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Tracker is a Vietnam War veteran with a lot of anger to share. We asked him his rank once and he told us to stuff ourselves. He's on your team, and that's probably all you need to know, scruff.

Catholic church rejects surrender terms from Obama

Here’s the tale of Father Larry Swink, a Catholic priest in D.C. who’s one of many now massing the Catholic pews into action against Obama:

My Catholic priest, Father Larry Swink, delivered a homily on Sunday that I told him would make headlines. In the toughest sermon I have ever heard from a pulpit, he attacked the Obama Administration as evil, even demonic, and warned of religious persecution ahead. What was also newsworthy about the sermon was that he cited The Washington Post in agreement—not on the subject of the Obama Administration being evil, but on the matter of its abridgment of the constitutional right to freedom of religion.

What is happening is extraordinary and unprecedented. The Catholic Church is in open revolt against the Obama Administration, with Fr. Swink noting from the pulpit that priests across the archdiocese were joining the call on Sunday to rally Catholics to resistance against the U.S. Government. He said we are entering a time of religious persecution and that Catholics and others will have to make a final decision about which side they are on.

The issue is what the Catholic Bishops have called a “literally unconscionable” edict by the Obama Administration demanding that sterilization, abortifacients and contraception be included in virtually all health plans.

At a time when the media are full of reports about who is ahead and behind in the polls, and who will win the next Republican presidential primary, this incredible uprising in the Catholic Church is something that could not only overshadow the political campaign season, but also may have a major impact on the ultimate outcome—if Republicans know how to handle it. This matter goes beyond partisan politics to the growing perception of an unconstitutional Obama Administration assault on religious freedom. To hear the Catholic Bishops and Priests describe it, our constitutional republic and our freedoms hang in the balance.

The administration claims there is a religious exemption in the mandate, but the bishops say it is so narrow that it fails to cover the vast majority of faith-based organizations, including Catholic hospitals, universities and service organizations that help millions every year. “Ironically,” they say, “not even Jesus & his disciples would have qualified.”

The bishops go on, “Now that the Administration has refused to recognize the Constitutional conscience rights of organizations and individuals who oppose the mandate, the bishops are now urging Catholics and others of good will to fight this unprecedented attack on conscience rights and religious liberty.”

Interestingly, The Washington Post, as Father Swink indicated, agrees with the bishops. The paper said, “In this circumstance, requiring a religiously affiliated employer to spend its own money in a way that violates its religious principles does not make an adequate accommodation for those deeply held views. Having recognized the principle of a religious exemption, the administration should have expanded it.”
So why would the administration pick a major fight with the Catholic Church?

The separation of Church and state clause is often referenced by the judicial branch as a wall between government and religion as Thomas Jefferson wrote in his 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists. The argument for the First Amendment freedom of religion clause was to keep government out of churches and to prevent government from establishing a national religion or church. It was not to keep religion out of government. Government has crossed the line, it is a direct attack on every religious institution not just the Catholic Church. If you do not believe this you know nothing about the history of the Constitution and our founders.

What our dictatorial executive branch is doing to the Catholic Church forcing a mandate on them to comply with their demands is no different than deciding observant Jews will be denied Kosher food. Think about that folks. It does not matter what your religious beliefs or lack thereof, if the tyrannical government can decide against the teachings of one religious group then they can decide how all of us are to believe, behave and worship or not worship. I am not Catholic, I am protestant but I stand with the Catholics, Mormons, Jews and any religious group who oppose tyranny and the socialist/marxist president.

Be prepared, very prepared. This corrosive dictatorial consolidation of power and absolute disregard of Constitutional government and the Rule of Law is just the beginning. It will get much worse unless we have a radical transformation soon and it must be this year or we lose as a nation because we will choose sides and the unspeakable may begin.

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Obama vows restraint in use of new terror powers

I am relieved Dear Leader in the White House has assured us we have nothing to worry about when it comes to the military indefinitely detaining “home grown terrorists” (citizens) within our borders. It is a relief to now know the Dictator and Military Commander in Chief is going to protect the Constitution from people like him abusing his power, even possibly making the Constitution just another document with no meaning. He is now the champion of the Bill of Rights and individual liberty. I was beginning to have deep reservations about his true intentions as President, even thought he may want to fundamentally transform our nation from a Constitutional Republic to a communist totalitarian system.

It now appears 2012 will be a good year. Folks, no need to worry any longer. If you have been preparing for calamity you can now breathe easier, even begin to use up your stockpile of food and fuel. Don’t worry about buying those additional firearms and ammo, you won’t need it. We now have the President supporting and defending the Constitution.

All we need now is jobs and a thriving economy. That will happen in time as green marxism catches fire and we get rid of evil fossil fuels. Dear Leader and his underlings are working hard to pick winners and losers in the economy. We also no longer have to be concerned about the education of our children or grandchildren. We can just turn them over to the government and the union educators will take care of that for us especially with more money scheduled to be spent on education by Colorado even with the State Constitutional constraints on how money is to be raised. It appears they may be able to increase taxes without ballot initiatives. That too, is OK. It wastes our time and the lawmakers, legislatures, regulators and enforcers have more perfect information than we have so they know best. That pesky TABOR amendment is now dead with the recent decision of a hand picked Colorado Judicial Circuit Court judge has decided the Governor and State Legislature has done it all wrong in balancing the budget for the past few years at the whim of a few leftist activists who believe they know what is best. see more…

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Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checks…

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ATF promotes ‘Fast and Furious’ supervisors…
new management positions at the agency’s headquarters in Washington

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Another reason to get the hell out of Afghanistan (and Iraq, Yemen, Lybia, etc.): The Wasted Valor of the Navy SEALs…

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Municipal authoritarianism in Quartzsite, Arizona

This is wild and crazy. I am studying ‘municipal authoritarianism’ that is sweeping the nation. Here is a good example:

Residents of the Arizona town that has become a YouTube sensation after police forcibly removed a woman speaking at a recent public meeting are now experiencing firearms confiscation by the government.

The stunning action is taking place in Quartzsite, Ariz., where Town Councilman Joe Winslow has prompted the seizure of guns from local gem dealer and online entrepreneur Michael Roth because Roth allegedly glared at the councilman, blocked his entrance to Town Hall and called him a “turd.”

Karen Slaughter, the elected justice of the peace for the region, issued a harassment injunction against Roth on behalf of Winslow, the lawmaker who called for the silencing of pet groomer and publisher Jennifer Jones in the infamous video.

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Winslow said he has been flooded with several hundred emails from Americans not happy about his demand for the removal of Jones from speaking, as he called her “disruptive.”

“They’re contacting people all over the country with similar political beliefs and that’s why we had to declare a state of emergency, and Mr. Roth is involved in that,” Winslow said.

We are totalitarian from the top down, from the bottom up, and from the inside out.

[photo: Parker Pioneer]

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This will be fun to watch: Ron Paul’s questions for Ben Bernanke…
The Tea Party and its impending dilemma

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New $1b DoD building in Virginia comes with free costly traffic fail…

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Coloradans: Vote yes on Amendments 60 (reforms property taxes) and 61 (limits public debt) and Proposition 101 (trims income, phone and vehicle taxes)…

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Voters beware of NRA endorsements!

The NRA now claims to be a one issue, Second Amendment, group endorsong incumbent politicians regardless their positions on other issues if they have voted favorably on Second Amendment issues while in office. It is not that simple. Just because a politician votes in favor of Second Amendment issues does not mean they vote in favor of individual liberty and are not willing to compromise the Constitution. The entire voting record of the candidate must be taken as a whole package. I split with the NRA on this. If every single incumbent voted for Second Amendment rights yet voted on all other legislation taking us from individual liberty into tyranny does that mean they will allow us to keep our firearms? Absolutely not because then we become a threat to their domestic tranquility when they have destroyed ours. No totalitarian system in modern times has ever allowed their citizens to keep their firearms. Why would our ruling class be any different as we move into socialism and eventually into full blown marxism which requires absolute control by the ruling class?

The NRA has endorsed incumbent John Salazar (D-socialist), my Congressman, who has consistently voted 97% of the time siding with socialism, larger government, erosion of individual liberty and is known as Pelosi’s puppy. The NRA also endorsed Betsy Markey, another Congress member from Colorado who has been in Washington for only 2 years yet has been an unwavering socialist. I will not vote for Salazar for any reason. The endorsment of Salazar and Markey by the NRA has done great damage to the NRA. Salazar’s Congressional District is rural mountain Colorado except for the socialist sanctuary city of Pueblo, CO. Markey’s Congressional District is also mostly rural eastern plains Colorado. The NRA endorsment will make absolutely no difference in the outcome as both are in great jeapordy on being defeated except further degrade the reputation of the NRA with gun owners.

I believe the NRA has been infiltrated by the enemy and will have to be purged. We can vote with our dollars, that is what I am doing, no more money to the NRA.

I recommend you ignore all NRA candidate endorsments everywhere and look at the candidates voting records and their unwavering support for individual liberty, limited government, free market economics and a strong national defense. The NRA no longer counts in politics as they have proved for the past several months.

NRA has lamely attempted to explain how they can endorse candidates who have nothing in common with any of us. that is proof enough to me to believe the NRA is now controlled by leftists. It is the Alinsky way.

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CO Dems are apparently some machiavellian motherfuckers…

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DHS using assets to detect marijuana growing operations. Not good.

Note: this article contains dead links, the url is still in the hover/alt text. Keep the web working, curate content well!

Regardless how one believes about marijuana and all the debates swirling about it, using Department of Homeland Security assets and personnel in Colorado Springs for a local marijuana growing investigation is just over the top. Some will say that is OK because it is drugs:

A $7 million surveillance plane equipped to detect air, land and sea threats was flown from the Canadian border to Colorado Springs in April to assist in an investigation of marijuana-growing operations that apparently resulted in charges against six people.

The Department of Homeland Security plane, a Swiss-built Pilatus PC-12 Spectre, was requested on April 9 as the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence task force prepared to launch a series of searches of buildings where investigators suspected marijuana was being grown illegally.

No one was arrested during the searches, which the medical marijuana industry characterized as raids on legal businesses.

I say it is not OK for DHS to be involved in local drug investigations or any other criminal investigation that has nothing to do with national security. There were those who warned us it was inevitable DHS would assume more and more power leading to intrusive activity in internal affairs. We better prepare for round ups and internment in camps. You say, impossible! I say possible.

The tyrants from the bottom up have trashed the Constitution. This is an example of expanding power without clear cut authority to do it. The candidates grassroots activists are supporting better take note there are many of us who are working for their election and they are warned they better be strict Constitutionalists and champions of individual liberty or there will be political consequences and that means not using resources that are specific to national defense to spy on citizens for any reason. The plane is a spy plane so it is spying on citizens.

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Public officials rewarding themselves the largess of the public treasury (California and everywhere else)…

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OBAMA’S IRON CYBER-FIST
“Reuters reported Tuesday, Sept. 21, that the presidential declaration, in case of an imminent threat to critical things like the electrical grid or water supply, could REQUIRE COMPANIES TO SHUT DOWN temporarily or take certain steps, like enhancing their cyber-defenses. The declaration would last for 30 days, though the president could renew it, it couldn’t go longer than 90 days without congressional action.”

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A word on grassroots movements

I agree with Ron Paul’s comments on the Tea Party Movement and so do a lot of people I know in the grassroots movements. We will not be hijacked by individuals, groups or political parties. We must do the opposite, take the power away from the ruling class and give it back to the citizens. If we allow our movements to be hijacked we become no better than the enemies of the Constitution and individual liberty. That is not to say that we need some order and leadership. Without it we are nothing but a chaotic group that verges on group anarchy.

There must be some rules and boundaries yet everyone who attends meetings and expresses their ideas and opinions must be allowed to do so with respect and understanding no matter how we may think about the opinions or the people who express them. We can agree to disagree on the nuances and the methods of achieving our goals just as the founders did but must not lose sight of why we exist. History shows our founders did not get along most of the time, there were personality conflicts, strong willed men advancing their own agendas and positions many thought were ridiculous in the context of history yet out of that came the second greatest written words in history, the Constitution.

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Tancredo’s campaign may be illegal

Is Tom (Torpedo) Tancredo (ex-Republican and full blown grassroots traitor) breaking campaign laws?

The Secretary of State has a dog in this race and it is Hickenlooper so there is no reason for him to uphold the law barring Tancredo from legally running for Governor. He would certainly, as a socialist installed Secretary of State supported by George Soros, want to split the votes between Tancredo and Maes.

Maybe Attorney General John Suthers will challenge the legality of Tancredo’s campaign for Governor. If not, who can do this for us? We need an attorney or two who are like minded to tackle this issue. There are a lot of questions not yet answered about the election laws and Tancredo’s qualification to be a candidate. Anyone got any ideas? Time is not on our side.

For those of you who vote for Tancredo, keep in mind you will become “useful idiots” for the socialists because you will be complicit in electing Hickenlooper. It is your choice. I will not cooperate with them.

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Always remember: They serve at OUR will

My friend [anonymous] attended a private, by invitation only, political insiders BBQ at the [Colorado] state fair put on by the establishment kingmakers. It was jammed full of politicians running for office including the US Senate, Congressional representatives and governor as well as 30 other politicians running for various offices. There were about 300 people in attendance, half of them politicians, political operatives and lobbyists.

He was star struck and called me while there to tell me everyone was so nice and it was too bad I did not attend. I was invited. It was limited to a certain group of people, certain vocal, critical political activists. They are trying to win over the grassroots activists and bring them into the fold. It will work the other way, we will take the Republican Party away from them in February and they are really afraid of us. I believe he lost touch with reality for a period of time. I, too, have attended such events and trust no one at them but then they have shown they cannot be trusted. see more…

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Pueblo CO welfare numbers surge

“waiting for the other shoe to drop”

Those who attended the Greenhorn Valley Freedom Forum when Commissioner Jeff Chostner spoke will recall Chostner said no illegal aliens were receiving welfare in Pueblo County because anyone receiving county or state services must have an ID. I have researched and it is possible for an illegal to get a “valid ID” or even easier is to get a “counterfiet ID”. Who even bothers to check them out at all? We know the answer, no one.

I emailed the County Commissioners about this issue. I got no response on this issue from Commissioner John Cordova or Commissioner Anthony Nunez but got an email from Chostner. He said he would look into it and contact Jose Mondragon, Department Head of Social Services, about this and have him contact me yet I was never contacted. I emailed Mondragon but he never answered. I called and he never returned my call. We know who these people are.

I spent time in the parking lot of social services. Guess what? Many of those entering and exiting social services speak very little or no English at all wnen I asked for directions or where I must go to apply for welfare. They responded to my English language question with Spanish speak. That is strange because even Pueblo County is primarily English speaking. The parking lot was like being in Mexico. I felt like I was in a foreign country right in the middle Pueblo, CO USA.

Those of you who received this email and there are many, please forward this to as many people as possible to expose these people for who they are, people who will make us pay for illegal aliens to receive county services. They ignore the rule of law for what? To keep the peace in the Hispanic community and rack up votes for themselves. They are the ruling class. They, all Democrats must be removed from office.

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