Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chrismas Bomber Arrest & Trial

Senator Collins does an excellent job in laying out the problems in the handling of the Attempted Christmas Day Bomber in the following video. There has been little reason given by those who want terrorists tried in civilian courts as to why military tribunals are not adequate. There is a media perception that military tribunals are 'less fair,' but that has not been backed up by evidence. The complaints under the Bush administration were legitimate because there was no timeline for detainees to be tried. That was rectified with the bipartisan vote to institute military tribunals. Those who want civilian trails would be wise to answer the questions, 'Why civilian courts?' and 'Why are military courts not suitable?'

Senator Collins Upset About The Handling of The Christmas Bomber

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Democrats Abandon Ship

by William Warren:

Rick Crawford Endorsed by Iraq Veterans Group

Iraq Veterans for Congress Announces Full Support - Arkansas First District Congressional candidate, agri-business owner, and former United States Army Sergeant Rick Crawford has accepted the endorsement of the Iraq Veterans for Congress (IVC), a Political Action Committee supporting the congressional campaigns of military veterans all across the United States.

We are excited to support the candidacy of Rick Crawford because his lifetime of service to country and community reflect the PAC’s goal of helping citizen soldiers become citizen legislators” said D. Patrick Mahoney, Iraq Vets For Congress PAC’s Director of Communications. Continued Mahoney, “Rick’s extensive military, business and communications experience make him an exceptional voice for the people of Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District and the United States.

“As a military veteran I am humbled and honored to receive this endorsement. I will work diligently to represent the traditional American values of Arkansans which includes many proud members of our military, both active and retired,” said Crawford.

Iraq Veterans for Congress PAC is a federally registered political action committee supporting conservative Republican Veterans. Founded in 2008, IVC chooses veterans who are determined to become a voice for U.S. military veterans, their families, and hardworking patriotic Americans who believe that our country, our Constitution and our way of life are worth fighting for.

The Iraq veterans for Congress PAC had previously endorsed two other Arkansas Veterans running for Congress: Tim Griffin for Arkansas’s 2nd District for Congress and Conrad Reynolds for Arkansas U.S. Senator.
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Allen West Calls on Ron Klein to Open Healthcare Debate

Deerfield Beach, FL - Florida Republican Congressional Candidate Allen West today called the backroom negotiations over healthcare "a flagrant disregard of the trust of the American people." West called on his opponent, Representative Ron Klein, to demand the negotiations be made public or announce he will vote against the bill.

"Our Republic depends on openness, on our citizens being able to learn about legislation and make their thoughts known to Members of Congress," West stated in an email sent to his supporters today. "No Member of Congress should support a bill whose details are unknown to the public." West called for grassroots activists to contact Congress and demand open hearings on the healthcare bill.

"This is not representative government, it is a flagrant disregard of the trust of the American people," West stated. "The only word to describe what Representative Klein's boss, Nancy Pelosi, is doing is nefarious. Our Republic stands upon a simple premise called the rule of law; this is completely the antithesis of that principle".
Text from e-mail to supporters:

Once again the liberals in Congress are taking action that threatens our Liberty. Even worse, now they are negotiating the final important details of the healthcare takeover behind closed doors.

This is nothing less than a flagrant disregard of the trust of the American people. Our Republic depends on openness, on our citizens being able to learn about legislation and making their thoughts known to Members of Congress.

This week, Brian Lamb of C-SPAN wrote to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Harry Reid. Lamb and C-SPAN offered to put the entire backroom deal making on TV. So far, neither Reid nor Pelosi have agreed to have the public watch as the liberals plot to enact a government run healthcare system.

We need to take action now. I need you to do the following three action items to let Congress know we expect them to conduct business in the open where we can view the proceedings.

Email or call either Speaker Pelosi ( or 202-225-0100 ) or Senator Reid or 202-224-3542 ) and tell them to make the health care negotiations public.

Call my opponent Ron Klein (866-713-7303). Ask Congressman Klein to call for open meetings or to announce he will oppose any health care deal completed behind closed doors. No Member of Congress should support a bill whose details are unknown to the public.

Forward this email to at least five of your friends. Together we can bring the liberals out in the open and expose their plan to put the government in charge of your health care.

Steadfast and Loyal,
Allen B. West

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