03/05/10 ACTION Alerts, Health Care


 In this newsletter:
Urgent:  Final Health Care Vote Coming in Days
From Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
The Mount Vernon Statement
“Bread, Beans, and Bullets: Jobs, Taxes, and the Second Amendment” – Monday, March 8
NRA - Institute for Legislative Action Grassroots Workshop – Friday, March 19
Alexander: reconciliation would prompt ‘instant movement to repeal the law’
ObamaCare Trap: Is It Insurance “Reform” . or Insurance Takeover?
The lie at the heart of ObamaCare
Tempers Flare at CPAC
Nancy Pelosi Tries to Rebrand the Tea Party Movement
Dick Armey of Freedomworks Supports AMNESTY for Illegals!
How far can Tea Party rise?
Your Call: Will Moderates Take Over?
Rasmussen: Obama at Lowest Approval Rating Ever following Post-ObamaCare Summit
Democrats’ Grim Choices in Post-Constitutional America
No More Earmarxists
Beck’s Failure To Retract Global Warming Advocacy Provokes Online Firestorm
Biggest Coal Co. Files Legal Challenge Against EPA
Boulder, Colorado, starts talking about something
New Missile Defense Agency logo more than meets the eye?
Islamic Indoctrination vs. Education
Muslim group loses bid to kill Patriot Act
Geert Wilders: on trial for telling the truth
Party for Freedom – Geert Wilders
Teachers Were Warned
Day Care Union Scheme in Michigan Part of Union Push Nationwide
Michigan Forces Business Owners Into Public Sector Unions
From The Union Website: Child Care Providers Together Michigan


*Urgent:  Final Health Care Vote Coming in Days
House Republicans are predicting that Pelosi will bring health care to a vote in a few days. This is our LAST CHANCE to stop it.

*From Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation
From a trusted contact on Capitol Hill:
“We just left [a member of Congress'] office and while we were waiting, their phones were going crazy demanding” support for health care and to sign on to the Bennet letter committing to voting for reconciliation. The Bennet effort is to give Pelosi air cover for the House vote…. Get everyone you can to call or fax or email.”

The “Bennet letter” refers to a letter from Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado which urges Majority Leader Reid to use BUDGET RECONCILIATION to pass ObamaCare WITH THE PUBLIC OPTION.  In other words, the Bennet letter is designed to send a message to House Democrats that the House version of the bill with the public option will be included in the final (real) ObamaCare bill using reconciliation.  And reports indicate the Bennet Letter already has 33 signers!+ + Odds of ObamaCare passing are rising

“The person who has been our main contact said…last week she would have thought 20% [likelihood of ObamaCare passing] now thinks 50%…. They also have polling data that each piece of health care reform when polled line by line has support and that Americans will love it after they do it.  My sense is that we really need the TEA party to bombard the House members or this is going to happen.”

Call your Senators and Representative
Sen. Levin 202-224-6221
Sen. Stabenow 202-224-4822
Rep. Dingell 202-225-4071
Be sure to tell your Senators what you think about the “Bennet Letter” calling for reconciliation and the public option.

 *Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
If we do not insist that the ban on homosexual military service   
http://cmrlink.org/printfriendly.asp?docID=29   be retained, our military will no longer be the place America’s families want to send their best and brightest young men and women.


The Mount Vernon Statement


In light of the challenges facing the country and the need for clarity in
the age of Obama, The Mount Vernon Statement, modeled on the Sharon
Statement issued on Sept. 11, 1960, is a defining statement of conservative
beliefs, values and principles penned by a broad coalition of conservative
leaders representing a wide spectrum of the movement including fiscal,
social, cultural and national security conservatives.
An inconvenient question about the Mount Vernon Statement
By Michelle Malkin  .  February 18, 2010


“Bread, Beans, and Bullets: Jobs, Taxes, and the Second Amendment”
Monday, March 8, 2010,  7pm
AMVETS Hall, 1217 Merriman Road, Westland
- Jack McHugh, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “Taking Back Our Government: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why”
- Stacey Mathia – Independent Candidate for Governor, “It Is Time We the People Held Our Elected Officials Accountable”
- Scott Hagerstrom- Americans for Prosperity, State Director
- Rick Jarosz, Downriver Republicans Grassroots Organization -  ”The Second Amendment” (Gun rights)    
Panel discussion will follow.
 Presented by Patriots of Southeast Michigan
Contact 734-787-8805       grassroots@riverraisinpatriots.org
National Rifle Association  – Institute for Legislative Action  FREE
Grassroots Workshop
Friday, March 19, 2010        
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Cabela’s ,  110 Cabela Blvd. East,  Dundee, MI 48131     (734) 529-4700
(Registration and light snacks from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.)
NRA-ILA Staff will discuss how you can take on an even more active role in your community in our fight to advance and protect our freedoms in this very busy legislative and election year!  We will provide you with the materials and strategies needed to educate, empower, and engage your fellow gun owners as well.
For more information, please contact the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at
(800) 392-8683.

                     HEALTH CARE

Alexander: reconciliation would prompt ‘instant movement to repeal the law’
By Jon Ward – The Daily Caller   03/03/10
ObamaCare Trap: Is It Insurance “Reform” . or Insurance Takeover?
by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.            March 2, 2010

The lie at the heart of ObamaCare
By Clarice Feldman       February 27, 2010
Megan McArdle argues persuasively in the Atlantic that lacking health insurance does not increase  mortality rate and the numbers thrown about to suggest otherwise are poppycock:



                       CPAC and TEA PARTIES

 Tempers Flare at CPAC
By: Ronald Kessler    March 1, 2010 
Keene sees the divergent views [at CPAC] as being emblematic of the conservative movement and a sign of its health.
“I tell people that when the conservative movement started and three people gathered outside a phone booth, the first thing they did was get in an argument,” he says. “Because that’s the way conservatives are. Then they decide at the end of the day, we may disagree on some things but we agree on a lot more, and why don’t we go take out the liberals? That’s been the thrust of the movement.”

That approach goes back to Frank Meyer, a pillar of the movement beginning in the early 1950s.
“Frank was the guy who said we’ve got national defense conservatives, we’ve got libertarian and economic conservatives, and we’ve got social conservatives,” Keene says. “And they all have these differences, but our job is to keep them all together. And I think CPAC really is a tribute to that.”…

“The difference between the left as I see it, particularly the ideological left, and the right, is that the left doesn’t brook any differences of opinion,” Keene says. “They know exactly what the world is like, and exactly what their position is, and they really don’t tolerate much in the way of deviance.”

In civilized society, “You can disagree with people without throttling them,” Keene says. “That is not to say there aren’t some people I would like to throttle. But I find it both intellectually exciting that not every conservative agrees about everything, and I find it a sign of the strength of the movement. And also the reason we don’t let anybody vote anybody else off the island is because I’d be the first to go.”

Indeed, says Keene, who becomes president of the National Rifle Association in May of next year, in addition to heading the ACU, “I think the complaints about who is represented at CPAC are a sign of the success of the conference.”


Dick Armey of Freedomworks Supports AMNESTY for Illegals!
Dick Armey of Freedomworks  supports AMNESTY for illegal aliens and Armey says the Tea Party movement is about “Free Markets” aka NAFTA and CAFTA.
Video:  Dick Armey calls for ‘liberty’ for illegal aliens and claims Americans that oppose illegal immigration are “mean spirited.”


 Pelosi Tries to Rebrand the Tea Party Movement
by Michelle Horstman                 March 2, 2010
My, what a strange turn of events! It appears a new rule has been added to
the revered Alinsky list. I might label this new rule the “If You Can’t Beat
‘Em, Rebrand Them” rule. Nancy seems to realize that the Tea Party movement
is not going away, despite their implementation of Alinsky’s established
rules, so what is a good Progressive supposed to do? Rebrand them as being
on the same page as you are, of course!
Previous Alinsky techniques haven’t worked out all that well with the Tea
Party crowd:


How far can Tea Party rise?
By Dawson Bell, Detroit Free Press               Feb. 28, 2010


Your Call: Will Moderates Take Over?
 by Erick Erickson      March 1st
The Los Angeles Times is running a story today about the rising tide of
moderates sweeping into the GOP. This will only happen if you let it.


Rasmussen: Obama at Lowest Approval Rating Ever following Post-ObamaCare Summit


Democrats’ Grim Choices in Post-Constitutional America
 By BoomerJeff               February 26, 2010
 [T]he Democrats now hold that the Constitution empowers them to do anything
they can ram through Congress.  In Nancy Pelosi’s own words, they have
“unlimited power” over our medical care. Many, though not all Republicans
are only a little better when it comes to adherence to Constitutional
Thus, we can no longer expect elected officials to obey the Constitution and
protect rather than diminish our liberty.
All we can do now is wait and watch as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack
Obama decide not if our liberty is important, but which disagreeable option
is least horrible for future of their political party.
We can also begin planning a new, urgent, forceful campaign for
Constitutional government.


No More Earmarxists
by Erick Erickson            March 1st
Earmarks erode the ability to say no to more government, and they corrupt
often-good politicians with the enjoyment and the power of directing other
people’s money to those who come to them and ask. And at times, earmarks
directly enable increased government when they are used to buy lawmakers
off. It is standard procedure for powerful Chairmen to demand that anyone
with earmarks in a bill vote for the overall bill lest the projects get
struck. Look no further than the Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana


                       CLIMATE CHANGE
Beck’s Failure To Retract Global Warming Advocacy Provokes Online Firestorm
Paul Joseph Watson              February 26, 2010
Glenn Beck has failed to respond to a firestorm of reaction to his comments made during a February 21st interview with USA Weekend magazine in which he completely reversed his position on climate change by revealing that he believed in man-made global warming.

Biggest Coal Co. Files Legal Challenge Against EPA
Peabody Energy, America’s largest coal company, has filed a 240-page legal challenge against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, saying it relied on flawed climate change science when it decided to regulate greenhouse gas emissions….
 ”Peabody is, in effect, challenging the right of the current U.S. federal government to introduce cap-and-trade regulations by the ‘back door,’” the Climate Depot Web site observed.

Boulder, Colorado, starts talking about something

by Paul Cella            March 1st
Recently, the (British) Institute of Physics – as Mencius Moldbug wryly comments “only the national physics society of the country that invented physics” – released a statement on the Climategate emails which begins with about as thorough a rebuke as can be imagined from a bureaucratic institution:
The Institute is concerned that, unless the disclosed e-mails are proved to be forgeries or adaptations, worrying implications arise for the integrity of scientific research in this field and for the credibility of the scientific method as practised in this context.  In a word, they are calling into question, not merely a handful of deceitful scientists, but the entire field of climate science.


New Missile Defense Agency logo more than meets the eye?
By Thomas R. Horn
February 25, 2010
A Hadith (tradition) sacred to Shiite Islam from the seventeenth century
contains a prophecy from Ali ibn Abi-Talib, which predicts that just before
the return of the Mahdi (the end-times redeemer of Islam), a “tall black man
will assume the reins of government in the West.” This leader will command
“the strongest army on earth” and will bear “a clear sign” from the third
imam, Hussein. The prophecy concludes that: “Shiites should have no doubt
that he is with us.”
Does this Islamic prophecy identify Obama as the “promised warrior” who
comes to help the savior of Shiite Muslims conquer the world? Amir Taheri
asked this very question for Forbes Magazine in October 2008, pointing out
how “Obama’s first and second names-Barack Hussein-mean ‘the blessing of
Hussein’ in Arabic and Persian” while his “family name, Obama, written in
the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, meaning ‘he is with us,’ the magic
formula in Majlisi’s tradition.”
Logos and more at
VIDEO  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dulXM_mlo

Islamic Indoctrination vs. Education
 by Nonie Darwish on Feb 18, 2010
Under their curriculum on the Ancient World, the New York State public
schools as well as many other states around the country, require students to
be taught about Islam, the spread of Islam, the Golden Age of Islam and the
conflict between Muslims and Christians as part of the Crusades. That topic
almost always turns political and accusatory when Muslims get very emotional
about their history, jihad and religion. Islam by nature is extremely
political and promotes a very elaborate legal system that Muslims must live
under. To accommodate Islamic education with Western principals of freedom
and the Bill of Rights is an impossible task. The two ideologies are at
opposite poles in terms of the role of government,  human rights, as well as
women and minority rights.
Thus, the two systems must eventually become villains. To avoid being
politically incorrect, public schools prefer to use Muslims experts or
clerics rather than public school teachers to teach the topic of Islam. Our
educational hierarchy refuses to see that many devout Muslim experts have a
political agenda and are themselves indoctrinated and thus always on the
defensive or offensive. I can only imagine what the poor American kids are
subjected to. I was on the receiving end of such indoctrination when I was a
young Muslim girl.
Response and rejoinder:  The True Nature of Islam

Muslim group loses bid to kill Patriot Act
CAIR’s clout on Hill wanes as terror charges mount
WorldNetDaily                March 01, 2010
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has lobbied tirelessly to repeal
the USA Patriot Act, which was passed overwhelmingly after 9/11 to help law
enforcement crack down on terrorists. CAIR hoped a new Democrat
super-majority on Capitol Hill would doom the law, which makes it easier to
conduct surveillance on terrorist suspects in the U.S.
But last week, the Senate quietly voted to extend three controversial
provisions of the Patriot Act that would have expired without
reauthorization. Senate Democrats agreed to a clean reauthorization on a
A former federal prosecutor says CAIR’s own ties to terrorism have reduced
its effectiveness in lobbying against the Patriot Act, as Democrats try to
disassociate themselves from the group, now under investigation by a federal
grand jury.
CAIR “is the leadership of the anti-Patriot movement,” said Andy McCarthy, a
former U.S. attorney who has put away major terrorists, including ones
involved in the first World Trade Center attack and the U.S. embassy attacks
in Africa. …
According to “Muslim Mafia,” the list of politicians who have supported
CAIR – in spite of its proven ties to terrorism – is long. Its boosters on
Capitol Hill have included:
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
Rep. John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich.
Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich.
Complete list and article at


                  GEERT WILDERS
Geert Wilders: on trial for telling the truth
By Douglas Murray             January 28th, 2010

Party for Freedom – Geert Wilders
Resources and information about Islam in the Netherlands, Europe, and the world


Teachers Were Warned

By Lynn Stuter
March 2, 2010
Systems education, what was implemented in every school nation-wide under
Goals 2000, is a system intended specifically to coalesce the sustainable
global environment agenda.

Under systems education, “education” becomes life-role or life-related with
knowledge only incorporated as it is used and applied in teaching unit
themes or thematic units centered around four main issues: world economy,
world ecology, world security, and world population growth, in no particular

This is why parents are finding their children exposed, in schools, to the
rabid, extremist environmental propaganda intended to end private ownership
of land “in the interests of saving mother earth.” This is why parents are
finding their children exposed, in schools, to “life-role” situations far
beyond their ability, experience-wise and maturity-wise, to comprehend the
ramifications of. This is why parents are finding that their children have
been exposed, in schools, to books like The Giver and asked to decide who
should be thrown out of the overloaded lifeboat of passengers from a sinking
ship. More recently, parents in California discovered their children had
been given a survey, in schools, asking them to disclose when they lost
their virginity. And parents in Pennsylvania discovered their children had
been given laptops with cameras that could be used by school administrators
to watch children on and off school campus; the continual assessment of the
child by observation being a focus of systems education which depends on the
accumulation and analysis of information obtained from behavioral


Day Care Union Scheme in Michigan Part of Union Push Nationwide

By Kathy Hoekstra            February 11, 2010

Michigan Forces Business Owners Into Public Sector Unions
By Patrick J. Wright and Michael D. Jahr    Dec. 25, 2009
Of course, Michigan’s independent day-care providers don’t work for anybody except the parents who were their customers. Nevertheless, because some of
these parents qualified for public subsidies, the Child Care Providers “union” claimed the providers were “public employees.”

From The Union Website
Child Care Providers Together Michigan
(CCPTM) is comprised of 40,000 strong and united Family Child Care Providers.  We represent every corner of the
state.  Our union includes relative providers as well as licensed and family child care providers and day care aides.
See plans and provisions at     



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