experience, education, and hours worked among other factors. This matters because those explanations, according to the Labor Department, explain a good deal of the gender pay gap nationally. The big difference in these stories: When President Obama discusses this issue nationally, he doesn’t mention those other work variables, only the broad figure, that 77 cents for every dollar is what women earn compared to me….

When the factors that the White House used to defend its gender pay gap are used nationally, the Labor Department says the difference in median wages between men and women shrinks to about 5 cents to 7 cents on the dollar.

Things got more awkward for Betsey Stevenson, member of the White House Council of Economic Advisors. As Ashe Schow of the Washington Examiner points out, when challenged on the 77-cent talking point, she had to back away from the categorical declaration and got more nuanced [emphasis mine]:

“If I said 77 cents was equal pay for equal work, then I completely misspoke,” Stevenson said. “So let me just apologize and say that I certainly wouldn’t have meant to say that.”

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“Seventy-seven cents captures the annual earnings of full-time, full-year women divided by the annual earnings of full-time, full-year men,” Stevenson clarified. “There are a lot of things that go into that 77-cents figure, there are a lot of things that contribute and no one’s trying to say that it’s all about discrimination, but I don’t think there’s a better figure.”

The reasons for pay differences are more complicated than talking points. In the Wall Street Journal, Mark Perry and Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute, examine the research behind the wage gap:

While the BLS reports that full-time female workers earned 81% of full-time males, that is very different than saying that women earned 81% of what men earned for doing the same jobs, while working the same hours, with the same level of risk, with the same educational background and the same years of continuous, uninterrupted work experience, and assuming no gender differences in family roles like child care. In a more comprehensive study that controlled for most of these relevant variables simultaneously—such as that from economists June and Dave O’Neill for the American Enterprise Institute in 2012—nearly all of the 23% raw gender pay gap cited by Mr. Obama can be attributed to factors other than discrimination.

Workforce discrimination still exists, and those who engage in it should be held accountable. However, the Equal Pay Act, signed into law in 1963, and other federal and state laws are in place to outlaw paying women lower wages for the same job.

The Paycheck Fairness Act being debated in the Senate will only empower plaintiff lawyers and get courts involved in setting salaries. Camille Olson, labor lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw, testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that the Paycheck Fairness Act

essentially invites employees and employers to dispute in court whether certain qualifications, including education, training, or experience, are justifications for disparities in compensation. In that sense, the Act represents an unprecedented intrusion of government into the independent business decisions of private enterprises by eroding the fundamental purpose of compensation; in reality, compensation functions not only as a means to remunerate employees for work performed, but also to enable employers to attract the skills and experience likely to promote the competitiveness of the enterprise.

The bill would take compensation decisions away from employers and place “judges and juries in the human resources offices of American businesses.”

If that happened, they could look at the White House first.

Allen West: Third US political party? How about the Muslim Brotherhood?

There are times when you just have to hope you’re having a bad dream and will wake up. That’s the case with what I am about to discuss with you.

According to an editorial in Investors Business Daily, “Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc. “Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups. We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.”

This is absolutely consistent with the document uncovered in the 1991 FBI raid in northern Virginia referred to as the Strategic Memorandum of the (Ikwan) Muslim Brotherhood, which you can read here. Translated from Arabic, the secret documents listed a number of Brotherhood front organizations — some of which just happen to make up the newly formed USCMO — certainly not a coincidence. And another non-coincidence is that you have an administration, headed by Barack Hussein Obama, under which this Islamic infiltration can find acceptance and cover, including as part of the administration in certain key positions, such as Homeland Security.

As Investors Business Daily reports, front and center of USCMO is the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, the catalyst behind this Trojan horse jihadist political party. CAIR is linked in federal criminal court documents to the terrorist group Hamas, the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch.

CAIR’s chief Awad, who announced the USCMO at the National Press Club, is so radioactive, the FBI refuses to do outreach with him and his so-called Muslim-rights group until it can “resolve whether there continues to be a connection between its executives and Hamas.”

Equally troubling is the Muslim American Society, another founding member of the USCMO. MAS was formed as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States,” a 2007 Justice Department court filing states. A 2011 MAS press release praised Osama bin Laden as “a visionary who believed in an Islamic state in Afghanistan.”

And who is the chairman of America’s new Islamist party? None other than Oussama Jammal, who once headed the notorious Bridgeview Mosque in Chicago — damn, another coincidence you presume? One of that mosque’s leaders was arrested and jailed for funneling millions to Hamas. And one of its most honored guests was bin Laden’s spiritual mentor, the late Palestinian cleric Abdullah Azzam. Some of Azzam’s relatives are Bridgeview members.

USCMO aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of “institutionalizing policies” favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law. This development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. Brotherhood’s recently exposed goal to wage a “civilization jihad” against America that explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and “destroying (it) from within” — an expressed objective from the strategic memorandum.

This is how the Islamic principle of hejira or migration works and all you have to do is gaze across the Atlantic and see the impact of it in Europe, especially England.

And just to remind you, it is CAIR that is protesting the presentation of the documentary “Honor Diaries,” – that’s the type of “political influence” you can expect. You can also expect this newly formed group of Islamists to support UN resolution 16/18. As Forbes reports, an initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (formerly Organization of Islamic Conferences), the confederacy of 56 Islamic states, Resolution 16/18 seeks to limit speech that is viewed as “discriminatory” or which involves the “defamation of religion” – specifically that which can be viewed as “incitement to imminent violence.”

Ladies and gents, we are not just in an ideological battle for this Constitutional Republic against liberal progressive socialists. We must also engage an enemy which has allied itself with the liberal progressives, and some Republicans, with the long strategy to subvert and destroy America from within — a stated objective.

If we do not have courageous leaders who will identify both of these foes of our Constitution, foreign and domestic, this great nation could fall. Anyone not willing to make this stand isn’t qualified to lead our nation.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on AllenBWest.com. 

Amelia Island, Florida: RINO Hunting Season officially opens

The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres posted a column about a meeting of DC Republicans during the weekend of April 11th on Amelia Island, FL. What is unusual about this meeting is, “The Republican leadership in Congress will be holding a fundraising retreat the weekend of April 11 to benefit the George Soros supported Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC. There you have it. The Republican establishment in Washington, D.C., is in bed with George Soros and his many Socialist interests.”

Well it appears Manjarres has struck a nerve with Florida’s TEA Party network. We received the following in an email from concerned citizens:

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The treasonous Republican leadership in Congress will be holding a fundraising retreat the weekend of April 11th in Florida to benefit the George Soros-supported Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC, and building a war chest to defeat Tea Party and conservative candidates.

The event will be held April 11-13 at the upscale golf resort in Amelia Island:

The Ritz-Carlton, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32024 (904)277-1100

Local patriot groups are organizing a rally and a press conference prior to this event to show that the establishment Republican betrayal cannot go unchallenged.

The rally will be held in front of the Ritz-Carlton
Thursday, April 10th, at 6:30 pm

Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!

For more information, call 727-259-5994

RINO hunting on Amelia Island? Seems like the Republicans are biting themselves in their collective butts if they continue to partner with Democrats to destroy their TEA Party base. As Manjarres points out in his column, “During a recent phone interview with the Shark Tank, Bozell reminds the Republican Party poobahs that if it wasn’t for the Tea Party in the 2010 House elections, they would still be under the leadership of liberal Democrat Representative Nancy Pelosi.”

These people would not be in the majority but for the Tea Party…The only thing, that is of a positive nature since about 2004, is the 2010 House elections where they won the majority, because of the Tea Party. – Brent Bozell

Manjarres notes, “But this move to purge conservatives from the Republican Party is nothing new. Remember back when the same arguments were being made by the moderate wing of the GOP against that ‘radical’ Ronald Reagan?” And like Bozell says, ”The moment that Ronald Reagan won, they all became great conservatives.”

The official RINO hunting season will officially end on November 4th, 2014 – Election Day.

Here are a few of the posters that will be displayed during the protest on Amelia Island:

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is courtesy of the Daily Beast.

An Open Letter to Tallahassee: The FPSC has NO Jurisdiction over Health, Safety and Privacy

AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNOR SCOTT, FLORIDA STATE SURGEON GENERAL JOHN ARMSTRONG, FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI, AND FLORIDA STATE SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES:

Please STOP forwarding the e-mails and letters you get from Florida residents pertaining to any health, safety or privacy issues for smart meters to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) for resolution. It is pointless. The FPSC has determined in ORDER NO. PSC-14-0146-FOF-EI, issued on April 1, 2014 (was this an April fools joke?), Docket NO. 130223-EI the following (page 10):

“Since such health, safety or privacy concerns have not yet been addressed by the Commission the Protestors contend this is the appropriate venue to raise these issues which the Protestors believe are within the Commission’s jurisdiction. However, none of the Commission’s authorizing statutes confers upon it jurisdiction over personal health, safety or privacy issues raised by the Protestors. Nor is the Commission authorized to enforce these extra-jurisdictional issues, which are the purview of the other agencies.” (Emphasis added)

The bottom line is the Florida Public Service Commission has mandated that all 4.5 million customers must accept Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL’s) smart meter or pay an extortion fee, but apparently they have NO jurisdiction to ensure health, safety or privacy for that product.

When you forward the letters you receive from residents to the FPSC, they turn around and send them a letter stating that there is a proceeding being protested by citizens on this matter and hearings will be held later this year. The FPSC gives them a link to the docket page. The residents go to the FPSC Docket page and find my e-mail and address (since I am one citizen with a protest filing pending on this docket) and the residents call or e-mail me.

Since the issues of health, safety and privacy raised in the petition have been denied by the FPSC, as they claim they have no jurisdiction, could you please do your job and tell the people of Florida directly that NO Florida government agency wants to take responsibility. Will you be brave and tell them yourself that

• our Florida State Constitution is null and void as it pertains to privacy rights in one’s own home or private property rights and that the utilities get to decide who owns the data taken from their homes and they are compelled to give it to the utility or they may alternatively pay a fine to keep it private?
• all issues of health, safety and privacy has been relegated to the Federal Government and are outside the jurisdiction of the Florida government (the republic is officially over)?

If this is not the case, I ask the Governor, Attorney General, State Surgeon General as well as each legislator (who has jurisdiction over the FPSC) – who in Florida’s government does have jurisdiction to ensure that Floridians health, safety and privacy are properly safeguarded from the FPSC Orders?

Here are some of the main issues:

HEALTH:

Issue 1: Many customers have alerted the FPSC that they have either medical conditions (sensitivities to RF radiation and electro-magnetic fields) or medical implants and devices for which their doctors have advised them to avoid exposure to RF radiation.

FPSC response – not my job. Take the meter or pay up to comply with doctor’s advice.

Issue 2: Many residents with or without prior sensitivities to RF radiation became ill when such smart meters were placed on their homes. When the device was removed, their good health was returned.
FPSC response – not my job. Take the meter or pay up to protect your health.

Issue 3: FCC guidelines and approval only cover acute short-term exposure to RF radiation. They do not test for or cover long-term chronic exposure or accumulated exposure to RF, nor do they consider any biological effects. You cannot turn a smart meter off to avoid exposure.

FPSC response – not my job.

Issue 4: The legislative branch gave the State Health Dept. jurisdiction over non-ionizing radiation in Statute 501.122 – Consumer protections.

FPSC response – no responsibility to coordinate with the Health Dept.

SAFETY:

Issue 1: Smart meters are installed on homes and businesses in places that are wide open and accessible to the general public. It is possible for any citizen to lean up directly against these meters. The FCC Grant of Equipment Authorization (OWS-NIC514) for the Silver Spring Network radio module (900 MHZ) for utility meters, that FP&L is using in their GE smart meter, states the following on its grant notes: “The antenna(s) used for the transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
The vast majority of Florida citizens do not even know what a smart meter is or the fact that it contains two transmitters, one for the NAN and one for the HAN. They do not know to stay 20cm away. We also haven’t figured out how they can co-locate two transmitters.

FPSC response – not my job.

Issue 2: Smart meter installations have resulted in fires and damage to customer equipment and appliances.
FPSC response – not my job.

PRIVACY:

Issue: The smart meter contains a computer and storage and is taking detail measurements (4 hours today, 15 minutes in the future), which will be stored by the utility, and is available to all government agencies (Third Party Doctrine). Such data means surveillance of citizens in their homes and such data is NOT needed for billing. The FPSC is fully aware that each utility it regulates regards the ownership of such data differently.

FPSC response – not my job to develop privacy rules.

PROPERTY RIGHTS:

Issue 1: In 1988 under Order 18893, the FPSC, at FP&L’s request, transferred the ownership of the meter enclosure to the customer. They said that it was not part of the utility function and simply housed a meter. Therefore the customer must bear all the costs and burdens of ownership and maintain the meter enclosure. In 2010, the FPSC mandated the smart meter, which is really network management and communication equipment (that also contains a meter). Such equipment establishes a wireless neighborhood area network through the meter, performing more than measurement functions, on our homes. It violates the terms and conditions of Order No. 18893. Essentially customers now have the costs and burdens of ownership but no rights and privileges, such as refusal of equipment that does not satisfy the original terms.

FPSC response – we have the powers of police state. (That they do!).

Issue 2: Many Floridians own rental properties and do not wish this equipment placed on their buildings. If the electric is in their tenant’s name, FP&L claims they have no right to decide, the tenant gets to choose the equipment.

FPSC response – okay by me.

MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING:

Issue: If you live in a multi-family dwelling and have a bank of meters behind your bed, how do you opt out?

FPSC response – we can’t answer that question so we will continue to ignore it.

Please direct your staff to prepare answers for the above issues and answer the inquiries from residents directly. I have decided that since I can’t answer their questions, I am now advising all residents that call me to vote Independent in this next election. If we get rid of the corrupt establishment politicians and officials and vote for an independent, such as Adrian Wyllie for Governor, who appears to be devoted to the Constitution, then maybe we can get a Public Service Commission that understands that they have two stakeholders – the utilities and the customer.

The Truth About the Minimum Wage

People don’t like to think that anyone’s labor is worth less than the minimum wage. Someone might end up flipping burgers for $5.00 an hour. You might think the minimum wage is a way of paying some sort of dignity premium–hence language like “living wage.” People with such good intentions look at the direct beneficiaries of these policies, say, burger flippers now making $7.50 an hour. They pat themselves on the back. But they rarely count the invisible costs: willing human beings who never get hired in the first place.

“But $5.00 an hour is not enough to live on!,” they’ll say. For whom? A teenager living at home with his parents? An elderly person who wants simply to stay active? A single mom with three kids? A single woman sharing an apartment with 2 roommates? Of course, not all of these people could live off of $5.00 an hour. But some of them could given the opportunity. Concerns about those who couldn’t don’t justify minimum wages even if we ignored the invisible costs of the policy, which include reduced margins to businesses that might otherwise grow (and hire more people).

In other words, if you take off the bottom two rungs of the income ladder, many will never climb it. That’s the effect of the minimum wage. The more cynical side of me says that’s how many politicians and the overpaid teamsters want it.

Enjoy this great video and some timeless pieces on the minimum wage by some of FEE’s excellent scholars.

– The Editors

The Truth About the Minimum Wage

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Further Reading:

Minimum Wage, Maximum Folly by Walter Williams

“While there is a debate over the magnitude of the effects, the weight of research by academic scholars points to the conclusion that unemployment for some population groups is directly related to legal minimum wages. The unemployment effects of the minimum-wage law are felt disproportionately by nonwhites. A 1976 survey by the American Economic Association found that 90 percent of its members agreed that increasing the minimum wage raises unemployment among young and unskilled workers. It was followed by another survey, in 1990, which found that 80 percent of econo­mists agreed with the statement that increases in the minimum wage cause unemployment among the youth and low-skilled. Furthermore,­­ whenever one wants to find a broad consensus in almost any science, one should investigate what is said in its introductory and intermediate college textbooks.­ By this standard, in economics there is broad agreement that the minimum wage causes unemployment among low-skilled workers.”

Raising the Minimum Wage Will Do No Harm? It Just Ain’t So! by Richard McKenzie

“With the money-wage hike and the reduced benefits, workers can be left worse off since the fringes and slack work demands taken away were provided in the first place because workers valued them more highly than the wages forgone for those benefits. Given the findings of his own as well as other researchers’ studies, Wessels deduces that every 10 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage will make workers 2 percent worse off.”

The Minimum Wage: An Unfair Advantage for Employers by Donald Boudreaux

“Minimum-wage legislation prohibits wages from falling low enough to equate the number of people seeking jobs with the number of jobs being offered. As a result, the supply of unskilled labor permanently exceeds the demand for unskilled labor at the government-mandated minimum wage.
Minimum-wage legislation thus creates a buyers’ market for unskilled labor. And as in all buyers’ markets, buyers (employers) have an unequal bargaining advantage over sellers (unskilled workers).”
“There are three principal effects of this general increase in wage compensation:
1. Employers will tend to reduce non-wage compensation in an effort to minimize their overall production costs. That is, employer-provided benefits are a casualty of increases in the minimum wage.
2. As labor costs (generally) rise, producers will hire less labor and more capital. There is no worse time for labor generally (and unskilled labor specifically) to contemplate an increase in the minimum wage than when technological advances are reducing the cost of capital. The high cost of middle-management labor combined with rapid reductions in the cost of computer-processed information was the driving force behind the corporate restructuring of the late 1980s and early 1990s that put hundreds of thousands of white-collar workers in the unemployment lines.
3. Although it may appear that ratcheted-up wages benefit lower-wage employees, the appearance is deceptive. In the long run, less-skilled workers are disproportionately harmed by artificially induced increases in wages.”

The Political Side of Hijabs

Most people see the hijab as religious or cultural, but the hijab is a symbol of the Sharia and has a very political meaning.

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured image titled “Hijabs” was taken by Orrling. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Muslim Brotherhood launches its own U.S. political party

uscmo20143CAIR, MAS and their allied groups are so practiced in deception, and so many American voters are so ignorant and indifferent, that this group could gain real traction. Meanwhile, given that Muslims of various sects vote as blocs in Iraq and elsewhere, it is not hard to envision such a bloc emerging in the U.S., and ultimately transforming American politics. “Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party,” from Investor’s Business Daily, April 1 (thanks to Antony):

Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc.

‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups.

“We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.”

USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of “institutionalizing policies” favorable to Islamists — that is, Shariah law.

This development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. Brotherhood’s recently exposed goal to wage a “civilization jihad” against America that explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and “destroying (it) from within.”

The subversive plan was spelled out in hundreds of pages of founding archives that the FBI confiscated from a Brotherhood leader’s home in the Washington suburbs after 9/11.

Translated from Arabic, the secret documents listed a number of Brotherhood front organizations — some of which just happen to make up the newly formed USCMO.

Front and center is the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, the catalyst behind this Trojan horse jihadist political party.

CAIR is linked in federal criminal court documents to the terrorist group Hamas, the Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch. CAIR’s chief Awad, who announced the USCMO at the National Press Club, is so radioactive, the FBI refuses to do outreach with him and his so-called Muslim-rights group until it can “resolve whether there continues to be a connection between its executives and Hamas.”

Equally troubling is the Muslim American Society, another founding member of the USCMO. MAS was formed as “the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States,” a 2007 Justice Department court filing states. A 2011 MAS press release praised Osama bin Laden as “a visionary who believed in an Islamic state in Afghanistan.”

The list of bad actors doesn’t end there. The chairman of America’s new Islamist party is none other than Oussama Jammal, who once headed the notorious Bridgeview Mosque in Chicago.

One of that mosque’s leaders was arrested and jailed for funneling millions to Hamas. And one of its most honored guests was bin Laden’s spiritual mentor, the late Palestinian cleric Abdullah Azzam. Some of Azzam’s relatives are Bridgeview members.

“The walls were covered with Hamas posters and recruiting literature showing masked gunmen brandishing automatic weapons. . . . You could see daggers plunged into Jewish hearts wrapped up in American flags,” said Steve Emerson, describing the mosque in his book “American Jihad.” “They even had a library filled with terrorist videos.”

EDITORS NOTE: The featured image is of a pro-Muslim Brotherhood rally held in Orlando, Florida. The photo is courtesy of Allen Kornman.

The repulsive stench of liberal hypocrisy by Allen West

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Vintage Sharpton circa 1992

There’s a chapter in my book, Guardian of the Republic, called, “The Hunt for the Black Conservative.” In it I address how the liberal progressive Left will spare no efforts to demean, denigrate, destroy, and discredit black conservatives. The interesting hypocrisy is that if you are an acceptable black person — namely a liberal progressive — all manner of protections will be afforded regardless of how disgusting and heinous your offenses may be.

Take for example the abhorrent past and behavior of one Rev. Al Sharpton. If you don’t remember his Tawana Brawley episode, you can read about it here. FYI, this was during his obese, tracksuit phase. However, MSNBC is so proud of this charlatan, they gave him his own show.

In contrast, liberal progressives recently have attacked former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice claiming she is not qualified to be the commencement speaker at two universities, Rutgers and Minnesota.

Without a doubt the greatest evidence of liberal progressive socialist hypocrisy is the shielding of Barack Hussein Obama. Here is truly the most unqualified person ever to hold the office of president. He is indeed the nation’s first affirmative action president — considering the abject dismissal of his lack of accomplishments and papering over of his formative years.

Obama’s voting record as a state and US Senator is replete with votes of “present.” And his empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker slogans have resulted in America’s worst economic recovery and diminished global standing as a result of failed foreign policy.

Obama lies and deceives the American people at the drop of a hat — if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, period. And we all know 7.1 million Americans didn’t magically sign up for Obamacare — whatever sign up means.

But most despicable were his abandonment of Americans under terrorist attack to die in Benghazi and the use of a government agency, the IRS, to attack Americans who oppose his radical socialist agenda. But what do he and the Left say? These are just phony scandals.

It is unconscionable to me that the black community as a whole follows these white liberal progressive masters and the orders of their black overseers to remain on the new economic plantation and support the lies and deceit. And then they join in attacking their black brothers and sisters who are conservatives and have managed to escape this political servitude. Shameful.

I care not what liberal progressive socialists and their media accomplices think of me. Liberal hypocrisy has a repulsive stench. If they ever own up to the highest levels of honor, integrity, and character they’ll earn some respect. Unfortunately, that appears to be an unachievable goal for progressive socialists.

Take the plank from your own eye before you consider examining a speck in mine.

RELATED STORY: DETAILS: SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT…

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on AllenBWest.com.

Jeb Bush: Many illegal immigrants come out of an ‘act of love’

If you remember previously Jeb came out and said “Immigrants are more fertile” and is married to one who bore him three children.

Jeb knows from first hand experience about an “Act of Love” since his wife Columba is a Mexican whom he met while teaching in Mexico in 1971. He left Mexico and surprisingly she showed up in Texas and they were married in 1974. Columba was Naturalized in 1988.

Regardless, they have three children named George, Noelle and Jeb. Below are a few of the accomplishments of the kids. George is running for state office in TX. Please keep in mind Jeb considers himself somewhat of an expert regarding primary and secondary education supporting common core. Somehow I don’t think Jeb is qualified to be lecturing on how kids should be educated.

If you click on the links below they have been scrubbed from the internet. Fortunately I saved the info before it was scrubbed.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/04/jeb-bush-2016/64546/ http://www.nndb.com/people/780/000052624/  
http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/black-sheep/jeb-bush-jr/ http://www.nndb.com/people/907/000103598/  
http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/black-sheep/noelle-bush/ http://www.nndb.com/people/995/000025920/

Columba Bush

Columba Bush

Columba Bush

AKA Columba Garnica Gallo

Born: 1953
Birthplace: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Relative
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wife of Florida governor Jeb Bush

In June 1999 Columba Bush was thwarted at Atlanta International Airport attempting to smuggle $19,000 in French clothing and jewelry into the United States without declaring the purchases. Despite the fact that the U.S. customs officers gave her two opportunities to amend the form, Bush declined. Then they found the receipts in her purse. Bush wrote a check for $4,100 to cover the fine (three times the duty amount) and went on her way. A few days later she claimed her crime had been entirely inadvertent, calling it “an awful mistake” and declaring: “It’s an accident and I regret it with all my heart.”

Father: Jose Maria Garnica
Mother: Josefina Gallo
Brother: Francisco
Sister: Lucila
Husband: Jeb Bush (m. 23-Feb-1974)
Son: George Prescott Bush
Daughter: Noelle Bush
Son: Jebby Bush (b. 13-Dec-1983)

High School: León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Drug Free America Foundation Advisory Board
W Stands for Women 2004
Naturalized US Citizen 1987
Bush Family
Mexican Ancestry

Noelle Bush

Vices: Xanax, Crack Cocaine, privilege
Daughter of Florida Governor Jeb Bush (tough on drugs!)

Timeline

26 Jul 1977 Noelle Lucila Bush born, to Jeb and Columba Bush. She is the niece of George W Bush.
1995 A female with Noelle Bush’s name and identical birthdate arrested for shoplifting at an Arizona mall. If so, Noelle does not have a clean criminal record required for her to avoid harsh sentencing under Florida’s drug laws. Caveat: While this might not actually be her, how many Noelle Bush’s were likely born on July 26th, 1977?
1999 Admissions of drug offenders to Florida’s prison system up 19% from 1998.
2000 Noelle Bush graduates Tallahassee Community College. She resides with her parents in the Florida Governor’s mansion, which in some sense qualifies as “state subsidized housing.”
29 Jan 2002 Noelle Bush arrested at Walgreen’s on a charge of prescription fraud, attempting to obtain Xanax.
29 Jan 2002 “Columba and I are deeply saddened over an incident that occurred last night involving our daughter Noelle. This is a very serious problem. Unfortunately, substance abuse is an issue confronting many families across our nation… We ask the public and the media to respect our family’s privacy during this difficult time so that we can help our daughter. We will have no further comment on this issue. Thank you for your understanding.”
9 Sep 2002 “One of the women here was caught buying crack cocaine tonight. And a lot of the women are upset because she’s been caught about five times. And we want something done because our children are here, and they just keep letting it slip under the counter and carpet… She does this all the time and she gets out of it because she’s the governor’s daughter. But we’re sick of it here ’cause we have to do what’s right, but she gets treated like some kind of princess. And everybody’s tired of it, you know. We’re just trying to get our lives together, and this girl’s bringing drugs on property.” Transcript, Orlando Police Department, receiving an anonymous call from within the Center for Drug-Free Living, where Noelle Bush is currently in rehab.
9 Sep 2002 Employee Julia Elias discovers 0.2g crack cocaine hidden in Noelle Bush’s shoe, while Bush is a patient at the Center for Drug-Free Living. Elias prepares a written statement to this effect, but supervisor Vilma Accison orders her to stop talking to police, and to destroy the document. Lacking the document or cooperation, police were unable to make an arrest.
16 Sep 2002 “While Noelle has been given every break in the book — and then some — her father has made it harder for others in her position to get the help they need by cutting the budgets of drug treatment and drug court programs in his state. He has also actively opposed a proposed ballot initiative that would send an estimated 10,000 non-violent drug offenders into treatment instead of jail.” Arianna Huffington.
30 Sep 2002 A judge blocks police from questioning employees that found the crack cocaine in Noelle’s shoe earlier in the month, citing privacy laws. Father Jeb Bush expresses pleasure at the court’s decision.
8 Oct 2002 Noelle Bush asks that drug court records be closed on her case, citing a ludicrous theory involving “expectation of privacy.” The real reason, of course, is the extra scrutiny her celebrity status is costing her.
15 Oct 2002 A judge denies Bush’s request to seal drug court records.
17 Oct 2002 Noelle Bush sentenced to ten days in Orange County jail for contempt, because of the crack cocaine.
8 Aug 2003 Noelle Bush released from rehab to the custody of her parents, Governor Jeb Bush and wife Columba.

My Congressman asks me to sign his re-election petition

I received a letter from my congressman former Democrat converted to Republican Jeff Miller (FL District 1). Miller was an executive assistant to Democratic state Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner from 1984 to 1988. He was a lifelong Democrat until he switched parties in 1997 to run for the Florida Legislature

This is the first time he ever bothered to contact me and it was only to benefit him. He wanted me to sign a petition to put him on the ballot for the 2014 election. Jeff Miller is a good family man. He has been in office for almost thirteen years and that means I have been contributing to his government paycheck all that time.

But what has he done for us here in District 1 and for our nation?

He did manage to introduce a non confrontational bill that passed called the TSA Loose Change Act (H.R. 1095; 113th Congress). The legislation forces the TSA to hand over all the loose coins they find at the airports and give it to provide aid and comfort for veterans while they travel. Thanks, much appreciated. But perhaps Congressman Miller what you should have done is introduce a bill to abolish the TSA and allow private security companies to assume control at US airports?

Congressman Miller what else have you done besides support bills? How about write some bills. Mark Levin asked me once what have you done in regards to proactive legislation vice kicking back supporting the bills of others. I told Mark none that would put this nation on a new course. He said well its time for you to go Jeff.

I have lost faith in the Republican Party and its current membership. In order for me to return to the GOP I expect the following bills to be written by my Representative Jeff Miller and then be co-sponsored by his fellow Congressmen.

(1) Defund all taxpayer money to the United Nations. Return the building being used by the UN in New York back to the hands of private enterprise and the American people. Donald Trump would be in to buy it. He did mention to me once he was interested.

(2) Defund and abolish the Dept. Of Education. The US Constitution doesn’t permit taxpayer money to be collected to fund a centralized control of our education. Its up to the states to do this. Currently the Communist Michelle Obama thinks she can tell school districts that take Dept. of Education money what the kids can eat. Toss that miscreant Communist out of these schools and STOP taking money from the Jimmy Carter created Dept. of Education. Common Core, the UN inspired Marxist dumbing down of our kids paid for by stimulus money borrowed from Communist China now gives Obama control of the curriculum and standards in the states that signed up for this crap funded via Jimmy Carters’ Dept. of Education. Get rid of the Dept. of Education. Write the bill Jeff!

(3) Defund and abolish the Internal Revenue Service and abolish the 16th Amendment. Congressman Miller how long will it take you to write this bill ? Yesterday I wrote a check to the IRS for $13,400.00. WHY? Who gives the IRS authority to tax my hard work and the fruits of my labor and the risks I take? Do you know what I can do with this money? What will the IRS do with it, cover a round of golf at Pebble Beach for President Obama? Fund Nancy Pelosi’s tax payer funded jet? It would buy Michelle Obama a nice dress. Congressman Miller write the bill and I will support you.

(4) Defund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and give control back to the states as per the Tenth Amendment. It should take you 20 minutes to write this up.

(5) Defund and abolish the Department of Energy. How much energy has the Department of Energy drilled for? How many barrels of oil have they dug out of the ground? How many cubic feet of natural gas have they extracted? How many oil tankers have they built? (ZERO) Defund and abolish it. It should take you 30 minutes to write the bill Jeff.

(6) Write a bill that restores the constitutional rights of Americans to carry a concealed weapon onto military bases. You support the NRA right? Big deal. What good is that? We all support some form of pro-Second Amendment gun groups. Your job, sir, is to change the direction of the nation not sit back in your big comfy office chair in DC and rub your NRA lapel pin. Anyone can do that. Write the bill, sir. Clinton thinks I am not responsible to carry my 9mm onto military bases. Do you think I am Congressman Miller? Fort Hood is a double tragedy but the biggest tragedy was disarming the military folks and preventing them from defending themselves from these lunatics. I spent 30 years in the US Navy. I carried M-16’s AR, a Glock 9mm, a .45 pistol and shot guns to protect you sir. But I am denied the right to protect myself. Why don’t you fix this? WRITE THE BILL!

Congressman Miller in closing my column, I wish you well and much luck in your campaign for your continued never ending career as a lifelong Congressman funded by Florida taxpayers paying you over $15,000 a month to work maybe seventy-five days a year.

And to end my correspondence to you sir. The next time you visit my friend Colonel Bud Day’s grave site in Pensacola please don’t pose for pictures at his grave for publicity pictures for your web page. Colonel Day is not a pawn for your political advancement he was my friend. I visit his grave many times privately and I share my thought with him privately. I miss his dearly. I expect you to do the same. Leave your camera at home.

Silver Star holder Colonel Harry Riley, US Army (Ret.), Speaks to the Nation

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Colonel Harry Riley, US Army (Ret.)

The following are comments from Colonel Harry Riley, the man behind Operation American Spring:

The lawless in control of our American government are tightening their grip, reining in our freedom, and pushing us toward servitude. It’s just a matter of time, and that won’t be long, until we are tied to the back of the wagon and dragged along by thugs whether we like it or not. Kick and scream all you want, but it won’t help any of us, that is unless we do something about it now?

Patriot members have been pleading with America since December 2013 to join Operation American Spring, a peaceful, non-violent, unarmed gathering, as we descend on Washington, D.C. beginning May 16, 2014 to begin Constitutional restoration.  Our “movement to action” is a grassroots movement by non-partisan Americans committed to Constitutional principles, responding to an unresponsive and dismissive cabal of duly elected, but oath-breaking officials, who ignore the Constitution, in fact are purposefully destroying the US Constitution.

Our demands and grievances are quite common. Everything that’s wrong in America is basically tied to government leadership violations of the United States Constitution.  The majority of America understands those currently in leadership positions are lawless, violating their oath, ignoring legal process, presenting an appearance of tyrants, self-serving personal agendas, and leading the United States toward a socialist, Marxist, totalitarian form of slavery. It must stop.

Every member of Congress (525) will be presented by mid April 2014 with a personal copy of Operation American Spring Declaration of Revision (Demands/Grievances) as well as a researched, prepared, and provable Articles of Impeachment against Barack Obama. Congress will have approximately one month to review the documents prior to millions arriving in D.C. for answers.

These documents won’t mean anything unless they are backed by millions of American patriots, in the streets of Washington, D.C.  Millions of citizens will validate, confirm the message that cannot be ignored. Those, of every political party, that ignore our demands will pay a heavy consequence.

Operation American Spring mission calls for the replacement of Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder. This group has disgraced the United States of America, subjected our nation to ridicule, kneeled and bowed to nations that have proven to harm us, and worst of all, treated the American people with disdain, scorn, deception, betrayal, and disrespect.  We demand these lawless individuals to voluntarily resign.  Will they?

The answer to the above question is “not likely”, unless, “we the people” display an attitude of “enough is enough”.  The time to use the excuse “let someone else do it” is past. For the sake of our nation, we must  put boots on the ground by the millions in Washington, D.C. and plan to stay until we get an acceptable resolution. The Arab Spring, Ukrainian Spring, and other “mass” gatherings brought corrupt, lawless, arrogant power seekers to their knees, and American’s can do it also. 

Every American is invited to lock arms, stand shoulder-to-shoulder in unity, even at the expense of sacrifice, at this most grave time that threatens the longevity of our nation.  God is the wind behind Operation American Spring, may each of us feel it in our hearts and respond.

We believe this may be our last opportunity to turn our nation back to a Constitutional Republic, as  ordained by our Creator. We pray that every freedom, liberty loving organization in the United States will lay agendas aside for a brief period, announce support, unite as one nation under God, and storm Washington, D.C. in massive/gigantic numbers for one principle every patriot can live with – Restoration of the US Constitution as the law of the land. From there we begin again.

Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret.
Operation American Spring

For more information; visit our website at www.OperationAmericanSpring.org or www.oas2014.com.

Florida: Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel on Immigration a Sham

According to its website the mission of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is: 

To promote community understanding of current political and social issues, through public discourse and the free exchange of ideas.

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is a non-partisan political organization that was formed to foster understanding of public issues. We decided it was better to attack the issues in face-to-face confrontations with key policy makers than merely lament the drift of politics. We’re political, but non-partisan.

You would believe, given their mission statement, that any discussion on any topic would be fair and balanced. You would be wrong.

On Thursday, April 3rd, the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club held a panel on immigration. The three panel members were Luz Corcuera, program director of Healthy Start Coalition of Manatee, Kelly Kirschner, former Mayor of the City of Sarasota and Christian Ziegler, State Committeeman for the Republican Party of Sarasota County. Corcuera and Kirschner are pro-amnesty, Ziegler spoke for the other side. The panel was moderated by Mike Bennett, former FL state senator and Supervisor of Elections for Manatee County, FL.

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Christian Ziegler

When Ziegler learned of the makeup of the panel (2 for and 1 against) he requested another panel member to provide balance and insure fairness. In an email to Tiger Bay board member Susan Nolan, Ziegler stated, “I was asked by Kim [Noyes, Executive Director of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club] to find another panelist last week, which is why I did mention to Rich [Swier] (without knowing he had refused) when I ran into him at our prep-breakfast. I was also informed by Kim after asking about having Rich added, that the panel was set because the invitation had been sent, prep had been completed, etc.” Note: I was approached by Nolan to sit on the panel but when I learned I would be the only one speaking for one side of the issue I refused. Others, such as Sarasota resident George Fuller, declined for the same reason.

Nolan would have none of it. In an email reply to Ziegler and me Nolan stated, “I appreciate your concern, but it is not warranted. Christian will do just fine. In addition, I ask (sic) Senator Bennett to be the moderator instead of me because of his background on immigration. We are pretty happy with the panel.” Attempts to balance the panel with two for amnesty and two against failed.

The net result was the panel became a sham.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune political writer Jerry Wallace wrote, “A local forum illustrated the immigration reform debate’s complexity Thursday, with participants unable to agree even on basic terminology. The use of the words ‘amnesty’ and ‘illegal immigrant’ or who could rightly claim to be ‘for immigration reform’ were as much a point of contention at the Sarasota Tiger Bay meeting as the specifics of any bill or law. The war over words started with the opening question, when moderator and former state Sen. Mike Bennett, R-Bradenton, asked if the U.S. should allow amnesty for illegal immigrants in the nation now.”

Wallace saw the panel as a war of words, not on substance. Ziegler noted that members of Tiger Bay came up to him after the panel and said that he was not given equal time to respond to questions and in some cases was cut off before he could respond to comments  made by Corcuera and Kirshner.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates the annual costs of illegal immigration to be at least $113 billion a year. Nearly $29 billion of that comes from federal taxes and the rest is supplemented by state and local taxes. States continue to carry the brunt of the burden for the cost to educated, medicate and incarcerate illegals. California has the highest expenses at $21.75 billion, followed by New York at $9.47 billion, Texas $8.87 billion, Florida $5.46 billion and New Jersey $3.47 billion annually. To view a map of the costs to each state click here.

According to FAIR Florida’s cost breakdown by category are: Education $3.34 billion, Social Assistance $976.9 million, Justice $578.9 million and other expenses $567.3 million.

George Fuller writes:

Legal Immigration

Since 1970 with mass immigration the largest number are from Mexico. Of those allowed in legally, only 36% have become Naturalized but over 50% are on welfare. Of all immigrants allowed in since 1970 only 56% have become Naturalized. Think recent immigrants are coming to contribute or take?

Illegal Immigration

The first amnesty was in 1986 supposedly for under one million illegal aliens but ended up being over 3 million who were said to be yearning for citizenship. Granted amnesty over twenty eight years ago, only 40% ever became Naturalized. Not content, Congress passed an additional six amnesties or amnesty adjustments through 2000 that no one ever mentions. What is one definition of insanity?

How about the promises Congress made in 1986 and not one to this day has been kept:

  • There would be only one amnesty…ever…
  • Congress would secure the border…
  • Congress would mandate E-Verify so all workers would be legal.

Yet, we have those in Congress only too happy to say the immigration system is broken not remembering the promises made in ’86 or following the advice of the Jordan Commission in ’97 to eliminate chain migration.

We cannot control poverty until we control immigration levels.

FAIR states, “Illegal immigration poses a real threat to America today. Danger at the border and violence from drugs and gangs are only the beginning. Illegal aliens’ growing access and dependence on social services threatens our social and economic stability.”

To understand how much of a threat illegals are to Florida’s social and economic stability let’s look at the proposed state budget for 2014-1015:

allocation of funds in 2014 fl house budget

For a larger view click on the pie chart. Graphic courtesy of FL state Representative Ray Pilon.

You can see from the pie chart that the annual cost to educate, medicate and incarcerate illegals in Florida exceeds Florida’s Justice budget, would pay for Florida’s entire Government Operations and Agriculture and Natural Resources programs combined, and is a full 20% of the state’s Education budget.

It is sad that a real discussion of the actual costs of illegals to the state were not brought up in any detail. As Dr. Larry Reed, Executive Director of FEE, notes, “Sound policy requires that we consider long-run effects and all people, not simply short-run effects and a few people.”

Perhaps this information would have seen the light of day if the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club panel was balanced?

To read all of our stories on immigration please click here.

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EDITORS NOTE: The featured photo is courtesy of the Sarasota Tiger Bay Club. Those in the photo are the 2011 Board of Directors posing with James Carville, former advisor to President Bill Clinton.

DC Republicans Converge on Florida To Conspire Against Conservatives

The Republican leadership in Congress will be holding a fundraising retreat the weekend of April 11 to benefit the George Soros supported Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC.

There you have it. The Republican establishment in Washington, D.C., is in bed with George Soros and his many Socialist interests.

As the left-wing Talking Points Memo reported a month ago, LaTourette and his Main Street Partnership have created an affiliated Super PAC called “Defending Main Street PAC.” Along with the Chamber of Commerce and Republican Leaders, the Main Street Partnership wants to take out troublesome conservatives – Erick Erickson, Redstate

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Brent Bozell

Syndicated columnist and author, Brent Bozell, has exposed the upcoming meeting on Amelia Island, Florida, in a press release from his newly-formed “For America” 501(c)4 organization.

“Having the GOP leadership headline an event for a left wing organization funded by George Soros and Big Labor Unions, with a stated mission to destroy the conservative movement is stunning. The Republican Mainstreet Partnership PAC makes no bones about it.

Their stated goal is to ‘bolster our incumbents who are under attack from the far right, and ensure that we hold on to seats represented by pragmatic Republicans that we would otherwise loose [sic] if there was an ultra-conservative in the general runoff.’ And at their upcoming meeting on the ultra-exclusive Amelia Island in Florida, their announced headliners are GOP Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Whip Kevin McCarthy.

“These men, who claim to be ‘leaders’ of the Republican Party, know what they’re doing. They’ve joined forces with left-wing billionaires like George Soros against their own base. What they don’t seem to understand, however, is that they’re committing political suicide. It’s just a shame they are dragging down the entire Republican Party with them. Frankly, this is what the GOP deserves with leaders like these. – Brent Bozell, For America

During a recent phone interview with the Shark Tank, Bozell reminds the Republican Party poobahs that if it wasn’t for the Tea Party in the 2010 House elections, they would still be under the leadership of liberal Democrat Representative Nancy Pelosi.

These people would not be in the majority but for the Tea Party…The only thing, that is of a positive nature since about 2004, is the 2010 House elections where they won the majority, because of the Tea Party. – Brent Bozell

Bozell added that the “establishment Republicans in Washington, D.C., are openly declaring war on what they call the Tea Party,” adding that ” there is no difference between Tea party and conservatives.”

“They are declaring war on conservatives.”-Brent Bozell

But this move to purge conservatives from the Republican Party is nothing new.

Remember back when the same arguments were being made by the moderate wing of the GOP against that “radical” Ronald Reagan?

And like Bozell says, ”The moment that Ronald Reagan won, they all became great conservatives.”

The same could be said with the 2010 and 2012 Senate wins by Rubio, Cruz, Lee, and Paul, who were quickly labeled “Whacko Birds” for not conforming to the establishment’s way of legislating.

The “Whacko Bird” Senate squadron of Marco Rubio, Cruz, Lee and Rand Paul has taken off.

Just to rub some more political salt into wounds of those dastardly establishment Republicans, Bozell points out “how well the moderates” have done in the recent losing elections of 2006 and 2012

In the 2012 campaign for instance, Bozell says that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “knee-capped the defund effort” by “stabbing Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in the back,” when he punted on Obamacare, and went out of his way with other like-minded Republican Senators marginalize them.

McConnell, McCain, Cornyn, and others in the Senate, supported the Charlie Crist-type moderate candidates against the “Whackos” in 2010 and 2012m and even “went out of their way to destroy” them, just so that they would be able to control the left-leaning GOP message coming out of the U.S. Senate.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Shark Tank.

Magic Words and False Gods Communicating Beyond Society, Market, and Hypostatization by GIAN PIERO DE BELLIS

Any productive action requires clear thinking on the part of the acting person. This is particularly true of communication. In The Ultimate Foundations of Economic Science (1962), Ludwig von Mises remarked that the “worst enemy of clear thinking is the propensity to hypostatize, i.e. to ascribe substance or real existence to mental constructs or concepts.”

In other words, there’s no such thing as “society.”

Mises continues:

Hypostatization is not merely an epistemological fallacy and not only misleads the search for knowledge. In the so-called social sciences, it more often than not serves definite political aspirations in claiming for the collective as such a higher dignity than for the individual or even ascribing real existence only to the collective and denying the existence of the individual, calling it a mere abstraction.

The fallacy of hypostatization, however, is not confined to people holding collectivist views. It is also practiced by people who stress the importance of individual liberty.

If the so-called collectivist falls into the hypostatization fallacy in using the magic word “society” (“it’s society’s fault”; “society will intervene”) the so-called individualist employs the same fallacy when he uses the magic word “market.”

Duotheism

When people use the terms “society” and “market,” it would seem there is an overarching almighty entity that has a life of its own. This entity is supposed to do everything, to redress any tort, to administer justice, to increase well-being on earth, and to lead us to the promised land.

In doing so, whether collectivists or individualists, they are not only betraying the basic tenets of science based on empirical realities (and not on fictional entities), but they are also ignoring the advice of those to whom they pretend to refer as the source of their ideas. As we have already seen, Mises condemns hypostatization. Libertarians should take notice.

As for the collectivist camp, it is worth mentioning what Karl Marx had to say about the term “society”: “It is above all necessary to avoid postulating ‘society’ once more as an abstraction confronting the individual” (Karl Marx, Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844).

Hypostatization should therefore be carefully avoided, because the fallacy is unreal, ambiguous, and divisive. It’s unreal because it is devoid of a proper empirical foundation that could clarify, with a certain exactitude, the features and sphere of reference of the hypostatization. It’s ambiguous because it signifies different things to different people; conflicting meanings could be attributed to the same hypostatization. So clearly it is also divisive. It can be taken up by politicians and demagogues in order to invent fake agents and fake enemies that become the convenient scapegoats of those in power.

The continuous use of hypostatizations makes those who would like to exit State power look too much like those who worship government. In fact, it is exceedingly difficult to convince someone that replacing the almighty entity “society” with the almighty entity market” (or vice versa) will make any difference. Perceptive critical minds already see the almighty State behind society and almighty corporations behind the market. And the most perceptive among this group see that the corporate State is a particularly dangerous beast. They therefore remain aloof to such magic fallacies.

So what is one to do without magic words? Consider some solutions.

Concretize: The Orwell Proposal

In his Politics and the English Language (1946), George Orwell, after having dealt at length with the interconnection between sloppy language and sloppy thinking, remarks that “The whole tendency of modern prose is away from concreteness.” Orwell suggests it would be “better to put off using words as long as possible and get one’s meaning as clear as one can through pictures or sensations. Afterwards one can choose … the phrases that will best cover the meaning…. This last effort of the mind cuts out all stale or mixed images, all prefabricated phrases, needless repetitions, and humbug and vagueness generally.”

Before using any other fancy communications techniques, we should follow Orwell by starting with clarity, concision, and concreteness.

Operationalize: The Bridgman Proposal

In The Logic of Modern Physics, P. W. Bridgman suggests operationalizing scientific concepts—that is, describing the operations that transform them into empirical measures and actions. This eliminates ambiguities and possible misunderstandings, according to Bridgman, who wrote that “the true meaning of a term is to be found by observing what a man does with it, not by what he says about it.” The length of a person, for example, can be defined as the number of times a certain stick can be laid end to end alongside him or her.

So what does this mean for all of our markets talk?

One should: Replace sloppy uses of “the market” with the concrete expression “people engaged in free exchanges,” and then operationalize the expression by measuring the effective level of freedom (accessibility, universality, etc.) or the impediments to those concrete exchanges (tariffs, quotas, etc.), noting any corresponding growth or diminishment in wealth.

In the last decades, technology has been changing social relations in a much deeper way than what has been accomplished by well-intentioned social scientists and social activists of any era. I suspect the reason is that people involved in tech projects need to have clear ideas and clear communication tools for implementing those projects. It is high time for the individuals engaged in changing our social technologies to do the same.

ABOUT GIAN PIERO DE BELLIS

Gian Piero de Bellis is the webmaster of panarchy.org. He manages a Documentation Centre (World Wide Wisdom) in Saint Imier (Swiss Jura).