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Wednesday Night, Obama Used The High Drama And Spectacle Of A Nationally Televised Joint Session Of Congress To Do Exactly What We Expected…

He scolded dissenters for “bickering” and “playing games’ and demanded that his government-run healthcare plan be passed immediately.

He demonized those who honestly oppose his plan, saying they are using “scare tactics” and even threatened to “call out” anyone who dared to “misrepresent” what is in his plan.

And he once again claimed the moral high ground, emotionally invoking the words of the late Ted Kennedy in saying this is a “moral issue” involving nothing less than “social justice.”

But everything the Obama did and said last night was really about one thing — using the “bully pulpit” of the presidency to ram ObamaCare down the throats of the American people.

The next 24 hours crucial.

The Obama’s goal is to move public opinion and convince members of Congress that there is public support for his government-run plan. In fact, there is no such support.

According to a just-released Associated Press poll, 52% of American adults disapprove – and 43% strongly disapprove – of Obama’s handling of healthcare. Only 42% of Americans now approve, and those numbers are falling.

Within minutes of the speech’s conclusion, Obama’s team had emailed millions of supporters asking them to pressure Congress as never before. We must respond… now!

We simply must counter Obama and his socialist allies in their efforts to cloak the attempted government takeover of healthcare in a patriotic (and even religious!) mandate.

Please call your two Senators and your Representative today and tell them you OPPOSE the government-run plan. Tell them to abandon the 1,000-plus page monstrosity of a bill and start over with a free market approach that respects the unborn and preserves our liberties!

Again, the next few hours are absolutely crucial. What Obama is attempting is a last-ditch effort to convince legislators that there is public support for his plan.

This is high-stakes politics, and Obama is using the rhetoric of a religious mandate to push his socialistic agenda through. If there was ever a time to make your voice heard, this is it!

Below you will find the information you need to contact the leaders of Your America:

To find your Senator, click here.
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Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Ted Kennedy’s Soviet Gambit by Peter Robinson

Considering the late Senator’s complete record requires digging into the USSR’s archives.

Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy.

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic Senator from California.) “The Senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the Senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the Senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The Senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy’s motives? “Like other rational people,” the memorandum explained, “[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy’s motives.

“Tunney remarked that the Senator wants to run for president in 1988,” the memorandum continued. “Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.”

Kennedy proved eager to deal with Andropov–the leader of the Soviet Union, a former director of the KGB and a principal mover in both the crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring–at least in part to advance his own political prospects.

In 1992, Tim Sebastian published a story about the memorandum in the London Times. Here in the U.S., Sebastian’s story received no attention. In his 2006 book, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism, historian Paul Kengor reprinted the memorandum in full. “The media,” Kengor says, “ignored the revelation.”

“The document,” Kengor continues, “has stood the test of time. I scrutinized it more carefully than anything I’ve ever dealt with as a scholar. I showed the document to numerous authorities who deal with Soviet archival material. No one has debunked the memorandum or shown it to be a forgery. Kennedy’s office did not deny it.”

Why bring all this up now? No evidence exists that Andropov ever acted on the memorandum–within eight months, the Soviet leader would be dead–and now that Kennedy himself has died even many of the former Senator’s opponents find themselves grieving. Yet precisely because Kennedy represented such a commanding figure–perhaps the most compelling liberal of our day–we need to consider his record in full.

Doing so, it turns out, requires pondering a document in the archives of the politburo.

When President Reagan chose to confront the Soviet Union, calling it the Evil Empire that it was, Sen. Edward Kennedy chose to offer aid and comfort to General Secretary Andropov. On the Cold War, the greatest issue of his lifetime, Kennedy got it wrong.

Peter Robinson, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a former White House speechwriter, writes a weekly column for Forbes.

Obama And Congress Pushing Through Bans On Guns And Gun Shows!

The Second Amendment is under assault as never before — and the “anti-gun” forces could win this time…

Unless You And I take action NOW to stop them!

Tell Congress To Reject All Bans On Guns And Gun Shows:
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As a presidential candidate, Obama deliberately and repeatedly LIED to America’s 90 million gun owners across the country, when he insisted that he would NOT try to take away anyone’s firearms.

Now, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder is saying that Obama will seek to reinstate the ban on semi-automatic firearms — which means he KNEW he was lying to the nation, because his own website touted his plan to revive the gun ban and make it permanent!

Supporters of the Second Amendment warned America that Obama’s “support” for the Second Amendment was empty rhetoric — and now Holder’s disclosure has confirmed it. Obama was lying, and now gun rights may be dying.

Several times on the campaign trail, Obama told voters, “I’m not going to take your guns away.” He said it at rallies in Duryea, Pennsylvania, and in Boise, Idaho. He also told a news conference that “Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear… I think people can take me at my word.”

One thing is now obvious: We shouldn’t take Obama’s word, even if he says it rains a lot in Seattle. Apparently, law-abiding gun owners have nothing to fear… UNLESS they own sport-utility rifles, semiautomatic shotguns, handguns and any other firearm that Obama and his anti-gun Attorney General don’t like.

Thanks to Eric Holder — who has been far more honest than his boss about his anti-gun philosophy — it is now clear that Obama doesn’t support the Second Amendment at all. American gun owners should remind Democrats in Congress that the Second Amendment means what it says, especially when Obama doesn’t.

Tell Congress To Reject All Bans On Guns And Gun Shows:
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It doesn’t stop there! Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Jack Reed (D-RI) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have joined Paul Helmke, President of the “Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence,” along with victims and family members of the Virginia Tech tragedy, to introduce legislation to ELIMINATE the private transfers of firearms and close the nation’s “gun show loophole.”

You read that right. Did you know that YOU are considered “irrational” if you support private gun sales? Sen. Lautenberg says so!

“There is no rational reason to oppose closing the loophole. The reason it’s still not closed is simple: the continuing power of the special interest gun lobby in Washington.”

BUT, not only are YOU irrational for supporting private gun sales — they also must think you’re an IDIOT because, with NO supporting evidence, Lautenberg fell back to the disproven old “90% Obama Mexican Gun” Lie:

“Thirty percent of the guns that go to Mexico are bought at gun shows. We don’t know whether they’re bought from unlicensed dealers, but logic would say let’s have some idea who it is that bought those guns and what their intentions might be.”

Independence Institute researcher David Kopel has written about the so-called “gun show loophole,” concluding that it is a myth:

“Despite what some media commentators have claimed, if a dealer sells a gun from a storefront, from a room in his home or from a table at a gun show, the rules are exactly the same: he can get authorization from the FBI for the sale only after the FBI runs its ‘instant’ background check.”

Even the Bureau of Justice Statistics report entitled “Firearms Use by Offenders” found that less than one percent — 0.7%, to be exact — of guns used in crimes originated at gun shows.

None of this matters to the Gun Grabbers — New York’s Democrat Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have now proposed that computerized background checks be retained, creating a de facto gun registration system; and Lautenberg’s bill proposes private transactions be added to this registration system!

This is an Outrageous violation of the Second Amendment!

Tell Congress To Reject All Bans On Guns And Gun Shows:
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Why are Obama, Lautenberg, and other liberals in Congress doing this?

Motives for eliminating gun shows are twofold:

First, gun shows are a powerful tool in defeating gun control legislation. Grassroots activism burns like a brushfire when Second Amendment supporters gather in one place!

Second, If you can eradicate the gun show, you are a HUGE step closer to eradicating the pro-gun culture altogether.

Lautenberg and the Gun Grabbers in the Senate are also lying about the Virginia Tech gunman who had a background check at a legal gun store, just so they can try to justify themselves. There were abundant warning signs that he posed a serious threat to the campus. Yet he was running loose because the gun check system failed.

It’s obvious that the Anti-Gun Coalitions are trying to use tragic events to destroy gun shows and the right of all Americans to keep and bear arms to protect themselves under the law. They are attacking and hiding behind an “Anti-Terrorist” Agenda while getting political and financial support from:

  • George Soros, a Hungarian-born billionaire who is bank rolling efforts with his checkbook and spending more that $100 million to destroy the Constitution.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein (CA), who admitted that “guns would be banned and confiscated” if she could have her way.
  • The United Nations, which actively pushes globalism seeking to disarm all Americans.

We must Stop the Anti-Gun Coalition and get ready for the biggest gun control fight of the year from coast to coast. We can not do that without your support.

Tell Congress To Reject All Bans On Guns And Gun Shows:
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All that seems to be on the minds of the Anti-Gun Senators and at the offices of gun control extremists is figuring out how to exploit tragedy to erode and eventually destroy the right, and the means, of self-defense.

Like all other threats against our freedoms, we must rise and defeat these attempts by Obama and his followers — we must slap these bills down hard.

Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Charles Schumer (D-NY), John Kerry (D-MA), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) cosponsor the current Senate legislation. And Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is working to make sure that all of the anti-gun legislation passes over on the House of Representatives side.

In order to stop Schumer, Kerry and Kennedy and their fellow gun-grabbers, we need to let Congress know with tens of thousands of letters, e-mails and faxes telling them to leave guns alone.

We need Americans like YOU who understand what our Founding Fathers envisioned for our nation… and who are willing to fight to defend our Constitution and for what it stands.

So please, help defeat those who wish to gut and trash the United States Constitution.

Help flood the U.S. Congress with a sea of Letters, E-mails and Faxes big enough to drown each and every Congressman willing to vote away the Second Amendment.

Below you will find the information you need to contact the leaders of Your America:

To find your Senator, click here.
To find your Representative, click here.

Or call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Email: sf.nancy@mail.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-4965

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Email: senator_reid@reid.senate.gov
Phone: 202-224-3542

President Barack Obama
To Email President Obama, click here.
Phone: 202-456-1111

Do Not Be Silenced – Make Your Voice Heard!

We need Tens Of Thousands of letters, e-mails, faxes and phone calls delivered to ALL Senators right away!

Tell Congress To Reject All Bans On Guns And Gun Shows:
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