Beyond the Surface: Spending and Deficits, Congressional Year Breakdown

September 4, 2012 in Economic Policy, Restoring Country, Restoring Family

By Kim Lewandowski In 2007, the Democratic Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995. For those who are listening to the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault”, think about this: On January 3, 2007, the day the Democrats took control of Congress, the DOW Jones Industrial Average value was, at closing January 5, 2007: 12,398.01. Since then, from June 20, 2008 to January 28, 2011 it went well below 12,000 (as far down as 6,626.94 on March 6, 2009).  It is finally showing some signs of recovery, but even the current Dow is inflated by virtually free money and the cash-printing of the Fed. The GDP: For the last quarter of 2006 was 3.5%. And for the first quarter of 2012 is 2.2%. The Unemployment rate:  Was 4.6% in January of 2007, and at 8.1% currently.  Please note
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Direct Corruption: The Seventeeth Amendment

July 5, 2012 in Ed Willing, Uncategorized

By Ed Willing No doubt, the last several years in America have been challenging to everyone, on all sides. It has both challenged those on the left as they see so many millions question their policies and principles, and has infuriated said millions on the right because they cannot believe how quickly America has turned away from its founding principles. Both sides agree there’s problems in education, costs of health care and national security – they differ widely in how to address them. Interestingly, their differences are not usually as wide as they think. In policy, yes; in principle, no. Experiments in government benevolence are nothing new, and neither are the poor and needy. Jesus of Nazareth said, “you will always have the poor among you,” and Apostle Paul said “your plenty will supply what they need.” So we as Americans, an overwhelmingly religious people have invented many ways to
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The Founder’s Intent for the First Amendment – Pt II

June 20, 2012 in Contributors, Dan Hubert, Esq

By Daniel Hubert PROTECTING THE ROOTS OF REVOLUTION Without the principles of the First Amendment, revolution would be impossible. With the First Amendment, revolution is unnecessary. In our part-one article on this amendment, the case was made that the first amendment was intended not as four independent liberties, but four interdependent liberties that assured the People could be protected from the Government through their own choice in faith, association, speech and protest, and the freedom to file grievances. This was a distinct protection not enjoyed under England’s rule. They assured peaceful revolution would always be possible, and tyranny almost impossible. Any without all would prove toothless in the path of true tyranny. The Founders understood how the revolution dramatically changed the political landscape from King George’s England; if Americans could break off from the Church of England, why not England itself?[i] Politically, the states needed assurances the national government they
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How Can A Citizen Change Education?

June 15, 2012 in Education Policy, Uncategorized

By Kristi Lacroix  I was talking with a friend last night about education and he said that many people want to know how they can get involved in education to help affect positive change. Strangely, I was at a loss for words; as a teacher I had never been asked how the community can get involved with schools to help them perform better, nor has anyone ever asked me how they can help me better teach my students to prepare them for the future. Needless to say, I was intrigued and decided to conduct a bit of an unofficial survey of those in education to see what they think. Here are the 5 most popular suggestions they came up with: ENGAGE YOUR SCHOOL BOARDS It seems to those in education that the school board is the “front line” in education as far as deciding the direction of a district. School
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Wisconsin’s Revolt on Democracy

June 5, 2012 in Ed Willing, Uncategorized

By Ed Willing   DEMOCRACY: FREEDOM, OR COLLECTIVE SUICIDE? Almost 198 years ago to the month, April 1814, in a letter to John Taylor, the second President of the United States, John Adams made an astute observation amidst calls for more democratic reform: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” Our nation was merely 25 yrs old at this point, and yet he was terrified of lessons history taught him about the so-called virtues of mass democracy. He worked his entire political life arguing for the true virtue of a Democratic Republic; a system in which the people created their government, but the minority and majority were both protected from the feverish winds of hysterical whim and epidemic-like, collective voices.” GROUND-ZERO Today, I sit in Wisconsin, a marvel of a state that has had
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HILLSDALE COURSE REPORT: Free education for Conservatives and Independents

March 3, 2012 in Contributors, Education Policy, Nicholas Lal, Restoring Country

By: Nicholas V. Lal, Ambassador of Ameritopia YOU NEED TO EDUCATE YOURSELF, AND NOW YOU CAN – FOR FREE. If you ever listen to Mark Levin (author of NY Times Best Seller Ameritopia, Sean Hannity, or Rush Limbaugh while driving you probably have heard them all promote Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan (two hours southwest of Detroit).  Hillsdale College has been referred to as “The Citadel of American conservatism” by National Review.  One of the things that makes Hillsdale so different than most (if not all) institutions in this country is the requirement of having to take a course on the United States Constitution, better known to the students as Constitution 101. Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College is a good friend and mentor of Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin (who rabid fans like myself, refer to as “The Great One”).   Levin interviewed Dr. Arnn recently to go
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The Consequences of a God-less Government

February 19, 2012 in Christine Warren, Restoring God, Separation of Church and Culture

By Christine Warren When our founding fathers wrote the United States Constitution in 1787, how could they have ever known the depths of the dangers that our country could or would face by our own government? How could they have known the degree of deceit, lies, and corruption that our elected officials would engage in for the pursuit of power, money, and control? How could they have known the level of importance of dividing the government’s power into three separate branches with checks and balances? The Founding Fathers knew all this because they encountered some wicked men whom they fought against for their own freedoms and independence. They rebelled against the British for the “holy cause of liberty.” It was well-known that they were Godly men who humbled themselves, got down on their knees and prayed publicly to God frequently, asking for true repentance and reformation. They trusted in Him
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Limited Government In the Workplace

February 18, 2012 in Economic Policy, Monica Frede, Restoring Family, Uncategorized

 By Monica Frede Not a day goes by that the media doesn’t quote Obama or one of his advisors, blasting Capitalism. We’ve heard all about these CEOs:the greedy 1%, too distracted by their private jets to notice all the poor lining the streets, refusing to pay their… (say it with me) FAIR SHARE. The Obama administration claims that controlling the activities of private business is how we can resolve our economic disparity. The Occupy Wall Street protest movement developed because, as the supporters claim, the 99% are under then unruly thumb of the 1%. Let’s fix this economic injustice, the Progressives say, and everything will be all right. Again, let the Government fix the injustice. The all-knowing, infallible, ever-benevolent – NEVER power-hungry Government. But the Government doesn’t really FIX anything. Ever. In Obama’s recent State of the Union address he said: We can either settle for a country where a shrinking
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The Founders’ Intent for the Tenth Amendment

February 16, 2012 in Dan Hubert, Esq, Restoring Country, Tenth Amendment

By Dan Hubert, Esq. Like other natural rights specifically protected by the Constitution, the Tenth Amendment needs intense obfuscation. Otherwise, people might actually believe what it says. The Tenth Amendment reads: “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.” When States began to debate whether to adopt the Constitution, people and politicians were split into two main groups: Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Federalists supported ratifying the Constitution while Anti-Federalists had strong reservations. James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay authored a series of articles defending the proposed Constitution. Known as The Federalist Papers, these men explained precisely how the Constitution functioned as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. Individual Anti-Federalists countered with their own pamphlets, laying out strong arguments against ratification. Anti-Federalists were primarily concerned a strong Federal government would
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