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I am of the mind these days that even with a Congressman or Senator who seems pretty conservative, if there is a new person who seems conservative, maybe it is time to replace the incumbent. Some reasons for that would be 1) Things are not improving with the Congress we have. 2) If they assume they will be reelected why fight the way “We The People” want them to. 3) When they realize they will be replaced if they don’t produce results they will start doing what we want. 4) Most will not impose term limits on themselves so it is up to us.

There are many more reasons but those are a good start. The reason the country is in the shape it’s in is we all got complacent. We didn’t keep an eye on them, as long as the politicians could make deals, take payoffs, be pressured by the parties and lobbyists, hide what they were doing with a media who didn’t do their job, they never paid a price for their actions. They keep passing laws that everyone has to live with except the politicians, don’t believe me, I refer you to ObamaCare. I blame myself for letting it happen, I blame Christians for not voting their values and yes I blame you too. We all have to share in the blame as well as work together to resolve it.

One person can’t fix it, one group can’t fix it, but if we work together we can do great things as a country. We all have to take responsibility and do our part. When we change our attitude, stop fighting each other, get our heads in the right place, WE WIN. It has happened over a long period of time. I know in my case I used to think my vote didn’t matter, after all it was only one vote. I now realize that is what they want you to think. I’m talking about both parties, the Democrats want to discourage Republicans and Republicans want to discourage Democrats. They then try to motivate their base. I say stop listening to both parties and vote every time. Don’t give them control. Make them fear the voters so they will actually realize they work for us.

I also stopped donating to the party. I now send money to the candidate I want to support. If you give it to the party then they decide where it goes. That is one of the reasons we get some of the politicians we have because the party funds the one who will vote the party line rather than what the people they represent want. Defund the party and you get more candidates who work for the people.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state” Incumbent Republican Mike Enzi is up for re-election. Wyoming is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat.

Note: SCF will not endorse Mike Enzi because we have a policy against endorsing incumbents. SCF seeks to identify and elect new leaders to the U.S. Senate.

The only other candidate they have listed is Liz Cheney R She is endorsed by Rush Limbaugh.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “South Dakota is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tim Johnson is retiring. President Obama lost the state in 2012 so it is important that Republicans nominate a strong conservative. NOTE: SCF will not support former governor MIke Rounds because his record is too liberal.

If Mike Rounds is too liberal for SCF, I say he is too liberal for thee people of South Dakota.

The other candidates listed are Annette Bosworth R I like what I read, she also supports term limits and the Fair Tax, Larry Rhoden R Seems OK on the major issues, and Stace Nelson R Everything sounds good and he supports Term Limits.

Based on what I read the two best options would be either Annette Bosworth or Stace Nelson.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “Incumbent Republican Lindsey Graham is up for re-election. South Carolina is a bright red state so the winner of the GOP primary will likely win the seat.

Many/most conservatives agree that Lindsey Graham needs to be defeated. I was reading an article on Brietbart the other day that put forth the theory  that several primary challengers could keep the incumbent below the 50% mark, forcing a run off. That way people can get behind the challenger to defeat Graham in the primary. The idea has some merit. The only chance is in the primary and it will take people getting out and voting in the primary.

The candidates listed are Bill Connor R The website didn’t go into issues so I don’t know where he actually stands, Lee Bright R He seems to be good on the constitution, 2nd amendment, pro life and does mention The Fair Tax, Nancy Mace R Pro life, good statement on 2nd amendment, didn’t mention the Fair Tax, Richard Cash R I liked everything I read, only problem was he didn’t mention taxes.

Bottom line is any of the above four would be a huge improvement. If anyone has additional information please let me know through the website.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They state “Montana is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a major pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Max Baucus is retiring. The Republican nominee will have a strong chance of winning this race.”

The way I see it Max Baucus may have been unelectable anyway because of his involvement in crafting ObamaCare. Especially since he recently claimed that “ObamaCare was a train wreck waiting to happen”.

There are two Republican candidates listed. They are Champ Edmunds and Steve Daines. Based on what I read on Champ Edmunds stance on the issues he does seem conservative, I don’t know anything about him other that what his website says. All I know about Steve Daines is that he was elected to Congress in 2012 and he is good on the 2nd amendment. I just ran across the fact that The Tea Party Express has endorsed Steve Daines.

If you have more information on them that may lead to an endorsement please let me know from the website.

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone. They say “Minnesota is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a potential pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Al Franken has an extremely liberal voting record and is running for re-election in a state that could be competitive for Republicans.”

Personally I would vote for anyone over Al Franken. I remember when he won that seat, I questioned it then and have never seen or read anything that answers those questions. There is a campaign to defeat Al Franken, check out the article by Lloyd Marcus.

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I got an email from Dr. Pam Barlow. At first I didn’t pay much attention to it. I read the email and started looking into it and I like what she has to say, plus the fact that she has quite a bit of Tea Party support. I will support whoever wins the Republican Primary. I have been saying for a long time the primary is where you make the difference. I keep hearing from people that they are tired of “voting for the lesser of two evils”. I agree, so get out there and put the right candidate on the ballot in the primary and support them. I am quoting the email I received below. To check out other Districts in Texas Click Here.

“My fellow Constitutional Conservative, I sincerely need your help.

I am Dr. Pam Barlow, a Texas District 13 Candidate for the US House of Representatives in the 2014 Republican Primary.  I am also a private practice Veterinarian from Bowie, TX, a Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, an Entrepreneur, a Small Business Owner, and a Job Creator.  I ran for the same position in the 2012 Primary, garnering 22% of the vote as a first time candidate.  I announced my 2014 run on 30 May 2012, the day after the 2012 Primary, and have been actively campaigning and gaining momentum toward 2014 throughout the District since that announcement.

Why should you consider me?  I am a Constitutional Conservative that swore an oath to our Constitution in 1976, and I will work diligently for a Constitutionally limited Federal Government.  With 31 years in the Army under my belt, I have a backbone and know how to lead.  If you like Ted Cruz in the Senate, you will love me in the House — and Ted needs all the reinforcements we can send him.

As a Constitutional Conservative Candidate, I have a much harder time fundraising for my Campaign because the big PACs have nothing they can buy from me.  I have run into this many times, but I am not discouraged.  In fact, I’m quite happy that I’m not for sale.  I think protecting and defending our Constitution — and actually governing by it — is far more important to voters in the long run than big dollar donors.

I will to go to Congress to make the tough choices, cut spending, balance the budget, and limit the Federal government to it’s Constitutional scope.  I have a conscience that won’t let me take what isn’t mine or waste what has been entrusted to me.  I understand that I will not be spending MY money, I will be spending YOUR hard-earned tax dollars.

I will stand face-to-face and toe-to-toe with the people who are trying to fundamentally change the government of this country into something we won’t recognize, and not only refuse to surrender one more inch of America, but push back as well.  I look forward to bringing my Leadership skills to the Republican Party in Washington.

Please help me get there to make the changes WE the People know we need — reduce the spending, balance the budget, decrease the Federal regulations that are stifling business and job creation, and pull the Federal Government back within its Constitutional limits.

Find more information at http://pambarlow.com
Thank you for your support at https://secure.piryx.com/donate/sDFIZr2U/Dr-Pam-Barlow-for-Congress/


Pamela Lee Barlow, DVM
Veteran, Small Business Owner, Job Creator
LTC (Ret), US Army
Candidate for US Congress, Texas 13th District
Republican Primary 2014
Bowie, Texas

Mailing Address:
Dr. Pam Barlow for Congress
100 N Smythe
Bowie, TX  76230″

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The Senate Conservatives Fund has not endorsed anyone so far. They state “Iowa is on our 2014 Priority List because it presents conservatives with a potential pick-up opportunity. Incumbent Democratic Senator Tom Harkin is retiring and a strong conservative can win this open seat. President Obama only narrowly won Iowa in 2012 with 52% of the vote.”

The candidates running for the seat are David Young R , Joni Ernst R , Matt Whitaker R , Sam Clovis R Supports The Fair Tax. I think I would opt for Sam Clovis simply becasue he supports The Fair Tax.

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Isn’t it ironic that we have a phony President of the United States complaining about the “phony scandals” he claims were created by those who dare to oppose him and his dictatorial regime? There is nothing phony about the death of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry as a result of the Fast and Furious scandal and there is certainly nothing phony about the massacre of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty by Islamist terrorists in Benghazi.

There is also nothing phony about a powerful federal agency, the IRS, using its power to intimidate conservative and Christian political organizations and donors in order to help Obama get reelected. Nor was the fact that the Attorney General of the United States lied while under oath to a congressional committee investigating the efforts of the DOJ to intimidate members of the news media. Yet, Obama, members of his corrupt administration, and many of his protectors in the mainstream media continue with the narrative. They remind me of the police officers at a crime scene telling the public to move on, there is nothing to see here.

The reality is there is much more to see than initially meets the eye. When I refer to Obama as a phony President I am not just talking about the many unanswered questions about this man’s background. We know less about him than any other President in recent history, and he appears to lie about things even when he is aware that most people know he is lying. However, he is a phony President primarily because he took an oath of office to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and is doing exactly the opposite.

Regardless of where he was born, Obama is not an American because he does not believe in our Constitutional form of government, our free enterprise system, or even the basic freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. He routinely takes actions that are contrary to the authority given to him as President of the United States. He bypasses Congress by making laws through illegal Executive orders; he refuses to fulfill his Constitutional duty to enforce those laws passed by Congress, and he uses the departments of the Executive Branch to bully, intimidate, and silence American citizens and businesses. He also is trying to use the executive orders to take away our Second Amendment rights.

He encourages class warfare and racial hatred among Americans while steadfastly protecting and defending the radical elements of the Muslim brotherhood and other terrorist groups. Why do you think that no one has been arrested or killed in response to the Benghazi attack? We know who they are yet Obama refuses to act against them, probably for the same reason that he refuses to acknowledge murderous acts by Muslims as acts of terror.

When he was first running for President, Obama told an adoring crowd of union members that after he was elected he would reward his friends and punish his enemies. He has fulfilled his promise, but unfortunately his enemies seem to be all of the American people while his friends seem to be those that would destroy us. Remember, the Constitutional definition of treason includes giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States.

As a Constitutional lawyer I am well aware that the oath of office that I took as an army officer and that Obama and all members of his cabinet took is not supposed to be taken lightly, much less ignored. In fact, under federal law, the very act of advocating the overthrowing our Constitutional from of government is a criminal offense. Obama and his minions are doing much more than just advocating the overthrow, they are actually making it happen.

I have written several articles on this blog about Obama’s impeachable offenses, but I Am going one step further. What Obama is doing to this country and to its citizens is a violation of two federal statues 5U.S.C. 7311 and 18 U.S.C. 1918. In short, Obama is a criminal and so are many of those who work for him. They should be prosecuted and jailed.

This also means that no state, county, or city officials have any obligation to enforce illegal actions taken by Obama as President and no American citizen is required to obey them. It is time for all of us to “Stand Our Ground”.

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I follow Michael Connelly on his blog and as I was going back through some of the stuff I had saved to go over I realized there is so much going on that we may not ever hear on the news. It is up to us to inform each other. That is exactly what I am doing here. I can say it and share it. The next step is up to you.


With Memorial Day approaching Americans should be preparing to honor our veterans and military heroes currently fighting for us as well as remembering those we have lost. This honor should be especially due from our own government that has sent these brave men and women off to war. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. It is clear that the Federal government has declared war on our veterans and is intent on denying them the very Constitutional rights they fought to protect.

First there is the ever widening scandal involving the systematic denial of veterans Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and their rights to due process under the provisions of the Fifth Amendment. This is being orchestrated by the VA which sends out letters to veterans telling them that because of physical or mental disabilities the VA is going to declare them incompetent to handle their own financial affairs and appoint a fiduciary to represent them.

Then in the same letter the veterans are told that “A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L.No. 103-159, as implemented at 18, United States Code 924(a)(2).”

An estimated 150,000 veterans are now on the NICS background check list and cannot legally purchase firearms. I believe that the vast majority of them do not belong on the list and many of the veterans don’t know why they are there or even that they have been placed on the list. The only legitimate reasons for veterans to lose Second Amendment Rights is if they have been convicted of a felony, are known drug addicts, or been found to be mentally ill to a point where they are a danger to themselves or others.

The veterans that are being represented by the United States Justice Foundation (USJF) are reporting to us that they are being declared incompetent for having minor depression, PTSD, or simply because they let their spouses pay the family bills. Some veterans are reporting that if they try to fight the VA determination of incompetence the VA either threatens to withhold their payments or actually has done so. This is extortion since many veterans rely on their VA payments to feed themselves and their families.

The VA has refused to respond to several requests made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information about the criteria being used to declare veterans incompetent and deny them their Second Amendment rights. The USJF has filed a suit to force the VA to turn over this information and will soon be filing a class action suit on behalf of veterans to stop the whole process.

This suit is the last chance these veterans may have since the bill introduced by Senator Richard Burr (R.NC) to protect the gun rights of veterans was recently defeated by the Democrats in the Senate.

There are at least three other attacks taking place on our veterans. The first has been the subject of a series of reports by the Fox News and ABC affiliates in Dallas, Texas which last fall reported that veterans going to the VA hospital were either having to wait for months to get treatment for serious illnesses or in some cases being denied effective treatment entirely. Two veterans were found to have committed suicide, one on the hospital grounds, because they were not being properly treated for their severe problems.

The second problem for our wounded warriors has been exposed in a series of reports by the Colorado Springs Gazette. According to the paper an extraordinary number of veterans who have received traumatic wounds, been treated and latter returned to their units, have ultimately received less than honorable discharges from the military for alleged misconduct. Once that happens, the soldiers can no longer receive treatment from the VA for their wounds or illnesses and they can’t receive any other benefits.

Reporter Dave Philipps stated in his article that: “It doesn’t take serious misconduct to be discharged and lose a lifetime of benefits. The Gazette found troops cut loose for small offenses that the Army acknowledges can be symptoms of TBI and PTSD. Some soldiers missed formation a handful of times or smoked marijuana once. Some were discharged for showing up late or missing appointments. Some tested positive once for drugs, then were deployed to combat zones because the Army needed the troops, only to be discharged for the drug offense when they returned.”

In other words, wounded soldiers who have problems because of their injuries are rewarded for their combat service by getting kicked out of the military so the government will not have to fulfill its obligation to treat them.

Last, but certainly not least is the horrendous treatment the 32 members of the army who were wounded in the terrorist attack at Fort Hood, Texas on November 5, 2009. Since the Pentagon was ordered to be politically correct and label the attack by jihadist Nidal Milak Hasan as workplace violence instead of the obvious terrorist attack it was the soldiers who survived have been denied the Purple Heart medal for the wounds they received and denied the financial benefits that come with it.

According to a report on the NBC affiliate in Dallas some soldiers can barely afford to feed their families, yet Hasan has received his regular military pay since he was arrested and awaiting trial. The total pay so far is $268,000. His family has access to this money so our government is taking good care of the family of an Islamic terrorist and ignoring the families of our wounded soldiers. By the way, I join with the families of the 13 soldiers who died in the attack in asking why this man has not yet been tried for his crimes.

I am outraged by these actions of our government that dishonor our veterans and the debt we owe to them. This is developing into an additional scandal for the Obama administration yet many people are unaware that this is even happening. Please help me spread the word.

To my fellow veterans on this Memorial Day I can only say thank you for your service and I believe the American people will not let you be forgotten.

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