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After The Election Conservatives Will Gain Some Control: Food For Thought (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, Let’s take a look at were we stand in this great nation of ours. All great societies (nations of the world) started as protecting individual freedoms, and free enterprise. The fall of the Roman Empire and the Grecian Empire culminated with the burdensome demands of a socialistic and degenerate society…

Republicans, Democrats

A ‘republican’ (a member of what Americans call the Republican Party) favors a form of government referred to as a republic in which elected officials represent the people in governing the nation. It is the most orderly form of government. ‘Republicanism’ also means ‘self government’. American Republicans also are known as conservatives,are on the political ‘right’ and support  the free-market or capitalist economic platform.

A ‘democrat’ (a member of what Americans call the Democrat party) favors a form of government referred to as a democracy in which every member of the population could potentially be involved in voting on every decision that the government makes. This pure form of democracy works in private meetings and small towns, but otherwise is only theoretically possible, and is chaotic compared to the republican way. The word ‘chaos’ is important because it represents the liberal approach to social structure as opposed to Republicans’ sense of order. Democrats also are known as liberals, leftists or socialists and ally themselves with a welfare-state or government-command economic platform.

But there are so-called elections, mock democracies and phony representative governments even under dictatorships. The only meaningful result of any form of government is liberty, and the freedom to live your life without interference from your own government. The achievement and maintenance of liberty is an ‘active’ endeavor undertaken by virtuous and disciplined people living in an ordered reality. Weak, passive and pacifist people are easily subjected to despotism. And in the history of the United States, the longest-lived example of liberty and prosperity in the history of the world, we see the triumph of a capitalist republican culture that is a model for freedom-lovers everywhere.

America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy.

Republicans and conservative capitalists favor a small government and low taxes to promote individual initiative and self-reliance so that citizens can provide for themselves. People who vote Republican statistically are better educated, more technologically adept, have closer, happier and bigger families, are more ambitious, and are more prosperous than those who vote otherwise. Thus they do not want or need the government to tell them how to live. The Republican party fares best among the self-reliant people in suburban, small-town and rural America on whose intelligence and discipline our nation – and the world economy – has been built.

The core of conservative ideology is individualism, which the competent, disciplined person is capable of caring for himself or herself, and for the lives of their families. The family itself represents individualism because it is the smallest, most natural and strongest unit of society above the lone person. Conservative individualism is a positive trait deeming that people will work to be self-reliant and positive in outlook; will depend on nobody else; and will contribute to the community through those traits, not expecting anything from the community.

Working together with the concept of individualism is the free-market capitalist economic system of risks and rewards, which says that those who take the risks are eligible for the rewards And while a static, theoretical analysis – on which all socialist theory is based – would consider that a risk/reward system would produce an equal number of winners and losers, history has shown that risk/reward capitalist systems produce high levels of economic growth while risk-less socialist/communist always systems shrink and die, and ultimately provide opportunity for none.

Conservative Republicans believe in everything that America’s Founding Fathers desired – free-market capitalism, individual initiative and reward, private property rights, a moral and religious populace, majority rule, and a rejection of the welfare state and wealth redistribution. And the American Revolution originally was fought in order to free us from unreasonable taxation.

Socialism, however, is an urban and academic phenomenon that seeks higher taxation, and favors the idea that people rely not on themselves but on government for the necessities of life. This is part of the contrary socialist mindset: To disagree with the principles of rational individualist capitalism. Every tenet of socialism is diametrically opposed to the wishes of the Founders of our nation.

One of the core premises of socialism is utterly false, that all people have roughly equal abilities and that it is thus the duty of the government to distribute wealth equally and to ‘level out’ the ‘playing field’ of life so that everyone gets their equal opportunity. Socialism actually is a system in which risk is eliminated by government. But socialism historically has created suffering by failing to account for human nature, by forcing people into theoretical economic systems concocted and operated by urban and academic intellectuals, systems that deprive productive people of the fruits of their labors, and of the natural incentive of simple economic reward.

Socialism represents the institutionalization of mediocrity and conformity. It stifles individual creativity in favor of collectivism and consensus thinking, and thus socialist societies never have and never will produce great art, architecture, literature, philosophy, technology etc.

There is no objective truth in socialism, no ‘right’ and ‘wrong’. For socialists, opinion is everything, and this is why their ideology is prevalent on college campuses, where opinion is all, and thus all opinions are considered valid. This is one of most crucial ways in which leftist socialism works to refute a central principle of rational conservatism which says that there is right and wrong, and that universal truths exist.

Socialism forever is proclaiming itself to be mankind’s savior and a friend of ‘the little guy’ but in fact it is capitalism that repeatedly has turned out that way because capitalism is the only system that creates wealth. Even the anti-capitalist United Nations in its 2002 Human Development Report stated that world poverty fell 20% between 1990 and 1999, an era when aggressive globalization (free-trade capitalism) was spreading at a pace unequaled in the entire 20th century. Poverty fell most markedly in India and China where, respectively, radical socialist and outright communist governments had controlled and smothered the economies for decades.

Socialism creates no wealth; it consumes, dissipates and destroys wealth. It is anti-business. It is a system of government control that only redistributes existing wealth. In fact, every time wealth is created, there is a leftist to complain – environmentalists complain about the pollution; college professors complain about the profit you’ve made; union activists complain about the wages paid. In other words, the focus is on the negative.

Since it creates no wealth, the heart of socialism is the appropriation of wealth through taxation, patronage and cronyism. Since their system creates no wealth, socialists are infinitely more obsessed with wealth than capitalists. And since socialism creates no wealth while its mission is to redistribute wealth, socialism is by nature paradoxical. This is why socialism always produces the opposite result of its stated ideals.

It is crucial to remember always that socialists are interested in helping “the poor” or “the environment” only to the extent that the systems they set up first transfer wealth and power to the socialist élite itself and to its unproductive allies (i.e., government bureaucrats, trial lawyers, environmental organizations and activists etc.) who work to keep the élite in power. This all happens while consuming wealth, not producing it.

Since it creates no wealth, the life force in socialism comes from controlling the lives of other people. Therefore political power is everything to the socialist. That is why they devote their lives to building political machines and winning elections by any means possible, because that is the only way that the socialist can feel that he is contributing to society, by influencing that society through legislation, patronage and bureaucracy.

And this is why the economically declining states in the Northern Tier of the United States from Michigan to Maine increasingly are Democrat. As productive people (conservatives, Republicans) leave for greener pastures in the South and West, Democrats stay behind to keep the bureaucratic government jobs that they are made for, to lord over a weaker and poorer population, without challenge.

And since they create nothing, socialists must take control of as many institutions as possible, once the hard work of building those institutions (corporations, the media, the universities, the arts, the nonpartisan judiciary, churches, foundations) has been completed. One example: Atheist, pro-abortion feminist Patricia Ireland was hired in 2003 as CEO of the Young Women’s Christian Association, an organization started during the Civil War and built on years of good deeds by caring Christian women. Ireland formerly was president of the National Organization for Women. (She was fired on October 20, 2003 after her leadership was deemed inappropriate in light of YWCA history.)

This is how socialists work – one person at a time, they insinuate themselves into healthy, conservative institutions that represent discipline and order. Once like-minded people within those institutions reach a numerical tipping point, socialists begin to dictate those institutions’ policies. Even traditional purely democratic institutions like Vermont’s old-fashioned annual town meetings began to be taken over as far back as the late 1960s by leftists who had moved into the state, primarily from New York City. They turned meetings that once focused in true democratic fashion on local issues like road repairs and town budgets into one-sided harangues over nuclear power, US foreign policy, military spending and all the other favored issues.

Individualism is a bad word to liberals. Yet they preach another type of individualism which is the polar opposite of that espoused by conservatives. It is a feminine self-centeredness or an insecure narcissism, where the person considers himself or herself to be the most important entity in the world exclusive of others and of the community at large, and focuses only on how the world can cater to his or her needs, pleasures, emotions, weaknesses and phobias. This creates an uncertain and dependent society that can be catered to by a centralized élite that manifests these same attributes.

Basic Forms Of Government:

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The Proper Role Of Government


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The Forgotten Man – Jon McNaughton (video)

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Idahoans and our out-of-state friends the Grass Roots Campaign Of Raul Labrador is working hard to defeat Idaho’s Liberal, posing as a conservative.

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Federal Land Grab Will Bypass Congress (Video)

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By: Bill Hurst, Government Agencies Are Creating Sub-Oligarchies or Self-directing Bureaucracies!

Walt Minnick’s gimmick, posing as a conservative, will not pass the smell test with conservative Idaho any longer. He has supported the liberal agenda of Pelosi and Reid. If we fire Minnick we will have a better change in firing Pelosi….

I have mentioned before that congress is being bypassed more frequently, resulting in diminished authority at every turn of the bureaucratic corner. This fact, is pointed out in some detail in this article  The 9th Circuit’s Ruling About The AZ Immigration Law (Video).  It’s obvious that our Democrat controlled congress is letting this happen.  Soon the presidency and the judicial branches of the government will gain full governing control, dictating laws and policies based on their  liberal ideologies and agenda.  A group of citizens or “constituents” are represented by a congressman and a senator he/she is usually aware of  the will and needs of that population thus he/she should represent that will and those needs of the citizens in our nation’s capital. Our government continually bypassing congress, will leave them further out of touch with the citizens of the country.

Thanks to Terresa Monroe-Hamilton and her blog and the Gateway Pundit ; this video came to light as I finished this article. It validates what I have stated here in this and other articles on my blog:

The Federal Government now owns the largest insurance company in the world (IGA) and the largest auto manufacturer in the world (GM). Why not go after the land and take it out of private ownership and socialize our farms, ranches, private forest lands and homes. This sounds like the ever encroachment of our liberal government to move us closer to total socialism.

Federal Government Planning Another Land Grab?

Look at this video see what you think……

Related Story:

Michelle Malkin -How Obama Is Locking Up Our Land-

This is not unlike the situation at Lake Lowell here in Canyon County, Idaho; where the Bureau of Reclamation (which is a kin to the BLM) wants to eliminate boating and other recreational activities on the lake. Lake Lowell is a man-made lake constructed over 100 years ago and its sole purpose is to provide an irrigation reservoir for area farmers.  Oh yes, they want public comments, however the agency has stated over and over again that the lake  and surrounding area are mandated as wildlife refuge first and foremost because that’s what’s the “plan” calls for. Congress did not mandate that policy, the Bureau of Reclamation created and approved the plan unilaterally. Thus deciding what is best for wildlife and the local subjects are too stupid  to do it on their own. (see related article here) EPA is another out of control government agency gone on a bureaucratic stroll which has led these agencies away from any control of congress an elected governing body. Leaving these agencies and others, without transparency or oversight  making unilateral decisions based on their own liberal views and not the “Rule of Law” or the will of the people.

Help us take back control of our government. We need a strong conservative congress to do this. Congress represents the people, so we need our Representatives to serve us and not the bureaucracy.

Labrador is no impostor he is the “Real Deal” CONSERVATIVE!

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The 9th Circuit’s Ruling About The AZ Immigration Law (Video)

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By Bill Hurst, “The Troublesome Conservative”, Rush’s comments will validate what I have to say…

This liberal-socialist administration is on the move. In an article Protected..Non-Citizen Status ,  I mentioned that the current administration used the liberal seated justices to stop States Rights, in dealing with Arizona’s new immigration law. It goes a bit further than just using the liberal judicial branch of the government to wield the ugly “Angle of Death” upon conservatives and the citizens of a sovereign state. The point being that laws were justly legislated and supported by the citizenry of that state then the angel of death swooped in.  Duly authorized and legal legislation is being challenged by the federal government, not congress, but the executive branch of the government using its influence with the courts.

Where is this leading to? It will lead to a unilateral centralized power for the President giving him unbridled enforcement power.  The President can freely use the U.S. Attorney General and the Judicial Branch to launch “investigations”, injunctions, and rulings.  These actions will tie up states, business, and private individuals in federal court for years. These maneuvers will drain resources of the conservative coalition to the point of ineffectiveness.   This administration will effectively gain a centralized ruling branch dictating their social agenda on U.S citizens by making states succumb to total Statism by the Presidency. States will become mere distributive arms of social programs dictated by the Presidency.

You are thinking, what about the congress? Congress will eventually be neutered. Power is being slowly stripped from the legislative branch. Those duly elected by the people to represent the body of voting continuance, Congressmen representing the desires of the constituency and their collective interest to the republic. Point in fact the Democrats, with the urging of the President, tried to use “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” to wrangle a multi-billion dollar socialized health care bill through without the vote of the full House of Representatives.

The liberal-socialistic federal courts will effectively make conservative legislation “law non grata.” The federal courts will halt tax cuts, spending cuts on social programs etc. making these decisions based on liberal philosophical jargon and not on constitutional law.  The liberal president with his socialistic plans, has the Veto stamp which will play havoc on a conservative congress that can not muster a 2/3 majority.  These processes will undoubtedly make  a conservative congress ineffective….give a listen!

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Rush Limbaugh On the 9th Circus ruling about the AZ immigration law….

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Here are some comments from Lou Dobbs….

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Protected Illegal Alien Status…How? Through Last-Ditch Efforts of a Liberal Congress (Video)

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By Bill Hurst,

This liberal-socialist administration is on the move. In my last article Protected..Non-Citizen Status I mentioned that the current administration used the liberal seated justices to stop States Rights, in dealing with Arizona’s new immigration law. It goes a bit further than just using the liberal judicial branch of the government to wield the ugly “Angle of Death” upon conservatives and the citizens of a sovereign state. The point being that laws were justly legislated and supported by the citizenry of that state then the angel of death swooped in.  Duly authorized and legal legislation is being challenged by the federal government, not congress, but the executive branch of the government using its influence with the courts.

Where is this leading to? It will lead to a unilateral centralized power for the President giving him unbridled enforcement power.  The President can freely use the U.S. Attorney General and the Judicial Branch to launch “investigations”, injunctions, and rulings.  These actions will tie up states, business, and private individuals in federal court for years. These maneuvers will drain resources of the conservative coalition to the point of ineffectiveness.   This administration will effectively gain a centralized ruling branch dictating their social agenda on U.S citizens by making states succumb to total Statism by the Presidency. States will become mere distributive arms of social programs dictated by the Presidency.

You are thinking, what about the congress? Congress will eventually be neutered. Power is being slowly stripped from the legislative branch. Those duly elected by the people to represent the body of voting continuance, Congressmen representing the desires of the constituency and their collective interest to the republic. Point in fact the Democrats, with the urging of the President, tried to use “self-executing rule” or a “deem and pass” to wrangle a multi-billion dollar socialized health care bill through without the vote of the full House of Representatives.

The liberal-socialistic federal courts will effectively make conservative legislation “law non grata.” The federal courts will halt tax cuts, spending cuts on social programs etc. making these decisions based on liberal philosophical jargon and not on constitutional law.  The liberal president with his socialistic plans, has the Veto stamp which will play havoc on a conservative congress that can not muster a 2/3 majority.  These processes will undoubtedly make  a conservative congress ineffective.

Read what the Republicans have to say about passing massive liberal tax and spend bills:

Democrats Keep Door Open to Dangerous Lame Duck Session

Washington, Jul 29 – Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-GA) issued the following statement after offering a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on Congress not to hold a lame duck session after Election Day for the purpose of passing hugely unpopular legislation like a national energy tax, enormous deficit spending bills, and the kickback to Big Labor known as “Card Check.”

“Americans are sick and tired of their elected leaders making backroom deals to ram through unpopular, 2000-page bills that no one has read,” said Chairman Price.  “They are sick of out-of-touch politicians, and they are tired of being ignored.  A number of Democrats, including members of their leadership, have recently expressed a desire to ignore the public will and use a lame duck session to pass liberal legislation Americans do not want.  Today I gave my Democrat colleagues an opportunity to show they are finally ready to listen to the American people.

“Our system of government rests upon the consent of the governed, but it is quite clear that Democrats no longer have Americans’ consent.  The public’s trust in this Congress has been repeatedly broken.  Voting for a national energy tax and other items on the liberal wish list in a lame duck session would shatter it beyond repair.  Republicans are fully prepared to do what is necessary to restore Americans’ trust in their elected representatives.  We know it will be a long road, but it is one well worth traveling.”

Listen to my friend Lou Dobbs, as he talks about how a “Lame Duck” session likely to be used to grant amnesty through the proverbial back door of this liberal congress: (yes he is in there click the start button)

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Obama Planning To Give Amnesty To Illegals?

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Protected…Non-Citizen Status? How does that work? (Video)

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Or:

Protected…Illegal Alien  Status? What is legal about illegal?

Rush makes some good points about the liberals pushing their agenda. When this liberal administration doesn’t  like something  they lean on the US Attorney General to file injunctions so a  liberal appointed judge can become the “Angel of Death” to states rights. Rush’s video points out a great example of the federal government’s wrongful act of intervention of States Rights.

Protected…Illegal Alien Status?


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Weeding Out “Minnick Myths”:Let’s Take A Look At His History (video)

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By Bill Hurst, more hard-hitting facts about Idaho’s Liberal Democrat, posing as a conservative…..destroying the “Minnick Myths”

Special thanks to Terresa Monroe-Hamilton for her contributions to “Weeding Out “Minnick Myths” and the use of  her blog article Walt Minnick Idaho’s Stealth Progressive [Liberal] Terresa is a contributor to KeyWiki.

Tea Party members’ dissatisfaction crosses party lines, because it is mainly a populist uprising against the ineptitude of our government. The liberal-socialist trends starting as far back as, maybe further, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson era. Then marching through Franklin D. Roosevelt’s presidency and fueled again with Lyndon B. Johnson and his “Great Society.” The “Social Programs” enacted over the last 115 years have slowly burdened the middle and upper classes in the United States to a breaking point.  The silent majority–grassroots, taxpaying, hardworking Americans have the onerous task of shouldering the load of the voracious needs of the Federal Government.

Government continues status-quo with infinite process of social-welfare programs that are an endless dole to people and foreign  countries on a grand scale,  that  puts the United States in debt by over 13 Trillion Dollars!

These social programs have no expectation of improving ones quality of life or motivating people or nations to a self-sufficient and productive livelihood. You also have an “out of control” flood of illegal immigrants adding to the drag on the social-welfare system, jobs lost to the base laborer and law enforcement issues. The administration of these programs have taken on a life of its own, it is called “Massive Federal Bureaucracy” costing the taxpayers millions if not billions of dollar per year to support.

Then to top it off we have another enormous program called “Socialized Medicine” introduced by the new liberal-socialist guard.  Now upon us come the Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Dobbs, H. Clinton and other liberals’ greatest era. This being ushered in by Bill Clinton, Al-Gore, and the late Ted Kennedy, as the linking force between the two liberal-socialist administrations.  The frustration of an “out of control” government has led to the groundswell movements and actions by blue-collar workers and lower level white-collar workers with conservative values.

Larry Pegg, a grass-roots activist, states

“What you read or what you saw on T.V. would make you angry enough maybe to ‘call foul’ to a few friends but, not angry enough to, stop and write a letter to your Congressman, study issues, The Constitution, or really get very involved in politics…some people even stopped voting altogether because they felt it didn’t  make any difference who was in ‘power’” Pegg continues “Then these people found themselves with a crumbling economy and high unemployment. All of a sudden  finding themselves regretting their passive past.  Seeing now they should have been more involved, educated about governmental affairs and politics. People like myself are forming study groups and getting involved in the process. Not all Republicans can call themselves “conservative” and have a  big role in the downward spiral.”

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton lamented,

“It was with a sinking heart and something akin to grief that I heard the Tea Party Express endorse Walt Minnick here in Idaho. It should be noted that the Tea Party Express is not the actual Tea Party of Idaho – they are located in Boise and do not support Minnick.” Later she calls for Tea Party Express to consider:

“It was my understanding that the Tea Party movement is about more than fiscal issues. It goes to the heart of the corruption and malaise infecting our government – we have to remove the Progressive element from American government or our government will turn into a tyrannical thug that will enslave the American people and turn us into a form of government that will strangle our freedoms and ring the death knell of the Constitution and our founding principles.

I respectively ask the Tea Party Express to reconsider their endorsement of Walt Minnick.”

Monroe-Hamilton continues…..

“I am thoroughly puzzled at the Tea Party Express endorsement of Minnick. While Minnick would appear to be the most conservative of the Democrats I have seen, he is still a [Liberal] Progressive. Minnick has had numerous stances that I consider to be [Liberal] Progressive in nature and is supported by [Liberal] Progressive groups in Idaho.

He is strongly supported by the Unions in Idaho. This would include the Teamsters, the Teachers’ Union (NEA), the Carpenters & Joiners Union and a list of others as well.

Protector of Idaho Wolves: Wolf (Liberal Minnick) in sheep=disguise (posing as conservative)

Minnick was a donor to Earthjustice, a legal group that uses litigation to force far left environmental policies through the courts, while destroying good paying jobs. Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm, (formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund). In Earthjustice’s 2003 annual report, Minnick was listed as being a member of their “Advocates Circle,” their mid-level donor membership level.

He is a strong environmentalist and he is pro-choice with a strong record supporting NARAL and Planned Parenthood. Minnick served on the Governing Board of The Wilderness Society for 16 years as well.

Wolves Not Right For Idaho

Minnick has strong ties to Congressman Steny Hoyer. Hoyer has contributed substantially to Minnick’s campaigns through AMERIPAC: The Fund for a Greater America.

He seems to be getting contributions from the left and the right, but there are some heavy players on the left that give to Walt Minnick including the law firm of Arnold & Porter, LLP which is a left-wing law firm from DC. If you follow the ties that bind, this firm is connected to individuals such as Charles Halpern, Sarah Bloom Raskin, Thurman Arnold and Jeremy Karpatkin. He also receives funds from ActBlue.”

As pointed out in previous articles by this author, Minnick voted for both Nancy Pelosi as speaker in 2008, stating that he will continue to support her as, speaker and Charles Rangel per the party line for the Democrats. Idahoans should know Liberal Minnick, posing as a conservative, voted against the resolution to remove Rangel as chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for ethics violations and against the Republican Study Committee’s (RSC’s) blueprint to restrain spending and to cut the budget.

Minnick has voted with the Democrats 72% of the time. After taking office, Minnick joined the Blue Dog Coalition of House Democrats As stated in the article “Debunkin….Walt Minnick is a “Blue Dog Democrat”

Second Amendment

Walt Minnick is quoted as owning 7 guns. He is also an avid hunter by all accounts.

Minnick received a D+ from the NRA in 2008 in response to his answers on their 27-question survey. Minnick is backed by the liberal Maryland-based American Hunters and Shooters Association, which is an association that supports the banning of certain firearms and does not support the Second Amendment as implemented by the Constitution. They believe in government regulation and control. They are a liberal group advocating gun control on arms that are not strictly for hunting or recreation and they are extremely pro-conservation and pro-environment.

Minnick, posing as a conservative, has issued conflicting statements on gun control. First he is against it: “I think guns are part of our American culture,” Idaho’s liberal said earlier last month. “There is no one more opposed to gun control than I am.”

Then he is for it – from the NRA: The survey included this question: “The NRA opposes gun bans as a violation of both the Second Amendment and common sense. (However, fully automatic firearms, short-barreled shotguns and certain ‘destructive devices’ are currently very strictly regulated.) Which of the following statements best describes your opinion about banning firearms?”

Minnick, an NRA member, wrote “firearms with no legitimate sporting or recreational use should be banned.” Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman in Virginia and a former Idaho GOP state director, said that answer won Minnick the poor rating.

Minnick’s answers did conform with the NRA’s stance opposing registration, federal licensing and waiting periods. His answers also showed he was backing the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2008 decision to overturn a Washington, D.C. handgun ban. However, Minnick does support the Brady Bill.

Illegal Immigration

In 2008, Minnick compared the border fence being built along the Southern Border to the Berlin Wall. He also called for a path to normalization for illegal immigrants which is basically amnesty.

Although he calls for secure borders, Minnick has attempted to avoid until recently immigration as an issue and did not put it on his platform. He has made some statements in favor of a path to citizenship, but when an organization called the Club for Truth accused Minnick of being soft on illegal immigration, his spokesman, John Foster responded:

“Walt’s position on immigration has been consistent from the beginning, and it’s that we need to secure the borders, send troops to the borders if necessary. Everyone who’s failed a background check needs to be deported immediately, the remainder needs to pay a fine and move to the back of the line for legal immigration.”

This position mirrors President Obama’s current stance that if you are here illegally, you don’t need to be deported as long as you pass a background check and pay a fine. After doing this, you will receive one form of amnesty or another. This is the liberal stance on illegal immigration. Minnick continues to be what you want him to be so he can deceive the citizens of Idaho perpetuating “Minnick Myths”

Serve America Act

Minnick voted in favor of instituting National Service as a new social invention. The H.R. 1388: Serve America Act (Mar 2009). Following is a summary of this liberal piece of legislation:

  • Authorizes funding to promote, operate and expand service-learning programs in elementary and secondary schools through training, curriculum development, program assessment methods and community outreach (Sec. 1201).
  • Allows the Secretary of Education to designate up to 25 Campuses of Service, or institutions of higher education where service-learning is an important component of the curriculum to receive a government award to develop or disseminate service-learning models (Sec. 1203).
  • Establishes Youth Engagement Zones to involve middle and high school students in community service, including Summer of Service programs (Sec. 1204).
  • Expands AmeriCorps openings over 8 years, allowing for up to 250,000 AmeriCorps volunteers by fiscal year 2017 (Sec. 1301).
  • Establishes the Education Corps to improve schools, the Healthy Futures Corps to serve unmet health needs within communities, the Clean Energy Corps to work on energy projects, the Veterans Corps to work with veterans and their families, and the Opportunity Corps to work with the economically disadvantaged (Sec. 1302).
  • Raises the amount of the full-time national service educational award to the maximum amount of a Federal Pell Grant (Sec. 1404).
  • Aims to increase the percentage of disadvantaged youths in the National Civilian Community Corps to over 50% by 2012 (Sec. 1503).
  • Expands the National Civilian Community Corps mission to include projects on energy conservation, environmental stewardship or conservation, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development or disaster preparedness needs (Sec. 1506).
  • Establishes the Serve America Fellowship to assist with areas of national need, as determined by the State Commissions on National and Community Service (Sec. 1805, 1606).
  • Establishes Silver Scholarships and Encore Fellowships and expands the Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Companion Program Grants, and the National Senior Service Corps to encourage community or national service among citizens age 55 and older (Secs. 1805, 2142, 2143, 2144, 2145).
  • Establishes the Social Innovation Fund, National Service Programs Clearinghouse and Volunteer Generation Fund to help local groups train, develop and maintain volunteers (Secs. 1807, 1808).

Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009

Walt Minnick voted for H.R.4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2009. Here is a quick summary of this legislation in the article  “Exposing a “Minnick Myth”

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton concludes:

“After reading this, you have to ask yourself (especially if you live in Idaho), why is the Tea Party Express endorsing a Progressive Democrat? Someone told me that the Conservatives were Progressive as well. I have seen no evidence of that in what little research I have done so far. And even if it were true, it would be better to pull someone from the Conservative rank and file than endorse someone just because he voted the right way on a few fiscal issues.”

Idaho's Liberal Congressman Minnick, Posing As A Conservative

As stated previously Idaho’s Liberal Congressman has changed his mind on several occasions to fit his very conservative Idaho constituents.  When Liberal Minnick is in Idaho he wants to portray a conservative agenda, when he goes back to Washington D.C. When in fact he aligns himself with the liberal establishment. When you look behind Walt Minnick you see all his liberal friends. It is amazing how liberals can say or do anything that may not be acceptable in any circles and they can get away with it! His positions are riddled with contradictions, Liberal Minnick says one thing and does another.   “Well they didn’t mean it like that.” Rush Limbaugh, quoting the liberal press if one of their liberal politician or Hollywood buddies misspeak or They are  just were “Role Playing.”   Idahoans, this is serious business, do not be mislead by the liberal press and fall for the “Minnick Myths.” This will just give us more of the Liberal-Socialist path that our government has taken over 100 years, a path that will end in sadness and despair. Truth must be repeated and again, as error is constantly being preached round about.  Right is right, when you look at the ages of history you find that the conservative agenda and form of government has provided  fertile opportunities for personal growth, prosperous business claimant, and a highly educated population. All social needs are taken care of by a loving and God worshiping people.

Idaho’s proven conservative leader is Raul Labrador, he will fight; to strengthen our economy,  for new jobs, to protect the taxpayer from an over burdensome social programs and the wasteful bureaucratic spending. Labrador knows The Proper Role Of Government.  Help stop the “Liberal-Socialist” take over of America and  Please Donate Today!

Idahoans do your part to Take Back Idaho’s 1st Congressional District from the liberal-socialistic free fall!

Raul Labrador A Conservative Leader

Raul Labrador Idaho's 1st Congressional District Conservative Candidate

Labrador for Idaho

Raul is one of the leading conservatives in the Idaho Legislature. Elected in 2006 to a seat in the Idaho House of Representatives, Raul has been a clear and consistent advocate for Idaho values.

In the Legislature, Raul took the lead in fighting against efforts to raise the gas tax. Recognizing that tax cuts stimulate and help grow Idaho’s economy, Raul proposed comprehensive tax relief for Idaho’s families and businesses. In fact, on nearly every issue important to conservatives, Raul Labrador has been a leader in the Idaho Legislature.

Raul is the only candidate for Congress with a proven record of consistently standing up for our values. He is the rare politician who stands up and fights for what’s right. He knows his chief responsibility as a public servant is to protect the taxpayers, not the special interests. He has kept his promises to his legislative constituents and will keep his promises to you in Congress. More than ever, we need his strong conservative leadership in Congress.

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