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IMPORTANT MEETINGS
The Roane County Tea Party meets every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
at the Kingston Community Center
7 p.m.
201 Patton Ferry Rd, Kingston, TN 37763 
www.kingstonparks.com
Kingston Parks phone - 865-376-9476.


Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans

The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860.This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind.

The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.

The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.

During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.

The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.

For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they "shall" do something and more than 200 times when they "may" take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the "Secretary determines." In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.

The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat the nation's financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.

Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others.

None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.

It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.

Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.

The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.

The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.

Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.

Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.

Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.

The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.

What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them

Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.

Steve McCann
May 12, 2012
 

IMPORTANT: Contact Your Senators and Congressmen

If you have the time, please use it to send a fax to your U.S. Senators and Representative to support, co-sponsor and promote Sen. Rand Paul's "The Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012 (S. 2122)." There's an easy link within this newsletter that allows you to quickly fax a pre-written message asking your reps to support this legislation. Also, if you have the time, please call the members of the Senate Majority and Senate Minority Committees (which are listed in this newsletter with phone numbers) to request that they support and co-sponsor this legislation as well! This is crucial and critical legislation to keep our property rights and to rein in the overreach of the EPA and our current tyrannical government!

Defend Property Rights Against EPA 'Navigable Waters' Overreach

The notorious Clean Water Act of 1972 has been used by both the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to curtail mining, control land use in agricultural zones, stop expansion of energy companies, and bring an end to construction projects. As The New American Senior Editor William F. Jasper stated, “The ‘navigable waters’ authority is one of the many dangerous avenues that have allowed the agency to engage in enormous unconstitutional assaults on the rights of property owners. Farmers, ranchers, homeowners, business owners, and municipalities have been forced to abide by costly, and sometimes impossible-to-achieve, EPA mandates that have little or nothing to do with protecting the environment and even less to do with exercising legitimate federal authority.”


Legislation introduced by Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) would target these abuses by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers. The Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012, S. 2122, with seven cosponsors so far, would rein in the EPA's regulatory overreach over "navigable waters" on private property that has destroyed the American dream of home building for many Americans. A companion bill will soon be introduced in the House.

"Environmental protection must be balanced with the fundamental American right to private property,” Sen. Paul has said, adding, "It is time to bring common sense to federal water policy, and I do so on behalf of the thousands of property owners across the country who have been met with aggression from the EPA and Army Corps for wetlands issues."

From Sen. Paul’s website are these provisions in The Defense of Environment and Property Act of 2012:
• Redefine "navigable waters" to explicitly clarify that waters must actually be navigable in fact, or "permanent, standing, or continuously flowing bodies of water that form geographical features commonly known as streams, oceans, rivers and lakes that are connected to waters that are navigable-in-fact."
• Excludes ephemeral or intermittent streams -- the streams that sometimes form when rain falls -- from federal jurisdiction.
• Restrains the EPA and the Army Corps from regulating or "interpreting" the definition of a navigable water without Congressional authorization.
• Protects the rights of states to have primary authority over the land and water within their borders.
• Prohibits federal agents from entering private property without the express consent of the landowner. [Emphasis added.]
• Requires the government to pay double the value of the land to any landowner whose property value is diminished by a wetlands designation.
Passage of this bill would result in less regulatory heavy-handedness by the EPA and the Corps of Engineers in their dealings with property owners and businesses by ending their authority over truly non-navigable waters. However, this bill is stuck in the Senate Committee for Environment and Public Works, chaired by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) who has a pattern of opposing any attempts to rein in the EPA’s out-of-control powers.  Here is a list of the Senate Majority and Minority leaders of the Committee that you can call immediately and ask for their support to get this bill reported out of committee and passed by the Senate:

Senate Majority Members
Barbara Boxer  (202) 224-3553
Max Baucus  (202) 224-2651
Thomas R. Carper  (202) 224-2441
Frank R. Lautenberg (202) 224-3224 
Benjamin L. Cardin  (202) 224-4524
Bernard Sanders  (202) 224-5141
Sheldon Whitehouse  (202) 224-2921
Tom Udall  (202) 224-6621
Jeff Merkley   (202) 224-3753
Kirsten Gillibrand (202) 224-4451
 
Senate Minority Members
James M. Inhofe (202) 224-4721
David Vitter (202) 224-4623
John Barrasso 202-224-6441
Jeff Sessions (202) 224-4124
Mike Crapo (202) 224-6142
Lamar Alexander (202) 224-4944
Mike Johanns (202) 224-4224
John Boozman 202) 224-4843

When graded from a constitutional perspective, this is an A+ bill. It should help tremendously to rein in the EPA's and the Corps of Engineers' aggressive regulatory tactics that harm American businesses and families.

Urge your Representative and Senators to cosponsor, support, promote and pass this important bill today using our prewritten, editable email message.

Thanks.


ATTENTION:

Why Tennessee
SHOULD NOT CREATE
an
Obama Care Exchange.

Click here to download
a three page pdf for the reasons.

After reading this three page document, please voice your concerns to: Governor Haslam at bill.haslam@tn.gov or at 865-741-2001. 
 IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS:

Capitol Switchboard:  202-224-3121

Click on the below link for all House members contact information:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/

Tennesse Delegation to Congress (Phone and Fax numbers):

Senators:
Lamar Alexander (R) 202-224-4944 F: 202-226-3398
Bob Corker (R) 202-224-3344 F: 202-228-0566

Congressmen:
Phil Roe (R - 1st District) 202-225-6356 F: 202-225-5714
John J. Duncan - (R - 2nd District) 202-225-5435 F: 202-226-6440
Chuck Fleishman - (R - 3rd District) 202-225-3271 F: 202-225-3494
Dr. Scott Desjarlais - (R - 4th District) 202-225-6831 F: 202-226-5172
Jim Cooper - (D - 5th District) 202-225-4311 F: 202-226-1035
Diane Black - (R - 6th District) 202-225-4231 F: 202-225-6887
Marsha Blackburn - (R - 7th District) 202-225-2811 F: 202-225-3004
Steven Fincher - (R - 8th District) 202-225-4714 F: 202-225-1765
Steve Cohen (D - 9th District) 202-225-3263 F: 202-225-3265

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