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Pressure the WH to Respond to the Petition Charging 47 Senators

So far as I can determine the White House has not responded to the petition to charge the 47 Republican senators who signed the infamous letter to Iran in spite of the fact that just short of 320,000 people have signed it. Please take a few minutes to send feedback questioning the White House’s failure to respond. No profanity, please. Ask your friends, Facebook and Twitter pals to do the same. The feedback link is below. Thanks.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/feedback-petitions

When the Supreme Court Stopped Economic Fascism in America by Richard Ebeling

There was a time when the Supreme Court of the United States defended and upheld the Constitutional protections for economic liberty in America. This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the Supreme Court’s finest hours, when it overturned Franklin Roosevelt’s agenda for economic fascism in the U.S.

The trend toward bigger and ever-more-intrusive government, unfortunately, was not stopped, but the case nonetheless was a significant event that at that time prevented the institutionalizing of a Mussolini-type fascist economic system in America.

Tax Expenditures: Backdoor Welfare For The Rich?

According to http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/background/shelters/expendi...

Tax expenditures are revenue losses attributable to tax provisions that often result from the use of the tax system to promote social goals without incurring direct expenditures. How tax expenditures are structured affects both who will benefit from them and how much they will reduce federal revenues.

From "Civil Rights" to Cultural Totalitarianism by William Norman Grigg

The public memory of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement has been shaped by iconic images of state-licensed violence – peaceful protesters being beaten and otherwise abused by police for exercising the right to seek redress of grievances. The civil rights movement began as an effort to remove government impediments to individual liberty. By 1964 it had become a concerted effort to subject all private functions to government scrutiny and regimentation.

If I’d Known You Were Coming, I Wouldn’t Have Baked a Cake by Lew Rockwell

Activists are searching out small businesses to destroy, if the owner doesn’t want to make a cake celebrating gay weddings. These predators want owners financially destroyed, and preferably jailed, for such a hate crime. Of course, the actual hate crime is calling down state violence on the peaceful.

THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE MUST BE ABOLISHED!!

In election 2000 US (and world history) changed for the worst WITHOUT the consent of the US public. While the Supreme Court acted despicably... the real culprit was the electoral college... a giant vote weighting/dilution scheme that gave the vote of any citizens in Bush's Florida lead 1000x the weight of any citizen's vote in Gore's national lead. All the Supreme Court did was let the EC do its dirty work.

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Wendy Davis Tells It Like It Is

On C-Span now: “Women in Politics and Leadership

Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (D) spoke to students at the University of California in Berkeley.”

From her speech:

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Public employee unions worried about court action on ‘agency shops’

""Public employees unions nationwide are anxiously eyeing the possibility the Supreme Court may take up a case that could determine their survival.The case could invalidate “agency shop” arrangements under the First Amendment and determine if agency shop “violates the First Amendment to require that public employees affirmatively object to subsidizing nonchargeable speech by public-sector unions, rather than requiring that employees affirmatively consent to subsidizing such speech,”

Jeb Bush And His Dark Money NonProfit PAC

This PAC says they are not going to spend money on ads or the campaign. What are they going to spend money on? I think even Dex and the kumbaya libs can agree that dark secret money is not good for democracy.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-secret-donors-could-play-a-bi...

http://www.pbs.org/weta/washingtonweek/episode/agreement-iran-nuclear-ta...

DINO or Democratic Neocon?

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416313/meet-beautiful-tough-young-...

Meet the Beautiful, Tough Young Democrat Who’s Turning Heads by Challenging Obama’s Foreign Policy

If Ted Cruz Becomes President........

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2013/10/16/143336/01/Front_Page/Cruz_Fa...

Cruz' Father Suggests Ted Cruz "Anointed" to "Bring The Spoils Of War To The Priests"

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Waves of Destruction...

We've known for some time that warming temperatures pose a big threat to Arctic ocean ice. However, only now are we learning about so-called “waves of destruction” that are speeding up the disappearance of sea ice.

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