"He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left."
Matthew 25:33

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Explosive Video, Fannie Mae CEO calling Obama and the Dems the "Family" and "Conscience" of Fannie Mae

This great video exposes who is behind the current economic crisis.

Now watch Betty McCollum bash President Bush. Betty McCollum calls for Bush to appear before Congress blaming him for not doing enough. Yet it was President Bush who addressed the people on this issue last week. Does she forget that the democrats control Congress? Is she earnestly waiting for the President to come hold her hand? It was Betty McCollum who voted for an enormous bail out package yesterday. The very package she is bashing in this video. This is lame Republican bashing at it's worst. This is a prime example of why Ms. McCollum will not debate anyone. She does not have it in her. She has not debated an opponent in at least four years. She refused debating Obi Sium. She refuses to debate Ed Matthews. She recently refused an invite by the League of Women Voters! How easy does she want it!

This video is on http://www.youtube.com/ at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duX49VHMyec
You will notice that the ability to leave a comment has been disabled. Why, or what, is she being protected from? Why would anyone think that any kind of protection is needed? As an elected official, you would think that comments from voters would be welcome. Not here people.
Contact the person responsible fro posting this video here, http://www.youtube.com/user/BMcCollum04
Feel free to send him/her an email and express your desire to comment on the exploits of Betty.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Minnesota Groups Oppose Bailout

Minnesota Groups Oppose Bailout
Campaign for Liberty Minnesota, Republican Liberty Caucus Minnesota,
Minnesotans for Limited Government, and Sons of Liberty issue joint statement
September 29, 2008

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – Leaders from four Minnesota organizations issued a joint statement today opposing the imminent Bailout, aka the ominous-sounding "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act," which they deem a nationalization of a failing banking industry caused by poor business decisions, encouraged by a runaway Federal Reserve, at the expense of taxpayers.

"The proposed bailout of Wall Street is not a ‘rescue plan,’" said Sue Jeffers, KTLK 100.3 FM talk show host and former candidate for governor. "It is massive purchase of bad debt using taxpayer’s dollars. This is not a free market failure or a failure of capitalism; this is a market failure caused by government interference. The ultimate responsibility for this failure rests on government policy which allows the greed and recklessness of their political party, their friends, lobbyists and others to flourish instead of allowing the free market to work."

"The current ‘emergency’ is a result of the Federal Reserve’s attempt to stopper the bust of the earlier tech bubble," said Marianne Stebbins, Campaign for Liberty Minnesota Coordinator. "If we had let the market work then instead of allowing the Fed to tinker, we wouldn’t have launched ourselves right into the housing bubble. Now our collective debt problem is much deeper. If we don’t allow the market to reset the credit levels and prices itself, causing some short term pain, we’re going to right back here, in even worse shape in a couple years – or a couple of months or weeks – by trying to paper over our malinvestment with dollars again. We’re in too deep a hole now for throwing dollars at it to work. We must allow the market to exert its ‘invisible hand.’"

"Meddling with the free market inevitably creates unintended consequences which will
undoubtedly be unforeseen by a group of hasty lawmakers," said Grant Cermak of the Sons of Liberty, a Minneapolis-based political action committee. "Since the Federal Government does not have the necessary capital to purchase the toxic ‘assets’ of the banks seeking a bailout, it will inevitably fall upon the Federal Reserve to create more dollars to supply the effort. This new money will ultimately lead to massive inflation and reduced buying power for all Americans. Minnesotans can expect nothing short of a free fall of their purchasing power and a greatly reduced standard of living in the months and years to come."

"Members of Minnesotans for Limited Government stand united to oppose the bailout and the future bailouts that are sure to be announced in the next months to come," said Rick Karschnia, Chair of Minnesotans for Limited Government, a Saint Paul-based political action committee. "If we look at all the failed attempts to stabilize the market over the last several months such as Bush’s Economic Stimulus package, the Bear Sterns bailout, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Bailouts, and the AIG Bailout we see a clear track record of failure and incompetence from both the Bush Administration and Congress. This bailout will only hurt Minnesotans by putting families on the hook for government’s failures."

"The RLC applauds the stamina and fortitude of multiple Republican Senators and
Congressmen who have opposed any corporate bailout, expansions of government fiscal power, new burdens on taxpayers, or any further assaults on the value of the dollar through inflation," said Norann Dillon of the Republican Liberty Caucus Minnesota. "The Republican Party purports to believe in free markets. Now is the time for Republican incumbents to stand on these principles if they are to earn our votes."

Bill Jungbauer, a Republican Liberty Caucus endorsed candidate for MN House added, "When I am witness to the number of foreclosed homes in my district, I feel that it would be unconscionable to spend taxpayer money on a bail out for wall street executives."

The leaders of these groups asserted that they will be opposing the re-election of any Congressman who votes in favor of this unprecedented power grab, saying that this bailout violates the proper authority and all principles of a legitimate, Constitutional government.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Rick Hansen and His Fellow Democrats Believe Government is Better at Spending Money Than Citizens

Rick Hansen has gotten himself into trouble with Minnesota's sportsman's groups. He voted yes for the Legacy Act designed to fund initiatives for Minnesota's outdoors and the arts. I have recently spoke with members of several outdoor groups such as Sportsmen for Change and Pheasants Forever. What I have found out in these discussions is that Rick Hansen went to various banquets and events claiming to be a proponent of a citizen council of outdoors people. This group would recommend to the legislature how and where to spend funds on clean water, public hunting lands, and the arts. Where Rick Hansen has made enemies is that he went and played demagogue on the House floor and spoke against the citizen panel by saying that "citizens do not know how to spend money." He even went ahead and voted "no" to the formation of the citizens council.

Watch this video of Senator Larry Pogemiller. He is quoted as saying, "I think it's simplistic and naive to say people can spend money better than the government." Is this what democrats like Rick Hansen think of us? When they are elected to office are they instantly smarter than us? I think not.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rick Hansen Voting Record

Rick Hansen's voting record tracked by the Minnesota Majority. Forty three votes that affect the quality and morality of our lives here in Minnesota.


This is the lowdown on how he has voted for the 2008 session. He voted to raise taxes on just about everything. Even on compressed natural gas! There goes our heating bills again.

He voted against an amendment to HF3201 that would have prevented increases in the assessed taxable value of homesteaded property owned by persons aged 65 or older.

He voted against an amendment to HF3149 that would eliminate state income tax of Social Security income. House Journal page 11320.

And many, many other questionable votes! Look and see for yourself!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Palin’s husband was member of third party

This is encouraging. We can have hope that she will have a libertarian influence on the presidency.


(AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, twice registered as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party, a fierce states’ rights group that wants to turn all federal lands in Alaska back to the state. Sarah Palin herself was never a member of the party, according to state officials.