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2012 Presidential Candidates: Abortion


Jewish voters and Congressional Representatives & Senators of the Jewish faith tend to vote pro-abortion.  Of all, especially empowered in Congress, Why?  Have they no remorse, no conscience, no shame, no values, no religion, no remembrances, are they too deniers?  Do they stand on 'feet of clay' principles? -- rfh ( related reference http://773.harrold.org/ )
Comparing the 2012 Presidential Candidates on Abortion

Abortion refers to the physical act of purging, either by choice or accident, of a human fetus from a woman's womb.  Abortion is a highly explosive subject, as it touches on two of the fundamental tenets of modern civilization; an individual's right to live and an individual's right??? to decide.  It represents a volatile mixture of morality, ethics, enlightened jurisprudence, individual rights ???, personal choice and religion.

FAST FACTS ON ABORTION

• The Center For Disease Control (CDC, Department of Health) is the federal overseeing body for abortions.
• Annually, there is an estimated 1.4 million abortion performed (one abortion every twenty seconds)
• One fifth (22 percent) of all pregnancies end with induced abortions.
     The conflict over abortion is divided between two camps; the pro-life and the pro-choice. 
     Pro-life supporters essentially reject the idea of abortion on religious, moral and ethical grounds. They seek to overturn the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which they blame for the approximately 53 million cases of abortions since. The ruling is seen by many pro-life advocates as extra-constitutional, and is a classic display of judicial activism that ignores the letter of the law and the rights of an unborn child.
     Pro-choice proponents meanwhile are unequivocally against the idea of any government involvement or influence in what they consider as ultimately, a woman's choice to make. They reject attempts to narrow down the issue to a single factor, ignoring the numerous extenuating circumstances surrounding the issue.

CENTRAL ISSUES

Pro-Life
The rights of the unborn
Pro-choice
The rights of the mother
Federal ban on abortions
The 30-year debate saw a sudden increase of interest in the matter last year following allegations by Republicans and pro-life groups that President Obama's health care bill will open the floodgates for indirect government funding of abortions. A bi-partisan "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," (H.R. 3) legislation was passed in the House of Representative in early May. The bill would permanently prevent federal funds from being used for abortions or on any related expenditures or insurance coverage. It remains to be seen whether the bill would be able to pass the Senate unchanged. In the event that it unexpectedly does, there is still the President and his veto to contend with.
Adoption
A third alternative, proposed mainly by pro-life advocates, who argues that adoptions are a more humane approach compared to abortions. Pro-choice supporters, while not rejecting the idea outright, contends that adoption causes the same, if not a higher, level of emotional trauma to mothers. In addition, there is also the question of pressures being placed on mothers burdened under economic hardships, thus raising the specter of legalized human trafficking. 
Roe v. Wade
     Roe v. Wade (410 U.S. 113 / 1973) was a historic and still controversial decision made by the United States Supreme Court on 22 January 1973, a decision that continues to reverberate to this very day. The Court ruled that a woman, based on the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution's Bill of Rights, has the legitimate right to abort her pregnancy. In addition, the Court also ruled that a human fetus only possesses the potential for life, and thus, cannot be considered as an individual yet, therefore, denying it any constitutional rights. 
     The case was initially filed in Texas by one Norma McCorvey against the DA of Dallas County, Texas, Henry B. Wade, in March 1970. The Texan Court ruled in favor of the defendants and declared abortion illegal, a decision that was overturned by the Supreme Court less than three years later.
Parental notification
Parental notification requires underage mothers to seek the consent of their parents for any abortion-related procedures. Proponents argue that this ensures the involvement of an adult in the decision making process. Critics, however, feel that the presence of trained medical personnel negates the argument and believes that such measures merely alienate and frequently cause additional mental distress to minors. Parental notification is currently required by law in 41 states in the country.
Parental Consent
Parental consent takes the process of parental notification a step further by requiring the permission of parents to be obtained prior to any abortion-related procedures. Currently, 23 states require parental consent for any procedures involving minors.
Spousal Consent (A Father's Right)
The question of whether a biological father has the right to share in the decision making process appeared to be settled in the aftermath of the 1992 case between the Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (505 U.S. 833). The Supreme Court found in the favor of the plaintiffs and ruled that the five provisions of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act, one of which was the spousal consent clause, were unconstitutional. 
Planned Parenthood
     The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is one of the nation's biggest service providers for child health, maternal and reproductive health care in the country. It is the largest and most respected pro-choice organization in the country and is a recipient of federal funding under the Federal Family Planning program.
     Planned Parenthood also happens to be the biggest provider of assisted abortions in the country, accounting for 3% of all their health care programs. 
     Pro-life activist and Republicans in Congress have for years attempted to curtail federal funding from the organization, citing that these funding allows the Federation to divert their resources to assisted-abortions. Several battles and three legislations have been tabled over the past two decades, with the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," (H.R. 3) bill being the latest after being passed by the House of Representative to the Senate.
Embryonic stem cell research
     Embryonic stem cells are cells derived from pluripotent embryonic stem cells (ES) from human blastocysts found in adult bone marrows, human embryos and umbilical cords. Scientists hopes to eventually harness the technology for use in human transplantation therapy involving the nervous system, organs and appendages.
     However, bone marrow stem cell extraction carries a high probability of permanent ancillary and second level damages, besides being of lower stem cell content. There are fears that the pharmaceutical industry, opportunists and middle men would leverage the current standoff in the debate over abortion to their advantage in the form of a rich and a cheap source of stem cells from aborted fetuses.
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Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from Minnesota
Michele Bachmann
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Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann



Pro-Life Yes
  
Adoption "I firmly believe in moving toward and promoting a culture that values and respects the sanctity of life - especially those rights of the unborn and the elderly. We must protect infants at their most vulnerable stages and never overlook the weakest and most frail among us. As a foster mother to 23 at-risk children, I applaud the work of those who reach out to assist those most in need of care."  11 July 2006, Campaign Website  Roe v. Wade Favors a repeal "Don't think that sidewalk counseling, praying for someone, stroking out a check, being on your knees … don't ever think that it is a waste. You pour out, pour it out with the most liberal offering that you can give to the savior." 24 January 2011, speaking at the Rose Dinner in Washington for the annual March For Life, an event organized on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade  Parental Consent Supports "Does that mean that someone's 13 year-old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back and go home on the school bus that night? Mom and dad are never the wiser, they don't know any different." 30 September 2009, speaking on the House floor against the House health care legislation.  Planned Parenthood Supports measures to defund the organization "As a co-sponsor of the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act introduced by Representative Mike Pence (IN-06), I know Congress must take up this critical issue right away. Tax dollars have been flowing to this heinous organization far too long." Press Statement, 10 February 2011  Embryonic stem cell research Against "I am disappointed with the President's decision to use taxpayer funds to promote unnecessary and unethical scientific procedures," "In fact, science has given us options that permit progress with ethics. Not only is it immoral to destroy human embryos, but it is even worse to place women in a position where their health is at risk to do unethical research" Press Statement, 9 March 2009

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Businessman, Politician & Media
Herman Cain
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Presidential Candidate Herman Cain
Federal ban on abortions "If I were president, I would sign legislation that would protect the sanctity of life" Race42012 Interview with Herman Cain, 23 February 2011
 
Adoption Supportive. "Additionally, I would be in favor of any legislation that would encourage adoptions as a loving and safe alternative to abortion." Race42012 Interview with Herman Cain, 23 February 2011
Planned Parenthood
Against "It's not Planned Parenthood. No, it's planned genocide. You can quote me on that." "There's not any planning other than to abort the baby." CNSNews.com, 15 March 2011



Declared 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate
Former Chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas
Roger Gary
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Presidential Candidate Roger Gary
Roger Gary does not believe that the government should be making determinations on whether or not people should or should not have abortions, nor does he believe the government should pay for it.  "Government should not make your medical decisions for you — but neither should it force you to subsidize someone else's abortion." Campaign Website

Pro-Life Yes "I think that abortion should not be legal, and I think that how you would implement that I'm not sure." The American View, 2005  Federal ban on abortions Adoption Supports And in that sense that we want to move the society as rapidly as we can that people should select adoption rather than abortion and that choosing abortion is not acceptable." The American View, 2005  Parental notification Supportive "He backs parental notification before minors can have abortions" New Hampshire Sunday News, May 15, 2011  Planned Parenthood Against "I think that Planned Parenthood should be defunded, and I think it's a very significant issue to say to people, 'Should your tax money go to pay the leading abortion provider in America?'" Gingrich's press release, 23 May 2011  Embryonic stem cell research Against Gingrich, his capacity as the Senior Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute,  together with Rick Tyler, wrote a critical piece on President Obama's decision to "unilaterally lifted embryonic-stem-cell research restrictions" - NewsMax, 15 March 2009

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of New Mexico
Gary Johnson
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Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson
Pro-choice Johnson is a qualified pro-choice, right until the moment when a fetus is considered 'viable' " ... believes that ultimately it is a woman's right to make such a decision during the early stage of pregnancy." Extracted from Gary Johnson's Our America Initiative site  Roe v. Wade "Judges should be appointed who will interpret the Constitution according to its original meaning. Any court decision that does not follow this original meaning of the Constitution should be revisited. That is particularly true of decisions such as Roe vs. Wade, which have expanded the reach of the Federal government into areas of society never envisioned in the Constitution. With the overturning of Roe vs Wade, laws regarding abortion would be decided by the individual states." Extracted from Gary Johnson's Our America Initiative site  Parental notification "I believe that parents ought to know." 1 Jan 2001, Playboy Magazine  Planned Parenthood "I've always favored the notion that public funds should not be used for abortion" 

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Political Consultant & Gay Rights Activist
Fred Karger
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Presidential Candidate Fred Karger
Karger believes that abortion is a private matter for citizens, and rejects the idea of the government's encroachment into the life of ordinary Americans. He is an advocate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America lobby, an organization that, among others, supports pro-life legislations.

• Tom supports life from the moment of conception.


Declared 2012 Democratic Presidential Candidate
Current President of the United States
Barack Obama
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Presidential Candidate Barack Obama
Pro-Abortion President Obama stance on abortion 
 
Federal funding ban on abortions "Abortions will not be covered in the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan except in the cases of rape or incest, or where the life of the woman would be endangered." President Obama's statement on the H.R. 3 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act on 14 July 2010, which codifies the Hyde-Weldon conscience clause by prohibiting federal funding for elective abortions and federal subsidies previously allowed by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)
Adoption Supportive "committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that helps prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption" President Obama, 23 January 2011"
Roe v. Wade Supports "Today marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protects women's health and reproductive freedom, and affirms a fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters. I am committed to protecting this constitutional right. I also remain committed to policies, initiatives, and programs that help prevent unintended pregnancies, support pregnant women and mothers, encourage healthy relationships, and promote adoption," White House Statement by President Barack Obama, 23 January 2011  Parental Notification Disagree "As a parent, Obama believes that young women, if they become pregnant, should talk to their parents before considering an abortion. But he realizes not all girls can turn to their mother or father in times of trouble, and in those instances, we should want these girls to seek the advice of trusted adults" Responding to a questionnaire from RH Reality Check (October 2007)
Planned Parenthood "Thanks to all of you at Planned Parenthood for all the work that you are doing for women all across the country and for families all across the country"  The then Senator Obama speaking before a Planned Parenthood Action Fund event in Washington on July 17 2007
Embryonic stem cell research Supportive President Obama signed the Executive Order Removing Barriers To Responsible Scientific Research involving Human Stem Cells on March 9, 2009

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
U.S. Representative from the state of Texas
Ron Paul
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Presidential Candidate Ron Paul
Pro-Life I am strongly pro-life 27 October 1999,  providing for consideration of House Resolution 2260, Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999 to accompany House Resolution 339  "I believe beyond a doubt that a fetus is a human life deserving of legal protection, and that the right to life is the foundation of any moral society." March 29, 2005, LewRockwell.com (Pro-Life Politics?)  Federal ban on abortions The federal government should not play any role in the abortion issue, according to the Constitution. Apart from waiting forever for Supreme Court justices who rule in accordance with the Constitution, Americans do have some legislative recourse. Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution gives Congress the power to strip the federal courts of jurisdiction over a broad categories of cases". 1 April 2008, The Revolution: A Manifesto (Page 60)  Under the 9th and 10th amendments, all authority over matters not specifically addressed in the Constitution remains with state legislatures. Therefore the federal government has no authority whatsoever to involve itself in the abortion issue. So while Roe v. Wade is invalid, a federal law banning abortion across all 50 states would be equally invalid. 31 January 2006, LewRockwell.com (Federalizing Social Policy)  Roe v. Wade "Although the real problem lies within the hearts and minds of the people,the legal problems of protecting life stem from the ill-advised Roe v. Wade ruling, a ruling that constitutionally should never have occurred ... Roe v. Wade was wrongly decided, but not because the Supreme Court presumed to legalize abortion rather than ban it. Roe was wrongly decided because abortion simply is not a constitutional issue." Speaking to the House on 24 July 2002, on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban (Congressional Record, V. 149, Pt. 10, May 22, 2003 to June 9, 2003)  Planned Parenthood Voted in favor of the Pence Amendment (H.R 217, amendment of the Public Health Service Act), which is a bill designed to ban all federal funding for Planned Parenthood and eliminating the fiercely criticized Title X program), 18 February 2011  Embryonic stem cell research Qualified yes "to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide credits against income tax for qualified stem cell research, the storage of qualified stem cells, and the donation of umbilical cord blood." Paul sponsored the Cures Can Be Found Act of 2007 (H.R. 457; H.R. 3444 in 2005) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax credits for qualified stem-cell research or storage and for donation of umbilical cord blood.(19 Mar 2009) 

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Minnesota
Tim Pawlenty
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Presidential Candidate Tim Pawlenty
Pro-Life Yes.  "It's really hard to have a quality of life if you don't have a life … So we need to stand as a conservative movement in respect for life; it's foundational to our country."  7 June 2011, speech at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C.
 
Pawlenty on CNN, 13 June 2011  Embryonic stem cell research "As to stem cell research it holds great promise and I support stem cell research. I think it should be adult derived … most of the therapies and breakthroughs that we are seeing in terms of treatment are coming from adult derived stem cell research. I strongly support that. As to embryonic stem cell research, I don't think we should pursue it." 5 May 2011, GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in South Carolina.


Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate

Former Governor of Massachusetts
Mitt Romney
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Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
Pro-Life Romney initially believes in the right of a woman to decide, before changing his position and he now opposes abortions. "I am pro-life. I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother." July 26, 2005, Boston Globe, Why I vetoed contraception bill  Federal ban on abortions No. Romney favors state level legislation. "But while the nation remains so divided over abortion, I believe that the states, through the democratic process, should determine their own abortion laws and not have them dictated by judicial mandate." July 26, 2005, Boston Globe, Why I vetoed contraception bill  Adoption In favour.
   
Roe v. Wade Favors a repeal "I'd like to see Roe v. Wade overturned and allow the states and the elected representatives of the people, and the people themselves, have the ability to put in place pro-life legislation." 5 June 2007, Republican Presidential Debate (Manchester, New Hampshire)  Parental Consent Agrees. "Furthermore, this legislation would make the morning-after pill available to young girls without any restrictions on age... this bill undermines the state's parental consent laws and represents a departure from the public consensus that minor children should not act without parental involvement in these matters." Romney explaining his decision to veto the Contraceptive Bill July 26, 2005, Boston Globe  Planned Parenthood Despite revelations that Romney attended a Planned Parenthood fundraiser in 2004, Romney has been on record supporting moves aimed at de-funding them. "Mitt Romney supports the Pence amendment," Eric Fehrnstrom (Romey's spokesman), 3 April 2011. The Pence Amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) aimed at eliminating all Title X grants for Planned Parenthood.  Embryonic stem cell research Not in favor. "Altered nuclear transfer creates embryo-like cells that can be used for stem cell research ... I have a deep concern about curing disease. I have a wife that has a serious disease that could be affected by stem cell research and others. But I will not create new embryos through cloning or through embryo farming, because that will be creating life for the purpose of destroying it." 3 May 2007, GOP primary debate, Simi Valley California

Declared 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former US Senator from Pennsylvania
Rick Santorum

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Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
Santorum is possibly the most fervent top-tier anti-abortionist left in the presidential race. He firmly believes in the preservation of life, unless the fetus was conceived from an incestuous relationship or as a result of rape. Additionally, he also makes an exception for pregnancies that presents mortal danger to a mother. He has an unblemished 100% voting record for pro-life legislations.

Pro-Choice  "Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration." Libertarian Party Platform, adopted May 2010.

• Vern Wuensche believes that abortion and particularly partial birth abortion should be banned.

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Tim Gay Sr. 
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Presidential Candidate Tim Gay
Gay Position on Abortion
• He is against abortion as a form of birth control and if used for birth control, he thinks the mother and doctor should face murder charges.  
• The bible states that we are ordained into gods will from the moment of conception. This shows that God considers life from that moment. 
 • Gay would include exceptions in certain cases of rape or incest. 


Potential 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate
Former Governor of Alaska
Sarah Palin
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Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin
Palin Position on Abortion
• In August 2008 she strongly opposed the embryonic stem cell research. She said, "My personal opinion is we should not create human life, create an embryo and then destroy it for research, if there are options out there."  
• She once wrote, "I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society, we cannot condone ending an innocent's life."  
• Sarah Palin was opposed to abortion whatever the case, except if the life of the mother was at stake. When talking of rape victims she said "I would counsel to choose life, and persuade them to choose life for their babies."  
• She was of the opinion that Roe v. Wade should definitely be reversed and the decision should be given to the respective states.  
• In reply to one of the questions from Kate Couric of CBS news, she stated "I am pro-life and I am unapologetic in my position that I am pro-life."  
• When asked by Couric what the governor thought about the morning after pill she is stated to have said, "I am all for contraception. And I am all for preventive measures that are legal and safe and should be taken, but I am one to believe that life starts at the moment of conception. And I would like to see fewer and fewer abortions in this world." 
 • Sarah Palin was strongly against sex education programs that do not embrace abstinence, and said that she does not agree to the distribution of contraceptives in schools using the dollars paid by taxpayers. 


Potential 2012 Independent Presidential Candidate
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Becky Rusher
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Presidential Candidate Becky Rusher
Rusher Position on Abortion
• Abortion is one of Rusher's main concerns.  
• She believes abortion is a personal choice, not up to the government or doctors or anyone to 
tell someone else what to do with their body.  
• The father should have a say but once again it's a personal choice  
• Would never be able to personally but she understands some have their reasons

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The federal government has accumulated more new debt -- $3.22 trillion ($3,220,103,625,307.29) — during the tenure of the 111th Congress than it did during the first 100 Congresses combined, according to official debt figures published by the U.S. Treasury." -- By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNSNews.com (Read The Full Story)
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3 years ago: The Debt ~ $125T+! Then Obama:  Up $22T+ in only 3 years! $22T to $26T+ by 2015!  Since November 2011 to January 2013 he has added $2 Trillion to the deficit!  States' Unfunded: $3.2T+! • (Dec10) From Jan'09 the deficit: $10.2T→$14.6T up $4.3T/42%! -- Federal unfunded liabilities total $84 trillion .. equal to 5.7 percent of the present value of all future GDP, which translates into about 31 percent of the long run federal revenue estimate,” the report states.  “Thus federal revenues would have to rise immediately and permanently to 24.1 percent of GDP to cover the fiscal imbalance.” (source: http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/16/report-federal-unfunded-liabilities-total-84-trillion/)
Federal obligations exceed world GDP! Is the US Gov't Bankrupt?Unfunded a myth?
Deficit: $ national debt Totals Source: http://www.usdebtclock.orgUnfunded Liabilities: $ 123,308,588,718,662.98 (4Feb14)
Many Americans actually pay $1 out of ever $2 earned to some form of tax while ~50% of people pay no taxes!  Do you pay your bills?  The Fed takes $3 in and spends $5.  Debt per citizen: $51,985 - Debt per taxpayer: $142,513! (13Dec12)
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What were you doing in the last hour while the U.S. Gov't spent $188 Million Dollars of our money!  (Every Hour, Every Day!) (Apr11)   In 8 years, President Bush added $5 trillion to the national debt; President Obama, according to a revised Dec11 GAO report, added $4T+ to the U.S. deficit in 2011 alone!  The GAO estimates the deficit, including o'scamcare & mandates, may grow from $15T+ to over $26T+!  UPDATE: A little-noticed event occurred at approximately midnight on Monday, October 31, 2011.  The National Debt exceeded the GDP!  Imagine what these numbers are going to be now that Obama is reelected! (src)
A trillion seconds pass in 31,688 years.  At $1/sec it would take 41,194 years just to pay off o'tax'n spend's new Feb12-Feb13 added debt - 538,696 years to pay only the national debt or 4,404,632 years to settle the debt+unfunded liabilities!

"Over the last four years our national debt has risen nearly $6 trillion, and just last week the debt topped an astounding $16 trillion.  To put that in perspective, $16 trillion is enough money to fund the US military, along with the military of every NATO country combined… for the next sixteen years!  Government spending is projected to hit $3.8 trillion this year alone.  Even after every tax dollar paid by Americans has been counted, the government will still overspend by another $1.13 trillion.  Every single second of the day our government spends over $12,000.  So in the time it takes you to read this article, roughly five minutes, our government has spent $3.6 million.  It take four seconds for the government to spend what the average American earns in an entire year."  (source: by Tim Phillips 17Sep12 at TownHall.com)
    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.  They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good." -- George Washington
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Bishop Sheen Audio Library small animated speaker "For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise." [2 Cor 11:19] Psalm 109:8
"[W]e ought to deprecate the hazard attending ardent and susceptible minds, from being too strongly, and too early prepossessed in favor of other political systems, before they are capable of appreciating their own." -- George Washington, letter to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, 1795
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     It has been suggested that o'who?, the clown, and 'those who surround him' are not the bumbling fools they appear to be.  Nor are they one of the 'Three Stooges' but rather are shrewd implementation/drivers and fellow-travelers of policies designed to disarm the citizenry & collapse the American economy.  Why?  o'nocchio's grandiose scheme to "fundamentally transform America" is more than simple campaign rhetoric as can be seen by his use of "enabling acts" to circumvent the Constitution of the United States.  As Ollie used to say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into."

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When Men Were Men - "Scots Wha Hae" Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 Listen to the poem A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots Wha Hae"

Values:   "Scots Wha Hae"  1] poem lyrics..text of "Bruce before Bannockburn" also known as "Scots wha hae", written by Robert Burns
Robert Burns b.1759-d.1796, 8May1794, The Morning Chronicle)  1] "Supposed to be addressed by Bruce to his soldiers before the Battle of Bannockburn against Edward II."
Listen A Speaker GIF Image. to the poem "Scots Wha Hae" read by Doug Robertson [3m55s],  Music by Steve McDonald from 'Bannockburn' [Stone of Destiny]" (.mp3, 3.7MB)
• alternate A Speaker GIF Image. ScotWha2.ram Stream in Real Audio (rm, 3m55s) re [ Robert Bruce's March to Bannockburn, Robert I, the Bruce (1274-1329) also know as Robert the Bruce, "The Hammer of the Scots" ] plus A Speaker GIF Image. "Scots, wha hae Wi' Wallace Bled," (midi, Scottish Songs) & .midi sequenced with lyrics [src] ***
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae (bagpipes) by the 48th Highlanders of Canada (7MB, .mp3, 3m14s)
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae, bagpipes solo (1.3MB, .mp3, 1m22s)
and A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae (2.7MB, .mp3, 3m4s; 'The Corries' ["Battle songs of Scotland", sung by Ronnie Browne solo] & A Speaker GIF Image. Scots Wha Hae with pipes (4.3MB, .mp3, 4m29s)
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