Weekly Update – November 29, 2010
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current capabilities, and looks at a long-term strategy to protect the
United States and her allies. The danger to America grows with each passing
day, yet our government has not completed a missile defense system capable
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1. This Thursday, 2 December, 2010 at 7PM: Join us at our regular
meeting room at the Shore Diner, Tilton and Fire Roads (by the Days Inn) in
Egg Harbor Township near Parkway Exit 36. We will hold a special live
two-way video conference with Steven Lonegan at the U.N. Conference on
Global Warming in Cancun, Mexico. Learn the latest on the “green” energy
scam, and let world leaders in Mexico hear what you have to say! No
admission. For details or to register, go to
http://hotairnj.eventbrite.com/. Or just show up at 7PM at the Shore
2. With “nice guys” like this in politics, who needs enemies? In
the days of Nucky Johnson and “Boardwalk Empire”, the old-time political
bosses met with their top ward leaders and picked their ticket for the next
year’s election. It still works that way in most counties. The
Democrats in Atlantic County will back Senator Jim Whelan for re-election,
along with two new assembly candidates tied to building trades unions.
If they are elected, they will push more borrowing and spending on big
projects that will only hire union companies. But what do you get if you
elect Republicans? In Atlantic County, you get the same thing—unless we
have some real Tea Party candidates in the June 7 primary election real
quick! Read the details in Seth Grossman’s latest article published in
the Current and Gazette newspapers at
3. When is a crime not a crime? About 12 years ago, the Atlantic
County prosecutor indicted a half dozen $10 per hour level security guards
at Atlantic City High School for “misconduct in office”, They were guilty
of leaving their jobs two hours early, even though their supervisor said it
was OK. Their supervisor said the guards were supposed to get $12 per hour,
but that since there was not enough money in the budget, they could make up
for it by leaving early. They all did jail time because they should have
known they were collecting money from the government two hours a day without
doing the work. While this was going on, the Governor of New Jersey told
all state employees they could take the Friday after Thanksgiving off, even
though it was not one of the paid holidays negotiated in their union
contract. After 12 years, Governor Christie said he wanted state
employees to show up for work according to their contract. But the union
employees refused, and an administrative law judge agreed. Christie backed
down and did not appeal.
4. State takeover of Atlantic City? Local Republicans were all in
favor of a state take-over of Atlantic City government-when they all thought
the Republican controlled county government would be taking over. Now it
looks like the Democrat controlled CRDA (Casino Reinvestment Development
Authority) will be taking over, and the local Republicans are hopping mad.
Meanwhile, neither the Democrat nor Republican takeover plans deal with the
real problems of Atlantic City. First, the 500 room minimum means that
only mega-corporations and big unions can run casinos-small local businesses
are shut out. Nobody who owns or works for a casino in Atlantic City, which
pays 80% of the property taxes, is allowed to run for public office, support
candidates, or even speak out on public issues. Until independent local
business owners can run casinos and until casino employees can get involved
in government and politics, New Jersey pay-to-play politics will continue to
run Atlantic City into the ground.
5. Meeting of 30 Tea Party Groups in Bayshore, New Jersey. If the
goal was to have a platform and a plan for independent Tea Party candidates
around the state challenge Republicans for the state Senate and Assembly,
the Tea Party has a long way to go. There were about 60 very bright and
energetic people from around New Jersey, but:
a. The meeting was poorly planned. There was no agenda, and three
hours were wasted before any serious discussion took place.
b. Only a handful of the group were focused on the importance of coming
up with a Tea Party Platform in New Jersey that candidates could use to get
c. When the group finally agreed to use Robert Rules of Order and adopt
a platform, there was no time to seriously discuss the various issues.
Important state issues were ignored, and some federal issues were adopted
that have nothing to do with the June primary campaigns for State Senate and
Assembly. Would you want to run for State Assembly in your district with a
platform of “No Global Government-Get the U.S.out of the U.N.”?
6. Hopefully, we can have a separate meeting of South Jersey tea party
groups and do a little better.
Liberty and Prosperity Ten Core Principles for 2010:
I. No eminent domain for private gain.
II. Enforce federal immigration laws. No amnesty. Deport illegal
III. Make tax and zoning laws fair, simple, and apply them equally to
IV. Cut taxes by cutting government spending.
V. Post all government salaries, contracts and budgets online.
VI. Repudiate (refuse to pay) all state government debts incurred
without voter approval in violation of our State Constitution. Repudiate
all federal government debts incurred for purposes not permitted by Article
I, Section 8 of our Federal Constitution.
VII. Bring “government of the people, by the people, and for the people”
back to our public schools and local governments. Let parents apply
taxpayer money spent to educate their children to the qualified schools they
choose. Don’t force public employees to pay dues to unions they don’t want
to join. Let elected officials again decide what salaries, pensions, and
benefits to pay our public “servants”.
VIII. Hold frequent non-binding referendums (public votes) on all issues of
IX. Term limits for all elected officials. Pensions for none.
X. Audit, reform or abolish the Federal Reserve Banking System and have
Congress establish a stable currency secured by precious metals or assets
with recognized and stable values. Have the United States withdraw from the
International Monetary Fund (IMF) and any organization which purports to
require the U.S. Government to spend money without appropriation by Congress
pursuant to the U.S. Constitution.
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