This Little Light Of Mine

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Doorstep Of Totalitarianism

THE LIBERTY NEWS REPORT - February 28, 2013

From the Desk of: Steve Elliott

PLEASE READ THIS URGENT UPDATE. Your Senators are on the verge of ceding their constitutional authority and giving Obama almost unlimited power to tax. --Steve

Dear Friends of Liberty,

Our sources on Capitol Hill have informed us the Senate is working on a backroom deal to give President Obama nearly total control over federal spending for the rest of this fiscal year.

This is their "solution" to their self-created sequestration crisis.

Your Senators may be on the verge of ceding their constitutional authority to Obama and giving him virtually unlimited power over taxing and spending.

If this deal goes through, our "Radical-in Chief" will have almost unlimited power to raise taxes for the next seven months!

+ + GOP Senators Set to Betray Constitution!

Under this dirty, backroom deal, Obama would essentially be given full authority to raise taxes and set spending levels, because Congress would need a two-thirds vote on a "resolution of disapproval" to stop him (a near impossibility).

Top GOP Senate leaders have given their "tacit approval" to the plan, according to a Politico report that says "Republicans are now proposing that Congress surrender an important piece of its Constitutional 'power of the purse' for the last seven months of this fiscal year."

TRANSLATION: Your Senators would cede their constitutional duty and give Obama unconstitutional powers to RAISE YOUR TAXES with NO accountability.

+ + Doorstep Of Totalitarianism

This proposed action by the Senate, with the support of Republicans, borders on treason and brings America to the doorstep of totalitarianism.

This is a clear violation of the separation of powers -- Congress is constitutionally given the authority to tax and spend. The founders separated these powers because they lived under the TYRANNY of a king who had both legislative and executive powers.

Now, Senators stand on the verge of effectively returning us to the days of King George III. But this time, it will be "King Barack" who can tax us to his liking.

+ + URGENT ACTION NEEDED!

I'm calling on every patriotic citizen to take action right now and demand that the Senate NOT CEDE ITS CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO OBAMA!

If you're outraged that the Senate is on the verge of giving the President unconstitutional authority to RAISE YOUR TAXES, go here now and immediately send your fax message to Congress.

I have instructed my team to get these faxes delivered directly to your two Senators along with the key Senators who are considering caving to the pressure from Obama and the Left.

If you prefer to send your own faxes, we've provided sample letters and all the fax contact information on the link above.

This is the height of cowardice. Instead of standing up to the big spenders on the Left, many GOP Senators are ready to roll over and give Obama almost unlimited authority to raise our taxes.

Please ...Take action right now by sending your faxes. Let the Senate know that their cowardly plan has been exposed and that you will NOT tolerate this unconstitutional action.

Thanks for the stand you're taking.

Steve Elliott

P.S. This dirty deal is expected to happen in the next few hours so your immediate action is vitally important. Please ... take a moment right now to schedule your faxes for immediate delivery and oppose the Senate's plan to give Obama the unconstutional authority to raise our taxes by clicking here or use the fax numbers below and send your own fax.

P.P.S. In addition to sending your faxes, PLEASE CALL your two Senators and let them know you are fully aware of this backroom deal to cede taxing authority to Obama. Phone numbers are provided below.

*************************
SAMPLE FAX OR EMAIL

I'm outraged that Senators are on the verge of ceding their constitutional authority to Obama -- giving him virtually unlimited power over taxing and spending for the next seven months!

If this plan is approved, a two-thirds vote would be required to overturn the President's authority to tax and spend at his discretion.

Such a move borders on treason and brings our nation to the threshold of totalitarianism. It's also a clear violation of the separation of powers. The U.S. Constitution gives Congress sole authority to tax and spend. Our Founding Fathers did this because they lived under the TYRANNY of a king who had both legislative and executive powers. Giving this power to Obama returns us to the days of King George!

Don't cower. Stand up to the big spenders on the Left.

The very idea that Senate Republicans would even consider surrendering "its Constitutional power of the purse" for the remainder of the fiscal year borders on treason!

How dare you give Obama almost unlimited power to raise my taxes? This is a move born out of desperation - a "fourth and long" that is destined to push the collective faces of the American people further into the dirt, while Obama continues his mad-dash toward re-shaping our nation.

I urge you NOT to cede power and authority to Obama.


***********************************************
LIST OF SENATORS PHONE & FAX NUMBERS



Independent Foreclosure Review Settlement

UPDATE 4/11/13 - This settlement settles NOTHING!!! GO HERE to find out why!
********************
I called the Federal Reserve today and they have appointed the agent to disperse the settlement funds. The agent is Rust Consulting, Inc...phone #888-952-9105.

********************
Joint ReleaseBoard of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Office of the Comptroller of the CurrencyNR 2013-3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2013

Independent Foreclosure Review to Provide $3.3 Billion in Payments, $5.2 Billion in Mortgage Assistance

WASHINGTON — Ten mortgage servicing companies subject to enforcement actions for deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing have reached an agreement in principle with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Federal Reserve Board to pay more than $8.5 billion in cash payments and other assistance to help borrowers.

The sum includes $3.3 billion in direct payments to eligible borrowers and $5.2 billion in other assistance, such as loan modifications and forgiveness of deficiency judgments. The payments involve mortgage servicers operating under enforcement actions issued in April 2011 by the OCC, the Federal Reserve, and the Office of Thrift Supervision. The agreement ensures that more than 3.8 million borrowers whose homes were in foreclosure in 2009 and 2010 with the participating servicers will receive cash compensation in a timely manner.

Eligible borrowers are expected to receive compensation ranging from hundreds of dollars up to $125,000, depending on the type of possible servicer error. This agreement includes Aurora, Bank of America, Citibank, JPMorgan Chase, MetLife Bank, PNC, Sovereign, SunTrust, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo. For these participating servicers, fulfillment of the agreement would meet the requirements of the enforcement actions that mandated that the servicers retain independent consultants to conduct an Independent Foreclosure Review.

As a result of this agreement, the participating servicers would cease the Independent Foreclosure Review, which involved case-by-case reviews, and replace it with a broader framework allowing eligible borrowers to receive compensation significantly more quickly. The OCC and the Federal Reserve accepted this agreement because it provides the greatest benefit to consumers subject to unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices during the relevant period in a more timely manner than would have occurred under the review process. Eligible borrowers will receive compensation whether or not they filed a request for review form, and borrowers do not need to take further action to be eligible for compensation.

A payment agent will be appointed to administer payments to borrowers on behalf of the servicers. Eligible borrowers are expected to be contacted by the payment agent by the end of March with payment details. Borrowers will not be required to execute a waiver of any legal claims they may have against their servicer as a condition for receiving payment. In addition, the servicers’ internal complaint process will remain available to borrowers.

The agencies continue to work to reach similar agreements in principle with other servicers that are not parties to the agreement announced today, but that are also subject to enforcement actions for deficient practices in mortgage loan servicing and foreclosure processing.

OCC and Federal Reserve examiners are continuing to closely monitor the servicers’ implementation of plans required by the enforcement actions issued in April 2011 to correct the unsafe and unsound mortgage servicing and foreclosure practices.

Media Contacts
Federal Reserve - Barbara Hagenbaugh    202-452-2955
OCC                    - Bryan Hubbard              202-649-6870  

***************************************************

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gatekeepers In Governor LePage's Office At It Again!

Our own government is stripping our veteran heroes of their constitutional rights that they fought for US to keep, and our governor's gatekeepers are keeping this info from him! PLEASE read this, and contact Governor LePage's office telling his gatekeepers that they MUST tell him about this!!

I sent a letter to Governor LePage about our veteran heroes being under attack by our own government (see article & letter here) and I received this email from the governor's Director of Constituent Services, Pat Condon:

February 25, 2013

Good morning!

Thank you for writing to Governor LePage.

Your issue is within the Federal Government jurisdiction, not State Government.
Therefore I would encourage you to reach out to the Congressional office of your choice and request assistance from their office.

Senator Susan M. Collins/Portland/780-3575
Senator Angus King/Portland/874-0883
Representative Michael Michaud/Bangor/942-6935
Representative Chellie Pingree/Portland/774-5019

Thank you again for writing to our office.
I hope this information is helpful for you to appropriately pursue your concern.

Sincerely,

Patricia Condon
Director, Constituent Services
Office of the Governor

********************
I don't know where Ms. Condon got her education (if any) in constitutional studies, but she is very wrong! Here is my response to her.

February 25, 2013
Top O'the Morning to you!

I have written to those you mentioned below.

But no, it is not just a federal issue. It affects citizens of the state which Governor LePage serves and is appropriate to bring this matter to his attention.

And as the head representative of these citizens and their welfare, it is of extreme importance that Governor LePage is made aware of what the federal government is doing to violate his citizens constitutional rights and welfare.

Maine State Constitution
ARTICLE I.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS.
SECT. 1. All men are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable Rights, Natural rights among which are those of enjoying and defending life and acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.

SECT. 16. Every citizen has a right to keep and bear arms for the common defense; and this right shall never be questioned.

SECT. 19. Every person, for an injury done him in his person, property or immunities, shall have remedy by due course of law; and right and justice shall be administered freely and without sale, completely and without denial, promptly and without delay.

The governor swore to uphold and protect the state constitution when he took his oath of office. The state constitution, as shown above, states that we Mainers have the inherent and unalienable right to enjoy and defend liberty, keep and bear arms and have the right to remedy any injury to these rights by due course of law without denial. This is being done by the federal government and the governor needs to address this. It's his duty, as governor, to protect his citizens from these kinds of violations and inform the federal government that they have no right to do so.

So, I'm requesting that you make sure that Governor LePage is made aware of this situation as he needs to know that some of his citizens are being unlawfully attacked and need his protection.

Sincerely,

Debby Reagan
************
I am waiting to see if gatekeeper Pat Condon passes my message along....or if she keeps it from him...like some other gatekeepers kept a remonstrance from him which angered the governor enough to say he'll fire anyone on his staff if they are keeping important correspondence from him. We shall see!!

Catastrophe When America's Twin Gave Up Guns

Think We Need Not Worry About Muslim/Islamic Control Here In America?

Think We Need Not Worry About Muslim/Islamic Control Here In America? Think again!
There has been heated debate and state legislative hearings about a controversial online public school cirrculum called CSCOPE, a curriculum management system now used in 80 percent of Texas classrooms.

There has been criticism that CSCOPE is alleged to be Islamic and anti-American biased. Of course, this is denied by CSCOPE. CSCOPE has come under fire for controversial curriculum content, including accusations of multiple lessons showing a pro-Islamic agenda. CSCOPE representatives had claimed that such content had been “taken out of context” or that they were “old lessons that have since been taken down.”CSCOPE proponents have denied the existence of such lessons, or, when faced with documentation, have dismissed critics’ claims as exaggerations. (Hmmmm, there aren't any such lessons but oops, you have documentation that shows there are, so now we change our position and say that you are exaggerating about the lessons!)

Well, then will someone please tell me this:

How is it being exaggerated about a lesson when in Lumberton, Texas, high school girls were made to wear burqas as part of a CSCOPE study of Islam which focused on fashion and did not include the fact that to be in public without a burqa in many Muslim countries is punishable by death?

How is it exaggerating when a teacher (who gave the burqa lesson) has to teach something that they don't agree with? The teacher said, “I do not necessarily agree with this, but I am supposed to teach you that we are not to call these people terrorists anymore, but freedom fighters.”

How is it exaggerating when, in a republic country with democracy ideals, students had to write a paper discussing “how Egypt was a good country until democracy took over, and that things were finally corrected when the Muslim brotherhood came into power?"

How is it exaggerating about a lesson teaching wrong information when the students were being taught that Muslim women were liberated and free when the true story is they cannot drive, cannot be schooled, that they do not have legal birth records and if they are accused of rape/sexual impropriety their father can legally take them out on the patio and kill them like a dog without legal penalty?

How is it exaggerating when our students are being taught that communism is the highest attainable economic system, and is the most fair, and that capitalism is merely an evolutionary step on the ladder? The lesson calls “Communism” a system where “all people work together for everyone,” and shows a man climbing stairs towards a communist pinnacle. Capitalism is defined as a system where “all people strive to fulfill their own needs and wants,” and is at the bottom of the included handout.
How is it exaggerating when this handout teaches against what we believe as Americans by stating that Fascism/Nazism is placed under “Conservative,” in spite of the fact that these ideologies dictate total state control and ownership of resources, while conservatism dictates less government and wide economic and political freedom and told that conservatism exists when “the state/group” is “greater than the individuals themselves?” And that Liberalism allegedly exists when “the individual is above all else and the state is not greater than the individuals that create it?” 

 While CSCOPE oversight legislation is pending in the Texas House of Representatives, teachers are STILL legally required under CSCOPE contracts to teach only CSCOPE lessons, and are not permitted to discuss content with parents and others in the community. If this is so above board and something not under handed and contrary to our ideals, then why can't the teachers discuss the content of these lessons with parents and the community? What is there to hide? The simple and logical answer is this: Our government is trying to mold our children's minds to believe in fascism and communism behind our backs so that by the time we know what has been taught, it'll be too late to correct it and our country will be lost, as our children are the future of our country!

SO THINK AGAIN PEOPLE! WE NEED TO NOT ONLY WORRY ABOUT THIS....
BUT WE NEED TO STOP IT.....NOW!!!!

RESOURCES:

Sunday, February 24, 2013

North Korea and Iran....Match Made In Hell

WND writes:
Earlier this month, North Korea conducted what appears to be its largest and most sophisticated nuclear test to date, but what may also be emerging from the story is the extent that Iran and North Korea are colluding in their efforts to grow their nuclear programs.

One of the most telling indicators of this collaboration may be the reported presence of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi at the North Korean test. Mahabadi is the chief Iranian nuclear scientist and rarely travels outside of Iran.

Accomplished fiction and nonfiction author Joel C. Rosenberg said his analysis is far from speculation, and the cozy nuclear relationship between Iran and North Korea is well documented. “North Korea and Iran are working very, very closely. They have been for years. In fact, they even signed an agreement, a treaty back in 2011 to work on nuclear issues between North Korea and Iran.”

Outside of their shared desire to acquire nuclear weapons and a mutual loathing of the United States, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between an atheistic communist state and the theocratic Muslim regime in Iran. Rosenberg said their alliance helps both sides address glaring problems.
“North Korea is starving for cash, but it has nuclear technology and has already tested nuclear weapons several times,” he said. “Iran has plenty of cash, not the people but the government. It’s starving for hard data of what a nuclear test looks like without inviting an American or Israeli airstrike before Iran can get its weapons built and ready to launch. This is a match made in hell.”
“These aren’t just radical Shia Muslims. They have an eschatology, an end times theology they’ve spoken openly about that the end of the world is almost here. The so-called Islamic messiah, known as the twelfth imam, is going to come and reveal himself on earth at any moment,” Rosenberg said. “The way to hasten or accelerate this appearance of this twelfth imam is to annihilate two countries – Israel, which they call the Little Satan, and the United States, which they call the Great Satan.
To read the rest of this article...CLICK HERE
**********************
And here we have Obama, a tyrannical dictator who bows to a Muslim king (before you say it was out of respect, he never bowed to Queen Elizabeth! Besides, other heads of state are our president's peers and EQUALS, not to be subservient to them and bow to or kiss them or their jewelry!),  makes apologies to the Islamic world for America, insists the “Arab Spring” was a movement toward democracy in the region despite the ascendency of the Muslim Brotherhood and the return of al-Qaida terrorism, admits he IS a Muslim, and refuses to put his hand over his heart while our National Anthem is being sung! Even though some Americans don't do it or sometimes Obama does, the whole thing here is this: Obama is supposed to be PRESIDENT, and is held to a higher standing and should ALWAYS show respect to our flag and national anthem, especially IN PUBLIC! He's sure quick to show respect to that Muslim king though, eh? Obama has shown that he respects the Muslim world over America and can't be trusted to stop this match made in hell's diabolical plan to rid the world of infidels and further their agenda to bring the end to the Little and Great Satan!

Our Veteran Heroes Are Under Attack...By Our OWN Government!

In every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that the person is indeed incompetent. This is a requirement of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that states that no person shall “…be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law…”.
But this hasn't stopped Obama! Nope. Our tyrannical DICTATOR and his crew has once again gone beyond his and their scope of powers and are now illegally disarming our heroes! And if we allow this to stand, it won't be long before it is the rest of us! (Just like with Obama's murder of a US citizen and no one stopped him, so now we have drones who can kill us too!)
Joel McDurmon further wrote:
How would you feel if you received a letter from the U.S. Government informing you that because of a physical or mental condition that the government says you have it is proposing to rule that you are incompetent to handle your own financial affairs? Suppose that letter also stated that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle your affairs for you at your expense? That would certainly be scary enough but it gets worse.
What if that letter also stated: “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”?
That makes is sound like something right from a documentary on a tyrannical dictatorship somewhere in the world. Yet, as I write this I have a copy of such a letter right in front of me. It is being sent by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of America’s heroes. In my capacity as Executive Director of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) I have been contacted by some of these veterans and the stories I am getting are appalling.
The letter provides no specifics on the reasons for the proposed finding of incompetency; just that is based on a determination by someone in the VA.
That's it! SOMEONE, in the VETERANS AFFAIRS division, has unilaterally decided to be judge, jury and executioner in deciding to take away our country's heroes 2nd amendment right to bear arms without due process of law! They are also taking away their right to manage their own affairs and appointing someone else to take care of them, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE VETERAN!!!! We cannot let this happen! These veterans have already paid a very high price for our freedom. They do not deserve to have their country turn on them and take away those same freedoms that they have paid for, much more than the rest of us have.  They have done their duty in standing up for us, so now it's OUR duty to stand up for them!


Write your senators, your representatives, your governors and tell them....our veterans and heroes deserve their constitutional rights to not be taken away by our government, and we Americans MUST demand that only due process of law can decide if they are competent enough to take care of their own affairs! 
 Here are Maine's contacts:

Governor LePage

Chellie Pingree - 1st District US Congresswoman

Michael Michaud - 2nd District US Congressman
Susan Collins - US Senator
Angus King - US Senator
Maine Senators
**********************************

Write your governor, reps & senators folks... I did! You can use my letter as a template if you wish!

I am writing to you today to tell you that some of your constituents are under attack by our own government.  A letter, from the V.A., has been sent to some of our veterans and heroes informing them that because of a physical or mental condition, the government is proposing to rule that they are incompetent to handle their own financial affairs, that the government is going to appoint a stranger to handle their affairs for them at their expense and that a determination of incompetency will prohibit them from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If they knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, they may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).

As a representative of the state of  Maine’s veterans, this is of an utmost importance that you look into this most egregious violation of their constitutional 2nd Amendment right to own and bear arms and 5th Amendment right that states that no person shall “…be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law"!

In every state in the United States no one can be declared incompetent to administer their own affairs without due process of law and that usually requires a judicial hearing with evidence being offered to prove to a judge that the person is indeed incompetent.  So it is beyond the scope of the V.A. to unilaterally decide this without bringing this to a court of law within the veterans’ jurisdiction. It is your civic duty, as these veterans elected governmental leaders, to protect them from such violations and demand that the government cease and desist these egregious actions immediately!
Thank you.