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Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Larry Kudlow speaks out on Sequestration. And John Podhoretz writes “He did it to himself”, while the Washington Examiner believes the President is bruised. Human Events makes a point.
A little late in posting this, but as the old saying goes, better late than never.
Charles Gaspirano asked the question “Where is Chuck Schumer when you need him“ MIA and so is Senator Gillibrand and Governor Cuomo when it comes to the banking regulations that are harming New York’s economy.
The DOJ continues to undermine families. I would tell them to read this, Marriage and Politics, but it would only fall on deaf ears and blind eyes. Americans elected an Administration that believes government is your family and is doing all it can to end the American Dream that acknowledges the strength of family, not government.
Pete DuPont is right: The entitlement mentality can’t survive a weak economy.
John R. Lott, Jr., writes “What Motivates Mass Murders“, certainly his words must be considered by elected officials.
Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Why is Governor Cuomo considering lowering the age to 18 to play “Quick Draw’ in bars when you can’t legally drink until you are 21? Perhaps a better question would be: Why the need to expand “Quick Draw” at all, why does the Governor have an insatiable need for money? Turn off the spigot, spending is out of control.
Will hydrofracking ever come to New York? Not if Governor Cuomo’s former brother-in-law has a say, and he obviously had his say.
The NY Post has a good editorial “Ethics for fun and profit.”
When did the politician’s role become helping their friends and ignoring the cost to taxpayers?
Bob McManus has a good column in today’s New York Post. Jimmy Vielkind, writing in today’s Albany Times Union, seems to echo some of what McManus wrote…. very interesting that both have some of the same concerns.
George J. Marlin writes about LI Power: The political hot potato.
Forget Steve Austin’s $6 million man, we have a $6 TRILLION man!
Will the President help Americans or will he continue to stifle the Keystone XL Pipeline?
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
NRA President, David Keene, (described as a gentleman who sticks to his guns) was the keynote speaker and decried the manner in which Governor Cuomo pushed the bill through the legislature and believes Cuomo will find himself unelectable nationally.
Party Executive Director, Shaun Marie, addressed the 2nd Amendment supporters and told them, rest assured the Conservative Party stands with every single person who is here today — that we will do all we can to REPEAL Governor Andrew Cuomo’s NY SAFE ACT. The NY SAFE ACT leaves us all vulnerable to those who have no regard for the law and the way Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded it be passed on the first day of the legislative session indicates he has little regard for the law-abiding citizens who own guns. Repeal — not amend!”
In other news, Sequestration is inevitable and John Brennan has a Benghazi problem. The Dems just do not understand; spending is the problem. President Obama threatens to veto GOP plan. Bob Woodward does not back down and continues to be critical of the President. Woodward not the only one threatened, Lanny Davis and why you should be concerned.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
President Obama (and Senator Reid) wants to raise taxes and doesn’t believe we have a spending problem…. Reason.Com explains why he is wrong.
Phil Gramn, who knows a thing or two on how to manage budgets shows his monetary wisdom in today’s Wall Street Journal article. (subscription required)
American Enterprise Institute has an excellent article on “The Presidency Redefined.”
Here is a novel idea: How about cutting the employees the federal government pays not to work for Uncle Sam?
Investors abandon solar; is any one surprised?
Wednesday’s with Walter E. Williams — a must read on President Obama’s wanting to raise the minimum wage.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
To say that NYC Comptroller John Liu is in above his head would be an understatement.
Bill O’Reilly strongly criticizes Governor Cuomo’s radical abortion plan. He, O’Reilly, has more faith in Americans right now than Rush Limbaugh does.
Sequestration! According to the Administration, Sequestration equals Armageddon and we are doomed if sequestration takes place. Bob Woodward reminds us that this was the Administration’s idea. The NY Post reminds us that it equals 2.4 cents per dollar. Michael Goodwin writes about the Administration’s super hype to scare the population. Speaker Boehner is upset about President Obama using the Military as a prop in the debate. The Heritage Foundation has practical solutions. Seriously, President Obama, do you really have to raise the terror threat? Andrew Malcolm reminds us that the President is now blaming Republicans for his idea. This chart helps explain spending continues just at a slightly — 2.4% — less rate. (The way the Administration is carrying on, one would think that the sequestration was cutting 20% from current spending rather than 2.4% of projected spending.)
President Obama still insists spending is not our biggest problem.
With “logic” like this, no wonder the Administration thinks the way it does. If this think tank is his favorite place to get policy advice, we really are doomed.
President Obama should start listening to Dr. Benjamin Carson instead of the Center for American Progress.
Lest we forget: The Power of Economic Progress.
Bill Hammond thinks hydrofracking may be acceptable. Welcome aboard, Mr. Hammond.
Tuesday’s with Thomas Sowell.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo and his liberal allies claim that casinos will unleash economic growth in New York and benefit all taxpayers. Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, in a column for the New York Post, argues that letting casinos take over is a bad deal for New York.
Do you support giving big casinos free rein throughout New York?
Feb 23rd National Day of Resistance in defense of our 2A Rights! / Feb 28th The NYS Rifle-Pistol Association Lobby Day and Rally Albany / and Sign these NY Petitions!
Sat., Feb 23rd – National Day of Resistance in defense of our 2A Rights!
ALL STATES, ALL COUNTIES, EVERYWHERE…
PRO-2A Rally Set For Sat., Chaut County, Frewsburg, NY!
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- Saturday, February 23, 2013 Noon-4:00 PM
- Frewsburg Blue Building, Station 2, Hazzard ST, Frewsburg, NY(map)
- A gun appreciation rally will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Frewsburg Blue Building, Station 2, Hazzard Street, Frewsburg. Guest speakers will include Andrew Goodell, New York state assemblyman; Jacqueline Chiarot, for U.S. Congressman Tom Reed; New York State Sen. Cathy Young’s representative; and Stephen Aldstadt of S.C.O.P.E. Inc. Tables will feature Rod and Gun clubs, Shooting groups, Veterans groups, Trapping organizations and Political action groups.
NEXT UP, FEB 28th~ Albany~ The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Lobby Day and Rally (SEE BELOW)
Keep The Date Open ~FEBRUARY 28, 2013~ Albany
The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Lobby Day and Rally
More supporters: RSVP and info here, on Facebook.
There a few seats left on the 2A Coalition of WNY’s bus — email Ashleigh at 2ACoalition@gmail.com or call (716)539-9092. Alternately, SCOPE is providing bus transportation from all over the state – just contact SCOPE.
Legal action against Cuomo gun law
NYSRPA, in co-operation with the NRA, are having the Cuomo law reviewed by a highly qualified legal team. We ask that no other 3rd party legal action be taken without prior consultation. We realize that this law impacts a large number of people, but a proper legal review will take some time. Involved in the lawsuit will be two of the nations best 2nd Amendment attorneys. This is a very important proceeding and must be handled properly with the best lawyers. We will not win without support from gun owners. You can help either by joining/renewing your membership or making a online donation.
Please do not call or e-mail the office or directors asking for more information. Any announcements on this issue will be published here on our website. Thank you for your understanding.
- January 29, 2013 UPDATE: A Notice of Claim has been filed.
New Class-Action Lawsuit — WE THE PEOPLE
We the People of New York Inc. invites us to join the lawsuit to strike down the NY SAFE Act, and to Petition the Legislature for violation of Article XIII of our NYS Constitution, which says ALL of us are members of the State Militia.
Be sure and read how Switzerland has the lowest gun-related crime rate in the civilized world with zero terrorism, and how ammunition is actually supplied to the public by the Swiss government! (Just click on the white buttoned tab on the lower right of the main photo) “Our work in defense of the State and Federal Constitutions has always been rooted in the Rights of the People and the obligations of the Government under the last ten words of the First Amendment. Known as the accountability clause, those words guarantee the Right of the People to PEACEFULLY hold the Government accountable to the rest of the Constitution.” – Bob Schulz, WTP
BREAKING: Sorry Andy, No Truce – We won’t be Bribed !!!
- Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him NYSRPA February 21, 2013 Cuomo Proposes Lowering Hunting, Fishing Fees, But Gun Enthusiasts Still Don’t Like Him – Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed streamlining the process of acquiring state hunting and fishing licenses and reducing their cost by 25 percent in a budgetary amendment on Wednesday. He called the current state licensing system “overly complex, burdensome and bizarre” and vow […]
- Cuomo Seeks Truce With Sportsmen By Proposing Lower License Fees Mayor Graham February 21, 2013 It’s virtually unheard of for government to reduce a fee, so one wonders the reason behind Governor Cuomo’s across the board proposed cuts in hunting and fishing license fees. Mr. Cuomo made the proposal as part of amendments to his proposed budget. Since what goes up never goes down, I assume the license fees are an effort to reach out to […]
20 Counties say NO to NY SAFE Act!
Some of the latest news:
Counties Condemning NY SAFE Act February 20, 2013 – More counties will soon vote on resolutions and motions regarding the NY SAFE Act.
Niagara Co. Leg wants SAFE Act repealed February 19, 2013 The Niagara County Legislature took up the issue of the NY SAFE Act Tuesday night, and all 14 county lawmakers voted for a resolution calling on Albany to repeal the new gun law.
- Niagara Legislature poised to urge repeal of state gun law February 18, 2013 LOCKPORT – The Niagara County Legislature may vote Tuesday to urge the State Legislature to repeal the expanded gun-control law that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed Jan. 15.The Republican-controlled Legislature had several anti-gun-control resolutions on its agenda that night, but they were all sent to committee, as the State Legislature’s hurried passage of the […]
- Niagara County Legislature Takes Up Gun Resolutions February 15, 2013 The Niagara County Legislature has three resolutions on this Tuesday’s agenda concerning the NY-SAFE Act. They are in opposition to the renewal of pistol permits every five years, the public access to the names and address of residents with NYS pistol permits and the third one is to oppose the law in its entirety. The complete agenda can be found here ( […]
Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 By ARIEL ZANGLA Daily Freeman staff – Opposes the SAFE act as well as objects to the latest proposal in the Assembly regarding liability insurance calling it “nothing more than a back-door attempt to prohibit legal gun ownership in this state” !
- Rockland legislators seek repeal of state’s new gun law – Lohud Feb 19, 2013 – County Legislature votes 10-5 in gesture
By Michael Novinson Times Herald-Record – 02/20/13 – Two hours of comments as 1,000 attend!
By Ken Sturtz l firstname.lastname@example.org The Post-Standard on February 14, 2013
Montgomery vote on SAFE resolution February 15, 2013 – The Montgomery Co. Board of Supervisors are planning to vote on a resolution opposing the NY SAFE ACT at their monthly meeting, February 26, 2013 at the Board of Supervisor chambers located in the DMV building at the county complex in Fonda. Meeting time is 6:00pm.
Riga joins communities opposed to new gun laws – 02/20/13 – The town of Riga has joined a small but growing chorus of municipalities vocalizing opposition to the state’s new gun control law. Last week, the Riga Town Board voted 4 to 0 to adopt a resolution condemning the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013. “The Riga Town Board does hereby oppose the enactment of any legislation that would infringe upon the right of the people to keep and bear arms and consider such laws to be unnecessary and beyond lawful legislative authority granted to our state representatives,” the resolution reads.
Oneota: Over 200 Attend Citizen Voices Meeting to Speak Out Against the NY SAFE Act – 02/20/13 – Over 200 hundred people attended the Tuesday evening Citizen Voices meeting at the Elks Club in Oneonta. They were there to voice their concerns with the NY SAFE Act gun law. There were numerous speakers including Tom King, president of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Assemblymen Cliff Crouch and state senator James Seward.
The Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association’s letter to the New York pols who passed the so-called SAFE Act was sent January 24. It’s a must-read missive for anyone who cherishes their right to keep and bear arms. Or anyone who believes that the government of the United States should be by the people for the people, according to limits established by the Constitution.
Sheriff Tim Howard of Erie County and the PBA Lay it on the Line
To: The citizens of Erie CountyFrom: The Erie County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association.
“…..Our membership, like many citizens of New York are outraged at Governor Cuomo’s unprecedented attack on our second amendment rights. Since 1977 three Erie County Sheriff’s Deputies have been murdered and three wounded by gunfire in the line of duty. In addition two deputies have been forced to use deadly force to defend themselves from lethal attack by criminals.
There is a widespread misconception that law enforcement officers favor additional restrictions on firearms ownership by law abiding citizens. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rank and file police officers see every day the aftermath of violent criminal attacks on defenseless victims. The uniformed police officers paraded out as window dressing during the signing of these laws are simply lap dogs seeking to further their own political ambitions.
The right of self-defense is an inherent right bestowed upon us by our creator. It is not granted to us by elitist politicians like Andrew Cuomo and Sheldon Silver to be denied when they see fit….” Read it all here
SENATOR PATRICK M. GALLIVAN, Former State Trooper and Former Sheriff of Erie County Voted “NO” On Omnibus Gun Control Package.
Erie County Legislature calls for repeal of SAFE Act February 21, 2013 -By Denise Jewell Gee Erie County legislators have added their voices to a chorus of people across the state calling for the new state gun law to be repealed. The County Legislature voted, 7 to 4, on Thursday to approve a resolution calling on the state to repeal and revise the New York State SAFE Act of 2013 “in a manner that is respectful of the Second Amen […]
- Gun advocates put pressure on lawmakers February 21, 2013 -The same day Governor Cuomo is in western New York, area gun advocates will be putting pressure on Erie County lawmakers to say no to Cuomo’s SAFE Act.
- Erie County Leg Caucus: Repeal the Gun Law – 02/12/13 – Taking aim at the Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent attempt at gun control, a multipartisan group of Erie County Legislators introduced a bill Monday calling on state leaders to repeal the NY SAFE Act. If the measure can gain enough attention, it may help reset the stage for this debate. [more]
- Erie County Minority Caucus supports the repeal and revision of the New York SAFE Act – Monday February 18, 2013 | By:Jessie Owen, Journal editor
Western New Yorkers Part of Big Gun Rally in Albany February 12, 2013 – Hundreds turnout at the State Capitol to protest the SAFE Act.
Gun meeting draws anger in Clarence
CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) – In Clarence, tempers flared as gun-owners met with state officials to talk about the New York SAFE Act. Continue reading and watch the video here at WIVB.
Chautauqua County Legislature Committee Discusses NY SAFE Act – Legislators Look To Pass Motion To Repeal Act – February 21, 2013 The Post-Journal – MAYVILLE – A controversial New York state law is causing some conversation within the County Legislature. The Public Safety Committee discussed the NY SAFE Act during its Wednesday meeting. Legislators Fred Croscut, R-Sherman, and Robert Stewart, R-Ellington, submitted to the legislature a motion calling for the repeal of the act…
- Chautauqua County Legislators pushing for repeal of SAFE Act - 2/15/2013 1:13:19 PM Two members of the Chautauqua County Legislature would like to see legislators back a motion that would urge state lawmakers to repeal tougher gun laws that were recently enacted in New York State. Legislators Fred Croscut and Robert Stewart have sponsored the measure that will be taken up by the County Legislature’s public safety committee next week. Croscut recently attended a meeting of the New York Association of Counties. He says a number of groups are pushing to have the law repealed. [Croscut- A number of groups want it repealed Download Audio File] Croscut says he is not opposed to all of the provisions included in the SAFE Act, but there are too many flaws. The Sherman Republican hopes to get the support of enough county legislators to pass the motion. (Read the Resolution here)
NY SAFE Resolutions - Documenting County and Town resolutions on the NY SAFE act
Feb 20, 2013 ALBANY — More than two dozen counties and local governments have passed resolutions in opposition to New York’s gun-control law. Some call the law unconstitutional, some want a full repeal, and others raise concern about unfunded mandates that the law may produce. While the resolutions are ceremonial, local leaders said they want the message to get across to state officials that people are unhappy with the law.
Local leaders, mainly Republicans, said they were responding to the concerns of residents. On Tuesday night, about 1,000 residents attended an Ulster County Legislature meeting as lawmakers adopted a resolution opposed to the gun law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Jan. 15. The Niagara County Legislature passed a similar resolution Tuesday.
“We hope it has influence,” said Wayne Speenburgh, chairman of the Greene County Legislature, which was expected to vote on its resolution Wednesday night. “Since I’ve been a legislator, and I’m in my 10th year, I’ve probably never seen the constituents on any subject more outraged than over this law.”
Monroe County Legislature chairman Jeff Adair said he’s received calls and emails from residents and groups urging the county to take a stand against the law. He said one would likely be considered at the legislature’s next meeting on March 12.
Last week, the Riga Town Board and Orleans County Legislature both adopted resolutions condemning the SAFE Act.
The third rally to oppose the law is planned for Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Capitol. Organizers said they are bringing busloads of thousands of gun-rights supporters to Albany for the event. Local leaders said the push for resolutions in opposition to the gun law hasn’t come from one particular group. While some counties have consulted with one another about how to craft the resolutions, there isn’t one specific template that they are all using — though many are similar.
The resolutions in Ulster and Wyoming counties run four to five pages and both say, “This legislation effectively turns countless New York State law-abiding gun owners into criminals.” “This gun law was poorly drafted, it was poorly passed. It really does need a lot of fixes,” said Ulster County Legislature chairwoman Terry Bernardo.
A Livingston County resolution was one page and states, “The law’s definition of assault weapons is too broad, and prevents the possession of many weapons that are legitimately used for hunting, target shooting and self defense.” Livingston County Administrator Ian Coyle said county officials were also concerned about the added local cost to enforce the law.
Rockland County passed a resolution Tuesday in opposition to the law, and Tioga County recently passed one.
Dutchess County said it, like Monroe, is considering a resolution. “It’s important to so many people that we need to discuss it,” said Robert Rolison, the Dutchess County Legislature chairman.
“It’s got grass-roots. There’s no overarching group pushing this,” said Evan Hempel, a Town Board member in Clermont, Columbia County, who is keeping track of ALL the resolutions on a website, www.nysaferesolutions.com.
02/05/13 New York State Association of County Clerks Opposes portions of the NYSAFE ACT Click here to read the PDF
01/31/13 A Letter From The Special Forces Community Concerning The Second Amendment Click here to read the article
01/30/13 Cuomo’s Approval Rating Plummets Click here to read the article
01/25/13 NYS Sheriff´s Association Response to NY SAFE Act Click here to read the article
2/19/2013 There’s plenty of confusion about the process for current pistol permit holders who want to have their names and addresses removed from the public record under the state’s new SAFE Act …read more
- Opt out forms for pistol permit holders – The Erie County Clerk has made available forms for pistol permit holders to opt out of allowing their information to be made public.
- Pistol Permit Opt Out Forms Now Available - The New York State Police have now made available the so-called opt – out forms which allow holders of pistol permits in the state to keep their information private.
On the mental health aspects of the bills, also problematic: Advocates voice concern over gun law – WIVB February 13, 2013 – The NY SAFE Act requires mental health professionals to report the names of potentially dangerous patients to authorities. But some are concerned the new law threatens the rights of the mentally ill, who advocates argue could be stereotyped.
Hearing on state gun-control law brings variety of objections – Buffalo News – Objections at hearing cite aspect of breaching code on mental health: “This was very hastily prepared and not robustly considered legislation as it could have been from many dimensions,” said Kenneth P. Houseknecht, executive director of the Erie County Mental Health Association. Mental health advocates expressed concern over the legislation’s less publicized provisions, such as requiring doctors and counselors to report potentially violent clients to the state. That’s a serious breach of doctor-patient confidentiality, they said.
Hooray! 6 gun companies refuse sales to NY govt agencies that restrict lawful gun ownership
Bravo to our neighbors: Pennsylvania Police Chief looks to build a reserve force to resist federal authorities
Impeach Andrew Cuomo
On January 15th, 2013, Governor Andrew Cuomo dealt a major blow to your second amendment rights. His new firearms bill will cost the state millions in new registration databases and enforcement, cost dealers thousands in absurd record keeping and make you a criminal for possessing the same firearms you owned legally on January 14th, 2013. All of these additional costs will burden the consumer and the tax payer. The new law will do nothing to curb gun violence or stop a mass murder. But those who voted for it and the Governor do not care; they don´t want you to own firearms PERIOD. Not only does this measure trample the very Constitution he swore to uphold, but it was rushed through in the middle of the night. The bill was not released to the public before it was voted on and Cuomo waived the mandatory three day cooling off period before forcing a vote. He is a treasonous tyrant who is out of control. Sign the petition to impeach this man and restore our once great State from the top down.
Sat., Feb 23rd – National Day of Resistance in defense of our 2A Rights!
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Declaration To Defy The NY SAFE Act Of 2013: Excellent Letter to the Editor
Feb 4, 2013 – New York –(Ammoland.com)- We the People of New York State, that is, the natural persons lawfully residing within this state, do hereby order and direct, The governor and the senate to immediately repeal the NY SAFE act of 2013. This is not a request or a demand, but an order and directive, as it is unlawful, null and void, being in direct opposition to the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, and in violation of New York Civil Rights – Article 2 – § 4. This is the will of the people, and as you are our duly appointed representatives, you will see to it that our will is carried out. The RIGHT to keep and bear arms is the RIGHT of all the people. This RIGHT is not subject to registration. Registration means surrendering our lawful RIGHT in exchange for permission, which may or may not be granted, or can be taken away, at the behest of the magistrate. This goes beyond infringement or diminishing our RIGHT. It is direct violation of the very principle upon which this RIGHT was declared in our constitution. Our founding fathers came from a European tradition in which only the nobility and chivalry had the right to keep and bear arms, and the peasantry had no such rights, but may be awarded the privilege if his lord saw fit. Our nation was founded upon the principle that We the People are the sovereign kings and queens of this land, and as such all people are as nobles, that there shall be no peasants, and you, duly appointed representatives, are charged with the task of carrying out our will. So the principle of the right to keep and bear arms predates the advent of the firearm, let alone the semi-auto-loading types, and this principle does not change with the emergence of new technology. Continue reading at Ammoland.com
George Washington’s Proclamation for Thanksgiving
Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Did you know that it was Abraham Lincoln who, in the midst of the Civil War, in 1863, established the annual celebration of Thanksgiving? Lincoln had learned how important it is to stop and thank God in the midst of great difficulties.
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that [the gifts of God] should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens… to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.”
THANKSGIVING – 1928 – PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT COOLIDGE
The season again approaches when it has been the custom for generations to set apart a day of thanksgiving for the blessings which the giver of all good and perfect gifts has bestowed upon us during the year. It is most becoming that we should do this, for the goodness and mercy of God which have followed us through the year deserve our grateful recognition and acknowledgment. Through His Divine favor peace and tranquillity have reigned throughout the land; He has protected our country as a whole against pestilence and disaster and has directed us in the ways of National prosperity. Our fields have been abundantly productive; our industries have flourished; our commerce has increased; wages have been lucrative, and comfort and contentment have followed the undisturbed pursuit of honest toil. As we have prospered in material things, so have we also grown and expanded in things spiritual. Through divine inspiration we have enlarged our charities and our missions; we have been imbued with high ideals which have operated for the benefit of the world and the promotion of the brotherhood of man through peace and good will. Wherefore, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, do hereby set apart Thursday, the twenty-ninth day of November next as a day of general thanksgiving and prayer, and I recommend that on that day the people shall cease from their daily work, and in their homes and in their accustomed places of worship, devoutly give thanks to the Almighty for the many and great blessings they have received, and seek His guidance that they may deserve a continuance of His favor. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this 23d day of October, in the year of our Lord One thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty-eight, and of the Independence of the United States, the One Hundred and Fifty-third. ~ CALVIN COOLIDGE
THANKSGIVING DAY – PROCLAMATION BY PRESIDENT REAGAN
Two hundred years ago, the Congress of the United States issued a Thanksgiving Proclamation stating that it was “the indispensable duty of all nations” to offer both praise and supplication to God. Above all other nations of the world, America has been especially blessed and should give special thanks. We have bountiful harvests, abundant freedoms, and a strong, compassionate people. I have always believed that this anointed land was set apart in an uncommon way, that a divine plan placed this great continent here between the oceans to be found by people from every corner of the Earth who had a special love of faith and freedom. Our pioneers asked that He would work His will in our daily lives so America would be a land of morality, fairness, and freedom. Today we have more to be thankful for than our pilgrim mothers and fathers who huddled on the edge of the New World that first Thanksgiving Day could ever dream. We should be grateful not only for our blessings, but for the courage and strength of our ancestors which enable us to enjoy the lives we do today. Let us reaffirm through prayers and actions our thankfulness for America’s bounty and heritage. NOW, THEREFORE, I, RONALD REAGAN, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 25, 1982, as a National Day of Thanksgiving and I call upon all of our citizens to set aside that day for appropriate expressions of thanksgiving. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 27th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and eighty-two, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and seventh. ~ RONALD REAGAN
A message from the Upstate Conservative Coalition [email@example.com]
This comes from our Legislation expert John Bergener, we knew this was coming now we need to try to stop it.
Please pass this on to anyone you know in NYS:
The NY Legislators are planning to come back After Thanksgiving to raise their own pay and maybe pass other things as well. NYS now has the second highest paid Legislators in the USA, they want to be #1 in pay again; even though the NYS is broke.
They are waiting until after their re-election in the hope the voters will forget in two years when they run again. Email your Assemblyman at http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/ and your NYS Senator at http://www.nysenate.gov/senators & Gov. Cuomo at http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php now! Let them NOT to raise their pay or you will remember in 2014.
Note 4 years ago angry voter e-mails killed a planned pay raise!
Patriot Post November 11, 2012
Today is Veterans Day. Make sure and thank a Vet.
Also, don’t miss Mark Alexander’s 2011 essay, The Most Noble of American Patriots.
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:12-14)
“Mighty men of valor, men trained for war, who could handle shield and spear, and whose faces were like the faces of lions.” (1 Chronicles 12:8)
“Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.” –Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Millions of Patriots — American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen — have, for generations honored their oath to “support and defend” our the Liberty enshrined in our Constitution. Today, we formally honor them. We remain the proud and the free because they have stood bravely in harm’s way, and millions remain on post today. For this, we, the American People, offer our heartfelt thanks.
“War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.” –John Stuart Mill
“[I]n our hearts you will always be young, full of the love that is youth — love of life, love of joy, love of country. You fought for your country and for its safety and for the freedom of others with strength and courage. We love you for it. We honor you. And we have faith that, as He does all His sacred children, the Lord will bless you and keep you, the Lord will make His face to shine upon you and give you peace, now and forevermore.” –Ronald Reagan, handwritten note left at the Vietnam Veterans memorial, Veterans Day, November 11, 1988
What, politically speaking, would do NY the most good? Getting rid of the worst, #1eg. Speaker Silver
SILVER USES LEVERS OF POWER TO SILENCE BARRETT, DEMOCRATS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Becky Miller RMiller@NYGOP.org 518-462-2601
Albany, NY…October 31, 2012 — Today the New York GOP released the following statement regarding Speaker Silver’s use of DACC money to silence Assembly Democrats:
Faced with well-substantiated charges that a powerful member of his caucus, Vito Lopez, had sexually harassed two staffers, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver took an active role in covering up the assaults, including authorizing secret payments of more than $100,000 of taxpayer money, disguised as “legal fees,” to the victims.
Many prominent Republicans have called on Silver to resign his speakership – but the silence from Assembly Democrats has been deafening.
New Yorkers are wondering why Assembly Democrats would refuse to speak out in favor of the right of women to a safe workplace.
The answer is simple: Assembly Democrats are less interested in protecting women than in protecting their own committee assignments, leadership positions, staffing dollars and other perks of office, as well as campaign money from the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee (DACC), all of which is tightly controlled by Speaker Silver.
Assembly Democrats remember the 2000 smack down of former Majority Leader Mike Bragman when he attempted to challenge Silver’s leadership. That incident demonstrated what enormous power the speaker yields over his members. Twelve years later, Democrats are still afraid to stand up to Silver, even in the face of such a heinous cover up.
Take Didi Barrett for example. The freshman Assemblywoman won a special election earlier this year and has since been the beneficiary of over a quarter of a million dollars of DACC cash. Put in perspective, that’s over five times the total amount that she spent on her special election campaign earlier this year.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men and women to do nothing. When members of the Assembly like Didi Barrett refuse to stand up to Silver for fear of political blowback, the culture of corruption flourishes, and women in Albany pay the price.