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Monday, July 2, 2007

Amendment 10: Powers of the States and People.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

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  1. Rick, I admire your courage to speak out regarding the proposed bill to assist irresponsible people in their mortgages. This is another frightning spending practice which will affect our children and grandchildren financially and morally. I am truly outraged this administration continues to take from the people "who carry the water" and give to the people "who drink the water." These takers will continue this path if the Legislative and Excutive Branch do not stop the spending/hand outs. I can not express my frustration in which our country is headed - socialism, collectism, progressive - whatever the political correct term. What happended to America? I mean, when you work hard and you are rewarded/compensated for all your sacrifices, and they are many! Feeling positive about your success, instead of being ridiculed because you have too much! Thus, time for this administration to march in and take from you and give or distribute your earnings to whom they wish. What happended to our freedom? What happen to allowing the American people to have more of their money to give to the charities they are passionate about? Although this administration attempts to undermine my core belief, along with millions of Americans, continued hard work and honesty, will result in self dependency and not dependency on the government. I will continue the fight for my nation and my children and grandchildren to stand firm to these beliefs. Finally, I would like to end in a prayer for our nation, "May God have mercy on these people. May He protect our children from any further corruptness and bless the United States of America. A Concerned American, LB Miles, Louisville, Kentucky

  2. Amen to this prayer!

  3. Abortion is the issue... this country was bought with the blood of the innocent and now it is being taken away by the murdering of the innocent.

  4. This country has three main problems: greed, laziness, and sexual immorality. Basically, we want what we want, now, without having to work for it, without limitations, and without consequences. This has many results: yes, abortion is one; divorce is another; having kids out of wedlock; foreclosure; shoplifting; rip-offs by contractors; scam-artists and phishing; alcoholism; drug use -- which causes many crimes, including the kidnappings by the drug cartels that Phoenix and border towns are experiencing. Then the government throws bailouts at the problem, having not read the Bible to know that if you bail someone out once, you'll just have to do it again!

    Of course, all of these problems are just symptoms of the core sin -- pride. People have made, in their hearts, themselves god instead of worshipping the real God. We are a people who disregards the entire Ten Commandments.

    We are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Unfortunately, the people are the problem, as the people have deserted God and his commandments.

    It was because of sexual immorality that the Canaanites and other pagan nations forfeited the land of Israel. Leviticus 18 says:
    24 " 'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the aliens living among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you."

    Fortunately, there is a cure. 2 Chron. 7:14 says:

    "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

  5. Good Godly people of America Unite. Grassroots at its best. Thank you Glenn Beck.

  6. Look for a stronger local government and smaller federal government - It is the best way for citizens to have a voice. It is time we demand a smaller federal government - In 1819 we had bank failures due over supply of paper money this unrestricted lending created out of control consumption - sound familiar - the government did nothing to aide failing banks or home owners and within 2 years the free markets worked it out. This of course was before we let a central bank control us.
    The housing bubble of 1819

    And my favorite: Ten principles for a Black Swan-proofworld

  7. The reason I have become interested in this movement is my belief that the federal government has become way to powerful and way too intrusive into the personal lives of citizens. The federal government has no business telling us what we can and can't do. This IRS, the FDA, the Homeland Security, etc., etc. Abolish these federal agencies and give the power back to the people through state legislation and the people through voting.

  8. HR2454, a complete usurping of stats rights by oppressive federal taxation, Boycott taxes legally now!!!!

    * Tobacco & Alcohol - high taxed items, yes its hard but we must fight back!!!
    * All Electronics made in china- expensive large tax source
    * Postpone going to college and choke off Liberal Education - the student loan system is a corrupt
    * Automobiles - expensive large tax source & used by Obama to pay off union bosses (except support Ford if you must buy an automobile)
    * Real Estate - expensive large tax source
    * Hotels - high taxed items
    * Airlines - A jobs program for TSA government hacks, no common sense, only foolish false security.
    * Building Materials - expensive large tax source
    * Citgo gas - Funds Hugo Chavez supporting the downfall of America.

    HR 2454 just passed as the house of communist lap dogs seeks to finish the conversion of America to a communist country and to divert untold dollars to their friends and own pockets. Stop the corruption and support the boycotts above to hit them in the only place we have a voice, their pocket books. We have no voice in government, they are bought and paid for. If we can unite and boycott just these items for six months, we can bring them down and hold them accountable for killing the American Dream!