September 12, 2011
Michelle on Homosexual Marriage
Michelle has always led the fight in her home state against homosexual marriage and states that marriage is between one man and one woman. Most conservatives are in agreement with her. However, in April of 2005, she held a town hall event as she was running for congress. Apparently some folks from a gay community attended the meeting. Allegedly when the question and answer session turned to gay marriage, Bachmann ended the meeting early and rushed to the bathroom. One of the lesbian women and a nun followed her into the ladies' room hoping to have a chance to speak with her. When they approached her to speak, Bachmann apparently started screaming "Help, Help, I'm being held against my will." If this is true, according to the article in the Daily Beast, why didn't she stay and talk with them and point out Biblical references to her stance in both Leviticus and Romans?
Why the rush to get away from her constituents? Is it because Helen LeFave, one of Michelle's step sister's, is a lesbian?
The Tea Party Caucus
Michelle Bachmann founded the Tea Party Caucus in July, 2010 in order to give voice to Americans who were sick and tired of the government's fiscal irresponsibility. However, according to an article in National Journal, 52 members of the Caucus who have pledged to cut spending and reduce the size of government actually requested a total of 764 earmarks valued at $1,049,783,150 during Fiscal Year 2010. Michelle Bachmann and 13 of her Caucus colleagues did not request any earmarks, but others, all Republicans, made themselves pigs at the trough. Just a bit disingenuous isn't it?
Bachmann's Proposed Federal Budget Cuts
Guess where Representative Bachmann wants to cut funding from the Federal Budget? In late January of 2011, she proposed the elimination of $400 billion from the federal budget, which included billions in cuts to veterans' health care and disability benefits. According to the Raw Story article, her plan would freeze health care funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and slash $4.5 billion in disability benefits to military veterans. I can think of hundreds of areas to slash the budget, but this is certainly not one of them. Bring our soldiers home from these insane wars and put them on our borders...that's how you protect America. Michelle wants to take the few benefits they have from them when we've got our military spread so thin in all these unconscionable wars. I find this deplorable.
Bachmann on Immigration
Michelle only gets a B- on immigration from Numbers (that's not to say I trust Numbers, but let's take a look). She's strongest on opposing legalizing amnesty, securing the borders, supporting local law enforcement and ending birthright citizenship. She's totally unhelpful on reducing overall immigration, ending the Visa Lottery, limiting unfair worker competition, and implementing entry/exit laws. Unfortunately, and this is the real crux of the matter, she is 100% for E-Verify. Goals 2000 is in place, School to Work is in place, Secondary, Elementary Education Act is in place, and ALL THAT IS LEFT IS THE GLOBAL WORKFORCE! How would you like to go through the government data base for employment? [Link] This is what E-Verify does, for everyone! Read Marc Tucker's letter to Hillary. All that is left to finish their agenda is the workforce and they will hide that in "inconspicuous legislation." What a more perfect place than illegal legislation.
it off, most of the anti-illegal organizations were founded by John Tanton.
Here is a list
of his network, and please notice population control and eugenics.
John Tanton M.D. is "publisher of The Social Contract and served
as editor for its first 8 years. He is a retired eye surgeon whose boyhood
on a farm made him into an ardent conservationist and advocate for the
His conviction that continued human population growth was a large part of the conservation problem led him to chair the National Sierra Club Population Committee (1971-74), and to the national board of Zero Population Growth (1973-78, including a term as president, 1975-77). In 1979, Tanton shifted his focus towards fighting immigration to reduce the U.S. population, and organized the anti-immigrant Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) based in Washington, D.C. Since then, Tanton has formed, funded, or otherwise been affiliated with many prominent anti-immigration organizations, in what has been termed the John Tanton Network. He is also closely affiliated with a number of white supremacist organizations such as the Pioneer Fund. Tanton's close relationships with white nationalists and eugenics is documented at the Center for New Community.
According to a Huffington Post article, Bachmann actually petitioned the government for financial aid via stimulus funds. She even made requests of the EPA, one of the agencies she says she'd eliminate as President.
She also took out a home loan in 2008 with her husband which offered federally subsided lower costs to the borrower. She and her husband signed for a 5200 square foot golf course home borrowing $417,000. Experts believe her loan was backed by Fannie and Freddie, and only a few weeks later she called for the dismantling of these government subsidies.
According to Ron Olsen of Workingreporter.com, he went to OpenSecrets.org to find out who Bachmann's biggest contributors were, none other than the Club for Growth. Here's what Ron Olsen says about them in his article, “Chaired by prominent Wall Street investors like Thomas Rhodes and Richard Gilder, as well as the wealthy and reclusive Howie Rich, the Club collects funds from employees of J.P. Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, while being buoyed by large donations like a $1.4 million contribution from investor Stephen Jacksons of Stephens Groups Inc. The hand-picked candidates of the Club claim to lead the tea party movement, even though polls show that 70% of self identified tea partiers want the government to help create jobs, and nearly half want government to rein in executive bonuses.” -ThinkProgress.org
Since 1989, the Club for Growth has been Congresswoman Bachman’s biggest contributor, donating $92,630 to her campaigns. TCF Financial, is her third largest contributor, at $40,900. Somewhat farther down the ladder is the American Bankers Association, which kicked in another $24,000."
The Balanced Budget Amendment
The BBA is a hoax and a huge trap. Again, the politicians are selling this to the people because it has such a great sounding name...of course we want a balanced budget! The problem with this Amendment (which quite obviously all 47 Republican Senators and most of the Republican Representatives don't understand because they never read the constitution) is that the constitution LIMITS what the federal government is allowed to spend money on with our taxpayer dollars. It is so limited that the funding of outrageous items today would fill an encyclopedia. Our constitution does not authorize foreign aid, or museums about rock stars, or studying of the blue lizard, or Chinese prostitutes, and on and on. We have a majority of Republicans in congress now...so why in heaven's name aren't they balancing the budget now without an amendment?
This BBA that all these folks absolutely love and want passed and talk so openly about to the dumbed down electorate would actually LEGALIZE CONSTITUTIONALLY ILLEGAL SPENDING, and give them a free hand to spend whatever they want to on any frivolous item that floats by their desks. The constitution limits CONGRESS alone to the spending of money! "The BBA will usher in a totalitarian dictatorship. Pursuant to the unconstitutional Budget Act of 1921, the President has been preparing the budget. Since the Budget Act is unconstitutional, the President’s preparation of the budget has been likewise unconstitutional. Section 3 of the BBA would legalize what is now unconstitutional and unlawful. But Section 3 of the BBA does more than merely legalize the unlawful. It actually transfers the constitutional power to make the appropriations and to determine taxes to the President. Congress will become a rubber stamp."
Please read Publius Huldah's important and thorough article on this diabolical change to our constitution planned by the rightwing who have long been in bed with the left. Senators Jim DeMint and Mike Lee (neo-cons) are determined to jam this down our throats along with Congressional creatures like Michelle Bachmann. Don't tell me they don't understand fully what they're doing because nearly every one of these people are lawyers and they've certainly studied the law. In the July 7, 2011, WSJ, Jim DeMint joined with that bastion of conservative politics, Olympia Snowe of Maine to push the BBA stating it is THE ONLY REFORM THAT WILL RESTRAIN SPENDING. Liars and thieves!
Using the "kiss" method to explain, an amendment to the constitution is first proposed by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a Constitutional Convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures. None of the 27 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed by Constitutional Convention. Then it is sent to the states for their votes. If 38 of the states ratify the amendment, it will be added to the Constitution. [Link]
Another huge danger with this proposed BBA is a Constitutional Convention which is also part of Article V and has never been used. Those of us who have written about the con-con call have grave concerns that this BBA could easily turn into an Article V convention. Should the BBA fail to get 38 or three-fourths of the states to ratify, the Republicans (who seem to be pushing this for both parties) could easily tell the electorate they can't get the Democrats to go along with balancing the budget, so we need to get these same states to put out a call for a Constitutional Convention where we can open the constitution for one reason only and that's to balance the budget. They only need two-thirds or 34 states to put out a call for a Constitutional Convention to open one. I wrote about this in detail in my article, Wolves in Sheep's Clothing?, and Tom DeWeese of American Policy Center has written about it extensively as has the John Birch Society, and Bernadine Smith of the Second Amendment Committee, as well as many others.
Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Warren Burger (no friend of conservatives) vigorously opposed convening a Constitutional Convention. He wrote in 1988, “I have also repeatedly given my opinion that there is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda. Congress might try to limit the Convention to one amendment or to one issue, but there is no way to assure that the Convention would obey. After a Convention is convened, it will be too late to stop the Convention if we don’t like the agenda. The meeting in 1787 ignored the limit placed by the Confederation Congress ‘for the sole and express purpose.' “ And lastly, here is a copy of the NEW STATES CONSTITUTION waiting in the wings for just this opportunity. It was written over a period of 10 years at a cost of $25 million by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations. It eliminates all unalienable God given rights.
You can check Michelle Bachmann's entire voting record here, and most conservatives would agree with many of her votes. Her most recent voting record can be found here. On February 10, Bachmann voted to bring Patriot Act reauthorization back to the House floor, despite the fact that it had just been voted down. On the evening of Valentine’s Day, Michelle Bachmann rejected a motion to follow House Rules and send the Patriot Act to the appropriate committees so members could propose sensible reforms. A few minutes after that, Bachmann voted YES to support final passage of the Patriot Act’s renewal in the House. All of these votes operated under conditions that permitted no amendments, no compromise, no reform, and mere minutes of debate. Here is a video of her telling why she voted for reauthorization.
She voted yes on $192 Billion additional anti-recession stimulus spending which certainly doesn't match with her rhetoric.
To my knowledge, Michelle Bachmann has never offered a bill to stop all foreign aid, to get us out of these endless wars and bring the soldiers home and put them on our borders, to eliminate the endless numbers of unconstitutional tax payer funded federal agencies like NEA, EPA, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, etc, etc., ad nauseum. The list is endless, but her offered legislation is miniscule.
Of course Michelle is pro-life, and she has stated that she would eliminate Obama care, which I am all for doing. She also kept her promise and voted against the cut, cap and balance debt ceiling bill, but really, what are her major accomplishments?
Bachmann was giving out 6,000 free tickets to supporters in order to allow them to vote for her without paying the $30 fee. She also paid to have Grammy Award winning country singer Randy Travis perform in a special air-conditioned tent. She beat out Ron Paul by only 152 votes in Ohio. Very questionable indeed.
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Obviously Michelle is not a hardcore socialist like Willard Romney, Newt Gingrich, or Rick Perry, but she's still not what I consider good presidential material. Of course we haven't seen great material for president in so long, that I've come to believe true statesmen and women no longer exist. The problem that concerns me the most with Michelle is her avid push for a BBA. It is one of the most dangerous efforts out there and today even the Tea Parties are being fooled into believing a Constitutional Convention would be a great thing. How wrong they are!
Once again folks, we'd best be on our knees in prayer asking God for guidance, forgiveness and above all mercy. We cannot expect his blessing when we've allowed 56 million babies to be murdered in their mother's wombs. This is not the America I grew up loving. For part one on Michelle Bachmann click below.
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Kelleigh Nelson has been researching the Christian right and their connections to the left, the new age, and cults since 1975. Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots.