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Santorum’s Catholicism Attacked

In a recent statement to the press, Catholic League president Bill Donohue made the following comments about recent attacks on presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s religion:

Rick Santorum is deserving of closer scrutiny now that he is a top contender for the Republican nomination, but this does not justify either misrepresenting, or attacking, his faith.

John Gehring of Faith in Public Life fails to distinguish between the official teachings of the Catholic Church and the expressed opinions of some Church leaders, thus allowing him to paint Santorum as out of step with his religion. How interesting. Gehring works for an organization that receives approximately a quarter of its money from George Soros. Need I say more? So discount this guy.

Santorum has also been attacked by Steve Kornacki at Salon for his “Catholic-infused opposition to abortion.” It may come as a shock to Kornacki that the late Christopher Hitchens was also pro-life, and that Nat Hentoff is proudly pro-life today. Their atheism hardly accounts for their understanding of Biology 101.

The blogsite Huffpost Hill says, “Santorum thinks the Catholic Church isn’t conservative enough, which is kind of like thinking Megadeth doesn’t thrash hard enough.” Guess that means Santorum is a very Catholic kind of guy (Megadeth is a heavy metal band—I had to look it up). Should Santorum therefore be disqualified? Irin Carmon at Salon no doubt thinks so: “Rick Santorum is coming for your contraception.” Probably around midnight.

Linda Hirshman, also at Salon, is having a stroke: “That an advocate of legislating strict Roman Catholic sexual doctrine came within eight votes of winning…warrants attention.” Yeah, if this Catholic makes it to the White House, he’ll seek stimulus money for mandatory chastity belts.

Let’s face it, the left want a religious test for president—they want to exclude all religious candidates. Which explains their love affair with Obama.

[Blogger Note: Do Americans still remember President John F. Kennedy, a Catholic Democrat? Maybe America needs another Catholic President this time. Maybe the the Republican party should count its blessing in that it is getting the real deal–a conservative and a Catholic.]

Open letter to Citizens for Community Values

Mr. Phil Burress/Mr. Seth Morgan,

Seth, from your letter, can I assume Ron Paul was not “seriously considered” by those attended the Christian evangelical endorsement meeting in Texas. Was Dr. Paul even invited? If you intentionally excluded him, you are doing so at the peril of future generations of Americans. There is no candidate more conservatuive than Ron Paul, and what sets him apart from the other candidates is his advocacy for the Constitution and individual rights, not to mention the tried and true Republican value that individuals should be personally responsible for the consequences of their actions. I know there are a lot of folks from the right and left who want to dictate the behavior of others, but you can’t have it both ways. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the Founders believed that as long as we do not infringe upon the rights of others, the government has no business in our personal affairs.

And to speak to electability…….did you know that Ron Paul finished 2nd in the New Hampshire Democrat primary! Imagine the draw he would have on Independents and Democrats in the general election where no voters are compelled to vote for their own-party candidates.


John Mitchel, LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Elect Rick Santorum? (Video)

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Elect Mitt Romney for President? An NIA Video

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Steve Austria: Why he quit

(RE: “Austria bows out to avoid primary,” Dayton Daily News, Dec. 31, 2012) Steve Austria, Dave Hobson’s hand-picked successor, claims he is “not going to run for Congress next term as a result of the redistricting map.” Really? Here’s a career politician who for the past five elections has tried to convince his constituents that he will fight for them in Columbus and Washington, and now he’s dropping out because his Party redrew the map? Sorry, but if you believe that now, and you supported Austria since he was elected State Rep in 1998, you have taken foolish to a new level.

This was not Austria’s decision. The GOP elitists, led by House Speaker John Boehner, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. Even more disgusting is the Republican Party spin. “I’d like to be one of the first to thank Steve for his service to Ohio and our country,” says Mike Turner. Former Congressman Dave Hobson, who endorsed Austria twice for Congress, says, “(Austria) made the best choice – a graceful exit with integrity and honor.” And Montgomery County GOP Chairman Greg Gantt complimented Austria for doing what was best for the Republican Party by avoiding a costly battle. Make no mistake about it; Steve Austria did what was best for Steve Austria.

When the truth comes out regarding Austria’s undisclosed conflict of interest relationships with 501(c) non-profit corporations Nextedge Development Corporation (Springfield), the Dayton Development Coalition and the University of Dayton*, it will become crystal clear why lap-dog Steve Austria has now become a liability to the GOP. And it’s my guess that when Austria goes down, he’ll take more than a few familiar faces with him.

*The “smoking gun”: Steve Austria’s Federal Financial Disclosure Statements filed on May 15, 2008 (Form B) and May 24, 2011 (Form A), www.legistorm.com

Kevin DeWine paves the way for the Fourth Reich, American style

By John Mitchel, LtCol, USAF(Ret)

RE: “Martin banned at GOP outpost,” Dayton Daily News, September 29, 2011. How dare Ohio Republican Party Chairman Kevin DeWine act as judge, jury and executioner in ordering Mike Bir to ban my State Rep from exercising his political freedom? Although DeWine and other party operatives certainly have the right to express their opinions, they have taken it over the top when they take an official position that denies Mr. Martin’s right to peaceably assemble. You may agree that there’s more going on here than meets the eye.

To explain, why didn’t DeWine or Speaker Batchelder send out the attack dogs after two prior incidents that did not result in convictions as this incident hasn’t? My guess is that now that Jarrod has established himself as an outsider more interested in his constituents than towing the party line, he has outlived his usefulness to the GOP, but there’s more.

This investigative reporter personally handed over irrefutable evidence

(See http://www.reformcongress.com/2010/press/press03_15_10.htm ) that Congressman Steve Austria violated federal election laws, not to mention U.S. House Ethics Committee rules by not reporting his spouse’s employment with Nextedge in Springfield or his association with the Dayton Development Coalition on his personal Financial Disclosure Statement (Form B) filed on May 15, 2008.

Worse yet, Kevin DeWine was not the only one to receive that information. Add to the list Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan, a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, State Auditor (and now Lt. Governor) Mary Taylor, the Federal Election Commission, U.S. House Ethics Committee, and last but not least, Greene County Prosecutor Steve Haller. If you smell a cover-up, you’re probably on the right track.

If Republican leaders want to purge their party of misbehaving members, the least they can do is do it consistently, and not pick and choose their targets based on party insider status.

The GOP Presidential Race, and Sarah Palin?

The Republican race for presidential nomination is gaining momentum. According to a recent Ramussen Poll, Mitt Romney leads the pack by 33 percent. Tea partier Michelle Bachmann is gaining on him. Right now, she has 19% of the polled votes. Not far behind Bachman is Herman Cain.

I think Michelle Bachmann is the better candidate. Both candidates have substantial business experience, but Romney is a stuffed suit. His is filled with political jelly, which no doubt keeps him afloat. He rides the waves of the political waters to his political advantage. His tossed-in-the-wind record also has benefited left-wing party agenda.

Did I forget to mention Bachmann is better looking than Romney?

Surprisingly, a majority of Tea Partiers favor shifty Mitt and not TP candidate Bachman. Of those polled by Ramussen, 36% favor Romney and 26% prefer Bachmann. It is tempting to think that the poltically savvy Tea Partiers could possibly be duped by shifty Mitty.

While Tea Partiers favor Romney–the past loser, they also Smarty Sarah should run for president again. Even she is better looking than Romney too, a majority of non-Teas Partiers seem to think a run for the presidency by Palin would hurt Republican chances to regain the White House.

What do they know, anyway?

<strong>Sources:</strong> <a href=”http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/romney_bachmann_cain_lead_the_pack_among_gop_primary_voters” target=”_new”>Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters</a>  Ramussen Reports June 16, 2011 and <a href=”http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/45_of_gop_primary_voters_say_it_s_bad_for_party_if_palin_enters_presidential_race” target=”_new”>45% of GOP Primary Voters Say It’s Bad for Party If Palin Enters Presidential Race</a>  Ramussen Reports June 16, 2011

“Pledge for America” and Small Business

The House GOP leadership released their “Pledge to America” last week, which included various proposals focused on helping small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Specifically, the pledge would stop tax increases on all taxpayers (when the Bush tax cuts expire at the end of this year) and provide small business owners with another significant tax deduction to free up additional resources for investment and hiring. The Pledge also repeals the new health care law, and replaces it with reforms that have long been sought by the small business community. On the regulatory front, the Pledge makes members of Congress accountable for the laws they pass by requiring congressional approval of new federal regulations. It also proposes to start chipping away at out-of-control spending, which must be done for the U.S. to remain competitive, fiscally strong and the land of opportunity.

“Business owners want to get back to growing, investing and creating jobs. They want to stop worrying about the uncertainty of higher taxes and a health care bill that threatens to overtake their businesses with unsustainable costs and a blizzard of new paperwork,” said Karen Kerrigan.* She congratulated Republicans for putting forth a pro-growth, pro-entrepreneur agenda that will help small business owners do just that. To read the Pledge, please visit: http://www.gop.gov/

* Kerrigan is President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council

SBE Council is a national, nonpartisan advocacy organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit: www.sbecouncil.org.

Austria announces WPAFB commission…

By Andy Myers

I sure hope this time around, the people of Greene County don’t fall again for Steve Austria’s “re-election” photo op he’s so well known for. The pictures of Steve meeting with various community leaders, students and business leaders are nothing but visual campaign ads he’s hoping might get him re-elected to a second term to the District of Criminals.

Mr. Austria is nothing more than a career tax-feeder, uh, I mean politician. He’s been groomed early on and is the “chosen one” with the local Republican Party. You get to be the “chosen one” because you sell out the Constitution and the oath you swore to uphold, and instead insure nothing drastically changes that would upset the “balance of power” here at home. Mr. Austria is also “bought and paid for” by the same old major players and special interests in our district who cough up hundreds of thousands of dollars to his election campaign to insure our confiscated tax-dollars flow back “to them” so that they can graciously put us poor saps back to work on our dime, all thanks to them. It’s nothing more than “welfare” and a redistribution of your hard earned money to “pay to play” players in his district.

Mr. Austria fits right in with the socialist philosophy in Washington. He voted FOR HR 1388, Obama Camps or better known as Generation Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act. Somewhere in the Constitution he saw where he along with the other confiscators could vote FOR the Garrett amendment to HR 3269 authorizing another $2 Billion for the Cash for Clunkers. He voted FOR HR 2647 or the Hate Crimes Creation Act. And the list goes on. But hopefully this should be sufficient to get the good people of Congressional District 7 to hand Mr. Austria his pink slip in 2010.

We don’t need another politician who embraces the political ideologies of socialism. We need a leader who will stand up against those who have taken America to the brink of destruction. We need a statesman who understands and takes seriously the oath they swear by. We need someone who understands the limits of federal law according to article 1 section 8, someone who will represent the people instead of going along with the party and the beltway mafia. We need another Dr. NO in congress.

Andy Myers is Region Coordinator of the Ohio Freedom Alliance

Kevin Dewine Becomes Chairman of the Ohio Republican Party

Kevin DeWine was unanimously elected to the chairmanship of the Ohio Republican Party at a party meeting outside Columbus Friday.