Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vote NO on Sotomayor!

This is what I sent to my senators today:

Vote NO on Sotomayor!
Vote NO on Sotomayor! Vote NO on Health Care! Vote NO on Energy! Read the bill before you vote. If you need more time, ask for it. Don't rush. Sign the petition to promise to read all legislation in its entirety prior to supporting it.

As well, I called and asked them to oppose Harry Reids sneaky Hate Crimes Bill that he slipped into the Department of Defense Support Bill. There was supposed to be a late night vote; around midnight tonight.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hate Crimes Prevention Act - sneaky Harry

Today I learned about the Hate Crimes Prevention act through the Liberty Counsel.

I submitted the following (that I borrowed from Liberty Counsel) to my senators Barbara Mikulski and Benjamin Cardin:

I am very disturbed that the Senate is moving to fast-track the "Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act" (S. 909) by attaching it as an amendment to another bill. I oppose fast-tracking this bill. This bill has serious ramifications for our society and deserves the full deliberative process in committee and on the Senate floor.

In addition, I oppose this bill and urge you to oppose it as well. Bills like this that grant special protections based on "sexual orientation and gender identity" pose a direct threat to the rights of people of faith and could ultimately lead to the criminalization of Christian teachings on marriage.

I urge you to oppose the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. I will be monitoring this situation closely.

Liberty counsel also suggested alternative text as an example for use in contacting your senators:

As a concerned citizen, I am signing this petition opposing the efforts to pass legislation that creates special rights based on sexual orientation and as a result criminalizes beliefs that oppose the homosexual rights agenda. This includes so-called “non-discrimination,” “hate crimes” and “hate speech” legislation.

Such legislation and policies put the sincerely-held beliefs of people of faith at odds with our laws. Even the Bible can be classified as prohibited literature under such measures. I am standing with citizens across the Nation in opposing efforts by Congress or the President to implement these anti-faith measures. I also am joining others in my state in opposing similar state-level laws and policies.

I also signed a petition at:

I encourage you to do the same: contact your senators and sign the petition; then notify others to follow suite.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Reject Sotomayors Nomination makes it easy to send an email to both your senators at once:

This is what I sent: "Sotomayor is unfit for duty. There has got to be better. Reject her nomination and lets take a look at some other nominations. There is no rush; let's get this right."

Now, follow the link above and let your senators know that you also reject the nomination of Sotomayor. Oh, and if you support her nomination, you can alternatively send an email of support to your senators; but, I'm not going to provide you with the link; you should be able to figure it out.

After you submit your input, you will be presented with a page that includes a notification that your senators have been notified; like this, that I got:

our message was sent to:
Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD)
 Sign up for this official's e-newsletter.
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Report on calls to Congress

Yesterday, on my drive home from work, I called all three of my representatives in congress:

  1. Representative Steny Hoyer
  2. Senator Barbara Mikulski
  3. Senator Benjamin Cardin
I have them all in my address book on my mobile phone, so it's pretty easy to do driving into work or back home.

I always ask to speak directly with the Senator or Congressman.

Steny Hoyer had just stepped out of the office. Barbara Mikulsi was in a meeting. Benjamin Cardin was busy voting on the floor.

So, my only recourse was to leave a message with the aide on the phone. I have learned that it's best to stick to one issue per call. For this round of calls, I asked if the Senator had yet signed the pledge to promise to actually read all bills before voting on them from this time forward. In both cases the aide seemed clueless, so I told them to have the Senator see Senator Diment, as he was the first to sign. So there were know answers this round, but I promised to call back soon and follow up. Since I wasn't sure if the pledge had been circulating in the House of Representatives yet, for Hoyer, I simply asked the aide if Steny had read the cap and trade bill in its entirety before voting on it and encouraging others to vote on it as well. Of course the aide didn't have an anser. I let them know that I was awayre that it was 1200 pages long with 300 pages of ammendments added to the bill at 3:09 AM the day of the vote. ALso, that Steny had been encouraging others to vote for the bill as well.

This morning, on my drive into work, I decided to try and get them before their offices opened; to leave a voice mail message about opposing government health care reform.

Both Mikulski's and Hoyer's in-boxes were full, but I was able to leave a message for Cardin.

On my drive home, I called Hoyer's office and got an aide on the line again; sounded like the same guy. I explained to him that I wanted to let the Congressman know that I was opposed to the current government health care legislation. This was actually one of the best call experiences I've had. The aide asked me my name and where I was calling from. He then asked me if I was opposed to health care reform in general or just the current legislation. I told him, "the current legislation". He then asked what kind of reform I would like. I told him that I would support encouraging companies to leave the aquisition of health care to individuals and to simply let employees keep more of their money. I explained that it is immoral for the government to be involved in health care.

Monday, July 6, 2009

evil Walmart - supports oppresive government health care reform

I saw a commrecial tonight while watchin Hannity, of Walmarts that supports and promotes national health care legislation. I was shocked!

What will I do now?

I live between two Walmarts that are almost equidistant from me; one is 10 miles south, the other 10 miles north. There is basically no where else to shop. We get everything there. However, I can't support any entity that is in on the government's secret combination to control people through ownership and management of their health care.

Boycott Walmart!

The referrenced LA Times article above, states the falacy given by Obama that 46 million Americans are without health care.

The article also states that Walmart "supports a mandate for all uninsured people to buy reasonably priced coverage". So, Walmart things it is right for our government, that has very limited powers as enumerated in our constitution, to force us, the people, to expend our property in a specific way. This seems obvious to me to be a blatant violation of our individual inalienable right to pursue happiness. How does the government or Walmart know what makes us happy. Furthermore, it is wrong for one man to force another to use their own property, their income, in the way that he desires; much less that a creation of his, government, would do likewise.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

DC Tea Party - 2009/07/04

With my U.S.S. Independence hat proudly on, and my Gadsden "Don't Tread On Me" flag (buy yours at in hand, I met up with my friend Ron Miller at the New Carrolton Metro station and rode into Union Station and marched on over to the north side of the U.S. Capitol to participate in the March For Liberty ( Independence Day Tea Party!

CNN was there:
read article here:
watch video here:

Lisa Miller was the organizer
watch her speak here:

Tea parties from sea to shining sea
More than 2,000 tax, Big Government protests in all 50 states
Posted: July 05, 2009
11:28 am Eastern
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