The Enemy Within!

by Richard H. Frank

Fifty years ago, Nikita Khrushchev said ” America shall destroy from within” when referring to the capitalist system of the United States of  America.  Most Americans just smiled and laughed at the thought that America could ever become governed by a Marxist system or ideology.  It seems, however, that the socialists and liberal progressives are a patient lot and have created a political cancer in the form of massive entitlement and welfare programs, coupled with rewriting history within our public school system and an unrelenting attack on our free enterprise system aimed at furthering their Marxist agenda.

Then in 2008 along came Barack Obama and his political campaign of “Change You Can Believe In.”  That change is “to fundamentally change America.”  With the aid of the 111th Congress, his policies and legislative agenda have furthered governance against the will of “We the People” and is implementing his Marxist-driven agenda with the aid of his own private army of Czars appointed without the consent of the Senate and accountable to no one other than the President himself.

From my perspective, these Czars constitute “The Enemy Within” and make up the force for destruction of our Republic to which Khrushchev referred to during his “kitchen debate” with Richard Nixon.  Should you doubt my contention consider the following:

Richard Holbrook-Afghanistan Czar:  Anti-gun, pro-abortion and legal drug use advocate – supports dissolving 2nd Amendment.

Kenneth Feinberg – Pay Czar in the Gulf:  Former Chief of Staff to Ted Kennedy

Donald Berwick – Medicare Czar:  Claims love for the UK NHS and proponent of health care rationing

Mark Lloyd  – FCC Diversity Czar:  Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress, the far-left organization partially funded by George Soros.

Ed Montgomery – Auto Recovery Czar:  Black radical anti-business activist – Acorn Board Member – supports affirmative action and job preferences for minorities.  Communist DuBois Club Member.

Jeffrey Crowley – AIDS Czar:  Gay rights activist supports “a special status” for homosexuals only, including free health care for gays.

Alan Bersin – Border Czar:  Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – advocates open borders to illegals without interference from the U.S.

David J. Hayes-California Water Czar:  Sr. Fellow of “Progress Policy” a radical environmental group – has no experience in water management.

Ron Bloom – Car Czar:  Anti-business and anti-nuclear – union autoworker – sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now union-owned thanks to Obama’s industry takeover.

Dennis Ross – Central Region Czar:  Anti-gun – pro-abortion – believes U. S. policy is responsible for Mideast unrest and wars.

Lynn Rosenthal – Domestic Violence Czar:  Vicious anti-male feminist.  Supports male castration.

Gil Kerlikowske -Drug Czar:  Supports legalization of all drugs – believes no American should own a gun.

Paul Volcker – Economic Czar:  Member of anti-business “Progressive Policy” organization.  Behind the Obama economic disaster policy for the US economy.

Carol Browner-Energy and Environmental Czar:  Radical former head of the EPA.  Supports EPA regulation in lieu of Congressional legislation to impose Obama energy policy.

Joshua DuBois – Faith-based Czar:  Degree in Black Nationalism – anti-gun lobbyist – social justice advocate – no definition for what his function does.

Cameron Davis – Great Lakes Czar:  Former Acorn Board member – radical anti-business environmentalist.

Van Jones -Green Jobs Czar:  Black activist member of American Communist and San Francisco communist party (since resigned).

Daniel Fried-Gitmo Closure Czar:  Human rights activist for foreign terrorists.  Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.

Nancy Ann DeParle – Health Czar:  Former head for Medicare/Medicaid – health care rationing advocate.

Vivek Kundra – Information Czar:  Controls all public information, including labels and news releases – proponent of monitoring all private internet communications.

Todd Stern- – International Climate Czar:  Anti-business supporter of Kyoto Accord – pushing for Cap and Trade legislation.

Dennis Blair – Intelligence Czar:  Chair of ultra liberal “Council on Foreign Relations” which blames America for regional wars.

George Mitchell – Mideast Peace Czar:  Former senator from Maine – advocates dividing Israel to appease Palestinians – anti-nuclear – anti-gun – pro-homosexual – special rights advocate.

Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar:  Liberal activist Judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good” – anti-1st and 2nd Amendments of our Constitution.

John Holdren – Science Czar:  Ideological environmentalist – anti-business – no training in science.

Earl Devaney – Stimulus Accountability Czar:  Proponent of open borders to Mexico – blames U.S. gun manufacturers for drug war in Mexico.

J. Scott Gration – Sudan Czar:  Native of the Democratic Republic of Congo – proponent of higher U.S. taxes to support the United Nations.

Herb Allison – TARP Czar:  Fannie Mae CEO – active participant in creating real estate mortgage bubble and subsequent U.S. recession and loss of life savings for millions for Americans.

John Brennan – Terrorism Czar:  Anti CIA activist – advocate for open borders and entering dialogue with terrorists.

Aneesh Chopra – Technology Czar:  No technology training – supports health care rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Government Health Care Plan.

Adolfo Carrion, Jr. – Urban Affairs Czar:  Puerto Rican-born anti-American activist and leftist group member in Latin America.  Advocates higher taxes on the middle class to pay for minority housing and health care.

Ashton Carter – Weapons Czar:  Wants all private weapons in the U.S. destroyed — supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America.

Gary Samore – WMD Policy Czar:  Former U.S. communist  – wants us to destroy all WMDs unilaterally as a show of good faith to the world.

(Above taken from several internet sources, including Judicial Watch)

Now you have been introduced to 33, and counting, of the Obama Czars, all the President’s men that operate within our Government without any Congressional oversight whatsoever.  Where do we find authority for these people in our Constitution?

They and their functions affect every aspect of American life and Government.  They in every instance duplicate functions and usurp authority reserved for the Cabinet Secretaries within the Executive Branch of Government.

Could it be they constitute the “enemy within” that will carry out Nikita Khrushchev’s prediction of destroying our Republic from within?

Obama’s agenda, if allowed to proceed, will in fact, fundamentally change America – change it into something nightmares are made of.

Following the mid-term Congressional elections of 2010, we must insist Congress challenge the legality and constitutionality of each and every Czar and return their purported activity to the appropriate function within Government.  No President can be allowed to create his own personal shadow government with the power to mitigate the rule of law and the Constitution of the United States of America.

FUBAR

by Richard H. Frank

The Democratic Congress and President Obama need to consider changing their slogan from “Change you can believe in” to FUBAR.  This acronym, familiar to most Americans that have or are serving in the military, aptly describes the damage inflicted by our President and the 111th Congress on our Nation in just 18 short months.  For those readers unfamiliar with the term it translates in polite language to “fouled up beyond all recognition.”

Only in America could the public be influenced through soaring rhetoric and a complicit  media to elect a totally inexperienced, unqualified, arrogant and completely narcissistic individual to the Office of the President of the Untied States.  For those of us that listened carefully to what President Obama said during his campaign for the Presidency, all the code words were there exposing his socialist agenda.

Now after 18 months of living with his incompetent administration, he has exposed himself to the American electorate for the neophyte community organizer that he really is.  Every initiative he has championed has moved this nation in the direction of becoming a European-type socialist democracy.  We all need to remember the Founders established our Constitution so that we would remain a “Representative Republic” with strict control over the central (Federal)  Government as the means to secure and keep our liberty. The Founders abhorred socialism and had tried to make it unconstitutional. Samuel Adams pointed out that to adopt socialism, respect  and support for the traditional Constitution had to be eroded and emasculated. Obama by his own admission views the Constitution as seriously flawed and will not hesitate to appoint Judges with socialists leanings in applying the Constitution.

Given the opportunity, Obama and the liberal Democrats would gladly suspend our written Constitution in favor of a European parliamentary form of Government and thus achieve their statist objective to exercise control over each and every facet of America’s life and liberty.  Obama no longer hides his agenda for redistribution of wealth through his continued assault upon the free enterprise system.  He and his Administration are the enemy of business and will continue to impose regulation and taxation until they have destroyed all incentive in the marketplace to succeed.

There seems little doubt among economists that the policies of “too big to fail,” “bailouts” and “unending deficit spending” have all failed.  Yet we see Vice President Joe Biden stand before the White House Press Corps extolling the virtues and magnificent success at creating or saving 2.6 million jobs during this extended recession.  With 15 million unemployed individuals in this Country, how long can the Administration continue to defend their policies before the citizens and the media revolt?  I expect the revolt will become evident on November 3, 2010.

With regard to National Security, Unemployment, Energy, Health Care and Cap and Trade, President Obama’s agenda is evident and runs counter to the expectations of the people.  Redistribution of our national wealth without regard to the consequences for our children and grandchildren seems to be all that matters to this President.

What some observers characterize as political rhetoric I prefer to call what it actually is – Lies!  Lies to cover up for the incompetence of an Administration; lies to further a political ideology; lies to convince America that the President is a leader who takes the appropriate time to measure a situation before rendering a decision or proposing a solution.

The truth has been evident for months and apparent in the delay for a decision on General McCrystal’s request for additional troops to be sent to Afghanistan. Evident in his stubborn resistence to controlling illegal immigration under the guise of seeking comprehensive reform.  Evident in the recurring missed deadlines set for imposing sanctions on Iran, and a foreign policy that refuses to declare extremist Islam as our enemy.

America recognizes real leadership and Obama does not meet the requirement to lead the greatest nation in the world. When he encounters opposition to his policies he reverts to threats, intimidation and bullying and calls it leadership. I call it Chicago politics. Just how much more damage can he and his administration do while in office remains to be seen. In the interim his policies , agenda and administration can only be defined with one word. FUBAR!

When Political Ideology Replaces the Law, Anarchy Prevails!

By: Richard H. Frank  

We are witnessing a classic struggle between liberal, progressive ideology and the rule of law with regard to Arizona’s enforcement of Federal illegal immigration law by a sovereign state. National polls indicate that the people overwhelmingly support Arizona’s position in passing a law empowering state and local law enforcement to uphold the Federal immigration law not being enforced by Federal authorities. In spite of the evidence and these polls there are 30 states and 141 cities in the country considered as sanctuary locations for illegal immigrants. A comprehensive list of these locations may be found by visiting http://www.ojjpac.org/sanctuary.asp. Obviously the state and local governments for these sanctuary locations are not representative of their legal constituents.

The 1996 Federal “Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act” requires that local governments are to cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce the Federal law. Apparently the elected officials in these 30 states and 141 cities consider themselves above the law. Their measures to pass so called “sanctuary policies” are within themselves unconstitutional as opposed to Arizona’s law which upholds the Federal statute.

Instead of fulfilling their responsibility to uphold the law and the Constitution we see politicians, some governors, mayors and congressmen proposing a boycott of Arizona. Certainly these opponents have a right to their opinion and to speak their mind, but they also have a duty to uphold the law. They are complicit  in anarchy and just as guilty of breaking the law as those that cross the border illegally. If we are truly a nation of laws, then why are the citizens not invoking their right to recall and/or replace these individuals? The answer lays in the analysis of the liberal, progressive ideology of the states sponsoring the sanctuary movement. Consider the following:

  • California has 30 sanctuary cities.
  • Colorado has 9 sanctuary cities.
  • New Jersey has 9 sanctuary cities.
  • New York has 11 sanctuary cities.
  • Texas had 13 sanctuary cities.

California, New Jersey and New York are states all on the verge of bankruptcy largely due to their unsustainable appetite for entitlement programs including welfare payments to illegal immigrants. Most other states sponsoring sanctuary policies either have predominately Hispanic populations, or are disproportionately represented by liberal progressives in both political parties. The true underlying problem is liberalism and the unending costs associated with the parasitic welfare programs sucking the life from the economy of these states to the point of extinction. Once bankrupt they will look to the Federal Government and the taxpaying public to bail them out. This is not the change America voted for in the 2008 election.

Those who cry out for “comprehensive immigration reform” are naive and have learned nothing from past efforts to fix the problem without imposing strict control over our borders. The proposal for amnesty and/or a rapid path to citizenship without border control will only compound the problem in the future. As with the “Health Care Reform”, another 2000+ page piece of legislation will just kick the problem down the road for a decade and incur more unintended consequences, before we will be faced with the unending economic costs for failure to enforce our current immigration law.

Dane Webster said “It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” “We the People” must guard against the good intentions of the liberal progressives and hold them in check through the chains of the constitution before their good intentions prove to be the destruction of the Republic.

A line from Shakespeare said”beware the ides of March”; it is time that we beware the ides of Greece or we will face the same destiny from the cancer of “liberal progressive” ideology.

President Obama’s Unconstitutional Power Grab!

 

By: Richard H. Frank

Under the Constitution the Federal Government was created with three (3) limited areas for governing:

  1. To provide for the military and national security.
  2. Diplomacy with foreign countries.
  3. Regulating interstate and international commerce.

Articles I, II and III of the Constitution enumerate the extent and limitations of powers placed on the Legislative, Executive and Judicial branches of the Federal Government.

Unquestionably, over the past 70 years, various Presidents aided by Congress and activist Judges have subverted the Constitution and over-reached the legitimate powers delegated to them under the “Supreme Law of the Land.” None, however, have gone as far as has Barack Obama to circumvent the Constitution and amass power to the executive office never intended by the framers of that document. His appointment to in excess of 25 Czars to position of authority reviling those requiring Senate confirmation is unprecedented in our country’s history.

Examining the purported function these Czars are supposed to perform brings rise to the question of, “Why these functions are not within the province of the various Cabinet Secretaries?” The answer is simple and clear. If these functions were within the scope of the Cabinet (which in reality they should be) they would be subject to Congressional oversight and the appropriations process. Additionally they would have to report to some Cabinet Secretary and not directly to the President. Obviously Obama wants no such interference from Congress and no intermediary between him and his appointee.

The Founding Fathers created constitutional safeguards against abuse of power by any branch by granting Congress legislative authority to create and fund offices when needed. Creation of such offices provided for the following safeguard controls:

  • Offices created by Congress are subject to oversight. Czars are not.
  • Such offices are included in the “Administrative Procedure Act” requiring hearings on decisions made and documentation to create a paper trail. “APA” makes government transparent. Czars are not covered by the act.
  • Appropriation rests with the Legislative branch and not the Executive. Any function must be included in Congress’s annual budget or it is not funded. Therefore, how are the Czar functions funded?

According to Ken Blackwell and Ken Klukowski, authors of “The Blueprint”, the Czars named by President Obama to positions and/or offices created at his whim or executive fiat are,”most if not all illegal.” The shadow government under Obama consists of the Car Czar, Terrorism Czar, Energy Czar, Urban Czar, Tech Czar, Pay Czar, Gitmo Czar, Green Jobs Czar, Drug Czar, Mideast Peace Czar, Autoworker Czar, Mideast Policy Czar, Climate Czar, Regulatory Czar, Economic Czar and more.

In addition, what about his appointment of Czars (Special Envoys) in lieu of Ambassadors, a position requiring Senate confirmation? Richard Holbrook (Afghanistan and Pakistan), George Mitchell (Mideast Peace) and J. Scott Gration (Sudan) are all examples where, according to Ken Blackwell, the President is guilty of violation of separation of powers and checks and balances as prescribed in the Constitution. Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, seems to have been relegated to Obama’s third string bench when it comes to selection of Ambassadors and foreign affairs.

I marvel that no one in Congress has challenged this massive power grab as being unconstitutional and placed the brakes on Obama’s rush to neuter them of their remaining constitutional role in government.

All the Presidents’ Men, “The Czars,” are hand picked and accountable to no one other than the President. They have been strategically positioned to further Obama’s radical agenda to “fundamentally change America,” through imposition of legislation such as Health care reform, Cap and Trade, Card Check, Immigration reform, TARP, and the Stimulus coupled with nationalization of private enterprise, our natural resources, and the financial system in America. The 111th Congress will do nothing to challenge Obama and therefore “We the People” must elect representatives in the 2010 mid term election that will stand up against this unconstitutional power grab.

The imposition of any regulations or controls by these Czars lacks validity under the Constitution and should “We the People” cave to them we are abdicating our right to liberty.

Religion in America – Adding Insult to Injury

By: Richard H. Frank

The latest assault on religious prayer being reported in the media is that residents of a nursing home have been told they may NOT pray before their meal since a portion of the cost for the food comes from the Federal government. Just how far are the secular progressives willing to go to destroy our Christian heritage in America? They hide behind the First Amendment of the Constitution and not only misinterpret the words but omit those words that render their argument moot. The amendment says,” Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof:” To my knowledge Congress has  not established any religion, especially Christianity. The secular progressives, through the courts, have imposed laws against the practice thereof in direct violation to the Constitution.  We can no longer celebrate Christian holidays or traditions in our schools and on any Federally funded or owned property in the United States. Federally owned means owned by the government, which  in turn receives its money in the form of taxes imposed upon “We the People”. Thus “We the People” must in fact own the Federal Property and also determine how and upon what Federal money should be used to finance. 

According to the PEW Forum on religion in the United States 78.4 % of the population are Christians, 1.7% Jewish, 3.0% other and the remaining Unaffiliated 16.1%. Given these statistics it seems ridiculous that some Judge is able to subvert the Constitution and make law from the bench regarding how and where we may practice our faith. Call it political correctness or just plain political activism it is not only wrong from a representative standpoint but is also unquestionably unconstitutional. Should we adopt a precept of ownership with regard to schools and government-owned property then we should be allowed to observe Christian traditions 78.4 % of the time since Christians contribute that percentage on average to the funding of the government. This of course is as ridiculous as the current situation barring any religious observances on government property.

The founders knew that government unchecked would evolve into tyranny and within the Declaration of Independence stated…”that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their security.” Assuming that those persons that occupy the positions on the Supreme Court are virtuous and will uphold their oath to the Constitution, it is time for Christians to challenge the rulings and laws that prohibit exercising our Constitutional right to practice our religion whenever and wherever we deem appropriate, the same way Christians recognize the rights of all other religions. Should the Supreme Court fail to uphold the Constitution, then it is up to congress to impeach those Justices that continue to violate their oath. No one person, President or Judge is above the law and the Constitution is the supreme Law of the land.

Christians in America have been “disposed to suffer” the indignities imposed upon them by the secular progressives and it is time to stand up and return to the principles and values enumerated in the Constitution.

H.R. 2454 is an Assault by our Government on American Property Rights

By Jayne D. Frank

After reading several internet reports on the effects of H.R. 2454, the Cap and Trade Bill which the House passed and which is currently in the Senate for consideration, I decided to check out some of the “red flag warnings” that I had read and digest the latest version of the bill itself.  It took me several hours to get through it, but as my stomach ached and my pulse increased with each page of reading, I could not believe what I was reading, as though I was reading of someone else’s country.  I will, further on in this article, keep my focus on the U.S. property owner, but I was stunned at the language that gives preferential monies (taxpayer) for “providing infrastructure related to the delivery of electricity and hot water for structures lacking such amenities and for energy efficiency and energy conserving…” to Puerto Rico, Guam, D.C. Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Trust Territories of the Pacific.”  This to me, alone, is a complete failure of our President to protect and defend the rights of the American citizens who live in the United States, and who voted him in.  Who does this President and this Congress think they are that they can continue to spend billions of taxpayers’ money on “global policy?”

H.R. 2454 is an all-out assault on the property rights of every American, done in the name of “saving our planet.”  Not only is this bill, if passed, going to cost every American taxpayer (except of course the subsidized low income or no income households) approximately $6800 according to the CBO, but more importantly, it will completely eliminate any rights you have as an existing homeowner.  It will also affect the rights of every potential homeowner trying to buy an existing home.  There are a myriad of draconian measures in this bill that will affect every farmer, single family homeowner, apartment or investment property owner, and every commercial and small business  owner.

You must read the bill yourself, because what is intended by this legislation is that the Federal Government alone, by its many EPA and other to-be-established agencies, will have the power over the States, who will in turn have the power over you as an individual (or else they will lose funding). The following is what you can expect if this bill passes.  Keep in mind that since the majority of improvements are made via ordinances and codes for your particular local area, they will all be changed to reflect the Feds requirements under the bill:

  • If you own an existing house, you will not be able to finance anything that will make life more comfortable for your family or increase your property’s market value UNLESS it is an improvement specifically certified to be energy saving.  That new deck or driveway won’t qualify, nor that new finished basement.
  • There are granted within this bill, thousands of Federal and local ENFORCEMENT dollars, and you can expect such code enforcement people to show up at your door, within a year or two after the law has passed, to see if you comply with existing green energy codes.
  • If you are given a second or modification mortgage as an existing homeowner, you will only be given those mortgages if and when you comply with all Federal codes relating to compliance with the new green energy regulations (increased insulation, replacement windows, doors, roof materials, power sources – every structural and mechanical part of your house must comply)
  • If you live in an existing mobile home completed after 1976, you are subject to the same regulations regarding energy efficiency standards as is the person in a stick-built house.
  • If you have a natural disaster, you will only be able to rebuild if you rebuild according to the prescribed regulations
  • Mostly silent, but undisputed, is the fact that if you want to sell your house, you must have upgraded all of your mechanical and structural elements to the new code in order to be able to be certified by an appraiser as “complying.”  Never mind that when the majority of people sell their house today, they need to downsize, they can’t afford their mortgages anymore, they have lost their jobs, or they are just retiring.  None of these situations suggest that people have money to burn let alone have thousands to put into their houses before they can get out of them!
  • H.R. 2454 also devotes many pages of the bill to talking about “trees” being a natural solution or replacement for cooling houses in that they provide shade and give off oxygen.  Isn’t this just a precursor for taking away our air conditioners and mandating that people who prefer to live in a sunny location plant trees around their property?

This legislation calls for “Green Banking Centers” to be established in every FDIC bank and credit union which must comply with the strict regulations in this bill that will either deny people who aren’t going to use money for making “green” improvements or won’t give mortgages to new buyers who want to buy an existing home that doesn’t have a proper “compliance label” on it as set by the Government. At least 10% of any mortgage amount obtained by a borrower must be in the area of “green improvements” or the “green” portion of the house.

This portion of H.R. 2454 gives “the Secretary of HUD superiority of rights over …. rights of any other person with respect to property…,” a clear violation of American’s property rights.

I found it also interesting that included in the bill is language that commands a yearly review of the “effect of this bill on older structure cities…with limited space for new housing.”  Is it Obama and Congress’ intent to eventually level our historic areas and cities to make way for only green housing?

The lack of attention being paid by Americans and the Media to this pending legislation is frightening; it is as costly and detrimental to the American way of life, or more so, than was the healthcare legislation.  It is in the interests of every citizen to keep tracking this legislation, and by all means, protest loudly and boldly in communications with your Senators, in blogs, in newspapers, in meetings and everywhere that your voice can be heard.

The Art of Political Distraction.

By: Richard H. Frank

Just as magicians have used distraction to create their illusions and make us believe the unbelievable, so have the politicians in Washington. No sooner had the 111th Congress and President Obama passed and signed the Health care legislation into law, which remains opposed by the majority of Americans, than a new crisis in the form of Arizona’s State immigration law is now being used to distract the attention of America.   The mainstream media, in concert with the Obama administration, attacks the Arizona law as being oppressive to the minority Hispanic population and all those of “color” and compares it to the Nazis in WWII Germany. This type of rhetoric comes directly from the Progressive’s play book and is used to inflame and misdirect the attention of the population from their true motives. Nowhere in their reporting does the media acknowledge two basic truths. Firstly that the Arizona law mirrors existing Federal law, and secondly, that the law is supported by in excess of 65% of Americans.

The Federal government has failed miserably to control our borders from illegal immigration for the better part of 40 years and has acknowledged the same in every political campaign since the law was “reformed “ and amnesty granted to millions of illegal aliens in 1986. Politically it is of greater advantage to focus on demonizing those that demand the law be enforced than on the problem itself. Potential votes residing within the Hispanic community in America are more important to politicians in the Border States than is upholding the rule of law. Their assertion is that the Arizona law suppresses “social justice” for those immigrants seeking a better life. They fail to recognize that illegal entry into this country violated existing law and if allowed to continue overrides the very “justice under the law” afforded to every citizen.  It is now being used as a distraction and represents political hypocrisy of the highest order.

The spot light has been switched from challenging the constitutionality of Health care to the emotionally charged issue of Immigration reform. Could it be a coincidence that both issues have overwhelming public support against health care and in favor of enforcement of immigration laws? If so the Obama administration and the 111th Congress seem to be on the wrong side of both issues. Their tactic to distract the voting public from these issues that really matter and focus on some new crisis will undoubtedly play out in the months leading up to the November mid-term elections. No doubt the off shore oil drilling spill in the Gulf of Mexico will serve to lessen the public focus on the Obama agenda and provide the administration with another demon in the form of oil companies to attack.

Keep focused on the real issues and trends in government attributed to this Congress and the Obama administration that must be reversed. Run away spending, the ballooning national debt, nationalization of American industry and natural resources and redistribution of wealth are all part of Obama’s agenda to fundamentally change America. The 2010 election must be the turning point to bring our country back to its roots as a Representative Republic and away from a European Socialist democracy. Do not allow the “Art of Political Distraction” to take our attention off of the “change that really matters”; defeat of the Obama agenda.