Friday, January 30, 2009

Your Property Supports Abortion - Stop FOCA

If you haven't read my post from the other day about my feelings on abortion, please find it below and read it.

I am sickened to know that Obama has lifted the ban that Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush had in place keeping our federal tax money from funding abortions in foreign countries. As well I am disgusted that Obama's pork ("stimulus") bill now making it's way through the senate, has millions of money going to Planned Parenthood which is one of the biggest proponents of abortion.

Can you believe that some of the money that you earn is paying for abortions in our country and other countries?

A related impending tragedy is about to unfold if we don't stop it. Obama promised to signed the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) that would mandate that all hospitals perform abortions. The Catholic church is vehemently opposed to abortion, as I'm sure you are well aware. You may not be aware that the Catholic church runs many hospitals in this nation. They have said that should FOCA become law that they would have no other choice than to shut down all of their hospitals.

I ask you to share this information with as many "pro-life" freedom loving people as you can and ask them to take action by contacting their representatives and senators; to ask them to oppose and resist FOCA.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama: Where's the leadership?

Ok, let me get this straight; Obama siad to the House republicans, that they may not have had time to read the bill, but that they should support it. If this is the case, then Obama should have asked the House to delay voting on the bill until everyone had time to read through the entire bill and make their best decision. He should be most interested in the people's voices being heard; he should be encouraging each congressman to stand to their principles and values; what their constituents expect and deserve from them.

Obama is no leader. Of course, what can we expect from someone with no prior executive experience and a proven track record of poor judgement, fraud, deceit, dishonesty, and flat out demagoguery. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

$825 billion "stimulus plan - please oppose

Once again, I plea with my congressmen to defend us against the tyrranical forces of government:

To: Benjamin Cardin, Barbara Mikulski, Steny Hoyer
Subject: $825 Billion "stimulus plan - please oppose

Please oppose the $825 Billion "pork" plan that Obama is trying to push through. It is not right, and you know it. It is in extreme violation to our constitution!
Thank You!


Monday, January 26, 2009

Obama's got it backwards

B. Hussein is lifting federal resrictions, giving power to the states on the wrong things.

The federal government is bound by the U.S. Constitution which enumerates it's powers and everything else falls through to the states or the people. However, the intention of the constitution is to protect infringement of our natural inalienable rights as individuals.

To allow the states to impose limitless oppressive restrictions and taxation is a negligent act, thereby rendering it a failure to perform it's intended purpose in this specificity. However, that being said, I am not vehemently opposed to this act of Obama's, as it would allow different experiments by each state whereby the other states could learn what is proper in this application and in others similar.

The right result should also foster the natural laws of the free market to work, thereby producing the best results. My fear is that this will not ultimately happen, and that the true intention of the government is not what is in the best interest of the individuals.

He says that he will not deny facts on global warming, er I guess it's now "climate change". But, that is precisely what he is doing. The scientific facts show that an increase in CO2 follows warming, not that an increase in CO2 causes warming. So, what's causing the warming? How about the sun in the natural pattern of global climate change that has taken place throught history.

Here's the link to the article: "Obama acts to reverse Bush climate moves"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oregon Teacher Wants To Sensor Classic Literature

Now that Obama is the president, a teacher in Portland Oregon wants to replace classic American books. She wants them to be removed from school reading lists.

Read it here:

Right to Life - Abortion is Illegal

I've been thinking a lot lately about abortion and the state of the human life in the womb and out of the womb. What constitutes "life"? When does the fetus become a baby? When does the tumor become an independent living thing? When is human life created and thereby exist as an individual warranting protection of its life by our government by the law of our land as set forth in our constitution?

Is it when the sperm first invades the egg forming a new organism? Is it when the infant exits the womb after a full gestation period; when it takes it's first breath of air into it's lungs?

If one believes in souls or in the spirits of humans then the natural answer as to when life begins most logically would be when the spirit enters the body? Well, when is that? Since not all humans agree on this issue and it is a religious matter, I will not delve into this at this point. Rather, only consider the human life as a mammal; the living, breathing, heart beating, brain functioning, independent organism; for the sake of this article.

Most will not dispute the argument that a baby outside of the womb separated from it's mother, is a living human individual.

"most babies born after about 26 weeks gestation do survive to one year " 3

So we can safely say that at least at 6.5 months, it's a life.

"earlier preterm newborns with higher weights have survived, including some born at 22 weeks of pregnancy." 4

Wow, it looks like 5.5 months, it's safe to say, constitutes a life. It appears that more than one child removed from the womb at 5.5 months has survived.

"Doctors say Amillia is among the few babies known to have survived after a gestation of fewer than 22 weeks. She was just 9½ inches long and weighed less than 10 ounces when she was delivered by Caesarean section." 5

"Fassbach cautioned against rushing to redefine the medical standards for fetus viability."

“We just don’t know which 21- to 22-weekers are going to do well and which are not going to do well,” he said. “I don’t think we should change what we do,

but it shows us we need to do more research and find out where our edge of viability is going to go.” 5

Well, perhaps 21 weeks is the mark where life begins; that's 5 months and 1 week.

I would like to argue that at the moment of conception, that the newly formed organism, in it's natural state, has begun development into an indivdual human being.

This new human, whether removed from the womb at gestation periods of 21 weeks or a full 38 weeks, requires assistance to survive. The human organism from conception to 21 weeks, while it can't survive outside the womb, has no less capability to survive on it's own. Actually, it requires much less conscious assistance from another human being to survive; only the host mother's natural care of herself, extends to it's nourishment and growth.

Refusing to provide the required nourishment and support to a fetus at 6 weeks of gestation is no less a crime than refusing to provide the nourishment and care required of a 1 year old, 2 year old, or 4 year old child to survive. It follows that the deliberate act of aborting the life of a fetus at 6 weeks is no less a crime than the deliberate act of aborting the life of a 1 year old, 2 year old, or 12 year old child. It's murder in all cases.

The human life, as an individual, has the right to life at all ages and at all stages of development and growth.

Our constitutional republican government was instilled to protect the natural rights of all individuals from any and all infringement from any and all other individuals. We, as individuals, are responsible to respect the right to life of all other individuals and thereby are required to refraine from doing anything that would cause detrement to anothers life and also to not neglect to provide what is required of any and all individual's ability to continue to live.

The abortion of one's life by another is murder.

Murder is illegal.

Abortion is illegal.

According to the Fourteenth Ammendment to the Constitution:

"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." 6

Abortion deprives a person of life.

Abortion is unconstitutional.








Friday, January 23, 2009

March For Life - Choose Life Not Obama

I marched in the March For Life event yesterday!

It was a great experience.

However, today he slapped us all in the face and violated our constitution. He reversed the ban on our federal taxes going to support abortions in foreign countries. Someone please tell me how this is not a violation of the constitution!!

What a bastard! F#%& You Obama!!!

Can we get Bush back?!

I don't know who those cute young ladies are, but there were a bunch coming over to get their pictures with this Obama. I'm sure these girls find this Life Loving Obama much more attractive than the real baby killing Obama.

With the swipe of his pen today who can count the deaths of the most innocent among us that will transpire as a result?!

God bless America! Rid of us Obama ASAP!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Beginning of the End - Resist the Obamanation

I reject Obama and all that he is and stands for!

I reject his support of infanticide and abortion in all it's forms!
I reject his felonious acts, whereas he violated the Logan Act on more than one occasion as a U.S. Senator!
I reject his prevarications relating to his "natural born citizen" status as a constitutional requirement to obtain the office of President. (still not resolved)
I reject his Marxist ideology, completely, and wholeheartedly.
I reject his acceptance of campaign contributions from terrorist organizations.
I reject his deceit in all it's variations.

I am an American! I am a Patriot!

I have said before that this country, our great nation, was founded and built by pilgrims, patriots, and pioneers. It was based on the notion that all men are created equal and that we are endowed by our Maker with inalienable natural rights to life, liberty, and property. That a government is a necessary evil to protect these rights that belong to each individual from any and all entities that would seek to infringe upon them; that would impede our ability and freedom to pursue our vision and definition of happiness.

We the people are the sovereign authority in America. The constitution established the enumerated powers delegated to government and underlined some of our basic rights to confine government to it's bounds; to keep it in adherence to it's proper role. 

Its important to remember the difference between society and government. Today there seems to be no understanding of this fundamental concept as explained by Thomas Paine in his quintessential pamphlet Common Sense: 

"... they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.

Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in it's worst state an intolerable one ..."

It naturally follows that Benjamin Franklin would make the following statement:

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters."

This is what Obama and his socialist regime are banking on. 

Marxism in all it's forms is antithetical to Americanism. Have we lost sight of the classic battle between good and evil that has ever been waged since before we or the world were? Do we foolishly presume that this battle no longer exists or that perhaps it doesn't apply in government and the struggle for power within nations of people. 

On the contrary! 

Would Satan fail to take advantage of such opportunity where the odds are stacked in his favor? We must never forget that Satan is the greatest of all deceivers. He is cunning, crafty, sneaky, and can deceive even the very elect. 

Surprise, surprise! One promise Obama will most likely keep is his vague mantra of "Change"! For change is coming; a turn for the worse, I'm afraid.

The incoming administration is rampant with big government socialists who aim to usurp our American form of government with socialism across the board.

After all, it is what the people want. Apparently, at least!  The drooling drones are descending upon Washington DC to welcome in their own demise.

I invite you to please stand with me to resist all change that would grow our government. Instead, let us work on reducing government to get us back to the small limited government our founding fathers intended.

Friday, January 16, 2009

plea to congressman Cardin, Mikulski, & representative Hoyer - illegitimacy of president elect obama - natural born citizen constitutional dillema

While you have continued to ignore my pleas heretofore, I wish to submit yet another one to you:

(For Mikulski I substituted the above with: "I want to thank you once again for taking the time to sign the letter to the prime minister of Vietnam regarding relations between our countries pertaining to adoption. I wish to submit yet another plea to you:")

This is very important!

It has a very simple solution, yet it has an absolute earth shaking consequence if left alone. Immediate attention and resolution is absolutely imperative. Every day that passes without remedy, compounds the potential ramifications; including the great loss of human life, as a new revolution will be most assuredly inevitable. Yet, let me suggest to you, a peaceful resolution is still possible.

Flags across the country are beginning to fly in the manner of distress: upside down. A new continental congress of the people is forming to convene sometime in Philadelphia later this year. Patriots everywhere are improving their stock of arms and munitions. The people are awakening! The people are becoming aware!

We want freedom!

We want liberty!

We want you to do your job of protecting our God given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

You swore an oath! We call on you to uphold it!

I know that our great constitution has been trampled upon numerous times over the years. We cannot undo the many wrongs done to us which are in violation of our constitution. However, we can start upholding our constitution from this point forward. Else, why have a constitution at all.

You have the opportunity of rising above the rest and truly becoming a great leader; a hero for the people. One we desperately need.

I won't repeat the specifics of how Barrack Obama fails to meet the requirements outlined in the United States Constitution, for I'm sure you are well aware. He fails in numerous ways.

Don't think that this problem will somehow go away over time. As I said, it will only fester and grow.

Here's the simple solution!

1. Require Barrack Obama to show proof of his birth in Hawaii, and that both of his parents were citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. As well, ask his paternal grandmother to explain her statement that she was present when Barrack was born in Kenya.
2. If 1 is met, require Barrack Obama to show proof that he never relinquished his U.S. citizenship when he was adopted by his step father and attended school in Indonesia. As well, explain why the school that he attended waived the requirement of Indonesian citizenship for Barrack.
3. Oppose the supposed legitimacy of Barrack as president of the United States until 1 and 2 are met.
4. Keep your constituents well informed of development in this matter.

If I have made an error in any thing that I have said within this message, please correct me.

If I am wrong, then I will stand corrected and apologize.

I appreciate your serious consideration in this serious matter and await word back from you.

Your constituent and fellow Marylander


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Supreme Court letter to hear cases on Obama status as "natural born citizen"

Here is the letter that I sent to each of our Supreme Court Justices:


Dear Chief Justice John Roberts,

We, the people of the United States, deserve for our Supreme Court Justices to hear the cases brought to you regarding the “natural born” status of Barrack Obama. Please stop ignoring us. We will not stand for it. We are uniting and joining together to spread the word and awaken our brothers and sisters to the injustice being done to us by you, our public servants. You are trampling on our sacred constitution. You know of your oath and responsibility. It is incumbent upon you to do the right thing. Uphold the law!

Please write back to me with your intentions to either hear the cases or continue to ignore us. If I don't hear back within a reasonable amount of time, I will assume the later as your response and publicize that to my fellow citizens in my local community and around the nation; that we may continue to bring about the change necessary to restore our government to it's proper role, as outlined and intended by our founding fathers. We will not relent!

"I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe... Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence, I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent and they will be vigilant, give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.” (Daniel Webster, June 1, 1837; Works 1:403)

Thank you for your consideration


Here are the names of the other 8 justices:

Samuel A. Alito
Clarence Thomas
Antonin Scalia
Anthony M. Kennedy
David H. Souter
John Paul Stevens
Stephen G. Breyer
Ruth Bader Ginsberg

If you want to write to the Supreme Court Justices yourself, here is the address:

U.S. Supreme Court
1 First Street, N.E
Washington, D.C. 20543

Write one [1] letter to the nine Justices of the United States Supreme Court (names are listed below), make nine [9] copies and put them in nine [9] separate envelopes, addressed to each Justice, and then place them into one [1] manila envelope and mail to the above address.

Mr. Phillip Berg is a leader in this effort.

Find more information and support him in his effort at:


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh Hannity! Great Show! Lose the dweebs!

Yesterday, I learned of Sean Hannity's new television show "Hannity" while listening to the podcast of Mark Levin's show from Monday night. So, I missed the first show on Monday, but caught it last night. I always thought that "Hannity & Colmbs" would be a much better show and far more tolerable without Alan; and, my wish has come true. Someone at Fox News is quite sensible. 

So, it was quite refreshing to see Sean in his new format. However, he brought on three dweebs. I'm not sure who they all were. One was the author of "Fleeced" I believe; can't remember his name. Anyway, I've never cared for him much. He isn't a true conservative; seems more like a McCain moderate/centrist type; actually, more of a political strategist. Then, there were two women; one was a leader in the Republican party arena in some fashion out in California; supposedly another conservative; blonde. I'm not sure who the third guest was; brunette.

It was sickening to hear them regurgitate the liberal propeganda that "only the government can save us from this economic crisis"; " the worst since the great depression"; "the only entity big enough to solve the problem is the government". I was in complete dismay! From the lips of so called republicans. These are RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) or Repubics, as Mark "The Great One" would say.

No! No! No!

It is not RIGHT to do the WRONG thing for the so called RIGHT reason.

Their first error is that they accepted the false premise from the strategizing socialists now coming into power. 

Are we really in a great crisis that is the worst since the great depression? If we are, what conrtibuted to it? Could it be the failure of the Democratic lead congress during the past few years, compacted with propaganda during the election as a stratgey for an October surprise? What are their motives now? What are their intentions? Why do they seem to thrive with the prospect of this great economic tragedy? Why do they seem to relish it? 

The left must be giddy that these television "conservatives" have swallowed it and amplified their deception across the airwaves into countless homes, influencing numerous citizens across the nation; validating it with people that might otherwise remain skeptical.

I keep thinking how Obama must be saying "Man, I can't believe this is working!"; "I can't believe this worked!"; "Solinsky was right on". As he duped more and more as his victories mounted through the election and now up to innauguration, he, and his solinskyite peers have gained more and more confidence and arrogance. They must surely feel as if nothing can stop them. They have successfully carried out Solinky's teachings. It really worked!

Their second error is to believe and preach that it is within the government's enumerated powers to fix the "problem". It is not; and it is not proper. Government's sole role is to protect the people's individual inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and happiness from other entities. What entity is it that is threatening our natural rights? It seems quite apparent that the offender is the government itself; for if it had not been for it's interference in the free market in the first place, we would not be in this apparent predicament. So, are we to allow this abuser to abuse us and our posterity furthermore? Absurdity?

I forsee that the longer this usurpation of powers by the government and submission by the people continues, that the more people will die in the future to once again establish a free society.

We must remember that government by it's very nature is evil and is necessary because morale virtue is not sustainable as the sole reliant upon which the rights of individuals rest.

We the people must make a conscience decision that we are willing to pay the price, to make the sacrifices required to slash government as soon and as much as we can. This is the only way that we can tame the beast and contain the evil and potential for damages.

Hannity! Please get some true Americans on the show!

Leftist honest on Ayers

Bill Ayers Whitewashes History, Again
posted by Katha Pollitt on 12/08/2008 @ 3:46pm

Although I disagree on their views on government and it's role with society, it's nice to see them being honest once and awhile. While her opinion on the war Ayers was opposing is wrong, she is right on her opinion that Ayers behaved badly. It's interesting to see her view as to how he ruined the anti-war movement. I'd be interested to learn what her opinion is regarding justification to conduct a war. In my opinion, the great injustice with the Vietnam war is that we didn't properly finish it. We were in it half ass and pulled out without finishing, leaving the people there vulnerable victims to the Viet Cong. It was supposed to be a noble effort to thwart the spread of communism and tyranny, but ended up being a waste of so many human lives. Had we finished it, the effort would have been justified; as well as the lives sacrificed, not wasted.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Marxism welcomed with open arms - Whadya think?! - Obama climate czar; a socialist like him.

Washington Times
front page
"Obama climate czar has socialist ties"
by Stephen Dinan

Ah, validation. Here it is on the front page of the newspaper for all to see; what I've been saying. This news is no shocker to me. What's the big deal? Obama had ties to socialists, communists, and terrorists. It didn't seem to phase anybody; he got elected. That's what people want. It only makes sense that he surround himself with others of the same ilk.

Marxism is opposed to Americanism; they're opposites. So this is the way the nation continues to swing; towards Marxism; it's principles, beliefs, and doctrine; away from Americanism; it's principles, beliefs, and doctrine.

Which one will it be?

Marxism has been tried and tried; always a self destruction.

Americanism has been tried. But instead of allowing the great freedom experiment to continue; for people to continue to invent, prosper, create, and thrive, the people have turned to Marxism once again.


Is Socialism, Feudalism, Communism better? How? In what ways? 

Were our founding fathers right, or was Karl Marx, Lenin, Mao, and Hitler right?

I don't see it. I don't understand.

My only explanation is that the great deceiver himself; Satan is at the head of this. This makes sense. For those of us who believe in God; in the forces of good and evil, the struggle has ensewed since before the world was. Our world's history is repleat with the struggle between good and evil.

What is government's proper role in this struggle? Is it on the side of evil, or is it on the side of good?

The answers to these questions are provided to us by the founders of the United States of America. They formulated Americanism; described in our founding documents. I believe that they were divinely inspired. They believed that government was a necessary evil, but that it must exist to instill law and order for the sole purpose of protecting man's inalienable rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness. They truly believed that all men are created equal, and endowed with these natural rights; that relying on moral virtue alone would fail to protect each individual's rights from being violated by each other. So, government is necessary. They developed the most perfect form of government that had ever been. Not perfect, as there could never be among men. But the most perfect. It's as good as it gets. 

Now, what have we done with it?

What has become of it?

We turned our back on it long ago, and Satan continues to deceive, oppress, and make afraid.

Is it too late? 

Should we throw in the towel.

No! We must embrace that divine gift before it's lost to us forever and unite to uphold and strengthen it once again, to pass it onto our posterity!


Friday, January 9, 2009

Update: Maryland Transparency Website Announced by Governor

The other day I posted that the new transparency website for Maryland signed into law to be up by Jan 1 2009 had not come to pass and relayed a reposne that I had gotten from an inquiry I had made. As promised in the response, that the Governor would announce on Jan 8th, the new website; he has.

You can go to and front and center, under "What's New" you'll see at the top of the list a link to Governor Announces Government Accountability and Transparency Website located here:

The web page, Governor O'Malley Launches Website Aimed at Government Transparency and Accountability, lists the new URL for the Maryland Funding Accountability website.

"The website was originally created by House Bill 358 in the 2008 legislative session and applies to all units of the Executive branch. It can be directly accessed at"

Good: Sen. Mikulski Signs Vietnam Adoption Letter

I'm very happy to inform you that I just got word from Senator Landrieu's office that Senator Mikulski has heard our pleas to sign the letter being sent to the Prime Minister of Vietnam regarding improving our countries future adoption relations.

Thank You Barbara Mikulski!

I have sent Senator Mikulski a "Thank You" letter, and sent a letter to Senator Cardin and Representative Hoyer notifying them that Senator Mikulski has signed with the above statement and also saying:

"If you have already signed the letter as well, then I also submit my sincerest gratitude to you as well.

If not, then please make that a priority before you go home today.

Thank You Very Much"

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Date: March For Life Jan 22

Thursday, January 22, 2009
12:00 Noon on the Mall
Washington, DC

Harry Reid unlawful on Burris - Bad Harry!

The descpicable Senator Harry Reid from Nevada, majority leader of the Senate has acted unlawfully in his role and outside of his enumerated powers. By blocking the seating of the newly appointed Burris from Illinois, he has gone against the rule of law as set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court's "Powell v McCormack decision, which held that the Congress is limited in its ability to challenge the qualifications of its members to grounds explicitly outlined by the Constitution." (1)

Harry Reid's justification, via his spokesman, was "[W]e are not making a judgment about qualifications of appointee, but about whether appointment itself is tainted by fraud, which we believe we are entitled to do under Art. 1 s. 5."

In POWELL V. MCCORMACK, 395 U.S. 486 (1969):

"In short, both the intention of the Framers, to the extent it can be determined, and an examination of the basic principles of our democratic system persuade us that the Constitution does not vest in the Congress a discretionary power to deny membership by a majority vote.
For these reasons, we have concluded that Art. I, 5, is at most a "textually demonstrable commitment" to Congress to judge only the qualifications expressly set forth in the Constitution. Therefore, the "textual commitment" formulation of the political question doctrine does not bar federal courts from adjudicating petitioners' claims."

"Further, analysis of the "textual commitment" under Art. I, 5 (see Part VI, B (1)), has demonstrated that in judging the qualifications of its members Congress is limited to the standing qualifications prescribed in the Constitution. Respondents concede that Powell met these. Thus, there is no need to remand this case to determine whether he was entitled to be seated in the 90th Congress. Therefore, we hold that, since Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., was duly elected by the voters of the 18th Congressional District of New York and was not ineligible to serve under any provision of the Constitution, the House was without power to exclude him from its membership."

In the Burris case, he was not elected, but appointed by the executive of Illinois, which the Constitution states is legitimate when a seat has been vacated. Reid states that it's not Burris' qualifications in question, but the manner in which he was appointed, that it was potentially fraudulent. Really? How? How can the Governor saying "I appoint him" pointing to Burris, be fraudulent? It's clear and straightforward. There is no question that he appointed anyone else or that Blagovich is not the executive, as he has not been impeached.

  1. Reid's Constitutional Argument on Burris,, 20081231, by Nate Silver
  2. U.S. Constitution,
  3. POWELL V. MCCORMACK, 395 U.S. 486 (1969)
  4. see Conclusion

Adoption: Final Plea to Senators Mikulski and Cardin, Representative Hoyer

Here's today's submission via their respective web site "contact us" forms:

I am saddened and disappointed to learn that you have once again failed to fulfill your duty to your constituents; this time by simply neglecting to take just a few moments out of your day to sign a letter in Senator Mary Landrieu's office.
However, you are not alone in your negligence. I just checked with Sarada Peri in Senator Landrieu's office and discovered that neither Senator Barbara Mikulski nor my representative from Maryland's district 5, Steny Hoyer, have fulfilled this simple request either.
Fortunately, this is not a lost cause. Senator Landrieu has delayed sending the letter to Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung until after tomorrow, Friday.
This is your chance to play a positive part in bringing liberty to more of the human family. Through your compliance with our request, you will be adding to the happiness of your constituents, gaining new constituents, and improving the life of them all. This simple request id directly in line with what you have been commissioned, elected, and entrusted by your constituents to do.
Make no doubt about it, I will either publicly praise you or vilify you depending on your action or lack thereof.
We submit this final plea to you. Please contact Sarada Peri in Senator Landrieu's office today or tomorrow:, 202-224-5824
Thank You very much for your time, consideration, and action in this matter,Hyrum and Cheryl Shewellalong with a potential adopted boy or girl from Vietnamas well as all others of your constituents affected by or in the same situation

I don't have much confidence in them, but we shall see. I'm giving them every opportunity here.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Final Call - Vietnam adoption plea to congress

I sent the following letter to my senators and representative just now:

Urgent! Deadline Today! Please Help!
Please stop by Sen. Landrieu's office today or contact Sarad Peri in her office at
Today is the deadline to sign the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam regarding re-opening
international adoption relations and arrangements between our two countries. This letter will
encourage Vietnam’s continued participation in negotiations related to the new bilateral agreement
on intercountry adoption. The letter will express Congressional support for the continuation of
intercountry adoption and will emphasize the importance of the transition to a Hague-compliant
system and a new bilateral treaty.
We just checked with Sen. Landrieu's office and learned that you have not yet taken the time to sign
the letter. We, and many families affected by the recent closure of Vietnam to adoptions, have been
significantly affected both emotionally and financially. Children in the process of coming home to
our loving families, in our country of liberty, are now left stranded in orphanages left to a much
worse prospect on life. Thousands of dollars already sacrificed to bring these little ones home have
been wasted, compounding the hardship and stress that we are already enduring in this economic
Read Senators Mary Landrieu and Norm Coleman's position here:
Learn more about the Joint Council On International Children's Services and this pressing issue
Thank You, Your Constituents,Hyrum and Cheryl Shewell

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Adoption: Joint Council Call to Action- Vietnam

I received the following from the adoption agency Adoptions Together:
Senators Landrieu and Coleman, along with other Members of Congress, are continuing to show their support of ensuring every child’s right to a permanent, safe, and loving family. As part of their commitment, they will be forwarding a letter to Nguyen Tan Dung, the Prime Minister of Vietnam. This letter will encourage Vietnam’s continued participation in negotiations related to the new bilateral agreement on intercountry adoption. The letter will express Congressional support for the continuation of intercountry adoption and will emphasize the importance of the transition to a Hague-compliant system and a new bilateral treaty.
Between Monday, January 5th and Wednesday, January 7th, individuals can support this important initiative through the following methods. Please note that many of the Congressional offices will be closed for periods of time throughout the Holiday Season. Please be sure to contact your Congressional offices between January 5th and 7th.
  1. Contact your Congressional Representatives and Senators and ask them to sign the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam regarding the future of intercountry adoptions from Vietnam. Also, not that if they are interested in signing, they should contact Sarada Peri from Senator Landrieu’s office ( by Wednesday, January 7th. For a list of Senators and Congressman that have signed the letter as of the time of this writing, please see below.
You can find your Senators’ phone numbers and email address at
You can find your Representatives’ phone numbers and email address at
Please note that many of the Congressional offices will be closed for periods of time throughout the Holiday Season.
  1. Send a notice of support (and ensure that you receive updates on this initiative) via the Joint Council website. To finalize your message, you will need to follow the steps below.
    1. Click here to go to Joint Council’s Webpage
      1. Please note that this is a donation and sign-up page. This initiative is not an appeal for a donation.
    2. Once on this page, please click, “Sign me up for Joint Council news.”
    3. Under the communications preferences, select the drop down menu for “Newsflashes and Updates.”
    4. Click “Sign me up.”
    5. Fill in your information
    6. Under the comment section type “Letter to Vietnam Prime Minister.”
Joint Council will also be forwarding the names of individual who contact us to Senators Landrieu and Coleman.
  1. Contact your friends and family encouraging them to join the effort. Please feel free to forward this email to all interested parties.
The letter to the Prime Minister can only be successful with your help! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joint Council staff via
Please note the following Senators have already signed the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam:
Senator Landrieu
Senator Coleman
Senator Oberstar
Senator Lincoln
Senator Lautenberg
Senator Menendez
Senator Kerry
Senator Johnson
Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Akaka
Senator Roberts
Senator Murkowski
Senator Durbin
Senator Klobuchar






Please note the following Representatives have already signed the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam:
Rep. Jim Oberstar
Rep. Scott Garrett
Rep. Jerry Costello
Rep. Dennis moore

Rep. Pete roskam

Rep. John yarmouth

Rep Pete Hoekstra

Rep Doug Lamborn

Rep Tammy Baldwin

Rep Joe Pitts

My congressmen are:

Senator Benjamin Cardin (D) Maryland
  • home
  • contact
  • Phone:202-224-4524
    Address:509 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, DC 20510
Senator Barbara Mikulski (D) Maryland
  • home
  • contact
  • Washington, DC
    503 Hart Senate Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20510
    (202) 224-4654
Representative Steny Hoyer (D) Maryland District 5
  • home
  • contact
  • 1705 Longworth House Office Building
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Phone - (202) 225-4131
    Fax - (202) 225-4300

  • U.S. District Courthouse
    6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    Phone - (301) 474-0119
    Fax - (301) 474-4697
  • 401 Post Office Road, Ste. 202
    Waldorf, MD 20602
    Phone - (301) 843-1577
    Fax - (301) 843-1331
  • House Majority Leader site -
This is the message that I submitted to each of them:

Please sign the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam regarding the future of intercountry adoptions from Vietnam by contacting Sarada Peri from Senator Landrieu’s office ( by Wednesday, January 7th.

The letter to the Prime Minister can only be successful with your help! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Joint Council staff via

Please note the following Senators have already signed the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam:

Senator Landrieu
Senator Coleman
Senator Oberstar
Senator Lincoln
Senator Lautenberg
Senator Menendez
Senator Kerry
Senator Johnson
Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Akaka
Senator Roberts
Senator Murkowski
Senator Durbin
Senator Klobuchar


Please note the following Representatives have already signed the letter to the Prime Minister of Vietnam:

Rep. Jim Oberstar
Rep. Scott Garrett
Rep. Jerry Costello

Rep. Dennis moore
Rep. Pete roskam
Rep. John yarmouth
Rep Pete Hoekstra
Rep Doug Lamborn
Rep Tammy Baldwin
Rep Joe Pitts

  1. Updated Letter:,_January_5th_and_Wednesday,_January_7th
  2. Joint Council on International Children’s Services -
  3. Support the Congressional Letter To Vietnam
  4. Make a donation

Update: New Maryland Transparency Site

Following up on my last post about the new Maryland transparency website; I got the following response from my email inquiry:

Date: 1/5/2009 12:14 PM
Good afternoon,   Thank you for contacting Maryland.Gov regarding the new transparency website.  I have checked with the Web Team and the url will be released at the Governor's press conference on January 8th.  We apologize for the delay but we do appreciate your interest.   If we can be of further assistance please email us and reference ticket #670355.   Thank you and have a great day,  Mary Ann  Maryland.Gov  How is our service?  Let us know what you think.  Just click on the link below to take our quick online survey:                      ________________________________  
From: Hyrum Sent: Mon 1/5/2009 1:16 AM  To: SERVDESK  Subject: URL for new transparency website    Hello,  What is the URL for the new transparency website that was scheduled to be launched and available to the public no later then January 1, 2009 according to HB 358?  
Thank You  

I followed the link to the survey and submitted an outstanding review.
Mark your calendar for Jan 8th, when the governor will announce the new URL.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Americans and Marylanders for Tax Reform - New Maryland Transparency Site

If you haven't yet checked out the web site "Center for Fiscal Accountability" brought to us by Americans for Tax Reform, then you should. This is a starting point for citizens to wake up and start paying attention to what our government is doing with the tax money, our personal property, that we have entrusted them with to secure our life, liberty, and freedom to pursue happiness.

On the right hand of the home page, you can select your state and find out information relating to transparency developments in your state. I selected Maryland and found out the following:

Recent Developments

The Maryland General Assembly voted during the 2008 legislative session to create an online searchable database for government expenditures.

State Spending Transparency Efforts

To be developed and in operation by January 1, 2009.

Legal Authority:
On May 22, 2008 Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law HB 358 sponsored by Del. Warren Miller (R-Annapolis.)

Vote Margin:
House: 137 : 0
Senate: 47 : 30

Fiscal Note:
Available here.

Agency Tasked With Implementation:
Department of Information Technology
45 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
300-301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Toll Free: 877.634.6361


  • The FY 2008 fiscal data has been extracted per the specifications outlined for the first phase of the legislation. The public-facing website required by the law is to be launched by January 1, 2009 and is currently under construction.
  • For the second phase of hte legislation, the department is to utilize the services of an outside expert to conduct a feasibility study to broaden the information included in the website. A reportu is due to the General Assembly on or before June 30, 2010.

Covered Expenditures:

  • state payment data, no further specifications for phase one.
  • Phase two examines the feasibility of including all state awards over the amount of $25,000 including grants, subgrants, loans, awards, cooperative agreements, and other forms of financial assistance, as well as contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders and other payments.

Required Information:

"May include":

  • Name of entity receiveing an award and, if applicable, the parent entity of the recipient;
  • amount of the award;
  • transaction type;
  • name of agency making the award;
  • budget program fund source;
  • descriptive purpose of each funding action or State award;
  • location of entity receiving award;
  • any other information specified by the Department.

Required information for phase two contingent on findings of study.

Exempt Information:

  • Information that is confidential under state or federal law;
  • information about recipients of aggregate payments by the state of less than $25,000 in a fiscal year;
  • information about state employees and compensation;
  • state retirees and information on their retirement allowance.

Data Format:
The website must be created in accordance with Sec. 3 of HB 358 in a manner "that displays and searches state payment data."

Expenditure Document Included?
Not required.

Salary Information Included?

Previous Levels of Spending Transparency

The Department of Budget and Management hosts a Contract Library.

Local Spending Transparency Efforts

Howard County, Maryland in March 2008 passed legislation sponsored by Council member Greg Fox that mandates the creation of an online database for county expenditures including among other things grants, contracts, loans, awards, purchase orders and other forms of financial assistance. However, county awards of less than $30,000 are not included.

House Bill 358 was entitled "Maryland Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2008".

I have not been able to find the new website, so I sent an email message to


What is the URL for the new transparency website that was scheduled to be launched and available to the public no later then January 1, 2009 according to HB 358?

Thank You

  1. Commentary: The Transparency Act: A step in the right direction

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