Archive for January, 2011

House passes Health Care Repeal Bill. Votes: 245-189

Woohoo! I wonder what will happen when it goes to the Senate…

Here is the roll call for those interested: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll014.xml

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The new majority in Congress intends to keep its promise of repealing and defunding ObamaCare:

New Speaker of the House, John Boehner, has called for a vote to repeal on Wednesday, January 12.

Repeal ObamaCareAdd your signature to the ACLJ Petition to Repeal ObamaCare right now. We must let the politicians know that the majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare and want to see it repealed!

A federal judge has already ruled ObamaCare is unconstitutional because it penalizes people for taking no action – it will fine those who refuse to buy insurance in line with government-imposed standards.

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson ruled that ObamaCare’s implementation ”would invite unbridled exercise of federal powers.”

Our first step in seeing the demise of this destructive, pro-abortion, government-run health care law is to support the repeal in the House, and we must do that immediately and resoundingly.

The massive expansion of government that we have seen in recent years has ignored our Constitution and, more importantly, the rights of every American clearly articulated in this important document.

Today, to remind Washington and its politicians what the Constitution actually says the House of Representatives is having it read aloud for the first time in over two centuries. In a new Washington Post piece, Jordan explores this remarkable document and the need to remind politicians of what it says. Please follow this link to learn more about this remarkable document and our remarkable history.

Newly elected members of Congress and the politicians who have been there for years need to again be reminded that they work for the American People.  The ObamaCare law and its use of taxpayer money for abortion is another example of a bloated government that isn’t listening.

Add your name to the Petition to Repeal ObamaCare now. We are days away from making sure these politicians heard the message of the last elections, and taking a crucial step toward preventing the implementation of a bad law that would lead to the destruction of private insurance and the rise of government-controlled medicine. Don’t let it happen.

Stand with us today – and use our website’s forward-to-friend tool to get others involved too – to demand that our lawmakers repeal ObamaCare.

Sincerely,

Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

Allen West is on the top balcony seventh Congressman from the right. =D Hurrah! He’s my representative and I voted for him.

Today, just after noon, 435 new members of the House of Representatives will be raising their right hand and taking an oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

Republican Party – 242 members Democrat Party 193 members

Now, get to work!

This the The Heritage’s Foundation’s checklist for the incoming 112th U.S. Congress. This will bring us back to the Constitution:

Published on November 8, 2010 by Edwin Feulner, Ph.D.

The people have spoken. On Election Day, they cried out against Washington’s reckless spending, stifling regulations, rising taxes, soaring debt and looming takeover of health care. For too long, Washington elites have assumed they knew best – that government was the all-purpose solution to every problem, real or perceived.

But the American people have collective wisdom, expressed forcefully at the ballot box. Repudiating the “change” that denied our character and tradition, they demanded that Congress take a new direction. They called for an American renewal that taps our values.

That message was heard around the world. Friend and foe alike now realize that Americans remain a strong and free people, unbowed by adversity and unwilling to exchange their birthright of liberty for a perpetual stew of bureaucratic rule and government dependency.

Let’s be clear. Congress must get to work. Our lawmakers have a choice: Answer the call of renewal or betray the hopes of the American people.

To meet this mandate from the American people, Congress should take five simple actions. These five priorities represent the bare minimum of what is expected. More needs to be done to get our nation back on the right track, but these actions are a good start:

Freeze and cut spending: Congress should immediately freeze discretionary budget authority at 2010 levels and cut at least $170 billion from the federal budget for fiscal 2012. This is only a first step. In the past four years, Congress has approved more spending than even the bureaucrats can handle. Congress must immediately survey the unobligated balances of all appropriations made in the past four years, reclaim those unspent taxpayer funds and use them to reduce the deficit.

Repeal Obamacare: Congress must repeal Obamacare immediately. Until Congress can get the president to sign a law to do so, it must withhold funding, block key provisions and override regulations carrying out Obamacare. Only after this misguided “reform” is rejected can Congress undertake a careful, thoughtful legislative process to make practical adjustments that allow the free market to provide affordable, effective health care insurance choices.

Stop the Obama tax increases: Congress must reject the tax increases that will occur when the tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 expire at the end of next month. That means making the cuts permanent, thereby helping the economy grow and creating more jobs.

Protect America: Congress must pass a budget resolution that won’t put our troops at risk or leave Americans vulnerable. It can do this by providing for defense an average of $720 billion per year for each of the next five fiscal years, in addition to the funding needed for ongoing contingency operations. Congress must make the defense budget as efficient as possible and reinvest dollars achieved from reforms in the military to offset the cost of modernizing and developing next-generation equipment.

Get control of government: Congress must immediately re-establish legislative accountability by posting complete legislation, ending earmarks, reviewing all unauthorized programs and respecting constitutional limits on government. Congress must check executive branch overreach with aggressive oversight, roll back recent government interventions, stop unnecessary administrative regulations and sunset new ones, restrict bureaucrats’ rule-making authority and override executive orders.

By doing these things, Washington can fulfill its electoral mandate and meet its constitutional responsibilities. Our elected representatives can then prove they’ve truly heard the American people.

Ed Feulner is president of the Heritage Foundation.

First appeared in The Washington Times

Taken from here.

2010 in review

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Uncategorized

Personal message from me:

“Thank you everyone for making this a WOW blog. Below is a review of Truth for America’s Youth 2010’s success. I thought you would like to know. 😀 Do hard things!”

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.   In 2010, there were 110 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 112 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week. The busiest day of the year was October 26th with 168 views. The most popular post that day was Judeo-Christian Voter Guide.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, blogsurfer.us, en.wordpress.com, mail.yahoo.com, and search.aol.com. Some visitors came searching, mostly for judeo christian voter guide, judeochristianvoterguide.com, http://www.judeo-christianvoterguide.com, judeo-christian voter guide, and judeo christian voters guide.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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Judeo-Christian Voter Guide October 2010 2 comments

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TheBlaze.com | Glenn Beck’s News Site September 2010

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About Truth for America’s Youth July 2010

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The Power of a Portrait October 2010