Friday, April 17, 2009

Tea Party Recap / DHS says U R N Extremist!

Help Save Maryland Newsletter

[Also, don't forget to thank CNN for their media biased coverage that

substituted aggressive editorial for hard news......CNN wants to be the NEWS! ] --SB.

Despite the rain Wednesday, there were about 2,000 citizen's in Annapolis between 9am and 2pm to protest our rising taxes and out of control government spending. It was a wonderful event filled with great speakers, Delegates Dwyer & George and Senator Greenip (that I saw), excited citizens, signs and flags. Help Save Maryland was well represented with members from Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, Prince George's, Frederick, Baltimore County and Baltimore City (that I recognized!). Other HSM members were around the state (Frederick, Chestertown, Howard County, etc ) and in DC at separate rallies!

Tom Marr of WCBM 680 Radio was kind enough to interview me live during the event and praised HSM efforts to stop in-state tuition and cutoff new licenses for illegal aliens. Marr told us we had more battles ahead of course. I did mention our partner group in Prince Georges County - People for Change. Most major media ignored the Tea Party events nation-wide as expected. More people turned out than I ever expected. A good sign for Maryland's future!


Help Save Maryland is now 2 years old and this was our second opportunity to participate in the Annapolis Session. We started the session with a successful HSM rally on President's Day at Lawyers Mall in Annapolis and ended it with our unrelenting pressure on the legislature to end drivers licenses for illegal aliens. In between, HSM members were in attendance to testify in record numbers at hearings on in-state tuition for illegals, e-verify, drivers licenses, bond funds, etc. "Legal Presence" in Maryland was the common theme for our tax dollars and services.

This was backed by untold numbers of HSM members calling and e-mailing Delegates and Senators and of course Governor Martin "Spitzer" O'Malley. Our elected officials in Annapolis, both friend and foe, know the names and faces of Help Save Maryland and our partners groups - Citizens First and People for Change in Prince George's County. We will not back down or go away, and our numbers continue to grow. No longer will CASA of Maryland and their illegal alien clientele rule the hearing rooms and elected officials' offices in Annapolis.

-- In-State Tuition for illegal aliens - Never made it out of either the House or Senate Committees, clearly frustrating CASA and their Annapolis sponsors.

-- Drivers Licenses - The good news, come June 1, 2009 illegal aliens will no longer be able to apply for and receive a new drivers license in Maryland as they lack "Legal Presence". The not so good news, the estimated 250,000 illegal aliens with MD licenses (half no longer in MD) will get to renew and keep them until 2015. How lawless, dangerous and costly is that! As of this moment I do not know if licenses for citizens will be worthless in other states, federal builds and airplanes until all the current illegals receive a differently marked license in this costly two-tiered system. HSM is looking at options to fight this travesty of justice.

-- E-Verify - Maryland will continue to ignore the federal E-Verify program requiring lawful presence to work in the US until the feds make the program mandatory nationwide. That battle in the fall in Congress.

-- Bond Funding for the Latino Economic Development Corp (LEDC) - HSM, Citizens First and People for Change caused a drop in funding for the LEDC for $500K to $175K. That should limit the number of illegal aliens getting loans and mortgage bailouts from this questionable organization.

Thanks to all HSM members for your tireless efforts and support! Expect more positive results for HSM in the 2010 Annapolis Session and 2010 elections.



Please read the article by Michele Malkin and go to the link to read this report. Words can't describe this. Is the sequel going to be about La Raza, CASA of Maryland and ACORN?

Thursday, April 16, 2009 MALKIN: 'Right-wing extremism' alarmMichelle Malkin

What and who exactly are President Obama's homeland-security officials afraid of these days? If you are a member of an active conservative group that opposes abortion, favors strict immigration enforcement, lobbies to protect Second Amendment rights, protests big government, advocates federalism or represents veterans who believe in any of the above, the answer is - you.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has turned her attention away from acts of Islamic jihad on American soil (which she now refers to as "man-caused disasters"). Instead, her department is sounding the alarm over an unquantified "resurgence" in "right-wing extremism activity." On April 7, the Homeland Security Department sent a nine-page warning memo to law-enforcement offices across the country titled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment."
The report includes a sweeping definition of the threat: "Right-wing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
You cannot ignore the context or the timing of this Homeland Security report. It's no small coincidence that Ms. Napolitano's agency disseminated the assessment just a week before the nationwide April 15 Tax Day Tea Party protests. The grass-roots events organized by fiscal conservatives, independents, Libertarians and, yes, even some Blue Dog Democrats were fueled by the "current economic and political climate" of bipartisan profligate spending and endless taxpayer-funded bailouts.

The growing success of the loose-knit movement has invited scorn, ridicule and fear-mongering from Obama supporters. Liberal bloggers have likened the Tea Party movement to neo-Nazis, militias and even Weather Underground terrorists. These attempts to demonize the Tea Party movement come on the heels of widespread conservative-bashing over the recent shooting sprees in Pittsburgh and Binghamton, N.Y. Taking Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's advice to "never waste a good crisis," left-wing pundits and analysts have blamed the tragedies on everyone from Rush Limbaugh to Fox News to the National Rifle Association.

The Homeland Security spokespeople I talked to on Monday insisted the report was not a politicized document and that Homeland Security had done similar assessments on "left-wing extremism" in the past. But past domestic-terrorism reports have always been very specific in identifying security threats - such as the Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front - and very specific in identifying their methods and targets, including repeated physical harassment, arson and vandalism against pharmaceutical firms, farms, labs and university researchers.

By contrast, the Obama Homeland Security report is an overarching indictment of conservatives. "Right-wing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures," the assessment warns. When I asked Homeland Security spokeswoman Sara Kuban to explain who was responsible for this "extremist chatter," she could not and would not name names.

Moreover, the report relies on the work of the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center to stir anxiety over "disgruntled military veterans" - a citation that gives us valuable insight into how the Homeland Security Department will define "hate-oriented" groups.

The SPLC, you see, has designated the venerable American Legion a "hate group" for its stance on immigration enforcement. The report offers zero data but states with an almost resentful attitude toward protected free speech: "Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent."

"Potential to turn violent"? So did the hysterical fervor whipped up by Capitol Hill over the bonuses for executives of American International Group Inc., which prompted ugly death threats from across the country. No mention here, though. Not "right-wing" enough.

Nor will you see Obama Homeland Security warnings to police and sheriff's departments about self-proclaimed bank terrorists such as Bruce Marks of the aggressive Neighborhood Assistance Corp. of America or the mob activists of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), who have committed burglary, stormed corporate executives' homes and vowed to conduct "civil disobedience" by "any means necessary" in response to the "current economic and political climate."

If you can redefine dissenting opinion as "hate," you can brand your political opponents as "extremists" - and you can marginalize electoral threats. "Anti-government"? "Pro-enforcement"? "Disgruntled"? Feeling taxed enough already and "recruiting" and "radicalizing" your friends and neighbors through "chatter on the Internet"?
We are all right-wing extremists now. Welcome to the club.

Michelle Malkin is a nationally syndicated columnist and author of "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild."

Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland


Blogger Brittanicus said...

You will never get a true accounting from our government, politicians or the national press, on what illegal aliens are costing US taxpayers? It spirals into hundreds of billions of dollars. All we get in many cases is demonstrations demanding rights, foreign flag waving and a unceasing amount of criminal activity nationwide. Many do come here to work and some pay taxes, but not enough to cover the extraordinary costs applied to free medical care, education, housing and a whole host of undisclosed government handouts. Through a large loophole in IRS tax regulation Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). An obscene amount of money is returned to low income workers, states financial analyst and economist Edwin Rubinstein in his book. In 2007, more than 23 million households received more than $47 billion in the EITC payments. Much of the so-called "tax relief" goes to people who never paid a cent in taxes. Pariah employers should be paying for all these services, but instead are extracted from taxpayers exhausted wallets and purses. It's equally absurd and disgraceful when Americans needing social help and denied under current laws.

Now the Obama administration is opening a can of worms by pushing for another AMNESTY. If the 1986 Immigration and Control Act had been rigidly enforced, instead of being intentionally ignored or just downright dropped, we would not be in this organized chaos caused by the K street lobbyists? Now the the Democratic hierarchy is running rampant, looking to appease minorities---we can expect the worst? With disgraceful legislators like Sen. Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi that snuffed E-Verify, ostracized the real ID act, the regular police detainment 247(g) program. Anything that contradicts their open border agenda, it's dead mostly in the Senate chambers. There is to much information to unfold in commenting, so go to these sites: VDARE, FAIRUS, JUDICIALWATCH, NUMBERSUSA, AMERICANPATROL, CAPSWEB & ALIPAC. The stakes are sky high-- because Amnesty means, access of millions to more welfare for the uneducated, low income newcomers. In conclusion--WE ALL KNOW MILLIONS MORE WILL COME, LOOKING FOR A THIRD AMNESTY?

6:19 PM, April 17, 2009  
Blogger Radiant Times said...

Let me know what I can to do help and to be involved. I was the organizer of the Las Cruces Tax Day Tea Party and will be moving to the Hagerstown/Frederick area this month.

11:17 PM, May 10, 2009  

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