Wednesday, December 31, 2014

You Won't Believe What Obama Just Did!

Come hell or high water, Obama will close Guantanamo Bay.  It was announced that five more terrorists held at Guantanamo are going to be released to Kazakhstan.  This reduces the total inmates to 127.

In 2010, a Democrat controlled Senate passed a bill barring the president from spending any monies to transfer inmates to the U.S. or to close Guantanamo Bay.  But Obama still has his pen and phone so he continues to reduce the prisoners there by sending them to other countries.  This year alone, he has transferred almost 30 inmates out of the facility.  And this results in too many of them going back into terrorism.

As Jennifer Griffin of Fox News reported, "As many as 20 to 30 former Guantanamo Bay detainees -- some of whom were released within the last three years -- are suspected by intelligence and Defense officials of having joined forces with the Islamic State and other militant groups inside Syria."

The Obama administration hopes to have the total number of inmates down to below 100.  The goal of this program is to eventually put enough pressure on Republicans in Congress to allow Guantanamo inmates to be transferred into the U.S. and close Guantanamo.

The new Congress must find ways to stop this dangerous transfer of terrorists.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Obama Trying End Run with United Nations

President Obama's continuing efforts to reduce American sovereignty had taken yet another giant step forward.  The Obama Administration is in negotiations at the United Nations to come up with another global warming scheme that will hurt the U.S.while making no difference to the climate. 

Some Democrat Senators are urging Obama not to come to any agreement until after the November elections.  That way their own reelections will not be hurt by this.

The Obama Administration is saying they they are not sure that any agreement will be needed to be passed by the Senate.  Obama continues to attempt to give himself more power --  no matter if it abides by the American Constitution or not.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Obama Administration’s Answer to High Gas Prices? New Regulations That Will Drive Prices Even Higher at the Pump. From the House Energy and Commerce Committee

March 29, 2013
WASHINGTON, DC – Despite stubbornly high gas prices, the Obama administration today announced it is moving forward with a new regulation for gasoline that is expected to drive prices at the pump even higher. The Environmental Protection Agency unveiled its new Tier 3 rule requiring ultra-low sulfur gasoline as well as new tailpipe emissions standards for cars and light trucks. The agency has stated the proposal would cost no more than one cent per gallon of gasoline, while one industry study estimates the new regulation will add 6 to 9 cents per gallon.

“Increases in gas prices disproportionately hurt the nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families - with $4 dollar a gallon gas the norm in many parts of the country, we cannot afford policies that knowingly raises gas prices,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI).

“Instead of raising gas prices, the Obama administration should focus on bringing stability and greater supplies to our energy markets by green-lighting projects like the Keystone XL pipeline, which will carry approximately one million barrels per day of oil from a close ally to the United States.”

“The Obama administration cannot be more out of touch. With hard-pressed families already struggling to afford each fill-up, Congress needs to take a hard look at any new EPA regulation that may raise the price at the pump. We will review this new proposal to make sure that it delivers air quality benefits at the least cost to the driving public while preserving auto and refining industry jobs. This is just another example of an overzealous EPA,” added Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Chairman of the Energy and Power Subcommittee.

Last year, the House passed H.R. 4480, the Domestic Energy and Jobs Act, which would have deferred the finalization of Tier 3 pending an inter-agency analysis of its impact, along with other pending regulations, on energy prices, jobs, and American competitiveness.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

UN Arms Treaty Will Rid Nation of 2nd Amendment

As you read this, the United Nations (U.N.) is convening from March 18-28, to work on the final text for its “Arms Trade Treaty.”  Thankfully, the conference couldn’t come to an agreement last year on the text of the treaty, but that doesn’t mean they won’t this time.  The proposed goal of this treaty, which already has the support of over 100 nations, is to limit the black market deals that go on by illegal arms dealers.  Even if this is the true intention behind the proposed treaty, the language within the treaty allows the U.N. to erase our 2nd Amendment and erodes American Sovereignty. If you do not know already, when the Senate ratifies a treaty, it becomes the law of the land.

The language of the treaty is particularly and purposefully ambiguous.  This especially true in Article 2 Section 1 of the treaty where it applies at a minimum to certain weapons and machines used solely for the purposes of conducting war such as battle tanks and warships.  The very last aspect of Article 1 Section 2 identifies “small arms and light weapons” as applicable to this treaty.  This would, in every backdoor way possible, push the 2nd Amendment into the trash bin of history and further intrude on American Sovereignty.

Read the text of the treaty at:
http://www.un.org/disarmament/ATT/docs/Presidents_Non_Paper_of_20%20March_2013_%28ATT_Final_Conference%29.pdf

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

AFS Survey Rejects Obama’s “Trojan Horse” Treaty of the United Nations

        A national survey of 5,000 supporters of Americans for Sovereignty revealed intense opposition to the ratification of a United Nations Treaty that the Obama Administration has sent to the Senate for ratification The survey indicated that they overwhelmingly opposed the so-called “United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.”  (CRPD).

        Over 90% of respondents oppose the loss of American sovereignty to UN bureaucrats in dealing with matters of disabilities.  The treaty would give oversight authority to a new UN committee over disability legislation in all countries.

        Similarly over 85% of respondents to the survey specifically opposed prospective United Nations mandates that could force homeowners make their home disabled accessible and even having UN bureaucrats determine the number of handicapped parking spaces should be allocated.

        Intense disagreement also arose over the implication in the treaty that UN bureaucrats should have superiority over parents in determining what is in the best interest of the disabled child.  The survey also rejected development of a mechanism in the treaty that would compel the United States to directly fund disability programs in other countries.

        Overall, the survey consistently revealed over 80% opposition to the innocuous sounding treaty and thus it was viewed as a “Trojan horse” treaty that would undermine both American sovereignty and the integrity of the family.

        Americans for Sovereignty is a project of Council for America.  With over 25,000 supporters, it is one of the largest organizations in the United States that focuses its attention on issues affecting continued American sovereignty.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Election Year Survey Rebukes the UN

In an extensive survey, Americans for Sovereignty has tabulated over 8000 responses to questions concerning the United Nations.   The survey of American attitudes towards the United Nations found that the American people remain very hostile to the institution and hope that the newly elected American officials will undertake a critical review of the institution.

       Specifically, nearly unanimous opposition opinion existed that the United Nations should not investigate so-called human rights abuses inside the United States.  This attitude contradicts the Obama Administration that has suggested that Arizona may be violating international human rights standards through its efforts to enforce violations of American immigration laws by illegal aliens.

    Similarly, over 90% of respondents to the survey believed that every candidate for federal office should promise to oppose any UN taxation schemes.  That same 90% insisted that the new Congress needed to vigorously investigate waste, fraud and corruption at the United Nations.

    Given the continued problem of terrorism in the United States, the respondents to the survey believed that newly elected US Government officials should encourage the State Department to restrict activities of so-called diplomats from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorists.

    Grave concern was also expressed in the survey with the International Criminal Court that could violate rights ordinarily enjoyed by American citizens, including American military personnel overseas.  The survey urged the rejection of the treaty that would lead to U.S. membership in the Court.

    Disillusionment was so great in the this latest survey that the respondents supported legislation that mandates the end of United States membership in the United Nations and the expulsion of the United Nations from the United States.

    Americans for Sovereignty is a project of Council for America.  With over 30,000 supporters it is one of the largest organizations in the United States that focuses its attention on issues affecting continued American Sovereignty.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Obama's Energy Rhetoric Doesn't Match His Policies from U.S. House Natural Resources Committee

President Obama Spins State of the Union Speech to

Claim Credit for Inherited Energy Successes

Administration’s Supposed Pro-Energy Rhetoric Does Not Match Anti-Energy Policies

For as much as President Obama complains about the bad economy that he inherited, he sure seems to be enjoying the inherited boom in U.S. oil and gas production on private and state lands. Last night President Obama dedicated a significant portion of his State of the Union speech to weaving a tale about what his Administration has done for American energy production. Unfortunately for the American people, President Obama’s energy policies have destroyed jobs and made America less energy secure. Here’s a look at what the Obama Administration has really done to American energy production.

CLAIM: “American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.”

FACTS:

· Increases in onshore or offshore oil and natural gas production can be attributed to previous Presidents Bush and Clinton’s pro-energy policies and the significant increase in energy production on state and private lands.

· For example, North Dakota alone produced almost 16 million barrels of oil in January 2011, compared to only a little more than 2 million in January 2002.

The majority of North Dakota’s production is on state and private land where the Obama Administration’s restrictive policies cannot hinder production.

· The Obama Administration’s actions have caused energy production on federal lands to decrease.

· In 2000 federal oil production accounted for 32% of total US production—in 2010, after two years of job destroying Obama Administration policies, federal production only accounts for 19% of total U.S. oil production.

· This begs the question, why is this Administration refusing to use our federal lands to create American jobs and produce American energy resources to grow the economy and make America more energy secure?

CLAIM: “Over the last three years, we’ve opened millions of new acres for oil and gas exploration.”

FACTS:

· The Obama Administration has closed millions of areas offshore and onshore to energy production.

· President Obama effectively reinstated an offshore drilling ban off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, closed off parts of the Arctic to offshore drilling, blocked uranium mining on one million acres of land in Arizona, withdrew oil and natural gas leases in Utah, and is now imposing mandatory ocean zoning that could limit all types of energy production.

  • The total onshore acreage leased under the Obama Administration in 2009 and 2010 is the lowest in over two decades, stretching back to at least 1984.

  • Under the Obama Administration, 2010 had the LOWEST number of onshore leases issued since 1984.

CLAIM: “I’m directing my Administration to open more than 75 percent of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.”

FACTS:

· The Obama Administration has released a new draft offshore drilling five-year lease plan that CLOSES the majority of the OCS to new energy production through 2017.

· There is LESS offshore acreage open for energy production now than there was when President Obama took office when nearly 100% of the OCS was open for production.

· The Administration’s draft five-year plan prohibits offshore drilling in NEW areas and only allows lease sales to occur in areas that are already open.

· President Obama is being misleading by saying that 75% of our offshore “resources” are open. The REAL number should be acres—of the 1.76 billion acres in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, only 38 million acres—or a mere 2.16%—is actually leased for energy development.

· The draft plan only allows lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic – leaving portions of Alaska and the entire Atlantic and Pacific Coasts off-limits to new energy production and job creation.

CLAIM: “With only 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves, oil isn’t enough.”

FACTS:

· The President is ignoring the majority of America’s energy resources. The 2% figure is a narrow estimate based on the United States’ “proven” oil reserves – currently measured at 28.4 billion barrels of oil. “Proven” reserves only means oil where we have drilled and confirmed there is oil in the ground.

· However, according to CRS the U.S. actually has 134.5 billion barrels of recoverable oil, the vast majority of which we haven’t drilled into to confirm if more could be there.

· Total recoverable energy reserves for the United States (combining oil, natural gas and coal) are 1.3 trillion barrels of oil equivalent – the largest in the world.

· This number does not even take into account the large oil shale reserves in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates 1.38 trillion barrels of shale oil are recoverable from approximately 7.8 million acres of federal land. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that our oil shale reserves could be greater than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil. This is five times larger than Saudi Arabia’s proven reserves.

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Contact: Spencer Pederson, Crystal Feldman or Jill Strait

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