An AP internal memo claiming that CNN is taking (extremely biased anti-freedom) AP content without paying for it notes that they have “text, video and still photography journalists in all 52 states.” Didn’t they know that the President believed he had visited 57 states during the campaign?
For internal use only; not for external distribution The Associated Press and CNN When AP and CNN could not reach agreement on licensing AP content, it meant CNN would no longer have access to the breaking news and worldwide reporting resources of the Associated Press. “We will no longer use AP materials or services,” CNN Worldwide President Jim Walton told employees in an internal memo in June. “The content we offer will be distinctive, compelling and, I am proud to say, our own.”
AP is a not for profit organization founded 164 years ago as a text service, and is now a multimedia news organization with text, video and still photography journalists in all 52 states.
57 States Quotation;
“It is to be back in Oregon. Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.” then-candidate Obama May 2008
Police continue to Harass Citizens who record – a nice set of examples here. The government has been putting cameras everywhere but dishonest police don’t want you to record them.
Earlier today (Sept 15, 2010), President Obama recited the Declaration of Independence as: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal… endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” And added “That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us strong.”
The actual Declaration states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
Update September 19, 2010: We have a link to the YouTube video:
“A lot of their candidates today, they make [Bush] look like a liberal. The Boston Tea Party was protesting abuse of power. This is now trading public power for the abuse of private power.” former President Clinton campaigning for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton, 9/14/2010.
One does not expect the former President to pay attention to history much and here is no exception.
Tax rates on tea at the time of the Boston Tea Party were approximately 8.3% and the colonists were protesting a government granted monopoly based on the tax on tea. East India Company tea was not subject to the tax while others were resulting in an effective monopoly by the East India Company and its tea. The colonists had no say in the matter and the effect of the monopoly was to reduce the influence of the colonies.
President Clinton misstates the issue here as what he refers to is an egregious abuse of power from Washington. Former President Clinton: in a free country there is no way to abuse private power. Actions are voluntary through mutual agreement. Only when the government gets involved is force and non-voluntary action the result.
There are two sides to the arguments in America: those who want liberty and those who want to deny it for their own power and control.
A note on the Boston Tea Party tax rate:
Boston Tea Party tax rate was 3 pennies per pound of imported tea. Tea sold for about 3 shillings per pound of tea in 1773. In 1773 (until 1971) there were 20 shillings per pound sterling and 240 pennies per pound sterling, so 12 pennies per shilling. So a pound of tea cost about 36 pennies per pound of tea, with a tax of 3 pennies meaning the tax rate was 3/36 or 8.3%.
Christine O’Donnell beat Mike Castle for the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware, but the National Republican Senatorial Committee has stated they won’t help her in November. Republican leaders have told Jonathan Karl, ABC News that “They will do nothing to help her campaign. They will not spend a dime on it.”
The National Republican Senatorial Committee will not be getting “a dime” from many people because of this.
Calls to the NRSC at 202-675-6000 were not answered and emails to firstname.lastname@example.org have not yet been returned. The more people who call, the more likely we’ll be to get a response.
You can also register your displeasure on the NRSC’s Facebook page. Let them know that you will not support the NRSC when they are supporting the Democrat in Delaware. Christine O’Donnell has principles, Mike Castle had expediency for power. Without principles you have no guidance expect personal aggrandizement and power. And if your principles are not based in liberty, you will have no one to blame but yourself when your freedom is lost.
Stand up for freedom, not the same-old politicians. Donate directly to the freedom-friendly, liberty-loving candidates themselves and cut the good-old-boys in Washington out.
Christine O’Donnell 2010.
The “paid for” message at the end of this ad includes the observant and accurate “Obligatory McCain-Feingold-incumbent-protection-mandated message”. This disclaimer should be at the end of every political ad.
The ad is one of the most creative ones in a long time!
Socialism, fascism, communism, the herpes of political systems. You may unknowingly get it and once you’ve got it, you’ve got it forever. They are probably more of an ebola or other fatal virus since eventually they – and any other authoritarian, collectivist system – will kill the host country.
How quickly liberty and then a country dies is proportional to the degree they implement any anti-freedom system.