September 11, 2001- A “Date Which Will Live in Infamy.”
“Since the politically-correct folks in Washington and NYC have got the compassion theme covered quite well, I take a crack at remembering another side of the 9-11 massacre.
When the attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on Dec. 7, 1941, Americans responded quickly. Newspapers produced extra editions. Young men flooded military recruiting stations, ready to defend the nation and its honor. It was the patriotic thing to do.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a stirring speech about the “date which will live in infamy.”
And now, as many of us resolve to remember 9/11 we are encouraged to something quite different.
Provide for the Common Defense: The U.S. Military 10 Years After 9/11
While wasting trillions of dollars on things that are unconstitutional, the federal government is looking to cut up to half a trillion dollars from one of the central responsibilities of the federal government, to “Provide for the Common Defence.”
Court to Virginia: You Cannot Defend Your Rights
“Three Democrat-appointed federal judges ruled today that Virginia and its citizens have no rights they can vindicate in federal court, recalling to mind the actions of British King George III, who “abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection” (Declaration of Independence). Their decision is at fundamental odds with legitimate, constitutional government….”
Read more in the 1789 Project’s opinion section here.
Last week the house passed the Intelligence appropriations bill, while the Senate voted to unilaterally allow the U.S. Treasury to increase our national debt by half a trillion dollars. They were able to do this thanks to Senator Mitch McConnell’s scheme that made it into the final debt ceiling compromise.
All twelve Fiscal Year 2012 (FY2012) appropriations bills are supposed to be passed by the end of September, when the current (2011) fiscal year ends. So far the House has passed nine out of committee, and held floor votes approving seven of them. The Senate has passed only four out of committee, and approved one on a floor vote. Both houses must pass their own versions of the bill, and then have a conference committee work out the differences in each before each house gives final approval and sends a bill to the President for his signature. You can follow the progress on this here.
This week, the House is considering H.R. 2587: Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, and legislation extending FAA and surface transportation authority.
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