By John P. Kuchta Jr.
Oathkeepers Member #19,44
"Not On Our Watch!"
Call me one of the dullest tools on the workbench, but I'm ready to make a prediction regarding the path of the Republic in the not-too distant future.
Fox News was reporting early Saturday AM that after the fine young communists at the US Park "Service" wired-up the barricades at the WWII Memorial, US Congressmen with wire cutters were on the scene to cut the restraining wires.
Say what you will, in my estimation it's only a matter of time before ARMED US Park Service personnel are gutlessly "guarding" the Memorial when the US Congressmen and WWII Veterans show up with weapons to confront the bastards.
It will just be a matter of time before one of the Vets thinks that he's back on the beach at Normandy and all hell breaks loose.
Yes, it could be that simple.
by John P. Kuchta Jr.
What an absolute surprise that little (2nd District Congtressman) Scottie Rigell should be one of the 12 Republicraps ready to assert their absolute right to a privileged existence due to membership in the congressional club.
Rigell and the 11 other Republicraps might as well stand on the capital steps and sound out:
"We're above paying for our own health insurance as the great unwashed must do. We really don't care if those slugs who voted us into power must be forced to purchase Obamacare."
I still maintain that Rigell's performance seems to be linked to some deep-seated shame complex about an incident(s) in his past; but, instead of punishing himself, he punishes the fiscally and socially conservative voters who were duped into voting for him.
Let’s analyze Cuchinelli’s “Tax Plan”; but first the caveat:
Ken Cuchinelli articulated, “You know if I don’t succeed in reining in government growth and if I don’t succeed in getting the exemptions and loopholes identified to pay for the tax cuts, we don’t get the tax cuts.”- (Gubernatorial debate, July 2013)
First, the Commonwealth’s tax code does not have “loop holes.” It does however have itemized deductions, exemptions and credits deemed appropriate by legislation and gubernatorial approval.
Cuccinelli proposes to cut individual income $17,000 and over rate from 5.75 percent to 5 percent and the corporate income tax rate from 6 percent to 4 percent. The estimate loss of revenue is estimated at $1.4 billion a year implemented over a period of four years. The plan will make up this difference by selective reducing or elimination of deductions, exemptions , and credits other than education and and health care, Which ones? Cuccinelli has repeatedly declined to name specific credits he would eliminate other than indicate that would be the recommendations of a currently non-existent commission and approval of the legislature.
The plans aspects, in my opinion, are vague in the sense that attainability is questionable without specific source identification and the variable of legislative approval. At this juncture, the plan is a pie-in-the-sky campaign promise is but words on paper. Nothing more, nothing less.
by Sue Long
Sufficient exposure of a Constitutional Convention (a Con Con) as being a bad idea, has resulted in the tactic of changing the name to an Article 5 Convention - or its latest disguise, a Convention of States as proposed by Mark Levin. But, they are all the same thing. The same reasons that a Con Con is not a good idea apply regardless of the name used to sell it.
We are told that it would not be a runaway convention because the conditions would be decided before the assembly convened. But there is nothing to prevent the assembly from dictating the rules once assembled. And it is argued that 3/4ths of the states would have to ratify their proposals. But that could be changed as well.
The one time a Con Con was held, it was for the purpose of amending the Articles of Confederation to allow the Confederation to levy taxes to pay for the War for Independence.
Bill DeSteph’s vote against the mosque in Virginia Beach has garnered many comments, most in ignorance about the Muslim religion. Perhaps it will cause people to do some research and that would be good.
The Muslim religion is not monolithic, i.e., not all believe the same. Christianity is not either. When Marin Luther led the break away from Catholicism, look at all the non-Catholic denominations that exist. People have been arguing over what the Bible says ever since it was written. The same with the Koran.
The one big difference is that the radical Muslims, and possibly others, think that killing non-believers is OK. In the past, in some areas, one could be a Muslim, pay a tax or be killed. Today, one must ask a Muslim, what do you believe? Muslims often believe in the Koran, what Mohammed did and what he said. For twenty years or so he was violent and often used violence to spread the Muslim religion.
by John P. Kucha Jr.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director
American Redneck Jihad Movement
I hope the following details help.
Almost every new mosque built in America since 2001 has been underwritten by the Saudis with the actual mortgages for the land and buildings held on behalf of the Saudis by ISNA or NAITBoth of these organizations were named in the Holy Land Foundation Terror Trial as "Unindicted Co-Conspirators" by federal Judge Jorge Solis. That means that as far as the good judge was concerned, he saw or heard enough evidence during the trial to convict all the people and organizations he named as having ties to the terror organization Hamas.
by Victoria Cobb
President, The Family Foundation
A committee of the Richmond City Council today again delayed a decision on violating the state Constitution that prohibits the granting of the benefits of marriage to same-sex “marriages.” This after several local pastors expressed their opposition to the proposal at a press conference outside of City Hall earlier in the day.
But the fact that local governments don’t have the authority to grant such benefits, or add sexual behavior to other policies, hasn’t stopped some Virginia local governments from ignoring the law. One of the more outrageous examples is the Rockingham County School Board.
Last year, that Board voted to add to its “sexual harassment” policies language that is so vague and nearly uninterpretable that it simply begs for legal challenge and undermines efforts to combat real instances of sexual harassment. It also borders in similarity on the policy recently passed by the San Antonio, Texas City Council that clearly violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
by Chris Braunlich, vice president
Jefferson Institute of Public Policy
Ken Cuccinelli can't catch a break.
From the left, opponent Terry McAuliffe charges that his tax plan will cut funding to education - a false claim ignoring the truth noted by Democratic blogger Ben "Not Larry Sabato" Tribbet: that Cuccinelli would fund any tax cuts by cutting tax loopholes, not cutting education budgets.
From the right, Attorney General Cuccinelli's decision not to defend the new Opportunity Education Institution on constitutional grounds has been criticized by national education reformers who charge a "lack of leadership" - as if constitutional restrictions could merely be waived when they are inconvenient.
Lost in the kerfuffle is the fact that Cuccinelli's education plan makes some important first steps towards reforming K-12 education, going beyond just piling on more programs and funding.
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