Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I'm Very Disappointed by Tom Niewulis Jr

I'm very disappointed in the vote of the many Republicans that voted for the Payroll Tax extension. I read the bill and am aghast at what is in this legislation. I verified in the language that there are more fees and cost to the public than what any of the short term savings will be to a tax payer.

Anyone who voted for this bill is not any different than the Pelosi crew that gave us Obama-care. This is the same insanity of foisting an omnibus bill on the Citizenry under false pretenses. Oh, yes, the Keystone project is in there but, the president is being defiant with that as well as the removal of funding for several of his czar's. So, those that voted for the Payroll Tax extension gave a tyrant more to thumb his nose at We The People as well as continue to subversively tax the people, especially new home buyers or those refinancing their homes, through fees.

Fees=Taxes! 
Again we are seeing the 1760 through the 1770's playing themselves out but only this time under our own elected persons that should be acting to protect our property (money) and Liberty. God help us! We need to repent and return this nation to the Foundations under which it was formed.
 After re-reading the bill, I will attest that all those so called conservative republicans that voted for this bill show that they are Pro-abortion. In this bill is federal funding for abortions in the Washington, D.C. area! So I call on all the Citizens to challenge their so called conservative representative on why they are now pro-abortion and scold them for being ignorant of the full content of the bill. We must stop these omnibus bills they are full of evil!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Whose Responsibility is it? by Lynn Costello

As we ponder the many problems facing America today it is easy to get lost in the maze of out of control spending, lack of leadership and accountability, intrusive and oppressive regulatory agencies, failing schools and a culture lacking moral authority.   If we delve deeper searching for the root of these problems I believe the answer will be found not in the centralized and expanding federal government, not in incompetent or leaderless politicians, but with the people themselves.  The Constitution provided for the balance of power between the federal government, the states and the people; the ultimate power, responsibility and authority residing with the people.  It is, therefore, the people who have failed to see that this perfect balance was maintained and it is the people who will have to rise to the occasion and accept responsibility, the responsibility that accompanies citizenship.


It must begin with a concerted effort to redistribute responsibilities by reducing the size, scope and functions of the federal government to those powers enumerated in the Constitution.  At the same time, the States must become sovereigns governing according to their unique geographies and particulars of their citizens.  Local governments being closest to the people are the ones first to hear from the people and should be the most open and responsive.  The people must become citizen leaders who are responsible first for themselves and their families, then to their neighborhoods and communities and finally as overseers of all levels of government that serve them.

Tolstoy’s question:  What is man’s responsibility to society which results from freedom?  Or, what responsibilities does a free man have that a non-free man does not?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Evil Conservatives by Mike Appel

What exactly is up with all of these immoral and evil Republicans and conservatives that I keep hearing about?  What kind of people are they?  From what I’m always hearing, these people must a full step beyond Satin himself.  Even President Obama himself just recently said that Republicans want “dirtier air, dirtier water, & less people with health insurance.”  I think that anyone hearing that would have to say that these people sound pretty awful!  Obviously Presidents don’t lie, so it must be true – right?  From what we are constantly told, these people hate “Mother Earth” and only want to exploit and destroy her.  They want us all to breathe filthy brown air, and to drink greenish-brown carcinogenic water.  They want to cut down all the trees, kill all the wildlife, and build concrete jungles everywhere for profit.  To top things off, they also want to take all of the money from the poor, and leave them with absolutely nothing so that they end up dying in the streets!  They must be real heartless “S.O.B.’s”!  They just don’t care about the earth or common people like the liberal Democrats do.  Liberals unselfishly only want what’s best for all – right?


        Honestly, my being a proud conservative and a Republican, I really don’t identify with virtually any of the fallacies and lies previously listed.  I also have not yet met any other conservative Republicans that are even nearly as heartless, irresponsible or just plain evil as portrayed above.  What is irresponsible, heartless and, yes, evil, are the blatant and deliberate lies and twistings of the truth that the left constantly uses to demagogue the issues.  Not only are they lying to the people, but they are showing their contempt and low option of the intelligence of the American people – unfortunately sometime with reason.
          The facts are that the Earth is not nearly as fragile as the left likes to claim and is much more resilient than they would ever admit.  Yes, portions of the Earth can be temporarily damaged, and that should never happen if possible, but we can clean up our mistakes and the Earth will repair itself given time – all is not lost with every blemish.  Just because we don’t worship the planet, does not mean that anyone should be allowed to irresponsibly pollute the environment without any care at all.  No one, in their right mind, wants to live in a polluted environment.  But, should we allow our freedoms and rights to be taken from us through excessive and unnecessary regulations and rules by power hungry politicians using the environment as a ploy to usurp power?  No!  Should we halt all human and economic progress for fear of the possibility of doing something negative to the environment?  No!  If we accept the premise that human actives of any kind will potentially damage the Earth, than we might as well not even bother getting out of bed anymore – we lost and all is over.
          Regarding conservative’s attitudes toward the poor and the underprivileged, statistics speak volumes.  Conservative’s give approximately 30% more than liberals do – they put their money where the mouths are.  Conservatism promotes equality of opportunity, rather than outcome or, so called, “social justice”.  We believe that every citizen should have the opportunity to work as hard as they wish, to become as wealth as they can.  Conservatives are not out to destroy the Earth or the environment; they want all people to have the economic chances rewarded to them according to their ability and willingness to work; and they want people get whatever help they actually need – we don’t believe in a free ride.  Don’t always believe what you hear – what you are hearing may have been spun away from the truth.  Conservatives are people that care about maintaining Constitutional freedoms, as well as economic possibilities for all.  We are not the evil so-and-so’s that the left likes to claim, and we do want a good and clean Earth to live in – that’s just the facts.  
-- Mike Appel

We the People-Vancouver Newsletter. 11-30-2011

November 29, 2011 Newsletter - Upcoming Event Reminders

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people, for they are the only sure reliance for the preservation of liberty.  ~Thomas Jefferson
Please note - We the People meetings are now on Fridays

Cascade Middle School  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
13900 NE 18th St
Vancouver, WA 98684


Meeting this week
Movie night!

Friday, December 2nd
Movie this week is..
click to view trailer 

education + politics = $


Teachers punished for speaking out. Principals fired for trying to do the right thing. Union leaders defending the indefensible. Bureaucrats blocking new charter schools. These are just some of the people we meet in The Cartel. The film also introduces us to teens who can't read, parents desperate for change, and teachers struggling to launch stable alternative schools for inner city kids who want to learn. We witness the tears of a little girl denied a coveted charter school spot, and we share the triumph of a Camden homeschool's first graduating class.

"One notable school absence in New Jersey caught Bob Bowdon's attention: $1 billion in educational funding for construction. A sum of money that could fund a summer's worth of action movies simply disappeared prompting Bowdon...to make The Cartel, an exposé about the failings of the education system in New Jersey as well as the rest of the country." Read More Here
-Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle
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Come early for a good seat! 
The Movie will start at 6:40 Sharp!

See you there!

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"Hi everyone, for the holiday season we have
the following planned..

The Clark County Veterans Assistance Center is in need of the following items;
  • Paper Hot cups
  • Coffee
  • Powdered creamer
  • Sugar in single use packets
The Center provides a place for Veterans and homeless Vets to meet, warm up and just chat with fellow Veterans. They also provide other much needed services.

"In the New Year, I want to branch out and help all vets. The unemployment rate of returning veterans is very high, so teaming with this group will be a new direction and one close to many peoples' hearts. I hope you join us. We will be collecting these products at both remaining We Peeps Meetings this year."

"Also, there is a food bank on the outskirts of Vancouver that has a high need and few donations, so the food we have will be going there. Items collected at the next two meetings will also go there. If you would like to go with me on deliveries at either place, please let me know." Thanks!

 -Debbie Schreiber, Mercury One Vancouver..

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Upcoming local event

Pacific Northwest Sons and Daughters
Of the Pearl Harbor Survivors
Vancouver Chapter # 3

Invite you to attend,

The 70th Anniversary Memorial Tribute
Honoring those who gave the most
on Dec. 7th 1941 in Pearl Harbor.
  • 10:00 AM on Wed. Dec 7th 2011
  • The Centennial Building
  • Vancouver Red Lion at the Quay
Come and hear from our survivors and honor them.

For more information about this event or if you are interested in providing supporting, please contact.
Penny Ross;

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Mark your Calendar...

Friday, December 16th
    Annual Christmas Party  

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Shahram Hadian meets We The People

by Steven Nelson
On Friday, November 18, 2011 Shahram Hadian addressed the local activist group We The People – Vancouver at Cascade Middle School. Mr. Hadian is a Republican candidate for the Governor of Washington State.


Hadian, in his first half of his address discussed his spiritual journey from an Iranian born Muslim to an American Christian pastor. This journey has lead to his creation of the Truth In Love Project. It’s mission is to "Speak The Truth In Love" on a variety of critical issues that affect our State and Nation.
Hadian outlined the threat of sharia law and explained the differences between Islam and Christianity.  He clearly sees Islam as incompatible with the American form of government and at one point stated, "There are peaceful Muslims, but Islam is not peaceful".  

 A crowd of nearly 70 concerned citizens listen intently to Hadian's address. 

The second half of Mr. Hadian’s address was focused on his campaign for Governor.
Hadian's campaign message is that we need courageous leadership to deal with the issues that face the state of Washington.  He stated that compromise and political correctness are bankrupting state budgets and that it will take true courage to confront these problems head on.
He sited Governor Scott Walker (WI) several times and embraced his approach to dealing with union contracts and collective bargaining.  At one point Hadian stated, "We have to strike down our collective bargaining laws. They are not constitutional."  He also said, "I do not believe collective bargaining is a right, it is a privilege."
Hadian later spoke to party politics stating, "We have to put principles before party politics."  He also said, "I believe in the platform of the Republican party, I'm not sure that everybody in the Republican party wants to stand on that platform, but I do."
A short video of excerpts of his address can be viewed below.



Clearly his message resonated with the crowd of "Tea Party" and liberty minded activists.
While Hadian faces an uphill battle to get past the primary, he welcomes the challenge.  In this blogger's opinion, Hadian will be one to watch in 2012.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy and Liberty

When I stopped in at Occupy Vancouver I saw and heard socialism and antisemitism. I saw greed and theft advocated for under the guise of mob rule. I don't care if someone has one reasonable idea. I can't stand with them if they have just as many or more evil ideas. I hear the argument "well they don't represent the movement". The question is why are they willing to stand shoulder to shoulder with them then?
I've seen many liberty lovers drawn to this movement and it's unclear to me how they can tolerate some clearly socialist agendas within the movement just because they agree with them on the Federal Reserve, foreign policy and other banking issues.
Are numbers so important that it makes it O.K. to set aside some principled values in order to bring more into the fold? Do the ends justify the means?
It is my opinion that in the political realm guilt by association is a valid concern.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Observations

  1. The only rights you have are the ones you know about.
  2. One of the most oppressive phrases ever spoken:  "There ought to be a law......".
  3. Fairness is a construct of the human mind and is fatally flawed.  Justice is God's law that humans cannot completely comprehend.
  4. Freedom and Tyranny can be equally frightening.  Freedom requires hard work and responsibility,  tyranny takes the possibility of them away.
  5. I've found questions to be far more powerful than statements.
  6. The principle problem with keeping up with current events is that you quickly learn that current events seem to be shaped by people that don't keep up on current events.
  7. I've heard many speak about the value of a "Big Tent" in politics.  The trouble I have with this concept is that big tents are usually filled with a lot of circus clowns.
  8. To continue to argue with a fool is to become a fool yourself.
  9. A life void of virtue tends to be a short one.
  10. Mediocrity under the guise of fairness is fair to no one.
  11. People that stand in "the middle of the road" tend to get run over.