Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Just a Quick Note

My apologies to those who follow my blog for the dearth of posts in the last few weeks. Life has filled my schedule with holiday preparations, celebrations and illness.

I have also signed up with Verify the Recall to do my duty as a citizen to ensure that the recall efforts are clean. (And you do not have to live in WI to help with this effort.)Given my conservative leanings, I'm sure that some would be surprised by such a move. Part of conservatism, true conservatism is supporting clean and honest elections. This will keep me busy for a few more weeks, but in the meantime, please feel free to listen to my BTR radio show.(Link in the sidebar)

There are so many items to call to attention.
The possible release of Guantanamo Bay inmates for the privilege of negotiating with terrorists. This shocks me as during my youth, I heard repeatedly that "the USA does NOT negotiate with terrorists" and now here we are. Sounds like giving aid and comfort(AGAIN) to the enemy by this administration to me.
There were a few articles that indicated that the release of a US POW-possibly Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl- might be a part of these talks, but so far that seems to be just a rumor. As I note in my BTR show (Negotiating with Terrorists), the disappearance of Sgt. Bergdahl is not without questions. But the bottom line is that this young man needs to be found and returned to America before those questions can be addressed properly.

The upcoming vote on SOPA and PIPA, legislation that will allow the government to censor web content without due process. Just for the information of my readers, as I note on the sidebar, you may use any of my posts as long as you note from whence they come. I tend to prefer to write my own rather than reposting someone else's articles. That said, there are a few posts that were generously shared with me and I would ask my readers to respect those. If SOPA and/or PIPA should pass, and blogger gets shut down for any reason, I will do my best to be moving this blog to within a reasonable span of time. I will do my best to keep posting.

Then there is the Enemy Expatriation Act. For those who were reassured by the exception for American citizens in that egregious additions to the NDAA(section 1021 and 1022), be alarmed, be very alarmed. The EEA has the potential to strip groups of Americans of their citizenship without due process. Of course, you can appeal, but that assumes that you haven't been picked up under the measures in the NDAA. This bill was sponsored in the House as H.R. 3166 by Rep. Charles dent of PA. And sponsored in the Senate as S by Sen. Lieberman of New Jersey. Although Senator Lieberman contends that "an expatriating act must be committed with the intent of relinquishing citizenship status for loss of citizenship to occur.", I view this addition to the existing law as a slippery slope down which America does not need to go.

I think, that with the links supplied, this should give my readers enough to ponder on for a bit. :)

"So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do." ~ Luke 17:10

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