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Above the law

When the Committee that drafted ObamaCare exempted themselves from having to take part in the program, we were outraged. But now, the higher-ups of this Congress are showing even greater arrogance than we thought possible.

House and Senate Leadership actually have the gall to try and cut a backroom deal to save themselves and their staff from having to deal with ObamaCare. While millions of Americans are already suffering under the weight of ObamaCare on our businesses and our healthcare system, they think it’s acceptable to try to sneakily save themselves.

Never mind the folks all across this country who are beat down and worn out from years of the Obama Recession, and can’t recover because ObamaCare is crushing the economy.

Never mind the outrageous costs that businesses and families are now facing for healthcare.

Never mind the stagnation of the healthcare market, or the damage done to that entire segment of the economy.

Tell Congress they are not ABOVE THE LAW. They're not better than you.

Join RAV to force the Democrats to stop the lies and surrender their Great Policy Disaster Obamacare.

No, for this Congress, their top priority is saving their own hides from the consequences of bills that THEY THEMSELVES wrote and passed. Perhaps equally outrageous is their rationale for doing so.

Leadership is claiming this special exemption is justified because the healthcare costs of moving to ObamaCare would cause a “brain drain” on the Hill, incentivizing low-paid staffers to move to a private sector job and losing their expertise.

Think about it. With this one move, not only is all of Congress admitting that ObamaCare is such an abysmal failure that the effects of implementing it will cause all the talent to leave the Hill – but they’re also demonstrating that despite being aware of how destructive it is, the Democrats are only interested in saving themselves.

At least the Republicans have repeatedly tried to save all of the American people from ObamaCare.

That said, this move is nothing short of completely despicable. If the Democrats in the House and Senate see fit to exempt themselves from ObamaCare, it’s time for them to stop the lies and deceit about how great the bill is, and give the American public a chance to revisit and possibly repeal the bill.

We’re going to use this new revelation to hit these hypocrites hard on bringing ObamaCare back for consideration.

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We need to have a loud voice from sea to sea demanding an end to the Democrats’ political gamesmanship. We can overcome their deceptions and distractions, but it’s going to require all hands on deck from patriots at all levels of life.

It’s long past time for Barack Obama and his allies to surrender this “great policy achievement” to the dustbin of history where it belongs.

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Ken Hoagland, President
Restore America's Voice

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Armed Forces Memorial Month

Armed Forces of wars past and present are honored with monuments and memorials. They are symbols to remind us Freedom is not Free, it is paid for in blood.  Those who served wrote a blank check to our country payable at any cost to include the giving of their life in the name of Freedom.

The month of May is when we honor those who served in remembrance of the heroes who fought the battles.

For many, the battle is not over.  The wars of Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan burn deep within us.  Many are laden with PTSD, diseases caused by agent orange dioxin exposure, dust inhalation caused by explosives.  We battle with our legislators for equality. This addresses only a few of the battles we deal with today.

For the most part we appear healthy unlike those with loss of limb and paralysis.

On those special days in May there are parades.  The streets are lined with flag waving Americans to honor the fallen and those of the living.

Politicians gather on the steps of government buildings making speeches of praise and glory that are soon forgotten.  Those who fought the battles and their survivors never forget.

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen submit claims to Veterans Affairs for benefits to include hundreds of pages of required evidence to prove their disability, a demanding effort for the veteran.  The VA offers little assistance in how to locate the evidence required; for the most part the veteran is on his or her own.  Many are denied benefits only to learn the injury or disease is not on the VA's list or not enough evidence was presented.  Some who served were on covert missions; where they were and what they did in time of war does not exist, personnel records are sealed classified; these are the unlucky vets who can not prove their very existence on a mission and are sick with diseases. 

These records should be made available to the veteran for their VA claim.

What does our Congress do about these discrepancies? Nothing.  Legislative Bills are introduced to afford VA benefits for better quality of life.

All too often these bills fail. Why? Because of expenditure.  We who served are not worth the dollars.  Yet there are dollars available to give to harboring terrorist active nations, government grants to study how high a grasshopper can leap, the counting of calories of a donut, the painting of a salmon on an Alaska airplane.  To what extremes do our dollars go for? Do not our veterans deserve to be thought of who are in need, who fought the battles?  It is not easy to accept what our government fails to do in caring for its veterans.  Many of us have and in time to come will go to our graves with a thought in mind; our government did not care enough for we who fought the battles.

Yes, during the month of May the politicians will offer praise, glory and promises to help our veterans, only to forget their offering in months to follow.  All we ask is for our Legislators to do their job, pass legislation to help our veterans in need.

John J. Bury, U.S. Navy, retired, Vietnam War veteran
Media, Pennsylvania


Benghazi witness discredits Boehner's 'Progress Report'

Witness says, Special Ops ‘Would be decapitated if they came forward'  

Almost immediately after Speaker Boehner released his ‘Progress Report’ on Benghazi, another 13 Republicans bolted from House Leaders to cosponsor the Benghazi Committee.

If that isn’t an embarrassing ‘Vote of No Confidence’, I don’t know what is!

What’s worse, Boehner’s ‘Progress Report’ dismissed in one slim paragraph the most egregious question underlying ‘Benghazi-Gate’.

America’s Question:
Who ordered the military to deny help to four fellow Americans --- then abandoned them to slaughter at the hands of wicked, bloodthirsty Radicalized Islamic terrorists?  Who gave the order???

Boehner’s ‘Progress Report’ Answers: ‘No U.S. government element refused or denied requests for emergency assistance during the crisis.’

Is this the best they’ve got?  What a crock … no wonder 13 more Republicans bolted after this ‘nothing-burger’ of a ‘Report’! 

Speaker Boehner needs to immediately appoint a House Select Committee to focus like a laser beam on Benghazi – not another 7 months of pussyfooting around!

Please Help Revive America Continue to Campaign for a ‘Watergate-Style’ Committee to Investigate Benghazi.

There are now 133 House Republicans – a true Republican Majority – who support Resolution 36, the Benghazi Committee.

Because of your support for Revive’s campaign, we’re breaking up Boehner’s logjam in Congress!

Shockingly, Speaker Boehner’s ‘Progress Report’ says neither Obama nor the U.S. government abandoned our boys in Benghazi.

Wrong, Mr. Speaker!

In an exclusive interview on FOX News, a 9/11 Benghazi whistle-blower says exactly the opposite:
Speaking on condition of anonymity, and appearing in a Fox News Channel interview with his face and voice disguised, the special operator contradicted claims by the Obama administration and a State Department review that said there wasn’t enough time for U.S. military forces to have intervened in the Sept. 11 attack …

“I know for a fact that C-110, the EUCOM CIF, was doing a training exercise in … not in the region of North Africa, but in Europe,” the operator told Fox News' Adam Housley. “And they had the ability to act and to respond.”

“We had the ability to load out, get on birds and fly there, at a minimum stage,” the operator told Fox News. “C-110 had the ability to be there, in my opinion, in a matter of about four hours … four to six hours.”

Being so close, C-110s would have been able to respond had there been a second attack, the source added.

The source says many people connected to the Benghazi bombing feel threatened and are afraid to talk.

“The problem is, you got guys in my position, you got guys in special operations community who are still active and still involved,” the source said. “And they would be decapitated if they came forward with information that would affect high level commanders,” he said.  

A House Select Committee – with full subpoena power and protection for whistleblowers – is the only way to expose the truth about Benghazi.

Remember Hillary Clinton’s disgustingly cavalier attitude about her abandoning our four boys in Benghazi?

"What difference, at this point, does it make?” crowed Clinton.

After Speaker Boehner is forced to appoint a House Select Committee on Benghazi, every American will learn the ‘difference’.

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Bob Adams, Founder & President
Revive America

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Yet another nail in our economic coffin!

The following senators make up the Gang of 8 we hear so much about:
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Sen. John McCain, R- Ariz.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

This is the group rushing to create new immigration laws which will further bankrupt America. This is the group who encourages testimony from illegal aliens while doing everything to keep from hearing from law enforcement officials. As Chris Crane, ICE Agent union president said: "Never before have I seen such contempt for law enforcement officers as what I've seen from the Gang of Eight." It is apparent that opening up our borders to illegals is a marriage made in heaven; Cheap Labor for Republicans and New Democrat Voters!


Joseph DuPont
Towanda, Pennsylvania




As a 13-year resident of Cave Creek I am worried about the upcoming election.  Namely, we intend to vote yes on the question (Prop 459) and for one candidate only:  Thomas McGuire.  How do we assure that the people opening the mail ballots do not add a little black line for each of the candidates we dislike?

Do you have any suggestions?  What guarantees do we have?

Bo Crabo
Cave Creek



Energy - Stop Using Foreign Oil

We have everything we need in America. We have natural gas, oil, coal, solar and wind energy. We should utilize everything at our disposal to end our dependence on foreign oil. It is time to stop flooding the Middle East with money. These people hate us. Why do we buy their oil?

America has enough oil. It is estimated North Dakota has as much as 500 billion gallons of oil that is in the process of being drilled. The Marcellus shale fields of Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia promise more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil.

We can run automobiles and the large trucks of America on natural gas. It's time to start using it. Automobile companies are converting some of their vehicles to operate on natural gas. Service stations across the nation must move forward with natural gas pumps.

 I like coal. My father was a coal miner for 30 years. He raised five kids on a coal miner's salary. We must continue to work toward burning coal cleaner, more efficiently and environmentally safer. It is a powerful source of energy and we should use it. We hear reports that power plants are moving closer to burning cleaner energy. We hear other reports that power plants are moving to natural gas.

We are learning more each year on how to better use solar and wind energy. We should utilize both of these to meet our heating and cooling needs. The windmills are dotting a lot of landscape in the western part of the United States. They are not the complete answer for power but they are a welcome part of the formula.

As long as we are dependent on foreign energy there will be wars in the Middle East. We need to stop the senseless wars that are ongoing over Middle Eastern oil. Once we become an energy independent nation gasoline prices will decrease. Plus we will not be burning our money in fighting senseless wars to protect our oil interests. Thousands of lives will be spared from wars in places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

The goal of every American should be to utilize American energy. This will create more jobs and wealth for Americans instead of sending our wealth overseas.

An energy independent America will be a happier America. Cutting our entanglements with Middle Eastern oil insures a brighter future for America. 

Glenn Mollette
Author of American Issues: Every American Has An Opinion
He is the author of other books and hundreds of articles.


United States Congress

It is with gravest concern that I write to you today concerning the recent appropriation of weapons by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that can only be understood as a bold threat of war by that agency, and the Obama administration, against the citizens of the United States of America. To date, DHS has been unwilling to provide to you, the elected representatives of the People, justification for recent purchases of almost 3,000 mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) armored personnel carriers, 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition (with associated weapons), and other weapons systems, when, in fact, the DHS has no war mission or war making authority within the limits of the United States of America.

Significant is the fact that at the same time the Obama administration is arming his DHS for war within the limits of the United States against the People of the United States in accordance with his 2008 campaign speech claiming, “We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to (sic) have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as the United States military]”--Candidate Barack Obama, 2008.

The Obama administration is deliberately defunding, overextending, and hollowing the Department of Defense; the only legitimate agency of the U.S. government with a war mission.
This act of the Obama administration stands as a glaring threat of war against our nation’s citizens! This act of the Obama administration can only be understood as a tyrannical threat against the Constitution of the United States of America! If left unresolved, the peace loving citizens who have sworn to defend the United States Constitution “against all enemies, both foreign and domestic” are left no option except to prepare to defend themselves, and the U.S. Constitution, against this Administration’s “coup” against the People and the foundations of liberty fought for and defended for the past 238 years. We have no choice if we honor our oaths.

The only proper response to this threat against the American people is for the representatives of the People, the members of the U.S. House and Senate, to demand in clear terms that the Administration cannot ignore, that the Department of Homeland Security immediately surrender their newly appropriated weapons of war to the Department of Defense (DoD). Further, since the DHS has assumed a position in the Administration to enforce the tyrannical acts of this president against the People of the United States against the limits of the United States Constitution, it remains for the United States Congress to exercise its limiting power in the balancing of powers established by our founding fathers, to disestablish and dissolve the DHS as soon as possible. One needs only to look to the rise of Adolf Hitler, and his associated DHS organizations, the SA and the SS, of 1932-1934, to see the outcome of allowing an agency of government this kind of control over the free citizens of a nation. The people of Germany could not have imagined, until it was too late, the danger of allowing a tyrant this kind of power. We must not be so naïve as to think it will not happen to us as well if we remain passive toward this power grab by the Marxist Obama administration!

Finally, for more than two centuries the nation has lived in peace at home because of the protections of our legitimate military and the many appropriate state and federal law enforcement agencies, supported by Constitutional courts. We stand today at a cross-road. Will we allow this present Administration to overthrow our United States Constitution and its legal processes to amend injustices, or, will we honor our obligations to defend the Constitution against a “domestic” enemy? Our Constitution lays out the proper methods of resolving our differences; and it does not include its overthrow by a rogue agency of a Marxist leadership at home. You, sir, are our constitutionally elected agent to defend our Constitution at home. We are counting upon you.

We remain aware, however, of this present threat and will not expose ourselves as an easy prey to the authors of the destruction of our nation.

I know this letter demands much of you. We elected you because we, the citizens of the United States, believe you are up to the task at hand and will, against all threats, honor your oath and office. We are also writing to your fellow members of the House and Senate to stand in integrity with the Constitution and against this present threat by the Obama administration and his DHS.

We refuse to surrender our Constitution or our nation!


Gunnery Sergeant Robert F Decker
United States Marine Corps, Retired
New Orleans, Louisiana


Our soldiers need you

Jimmy Carter you are the father of the Islamic Nazi movement.

You threw the Shah under the bus, welcomed the Ayatollah home, and then lacked the spine to confront the terrorists when they took our embassy and our people hostage. You’re the “runner-in-chief.”

Bill Clinton, you played ring around the Lewinsky while the terrorists were at war with us. You got us into a fight with them in Somalia and then you ran from it. Your weak-willed responses to the USS Cole and the First Trade Center Bombing and Our Embassy Bombings emboldened the killers. Each time you failed to respond adequately, they grew bolder, until 9/11/2001.

John Kerry, dishonesty is your most prominent attribute. You lied about American Soldiers in Vietnam … Your military service, like your life, is more fiction than fact. You’ve accused our military of terrorizing women and children in Iraq. You called Iraq the wrong war, wrong place, wrong time, and the same words you used to describe Vietnam. You’re a fake! You want to run from Iraq and abandon the Iraqis to murderers just as you did to the Vietnamese. Iraq, like Vietnam, is another war that you were for, before you were against it.

The late John Murtha said our military was broken. He said we can’t win militarily in Iraq. He accused United States Marines of cold-blooded murder without proof and said we should redeploy to Okinawa. Okinawa??? And the Democrats called him their military expert! Maybe he suffered a traumatic brain injury while he was off building his war hero resume? He was a sad, pitiable, corrupt, and washed up old fool, not a true Marine. He wouldn’t amount to a good pimple on a real Marine’s ass, a phony and a disgrace.

Dick Durbin, you accused our Soldiers at Guantanamo of being Nazis, tenders of Soviet style gulags and as bad as the regime of Pol Pot, who murdered two million of his own people after your party abandoned Southeast Asia to the Communists. Then you wanted to abandon the Iraqis to the same fate. History was not a good teacher for you, was it? Lord help us! See Dick run!

Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Carl Levine, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Russ Feingold, Pat Leahy, Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, the Hollywood Leftist morons, et al, to name a few ad nauseam: Every time you stand in front of television cameras and broadcast to the Islamic Nazis that we went to war because our former President lied, that the war is wrong and our Soldiers are torturers, that we should leave Iraq, you give the Islamic butchers – the same ones that tortured and mutilated American Soldiers – cause to think that we’ll run away again, and all they have to do is hang on a little longer. It is inevitable that we, the infidels, will have to defeat the Islamic jihadists. Better to do it on their turf, than later on ours after they may gain both strength and momentum.

American news media, the New York Times particularly: Each time you publish stories about national defense secrets and our intelligence gathering methods, you become one united with the sub-human pieces of camel dung that torture and mutilate the bodies of American Soldiers. You can’t strike up the courage to publish cartoons, but you can help Al Qaeda destroy my country. Actually, you are more dangerous to us than Al Qaeda is. Think about that each time you face Mecca to admire your Pulitzer.

You are America’s ‘AXIS OF IDIOTS.’ Your Collective Stupidity will destroy us. Self-serving politics and terrorist-abetting news scoops are more important to you than our national security or the lives of innocent civilians and soldiers. It bothers you that defending ourselves gets in the way of your elitist sport of politics and your ignorant editorializing. There is as much blood on your hands as is on the hands of murdering terrorists. Don’t ever doubt that. Your frolics will only serve to extend this war as they extended Vietnam. If you want our soldiers home as you claim, knock off the crap and try supporting your country ahead of supporting your silly political aims and aiding our enemies.

Yes, I’m questioning your patriotism. Your loyalty ends with self. I’m also questioning why you’re stealing air that decent Americans could be breathing. You don’t deserve the protection of our men and women in uniform. You need to run away from this war, this country. Leave the war to the people who have the will to see it through and the country to people who are willing to defend it.

No Commander in Chief, you don’t get off the hook either. Our country has two enemies. Those who want to destroy us from the outside and those who attempt it from within. Your soldiers are dealing with the outside force. It’s your obligation to support them by confronting the axis of idiots. America must hear it from you that these people are harming our country, abetting the enemy and endangering our safety. Well up a little anger please, and channel it toward the appropriate target. You must prosecute those who leak national security secrets to the media. You must prosecute those in the media who knowingly publish those secrets. Our soldiers need you to confront the enemy that they cannot.

They need you to do it now.

J. D. Pendry
Sergeant Major, US Army, Retired


I've been there

Online gambling; An unmitigated disaster for millions of Americans who will get hooked and who will lose billions of dollars. It will take money away from families, homes and necessities and put it into the pockets of gambling profiteers. I know ... I've been there. I was addicted to gambling for years. No one wins.

Ron Lowe
Santa Monica, California


Say no to a Con-Con!

I notice that the pretentious potentates trying to take our guns away are now trying to destroy our 2nd Amendment gun rights and turn us into victims of criminals by destroying our U.S. Constitution by organizing a U.S. Constitutional Convention, also known Con-Con, among our states. So, the subversive elements who hate our country will have a chance to gut the Constitution to pieces. Their efforts to destroy our country and our enduring Constitution, which has proven to be the most liberty-minded in history and has repeatedly saved our country from enemies throughout history. I wish to urge all Americans to contact their state representatives and say no to a Con-Con!


Ed Nemechek
Landers, California


Waste of money!

While millions of relinquished or confiscated guns are currently being destroyed by federal, state and local governments, why can't they instead be expropriated for use by law enforcement agencies and/or the U.S. military?

At first glance, it would appear that destruction of these firearms will make our streets safer; however, many of these guns will be replaced by new ones sold by gun dealers.

Paul G. Jaehnert
Vadnais Heights, Minnesota