Friday, July 31, 2015

Obama will stand by Planned Parenthood holocaust with veto pen

It’s curious how the vast majority of Democrats don’t care about the selling of baby parts because they don’t see them as human lives, but test subjects for experiments. The Planned Parenthood videos show the disgusting underside of the abortion industry and highlight the need for a massive investigation to find out exactly what’s going on. It’s not Planned Parenthood; it’s planned child killing. ~ Levin, 7/30/15
Despite the 'disturbing' organ harvesting, Hillary made her proud position to stand with Planned Parenthood clear yesterday. It was the White House's turn today, and the Obamites of course took it a step further. Not only are they calling CMP an ‘extremist’ organization now, but Obama's already wielding his pen in defense of their unholy abortion altar...
WashingtonTimes: The White House dismissed the need for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood Friday, citing the opinions of three liberal newspapers as evidence that “impartial observers” are raising questions about the authenticity of a pro-life group’s undercover videos on the sale of fetal tissue.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest also suggested that the pro-life group, the Center for Medical Progress, is an “extremist” organization. And he said for the first time that President Obama would veto any effort by Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.

Asked by a reporter whether White House officials believe Planned Parenthood should be investigated for the alleged sale of fetal tissue, Mr. Earnest said “those who have taken a close look” at the undercover videos “have raised some significant concerns about their authenticity.” He then listed three newspapers that endorsed President Obama for re-election in 2012.

“The New York Times described this as a ‘campaign of deception,’” Mr. Earnest said. “The Seattle Times described this as a ‘manufactured crisis.’ The [San Jose] Mercury-News even described those videos as ‘grossly misleading.’”

He referred to the journalists who wrote those opinions as people “who could legitimately be described as impartial observers.”

“The scrutiny that these videos have gotten thus far from a handful of news organizations raises significant doubts about their authenticity,” Mr. Earnest said.

The president’s spokesman also suggested that CMP is extremist and that it distributed heavily edited videos to mislead the public.

“We have seen this kind of tactic be attempted by other extremist organizations that have an ideological agenda,” Mr. Earnest said.
Folks, we're being lorded over by sadistic, truth-denying sociopaths. And they wonder why the comparisons to the Third Reich?!

So, will the mere mention of a veto cause the GOP leadership to wilt (quick, nobody mention shutdown around McConnell!), or is this sickness enough to finally force them to follow through? Guess we'll find out Monday...
Senate Will Vote Monday on Bill to Totally De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
...in the meantime, lots of prayers over the weekend (particularly for supposed pro-life Democrats to search their conscience and vote accordingly).

Related links: Barbara Boxer lies about research from fetal tissue; Planned Parenthood; abortion
Group vows '8 to 10' more Planned Parenthood videos coming
We Cry Over the Death of Cecil the Lion, But Shrug Off Planned Parenthood?
Rubio to TMZ: 'Everybody's fired up about this lion, people should be more fired up about those babies

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Prelude to Levin's 'Plunder and Deceit': Understanding how the Ruling disparage the Rising

We need to stop the lefts destruction of our children and grandchildren. Just look how the Obama’s and the Boehner’s are destroying their kids future’s with massive debt and entitlements. ~ ML, 7/29/15
The countdown has begun! Less than a week to go before the release of Mark Levin's pivotal new book, Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future.
“The mission of this book, as in my past books, is to persuade as many fellow citizens as possible, through scholarship, facts, and ideas, to avert a looming tragedy — not a Greek Tragedy of the theater and mind, but a real and devastating American tragedy, the loss of the greatest republic known to mankind.” ~ Mark Levin, from “Plunder and Deceit — Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future”
In modern America, the civil society is being steadily devoured by a ubiquitous federal government. But as the government grows into an increasingly authoritarian and centralized federal Leviathan, many parents continue to tolerate, if not enthusiastically champion, grievous public policies that threaten their children and successive generations with a grim future at the hands of a brazenly expanding and imploding entitlement state poised to burden them with massive debt, mediocre education, waves of immigration, and a deteriorating national defense.

Yet tyranny is not inevitable. In Federalist 51, James Madison explained with cautionary insight the essential balance between the civil society and governmental restraint: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.”

This essential new book is, against all odds, a likeminded appeal to reason and audacity—one intended for all Americans but particularly the rising generation. Younger people must find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink, which are humbling, dispiriting, and absorbing them; to stand up against the heavy hand of centralized government, which if left unabated will assuredly condemn them to economic and societal calamity.

Levin calls for a new civil rights movement, one that will foster liberty and prosperity and cease the exploitation of young people by statist masterminds. He challenges the rising generation of younger Americans to awaken to the cause of their own salvation, asking: will you acquiesce to a government that overwhelmingly acts without constitutional foundation—or will you stand in your own defense so that yours and future generations can live in freedom?
And the review circuit has already lit up with the voices that matter, not simply fawning over and praising his new work, though deserving, but most importantly digging into critical examinations of Levin's takeaway message, particularly aimed at younger generations...
AmericanSpectator/Jeoffrey Lord: A flashing red light for America's rising generation.

Uncanny: Mark Levin has done it again. Six years ago, Mark’s Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto appeared, quite coincidentally with the lift-off of the Tea Party. In an instant L&T became what then-Congresswoman Michele Bachmann called the party’s “intellectual foundation.”

Now comes Plunder and Deceit: Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future. A frightening look into exactly what today’s thoughtless and greedy ruling generation of Americans are leaving behind for the next generation — their own children.

AmericanThinker/Thomas Lifson: Once again Mark Levin, the constitutional scholar and radio talk show host, has written an important book that should be in the library of every thoughtful conservative. But this book is different, in that thoughtful conservatives should buy multiple copies and bestow the extras on younger people they care about. For in its essence, this book is a call to arms for the generation that will inherit the wreckage being created by what Levin calls the “ruling generation” – the holders of political power and those who sustain them in office. The younger age cohorts are the people whose future has been “plundered” (Levin’s choice of title is apt) by the policies advanced by progressives and acquiesced to by establishment Republicans.

The “deceit” part of the title comes into play in the way that the plunder has been disguised through artful choice of labels (the Social Security ‘trust fund” that doesn’t exist), misdirection (focusing on the “rights” of those who trespass across our border) and unwillingness to face facts by the political class and the media and academic power structures.

Levin explains the plunder and vanquishes the deceit in a series of lucidly presented and meticulously documented chapters arranged by thematic topics.

Breitbart/Stephen K. Bannon: Radio host Mark Levin’s new book warns America about the impending crisis that will doom the next generation.

In the summer of our discontent — a summer marked by gay marriage, the battle flag, Obamacare, trade deals, immigration — Mark Levin delivers a fabulous broadside against the Left and an out-of-control government.

Levin’s sixth book is a “fire bell in the night” to our nation, especially its young people, about the attack on liberty and prosperity and the coming crisis, manufactured by a Leviathan-like government, that threatens to swallow future generations.

Breitbart/John Hayward: Radio host, commentator and legal expert Mark Levin has a particularly vile form of “plunder and deceit” in his sights, throughout his new book of the same name: inter-generational theft. The ruling generation is robbing the rising generation blind.

He’s hardly blind to all the other Big Government plunder going on, but in every chapter he returns to the ruling vs. rising generational conflict, urging young people to wake up and pull the political burglar alarms before they are wiped out. He knows this is an uphill battle, because so many liberal positions have been made fashionable to the very same young people whose future is being stolen by statism.

Breitbart/Joel Pollak: In his recent broadcasts, talk radio host and conservative author and litigator Mark R. Levin has told his listeners that the subtitle of his new book, Plunder and Deceit, is even more important than the title.

The subtitle reads: “Big Government’s Exploitation of Young People and the Future.” This is a book written about, and for, the young Americans who were so important to Barack Obama’s election and re-election–and who are the main victims of his policies, which have exacerbated the nation’s fiscal crisis and eroded public trust in the political system itself.

ConservativeReview/Daniel Horowitz: “The millennial generation will be the death of conservatism in America.”

That is more or less the conventional wisdom among establishment Republicans who believe conservatives need to become liberals on most issues if they want to survive in the long run. Even most conservatives have written off younger voters with the assumption that this seemingly brainwashed generation of Obama-era progressivism is incorrigibly lost.

While he doesn’t wear skinny jeans or watch MTV, constitutional lawyer and radio show host Mark Levin wants us all to know that we mustn’t lose our youth, nor do we have to. And his message in Plunder and Deceit is the perfect blueprint for winning them back, a superlative instruction and communications manual for turning the biggest political liability for conservatives into the biggest asset.

ConventionOfStates/Mark Meckler: I just finished a galley copy of Mark Levin's new book, Plunder and Deceit; Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future. He's done it again. It's an easy and compelling read, written specifically for what he calls "The Rising Generation." It's a call to younger Americans to wake up and face reality.

He goes through many of the major challenges facing America today: The Debt, Social Security, Medicare and Obamacare, Education, Immigration, Environment, Minimum Wage, National Security, and the Constitution.

The final chapter is a compelling call for a New Civil Rights Movement.

"What is required is a New Civil Rights Movement -- not of the sort that exists today, which has been co-opted by statists, is often led by hucksters, and serves as a surrogate and advocate for centralized government and its pervasive agenda. But a truly new civil rights movement organized around fostering liberty and prosperity for younger people and future generations and against their continued exploitation."

TheDC/Peter Ferrara: The American people can see President Obama’s fundamental transformation of America, and they are quite rightly worried about the resulting future for their children. In his eye-opening new book, Plunder and Deceit, Mark Levin explains the future President Obama’s so-called “progressives” are building for your kids.

Forget about the American Dream. That was the promise of the original, untransformed America, built by centuries of world leading, history breaking, compounding economic growth. Through that vision of America’s Founding Fathers, America grew to become the richest, most prosperous, and consequently most powerful nation in world history.

Churchill explained that the great vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. But the great virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. That is the future that Obama’s progressives are building for your kids. Plunder and deceit are exactly how those so-called progressives are winning that future today.

Jen Kuznicki: As a regular American, working in a skilled trade, I have learned more from Mark’s books than I would ever have studied on my own, nor probably would have encountered day to day. His books are relatively short, but jam-packed with information about economics and history, the effects of government regulation, the restrictions that government interference places on the individual, and each book seems to build upon one or all of the others.

In Plunder and Deceit, I see an extension of Liberty and Tyranny, a generous sprinkling of Ameritopia, some of Men in Black, and still manages to be its own book which perhaps should be miniaturized so that you can have all the information you need when you address your State Representatives about the theme of his book, The Liberty Amendments.

The book is tailored to address the younger generations of Americans who already exhibit a healthy streak of independence, and are the main targets of the national and even global forces that stand in their way. Tolerant, and not averse to discussion, the “rising generation” benefits from the book’s wealth of information which is necessary to present the case for a reversal of the “governing generation’s” catastrophic direction.

NRO/Kevin Williamson: One of the pleasanter chores in my life is signing books. And you learn a little something about the people who read your books by what they ask you to write in them. The most common request I get is to write something on the order of, “Dear Caitlyn, your parents are giving you this book for your high-school graduation so that you’ll be ready for all the nonsense your professors will start throwing at you next year,” or, “Don’t believe everything you hear in college.” Apparently, my books frequently are given as graduation gifts, which pleases me very much. But the underlying issue is that parents are very worried about their children, particularly about their education.

Mark Levin doesn’t need my help selling books, but if you are one of those concerned parents, his forthcoming book, which bears the no-frills title Plunder and Deceit, should be on your reading list and in your children’s back-to-school basket. It is a bracing meditation on how federal policies are undermining the future of the generation currently in school—the awful education system, the mountain of debt and unfunded liabilities, the terrifying turn toward authoritarianism. He is particularly interesting on the subject of civil society and the ways in which political intrusion is undermining our most important institutions.

PJMedia/Hans A. von Spakovsky: Levin sends a message to the generation least likely to have heard any of these warnings yet.

Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter.

Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund Burke.

As Levin says, the “unraveling” of our civil society is “intensifying.”

WashingtonExaminer/Paul Bedard: Decrying the "unraveling" of civil society spurred by a spendthrift Federal government and policies that let illegal immigrants rob jobs, top-ranked radio talker Mark R. Levin is calling on millennials to unleash a "New Civil Rights Movement" to take back their "liberty and prosperity."

In his new book, Plunder and Deceit, the popular conservative author and constitutional champion warns that if left unchecked, policies put in place by the Obama administration and the rest of Washington will choke younger Americans, leaving them with a poorer quality of life than their parents have.
The book's official release date is next Tuesday, August 4th...or as Levin has reminded us numerous times, Obama's birthday coincidentally! Also of note is this date falls two days before the first GOP presidential debateFitting on both accounts.

CA court attempts to protect StemExpress, another video exposes Planned Parenthood inhumanity

Freedom of speech? Apparently not when it exposes the Left's unholy sacrament of abortion and the illegal trade & experimentation that goes along with it's eugenics philosophy. StemExpress, the Mengele partners in Planned Parenthood's flesh merchant trade, breathes a temporary sigh of relief as a California judge moves to protect three high-ranking officials by blocking the release of any new videos showing them, even though no laws were broken during CMP's investigation...
FoxNews: A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously released three covertly shot videos of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research.

The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.

The Center for Medical Progress has released three surreptitiously recorded videos to date that have riled anti-abortion activists. The Senate is expected to vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood in the aftermath of the videos’ release.

In a statement Wednesday, center leader David Daleiden said StemExpress was using “meritless litigation” to cover up an “illegal baby parts trade.”

“The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work,” he said.
Sounds like StemExpress has something to hide, and hopefully the public will be allowed to see it. But for now, judicial liberalism strikes again.

Related links: StemExpress obtains a restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress
JUDGE TEMPORARILY BLOCKS UNDERCOVER PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEO
When politics tramples the law there is no justice. Here's all you need to know about the who ruled on the Planned Parenthood video release.

On a positive note for CMP's investigation, though StemExpress may have temporarily restrained (at least until an Aug. 19 hearing) the release of some of this video footage, such is not the case for more Planned Parenthood exposure. And the Center for Medical Progress has already released a new one today...

CMP: New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ Vice President and Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde, negotiating a fetal body parts deal, agreeing multiple times to illicit pricing per body part harvested, and suggesting ways to avoid legal consequences.

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) is a wealthy, multi-state Planned Parenthood affiliate that does over 10,000 abortions per year. PPRM has a contract to supply aborted fetal tissue to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”

Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).

“We’d have to do a little bit of training with the providers or something to make sure that they don’t crush” fetal organs during 2nd trimester abortions, says Ginde, brainstorming ways to ensure the abortion doctors at PPRM provide usable fetal organs.

When the buyers ask Ginde if “compensation could be specific to the specimen?” Ginde agrees, “Okay.” Later on in the abortion clinic’s pathological laboratory, standing over an aborted fetus, Ginde responds to the buyer’s suggestion of paying per body part harvested, rather than a standard flat fee for the entire case: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).

Ginde also suggests ways for Planned Parenthood to cover-up its criminal and public relations liability for the sale of aborted body parts. “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing,” Ginde remarks. “If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”

Ginde implies that PPRM’s lawyer, Kevin Paul, is helping the affiliate skirt under the fetal tissue law: “He’s got it figured out that he knows that even if, because we talked to him in the beginning, you know, we were like, ‘We don’t want to get called on,’ you know, ‘selling fetal parts across states.’” The buyers ask, “And you feel confident that they’re building those layers?” to which Ginde replies, “I’m confident that our Legal will make sure we’re not put in that situation.”

As the buyers and Planned Parenthood workers identify body parts from last fetus in the path lab, a Planned Parenthood medical assistant announces: “Another boy!”
Butchers and flesh merchants. What will future generations write about this barbarism? Or will our civil society be so far gone by then that the mantra will repeat the familiar 'what difference does it make?' As long as we remain some remnant of a representative government for the time being, it's up to US to put pressure on those we send to higher office to put an end to this flesh cartel and inevitably the wholesale slaughter of innocence.

Related links: Third video shows how Planned Parenthood truly devalues human life
More Planned Parenthood barbarism EXPOSED, along with its initiating founder and our perpetuating president

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Meadows makes move to unseat Boehner IMMEDIATELY (UPDATE)

We have a few real patriots in Congress, like Mark Meadows, who called in to discuss his motion to strip John Boehner of his speakership. We need more men and women willing to fight and put their career on the line to do what is right and challenge the weak GOP leadership. Boehner and Mitch McConnell have been doing Obama’s dirty work for too long. They don’t represent us; they represent lobbyists and corporatists. ~ ML, 7/28/15
This was all initiated yesterday, and we, CONSERVATIVES, must put pressure on our congressmembers to support the ousting of this would-be king of the House!
"You have to keep charging the Hill!"


WND: It’s the first time in 105 years in the House of Representatives: A Republican congressman filed a motion Tuesday to remove House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, from his position.

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., filed a “motion to vacate the chair” Tuesday evening, saying Boehner “has endeavored to consolidate power and centralize decision-making, bypassing the majority of the 435 Members of Congress and the people they represent.”

Meadows’ proposal has been referred to a committee filled with leadership loyalists, making it unlikely to survive, Fox News reported.

The congressman’s motion accuses Boehner of weakening the power of Congress, “thereby making Congress subservient to the Executive and Judicial branches, diminishing the voice of the American People.”

It also charges that Boehner has used his leadership position in the House to “punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker.”

In June, GOP leaders fired Meadows from his subcommittee chairmanship, but outcry from conservatives caused them to restore it.

Fox News noted that the resolution could place Democrats in a difficult situation. Should they vote to keep Boehner even after they’ve clashed with him so many times? Or should they side with conservatives and help throw him out?

“Much like the Declaration of Independence, he’s laid a case against the crown,” talk-show host Mark Levin said on his show Tuesday evening. “He’s showing the institutional corruption of John Boehner.”

He continued, “John Boehner is Nancy Pelosi’s favorite Republican in the House of Representatives. So, while the Democrats should vote to remove John Boehner, many will vote to keep him because they like what he’s doing. They like what he’s doing to advance Obama’s agenda. We have a very brave member of Congress, Meadows, who has said enough is enough. I would encourage you to call your members of the House of Representatives and tell them to support Mark Meadows.”

Levin urged listeners to “overwhelm their phone lines,” “overwhelm their emails.”
As NC Congressman Walter Jones, who's supporting Meadow's effort, said, "No one should be intimidated for voting your conscience. If you are here to vote for the will of the Speaker and not the will of the people, you don’t need to be here." EXACTLY!

#StandWithMeadows

Related links: POLL: REPUBLICAN VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY WANT MEMBERS TO REMOVE BOEHNER AS SPEAKER
Rep. Mark Meadows files this Motion to Vacate the Chair, meaning to oust John Boehner as speaker (PDF)

It's On: Rep. Mark Meadows Makes Move To Unseat John Boehner As Speaker Immediately
Boehner loyalists SEETHING after Meadows files motion to oust the Speaker
BOOM! NC Congressman stands with Mark Meadows, tells CNN Boehner is a bully who MUST GO
Republicans on Road to Ruin With Highway Bill
McConnell’s wheeling and dealing shows what leadership and compromise aren’t

UPDATE:
What you heard very little about: Boehner didn't have the votes before August recess!

Third video shows how Planned Parenthood truly devalues human life

Video #3 from CMP, appropriated labeled 'Human Capital', has now surfaced in their ongoing investigation of Planned Parenhood's flesh merchants...
Breitbart: In a new video just released by the Center for Medical Progress, a former clinical worker at StemExpress described her job of identifying pregnant women “who met criteria for fetal tissue orders and to harvest fetal body parts after their abortions.”

Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, said she “unsuspectingly took a job as a ‘procurement technician'” at the fetal tissue company StemExpress, which was allegedly the primary buyer of fetal body parts from Planned Parenthood.

She said she fainted on her first day on the job when she was asked to dissect a “freshly aborted” baby.

Concerning Planned Parenthood’s repeated denials that they make any money from the exchange of body parts for cash, something that would be illegal under federal law, O’Donnell said, “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage. The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”


The new video also shows undercover footage of Dr. Savita Ginde, vice president and medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, who operates abortion clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada.

She was secretly videotaped in the Planned Parenthood pathology lab, where babies are taken after being aborted. She also talks about making money for body parts: “I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

Dr. Katherine Sheehan, medical director emerita of Planned Parenthood in San Diego, talks about their relationship with Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company that allegedly buys and sells baby parts into the abortion aftermarket. “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, you know, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They’re doing the big government-level collections and things like that.”

The video is the third in a series of what Daleiden says could be more than a dozen videos exposing the dark side of the abortion aftermarket.
What's evolving into an extensive exposé on the abortion franchise in America goes much further than the general debates over the practice or, even in these cases, the sale and compensation of harvested aborted baby body parts; the latter of which the mainstream media is intentionally bypassing to protect its evil altar. What's at stake here is much larger than what any media outlet wants to discuss, and that's the true devaluing of human life that's taken hold of our supposed civil society.
TheWeek: A series of undercover videos from a pro-life group have rocked Planned Parenthood — and the national debate over abortion.

In all three videos, officials from the nation's largest abortion provider discuss compensation for extracting organs from aborted fetuses, including, in one case, over wine and salad at lunch. Much of the debate has been over whether this constitutes sales or compensation. But the much larger questions concern how abortion has been sold, and what it truly is. That's where we ought to focus our attention. ...

Certainly, Congress should look into how its exceptions for tissue donation have been exploited. But this isn't the main issue seen in these videos.

Planned Parenthood wants to keep the debate on these points to deflect from the real debate — the nature of abortion itself, and the deliberate minimization in language that has allowed it. Abortion defenders claim that the procedure does not terminate life, and that it has no more moral meaning than excising a tumor or a cyst, a "clump of cells" in the most common construction. On Twitter, a young actor in Hollywood offered a more crude assessment this week. "A pile of goop should not have more rights than a human being," Lucas Neff tweeted, "period."

Now, though, we see that the same abortion clinics that argue for the "pile of goop" status see things very, very differently when it comes time to benefit from the results of their services. They adjust their techniques to extract and market human organs for buyers to meet demand, with the clear value attached on the basis of both their humanity and specificity. Clinic executives like Dr. Ginde want to negotiate those markets on a per-item basis because of the value that humanity and specificity provides to both parties, "just because we can see how much we can get out of it."

The true danger to Planned Parenthood and the entire industry is the exposure of their hypocrisy. The two positions of "clumps of cells" and negotiating over human organs from abortions are mutually exclusive. One cannot extract human organs from "a pile of goop," or from tumors or undifferentiated "clumps of cells." Human organs come from human beings, and the only way to harvest them from unborn human beings is to kill them first. The videos cut through all of the misdirection, all of the antiseptic generalities used in defense of abortion, to expose its true nature — and that's what has Planned Parenthood panicked over the videos.

For those who oppose abortion, the debate over sales of human organs and tissue is very tempting, and certainly should be engaged. However, the focus should be on the admitted humanity of those whose lives come to an end in those clinics rather than the legal technicalities of compensation and sales for the "products" that result from them. Expose the lie, and let's finally have the conversation about the value of human life in all its stages that we have spent the last 42 years avoiding.
Related links: Technician details harvesting fetal parts for Planned Parenthood in latest video
3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood Vice President Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies
We Cry Over the Death of Cecil the Lion, But Shrug Off Planned Parenthood Chopping Up Human Infants?

ADDENDUM: So, will our elected officials do anything about this? The desire is there, but the obstacles are great...
FoxNews: The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers. Democrats said they will strongly oppose what they called the latest Republican effort to weaken women's health care programs, but stopped short of flatly predicting its defeat.

The positioning came as an anti-abortion group released a third covertly recorded video of Planned Parenthood officials discussing procedures for obtaining tissue from aborted fetuses for research and showing stark close-ups of what it said was fetal tissue in a Planned Parenthood lab. The unveiling of the videos has put Planned Parenthood and many Democrats on the defensive, though there is little sign that they won't be able to head off the GOP effort.

"Good luck," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said of the uphill Republican drive to garner the 60 of 100 Senate votes they will need to cut off Planned Parenthood's money. "We're dealing with the health of American women, and they're dealing with some right-wing crazy."
Yeah, we're the 'crazies' for fighting to protect innocent Life! You're not dealing with women's health here, Sen. Reid, you're dealing in death, mutilation and experimentation, all while willfully supporting it. How Nazi-esque.

Related link: Employees received BONUSES for HARVESTING ORGANS, says former Houston Planned Parenthood director!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

ICONIC: Cruz EXPOSES McConnell LIES as 'Washington Cartel' of cronyism on the Senate floor! (ADDENDUMS)

"Like St. Peter, he repeated it three times. ... I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie. ... What we saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over again, was a simple lie. ... If the majority leader is willing to lie to 54 Republicans to their face, when is he willing to do so again?"
Keep calling these LIARS out, Ted, especially the leadership! On the Export-Import Bank, on TPA (which we finally get the scoop on what really went down there), on corporatists and cronyism, on the Iran deal, on Obamacare, on Planned Parenthood, on EVERY DAMN THING, Sen. Cruz ran through the litany of lies from the GOP leadership. And besides simply calling out McConnell for the liar that we've all come to know him as, Cruz blows the shady back-room dealing doors off of SO MUCH here...
"There is a profound disappointment among the American people, because we keep winning elections, and then we keep getting leaders who don't do ANYTHING they promised."
"There are a host of priorities that the voters who elected you and me...they want other things, they have other priorities, but those are not the priorities of Republican leadership. Sadly today, we have government of the lobbyist, by the lobbyist and for the lobbyist. That is not how the United States Senate is supposed to operate."
HELL YEAH! When they act as quislings enabling the statists (or worse, just like Democrats!), you gotta call them on it...and what's more perfect than doing it on the Senate floor!
AP: In a stunning attack on a leader of his own party, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him and said he couldn’t be trusted.

At issue are assurances Cruz claimed McConnell, R-Ky., had given that there was no deal to allow a vote to renew the federal Export-Import Bank – a little-known federal agency that has become a rallying cry for conservatives. Cruz rose to deliver his remarks moments after McConnell had lined up a vote on the Export-Import Bank for coming days.

“It saddens me to say this. I sat in my office, I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie, and I voted based on those assurances that he made to each and every one of us,” Cruz said.

“What we just saw today was an absolute demonstration that not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie.”

A spokesman said McConnell would have no response. The majority leader was not on the Senate floor when Cruz issued his attack.
Of course he wasn't. And how could he respond? He flat-out LIED! Cruz is absolutely right, this Senate under McConnell operates exactly the same as under Reid, all under the direction of the corporate lobbyist of the crony capitalists. No damn different than left-wing special interests.

Sen. Cruz talked about this deceptive-led cronyism yesterday morning with Rush...


...and Friday evening with Levin...
On Friday’s Mark Levin Show: We’re facing perilous times in this country and don’t have any more time for intellectually and politically corrupt politicians like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. The ruling class in Washington attacks any person that dares to speak out and speak up, like Sen. Ted Cruz, a man with integrity surrounded by corruption. He is the only Senator willing to call out McConnell for lying to the Senate time after time and stand up to the Republican establishment. McConnell is doing everything he can to revive the Export-import bank after explicitly saying he wouldn’t. If a GOP-controlled Congress can’t get rid of an FDR relic like Ex-Im bank, what good are they? Mark is joined by Sen. Ted Cruz to expand on his comments against McConnell and the state of our Senate.

What other Senator, or ANY supposed representative of the people for that matter, has stood up to this crony leadership on behalf of We The People? NONE! Except THIS STATESMAN.

#CRUZ2016!

...bold colors, not pale pastels...conscience of a conservative...

Related links: Ted Cruz Unloads on Mitch McConnell in Fiery Senate Floor Speech: ‘I Cannot Believe He Would Tell a Flat-Out Lie’
‘Flat-out lie’: Cruz calls McConnell a liar on Senate floor
SENATE FLOOR: TED CRUZ EXPLODES ON MITCH MCCONNELL, SAYS HE LIED TO ENTIRE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE
On Target: CRUZ rips into illegal immigration, SCOTUS, Iran nuke deal, Planned Parenthood
EPIC! Ted Cruz SHUTS DOWN Code Pink protesters on Iran Deal by DEBATING THEM
BRENT BOZELL: ‘I SUPPORT TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT UNCONDITIONALLY’
Billionaire brothers give Ted Cruz super PAC $15 million
McConnell start fast-track for bill to defund Planned Parenthood after scathing Cruz speech
After Stunning Takedown of Mitch McConnell on Senate Floor, Ted Cruz Wants to Stir Up a ‘Grassroots Tsunami’ Against the ‘Washington Cartel’

ADDENDUM: A rare Sunday session of the Senate, not for anything particular, other than to castigate Cruz for daring to tell the truth!
TRS: Ted Cruz defended himself today in a special session against charges that he broke rule 19 of the Senate rules by calling Mitch McConnell a liar about what he promised to him personally...

Ted Cruz gave them a lecture on the rules, with a lot of “decorum”:


Politico: “Granting a sufficient second for a roll call vote is done customarily in the United States Senate,” Cruz told reporters. “Denying it is extraordinary, and it was done as a consequence of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell being afraid of this issue.”

He accused McConnell of scheming with Democratic leader Harry Reid.

“To see the so-called Republican leader whip against allowing a vote to defund Planned Parenthood … makes clear that the McConnell-Reid leadership is united in favor of big government,” Cruz charged.
Arm-in-arm, buddy. Of course, all of this falls on deaf ears of McConnell's lieutenants, who scolded him on Sunday...
TR: The rift between conservative and establishment Republicans in the Senate grew over the weekend after Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor Friday of telling fellow Republicans a "flat-out lie" about a "special deal." Three Republican Senators lined up in a rare Sunday session to rebuke Cruz for "squabbling and sanctimony."

Just after McConnell worked out a vote on renewing the hotly debated Export-Import Bank, which conservatives decry as promoting crony capitalism, Cruz took the Senate floor to condemn the Majority Leader for lying to fellow Senators:

"Not only what he told every Republican senator, but what he told the press over and over and over again, was a simple lie," Cruz said. "It saddens me to say this. I sat in my office, I told my staff the majority leader looked me in the eye and looked 54 Republicans in the eye. I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie."

Cruz expanded on the context of McConnell's "flat-out lie" on the Rush Limbaugh show Friday. "Back when we were having the fight over trade promotion authority, I asked Mitch McConnell directly if he had cut a deal to reauthorize this cronyism and corporate welfare in order to try to get the votes," Cruz said, "and he looked at me, he looked at all 54 Republican senators, and he said flat-out, 'There is no deal. There is no deal. There is no deal.'"

McConnell denied having had to work out a "special deal" to bring the Export-Import Bank to a vote, saying there was enough support for it to happen on its own despite his opposition.

Meanwhile in the session Sunday, three Republican Senators—Orrin Hatch (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) and John Cornyn (Texas)—denounced Cruz for bringing "campaign trail" rhetoric to the Senate floor.

"Squabbling and sanctimony may be tolerated in other venues and perhaps on the campaign trail, but they have no place among colleagues in the United States Senate," said Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), the Senate’s president pro tempore.

"The Senate floor has even become a place where senators have singled out colleagues by name to attack them … and impugn their character in blatant disregard for Senate rules," said Hatch. "Such misuses of the Senate floor must not be tolerated."

Cruz responded to Hatch by saying that while he agreed that civility was important in Congress, "Speaking the truth about actions is entirely consistent with civility."
Folks, guys like Hatch, Alexander and Cornyn are the problem with the GOP. Statesmen like Cruz, which are far and few, are the solution.

Related links: Where’s The Outrage? cc: @JebBush, @GovernorPerry, @MarcoRubio, @ScottWalker, @CarlyFiorina
Does Trump Trump? Angelo Codevilla On Our Present Moment
Huckabee: Obama is marching Israelis "to the door of the oven"
It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to resign

ADDENDUM II: In case there was any doubt that McConnell lied to Cruz, let this put it not at ease, but to rest...

PJMedia: Sean Hannity says that three senators confirmed Ted Cruz’s account of a conversation he had with Senate Majority Liar Leader Mitch McConnell about a possible deal with Democrats about the Export-Import Bank. You may recall that Cruz blasted McConnell on the Senate floor for saying there was no deal, while there clearly was one.

Although other Republicans have attacked Cruz for telling the truth — without denying his account of the conversation, by the way — a few have come out in support of him. Senator Mike Lee has been willing to go on record to confirm Cruz’s account.

Sadly, he’s the only one. Hannity says that two others confirmed the story, but they wish to remain anonymous. This is what he said when Cruz appeared on his radio show recently:
I got to be honest, I stood up and cheered when you did all this because I feel that the Republican Party in Congress, I think Republican governors have been far more bold, the Republican Congress has been weak, and timid and unwilling to fight on very key issues… Here’s the question that nobody in the media wants to ask but I’ve been asking and that is, did Mitch McConnell make you the promise that you said he made? Now, Mike Lee says he did, and two senators, two of your fellow senators told me privately that, in fact, yes they heard three times Mitch McConnell say that to you. That there was no deal made but they don’t want so say it publicly.
This leaves little doubt about the truth of Cruz’s statements. What’s more important, though, is the utter lack of courage from his colleagues in the U.S. Senate. Think about this: 50 senators don’t have the courage to speak out about this issue, and of the four (including Cruz) who do, two are so afraid of McConnell’s leadership team that they don’t dare do so publicly.

Friday, July 24, 2015

#ConventionOfStates: Time to put the fears and cowardice to rest

Meanwhile, we keep doing as we’re told by The Establishment and the near-sighted automatons of The Eagle Forum and the John Birch Society… we throw the bums out… we vote in another conservative. We keep sending good people to Washington, only to see them disappear into the meat-grinder that is Congress, and come out the other side just so much baloney! ... I would submit to you that if the folks up there running things right now are the best and the brightest that money, power and prestige can buy, then I think it’s time for their de facto defenders, the opponents of a Convention of States, to open their eyes, join our ranks and help give some of us poor, stupid, uneducated people a chance… we couldn’t possibly screw it up any worse! </sarc> ~ Michael Alexander, 'Allies Separated By A Common Goal', WFP, 3/27/15
Folks, it's past time to reassert American principles, traditions and values, preserving our individual, religious, economic and political liberties, along with reinstituting the overall concept of State's Rights enshrined in the 9th & 10th Amendments, atop the removal of credit cards and IOUs from the white-knuckled grasp of spendthrift federal politicians. An Article V convention of the states can achieve this! Yet, organizations like the Eagle Forum or the John Birch Society would have you cowering in the corner while the Federal Leviathan continues to shred what's left of our Constitution. In essence, they, like their liberal counterparts, think we're all too stupid to know what's best for us, yet smart enough to keep voting the professionals back in!  Whether reelecting career politicians or switching out for new models, it ain't working without the accountability of living under the same laws foist on us. Enough! Let us put these fears to rest...starting with the rules...
ConventionOfStates: Opponents of an Article V convention have been repeatedly defeated in their claims that an Article V convention would “run away”. The Framers of our Constitution were wiser than that, and placed numerous checks and balances to ensure the safety of such a convention. Opponents of a convention have since rallied around a new set of arguments claiming that Congress, not the states, will control any Article V convention. ... Like the runaway convention argument, it ignores history and substitutes fearful speculation for known fact.

Claims that Congress controls a convention show a basic ignorance of how laws, and particularly constitutions, are interpreted. ... Article V says absolutely nothing about the rules for a convention and whether they are set by Congress or the states. According to ordinary rules of constitutional interpretation, when the text is silent, we must look to historical precedent and the intent of the lawmakers.

...the historical record suggests that the calling body merely sets the time and place for the initial convention meeting. ... Calls for other historical conventions followed the same pattern. Thus, as applied to Article V, the Necessary and Proper Clause gives Congress authority to take all necessary and proper steps to set the initial time and place of the convention. To be sure, Congress has a role in the process, but that role falls far short of setting the rules or selecting the delegates for the convention. History shows that this power belongs to the state legislatures. ...

...Obviously precedent from prior Article V conventions would provide weightier evidence than other sorts of multi-state conventions, and the plain text of the Constitution would trump them all. Unfortunately, the text of the Constitution is silent with regard to the rules for a convention, and there are no prior Article V conventions to draw from. So we must turn to other conventions. Article V, after all, was not written in a vacuum.

Historical research shows that the Founders held at least 32 multi-state conventions in the period leading up to the adoption of the Constitution, 11 of which were held in the decade between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention. Clearly, the Founders were no strangers to conventions. Indeed, the frequency of these pre-constitutional conventions may explain the brevity of Article V.

Rules and procedures at these pre-constitutional conventions were surprisingly uniform. The conventions themselves elected their own officers and set their own rules subject always to the instructions issued by their state legislatures. Voting at these conventions was uniformly on the basis of one state, one vote. The indication of all existing precedent is that the states, not Congress, will exert ultimate authority over any Article V convention.

Completely apart from these historical conventions, there is one critical piece of evidence that cements the states’ control over a convention: the intent of the Founders as evidenced by the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention itself. James Madison gives a full account of the proceedings leading to the final draft of Article V in his notes from the Convention. According to these notes, George Mason strenuously objected to a proposal that only gave Congress authority to propose amendments. As Madison records, “Mason thought the plan of amending the Constitution exceptionable and dangerous. As the proposing of amendment is . . . to depend . . . on Congress, no amendments of the proper kind would ever be obtained by the people, if the government should become oppressive as he verily believed it would.” Responding to Mason’s concerns, Gouverneur Morris and Elbridge Gerry “moved to amend the article, so as to require a convention on application of two thirds of the states.” The motion passed unanimously.

The whole point of the convention method of amendment was to bypass Congress and the federal government. If Congress were to set the rules for the convention or select the delegates, the entire purpose of the convention provision would be undermined.

In short, every piece of historical evidence we have tells us that the states will control any Article V convention. ... The Founders knew what they were doing when they put an Article V convention in the Constitution. They knew the federal government would become too powerful, and they wanted to give the states and the people a way to preserve their rights. That is what a convention was designed to do, and that is what Article V can do, if state legislators will exercise their constitutional authority.
We must end the dumbing down of this crucially important constitutional process if we ever hope to reignite liberty and the rule of law in America, and one of the most vocal proponents of the Article V convention of the states continues to drill down on that point...
MarkSpeaks: This has been addressed time and again, but let me do it again. Three-fourth's of the states must ratify any proposed amendment from a convention of the states; the exact threshold required to adopt amendments proposed by Congress. The idea that thirteen red-state legislatures(with just one house controlled by Republicans) would embrace the left's radical agenda, should crazy amendments be proposed at a convention of the states, is absurd. Moreover, far more state legislatures are presently controlled by Republicans than Democrats. Therefore, the convention of the states could not be hijacked by the most liberal Democrat activists. Furthermore, even a cursory understanding of current events related to this subject reveals that state legislators are already putting together processes that would govern the meeting, should such a meeting take place in the future, to prevent anyone from hijacking the process. That said, the situation today is that the federal government re-writes, modifies,usurps, defies, etc. the Constitution virtually at will. As such, the Constitution as written and intended is meaningless in many respects. The purpose of Article V is to restore constitutional government, should that still be possible. And that was and is its purpose.

This is quintessential federalism. It's authorized by Article V. George Mason originally proposed it. George Washington and the other delegates at the Constitutional Convention, including James Madison, voted for it, as did the state ratification conventions. Such modern notables as Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, among others, supported it. An aging Madison would later refer to Article V as a way to avoid the growing hostilities between the states. Abraham Lincoln did the same thing, but it was too late to avoid the Civil War. And the reform amendments I propose in my book, among other things, empower the legislatures to override or bypass the federal government in matters where the framers intended the states to hold sway. Thus, the issue is not whether the federal government nullifies the amendments. The amendments empower the states to act.

Finally... This is not a constitutional convention. It is a convention of the states. The framers understood the difference. ... Historically, the states would gather to discuss common issues of concern and attempt to resolve them. Article V was proposed in this context. For some reason, those opposed to it claim to oppose abusive federal power and support state authority, yet reject the only constitutional and civil recourse available to blunt federal power and empower the states.
They talk the talk, but when it comes to supporting walking the walk, they buckle, they cower, and turn back to the same Leviathan, as if 'the federal government will magically abandon its own designs.' They have no solutions or recourse. Agreeing with Levin, I don't accept this defeatism, hysteria, or the inevitability of tyranny! And neither should YOU. The Founders gave us a constitutional process of recourse against a rising federal tyranny...it's time for the States and the people to rise to the occasion, display the courage of our convictions and, like them, pledge our sacred Honor in the cause of preserving a more perfect Union.

#ConventionOfStates

Related links: Article V and the John Birch Society: Allies Separated By A Common Goal
David Barton explores the intricacies of Article V of the Constitution
A means to smite the federal Leviathan
How The Proposed ‘Assembly Of The States' Differs From An Article V Convention Of The States

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On Target: CRUZ rips into illegal immigration, SCOTUS, Iran nuke deal, Planned Parenthood (ADDENDUM!)

While the lamestream media wants to keep you distracted with the bickering between Trump and Perry, or another unprincipled and boring comment spewed from Jeb's orifice or Chrispy Kreme, the initial contender of the coming presidential race remains on point.

Keep givin'em hell on Capitol Hill, TED!

Whether it's illegal immigration...


RCP: During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration policy on Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz questioned Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Saldana about the number of "criminal illegal aliens" released by the federal government. Saldana tried to justify the release of thousands of convicted criminal illegal aliens when Cruz confronted her with the statistics.

"193 murderers with homicide convictions. 426 people with sexual assault convictions. 16,000 criminal illegal aliens with drunk driving convictions," released in 2014 instead of being deported or undergoing criminal proceedings.

Director Saldana claims she read the figures for the wrong year, but Cruz shuts her down: "I want to know that your testimony here, on how many criminals ICE released in 2013, you were off by a factor of three. You said 30,000. The correct answer is 104,000. There were 68,000 criminal illegal aliens that ICE declined to begin deportation proceedings against...

You are omitting the 68,000 criminal illegal aliens that ICE did not begin deportation proceedings against at all. You've got to add both of those together, it is over 100,000."


Related links: Ted Cruz unleashed on illegal immigration
Sen. Cruz and Rep. Salmon Introduce “Kate’s Law,” the Establishing Mandatory Minimums for Illegal Reentry Act

...or the Supreme Court...


TheHill: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to amend the Constitution to subject Supreme Court justices to periodic, public retention elections.

“Much to my great disappointment, this past term the court crossed a line and continued its long dissent into lawlessness to a level I believe demands action,” he said during a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday.

“The court today is not a body of jurists. It is not a body of judges following the law, but rather it has declared itself in effect a super legislature.”

Cruz, called the hearing of the Judiciary subcommittee he chairs on oversight, agency action, federal rights and federal courts to discuss what options the American people have to “rein in judicial tyranny,” following the court’s recent decision this past term.

H/t: #ArticleV #ConventionOfStates

...or Obama's Iran nuke deal...
DailySignal: GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says if the nuclear weapons deal with Iran goes through, the White House will become directly responsible for supporting terrorism around the globe.

“The Obama administration will become the world’s leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism,” Cruz tells The Daily Signal. “Billions of dollars will flow to Iran. Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. That means billions of dollars will go to Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis.”

Related link: TED CRUZ: Obama admin will be world’s LEADING FINANCIER of Islamic terrorism if Iran deal goes through

...or Planned Parenthood...
TheHill: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to force the Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood this week, as a second undercover video unleashes a new storm of scrutiny of the organization.

Cruz’s office said Tuesday that he plans to file an amendment on the highway bill that would eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to an amendment that would fully repeal ObamaCare.


Related link: Ted Cruz Watched the Planned Parenthood Scandal Video & Came Up With One Question For All Americans

...DON'T LET UP on this out-of-control Federal Leviathan, TED! They release a daily onslaught against us; we've got one candidate who can throw it right back at them.

#CRUZ2016!

ADDENDUM: Ted just received a HUGE endorsement from Brent Bozell! (Media Research Center, Cybercast News Service, NewsBusters ring any bells?!)