Jul 26, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
West Virginia is ranked 48th! "Open for business?". Former Gov. Joe Manchin, Tomblin, and the democrat majority are responsible for this poor rating and have made no progress.
Do West Virginians want a change or not? Republicans and independents need to insist on it and lead the way so voters can put them in position to do so.
A 2014 scorecard on how America's states stack up
CNBC unveils its eighth annual America's Top States for Business ranking that looks at 10 key factors to assess the regional economic landscape.
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Oct 11, 2013
This could become very interesting. For it may in fact turn out to be what the Eastern Panhandle has been waiting for (see the WSAZ article), i.e. the opportunity to secede from the "Charleston regime" that controls West Virginia government. The discontent has been growing.
Historically, the Eastern Panhandle had more controversy (and highly doubtful voting tabulations) during West Virginia's secession and founding perhaps than any other part. (See our previous articles regarding the unconstitutional founding of West Virginia, including the controversy documented on West Virginia Public Television). The Eastern Panhandle has been griping ever since and this could potentially provide them the opportunity to secede from "Charleston" control and join western Maryland counties to form another and possible 51st State, all legal and Constitutional, providing the State governments grant their consent (a big if, but it could be demanded).
Is red state America seceding?
Pat Buchanan covers many movements across U.S. to divorce from urban rulers
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/is-red-state-america-seceding/#QUftXyfQKmRAEv1j.99
Sep 4, 2013
This excellent interview with someone who knows what he's talking about and who helped Colin Powell make the "case" for Iraq before the U.N.. Congress should carefully consider his experienced viewpoint instead of listening to AIPAC, the neoconservatives, and "the McCainiacs" (see previous article by Pat Buchanan) who support it for the sake of the aggressive "new middle east" Israeli agenda.
Note his healthy scepticism as a U.S. military official during the Bush administration about the "intelligence" of precisely who used the alleged chemical weapons which is more in line with Putin than Obama, and who just called Secretary Kerry a liar!
Remember the intelligence from "curveball" that claimed that Saddam Hussein was obtaining "enriched uranium" from Nigeria to justify action into Iraq.
Congress should also listen more to the vast majority of the American people who oppose a strike on Syria. Yes, that especially includes Rep. Shelly Moore Capito who is inclined to support wars for AIPAC and seldom listens to war dissent from West Virginians. (Sen. Manchin has the same tendency until its popular to withdraw). Surprisingly, she has been reluctant thus far to support the Syrian strike, saying
“I’ve been in Congress for a long enough time to know that, just because the intelligence says it’s so on first blush, I’m not sure we’re all going to accept that without the deep detail that I think we need to have and that the President should bring to Congress,” she said.
It all hinges on the pretended "intelligence". And also which party presents it, unfortunately. But is that still enough reason to support American military conflict in another Middle East conflict that does not threaten Americans? Another Middle East engagement will certainly hurt our economy and deficit spending as oil prices will rise again and Congress will spend billions more.
Aug 27, 2013
Congress should veto Obama’s war
...For consider Congress’ broad assent to news that Obama has decided to attack Syria, a nation that has not attacked us and against which Congress has never authorized a war.
Why is Obama making plans to launch cruise missiles on Syria? According to a “senior administration official … who insisted on anonymity,” President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons on his own people last week in the two-year-old Syrian civil war.
But who deputized the United States to walk the streets of the world pistol-whipping bad actors? Where does our imperial president come off drawing “red lines” and ordering nations not to cross them? Neither the Security Council nor Congress nor NATO nor the Arab League has authorized war on Syria. Who made Barack Obama the Wyatt Earp of the Global Village?
Moreover, where is the evidence that WMDs were used and that it had to be Assad who ordered them? Such an attack makes no sense. Firing a few shells of gas at Syrian civilians was not going to advance Assad’s cause but, rather, was certain to bring universal condemnation on his regime and deal cards to the War Party, which wants a U.S. war on Syria as the back door to war on Iran.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/congress-should-veto-obamas-war/#2zZLUtJBA3Jj0E3v.99
Jul 21, 2013
First came the erection of the Security State under George W. Bush after that conveniently labeled date of 9/11 introducing the Big Government and Big Brother institutions and programs like Homeland Security, REAL ID (which West Virginia incorporated unnecessarily into the DMV issued drivers licenses, despite resistance), USA PATRIOT ACT (which handed over your Social Security number to banks, enabled arbitrary detention or searches and seizures without a warrant), expanded TSA searches, and much more. Suddenly, free Americans were all to be treated as terrorist suspects and "show their papers" and be opened to Federal (and state) surveillance, electronic and with a growing camera system. It was something that George Orwell had warned of in his book 1984, and now almost prophetically.
Now comes the Nanny State under Barack Obama with the Affordable Healthcare Act (neither affordable nor about improving health care) which is now more openly disclosed (though we warned of it before) as another data-mining system on all Americans easily tapped by Federal or even State authorities (which work in tandem with the Feds) whenever someone abuses or taps this medical surveillance system.
Read about the intrusive privacy-breaking power of Obamacare and then you will understand how the Security State + the Nanny State = Totalitarian superstructure (all unconstitutional per the 4th and other amendments) over all "free Americans".
The "plea of necessity", warned the founding fathers, is "the tyrant's plea". Yet distracted Americans easily fall for this oldest trick in the political book, and that to our own peril.
Move over NSA, here comes the Obamacare Big Brother database