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9/11 PHOTOS: The People we must never forget


9/11 PHOTOS: The People we must never forget.

 

It is essential that every patriotic American view these disturbing photographs in remembrance of those who suffered and died ten years ago.  I want you to see them. I want them burned into your memory.

 

I want you to comprehend the fatal fact that what you will see at Bare Naked Islam is the consequence of the damnable doctrines of Islam.

 

Not radicalism. Not extremism. Not hijacking; Islam. In many of my recent posts you will find quotes from and links to Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition, exegesis & jurisprudence.  When you follow those links and read those texts, you will come to comprehend the direct connection between orthodox Islam as Moe created and exemplified it and the Accursed Abomination.

September 10, 2011 Posted by | GWOT, Islam, Jihad, Political Correctness | , , | Leave a comment

Obamination: Forgetting the Abomination-9-11


Obamination: Forgetting the Abomination-9-11

This is a campaign speech, not a proper remembrance of the victims of
Accursed Abomination.  Obamination continues to lie about the
identity & character of the enemy.  He continues to claim the
enemy as an allie.  He continues to demand that we leave the enemy
fifth column in our midst to attack and out breed us. He continues to
depect abject defeat as victory.

Obamination wants us to overlook, neglect &
forget the fact that we were attacked by Muslims  motivated by the
damnable doctrines, threats & promises of Allah.  He wants us
to welcome their fifth columnists, retain them in our midst and ignore
the fact that their presence is a clear, proximate and persistent
danger. Two of the three terrorists now being sought are citizens.
Obamination wants us to look the other way.

This is altogether disgusting.  I express my disgust in 22
comments in an enumerated list  Each comment is linked to a
superscript in the text. Click the superscripts to read the related
comment, then use your back button to return to your place in the pile
of feces.

Several of my comments contain external links to
Islam’s canon of scripture, tradition, exegesis & jurisprudence.
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Remarks of President Barack Obama

Weekly Address

The White House

Saturday September 10, 2011

This weekend, we’re coming together, as one nation, to mark the 10th
anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  We’re remembering the
lives we lost—nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children.
We’re reaffirming our commitment to always keep faith with their
families1.

We’re honoring the heroism of first responders who risked their
lives—and gave their lives—to save others.  And we’re giving
thanks to all who serve on our behalf, especially our troops and
military families—our extraordinary 9/11 Generation.

At the same time, even as we reflect on a difficult decade, we must
look forward, to the future we will build together2.
That includes staying strong and confident in the face of any
threat.  And thanks to the tireless efforts of our military
personnel and our intelligence, law enforcement and homeland security
professionals—there should be no doubt.  Today, America is stronger3
and al Qaeda4
is on the path to defeat5.

We’ve taken the fight to al Qaeda like never before6.
Over the
past two and a half years, more senior al Qaeda leaders have been
eliminated than at any time since 9/11.  And thanks to the
remarkable courage and precision of our forces, we finally delivered
justice to Osama bin Laden7.

We’ve strengthened the partnerships8 and tools we need to prevail in
this war against al Qaeda—working closer with allies and partners;
reforming intelligence to better detect and disrupt plots; investing in
our Special Forces so terrorists have no safe haven.

We’re constantly working to improve the security of our homeland as
well—at our airports, ports and borders; enhancing aviation security
and screening9; increasing
support for our first responders; and working
closer than ever with states, cities and communities.

A decade after 9/11, it’s clear for all the world to see—the terrorists
who attacked us that September morning are no match for the character
of our people, the resilience of our nation, or the endurance of our
values10.

They wanted to terrorize us, but, as Americans, we refuse to live in
fear11.
Yes we face a determined foe, and make no mistake—they will
keep trying to hit us again.  But as we are showing again this
weekend, we remain vigilant.  We’re doing everything in our power
to protect our people.  And no matter what comes our way, as a
resilient nation, we will carry on.

They wanted to draw us in to endless wars, sapping our strength and
confidence as a nation12.
But even as we put relentless pressure on
al Qaeda, we’re ending the war in Iraq and beginning to bring our
troops home from Afghanistan.  Because after a hard decade of war13,
it is time for nation building here at home14.

They wanted to deprive us of the unity that defines us as a
people15.  But
we will not succumb to division or suspicion16.
We are
Americans, and we are stronger and safer when we stay true to the
values17,
freedoms and diversity that make us unique18 among nations.

And they wanted to undermine our place in the world.  But a decade
later, we’ve shown that America doesn’t hunker down and hide behind
walls of mistrust.  We’ve forged new partnerships with nations
around the world to meet the global challenges that no nation can face
alone.  And across the Middle East and North Africa a new
generation of citizens is showing that the future belongs to those that
want to build19, not
destroy.

Ten years ago, ordinary Americans showed us the true meaning of courage
when they rushed up those stairwells, into those flames, into that
cockpit.  In the decade since, a new generation has stepped
forward to serve and keep us safe.  In their memory, in their
name, we will never waver.  We will protect the country20
we love
and pass it safer, stronger21 and more prosperous22
to the next generation.

 


  1. What is the response of
    the administration when survivors of victims of terror sue sponsors
    & supporters of terrorism and attempt to collect damages?
  2. To Barack Hussein Obama, every
    occasion is a political occasion, even the tenth anniversary of the
    Accursed Abomination is a campaign platform for this president.
    Anyone who is aware of this and not deeply & intensely offended by
    it should burn his voter registration card.
  3. America is weaker because you
    and Shrub wasted lives, blood and treasure by launching and continuing
    invasions without first defining rational strategic & tactical
    objectives and by imposing suicidal rules of engagement.  You have
    shrunk and over extended our armed forces, an open invitation to
    adventurism & attack.
  4. Al-Qaeda is not the enemy. The enemy is
    Islam. Muhammad, claiming to speak for Allah,
    declared perpetual war against Jews & Christians. That jihad
    imperative is enshrined in the Noble Qur’an, Surah At-Taubah 9:29
    and described by Tafsir Ibn Kathir as “The Order to fight People of the Scriptures until They
    give the Jizyah
    “. That command to wage war against Jews &
    Christians is confirmed by ahadith including Sahih Bukhari 1.8.387 and Sunan Abu Dawud 14.2635. That imperative is
    codified in the most widely accepted handbook of Shari’ah: Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.8.
    When the Islam first attacked the young nation, Thomas Jefferson and
    John Q. Adams asked Tripoli’s Ambassador by what right they attacked
    us. His answer speaks volumes, which President Obama seeks to ignore
    and silence. ”
    The
    ambassador answered us that [the right] was founded on the Laws of the
    Prophet (Mohammed), that it was written in their Koran, that all
    nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that
    it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could
    be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and
    that every Mussulman (or Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure
    to go to heaven.”[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Barbary_War]
  5. When believers are threatened with eternal damnation if they do not
    go to war and promised admission to Paradise if they join the
    jhad
    they can not be defeated and their jihad permanently ended without
    either breaking their faith or exterminating them.  Shrub &
    Obamination have done neither and do not seek to do either.
  6. Al-Qaeda, Al-Ikhwan Al-Muslimeen
    & Islam are one and the same.  I direct doubters &
    dissenters to the Charter of
    HAMAS
    . “Allah
    is its target, the Prophet is its model, the Koran its constitution:
    Jihad is its path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of
    its wishes.” As a wise man wrote, “Its Islam, stupid!”.

  7. Killing
    leaders neither wins nor ends the war. Generals can be replaced.
    Islam will not be defeated short of total mass apostasy or
    extinction.

  8. We
    do not have Muslim partners. Pakistan is playing a double game. You
    need to read the Qur’an to comprehend this fatal fact. 

    3:28. Let not the believers
    take the disbelievers as
    Auliyâ (supporters,
    helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will
    never be helped by Allâh in any way, except if you indeed
    fear a danger from them
    . And Allâh warns you against Himself
    (His Punishment), and to Allâh is the final return.
  9. You frisk
    little girls & old ladies, letting Muslms pass through. If common
    sense prevailed, Muslims would be entirely excluded from all mass
    transit and terminals. How did the three terrorists currently being
    hunted enter the country?
  10. Wars are not won with
    character, resillience or values, they are won with men and arms
    dedicated to the purpose of self-preservation. When Obamination says
    “values” he means multiculteuralism, meaning tolerance of the ultimate
    evil: intra-species predation.   The term also subsumes the
    Socialist agenda, after all, this is a campaign speech.
  11. We can not have security and Muslims.
    Choose one. Vehicular assaults, stabbings, shootings and bombings
    generate fear and distrust. We waste millions of dollars on airport
    security because our leaders are not honest and patriotic enough to
    carryout their Constitutional oaths of office by expelling and
    excluding the enemy’s fifth column.  They need only increase their
    internet chatter to elevate the fear level. Threats do not need to be
    real to be effective.
  12. They succeeded. Elleven years without
    victory is a long time. The public is impatient. Impatience cost us in
    Korea & Vietnam. Weakness and lack of resolve displayed in Beirut
    & Somalia showed the enemy that they can attack us without fear of
    effective retaliation.  So long as there is Islam, there is war,
    because Islam is perpetual war.  What part of “Fight
    them until…only Allah is worshiped…
    ” do you not comprehend?
    While the population of Afghanistan is Muslim and their government is
    founded on the Qur’an, we are losing, not winning; wasting every drop
    of blood and dollar we expend in that fruitless invasion. Shrub needed
    to nuke Afghanistan & Pakistan off the face of the earth. We are
    paying dearly for his failure to do the right thing.
  13. 206 years of war, traitor. The
    First
    Barbary War was our initial response to Islamic aggression. We had
    neither the power nor the resolve to exterminate Islam, so the war
    continues. Now we have the power but not the will. Failure to make the
    predator extinct is suicidal stupidity!
  14. The anal orifice in
    the Oval
    Office will not cease from pushing his Socialist agenda in the most
    inappropriate circumstances. 3000 people were murdered in cold blood
    ten years ago and all this traitor can think about on the anniversary
    of the Accursed Abomination  is advancing Socialism. This
    day, of all days, is no time for a re-ellection speech.
  15. America is
    defined by its founding documents: the Declaration of Independence
    & Constitution. By “unity” he means two things: multiculturalism
    & voting for him.
  16. This phrase qualifies the
    “unity”
    in the previous sentence. Several of the recent plotters are either
    native born or naturalized citizens. One of them told the judge “I
    lied”, regarding his oath of citizenship.  If you are a hypenated
    American, you ain’t an American. American and Muslim are exclusive
    terms because American denotes fidelity to the God given, inalienable
    rights of man. Islam means that only Muslims have rights. What part of “O you
    who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who are close to you,…

    do you not comprehend?  What part of “then their blood and
    property will be sacred to us ”
    do you not understand? Obamination told us to ignore the presence of
    enemy agence in our midst. While he should be expelling and excluding
    them, he is telling us to accept them without question.
  17. Life! Liberty! Pursuit of
    happiness!  Those are our values, not multiculturalism &
    Socialism.
  18. The thing that makes America
    unique is not diversity, by which Obamination means allowing the enemy
    to dwell among us and attack us by stealth & demographics from
    within. America is unique because it is founded on the principle that
    governments are instituted among men to preserve and protect their God
    given rights. Government is the protector, not the source of our
    rights, liberty and prosperity.
  19. The “new generation” of
    the “Arab spring” do not want to build. They are Muslims, adherents of
    Islam. Islam is a way of life: intra-species predation. Its economic
    basis is pillage, plunder & extortion, not productivity.  One hadith in the collection of Abu Dawud brings
    out this fact with extreme clarity.  “When you enter into the inah transaction,
    hold the tails
    of oxen, are
    pleased with agriculture, and
    give up conducting jihad
    (struggle in the way of Allah). Allah will make disgrace prevail over
    you,
    and will not withdraw it until you return to your original
    religion.
  20. Not without expelling &
    excluding Muslims from its soil and from all mass transit. Not without
    inducing mass apostasy or nuking them off the face of the earth.
    American will not be protected by any lesser measures.
  21. When you cut the defense budget and waste
    resources aiding our enemies as you are doing in Libya and as Slick
    Willy6 did in Serbia, you are weakening, not strengthening this nation.
  22.  Our prosperity is reduced,
    not increased by mounting debt, escalating defecits and a plethora of
    new & wasteful programs we can not afford. Prosperity requires
    eliminating the artificial barriers to productivity and production
    which your administration has erected.  We need creation of
    wealth, not redistribution of wealth “spread
    it around
    “.

 

September 10, 2011 Posted by | GWOT, Islam, Political Correctness, Politics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

The myth of Radicalization by Vilification


One of my Google Alerts was triggered by an article by Jeffrey Goldberg published by Bloomberg. We plow through 16 of 17 paragraphs before we reach the central point.

 It’s possible that the extreme vilification of Islam one finds in some quarters of the right-wing Internet and talk radio could intensify the alienation and anger of a young Muslim man already exposed to Islamist propaganda — and perhaps even prod him to violence.

extreme vilification of Islam

The self-appointed Prophet of Allah, who founded Islam,  married the six year old daughter of his closest friend and consummated the marriage three years later. He included in his Qur’an, a provision for divorcing girls whose marriages were consummated before they had experienced menarche.

The prophet, rejected Zaynab’s parents, fixed up his adopted son with Zaynab. When the time was right, he arranged their divorce and married her. Worse yet, as Allah’s last appointed spokesman, he had Allah bless the corrupt union.  His child bride confirmed the obvious: “I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires.”      Moe’s sexual proclivities and revelation of situational scripture disqualify him as a Prophet, throwing the entire “revelation” into question.

Moe, speaking for Allah, ordained jihad for Muslims, making it mandatory, not optional.  He issued imperatives to wage perpetual war against pagans, Jews & Christians, and confirmed the command.  He sanctified, practiced and bragged about being made victorious with terrorism. He promised Muslims that “any step” taken to “injure or enrage” disbelievers would be imputed to them as a deed of righteousness, to be weighed against their sins on Judgment Day.

Does the revelation of true facts about Islam constitute vilification?  What is extreme about revealing those facts?  If I recall correctly, a wise statesman once reminded us that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice”.

alienation

Muslims tend to congregate in ghettos and avoid assimilation.  A generation which fled tyranny and Shari’ah may be secular, but their descendants feel the tide of Islamic orthodoxy tugging at them.  Does anyone really believe that they are unaware of the damnable doctrine genocidal jihad or that they reject it until they read our blog posts?  Allah threatens them with the fire if they sit at home, and promises admission to Paradise if they join the jihad.

radical

That word may not be the pinnacle of lies, but it is very near to the top. The standard of Islam is violent and genocidal. Believers are defined by their enslavement to Allah, which is in exchange for admission to Paradise and for which they “fight in Allâh’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed.

radicalization

Alcohol & fornication are near the top of an adolescent male’s hierarchy of needs. Both are forbidden by Islam. But if a Muslim becomes a Shahid, Allah promises that he will be rewarded with rivers of wine and maidens of equal age.

religious obligation

Offensive jihad is fard al-kifaya, not fard ayn. But it is required in every year, and if it is not performed in a year when it was possible, all who know of the obligation are in a state of sin. [Reliance of the Traveller, Book O, Chapter 9.1]

tactics

Brig. S.K. Malik’s The Qur’anic Concept of War exposes something we need to know about terrorism and how to defeat Islam.

Terror struck into the hearts of the enemies is not only
a means, it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into
the opponent’s heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be
achieved. It is the point where the means and the end meet
and merge. Terror is not a means of imposing decision upon
the enemy; it is me decision we wish to impose upon him. [pg. 59]

Psychological and physical dislocation is, at best, a means,
though, by no means, conclusive for striking terror into
the hearts of the enemies. Its effects are related to the
physical and spiritual stamina of the opponent but are seldom
of a permanent and lasting nature. An army that practises the
Quranic philosophy of war in its totality is immune to psychological
pressures. When Liddell Hart talks of imposing a direct decision
upon the enemy through psychological dislocation alone, he is
taking too much for granted.

Terror cannot be struck into the hearts of an army by merely
cutting its lines of communication or depriving it of its routes
of withdrawal. It is basically related to the strength or weakness
of the human soul. It can be instilled only if the opponent’s
Faith is destroyed. Psychological dislocation is temporary;
spiritual dislocation is permanent. Psychological dislocation can be
produced hy a physical act but this does not hold good of the
spiritual dislocation. To instil terrorinto the hearts of the enemy,
it is essential. in the ultimate analysis, to dislocate his Faith. An
invincible Faith is immune to terror. A weak Faith offers inroads
to terror. The Faith conferred upon us by the Holy Quran has
the inherent strength to ward off terror from us and to enable
us to strike terror into the enemy. Whatever the form or type of
strategy directed against the enemy, it must, in order to be effective,
be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. A strategy
that fails to attain this condition suffers from inherent drawbacks
and weaknesses; and should be reviewed and modified. This rule
is fully applicable to nuclear as well as conventional wars. It is
equally true of the strategy of nuclear deterrence in fashion
today. To be credible and effective, the strategy of deterrence
must be capable of striking terror into the hearts of the enemy. [pg. 60] [Emphasis added.]

What is the absolute prerequisite for the success of terrorism?  What can we do to deprive Islam of that condition? What is the essential first step in defeating Islam?  How shall we go about destroying their belief in Allah?  These are the questions which few have the courage to propound and none have the fortitude to answer.

September 9, 2011 Posted by | GWOT, Islam, Political Correctness, Radical Islam | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Obamination: Its all about My Job!


Obamination: Its all about My Job!

I could not find a transcript on the White House Blog, then their
server bogged down. I found it at Politico. Mark Levin described the speech as
‘seven single spaced pages” of “pablum”.  In chatting with a
friend while playing a game of chess, I described it in a less polite
term which I won’t repeat here.

I found the speech to be a campaign event rather
than statesmanship.  I am disappointed and disgusted by the
failure of the Republicans to walk out when President Obama played the
class warfare card.

Because of the length of the spew, I will flag
significant chunks of feces with superscripts linked to my comments
which follow the spew in an enumerated list. After reading a comment,
use your Backspace key to return to your place in the spew.

My comments could serve as an outline for the
response which the Republican leadership lacks the spinal &
testicular fortitude to make.  I do agree with his invocation of
God to bless us and America, but that is about it. This proposal is one
to reward his campaign donors, punish his enemies and waste billions of
dollars we will never be able to pay back to our creditors.

I counted 20 demands for immediate passage of this
money wasting plan. I counted 27 instances of “I” and 3 instances of my
in this speech; narcissism is clearly evident along with
corruption.  Obama must go. We can not wait 14 months; he must
resign or be impeached.

Tonight we meet at an urgent time
for our country. We continue to face an economic crisis1 that has
left
millions of our neighbors jobless, and a political crisis that’s made
things worse.
2



This past week, reporters
have been asking, “What will this speech mean for the President? What
will it mean for Congress? How will it affect their polls, and the next
election?”
3



But the millions of Americans
who are watching right now, they don’t care about politics.4 They have
real-life concerns. Many have spent months looking for work. Others are
doing their best just to scrape by — giving up nights out with the
family to save on gas or make the mortgage; postponing retirement to
send a kid to college.
5



These men and women grew up
with faith in an America where hard work and responsibility paid off6.
They believed in a country where everyone gets a fair shake and does
their7 fair share — where if you stepped
up, did your job, and were
loyal to your company, that loyalty would be rewarded with a decent
salary and good benefits; maybe a raise once in a while. If you did the
right thing, you could make it. Anybody could make it in America.




For decades now, Americans
have watched that compact erode8. They have seen the decks too often
stacked against them. And they know that Washington has not always put
their interests first.
9



The people of this country
work hard to meet their responsibilities. The question tonight is
whether we’ll meet ours10. The question is
whether, in the face of an
ongoing national crisis, we can stop the political circus11
and actually
do something to help the economy. (Applause.) The question is — the
question is whether we can restore some of the fairness12 and
security
that has defined this nation since our beginning13.




Those of us here tonight
can’t solve all our nation’s woes14. Ultimately, our recovery
will be
driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we
can help. We can make a difference15. There are steps we can
take right
now to improve people’s lives.
16



I am sending this Congress a
plan that you should pass right away17. It’s called the American
Jobs
Act. There should be nothing controversial about this piece of
legislation. Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been
supported by both Democrats and Republicans18 — including
many who sit
here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for19.
Everything.
(Applause.)




The purpose of the American
Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work20
and more money in
the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for
construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans21,
and more jobs for long-term unemployed. (Applause.) It will provide —
it will provide a tax break for companies who hire new workers22,
and it
will cut payroll taxes in half23 for every working American
and every
small business. (Applause.) It will provide a jolt to an economy that
has stalled, and give companies confidence that if they invest and if
they hire, there will be customers for their products and services24.
You
should pass this jobs plan right away. (Applause.)




Everyone here knows that
small businesses are where most new jobs begin. And you know that while
corporate profits have come roaring back, smaller companies haven’t. So
for everyone who speaks so passionately about making life easier for
“job creators,” this plan is for you. (Applause.)




Pass this jobs bill — pass
this jobs bill, and starting tomorrow, small businesses will get a tax
cut if they hire new workers or if they raise workers’ wages25.
Pass this
jobs bill, and all small business owners will also see their payroll
taxes cut in half next year. (Applause.) If you have 50 employees — if
you have 50 employees making an average salary, that’s an $80,000 tax
cut26.
And all businesses will be able to continue writing off the
investments they make in 2012.




It’s not just Democrats who
have supported this kind of proposal. Fifty House Republicans have
proposed the same payroll tax cut that’s in this plan. You should pass
it right away. (Applause.)




Pass this jobs bill, and we
can put people to work rebuilding America27. Everyone here knows we
have
badly decaying roads and bridges28 all over the country. Our
highways are
clogged with traffic. Our skies are the most congested in the world.
It’s an outrage.




Building a world-class
transportation system is part of what made us a economic superpower.
And now we’re going to sit back and watch China build newer airports
and faster railroads? At a time when millions of unemployed
construction workers could build them right here in America?29
(Applause.)




There are private
construction companies all across America just waiting to get to work.
There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on
one of the busiest trucking routes in North America. A public transit
project in Houston that will help clear up one of the worst areas of
traffic in the country. And there are schools throughout this country
that desperately need renovating. How can we expect our kids to do
their best in places that are literally falling apart? 30This is
America.
Every child deserves a great school — and we can give it to them, if we
act now. (Applause.)




The American Jobs Act will
repair and modernize at least 35,000 schools. It will put people to
work right now fixing roofs and windows, installing science labs and
high-speed Internet in classrooms all across this country. It will
rehabilitate homes and businesses in communities hit hardest by
foreclosures. It will jumpstart thousands of transportation projects
all across the country. And to make sure the money is properly spent,
we’re building on reforms we’ve already put in place. No more earmarks.
No more boondoggles. No more bridges to nowhere. We’re cutting the red
tape that prevents some of these projects from getting started as
quickly as possible. And we’ll set up an independent fund to attract
private dollars and issue loans based on two criteria: how badly a
construction project is needed and how much good it will do for the
economy. 31(Applause.)




This idea came from a bill
written by a Texas Republican and a Massachusetts Democrat. The idea
for a big boost in construction is supported by America’s largest
business organization and America’s largest labor organization. It’s
the kind of proposal that’s been supported in the past by Democrats and
Republicans alike. You should pass it right away. (Applause.)




Pass this jobs bill, and
thousands of teachers in every state will go back to work32. These
are
the men and women charged with preparing our children for a world where
the competition has never been tougher. But while they’re adding
teachers in places like South Korea, we’re laying them off in droves.
It’s unfair to our kids. It undermines their future and ours. And it
has to stop. Pass this bill, and put our teachers back in the classroom
where they belong. (Applause.)




Pass this jobs bill, and
companies will get extra tax credits if they hire America’s veterans.
We ask these men and women to leave their careers, leave their
families, risk their lives to fight for our country. The last thing
they should have to do is fight for a job when they come home.
(Applause.)




Pass this bill, and hundreds
of thousands of disadvantaged young people will have the hope and the
dignity of a summer job next year. And their parents — (applause) —
their parents, low-income Americans who desperately want to work, will
have more ladders out of poverty.




Pass this jobs bill, and
companies will get a $4,00033 tax credit if they hire
anyone who has
spent more than six months looking for a job. (Applause.) We have to do
more to help the long-term unemployed in their search for work. This
jobs plan builds on a program in Georgia that several Republican
leaders have highlighted, where people who collect unemployment
insurance participate in temporary work as a way to build their skills
while they look for a permanent job. The plan also extends unemployment
insurance for another year. (Applause.) If the millions of unemployed
Americans stopped getting this insurance, and stopped using that money
for basic necessities, it would be a devastating blow to this economy.
Democrats and Republicans in this chamber have supported unemployment
insurance plenty of times in the past. And in this time of prolonged
hardship, you should pass it again — right away. (Applause.)




Pass this jobs bill, and the
typical working family will get a $1,500 tax cut next year. Fifteen
hundred dollars that would have been taken out of your pocket will go
into your pocket. This expands on the tax cut that Democrats and
Republicans already passed for this year. If we allow that tax cut to
expire — if we refuse to act — middle-class families will get hit
with a tax increase at the worst possible time. We can’t let that
happen34.
I know that some of you have sworn oaths to never raise any
taxes on anyone for as long as you live. Now is not the time to carve
out an exception and raise middle-class taxes, which is why you should
pass this bill right away. (Applause.)




This is the American Jobs
Act. It will lead to new jobs for construction workers, for teachers,
for veterans, for first responders, young people and the long-term
unemployed. It will provide tax credits to companies that hire new
workers, tax relief to small business owners, and tax cuts for the
middle class. And here’s the other thing I want the American people to
know: The American Jobs Act will not add to the deficit. It will be
paid for. And here’s how. (Applause.)




The agreement we passed in
July will cut government spending by about $1 trillion over the next 10
years. It also charges this Congress to come up with an additional $1.5
trillion in savings35
by Christmas. Tonight, I am asking you to increase
that amount so that it covers the full cost36 of the American Jobs Act.
And a week from Monday, I’ll be releasing a more ambitious deficit plan
— a plan that will not only cover the cost of this jobs bill, but
stabilize our debt in the long run. (Applause.)




This approach is basically
the one I’ve been advocating for months. In addition to the trillion
dollars of spending cuts I’ve already signed into law, it’s a balanced
plan that would reduce the deficit by making additional spending cuts,
by making modest adjustments to health care programs like Medicare and
Medicaid, and by reforming our tax code in a way that asks the
wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share37.
(Applause.) What’s more, the spending cuts wouldn’t happen so abruptly
that they’d be a drag on our economy, or prevent us from helping small
businesses and middle-class families get back on their feet right away.




Now, I realize there are some
in my party who don’t think we should make any changes at all to
Medicare and Medicaid, and I understand their concerns. But here’s the
truth: Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And
millions more will do so in the future. They pay for this benefit
during their working years. They earn it. But with an aging population
and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the
program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting
current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it.
We have to reform Medicare38 to strengthen it.
(Applause.)




I am also — I’m also well
aware that there are many Republicans who don’t believe we should raise
taxes on those who are most fortunate and can best afford39
it. But here
is what every American knows: While most people in this country
struggle to make ends meet, a few of the most affluent citizens and
most profitable corporations enjoy tax breaks and loopholes that nobody
else gets40.
Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his
secretary — an outrage he has asked us to fix. (Laughter.) We need a
tax code where everyone gets a fair shake and where everybody pays
their fair share. (Applause.) And by the way, I believe the vast
majority of wealthy Americans and CEOs are willing to do just that if
it helps the economy grow and gets our fiscal house in order.




I’ll also offer ideas to
reform a corporate tax code that stands as a monument to special
interest influence in Washington. By eliminating pages of loopholes and
deductions, we can lower one of the highest corporate tax rates in the
world. (Applause.) Our tax code should not give an advantage to
companies that can afford the best-connected lobbyists.41
It should give
an advantage to companies that invest and create jobs right here in the
United States of America. (Applause.)




So we can reduce this
deficit, pay down our debt, and pay for this jobs plan in the process.
But in order to do this, we have to decide what our priorities are. We
have to ask ourselves, “What’s the best way to grow the economy and
create jobs?”




Should we keep tax loopholes
for oil companies? Or should we use that money to give small business
owners a tax credit when they hire new workers? Because we can’t afford
to do both. Should we keep tax breaks for millionaires and
billionaires? Or should we put teachers back to work so our kids can
graduate ready for college and good jobs? (Applause.) Right now, we
can’t afford to do both.




This isn’t political
grandstanding. This isn’t class warfare. This is simple math.
(Laughter.) This is simple math. These are real choices. These are real
choices that we’ve got to make. And I’m pretty sure I know what most
Americans would choose. It’s not even close. And it’s time for us to do
what’s right for our future. (Applause.)




Now, the American Jobs Act
answers the urgent need to create jobs right away. But we can’t stop
there. As I’ve argued since I ran for this office, we have to look
beyond the immediate crisis and start building an economy that lasts
into the future — an economy that creates good, middle-class jobs that
pay well and offer security. We now live in a world where technology
has made it possible for companies to take their business anywhere. If
we want them to start here and stay here and hire here, we have to be
able to out-build and out-educate and out-innovate every other country
on Earth. (Applause.)




And this task of making
America more competitive for the long haul, that’s a job for all of us.
For government and for private companies. For states and for local
communities — and for every American citizen. All of us will have to
up our game. All of us will have to change the way we do business.




My administration can and
will take some steps to improve our competitiveness on our own. For
example, if you’re a small business owner who has a contract with the
federal government, we’re going to make sure you get paid a lot faster
than you do right now. (Applause.) We’re also planning to cut away the
red tape that prevents too many rapidly growing startup companies from
raising capital and going public. And to help responsible homeowners,
we’re going to work with federal housing agencies to help more people
refinance their mortgages at interest rates that are now near 4
percent. That’s a step — (applause) — I know you guys must be for
this, because that’s a step that can put more than $2,000 a year in a
family’s pocket, and give a lift to an economy still burdened by the
drop in housing prices.




So, some things we can do on
our own. Other steps will require congressional action. Today you
passed reform that will speed up the outdated patent process, so that
entrepreneurs can turn a new idea into a new business as quickly as
possible. That’s the kind of action we need. Now it’s time to clear the
way for a series of trade agreements that would make it easier for
American companies to sell their products in Panama and Colombia and
South Korea -– while also helping the workers whose jobs have been
affected by global competition. (Applause.) If Americans can buy Kias
and Hyundais, I want to see folks in South Korea driving Fords and
Chevys and Chryslers. (Applause.) I want to see more products sold
around the world stamped with the three proud words: “Made in America.”
That’s what we need to get done. (Applause.)




And on all of our efforts to
strengthen competitiveness, we need to look for ways to work side by
side with America’s businesses. That’s why I’ve brought together a Jobs
Council of leaders from different industries who are developing a wide
range of new ideas to help companies grow and create jobs.




Already, we’ve mobilized
business leaders to train 10,000 American engineers a year, by
providing company internships and training. Other businesses are
covering tuition for workers who learn new skills at community
colleges. And we’re going to make sure the next generation of
manufacturing takes root not in China or Europe, but right here, in the
United States of America. (Applause) If we provide the right
incentives, the right support — and if we make sure our trading
partners play by the rules — we can be the ones to build everything
from fuel-efficient cars to advanced biofuels to semiconductors that we
sell all around the world. That’s how America can be number one again.
And that’s how America will be number one again. (Applause.)




Now, I realize that some of
you have a different theory on how to grow the economy. Some of you
sincerely believe that the only solution to our economic challenges is
to simply cut most government spending and eliminate most government
regulations. (Applause.)




Well, I agree that we can’t
afford wasteful spending, and I’ll work with you, with Congress, to
root it out. And I agree that there are some rules and regulations that
do put an unnecessary burden on businesses at a time when they can
least afford it. (Applause.) That’s why I ordered a review of all
government regulations. So far, we’ve identified over 500 reforms,
which will save billions of dollars over the next few years.
(Applause.) We should have no more regulation than the health, safety
and security of the American people require. Every rule should meet
that common-sense test. (Applause.)




But what we can’t do — what
I will not do — is let this economic crisis be used as an excuse to
wipe out the basic protections that Americans have counted on for
decades. (Applause.) I reject the idea that we need to ask people to
choose between their jobs and their safety. I reject the argument that
says for the economy to grow, we have to roll back protections that ban
hidden fees by credit card companies, or rules that keep our kids from
being exposed to mercury, or laws that prevent the health insurance
industry from shortchanging patients. I reject the idea that we have to
strip away collective bargaining rights to compete in a global economy.
(Applause.) We shouldn’t be in a race to the bottom, where we try to
offer the cheapest labor and the worst pollution standards. America
should be in a race to the top. And I believe we can win that race.
(Applause.)




In fact, this larger notion
that the only thing we can do to restore prosperity is just dismantle
government, refund everybody’s money, and let everyone write their own
rules, and tell everyone they’re on their own — that’s not who we are.
That’s not the story of America.




Yes, we are rugged
individualists. Yes, we are strong and self-reliant. And it has been
the drive and initiative of our workers and entrepreneurs that has made
this economy the engine and the envy of the world.






But there’s always been
another thread running throughout our history — a belief that we’re
all connected, and that there are some things we can only do together,
as a nation.




We all remember Abraham
Lincoln as the leader who saved our Union. Founder of the Republican
Party. But in the middle of a civil war, he was also a leader who
looked to the future — a Republican President who mobilized government
to build the Transcontinental Railroad — (applause) — launch the
National Academy of Sciences, set up the first land grant colleges.
(Applause.) And leaders of both parties have followed the example he
set.




Ask yourselves — where would
we be right now if the people who sat here before us decided not to
build our highways, not to build our bridges, our dams, our airports?
What would this country be like if we had chosen not to spend money on
public high schools, or research universities, or community colleges?
Millions of returning heroes, including my grandfather, had the
opportunity to go to school because of the G.I. Bill. Where would we be
if they hadn’t had that chance? (Applause.)




How many jobs would it have
cost us if past Congresses decided not to support the basic research
that led to the Internet and the computer chip? What kind of country
would this be if this chamber had voted down Social Security or
Medicare just because it violated some rigid idea about what government
could or could not do? (Applause.) How many Americans would have
suffered as a result?




No single individual built
America on their own. We built it together. We have been, and always
will be, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice
for all; a nation with responsibilities to ourselves and with
responsibilities to one another. And members of Congress, it is time
for us to meet our responsibilities. (Applause.)




Every proposal I’ve laid out
tonight is the kind that’s been supported by Democrats and Republicans
in the past. Every proposal I’ve laid out tonight will be paid for. And
every proposal is designed to meet the urgent needs of our people and
our communities.




Now, I know there’s been a
lot of skepticism about whether the politics of the moment will allow
us to pass this jobs plan — or any jobs plan. Already, we’re seeing
the same old press releases and tweets flying back and forth. Already,
the media has proclaimed that it’s impossible to bridge our
differences. And maybe some of you have decided that those differences
are so great that we can only resolve them at the ballot box.




But know this: The next
election is 14 months away. And the people who sent us here — the
people who hired us to work for them — they don’t have the luxury of
waiting 14 months.42 (Applause.) Some of them
are living week to week,
paycheck to paycheck, even day to day. They need help, and they need it
now.




I don’t pretend that this
plan will solve all our problems43. It should not be,
nor will it be, the
last plan of action we propose. What’s guided us from the start of this
crisis hasn’t been the search for a silver bullet. It’s been a
commitment to stay at it — to be persistent — to keep trying every
new idea that works44, and listen to every
good proposal, no matter which
party comes up with it.




Regardless of the arguments
we’ve had in the past, regardless of the arguments we will have in the
future, this plan is the right thing to do right now. You should pass
it. (Applause.) And I intend to take that message to every corner of
this country. (Applause.) And I ask — I ask every American who agrees
to lift your voice: Tell the people who are gathered here tonight that
you want action now. Tell Washington that doing nothing is not an
option. Remind us that if we act as one nation and one people, we have
it within our power to meet this challenge.




President Kennedy once said,
“Our problems are man-made –- therefore they can be solved by man. And
man can be as big as he wants.”




These are difficult years for
our country. But we are Americans. We are tougher than the times we
live in, and we are bigger than our politics have been. So let’s meet
the moment. Let’s get to work, and let’s show the world once again why
the United States of America remains the greatest nation on Earth.
(Applause.)

Thank you very much. God bless you, and God bless the United States of
America. (Applause.)

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  1. “Never let a crisis go to waste”.  The
    economic crisis is real: our economy is buried deep in a
    depression.  We are up to our ears in a sea of debt which will
    drown us when interest rates rise again.  The economic crisis is
    the fruit of decades of government by and compromising with LibTurds.
    We can’t spend our way out of debt. Increasing tax rates and imposing
    regulations that stifle economic activity are counter productive; part
    of the problem, not part of the solution.
  2. The political crisis is imaginary,
    conjured up for partisan political gain. Rejecting counter productive
    proposals is not partisanship, it is statesmanship. When the patient is
    dying from poisoning by arsenic, he won’t be cured by increased dosages
    of arsenic.
  3. Discussion centers on political
    impact because the speech is political; a campaign speech intended to
    secure your grip on power, not a realistic plan for economic growth. If
    you had a real plan, you would present it in writing, complete with a
    cost-benefit analysis from the Congressional Budget Office. The fact
    that you are dribbling out empty platitudes in a series of campaign
    speeches tells us everything we need to know about your plan: it is a
    complete fraud.
  4. Elections have consequences, as we are
    learning to our sorrow. The Tea Party arose spontaneously precisely
    because a growing segment of the electorate is aware of the
    consequences of electing Socialists to high office.
  5. Everyone’s income is someone else’s
    expense. When we “tighten our belts”, others suffer. When we lose our
    jobs, everyone in our chain of commerce and credit suffers with
    us.  We did not learn the wider lesson of the stock market crash
    of 1929. Income, wealth and economic activity in general must be based
    on reality, fantasy & fashion are not good economic foundations. We
    could have and should have learned from the .com bubble. Instead, we
    inflated the housing bubble, an artificial house of cards whose
    collapse was inevitable. If we  don’t learn our lessons from
    electing you, this nation will soon land in the ash heap of history.
  6. Pay offs are what your corrupt cronies
    receive. Hard work does not always pay off.  No matter how hard a
    farmer works, crop failures caused by disease, pestilence, drought or
    flood can cause his effort and investment to be wasted, resulting in a
    total loss. Everyone who has tried cold call commission sales knows
    that hard work is not always rewarded.  Responsibility is not
    guaranteed to  pay off either. If you are careful with credit and
    savings, not living beyond your means, you can still be brought down by
    the consequences of the irresponsibility of others, especially the
    irresponsibility of those who write the laws & regulations and
    control the currency.
  7. “Fair” is one of those loaded words that
    carries a great deal of emotional impact without real substance. Try to
    define and quantify it.
  8. This is the point at which responsible
    & trustworthy Republican statesmen would have risen up and walked
    out in protest of the class warfare card.  The previous sentence
    was the first clue, this is the second. The erosion actually began with
    the whip sawing auto strikes of the ’60s & ’70s. Bad fiscal
    policies inflated the currency, leading to a wage/price spiral. Union
    goons and COLA recipients advanced, everyone else suffered. Unions
    strangled the golden goose, building the foundation for our present
    situation.
  9. Government should not be involved in
    putting any “interest” first; determining winners & losers is not
    the proper role of government. Obama is playing the class warfare card,
    Republicans should have thrown over the table and walked out.
  10. You already answered
    this question, with your call for “civility” in political discourse,
    TARP, Porkulus and playing the race and class cards.  While you
    accuse, by innuendo, the Republicans of irresponsibility, you are the
    real culprit. Your overweening arrogance and narcissism are
    disgusting.  Your campaign speeches induce urinary incontinence.
  11. In his running commentary on this
    speech, Mark Levin remarked that you are the lead clown. This is not a
    policy speech, it is a campaign speech, oriented not toward solving
    economic problems, but toward your re-election.  Your actions are
    those of a fireman throwing gasoline on a fire and sounding an extra
    alarm for more turnout to fight the blaze.
  12. Translation: equality of outcome; income
    redistribution. That sentence is intended to advance the Socialist
    agenda, which is entirely contra-indicated by an  understanding of
    economics. In the real world, outcomes are not equal, and there is no
    security.
  13. This nation is defined by the
    Declaration of Independence and Constitution, which seized and secured
    the rights of citizens. It is not defined by trhe Socialist agenda you
    are promoting.
  14. You have no interest in solving
    problems, if you did, you would propose solutions instead of more of
    the same idiocy that caused & exacerbated them.  You are
    following the Cloward-Piven strategy: rule through ruin.  You
    believe, that by destroying our economy, you can institute your
    Socialist agenda.
  15. Washington can make a difference
    by getting the Hell out of the way. Lift the flood gates that retard
    progress. Begin by repealing Obama Don’t Care, which is raising costs
    and uncertainty. Continue by reversing and abandoning irrational and
    unreasonable “clean air” & “green energy” regulations that will
    vastly inflate energy & transportation costs. Totally drop the
    policies flowing from the anthropomorphic climate change fraud. For
    real progress, eliminate all artificial barriers to domestic petroleum
    exploration, production, transportation & refining.  If you
    really want economic growth, make Shrub’s tax rate cuts permanent and
    eliminate the capital gains & death taxes entirely. Put a permanent
    end to double taxation.
  16. Government does not improve
    lives, it protects them. Get off our backs and out of the way.
  17. Haste makes waste. Instead of
    buying a pig in a poke, in a hurry on urgent business, Congress
    should  demand substantive details, examine them carefully and
    then tell you go go to ‘rass your plans and go to Hell. If the Congress
    did not learn from the Obama Don’t Care and TARP fiascoes, we need to
    replace  them.
  18. Members of both
    parties supported all the failed policies that dug the rut we are in.
    We need a ladder, not a back hoe to get out of this rut. There are
    corrupt politicians and Socialists in both parties. We need to get rid
    of them, starting with you, November 6, 2012.
  19. If it ain’t paid for in ready cash in
    hand, it ain’t paid for. We have heard that lie before, and we
    recognize it’ ‘rass it and go to Hell.
  20. If you want to put people
    to work, employ them to do something productive that will generate
    enough revenue to pay their wages and benefits. If you can’t do that,
    then sit down, shut up, get out of the way and let someone who can take
    your office.  You can remove the artificial barriers to economic
    recovery & growth. You can stop the fiscal irresponsibility that is
    drowning us in debt. Do it or resign.
  21. More jobs for unionized workers whose
    dues will flow into your campaign treasury. Aka. graft &
    corruption.  Government should never be engaged in picking
    favorites. When you confer special advantages on anyone, you
    disadvantage everyone else.
  22. “Tax breaks for
    corporations”; you are tripping over your own tongue. “Tax breaks”
    significantly less than the annual cost of wages and benefits for each
    hire and the aggregate of new hires will not produce the desired
    result. Employers need some expectation of making a profit, not taking
    a loss. They need predictable markets and costs. Your Obama Don’t Care
    and energy related regulations do more to prevent job development than
    anything else.  They are not going to hire until sales &
    demand are seen to increase substantially with a trend curve that
    indicates they will be sustained. Inadequate, short term, single shot
    fixes are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
  23. With OASDI rapidly approaching
    bankruptcy and the unemployment compensation system already in the red,
    that is a wonderful idea indeed.
  24. Investment and hiring
    decisions must be based on long term trends. Your tax and regulatory
    policies are counter productive, killing, not creating jobs. Employers
    hire after need is proven, not before. You are putting the cart before
    the horse.
  25. Incentives built into tax laws
    need to be  predictable, reliable and sufficient to offset the
    cost of the behavior they are designed to promote. No competent manager
    will base hiring or pay decisions on a tax cut. Everyones income is an
    expense to someone else. If employers pay more, they will charge more,
    hurting their customers.
  26. How does that tax cut compare to the
    total cost of one employee, wages, benefits & payroll taxes?
    How many new hires will it facilitate?
  27. Define your terms! You imply
    rebuilding infrastructure, which would not be as substantial as you
    imply and would vastly increase the defecit & debt. You really mean
    replace the Constitution with Das Kapital’ ‘rass it and go to Hell.
  28. What happened to the loot in the
    Highway Trust Fund?  Why was it not used to rebuild roads &
    bridges on an as needed basis? What is the annual Federal Motor Fuel
    tax revenue, and how is it spent?
  29. How much money
    does it cost to build an airport, and how many people does it employ?
    Will rough carpenters, electricians and brick layers, drywallers,
    finish carpenters and plumbers be put to work building bridges and
    highways? Do their training and skill sets transfer?  What is the
    cost of land acquisition, planning, zoning, etc?  How lown will
    this process take?  You will put millions to work overnight, yeah,
    right.  Show us your magic wand.
  30. Leaning is not a function of the facility,
    it is a function of the curriculum, resources and student ability,
    attitude & effort. Schools are a local, not a federal issue.
  31. Promises, promises. This reminds
    me of an old dirty joke about starlings flying from a plow handle after
    feeding on manure. This is simply a proposal for pumping more borrowed
    money down the drain.
  32. Teachers are unionized. The NEA is a major
    contributor to Democrat campaign chests. We have played this game
    before and we lost. Lets not play it again. Let those whose outrageous
    wage and benefit demands contributed to the bankruptcy of local
    governments share in the suffering they caused.
  33. If you want to stimulate
    employment, don’t piddle with nickle and dime tax cuts, quit taxing
    employers.
  34. You were perfectly happy to
    let Shrub’s tax cuts expire, which would have hit our pockets much
    harder. your hypocrisy stinks like the manure pile it is.
  35. Those savings are a false promise and
    everybody knows it. Democrats do not cut spending!
  36. What is the full cost of your money
    wasting graft plan?  Why didn’t you declare it in your speech?
  37. Every Republican who sat
    through this class warfare attack should have one and only one
    competent, conservative, articulate, aggressive and well financed
    opponent in the next primary election cycle.  Failure to walk out
    on this is absolutely unforgivable.
  38. The first thing to do is eliminate
    Obama Don’t Care. Then you need to put curbs on outrageous litigation
    abuse and fraud.
  39. Class
    warfare!!! The Democrats playing the class and race cards are setting
    us up for deadly and destructive riots. No statesman worth his salary
    would sit still in the face of that spew of feces. Every Republican who
    sat through that must be primaried!!!
  40. And you just proposed new tax breaks for
    corporations!  Your hypocrisy is apparent, it can not be
    concealed. Where are the Republicans who should have jeered and walked
    out? Have they no shame?
  41. No, it should give tax
    advantages to those who contribute the most to your campaign chest,
    like G.E.
  42. True, we can’t wait, we demand
    your immediate resignation.
  43. You pretend that it will
    solve unemployment, education & transportation, ain’t those lies
    enough?  Resign, liar, save us the trouble of impeaching you.
  44. Which of your ideas has worked?
    None of them ever will. Insanity has been defined as doing the same
    thing repeatedly, expecting different results.

 

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Congress Must Expel Maxine Waters!


Breitbart has video of  the statement in which the dishonorable Representative Maxine Waters said   “the Tea Party can go straight to hell”. When the applause subsided, she added “And I intend to help them get there”.

Did she get the memo about “civility” in political discourse?  In Detroit Monday, President Obama heard Jimmy Hoffa Jr. call us “sons of a bitch” and declare war on us. He made no protest, indicating his approval. His call for “civility” is a one way street.

The Congress should reprimand President Obama for demagoguery and expel Rep. Waters for making a death threat. If they do not act, the electorate should take due notice and vote accordingly Nov. 6, 2012.

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Michigan House Bill 4769 Bans Enforcement of Alien Laws


Having opened the bill in Adobe X, I searched it for the following terms: Islam, Muslim, Sharia, Shari’ah and Fiqh. No instances of any of those words was found in the legislation.

An excerpt of the operative code is included below with the most significant clauses highlighted. It simply prohibits the application of any foreign law impairing the constitutional rights of litigants.

Sec. 2. A court, arbitrator, administrative agency, or other
4  adjudicative, mediation, or enforcement authority shall not enforce
5  a foreign law if doing so would violate a right guaranteed by the
6  constitution of this state or of the United States.
7  Sec. 3. (1) If any contractual provision or agreement provides
8  for the choice of a foreign law to govern its interpretation or the
9  resolution of any dispute between the parties and if the
10  enforcement or interpretation of the contractual provision or
11  agreement would result in a violation of a right guaranteed by the
12  constitution of this state or of the United States, the contractual
13  provision or agreement shall be applied as modified or amended to
14  the extent necessary to preserve the constitutional rights of the
15  parties.
16  (2) If any contractual provision or agreement provides for the
17  choice of venue or forum outside of the states or territories of
18  the United States, and if the enforcement or interpretation of the
19  contractual provision or agreement applying that choice of venue or
20  forum provision would result in a violation of any right guaranteed
21  by the constitution of this state or of the United States, that
22  contractual provision or agreement shall be interpreted or
23  construed to preserve the constitutional rights of the person
24  against whom enforcement is sought. Similarly, if a natural person
25  subject to personal jurisdiction in this state seeks to maintain
26  litigation, arbitration, agency, or similarly binding proceedings
27  in this state, and if a court of this state finds that granting a
claim of forum non conveniens or a related claim violates or would
2  likely lead to a violation of the constitutional rights of the
3  nonclaimant in the foreign forum with respect to the matter in
4  dispute, the claim shall be denied.
5  (3) Any contractual provision or agreement incapable of being
6  modified or amended to preserve the constitutional rights of the
7  parties pursuant to the provisions of this section is null and
8  void.
9  (4) If a corporation, partnership, limited liability company,
10  business association, or other legal entity contracts to subject
11  itself to foreign law in a jurisdiction outside of any state or
12  territory of the United States, this act does not apply to that
13  contract.
14  Sec. 4. This act applies only to actual or foreseeable
15  violations of the constitutional rights of a person caused by the
16  application of the foreign law.

An association of “moderate Muslims” has endorsed the proposed legislation in a press release, available as a pdf file.  Lets sample the document and take a closer look.

Washington, DC (September 6, 2011) – A coalition of diverse American Muslim leaders has announced support
for a  proposed bill in the Michigan State Assembly, HB 4679,  that is intended to bar Michigan courts from
enforcing any foreign law, if doing so violates any rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and/or the state of
Michigan‟s constitution.
  •     Nine endorsers are listed. at the end of the press release.
    •  Alliance for Democracy in Iran greets the world in Persian. It has a Facebook page liked by 170.
    • Council for Democracy and Tolerance presents a six point mission statemnt. Its founder has some associations that would make Muslim’s heads explode. I found neither a statement of membership nor an independent Facebook presence.
    • Hasan Mahmahmud is listed as an advisory board member of the World Muslim Congress.  Their Facebook link is to their founder’s personal page with 4999 friends.
    • Alliance of Iranian Women has an interesting web site which begins with an enumerated list of 17 misogynistic provisions of Shari’ah as imposed in Iran. I did not find membership numbers or a Facebook listing.
    • Muslim Canadian Congress is represented by Farzana Hassan, Ed.D and Tarek Fata. They have signs of activity & organization but no statement of a number of members. They have a –Facebook page with 27 members and several others totaling 4434 sympathetic to their position.  Opposing groups, some expressly denying representation, total 1688 members.
    • Lib for All seems to be an Indonesian organization with an American address and activity.  Their Facebook group has 517 members.
    • AIFD has several Facebook pages, the largest with 464 followers, a grand total of 829.
    • Jalal Zuberi, MD is a professor of pediatric medicine, I doubt that his endorsement involves the medical school.
  • It appears that these leaders have approximately 11,000 followers; about 9 ten millionths of 1 percent of Muslims.
[…]As American Muslims, we  believe that the law should treat people of all faiths equally, while  protecting
Muslims and non-Muslims alike from extremist attempts to use the legal instrument of  shari„ah (also known as
Islamic jurisprudence, or fiqh) to incubate, within the West, a highly politicized and dangerous understanding of
Islam that is generally known as “Islamism,” or “radical Islam.”

 

American Muslims

What differentiates American Muslims from African, Arabian or Asian Muslims?  What is the role of geography in their  belief system?  Do Muslims in other regions believe that the law should treat people differentially as a function of their religious affiliation?

extremist

What is an extremist? Is it a Muslim with a non-standard belief set; a deviant from normative Islam or is it a zealot, a true believer? Exactly what differentiates American Muslims from extremists?

dangerous understanding

What is the meaning of “understanding” in this context? Is it anything other than interpretation?  What makes this interpretation dangerous?  Is there a standard interpretation of Islam?  Who, other than Islam’s founder, is competent & authorized to interpret Islam?  Is Islam anything other than what Muhammad revealed in the Qur’an and exemplified in his Sunnah?

Islamism

What differentiates Islam from Islamism?  Exactly what is the element that makes Islamism radical? Is Islamism anything other than Salafism: emulation of Muhammad, who combined  religious and temporal power in his own hands and those of his caliphs?

We see no evidence that statutes like HB 4769 will  adversely impact the free exercise  of our personal pietistic
observance of Islam, which is not in conflict with the U.S. or Michigan constitutions. […]

free exercise

The proposed law will not interfere with iman, hajj, salat, saum or zakat. Or will it? Islam requires payment of 2.5% of accumulated wealth and financial transactions. Zakat is divided into eight equal shares, one of which must be paid to those fighting in Allah’s cause: terrorists. Federal law prohibits sending money to terrorists.

observance of Islam

Do you sit on the sidelines and watch others perform Islam, or do you perform it?  How do you perform Islam without  obeying Allah and emulating Muhammad?

33:21. Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad ) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day and remembers Allâh much.

33:22. And when the believers saw Al­Ahzâb (the Confederates), they said: “This is what Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ) had promised us, and Allâh and His Messenger (Muhammad ) had spoken the truth, and it only added to their faith and to their submissiveness (to Allâh).

33:23. Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allâh [i.e. they have gone out for Jihâd (holy fighting), and showed not their backs to the disbelievers], of them some have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. have been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed [i.e.they never proved treacherous to their covenant which they concluded with Allâh] in the least.

33:24. That Allâh may reward the men of truth for their truth (i.e. for their patience at the accomplishment of that which they covenanted with Allâh), and punish the hypocrites if He will or accept their repentance by turning to them in Mercy. Verily, Allâh is Oft­Forgiving, Most Merciful.

33:25. And Allâh drove back those who disbelieved in their rage, they gained no advantage (booty, etc.). Allâh sufficed for the believers in the fighting (by sending against the disbelievers a severe wind and troops of angels). And Allâh is Ever All­Strong, All­Mighty.

33:26. And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the disbelievers) Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives.

33:27. And He caused you to inherit their lands, and their houses, and their riches, and a land which you had not trodden (before). And Allâh is Able to do all things.

personal, pietistic

So, your personal interpretation of Islam rejects Surah Al-Anfal, Surah At-Taubah, Surah Al-Ahzab, Surah Muhammad, Surah Al-Hujuraat  & Surah As-Saff.  You also reject Muhammad’s Sunnah in which he testified that he was commanded to fight and implemented that command. There is one little problem with that: You condemn yourself to eternal damnation by rejecting Allah’s jihad imperatives.

2:85. After this, it is you who kill one another and drive out a party of you from their homes, assist (their enemies) against them, in sin and transgression. And if they come to you as captives, you ransom them, although their expulsion was forbidden to you. Then do you believe in a part of the Scripture and reject the rest? Then what is the recompense of those who do so among you, except disgrace in the life of this world, and on the Day of Resurrection they shall be consigned to the most grievous torment. And Allâh is not unaware of what you do.

Under the Shafi’ite school’s Shari’ah, codified in Reliance of the Traveller, your rejection of Allah’s jihad imperatives condemns you to death for apostasy.

O8.1

When a person who has reached puberty and is sane voluntarily apostatizes from Islam, he deserves to be killed.

O8.2

In such a case, it is obligatory for the caliph (A: or his representive) to ask him to repent and return to Islam. If he does, it is accepted from him, but if he refuses, he is immediately killed.

 

O8.7: Acts that Entail Leaving Islam

(O: Among the things that entail apostasy from Islam (may Allah protect us from them) are: […]

-7- to deny any verse of the Koran or anything which by scholarly consensus (def: b7) belongs to it, or to add a verse that does belong to it;

-14- to deny the obligatory character of something which by the consensus of Muslims (ijma`, def: B7) is part of Islam, when it is well known as such, like the prayer (salat) or even one rak’a from one of the five obligatory prayers, if there is no excuse (def: u2.4);

-19- to be sarcastic about any ruling of the Sacred Law;

 

According to AILC member C. Holland Taylor, “the Islamist agenda
threatens  not only the  well-being of the United States and its inhabitants, but also undermines and distorts the
highest principles of Islam itself.”

highest principles of Islam

What are the “highest principles of Islam” and how does Islamism distort them?  Islamism conflates Islam and government, seeking to supplant man made laws with Shari’ah.  How does that differ from what Muhammad did? Did Muhammad distort the highest principles of the deen he founded?

Who dictated the laws? Who judged crimes and imposed punishments?  Does the Qur’an prescribe penalties for zina, theft and alcohol consumption? Did Muhammad impose and execute them?  These quotes should settle the issue.

33:36. It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allâh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allâh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.

Malik’s Muwatta Book 41, Number 41.2.12:

Malik related to me from Zayd ibn Aslam that a man confessed to fornication in the time of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, called for a whip, and he was brought a broken whip. He said, “Above this,” and he was brought a new whip whose knots had not been cut yet. He said, “Below this,” and he was brought a whip which had been used and made flexible. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, gave the order and he was flogged. Then he said, “People! The time has come for you to observe the limits of Allah. Whoever has had any of these ugly things befall him should cover them up with the veil of Allah. Whoever reveals to us his wrong action, we perform what is in the Book of Allah against him.”

Muhammad united in himself the offices of law giver and judge. Allah tells us that Muhammad is to be emulated.

33:21. Indeed in the Messenger of Allâh (Muhammad ) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allâh and the Last Day and remembers Allâh much.

 

“Michigan House Bill 4769 seeks to ensure that American Muslims can live in freedom and safety, in accordance with our constitutional principles, and not be enveloped by the tentacles of medieval, man-made laws that have been falsely accorded divine status,” said the AILC.

falsely accorded divine status

I can not argue that Shari’ah is not medieval & man made nor can I argue that its divine status is not fallacious.  But when Muslims agree with me, they commit apostasy. [Reliance of the Traveller, O8.7, items 7, 14 & 19, quoted above.]  Examine the penalty for fornication codified in Reliance.

O12.1

The legal penalty is obligatorily imposed upon anyone who fornicates or commits sodomy (A: provided it is legally established (def: n11.2 (O:) ) ) when they:

(a) have reached puberty;

(b) are sane;

(c) and commit the act voluntarily;

no matter whether the person is a Muslim, non-Muslim subject of the Islamic state, or someone who has left Islam.

O12.2

If the offender is someone with the capacity to remain chaste, then he or she is stoned to death (def: o12.6), someone with the capacity to remain chaste meaning anyone who has had sexual intercourse (A: at least once) with their spouse in a valid marriage, and is free, of age, and sane. A person is not considered to have the capacity to remain chaste if he or she has only had intercourse in a marriage that is invalid, or is prepubescent at the time of material intercourse, or is someone insane at the time of marital intercourse who subsequently regains their sanity prior to committing adultery.

If the offender is not someone with the capacity to remain chaste, then the penalty consists of being scourged (def: o12.5) one hundred stripes and banished to a distance of at least 81 km./50 mi. for one year.

If that is not divine law, then nothing in the Qur’an is divine!

24:2. The woman and the man guilty of illegal sexual intercourse, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allâh, if you believe in Allâh and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment. (This punishment is for unmarried persons guilty of the above crime but if married persons commit it, the punishment is to stone them to death, according to Allâh’s Law).

 

racism

“To equate Bill 4769 to racism is not only dishonest, but is a poor and clumsy attempt at making ordinary Muslim Americans feel alien in their own homeland, while creating a rift between Muslims and the rest of our country,” said AILC member Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser.

Where in HB 4769 is race or religion mentioned? What race is Islam?  Islam has enslaved Arabs, Africans, Asians and Caucasians, so, what race is it?  If we do not want our courts to enforce alien laws that impose corporal punishment, discount a woman’s testimony, forbid Christians to testify and deny child custody to a Christian mother, how does that make us racists?

The AILC statement reinforces the American Muslim community’s commitment to the First Amendment‟s Establishment Clause and the separation between religion and state. Unfortunately, Islamist groups would like to compromise this separation and provide cover to medieval, misogynistic and homophobic laws that no Muslim is obligated to demand as public law.

obligated to demand

I will quote one ayeh which is typical of  three  which impose an obligation to make Islam dominate the world.

9:33. It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad ) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islâm), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikûn (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh) hate (it).
  • (9:33:8) liyuẓ’hirahu to manifest it
  • (48:28:8) liyuẓ’hirahu that He (may) make it prevail
  • (61:9:8) liyuẓ’hirahu to make it prevail
  • He it is Who has sent His Messenger, Muhammad (s), with the guidance and the religion of truth, that He may manifest it, make it prevail, over every religion, all the religions which oppose it, even though the disbelievers be averse, to this. Tafsir al-Jalalayn
  • The Good News that Muslims will conquer the Known World, and ultimately the Entire World
  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:

    Narrated Abu Musa:

    A man came to the Prophet and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in Allah’s Cause?” The Prophet said, “He who fights that Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior, fights in Allah’s Cause.”

  • Sahih Bukhari Volume 1, Book 8, Number 387:
    Narrated Anas bin Malik:
    Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah.’ And if they say so, pray like our prayers, face our Qibla and slaughter as we slaughter, then their blood and property will be sacred to us and we will not interfere with them except legally and their reckoning will be with Allah.” Narrated Maimun ibn Siyah that he asked Anas bin Malik, “O Abu Hamza! What makes the life and property of a person sacred?” He replied, “Whoever says, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, faces our Qibla during the prayers, prays like us and eats our slaughtered animal, then he is a Muslim, and has got the same rights and obligations as other Muslims have.”

Tafsir Ibn Kathir spreads the “good news” “that Islam will conquer”  based on 48:28. If any doubt remains, read 61:9 to the end of the surah, the context of the succeeding ayat leaves no room for doubt.  The mission of Islam is global conquest, participation in which is your get out of Hell free card.

spreading the plague

“Shari„ah law, wherever it has been applied in the public domain, be it in Iran, Saudi Arabia or Pakistan, has resulted in untold misery and oppression of Muslims, in particular Muslim women, by Islamists and dictators who invoke shari„ah law to justify their rule,” said AILC member Manda Ervin. “Many of us fled the Muslim world to escape shari„ah law and to practice Islam in our personal lives, by moving to the USA and other western countries. We do not wish these laws to follow us here,” she concluded.

It is impossible to dispute the facts raised by Manda Ervin. Unfortunately, those who flee the plague carry it with them.  Immunity requires apostasy.  None of us will be fully safe until everyone is immunized against Shari’ah.

CAIR

CAIR issued an action alert, claiming that “The bill does nothing to protect our legal institutions but only contributes to the growing climate of fear mongering against the American Muslim community which marginalizes and cast suspicion upon loyal Americans.”.  They provide scripts with some interesting talking points. [Emphasis added.]

  • “authored by the anti-black racist David Yerushalmi”
  • “contributes to the growing climate of fear mongering”
  • “potentially stifle business development by creating unnecessary legal hurdles for international business investors”
  • ” Anti-Muslim, Anti-Business bill”

Of course there could not possibly be any rational basis for the proposed legislation, because Shari’ah is a non issue in Michigan courts. Yeah, right.

Shariah Law and American State Courts: An Assessment of State Appellate Court Cases  lists one Michigan case
http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=4294001533062003586&q=Islamic+OR+Sharia+OR+Muslim+OR+Islam&hl=en&as_sdt=4,23

In April 2008, defendant traveled to India and pronounced the following written triple talaq:
Now this deed witnesses that I the said Bade Pinjari, do hereby divorce Saida Tarikonda, daughter
of T. Babu Khan, by pronouncing upon her Divorce/Talaq three times irrevocably and by
severing all connections of husband and wife with her forever and for good.
1. I Divorce thee Saida Tarikonda
2. I Divorce thee Saida Tarikonda
3. I Divorce thee Saida Tarikonda . . . .

The parties disagree regarding whether plaintiff was notified of this triple talaq. However, in
May 2008, plaintiff filed a complaint for divorce in Michigan. Defendant filed a motion to dismiss
the complaint pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(7) because of the existing Indian divorce. To
prove the divorce occurred, he offered a divorce certificate from a Wakf Board in Andhra
Pradesh, India. The trial court granted his motion. It instructed plaintiff to register the Indian divorce
in Michigan and file a separate complaint for custody and child support.

That ruling was overturned on appeal, but some litigants may lack the money and patience to pursue appeals. We should not take that risk. Go to
http://www.congress.org/,  create a free account,  enter your zip code and send emails to your  Michigan  Representative & Senator asking them to  co-sponsor and vote for this legislation.

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Obamination: Labor Day


Obamination: Labor Day

 

Remarks by the President at Detroit Labor Day Event

GM
Plant Parking Lot

Detroit, Michigan

1:30
P.M. EDT

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you, Detroit!  (Applause.)  Thank you,
Michigan!  (Applause.)  Oh, this is a —

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you,
everybody.  It is —

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you, everybody.  Thank you.

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  Thank you, everybody.  I can
tell Ghana got you fired up.  (Applause.)  Thank you, Ghana,
for that introduction.  Thank you all for having me.  It is
good to be back in Detroit.  (Applause.)  I’m glad I was able
to bring a friend — a proud daughter of the Teamsters, your Secretary
of Labor, Hilda Solis, in the house.  (Applause.)  

We’re
thrilled to be joined by so many other friends.  I want to
acknowledge, first of all, two of the finest senators in the country —
Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow are in the house.
(Applause.)   Outstanding members of the congressional
delegation — John Bingham, John Conyers, Sandy Levin, Gary Peters, and
Hansen Clarke.  (Applause.)

The
president of the Metropolitan Detroit Central Labor Council, our host,
Saundra Williams.  (Applause.)  AFL-CIO president, Rich
Trumka.  (Applause.)  President of the Michigan AFL-CIO, Mark
Gaffney.  (Applause.)  And some proud sons and daughters of
Michigan representing working people here and across the country —
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, UAW
President Bob King, Utility Workers President Mike Langford.
(Applause.)  We are proud of them and we’re proud of your
congressional delegation who are working every single day with your
state and local elected officials to create jobs and economic growth
and prosperity here in Michigan and all across the country1.

I
am honored, we are honored, to spend this day with you and your
families — the working men and women of America.  This day
belongs to you.  You deserve a little R&R, a little barbecue
— (laughter) — little grilling — because you’ve been working
hard.  (Applause.)  You’ve been working hard to make ends
meet.  You’ve been working hard to build a better life for your
kids.  You’ve been working hard2 to build a better Detroit.
(Applause.) But that’s not all I’m going to talk to you about.

I
also want to talk about the work you’ve been doing for decades:
Work to make sure that folks get an honest day’s pay for an honest
day’s work3.
(Applause.)  Work to make sure that families get a fair4
shake.  The work you’ve done that helped build the greatest middle
class the world has ever known.  (Applause.)  I’m talking
about the work that got us a 40-hour workweek and weekends, and paid
leave and pensions, and the minimum wage5 and health insurance, and Social Security
and  Medicare6
— (applause) — the cornerstones of middle-class security.
That’s because of your work.  (Applause.)

If
you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of an American
middle class you just have to look for the union label. (Applause.)

That’s
the bedrock this country is built on.  Hard work.
Responsibility.  Sacrifice.  Looking out for one
another.  Giving everybody a shot, everybody a chance to share in
America’s prosperity7, from the factory floor to
the boardroom.  That’s what unions are all about.  (Applause.)

And
that’s something that’s worth keeping in mind today.  We’ve come
through a difficult decade in which those values were all too often
given short shrift.  We’ve gone through a decade where wealth was
valued over work8,
and greed was valued over responsibility9.  And the decks were too often
stacked against ordinary folks10 in favor of the special
interests11.
And everywhere I went while I was running for this office, I met folks
who felt their economic security12
slipping away, men and women who were fighting harder and harder just
to stay afloat.  And that was even before the economic crisis hit,
and that just made things even harder.

So
these are tough times for working Americans13.
They’re even tougher for Americans who are looking for work –- and a
lot of them have been looking for work for a long time14.
A lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time here in
Detroit, and all across Michigan, and all across the Midwest, and all
across the country.  So we’ve got a lot more work to do to recover
fully from this recession.

But
I’m not satisfied just to get back to where we were before the
recession; we’ve got to fully restore the middle class in
America.  (Applause.)  And America cannot have a strong,
growing economy without a strong, growing middle class and without a
strong labor movement15.  (Applause.)

That’s
the central challenge that we face in our country today.  That’s
at the core of why I ran for President.  That’s what I’ve been
fighting for since I’ve been President.  (Applause.)
Everything we’ve done, it’s been thinking about you. We said working
folks deserved a break — so within one month of me taking office, we
signed into law the biggest middle-class tax cut in history16,
putting more money into your pockets.  (Applause.)

We
said working folks shouldn’t be taken advantage of — so we passed
tough financial reform that ended the days of taxpayer bailouts17,
and stopped credit card companies from gouging you with hidden fees and
unfair rate hikes, and set up a new consumer protection agency with one
responsibility:  sticking up for you. (Applause.)

We
said that if you’re going to work hard all day to provide a better life
for your kids, then we’re going to make sure that those kids get the
best education possible.  So we helped keep teachers on the job18.
(Applause.)  We’re reforming our public schools, and we’re
investing in community colleges and job-training programs.
(Applause.)  And we ended wasteful giveaways that went to the big
banks and used the savings to make college more affordable for millions
of your kids19.
(Applause.)

We
said that every family in America should have affordable, accessible
health care20.
(Applause.)  We said you shouldn’t be discriminated against
because you’ve got a preexisting condition21.
We said young adults without insurance should be able to stay on their
parents’ plans.  We got that done — for you.  (Applause.)

And
here’s what else we said, Detroit.  We said that American
autoworkers could once again build the best cars in the world.
(Applause.)  So we stood by the auto industry22.
And we made some tough choices that were necessary to make it
succeed.  And now, the Big Three are turning a profit and hiring
new workers, and building the best cars in the world right here in
Detroit, right here in the Midwest, right here in the United States of
America.  (Applause.)

I
know it.  I’ve seen it.  I’ve been to GM’s Hamtramck
plant.  (Applause.)  I’ve been to Chrysler’s Jefferson North
Plant.  (Applause.)   I’ve seen Detroit prove the cynics
and the naysayers wrong.

We
didn’t just stop there.  We said American workers could
manufacture the best products in the world.  So we invested in
high-tech manufacturing and we invested in clean energy23.
And right now, there’s an advanced battery industry taking root here in
Michigan that barely existed before.  (Applause.)  Half of
the workers at one plant in Detroit were unemployed before a new
battery company came to town.  And we’re growing our exports so
that more of the world buys products that are stamped with three simple
words:  “Made in America.”  (Applause.)

So
that’s what we’re fighting for, Michigan.  We’re fighting for good
jobs with good wages.  We’re fighting for health care when you get
sick.  We’re fighting for a secure retirement even if you’re not
rich.  We’re fighting for the chance to give our kids a better
life than we had.  That’s what we’re doing to restore middle-class
security and rebuild this economy the American way — based on balance
and fairness and the same set of rules for everybody from Wall Street
to Main Street.  (Applause.) An economy where hard work pays off
and gaming the system doesn’t pay off, and everybody has got a shot at
the American Dream.  That’s what we’re fighting for.
(Applause.)

On
Thursday, we’re going to lay out a new way forward on jobs to grow the
economy and put more Americans back to work right now.  I don’t
want to give everything away right here, because I want you all to tune
in on Thursday — (applause) — but I’ll give you just a little
bit.  (Applause.)

We’ve
got roads and bridges24
across this country that need rebuilding.  We’ve got private
companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building.
We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers25
ready to get dirty right now.  There is work to be done and there
are workers ready to do it.  Labor is on board.  Business is
on board.  We just need Congress to get on board.  Let’s put
America back to work26.
(Applause.)

Last
year, we worked together, Republicans and Democrats, to pass a payroll
tax cut27.
And because of that, this year the average family has an extra $1,000
in their pocket because of it.

AUDIENCE
MEMBER:  Thank you!

THE
PRESIDENT:  But that’s going to expire in a few months if we don’t
come together to extend it.  And I think putting money back in the
pockets of working families is the best way to get demand rising,
because that then means business is hiring, and that means the
government28
— that means that the economy is growing.  (Applause.)

So
I’m going to propose ways to put America back to work29
that both parties can agree to, because I still believe both parties
can work together to solve our problems.  And given the urgency of
this moment, given the hardship that many people are facing, folks have
got to get together30.

But
we’re not going to wait for them.  (Applause.)  We’re going
to see if we’ve got some straight shooters31 in Congress.  We’re
going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party32.
(Applause.)  We’ll give them a plan33, and then we’ll say, do you want to
create jobs34?
Then put our construction workers back to work rebuilding America35.
(Applause.)  Do you want to help our companies succeed36?
Open up new markets for them to sell their products37.
You want — you say you’re the party of tax cuts?  Well then,
prove you’ll fight just as hard for tax cuts for middle-class families
as you do for oil companies and the most affluent Americans38.
(Applause.)  Show us what you got.  (Applause.)

The
time for Washington games is over39.  (Applause.)
The time for action is now.  No more manufactured crises40.
No more games.  Now is not the time for the people you sent to
Washington to worry about their jobs41; now is the time for
them to worry about your jobs.  (Applause.)

Now,
let me say a word about labor in particular.  Now, I know this is
not going to be an easy time.  I know it’s not easy when there’s
some folks who have their sights trained42
on you.  After all that unions have done to build and protect the
middle class, you’ve got people trying to claim that you’re responsible
for the problems middle-class folks are facing.

AUDIENCE:
Booo —

THE
PRESIDENT:  You’ve got Republicans saying you’re the ones
exploiting working families.  Imagine that.

Now,
the fact is, our economy is stronger when workers are getting paid good
wages and good benefits.  (Applause.)  Our economy is
stronger when we’ve got broad-based growth and broad-based
prosperity.  That’s what unions have always been about — shared
prosperity.

You
know, I was on the plane flying over here, and Carl Levin was with me,
and he showed me a speech that Harry Truman had given on Labor Day 63
years ago, right here in Detroit — 63 years ago.  And just to
show that things haven’t changed much, he talked about how Americans
had voted in some folks into Congress who weren’t very friendly to
labor.  And he pointed out that some working folks and even some
union members voted these folks in.  And now they were learning
their lesson.  And he pointed out that — and I’m quoting here —
“the gains of labor were not accomplished at the expense of the rest of
the nation.  Labor’s gains contributed to the nation’s general
prosperity.”  (Applause.)

What
was true back in 1948 is true in 2011.  When working families are
doing well, when they’re getting a decent wage and they’re getting
decent benefits, that means they’re good customers for
businesses.  (Applause.)  That means they can buy the cars
that you build.  (Applause.)  That means that you can buy the
food from the farmers.  That means you can buy from Silicon
Valley.  You are creating prosperity when you share in
prosperity.  (Applause.)

So
when I hear some of these folks trying to take collective bargaining
rights away, trying to pass so-called “right to work”43
laws for private sector workers —

AUDIENCE:
Booo —

THE
PRESIDENT:  — that really mean the right to work for less and
less and less — when I hear some of this talk I know this is not about
economics.  This is about politics.

And
I want everybody here to know, as long as I’m in the White House I’m
going to stand up for collective bargaining.  (Applause.)

AUDIENCE:
Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!

THE
PRESIDENT:  That’s why we’ve reversed harmful decisions that were
designed to undermine those rights.  That’s why we passed the Fair
Pay Act to stop pay discrimination.  (Applause.) That’s why we
appointed people who are actually fulfilling their responsibilities to
make sure that the offices and factories and mines workers that clock
in each day, that they’re actually safe on the job.

And
we’re going to keep at it.  Because having a voice on the job and
a chance to organize and a chance to negotiate for a fair day’s pay
after a hard day’s work, that is the right of every man and woman in
America — not just the CEO in the corner office, but also the janitor
who cleans that office after the CEO goes home.  (Applause.)
Everybody has got the same right.  (Applause.)

And
that’s true for public employees as well.  Look, the recession had
a terrible effect on state and local budgets — we all understand
that.  Unions have recognized that; they’ve already made tough
concessions.  In the private sector, we live in a more competitive
global economy44
— so unions like the UAW understand that workers have to work with
management to revamp business models, to innovate so we can sell our
products around the world.  We understand that the world is
changing; unions understand that the world is changing.  Unions
understand they need to help drive the change, whether it’s on the
factory floor, or in the classroom, or in the government office.
(Applause.)

But
what unions also know is that the values at the core of the union
movement, those don’t change.  Those are the values that have made
this country great.  (Applause.)  That’s what the folks
trying to undermine your rights don’t understand.  When union
workers agree to pay freezes and pay cuts — they’re not doing it just
to keep their jobs.  They’re doing it so that their fellow workers
-– their fellow Americans — can keep their jobs. (Applause.)

When
teachers agree to reforms in how schools are run at the same time as
they’re digging into their pockets to buy school supplies for those
kids, they do so because they believe every child can learn.
(Applause.)  They do it because they know something that those who
seek to divide us45
don’t understand:  We are all in this together.  That’s why
those crowds came out to support you in Madison and in Columbus.
We are one nation.  We are one people.  We will rise and we
will fall together.  (Applause.)

Anyone
who doesn’t believe it should come here to Detroit.  It’s like the
commercial says:  This is a city that’s been to heck and
back.  (Applause.)  And while there are still a lot of
challenges here, I see a city that’s coming back.  (Applause.)

You ask somebody here if times are tough, they’ll say, yeah, it’s
tough, but we’re tougher.  (Applause.)  Look at what we’re
doing to overcome.  Look at what we’re doing to rebuild and
reinvent and redefine what it means to live in this great city.
Look at our parents who catch the first bus to work, and our students
who stay up late to earn a degree.  Look at our workers on the
line at Hamtramck and Jefferson North who are building the best cars in
the world.  Look at our artists who are revamping our city, and
our young people who are thinking up new ways to make a difference that
we never dreamed of.  Look how we look out for one another.
(Applause.)  

That’s
why we chose Detroit as one of the cities that we’re helping revitalize
in our “Strong Cities, Strong Communities” initiative.
(Applause.)  We’re teaming up with everybody — mayors, local
officials, you name it — boosting economic development, rebuilding
your communities the best way, which is a way that involves you.
Because despite all that’s changed here, and all the work that lies
ahead, this is still a city where men clocked into factories.
This is the city that built the greatest middle class the world has
ever known.  (Applause.)  This is the city where women rolled
up their sleeves and helped build an arsenal for democracy to free the
world.  (Applause.)  This is a city where the great American
industry has come back to life and the industries of tomorrow are
taking root.  This is a city where people, brave and bold,
courageous and clever, are dreaming up ways to prove the skeptics wrong
and write the next proud chapter in our history.  (Applause.)

That’s
why I wanted to be here with you today.  Because for every cynic
and every naysayer running around talking about how our best days are
behind us — for everybody who keeps going around saying, “No, we
can’t” —

AUDIENCE:
Yes, we can!

THE
PRESIDENT:  — for everybody who can always find a reason why we
can’t rebuild America, I meet Americans every day who, in the face of
impossible odds they’ve got a different belief.  They believe we
can.  You believe we can.  (Applause.)

Yes,
times are tough.  But we’ve been through tough times before. I
don’t know about you, but I’m not scared46
of tough times.  (Applause.)  I’m not scared of tough times
because I know we’re going to be all marching together and walking
together and working together and rebuilding together.  And I know
we don’t quit.  (Applause.)  I know we don’t give up our
dreams and settle for something less.  We roll up our sleeves —
and we remember a fundamental truth of our history:  We are strong
when we are united.  (Applause.)  We’re firing all cylinders.

The
union movement is going to be at the center of it.  And if all of
you are committed to making sure that the person standing next to you,
and their kids and their grandkids — that everybody in this city and
everybody in this country can unleash his or her potential, if you work
hard and play by the rules, you will get a fair shake and get a fair
shot.  That’s the country I want for my kids47.
(Applause.)  That’s the country you want for your kids.
That’s the country we’re going to build together.  (Applause.)

Thank
you very much, Detroit.  God bless you.  And God bless the
United States of America.  (Applause.)

 

  1. So the President takes pride
    in the government officials who work every day to create jobs and
    economic growth–what a great job they have done!  Gov.
    Jennifer  Granholm told us we would be “blown away” after her
    second term. She was so right.
  2. They’ve been working hard to build a
    better Detroit? They’ve been working hard to destroy Detroit, and they
    are succeeding.
  3. Try to define an “honest day’s pay”
    or an “honest day’s work”; how do you measure those terms?  Like
    “fair”, those are loaded expressions with no real meaning.
  4. Define “fair”, what does it mean? How do
    you measure and evaluate it?
  5. The minimum wage is a drag on the
    economy, raising prices and keeping many people unemployed.
    Health insurance as an employee benefit came about because of
    government wage-price controls, an unjust and foolish interference in
    the free market. Health and pension costs are major factors in legacy
    costs which are bankrupting corporations and local governments across
    the nation.
  6. Social Security & Medicare are
    Ponzi schemes,
    designed, maintained and expanded for the purpose of buying votes. They
    are major contributors to the federal government’s money woes.
  7. Prosperity is not America’s, it
    belongs to those who produce goods and services in high volumes, at low
    cost and make a profit. Prosperity is not something to be shared, it is
    something to be earned. Unions are all about extorting the maximum
    possible wages & benefits for the least possible work. They
    strangulated the golden goose, raising prices and killing opportunity
    for the rest of us.
  8. Wealth is the result of work; accumulated
    surplus.  Without accumulated surplus, there is nothing to invest
    in growth, innovation and productivity.
  9. Union & partisan political greed was
    valued over responsibility, making major contributions to the ruination
    of the economy
  10. Decks were stacked against ordinary
    folks in the ’70s, when escalating union demands pushed prices beyond
    the reach of ordinary folks.
  11. Special interests: UAW, AFL, CIO,
    SIEU & Democrat Party.
  12. “Economic security:’ a phrase
    used only by liars. Security does not and can not exist in the real
    world.
  13. Prices are up, wages are down,
    hours are down; all because union goons strangled the golden goose and
    government inflated the currency.
  14. I have been looking for work since
    the government and a large corporation screwed me out of business in
    ’80. I was gainfully employed for about three of those years. Unions
    and government policies drove the jobs out of Michigan. You made things
    tougher for us, and you promise more of the same. No thanks!
  15. I
    found 12 instances of
    “class” in this spew of malicious malarkey. Middle class, my ass!
    Barack & Michele  have been living like  jetset,
    beautiful people; limousine liberals in the lap of luxury for the last
    two years, on our dimes.  We
    do not need classes, we need productivity; we need opportunity. We need
    to get the government out of the way and tear down the blockades it has
    erected in the path of progress. And we need to stop the inflationary
    spiral generated by union goons and their whipsawing strikes. Instead
    of uniting the nation, Obama is dividing us with class warfare. Its
    time to wise up and tell him to shut up; tell him to do the best thing
    he can for the country: to resign.
  16. Brag about signing a tax cut
    into law, while bitterly bitching about tax cuts “for the rich”.
    Its called class warfare, and there is no place for it in an honest
    society. That kind of demagoguery  is for tin horn dictators, not
    Presidents. Obama wanted Shrub’s tax cuts to sunset; he demands tax
    increases. With his forked tongue, he speaks out of both sides of his
    mouth.
  17. So you ended tax payer
    bailouts?  Tell us about that… while you brag about saving a few
    jobs at Chrysler & G.M. How about the automobile dealers and their
    employees who are now unemployed because they contributed to the wrong
    party?
  18. You tried to keep a few teachers on
    the job so that their union dues would keep flowing into your campaign
    treasury. We are the losers in your game of circle jerk. You are going
    to be the pivot man November 6, 2012 if we have any say in the
    matter.
  19. You ended “wasteful giveaways”,
    Like TARP?  Which was bigger, the subsidy to student loans or
    TARP?  Is it easier or harder to obtain and pay back a student
    loan now?
  20. “Accessible, affordable health
    care”,
    but every promise you made was a damned lie, and more of your lies are
    being exposed every month. You can not possibly keep any of those
    promises you made, and blessed near everybody knows it.  Your
    entire program is conter productive, in the worst possible way.
  21. “Preexisting condition”: got
    cancer, get insurance. Died already, get life insurance just before
    your funeral; buy flood insurance after the hurricane hits. Same
    principle, different applications; all of them impossible in the real
    world.
  22. To make the industry succeed, you
    need to get rid of the legacy costs. That means exorbitant wages &
    benefits and work rules. You also need to eliminate idiotic regulations
    and impossible fuel economy demands.
  23. You “invested” in “clean energy”; how
    many windmill firms did you invest in?  How many of them went
    bankrupt? How many of them shipped jobs to China?  Aren’t you a
    great investment broker; so successful! Why don’t you take over for
    Warren Buffet?
  24. :”Roads and bridges”, yeah,
    right. You have been singing the same tune since you took office.
    “Shovel ready jobs”, how did that turn out for everybody?  With
    forty million people out of work, you will solve the problem with road
    building projects that will employ a few thousand. Of course those few
    thousand will be union members whose dues will blow right into your
    campaign chest.
  25. Construction workers are out
    of work because government policies and human greed built a
    construction bubble, which burst. The game of musical chairs is over,
    the housing market is bust. Carpenters & brick layers are going to
    build reads & bridges. Yeah, right.
  26. Public
    works projects are not the
    solution to the unemployment problem. The interest on the federal debt
    is mounting rapidly. When interest rates rise, we are going to be in
    deep excrement. Putting America back to work requires the prospect of
    making a profit and predictable risks. Those require eliminating your
    health care plan, energy and environmental plans and taxes. They also
    require eliminating artificial barriers todomestic oil & gas
    exploration, production and refining.
    Eliminating Obama Don’t Care. Cap & Trade, fuel economy &
    emissions standards and the drilling ban ain’t enough. You must also
    remove the threat of
    tax increases. That means permanently ditching the death tax and
    permanently extending Shrub’s tax rate cuts. if you won’t do those
    things, resign and clear the way for someone who will.
  27. Only those currently employed are
    directly benefiting from that temporary tax cut. Does that $1000 offset
    the increased cost of gasoline, food, clothing and electricity for
    those directly benefiting from it?
  28. Growing government does not
    equate to a growing economy. Resources wasted by government can not be
    productively invested. Money borrowed by profligate government can not
    be invested in productive enterprises.  If you want to grow the
    economy, put the government on a strict diet.
  29. To
    put us back to work, you must be put out of work, along with the left
    wing Congressmen and Senators who vote for your destructive policies.
  30. Hardship has nothing to do with it.
    Rational and honest statesmen must resist your counter productive
    policies with all the force they can muster. They must learn to say
    “HELL NO!!!”. If the Republicans do not tell you to go to Hell, we will
    tell them in the next election. There will be a RINO hunt.
  31. Those RINOs who accede to your
    unreasonable demands shoot themselves in the foot and the nation in the
    back. We will see to it that they have Conservative, competent,
    articulate and well financed primary opponents.
  32. Putting the country’s welfare before
    party is up to the Democrats. Republicans, with the exception of the
    RINOs, already do that.
  33. It is obvious that your plan is more of the
    same poison that is killing us.
  34. Republicans want to see job
    creation, that is why they reject your job destroying, counter
    productive idiotic schemes.
  35. “Rebuilding America” is a code
    phrase for destroying the Constitution, replacing it with Communism. We
    are not stupid enough to accept that.
  36. “Help our companies succeed”
    is a code phrase for crony capitalism, also known as National
    Socialism. How did that work out for Germany?
  37. “Open up new markets” means one
    of two things: foreign trade or legislation to mandate purchasing those
    products. Trade requires balance, meaning that when we export, we also
    import. It works both ways, so in the long term, there will be no real
    gain. The other meaning translates to fascism. No thanks!
  38. Your class warfare tactic
    sticks out like a sore thumb. Time to cut it off.  It
    is high time for you to resign in disgrace. “Show us what you got”: We
    call your bluff: show us your entire jobs plan, put it out on the
    table, in the open  immediately, instead of dribbling it out in a
    series of campaign tours.
  39. “Washington games”?? The
    arrogance of that statement is astounding. The gamesman in chief says
    the time for game playing is over.
  40. Excuses?? “Inherited from
    Bush”! “Earthquake”. “Tsunami”. “Arab spring”. The arrogance of this
    narcissist can not be topped. It is time for him to go!!!
  41. How in Hell can you
    say that while you are campaigning for re-election? You are worried
    about your sinecure, not our jobs. Your counter productive policies are
    destroying jobs and wrecking the country. Obama is the new synonym for
    hypocrisy.
  42. “Sights trained on you”? Whatever
    happened to the new emphasis on “civility”?  We have  been
    told to “go straight to Hell” and had war declared upon us  by
    your surrogates,. without condemnation from you.
  43. The right to work means not
    being coerced into feeding fat cat union thugs and your campaign
    treasury as a minimum requirement for employment.  God blessed
    right, I am all for it. We want to be part of the solution, not part of
    the problem.
  44. The golden goose is dead;
    no more golden eggs. Unions played a primary role in the death of the
    goose. Does anyone remember why Jimmy Carter was a one term
    President?
  45. Who seeks to divide us? “The
    wealthy:,,,”private jet owners”… “billionaires”; you have been busy
    telling your congregants whom to hate. Obama: the great divider.
  46. You do not fear tough times because you
    desire them. Creating economic chaos is part of the Cloward-Piven
    strategy for the Communist takeover.
  47. You want for your kids a country so
    deep in debt that it can never get out, perpetually refinancing at ever
    higher rates of interest so that all the tax revenue will go to debt
    service. That may be your only success.

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