Preparedness Seminar with Keynote Speaker Scott Hunt April 12, 2014

 

Preparedness
For More information, click HERE.

Million Vet March

Support Our VetsLocal citizens from the American Legion, VFW, 9-12 Project and Murphy businesses gathered in downtown Murphy at the veterans Memorial last Sunday morning in support of the Million Vet March that took place the same day in Washington DC.  Thousands of veterans and other concerned Americans from across the US gathered to protest the closure of national war memorials and other national parks as a result of the government shutdown

Opt-In Opportunity Initiative

Opt-In – Opportunity Initiative

Opt-in Fact Sheet

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

Cherokee County
Tuesday October 1, 3013
Drop-bys Welcome 5:30
Presentation/Discussion 6:00 – 8:00

Enloe Building
Tri-County Community College
21 Campus Circle
Murphy, NC 28906

Clay County
Monday, October 7, 2013
Drop-bys Welcome 5:30
Presentation/Discussion 6:00 – 8:00

Multi-Purpose Room
Clay County Government Center
261 Courthouse Drive
Hayesville, NC 28904

Description of Opt-In from the Smoky Mountain News

“An ambitious yearlong exercise to create a collective economic vision for the mountains will decide whether a long-awaited $800 million highway through the rugged and remote far western end of the state is ever built.”

“Carrying a consulting fee of $1.3 million, the visioning process is supposed to quantify the emotional and anecdotal argument about the controversial highway known as Corridor K – and ultimately determine whether it lives or dies.”

“The big contract for the project went to the TWS consulting firm based in Atlanta but with a myriad of subcontractors to fill gaps in various specialties.”

“The regional visioning process, known as Opportunity Initiative – or Opt-In for short – is being funded by state and federal highway dollars.”

TWS – The consulting team.

Tunnell-Spangler-Walsh & Associates is an award-winning, full-service planning, architecture, and landscape architecture firm with approximately 20 full-time employees. Maintaining a small office size allows our principals to be hands-on in every aspect of a project and allows for more multidisciplinary collaboration. TSW works throughout the Southeast on projects ranging from downtown planning studies to mixed-use developments to streetscape projects.

We are committed to developing sustainable places for future generations through a community planning and design process that links tradition and context with today’s cultural and environmental demands. Central to this process is an approach thoroughly grounded in the principles of New Urbanism.

As a full service firm, TSW is able to take a project from the conceptual phase to master planning to permitting to construction documents and through all of the critical steps in between. We are not only committed to creative and innovative designs, but also think in terms of implementation and the actual built product, which ensures an efficient overall process.

Working as a whole group for some activities and in specified teams for others, TSW focuses on creating sustainable places while considering:

Connectivity and circulation
Zoning and land uses
Commercial and housing options
Development identity
Architectural character and scale
Key building placement
Historical sensitivity
Public open spaces
Environmental opportunities and constraints
Infrastructure systems
Regulatory tools and policy for implementation

What is “NEW URBANISM”?

NEW URBANISM promotes the creation and restoration of diverse, walkable, compact, vibrant, mixed-use communities composed of the same components as conventional development, but assembled in a more integrated fashion, in the form of complete communities. These contain housing, work places, shops, entertainment, schools, parks, and civic facilities essential to the daily lives of the residents, all within easy walking distance of each other. New Urbanism promotes the increased use of trains and light rail, instead of more highways and roads. Urban living is rapidly becoming the new hip and modern way to live for people of all ages. Currently, there are over 4,000 New Urbanist projects planned or under construction in the United States alone, half of which are in historic urban centers.

Link to the Base Line Vision

Critical Questions from the Base Line Vision

 

 

Volunteers Needed

We need youThe 9-12 Project has been an important outlet for the past five years for 600+ like-minded individuals to share their concerns, stay informed, and participate in activities geared towards restoring fiscally responsible, limited government and holding our elected officials accountable.

There is no doubt that groups like ours have had a tremendous impact on elections and legislation over the past five years. The 2014 (and 2016) primary season is on the horizon and freedom limiting legislation is bearing down on us at warp speed . . . .

As a 100% volunteer organization, it is imperative that each of us do our part to pitch in. We have some very dedicated volunteers but they are spread too thin . . . We need YOU to raise your hand and volunteer!

There are a variety of activities with which you can help, based on your skills, ability, time and energy. Some can even be done from your home. Please read through the following list of activities, and email us back with any you are willing to do:

FLYER DISTRIBUTION

One of the most effective ways to let others know about upcoming meetings is by distributing flyers throughout the community. We need volunteers to pick up fliers and distribute them to businesses, neighbors, bulletin boards, churches, gas stations, etc. We will explain exactly what you need to do and when.

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

We have a functioning website, but we need volunteers to help keep it up to date. This is not a difficult task. We can show you exactly what needs to be done and when, and you can do this from home on your own computer.

FACEBOOK and TWITTER

It would be great if our group had a presence on facebook and twitter. If you can take this on, we can help you get you going.

NEWSLETTER

We need volunteers to help compile news and action updates into an email or our newsletter application, MailChimp, to go out to members on a routine basis (once or twice a month). Again, we can show you exactly what you need to do and when, and this can be done from your home on your computer.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

An effective way to get information to the public and counter the other side is by writing informed letters to the editor. It would be ideal if we had members letters to the editor about the urgent issues facing us today published every week.

COMMISSION MEETING ATTENDEES

It is so very important that as many citizens as possible attend each and every Cherokee and Clay County Commission Meetings. It is the best way for us to stay informed.

FARMERS MARKET

We would like to have a table at the farmers market to pass out Constitutions and other information. Can you help?

MEETINGS

We hold most of our membership meetings at Brasstown Community Center. These events require a significant amount of time and energy to coordinate. We need volunteers for the following activities:

  • Set up tables and chairs
  • Kitchen help
  • Put away tables and chairs and overall cleanup
  • Greet attendees at the door
  • Sell raffle tickets

NATIONAL MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT (INTERNET TAX ACT)

ACTION ALERT
JUNE 7, 2013

NATIONAL MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT (INTERNET TAX ACT)

Contact Senators Hagan and Burr to vote AGAINST the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.743).

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

From Heritage Foundation: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/24/10-reasons-these-democrats-oppose-the-internet-sales-tax/

Here are 10 reasons for opposing an Internet sales tax:

1. It will hobble the Internet economy and constrain online commerce.

This will subject almost everything sold on the Internet to taxation, opening the door to harm consumers’ already tight budgets.

2. It forces small businesses to jump through new bureaucratic hoops.

Every time anyone buys something on the Internet, businesses will have to figure out where the purchasers are from and charge them the appropriate tax.

3. The bill erodes state sovereignty.

Four states, including Wyden’s Oregon and Baucus’s Montana, have chosen not to have sales taxes. This bill will require businesses in those states to collect sales tax even though they chose to live in a state without sales tax.

4. It is full of unintended consequences.

Many small business owners will have to lay off employees or significantly restructure their companies at great expense.

5. It will take the Internet down a dark path.

Internet-based firms, which do not consume the amount of local services as physical stores that require access to everything from roads to plumbing, will face massive new costs.

6. It forces small businesses to become tax collectors for other states.

A business in New Hampshire, a state without sales tax, could be commandeered by a state like California into collecting taxes for a government thousands of miles away.

7. It unleashes all the nation’s tax collectors on small businesses.

If a business in Texas is suspected of not complying with sales tax collection in New York, that business could face a paralyzing audit. Each state with a sales tax could potentially audit the same business, opening the door to upwards of 46 audits per year for an Internet business.

8. How does this bill create jobs? It doesn’t.

9. It violates the “do no harm” principle.

It harms both small Internet businesses and consumers who purchase products online.

10. It forces businesses to track thousands of different tax codes.

There are between 7,500 and 9,600 different tax jurisdiction in the United States, and businesses will have to understand and comply with all of them.

FARM BILL

Contact Senators Hagan and Burr to vote AGAINST the Farm Bill.

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

It appears “farm bill” is a misleading title for this recurring legislation. It is really a food stamp bill that also includes agriculture subsidies. The vast majority of spending—about 80 percent —is dedicated to food stamps and other nutrition programs.

From Heritage Foundation: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/05/a-farm-bill-primer-10-things-you-should-know-about-the-farm-bill

Suggestions proposed by the Heritage Foundation need to be considered:   Congress should improve agriculture policy in the following ways:

Separate food stamps from agriculture programs. This reform is a matter of open and transparent government. Food stamps and farm policy are distinct issues. Each warrants thoughtful consideration from legislators in congressional committees with appropriate jurisdiction. Combining both into one massive bill undermines chances for accountability and meaningful reform.

Limit farm subsidies to farmers with adjusted gross incomes below $250,000. Until subsidies are eliminated, there should at least be a means test to restrict eligibility. Eligibility should be restricted across the board, and the income levels should be significantly reduced to less than the current thresholds. The existing loophole that allows multiple people working one farm to receive subsidies should be eliminated.

Eliminate the direct payments program. There is no justification for subsidizing farmers who do not grow crops, or to subsidize farmers regardless of their income. Both the House and Senate bills last year would have eliminated direct payments—evidence of broad recognition that these programs should be eliminated.

Cap the crop insurance program on insurance premium subsidies and reduce the percentage of total premiums that taxpayers must subsidize. Crop insurance subsidies have skyrocketed, and are expected to average $8.9 billion a year from 2013–2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The Government Accountability Office analyzed the impact of placing a $40,000 cap on premium subsidies received by farmers, if applied in 2011: a savings to taxpayers of $1 billion. This type of cap would only have affected 3.9 percent of participating farmers.[20] By lowering the cap, even greater savings could be achieved.

Taxpayers should bear a much smaller burden when it comes to subsidizing premiums. In 2011, taxpayers paid 62 percent of the premium subsidies for the crop insurance program. In 2000, taxpayers covered 37 percent. Simply reducing the 62 percent premium subsidy by 10 percentage points to 52 percent in 2011 would have saved $1.2 billion.

Do not replace one bad policy with another: Avoiding the “shallow loss” and “price loss coverage” problem. In 2012, the Senate approved repeal of direct payments and counter-cyclical payments. The House bill also would have done the same. But lawmakers negated that progress by replacing direct subsidies with programs that would likely cost taxpayers even more. This is unacceptable.

The Way Forward

Congress must consider the farm bill in terms of net reform—do the reforms significantly reduce costs to taxpayers and minimize subsidies in total? If not, regardless of what problematic programs have been eliminated, there has not been adequate reform.

It is time to free agriculture policy from the politics of welfare and the blight of farm subsidies, price controls, and tariffs that do more harm than good. There are a host of nongovernmental methods with which farmers can manage risk, including futures contracts and hedging, crop diversification, credit reserves, and private insurance.

IMMIGRATION REFORM

Contact Senators Hagan and Burr to vote AGAINST the Immigration Bill, S.744.

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

From https://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/june-4-2013/senators-sessions-cruz-lee-and-grassley-sign-letter-opposition-s744.html

Senators Sessions, Cruz, Lee, and Grassley Sign Letter in Opposition to S.744

Tuesday, June 4, 2013,

The Senators identified 9 key flaws within the bill, S.744:

  1. Provides immediate legalization without securing the border

  2. Rewards criminal aliens, absconders, and deportees and undermines the law

  3. Contains extremely dangerous national security loopholes

  4. Facilitates fraud within our immigration system

  5. Creates no real penalties for illegal immigrants and rewards them with entitlements

  6. Delays for years the implementation of E-Verify

  7. Does not fix our legal immigration system

  8. Advanced through a process predicated on a deal struck before markup

  9. Rewards those who have broken our laws with a path to citizenship.

SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS

Contact Senators Hagan and Burr and Representative Mark Meadows to vote AGAINST any gun control legislation.

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

Congressman Mark Meadows
1516 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6401
Email: https://meadows.house.gov/email-me

From http://redflagnews.com/headlines/doj-memo-outlaw-and-confiscate-all-guns

The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation.

http://static.infowars.com/2013/02/i/general/nij-gun-policy-memo.pdf

We need to constantly remind our representatives that the Second Amendment states, “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

UN SMALL ARMS TREATY

Contact Senators Hagan and Burr to vote AGAINST the UN Small Arms Treaty.

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

From Newsmax: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/kerry-arms-treaty/2013/06/03/id/507825?s=al&promo_code=13B4C-1

Kerry Says US Will Sign UN Arms Treaty, Ignores Congressional Opposition

Monday, 03 Jun 2013 08:21 PM
By Lisa Barron

Secretary of State John Kerry says that the U.S. will sign a controversial United Nations treaty on arms control in spite of bipartisan opposition from lawmakers.

Kerry released a written statement on Monday saying the U.S. “welcomes” the next phase for the treaty, which the U.N. General Assembly approved on April 2 but which gun rights advocates on Capitol Hill fear could lead to new gun control measures domestically, reports Fox News.

“We look forward to signing it as soon as the process of conforming the official translations is completed satisfactorily,” Kerry said, adding that the treaty is “an important contribution to efforts to stem the illicit trade in conventional weapons, which fuels conflict, empowers violent extremists, and contributes to violations of human rights.”

The treaty would reportedly require countries that ratify it to establish national guidelines to govern the transfer of conventional arms and components and to regulate arms brokers.

Supporters of gun rights have warned that it could be used as the basis for more gun control measures in the U.S.

Last week, 130 members of Congress signed a letter to President Barack Obama and Kerry calling on them to reject the measure.

“We strongly encourage your administration to recognize its textual, inherent and procedural flaws, to uphold our country’s constitutional protections of civilian firearms owners, and to defend the sovereignty of the United States, and thus to decide not to sign this treaty,” they wrote.

AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION ACT OF 2013

Contact Senators Burr and Hagan and Representative Mark Meadows and request they support HR75, American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013 (Rep. Broun R GA) to remove the US from the UN and stop all funding of the UN.

Richard Burr (R-NC)
217 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC. 20510
202-224-3154
Email: http://www.burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC)
521 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510202-224-6342
Email: http://www.hagan.senate.gov/contact/

Congressman Mark Meadows
1516 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-6401
Email: https://meadows.house.gov/email-me

From the John Birch Society: http://www.jbs.org/legislation/its-high-time-to-get-us-out-of-the-un

By: Larry Greenley, 05/30/2013

Fifty years of JBS warnings about the UN are coming true.

At the founding meeting of The John Birch Society in 1958, Robert Welch warned of a plan by our political elites to surrender American sovereignty to international organizations, such as the United Nations:

A part of that plan, of course, is to induce the gradual surrender of American sovereignty, piece by piece and step by step, to various international organizations — of which the United Nations is the outstanding but far from the only example….

Just a few years later the JBS established its signature action project, “Get US out! of the United Nations,” with the longrange goal of creating sufficient understanding about the UN to enable congressional action to end our membership in the UN.

Now fast-forward to the present. On May 28, CQ News reported that “Former Sen. John Kerry’s appointment as secretary of State has given supporters of the Law of the Sea treaty hope that he will revive a longstanding campaign for ratification….”

This is the United Nations Law of the Sea treaty (LOST) that the UN described in 2007, saying LOST’s “scope is vast: it covers all ocean space, with all its uses, including navigation and overflight; all uses of its resources, living and non-living, on the high seas, on the ocean floor and beneath, on the continental shelf and in the territorial seas…. The Convention is widely recognized by the international community as the legal framework within which all activities in the oceans and the seas must be carried out.”

In other words the UN is saying that the UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea which administers LOST would have authority over everything, everything, over, on, and under the oceans and seas of the world. If you don’t agree with restricting the independence of the United States to this degree, then you’re a good candidate for joining in the Get US out! project.

The JBS has recently produced an excellent new tool for convincing others that it’s time to end our membership in the UN, a booklet entitled America and the United Nations.

Of course, there are many other good reasons to Get US out! There’s the new Obama-backed UN Arms Trade Treaty that was designed to disarm American citizens, and that will likely be presented for ratification by the Senate sometime soon.

There’s also the UN’s Agenda 21, which large numbers of Americans have become alarmed about during the past couple years. Agenda 21 provides a platform for the eventual total government control over our entire material existence, all in the pursuit of the UN’s definition of “sustainable development.”

If you agree that it’s high time that the United States should withdraw its membership in the United Nations, please contact your senators and representative and let them know you support the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2013, H.R. 75.

STATE

COMMON CORE

Contact Lt. Governor Dan Forest and encourage him in his investigation and opposition to Common Core.

Contact Lt. Governor Dan Forest
20401 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0401
Email: Lt.Gov.Forest@lists.ncmail.net
Switchboard (919) 733-7350
Fax (919) 733-6595

On June 4th, Lt. Governor Dan Forest released a video to address his concerns with Common Core standards and North Carolina’s rush to implement them in our 115 school districts. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdCav9-2Ri4&feature=youtu.be By nature of being Lt. Governor, Dan Forest also serves on the State Board of Education. He has asked the chair of the state board for the topic of Common Core to be added to the agenda of all foreseeable boad meetings that that the newly seated board may look at Common Core with a fresh pair of eyes.

Lt. Governor Dan Forest has requested that we watch the video and provide him with our feedback. Also, feel free to share it with others who may also have concerns with Common Core.

RECLAIM NC ACT, H786

Contact Representative West and request that he vote against Reclaim NC Act, H786.

    Representative Roger West

    NC House of Representatives
16 W. Jones Street, Room 1229
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096

    919-733-5859

    Email: Roger.West@ncleg.net

Section 9 allows for NC to issue licenses to almost all illegal aliens in the state. New Mexico has done it and now wishes they hadn’t as indicated by the following quote from one of the articles below: “A driver’s license is a privilege of tremendous value to the millions of undocumented immigrants nationwide. But that rare privilege has undeniably brought trouble to New Mexico.”

Some of those problems include:

1) Major identity theft increase

2) Human trafficking increase

3) Organized crime increase

4) Widespread document fraud increase

5) Led to increase in uninsured drivers on roads (not decrease)

6) Not helping with the public safety aspect

MISCELLANEOUS POINTS OF INTEREST

US TO BECOME A MUSLIM NATION?

I’ve done a little research into the number of organizations that have received tax exempt status from the IRS by searching the IRS website:

http://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/mainSearch.do?mainSearchChoice=pub78&dispatchMethod=selectSearch

“Tea Party” – 3
“9-12″ – 1
“9/12″ – 0
“912” – 14 (None appear to relate to Glenn Beck 9-12 organizations.)
Patriots – 100  (Most appear to be sports related.)

In contrast:

Muslim – 432
Islam – 1223
Jihad – 9

This is particularly alarming when viewing in context of the following:

Obama Tells Senior UN Official “The United States Will be a Muslim Country by 2016″
Posted by sharia unveiled on June 2, 2013
by, Avi Lipkin

On the surface, the fact that the U.S. Commerce Department is considering granting “disadvantaged minority” business status to Arab Americans doesn’t appear to elicit a cause for alarm (see the link below).

But when aligned with other developments, both here in the U.S. and across the Middle East, it creates a larger context that says otherwise. Available for interviews to explain is Avi Lipkin, a U.S.-born Israeli citizen, former member of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and a former translator inside the Israeli Prime Minister’s office.

Apart from maintaining his circles within Israel and the international diplomatic community, Lipkin also—together with his wife, Rachel, an Egyptian-born Israeli—closely monitors various media transmissions throughout the Arab world.

Combining the content of those transmissions with American domestic developments under the Obama administration—from Obama’s policy decisions with regard to Iran, Israel and the so-called Arab Spring, to many of his czar appointments, right down to his infamous 2009 bow to the Saudi king—the notion that Obama could be executing a Saudi plot to Islamize America becomes increasingly unnerving.

Consider Obama’s stance on immigration. According to Arabic language broadcasts intercepted and interpreted by Lipkin, “The Moslem world is saying that President Obama wants amnesty for the current 12 million illegal Hispanic immigrants in the U.S. in order to pave the way for the next wave of tens of millions of illegals from the Middle East to the United States, leading to 50 to 100 million Muslims living in the U.S. before the end of Obama’s second term…”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0Jhx_2TqffE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XqrO5Ii4xxI

(3.09 minutes) MUST SEE EXPLAINS HILLARY AND HUMA’s and Homeland security relationship to MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD!

Further, Lipkin has a source with a senior United Nations official that has also said the U.S. will be a Muslim country by 2016—a scenario that makes the Commerce Department’s latest deliberation to grant Arab businesses a leg up rather peculiar in its timing.  As a guest on your show, Lipkin can speak to all of these developments and more, and outline his best speculative assertion of how Obama is carrying out a three-phase Saudi plan that involves the following:


1. See to the end of the Iranian Shi’ite threat, be it with assistance from Israel or via the rise of a fanatic Muslim Brotherhood Sunni Regime born out of the Arab Spring. 

2. Following the takeover of the regimes in the Middle East and the Arab Spring unrest, allow the inevitably massive exodus of Sunni Muslims and Christians from Egypt and other nations to find amnesty in America and Europe—thus bringing about Muslim majorities in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Latin America.3. Terminate the Jewish threat by allowing the Muslim Brotherhood nations to march on Israel.

Related stories:

http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/02/10/obama-allows-80000-muslim-immigrants-into-the-united-states/

http://specialguests.com/guests/viewnews.cgi?id=EkAlFuukyyRVWBNoAc&style=Full%20Article

SOURCE: http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/obama-tells-senior-un-official-the-united-states-will-be-a-muslim-country-by-2016/

GOVERNMENT INTIMIDATION AS AN ATTACK ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Muslim leaders in TN, sponsored by the US Attorney’s office (attorney Bill Killian) and the FBI (agent Kenneth Moore) are going to hold propaganda meeting to try to convince people that they can be prosecuted under the Civil Rights Act of 1968 for speaking out against Islamic Terrorism and Shari’ah Law.

“Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.”

“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian told The News Monday. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”

Killian then referred to a post on Facebook that showed a picture of a man pointing a double-barreled shotgun at a camera lens with the caption saying, “How to Wink at a Muslim.”  Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction.

THIS IS A LIE with the sole purpose to put fear in people’s mind and chill the very freedom of expression that the First Amendment embodies.

Go here to read the complete story: http://www.krisannehall.com/index.php/blog/181-government-intimidation-as-an-attack-on-the-first-amendment?utm_source=Attack+on+1st&utm_campaign=attack+on+1st+Amend&utm_medium=email

GET INVOLVED. IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Blueprint NC: How a shadowy left-wing hydra plans a targeted attack on NC Republicans.

For complete article how we are being targeted, go to:

http://www.redstate.com/2013/02/22/blueprint-nc-how-a-shadowy-left-wing-hydra-plans-a-targeted-attack-on-nc-republicans/

Be sue to read the leaked secret memo found at http://www.scribd.com/doc/126836289/Blueprint-NC-Secret-Memo

The tentacles of the left are far-reaching and intertwined.

SB 124 Unacceptab​le Language/U​ndermines the Second Amendment and the Castle Doctrine

SB 124 Unacceptable Language/Undermines the Second Amendment and the Castle Doctrine
Please consider sending your own email using the email addresses listed below
 
AB 124 Shoot Gun From Inside/To Harm or Incite Fear: Update – Friday,March 1, 2013:
On February 25, 2013, SB 124 was sent to Judiciary 1 Committee. It has been filed and had a first reading. Below and at the following link is Edition 1 of the bill. http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/Senate/PDF/S124v1.pdf.
The Senators and Representatives have received your phone calls and emails this past week. However, the language “any person” remains as of this writing. Paul Valone of GRNC did meet with a legal team and offered “alternate language,” and was told they would consider it. Judiciary Committee 1 meets on Thursdays at 10 am. Until the language is changed or the bill is rescinded, all of us need to continue to send this message to all of them: You’ve done a great job at getting the word out.
Action item: Continue to call and write to not only your reps, but the Judiciary Committee 1 members (see below) and deliver this message.
Law abiding citizens want to give law enforcement every tool at their disposal to be safe and to remove the deranged and the sociopaths from the rest of us. However, the language “any person” in SB 124 makes felons of us all. This language is a violation of our Second Amendment right to bear arms, jeopardizes our ability for self preservation, and undermines the Castle Doctrine. The only persons benefiting from this bill are attorneys who will have to defend us – hard working, law abiding citizens who ” …willfully …discharge or attempt to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with intent to do harm or incite fear …” in the act of self preservation or in defense of others. The Judiciary 1 Committee needs to rescind the bill.
When you were sworn into office, you swore to uphold the U.S. and NC Constitutions and to protect our inalienable rights. We The People have entrusted you to do that. Should this bill as written become law, it would clearly be a violation of that trust. Again, I urge you to rescind this bill and focus on giving law enforcement the tools they need to prosecute criminals and not the citizens whom you represent.    

As of February 25, 2013: SB 124 Current Language:

§ 14-34.10. Discharge firearm within enclosure to do harm or incite fear.

“Unless covered under some other provision of law providing greater punishment, any person who willfully or wantonly discharges or attempts to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with the intent to 10 do harm or incite fear shall be punished as a Class E felon.”

To Contact Judiciary I:
Please see http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/committees/Committees.asp?sAction=ViewCommittee&sActionDetails=Senate+Standing_70

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Subject: SB 124 Unacceptable Language/Undermines the Second Amendment and the Castle Doctrine

To: Bob.Rucho@ncleg.net, Dan.Blue@ncleg.net, Dan.Soucek@ncleg.net, Daniel.Clodfelter@ncleg.net, Earline.Parmon@ncleg.net, Harry.Brown@ncleg.net, Jerry.Tillman@ncleg.net, Josh.Stein@ncleg.net, Tamara.Barringer@ncleg.net, Thom.Goolsby@ncleg.net, Representative Chris Whitmire <Chris.Whitmire@ncleg.net>, Representative Nathan Ramsey <Nathan.Ramsey@ncleg.net>, Representative Tim Moffitt <Tim.Moffitt@ncleg.net>, Senator Buck Newton <Buck.Newton@ncleg.net>, Senator Andrew Brock <Andrew.Brock@ncleg.net>, Senator Bill Cook <Bill.Cook@ncleg.net>, Senator Brent Jackson <Brent.Jackson@ncleg.net>, Senator Chad Barefoot <Chad.Barefoot@ncleg.net>, Senator Clark Jenkins <Clark.Jenkins@ncleg.net>, Senator Jim Davis <Jim.Davis@ncleg.net>, Senator Justin Burr <Justin.Burr@ncleg.net>, Senator Kathy Harrington <Kathy.Harrington@ncleg.net>, Senator Martin Nesbitt <Martin.Nesbitt@ncleg.net>, Senator Norman Sanderson <Norman.Sanderson@ncleg.net>, Senator Ralph Hise <Ralph.Hise@ncleg.net>, Senator Ron Rabin <Ron.Rabin@ncleg.net>, Senator Shirley Randleman <Shirley.Randleman@ncleg.net>, Senator Stan Bingham <Stan.Bingham@ncleg.net>, Senator Tom Apodaca <Tom.Apodaca@ncleg.net>, Senator Trudy Wade <Trudy.Wade@ncleg.net>, Senator Warren Daniel <Warren.Daniel@ncleg.net>

Dear Representatives, Senators, and Judiciary 1 Committee Members:
Law abiding citizens want to give law enforcement every tool at their disposal to be safe and to remove the deranged and the sociopaths from the rest of us. However, the language “any person” in SB 124 makes felons of us all. This language is a violation of our Second Amendment right to bear arms, jeopardizes our ability for self preservation, and undermines the Castle Doctrine. The only persons benefiting from this bill are attorneys who will have to defend us – hard working, law abiding citizens who ” …willfully …discharge or attempt to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with intent to do harm or incite fear …” in the act of self preservation or in defense of others. The Judiciary 1 Committee needs to rescind the bill.

When you were sworn into office, you swore to uphold the U.S. and NC Constitutions and to protect our inalienable rights. We The People have entrusted you to do that. Should this bill as written become law, it would clearly be a violation of that trust. Again, I urge you to rescind this bill and focus on giving law enforcement the tools they need to prosecute criminals and not the citizens whom you represent.

As of February 25, 2013: SB 124 Current Language:

§ 14-34.10. Discharge firearm within enclosure to do harm or incite fear.

“Unless covered under some other provision of law providing greater punishment, any person who willfully or wantonly discharges or attempts to discharge a firearm within any building, structure, motor vehicle, or other conveyance, erection, or enclosure with the intent to do harm or incite fear shall be punished as a Class E felon.”

Thank you for your time.   I will be tracking this bill and look forward to staying in contact with you.

 

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GRNC Update 3-3-13

NC Gun Legislation Analysis

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GRNC offers apologies that the intense activities surrounding state and national legislation have delayed our legislative update to members. In particular, we have been inundated with emails regarding SB 124:”Shoot Gun From Inside/To Harm or Incite Fear.” A more detailed analysis is below, but the short answer is that although the bill does not present a danger to Castle Doctrine or lawful self-defense, it is still a bad bill as written.GRNC-initiated legislation:We have been working hard with sponsors and leadership of both chambers to introduce legislation which will:(1) Expand concealed carry onto campuses more completely than any of the bills thus far introduced;
(2) Expand concealed carry into restaurants and other areas
(3) Put “teeth” into our statewide firearms preemption law, which local governments seem to think they are free to ignore;
(4) Clean up flaws in concealed handgun application procedures; and finally
(5) Two other significant advancements which we will not announce before introduction.Several of the bills have been sent to drafting and will be filed next week. We will be asking you to contact your state House and Senate reps to encourage them to cosponsor the bills as they are filed, so please keep an eye on GRNC alerts.Senate:SB 17: “Concealed Handgun Permits/Validity” (Bingham). This bill would stop non-resident permits from being recognized in NC. For example, a resident of Vermont, which has constitutional carry but does not issue CHPs, who gets a permit from Florida in order to carry in other states, would not be able to do so in NC.Introduced by Sen. Stan Bingham in response to complaints by the sheriff of Davidson County that Virginia permits, issued via online procedures, were being used in his county, GRNC opposes the bill as potentially damaging our concealed handgun reciprocity agreements with other states. Additionally, while some procedures are accomplished online in Virginia, criminal background check requirements are being done.We have met with Sen. Bingham, and he expressed that he was not interested in running a bill which would damage reciprocity, suggesting he will not push for a hearing on the bill. If it is scheduled for a hearing, we will issue appropriate alerts. Meanwhile, please contact Sen. Bingham and POLITELY express that unintended consequences mean this bill should be shelved.

SB 27: “Public School Protection/Firearm Amendments” (Bingham). Establishes a procedure for local school board to opt for armed “school safety marshals” who would apply and be trained under standards set by the school board. Due to the limited nature of the bill, GRNC takes no position at this time but could eventually support it if more extensive measures cannot be passed.

SB 28: “Gun Permit Information/No Publication”(Bingham). Removes concealed handgun permit and handgun purchase permit records from public record, preventing abuses of the information by media outlets such as those by the “Journal News,” WRAL-TV and “The New York Times.” GRNC supports the bill.

SB 59: “Armed Security Guards in K-12″(Rabin). Would establish statewide standards for armed security guards in schools. Due to its limited nature, GRNC takes no position on the bill at this time but could eventually support it if more extensive measures cannot be passed.

SB 124: “Shoot Gun From Inside/To Harm or Incite Fear” (Brunstetter). GRNC has received numerous emails from gun rights supporters opposing the bill. When it was introduced, we passed it to our “gun-friendly lawyer” network for review. Although a casual glance would suggest it undermines lawful self-defense, the “willfully and wantonly” language actually exempts such cases. For an analysis, go here. There are, however, serious problems with the bill which could criminalize otherwise lawful firearms activities. In its present form, GRNC opposes the bill.

As Sen. Brunstetter notes, the bill originated from an incident in which an individual shot televisions inside a Kernersville Wal-Mart, narrowly missing customers, but due to statutory peculiarities, could only be prosecuted under misdemeanor statutes. We had a cordial meeting with Brunstetter and staff on Wednesday to give him our requirements for the bill. He agreed to several immediately, and is reviewing others. We expect to have word this week. At that point, we will decide what further actions, if any, are necessary.

SB 146: “Private Schools/Firearms Amendments” (Brock, Bingham, Hise). Would enable governing bodies of private schools to authorize employees or volunteers who have concealed handgun permits and take an additional 8 hours of NRA training to carry firearms. Because this is a broader bill than the others so far introduced, GRNC supports the bill.

House:

HB 17: “Gun Permits/Restaurants & Confidentiality” (Burr, Hager, Hollo, Bell). The restaurant carry language of the bill is identical to what GRNC drafted in HB 111, which failed to pass the Senate last year. The second section removes handgun purchase permit and concealed handgun permit information from public record. GRNC supports the bill.

HB 49: “Firearm in Locked Motor Vehicle/Parking Lot” (Shepard). This bill is identical to language drafted by GRNC and others which was stripped from HB 650 in the last session and would enable concealed handgun permit-holders to keep firearms in locked motor vehicles at places of employment. GRNC supports the bill.

Summary:

This week will see the introduction of GRNC-initiated legislation, so please monitor alerts. Depending on Brunstetter’s changes to SB 124, we might also demand action on the bill.

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To Congressman Mark Meadows

Mark,

Your recent weekly newsletter stated:

“After speaking to local law enforcement, superintendents and principals in the district, I decided to introduce H.R. 751, the Protect America’s Schools Act. This legislation would revitalize the Cops in Schools (CIS) grant program which has not been funded since FY 2005, and fund it at $30 million. The CIS program, which was introduced by the Clinton administration over 14 years ago, is specifically designed to assist local law enforcement agencies in the hiring of new officers. The $30 million to pay for this critical grant program would be offset by taking unspent funds from the operations budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.”

When you were running for office (and I volunteered to clean up voter lists and make phone calls in Clay County), it was my understanding you were running as a fiscal conservative.

I’m disappointed in the legislation you proposed. What part of “we don’t have any more money” don’t you understand?

Where in the Constitution is the Federal government authorized to provide grant funds to local entities for cops?
Further, I am opposed if my tax dollars, as a resident of a gun rights state such as North Carolina, be sent to states that are attempting to ban guns – such as Colorado, Illinois, California, etc.

As a nation, we all grieve with the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. It was very unfortunate that such an event could happen in our great nation.

However, the solutions need to be originated and funded at the local level, not Federal.

Lois Dinsmore

Congressman Mark Meadows

Congressman
Mark Meadows
Representing the 11th District
March 3, 2013

Keeping Our Children Safe

The recent school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut sent shockwaves across the country.  As a father, I grieved with the families who lost a loved one that day.  And as a legislator, I vowed that I would take action to prevent future tragedies.

After speaking to local law enforcement, superintendents and principals in the district, I decided to introduce H.R. 751, the Protect America’s Schools Act.

This legislation would revitalize the Cops in Schools (CIS) grant program which has not been funded since FY 2005, and fund it at $30 million.  The CIS program, which was introduced by the Clinton administration over 14 years ago, is specifically designed to assist local law enforcement agencies in the hiring of new officers.  The $30 million to pay for this critical grant program would be offset by taking unspent funds from the operations budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Protect America’s Schools Act is a bipartisan, solutions-oriented approach to addressing school shootings that should transcend party lines.  It is not the only answer, but it is a critical step forward to protect our nation’s children.

Sequestration

On Friday, sequestration went into effect.  Although I wasn’t in Congress to vote on the legislation that ultimately led to it, I am working with my colleagues in the House to advance a replacement that focuses on more rational, responsible cuts.

Washington needs to get spending under control, and cuts must be made.  To put things in perspective, the sequester only impacts 2.4 percent of total spending.  Bottom line: The sequester asks the federal government to cut two cents on every dollar.  So what’s the problem?

President Obama has used the fear surrounding his sequester to his advantage, advocating for a second tax hike in eight weeks in order to avoid these cuts.  That’s not reasonable.  There are smarter, more bipartisan ways to replace the president’s sequester than higher taxes on hardworking Americans.  For example, the federal government could cut more than $100 billion simply by eliminating duplicative and wasteful programs.

My hope is that in the coming days, we will pass a continuing resolution in the House that would maintain the level of cuts found in the sequester, but allow greater flexibility in the management of those cuts.

Recently Co-Sponsored Legislation:

• H. J. Res. 2: Proposes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

• H.R. 61: Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act – ensures that federal funds do not promote abortion directly or indirectly.

• H.R. 273: Federal pay freeze extension; overturns the president’s December 27, 2012 executive order giving federal employees an across-the-board raise, thus saving taxpayers $11 billion over ten years.

• H.R. 258: Stolen Valor Act of 2013 – makes it a federal crime for someone to falsely claim that they have been awarded a range of high ranking military medals.

• H.R. 367: REINS Act – requires Congress to take an up-or-down vote on any rule or regulation with an economic impact of $100 million or more.

• H.R. 523: Protect Medical Innovation Act of 2013 – amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal the excise tax on medical device manufacturers and importers.

• H. Res. 36: Establishes a select committee to investigate and report on the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Why you should oppose SB99, the North Carolina Benefit Corporations Act

By Wynne Coleman
March 1, 2013

History of SB 99

Agenda 21 initiatives have been quietly coming into North Carolina cities and counties for some years. But, in the last 2-3 years, they have entered the State government in the form of new legislation in the North Carolina General Assembly. One Sustainable Development initiative was included and passed in section 13.5 of SB 897, The Current Operations and Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2010. Section 13.5 created a North Carolina Sustainable Communities Task Force whose goal is to obtain federal grants for the purpose of implementing sustainability initiatives through regional governance in North Carolina.

The other bill with Sustainable Development principles is SB 99, North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act, a bill that was originally introduced in 2011 as SB 26. (SEE: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=SB+26&submitButton=Go).

At the time of its introduction in 2011, SB 26 was one of 15 state Benefit Corporations laws that had either been introduced or passed in the U.S.A. But, because SB 26 was rejected by the House Judiciary Subcommittee C, it was not voted on at the end of the 2011-2012 Short Session, and died in the Legislative Research Committee.

Currently, in February 2013, there are 12 states that have passed Benefit Corporation bills. And, there are 14 states, North Carolina included, that are still “WORKING ON IT.”
For a legislative map, SEE: http://www.bcorporation.net/what-are-b-corps/legislation

Why was SB 26 was rejected by the House Judiciary Subcommittee C?

When I first learned of SB 26, I saw wording in the bill that led me to suspect that this was, indeed, legislation that would vastly advance the goals of Agenda 21-Sustainable Development. After doing some investigation, I confirmed that this was so. The bill had already passed through the North Carolina Senate 50-0. So I worked to inform certain Representatives in the North Carolina House about this Sustainable Development connection. With the help a few committed activists, and due to the receptivity of Chairman Tim Moore and other Republican NC House Representatives serving on House Judiciary Subcommittee C, SB 26 never came to the floor for a vote. As stated above, SB 26 was sent to the Legislative Research Committee, where it died.

Therefore, in order to get a Benefit Corporation bill passed in North Carolina, Benefit Corporation advocates would have to start over, with a new bill number and possibly, new wording. One thing is certain: Because powerful Agenda 21/Sustainable Development forces (Rockefeller Bros. Fund, Aspen Institute and other powerful entities) are supporting the Benefit Corporation concept, ideologically and financially, Benefit Corporation advocates are not going to give up.

Indeed, without missing a beat, Benefit Corporation advocates have already introduced a new North Carolina Benefit Corporation bill SB 99 at the beginning of the 2013-2014 Session.
It has the same wording as SB 26.

Tracing the philosophy of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development to the North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act

Please note that Sustainable Development is a not a partisan issue. Since the drafting of Agenda 21, two Republican Presidents (Presidents H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, and two Democrat Presidents, (Presidents Clinton and Obama) – ESPECIALLY PRESIDENT CLINTON – have supported the advance of Agenda 21 initiatives and our continued entanglement with the United Nations.

ORIGINAL OBJECTIONS TO SB 26

(which now apply to SB 99)

1. SB 26 expands government at a time when the people are crying out to reduce government.

2. SB 26 states that government may legally recognize corporations in subjective social moral areas where government has no authority.

3. SB 26 is based on Sustainable Development principles of economy, environment and society that are irreconcilable with the U.S. Constitution. These Sustainable Development principles would gradually transform our current constitutional government into a collectivist global system of government designed and governed by the United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development document. We don’t want UN mandates driving our North Carolina General Assembly! SEE BELOW

4. SB 26 encourages public-private partnerships (PPPs) between North Carolina State government and businesses. The PPP arrangement undermines the checks and balances that must exist between government force and economic power to prevent tyranny. It leads to “cronyism.” Because B Corps are legally recognized by government for their willingness to undertake environmental social humanitarian missions, governments (State, local, municipal) may allow these companies to go to the head of the line to get licenses and permits. The companies that refuse to become benefit corps will have to wait.

5. SB 26 permits a third-party outside influence (in this case, B Lab) to introduce unconstitutional Sustainable Development ideas into State government and then oversee their implementation. SEE BELOW.

6. Why is it necessary to legalize Benefit Corporations through B Lab certification? Any company can become a Benefit Corporation. But, a legal benefit corporation, as well a corporation that chooses to become a trademarked “B Corp,” submits to a third party certification process which demands action in the environmental area and asks very specific questions about employee policies and employee well-being (social equity, social justice).

For general process info: SEE: http://www.bcorporation.net/become-a-b-corp/how-to-become-a-b-corp/938-start-ups

What is a Benefit Corporation or “B Corp”?

  1. A Benefit Corporation that is legalized by State legislation allows corporations to divert profits from shareholders in order to pursue environmental and social humanitarian missions. This involves “the 3Es of Sustainable Development”. For explanation SEE 3E chart BELOW.
  2. A legal Benefit Corporation agrees to be certified by an independent third party (in this case, B Lab in Berwyn, Pa.) http://www.bcorporation.net/Once certified by B Lab, A Benefit Corporation is known as a “B Corp”.
  3. B Lab has introduced B Corps boilerplate legislation in a number of states. This is not confined to North Carolina. SEE: http://www.benefitcorp.net/state-by-state-legislative-status

Q: What is wrong with this legislation?
A: Here is the what, the who and the how.
WHAT is the philosophy:
Although the words “Agenda 21” or “Sustainable Development” are not in the SB 26 bill , the philosophy of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is behind it.

Philosophy of Agenda 21/Sustainable Development

Agenda 21 is a “soft law” document (“soft law” means that it is not hard or binding law or a treaty, but acceptable policy) adopted by 179 countries in Rio DeJaneiro, Brazil in 1992. It is the primary document that was created by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Agenda 21 is described as: “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts (sic) on the environment.”
http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&nr=23&type=400&menu=35
Agenda 21 promotes the philosophy of Sustainable Development, defined as Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. http://www.un-documents.net/ocf-02.htm

(Meeting the needs of future generations is based on the “Precautionary Principle” which means handling the perception of threats to the earth without the necessity of scientific certainty – as in
global warming and population growth.)

Agenda 21/Sustainable Development has three interdependent objectives called the “3Es”. The “3 Es” of Sustainable Development are: Environment, Economy and Equity (or Social Equity).
Environment places nature above man. Man is a threat to nature. Man’s rights extend only as far as government allows for the common good.

Economy is the redistribution of wealth internationally and the creation of public/private partnerships. Redistribution of wealth is the unjust or forced redistribution of wealth, taking from the wealthy to give to the poor, effectively lowering the standard of living in America to that of the rest of the world. Public-private partnerships combine the power of business with the force of government.

Equity is often associated with the term, “social,” as in “social equity.” In the United States, equity means equality of opportunity. In sustainable development, equity means equality of material possessions or resources or equality of results. Equity focuses on class distinctions. Another expression for “social equity” is “social justice.” “Social justice” subordinates the American concept of “equal justice” for the individual to the concept of collectivism. Social justice collectivizes individual rights into equal rights for groups, such as women, youth, the poor, and the unemployed.

SB26 using the 3E formula allows corporations (economy) to use profits to fulfill environmental and social (equity) missions.

The 3Es are irreconcilable with our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, which give man unalienable rights endowed by their Creator. In the 3Es rights are determined by government.

Property rights foremost are threatened by the increasing demands of the 3Es as implemented in local, state and federal sustainability regulations and “non-laws.”

WHO oversees the process? B Lab, who has introduced this boilerplate legislation, is the same independent third party that certifies Benefit Corporations to become legal “B Corps”.

The three founders of B Lab are Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute, the humanist organization at the forefront of promoting Agenda 21/Sustainable Development ideals. Maurice Strong, the Secretary-General of the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment and the Rio Earth Summit, where Agenda 21 was drafted, and founding executive director of UNEP is on Aspen Institute’s Council of Honorary Trustees, “a meaningful way for distinguished individuals to remain active and involved in Institute activities, serve on committees and take part in, and support the important work of the Aspen Institute.”

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/node/3227” title=”Aspin Institute” target=”_blank”>Aspen Institute believes that national sovereignty is old-fashioned and must be replaced by global “interdependence.” All “B Corps” certified by B Lab must agree to sign a “Declaration of Interdependence.” http://www.freedomadvocates.org/images/pdf/benefit%20corporation%20purpose.pdf

B Lab receives funding from the Rockefeller Foundation who are closely allied to Aspen Institute and fully endorse world governance.
http://www.bcorporation.net/what-are-b-corps

If you still doubt the connection of this B Corp boilerplate legislation to Sustainable Development, note that B Lab’s national policy partner is the American Sustainable Business Council. See, paragraph 5 of:
http://www.bcorporation.net/news-media/annual-report-2012

Also, on the same page, notice the first statement on the page is a quotation by A.P. Carlton Jr., former president of the American Bar Association. Carlton was the chief spokesman on behalf of B Lab and the NC Benefit Corporation Act at the meetings of the NC House Judiciary Subcommittee C at the end of the Short Session.

Conclusion

WHY change our free enterprise system?: The concept of Benefit Corporations is designed to transform not only the business culture away from our free enterprise profit motivated system, but to transform all of society’s values and behavior through Sustainable Development’s philosophy economy, environment and social equity. All are to be governed through the United Nations by the elite global planners who know better that the sovereign people, who prefer representative government based on the principles our U.S. founding documents.

Sustainable Development is government-approved development, which will evolve out of national sovereignty into global governance as envisioned by world planners, such as Maurice Strong and earth-centered ”new spirituality” leaders and “practical visionaries” as leaders such as the late Willis Harmon of the Institute on Noetic Sciences (IONS) and Corinne McGlaughlin of Center for Visionary Leadership. McGloughlin coordinated a task force to create President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.

Sustainability and the Certified B and Benefit Corporations:
http://www.corpmagazine.com/executives-entrepreneurs/expert-advice/itemid/9000/pageid/2/sustainability-and-the-certified-b-and-benefit-cor.

‘Practical Visionary with Corinne McGlaughlin”
http://www.noetic.org/library/audio-teleseminars/corinne-mclaughlin-practical-visionary-8-keys-spir/
If you do not wish to see these changes take place, please oppose SB 99, the second attempt to pass a North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act.

NOTE: An excellent overview of Agenda 21 Sustainable Development entitled Understanding Sustainable Development – Agenda 21 – For the People and their Public Officials, can be read and downloaded in its entirety from the website of the organization, Freedom Advocates.

My full 18 page report with and introductory short article entitled “B Lab’s Benefit Corporations Won’t Benefit You” is in the Freedom Advocates archives. Here is how to access the intro article, my bio, and the full report:

For the short introductory article, go to:
http://www.freedomadvocates.org/images/pdf/bcorp%20sb26.pdf

After you read the introductory article, scroll down to the bottom of the page where a link says:
Read why SENATE BILL 26, The North Carolina Benefit Corporations Act MUST BE STOPPED!” Click on that link to read my full 18 page report on SB26. YOU MUST WAIT A FEW SECONDS FOR IT TO COME UP.

The Importance of the National Forests to Wildlife and to Sportsmen

Sportsmen Information Sheet

The Importance of the National Forests to Wildlife and to Sportsmen

Sportsmen need to participate in the Land Management Plan Revision Process

  1. Sportsmen Matter
    1. Hunters are a significant recreational user group
    2. Sportsmen’s groups have invested time and money into the development of habitats for wildlife over the last 40 years.  Sportsmen are conservationists.
    3. Sportsmen have a significant impact on state and local economies:   In 2006 hunters that used Pisgah NF spent an estimated $2.5 -2.8 million; hunters using the Nantahala NF spent an estimated $1.3- 1.4 million.  (Source: “2006 Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: North Carolina”, published by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; “2006 Economic Benefits of Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Watching in North Carolina”, published by the NCWRC)
    4. It is especially important for Sportsmen to attend the U.S. Forest Service’s public meetings to ensure that all uses receive equal consideration.

 

  1. Sportsmen have a vested interest in the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests
    1. The Nantahala and Pisgah Game Lands are the largest and most popular game lands in North Carolina.
    2. The National Forests have the capability of harboring good populations of both game and non-game species if habitats are created and restored.

 

  1. Early Successional Habitats
    1. Young forests, shrub lands, grassy areas, wildlife openings  and other disturbed habitats are called Early Successional Habitat and these are critical to many species of game and nongame.
    2. The Wildlife Action Plan lists early successional habitat as a priority habitat in North Carolina.   Several species of song birds, mammals, and reptiles that depend on these habitats are in decline.
    3. Deer populations are already showing declines in several places because of the lack of early successional habitat.  Remember the “good ole days” for deer?  There were a lot more young forests then providing much needed browse.
    4. Grouse populations are very low. And we are seeing declines in turkey harvest in some places.  Lack of young forests and grass-forb brood habitat are important reasons for these trends.
    5. Early successional habitats produce berries and foods used by bears and other wildlife.  These foods are particularly important when acorns are scarce.
    6. Young forests make up less than 1 percent of the National Forests.  This is not adequate for our wildlife populations.  We must provide more habitat diversity for wildlife.
    7. Early successional habitats in most cases require ACTIVE MANAGEMENT.
    8. Scientifically based forestry and timber management practices on Federal lands (including prescribed burning) can provide these much needed early successional habitats.  This would help to increase populations of deer, grouse and several songbird species.
  1. The Future of our Oak Forests
    1. Many wildlife species depend on acorns in our mountains.
    2. There are serious concerns about the future of our oak forests as scientists and mangers are not seeing adequate reproduction of oaks in the understory.
    3. Oaks require disturbance.
    4. Our oak forests are now between 80-100 years old, and they need to be replaced before they senesce and die.
    5. Without ACTIVE MANAGEMENT for oaks using forestry techniques, we will see less oak trees in our future forests.

We need to restore Fire to the Mountains

    1. Fire is needed for certain oak and pine communities
    2. Fire encourages the growth of grasses, berries and other food sources used by wildlife (e.g. blueberry, huckleberry, blackgum, chinquapin).
    3. Fire controls rhododendron and laurel that block out important plants used by wildlife.
  1. Local, Free Ranging healthy food
    1. Deer Harvest is the cheapest local manner by which to obtain free-range “natural meat” (hormone & antibiotic free).

Forest Service Meetings – Land Access and Use

Do you enjoy Hunting, Horseback Riding, Hiking, picnicking . . . then you need to attend the meeting nearest you!

Attention Sportsmen and Sportswomen:

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission would like to encourage all sportsmen to get involved with the revision of the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests Land and Resource Management Plan.  It is crucial for sportsmen to let their voices be heard during this process.  The revised plan will guide management for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests for the next 15 years.  Habitat is the basis for our wildlife populations so it really is very important that sportsmen are at the table.

The Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests make up more than one million acres of Game Lands and are the most popular public areas used by sportsmen in North Carolina.  National forests play a very important role in providing sportsmen a place to hunt and fish both now and in the future.  Many of the habitats required by deer, small game and nongame populations require active management.  Active management such as prescribed burning and timber harvest are needed to restore young forests that provide food and cover for so many wildlife species.  Active management is also needed to help ensure that we have oak forests in the future that provide acorns for wildlife and to restore fire to systems that are now overgrown.  In addition to speaking up for the virtues of active management, it is also especially important for Sportsmen to attend the U.S. Forest Service’s public meetings to ensure that all uses receive equal consideration.

The U.S. Forest Service is holding a series of public meetings to provide input for the Land Management Plan. The U.S. Forest Service is urging participants to be involved right from the beginning so all the important issues can be identified.  The meetings are as follows:

    • Cheoah Ranger District: Feb. 21 at the Graham County Community Center in Robbinsville; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Appalachian Ranger District: Feb. 25 at Mars Hill College, Broyhill Chapel, in Mars Hill; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Tusquitee Ranger District: March 5 at the First Baptist Church in Murphy; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Grandfather Ranger District: March 12 at McDowell Tech Com College, Room 113, in Marion; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Pisgah Ranger District: March 18 at the Transylvania County Library in Brevard; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
    • Nantahala Ranger District: March 19 at the Tartan Hall in Franklin; 6:00 – 9:00 pm
      behind the court house in the St Agnus Church

Sportsmen’s Information session  Staff with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission will hold an information meeting on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Madison County Extension Office (259 Carolina Lane, Marshall, NC) from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  We will discuss the U.S. Forest Service land management plan process and issues of importance to sportsmen and wildlife.

Please see the following link for more information: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nfsnc/home/?cid=STELPRDB5406518 You can also follow events on Twitter or The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Facebook page.

PLEASE ATTEND YOUR LOCAL MEETING!

SEE ALSO The Importance of the National Forests to Wildlife and to Sportsmen

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