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President: Debbie W alker 441-1126 Membership: Terry Roberts 599-3255 ■ Volume 36 Issue 2 February 2011
THE REDWOOD ALERT
John H. Grobey will be speaking at our February 17th meeting on the topic of Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers: Some Similarities and the Di erences, and Some Consequences. A Military Honor Guard will parade and post the colors. John is a retired economics and forestry professor who taught at HSU and the University of Washington. He also has had an extensive naval career. He retired from the Navy in 1972 with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Currently, he serves as Post Adjutant for Post 2542 in Arcata, the Mad River Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a number of other military associations. He entered graduate school at the University of Washington in 1961 where he earned two Master's degrees and a PH. D. He taught at the University of Washington one year as a Research Instructor before being hired by HSU as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He eventually rose to the rank of Full Professor and was the Chairman of the Department of Economics for ten years. He was at HSU for 34 years. His naval career began when he received a scholarship at the University of Washington as a U.S. Navy Midshipman, where he took courses similar to those taught at the U.S. Naval Academy. He served aboard the USS Eldorado, which became the Flagship for the Commander of the Seventh Fleet, as a Communications Watch O cer mostly involved in Cryptology.
Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers
Some Similarities and the Di erences, and Some Consequences
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Members of Humboldt Republican Women, Federated were among local honorees in January, 2011. The Eureka Chamber of Commerce paid homage to Corky Cornwell as this area’s Business Man of the Year on the occasion of the chamber’s 112th anniversary. U S Cellular was the business chosen to bring the award to Cornwell. Cornwell was cited for his exemplary contributuions to our local community. Anthony Mantova was named for his music businees operations as Small Business Man of the Year. There are Mantova Music Stores in Eureka, Arcata, and Fortuna.
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Boom! The Health Care Bill Illegal, Who Knew? WE DID!!
Federal Judge Roger Vinson, a Reagan appointee serving in Pensacola, Florida, ruled that key components of the law signed by President Barack Obama in March, are unconstitutional and that the entire law "must be declared void." Judge Roger Vinson found the entire law unconstitutional, after declaring that its key element -- the health insurance mandate -- was a law Congress did not have the power to enact. Opponents of the law claimed that while the government can regulate the activities of people engaged in commerce, like the insurance industry, it cannot regulate someone's inactivity -- that is, someone's refusal to buy insurance. It's an argument the judge found persuasive. Because the individual mandate is unconstitutional and not severable, the entire Act must be declared “void.” The injunction is in place and yet the President moves forward. The Administration can be held in contempt of court! When does the rule of law and the Constitution get recognized by Obama and Congress? If our Republicans would follow both, they would look to Printz v. United States (95-1478), 521 U.S. 898 (1997). This 1997 victory states Justice Scalia’s opinion: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/95-1478.ZO.html. Read the pocket version under books: www.sheri mack.com. This case was initially moved forward by Federal District Judge John Roll of Arizona, who was murdered four weeks ago in Tucson. What does the Government fear? Patriots who educate their neighbors!
“But you must remember, my fellow citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. "You have no longer any cause to fear danger from abroad: your strength and power are well known throughout the civilized world, as well as the high and gallant bearing of your sons. It is from within, among yourselves...from cupidity, from corruption, from disappointed ambition and inordinate thirst for power...that factions will be formed and liberty endangered. It is against such designs, whatever disguise the actors may assume, that you have especially to guard yourselves. You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the bene t of the human race. May He (God) who holds in His hands the destinies of nations make you worthy of the favors He has bestowed and enable you, with pure hearts and pure hands and sleepless vigilance, to guard and defend to the end of time the great charge He has committed to your keeping.”
In his Farewell Address in 1837, President Andrew Jackson stated:
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The U.S. Supreme Court will be taking up key California budget cases. These cases will decide if the State can cut what it currently pays to doctors, hospitals and pharmacies under the Medi-Cal program for the poor. Governor Brown has been very vocal about all of the cuts he plans to make, but his proposal to cut 10 per cent paid to health providers has hit a roadblock. His claim is that nearly $719 billion can be saved by these cuts. But, the providers have sued in federal court and won rulings that have prohibited the cutbacks on the grounds that they con ict with the Medicaid law. With these court decisions, lawyers for then Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing these private parties had no right to sue the state and no right to a particular reimbursement payment. The high court has agreed to hear three separate appeals from the state, all of which raise the same issue. The Obama administration led a brief that urged the justices to steer clear of California’s appeals, but despite the advice, the justices voted to hear the cases. It seems the high court has little respect for the wishes of the US President, as do a majority of the citizens. My read on this complicated issue is: if Medi-Cal payments did not include so many illegal immigrants and only serviced truly poor Americans, the budget savings would probably be much more than $719 billion.
God bless the Tea Party Patriots and the 70 per cent of Americans who agree with their e orts of vigilance as they try to right the direction of our nation.
Incredible as it sounds, February 6th will mark the one hundred year anniversary of President Ronald Wilson Reagan’s birth. For those fortunate among us to have been young parents during his administration, there was a calmness and assurance that, with this man in the White House, our families were safer. Before long, the rest of the world who yearned to live in freedom knew that President Reagan was their champion as well. So… just how did all this happen? It came in gradual, steady steps. As the young son of Irish-American parents, Reagan considered himself to be a liberal, FDR Democrat. As a young actor in Hollywood, he witnessed rsthand the communistleaning agitators striving to in ltrate the studios, establish a foothold in mass media, and dominate the message that Americans would “learn” through our movies. This movement wasn’t recognized by everybody. And much of the Left didn’t see it as a problem. That was a wake-up call for Reagan. By the time Reagan was inaugurated California’s governor on January 5, 1967, his appreciation of freedom’s value was rmly established. On that day he stated, “…We are participating in the orderly transfer of administrative authority by the direction of the people. And this is the simple magic which makes a commonplace routine a near miracle to many of the world’s inhabitants: the continuing fact that the people, by democratic process, can delegate this power, yet retain custody of it. Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and lost it have never known it again.…”
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purpose. That purpose was to defeat communism, an evil that had hung over the world for decades. “The hand of God was upon you,” the cardinal told the President. Reagan answered solemnly, “I know, I have decided that whatever time I have left is for him.” A humbled Reagan and the “team” God had apparently chosen would work together around the world to end the Cold War struggle, “the epic battle against militant, murderous communism.” Marx had branded religion "the opiate of the masses”. Lenin had labeled it " a necrophilia.” During Reagan’s presidency, much of the media second-guessed and criticized him over what proved to be the right choices. People who actually lived under communism and remember President Reagan, came to know he said what he meant, and he meant what he said. Ross R. Rossin was a 16-year old, living in Bulgaria in 1981. All Rossin heard from Bulgarian media was that Reagan was “a bad capitalist leader." Now an American citizen, Rossin recently completed a large, commissioned portrait of Reagan for the 100th anniversary of his birth. A photograph on the front of a 2010 calendar hanging in his haircutter's shop was the inspiration he had been trying to nd. The photograph “started talking to me. I made a connection. I saw the drama behind the eyes.” The portrait, his latest, hangs in Rossin’s studio near his other portraits of Teddy Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, and Yitzhak Rabin. Rossin said, “I believe they are here in spirit in this room right now. I know a painting is ready when I sense that presence.” He learned about Reagan as he painted his portrait. Rossin says, “To someone like me, who grew up in a country that was once communist, he’s the last of the Mohicans. The last crusader.”
ogy used in Hollywood studios being applied on college campuses during the Vietnam War era. Young idealistic students were encouraged and manipulated by communist-leaning agitators. The communist threat had been in place since the revolution in Russia and would endure for most of the 20th century. Reagan entered the o ce of President with a belief that communism was truly evil. In his rst inauguration he stated: “…We will again be the exemplar of freedom and a beacon for those who do not now have freedom. To those neighbors and allies who share our freedom, we will strengthen our historic ties and assure them of our support and rm commitment…. As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacri ce for it; we will not surrender for it---now or ever.” After surviving the March 30, 1981 assassination attempt, this belief became crystal clear. Reagan shared what he had discerned with son Michael, his new pastor of National Presbyterian Church, Louis Evans, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, and New York Cardinal Terrace Cooke. On Good Friday, less than three weeks after being injured, Reagan shared with the cardinal that he sensed his survival was a rebirth. He was convinced God had spared his life for a special
Reagan saw the same earlier methodol-
My information came from reading multiple books on Reagan, from his inauguration speeches and, most recently, from articles in Newsmax, (magazine), February, 2011, including , “Faith That God Had Given Him Time to Complete His Mission” and “Artist Draws on ‘Connection’ to President Reagan."
"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." --Thomas Je erson Recently, a rst grade teacher shared a troubling experience. "Evaluators" have been making frequent visits to classrooms at his school, interrupting lesson continuity, (and attention spans in the case of rst graders), while judging "teacher performance." (This is the latest ploy for schools seeking federal dollars..."look at test scores and judge teacher performance." A comment on this teacher's evaluation was a "need to improve in using complete sentences." It is di cult to speak without using complete sentences. We often use "sentence fragments" in normal conversation but speaking without a subject and predicate (a complete sentence) is di cult. Try it. When candidates call for "change," do After listening to this story, a corporate they use complete sentences? Do they say what they will executive shared an experience of a team viewing a video of themselves at change? They will change something FROM what TO what? If I hear a candithe culmination of a project. They were surprised and amused with date use that word again, I will vote against them unless they use the word the observation that none of them spoke in "complete" sentences on the "change" IN A COMPLETE SENTENCE! video. They were, however, "conversing." Be alert to what is being presented to our children in public schools, The demand being put on students textbooks, and demands placed on and teachers today is unacceptable. teachers to comply. By the way, Under the federal legislation of "No Alinsky's hero was Lucifer on whom he Child Left Behind," states would test said he fashioned his plan. students in reading and math every year between third and eighth grade "Without truth there is only manipulation." (R.J. Rummel in Death by Governand once in high school (Decision Points 274). They would not be testing ment) in rst grades before students had even Watch, listen, research, and respond. Responda here, signing o until next been given a chance to develop reading and math skills. They wouldn't time. be asked questions most adults would nd impossible to answer and meaningless in their lives. There wouldn't be "harrassment" of teachers as we see today. In our "hurried society" (and use of a "shorthand" type of texting messages on cell phones), are complete sentences all that important? As I re-read Saul Alinsky's lessons in creating a socialist (communist) form of government, I realized we are well on our way. President Obama taught Alinsky's theory...(lie, cheat, say anything to please the people you are talking to)...go after the largest population and make them feel discontented and dissatis ed. Three-fourths of the population is considered to be middle class today. Shout "Change" but don't say what you want to change to. (Obama Nation by J. Corsi).
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The January HRWF general meeting had the following gracious donations to our Opportunity Drawing: "By Stealth & Deception" autographed by author Orlean Koehle donated by Debbie Walker: 2011 Farmer's Almanac and patriotic travel tote donated by Colleen Hedrick; and, "Constitution Basket" which included a copy of Constitution of the United States, two patriotic pieces of jewelry and golf cap, Republican themed sweater and three cyclamen plants all donated by Kay Peake. The winners of the Opportunity Drawing for January were Nancy Elcock, Rita O'Connell, Gene Schnell, Kay Parris, Walter Sweet, Marsha Marling, JoAnn Stanhope and Patty O'Neal. At our January General Meeting, we began a special three-month drawing for a hand-crocheted peach colored shawl. Chris Wennerholm has graciously donated her time and talent to create this lovely shawl for our special drawing. The drawing for the shawl will be at the Spring Tea on April 14th. If you would like to donate a prize for future drawings, please telephone Linda Arata at 839-5054.
Humboldt Republican Women Federated's cookbooks are still available. Copies will be on sale at our general meeting Thursday, February 17. At other times, contact Cindy Lewis 442-1187, or Colleen Hedrick 268-0101. The book offers more than 350 recipes and sells for $15. These books are great to have on hand for a variety of gift purposes.
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In honor of the February birthdays of Presidents Ronald Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington, let us restate some of our core beliefs: ■ You cannot help the poor, by destroying the rich. ■ You cannot strengthen the weak, by weakening the strong. ■ You cannot bring about prosperity, by discouraging thrift. ■ You cannot lift the wage earner up, by pulling the wage payer down. ■ You cannot further the brotherhood of man, by inciting class hatred. ■ You cannot build character and courage, by taking away men's initiative and independence. ■ You cannot help 20 men permanently, by doing for them what they could and should, do for themselves. (Attributed to Abe Lincoln) And, from Rush Limbaugh's Nov. 2, 2009, show: "I love being a conservative. We conservatives are proud of our philosophy... we conservatives are unapologetic about our ideals. We are con dent in our principles and energetic about openly advancing them. We believe in individual liberty, limited government, capitalism, the rule of law, faith, a color-blind society and national security. We support school choice, enterprise zones, tax cuts, welfare reform, faith-based initiatives, political speech, homeowner rights and the war on terrorism. And, at our core, we embrace and celebrate the most magni cent governing document ever rati ed by any nation --the U.S. Constitution. Along with the Declaration of Independence, which recognizes our God-given natural right to be free, it is the foundation on which our government is built and has enabled us to ourish as a people."
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We have fun, don’t we? Just a few years ago, I made the very positive decision to join Humboldt Republican Women and since then I’ve been able to meet and have lunch with this lively group of conservative women and associates, listen to an interesting and educational program, receive a monthly newsletter (The Redwood Alert), and be able to access all sorts of pertinent information on the web from HRWF’s very own website! We are approximately a third through our annual membership drive and to date we are ahead of last year for renewing members. If you haven’t already done so, please send in your the annual 2011 membership dues. A membership form is included for you (above). If you’d like to have your contact information available to other HRWF members, please remember to check the box for sharing your info with us…. Ditto if you have a business, so members can patronize a conservative minded business owner if they wish. We will be compiling a membership contact roster for all participating members in April. You can also go to our new webpage to download or print an application form at www.hrwf-ca.org (click on the MEMBERSHIP tab). We think that you will love the new website. I’d like to encourage all of you to bring guests to our luncheons so we can make new friends. Everyone is always welcome!
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Egypt, Should We Be Concerned?
Could Egypt be another Iran in the making? Egypt is the largest country in the Middle East with the most educated population in the region. What we have seen on TV for nearly two weeks is a mixture of protestors. They are young, old and middle aged, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. One young man when he was interviewed cited his lack of a job after receiving his degree. Hmm, seems we face the same problem here. Egypt’s economic situation has been a struggle for the last ten years although in the last year or so they have seen some improvement. President Mubarak has been at the helm of Egypt for over thirty years and though he is no saint, he has been a friend to the United States and Israel. Mubarak has given Israel security during his tenure and he has also received much financial assistance from us. Even with the tens of billions of dollars in assistance, he has refused to adopt any type of reform. So now it appears we are taking the track to an “orderly transition” to a responsive government as Secretary of State Clinton stated on Sunday. But how and where will this lead? The Muslim Brotherhood seems poised to take over as they are the largest organized group in Egypt. What would that mean for Israel? The Brotherhood has advocated the end of Israel. If Egypt falls to the radicals, it will have a wider effect in this very fragile area. Remember, Egypt controls the Suez Canal, they also have been taking the lead role in stabilizing the tensions between the Palestinian factions and have stifled the smuggling to the Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The fall of this nation would also embolden our enemies around the world. “We are calling for a real democracy, but not a democracy for six months or a year and then evolving into essentially a military dictatorship or a so-called democracy that then leads to what we saw in Iran,” Clinton stated over the weekend. That possibility frightens me. To answer the question: Yes, we should be concerned. In closing, remember the newly elected Congressmen and Congresswomen need your encouragement to keep a FIRM SPINE!! Keep writing, emailing, phoning and faxing your support for REAL CHANGE!!!
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