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Friday, September 25, 2015

Data made public by the government watchdog group OpenTheBooks.com shows that the Environmental Protection Agency has no problem using millions and millions of taxpayer dollars to purchase things made out of the very trees they vow to protect.

The examples are astounding and caught the attention of The Washington Times, who awarded the EPA their Golden Hammer award this week for abusive government spending. For instance, a drawer that simply holds pencils was purchased for $813.57. (Wal-Mart sells them online for $10, as the Times points out, but apparently the government doesn't have Internet access.)

In total, $92.4 million has been spent over the last ten years to purchase top-quality hickory chairs and tables, plus the moving and storing of said items. And they're not shopping at stores where everyday Americans shop, but contracting high-end retailers like Herman Miller and Knoll to have access to their expensive and museum-quality furnishings.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A very wise women once said, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."

As socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls against Democrat Hillary Clinton, it's time to start taking a serious look at his policy proposals, their costs and their consequences.

According to an analysis done by the Wall Street Journal, Sanders' endless government based proposals would cost a whopping (and highly unsustainable) $18 trillion. read more

Friday, September 11, 2015

Pro-immigration activists have used every trick in the book to make it seem as though immigration forms some kind of American economic backbone, but a new study shows that immigrants of both the legal and illegal varieties are actually a drain on the nation's public safety net.

The Center for Immigration Studies released a report Wednesday with some discouraging statistics for anyone who supports an open-borders policy. Using numbers from the Census Bureau, the study found that 51% of immigrant households were using some form of welfare. This is far higher than the native-born rate, which stands at 30%, and it includes Medicaid benefits, food stamps, reduced-price school lunches, and housing assistance. For immigrant households with children, that figure goes up to a stunning 76%.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015

In a major blow for the Hillary Clinton campaign, a second intelligence review of two of the emails received on Clinton's unsecured private account confirmed that they indeed contained "Top Secret" material that was classified at the time it was sent. The Clinton camp responded by blaming "bureaucratic infighting among the intelligence community" for the investigation's findings.

The special review determined that the two emails were indeed classified when they were first sent to the former secretary of state in 2009 and 2011, undermining Clinton's claim that the only classified material was deemed so after the fact.

The Donald trumps every major Democrat possibly running for president, according to a new nationwide poll that shows him with potentially record-breaking support among black voters.

The SurveyUSA poll showed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump defeating Democrats Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, and former Vice President Al Gore in head-to-head matchups. According to the survey:

Trump beats Clinton 45 percent – 40 percent, with an 18 point lead among seniors.

Trump beats Sanders 44 percent – 40 percent, with a 10 percent lead among independents.

Trump beats Biden 44 percent – 42 percent, and has a 10 percent lead among the best educated voters.

Trump beats Gore 44 percent – 41 percent, with a 12 percent lead among men and an 18 percent lead among voters over 50. read more



Here is the intention of Section 1 of the 14th amendment:

Section 1 of the amendment (the citizenship clause) was authored by Senator Jacob Howard of Michigan.

As recorded in the Congressional Record, Senator Howard's comments on the explicit intention of Section 1 are:

"This amendment [Section 1 of the 14th Amendment] which I have offered is simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already, that every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of embassadors [sic] or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States."

The terms "foreigners" and "aliens" as used by Senator Howard in his comments refer to babies born in the United States whose parents are foreigners or aliens.

The phrase "and subject to their jurisdiction" excludes American Indians from citizenship since they are not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States but are subject only to the jurisdiction of their tribes.

The phrase "but will include every other class of persons" affirms citizenship for former slaves.

Senator Howard's amendment was passed verbatim.

Are you capable of understanding what Senator Howard declared as the intention of Section 1 of the 14th amendment?

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