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by Don Hank
When the banks crashed in 2008, smart people on the Right figured out that the CRA (Community Reinvestment Act, which forced banks to lend more money to the “underserved communities”) had something to do with it.
A lot was said and written about the CRA and the case against it looked pretty airtight.
But then leftwing analysts wrote damage control commentaries supposedly showing that the CRA played only a minuscule role. They argued, among other things, that the CRA was enforced only on certain banks while others did not have to comply.
… An Editorial Board opinion from a TBP member
I strongly agree that it is time for the states to rein in the federal government. As our constitutional instructor/president should know, the U.S. Constitution is a document of limitation. The Constitution is literally an agreement between the states, creating the federal government for certain specific purposes, granting specific powers to achieve those purposes, and reserving all other powers to the states. In very broad terms, the general purpose of the Constitution is to provide for the physical security of the nation, portray a unified face to the world, and regulate the dealings between the states - not the lives of individual citizens. Over the course of time, unfortunately, the principles underlying the Constitution have been so perverted that the current federal government would likely be unrecognizable to our founding fathers. The result is the current system of selective enforcement of our nation's laws, driven in large part by political concerns and preservation of individual power. In short, a ruling class rather than a citizenry legislature and informed electorate.
Left and Right vs. the Banking Oligarchs
Are Americans starting to come together?
by Don Hank
The video linked below provides a glimpse of why we are not a free nation, but also, how we can be free if we play our cards right and at least temporarily stop the artificially induced hostilities between Democrat and Republican voters.
Bill Still explains here how the international bank cartel controls our government, just as they do the rest of the world. You and I, on either side of the political divide, no longer have a say in any major decisions.
Remember the first “bailout” bill (TARP), which was signed by Obama and Bush simultaneously on national TV?
That signing was symbolic of the signing away of our sovereignty by both parties, which actually had happened long before that, as marked by the creation of the Fed in 1913.
I recall it as if it were yesterday, that when the TARP bailout was being discussed, congress reported receiving a record number of phone calls and almost all of the callers (of both parties!) begged their legislators not to sign the bill that charged the public with the disastrous policies of bankers and rewarded them for doing the wrong thing.
This day at the eighteenth hour and the 17th minute, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced on Mark Levin's show that she would not be running for President in 2012. The complete transcript of her announcement as published on Mark Levin's page follows:
October 5, 2011
After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.
My decision is based upon a review of what common sense Conservatives and Independents have accomplished, especially over the last year. I believe that at this time I can be more effective in a decisive role to help elect other true public servants to office – from the nation’s governors to Congressional seats and the Presidency. We need to continue to actively and aggressively help those who will stop the “fundamental transformation” of our nation and instead seek the restoration of our greatness, our goodness and our constitutional republic based on the rule of law.
From the bottom of my heart I thank those who have supported me and defended my record throughout the years, and encouraged me to run for President. Know that by working together we can bring this country back – and as I’ve always said, one doesn’t need a title to help do it.
I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets, including in the race for President where our candidates must embrace immediate action toward energy independence through domestic resource developments of conventional energy sources, along with renewables. We must reduce tax burdens and onerous regulations that kill American industry, and our candidates must always push to minimize government to strengthen the economy and allow the private sector to create jobs.
Those will be our priorities so Americans can be confident that a smaller, smarter government that is truly of the people, by the people, and for the people can better serve this most exceptional nation.
In the coming weeks I will help coordinate strategies to assist in replacing the President, re-taking the Senate, and maintaining the House.
Thank you again for all your support. Let’s unite to restore this country!
God bless America.
– Sarah Palin
Barack Obama came into office hoisted by a gushing mainstream media to his lofty, exalted throne formally known as the Presidency of the United States.
Jingoistic slogans, sweet words of “hope,” and chants of “yes we can,” permeated the blogosphere, filled the airways, and joyously leaped from the pages of the print media. Songs of “change we can believe in” filtered and cleansed the socialist filth from his message. The liberal world rejoiced. The Obama campaign pulled their strings, and the puppet media did the song and dance.
Flat, sour notes hit by this media darling, however, went unheard or disregarded in Obama’s political symphony. “Spread the wealth around,” “my idea of Cap and Trade,” “the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties,” and “social justice,” were just a few of his off-key screechings.
An Editorial Board opinion from an "irate TBP member"
Obama’s jobs plan and deficit reduction plan are dangerous, high risk social experiments that will result in government’s continued destruction of capital, which capital is needed to expand the economy and put people back to work. Given the current extreme national debt and out of control government spending, Obama’s war on capitalism needs to end. Cut spending to a level that can be managed, including debt service. Increase revenues not be raising taxes and destroying capital, but by expanding the economy, creating capital, and increasing revenue.
Deficit spending has long been a tool of government, but never to the extreme Obama has expanded it.