By: J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) It is being hailed as a victory by gun rights advocates that is perhaps sweeter than any previous pro-Second Amendment ruling.
"I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public."
I thought there should be a Thread to discuss the Live debate and vote in the House on CSPAN today. I also think we should remind our friends and family that it is no coincidence that Congress chose to engage in such a massive undertaking on New Year's Eve and New Year's day. Moreover, all of the Representative's offices are closed because it is a Federal Holiday. This means you can't contact them with comments or opinions on how they should vote. I do suggest you leave your Representative a nice message about how you feel they should vote and why you believe it is shameful that they waited until today to take such action. Such a shameful process means that the Public has no opportunity to read the text of the legislation (157 pages) and opine to their representatives how they wish them to vote. This is a shameful process, regardless of what side you're on. Remember, our Congress had 2 years to fix this mess, and, instead, they kick the can further down the road. BE ACTIVE and GET INVOLVED.
EDIT: This was my call in rant on C-SPAN. I tried to get everything in there for Liberty and Peace.
A last-minute deal, forged between the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., passed in the Senate early Tuesday morning, and in the House late Tuesday night. The legislation prevents hundreds of billions of dollars in tax increases set to kick in for the majority of Americans and temporarily suspends scheduled automatic spending cuts.
Summary at the New York Times
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Jeff Poor | Daily Caller
On Tuesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer speculated that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor might try to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House.
By Lori Montgomery and Rosalind S. Helderman
In a second meeting with GOP members Tuesday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) outlined the options for handling the Senate plan while explaining the high “risk” involved with approving a different bill that might die in the other chamber, according to lawmakers exiting the evening session. Such an outcome could make the House GOP the public face of a failed effort to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and possibly cause a public outcry as taxes on every American worker would jump.
Kucinich speaks truth to Congress.
Kucinich's 1 minute Congressional speech on the Fiscal Cliff from earlier today. The cliff dwellers ..... died.
5 Things You Won't Believe That Are In The Fiscal Cliff Bill That The Senate Passed At 2 AM While Most Americans Were DrunkSubmitted by JO4RP on Tue, 01/01/2013 - 12:40
Everything from Puerto Rican rum to the film and television industry!
Average voter is unable to accurately assess politicians, new research shows
(Phys.org)—A new study has thrown doubt on the ability of the average voter to make an accurate judgement of the performance of their politicians, showing that voter biases appear to be deep-seated and broad.
Prior research has suggested that random events such as shark attacks or hurricanes decrease the votes received by incumbent politicians, regardless of their actual performance in office. Similarly, voters appear to give undue weight to recent economic performance and are easily swayed by rhetoric.
In a series of novel experiments, researchers Gregory A. Huber (Yale), Seth J. Hill (University of California, San Diego), and Gabriel S. Lenz (University of California, Berkeley) found that voters are susceptible to these biases even when given financial incentives to behave otherwise and when the information necessary to avoid these biases was readily available.
This in turn makes voters vulnerable to being manipulated by politicians.
Despite calling in the same year for an outright ban on all firearms, Senator Dianne Feinstein, who is set to introduce legislation that would gut the second amendment, said in 1995 that she carried a concealed gun in order to protect herself against terrorists.
Carper D-DE, Harkin D-IA, Bennet D-CO, Lee R-UT, Paul R-KY, Rubio R-FL, Shelby R-AL & Grassley R-IA
Kudos to Jaime Dupree @jaimedupree
WYFF Ch. 4: Chris Lawton from Greenville Tea Party talks about the "Fiscal Cliff!"
For all the hard work and relentless effort from the morning sun till dine. I raise a cup o' kindness yet....to you...for Auld Lang Syne
Approaching my 5th year on the Daily Paul and I can honestly say its the BEST DAMN LINK on the web!
I am grateful to have this opportunity in these days of my life to be apart of such a miraculous community of patriots!
Once again as I have over the past several years I dedicate this to each of you
Here's to our special bond. Happy New Year!
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We must be close, they're openly publishing subversive propaganda now. Good to see them showing their true colors.
Let’s Give Up on the Constitution
AS the nation teeters at the edge of fiscal chaos, observers are reaching the conclusion that the American system of government is broken. But almost no one blames the culprit: our insistence on obedience to the Constitution, with all its archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil provisions.