This morning Utah Policy writer by Bob Bernick published a piece that highlights possible contenders that would challenge current Senator Mike Lee’s seat. utahpolicy.com/view/full_story/21048219/article-Bob-Bernick-s-Notebook–Could-Republicans-Challenge-Lee-From-His-Left
Josh Romney, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s son, and former Utah Governors Jon Huntsman, Jr., and Mike Leavitt have all been names that are being passed around, supposedly in the Utah GOP, as replacement to Mike Lee. I highly question this just from every thing we do know about the former Governors, or don’t in Josh’s case.
If Utah still considers Jon Huntsman, Jr. as a true Red Republican, than I think we need a severe wake up call, or our citizens have truly become “blue dog” Democrats in Republican clothing! We cannot forget that Huntsman was very disappointed in the Republican movement during the Primary. Also my friend Charles P. Pierce stated that “more Republicans take Sean Hannity seriously than take Jon Huntsman seriously, and the competition there isn’t even close.” (Read more: Jon Huntsman And Republican Party – Jon Huntsman Has A Job To Do – Esquire www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/jon-huntsman-and-republican-party-113012#ixzz2ENrUoqoG)
I agree with Charles on this point. Huntsman doesn’t stand strong enough on Conservative issues nor is his legacy as Governor an endearing one with Utah citizens.
Mike Leavitt is no better. Since his end of being the Secretary of Health and Human Services under the 2nd President Bush, I haven’t heard from Mr. Leavitt. Although I’m sure the Utah elite Republican establishment has, at a time when its life or death of freedom and America as we know it, a moderate Republican that is capable of compromising principle for the sake of peace would help the Progressive agenda along.
With Josh Romney just barely being out of the national spot light with his dad, I am suprised that such a new comer to Utah’s environment would be considered for such a prestigious run for U.S Senate. As far as I can tell Josh does not have the experience that would rival Mike Lee, unless Josh can show that he too, has worked as a clerked for a US Supreme Court Judge. Also during Mia Love’s run for Congress, Josh was positioned as a celebrity. It was by invitation to meet him and the feeling that a citizen got from that was ” OOO I got to meet Mitt Romney’s son!” Please! If Josh were to seriously consider running for U.S. Senate, I suggest he leave his money and celebrity status at home and walk and talk to the people.
The Utah GOP establishment is so angry with Mike Lee and the conservatives, they will try anything to get him out. Lee’s disruption of their plans, by ousting Bennett, was such a slap in the face, that it awoke a beast. And all they have are 3, very wealthy, Moderates, who tilt to the left more than the right. The question is will Utah citizens fall for it?
We have been hearing that the National GOP is in trouble and that the Republican party is on the verge of splitting! The same is happening on state level. Moderate Republicans are abundant in Utah and they are angry with their Utah Conservatives counter parts. Mia Love didn’t lose because of Jim Matheson. Mia lost because the amount of Constitutionally minded conservatives have grown and 5000+ votes went to the Libertarian candidate. She was convinced that if she brought in John Boehner and John McCain that she would win the vote. Only we already had a moderate candidate in Matheson! and Boehner and McCain were not respected among those who had woken up to what the leadership was and still is doing! For Goodness sake, McCain supported the CRPD and Boehner put $800 billion in tax raises on the table during the debt negotiations. I personally went into the Love’s campaign and told them that they didn’t have a lot of conservative’s vote and I was laughed at and was told that was ridiculous! Fine
Mike Lee is the ideall candidate and Senator! He is the very definition of what Washington consider a statesman’s role to be. Mike Lee talks with the people regularly! He fights and blocks every piece of legislation that have threatened our very freedoms and would have put Americans even more so under the bonds of slavery.
If we are going to going to keep Mike Lee as our Senator, we as conservatives need to be proactive in passing out copies of the Constitution and attending classes. We need to provide these classes in our homes and be stalwart defenders of the basic principles of freedom! We need to support our own Conservative leaders and produce more of them. The left may have money but we have knowledge, which is just as powerful. We need our entrepreneurs out there brainstorming on ways to raise money. We are not stupid, but we need to stop acting like we are! Its time to work at saving our Country and our State!
“There exists a law, not written down anywhere, but in our hearts; a law which comes to us not by training or custom or reading; a law which has come to us not from theory but from practice; not by instruction but by natural intuition: I refer to the law which lays it down that, if our lives are endangered by plots or violence or armed robbers or enemies, any and every method of protecting ourselves is morally right.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 BC-43 BC) Roman Orator and Statesman at the trial of T. Annius Milo in 52 BC
Fox News anchor Shannon Bream interviews gun rights activist John Snyder on President Obama’s possible executive order on guns.
Countless times President Obama has taken his once limited executive power and has acted in a dictatorial way, circumventing Congress, with dangerous Executive Orders.
President Obama has done it with the Dream Act, in what Michael Culter of Fox News Latino says was a “prosecutorial deception.” latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2012/06/17/obama-invokes-prosecutorial-discretion-to-circumvent-constitution-and-congress/
Another example is an executive order that addressed the shortage of prescription drugs, student loans, abortion, properties in Burma, mortgages, and can now “Controlled Unclassified Information: EO 1355.”
President Obama can declare Marital Law even under peace times. In EO 13603 the “National Defense Resources Preparedness order gives the Executive Branch the power to control and allocate energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree under the auspices of national defense and national security. The order is not limited to wartime implementation, as one of the order’s functions includes the command and control of resources in peacetime.” www.examiner.com/article/president-obama-signs-executive-order-allowing-for-control-over-all-us-resources#ixzz1pWKZoJub
There is even an executive order for Women and girls Women and Girls, EO 13506
In Executive Order 13489 Presidential Records it states “Sec. 2. Notice of Intent to Disclose Presidential Records. (a) When the Archivist provides notice to the incumbent and former Presidents of his intent to disclose Presidential records pursuant to section 1270.46 of the NARA regulations, the Archivist, using any guidelines provided by the incumbent and former Presidents, shall identify any specific materials, the disclosure of which he believes may raise a substantial question of executive privilege. However, nothing in this order is intended to affect the right of the incumbent or former Presidents to invoke executive privilege with respect to materials not identified by the Archivist. Copies of the notice for the incumbent President shall be delivered to the President (through the Counsel to the President) and the Attorney General (through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel).
It goes on to say that “Claim of Executive Privilege by Incumbent President. (a) Upon receipt of a notice of intent to disclose Presidential records, the Attorney General (directly or through the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel) and the Counsel to the President shall review as they deem appropriate the records covered by the notice and consult with each other, the Archivist, and such other executive agencies as they deem appropriate concerning whether invocation of executive privilege is justified.”
I could go on and on but let me jump ahead to the newest one:
President Obama is going after semi-automatics and according to the Examiner who spoke with John M. Snyder “forces linked with the administration suggest the government classify semiautomatic firearms and multiple capacity ammunition feeding devices as Title 2 National Firearms Act items under the Gun Control Act of 1968. www.examiner.com/article/obama-to-bypass-congress-to-ban-semiautomatic-firearms-warns-expert
As a strong advocate for the 2nd Amendment and the right to protect ones family, I cry foul! But my loan voice in the echoing in the wind won’t do anything to stop it. Sure the NRA and other groups are gearing up for a fight on this but in reality if the American people are serious about keeping their rights they need to ensure that they get to keep their guns! The last executive order on guns was signed in July of 2011, which restricted the sale of guns along the boarder states and added more provisions to background checking for potential gun buyers.
Congress, by law has 30 days to revoke a presidential executive order by passing a bill by a veto-proof (2/3 vote) majority. I know of no such laws having passed during the Obama administration.
Former Presidents have issued many Executive Orders, including President Lincoln, one of which started the Civil War. President Eisenhower used it for good to start the desegregation of schools. Some have used the power of Executive Orders very little while others like President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued 3,728 E.O’s.
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