Oklahoma is in a court battle. On Nov. 2nd, the electorate voted on several state questions.
SQ755 dealt with courts using Sharia or International Law when ruling on cases. The liberal elitists tried to paint Oklahoma as paranoid and dismiss the question. Out of all ballots cast, 70% voted in favor of the question.
A Muslim activist from Georgia promptly boarded a flight, no doubt bypassing the enhanced pat downs, and flew to Oklahoma City to wage a court fight against certifying and implementation of 755.
Part of his argument is there are no plans to bring Sharia Code into our courts. If that's the case, then why are they concerned about 755. It doesn't discriminate against Islam.
I am surprised the secular-progressives are not embracing the law as another means of strengthening separation of church and state. Their hypocritical stand against the Christian church and embracing of the Islamic mosque is ironic considering Islam subjugates women, denies others the rights to believe as they prefer, has some of the harshest punishments for minor offenses, will deny women the right to vote, work, or even date whom she pleases. If an Islamic takeover of this country should take place, the S-P's will be the ones punished the most. They are proving themselves to be the same 'useful idiots' to the Muslims today as they were to the USSR in the 1980's.
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The planners of the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque near Ground Zero have petitioned for a grant of $5 million dollars.
The grant is out of a $20 million dollar economic revitalization fund set aside after the 9/11 Terror Attacks.
The muslim planners somehow feel entitled to a grant that was needed after 19 muslims decided they would fly airplanes into the World Trade Centers.
I can't help but think of this grant as a Jizyah. . This is a 'tax' that muslims charge non-muslims for the right to exist. This isn't a tax, it's more of an extortion.
The mob charges businesses a fee to not be bothered. They call this protection money. This protection money only lasts until the mafia decides they need more. The Jizyah only lasts until the islamists decides they need more. It's more of a way to control non-believers economically and keep them in submission.
Ironically, Al-Qaeda recently stated their intentions to harm the US economically.
As a counter, I would like a Muslim country to pay me a grant equivalent to $5,000,000 to build a Christian Church and Cultural Center in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Opposition to this is religious intolerance and is wrong.
I think they could show the world a new side if they also provided a grant of equal value to build a Jewish Synagogue and Cultural Center to be built right next door to the Christian Center.
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has been found guilty of eleven charges against him for various ethics complaints.
In a last stand, or lack thereof, Mr. Rangel walked out of the hearings claiming he had no legal counsel nor could afford one.
The proceedings continued in absentia.
The only thing left for the 20 term democrat from Harlem to do is resign.
His military service in Korea is exemplary. Although most of his service in the House was colorful, his record is tainted with these ethics convictions.
The time has now come for Mr. Rangel to resign, retire and leave public life behind him.
Maxine Waters (D-CA) has a corruption trial looming in which she is accused, among other charges, of steering money to family. It's important to note that Mrs. Waters' chief of staff is her grandson. If nepotism was against the law or ethical standards, she would have been tried a long time ago.
Obama is still in denial. He still says it's not his policies that cost his party a tremendous amount of power.
The fact is, it's not his ability to sell, it's what he was selling.
Americans only thought they wanted change. They realized Obama didn't read them the fine print.
With an administration and czar list full of admitted communists and socialists, Americans realized just exactly what makes him tick. What exactly it is that he was hoping and changing.
An incredible growth in government, an overhaul of a system that only needed a few fixes but instead got socialized, a financial reform package authored by the same crooks that wrote the financial bills that created this mess in the first place and successfully managed to place the blame on George Bush. A record 46,000,000 Americans collecting welfare, an increase in unemployment, a President that relies on the TelePrompter more than any President in American history. The list goes on.
Nit the sells skills, he sold America on this agenda two years ago. It's the product. People are seeing what the fine print was all about.
This bill, known as the"Debt Free America Act", is a bill designed to tax you one percent for every bank transaction.
This bill has nothing to do with wiping out America's debt. Instead, it adds yet another tax that American taxpayers will have to endure along with federal income tax, social security tax, Medicare-Medicaid tax, property tax, sales tax and all the other taxes we must pay.
The one percent rate seems small and innocuous and is designed to make us think it's not that big of a deal. But we know how democrats are. Once a tax is implemented, it never goes away, rarely reduced and always increased.
How will it work? You deposit you paycheck into your account. Let's say it's $1000 after income taxes are already withheld. The IRS gets $10. Leaving you with $990. If you transfer any amount into a savings account, they get 1% of that. Every time you buy groceries, pay rent or mortgage, pay the utility bills… every transaction gets taxed 1%. Then, Lord help us if/when they raise that rate. Hardworking American families are struggling as it is. Now they want to take more of your resources from you so they can pay down a national debt that they created.
Before Congress has the audacity to ask us for more money, they need to cut their pay and perks and stop the earmark spending.
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Today, Barack Obama finally embraced the idea of extending the Bush tax cuts.
Of course, the idea is conditional that the cuts do not go to people making more than $250,000 a year.
I disagree with the progressive tax system. Tax cuts should be across the board. If Obama cannot see this, then the new Republican House of Representatives should fight the current tax code and seek a single tax rate.
A progressive tax system such as the one we currently have, punishes people for doing better in life, stifles ingenuity and creates corruption.
Tax codes gets so cumbersome that even the current IRS Commissioner failed to pay his taxes.
Simplify the code, increase revenue and decrease tax fraud.
First, I want to ask that you not cooperate with President Obama. I don't mean the mean-spirited kind. I mean to not cooperate with him in allowing him to continue to send this country on a fast track to socialism.
I would like to encourage you to remain steadfast on the repeal of health care reform. I would rather see it wholly and completely repealed and then start the work of finding sensible solutions to real issues. Not radical solutions to non-issues.
I realize the federal government doesn't create or destroy jobs. I also realize the government, through its tax and other regulatory policies creates an environment conducive for job growth or decline. The typical conservative policy is conducive for growth. I hope with this new voice we conservatives now have, we can steer the countries policies to the more conducive environment.
An extension of the Bush 2001 & 2003 tax cuts are a great start. But I think we should go farther. We should reduce taxes further for all income brackets. We should balance the budget and settle the national debt. I realize this is a lofty goal and one that may not be fully achieved in the next two years but getting on this road will show the American people we are serious and deserving of reelection and even deserving the White House and Senate.
I also hope we can tackle border security. Americans are now being slaughter on our own soil by Mexican drug lords. We should consider sending the US Military to protect our borders. We will send our troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to free a people not wanting freedom yet our own citizens are living in fear in our own country.
We also need to tackle immigration reform and deport ALL illegal immigrants. Illegals are committing crimes and getting away with it. The fact that they are here illegally is a crime, hence the ILLEGAL alien status.
Welfare reform should be tackled, too. This is one way to help the budget goals. The welfare rolls are overcrowded. If we deport all the illegal aliens and end welfare except for the handicapped, it will be American hands picking fruit and manicuring the golf courses. We have made it too easy for Americans to lay on the couch all day and collect a check and have this "need" of illegal aliens to do the jobs Americans don't want to do. When they can't collect that welfare check, they will be picking the fruit and digging the ditches.
I realize I am not a voter in your district, but as the Speaker-elect, you carry a responsibility and power that does affect me.
Obama was handed a referendum on his agenda, the economy, and his arrogance and dismissal of the significance of the Tea Party.
In his trademark ambivalence towards the American people, he only wants to acknowledge the economy. He even goes on to say that Americans voted out of fear.
Could it be, Barack Obama, that we have seen your first two years and educated ourselves on you, your socialistic agenda, your astronomical growth of the government and your intrusion in our private lives and decided we didn't like it?
I think the answer is a resounding, YES!
Now, instead of the enemy, Republicans like John Boehner will speak for us patriotic Americans that voted against you. We voted to give you an opposition to your agenda, your overreaching, your tax and spend and spend and spend…
I hope you did too. I declined to blog so you would have one less last minute campaign.
I also wanted to take the time to look at all the candidates and issues on my particular ballot.
Oklahoma has been in the national media spotlight due to one of the state questions on the ballot.
The question deals with Sharia Law. Actually, it's not just Sharia, but also international law. CNN wasn't happy to give you the full story. Instead, the focused on the Sharia Law aspect.
The meat and potatoes of it is a state constitutional amendment to disallow consideration of international law and sharia law when considering cases. It mandates only Oklahoma and Federal laws when considering cases or new laws.
CNN wanted to make Oklahoma look like a bunch of islamaphobic goons. They insist on putting their heads in the sand and ignore the stated CAIR goal of replacing the US Constitution with Sharia Law. But at least in Oklahoma, we have an opportunity to tell France, Italy, the UN and the Islamic fundamentalists they have no support here.
There is less than 24 hours to the election. There have been huge predictions that the republicans are taking the congress and now today the polls claim the senate by a huge margin. Don't let these polls cause us to become lackadaisical.
Make sure you go vote. The polls are only right if people actually vote the way they say they will. The polls only work if people actually vote.