Contact Your Legislators

Contact your legislators in support the upcoming right to work bill as well as being repeal of the 48 hour waiting period for handgun purchases.

Right to work is all about personal freedom. An individual should not have to be forced into joining a union just because of their chosen career field is one dominated by unions.  The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday,  February 24th.  Invited speakers will go first (likely taking up first 2-3 hours) then the public will have the opportunity to testify.  RTW hearing, February 24th, 10:00 am in Room 411 South of the State Capitol  (Senate’s Labor Committee).

Senate Bill 35 and Assembly Bill 49 – Repealing the 48 hour waiting period on handgun purchases only makes sense.  A buyer has a background check completed as part of the purchasing process . The other thing to recognize is that the 48 hour waiting period does not apply to long guns. If a person is determined to do harm to someone else using a gun, it is very easy for them to obtain a long  gun without the 48 hour waiting period.  Finally, as we always need to mention, criminals do not obey the law anyway. These measures simply infringe on the law abiding citizens natural right of self-defense.

ALERT! Over the weekend the Speaker of the Assembly, Rep. Robin Vos spoke out IN FAVOR of Common Core at the Racine GOP Caucus!

On Saturday, February 21st, Rep. Robin Vos spoke about Common Core at the Racine County GOP caucus.  He said: “Common Core isn’t bad and it’s just a bunch of goals everybody would agree with.”

Rep. Vos is spreading a myth and this is very, very dangerous!
We all know that Common Core is much more than “just a bunch of goals”.  It is a Big Government/Big Business takeover of public education, a standardization of our children’s minds, an objectification of our teachers, and a removal of local control from our school systems.  Rep. Robin Vos and Governor Scott Walker must be made aware that we do not appreciate such dismissive remarks about such a crucial issue.
Our calls for will be to:

Rep Robin Vos – Speaker – (608) 266-9171
(also email Rep. Vos at Rep.Vos@legis.wisconsin.gov)
Governor Scott Walker – (608) 266-1212
(also email Governor Walker at govgeneral@wisconsin.gov)

You can use a message similar to the following:

“I understand that, over the weekend, Rep. Robin Vos said that Common Core is ‘just a bunch of goals everyone would agree with’.  Well, I DON’T AGREE WITH COMMON CORE.  Its goals are to standardize education in America in a way that demoralizes teachers, removes local control of schools from parents and taxpayers, disrespects differences among students, and profits big education corporations.  We can’t afford this.  The cost to us in terms of dollar, our children’s future, and academic freedom is just too high.  Why won’t Rep. Vos join Governor Walker and push for a COMPLETE REPEAL of Common Core?”

Terrorist Training Camps In The US

Gov. Walker Signs Green Tier Executive Order – This Is U.N. Agenda 21!!!

Here is the press release from Gov. Walker’s office. 

Gov. Walker: Signs Green Tier executive order
5/23/2012

Contact: Cullen Werwie, 608-267-7303

Madison–Today Governor Walker signed Executive Order 69 which directs the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to enhance its already existing Green Tier program to meet both environmental and economic development goals.

Green Tier is a voluntary program that recognizes and rewards environmental performance that exceeds legal requirements resulting in continuous improvement in Wisconsin’s environment, economy, and quality of life. Since its inception in 2004, the Green Tier program has been providing real benefits to businesses by allowing the Department the regulatory flexibility for companies to pursue creative ways to enhance productivity and profitability.

“This program has produced enhanced, voluntary collaboration with businesses to yield environmental and economic gains aligned with their business plan as opposed to prescribing inefficient and burdensome actions that impede a productive business model,” said Governor Scott Walker. “The next step is to increase program participation.”

Due to the high degree of expertise needed in order to comply with the program’s requirements, not all businesses are able to take advantage of its unique offerings. Following EO #69, DNR will increase access to the program by providing ready-to-use models for specific business sectors. Also, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the DNR will proactively reach out to Wisconsin’s businesses in order to effectively communicate the benefits of the program.

For more information regarding DNR’s Green Tier program, contact Mark McDermid, Bureau Director of Cooperative Environmental Assistance, at mark.mcdermid@wisconsin.gov.

Here is a response from one of our members about why this “voluntary” program is so bad, and the “myth” of self regulation. 

Green Tier is Agenda 21.  Agenda 21 in any form is total iron fist control.  It is sort of like making socialism voluntary.  Socialism by nature is totally incompatible with individual liberty.  Once it takes hold in the mind and heart it works like an infecting disease that will eventually destroy all vestiges of liberty.

Agenda 21 is even more dangerous than socialism because it has a powerful and malevolent spiritual element at its core.  Agenda 21 is totally and completely illegal under the Constitution. To allow it, even on a voluntary basis, is nothing short of a treasonous act.  And yes, treason is a kind word when you understand Agenda 21.  Agenda 21 is the certain death of freedom and the Republic.

Just as voluntary abortion is still murder when chosen, so Agenda 21 is the murder of the Republic.  Once it enters the body politic in any form, it takes hold, begins to multiply, and ultimately will do what it is intended to do, subjugate and destroy.  It is the sum of all evil, and voluntary evil or mandatory evil, is evil.

There are many presentations and information that explains what this is and how it works, and it ALWAYS begins voluntary.  We have a presentation that exposes the true spiritual nature of it. That begins with Blavatsky and Bailey, and is summarized succinctly in Lucis Trust.

Just as murder is a high crime and illegal, so to is Agenda 21 a high crime against the constitution and freedom.  A politician, who offers a criminal act as a “choice” is no champion of freedom.  No shepherd would offer a wolf in sheep’s clothing as a choice to the sheep, unless he too is one.

Finally, here is  a letter to Gov. Walker about this issue from one of our members.  (This does not constitute an endorsement of any candidate.  The RRP do not endorse candidates.)

Dear Gov. Walker,
We are your strong supporters, Voice of the People folks, and Walker for Walkers. We are praising The Lord like you for your re- election as gov.

We are MOST DISTRESSED with your recent Executive Order on the Green Tier. We have to believe if you truly understood what’s behind this, you would be running away from it full steam. This is DANGEROUS for all Americans and will only create more unnecessary regulations, expense and control over the citizens of Wisconsin.

PLEASE you need to become VERY educated on Green Tier and Agenda 21. Tom DeWeese did an excellent talk radio on Crosstalk VCY 107.7 FM which I have attached below. I will also be sending you a flier a bunch of us “pro Walker” people passed out in conjunction with your re election activities. This flier has been passed out to thousands of people in Wisconsin and is live for electronic passage.  Here is the flier link: Danger – U.N. Agenda 21

http://www.vcyamerica.org/blog/2012/06/11/rio-20-summit

Rio +20 Summit

Crosstalk Home

Show Information

Air Date: June 11, 2012

Host: Jim Schneider

Guest: Tom DeWeese

Listen: MP3 | Order CD

Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by noting that the U.S. Senate will be proceeding today on an executive session regarding the nomination of Andrew David Hurwitz (the architect of Roe v. Wade) to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.He is the Founder and President of the American Policy Center and editor of The DeWeese Report.He’s been a leading researcher and authority on the United Nation’s planned Agenda 21.

Next week, June 20th thru the 22nd, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development otherwise known as the Rio +20 Summit will be held at the Riocentro Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The United Nations is counting on this to be the final one to enforce Agenda 21.

Agenda 21 is a blueprint to transform human society with “top down” control all under the excuse of protecting the environment. It moves into many facets of our lives including the economy, the kind of homes we live in, the kind of cars we drive, how much energy will cost and many other societal factors.

According to Tom, a key factor of the Rio +20 Summit is that it seeks to push for the creation of a 100 billion dollar global fund paid for by the industrial nations of the world. This is part of a larger redistribution of wealth scheme with the 100 billion being in essence a penalty on those nations that have allegedly damaged the environment through their industrialization. The problem with this socialistic plan is that the industrialized nations of the world are having economic difficulties, a factor that threatens to derail the goals of this summit.

From redistribution of wealth to overpopulation, vaccines, the rationing of healthcare and government surveillance of farmland, find out what secular forces are up to as they attempt to provide their own version of ecological and economic stewardship through activities like Agenda 21.

Wisconsin Tea Party Leaders React to Mining Debacle

Wisconsin Tea Party Leaders React to Mining Debacle

These Bills Need To Be Passed This Session!!!

TIME TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON!!!

BURN UP THE PHONE LINES – PLEASE SHARE: There is IMPORTANT BUSINESS that they’re going to leave unfinished unless we insist that they do their jobs. Please pick up the phone TODAY, call your STATE SENATOR AND YOUR STATE ASSEMBLY REP. Tell them that you expect them to do their jobs and get some important legislation passed before they end session.

Issue #1: THE MINING BILL – NO CHANGES
The conservative members of the Senate Republican Caucus are disgusted with what’s going on surrounding AB 426. They don’t want ANY of the changes proposed by Senator Kedzie. They’ve introduced a twin to AB 426 that’s currently assigned LRB #4045. Call your senator and INSIST that this bill gets passed IMMEDIATELY! And keep the pressure on Kedzie and Schultz.

Issue #2: RAW MILK (SB 108)

Here’s another one where you can give Senator Schultz a piece of your mind. This bill, introduced by Senator Glenn Grothman, would restore important FOOD FREEDOMS to Wisconsinites, has been sitting in Senator Schultz’s committee for 6 MONTHS. Now he’s letting the bill’s worst enemy, the Wisconsin Dairy Association, tinker with it. You can bet the bill won’t be worth a dee-doodle once they get done. Call Senator Schultz and tell him to knock it off. Then call your own legislators and tell them that it’s time to get this bill PASSED and stop putting farmers in jail!

Issue #3: SMART GROWTH OPT-OUT (AB 303) 
Reps. Mary Williams and Scott Suder should see their bill pass THIS SESSION. It had a public hearing in the Senate yesterday. It NEEDS TO CLEAR COMMITTEE AND PASS to restore prerogative to local governments and land rights to individual citizens. Tell your legislators to STOP AGENDA 21 NOW…not five years from now when it’s too late.  The globalist groups are coming out in force to try and stop this bill.  THIS NEEDS TO BE PASSED!!!

Issue #4: LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT ON OBAMACARE (AB 530 and 531)
Rep. David Craig and Senator Leah Vukmir have written two excellent bills that will enhance legislative awareness of Obamacare issues and prevent state agencies from acting on their own to comply with any aspect of Obamacare. AB 530 deals with state agency reporting to the legislature. AB 531 ensures that any aspect of Obamacare compliance must be placed before the legislature for consideration, NOT acted upon solely by state agencies.

Issue #5: WINDMILL SITING (SB 263)
Many people are now reporting health issues as a result of wind turbines in their area. Introduced by Frank Lasee, this bill would place a moratorium on the building of any further wind turbines until the health effects can be more closely studied. This also buys more time for property owners to figure out how to contend with the forces behind wind energy. The bill is stuck in committee. Tell your legislators you want it out of committee, passed, and on the governor’s desk PRONTO!

Issue #6: BABY BODY PARTS (AB 214)
Rep. André Jacque and guys like Steve Karlen and Matt Sande at Pro-Life Wisconsin have crafted an excellent bill to prevent the sale of baby body parts for ANY reason. If baby parts can be sold, they can be purposefully harvested. What kind of society are we if we let this possibility stand? Tell your legislators it’s time for Wisconsin to DO THE RIGHT THING.

South Carolina, Ron Paul, and The Lincoln Myth

On the topic of Lincoln…as was mentioned in our last meeting, a good book to read is “The Real Lincoln” by Thomas DiLorenzo.

Thank You Gov. Walker for FINALLY Turning Down Early Innovator Grant Money

Governor Walker issued the following press release late yesterday afternoon.  Thanks to all of you who sent in your strings, and those of you who coordinated the effort.

Madison—Today Governor Walker announced he will not pursue the implementation of a health insurance exchange and has turned down Early Innovator Grant funding from the federal government. The Governor also will repeal the executive order that created the Office of Free Market Health Care.

“I have directed the Department of Health Services to notify the federal government that we will discontinue any development on a health exchange and that Wisconsin will turn down funding from the Early Innovator Grant program,” said Governor Walker. “Stopping the encroachment of ObamaCare in our state, which has the potential to have a devastating impact on Wisconsin’s economy, is a top priority. Wisconsin has been a leader and innovator in health care reform for two decades, and we have achieved a high level of health insurance coverage without federal mandates. When job creators and Wisconsin families are facing difficult times it doesn’t make sense to commit to a federal health care mandate that will result in hidden taxes for Wisconsin families, increased health care costs and insurance premiums, and more uncertainty in the private sector.”

Governor Walker will sign Executive Order 57 into law, which repeals the executive order that established the Office of Free Market Health Care.

It would be great if many people would contact his office via email or phone call to thank him for this stand he has taken against this unconstitutional federal encroachment of power.   govgeneral@wisconsin.gov   (608) 266-1212

Strings #3

Send Strings – Make the Dangers of the Early Innovator Grant Clear

Send Strings: Make the Dangers of the Early Innovator Grant Clear

Written by Kirsten – From WI 9/12 Project
Monday, 09 January 2012 00:01
Last month, I wrote about the claim of Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) that the Early Innovator Grant (EIG) Governor Walker accepted on behalf of the State of Wisconsin in February 2011 came with no strings attached.  Those who’ve been following this issue already know that the EIG has strings o’plenty.

First and foremost, acceptance of EIG funds obligates recipient states to plan and implement an Obamacare-compliant health insurance exchange. That means Wisconsin has been in the process of implementing and complying with Obamacare for at least the past year. As noted in previous articles on this site, we’ve seen the evidence.  Wisconsin’s Obamacare compliant exchange is definitely well underway…much further than most people realize.  If we don’t do something about it soon, it will indeed be too late.

Someone has taken this reality to heart and raised the matter to a creative new level.

We’re delighted.

Remember back when the Tea Party got its start–how many people put tea bags into envelopes and sent them to elected officials?  That concrete message, particularly in its sheer volume, was a powerful message. Everyone in Washington and in State Capitols around the country now knows that, while you may not like the Tea Party movement, it’s out there, and can’t be ignored.

The video below chooses a similar method for clearly messaging the EIG situation to legislators and the governor. And let’s face it: It’s about time legislators were pulled fully into this matter.  We need them to be aware and engaged.

The document for download that the video references can be accessed here. They’ve also provided an instruction sheet in their description information, so we’re providing that for you, too. We’ve talked about the EIG application guidelines that the video references. Those can be accessed here, just in case anyone wants to verify the claims made about the particular string the video highlights.

From The 10th Amendment Center – “Aborting Guns?”

Below is a very good article on State vs. Federal power.  This applies to so many issues that are happening today and speaks to why we have an out-of-control federal government.  This is also due, in part, to the national media.  There is a vested interest by the national news media in having a strong central government.  Not only does this increase the “importance” of their coverage, but also allows for easier coverage.  Most of the media focus only needs to be spent in one place, Washington D.C, instead of the coverage being spread throughout the 50 State Capitals of our nation.

The Framers set up our constitutional republic as a system having the power “decentralized”.  Many of the most contentious issues like abortion, I believe, will never be solved on a national level.  To truly solve these issues the States need to re-assert their sovereignty.

Pro-Life advocates, for example, have a much better chance to stop abortion on a State level.  As the article points out, if a person doesn’t like how their respective State is handling this issue, they can work to change it and/or “vote with their feet” to another State with whose laws they agree with.

Aborting Guns?

by John Lambert

Recently, the National Right-to-Care Reciprocity Act of 2011 passed overwhelming in the House of Representatives.  One thing that stood out, there were some on the left that cited the 10th Amendment as justification for it being Unconstitutional.

As much as I’m an avid gun-rights advocate, I have to admit that this criticism is valid.

Currently, forty states have some form of concealed permit reciprocity, so is the power for the Federal Government really necessary for the final ten states?

The question becomes, does the expansion of liberty by this law outweigh the growth of power in the Federal Government?  The problem is…  yes, they can pass this bill which on some level I like, but what is stopping the Federal Government using this tactic on something I don’t like?

A Different Take on Abortion-Part 1

I know abortion is a touchy issue with a lot of people.  I just ask you give me some latitude here to make my point, and I will make you a promise.  I will not endorse one side or another or even state my position on abortion.  Since it is such a divisive issue, it allows me to make a particular points.

If we are honest with ourselves, the heart of this issue comes down if you believe or not that the unborn child has natural rights or not.  Obviously, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life crowds have different views whether life begins at conception or birth.

Personally, I can make compelling arguments for both points of view.  A Pro-Choice individual will naturally argue that a woman has the right to her own body.  Her body is her property and the state can’t claim it.  She can choose what to eat, drink, or even who shares her bed.  This isn’t the function of the state.

A Pro-Life individual will state the unborn child has rights and should be defended.  If a man beats his wife who is pregnant and she loses the child as the result, he should be punished for the loss of the child, right?  If so, we are saying as a society that the unborn child has rights on some level.  So how can an individual have partial rights?

If we are honest, we really can’t refute either argument.  We can intellectually disagree but all we can do is form some conclusion that seems morally right to us.  I do know one thing about the abortion issue.  No matter which side I come down on, there are a significant number of people in this country who will disagree with me.

When this topic comes in conversations, I will state my view, but I will also make a case that I do understand the arguments from the other side.  One time, a Pro-Choice friend of mine made the case that she felt the Fourteenth Amendment justified her position.  However, I pointed out to her that to a Pro-Life individual would argue that the Fourteenth Amendment would also apply to the unborn child and they are defending those same rights.  She never really considered this point of view.

I don’t demonize those who disagree with me on this issue.  My goal when the topic comes up is to share my understanding on this issue in hopes they don’t demonize individuals as well.

Since this is such a divisive issue, I believe I don’t have the authority to force my view on those who disagree with me through the power of Washington DC.

A Different Take on Abortion- Part 2

Let us pretend there are three islands close together.  The first island is settled by Catholics who want to practice their faith in peace.  There are about the same number or settlers living on the second island, but they are atheists.   Both of these islands are roughly the same size and have similar resources.

The last island is larger and is occupied by head hunting cannibals.  (I know this sounds like a Gilligan’s Island plotline, but just bear with me.)  This island has superior resources they often attack the smaller islands.

Representatives of the first two islands discuss working together to fight off the cannibals.  They form a council to discuss their issues with the cannibals. They agreed that they will trade among themselves and defend each other, but will stay out of each other’s internal affairs.

The Catholic island because of their faith have abortion illegal.  The atheists could care less about the issue and thus not illegal.

Do the atheists have the right to force the Catholics to allow abortions?  Do the Catholics have the right to force the atheists to ban abortions?  Isn’t this determination up to the people who live on these islands?

However, what if one of the following happens: a Catholic comes to the conclusion that abortions shouldn’t be banned?  Or one of the atheists starts thinking that abortions are morally wrong?

Each of these individuals have the natural rights to do one of the following:

1) They can just accept their circumstance and do nothing.

2) They can use their natural right of Free Speech and try to persuade those around them to their point of view.

3) They have natural right of traveling to the other community who shares their viewpoint.

Federal versus National

This concept is what our Founders had in mind with the creation of a Federal and not a National system.  The states are themselves sovereign and should control most of their internal issues.

The “conventional wisdom” has been that the Federal Government needs to maintain a check on States who may abuse their power.  Again who will maintain a check on the Federal Government?  The Supreme Court?

The Supreme Court went from 1937 to 1995 without ruling a Congressional Act as Unconstitutional.  Really????   You mean that every law during this time frame was totally Constitutional?  I sincerely doubt it.

There is no debate that States themselves will abuse power.  Well, they are government institutions after all.  However, there is a check on the states.  If a state becomes too oppressive, people and companies will leave the state and move to another one.  The State will then lose tax revenue and the quality of life will decline in the state.

Or if a State creates a bold plan for its citizens something like a state run healthcare system.  If successful, other states will study and copy the program.  If it fails, the impact is only felt by said state.

However if the Federal Government passes a bold program, the failure of the program affects everyone.  A citizen can’t avoid it by just moving to another State.

We have acknowledge the importance of competition in the marketplace for our dollars.  There are several shops or manufactures will sell you a hammer if you need one.  Why not force the states in the position to compete for your citizenship and tax dollars?

This is the check on the States and demonstrates why a lot of what Federal Government does isn’t necessary.  There is also the problem of the Federal Government abusing the states doing things that they believe are right.

Like the Republicans who supported the National Right-to-Care Reciprocity Act.

John Lambert [send him email] is the Outreach Coordinator for the Texas Tenth Amendment Center.