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The Dangers of vouchers…Trump’s voucher plan.
Below is a link to a 38 minute podcast on vouchers and their danger by KrisAnne Hall, lawyer and Constitutional advocate. There is a full all out push coming and it will be led by DeVos. If successful it will accomplish putting parents under control of federal gov. This will increase money spent by the feds on education from $540,000,000 to $130 billion ($20B from the feds and $110B from the states) if the Trump plan is implemented. This will be a mechanism of control of all parents/children under the poverty level if they sign on to new voucher programs. If they take the money, they will have to take the mandates of national curriculum and national methodology.
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From all of us at the Rock River Patriots, we wish everyone a happy Independence Day!
Today is an important day to reflect on Freedom and what it means to each and every one of us. What are the costs of freedom? What is freedom to you? Are we still even free? What are you willing to do in the freedom fight?
What does freedom mean to me? Here is the transcript of a speech I delivered several years ago at an event. I know these are feelings echoed throughout the freedom movement. I know I am not alone when I feel these emotions.
I am one of the members of the Rock River Patriots (RRP) leadership team.
I must admit it was a struggle for me to decide if I wanted to be involved with this event because as many of you know I’m not a fan of either party. I became disillusioned with what I saw as I became a conservative activist by people who are supposed to be on “my side”. I saw how the leadership of the party attempted to control good honest patriots or play political games. It became obvious many in “leadership positions” in both parties do not have the best interest of the people in mind.
John Adams said: “There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”
I would consider myself a constitutionalist. An even better term would be an individualist, which is the constructive opposite of a collectivist. We are endowed with our rights by our Creator as individuals. As a Christian, I am saved as an individual. I don’t believe in “the greater good for the greater number”, which is the essence of collectivism. By doing so, the rights of the individual always end up being sacrificed for some purpose by the government. Those rights are rarely, if ever, given back.
Even in the context of so-called conservatives, we have collectivism in the party system. Many patriots are afraid to stand up and go against the group because of what will happen from those in “leadership” positions if they do stand up for what is right. This is something the RRP have personally witnessed in the Wisconsin Legislature, and continues to this day.
Much of what I say applies to both parties.
Both parties are guilty of violating our liberties every day.
The Democrat Party has been doing that by creating the dependency / entitlement / class warfare state.
The Republican Party aided by the Democrats has created a virtual police state to fight the war on terror putting into place measures like the Patriot Act that have been used against ordinary American citizens. Coincidentally, of all the bulk data collection used under the Patriot Act, it has not been used to stop one terrorist attack.
We see many in both parties as different sides to the same BIG GOVERNMENT PARTY. Our goal is not the interests of a party, but about doing what is right, moral, and constitutional.
RRP warned early on about the draconian measures like the Patriot Act being used against ordinary Americans. We were called conspiracy theorists, and told we are part of the tin foil hat club”. They obviously had to attack the messenger, because our message is reasonable. Are we so unpatriotic to ask that the government obey the 4th Amendment and obtain a search warrant? With all of the resources of the government, is it really that difficult?
On that note…I mentioned we have been called Conspiracy Theorists in an effort to make you believe that we are crazy, and our beliefs are not based on any sort of evidence.
What is a conspiracy? A conspiracy is simply an agreement between two or more people to do something. That’s it! History is full of conspiracies!
Look at the government actions in the recent past. It is full of conspiracies:
Fast and Furious…Arming drug cartels as an excuse to restrict American’s 2nd Amendment Rights.
Benghazi…Letting American diplomats and security personnel die at the hands of groups aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. We still don’t know the real story!
The IRS scandal against TEA Party and Patriot Groups…Targeting us because of our religious and political beliefs.
Are all examples of a government out of control! This is not freedom to me. These are the acts of a nation moving toward a totalitarian system.
Why don’t we have people calling for the abolishment of IRS in light of the scandal? The RRP have seen this abuse first-hand being targeted.
I know I’m not the most perfect person in the world. God knows I learned long ago how imperfect I really am. I need a Savior because without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, I would be even worse than I am already.
That brings us back to the whole issue of freedom. What do I think freedom means and where did it originate?
“Freedom is not defined by safety. Freedom is defined by the ability of citizens to live without government interference. Government cannot create a world without risks, nor would we really wish to live in such a fictional place. Only a totalitarian society would even claim absolute safety as a worthy ideal, because it would require total state control over its citizens’ lives. Liberty has meaning only if we still believe in it when terrible things happen and a false government security blanket beckons.” – Ron Paul
The Declaration of Independence spells out the origin of our freedom. The declaration states that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these are the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To SECURE these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Our founding fathers had a deep knowledge of history and of natural law. Freedom predates government. Freedom originates from God. Ultimately, God gave us a choice in having a relationship with him. We have the ability to accept his offer of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ or reject it. The Bible tells us “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
Our founding fathers understood that man is not fundamentally good, as many in the progressive movement would like you to believe. History proves just how bad man can be, and how government has been used by bad people to do horrendous things. We do not need to look very far back in history to see the millions killed at the hands of repressive governments.
What about the 50 million + abortions that have occurred since Roe v. Wade? Destroying an innocent baby in the womb proves how deeply flawed we all are. Consider the Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. His “clinic” was an abortion shop of horrors. Babies were allowed to be born and then Gosnell would snip the spinal cords of these children. This is depravity!
Our founding fathers recognized the primary reason to have government was to secure our liberties. The government’s job is not to keep us safe. It is to keep us free!
Benjamin Franklin told us those willing to give up essential liberty for temporary safety deserve neither.
He understood (as they all did) that the moment you trade safety for liberty, the government will always end up taking more power and securing itself.
So what does freedom mean to me???
Freedom in its most basic sense, is the ability to live free from government interference into my life. As long as I am not causing harm to someone else, I should be free to live as I see fit.
Freedom to me is being able to speak out and criticize my government without fear of being audited by the IRS.
Freedom to me is having a populace that is free to investigate the actions of the government without fear that their computers will be hacked by the NSA or journalists be intimidated.
Freedom to me is being able to give as much money as I want to support any organization, candidate, or charity I choose.
Freedom to me as a law abiding citizen is being able to carry a gun open or concealed without a permit.
Freedom to me is being able to own a gun that goes BANG, BANG, BANG with each pull of the trigger instead of just BANG, without jumping through every hoop imaginable.
Freedom to me is being secure in my person, my house, my papers, and my effects and only be subjected to a government search with a warrant signed by a judge.
Freedom to me is being given due process and a fair speedy trial by jury of my peers.
Freedom to me is being able to choose the foods I eat…even if I want to consume raw milk.
Freedom to me is allowing me to keep all the fruits of my labor and not be over-taxed and over-regulated.
Freedom to me is abolishing the IRS and instituting a consumption based tax system.
Freedom to me is being able to engage in commerce wherever and whenever I see fit without government interference.
Freedom to me means I can choose whether or not I want to buy health insurance.
Freedom to me means allowing unborn children the ability to choose what they want to do with their life.
Freedom to me means having a sound monetary system that is not run by a private banking cartel.
Freedom to me is having local control of the educational system, and allowing the parents to decide where their educational dollars go to educate their childen.
Freedom to me is only fighting wars declared by Congress with a defined mission, objectives, and time tables.
“It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.” – James Madison
So now the question is where do we go from here?
The answer does not exist in the latest greatest personality or hopeful in any political party. As people, we are all fallible. Instead, we need to adhere to the principles of freedom. View every prospective candidate through that lens, and decide based on both their words and actions, if they friends of freedom. If they have to do formulate agreements and pass bills in secret, they are not a friend of freedom.
Our founders understood that our Constitution is for a moral and religious people is wholly inadequate for any other.
Our first revolution didn’t start by a political party…It started in the pulpits. How many churches are failing their members by telling them what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear?
God fearing men and women pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to do what was right and just. What are you willing to do for your freedom?
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure if we have removed their only firm basis: a conviction in the minds of men that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.” – Thomas Jefferson
Only with God’s help can each one of you fulfill your calling. Only with God’s help will you have the strength to stand against all odds.
What is your choice going to be?
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Below is info from the NRA regarding the attempt at stealing away your 2nd Amendment Rights by Team Obama. Since OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS did not work, this UN Small Arms Treaty is another attempt at making you a slave.
Here is an NRA link to 5 videos that you need to see about this issue: U.N. ARMS TRADE TREATY
Below is clipped from last Fridays update, (link above), from the NRA on the first week of the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty discussions currently underway that is supported by Team BHO…NRA provides a hot link in last sentence to a “Write Your Representatives” tool.
…”As we reported last week, for nearly 20 years, the NRA has fought tirelessly to oppose any United Nations effort to undermine the constitutional rights of law-abiding American gun owners. That fight has grown more intense lately, as the U.N. and global gun banners have markedly stepped up their attack on our Second Amendment freedoms by including civilian arms in the proposed Arms Trade Treaty.
As called for in a resolution adopted by the U.N. General Assembly in 2009, a conference began this week in New York City to draft the treaty’s language. The United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty is one of the most serious threats to American gun owners in decades.
The NRA will continue to maintain a strong presence at the ATT meeting, which will run through July 27. And we will continue to champion the position that any ATT must in no way impact gun owners’ rights.
As we await the conclusion of the meeting, please be sure to contact your U.S. Senators and urge them to strongly oppose any U.N. treaty that in any way diminishes our constitutional rights.
You can find contact information for your U.S. Senators by using the “Write Your Representatives” tool at www.NRAILA.org. You may also contact your Senators by phone at (202) 224-3121”…
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Here is the press release from Gov. Walker’s office.
Gov. Walker: Signs Green Tier executive order
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the executive order:
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
Air Date: June 11, 2012
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Tom DeWeese
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.
Filed under: Global Climate Change Hoax, State / Local Issues, The Push for Global Government | Tagged: Crosstalk, Globalism, Gov. Scott Walker, Green Tier Executive Order, Jim Schneider, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Tyranny, The New World Order, Tom Deweese, UN Agenda 21 | 5 Comments »
This bill has passed the U.S. Senate and maybe voted on by the U.S. House of Representatives this Friday. Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote “NO” on bill S. 1813.
On Thursday, Congress is scheduled to begin consideration of H.R. 3523, the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011” (CISPA). This bill is the next great threat to our privacy over the Internet, but unlike the fight against SOPA and PIPA, Internet giants like Facebook and Twitter are openly supporting CISPA. Contact your congressional representatives and tell them to vote “NO” on H.R. 3523.
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