Why We Must Oppose TPA, TAA and TPP

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TPA – TAA – TPP

TPP is the goal, a wide ranging set of enforceable rules to assure a level playing field for American interests doing business around the Pacific Rim. Among those enforceable rules, as stated by President Obama who calls it “the most progressive trade deal in history“:

  • “Strong enforceable provisions for workers, preventing things like child labor”
  • “Strong enforceable provisions on the environment”
  • “Preventing wildlife trafficking or deforestation or dealing with our oceans”

He says, “these are enforceable in the agreement”. I agree, because I read and understand the U.S. Constitution.

He [the president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur” – Article II, Section 2

President Obama needs no further authority than the above to make a treaty. So, why does he beg Congress to give additional authority? The Constitution yields no authority whatsoever to the House of Representatives in this respect. Let’s read further from our Constitution.

The judicial Power [of the Judiciary] shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;—to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;—to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;—to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party…” – Article III, Section 2

I remind you it was the Judiciary that ruled ObamaCare “constitutional”, despite the fact it is not so. You see, Justice Roberts yielded to the administration’s argument that it is a tax and Congress has the power to tax. What he in his ignorance failed to recognize is the taxation in ObamaCare originated in the Senate and not in the House, as per Article I, Section 7. It was an earlier Supreme Court that declared the murder of infants within the womb “constitutional”, leading to the deaths of over 53 million American children. But, let’s go forward.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land...” – Article VI, paragraph second

As the President clearly stated, this trade deal is “the most progressive trade deal in history“.

After passage of NAFTA, over 1,000,000 American jobs evaporated into thin air. Actually, they evaporated over our borders. Here in Rockwall, I was witness to the relocation of Rockwall jobs to Tijuana, Mexico when the local aluminum plant relocated its aluminum extrusion machinery and equipment to that city south of the border. FactCheck.org disagrees, but qualifies by saying the numbers are unsure. Let’s look to our employment picture for a reasonable assessment.

One cannot rely on the published unemployment rate, because of the variability of the means by which it is calculated. A better measure is the United States Labor Force Participation Rate which was at 62.9% in April. A little math reveals true unemployment in America: 100% – 62.9% = 37.1%.

37.1% of able-bodied American workers are unemployed. This compares to 24.9% in 1933. The Trade Adjustment Act (TAA) part of this ongoing business in Congress was first past in 1974 and extended in 2011 to compensate for jobs lost overseas. TAA assumes that massive losses of jobs can be compensated through extended unemployment benefits and re-training of workers to do different types of work. How is that working for us now? As of March of this year SNAP (Food Stamp) recipients numbered 45,641,762.

Various news sources have been reporting on a dramatic rise in applications for disability payments. Apparently, this dramatic rise has within it elements of fraud, but regardless the cause of the rise, it’s happening. It’s real. And, it points more to a vacuous job market.

I don’t propose “protectionist” measures. I do propose a sound defeat of TPA in the Senate and a sound defeat of TPP there, also. If we set ourselves up for our laws to be governed by foreign interests, and you can bet your sweet bippy that is precisely what will happen, if passed, then we lose our sovereignty. The United States of America is the only nation on the face of the earth that somewhat reliably follows the rule of law. China, Vietnam and all other Asian-Pacific countries do not. They are parliamentary forms of governments that can change internal laws on a whim. 

Finally, my chief complaint is this silly notion promoted in Congress by Republicans is we can trust Obama to follow the law. Accountability they call it. Really? At this point in time, how is it working for us in Congressional hearings? This scandalous administration has demonstrated disdain for our Constitution, the Rule of Law and refused accountability from January 20, 2009 to this present time.

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There are many others who object on the grounds of internet freedom, copyright laws and other matters. I urge you to research and THINK for yourself.

We have a president who says “climate change” is a greater threat to us than Middle East terrorists. He openly says he has no plan to deal with ISIS, but he has a plan to ban trans fats. He and his wife have squandered over $44,000,000 on their private vacations. This sitting president cannot be trusted to do what is right for American citizens.

I urge all American voters, Democrat, Republican and Libertarian, to tell our U.S. Senators to OPPOSE TPA, TPP and TAA. Let’s now craft trade agreements that are good for America.

Thank you,

John White
Rockwall, Texas

Trillion – Precisely how much is one trillion of anything?

8 February 2015 AD

Trillion – Precisely how much is one trillion of anything? Better yet, allow me to demonstrate in a physical format the magnitude of our national debt, keeping in mind we are only talking about funded liabilities while excluding unfunded liabilities like retirement accounts.

A one-dollar bill has a thickness of .0043 inches. So, how big is our national debt today (2-8-2015) at over $18 trillion?

If we were to stack 18,115,781,960,032 one dollar bills, one atop another, we could create just over 5 stacks of money reaching from earth to the moon.

Global indebtedness is now greater than it was in 2007 when all the world fell apart. This next financial collapse will overshadow he last.
US Debt Clock 2-8-2015

US Debt Clock 2-8-2015

Get real time national debt information from the US National Debt Clock: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

What is the status of current U.S. national debt?

This is real, folks.
This is real, folks.

With the above in mind, consider President Obama’s scheme plan to borrow even more for the 2016 FY budget.

deep impact

President Obama proposes increasing taxes on the rich and corporations, while reducing taxes on middle and lower class citizens.

The Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) represents the largest single tax on Americans in the history of our country.

Increasing taxes on wealthy investors and major corporations will simply drive them offshore, just as high taxes have done since the time of Bill Clinton.

Obama proposes raw socialism, collectivism and calls it “MIDDLE CLASS ECONOMICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”, while actually maneuvering to eliminate the middle class.

Read his proposed budget propaganda from his official website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/overview

PS – April 15th is coming to a tax collection agency near your very soon.

Let’s tell our U.S. Representative and our two U.S. senators to CUT SPENDING  and to REDUCE TAXES. Tell them to dramatically cut budgets for the fourth branch of government, those non-elected bureaucrats who pump out tens of thousands of regulations that will have the force of law depriving us of even more of our personal wealth and pushing us closer to national bankruptcy.

John White

Congressional Delegation Contact Information – Texas CD-4

Senator John Cornyn contact information

Email: http://www.cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contactform

517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Senator Ted Cruz contact information

Email: http://www.tedcruz.org/contact-us/

185 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-5922

Congressman John Ratcliffe contact information

Email: https://ratcliffe.house.gov/contact

6531 Horizon Road
Suite A
Rockwall, TX 75032
Phone: (972) 771-0100
Fax: (972) 771-1222

Rockwall County State and Local Elections – For Whom Should I Vote?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Join us this Thursday evening, 6 February, to discuss local and state candidates. We’ll be sharing with one another information, voting records, opinions, etc. on candidates for public offices.

T exas: The last bastion of freedom
T exas: The last bastion of freedom

Where:          Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall

Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/p0myD

Date:              Thursday, February 6, 2014

Time:              6 to 7 PM

Cost:              none, except for your food and beverage

Who:              Open to the public and, as always, we are family-friendly

We’ll be answering questions around the duties of various office holders, qualifications, voting records and previous city-county-state leadership positions.

Candidates are welcome to join our informal discussions. This is not a formal debate, but a casual setting to get you answers to your questions regarding eligible candidates.

I invite you to come a little before 6 to go through the serving line and to find a good seat in the private dining room.

Although the published meeting is over at 7 PM, feel free and welcome to stay as long as you wish to discuss issues with candidates, friends and public officials.

Have you registered to vote? Today, Monday, is the LAST opportunity to register to vote in primary elections.

From Rockwall County Elections Office website, here are the offices up for election: http://rockwall-tx.connect4.clarityelections.com/election-information/offices-up-for-election/#OfficesUpForElection

Are you eligible to vote now? Find out here: http://rockwall-tx.connect4.clarityelections.com/voter-information/voter-lookup/#VoterLookupSearch

See you Thursday!

Thanks,

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Open Letter to Congressman Hall: Pass a Note to Mr. Boehner

December 31, 2013

Honorable Ralph M. Hall
104 N. San Jacinto St.
Rockwall, TX 75087-2508

Subject: John Boehner – Can we talk?

Congressman Hall,

Establishment Republicans have openly declared war on TEA Party patriots like me. One in particular is Speaker John Boehner. He and Sen. Mitch McConnell seem to be speaking from the same script, declaring how we are “bullying” our elected Representatives to vote our way.

You have known me now for a few years. We have come to be friends. Not once have you been threatened, bullied, assaulted or blackmailed by me or any other member of our Rockwall County TEA Party.

Perhaps the Speaker feels threatened because we actually read the bills coming before the House floor for a vote. It could be the fact we call and write you to communicate our viewpoints on various bills. It’s entirely possible, his being from Ohio and all, that he has become so conditioned by big labor bosses that he just can’t relate to people from a right-to-work state like Texas and more specifically, the Fourth Congressional District, where we think for ourselves.

Will he see the light?
Will he see the light?

As you go about your daily business, I hope you can take time to pass Mr. Boehner a note, one of those hand-written notes that convey your personal touch. Who knows? It’s possible. Anything’s possible. A little light might suddenly appear above his knucklehead, an epiphany: we of the TEA Party aren’t a political party; we are a grassroots movement of Republicans. The best way to characterize us is to say, we are the Republican Wing of the Republican Party.

Last of all, if you’re unable to reason with your friend from Ohio, then I ask you to get that jackass away from the gavel and give the job of Speaker to a red-blooded American who will stand up against the statists like Barack Obama, Nancy Peosi and Harry Reid.

John Boehner having a happy time with his pal Barack Obama
John Boehner having a happy time with his pal Barack Obama

Have a marvelous New Year, Congressman.

Very truly yours,

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Open Letter to Cong. Ralph Hall – ENDA Bad for America

November 9, 2013

Honorable Ralph M. Hal
2405 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, D.C. 20515-0001

Subject: ENDA

Congressman Hall,

As you know, the Senate passed ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and now Democrats push it toward the House.

Speaker Boehner publicly stated he opposes the bill and staffers say it’s unlikely to come up for a vote. Here comes Senator Harry Reid, saying he’s confident House Republicans will change their minds. Being an election year, no doubt the opposition will use all means to coerce House Republicans.

It takes no Constitutional scholar to understand how this unconstitutional bill tramples three First Amendment freedoms:

  • This bill, if enacted, could be used to force Christian businesses and  institutions to hire persons whose sexual practices are aberrant to the institutions, thereby violating the establishment clause.
  • Among many Christians with whom I share beliefs, there is a solemn obligation to obey Biblical directives given us through the Word of God, a way we describe the Bible, Old and New Testaments. Among these directives, chapter 1 of the New Testament book of Romans and chapter 14 of the New Testament book of Luke compel us to share our faith with everyone. ENDA violates the freedom of speech and the free exercise clauses.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Wise men warned America that public and legal acceptance of homosexual practices would open the door to legalizing other deviant sexual behaviors. Now, we see those warnings manifesting before our eyes.

Legitimizing homosexuality opened the way for so-called “transgender” persons. Subsequently, certain professionals now openly call for the legitimization of pedophilia [reference article from The Advocate].

California, forever on the forefront of trends, recently enacted a law that allows a boy to use a girls restroom, if the boy feels like he’s ‘transgender’. [reference article from Fox News]

I leave it to your imagination possible progressions of aberrant sexual behaviors becoming lawful and acceptable by the Democrats.

I propose what I believe is the right thing to do: wholly oppose ENDA. If Speaker Boehner and other House Republicans give into political pressure to allow ENDA to come up for a vote, I ask you to amend the bill to protect Christians from being forced to hire homosexuals, transgender persons, pedophiles and practitioners of bestiality. 

Thank you,

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Obama Plucks the Petals of Indecision

September 1, 2013

Yes, he will. No, he won't. Yes, he will. No, he won't.

Public outcry, at least for now, keeps this president from an ill-conceived, unwarranted attack on the Syrian government.

CBS News reports yesterday, August 31, “Obama seeks Syria strike with Congress’ approval“. That’s good.

President Obama, seeking Congressional approval, calls into his Oval Office those two stalwart RINO’s Lindsey Graham and John McCain. That’s bad.

“Swiftboat Kerry”, formerly an anti-war person is now fully a pro-war person. From his public statements, I learn he is also a “climate change” expert.

Let’s keep up the pressure on Congress to OPPOSE the use of American forces to resolve a civil war between Islamic religious factions. Both sides hate us in Iraq and both sides hate us in Afghanistan. After any American deployment of forces in Syria, both sides will still hate us in Syria.

Meanwhile, back in the Oval Office video game room, Obama is overheard saying,

“I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL use my military to attack without Congressional approval. I WILL NOT use my military to attack without Congressional approval.

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Leadership Simplified

1 September 2013

Leadership – What Is It?

Leadership is better thought of as a verb, not a noun. Leadership is something done. You can’t earn it; you can’t learn it. It seems every U.S. corporate giant has a different definition of what it is. Let’s contrast Biblical leadership with you-know-who’s style of leadership.

Moses never once attended a Dale Carnegie course on leadership. Steven Covey’s books weren’t sold in the Sinai bookstore. It is on good authority that I know John Maxwell never spoke at a shepherd’s conference where Moses was suddenly inspired to form a corporation of Jews, numbering over 1,200,000 shareholders.

Moses v. Obama – Defining Differences

I find a significant clue to the character of a genuine leader in the New Testament. You may already know the story out of Matthew 8:5-11 (NKJV) where Jesus heals the Roman Centurion’s servant. Look closely at the words of the Centurion.

For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one,‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.

An important point: The Centurion recognized Jesus was a man under authority. Being ALSO a man under authority, the Centurion obeyed Jesus and they all lived happily ever after.

This is the hallmark of a credible leader: he or she is someone acting under a higher authority.

Which Kind Of Leader Should You Follow?
Which Kind Of Leader Should You Follow?

Herein is the difference between Moses, a reliable leader, and Barack Obama, an unreliable leader.

  • Moses acted under God’s authority. (He called his stylehumility“)
  • Obama acts under his own authority. (His style has been described asleading from behind“)

Our Official Chain of Command

God created man and established rules of order by means of the Bible. Man created the states and established rules of order by means of state constitutions. The states created the federal government and established rules of order by means of the U.S. Constitution.

Based on Biblical and historical knowledge, our Founding Fathers knew that the primary duty of government is to protect and defend our freedoms. Therefore they added ten amendments we call the Bill of Rights. Last of these amendments is the Tenth.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

We the People Have Only One Sovereign – The Living God

This sitting president, Barack Hussein Obama, is not compelled to act under authority of the United States Constitution. Up to this point in time, he has behaved more as benevolent dictator than as a constitutional president.

In a recent Cabinet Room meeting he referred to the Department of Defense asmy military. His remarks ignited a maelstrom of indignation across the political spectrum. Democrat lawmakers are finally coming to their senses, at least some of them. Dennis Kucinich, considered to be a far-left former member of the House (Ohio D-10), said this week on Fox News the president risks impeachment, if he attacks Syria without congressional approval, because there is no imminent threat to America. 

Action

  1. Pray that God will raise up leaders who act under authority of the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Repent of your sins and study the Bible.
  3. Communicate with your congressional delegation. Tell them to operate under the umbrella of authority outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
  4. Learn about issues and candidates.
  5. Read our founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist Papers.
  6. Register to Vote.
  7. Talk with your circle of friends about issues and candidates.

God has not had the last word on America!

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