An Excellent Letter To State Legislators


To The Honorable State Legislator,
I am contacting you with the hope that you will take a hard look at the information I am presenting you today. I am asking you to pre-file The Countermand Call on Congress along with the corresponding Delegate Resolution containing the pre-approved text of The Countermand Amendment. I pray that this vitally important legislation can be introduced first thing next session. Please have your policy directors and analysts examine the following.. I hope to hear from you soon.
On Saturday April 16, 2016 Alaska made Constitutional history and it is going to change the course of our Constitutional Republic forever.  The Alaska House and Senate passed with overwhelming margins and with bi-partisan support (3 democrats and 1 independent) both the Article V Countermand Amendment ‘Application’ on Congress and the Delegate Resolution.  NON-PARTISAN!! Finally something we can ALL agree on!
HJR14 and SJR15 the Application for the Countermand Amendment Convention and HCR4 and SCR4 the Delegate Resolution
What does The Countermand do? Excellent question!

UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN BE COUNTER-MANDED AND RESCINDED: (Not just nullified but rescinded!)
1. Executive Orders
2. Court decisions
3. Budgets & Debt
4. Obamacare
5. Social Issues
6. Treaties
7. Laws Against 2nd Amendment
8. DHS, EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ Regulations and more COUNTERMAND IT!!

We don’t need 8 to 10 different amendments because The Countermand Amendment is THAT POWERFUL. 8 short clauses and fewer than 400 words of pure inspired good Old Fashioned American Ingenuity that our Founding Fathers would be proud of.
The Countermand Amendment will empower the States to Countermand and rescind any Federal law or regulation that violates States Rights or personal liberties. When 60% of the States agree on a specific Countermand the law or ruling is automatically rescinded. The Federal government can rewrite the law in a way more amenable to the States or abandon it. The States now become respected partners in government, not subjects to Federal mandates.
The Countermand Amendment does not alter the Constitution in any way. It simply allows the States the proper authority to protect their sovereignty from Federal or other forms of encroachment. There is not much time left before we are all under a tyranny that forbids us from properly using Article V. Only the States can restore our Constitutional Republic with Article V.
The Countermand Amendment stands apart from and independent of all other Article V initiatives. We will cooperate with any of them if they do not surrender sovereignty and deliberative Legislature authority. We have one chance to get this right. We must not be duped by flawed claims by others who have assumed that an Article V Convention is a ConCon (or some modified form) and that delegates are equivalent to the delegates at the 1787 Convention. Article V delegates are Ambassadors of the Legislatures, not free agents. They are not charged with the awesome task of creating a new Constitutional document and government.
The Countermand Amendment will stop Federal encroachments on: enumerated rights; un-enumerated rights (each rescission constitutionalizes a States Right in 10th Amendment); privacy; free markets; Congressional budgets; Court decisions; regulatory rulings; taxes; energy; Executive Orders; unfunded liabilities; health care; social issues; and more.

Intentional violators of the Amendment can be prosecuted under Federal or State laws.

With the Countermand Amendment the States retain their sovereign deliberative authority. WE THE PEOPLE will be able to petition legislators to seek relief from specific encroachments by the Federal government.

Each State Legislature can establish its own Countermand Committee to:
1) select and countermand encroachments adversely affecting their State: and
2) notify other State Countermand Committees of its action requesting they join them by exercising a similar countermand.

These are the 3 necessary documents below, I have also included step by step instructions for State Legislators

1) APPLICATION ON CONGRESS

Single Issue Countermand Amendment Convention
To assure that Congress will convene the Countermand Amendment Convention it is important that all Calling States have identical Titles and language in their Applications.
For a PDF copy of the Application on Congress click: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/call_on_congress_countermand.pdf

2) COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT TEXT

To assure a safe, quick and successful Countermand Amendment Convention this text must be pre-approved by Calling States and included in the Delegate Resolution.
For a PDF copy of the Countermand Amendment click: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/countermand_amendment.pdf

3) DELEGATE RESOLUTION COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT

Delegates are Ambassadors of their State Legislatures, they are not free agents! To assure a safe, quick and successful Convention it is necessary that all Calling States have the same instructions to their delegates to the Convention. This will prevent possible violations of Article I, Section 10 prohibiting Interstate Agreements without the consent of Congress. The Governor has no Article V authority and does not have to sign this Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Delegate Resolution click http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/delegate_resolution_countermand_amendment.pdf

Supporting Information:

STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES FOR STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Step_by_Step_Instr_8-3-15.pdf

COMPARISON TABLE OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT VS. OTHER ARTICLE V GROUPS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Media/Comparison-Table.pdf

WHY THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Why_CA_2.pdf

EMPOWERMENTS FOR STATE LEGISLATORS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/CA_Empowerment_List.pdf

As an aside: 

We have 12 States suing over unprecedented federal land grabs. 26 States challenging E.O. AMNESTY law suit. 27 States challenging ACA obamacare. 24 States challenging the EPA over coal regulations. 27 States challenging Obama EPA water regulations. 11 States suing over bathroom policy?? Where does it end?

Why waste anymore time or money in Federal Courts with no guaranty of a favorable outcome when 30 States can simply Countermand the issue? If each lawsuit costs each State at least a million dollars just think how we could save The States right here alone!! We can free up our State resources again and use them to help The States and the people prosper again! Just imagine! SUPPORT THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT TODAY!!!

Visit www.countermands.us to learn how YOU can help rescue Liberty for America!

Our State Legislatures need the power of The Countermand NOW!
Don’t miss these awesome video messages from Alaska and Pennsylvania State Legislators who are endorsing The Countermand in their Great States.
PA State Rep. Cris Dush on Using The Countermand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqBKIrSCFlQ
AK State Rep Shelley Hughes on The Countermand
Together we CAN and WILL rein in The Federal Government safely, quickly and peacefully with The Countermand Amendment!!
Best Regards, from Kelli D Gordon serving as National Coordinator for
Citizen Initiatives Art 5 Countermand Amendment Convention
956-279-1604 located in McAllen, TX 78504
Thank you for your time and have a blessed day.
Under the Directorship of
Mr. Charles Kacprowicz, Executive Director
CITIZEN INITIATIVES
Countermand Amendment
P.O. Box 523
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Charles can be reached at 828-783-0599
SAM ADAMS AND BRUSHFIRES OF LIBERTY

Volunteers Wanted. State Leaders Willing To Do What It Takes To Rescue Liberty For Your Great State. Join Citizen Initiatives Today! Be Part of History in the Making! Discover How We The People Will Countermand the Tyranny in 2017.


Friends, We are very close to losing the protections we have in the Constitution. There is a tyranny looming over our heads and only the Countermand Amendment can stop it peacefully. State legislat…

Source: Volunteers Wanted. State Leaders Willing To Do What It Takes To Rescue Liberty For Your Great State. Join Citizen Initiatives Today! Be Part of History in the Making! Discover How We The People Will Countermand the Tyranny in 2017.

Volunteers Wanted. State Leaders Willing To Do What It Takes To Rescue Liberty For Your Great State. Join Citizen Initiatives Today! Be Part of History in the Making! Discover How We The People Will Countermand the Tyranny in 2017.


Friends, We are very close to losing the protections we have in the Constitution. There is a tyranny looming over our heads and only the Countermand Amendment can stop it peacefully. State legislators alone are the final arbiters in all Constitutional matters, not the delegates they send to a Convention. It is past time for you to join us in your State to secure the 34 Article V Applications on Congress that are needed to convene the Countermand Amendment Convention and secure Ratification by 38.
We don’t need 8 to 10 different amendments because The Countermand is THAT POWERFUL. 8 short clauses and fewer than 400 words of pure inspired good Old Fashioned American Ingenuity that our Founding Fathers would be proud of.
The Countermand Amendment does not alter the Constitution in any way. It simply allows the States the proper authority to protect their sovereignty from Federal or other forms of encroachment. There is not much time left before we are all under a tyranny that forbids us from properly using Article V. Only the States can restore our Constitutional Republic with Article V.
The Countermand Amendment stands apart from and independent of all other Article V initiatives. We will cooperate with any of them if they do not surrender sovereignty and deliberative Legislature authority. We have one chance to get this right. We must not be duped by flawed claims by others who have assumed that an Article V Convention is a ConCon (or some modified form) and that delegates are equivalent to the delegates at the 1787 Convention. Article V delegates are Ambassadors of the Legislatures, not free agents. They are not charged with the awesome task of creating a new Constitutional document and government.
Our State Legislatures need the power of The Countermand NOW!
Don’t miss the video messages from Alaska and Pennsylvania State Legislators who are endorsing The Countermand in their Great States.

 

PA State Rep. Cris Dush on Using The Countermand. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqBKIrSCFlQ

AK State Rep Shelley Hughes on The Countermand https://vimeo.com/160622372

LEARN HOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN BE
COUNTER-MANDED AND RESCINDED:
1. Executive Orders
2. Court decisions
3. Budgets & Debt
4. Obamacare
5. Social Issues
6. Treaties
7. Laws Against 2nd Amendment
8. DHS, EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ Regulations and more COUNTERMAND IT!!

ALASKA IS LEADING THE WAY! On Saturday April 16, 2016 Alaska made Constitutional history and it is going to change the course of our Constitutional Republic forever.  SUPPORT THE COUNTERMAND 2016 HJR14 and SJR15 are the Application for the Countermand Amendment Convention and HCR4 and SCR4 are the Delegate Resolution.

 

The Alaska House and Senate passed with overwhelming margins and with bi-partisan support (3 democrats and 1 independent) both the Article V Countermand Amendment ‘Application’ on Congress and the Delegate Resolution.  NON-PARTISAN!!

 

Together we WILL rein in The Federal Government safely, quickly and peacefully!! Will you introduce The Countermand Amendment Call on Congress to your Great State’s Legislature? Will you sponsor The Countermand Delegate Resoluton that safely defines and controls the Art 5 Amendment Convention and the delegates? We will need 51% to pass.

1) APPLICATION ON CONGRESS Single Issue Countermand Amendment Convention To assure that Congress will convene the Countermand Amendment Convention it is important that all Calling States have identical Titles and language in their Applications. For a PDF copy of the Application on Congress click this link: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Art_5_Application.pdf

2) COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT To assure a safe, quick and successful Countermand Amendment Convention this text must be pre-approved by Calling States and included in the Delegate Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Countermand Amendment click:  http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/countermand_amendment.pdf

3) DELEGATE RESOLUTION COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT Delegates are Ambassadors of their State Legislatures, they are not free agents! To assure a safe, quick and successful Convention it is necessary that all Calling States have the same instructions to their delegates to the Convention. This will prevent possible violations of Article I, Section 10 prohibiting Interstate Agreements without the consent of Congress. The Governor has no Article V authority and does not have to sign this Resolution. For a PDF copy of the Delegate Resolution click this link:

http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/delegate_resolution_countermand_amendment.pdf

4) STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES FOR STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS  http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Step_by_Step_Instr_Alone_8-3-15.pdf

WHY THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT:

http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Why_CA_2.pdf

COMPARISON TABLE OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT VS. OTHER ARTICLE V GROUPS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Media/Comparison-Table.pdf

26 states involved in the AMNESTY law suit.
26 States are angry about obamacare.
24 states challenging the EPA over coal.
27 States challenging Obama EPA water regulations AND the list goes on.
Why waste time and money in Federal Courts with no guaranty of a favorable outcome when 30 States can simply Countermand the issue entirely.  www.countermands.us
Please contact me with a convenient time for Citizen Initiatives to speak with you about The Article V Countermand Amendment Convention: Be a Leader for your Great State!
Regards, Kelli D Gordon serving as National Coordinator for
Citizen Initiatives Art 5 Countermand Amendment Convention
956-279-1604
Thank you for your time and have a blessed day.
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Find out how you can help! www.countermands.us

Globalists Continue To Push The Lie That Treaties Are Binding Upon The United States Citizens: Treaties Can Be Nullified By States Or Statutes & Obama Removed From Office!


Our Senate and President (not to mention that he is a usurper) lack lawful authority to enter into a treaty that conflicts with The Constitution so even signed and ratified it would not be a valid treaty.

Reblogged from Political Vel Craft dated July 2012

The following qualifies as one of the greatest lies the globalists continue to push upon the American people. That lie is: “Treaties supersede the U.S. Constitution“.

The Second follow-up lie is this one: “A treaty, once passed, cannot be set aside”. HERE ARE THE CLEAR IRREFUTABLE FACTS: The U.S. Supreme Court has made it very clear that

1) Treaties do not override the U.S. Constitution. 2) Treaties cannot amend the Constitution. And last, 3) A treaty can be nullified by a statute passed by the U.S. Congress (or by a sovereign State or States if Congress refuses to do so), when the State deems a treaty the performance of a treaty is self-destructive. The law of self-preservation overrules the law of obligation in others. When you’ve read this thoroughly, hopefully, you will never again sit quietly by when someone — anyone — claims that treaties supercede the Constitution. Help to dispell this myth. “This [Supreme] Court has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty.” – Reid v. Covert, October 1956, 354 U.S. 1, at pg 17.

This case involved the question: Does the NATO Status of Forces Agreement (treaty) supersede the U.S. Constitution? Keep reading. The Reid Court (U.S. Supreme Court) held in their Opinion that,

“… No agreement with a foreign nation can confer power on the Congress, or any other branch of government, which is free from the restraints of the Constitution. Article VI, the Supremacy clause of the Constitution declares, “This Constitution and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all the Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land…’

“There is nothing in this language which intimates that treaties and laws enacted pursuant to them do not have to comply with the provisions of the Constitution nor is there anything in the debates which accompanied the drafting and ratification which even suggest such a result…

“It would be manifestly contrary to the objectives of those who created the Constitution, as well as those who were responsible for the Bill of Rights – let alone alien to our entire constitutional history and tradition – to construe Article VI as permitting the United States to exercise power UNDER an international agreement, without observing constitutional prohibitions. (See:Elliot’s Debates 1836 ed. – pgs 500-519).

“In effect, such construction would permit amendment of that document in a manner not sanctioned by Article VI. The prohibitions of the Constitution were designed to apply to all branches of the National Government and they cannot be nullified by the Executive or by the Executive and Senate combined.”

Did you understand what the Supreme Court said here? No Executive Order, Presidential Directive, Executive Agreement, no NAFTA, GATT/WTO agreement/treaty, passed by ANYONE, can supersede the Constitution. FACT. No question! At this point the Court paused to quote from another of their Opinions; Geofroy v. Riggs, 133 U.S. 258 at pg. 267 where the Court held at that time that,

“The treaty power as expressed in the Constitution, is in terms unlimited except by those restraints which are found in that instrument against the action of the government or of its departments and those arising from the nature of the government itself and of that of the States. It would not be contended that it extends so far as to authorize what the Constitution forbids, or a change in the character of the government, or a change in the character of the States, or a cession of any portion of the territory of the latter without its consent.”

Assessing the GATT/WTO parasitic organism in light of this part of the Opinion, we see that it cannot attach itself to its host (our Republic or States) in the fashion the traitors in our government wish, without our acquiescing to it. The Reid Court continues with its Opinion:

“This Court has also repeatedly taken the position that an Act of Congress, which MUST comply with the Constitution, is on full parity with a treaty, the statute to the extent of conflict, renders the treaty null. It would be completely anomalous to say that a treaty need not comply with the Constitution when such an agreement can be overridden by a statute that must conform to that instrument.”

The U.S. Supreme court could not have made it more clear : TREATIESDO NOT OVERRIDE THE CONSTITUTION, AND CANNOT, IN ANY FASHION, AMEND IT !!! CASE CLOSED. Now we must let our elected “representatives” in Washington and the State legislatures know that we no longer believe the BIG LIE… we know that we are not bound by unconstitutional Treaties, Executive Orders, Presidential Directives, and other such treasonous acts.

[Note: the above information was taken from Aid & Abet Police Newsletter, with limited revision. P.O. Box 8712, Phoenix, Arizona. Acknowledgment given to Claire Kelly, for her good assistance and in depth treaty research. The use of this information is not to be construed as endorsement of Aid & Abet Police Newsletter. Claire Kelly is a trusted and knowledgeable friend. – CDR]

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Here’s what Thomas Jefferson said on the right to renounce treaties:

“Compacts then, between a nation and a nation, are obligatory on them as by the same moral law which obliges individuals to observe their compacts. There are circumstances, however, which sometimes excuse the non-performance of contracts between man and man; so are there also between nation and nation. When performance, for instance, becomes impossible, non-performance is not immoral; so if performance becomes self-destructive to the party, the law of self-preservation overrules the law of obligation in others”.

pg 317 – “The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson,” A. Koch & Wm. Peden, Random House 1944, renewed 1972. Jefferson also said in a letter to Wilson C. Nicholas on Sept. 7, 1803, Ibid. pg 573

“Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction [interpretation]. I say the same as to the opinion of those who consider the grant of the treaty making power as boundless. If it is, then we have no Constitution.” ______________________________________________________________Further evidence:

Excerpt from a letter from U.S. Senator, Arlen Specter, (R. Penn.) to constituent, November 3, 1994.

“Dear Mr. Neely:”Thank you for contacting my office regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. … I have signed on as a cosponsor of Senator Bradley’s resolution [SR 70, which urges the president to seek the advice and consent of the Senate for ratification] because I believe that the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child is an appropriate step in the direction of promoting the well-being of children throughout the world. [he goes on to mention concerns that the treaty would subjugate familial and parental responsibility to an international entity, which he denies] “… Secondly, the Convention would not override the U.S. Constitution; rather, as in the case of any treaty, any provision that conflicts with our Constitution would be void in our country… “

[CDR Note: It is our belief that Arlen Specter would not have been as truthful regarding Constitutional Supremacy over treaties if he had a clue that this letter to a constituent would have found its way into the hands or eyes of the public.]

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Logical deduction:      No law or treaty supersedes the Supreme Law of the Land.  ‘Supreme’… meaning ‘highest or greatest’.  What is higher than highest or greater than greatest, other than our Creator?  The Constitution acknowledges our God-given, unalienable rights, and secures those rights in that acknowledgement.         The Constitution gives the US Senate authority to ratify treaties with other nations. Americans have been propagandized into believing that those treaties become the supreme law of the land superseding the Constitution. Let’s examine this deception closely and dispel the myth once and for all. Article VI of the Constitution states:

Clause 2 – “This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the constitution [of any state] or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”Clause 3 – “The senators and representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executives and judicial officers, both of the United States and the several states, shall be bound by oath of affirmation to support this Constitution .”

Laws made in pursuance of this Constitution are laws which are made within the strict and limited confines of the Constitution itself. No federal, state, or international law, rule or bureaucratic regulation and no state constitution can supersede B or be repugnant to B this Constitution.

Treaties made under the authority of the United States… the United States (federal government) was authorized by and on behalf of the people and in pursuance of this Constitution to enter into certain treaties with other governments. The United States (federal government) obtains its authority solely from the Constitution. It would be ludicrous to think that it has the power to circumvent (via treaties) that which grants it its authority.

In Clause 3, it is made clear that every elected official, both federal and state, is bound by oath to support this Constitution. Who can rightly, and genuinely claim to be given the power to destroy that which they are elected and sworn to uphold?

The powers granted by the Constitution cannot sanely be construed to provide the authority to usurp, pre-empt or eradicate it.       The U.S. Supreme Court as cited above correctly ruled that the supremacy of the Constitution overrides treaties. It should be noted that if any Court, be it a State, Federal or the U.S. Supreme Court, should ever rule otherwise, the decision would be repugnant to the Constitution and the ruling would be null and void.

The answer to this question is self-evident.

The Constitution authorizes the United States to enter into treaties with other nations B the word Anation@ although not explicit, is certainly implied. The United Nations is an Organization – a Global Corporate Bureaucracy.The ‘experts’ in international law, commerce, banking, environment, etc.; and a cadre of alleged conservative / Christian-conservative leaders — lawyer, Dame of Malta, Phyllis Schlafly being a prime example — have been spewing forth propaganda to instill and further the myth of ‘treaty-supremacy’ for decades.

Their ‘expertise’ is an illusion created apparently with hopes to instill a sense of inferiority in the ‘common man’ (their term) so we will all defer to their superior intelligence. Let’s not go there. Here’s a perfect example of ‘expert’ propaganda on the supremacy question: On April 11, 1952, Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles (cfr), speaking before the American Bar Association in Louisville, Kentucky said…

“Treaties make international law and also they make domestic law. Under our Constitution, treaties become the supreme law of the land…. Treaty law can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example, …can cut across the rights given the people by their constitutional Bill of Rights.”

Mr. Dulles is confused about the People’s rights. To repeat an earlier statement of fact: the Constitution doesn’t ‘give’ us rights. The Constitution acknowledges and secures our inherent, Creator-endowed rights. What Creator gives, no man can take away. The Dulles brothers worked (lied) long and hard to firmly establish the treaty-supremacy myth. And they realized it would have to be done by deceit — propaganda. Admittedly by propaganda.

“There is no indication that American public opinion, for example, would approve the establishment of a super state, or permit American membership in it. In other words, time – a long time – will be needed before world government is politically feasible… This time element might seemingly be shortened so far as American opinion is concerned by an active propaganda campaign in this country…”

Allen W. Dulles (cfr) from a UN booklet, Headline Series #59 (New York: The Foreign Policy Association., Sept.-Oct., 1946) pg 46.      The question of “nationhood” in reference to the United Nations seems to have been addressed by the errant Congress.  A quick fix apparently took place in the U.S. Senate on March 19, 1970. According to the Anaheim (Cal) Bulletin, 4-20-1970, the Senate ratified a resolution recognizing the United Nations Organization as a sovereign nation. That would be tantamount to recognizing General Motors as a sovereign nation. Are we beginning to get the picture? Case Closed Sweet Liberty

Second Important Article About The Treaty Myth.

Treaties do not override the Constitution.
By Don Fotheringham In anticipation that our president may sign one or more treaties that conflict with the U.S. Constitution’s limited grant of power, several voices of alarm are contending that a treaty can override, or in effect amend, our Constitution. Although that view has gained some currency, it is a myth that contradicts the intent of those who framed the Constitution. And it violates any reasonable interpretation of that document. Origin of the Myth The frightful idea that U.S. treaties with foreign nations supercede the Constitution has been regularly promoted since the Eisenhower era.
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1 It was given a big boost in 1952 when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, a founding member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), made the following statement:
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2 … congressional laws are invalid if they do not conform to the Constitution, whereas treaty laws can override the Constitution. Treaties, for example, can take powers away from Congress and give them to the President; they can take powers from the states and give them to the Federal Government, or to some international body and they can cut across the rights given the people by the Constitutional Bill of Rights.
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3 It would be hard to find a more preposterous assertion. Sadly, however, many citizens have been led to believe that treaties do override the Constitution. Could anyone really think our founding fathers spent four months in convention, limiting the size, power and scope of government, and then provided for their work to be destroyed by one lousy treaty?
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But one might object, what about Article VI? Article VI establishes the supremacy of U.S. laws and treaties made within the bounds of the Constitution. It is called the Supremacy Clause, because it places federal laws and treaties that are made pursuant to the Constitution above state constitutions, laws. and treaties. Some Important History This was needed because, contrary to their agreement under the Articles of Confederation, certain states had violated their trust and entered into treaties with foreign powers.
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During the convention,
Madison said: “Experience had evinced a constant tendency in the States to encroach on federal authority; to violate national Treaties, to infringe the rights and interests of each other.”
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4 State-made pacts often conflicted with peace and trade treaties wanted by the Confederation Congress for the benefit of all thirteen states, making it hard for Congress to consummate better agreements with other nations. This also led to fierce contention between the states in their effort to monopolize the import of goods from Europe and the Indian tribes. But more serious dangers arose in matters of security, for should one state be at war with a foreign power while a sister state honors its peace agreement with the same enemy, the security of the entire Confederation would be threatened.
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5 In an effort to head off such dangers, the Confederation Congress frequently attempted to nullify
state-made treaties in the state courts (there were no federal courts). But as might be expected, the state judges ruled inevitably in favor of their own states, pursuant to the state laws and constitutions.
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The 1787 Convention corrected that problem by making certain only federal treaties would be recognized as valid. In this light, it is not hard to understand why paragraph two of Article VI is worded as follows: This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land, and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding. Upon ratification of the Constitution, the state treaties were nullified.
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Thereafter, only federal treaties were recognized as supreme, regardless of any remaining state provisions to the contrary. Moreover, under the new Constitution the founders established a Supreme Court, granting it original jurisdiction over treaty controversies, and thereby removing from state judges jurisdiction over treaty cases. In addition to quelling strife among the states, Article VI accomplished a major objective of the Convention, mainly that of placing the United States in a position to speak to the world with one voice.
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United States treaties are created when proposed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The power of the President and the Senate, in their treaty-making capacity, was never intended to be a power greater than the Constitution. Citizens who met in the state ratifying conventions (1787 to 1790) to examine with great care the provisions of the proposed Constitution had a correct understanding of the Supremacy Clause.
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During the ratifying debates, James Madison answered questions regarding the new national charter and commented on the extent of the treaty-making power under Article VI: “I do not conceive that power is given to the President and Senate to dismember the empire, or to alienate any great, essential right. I do not think the whole legislative authority have this power. The exercise of the power must be consistent with the object of its delegation.”
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6 In the same discussion
Madison said: “Here, the supremacy of a treaty is contrasted with the supremacy of the laws of the states. It cannot be otherwise supreme.” That is, a treaty cannot in any other manner or situation be supreme. Thomas Jefferson: “I say the same as to the opinion of those who consider the grant of treaty- making to be boundless. If it is, then we have no Constitution.”
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But we do have a Constitution. Its life and viability depend entirely on the small number of citizens who 1) understand the document, and 2) who equally understand the forces at work to destroy it. At this point enough time has passed, and enough false teachings have been promulgated, to cause modern Americans to fall for the treaty power ploy. It is not surprising that John Foster Dulles, a ranking member of the CFR, should in 1952 circulate the treaty-power heresy that yet prevails.
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It is time for serious reflection on the words of Edmond Burke, “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” Those who seek to preserve the sovereignty of the United States must work energetically to expose the Dulles delusion — the ridiculous idea that treaties have intrinsic powers greater than the Constitution.
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1 In decades immediately prior to the Dulles speech, Supreme Court decisions had already begun to enunciate the idea (see, for example, Missouri v. Holland in 1920 and United States v. Pink in 1942).
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2 Dulles actually made this statement during a speech in Louisville on April 2, 1952, shortly before Eisenhower appointed him Secretary of State.
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3 Quoted by Frank E. Holman, Story of the Bricker Amendment, (New York Committee for Constitutional Government, Inc., 1954), pp. 14, 15.
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4 The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, Farrand, Vol. I, p. 164.
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5 Benjamin Franklin’s Plan of Union, America, Vol. 3, p. 47.
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6 Debates on the Federal Constitution, Jonathan Elliot, ed., second edition, Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company, 1907, Vol. III, p. 514. Robert Welch University
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HEADLINE JULY 2015: Texas Just Shut Down Michelle Obama’s Mandates in a BIG WAY!


Headline 2014: Students in Full Revolt Against Michelle Obama’s Horrible School Lunch Mandate.

Texas just announced they have had ENOUGH of Michelle’s rules. Texas agriculture commissioner Sid Miller announced they are lifting a ban on the use of deep-fryers in school kitchens, and allowing sodas to be sold again in vending machines. Awesome!

First Fake Lady Michelle Obama, who was never elected to office, used her position to force lunch control rules on every school in the nation. These programs cost school districts hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars, because of uneaten lunches. They are low calorie and gross.

And while they are expected to study math, science, English, and the arts… They might be trying to concentrate with an empty stomach! That’s because this school year, thousands of schools are impacted by First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch mandates for the first time.

The law Michelle lobbied for was the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act – which not only required the removal of snack food, but limited the calorie intake of students to 750-850 calories – regardless of involvement in after school physical sports and activities.

Already, local school boards are furious about the rules, as they are forced to offer lunches that students don’t want to buy, with cash-strapped schools wasting money trying to comply. In one place, the problem of unsold food was so bad that Michelle Obama’s lunches are being fed to farm pigs.

Kids returning back to school are already furious:

http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/students-full-revolt-michelle-obamas-horrible-school-lunch/

http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2015/07/03/texas-just-shut-down-michelle-obamas-mandates-in-a-big-way/

 

Citizen Initiatives Art 5 Countermand Amendment Convention Simply Explained


Hello,
You may know me from Facebook or perhaps you sent Citizen Initiatives a message at the website www.countermands.us I am contacting you today to interest you with helping to advance The Art 5 Countermand thru State Legislatures bypassing the corruption and tyranny that has become our Federal Government.
We need Directors, Coordinators and Fundraising teams in every State to build teams and networks to help one another work smarter and harder and faster to rescue Liberty for our future American Generations. As you know we are truly in a life and death struggle to preserve our American Heritage and our Constitutional Republic. This is your opportunity to do something that has never been done in American history!! Together we will rescue LIberty and save our country!!
I will be happy to hold teleconferences at your convenience to help you and your team get familiar and comfortable with your knowledge about The Citizen Initiatives UNIQUE strategy to convene an Article V Amendment Convention and to have that convention finished in as little as 7 to 10 days! We must unite and find other like minded Americans who want to rescue Liberty for our kids and grands and future American generations.
Please feel free to contact me at the.texas.tiger@mail.com or call me at 956 279 1604 for more information.. Below I have included the 3 documents necessary to convene a safe, quick and successful Art 5 Amendment Convention along with step by step instructions for State Legislators to follow that should help them avoid the confusion associated with The Art 5 due to other groups muddying up the water.
I have also included some supporting information and an opinion piece about The Art 5. We have sponsors in 23 States but we still have much work to do… We are going to need 51% of the State House of Representatives and 51% of the State Senates of 34 States to apply to The US Congress specifically for The Article V Countermand Amendment Convention.. That will kick off The Art 5.. once the Constituitonal thresh-hold has been met The US Congress gets to go sit at the kiddy table while the grownups talk.. The Art 5 then belongs to The States with no permission necessary and no interference from corrupt The US Congress.
This is the document needed to apply. 1) APPLICATION ON CONGRESS
Single Issue Countermand Amendment Convention
To assure that Congress will convene the Countermand Amendment Convention it is important that all Calling States have identical Titles and language in their Applications.
For a PDF copy of the Application on Congress click this link: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/call_on_congress_countermand.pdf
Next we again need 51% of The State Houses and 51% of The State Senates (simple majority) to approve the text of the proposed Countermand Amendment along with The Delegate Resolution that contains the pre-approved Countermand Amendment text. The Delegate Resolution will safely control and clearly define the rules for both The Art 5 Amendment Convention as well as The Delegates sent to that convention. With 26 States PRE-APPROVING The Delegate Resolution we can safely control the convention insuring a favorable outcome!! These are the necessary documents below:

2) COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT
To assure a safe, quick and successful Countermand Amendment Convention this text must be pre-approved by Calling States and included in the Delegate Resolution.
For a PDF copy of the Countermand Amendment click: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/countermand_amendment.pdf

3) DELEGATE RESOLUTION COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT
Delegates are Ambassadors of their State Legislatures, they are not free agents! To assure a safe, quick and successful Convention it is necessary that all Calling States have the same instructions to their delegates to the Convention. This will prevent possible violations of Article I, Section 10 prohibiting Interstate Agreements without the consent of Congress. The Governor has no Article V authority and does not have to sign this Resolution.

For a PDF copy of the Delegate Resolution click this link: http://citizeninitiatives.org/amendment_countermands/delegate_resolution_countermand_amendment.pdf

Please print the links,share them with your local State Reps and all your friends. Discover for yourself the beauty and power of The Countermand Amendment and the genius of The Citizen Initiatives well-defined Article V strategy before you sign off on The Convention of States approach which strips The Sovereignty and deliberative status left to our State Legislatures by The Founding Fathers in exchange for their vague legislative language and promises of an orderly convention and effective remedy.

Our State Legislatures need the power of The Countermand NOW!
LEARN HOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS CAN BE COUNTER-MANDED AND RESCINDED:
1. Executive Orders ~ Bye bye illegal invaders/immigration, bye bye treaties, gun grabs and land grabs. SECURITY!!
2. Court decisions ~ STOP LEGISLATING FROM THE BENCH!! STATES HAVE RIGHTS!!
3. Budgets & Debt ~ Bye bye unfunded liabilities and the financial enslavement of our kids
4. Obamacare ~ Who doesnt want this gone?
5.  Social Issues ~ Same sex marriage, abortion and education!
6. Laws Against 2nd Amendment ~ Molon labe gun grabbers!
7. EPA, BLM, IRS, DOJ, DHS etc. Regulations and more!! Let’s COUNTERMAND them!! Good Bye unelected, unaccountable unconstitutional agencies crushing The States and the People’s Right to prosper from their resources. INDUSTRY, ENERGY, WATER, LAND AND MINERALS!!!

FEDERAL LAND GRAB MAP

JUST IMAGINE!! 30 STATES CAN COUNTERMAND ANYTHING THEY DEEM HARMFUL TO THEIR STATE, THEIR PEOPLE AND THEIR INDUSTRY!!… BETTER THAN NULLIFICATION. MORE LIKE THE TENTH ON STEROIDS because the harmful issue is taken completely off the books and can no longer be enforced by The Federal Tyrants.

Thank you for your time, dedication and service,
From Kelli D Gordon serving as National Coordinator
for Citizen Initiatives under the direction of Mr Charles Kacprowicz
director@federalamendments.us

My contact info is:
Kelli D Gordon 956-279-1604
McAllen, TX 78504
the.texas.tiger@mail.com
Visit the website at: http://countermands.us

 

Supporting links and information:
EXCITING, PROMISING AND POWERFUL PRESENTATION BY REP. CRIS DUSH, PA PROPOSING THE ADOPTION OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT THROUGH STATE LEGISLATURES IN AS LITTLE AS 4 MONTHS – A MUST VIEW . . .

WHY THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Why_CA_2.pdf

COMPARISON TABLE OF THE COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT VS. OTHER ARTICLE V GROUPS: http://citizeninitiatives.org/Media/Comparison-Table.pdf

COUNTERMAND AMENDMENT CAMPAIGN: STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES FOR STATE LEGISLATORS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS http://citizeninitiatives.org/Legislators/Step_by_Step_Instr_8-3-15.pdf

17 priority one states

This chart shows the ‘priority one‘ States 2016 legislative sessions that begin early or do not last long. We need to find sponsors in The State Legislatures ASAP. It shows which States are suing The Federal Government and on what issue. It should help you tailor your approach to The State Reps that you will be contacting..

 

 

 

Hey America! Check Out The Power of The Countermand Amendment!


Hey guess what!

I found out how to safely define and control the Article 5 Amendment Convention! Put on your thinking cap and join me with Citizen Initiatives and Charles Kacprowicz. Discover for yourself what Americans across this Great Nation are finding out! The power of The Countermand! We The People WILL reclaim America through our State Legislatures, bypassing The US Congress, Judicial and Executive Branches of Government. FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN HELP!!

This brilliant piece of legislation would make The Founding Fathers proud. Fewer than 400 words, this 8 clause stroke of genious was conceived through years of prayer and Constitutional study, Toss in a giant dose of love and dedication to The American Way of Life with a focus on Exceptionalism, God and Country. Fold in a heaping helping of common sense and logic and you have the remedy to an ailing Constitution and the means to Countermand a tyrannical federal government.

The Countermand will re-empower our Constitution and your Honorable State Legislators will have the perfect tool to rein in this bloated federal beast and bring it back down to size. No more federal land grabs, no more liberty kiling dangerous E.Os, no more Obamacare, no more Common Core, no more industry killing rules and regs. Your Great State will once again be able to use and benefit from your own states unique wealth of resources and much much more!! Countermand aps are practically unlimited!!

30 States will be able to Countermand any government law or mandate handed down to them past and present! When in the opinion of 30 or more states ANY ruling is considered to be detrimental to your Great State it will be automatically and immediately struck down. This will force the federal government to learn to partner with the states and think twice before trying to ‘shove’ any more bad legislation down our throats. The States will once again be able to take an active part in what direction they want  their state and this country to go.

The simplicity of the Citizen Initiatives Art 5 Strategy is unique and unparralleled and will literally save our collective American butts. Contact me or visit the web site to find out how you can help get this thru your State Legislature NOW!

UNCLE SAM SAYS ROLL UP AND FIGHT FOR YOUR CONSTITUTION

https://www.countermands.us/

https://www.countermands.us/countermand-amendment.html

https://www.countermands.us/countermand-delegate-resolution.html

https://www.countermands.us/countermand-application-on-congress.html 


A Very Simple Explanation of The Citizen Initiatives Article 5 Strategy Amendment Convention
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The Power of The Countermand

Congress Votes To Ban The Muslim Brotherhood From America, See What Happens


EGYPT OUTLAED MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD. WE SHOULD TOO

Congressional efforts are currently underway to officially name the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.

The bill is known as the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014, and was created by Representative Michelle Bachmann. The bill seeks to assign some heavy sanctions to the organization, and any groups that support the organization both in American and in Europe. The bill has received support from several cosponsors.

Many believe that the bill is overdue. The Muslim Brotherhood, a new political party in the US, has long been deemed a “terrorist group” but this bill would prove that the Muslim Brotherhood has played an integral role in planning and carrying out terrorist attacks. It also seeks to prevent anyone with affiliation to the Brotherhood to be denied a visa in the US.

What do you think? Do you support this legislation?

http://americannews.com/congress-votes-to-ban-the-muslim-brotherhood-from-america-see-what-happens/

https://www.govtrack.us/search?q=+Muslim+Brotherhood+Terrorist+Designation+Act+of+2014

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr5194#overview


 

< Back to H.R. 5194 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)

Text of the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on July 24, 2014, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. The text of the bill below is as of Jul 24, 2014 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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113th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5194

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2014

(for herself, Mr. Roskam, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mrs. Lummis, Mr. Brady of Texas, Mr. Southerland, Mr. Gohmert, and Mr. LaMalfa) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To impose sanctions against persons who knowingly provide material support or resources to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2014.

2.

Sense of Congress on designation of the Muslim brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization

(a)

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

The Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin, was founded in Egypt in 1928 by Hassan al-Banna. The organization remains headquartered in Egypt but operates throughout the world. The Muslim Brotherhood’s motto remains to this day what it has been for decades: Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Koran is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope. Allahu-Akbar! [Allah is greater!].

(2)

Hassan al-Banna, in a book he called Jihad, instructed members: Jihad is an obligation from Allah on every Muslim and cannot be ignored nor [sic] evaded. Allah has ascribed great importance to jihad and has made the reward of the martyrs and fighters in His way a splendid one. Only those who have acted similarly and who have modeled themselves upon the martyrs in their performance of jihad can join them in this reward..

(3)

Hassan al-Banna added that fighting the unbelievers involves all possible efforts that are necessary to dismantle the power of the enemies of Islam including beating them, plundering their wealth, destroying their places of worship, and smashing their idols.

(4)

Hassan al-Banna also taught that it is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, and thus that the mission of Islam, as interpreted and executed by the Muslim Brotherhood, must be to impose its [i.e., Islam’s] law on nations and to extend its power to the entire planet. While al-Banna’s plan for accomplishing this mission was multifaceted, it centrally incorporated training for and the execution of violent jihad—terrorist operations.

(5)

In the seminal 1969 book on the history of the Muslim Brotherhood, The Society of Muslim Brothers, University of Michigan Professor Richard P. Mitchell explained al-Banna’s teachings on violent jihad: The certainty that jihad had this physical connotation is evidenced by the relationship always implied between it and the possibility, even the necessity, of death and martyrdom. Death, as an important end of jihad, was extolled by al-Banna in a phrase which came to be a famous part of his legacy: [T]he art of death. Death is art. The Koran has commanded people to love death more than life. Unless the philosophy of the Koran on death replaces the love of life which has consumed Muslims, then they will reach naught. Victory can only come with the mastery of the art of death. The movement cannot succeed, al-Banna insists, without this dedicated and unqualified kind of jihad.

(6)

This philosophy pervaded the Muslim Brotherhood’s prioritization of training for combat. Professor Mitchell observed that it was the tone of the training which gave the Society [i.e., the Muslim Brotherhood] its distinctive qualities, adding: If the Muslim Brothers were more effectively violent than other groups on the Egyptian scene, it was because militancy and martyrdom had been elevated to central virtues in the Society’s ethos. Its literature and speeches were permeated with references identifying it and its purposes in military terms. Al-Banna told members again and again that they were the army of liberation, carrying on your shoulders the message of liberation; you are the battalions of salvation for this nation afflicted by calamity.

(7)

Al-Banna’s blueprint for revolution anticipated a final stage of execution at which point the battalions the Muslim Brotherhood had trained would conquer … every obstinate tyrant. This violent ideology continued to be part of the Brotherhood’s indoctrination in standard membership texts, such as Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones and Fathi Yakan’s To Be a Muslim.

(8)

In Muslim Brotherhood organizations and chapters throughout the world, including in the United States, al-Banna’s originating philosophy continues to be taught.

(9)

In its earliest days, the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood established a terrorist wing (the secret apparatus) that conducted bombings and assassinations targeting foreigners and government officials. The assassinations by the Muslim Brotherhood of Judge Ahmed Al-Khazinder Bey in 1947 and Prime Minister Mahmoud Al-Nuqrashi in 1948 prompted the first ban on the organization in Egypt.

(10)

The United States has previously designated global elements of the Muslim Brotherhood. The terrorist group Hamas, which self-identifies as one of the wings of the Muslim Brotherhood in Palestine, was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by President William J. Clinton on January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, and later under section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)) by Secretary of State Madeline Albright on October 7, 1997.

(11)

The Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood’s Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya (Islamic Call Committee) was designated as a foreign terrorist organization by President George W. Bush on September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224 and later under section 219(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)) by Secretary of State Colin Powell on January 9, 2003. Reasons cited for the designation included Lajnat al-Daawa al-Islamiya being used as a financial conduit for Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, and its funding of terrorist groups in Chechnya and Libya. Both Al-Qaeda operations chief Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef held positions with the organization.

(12)

Individual Muslim Brotherhood leaders have also been designated on the list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists, as established under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and initiated under Executive Order 13224 (September 23, 2001), by the United States. On February 2, 2004, the Department of the Treasury designated Shaykh Abd-al-Majid Al-Zindani, a leader of the Yemeni Muslim Brotherhood’s Al-Islah political party. The designation states that al-Zindani has a long history of working with Bin Laden, serving as one of his spiritual leaders, in addition to his activities in support of Al-Qaeda, including recruiting and procuring weapons. Al-Zindani was also identified in a Federal lawsuit as a coordinator of the October 2000 suicide attack targeting the U.S.S. Cole in Aden, Yemen, that killed 17 United States Navy sailors, including personally selecting the two suicide bombers. In September 2012, al-Zindani reportedly called for his supporters to kill United States Marines stationed at the United States Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.

(13)

Mohammad Jamal Khalifa, a veteran of the Soviet-Afghan war, senior Muslim Brotherhood leader, and brother-in-law and close confidant of Osama bin Laden was arrested in California in December 1994 on charges related to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Evidence was found at that time that linked Khalifa to the planned Al-Qaeda Operation Bojinka plot that included the bombing of 11 airplanes between Asia and the United States. He was deported to Jordan in May 1995. Prior to that time he operated an Islamic charity in the Philippines that was accused of funneling money to the Abu Sayyef terrorist group and laundering money for Bin Laden. He was sought again by United States authorities in 2007, and an Interpol bulletin was issued to several United States intelligence agencies. Khalifa was killed four days later in Madagascar.

(14)

Sami Al-Hajj, an Al-Qaeda member and senior leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Shura Council, was imprisoned as a detainee at the Department of Defense facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was captured by Pakistani forces near the Afghanistan border in 2001 and transferred to United States custody. He was detained for his work as a money and weapons courier for Al-Qaeda. He reportedly worked directly with Taliban commander Mullah Mohammad Omar to procure weapons, and met with senior Afghan Muslim Brotherhood officials in mid-2001 to discuss the transfer of Stinger missiles from Afghanistan to Chechnya.

(15)

According to a May 1995 report by the United States House of Representatives Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare, a series of conferences hosted by Sudanese Muslim Brotherhood leader Hassan al-Turabi in Khartoum, Sudan during October 1994 and March to April 1995 featured representatives from virtually every Islamic terrorist organization in the world. The conferences included representatives from Iranian intelligence, Hezbollah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, the Algerian AIS and GIA, as well as leaders from the international Muslim Brotherhood, the Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf Countries, Hamas (the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood), the Islamic Action Front (Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood), and Ennahdha (the Tunisian Muslim Brotherhood). Osama bin Laden was present at the conferences. The parties agreed to launch a terrorism offensive beginning in 1995, with targets including United States interests and personnel in the Middle East and attacks inside the United States homeland.

(16)

In December 2002 a multiple vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) suicide attack targeting a four-story building in Grozny killed 57 people. Russian counterterrorism officials claimed the attack was ordered and coordinated by Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev and Abu Walid, an official with the Muslim Brotherhood. They further claimed that days before the bombing the pair met near Grozny to plan this and other attacks. Russian officials also identified the international Muslim Brotherhood network as financing the Chechen rebels. In 2003, the Russian Supreme Court banned the Muslim Brotherhood, describing it as a terrorist organization.

(17)

Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate in October 2003, Richard Clarke, former National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism for Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush, testified to the extent that terrorist organizations continued to operate inside the United States and the connection to the Muslim Brotherhood networks: Dating back to the 1980’s, Islamist terrorist networks have developed a sophisticated and diversified financial infrastructure in the United States. In the post September 11th environment, it is now widely known that every major Islamist terrorist organization, from Hamas to Islamic Jihad to Al Qida, has leveraged the financial resources and institutions of the United States to build their capabilities. We face a highly developed enemy in our mission to stop terrorist financing. While the overseas operations of Islamist terrorist organizations are generally segregated and distinct, the opposite holds in the United States. The issue of terrorist financing in the United States is a fundamental example of the shared infrastructure levered by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Al Qida, all of which enjoy a significant degree of cooperation and coordination within our borders. The common link here is the extremist Muslim Brotherhood—all of these organizations are descendants of the membership and ideology of the Muslim Brothers..

(18)

One of the examples cited by Richard Clarke in his testimony before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate was the case of Soliman Biheiri, who ran an investment firm specializing in Islamically-permissible investments, the Secaucus, New Jersey-based BMI Incorporated. BMI Incorporated offered a range of financial services for the Muslim community, and invested in businesses and real estate. According to Federal prosecutors, among the shareholders of BMI Incorporated were Al-Qaeda financier Yassin Al-Qadi and top Hamas leader Mousa Abu Marzook—two Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Both Qadi and Marzook operated separate businesses out of the offices of BMI Incorporated that also did business with BMI Incorporated. Other BMI Incorporated investors included Abdullah bin Laden, nephew of Osama bin laden, and Tarek Swaidan, a Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood leader. In a September 2003 detention hearing, Federal prosecutors described Biheiri as the U.S. banker for the Muslim Brotherhood, and stating that the defendant came here as the Muslim Brotherhood’s financial toehold in the U.S.. Biheiri was convicted on Federal immigration charges on October 9, 2003.

(19)

The fact that the international Muslim Brotherhood engages in terrorism financing inside the United States was attested to by then-FBI Director Robert Mueller, who testified before the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives in February 2011, and responded to a question about the Muslim Brotherhood’s networks and agenda in the United States: I can say at the outset that elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism. To the extent that I can provide information, I would be happy to do so in closed session. But it would be difficult to do in open session..

(20)

In the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) prosecutions—the largest terrorism financing trial in United States history—Department of Justice officials successfully argued in court that the international Muslim Brotherhood and its United States affiliates had engaged in a wide-spread conspiracy to raise money and materially support the terrorist group Hamas. HLF officials charged in the case were found guilty on all counts in November 2008, primarily related to millions of dollars that had been transferred to Hamas. During the trial and in court documents, Federal prosecutors implicated a number of prominent United States-Islamic organizations in this conspiracy, including the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). These groups and their leaders, among others, were named as unindicted co-conspirators in the case. The Department of Justice told the court that these United States-Muslim Brotherhood affiliates acted at the direction of the international Muslim Brotherhood to support terrorism in a July 2008 court filing: ISNA and NAIT, in fact, shared more with HLF than just a parent organization. They were intimately connected with the HLF and its assigned task of providing financial support to HAMAS. Shortly after HAMAS was founded in 1987, as an outgrowth of the Muslim Brotherhood, Govt. Exh. 21-61, the International Muslim Brotherhood ordered the Muslim Brotherhood chapters throughout the world to create Palestine Committees, whose job it was to support HAMAS with media, money and men. Govt. Exh. 3-15. The U.S.-Muslim Brotherhood created the U.S. Palestine Committee, which document reflect was initially comprised of three organizations: the OLF (HLF), the IAP, and the UASR. CAIR was later added to these organizations. Govt. Exh. 3-78 (listing IAP, HLF, UASR and CAIR as part of the Palestine Committee, and stating that there is [n]o doubt America is the ideal location to train the necessary resources to support the Movement worldwide…). The mandate of these organizations, per the International Muslim Brotherhood, was to support HAMAS, and the HLF’s particular role was to raise money to support HAMAS’ organizations inside the Palestinian territories. Govt. Exh. 3-17 (objective of the Palestine Committee is to support HAMAS)..

(21)

In September 2010 the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, delivered a weekly sermon mirroring the ideological themes of Al-Qaeda’s August 1996 declaration of war against the United States. Calling on Arab and Muslim regimes to confront not just Israel, but also the United States, he declared that Resistance is the only solution against the Zio-American arrogance and tyranny. This resistance can only come from fighting and understanding that the improvement and change that the [Muslim] nation seeks can only be attained through jihad and sacrifice and by raising a jihadi generation that pursues death just as the enemies pursue life. He also predicted the imminent downfall of the United States, saying The U.S. is now experiencing the beginning of its end, and is heading towards its demise..

(22)

The August 14, 2013, clearing of Muslim Brotherhood protests in Egypt resulted in attacks by Muslim Brotherhood supporters targeting the Coptic Christian community. Attacks included 70 churches and more than 1,000 homes and businesses of Coptic Christian families torched in the ensuing violence. During the Muslim Brotherhood protests, there were repeated reports of direct incitement towards the Copts from leading Muslim Brotherhood figures, and since the protest dispersal this targeting of the Christian community continues in official statements on Muslim Brotherhood social media outlets and from its leadership. As the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has previously noted, this terror campaign by the Muslim Brotherhood is not a new development. Over the past decade violence by the Muslim Brotherhood has been directed at the Coptic community. As the USCIRF observed in its 2003 Annual Report: Coptic Christians face ongoing violence from vigilante Muslim extremists, including members of the Muslim Brotherhood, many of whom act with impunity..

(b)

Criteria

Section 219(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(1)) provides the 3 criteria for the designation of an organization as a Foreign Terrorist Organization:

(1)

The organization must be a foreign organization.

(2)

The organization must engage in terrorist activity, as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)(B)), or terrorism, as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 2656f(d)(2)), or retain the capability and intent to engage in terrorist activity or terrorism.

(3)

The organization’s terrorist activity or terrorism must threaten the security of United States nationals or the national security (national defense, foreign relations, or the economic interests) of the United States.

(c)

Sense of congress

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1)

The Muslim Brotherhood has met the criteria for designation as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as described in subsection (b)); and

(2)

the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury, should exercise the Secretary of State’s statutory authority and designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.

(d)

Report

If the Secretary of State does not designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act within 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to Congress a report that contains the reasons therefor.

3.

Sanctions against persons who knowingly provide material support or resources to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents

(a)

Sanctions

(1)

In general

The President shall subject to all available sanctions any person in the United States or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States who knowingly provides material support or resources to the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents.

(2)

Definition

In this paragraph, the term material support or resources has the meaning given such term in section 2339A(b)(1) of title 18, United States Code.

(b)

Inadmissibility and removal

(1)

Inadmissability

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of State may not issue any visa to, and the Secretary of Homeland Security shall deny entry to the United States of, any member or representative of the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents.

(2)

Removal

Any alien who is a member or representative of the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents may be removed from the United States in the same manner as an alien who is inadmissible under sections 212(a)(3)(B)(i)(IV) or (V).

(c)

Funds

Any United States financial institution (as defined under section 5312 of title 31, United States Code) that knowingly has possession of or control over funds in which the Muslim Brotherhood or its affiliates, associated groups, or agents have an interest shall retain possession of or control over the funds and report the funds to the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury.

 

House Passes $694 Million Border Security Bill


 

Friday, August 1 2014

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to crack down on Central American migrants, including unaccompanied children, who are flooding to the U.S. border with Mexico, as lawmakers passed a $694 million border security bill.

The 223-189 vote came one day after conservative Republicans balked at an earlier version of the measure, exposing a deep rift between Tea Party activists and more mainstream Republicans.

In passing the retooled bill, the Republican-led House ignored a veto threat from the White House. But with the Senate already on a five-week summer recess, this measure will advance no further at least until September.

“We couldn’t go home (for recess) and not have a decision,” said Representative Kay Granger of Texas, who helped draft the original bill.

Granger said the measure would serve as a marker for negotiations in September to resolve the humanitarian crisis that has seen nearly 60,000 children from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala arrive illegally since October to escape criminal drug gangs and poverty.

House Democrats complained that the legislation would too speedily return children to dangerous conditions in their home countries. President Barack Obama called the Republican bill “extreme” and “unworkable.”

Later on Friday, the House also passed a separate bill reversing Obama’s 2012 policy suspending deportations of some undocumented residents who were brought to the United States as children years ago by their parents.

The measure also would bar Obama from expanding this policy, possibly to parents of children who already qualify.

The tougher language in the twin bills would make it easier to deport migrant children and add money to deploy National Guard troops at the border with Mexico.

The changes were intended to satisfy conservative House Republican lawmakers who withdrew their support on Thursday amid a revolt instigated by Senator Ted Cruz, the Tea Party firebrand from Texas.

On Thursday, the Democratic-controlled Senate failed to advance its own $2.7 billion border funding bill, as Republicans lined up to stop it on a procedural vote.

With Obama’s $3.7 billion border funding request rejected by Congress, but no alternative legislation presented to him for signing into law, Obama said he would shift funds from other accounts to pay for enhanced border security and the care and feeding of thousands of detained migrant children.

“I’m going to have to act alone because we don’t have enough resources,” Obama told reporters. “We’ve already been very clear. We’ve run out of money.”

o says hey guys i need some more money

Friday’s action capped a day of bitter debate over U.S. immigration policy.

With the two votes, the House went on record in favor of accelerating the return of children to their home countries while also reversing much of Obama’s two-year-old policy that suspended deportation efforts against children brought to the United States illegally by their parents before mid-2007.

The measure would prohibit those who have already been given a reprieve from deportation from renewing their status when it expires after two years.

The child migrant crisis has become an increasingly hot topic ahead of the mid-term elections in November that will determine control of Congress next year.

The Republicans have been trying to present a united front against Obama to energize the party’s voting base, including a move this week to sue him in federal court for allegedly overstepping his legal authority.

Republicans may have papered over their differences for now, but they could resurface after the summer break when negotiations intensify.

Boehner in September will have two hot-button issues to navigate through the House: a return to the border funding issue and a stop-gap spending bill to keep government agencies open in the new fiscal year starting on Oct. 1.

This week’s dust-up in the House also may give Democrats a new opening to remind voters – and Democratic donors – of the Tea Party’s influence over Republicans.

They attacked the revised Republican plan as putting at risk the children of undocumented immigrants, often known as “dreamers,” who have grown up in the United States. The Republican push could aggravate immigrant communities that have been hoping for comprehensive reforms.

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Sessions: Obama Move on Illegals Would ‘Alter Constitutional Framework’


Monday, 28 Jul 2014 07:33 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

border terror in top govCongress must act immediately to stop President Barack Obama‘s proposed use of executive power to help millions of illegal immigrants, Sen. Jeff Sessions says.

Sessions, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, fears that without congressional action, the laws set down by the Founding Fathers will be altered forever.

“It would be if Congress doesn’t utilize every power it has, particularly the power of the purse to stop it, then it would be an incredible assertion of executive power vis-à-vis Congress,” the Alabama Republican said Monday on Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“[It would] alter the constitutional framework in a way that the Founders would never have accepted. Plain law says if you’re in this country illegally you’re subject to deportation and you are unable to work lawfully in our country.”

Sessions’ warning came as White House officials revealed that the commander-in-chief is planning for a large-scale expansion of rights for illegal immigrants, including rights to apply for jobs.

Obama’s plan would be enacted by executive order.

“These workers would be given a work authorization and be able to take any job in America at a time where we are hurting, workers are hurting for a lack of jobs,” Sessions said.

“It makes no sense and it also would weaken the rule of law and really undermine any moral integrity, any moral strength that we have to have enforcement of any law at the border, frankly.”

He said the president’s executive order, which could grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, would be “one of the most dramatic overreaches of executive power certainly since I’ve been in Congress and maybe in the last 100 years.”

Sessions also lamented Democratic proposals to “throw billions of dollars” at the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, without taking “any of the actions in reforms” needed to help.

“Of course, truly if the president utilizes current law, we wouldn’t be in this crisis. It’s because they failed to follow our current law, a long-established law, that we’ve had this surge,” Sessions said.

“So, one of the things that will be happening is the Democrats will attempt to move a supplemental funding bill for the border crisis and Congressional Budget Office has said they only plan to spend about $25 million of that this fiscal year, that’s through September 30th so really, there’s no rush.”

While some Republican lawmakers have called for the president’s impeachment, Sessions veers away from that route.

What Congress needs to do is not be focused on that. Congress has a power. Congress needs to put in any legislation that passes and no legislation should pass without this language … no money of the United States can be expended to execute any such amnesty or work authorization. Period.”

Sessions urged citizens of all political parties to contact their representatives and express concern about the proposed executive order.

“What I’m asking the American people to do is ask their representatives, Democrats and Republicans, ‘do you support this? Will you support the president’s unlawful amnesty assertion of power? And will you oppose it?'” he said.

“[Sen.] Ted Cruz [a Texas Republican] offered a good bill. It basically says if you go forward you cannot use any taxpayer dollar to carry out such an unlawful policy and that would work, it would have to have bipartisan support and I can’t see why it would not.

“Why wouldn’t Democrats oppose this? Aren’t they members of Congress? Don’t they know that Congress has passed a law saying something different and the president’s saying and asserting that he’s going to just do this anyway?”
Congress must act immediately to stop President Barack Obama‘s proposed use of executive power to help millions of illegal immigrants, Sen. Jeff Sessions says.

Sessions, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and Senate Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, fears that without congressional action, the laws set down by the Founding Fathers will be altered forever.

On Monday, Sessions also took his effort to stop any executive order to the floor of the U.S. Senate.

“We are entering a momentous week,” Sessions said, “as Congress must face the reality that President Obama is moving towards a decision whereby he would issue executive orders in direct contravention of long-established American law.

Amnesty by executive order “would be in contravention of his duty and his oath to see that the United States are faithfully enforced — and it would be a direct challenge to the clear powers of Congress to make laws!”

“The president’s actions are astonishing,” he said. Obama is “taking our nation into exceedingly-dangerous waters . . . Such calculated action strains the constitutional structure of our republic.”


 

Jeff Sessions to Obama on Exec Amnesty: ‘You Cannot Intimidate Congress’

28 Jul 2014, 3:02 PM PDT

Repeat after Senator Jeff Sessions:
Sessions told Obama that it is “utterly unacceptable for you to meet with special interests groups” like La Raza and “promise actions to them that are contrary to law.”

It is really called, treason, criminal extortion, threaten, retaliation, shakedown of the legal USA citizens and their elected leaders .

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/07/28/Sessions-to-Obama-on-Exec-Amnesty-You-Cannot-Intimidate-Congress