News Briefs April 30, 2010

New PAC Pushes Combat Vets for Congress

Only about 90 members of Congress are veterans, and few have been under fire, says Joseph R. John, a retired Navy captain on a mission to elect or re-elect to Congress at least 40 combat vets in the 2010 elections. “What I’m trying to do is to insert some of the old-time patriotic spirit we had back at the end of World War II back into Congress.”

Vietnam Marks 35th Anniv of War’s End

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Communist Vietnam marked the 35th anniversary of the end of its war Friday with a dramatic re-enactment of the day North Vietnamese tanks smashed through the gates of the former Presidential Palace and ousted the U.S.-backed South Vietnam government.

Stealth Statehood

Alex Castellanos’ post discussing the Puerto Rico Democracy Act (HR 2499) correctly points out that “the principles of democracy, inclusiveness, and self-determination belong to all U.S. citizens.

What he misses, however, is the Puerto Rican government’s plan to rig their election by eliminating the commonwealth option in their next series of self-determination elections. Puerto Ricans have rejected statehood in the last three self-determination elections, and independence is extremely unpopular. The strategy to virtually eliminate as an option for voters Puerto Rico’s current status as a commonwealth, leaving only independence and statehood as options, will all but guarantee a statehood landslide. The plan is spelled out in their legislation (pp. 7-8) and can be found here. The New Progressive Party (PNP), which is pro-statehood, controls all branches of government. There is little doubt that this bill would become law soon after the U.S. Congress passes the Puerto Rico Democracy Act.;” here, and it says on p. 179 (translation from Spanish):

  • After having obtained a majority vote for Statehood, we will implement the most effective strategies to have Congress approve an enabling act admitting Puerto Rico as a State of the Union, by including the strategy known as the Tennessee Plan.
  • PNP leader and former governor Carlos Romero Barcel once told local newspapers,
  • They [congressional leaders] will have to support [statehood] in order to avoid being accused of bigotry against Hispanics.

In other words, they wonâ’t hesitate to denounce anyone who resists their demand as “racists.” PNP leader and former governor Carlos Romero Barcel once told local newspapers, “They [congressional leaders] will have to support [statehood] in order to avoid being accused of bigotry against Hispanics.” In other words, they won’t hesitate to denounce anyone who resists their demand as “racists.”

The plan is this:

After statehood wins a landslide majority, Puerto Rico will elect a congressional delegation to send to Washington, D.C., and they will demand to be seated. This is the same strategy Tennessee used to gain admission to the Union in 1796. The PNP party platform can be found here, and it says on p. 179 (translation from Spanish): “After having obtained a majority vote for Statehood, we will implement the most effective strategies to have Congress approve an enabling act admitting Puerto Rico as a State of the Union, by including the strategy known as the Tennessee Plan.

PNP leader and former governor Carlos Romero Barcel once told local newspapers, “They [congressional leaders] will have to support [statehood] in order to avoid being accused of bigotry against Hispanics.”

In other words, they won’t hesitate to denounce anyone who resists their demand as “racists.”

Hawaii lawmakers OK civil unions, send bill to gov

HONOLULU – Hawaii is a step closer to joining a small group of other states in allowing same-sex civil unions.In a move that still needs the governor’s signature to become law, the House of Representatives Thursday night approved a measure that has drawn some of the state’s biggest protest rallies. Republican Gov. Linda Lingle hasn’t said whether she’ll reject it or sign it into law but her office said later that she will carefully review the bill.

Barack Obama Finalizing List of Supreme Court Nominees as Liberals Pressure

President Barack Obama is reportedly finalizing his list of potential nominees to scrutinize and investigate further. As he narrows down the list of potential replacements for retiring pro-abortion Justice John Paul Stevens, liberal groups are pressuring him to make a polemic pick. CNN indicates the White House has been holding quiet meetings with the representatives of pro-abortion and left-wing groups to get their input. The consensus is that Democrats control the Senate by a 59-41 vote margin and, following this November’s elections, probably won’t have that wide of a gap for years to come. As a result, they are urging Obama to shoot for the moon with a nominee who is stridently pro-abortion.

Republican Leadership Council Christine Todd Whitman talks about Charlie Crist

Not all Republicans are critical of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s decision to run for the Senate as an independent. While saying she was disappointed that Crist is spurning the party, former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, co-chairwoman of the Republican Leadership Council, said she wished Crist “would have continued to try to right the ship of the party he embraced for so many years. There should be room in our party for Republicans of all stripes united behind the principles of fiscal conservatism and individual liberties. I am sorry to see him leave.” She called Crist “a well-respected governor who is too centrist for some primary voters, but who has served the people of Florida with common sense, mainstream Republican leadership.” The RLC supports moderate Republican candidates.

Army Preps for Tea Party ‘Terrorists’

A few months back, the commander in chief or our Armed Forces, that erstwhile community organizer Barack Hussein Obama, denigrated a large cross section of Americans who identify with the Tea Party movement — those who advocate for Essential Liberty and Rule of Law. Obama identified them as malcontents, “waving their little tea bags.” Since then, the Obama administration and their Leftmedia sycophants have endeavored to characterize Tea Party attendees as rude, radical, racist, redneck, enemies of the state.

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