Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Defeat Harry Reid's attempt take our guns

From RandPAC:

Harry Reid tried to pull one of the oldest tricks in Washington.

Recently, a few red state Democrats facing tough re-elections co-sponsored a "Sportsmen's Bill."

But this so-called pro-gun bill was nothing of the sort.

It was merely a prop for Democrats in pro-gun states to wave around to promote their Second Amendment credentials.

So I proposed a number of amendments that would put some teeth into this empty vessel and transform it into true pro-gun legislation.

My amendments to lift gun control in the District of Columbia would have:



<< Repealed the registration requirement.




<< Ended the ban on semi-automatic rifles and so-called "high capacity magazines."




<< Extended the right to carry firearms outside residents' homes and ended the ban on carrying firearms on federal lands in D.C.




But rather than pass real pro-gun legislation, the Senate spiked this "Sportsmen's Bill."



The signal from this vote was broadcast loud and clear: no gun rights legislation in Harry Reid's Senate.



He's only interested in legislative smoke-and-mirrors to preserve the anti-gun majority he presides over.



If you and I are going to advance the cause of Second Amendment rights, we're going to have to change Senate leadership.



That's why I hope you'll sign your "No Gun Control" petition today.



Send a message to Harry Reid and the rest of the Democrats running scared for re-election that America's pro-Second Amendment majority is prepared to strike back this November.



In liberty,



Senator Rand Paul



P.S. Harry Reid and the rest of the Democrats shot down the so-called "Sportsmen's Bill" rather than hold votes on my gun rights amendments.



To help RANDPAC in the fight to remove Harry Reid as Majority Leader, please sign your "No Gun Control" petition today!

Support FREE support liberty

From The Foundation For Rational Economics And Education:

If you believe the mainstream media, John McCain and William Kristol and liberal Keynesians like Janet Yellen and Paul Krugman supposedly disagree on just about everything.

After all, as the media tells it, McCain and Kristol are “neoconservative” supporters of aggressive government abroad and small government at home.

Yellen and Krugman are supposedly liberal Keynesians who prioritize domestic welfare over international warfare.

But the truth is all four support both welfare and warfare spending. They just disagree over “details” - like whether we should spend more on warfare than welfare, which countries to bomb, and whether we should stick with ObamaCare or adopt “ObamaCare lite.”

And they all agree that anyone who dares to make a principled case for eliminating the welfare-warfare state and the Federal Reserve’s fiat money system (which makes it possible for politicians to spend unlimited amounts on war and welfare) should be silenced.

That’s why McCain, Yellen, Kristol, and Krugman would all be uncorking their top-shelf champagne if my Foundation for Rational Economics and Education (FREE) were forced to close its doors.

Today, I’m writing to ask you to help me stop that from happening.

Since I founded it in 1976, FREE has fought statism in all its forms — standing firm for liberty and limited government.

But sadly, as I write you today, FREE’s bank accounts have dwindled to virtually nothing.

I hope you agree that you and I cannot stand by while FREE closes its doors.

Instead, my hope is that if I have your support today, I can expand all of FREE’s most important programs.

So won’t you please agree to your most generous tax-deductible gift of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25 right away?

As you may know, I founded FREE in 1976 during my first term in Congress when I served on the House Banking Committee.

My hope was to spread economic understanding - and restore Americans’ belief in limited government and free markets.

It has been a wild ride since those early days. Since FREE’s founding, we’ve experienced:

*** The energy crisis and economic malaise of the Carter years;

*** The massive deficits of the 1980s;

*** The widespread acceptance of crony capitalism as an economic model in the 1990s;

*** The never-ending wars and the Federal Reserve-created housing bubble and financial collapse of the 2000s, as Republicans gained control of both houses of Congress and the White House for the first time since the 1950s - and promptly proceeded to betray the principles that brought them to power.

The great news is that the American people are fed up with government that has become so destructive and out of control.

We’re approaching $17.6 TRILLION in debt. Drones are flying over American cities. The NSA is spying on our phone records and emails, completely shredding the Fourth Amendment.

The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars rank first and second as the longest wars in American history.

Today more Americans than ever are interested in the principles FREE has so forcefully stood for all these years.

Our time has come!

That’s why I believe FREE’s most important work still lies ahead.

FREE can do this important work only if I have your support, so please send your generous tax-deductible gift of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25.

For four decades FREE has been working, often behind the scenes, to help grow what is now called the “liberty movement.”

FREE has sponsored and continues to sponsor a number of important programs to promote the ideas fueling our rEVOLution, including:

>>> Distributing my weekly Texas Straight Talk column, publishing my monthly Freedom Report, running my weekly column’s telephone hotline;

>>> Publishing and distributing books (including my 2007 A Foreign Policy of Freedom), pamphlets, and short papers explaining Austrian Economics, monetary policy, the folly of our interventionist foreign policy, and other vital issues;

>>> Providing support for numerous Liberty Caucus events on Capitol Hill, bringing in speakers to staff and Member events; Organizing conferences and seminars over the years.

Last year, FREE launched what may be its most ambitious project to date — The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.

Headed by my long-time Congressional aide Daniel McAdams, the Institute focuses exclusively on two of the areas closest to my heart: non-interventionism overseas and defense of civil liberties at home.

The Institute’s board includes my old friends Judge Andrew Napolitano, Rep. Walter Jones, Professor Robert Higgs, and many more.

In addition to challenging the neocons and their mainstream media enablers, the Institute plans a number of educational programs including a summer school for college students, a young communicators program, a publishing program producing both original works and antiwar classics, and a series of seminars and symposia.

With FREE’s support, the Ron Paul Institute has come a long way in its short life.

But for FREE and the Ron Paul Institute to continue their critical work publishing hard-hitting articles, ramping up our web presence, and flooding friendly websites with cutting-edge original material, I simply must be able to count on your support.

So please agree to your most generous tax-deductible donation of $500, $250, $100, or even $50 right away.

It seems like ever since the Ron Paul Institute’s founding, neocons have been busy launching smear campaigns designed to snuff out their critical work.

Even some so-called “libertarians” have joined in the attacks on FREE over the years!

You see, statists do not want any independent voice opposing the bipartisan consensus in favor of unlimited war and continuing infringement on our liberties in the name of “national security.”

And you can bet the banksters, Wall Street firms, and big-spending politicians that benefit from the crony capitalism, welfare-warfare spending, and the fiat currency system that makes it all possible are not happy about my plans to expand FREE’s programs.

If FREE cannot raise the resources to continue and expand our programs, I am afraid the neocons and the Keynesians will win the battle of ideas . . .

That will doom our liberty movement at a time when our rEVOLution is making more progress than ever!

I’ve seen our liberty movement grow tremendously just over the past few years.

I want to watch it continue to grow.

I want Big Government to come to a hard and fast end. I want an end to the wars overseas and the violations of our civil liberties at home.

But I know that – without our action – it could be our freedoms that we see vanish into thin air.

So won’t you please agree to your most generous gift of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25 right away?

Please agree to act today.

For Liberty,

Dr. Ron Paul

P.S. As I write you today, the Foundation for Rational Economics and Education’s (FREE) bank accounts have dwindled to virtually nothing.

I’m sure the Big Government establishment in Washington, D.C. would love to see FREE wiped off the political map.

But I hope you agree that you and I cannot let that happen. The work FREE does is just too important.

So please agree to your most generous contribution of $500, $250, $100, $50, or $25 right away.

Support the Right To Work Act

From RandPAC:

Not long ago, I introduced a simple, one-page bill designed to usher in the biggest change in American politics in generations . . .

For nearly 70 years -- with our federal government's blessing -- Big Labor bosses have mocked our Constitution and strangled our economy as they've built a massive political empire on the backs of hardworking Americans.

These workers' FORCED union dues -- confiscated by union bosses under the threat of outright job termination -- have bankrolled tax-and-spend politicians like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid for decades.

Just take a look at the federal Leviathan you and I live under today to see the horrific results.

If you and I are serious about restoring liberty and limited, constitutional government in America, you and I must strike at the very heart of Big Labor's illicit power by passing my National Right to Work Act (S. 204) to finally END forced union dues in America.

Of course, I'm depending on you to help make that happen.

As you'll see, I've made up a special "End Forced Unionism" petition for you to sign that urges your U.S. Congressman and Senators to cosponsor my National Right to Work Act (S. 204).

In fact, with your help, my hope is to generate such a flood of support for this legislation that my colleagues in Congress will realize they have no choice but to act.

The truth is, every American who has any interest at all in freedom has a stake in this fight because Big Labor's billions are at the very root of virtually every Big Government assault on our most basic freedoms, including:

*** The "ObamaCare" disaster, restrictive new economic regulations, higher taxes and bigger government as union bosses tighten their grip on the private sector and seek to control, bleed, and bankrupt the government; and

*** Abortion-on-demand, gun control and assaults on the family as Big Labor uses forced union dues to bankroll politicians who support their radical social agenda; and

*** So-called "Green" boondoggles like Solyndra, federal taxpayer handouts and bailouts for Washington, D.C.’s politically-connected corporate cronies who have done union-label politicians' bidding and handed their workers over to Big Labor control.

And just like most problems in America, you can thank the federal government for this mess.

I know some Big Labor apologists try to pass their forced-dues privileges off as a "state issue."

But the truth is, federal laws on the books since FDR are the root source of the union bosses’ illicit compulsory unionism power.

And if Congress created the problem, it's up to Congress to end it.

But of course, I'm not naive.

I know the union bosses and their cronies in Congress are going to do everything they can to sweep this issue under the rug.

But with nearly 8 out of 10 Americans opposed to forced union dues, I'm not about to back down.

In fact, with poll numbers like that, my colleagues can vote against my bill if they want.

I know they'll pay the political price down the line, and you and I will only move closer to finally passing this critical bill.

So won't you please sign your "End Forced Unionism" petition?

And if you can, please agree to a generous contribution of $35, $20 or $10 - or whatever you can afford TODAY.

Your generosity will help me reach more Americans and generate even more support for this critical legislation.

If you're fed up with politics as usual, you MUST be involved in this fight.

So please sign your "End Forced Unionism" petition and make your most generous contribution TODAY.

Please act IMMEDIATELY.

In Liberty,

Senator Rand Paul

P.S. If you and I are serious about restoring liberty and limited, constitutional government in America, you and I must strike at the very heart of Big Labor's illicit power by passing my National Right to Work Act (S. 204) to finally END forced union dues in America.

With Labor Day weekend right around the corner, I can’t think of a better time to launch this fight to free American workers and our fragile economy from the shackles of forced unionism.

So won't you please sign your "End Forced Unionism" petition? And if you can, please agree to a generous contribution of $35, $20 or $10 - or whatever you can afford TODAY.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sign the petition to Stop The Amnesty

From Senate Conservatives Fund:

We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis that is the
direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness.

In FY 2011, there were 6,000 unaccompanied children entering the United States. Administration officials expect that number to reach 90,000 in FY2014 and 145,000 in FY2015.

When the President prevents the Border Patrol from following enforcing our laws, people respond to that and hand over children to drug dealers and vicious cartels.

This crisis can be solved by securing the border and by not offering amnesty, which incentivizes people to violate the law and endanger the safety and lives of their children.


Stop The Amnesty

Obama tramples on religious freedom

From Public Advocate:

This morning, President Obama signed an Executive Order demanding all businesses with federal contracts bestow special class status for homosexuals.

With the stroke of a pen, Christian businesses among the 24,000 companies impacted by this order were stripped of their freedom to run their business according to Traditional Values.

This means almost 20% of the entire U.S. workforce is now under the thumb of the Homosexual Lobby's dangerous crown jewel.

But I am convinced were it not for Public Advocate's efforts to keep the Gay Bill of Special Rights at bay in the House of Representatives, that number would be 100%.

Now, the Homosexual Lobby will attempt to use Obama's latest attack on Religious Liberty to pressure weak-kneed Republicans in the House to pass the Gay Bill of Special Rights before November's midterm elections.

That's why you and I must redouble our efforts to keep this dangerous bill from reaching an up-or-down vote in the House.

The stakes are higher than ever.

If you haven't yet, please click here to sign your petition demanding Speaker of the House John Boehner and newly-elected Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stand up for Religious Liberty by refusing the Gay Bill of Special Rights a vote on the House floor.

If you've already signed your petition, please forward this email to your friends and family who support Real Marriage and Traditional Values.

Your Public Advocate has been directing targeted emails, phonecalls, internet banners, and constituent petitions.

Every pro-Family voice makes it harder for Republican House leadership to ignore our demands.

Please sign your petition against the Gay Bill of Special Rights today!

For the Family,

HON. EUGENE DELGAUDIO
President, Public Advocate of the U.S.

P.S. The Homosexual Lobby will attempt to use Obama's latest attack on Religious Liberty to pressure weak-kneed Republicans in the House to pass the Gay Bill of Special Rights before November's midterm elections.

Please click here to sign your petition demanding Speaker of the House John Boehner and newly-elected Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stand up for Religious Liberty by refusing the Gay Bill of Special Rights a vote on the House floor.

And once you've signed, chip in $5 or $10 to help fund Public Advocate's grassroots campaigns against this dangerous bill.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Stand up to forced unionism

From The National Right To Work Committee:

I have some urgent news.

My staff just informed me that one of our new National Right to Work Committee TV ads, this one targeting Democratic Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), is through the editing stage and ready to launch.

I'll give you a link in just a second.

But first, you need to know the union bosses have caught wind of our efforts to make Right to Work a top issue in the 2014 elections -- and they're planning payback.

In fact, Fox News recently reported that Big Labor is "looking for revenge" and preparing to unleash their forced-dues warchest through a tidal wave of negative, vicious attack ads across the country in their drive to crush their pro-Right to Work political adversaries in 2014.

And Big Labor’s go-to-guy -- Harry Reid -- is prepared to unleash his power as Senate Majority Leader to aid their efforts as he's faced with the threat of losing his majority in the U.S. Senate.

If we don't act NOW, all the work you and I have put in to make Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana Right to Work states could go up in smoke -- unless we get a roll-call vote on the National Right to Work Act.

Since most Americans oppose Big Labor's forced-unionism powers, a public debate on a National Right to Work law is Big Labor's worst nightmare.

Because time is of the essence, I had an emergency meeting with my advisors and analysts and crunched the numbers of what it will take to generate a nationwide public debate on the issue of forced unionism.

That's why your National Right to Work Committee devised a state-of-the-art grassroots mobilization program called the "Election Year TV Ad Blitz" with the goal of raising $100,000 by Thursday, July 24 to generate a grassroots tidal wave of support for the National Right to Work Act.

And two generous supporters of Right to Work have agreed to help us get there by matching your contribution -- effectively tripling it! .

Given Big Labor’s renewed attack, your support at this time is critical.

So after you watch our new TV Ad by clicking on the image below, can I count on you to chip in with a donation of $50 to get this hard-hitting ad in front of millions of pro-Right to Work Americans?

As you know, our battles against Big Labor over the past two years -- including making the Big Labor stronghold of Michigan America’s 24th Right to Work state, has all but drained us of our funds.

We're depending on you to help us raise $100,000 by Thursday, July 24 to launch an all-out campaign to shine a bright public spotlight on the forced-unionism issue.

These hard-hitting TV ads will shine the light of public opinion on fence-sitting Senators.

Just by mobilizing Americans on Right to Work, we can bring the forced-unionism issue to the forefront of the people's minds, and that in itself will increase the effectiveness of our 2014 election year voter education and mobilization program as we approach the November elections.

And you and I and the nearly 80% of pro-Right to Work Americans can derail Big Labor's political election year schemes.

Of course, the Committee cannot do any of this without your generous financial support.

Can I count on you to chip in $50 to help the Committee launch this crucial TV ad campaign?

If $50 is too much, will you consider a generous contribution of $25 or even $10?

I'm afraid if I don't receive an immediate influx of financial support, I won't be able to implement this aggressive plan to force a vote on a National Right to Work Act.

Please don't wait to give your contribution.

The Committee must have your donation by Thursday, July 24 in order to properly budget expenses for the fight.

If that doesn't happen, then Big Labor’s forced-dues BILLIONS may derail our National Right to Work Act without so much as a vote.

Sincerely,

Mark Mix

P.S. In fact, Fox News recently reported that Big Labor is "looking for revenge" and preparing to unleash their forced-dues warchest through a tidal wave of negative, vicious attack ads across the country in their drive to crush their pro-Right to Work political adversaries in 2014.

Since most Americans oppose Big Labor's forced-unionism powers, a public debate on a National Right to Work law is Big Labor's worst nightmare.

That's why the Committee is launching our "Election Year TV Ad Blitz" with the goal of raising $100,000 by Thursday, July 24.

So please chip in your most generous contribution of $50, $25 or $10 today.

And two generous supporters of Right to Work have agreed to help us get there by matching your contribution -- effectively tripling it!

Defeat the Internet Tax Mandate

From The National League of Tax Payers:

They are on the attack again.

And this time, members of both parties are the problem.

Of course, the only thing big-government politicians love more than spending your money is taking away more of it.

Are you prepared to pay taxes to use online services like Google, Facebook, Ebay or Netflix?

How about surrendering even more money to help finance ObamaCare?

If your answer is a resounding NO, then please keep reading.

President Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and unfortunately even a number of Republicans are looking at a new source of "revenue" through the Internet Sales Tax.

Of course, when tax-and-spend politicians introduce controversial legislation, they make sure to give it a name that'll be more receptive to taxpayers.

That's why they're calling it the "Marketplace Fairness Act" in an attempt to hide its obvious implications from you.

But make no mistake. Nothing about this big-government boondoggle is "fair."

You see, the Internet Sales Tax would hand the Federal Government massive new controls over state tax policies and set the stage for government at all levels to tax, regulate and track every transaction you make on the Internet.

The Internet Sales Tax would also create an online regulatory nightmare that will wreak havoc on businesses by forcing them to comply with 50 separate tax codes.

That's why it's critical you sign the petition DEMANDING my colleagues in the House and Senate vote "NO" on the Internet Sales Tax.

I'll give you a link in just a moment, but first, let me explain exactly what's at stake.

Tax-and-spend politicians are foaming at the mouth fantasizing about new spending programs they can create by using additional taxpayer dollars.

Today, instead of finding ways to cut spending and reduce taxes to get our economy going again, members of both parties are moving to squeeze even more money from the American people

Money that they intend to use in their efforts to fund and create more government programs like ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion.

The last thing we need is more taxes for the purpose of implementing more government.

That's why it's so critical you sign your No Internet Sales Tax petition.

And after you sign your petition, please chip in with $10, $15, or more to help fight back against the Internet Sales Tax right away.

The Internet is one of the greatest inventions of our time – and it's one of the last marketplaces where individuals can purchase goods and services with limited government intrusion.

That's why I hope you will help today in keeping the Internet as free from government interference as much as possible.

You see, under the Internet Sales Tax:

*** Obama's Federal Government will use the IRS to force online retailers to pay for their new revenue scheme, all while raising costs for consumers.
*** Tax collectors in one state will have the backing of the Federal Government and the IRS to pursue retailers across state lines.
*** Many of your favorite sites will be flooded out of business due to a tidal wave of new and higher taxes and regulations that threaten the Internet as we know it.

We should be lowering taxes. Not raising them.

But that will not happen unless I receive your support.

Will you stand by while Obama's IRS and big-government politicians in both parties continue to dig their hands in your pocket?

Or will you sign your No Internet Sales Tax petition telling your Congressman and Senators ENOUGH is ENOUGH?

And after you sign, please consider sending your maximum contribution of $100, $500, or $35 to help me mobilize Americans in our fight against the Internet Sales Tax.

If we don't stop the Internet Sales Tax scheme, every consumer in the country will feel the crippling effects as Congress takes a massive chunk out of American prosperity.

Your support will help alert hundreds of thousands of Americans on the nature of this battle, all while putting pressure on my counterparts in the House and Senate, demanding they vote NO on the Internet Sales Tax.

That's why your support is crucial.

This won't be easy.

But your support is what we need to win.

Please act IMMEDIATELY.

Sincerely,

Steve Stockman
United States Congressman

P.S.are you prepared to pay taxes to use online services like Google, Facebook, Ebay or Netflix?

How about surrendering even more money to help finance ObamaCare?

If your answer is a resounding NO, then please sign your No Internet Sales Tax petition right away.

And after you sign your petition, please consider chipping in $100, $50, or $35 to help mobilize Americans in our fight against the Internet Sales Tax.