LETTERS BY PATRIOTS

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OPEN LETTER TO

DR. BEN CARSON
"Some People Are More Equal?"



 
Comment and Questions

By TPATH Editor
Dwight Kehoe
May 24, 2014


Dear Dr. Carson,
First of all I would like to tell you how much you are admired and respected by millions upon millions of Americans.  At that "Breakfast Dinner" where you spoke, the people of this country were blessed to be able to see and hear, for the first time since Obama took office, a person stand up and say what needed to be said.  

Your life story, which we hope will have many additional chapters, has been one spent perfecting the most delicate of surgical procedures and as a result you have saved many lives not just by your own hand but by the hands of others who have learned and now follow your techniques.

If the epilogue of Dr. Ben Carson had already been written, no one could ask more of you.  But now it appears that we are asking for more.  From that first thrilling moment that America became aware of you, not one of us who have endured the last six years, which by the way have felt more like  six decades, could get the thought out of our heads that we may have found the man who could undo the damage wrought by the leftist usurping the hallowed chambers of our White House. 

It is understandable that politics and many social issues connected to that dirty game are not your area of expertise as you have spent your time learning to help people and to serve them. Politicians and the players in this new field you are about to enter, seek to help themselves and to be served by the people.  So be forewarned.  If you do take on this new battle and many desperately hope you will, the sharks, the rats and other vermin will seek to destroy you and your reputation at the first hint that you may endanger their fiefdom.  When it starts, and it will, the onslaught will be overt and covert. It will come from known foes and supposed friends.  

Where you stand.
I have listened to you very closely over these past several months and have found you to be clever, intelligent and your soft spoken delivery demands attention and respect. Qualities we haven't seen in this country for many years.

Because I run a conservative commentary website it is very important to me and to TPATH's readers that I know and understand your positions on the issues prior to any commitment.  As of now I believe I have either heard or read all your speeches and interviews since that day I referenced above.  For the most part, bravo!  But not all the parts.

Your interview with Glenn Beck and a previous one for which I won't mention the interviewer, concerning the 2nd Amendment gave me pause.  No, it actually did more than that, it created concern.

 Here is what you said, quote:   
“I think if you live in the midst of a lot of people, and I’m afraid that that semi-automatic weapon is going to fall into the hands of a crazy person, I would rather you not have it.” 


This bothers me on several fronts.  
  • First it indicates that you may harbor beliefs that people who live in large cities, those law abiding citizens who are in daily peril, not just on the streets during the day but in their homes at night are somehow less responsible, less trustworthy than their brethren living in the suburbs.  Without getting too deeply into demographics, it seems clear that you consider some groups more eligible for Constitutional rights than others.
  • Second, just as all citizens must be afforded the same rights equally, all rights, those which are spelled out in the Constitution, must also be adhered to.  A breech of one aspect, one right, one Article or one Amendment, because it feels good or for any other reason, will expose all rights and render them vulnerable.
  • It would seem that there is a perception that there are "crazy people" only in the cities. There are of course crazy people and criminals everywhere.  That is one derivative of the right of self defense. But even if one could find these crazy people only in the midst of a lot of people, why then would you not want law abiding citizens to be equally armed as are the "crazy people"?
Personally I would think that if a crazy person was armed with a semi-automatic weapon and intent on doing harm, you would rather a citizen under threat be armed with one.  Across this country, areas where a lot of people live, a lot of people die.  Honest, law abiding, hard working people, left defenseless by do-good-liberals, make up a large portion of the dead. Many of which would not be, if they had not been deprived of their Constitutional right to protect themselves, their family and their property.  Living in the midst of a lot of people should not be cause to render them defenseless. 


Regards,
Dwight Kehoe
Editor www.TPATH.org


Contact Dwight Kehoe  HERE

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INVITATION TO CONCERNED
PARENTS and TEACHERS




This is a TPATH and TeamNJ supported event.


Posted By TPATH
April 8, 2014

Dear Patriots and Concerned Parents,
For those of you who may not know me, I live in New Jersey and have been involved with the fight against Common Core for almost two years.
  

I would like to suggest we schedule a meeting of all interested parties to plan and discuss a strategy for fighting Common Core in New Jersey.
  

I know we have all been working in our own towns to inform the people about this assault on our children's education and the freedom of our local teachers to set up a curriculum consistent with the standards of our community. It may be beneficial now to meet and compare notes to see what has worked and what we should be doing in the coming months. We all come from different towns and areas in the state but we all want what's best for our children.  How do we best protect our children from this federal takeover?

Let's brainstorm and come up with a plan.  
There is more strength in numbers.


If you are interested please let me know.  Depending on where the majority of the responding people come from will decide where we will meet.  I would like to suggest a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  
Let me know what you think.  
Please pass this on to anyone you know who might be interested.
  

Once we have compiled a list of those interested each of you will be contacted with specifics. Please understand and trust that I will not share email information until we have agreed on that for those joining this group.  

I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards,
Judy R.

Note from TPATH : The scourge of Common Core and its evil twin, Agenda 21 are threats we must confront. The sooner the better.  Free money coming from the Federal Government into our local communities in support of Common Core has to be met and dealt with.  Those dollars seem in the beginning to be easy pickings but snatching them up may well equal the reality of the Poison Pawn. There will be no defense against the onslaught to follow and no way to return the pawn to the board.

TPATH has posted this very important message from Ms. R, but since this webpage is open to the public we edited certain portions of this notice and also have hidden her personal contact information, except for her email address.  If you are interested in joining her please make contact either with her or TPATH in the email links provided below.

She will then contact each respondent with information concerning time, date and location of the upcoming meeting.

Thanks,
Dwight
Editor TPATH

Contact Judy R.  HERE

Contact TPATH  HERE (Please put Common Core Meeting in the subject line)

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AN HISTORICAL AND FACTUAL RESPONSE TO
TPATH'S 
THIRD OPTION SERIES

By Mr. Joseph Foster 
February 25, 2013


Dear TPATH,

Your treatise on the way ahead for our once great country seems to be spot on correct however it only highlights the end results and a sad truth about what is really happening.  This "balkanization" has not taken place by accident but to the contrary, it represents a "way ahead" designed to defeat the industrial democracies with its main focus being on the United States.  This ambitious plan has its genesis in the 1930's and is the brainchild of Antonio Gramsci.  Gramsci as you probably already know was the Italian Communist of Jewish descent who penned what has been referred to as the "last" Communist Manifesto while imprisoned in an Italian jail.  His writings are a great read for those who wish to fully understand what is currently happening in America.
 
As he ruminated in his cell about how the western democracies could be defeated and brought under the Socialist (Communist) umbrella, he realized that the United States would never succumb to the harsh, direct assault of a "violent" Socialist/Communist revolution thus a more subtle, long term approach needed to be developed.  Why did he feel this great need to create another approach?  Because he fully understood the breath and depth of America's strengths.  Faith in God that America had served as a key underpinning of our society.  He also understood how the diversity of our "melting pot", in conjunction with our Constitutionally protected religious freedom and our 1st and 2nd amendments would be major obstacles to overcome if Socialism/Communism were to succeed.  He knew empirically that these core building blocks would need to be destroyed and removed one by one in order for Socialism/Communism to take root and flourish.  The plan goes that far back.
 
Now if we jump forward, we see that there is an apparent melding of Gramsci's grand design and the intellectually well grounded approach developed by the Fabians in their stealthy, "velvet" glove attack of deception and Orwellian "Newspeak".  The Fabians can claim success for their securing Great Britain firmly in the "Socialist" sphere of influence following what Hayek described as "Market" Socialism (interestingly, that is where we are at this point in time ourselves).  Note:  As any Soviet era school child knew, Socialism was nothing more than a "way-station" on the path to full blown Communism.  This has not changed however it has become much more sophisticated in its progression.  Time has always been on the side of this "New" Communist threat because the plan calls for a very well ordered and sophisticated roll-out over a period of years.  Americans have been ill-prepared to deal with this onslaught and went soundly to sleep with the collapse of the Soviet Union.  Bad move!
 
In this country we can trace the genesis of this  "roll-out" plan to the mid 1950's, primarily by the hand of Saul Alinsky (an acolyte of Gramsci) who penned the handbook "Rules for Radicals" which soon became the guide used by Obama, Hilary Clinton and a host of modern Communists (sorry, progressives).  Following Gramsci's core plan that called for "balkanizing" America by turning one group against another (men vs women, rich vs poor, black vs white, religion vs religion, etc.) the Socialist/Communists could create the perfect environment for co-opting this country without firing a shot (they would let us do that to ourselves internally).
 
In the early 1960's Alinsky had his first major success tied to co-opting academia in the person of one of the College professors.  Interestingly, this success was on the campus of Brigham Young.  This also set the stage for "infesting" other institutions of higher learning by teaching the ways of the modern American radical.  Also, thanks to a great extent John F. Kennedy and his "Camelot" a new educational system was implemented designed to compliment and extend the work done by another great Communist inspired educator (Dewey).  This "new" approach was predicated on Hegal and his "dialectic".  This Hegelian model interestingly was also the same educational model used by the Nazis in Germany as well as Stalin and the Communists in Russia.  Traditional education gave way to political indoctrination.  Now, thanks to the work of Alinsky and the guidelines of Gramsci the wheels were finally set in motion.
 
The 1960's became the "watershed" for radical change.  Kennedy/Johnson gave us an ill-advised war that could not be won by the way it was being fought.  The not so "Great" Society gave us the heavy handed dose of Socialism to set the stage for the Democrat promoted "give-aways" to the masses that would ensure Socialism and worse would take root and flourish via the vote of the masses.  Then came the race riots (Gramsci suggested using blacks in America as the "shock troops" in the main assault), the destruction of the Black family (and eventually, all American families), the balkanization of the women's movement, radical environmentalism, the destruction of our economy through more socialist inspired "central" planning based on Keynes as opposed to the Austrian school, etc.  All the while, the people we kept electing continued (most through ignorance) these obviously self destructive policies.  Education kept up the assault by ensuring that each subsequent generation students were taught less and less about history and those things of value that helped build our country and more on the radicalization (environment, race, gender, etc.).
 
A new religion came into being (by design for sure) that was now based on "Gaia" and its mantra being Environmentalism.  It is now taught in every school that touches a federal dollar (so much for the separation of church and state right?).  This also led to the perfect storm known as Barak Hussein Obama.  He is not the brains behind this mess however he is it's figurehead and spokesman.  He probably is not even bright enough to understand that he is probably little more than a dupe in this Kubuki theater.  Since Gramsci, all of the plans and gambits have been very well thought out and executed by a cadre of hardcore, "informed" shadowy leaders using the shock troops as identified by Gramsci.  The majority of those who call themselves "Progressives" (of both parties) have little or no knowledge of just how that have been and are being played in this grand scheme.  The rest of the cattle have no clue as to how they are being led to the proverbial slaughter but soon they will understand their plight as it becomes memorialized in the law (there will be more "Obamacare" moments of that you can be sure).  The rules and regulations will soon to be enforced by nameless and faceless bureaucrats.  Now that brings us to the "Third way" that you wrote about.
 
The "Third way" represents the ultimate balkanization of what remains of the United States of America.  It is exactly what Gramsci wanted because he understood "United we stand, divided we fall".  A "Balkanized" country with each state divided along the lines of Red and Blue, etc. would all but ensure the modern Socialist tyranny would finally prevail.  I believe that the final assault will come at the hands of our "friends" in the United Nations.  With the recent signing of the treaties (5 I believe) the stage is set for a President to call in UN "police" or "peace keepers" to enforce the now memorialized UN laws thus negating the protections and federalism guaranteed under the US Constitution.  I believe that it would be only a matter of time before the jack boot of international tyranny is placed on all our necks regardless of which states we live. 
 
One can only hope that this will not be the ultimate outcome and that a much better scenario can play out.  However, with that being said, we must now more than ever be vigilant because all of these building blocks have been put in place ever since institutions such as World Federalist International, the Bilderburgers, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations were brought into existence.  Let us also not forget our Friends in the Fabian Society and the warnings by Orwell, Huxley, etc..  The assault will not end at the borders between the Blue and Red states but will continue on unabated unless the bulk of Americans wake up and "smell the coffee" before it is too late.  One can only hope!
  
Regards,
Joe Foster

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Seas to Rise Six Feet!!! 

Open letter to:
Monmouth County Conservation Foundation
 2-11-14

By Dan Biringer
TPATH Contributor


Extra, extra read all about it! “Great lakes, record ice cover”, “Over two-thirds of continental USA covered in ice”. “South faces snow, ice threat”.
 
These headlines have been gracing our newspapers all winter long and then there’s this warning of… global warming, “Advocates warn: Areas of urban coast at risk” (Tri-Town News 1-30-14).

In this article, William Kastning, the executive director of the Monmouth County Conservation Foundation, is quoted “Despite an expected 6-foot rise in sea levels by the year 2100 and the predictions for more extreme coastal storms in coming years residents continue to move to vulnerable coastal areas and officials continue to ignore the dangers”. Having lived on the shore since the 1950’s, I can tell you first hand the ocean has not risen even one inch. Question; when is this rise in sea levels supposed to begin? Am I expected to believe the seas will be rising nearly an inch every year for the next 85 years? Hogwash.

I will agree that as more people move near the water, more damage will occur, that’s just common sense and Hurricane Sandy notwithstanding, the yearly predictions of ever “more frequent and violent” storms never seems to play out. A simple internet search “Records of storm severity” will produce more than enough evidence and graphs to refute these ridiculous assertions.

Reading deeper into the article, I think you will find the real reason for the fear mongering, and that is the loss of funds. To quote Mr Kastning, “2014 is going to be the first year, maybe since the inception of the Green Acres program, that we do not have any new funding coming our way”, what a shame. The bottom line always seems to be the money or lack thereof. The unelected officials of organizations such as the Monmouth County Conservation Foundation, NJ Future, and Sustainable New Jersey, all seem to have a common goal, money and control. Perhaps they have their eye on a bill being considered in Trenton that will put us yet another six BILLION dollars in debt? This brilliant piece of legislation is slated to purchase an additional million acres of land, like we can afford that!

The time has come to send these pseudo scientific climate charlatans packing. Please, you can and should learn more about the agendas of these and other “friendly sounding” organizations by doing a simple search, Sustainable and freedom, in that order, you will be amazed.

Daniel T Biringer

Jackson NJ
February 14, 2014 ~TPATH~

Editor's Note:
If by any chance the comprehension deficient fellows at any of the "earth savior groups" mentioned by Mr. Biringer get a chance to read his letter they might want to check out the POLAR VORTEX Part II  posted by TPATH last week.   Caution should be issued however, the contortionist moves which will have to be made in an effort to ignore these very uncomfortable facts may necessitate a trip to the chiropractor.
TPATH


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OPEN LETTER TO JOHN BOEHNER


The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives
The Capitol, H-232
Washington, D.C., 20515  
January 6, 2014
                                                                                                                     

Dear Speaker Boehner,
We write to express our grave concern over the failure of your House of Representatives to extract the truth from the Obama administration concerning the attack on our diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi, Libya; and, the brutal deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stephens, U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and security officers Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. 

To date, five (5) different committees of the House have conducted separate hearings, uncovering information in a piecemeal fashion lacking professional investigators.  The five committees’ efforts are disjointed and uncoordinated.  The Obama administration has benefited from that dysfunctional process to hide the truth.  Hardly any Obama administration witnesses have testified – publicly or privately.  You have resisted repeated calls for the creation of a select investigative committee with subpoena authority. It appears that you are satisfied to allow that state of investigative incoherence and ambiguity to continue.

The last public hearing by any of the five committees was held in September – four (4) months ago.  The families of the dead who fought valiantly to protect the mission and their families, the survivors, and the American people deserve better from you and your Members of Congress. They deserve the absolute truth from their government. Your failure to get the truth and hold public officials accountable increases the possibility of other repeat attacks and additional failures to defend Americans abroad.

On Sunday, December 29, 2013, the New York Times published a story concerning the Benghazi attacks that directly contradicts the sworn testimony of witnesses who appeared before various committees.

Besides the obvious New York Times editorial and political objectives of inoculating Hillary Clinton and her 2016 presidential campaign from further criticism of her failures as Secretary of State, the story contradicts objective truth and established facts in a way that confuses the public.  Your inaction and failure to lead on the Benghazi investigation directly contributes to the repetition of lies; a lack of accountability from responsible government officials; and the political advancement of persons who seek to continue to “fundamentally transform” the Constitution and our country.  The New York Times recent publication proves the Benghazi story is not “going away.”

Your oversight of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation has been without any meaningful effect or result.  Not a single terrorist in this well-planned and executed military attack by radical Islamists has been apprehended.  Ahmed Abu Khattala, a ringleader of the attack, granted long interviews to reporters in Benghazi cafes, while the Obama administration – and you – have done nothing.  Nearly 16 months after the terrorist attack, the American public has no accountability and no plan of action from House leadership. The public is subjected to undisputed disinformation from a White House who calls the terror attack a “phony scandal.”  While the White House repeats false and misleading information, you continue to ignore claims, documented by Rep. Frank Wolf, of intelligence officers being intimidated with multiple, punitive polygraph examinations and harassing non-disclosure agreement demands.  If Benghazi is “phony” why are intelligence officers being threatened not to speak and subjected to polygraph exams? Why do you stand by passively?

Some analysts believe your inaction and passivity towards getting to the truth concerning Benghazi is because you were briefed on the intelligence and special operations activities in Libya as a member of the “Super 8.”   You may possess “guilty knowledge.”  We recall how then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi developed a form of “amnesia” concerning a documented briefing she received on so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” – later termed “torture” for political purposes.  Are you in the same position as your predecessor?  Are you dodging a legitimate, thorough, coordinated investigation of Benghazi because it will damage your political position as Speaker?

You should be embarrassed that members of Congress, and your own party, are forced to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with Obama administration agencies to get basic information about the Benghazi issue.  What a sad and pathetic statement about the operations of House standing committees looking into this tragedy that FOIA has become the last resort of even Republican Members seeking the truth!  Are you concerned that the scattershot and untimely efforts of the various committees may actually be doing more harm than good at documenting facts?  These are all examples of Republican leadership failures.  How are you accountable?

Rep. Mike Rogers and the Intelligence Committee seem to act as defense counsel for the Obama administration.  A recent Intelligence Committee weekly update note stated as fact that no arms shipments were being run from Libya, and that no intelligence officers were being coerced not to speak.  There is substantial evidence to the contrary on both counts.  Why does Rep. Rogers parrot the discredited falsehoods of the so-called “Accountability Review Board” (ARB)?  Conflicting accounts, testimony and evidence need to be investigated – not dismissed or ignored.  Don’t those contradictions and questions compel you, on behalf of the American people, to take any action to resolve the matter and get to the truth? 

Aren’t you concerned that General Carter Ham was suddenly and prematurely recalled from AFRICOM, and then made statements at the Aspen Institute that directly contradicted the Obama administration’s position on the nature of the attack in Benghazi?  Why has General Ham not testified publicly before one of the House committees?

The New York Times story reports that the CIA was, in fact, collecting weapons in Benghazi.  If true, why was the CIA running a separate, parallel weapons program from the State Department’s $40 million collection effort?  Where did the CIA-purchased weapons go?  Is the Obama administration arming al Qaeda affiliated jihadists in Syria?

If you wished, you could have publicly engaged Rep. Devin Nunes concerning his November 6, 2013 letter to you, addressing the nine unanswered questions about Benghazi. Instead, there was thundering silence from your office. You have an opportunity to show strong leadership and resolve a national disgrace perpetrated by specific public officials. You are failing. 

Your reluctance to lead and resistance to create a Select Committee on Benghazi must end.  More than 75% of all House Republicans – with the conspicuous absence of those in leadership or committee chairmen – have cosponsored Rep. Wolf’s Select Committee bill.  Few bills in this Congress demonstrate such overwhelming support from Republicans.  Additionally, the bill enjoys the support of national security advocacy groups, and the Wall Street Journal editorial board, among many others.

We urge you to bring the bill to the floor for a vote immediately to start effective oversight on this critical national security matter immediately. We have waited long enough. Your approach is not working.
Mr. Speaker, we call upon you to act now and create a Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate all aspects of the United States involvement in Libya, to include, but not be limited to the attacks of September 11, 2012.  It must now also include the protracted cover-up the American people, the families of the fallen and those with loved ones serving overseas have endured. The new committee must have subpoena power, capable staff and Members from both parties who are committed to finding the truth, not playing politics.  The Committee must be staffed with new, professional, qualified and experienced investigators. It must have resources to conduct a thorough, comprehensive investigation and issue an exhaustive report before this Congress adjourns. 

Sincerely,
The Undersigned:
(Titles for identification purposes only)
Charles Woods, Father of Ty Woods
Pat Smith, Mother of Sean Smith
Michael Ingmire, Musician/Writer, Uncle to Sean Smith
Adm. Jerome L. Johnson, USN Ret., former Vice Chief of Naval Operations
Lt. Gen. E.G. “Buck” Shuler, Jr., USAF, (Ret)
Lt. Gen. Richard D. Lawrence, USA (Ret)
LTG William G. Boykin, USA (Ret)
Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, USA Ret, Chairman, Stand Up America
Maj. Gen. Carroll D. Childers, USA (Ret), Ranger
Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Cole, USA (Ret)
Maj. Gen. Richard M. Cooke, USMC (Ret)
Amb. Henry F. Cooper, Former Director, Strategic Defense Initiative
LTC Allen B. West (US Army, Ret) former Congressman, FL
Capt Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62, USN (Ret), Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
Debra Burlingame, Co-founder, 9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America
Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness
Dick Brauer, Col, USAF (Ret), Special Operation Speaks
Tom Fitton, President, Judicial Watch
Allen Roth, Secure America Now
Joel A. Arends, Veterans for a Strong America
Ginni Thomas, President, Liberty Consulting
Catherine Engelbrecht, President, True the Vote
Anita MonCrief, Black Voters Alliance
David Wallace, Restore America's Mission
Dr. James Pollock, Maj., USAF (Ret), OIF VETx2, SOCOM, Wounded Warrior Congressional Advocate
John J. Molloy, Chairman, National Vietnam & Gulf War Veterans Coalition
James C. Harding, Col USAF (Ret) National Spokesman for Veteran Defenders of America
Diane M. Sendlenski, Veteran US Air Force, Special Operations Speaks Coordinator 
John G. B. Howland, Publisher, USNA-At-Large
Katherine Cornell Gorka, Executive Director, The Westminster Institute
Paul Caprio, Executive Director, Family Pac Federal
William L. Walton, Chairman, Rappahannock Ventures LLC
Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Affairs, American Family Association
David Horowitz, President, Freedom Center
Peter Thomas, Chairman, The Conservative Caucus
Rear Adm. Hugh P. Scott, MC, USN (Ret)
Rear Adm. Bill McDaniel, USN (Ret)
Rear Adm. John A. Moriarty, USN, (Ret)
Rear Adm. Robert B. McClinton, USN (Ret)
Rear Adm. Don G. Primeau, USN (Ret)
Brig. Gen. Michael Neil, USMCR (Ret)
Brig. Gen. Francis Hughes, USA (Ret)
Brig. Gen. John Zierdt, Jr., USA (Ret)
Brig. Gen. Michael T. Byrnes, USA (Ret)
Brig. Gen. William A. Bloomer, USMC (Ret)
Captain Kenneth Rauch, USN (Ret)
Captain Peter A. Hewett, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Captain James Knight, USN (Ret)
Captain Roger W. Barnett, USN (Ret)
Captain Gregory Streeter, USN (Ret) USNA ’58
Col. G. Huntington Banister, USA (Ret), and former Acting Director, Selective Service System, 1994 
Col. S. Badiner, USMC (Ret)
Col. Gregory G. Raths, USMC (Ret)
Col. Joseph V. Potter, USAF (Ret) 
Col. Rob Maness, USAF (Ret), U.S. Senate Candidate 2014, R-Louisiana
Dan Bongino, 2012 Republican Nominee for US Senate, MD
Lt. Col. Ken Benway, USA (Ret)
Lt. Col. Dennis B. Haney, USAF (Ret)
CDR Randolph J. Horhutz, USNA '61, SC, USN (Ret)
Everett Woolum, CMSGT, USAF (Ret)
Gregory J. Rose, USNA '73
Thomas Corboy, USNA, ‘61
Anthony R. Papandrea, USNA ‘61
Raymond H. Clary, Jr., USNA ‘65
John W. Slagle, U.S. Navy Aviation veteran (Ret) Special Agent U.S.B.P. Anti-Smuggling Unit
Sarah Folger White, Former Presidential Commissioner
Dick and Patricia Schermerhorn, Appleton, WI
Lee Boyland, Author, former military officer, entrepreneur, nuclear engineer
Susan Creed Percy, Advocate for Military Families
Dave Hollenbeck, retired CA Highway Patrol 
Paul F. Wirtz, Military family, OH resident
John Lillywhite, U.S. Citizen
Gene Andrews, U. S. Citizen
Mrs. Nancy Olbert, Supervisor Criminal Advocates, Daytona, FL State Attorney Office
Dr. Frank Ingels, Military Defense Consultant, MSIC/TETRA Office
Robert M. Trent, Senior Special Agent, USINS and former Marine and Vietnam combat veteran
Kelly Monroe Kullberg, Christians for a Sustainable Economy; OH resident

Posted by TPATH
January 13, 2014
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TPATH readers, the following missive was sent to us relating to the article we posted above.  Please take a few minutes and read about some things that will surely be new to you.  If you would like to comment to Mr. Foster directly his email address is at the bottom of this article.   Or as always you can let me know what you are thinking.

Thanks,
Dwight


November 20, 2013

Dear TPATH,
This article hit the nail on the head regarding the 1st Amendment and the rights and responsibilities of a free people and a free press.  However, these hard earned freedoms come with often burdensome responsibilities.  There are no shortcuts or pain free paths to freedom.  As the framers pointed out with the inclusion of this amendment, we have this revered (by most) Constitution with which to live our lives in peace and freedom.  Along with this gift we were also given the responsibility as guardians to protect it and defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic.  This is one of the reasons that the left wants to drop the mandatory recitation of the pledge of allegence in schools and other public institutions.  Unfortunately many including our "modern" day, mainstream media have forgotten their responsibilities in this area to "We the people" and most importantly, Truth itself.  The "mainstream" media refuses to print or even try to comprehend immutable Truths but rather listen to "management" and put together a Pravda-like spin on everything coming from an ever more tyrannical administration.  They are helping to provide sustenance to this out of control leviathan that is devouring everything within the DC beltway.  


The question is why are we now facing this ever more politicized media more interested in advancing the administration's agenda all the while shirking its responsibility to printing the truth as opposed to propaganda?  This is especially true for five or six media outlets that control most if not all the news and commentary in this country, Fox being a slight exception?  Could it be that we are now seeing the outward manifestation of Crony-capitalism (in this case in the media sector) that Ayn Rand wrote about in her book Atlas Shrugged? We have become the laughingstock of the world because of our headlong lunge towards some perceived Progressive utopia, similar to the one envisioned by Stalin, Gramsci, Lenin and Marx.  The Russians are especially amused because after their great, failed experiment and now they see Obama taking us down the same failed, Progressive path, oblivious that it will happen again.  Yes, the hardcore left think that Communism failed because the Communists didn't follow the plan, now these same academic pinheads think that they know how to do it right and will succeed, forgetting unfortunately that human nature will defeat them as it did the Soviets.  One caveat, being that the left are not fools, they probably understand this fact and have a plan predicated on total control using technologies and lessons learned to subjugate the masses. We will see this control coming down the pike in the form of UN sponsored gun control, environmentalism (the new world religion), total control of the world economies (the elimination of cash therefore limiting us to electronic transactions only), lastly perhaps travel permits going from one state of region to another. Can anyone spell New World Order?!.


The central government, internationalist cabal are pushing the "Market Socialism" approach as currently seen in Europe, forgetting that all of the social programs that were put in place and fueled by Keynsian economics and the simple fact that over all of these years, the US has been shouldering the burden of providing for their security with the use of massive amounts of American money and military might.  This is the reason that the EU is collapsing under the weight now, because of their generous, entitlement programs.  The academics in the new Socialist (really Communist) movement are jumping for joy with each day that Obama wrecks his havoc on all of these key segments and bedrock of the American experiment.


To reiterate, support for Obama's misguided policies are being provided by a willing, lapdog press and media, almost totally controlled by the Fabianesque brand of Socialism (read Communism) that swallowed up Great Brittain back in the 40's.  That and along with an ever more powerful "big business" centered, emerging crony capitalism whereas government (I.e., Obama) picks and chooses the losers and winners (I.e., Senestra, GM, JP Morgan, etc.) as opposed to the guidance of the free market.  As you can see, we are already rapidly heading towards an amalgamation of Atlas Shrugged and a New World Order, based upon Orwell's "1984" (that being the year of the 100th anniversary of the Fabian Socialist Society - the "Happy face" of Communism if you will).  We have been duly warned on numerous occasions however with the media carrying water for these miscreants, we are losing ground on a daily basis because of the "low information voter"! 


Unfortunately, this sad excuse of a supposedly "fair and balanced" media is doing the bidding of the oligarchs (Crony-capitalists and their big government, Progressive friends) whereas the rich are getting richer (oligarchs and government officials) and the poor (we the people) poorer.  The best manifestation of this fact is that the middle class is all but disappearing as is our standard of living.  Again, all by design and going according to the "plan"!  What will remain will consist of the Oligarchs, their bureaucrat henchmen in government and the rest of us, slaves who will be dependent on the largess of the others.  This is the birth of tyranny pure and simple and yes, slavery!  By weakening us and making us all poorer, we now see how Obama is "cutting America down to size".  George Orwell surely did a wonderful job when he captured where we are going and how "New speak" is going to get us there.  If you don't believe me, just see now gleefully "New speak" is used by the NY Times, Washington Post, etc. etc.  This unholy alliance is ushering in the rule of an ever encroaching "Big Brother" repressive government doing the bidding of their overlords.  We now see that even with the psychofants in this so-called media and their Progressive cohorts (both domestic & foreign) flying cover for Obama, his signature program Obama-care and the fact that it is unraveling, the plan is still being protected and promoted.  (take control of 1/6th of the nations economy, control peoples health you now control the people and you have implemented the final plank of the 1929 Socialist platform.


We know that his signature healthcare program is still unraveling, according to plan I must reiterate (remember, Obama, Clinton and the rest of the Progressives all want a Single Payer approach).  My guess is that this cabal will only double down on the side of Obama-care pushing towards that desired, Single Payer solution.  This is a very sophisticated and well planned assault and unfortunately, our side has not been up to the task of combating such a Progressive onslaught effectively.  Our friends in the House timidly shirked their responsibility by being afraid to use the power of the purse (Constitutional prerogative).  Why? The Progressives have been unsuccessful in getting the word out in an effective manner and intimidating the Republican establishment leadership.  That along with the fact that the average American makes decisions based upon 30 second sound bites and written literature geared to the third grade level, our side blinked. Frame your message in short, easy to understand words and couch the message using alluring words "I.e., New Speak" you can make the marks think of something other then what the true meaning is.  Agenda 21 uses terms such as Smart Growth, Affordable Housing, Sustainable Development all meaning control by government, in the Agenda 21 environment it will be control by the United Nations.  Now you see how easy it is to fool the electorate in this country.  Dumbed down such as we have become, we have allowed the Progressives to gain control across the board.  This is what Gramsci planned and set in motion and what the Fabians, Saul Alinsky, the Clintons and Obama have been pushing for ever since.


I was told that you never point out a problem unless you can offer a solution.  Yes!  The press is extremely powerful especially working with the powers that be.  This goes well beyond Republican and Democrat, Liberal or Conservative or any of the other dynamic tension points.  They have all been devised and encouraged by an unlikely alliance of special interests that span and control all groups to varying degrees.  Even so, all is not lost because we have the means of getting the word out however, first we must first stop the self destructive circular firing squad approach now made famous by our Republican establishment friends.  The Tea Party and other like minded groups are also culpable to varying degrees themselves and must devise a more sophisticated approach if we are to win the day.  Better outreach and communications is definitely needed along with a long term plan of action.  Remember the Progressives have been working on these issues for the past 60 years and only now are starting to see the meaningful fruits of their well coordinated labors.  We must do the same if we are to defeat the Oligarchs and their henchmen.  We must also take a more proactive and unified approach in all critical areas, leaving none without conservative push back.  Not to sound alarmist, the Progressives have put a major effort in co-opting Texas on all fronts and unfortunately, they are making good headway.  Common Corp, Amnesty and a host of other initiatives are all part of the onslaughts.  We must adopt the same aggressive and offensive approach ourselves.


Building a new party is not the best way of going, however reintegrating the Republican party with its original core values might be our best bet.  There is also another aspect, the Democrat party as you probably are aware, has already been co-opted by their Progressive/Socialist wing using the approach mentioned.  Being that the media is orchestrating much of the unrest between groups within the Conservative movement and the Republican establishment is stupidly playing along oblivious to the truth, it would be in our best interests to defuse this situation and build a new program with perhaps new leadership at all levels.  Here is how we move pro actively within the Republican party that is currently reeling becausee of its lack luster resistance to Obama and his programs and a remarkedly weak establishment leadership.  We must attack from the grassroots level (bottom up), not forgetting Top Down and as a famous Communist in the Obama administration added; Inside Out as well.


Part of winning the battle is having a firm understanding of the "enemy" his strengths, his weaknesses and building an offense and defense designed to defeat that enemy.  The approach must expose the enemy's weaknesses that can be exploited and at the same time, we must protect our own weak points.  Once this has been done, then we can first withstand withstand all onslaughts from the enemy and true to the saying, develop a robust offense that then becomes our best line of defense.  As this is being accomplished, we must also establish a robust and widespread, grassroots effort so as to ensure the promotion of our core values and candidates, preferably from within an existing structure.  We must identify friends within the organization(s) that are sympathetic to our goals however, may not be "joiners" per se.  These resources can and on many cases are great insiders in the various towns and political structures that can add the local "boots on the ground" component.  There is a way of doing this whereas these resources and their energies can be directed to ensure that our long term solution has been put in place and promoted.  The goal here is to take back the country block by block, precinct by precinct and district by district.  It must be done primarily from the bottom up as opposed from purely top down.  There is a component that can be leveraged that will provide ample and favorable I might add, press.  This approach entails using the local weekly newspapers, radio stations and other friendly media outlets utilizing our own "benign" version of Orwell.  We must couch our arguments in a manner that our words don't turn the "average" voter off but rather guide them gently down our path to understanding.  


This approach is also predicated on leveraging our neighbors and friendly, local leaders that can be used to build an organization capable of effectively influencing politics town by town and district by district.  There are approximately 856 committee seats in Monmouth County, Republican and Democrat.  By winning 300 seats in each or either, county politics would be greatly influenced with our local organizations firmly in place.  As of last year, we had 30 of those Republican committee seats friendly to the TP and Conservativism.  This was done without any outreach at all.  Gaining control of more of these seats would help with the selection of leadership at all levels, including candidates and platforms, etc.  It would also provide the "boots on the ground" in each municipality that would help mobilize for all races including School Boards, etc.  It would also make our elected officials much more responsive because it becomes a local activist endeavor, more interested in changing the more traditional "go-along to get-along" approach representing "politics as usual" by both parties.  The solution:  Pick one "do-able" (I.e., town) project and build the infrastructure accordingly then continue to add towns as local resources are identified.  By going door to door with a well conceived, sophisticated message, we can influence the outcome of many elections including; mayor and council, but most importantly, the election of county committee seats and well qualified candidates for other statewide and national elections.  First, bridges must be built to the establishment organizations at all levels in order to get "seats at the table".  We must go with a concrete and effective plan and sell it across the board (use of the velvet glove works leaving the hammer as the last resort) while at the same time not setting off alarms with the establishment.  We must be somewhat stealthy in order to get our programs accepted and ultimately implemented.  We must stake out those issues most dear to people that if they understood the impact of programs at the local level such as; Common Core, Agenda 21, or whatever, it would take on new meaning for the "low information" voter.  We must bring each issue down to the local town level and dispassionately "educate" all voters in each town using language to educate as opposed to scare.  This should be done with personal conversations (perhaps a door to door protocol), the use of friends in the media, etc.  All efforts must be well thought out and coordinated.  Again, we must use the exact same tactics that the Progressive/Socialists/Communists have used over the past 60 years here in the United States.  Change the words, change the tone and be relentless and ultimately you will succeed.  Saul Alinsky and Antonio Gramsci knew this empirically and we should learn from them in order to ultimately, defeat Obama, the Clintons, McCain, McConnell, Graham, etc.


In closing, I believe this is all very doable, especially if the plan is good, the outlook long-term and personal dedication resolute.  Now is the time to channel all of the energy and passion into a cohesive plan and a leadership must step up.


Regards,
Joseph Foster
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                                          LETTER TO TPATH
                                       SUBJECT: OBAMACARE


Dear TPATH,
We need to get the message out there that Obamacare is driving up insurance premiums for individuals and businesses and this is a leading cause of unemployment, under employment and loss of health benefits by employees in the private sector. Because Obamacare requires the insurance companies to insure everyone at the same rates, Obamacare will force up premiums. There are 100 M people with conditions/illness that would not be able to get insurance (or, If they could get it, they would have to pay much higher rates in a free market). Cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and depression, ptsd, etc. alone affect close to 100 M Americans. Then, if you add in people who are not insurable at low rates because they drink, they are obese, have high blood pressure and blood sugar or take drugs, the numbers get much higher..
 
Obamacare  will result in mostly sick people and people with lower incomes signing up on the Exchanges (if they ever get the Exchanges to work). This will result in the need for the Federal Government to borrow huge amounts of money for subsidies. Already, the government says it will need to borrow $2.5 T over the next decade for Obamacare. It is likely to be much higher.  Harry Reid is asking to borrow $1 T per year over the next two years to fund the Federal Government. All this debt - $20 T by 2015 will go on the backs off our children and grandchildren.
 
Best,
 Mike


  More Obamacare Information

 
Here is the problem with Obamacre in a nutshell. Almost everyone over the age of 40 has a pre-existing condition (high blood pressure, obesity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol., etc.). They would not be insurable if they had to get their own policy or, even if they could get a policy, it would be at a very high premium/rate. This is because Americans do not take care of themselves, They are obese, and they smoke, drink, they eat processed and junk foods, and they are under great stress. They will all get a chronic disease (cancer, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, MS, depression, etc.- 100%) -according to the studies that are out there.

So, Obamacare says that everyone has to be given an insurance policy at the same premium/rate. This eliminates what insurance companies do best- underwrite risk. If the people who are healthy opt out and do not get insurance, that will drive up rates - because it will be mostly sick people that get insurance. As rates climb, companies will drop benefits and cut full time workers to part time workers.

October 9, 2013 TPATH

Editor's Note:  It appears that even Obamacare will charge extra for smokers.

OPEN LETTER TO OBAMA



by The Matt Walsh
Re-posted From: Matt Walsh Blog

Posted on October 3, 2013
  

Dear President Obama,
You strike me as the sort of man who spends a lot of time staring at his own reflection. I wonder, what do you see when you gaze so admiringly at yourself? What image do you find in that mirror of yours? Let me guess: a graceful Greek god with a golden crown, draped in luxurious robes, perched on a giant, magnificent throne atop a mountain in the sky? You see a throng of angels singing your praises and masses of subservient peasants prostrated before you, trembling with fear and awe? You see a man who is more than a man, and a president who transcends the presidency; you see a historic figure of immortal importance?

Yeah, that’s what I thought, and I can’t blame you, Mr. President. By all accounts, you’ve always been an arrogant, haughty narcissist — and that was before you became president. Your supporters and your enemies may argue over whether you descended from heaven on the back of a Pegasus, or were birthed from the bowels of Hell to bring about a Biblical apocalypse, but they both agree on one thing: you are a figure of great significance and immense power. You are either the anti-Christ or the Second Coming, with no room for anything in-between. Surely, this talk might cause even a humble man to slip into a state of vanity and pride, so I can only imagine what it must do to a man such as yourself, already so aloof and so conceited.

That’s why I’m writing this letter. My impression of you is quite different, and it has only been solidified by your performance during this shutdown/Obamacare debate. I find you to be a very small man, Mr. President. Far from larger than life, you are petty, frivolous, pathetic; sneering and pompous but also trifling and narrow. I don’t mean to dismiss or underestimate the damage you have done to this nation — it has certainly been profound and lasting — but I want you to know that your legacy will not be one of grandeur and brilliance; it will be the legacy of a shameless, desperate bully. Both your opponents and your proponents hoist you up as a world leader with a grand vision, whether benevolent or malevolent. I, on the other hand, believe you have the vision of a temperamental two year old. You simply want to feel like you’re in control; you want to “win,” you want everybody in the room to pay attention to you, and you’ll stomp your feet and whine until you get your way. You govern like a coddled toddler; it’s inappropriate to pejoratively refer to you as a “dictator,” but only because it lends you a certain unwarranted credibility. I think you wish to be a dictator, but instead you’re just a bumbling bureaucrat; easily replaced and even more easily forgotten. You have the ethics of Genghis Khan, but the leadership skills of Michael Scott. This is why we are forced to witness the spectacle of, for instance, our president brazenly threatening to invade another nation for no reason, only to clumsily abandon the idea after being publicly spanked by Putin.

Your legacy, Mr. President, will be defined by small, shameful things, as your presidency has been primarily a succession of small, shameful things. The platitudes you spouted during your campaign — the theatrics, the pomp, the hype — have all faded. Replaced by the scheming partisan machinations that have come to define your tenure.

Every president has a moment that encapsulates their time in office; your moment, Mr. President, happened this week. Sure, future generations will look at you with mockery and scorn because of bigger scandals — Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare, the birth control mandate and your attacks on religious liberty, spying on journalists, arming terrorists overseas, Fast and Furious, the green energy scams, the bailouts, your support for infanticide, the billions you’ve given to the abortion industry, your cowardice in refusing to address the Gosnell murders, your reckless exploitation of the Zimmerman trial, the out of control deficit spending, your refusal to enforce immigration laws, the massive expansion of the Welfare State, the lies, the broken promises, etc — but I think, in an understated way, what you’ve done this week is a better microcosm of your entire reign.

I’m not just referring to the fact that you are peddling the lie that “Republicans” have “shutdown the government,” when, in fact, they have attempted to pass several bills that would fund the government. Mr. President, you tell these fables to the trained seals in the media and your voting base, but you know damn well that any American with a capacity for critical thought will roundly reject this absurd narrative. YOU have chosen to “shut down” the government because you have made Obamacare the ultimate priority. You have said, “Obamacare or nothing,” and then accused Republicans of being the “hostage takers.” They are holding the government hostage by trying to fund it? What a silly idea. But then, you are a silly, ridiculous president. Speaking of which, this takes us right to your defining moment: barricading memorials and monuments in a ploy to win an argument.

Comparatively insignificant when stacked up against your war crimes and constitutional infringements, but it is nonetheless an apt illustration. The Lincoln Memorial is just a giant statue. There isn’t any reason why people shouldn’t be able to look at a statue during a government shutdown. In past shutdowns, the memorials were open, with only the information centers closing down. The Lincoln Memorial has never been completely closed off from the public until now. You have decided to spend money to block and guard open-air monuments, when it would be cheaper, require less staff, and be less onerous to simply leave them be. Is this some sort of bizarre punitive measure against the American taxpayer?

Infamously, you even attempted to stop WW2 veterans from visiting the WW2 memorial. That memorial is mostly privately funded, and is open 24 hours a day. You SPENT MONEY to physically guard the monument from a group of elderly war veterans. This is truly unprecedented. We have had horrible presidents in the past, but none quite so shallow, cheap and contemptible. You tried to close down Mt. Vernon, which is privately funded, but had to settle for closing its parking lot — even though the parking lot requires no immediate on-going maintenance or surveillance from any federal workers. Did you have to shut down the Normandy cemetery and memorial? Are we saving money that way? I doubt it.

It’s the same game you played during the sequester, and it comes as no surprise to those of us who pay attention (which means it came as a surprise to a large number of people). Rather than leading like a statesman, you hide in the shadows; scheming, conniving, exploiting. You emerge only to make hyper-partisan speeches, with rhetoric best left to Democratic talking heads on afternoon cable news shows. Far from being a “new kind of politician” (as you were advertised), you are the most political politician this country has ever seen. You are political to your core, in your essence, at an atomic level, and so you are unable to offer any direction or clarity when the nation needs it most. Sometimes, Mr. President, the affairs of this nation require a man, not a politician, and it is during those times that you are especially useless. You don’t have any interest in fixing our present crisis because you’re too busy finding ways to keep a busload of 90 year old war veterans from looking at a memorial.

Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest. That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own. If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial. No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice. It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do. It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully. It will you show you as you are.

And we’ll make sure it’s always open, especially during a government shut down.

Sincerely,
Matt Walsh

October 3, 2013 TPATH



IMPORTANT NOTE
CONCERNING THIS OPEN LETTER



Below is a letter to all Boards of Education nationwide.  I encourage all our readers to print it out and hand deliver it to your local Boards at their next meeting.  Please be sure to find out how many members there are on your Board and bring a copy for each member.


I have done all I could to make this a simple process.  You don’t have to become an expert on Common Core State Standards, you just have to print out the letter, which is comprehensive, and deliver it in person.

While we have done much to educate each other and our elected representatives on this fiasco, we need to go the extra step and educate our Boards, who may just be following the directions they have been given.

Thank you,
RoseAnn
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An Open Letter
to the Boards of Education
Nationwide






By TPATH Contributor:
RoseAnn Salanitri


Dear Educator,
Thomas Jefferson put it this way: "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."  In his comment, Jefferson was not simply referring to ignorance as lack of knowledge.  To Jefferson, ignorance is also the result of exposure to a government-run or biased press as well as modes of education.  In other words, when the government controls and prescribes what information the people may receive, the result is a populace that is ill-informed and less free.
    
The federal government is in the process of instituting a program that will dictate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and essentially the curricula to all schools nationwide.  While the federal officials claim this will elevate academic standards nationwide, it will eliminate any local input or control over your children’s education. This will usurp the most basic of our liberties and constitutional rights - the right to self-govern and the right to parent.

Denying our rights and local control is only the beginning. The “Common Core State Standards” (CCSS) as it is called has not been tested.  In my home state of New Jersey, the Department of Education issued this statement:

In June 2010, the New Jersey State Board of Education (NJBOE) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) adopted the CCSS. The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.
 
When the NJBOE was questioned regarding exactly who the teachers, administrators and experts were that provided this analysis prior to adopting CCSS, no explanation was given.  The NJDOE and the NJBOE may have been acting in good faith believing that the federal government had tested CCSS before imposing it upon the states.  However, the truth is that the CCSS has not been tested by the government and pilot programs have not been implemented anywhere throughout the country.  Worse, it has proven to be a financial fiasco in the states that have already accepted the federal funding for CCSS.

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley from Iowa made this point in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee:

The decision about what students should be taught and when it should be taught has enormous consequences for our children.  Therefore, parents ought to have a straight line of accountability to those who are making such decisions.  State legislatures, which are directly accountable to the citizens of their states, are the appropriate place for those decisions to be made, free from any pressure from the U.S. Department of Education. (Emphasis added.)

Senator Grassley went on to ask the Senate Appropriations Committee to cut off funds that have allowed the Administration to cajole states through funding into adopting CCSS and national standardized tests.

While I agree with most of the Senator’s statement, I disagree on one point.  I do not believe state legislatures should make educational decisions for their constituents.  I believe that across this country, Boards of Education have been elected to do just that. In fact, the local Board of Education system grew out of Jefferson’s belief that the parents, townsfolk and local officials were best positioned to decide what their children should learn.  It should also be noted that if Grassley is successful in persuading the Senate Appropriations Committee to defund CCSS, the costs of partially implemented programs will fall upon the states and by extension, local sending districts – another federal unfunded mandate.

We have endured a number of well-meant, but ill-conceived academic programs promoted by government bodies that are out of touch with the communities they impact.  One of the most recent was No Child Left Behind, of course there is Race to the Top, Goals 2000 and Outcome-Based Education - all extremely expensive disasters that have degraded academics.  Now the federal government (which has proven to be woefully ineffective in the field of education) wants to impose standards unilaterally across the nation - rendering our local BOEs totally powerless.  One-size-fits-all programs have never been successful in a country as large and culturally diverse as the USA.  Given such a poor track record and the fact that the CCSS has never been tested, the program will bankrupt our currently strained education budgets, since the costs of implementing this program have not been built into the federal funding.

There are many concerns regarding CCSS that range from the foolishness of adopting untested standards, to unanticipated expenses, to the surrendering of our liberties and responsibilities as parents and local BOEs to centralized planning.  These planners have proven that they are very often out of touch with life in certain demographic regions. Why should these faceless, unelected bureaucrats have the power to dictate what every child will learn, not learn, and how they learn it?

Recent history proves that federal control over education is not working. When I was in school during the 1950’s and 60’s, the USA was always ranked as the world leader in academics. The three-yearly Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report, which compares the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds in 70 countries around the world, ranked the United States 14th out of 34 OECD countries for reading skills, 17th for science and a below-average 25th for mathematics. Even more disappointing is the fact that between 1995 and 2008, the United States slipped from ranking second in college graduation rates to 13th. Of 34 OECD countries, only 8 have a lower high school graduation rate.

However, the problem goes beyond exacerbating an already struggling academic system; it will also most assuredly be tested legally.  The legal challenges to the states and the local districts will consume resources that should be devoted toward improving academics.  This is not a good scenario.

Our Founders displayed a great deal of wisdom when they wrote the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  The 10th Amendment specifically states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

They understood the importance of a federal government and they also understood the importance of state and local governments that were more closely connected and accountable to the people.  CCSS sanctions the federal government’s power-grab by ignoring the federal government’s restricted powers as enumerated in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution.

As bad as the constitutional crisis CCSS creates is, there are other affronts against our laws that are equally unacceptable. The General Educational Provisions Act (20 USC § 123a) (GEPA) also prohibits federal overreach.  It states:
"No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any education institution or school system, or to require the assignment or transportation of students or teachers in order to overcome racial imbalance.”

Additionally, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (20 USC 7907(a)) (NCLBA) also makes the federal over-reach of CCSS ill-advised.  It states:
"Nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize an officer or employee of the Federal Government to mandate, direct, or control a State, local educational agency, or school’s curriculum, program of instruction, or allocation of State and local resources, or mandate a State or any subdivision thereof to spend any funds or incur any costs not paid for under this Act.”

In New York, where CCSS has been adopted, privacy acts have also been violated. The The New York Daily News reported that parents were neither informed nor did they give permission for New York to allow private data about their children to be collected and shared. This violates  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (20.U.S.C. Sect 1232g et seq ), (FERPA)  which is a national  Student Privacy Laws requiring written parental consent. FERPA provides student and parent access to school records and a parent’s right to request modification of them; as well as protecting confidentiality of student records.  It should be noted that a student or teacher who feels that one of these statutes passed by the United States Congress has been violated by state action may bring an action in a federal court after exhausting the applicable administrative remedies.

The New York Daily News reported on the CCSS privacy violations in New York.  It stated:

If this information leaks out or is improperly used, it could stigmatize a child and damage his or her prospects for life. The state and the city are setting themselves up for multimillion-dollar class-action suits if and when these data breaches occur. (03-13-13 - emphasis added.)

The Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington is suing the U.S. Education Department in an effort to stop the illegal collection, storage, and sharing of student data (The New York Daily News - 03-13-13 - emphasis added.)

Regarding the illegal collection of data about students, in another article, The New York Daily News (03-14-13) reported:

The city will collect information from parents, students and teachers, share it with the state Education Department and store it on inBloom. The information is then shared with contractors who peddle educational products and services using the sensitive data.

The data [which] inBloom receives from the education department will be placed in a vulnerable data cloud. Many technology professionals do not trust clouds for their more sensitive data.

Should this be enacted in New Jersey, CCSS would also be in violation of the New Jersey Privacy Bill, which clearly states that no survey shall be given without written informed parental consent. It also states that “unless a school district received prior written informed consent from a student’s parent or legal guardian and provides for a copy of the document to be available for viewing at convenient locations and time periods, the school district shall not administer to a student any academic or nonacademic survey.”

Furthermore, CCSS violates the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), (20 U.S.C. § 1232h), which requires [School District] to notify you and obtain consent or allow you to opt your child out of participating in certain school activities. These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight areas (“protected information surveys”):

1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
 
This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing purposes (“marketing surveys”), and certain physical exams and screenings.

As someone who has served on a local Board of Education for a private secondary education school for nearly ten years, with the utmost sincerity I can say that I believe that BOE members are dedicated to providing the best education possible to those in their sending districts. I can further state that I believe that the elected BOEs and private school BOEs throughout the country take their fiduciary responsibility toward their constituents, their students, and the future of this country very seriously. My own experience has led me to a great appreciation for those who serve without any recompense except knowing that they are helping to provide as good an academic system to their districts as is humanly possible - often without acknowledgment of any kind for the time and commitment they contribute. However much time and dedication may have been offered in the past, now is the time when the citizens of America need you - our BOE members - to stand up for our parents and our students and make your voices heard. Whether you serve on the Board for a private or public school, you need to understand that CCSS will affect all schools and all modes of education - none withstanding!

All across America, various organizations, groups and individuals from all walks of life have been fighting this battle against CCSS.  However, precious little has been heard from our BOEs who seem to believe they have little choice but to take these egregious orders from the U.S. Department of Education.  I respectfully remind you that you were not elected to take orders from central planners; you were elected to make the tough decisions about education for the parents and students in your sending district.  This power-grab by the federal and state governments will not stand if you stand.  

As a mother and as an American, I am begging you to live up to the responsibility you accepted when you were elected to your BOE.  You may very well be our last line of defense against educrats that have already inflicted debilitating blows to the world’s once most admired education system. This insanity must be stopped and you may just be in the best position to stop it.  I urge you to do whatever you can, and once you have done so, do more - possibly unionizing all BOEs across America in an effort to rescue our system of education.  While teachers’ unions have been organized to protect the jobs of teachers, you exist to protect the standards of education.   Perhaps it’s time you organize appropriately. It is certainly time you take a stand.

Sincerely,
RoseAnn Salanitri,
Mother and Concerned Citizen

Posted By TPATH
July 28, 2013

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Caffeinated Thoughts



Regarding the GOP Past Due Notice

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 05:33 AM PDT

The RNC doesn’t so much try and get donations from Republicans and conservatives as it does try to bash them over the head with guilt  I received a note a few weeks ago asking if I’d given up on Republican values. Then this week, I received an orange envelope with the words “past due on it” and a demand for money inside. (Because we all know that the best thing people can associate the GOP with is angry bill collectors.)

Anyway I decided to compose a response to this Past Due Notice:

 

To: The Republication National Committee

To whom it may concern:

I received your past due notice. I must confess that I’m unaware of ever having obligated myself to anything other than a one time donation. However, I will assume that in the fine print of some correspondence I did obligate myself to you.

Unfortunately, I feel I have every right not to pay. I ordered some items and unfortunately, your shipping department sent me the wrong items.

For example, I ordered serious solutions to our fiscal crisis. Instead you’ve sent bandaids and grandstanding plus  an ever increasing national debt.

I ordered competent leadership that would challenge President Obama on the issues, and you delivered John Boehner who has only challenged the President’s golf score.

I ordered support for traditional values, and you’ve delivered silence and cowardice in the face of the assault on traditional marriage.

I ordered a fair and honest primary contest for the Republican nomination and you delivered a process that allowed Arizona and Florida to hold winner take-all primaries in February in contravention of primary rules and announced that you would not allowed Texas to hold a winner take all primary in May as it would hurt Governor Romney.

I ordered a responsive government and the Senate shipped an Internet sales tax that people do not want.

I ordered support for the rule of law and somehow many Republicans in the Senate got this totally wrong and delivered amnesty.

Please send the appropriate items and I’ll be happy to remit a payment. Until then I will send money to those organizations and individuals that seek to deliver what they promise.

Sincerely,

Adam Graham

 

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July 23, 2013 TPATH

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On Becoming Illegal

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Senator Tom Harkin
Tirelessly working to help
Obama destroy our country



            Becoming Illegal (Actual letter from an Iowa resident sent to his senator,)
            The Honorable Tom Harkin
            731 Hart Senate Office Building
            Phone (202) 224 3254
            Washington DC , 20510
             
            Dear Senator Harkin,            
            As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.
             
            My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for only three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out.
             
            Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2008 and 2009.
             
            Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.
             
            Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as 'in-state' tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.
             
            Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me, given that I still have college age children driving my car.
             
            If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.
             
            Thank you for your assistance
             
            Your Loyal Constituent,
           (hoping to reach 'illegal alien' status rather than just a bonafide citizen of the USA )
            Donald Ruppert
            Burlington , IA

            Get your Forms (NOW)!!
            Call your Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-289-1040

Posted by TPATH
July 8 2013
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Commentary by Guest Contributor:
John McClain
USMC, Ret.

TPATH
July 18, 2013

Note from TPATH:
This commentary was in response to "Does Anyone Care?"

  While Mr. John McClain makes some valid points and we here at TPATH respect positions taken by readers and authors especially when offered in an honest and respectful attitude.  But having said that, TPATH disagrees with the concept that both whites living now as, well as blacks living now, need to make or receive special compensations for what those who came before us perpetrated or endured.

No American living today, has been owned or has himself owned another human being.  There no doubt still lingers some old prejudices and for certain, new ones are being fomented by the hucksters.  But education is available as is opportunity to work and thrive in this country, for everyone. But as long as there are those in the minority community who thrive on discontent, and are permitted by that community to fan the flames of hate, discontent will thrive.  And it is not the fault of anyone except those who do it, and those who allow it.


 John wrote:
The most cogent point you make here is the simple fact that except for the "exceptional opportunity" the "Martin/Zimmerman" case provided, a Black youth who could be portrayed as innocent as a lamb, and a White man stalking and gunning down said victim, no one cared about the person who was "Trayvon Martin".  As one who moved to Chicago to live, at nine, and left at 18, enlisting in the Corps to escape the prison of the most corrupt City I've had to ever live in, I spent most of those years active with my "Unitarian Church" youth group, community organizing as a White boy in Black neighborhoods, going door to door, under the tutelage of Dr. Leonard Peligrino, the mentor of Saul Alinsky, advocating voting rights, organizing voter drives, and getting out the vote.     

As a 55 year old White veteran, Marine, I've spent almost my whole life working on the side to improve the ways of our community, and expand opportunity for Blacks, because it was the way of my family, the way of the community my parents Chose to join, and because it was first in their minds, as a moral imperative, as responsible citizens, with a duty to "community and thus Nation".
      I've known some very tight brothers in the Corps who escaped their communities entering a calling no less than myself, and most of them counted themselves lucky to even know who their father was.  I speak of this with great respect because they overcame what so many have not.  In working community relations, those children who actually know who both their parents are stand out as the exceptions, and usually this means they do have better opportunity to escape the bad future.  Most who grow up in the ghetto, do so because the "great society efforts" was not to change ways and means of thinking, but simply to cover over an abscess, to hide an embarrassment.    

The fact we routinely have children having children is an embarrassment for any civilized culture.  The fact we facilitate this, ensure it is ever expanding is a sign of abject lack of principle in the consideration of the problem, and even laying out "the problem" is something we have refused to put in public, and openly debate the issue, what it means to all of us, what lies behind it, what it means for the children, what it says about The People of The Society, and what it says about who has this as a "critical issue of sufficient merit to address".
     At the present, we have allowed Whites to consider this only through the venue of contacting senators and representatives, Whites are only allowed to deal in this venue via "politicians", because the solutions WE might offer may be offensive.    

The Blacks of our community have the capability and right to consider this in any venue, in any language, both at the political representatives of "society" which they may deny their being part of, and as Parents, Siblings, adults who experienced it as children, and every idea and consideration they have is automatically legitimate and meaningful because of their "personal experience".
     Such a deliberately divided venue is designed by politicians to provide the means of using a real issue to gain power by pitting community against its self.  To resolve this, as every other problem Man ever faces, we have to break the whole of the problem into its constituent "feeder" issues, and recognize the problems is the result of stacking of dozens of minor breakdowns of "community", influenced to a great deal by specific factors in "community" and these being ignored because using it for power is more important than solving one of the most critical issues which provides a source of deliberate division in our Nation.    

We must put this issue on the table, not as a Black problem, not as a "city problem", but as a "problem which stands as a useful tool for deliberate political fractionating and deliberate divisive work to keep Americans who love this Nation from crossing the Race line, and gathering together with "our problems", fixing them because they are ours, not, "theirs", and our Black Members of our Community cannot claim it is theirs, and because of it, they remain separate, and not find themselves accepted as a substantive part of "our American Community".
    

It is time and we have a special opportunity because of the outcome of this trial, to put the whole of the real issue; are we a "free and independent, self-responsible people, willing to serve ourselves, willing to be community, and work with neighbors, with community outcome all our intent, and with the will to give and receive exactly such respect as we have each earned, and refusing to give respect when none is due, as well as refusing accolades, not earned, and in this way, choosing to live on God's sound, fixed principle of truth, work, reaping what we sow, and sowing that which we intend and expect to reap.
 

If we will take the effort, the time, and pull down the barriers which our personal attitudes, our pre-conceived notions of others feelings, and deliberately choose to enter the arena equally with our neighbors, and pull down blinders to color and face each other, absent color, absent prejudice, and damn the momentary pain, speak plainly, openly, exactly about all the real problems we have assembled in the last century for political gain of those who are not us, and not present, at the expense of all of those who will, can, and represent the actual working community, know it has cost each and all of "the us" Black and White, the working community which would choose to work and  live on the same standards, so we can respect and honor each other in reality.
    

Only by doing so, can we leave the political agitators, those whose sole contribution to the world is sowing confusion so there are easy pickin's to be had.  We have to convince our fellow Americans who are Black, they may gain temporarily by government give-aways, but all of those who rise above their hardships will ultimately be in the group who pay for all of such government largesse, the smallest bit being to those who provide fodder for agitation, and the greatest "largesse" going to the very class which has always "skimmed the cream", and they are the "banking class of the world".
  Those who study history and wealth know the exact same families have held most of the world's wealth throughout history.  The "wealthiest" we commonly see or hear about aren't even a part of the real wealthy, they are above being named, and have managed to find their way into "mythology", as "the Bilderburgs, the Rothchild's" and others, whose names are considered almost surreal, and never considered as part of the problem, or necessary to be part of the solution.     

We are confronted with the "Rockerfellers", the George Soros' some of whom will move up, most of whom will merely facilitate, and some of whom will be joined by those who slide down and out of that ethereal above the fray group.  They are given us as targets to hate and aim at, to call rich and rapine, the cause of our misery, but they are foils, useful to stand between the "hoi poloi", and the true aristocracy, which intends to rule the world, and manipulates the efforts to bring about world government, this time via the U.N., but in any case, with full intent of control via the economics of the world market, and the wars they manipulate and foment.
  They are the ones who used international communism to install Obama as "The Manchurian Candidate", they did so via selection of him from among many possibilities in the sixties. 

They eliminated some candidates, no doubt others have moved on to other things, never knowing they once were considered to be an "installation", and with some wondering what happened.
   Obama had the communist grandparents, with full connection with Frank Marshall Davis, is arguably the son of that man, and was able to be groomed in fundamental communism from birth, to his entry into school, and he was able to engage that in Indonesia, as a Muslim student, and learn the common parallels of Islam and communism, the common bond of means justified by outcome, and only the question of faith and religion between the two, with both having consequential problems with the founding tenets of each, themselves, as well as the other.    

We have to deal with the fact that for a century, the communist party has had free rein in fundamentally changing our government from a representative form to a social democratic form, accomplished in the main by writing law without specifications, and writing it such that hired and appointed "officials" take the open frame of law, and write the exacting impacts of it as "rules", carrying the full weight of law, but entirely outside any control through representation, and with our legal government denying responsibility for the form and manner of rules, suggesting their having put that power in unelected hands is not contrary to founding principle.
    

We have allowed our Nation be called "democrat", "democratic" and the like for so long, few but those who deliberately study, know the difference between a "constituted republic", founded on fixed, unchanging principles, and "a social democracy" whose ways and means is determined entirely by "majority rule", with no aspect of "society" being exempt from change, by fixed and natural rights.
     We established our Nation on fixed self evident truths, natural laws, fixed principles derived from Judeo-Christian culture, and not subject to negotiations, not subject to any law of man, not subject to "majority rule", but by "endowment by our Creator", individual "Natural Rights" subject only to God, the source.  When we established the standards we considered "Natural", "endowed by God", we established by ratiocination, self-evident facts, and by "natural discovered law", "Natural Rights of Man" which deny the legitimacy of every form of government which is not established by the free will of a community and or a culture, with intent to live in peace with egalitarian form, as naturally wrong, by the fact it is not the government "of, for, and by the people".    

We did not make the world change, but we established the logic and reason which any people could use to throw down government they found evil, and principles by which they could easily stand up a form which would serve them.
   We also established the standard by which  we can logically and reasonably stand on facts and declare our own government to have fallen away from the fixed principles, the "self-evident facts", the "natural law", and proclaim, "as The People from whom all legitimate authority is derived by our explicit consent", we don't accept this government as legitimate, ours, because it has refused to remain within the confines of our law, and claims authority we have never given it.  The simple fact we brought Blacks to America means we took a people and we made them "native Americans" by forcibly putting them here.  We cannot suggest they should not be full-fledged, complete Americans in every way because of this, and we must, to be moral, give them the fullness of the respect we owe to those who lived here when our ancestors arrived, and no less for the stated reason.

I have long stood on the fact that using slaves "as the only means we could ever expect to successfully clear those swamps, those most harsh and critical parts, demanding the greatest force and effort to succeed", means we must accord Blacks as a whole with the full respect of the most of any members of our society.
    We, as a Nation, have only grudgingly accepted the the "full equality", of Blacks, and have kept an attitude of superiority, we have utterly failed to kill the gangs of hate which were allowed to rise up, we have utterly failed to do everything in our power to establish as a fact, the full equal rights which we have claimed Blacks have had since the Proclamation of Emancipation, the rights we forced be accepted during "reconstruction" and allowed be stolen away, the full imposition of segregation again, after having successfully ended it while occupying the South, yet allowing the politics to drive the Nation backwards, and back into what was undone, and this is the "righteous cause" Blacks have had for their anger and continued resentment.    

 Those who fought for this to be imposed through "reconstruction" paid a great price to get it accomplished, and Blacks elected and representing southern States, with several Black women achieving election to congress, an accomplishment overturned, and all that had been accomplished, overturned, because of "the power in politics", and the fact the "democrats" felt they had been pushed out politics during "reconstruction", which they were, but never acknowledging they were precisely because they continued to live in full hatred, full antithetically to principle, demanding they be allowed to return to the ways and forms they ran politics holding Blacks as non-citizens.
     Only by putting the whole of the facts at issue on the table to be fully acknowledged as for what was there, the demands, the intents, and the fundamental issue of the Southern Whites wishing to go forward with a two tiered society, and the fact it was only by devious means this was prevented from being fully implemented, and upheld, from time to time, until it was forcefully thrown down by "civil rights legislation" which actually runs contrary to principle, but was necessary, in the refusal to simply accept the natural equality and standing of Blacks simply as "people".    

Up to now, most of us who believe in the whole equality, the absolute standing, completely encompassing all facets of social intercourse, have accepted the acts of equality those who would rather not accept these things, as sufficient, but we must now move forward and make our statements, it is not enough to grudgingly accept, but it must be "easily accepted, embraced", if we are to truly overcome the most useful tool Satan ever had for keeping "A People" which we have become by our own, deliberate acts, from taking up the full embrace of each other, and not being able to be used against each other", we have to end the idea skin color has any truth, any meaning, any real value in and of its self, other than to provide a means of gaining vitamin D.
     

We, who truly believe in "The American Experiment", and fully believe in "the abject and absolute equality of People" must cease to accept any suggestion of anything other than "one race, one people, all the descendents of one Matriarchal line", and "here in America, we believe in it physically, emotionally, and in truth".  If we do this, we can win, if we fail to do this now, when all eyes are on the issue, we miss a great chance, opportunity, and one must never let that happen on purpose.
 

Semper Fidelis,
John McClain
GySgt, USMC, Ret.

Vanceboro, NC

Posted By TPATH
July 18, 2013
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OPEN LETTER TO
MR. JOHN STOSSEL


JOHN STOSSEL


From: Dwight Kehoe
         TPATH
Date: July 3, 2013
To: Mr. John Stossel
        FOX News



Dear Mr. Stossel,
Its not a far fetched assumption that this email to you will be one of thousands you will have received since your NSA show last weekend.  For that reason, hoping that this one would not be lost in the proverbial shuffle, I waited a bit before sending it to you.

Before beginning, it is important that what is written here be prefaced with remarks concerning just how much all of us here at TPATH and our readers admire and respect you.  Over the years your clear and honest thinking has always been presented in a calm soothing manner.  A rare trait exhibited by very few in your business.

But,
last weekend's show where astoundingly enough, Mr. Libertarian, reported that he had no problem with the NSA data mining which is part of the more extensive, intrusive and very dangerous PRISM program that got its birth back in the Clinton administration where it was called, Echelon.

Watching and listening closely, as one guest after another, tried to convince you of your lapse into "unclear thinking" and while each of them did proffer some legitimate reasons for you to reconsider your "no problem" position, none of your guests described the real danger in this program.  Hence, the decision to write this letter.

As you prepared your list of things that trouble you more about this government than its surveillance program, your first indication that the perils nested in the data mining of American citizens should have been listed a bit higher on your priority chart, is that many of your items contained a consistent undeniable threaded theme; Governments and those who run them, are dishonest, corrupt, unscrupulous and ruthless.

Not a bad list of characteristics if one was running a drug cartel or an organized crime family.  But a very, very bad composition of traits for those you appear to trust to determine the extent of liberty and freedom of the America people.

To suppose, even for the briefest of moments, that this administration would not or has not used this data base for domestic political reasons such as extortion and blackmail, would border on naivete beyond comprehension.

John, we have heard you say, many times, that government can't be trusted and needs to stay out of our lives, and yet, there you sat, defending unsubstantiated claims by the Obama administration that as many as 50 terrorist attacks have been thwarted as a result of this data mining program. How very convenient for them!

This revelation is from the same arrogant group of felons who lied and continue to lie about Fast and Furious, Benghazi, weapons being transferred to Muslim terrorists, and so many more deceptions.

As the power and enormity of this government propagates, we will never know to what extent this PRISM program has been used to gather information on political opponents, generals, judges and even Supreme Court Justices.  We will also never know, for certain, if in fact it has saved a few America lives.  But what we do know, beyond any doubt, is that this government in particular and almost any government in general, can never be trusted with such a powerful tool.

A willingness by any Libertarian or Patriot to believe that a conservative justice changing into a liberal sycophant over night, or various generals and government employees getting severe cases of amnesia, or politicians and law enforcement officials across these fruited plains who refuse to take up voter fraud, forgery and eligibility issues, are all just some crazy little anomaly of coincidence, is quite frankly, astounding.

Of course, there is no group of Obots sitting at consoles, listening in with headsets to our mobile calls or reading every email, chat or tweet. But there are people who have access to all that data who can quickly build a nice little file on someone who may need to be educated on the need to evolve to the proper way of thinking.

Knowing what we know, and most likely we don't know nearly enough about this administration, anyone who would  surmise, expect or desire that Obama is doing more good than bad with his little data base queries, is in woeful need of a wake up call. 

I'll leave you with the Libertarian Creed:
Those who would sacrifice liberty for security are destined to experience neither.

Regards,
Dwight Kehoe
TPATH
July 3, 2013



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LETTER TO SENATOR CHIESA



Dear Senator Chiesa,

First, congratulations on your appointment to the United States Senate. This is a great honor and includes a great responsibility. Your vote is extremely important from a Constitutional perspective. The fact that we Republicans are a minority in the Senate also makes your vote all the more important. 

I'm writing today to ask you to vote No to S.744, the Schumer-Rubio "comprehensive immigration reform bill" which is actually immediate amnesty for over 11 million illegal aliens. This highly flawed bill does not solve the problem of illegal immigration; we do not need to bring illegal law-breakers "out of the shadows"; we need to secure the borders first, which this bill does not do; we need to enforce existing law first before creating "new law to fix the broken system" which is not being enforced or administered properly presently. The federal government has shown no appetite for enforcing any law that limits or impedes illegal migration into the US and also shows no appetite for stopping their feeding on the public entitlement trough. 

This flawed bill will also swell the ranks of Democrat voters, as these low-skilled and unemployed people will need welfare, free care and entitlements to survive, which is the hallmark of the so-called "compassion" that Democrats tout. In reality, this "compassion" is simply buying votes; there is no "compassion" for the American citizens whose jobs and lives are compromised because of the excessive burden of supporting more and more benefits-takers. Studies have proven that illegal migrants who receive amnesty do not pay enough into the system to compensate for all the benefits they and their families receive. Free food, clothing, rent, school, college, loans, etc. all at the largess of the American citizen taxpayer -- a shrinking base, since fewer and fewer people are in the actual labor force

Our real U5 and U6 unemployment numbers hover around 9 and 14% respectively -- do we really need eleven million low-skilled and unemployed illegal aliens poured instantly into our economy? (Be sure also to consider the 30-million-plus family members from their home country, who will migrate here for "free stuff", because their family member is now legally able to be here). 

Since the borders are not secure, and will not be secured by this bill, amnesty to essentially 44 million illegals and their family members will further strain our state and national economy and could lead it to brink of collapse. This is not worth the dubious goal of "bringing people out of the shadows."  As for "they will pay taxes" -- they will not pay enough to offset what they have already consumed and what they and their families will consume in the future. 

In short, this 1076-page bill is so complex that no one understands it, and is unnecessary because the federal government does not enforce the laws we already have. Why would it enforce more laws when it has shown no appetite to do so? 

Please listen to the remarks made by Senators Cruz, Sessions and Lee, all of whom have made eloquent case for voting "No" to this travesty. 

Thank you for your time and please vote "No" on the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill, S.744.

Regards, 
Shelly Kennedy
June 18, 2013

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OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR STEVE LONEGAN



June 15, 2013
From Dwight Kehoe

Dear Steve,
During these past tumultuous 5 or 6 years, I have been either at your side at news conferences in out of the way suburbs, captained buses to Washington DC, worked with you during the "November is Coming" effort and attended or helped with symposiums and seminars.

Yesterday, shortly following a joint statement prepared by Mr. Nicholas Purpura of TeamN and myself,  where we delivered a message to 17,000 of our readers concerning the need to run a statesmanlike campaign, we get the news of your filing against Dr. Eck's petitions.

To say that that news was as disappointing is the understatement of the century.

Not being an elections attorney, of course I do not know if your court filing can be retracted.  I also don't know if this was something the campaign did without your approval or if it was done as standard operating procedure and with little thought given to the long range consequences.

For certain, with your only competition being removed, so reminiscent of how Obama won his first few elections, you will slide into the fall election with ease.  But you can be sure, that is as far as this Saul Alinsky type campaign will take you. 

This move by your campaign, if you allow it to go on, will hand this US Senate seat to the Democrats as surely as the New Jersey Supreme Court did for Lautenberg in the Toricelli charade.

Steve, I have been one of your strongest supporters and have defended you on many occasions.  If this debacle your campaign is pulling, loses me, and it will, what do you expect of the rest of your support?

If its not too late to do the right thing.  In the words of Nike, Just Do It!

Regards,
Dwight Kehoe
TPATH


LETTER FROM A PATRIOT

My theory by: Debbie Warren
May 20, 2013


 Beck, O'Reilly and others who profess to love America and our Constitution are simply opportunists.  This includes politicians and entertainment 'journalists'. Solve the big issue and a lot of others simply disappear and in their little minds that leaves less to rant about and fewer books to write...less money in their pockets.  What they don't realize is that all the underlying issues still exist and need to be kept in the foreground, regardless of who happens to be residing in the White House at any given time.
 
I said several years ago that these guys are 'black top mentality twelve year olds".  Real commitment and integrity are overrun by a need to be accepted....by a larger audience or peer group.
 
These folks are not the heroes people hold them out to be because they avoid the really serious stuff....the underpinnings of what and whom is leading the march to destruction.  They are cowards and because they know how deplorable their own character is, they attack those who have the courage to fight and speak up.  They hate their own cowardice and those who, by their actions and courage, make that cowardice so apparent.  Silence is bad enough, but they are not satisfied with that...they ridicule and belittle what they know is real to keep their jobs and paychecks and current status quo.  They pound on their chests and tell the world how right they are and how brave...and drag the same story out as long as possible to keep their sheep coming and praising them.
 
I don't give a hairy rat's ass whether they are afraid...threats against their lives are only excuses that idiots will buy.  Fear of the IRS...why?  What is the payoff if you bend over for the tyrants?
 
They are part of the problem; the theater that is created and perpetuated through all the poking and prodding of their fake adversary.  They love Obama and the cabal because that is what feeds them.  Beck plays the 'educator' and O'Reilly is just a star struck goofball who melted into jelly the first time Obama touched his knee.
 
We could have taken Obama and his handlers down a long time ago, but these guys work for the bad guys and there is also that pesky problem with the fact that there is no line between Republican and Democrat...the criminals are on both sides of the aisle and it took Republican cooperation to install this illegal Regime; regardless of the strategy behind it.
 
Beck's history lessons are viable, but guys like him don't have any intention of winning the war and cutting off the head of this snake.  Obama has been declared untouchable by all and therefore he is.  Beck loses...he isn't putting his own lessons into practice.
 
He and the rest did not just lose me...I despise them for wasting the outreach they have at their disposal and for showing such contempt and disrespect for those who built them up, supported them, trusted them and financed their rise to fame and fortune.  How can the abused love the abuser?
 
Debbie Warren
Posted with permission by TPATH
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Bloomfield opinion: Common Core

Bloomfield Life

During the 2013-14 school year, 46 states will fully implement the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which according to Common Core’s website is "a clear set of shared goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed."

While on the surface that may sound noble, there is definitely more than meets the eye, especially since one effect of the program is to eliminate local control over K-12 standards in math and English. What will exist in its place is a one-size-fits-all standard that will drive curriculum and will apply to every student — public, private and home schooled.

Children must take frequent "assessments," which have nothing to do with learning and are expensive to perform. Technology implementation requirements already are costing hundreds of thousands of dollars in many school districts.

There is no escape from this program through homeschooling. Your child may not test as well on these standardized tests if he did not participate in the Common Core curriculum and will not be eligible for a diploma or entrance into college.

Behind the mask of Common Core are un-elected bureaucrats, who developed a standard that has neither undergone research nor a pilot test to see if it actually works. Common Core was developed by organizations such as Achieve and the National Governors Association, which are both heavily funded by the Gates Foundation.

It has been forced upon the states by offering stimulus money in order to control the curriculum and leaves states, local boards of education and Congress out of the process.

Implementing Common Core involved states using stimulus money ($4 billion was set aside for education reform, and by doing so, it left Congress out of the process). If states wanted the grant money, they would agree to participate in "Race to the Top," which in turn was contingent upon a commitment to signing on for Common Core.

The other form of coercion on the part of the federal government was, if states wanted out of the costly "No Child Left Behind" program, they would be given a waiver if they signed on to Common Core. In 2010, President Obama stated his goal to have all Title 1 funding also be tied to signing on to Common Core. This means that those states that do not sign on could be denied federal funding.

In other words, the federal government held out the carrot of grant money. Since many states were struggling to balance their budget, the offer was too good to pass up. But as states are finding out, the amount of grant money is not enough to cover the costs of implementing Common Core. It is estimated that it will cost states $15 billion in order to retrain teachers, purchase computers for kids to take tests and implement all of the requirements.

That is the tip of the iceberg because the most disturbing part of Common Core is that it leaves parents out of the process with no rights over their children’s education. It also allows for the sharing of minor’s school records without parental consent. If the state and local Board of Education no longer have control over what is being taught, neither do parents.

Parents have a right to be involved in all aspects of their children’s education, and they have a right know and be involved in what their children are being taught. That right will no longer exist. The federal government will have the last say, not you as the parent.

Parents are also finding out that the standards of Common Core are actually substandard, not to mention that not all children are on the same page at the same time. They have different learning curves, which are not taken into consideration. This will impede a student’s innovation, motivation and achievement. Just as you can’t fall behind, you can’t get too far ahead either. It's not about the individual child; it’s about the collective.

As far as curriculum is concerned, classic literature is out and is being replaced with "informational texts" on topics such as global warming, along with government documents and court opinions.

While it is denied on their website, the math curriculum would put many students two years behind other high achieving countries, merely by teaching Algebra in ninth grade instead of eighth grade, thereby denying many access to calculus in high school.

Common Core is dangerous and sinister on many fronts. The curriculum is substandard. Parental rights are infringed upon and not one elected official participated in the development of this program, leaving all of us with no recourse.

Do you as a parent, as an American, really want a federalized, centralized educational system that leaves you out of the process? These are issues that should be decided at the local level, with parental involvement and consent, along with the local board of education, which works together to find solutions that work best for their community. It is about you, as a parent and an American, having control.

Control and power over our educational system should never been given over to a centralized government as a trade off for federal grant money. Grant money is the government giving you back your money, only this time with strings attached.

Indiana recently signed a bill to prevent the state from signing on to Common Core, and Nebraska, Texas, Virginia and Minnesota have not adopted Common Core.

If you would like to learn more about Common Core and its implications in New Jersey, visit www.citizensforlimitedgov.org for links to relevant websites.

The writer is executive director of Citizens for Limited Government, based in Bloomfield.

Open Letter to State Legislators





May 14, 2013 TPATH
From Dwight Kehoe
To State Legislators

Dear State Lawmaker,
During the
past several months I have attended a few of the hearings held in the capitol as one committee after another sat in judgement of my rights as an American citizen and debated as to what extent they would unconstitutionally infringe on the Bill of Rights.

During those hearings I sat quietly in the crowd or reviewed video records after the fact.  I listened as great patriots and Americans testified, provided anecdotal apologues, and proffered  irrefutable statistics  and data in support of the 2nd Amendment.

The testimony was heartfelt and delivered with variations of justifiable anger and some with more stoic thoughtfulness.  But regardless of the content or the manner in which it was presented, one thing is perfectly clear.  Not one of you who voted to pass yet more unconstitutional law, ever intended to listen, comprehend or consider one word of testimony.

In fact on a few occasions, the legislators who work for we the people, in blatant displays of arrogance, held side conversations during statements from the citizens.  And at one hearing it was announced that the committee would vote on the new legislation, before hearing from the people.

So I had to ask myself......., If these people can hear, read about and then truly analyze all the statistics which prove, beyond any doubt that America is safer in places where the 2nd Amendment has not been violated, and know of all the writings and beliefs of our Founding Fathers relating to the right of every law abiding citizen to protect himself and others, and then ignore it all and vote to further endanger me and my family....... are they letting a leftist ideology dictate how they will vote, as opposed to how they should vote?

Asking myself that question could never get an answer, since it requires your input, so I decided to go straight to you, the lawmaker and ask you one simple question.  The answer does not require a long dissertation nor do I want one.  The question is simple and so should the answer be. It requires, a  YES or NO.

Before I ask it, its important to know, the following scenario is not likely to happen to you or your family members, however, it does indeed happen.  And even if not to you, it does and will happen to those you propose to legislate for.  This is a certainty even if you are given the authority to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate. Please be consious not only of your family as you read and answer this question, but also those who will, someday be faced with survival of this or a lessor magnitude.


Mr./Mrs. Legislator, before I ask my question I would like to tell you about myself because it is pertinent to it.  I have raised a family, lived in this state my entire life, started and ran a construction company which employed many people.  I have never been investigated, charged or arrested for anything nor have I in fact, ever broken any law.  And I have not had even a driving ticket for over 35 years.  I was drafted and served honorably in the US Army.  I am a member of the NRA and a very prestigious Rifle Club.  I have had training in safety and can use many types of weapons.  While I'm not close to being a world class shooter, I do hit any target within 50 yards, every time. 

As you answer this question, keep in mind, the laws you will or have voted on prevent me from ever having my weapon with me, anywhere except the shooting range or my home.  Laws by the way, which have zero effect on criminals.

The Question:
If you, or one or more of your family members, found themselves trapped in a building or location where one or more terrorists or deranged mass murderers were in the process of methodically killing everyone, would you like to know that I was in that location and had my 9mm Glock, locked and loaded with a 15 round magazine, un-holstered and with the safety off?

I would appreciate, no matter how you voted on these new gun laws, if you would return this email with your YES or No answer.  

Finally, I am taking the time to send this to each of you individually.  How many of you will have the courage to admit you would sacrifice the innocent lives of your loved ones in support of a leftist ideology?  I'll bet, I won't hear from even one of you and I'll also bet, not one of you who would vote no to this question will inform your family of that.


Sincerely,
Dwight Kehoe
May 14, 2013
TPATH

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OPEN LETTER

TO
NJ DEMOCRATIC
STATE SENATORS

By Nora Craig



Dear Democratic Senators,
(who orchestrated the latest dog and pony show in Trenton)

CC:  Governor Christie
May 5, 2013


What Upset Me Most About the NJ Senate Hearings on Gun Control Bills.

I've had a few days to cool down since the hearings.  BUT!  There is a thing nagging my peace I need to share with you, it's the comment by one gun control lady alluding to all of "US" putting our ENTERTAINMENT & SPORT before the safety of the public.

That is SO WRONG.   This has nothing to do with entertainment.   This is about survival.     That lady never lived on the streets I'll bet.    That lady was never beaten to a bloody pulp I'll bet.    That lady never had someone say "You leave me and I'll kill you."  and MEAN it.  

SURVIVAL!   My life.   Other women's lives that've suffered the abuse of a world dominated my Mr. Macho Man.   (and lived to talk about it... rarely)

It's all well and good for the goody-two-shoes, pampered pets of Liberal Land to preach their ignorance.     But seeing as they seem to have lived in sheltered cages their whole lives, they haven't a CLUE what it means to live in real fear of imminent threat.     You should take their testimony for what it's worth... nothing at all associated with reality, a total fairy tale based on wishful thinking.   "If wishes were horses...." 

Do we have enough woman's shelters?  No!   Is the violence against women even taken seriously half the time?   No!  Do women in poverty have anywhere to go to escape?  No!  Senators,  If you have not walked a mile in my shoes, DO NOT sit in your high and mighty chairs, look down your noses,  and TELL ME I WILL BE SAFER!    That is the most horrendous untruth based upon total ignorance of REAL life survival. 

Every MINUTE you delay a person's ability to defend themselves you put their lives at risk.      Every obstacle deprives some of safety.  If you've never been on the run, with someone hunting you.   If you've never been kidnapped, beaten, raped...   Then you simply cannot imagine how important having that piece under your pillow TONIGHT really is.    It's the difference between sleep and terror.    Life and death. 

You know the saddest thing of all?   It's the base democrat constituency, your OWN PEOPLE, who shall suffer most.    Those who live in poverty being prayed upon are those who MOST need readily available defense TOOLS (yep guns).    I've seen with my own eyes cops turn and walk the other way to avoid a fight in the streets.   Police do not protect us, they just mop up the blood after.    There is no protection on the streets but what you do for yourself... THAT is reality.

Those are who I speak for.   Not sportsman who are able to send lobbyists to Trenton.   I speak for those with no voice.   I speak from the POV of the women living in the jungles of our inner cities who will be made CRIMINALS by your fancy, useless laws.   For what?   Trying to survive the NEGLECT of government to educate them and their children so they can escape the cycle of poverty?  

If you truly want to reduce violence, then the solution is education.   Support School Choice so our young minorities fill industry jobs not prisons.   Support fair funding for tuition allowances so they are free to MOVE to any school where they feel safe.    Support having all able bodied welfare recipients work doing community service so they can learn a skill.   But do not vote "yes" on any of the bills that restrict the rights of human beings to defend themselves from predators.    

The human species is a predator. (Eyes in front of face, not sides).    You cannot change humanity.    You CAN ensure the wisdom of our Founding Fathers is preserved.  They knew self defense was essential to liberty.    To be defenseless is to be pray.    Go for a walk in the ghetto at night, alone, no gun.  Go live there a while.   See how it feels... (particularly you lady Senators)  THEN (if you survive) come on back and tell me how much safer we'll be with no ready access to protection. 

Entertainment??????   The ignorance of that statement is depth-less. 

I am ASHAMED of my Senate, and Assembly.  I am ashamed of all of you who play POLITICS with our lives.     I'm ashamed of the level of incompetence in policy development that permeates our democrat-controlled legislature.   

I'm appalled at the level of disrespect for the PUBLIC shown by the those we've hired to SERVE us.       We the people deserve an apology.   We the people deserve Statesman who do the right thing, not pander to puff heads to maintain status and power.    We the people deserve better!    

Shame on you.
Nora Craig 


May 5, 2013 TPATH
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OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR PAT TOOMEY

Safety And Second Amendment Rights Protection Act


April 12, 2013 TPATH

Dear Senator Toomey,
First, thank you for posting the proposed "Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act" on your website.  Being able to read the entire bill helps in the understanding of its implications.  TPATH has spent a great amount of time reading it and reverting back and forth between the many titles and sections of existing law that this legislation would implicate.

Read the full bill here: http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=968

Being relatively sure that you have not seen the proposed legislation that TPATH has put out several weeks ago, please check out this link where you can view or download our proposed bill, which of course was not produced with all the bells and whistles required for actual argument or discussion, but as a guideline for what we think this legislation should entail.

See or download it here - http://www.tpath.org/TPATH_UPDATE_LINKS.html#CNPL_Program

While there are many similarities between our proposals, the most important point of agreement is that the proposed database will not contain names or information on legal and lawful gun owners.  It will contain just names and information on those who are not legally eligible or mentally competent to purchase or own firearms.

Senator Toomey, there is no doubt that you have been under great pressure from conservatives and more than likely you are taking some pretty heavy political hits.  Sometimes that is the price one pays for stepping up to the plate.  Understanding that this is an extremely important issue, it is imperative that our 2nd Amendment rights be preserved, and too, is important we do all we can, to protect society from criminals.

It is a daunting task to try and juggle these two concepts without infringing on both. And it is just as impossible to create a perfectly safe society as it is to prevent firearms from getting into the wrong hands.  Progressives and the left, have proven over and over again that they can not be trusted to do anything except the wrong thing.  Despite all their rhetoric to the contrary, they would like nothing better than to eradicate the 2nd Amendment.  Though we must work with them, we cannot join with them or aide them in that endeavor.

Having said that, I was unexpectedly satisfied that your bill had the correct words and support for the Constitution and the specific requirement for the "Registry" to contain only the names of criminals and not law abiding citizens who have bought or who may be considering buying guns.

But, there appears to be a few items of omission and one glaring section which needs to be removed.  TPATH is ready to support your bill if the following adjustments are made:

1. It should be made clear that no record of lawful purchases or the the purchaser's name will be compiled or saved in any Federal database as a result of a background check or any other means.  Only those names of persons attempting to buy a weapon and who are on the no purchase list will be saved. 

2. It should be a crime to try to purchase a weapon if the purchaser is on this list.  And that person should be prosecuted without exception.

3. There should be a means for a purchaser to check the system, without penalty, to see if he is clear to purchase firearms.  That step will not be an authorization to purchase and no record will be kept for that search.

4. Section 128: INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF FIREARMS OR AMMUNITION should be deleted completely.  This is a blatant infringement on the 2nd Amendment.  Once a citizen has been proven not to be on  the no purchase list, the Federal Government should have no further ability to infringe on his rights to transport, move or ship his property.  This is also an infringement on State's Rights which already have laws concerning those being suggested under Section 128.

5. While the legislation TPATH proposed did not require the States to join this effort at producing and maintaining a "no purchase list", it is understood that for this to be practicable and to some extent effective, complete participation is necessary.  So the deduction of certain payments to the state for non compliance or participation is acceptable.

6. There needs to be a very strict penalty for anyone who attempts to purchase weapons after knowing they are on the no purchase list.  These penalties need to be mandatory and not plea bargain-able.

7. A new section must be added that prohibits the plea bargaining away of gun violation laws for persons who have committed crimes with weapons.  Too often, criminals are allowed to walk away from gun law violations if they plead guilty to the crimes they commit with them.  This must stop.  If we really want gun violence to stop, keep violators in prison.

Please take some time to consider these ideas.  2nd Amendment supporters across this country will work with you or any politician if they can be reasonably secure in knowing public safety is the issue and not destruction of the Bill of Rights.

Sincerely,
Dwight Kehoe
www.tpath.org

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BEST LETTER OF THE WEEK
By Robert Hamilton


On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:28 PM, <liked26786@mypacks.net> wrote:

Dear Dwight,

Thank you for talking about the eligibility issue.  I find it extraordinary that our judges and our congressional representatives who can actually advance the issue will not even examine the evidence!   It is indeed difficult to bring down a notorious Mafia family.  Its members kill and maim and confiscate, threaten and belittle.  Only the most courageous souls, the best among us, are willing to stand up to them.

Where is (former Congressman) Jim Rogan?  We need him.  Here's an excerpt from his talk on C-Span as he was promoting his book Catching Our Flag, written based on his diary notes during Clinton's impeachment:
 

“… The president ended up being impeached and we were over at the Senate and to say that we were unwanted when we got there would be a euphemism.  And it was a bipartisan lack of appreciation for our presence. 

 We were told very early on… in fact Trent Lot, the Republican leader, told me very early on:  “I don’t care if you have pictures of this guy standing over a dead woman with a smoking gun in his hands.  America did not want him impeached.  You guys jumped off a cliff.  You just lost your majority.  I have 55 Republican senators, seven of them are up for reelection next year in tough races.  We’re protecting our majority.  We’re going to be the adults, you are going to be the children.  We don’t care if it’s about perjury, obstruction of justice, any of those things.  We’re going to take care of business.” 

 So that was the welcome we got.….. 

 We went through the trial.  We knew it was a losing proposition.  Why impeach a president when 75% of the American people are opposed to it?  If you think about it now in more historical terms, I think it’s an incredibly interesting dynamic because you had in this window period politicians who are genetically hard-wired not to do anything unpopular, not to do anything to rock the boat, not to make the voters angry at them – suddenly went from a position of wanting to protect themselves to realizing there was an important principle of law that required defending.  And it had nothing to do with the President’s personal life.  It’s a fascinating story.  And this book chronicles it day by day - how slowly this all changed, how this dynamic changed….

 The ultimate question is: why do it?  Why did I give up my seat in Congress? It took me 30 years to get there.  Why was I willing to cast a vote and participate in something that I knew from the start was a loser? 

 This is why:  When the Founders wrote the Constitution they said the president can be removed for high crimes and misdemeanors, but they never defined what is a high crime and misdemeanor.  So where do we get the definition?  The definition comes from every single impeachment the House faces.  We had 17 or 18 of them.  I think we had 17 by the time President Clinton came to office.  Mostly federal judges. 

 A federal judge or officer is charged with something wrong, there’s a vote on whether to impeach him.  And that becomes the standard.  The precedent of what is and is not an impeachable offense. 

 The evidence isn’t even controverted anymore that President Clinton committed perjury.  In fact, you will recall he cut a plea-bargain… maybe you don’t recall because the press doesn’t talk about it very much.  In his last day in office, after he denied all this stuff vehemently in attacking us daily to avoid being federally prosecuted, on his last day in office he signed a plea-bargain with federal prosecutors and admitted that he lied under oath and he admitted the things that we charged him with. 

 If we had not voted to impeach President Clinton we would have set a standard for every future president that perjury, subornation of perjury, obstruction of justice - it may be terrible, it may be tacky, maybe you can prosecute the guy for… later - but it is not a removable offense.  And, my friends, let me tell you, democrat, republican, independent: you do not want to live in a country where the president of the United States feels he can commit perjury or obstruct justice and not think it is anything more than a one-way exit ticket from the White House.  And that will always be the standard based on the Clinton precedent as long as members of Congress have the spine to stand up to them. 

 When I gave the closing argument in the Senate trial I told the senators:  This is not personal to me.  In fact, President Clinton and I always had a kind of a soft spot for him, he was very charming to me, I first met him when I was in college and he was the Attorney General of Arkansas.  This is a bigger issue and I know that by being a part of it I’m not coming back.  I told the Senate:  I’m going to be defeated in my next campaign.  And I was. 


Will anyone be our Jim Rogan and stand up to uphold the Constitution whatever personal price?

Thank you for your courage.

Best to you,
Robert Hamilton
California
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TPATH RESPONDS


March 26, 2013 TPATH - Yesterday's posting "Obama Can Be Stopped" has elicited quite a response.  Hundreds of emails were in support.  A few were not.  It is a daunting task to try and answer individual emails, but I try to do that.

In today's posting I have decided to print two emails from great patriots who disagreed with yesterday's commentary.  I have not included their names because they wrote to me and I always protect the privacy of those who deal with TPATH. 

I am printing their letter and my response because, no doubt, there are many people who think what they think but do not have time to write.  So TPATH is sharing this with them. (Sharing - such a nice liberal word)

First letter:
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM, (name with held) <email.withheld@hotmail.com> wrote:

    I wish I had the time to refute what you're saying, as I said before, the BC issue is a distraction, a way to drain your resources on an issue that will not be resolved in our lifetime.
     
    Fight where you can win!  



Dear Patriot,
I am very surprised at your comment.  You of all people should understand the dire danger our country is in as a result of the Constitution being subverted.  This is not about Obama, this is not about a birth certificate.  It about people and governments that will follow if we stand down on this issue. If we are too busy to hold elected officials to the law, it won't be long before we will have much idol time to contemplate that choice.

Even if we were not capable of chewing gum and walking at the same time, which we are, protecting the Constitution, working to keep it the law of our land would be the number one battle front.

It is the Constitution, for our young 200 years, that has kept us free, kept our military from rounding us up and prevented total takeover of the people by the government.

Allowing the steady erosion of Article after Article, Amendment after Amendment, phrase after phrase, is a recipe for disaster.  I do what I do because I understand history and I understand mankind. History shows us what governments unfettered by the rule of law will and can do.  If anyone thinks the leftists running this country are any different form those of the past, that think will end up being, not a thought, but a nightmare.

No Sir, I will not stand by because I'm too busy trying to fill a legislative seat in Monroe Township, while the core of our freedom is being dismantled, continuously and relentlessly..

Finally, as I'm sure you know, the left is attacking American values on every front. From every direction.  Morally, financially and educationally.  When do you suppose they ever did, or ever will, let up on even one aspect of their destructive agenda because they need to be more focused?

Sir, while I admire you and all that you have done, on this my friend, you are wrong.  There is a very thin wall that stands between the people and tyranny.  Once I believed that wall to be of indestructible concrete and steel, but the reality is that wall is made of paper.  The pages of our Founding Documents.  The wall is coming down, one page at a time.  There is no other issue that will distract me from my efforts to fortify it.

Regards,
Dwight



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Second Letter:
On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 12:22 PM, (name with held) <emailwithheld@verizon.net> wrote:

    Don’t understand why you think Levin, Hannity  Rush et.al. can say what they say and not mean it.   How do they “profit” from their position if no one can accept it?  Where would we be if they were not out there? Why do you believe Savage who is on the same radio network? Who else will champion the cause to impeach BO? It seems we can’t get influential big names to give our cause real traction; not Trump, West etc.  If “birthers” including Beck, think BO is not a citizen, why would Beck say he “debunked” (proved wrong) them?  PS I think you meant ”decimate” the military.



Dear Patriot,
Darned spell checker snuck another one by me. Yes, of course "decimate".

Mike Savage has never belittled or ridiculed those that believe Obama is ineligible or those who are concerned about forgeries and illegal use of SS#'s.  Also, Savage was no doubt told by his last station not to talk about those issues.  He ignored them and was fired.  That's called principle over profit.

And yes, he now works for ABC, as does Hannity, Levin and Limbaugh.  By the way, so does Arron Klein. My best guess is they have signed agreements that have given them more leeway or, they refuse to abide by the restrictions.  Someday, if we live long enough, we may find out.

I'm not sure if you intended to call Beck a birther or not.  But he is not.  He has been very disrespectful and vitriolic towards those that bring up forgeries, ss# and Article II.  

And to your point of those thinking Obama is not a citizen.  Most of us don't know if he is or not, because he has spent millions to hide his past.  But what we do know is Obama's father was not a citizen and therefore, Obama is not a "Natural Born Citizen" as required by the above referenced Article II.  That is a fact.  It is also a fact that no one will talk about that, because it is the one thing that is indisputable.

Also, it is my belief, and that of many others, that Obama can not be impeached, because he is not legally in office.  He needs to be removed by the Supreme Court and every appointee, every bill he signed and every EO should be voided.  Impeachment would signify that he is there legally and then performed an impeachable offense.  He surely has committed impeachable offenses, but he is not there legally.

Of course, I'm not saying that that will ever happen.  Just that it should.

And yes, I agree that we need these guys and they are beneficial.  But is asking that they be be honest with us too much?  What is the one thing, once broken, that can never be repaired?  It is of course, one's word.  

If I can't believe everything they say, I can hardly believe anything they say.

Thanks for taking the time to give me your thoughts.  You know I always appreciate your views.

Regards,
Dwight

March 26, 2013 TPATH







 MY LETTER TO 
GOVERNOR CHRISTIE



 
Dwight Kehoe
297 Willow Drive,
Little Silver, NJ 07739
February 15, 2013

Dear Governor Christie,
As you are aware, the New Jersey Legislature is about to hand you a new set of laws concerning gun control and gun violence, which will be in addition to several hundred others already on the books.  I am writing you with a request to veto that entire bill.  

This request is made from the standpoint of common sense and the need to respect and abide by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights, that are, as a whole and in the opinion of scholars around the world, the most important reason for the strength, the freedom and the economic power which has made this country the best and most free land mankind has ever known. 

The need to come to a decision based upon reality and common sense is imperative and it is quite clear that most of the existing gun control laws in this state are based upon neither. 

During this period of heated discussion and angry discourse, in the wake of innocent men, women and children being murdered, its understandable that there would be many people who truly and sincerely want to see it stopped and the only thing that makes sense to them is “control the guns”. 

This group of people is made up of, unfortunately, the uninformed, the uneducated and the easily manipulated. Regrettably, this aggregation of society includes State Senators and Assemblymen, those whom the people should be able to count on to do the required research and then legislate based upon not just United States law, but proper and concerted evaluation.

Getting angry is not the answer.  Education and information is.
For those of us who have taken the time to learn and appraise, it is easy to become angry with those who have not.  Especially those politicians who, by the act of running for office, profess to be informed and capable.   

Don't misunderstand, that does not discount those who disdain the Constitution, those that despise individual freedoms and abhor the rights of the people while imposing as much government control over our lives as they can get away with.  Those people are not ignorant nor uninformed.  But clearly their progressive government agenda has and will always mandate their unlawful activity.  It is everyone's responsibility to see that they do not succeed.  You, our Governor, have the power and the responsibility to help curtail those people.

Governor Christie, no doubt you have been inundated with letters, data and facts, both manipulated and accurate, and from both sides.  So I won't include here, those which you probably have seen, but will offer a few new ones that you may not know of or have considered. 

Over 50% of gun law violations committed during another felony, such as armed robbery, burglary, gang type assaults and shootings, are plea bargained away. The percentages vary across the country but here in New Jersey they appear to be higher than the national average.

The result of that?  Criminals who should be prosecuted for felonious breach of gun laws are more than likely not going to serve even one minute of time in prison for them.  Meanwhile good men and women, people who have never broken any law, sit in prison while their children grow up without them because  they may have left a round of ammunition in their rifle or stopped to get something to eat on the way to or from hunting or the range. 

Every one of New Jersey's unconstitutional gun laws are felonies.  Any violation of them by honest citizens will result in a criminal  record that will impact them, their families and their livelihoods for the rest of their lives.  This Governor, is just not right.

There are two new gun laws that I would support: 
1.No plea bargaining of gun law violations for those violating them to commit a felony and a mandatory ten years of imprisonment on top of the sentence for the crime committed with the firearm.  
2. Violations of gun laws not relating to another crime should be changed from felonies to misdemeanors or fines. 


 These two laws would get criminals off the street and keep them off, thereby making the state safer. And of course, would keep hard working, tax paying fathers and mothers home with their children. What a concept?

Governor, just one more statistic.  An American, man, woman or child, has a .000,000,003% chance of being killed, unlawfully, with a firearm.  That number includes crimes committed by gangs and drug dealers.  Those are odds anyone with an iota of common sense would gladly take to preserve our Constitution, liberty and freedom. 

For sure, if one's family members ever become part of that above statistic it would be devastating.   But so too is the misery of any death or injury whether its from car accidents, work place mishaps or even one of the tens of thousands who die each year from medical procedures.  The reality of life is that no one can ever be promised or guaranteed complete and absolute safety.  Those that profess to be able to do that are either hypocrites or fools.  Neither of which should be empowered to make laws for the rest of us.

Finally, if my rights to bear arms were not unconstitutionally erased by a ruling of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and my rights to bear arms had not been violated, and if the time over arose, where I would be in the position to put my life on the line and put my expertise with a firearm to use in order to save innocent lives, from either a mass murderer or a psychopath, I, as well as millions of other Americans,  would not hesitate to do so.  

However, with gun laws here in New Jersey, being what they are, nothing could be done in a situation such as that.  Except hope that the killer has abided by the ammunition restrictions and limited magazine capacities, imposed by New Jersey law, and  as a consequence,  runs out of ammunition before he runs out of victims. 


Sincerely,
Dwight Kehoe
65 Years a New Jersey Resident

This letter was faxed to Governor Christie's office at  1 609-292-3454
and snail mailed to:

Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625

Posted by TPATH
February 15, 2013

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LETTER TO GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

Regarding Second Amendment Rights
Prepared and delivered by 
The New Jersey Tea Party Caucus

 
February 13, 2013

The Honorable Governor Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey  08625-0001
 
Dear Governor Christie,
As you may know, the NJ Tea Party Caucus is comprised of numerous NJ tea parties and like-minded organizations throughout the State of New Jersey.  As a group that believes in the principles of limited government supported in our Constitution, the 43 gun control laws being proposed are very disturbing.  We are appealing to you as someone who is known to be a man who does not shy away from making tough decisions and as one of New Jersey’s most valiant former Attorney Generals who respects the law.

Therefore, we are asking that you consider our arguments when making your decision about whether or not to veto the legislation in question.

The Ninth Circuit Court, one of the most notoriously liberal courts in the country, held in Nordyke v. King:

The right to bear arms is a bulwark against external invasion. We should not be overconfident that oceans on out east and west coasts alone can preserve security. We recently saw in the case of the terrorist attack on Mumbai that terrorist may enter a country covertly by ocean routes, landing in small craft and then assembling to wreak havoc. That we have a lawfully armed populace adds a measure of security for all of us and makes less likely that a band of terrorist could make headway in an attack on any community before more professional forces arrived.
 

The Supreme Court, in its 2008 decision in District of Columbia v Heller, established that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to own guns. In the majority opinion, Justice Anton Scalia wrote:

There are many reasons why the militia was thought to be “necessary to the security of a free state.” See 3 Story §1890. First, of course, it is useful in repelling invasions and suppressing insurrections. Second, it renders large standing armies unnecessary—an argument that Alexander Hamilton made in favor of federal control over the militia. (The Federalist No. 29, pp. 226, 227 (B. Wright ed. 1961) (A. Hamilton).) Third, when the able-bodied men of a nation are trained in arms and organized, they are better able to resist tyranny.


Justice Scalia went on to write:

It may be objected that if weapons that are most useful in military service—M-16 rifles and the like—may be banned, then the Second Amendment right is completely detached from the prefatory clause. But as we have said, the conception of the militia at the time of the Second Amendment ’s ratification was the body of all citizens capable of military service, who would bring the sorts of lawful weapons that they possessed at home to militia duty. It may well be true today that a militia, to be as effective as militias in the 18th century, would require sophisticated arms that are highly unusual in society at large. Indeed, it may be true that no amount of small arms could be useful against modern-day bombers and tanks. But the fact that modern developments have limited the degree of fit between the prefatory clause and the protected right cannot change our interpretation of the right.


Lastly, we would like to draw your attention to the word “infringed, as written in the Second Amendment:

                    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,
the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
 
Obviously, the words “shall not” are a command not a suggestion but what exactly does the word “infringed” mean? Modern day dictionaries define the word this way:
 
Infringe – to disobey or disregard something, to fail to obey a law or regulation or observe the terms of an agreement; to encroach upon somebody’s rights or property – especially in a minor or gradual way.
 
Since the Second Amendment was written 224 years ago, a compilation of the definitions in the 1828 edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language seems to be a good reference in understanding the definition of this word as it was used nearly two hundred years ago.  It is as follows:
 
To violate, hinder, destroy, transgress upon in any way, contravene, annihilate, take away, cause to cease, put an end to, extirpate, kill or slay, lay waste or make desolate, destroy the influence of, to bring to naught, to ruin, to pull down, to pass upon or limit in anyway, to disturb or to obstruct in any manner the rights of the people.
 
When considering the court precedents and the meaning of “shall not be infringed,” we propose that if the Second Amendment were written today, it would read:
 
An organized group of citizen soldiers who are not part of our Armed Forces are necessary to protecting the freedoms of their local communities and defending themselves and their families. Therefore, the right of all people to have and use firearms shall not be violated, transgressed upon, destroyed or hindered, injured or hurt, interrupted, disturbed, opposed, obstructed, defeated, surpassed, demolished, pulled down, ruined or annihilated, laid waste, made desolate, caused to cease, impeded, restrained or obstructed in any way.
 
We further urge you not to be influenced by the current tragedies we are experiencing. The laws being proposed will do nothing to allay the sociopaths who commit such violent crimes.  They will only impede our ability to defend ourselves against such sociopaths by also infringing upon our most basic inalienable right to defend ourselves and our families. As is the case in the field of medicine, it should be in the field of legislation: first - do no harm! For the same reason many in our culture elect to hire armed guards for their personal protection, it would be an unequal application of the law not to permit all citizens to do the same. Should our Second Amendment right be violated for the average citizen, then we would argue that all security guards for all politicians, celebrities, and their families also be infringed upon - equally.  Of course that may be preposterous - but at least the laws would be applied equally.  Anything else would not only be unconstitutional, it would be hypocritical. 
 
It is our great hope that our Governor will do the right thing and protect the very fabric of our system of government and the rights of our citizens, as he has taken an oath to do.  We will look forward to your reply.
 
Sincerely,
RoseAnn Salanitri /s/ 
RoseAnn Salanitri, President
The NJ Tea Party Caucus
 
The NJ Tea Party Caucus is a corporation doing business in the State of New Jersey that is comprised of numerous TEA Parties and like-minded individuals and organizations throughout the State. We speak on behalf of our participating members on a variety of issues that fall within the parameters of our Mission Statement.
www.NJTeaPartyCaucus.com

Posted for NJTPC By TPATH

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Save Our Sheriffs



FEBRUARY 4, 2013 - STATEWIDE COLLABORATIVE WRITING - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


New Jersey is facing a civil rights crisis of a magnitude not seen since the great struggle for Civil Rights by courageous leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Today our sheriffs must decide whether to remain a constitutional office and a “check and balance” against an over-reaching government or go along with the President’s “disarming of America” and other attacks on our Bill of Rights.

Our Republic and our rights as citizens have endured for over 200 years but they are now being threatened with almost daily attacks on portions of our Bill of Rights - especially the 2nd Amendment. This has been tried before under President Clinton and was struck down. Yet despite that, vocal political party leaders supported by activist judges are re-interpreting our Rights to be whatever they deem them to be.

Paul Arisano of the Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition, expressed the beliefs of many when he said, "It's not just about gun rights - it's all of the sacred Bill of Rights. The first Ten Amendments when declared, were declared unalienable; never to be taken away. If you are not interested in being a gun owner, what about the rest of your rights (jury trial, illegal searches, speech, religious)?” 

Frank Cott, Chairman of the NJ Tea Party Caucus’ Sheriff’s Project said, “Much of the media and progressives are blindly supporting agendas that at one time caused mainstream Democrats grief. Good NJ Democrat veterans/voters in many cases are forced to compromise moral and constitutional beliefs and unknowingly support a socialistic agenda - the very thing that many of them fought to protect us from. We are hoping that Democrats and Republicans recognize that politicians are using party labels to advance an agenda and fool citizens into supporting them. They are employing a “mob rule” idea over an idea that has worked for over 200 years.”

“Our country was formed to be a Constitutional Republic. The Founding Fathers despised Democracy calling it ‘Mob Rule’,” said Calvin Wortman of the Constitution Party of NJ.

We believe Mr. Wortman is correct, but when you have NJ Supreme Court Justice Barry Albin citing that our Founding Fathers created a Democracy, you quickly realize that our judicial and political parties no longer operate constitutionally, thus placing all of our rights in danger.

People vote for a county sheriff because he serves the common wealth of their county and he is not a department under the freeholders, state, governor or even the feds. A sheriff cannot be limited with statutes - although some states are getting away with this. Politicians that limit the sheriff’s office are telling citizens, “YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS.” 

If a state or federal government can control a sheriff, a vital check and balance function that protects our rights is removed. Even SCOTUS agrees with the people (Printz v. U.S. 1997. See Scalia opinion). In 1996 the Clinton radicals tried to disarm us but were told it was unconstitutional (illegal or unlawful). 

It’s time to engage and make sure our legislators know
 they have no authority over the
Office of Sheriff
before we lose this protection unlawfully. 

The state of Delaware ignored its citizens’ rights and tried to redefine the sheriffs who are not following state and federal gun confiscation orders. These legislators support women and gay rights, yet ignore the Constitution that protects all citizens.iii In Delaware, it appears that Beau Biden (Vice President Joe Biden’s son) has no respect for his constituents’ rights and is unlawfully changing the state laws/constitution without citizen approval. This is a clear example of a violation of the check and balances and government abuse that reinforces the need for sheriffs and a constitutional office - not beholding to any political party or legislator.

We hope that governors, especially ours, realize that our counties along with the sheriffs are truly what keeps Americans free from abusive centralized government and ideologues.  

People need to ask their sheriff, “Will you stand with the Bill of Rights?” People need to ask their state legislators and politicians, “Will you stand with the people and their sheriffs?”


Contact: Frank Cott: 

The following groups are united in this message:
The statewide NJ Tea Party Caucus
Citizens for Freedom, 
East NJ Tea Party 
Jersey Shore Tea Party Patriots  
The Monmouth County Tea Party Coalition
TPATH -Tea Party Advocacy Tracking Hub

TPATH wishes to thank all those groups listed above for their tireless and selfless efforts to save and protect our liberty.  With a very special mention of Mr. Frank Cott and RoseAnn Salinitri.

Please pass this press release on to any patriotic group or person you believe will join this effort.  If you represent a group, please feel free to ad your groups name to the list above.

Special note:  While this project is being initiated in New Jersey, this is a country wide concern and effort. For questions and more information please contact Mr. Frank  Cott   EMAIL FRANK HERE

February 6, 2013 TPATH 
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THE DICK ACT
OPEN LETTER TO CONGRESS
December 30, 2012


CONGRESS !!
 If none of you are familiar with the "DICK ACT", I suggest you read this
and learn that YOU WILL NEVER GET OUR WEAPONS !!!

DICK ACT of 1902 . . .
 CAN’T BE REPEALED (GUN CONTROL FORBIDDEN) The Trump Card Enacted by the
Congress Further Asserting the Second Amendment as Untouchable
 The Dick Act of 1902 also known as the Efficiency of Militia Bill H.R.
11654, of June 28, 1902 invalidates all so-called gun-control laws. It
also divides the militia into three distinct and separate entities.

The three classes H.R. 11654 provides for are the organized militia,
henceforth known as the National Guard of the State, Territory and
District of Columbia, the unorganized militia and the regular army. The
militia encompasses every able-bodied male between the ages of 18 and 45.
All members of the unorganized militia have the absolute personal right
and 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms of any type, and as many as
they can afford to buy.

The Dick Act of 1902 cannot be repealed; to do so would violate bills of
attainder and ex post facto laws which would be yet another gross
violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The President
of the United States has zero authority without violating the Constitution
to call the National Guard to serve outside of their State borders.

The National Guard Militia can only be required by the National Government
for limited purposes specified in the Constitution (to uphold the laws of
the Union; to suppress insurrection and repel invasion). These are the
only purposes for which the General Government can call upon the National
Guard.

Attorney General Wickersham advised President Taft, “the Organized
Militia (the National Guard) can not be employed for offensive warfare
outside the limits of the United States.
 ”

The Honorable William Gordon, in a speech to the House on Thursday,
October 4, 1917, proved that the action of President Wilson inl that he
felt Wilson ought to have been impeached.

During the war with England an attempt was made by Congress to pass a bill
authorizing the president to draft 100,000 men between the ages of 18 and
45 to invade enemy territory, Canada. The bill was defeated in the House
by Daniel Webster on the precise point that Congress had no such power
over the militia as to authorize it to empower the President to draft them
into the regular army and send them out of the country.

The fact is that the President has no constitutional right, under any
circumstances, to draft men from the militia to fight outside the borders
of the USA, and not even beyond the borders of their respective states.
Today, we have a constitutional LAW which still stands in waiting for the
legislators to obey the Constitution which they swore an oath to uphold.

Charles Hughes of the American Bar Association (ABA) made a speech which
is contained in the Appendix to Congressional Record, House, September 10,
1917, pages 6836-6840 which states: “The militia, within the meaning of
these provisions of the Constitution is distinct from the Army of the
United States.” In these pages we also find a statement made by Daniel
Webster, “that the great principle of the Constitution on that subject
is that the militia is the militia of the States and of the General
Government; and thus being the militia of the States, there is no part of
the Constitution worded with greater care and with more scrupulous
jealousy than that which grants and limits the power of Congress over it.
 ”

“This limitation upon the power to raise and support armies clearly
establishes the intent and purpose of the framers of the Constitution to
limit the power to raise and maintain a standing army to voluntary
enlistment, because if the unlimited power to draft and conscript was
intended to be conferred, it would have been a useless and puerile thing
to limit the use of money for that purpose. Conscripted armies can be
paid, but they are not required to be, and if it had been intended to
confer the extraordinary power to draft the bodies of citizens and send
them out of the country in direct conflict with the limitation upon the
use of the militia imposed by the same section and article, certainly some
restriction or limitation would have been imposed to restrain the
unlimited use of such power.
 ”

The Honorable William Gordon

More Info
 With over 300 Million guns in the United States, the federal CORPORATE
government (federal gov’t defined as corporation under 28 U.S.C. Section
3002 (15) and the states are subdivisions of the corporation, 28 U.S.C.
Section 3002 (10), cannot ban arms or stop people from defending
themselves against a tyrannical government. I read somewhere that just the
State of North Carolina can call up 20-30 divisions of unorganized militia
(would be about 200,000-300,000 armed North Carolinians) on a moment’s
notice. Imagine the State of Texas or Oklahoma if that’s the case?

Amazingly, even if the US tries to ban all arms through backdoor measures
like domestic violence laws (Violence

Sincerely,
Nancy Battle


Nancy Battle sent this message via Congress.org, which uses the Capwiz XC
system.  Congress.org is a free public service of CQ Roll Call.

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TPATH Has Ruffled Some Feathers
"What's Behind Marijuana Push"

December 14, 2012 TPATH - Well, yesterday's commentary was right up there with the most responded to postings since we started TPATH 18 months ago.

It would be virtually impossible to answer all the email that came in, either supportive or critical so I have posted here, one of the most typical  emails and my response to it.  I did not include the person's name because he did not offer permission to post it.

His email to me is below between the +++++++ lines
And my response to him is below that in italics.

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Dwight,
ONE study?  Really?
What about the likes of John Stossel, Judge Andrew Napolitano and millions of other folks to whom you are - undoubtedly - more intelligent.....N-O-T!  Anyone with half a brain (your case?) knows you can't legislate morality.  The so-called "War on Drugs" cost - so far - hundreds of Bilions (with a B) dollars and has not accomplished even one tiny success

You give TP a bad name
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Dear M_________,
I'm sorry for the earlier snippy reply.
 It was knee jerk to what I perceived as an insult.  I understand that if you are a regular user of this drug some of what I wrote may have struck home and hurt you .  For that and my thoughtless response, I apologize. 

So here is the reply I should have given to you.

First, this was not commentary on what role the Fed should or should not have on drug usage. Nor was it based upon who or for what reasons, famous or infamous persons, believe drugs should be legal. For that matter it did not even discuss whether its a states rights thing or if it should be controlled by them or anyone.

This update was just my opinion on the detrimental and long term effects any drug use can cause, regardless of its legality and how that degradation of our culture plays into the hands and game plan of the left..   While I don't believe that  everyone who uses pot is lazy or an unclear thinker, there is no doubt the majority of them do fit that description.

Its true that many people have used pot and not been mentally affected or physically harmed, but the vast majority have been, to some extent or another.

My position is, if I would not like my children to be smoking pot, its probably not good for anyone's children or the country.

Libertarians and I have a great deal we agree on.  But, like all things in this world, too much of anything, is never a good thing.  Too much government is not good, for sure, but too little spawns lawlessness and evolves into anarchy. 

Society does need rules and just because most of what the Fed does is bad, does not mean everything they do is.

The tricky thing is to find and maintain the proper amount of government.  Extremes in either direction result in tyranny or mob rule, both, very, very dangerous.

And in closing, even using the 1/2 brain you suggested I'm operating on, no one could really believe that smoking pot is not harmful, physically and mentally.  It is doubtful this point can be made on you to the point where you will admit it, even to yourself, but we both know I am right.

Morality? No, it is not something laws can create or maintain.  That comes from family, friends and the love and belief in a wondrous Creator.  Morality is the enemy of the left and that is why it is constantly under attack by them and why drugs will always be a tool, employed by them, to cloud the reality of morality.

Please have a nice day and I do wish you a very healthy and Merry Christmas.
Warmest of regards,
 OPEN LETTER
TO THE
CONSTITUTION PARTY OF AMERICA



To: The Constitution Party Leadership
Date: December 5, 2012
Re: America needs the Constitution Party

Dear CP Leadership,
It has become perfectly clear that America is heading perilously in the wrong direction and there is no one or no party which intends to do anything about it.  But....There appears to be a bright spot out there on the horizon and it is time every American, regardless of what party they think they belong to, be made aware of it. That is, the Constitution Party.

I have been one of the most vocal and ardent advocates standing in opposition to the third party concept. During the past several years while working to organize several Tea Party and Patriot groups here in NJ, we formulated mission statements with that theme.

That has changed.  And TPATH has made it known to our readership and our organization members, that this country can no longer depend, rely on or put the future of our children in the hands of either of the two dominant parties.  

The Democratic Party has moved so far left millions of Americans born into that party no longer see them as their party, with their values and their love of country.  The GOP has, for the last 50 or more years forced liberals and moderates on its party members, supported and implemented dangerous economic policies and in the concept of working with the left, they have nearly destroyed our once beautiful and powerful country.

As you have seen and heard hundreds of times before, as was my position, a third party will split the vote and insure a Democratic Party victory.  While that consideration had merit, the historical and actual facts are that the GOP has handed election after election over to the left.  They did this without the help of a viable third party.  There is no reason, no historical fact, no vision that would indicate anything will change. The next 50 years of the GOP will look just like the last.

The question is, will constitutionally minded Americans, Democrats and Republicans, remain chained to that suicide pact?  Of course, many will.  I will not.

Now, for the purpose of this communication.  TPATH, after looking at several alternative political parties, has decided that CP is where America needs to place its hopes and its future.  I have read your platform, your mission statement and your history.  The correlation between the Tea Party movement and the CP is astounding.  We need to get to work, and get together, to build on the superb organization CP has become and begin to get people across this country registered in the CP party.

TPATH has been invited to several Tea Party groups to talk about the "awakening" and the response form the membership has been, well, overwhelming.  Please click on the following links to see what has been happening in this effort.





Before we go any further it is imperative that you know that TPATH will never speak for CP or imply that we do.  Our efforts in this will be centered on getting  our readers and group members to leave their party and join CP.  

It is also important to understand that while we will make a concerted effort to get Tea Party members across the country to sign up,  never will the Tea Party take over CP, nor the reverse.  The Tea Party movement is just that, a movement and not a political party.  In the past we have used the GOP's vehicle to get where we needed to go.  Clearly that means of moving forward has not worked and it never will.  

As TPATH moves forward it is imperative that the move towards the Constitution Party must not be seen as a "Tea Party" move.  Likewise, it must not be seen as 
right wing such as "The John Birch Society" or ultra "Libertarian".   While most of their positions are in line with the Constitution, many are not.  

For this new push to empower and grow CP, we will need to appeal to right thinking Americans, from all parties.  Fairly or unfairly, the left has been able to define these groups and therefore, in our building effort the CP must be seen as a place for every American who believes the Constitution is what has made this country great.

Despite this last election, even though voter fraud played a huge role, I believe this country is still made up of a majority  of center right people.  The goal is to attract those people, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and even some newly registered voters, and have them  join us in protecting and defending our Constitution and thereby the future for our children.  

If that could be done, the Democratic Party and the GOP would be left to split the moderate and socialist votes.  Pie in the sky?  Maybe but I say, and many people who are contacting TPATH are saying, let's give it a try.

As we have seen, the GOP despises Constitutionalists, Conservatives and those who pray to God and not government.  We have seen, over and over, the GOP purge their ranks and committees of those not falling inline with spending policies. Just this week the Speaker removed four more committee members who were fighting for fiscal restraint.  What CP needs to do is get one or more, well known, big name politicians to join.  Instantly, CP's standing would be increased.  

TPATH is in the process of organizing an event we are calling CYA (pronounced "See Ya"), for the week of April 1, 2013.  CYA or "Change Your Affiliation" will be a nation wide effort to have people go to their municipal buildings and re-register to the Constitution Party.  We are in the process of getting Tea Party groups, both national and local, to support this effort as well as communicating with conservative pundits and talk show hosts.  (Those not under GOP orders)

Also, we are in the process of signing up volunteers, through our website, who want to help in this endeavor.  This work will include communications and organizing  groups and events, as well as collecting and posting forms and urls for every state in the union, to make it easy for those wanting to take part in CYA.

Finally, when membership grows, donations will too.  This brings me to your website which makes it appear that registering to vote with the Constitution Party requires a donation or dues.  If CP is going to grow membership, it needs to be clear, that it does not cost to register. 

I am looking forward to a response form any CP leadership member regarding this letter and our initiatives.

Regards,
Dwight Kehoe
Founder/Editor TPATH
Director WPE (We Plan to Endure)
 LETTER TO A TEA PARTY
PATRIOT

GOP Once Again- Tackled for a loss

November 17, 2012 TPATH
Response to a question from a great American concerning my switch from anti-third party to support for one.

Dear Pete,
Since you have known me you know I have always been staunchly against the 3rd party concept.

The reason was exactly as you stated in your remarks to me.
(See Pete's letter below)
But... election after election, candidate after candidate, the GOP presents weak and spineless people and game plans.  So the bottom line is, how could a third party do more to allow Democrats and progressives into power than the GOP has done?

Consequently, there is no end in sight of this dismal record. We the people must think of the long term future for this country and look beyond the next election cycle. 

The only thing that will wake them up is if they see their 2nd place position in the political power scheme being challenged as millions of conservative and constitutionally minded people leave the GOP. 

If Tea Party people, patriots, independents, blue collar Democrats and unaffiliated voters see a third party, whether it be in the name of the Constitution Party or some other, see a party that stands for what they believe and then stands up for those beliefs, begin to join this 3rd party, the GOP could very quickly assume that status.

The committee man thing has been a decent idea but for the most part its deeply flawed.  The leaders of the GOP party will never let town's people get control beyond a minor vote.  They will change the rules as they see, and they do see, loss of control via committee people.

We will never change the GOP from that strategy.

They must fear losing their members and thereby their power and money, more than they fear the News Media.  Right now, in the past and in the future they only fear the latter. If that does not change, they never will.

Obama is in the process of destroying this country and now seems the time to ask those who might not believe the GOP has done its best to prevent that, to begin thinking of an alternate game plan.

If your running back keeps getting tackled for no gain, and the coach keeps calling the same play, it just might be time to fire him.

Pete, its time.

Regards,
Dwight



Pete's email to TPATH

Dwight,

I agree WHOLE HEARTEDLY that the GOP sucks, however I think the real solution is to run tea party people as GOP committee people.  It is relatively easy to unseat committee people as you only really need about 20 or 30 votes.  Then we can get the candidates we want.  I really feel that joining another party will ensure Democrat victory, and that Democrats would love for this to happen.

Regards,

Pete

AMERICA
IS IN DIRE NEED OF HELP!
Chris Smith
Can we count on you?

To: Representative Chris Smith
Congressman 4th Distinct, NJ 
Re: 2012 Election Fraud
Date: November 12, 2012
TPATH


Congressman Chris Smith 4th CD NJ

Dear Chris Smith,
It seems unlikely that you have missed seeing the many reports about voter fraud in various swing states during this past election. If you have, by any chance, here are just a few links to some very disturbing reports.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/was_the_2012_election_stolen.html

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/in-florida-obama-got-over-99-in-broward.html

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/what-luck-obama-won-dozens-of-cleveland.html

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/fraud-in-pa-obama-got-over-99-of-vote.html

http://www.punditpress.com/2012/11/breaking-st-lucie-county-florida-had.html

http://articles.philly.com/2012-11-12/news/35069785_1_romney-supporters-mitt-romney-sasha-issenberg

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/13/in-philadelphia-and-ohio-voting-districts-romney-recieves-zero-votes/

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/poll-watcher-sees-romney-ballots-changed/


As we all know the internet is filled with exaggerations and even flat out fabrications and as a result much care needs to be taken when regarding or believing articles.  Having said that, can there be any doubt that massive fraud and felonious activity appears to have taken place all across this country?

During the past 20 years I found myself unrepresented having had my town gerrymandered into Holt's bastion of liberalism.  Over the years when Holt was not ignoring me he was telling me to "shut up and sit down".  

Now that this latest round of redistricting has further encroached upon the Constitution by reinforcing the reality that my old district and my new one will have representatives unanswerable to the people, you are now my Representative and it appears, by way of party affiliation, we are ideologically aligned. But are we?

Having received many "form letter" responses from Holt which clearly indicated he had no intention of even reading of my concerns nor doing anything about them, I now wonder if my new Congressman will represent me differently.

In that vain I wish to pose these several questions to you:

1. Do any of the reports referenced above disturb you?

2. Is it even remotely possible that not one person voted for Romney in over 50 districts in Philadelphia?

3. Will you request a full investigation?

4. Will you pursue felony charges against those responsible for defiling our electoral process and committing felonies?

5. Will you allow this outrageous and flagrant attack on Democracy to go unpunished which will open the door for all future elections to be assaulted as this one clearly has been?

6. Will you do anything to stop the certification of this election until there is a clear accounting of which candidate actually won?

7. Will you not represent your constituents and verify for them, that this election was not a travesty?

All of us know that the US Justice Department is corrupt and not much more than a branch of the Obama political machine and will never lift a finger to protect the integrity of our Constitution or our political process.  

There is only one organization of power an authority that can initiate an investigation and work towards proving, one way or another that this election was not stolen.  That organization, is the House of Representatives.

Republicans and conservatives have long witnessed spineless representation from those in our leadership.  Many, many of us have just about had it.  That means there may be a massive exodus from Republican registration if we feel we need to go elsewhere to find the leadership courage required to save our Republic.  

The clock is ticking and it does not bode well for either our party or our country.  Congress has the power to pass a resolution asking every state Attorney General in states where these outrageous vote percentages have been reported, to refuse certification until a full accounting has been done.

This process may well cause contention, a word our Republican Party has always feared, but that fear of contentiousness should be  overwhelmed by the fear of losing our Republic.  

Without fair elections, the future is lost.  Will you be part of history that allowed that, or will you be the courageous leader who steps up and does what's right?


Thanks and I await your response.
Regards,
Dwight Kehoe


November 12, 2012 TPATH
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OPEN LETTER TO AMERICA

By: Robert Quinn
Posted by TPATH
October 28, 2012


To America,
...OUR STOLEN COUNTRY-PART IV

 The Silent Media-Obama's Protector Truly disgraceful is the non-reporting by the major media of the existence of many lawsuits, encompassing plaintiffs of Caucasian, Black and Hispanic origin who were or are challenging Obama's claim of "natural-born"American citizenship. What the media gives us is best defined as silence. They even refused to run ads challenging his eligibility.

Hundreds of thousands of e-mail petitions were not considered newsworthy. 

Reporters were chastened for bringing up the subject at Obama's news conferences. 

All major TV stations hitting the "mute" button on this issue, including one which (sadly) had repeatedly portrayed itself as "fair and balanced." Media malpractice gone wild! Recently, a CBS nationwide advertising site subsidiary refused to lease any site to Worldnet Daily for electronic signposts which simply read "Where's the Birth Certificate ?" Four simple words yet CBS knew they pertained to Obama. Truly, a guilty conscience needs no accuser.

Article I of our Constitution gave the Press the right to reveal, not conceal news of interest to the American People yet fear of disclosure of Obama's true eligibility status has permeated the Mainstream Media to this day. For almost four years they have been silent on this issue. Even the Fox Network, though vocally critical of the "Stimulus" plans, "Czar" appointees, etc.will not mention the existence of eligibility lawsuits presently in the courts. Bill O'Reilly of Fox claimed he saw a valid Obama birth certificate but had to retract his claim when informed that what Fox News actually viewed was a fraudulent "Certification of Live Birth" , not a "Certificate of Live Birth", the required document for legitimizing his Presidential eligibility. O'Reilly also said that the two newspaper clippings reporting Obama's "supposed" birth in Hawaii confirmed his eligibility.

Three years later, even after being made aware that in 1961 anyone could have prepared an Hawaiian birth certificate form and had it reported in the Newspapers, O'Reilly is still "parroting" his false claim and has the audacity each night to tell America "we're looking out for you."

With such a friend we do not lack for enemies. He also maintained silence throughout Lt.Col.Terrence Lakin's court-martial for refusing an order until Obama confirmed his Presidential eligibility. This was in accordance with an oath taken to defend the Constitution. Though Obama destroyed Lt.Colonel Lakin's 18 year faithful service to his Country this was kept hidden by the Media. Where were their voices in print and radio/tv? Lt.Colonel Lakin's trial was reported primarily by World Net Daily, the Post and E-mail and smaller internet and radio outlets.

A man lost his career for standing up for truth. Meanwhile, Obama traveled all over the country speaking to minority students who desperately (and deservedly) sought financial aid for higher education and a better life, yet he ignored a long-standing offer of Globe Magazine of $100,000 to assist those students if he produced a valid Certificate of Live Birth. As with Lt.Colonel Lakin, Obama responded with more silence.

An issue of monumental importance-completely suppressed by the Media. Consider, also, this late-breaking news. Donald Trump just made an offer of $5,000,000 (that's five million, folk's) to Obama for any cause of his choosing, if he will produce, by Oct.31,2012 documents such as his passport, school records,etc. which can satisfactorily support his claim of being a "natural-born" American citizen. I would suggest that Mr.Trump get on the line behind Lt.Colonel Lakin, Globe Magazine, and all the others awaiting Obama's transparency to exhibit itself. As a further example, recently a Georgia judge subpoenaed Obama to appear in court with proof of his eligibility if he wished to appear on the 2012 Georgia ballot. Obama ignored the subpoena and his attorney brazenly notified the Judge (in writing) that neither Obama nor his counsel would appear in court to answer it....and they didn't!

Sadly, the Judge ignored the plaintiff's presentation and simply dismissed the lawsuit without seeing any proof of Obama's eligibility. 


Did the Media report this miscarriage of justice? Simply put....NO!

Finally, Glenn Beck referred to the actions of questioning Obama's eligibility as "dumb". We are speaking about Presidential eligibility, an issue which our beleaguered Founders fought and died for and considered important enough to become the second article in The Constitution, not a footnote or suggestion.

How "dumb" is it to insist that Obama resolve this issue by authorizing release of the vault birth certificate, as well as other relevant documents (1981 Pakistan passport, college records,etc.) The actions which Beck scorned are simply demands for TRANSPARENCY....that's TRUTH.

Here are a few more items the Media seems to have overlooked in keeping America well-informed. 

The Governor of Hawaii vowed to secure a valid birth certificate from his Dept.of Health and came up empty-handed!

The General presiding at Lt.Colonel Lakin's court-martial would not allow the Colonel's defense team to even suggest that Obama be required to produce evidence of eligibility.

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio of Arizona, after a long investigative process which resulted in a declaration that the documents which Obama declared legitimate were fraudulent and most significant-NO HAWAIIAN hospital will acknowledge Obama's birth in their facility....that's no, as in none!

Oh,yes, how are things in Libya?
 TRANSPARENCY-A WORD OBAMA PROCLAIMS YET PROSTITUTES.
Some argue if the lawsuits presently in various courts force Obama to release documents which confirm he is not a "natural-born" American citizen there will be riots in the streets if he is removed from office. If he obtained the office by deception and fraud why should he be rewarded?

Are truth and honesty no longer desired? If a Caucasian was found guilty of obtaining the Presidency in like manner would anyone argue that they should remain in Office to avoid Caucasion riots?

Obviously, if the withheld documents could have confirmed Obama's eligibility the Democratic Party(particularly the vocal members who presently dismiss the eligibility issue) would have "pressed" him to release the documents to satisfy America, yet, even 100 lawsuits haven't induced him to practice the transparency he boasts of possessing.

Remember his oft-quoted statement:"The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are those with something to hide." 

 Obama recently recommended a "black" website for African-Americans to visit, to assist his Presidential campaign. His obvious intention: "vote color, not conscience". Imagine the uproar had Romney touted Caucasion websites for Caucasion Americans to visit, to assist his campaign.

My concern is for one's character....not their color. Sadly, Obama's character consists of a litany of lies and deception concerning his so-called Presidential eligibility and fraudulent birth records.

Many African-American individuals and organizations accept my writings and I theirs. I intended to support Herman Cain until personal problems forced his exit from the Presidential race. All my letters stress truth about the eligibility issue, so when politicians of any Party casually dismiss this issue with remarks like "this is not a major issue to me" are they aware of what they are saying? The person acting as President of the World's most powerful Nation has power to lead America toward prosperity or ruin, yet, they claim Obama's right to occupy that Office is not a major issue to them.

Also, to those who claim his eligibility has been authenticated by proof he provided, I remind them that proof consisting of fraudulent and/or ineligible documents is merely proof of fraud and/or ineligibility.

FOR WANT OF A VALID BIRTH CERTIFICATE
A NATION MAY BE LOST! 

Four years ago, I started writing of challenges to Obama's "presumed" eligibility to seek the Office of President. A friend asked if I had stepped into the political arena. I replied "no-Obama stepped into the Religious arena when he said (among other things) that he had no problem leaving a child born after a "botched" abortion to die, if its mother so wished!

A common practice of Obama's eligibility defenders has been to claim anyone challenging him is racially motivated. It's a poor defense because African-American individuals and organizations challenging him are not racially driven.

On August 20,2012, Obama "pushed" Romney to disclose previous tax returns and had the audacity to say: "Those seeking the White House must know their life is an open book." Open book ? This from a man who will not let anyone even view the opening page of his life....his birth certificate!

I offer this suggestion to one of my e-mail recipients, Williard Mitt Romney. If he wishes to become our next President he need only offer to submit his tax returns to the American Public (as Obama has been insisting), if Obama, in return, will submit a valid Certificate of Live Birth, passport and School records (as America has been insisting) to confirm his Presidential eligibility. Would Obama refuse such an offer?  

Remember, we are speaking of a man who ruined an 18 year military career of an Army officer, refused to obey a subpoena in Georgia, ignored a $100,000 offer to help African-American students survive and I don't believe Donald Trump will hear from him.

To be continued ......

Regards,
Robert Quinn

Posted by TPATH
October 28, 2012


Contact Mr. Quinn
 robertquinn@earthlink.net 

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 POLITICS, LETHARGY
AND THE
WELFARE STATE


October 26, 2012  TPATH- One of our readers from the left coast found this letter which was written by a family member 52 years ago back when journalists had integrity.

 The warnings in this letter are astounding it is clear that no one has heeded the warning.  

Our hope is that Mr. Sid Fuller is resting in peace but somehow its doubtful he could be.

The situations and degradation of our society, our culture and the perpetual growth of the Nanny State he feared have grown to such proportions it is very unlikely even Mr. Fuller would be shocked.

It is apparent that We The People did not listen or concern themselves with this warning.  Will they now?
NOT VERY LIKELY

"THE PEOPLE'S LOBBY" 
 

  By Sid Fuller:
News Editor Radio Station, KFI  
February 1960

A self-governing society such as ours, a Republic in which the power to govern resides with the people themselves 
is particularly true.


No King rules us by royal decree. No Dictator lays down the law and requires the people to obey or else. No Tyrant
wields the power to command and punish.

On the contrary, We The People, through our elected President and our elected Legislators, are free to govern ourselves under laws of our own making and are fully responsible for our national security and our economic solvency and our social well-being. Within this framework of self-rules we have created the most durable and prosperous political society in all history. We say 'political' because the political principle of self-government lies at the root of the freedoms and abundance we enjoy.

This principle of self-government is a valid and dynamic one only so long as it is respected and invoked. Unless it is politically applied it withers like an unused muscle.  The penalty for dis-use is that a government of the people, by the people and for the people becomes a government for the benefit of some of the people.      

This is happening right now.

For far too many Americans, government is a political function exclusively the province of politicians. This misconception of the meaning of self-government, this political lethargy, has so diluted the political principle that is basic to our system of self-rule that political opportunists have been able to create an immense bureaucracy without parallel in all history.

By not governing ourselves, We, the people, are surrendering our right and power to govern ourselves.


We are being governed by some of the people who take the trouble to exert political pressure to further their own group objectives and feather their own group nest. By exercise of this pressure, these groups have proved that although the People have the power to resist that pressure, the People won't use it. The People are too content with abundance and possessions, too complacent and smugly satisfied to be-stir themselves and observe that they are surrendering their very freedoms.          

Instead of a vigorous, dynamic society of alert and responsible citizens willing to assume the obligations of self-rule, we tend to drift into the sorry condition of  beneficiaries of a Welfare State.   

Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona put it bluntly last week when he said - and these are his words: "For 25 years 
the apostles of a Welfare State have been busy transforming Uncle Sam from a symbol of freedom and dignity
and justice for all men into a national wet nurse - dispensing a cockeyed kind of patient medicine labelled "Something for Nothing" - passing out soothing syrup and rattles and pacifiers in return for grateful votes on election day."
 
And he goes on: "If there has been any development of softness in this nation, it has developed in our leadership,
and with the passive consent of the people. It is expressed in the fuzzy thinking of the master planners of the Super-State who would deny to Americans the right to think for themselves, to face their own responsibilities, to win their own personal victories and to justify by their own efforts the space they occupy on this earth.

"What hangs in the balance today? Not just this or that political party, not must this or that system of government; what is at stake in the mid-years of this century, what we will nobly preserve or meanly loose, are the dearest persuasions of 6,000 years of history. What is at stake is love, honor, justice, truth, and man's understanding of his relationship to Almighty God.

These are the component parts of Freedom."

Another Senator, this one a Democrat - Harry Byrd of Virginia - states the case in terms of specifics. Like this, and we quote:

"Our government is now subsidizing business, industry, private finance, agriculture, transportation, power, health, education,the States, localities and individual. Nearly 40 million people will receive money from the Federal treasury this year. With their families, these 40 million are almost half  the population of the US.

"In the name of social democracy we have descended to a level of State Socialism. Almost all of the increases in the national budget since 1954 has gone to pay for the expansion of these subsidy programs."

How can this be? How can we explain this drift away from solvency and toward Statism? There seem to be three explanations.

As we see it, one cause is the careless ballot. Political opportunists have discovered that the careless voter will settle for pie in the sky. The candidate who says he will look out for The People is a good candidate. The government taketh away and the government giveth. Blessed be the name of the Government!

Another cause is Pressure, in other words, the organized Lobby. Within the bailiwick of every lawmaker there are organized common-interest groups; Veterans, Farmers, Businessmen, Labor Unions and so on. The purpose of each group is pressure; the objective of pressure is to influence the passage of legislation favorable to one group as opposed to all others. We call it lobbying. Lobbying* is quite legal; actually where the executive or judicial branches of the government are concerned, there are no regulations to curb or control it. `````````````````````````````````
* TPATH NOTE: There have been lobbying laws written since this letter was authored, but since the lobbyist helped write them, it's only gotten worse.

October 26, 2012 TPATH
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  POLITICALLY CHALLENGED 
EVANGELICALS
AND ALL THOSE THAT CALL
THEMSELVES CHRISTIANS


Open Letter To Evangelicals and Everyone Else

By Nicholas Purpura
September 26, 2012
Posted by TPATH 

Open your hearts and minds to what you will read herein. Most Americans are unaware that no less than 20-million Christians fail to vote. I ask every professing God-fearing Evangelical to stand firm for God principles and to start exercising your civil rights of citizenship – and make a copy of this article to give to your church leaders too. It’s time you register to vote and make your voice heard!

Are You a Christian?
Saying you’re a Christian does not make you a Christian, especially if you will passively sit by and allow altars to be erected in high places. Have you been so brainwashed that you believe what the secular-humanists and progressive Marxists have been dictating; and do you really believe this is acceptable in God’s eyes? Thomas Jefferson warmed us: “Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God”?
Socialism, Marxism is and always has been contrary to God’s Word, which makes it incompatible with Christianity. These so-called pastors are nothing but wolves in sheep’s clothing, telling you that you are not of this world; therefore, you should not participate in worldly politics. 

You live in this world, and what kind of world you live in depends upon you? 
These reprobate pastors have sold their souls not to make waves. They tickle your ears with false hopes in what can only be described as Sunday love fests. Yet, these shepherds readily allow Caesar to trump God’s word without even a whimper. Sort of reminds you of the Pharisees in the Old Testament.

The Declaration of Independence says: “…the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God”. Each day our religious freedoms are being taken from us; yet we ignore the wisdom of our founding father, John Hancock, who reminded us; “Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual…Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us”.

The Bible tells us, of what happened to Israel when they allowed “alters” to be erected in high place, God cursed the land, do any of you who refuse to participate in government truly believe the United States has some kind of special dispensation? Or it’s acceptable for God to be removed from our schools and all public places. 

Where are the “Watchman on the Wall? 
Ezekiel 33:6 states: “If, however, the lookout (Pastors) sees the enemy coming and does not sound the alarm, the enemy will come and kill those sinners, but I will hold the lookout responsible for their death.” It’s time every Pastor starts to discuss politics from the pulpit. Our 1st Amendment right talks about our right to worship without government interference. The words “separation of Church and State” do not appear in our 1st Amendment or in any of our foundational documents. God forbid we adhere to five un-elected hoodlums in black-robes who have elevated themselves above God’s law and the Constitution of these United States! Activist judges ruled we must have separation of church and State and created law where none existed. They completely perverted the meaning of the 1st Amendment to protect the State from the Church, when the 1st Amendment protects the Church from the State. It is time the church heeds the words of President Andrew Jackson and tells the judges to try and enforce that ruling. There comes a time for civil disobedience if said law violates God’s laws. We have seen the results of being passive: pray at sports events; stand and pray before all meetings; let them know we are here and we are not going anywhere. 

Sodomy became a virtue when our courts redefined marriage. It’s considered intolerance or homophobic if you refuse to accept marriage between sodomites. Even some misguided Christian dominations have openly allowed gay couples to preach God’s word - altering direct biblical precepts. Cicero tells us: “The first bond of society is marriage”

Abortion is a woman’s right, so 5-unelected hoodlums in Black-robes have allowed over 5000 babies to be killed every day! Have they forgotten that our Declaration of Independence clearly states that governments are instituted among men to protect our God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? 

I could go on, but I believe you are getting the picture. I remind you that the Supreme Court of these United States in 1892, held: “This is a Christian Nation,” says of the separation of church and state in the Revolution that it “was neither conceived of nor carried out…. Far from being left to itself, religion was embedded into every aspect and institution of American life.” 

The simplistic progressive has perverted the standard of right and wrong.  Their rallying cry is to scream that religion is the enemy of freedom, reasoning that obedience to the law of God hinders their ill conceived belief that any reliance upon religious authority inhabits their natural freedoms. Adam and Eve believed something similar in the Garden of Eden.  They were wrong then and the progressives are wrong now. 

Any reasonable person would ask: Why the deep vicious hatred towards God? It is simple, they want to be their own gods and decide what is right and wrong according to their own reasoning. They claim it’s about their freedom. But - they are already free. No! The freedom they aspire too is freedom from all restriction, which has always resulted in anarchy.  Just ask the ancient Greeks – with all their intellectual prowess, their Golden Age only lasted 50 years.  And, of course natural reason and religion deify the state. Dostoyevsky’s character Ivan said in The Brothers Karamazov: “…if there is no God, then anything is permissible.”

America has been blinded by the Marxist’s enlightenment, which is nothing more than an intellectual ploy to gain power over the gullible. It’s time for every Christian to stand up and say “As for me and my family we will serve the Lord!” 

Ronald Reagan left us with a profound warning: “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Register to vote, get your friends and family out there, say “no more” to the State. 

Lastly, I encourage every reader to pray, read II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.”


The Eagle 
September 26, 2012 
Posted with enthusiasm by TPATH
 
2016 Obama’s America

 Posted by TPATH
Submitted by Ron Tea
August 23, 2102


The “2016” movie argues persuasively that Obama’s vision for America is really a dream from his father. In 1965, Barack Obama Sr. wrote in his journal[1] that Western and European “neocolonialists” should be taxed at 100% of income. Kenya never successfully redistributed wealth in this way, but the dream has re-emerged like a ghost in our nation’s oval office.
 
In “Dreams from My Father”, the junior Obama freely acknowledged his political ambitions were driven by a desire to emulate his father and prove something to him. And as president he’s demonstrated a father-like disdain for the notion of American exceptionalism, contending that (virtually insolvent) Greece has an equivalent basis for seeing itself in this light.  
 
If Obama were to implement his father’s ideals for social justice, our national debt would exceed $20 trillion in a decade, and unemployment could foreseeably rise to double digits.
 
Before marking their ballots this November, voters must ask themselves whether we can afford another four years of Obama’s America, exactly how much will re-electing Obama cost us, or whether he’s just dreamin’.
 
R. Tea
Los Angeles, CA
ATTENTION !
There is a new game afoot in New Jersey
THE AMERICAN TEA PARTY CONGRESS

August 7, 2012
By TPATH

Below you will see a letter written to TPATH requesting that we forgo any effort to unseat Menendez, because its a lost cause and send our help and resources to the fights across the country.

Obviously, he thought he was talking to a guy who doesn't have an American Tea Party Congress.

First my response:
Hi David,
Most of the time I agree with you and your logic.
But I will respectfully disagree on your Menendez and Lautenberg comments.
First, as you know, Louse-en-berg still has two more years on his term. So he is a non-factor here in NJ, this election.
However, he is feeble in both body and mind and it is unlikely he will be effective and may even have to retire before his term is out.

Though not the most conservative Republican in the world Christie will appoint a Republican if they can't get the oatmeal off lautrenberg's chin.

Also there are two factors that you have not taken into account. One is the new unity of Conservatives and the Tea Party movement here in NJ.  It has taken the form of the American Tea Party Congress.  I don't know if you have been following this but, its historic.  We have actually gotten 31 Tea Party groups to join and speak in one voice.  Big things are about to happen.
Read a little about it here.
http://www.tpath.org/ATPC_Information_Page.php

We are having another meeting this Saturday where we expect several more groups will be joining.


Of course the other factor is the one that indicates independent voters are swinging 60% to Republicans.  Even though Menendez has a huge war chest, his seat is actually in play.

So we intend to fight for every vote and give up on no race.

Thanks,
Dwight

www.tpath.org


Then David's letter to me:
On 8/7/2012 8:46 AM, David Bock wrote:
As I always preach:  you can't win in NJ, so support conservatives across the US.  Let Lautenberg and Menendez stay. You can't get rid of them, and why would you want to replace them with a RINO and just make the RINOs stronger ?  As long as we have a majority in the House and Senate, , who cares where they come from ? Send your bucks to real conservatives no matter their location.  Cruz should be great in the Senate.  Even if Kyrillos could win ( and he can't ) he would be just another 'moderate' which is to say a Lib.  


http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/08/01/the-establishments-near-sexual-advances-on-ted-cruz-are-about-to-begin/ 

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Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and gave him triumphal processions. … Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the “new,wonderful good society” which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean “more money, more ease, more security, more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.)
          
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