Article 1 Section 4; The 20th Amendment

“The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year”

It was obvious in 1787 that Congress was going to need to meet more than one time a year. I’m just not convinced they meant 191 days, or close to 1,700 hours, as the 111th Congress did in 2009.

How many laws could we possibly need to pass in a single year? Apparently our Congress felt the need to introduce over 9,000 measures and/or bills in 2009, doubling 2008’s total. But don’t worry. They were only able to pass roughly 1,600 of those measures successfully into law.What kind of laws? Who knows..

There’s this one that sounds kinda creepy.. Public Law 111-123, approved on December 28th, 2009. It mentions permitting the continued financing of Government operations and strikes some number from some other law and inserts ‘‘$12,394,000,000,000’’. Is that billion? Actually, no, I believe that’s TRILLION. Twelve trillion, three hundred ninety four BILLION.

Or how about the hundreds of public laws that were enacted or amended for the sole purposes of  ‘and other purposes’,  or striking words such as ‘in’ and inserting ‘for’, or striking ‘appropriate’ and inserting ‘authorize’, or striking one number, and inserting another number (the same number) with extra 000’s at the end?

I like the fun ones like Public Law 111-31,the Family Smoking Prevention AND Tobacco Control AND Federal Retirement Reform Law. How clever those little thieves can be.. In one single law they are able to grant the FDA with authority to control all marketing and production of tobacco products (forgetting 3 months prior they added a $2/pack tax to support SCHIP),  AND reform Federal Retirement and Thrift Savings Funds. Who would’ve known Tobacco Prevention and Federal Retirements had ANYTHING to do with one another??

And yes, there were the notorious honoring of achievements by various civil servants, sports figures, disabled people, and minorities along with the naming of Post Offices and Courthouses. Aren’t those guys (and gals) just so thoughtful…

The man who drafted the Declaration of Independence was certainly on to something when he was quoted as saying:

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.”

Federal Government: Too Big and Still Fails

I often tell my children that there are no longer 3 branches of government. In fact there are 4 branches of government. We have the classic Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches. However, as Mark Levin so eloquently lays out in the chapter titled On Federalism, in Liberty and Tyranny, almost anybody can conclude that there is way too much government:

“The Statist has also constructed a Fourth Branch of government- an enormous administrative state- which exists to oversee and implement his policies. It is a massive yet amorphous bureaucracy that consists of a workforce of   nearly 2 million civilian employees (U.S. Dept. of Labor). It administers a budget of over $3 trillion a year. It churns out a mind-numbering number of rules that regulate energy, the environment, business, labor, employment, transportation, housing, agriculture, food, drugs, education, etc. Even the slightest human activity apparently requires its intervention: clothing labels on women’s dresses, cosmetics ingredients, and head flow rates and allowable gallons per flush for toilets. It sets flammability standards for beds. There are nearly one thousand federal departments, agencies and divisions that make laws and enforce them.

The official compilation of rules issued by the federal government, the Federal Register, contained 74,937 pages of regulations in 2006. Tolstoy’s War and Peace, only 1,400 pages in length, seems as light and airy as a romance novel by comparison. The rules in the Federal Register are written in a dense and confusing style, often confounding the lawyers, accountatns, businessmen, and others required to digest them. The estimated cost of simply complying with these regulations was $1.14 trillion. The National Taxpayers Union estimated that in 2006, U.S. businesses and individuals spent 6.65 billion hours struggling to comply with the complexities of the tax code, at a cost of $156.5 billion in lost productivity for businesses alone.”

The modern liberal media often contrives the anti-government movement as a group of Timothy McVeigh wannabe anarchists who want to abolish all government. They challenge every political figure who subscribes to this notion by asking them to specifically name a government program they would eliminate, in hopes that they will name something that would take away from some victim group  and be labeled as having no compassion, or as some type of bigot.

These politicians are fully aware of this strategy, and each time squirm, sidestep, and outright refuse to answer the question in fear of being reduced to a 10 second soundbite endorsing pollution or killing wildlife or even racism in future campaigns.

My advice to these politicians is this: GROW SOME BALLS!

If you take a look below at the list I compiled of federal agencies, it is not hard to pick off more than  a few that are not only unnecessary, but also counterproductive to the liberty and freedoms the Constitution was specifically created to preserve. For example, there are almost 5 dozen Federal agencies that control, mandate, or implement policy related to energy and the environment with over 100,000 civilians on government payrolls enforcing rules under the authority of the executive branch of government (ie- the Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Energy Information Administration, the Office of Environmental Management, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, etc. etc.).

Another example is the Food and Drug Administration, under the Department of Health and Human Services. First off, there are DOZENS of agencies in the Department of Agriculture alone that regulate and monitor food and nutrition ingredients and guidelines. There are nearly a hundred agencies within the federal government that regulate, monitor and enforce drug policies and standards outside of the Department of Health and Human Services. By the time something reaches our mouths for consumption, it has been inspected and regulated by dozens of bureaucrats. Yet we still face recalls of foods and drugs that are potentially hazards to our health? How is that even possible?

There are hundreds of agencies that blend into each-other and/or micromanage each other. Every step we take is virtually planned and monitored by some government bureaucrat somewhere. We each become a piece of data to be divided and crunched to come out with some type of FURTHER regulation that we are forced to comply with.


Federal Agencies:
AbilityOne Program
Accreditation Certification and Network Services
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Administration for Children and Fimilies
Administration for Native Americans
Administration for Native Americans
Administration on Aging
Administration on Aging (AoA)
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Administrative Committee of the Federal Register
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
Advanced Scientific Computing Research
Advisory Committee of Student Financial Assistance
Advisory Committee on Measures of Student Success
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Advisory Councils and Committees:
African Development Foundation
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:
Agency for International Development
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Marketing Service:
Agricultural Research Service
Agricultural Research Service:
Agricultural System Competitiveness and Sustainability
Agriculture Department (USDA)
Air Force
Air Quality
Albany Research Center
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (Treasury)
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Bureau (Justice)
Alternative to Animal Testing
American Battle Monuments Commission
Ames Laboratory
AMTRAK (National Railroad Passenger Corporation)
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:
Animal Health
Animal Production and Protection
Animal Protein Free Certification Program for Poultry
Animal Welfare Information Center
Appalachian Regional Commission
Aquaculture
Architect of the Capitol
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
Archives (National Archives and Records Administration)
Arctic Research Commission
Argonne National Laboratory
Armed Forces Retirement Home
Arms Control and International Security
Army
Army Corps of Engineers
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Interagency Coordinating Committee
Aspen Institute
Atlantic Fleet Forces Command
Audit Review and Compliance — Livestock
Average Crop Revenue Election
Bankruptcy Courts
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
Basic Energy Sciences
Beef Purchase Program
Beef Research and Promotion Program
Bioenergy and Energy Alternatives
Biological Environmental Research
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Biotechnology Regulatory Services
Blue Ribbon Commission on Nuclear Waste
Bonneville Power Administration
Bonneville Power Administration
Botanic Garden
Broadcasting Board of Governors (Voice of America, Radio|TV Marti and more)
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Budget Service
Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade (Treasury)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (Justice)
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS)
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Bureau of Industry and Security
Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration)
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Prisons
Bureau of Public Debt
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Camp David
Capitol Visitor Center
Census Bureau
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research Organization
Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets
Center for Devices and Radiological Health Organization
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Organizaion
Center for Finacing, Access and Cost Trends
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Organization
Center for Functional Nanomatierials
Center for Global Health
Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Center for Minority Farmers
Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
Center for Nanoscale Materials
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Center for Outcomes and Evidence
Center for Plant Health Science and Technology
Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships
Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Center for Tobacco Products Organization
Center for Urban Forest Research
Center for Veterinary Biolotgics
Center for Veterinary Medicine Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Central Command (CENTCOM)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
Chief Acquisition Officers Council
Chief Financial Officers Council
Chief Human Capital Officers Council
Chief Information Officers Council
Child and Adult Care Food Program
Child Care Bureau
Children’s Bureau
Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee
Citizenship and Immigration Services Bureau
Civil Rights Program
Civilian Radioactive Waste Management
Coalition Provisional Authority (in Iraq)
Coast Guard
Cochran Fellowship Program
Commerce Department
Comminssion of No Child Left Behind
Commission of Fine Arts
Commission on Civil Rights
Commission on International Religious Freedom
Commission on Presidential Scholars
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission)
Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements
Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States
Commodity Credit Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)
Community Planning and Development
Comptroller of the Currency Office
Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US CERT)
Congress
Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
Congressional Research Service
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Conservation Reserve Program
Constitution Center
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Copyright Office
Corporation for National and Community Service
Corps of Engineers
Cotton Classing
Cotton Market News
Cotton Research and Promotion
Cotton Standardization
Council of Economic Advisers
Council of Economic Advisers
Council on Environmental Quality
Council on Environmental Quality
Country of Origin Labeling
County and City Governments
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
Court of Federal Claims
Court of International Trade
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia
Crop Production
Crop Production and Protection:
Crop Protection and Quarantine
Cultivated Blueberries Research and Promotion Program
Customs and Border Protection
Dairy Export Incentive Program
Dairy Grading
Dairy Market News
Dairy Research and Promotion
Dairy Standardization
Defense Acquisition University
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Defense Commissary Agency
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Department (DOD)
Defense Field Activities
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Defense Legal Services Agency
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)
Defense Security Service (DSS)
Defense Technical Information Center
Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
Delaware River Basin Commission
Denali Commission
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Commerce (DOC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Department of Defense Inspector General
Department of Education (ED)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS)
Department of the Interior (DOI)
Department of the Treasury
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Director of National Intelligence
Disability Employment Policy Office
Domestic Policy Council
Domestic Policy Council:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Eat Smart Play Hard
Economic Adjustment Office
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administration
Economic Development Administration
Economic Research Service
Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs (State Department)
Economics & Statistics Administration
Economics and Statistics Administration
Education Department (ED)
Education Resources Information Center
Educational Testing Service
Egg Research and Promotion
Election Assistance Commission
Elementary and Secondary Education
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm Raised Fish
Emergency Conservation Program
Emerging Markets Program
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Employment and Training Administration (Labor Department)
Endangered Species Committee
Energy Department (DOE)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Energy Information Administration
Energy Information Administration
English Language Acquisition Office
Engraving and Printing, Bureau of
Environmental Information Administration
Environmental Management (Energy Department)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
European Command
Executive Office for Immigration Review
Export Administration (now the Bureau of Industry and Security)
Export Certification Program Russian Federation
Export Verification Programs
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Family and Youth Services Bureau
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency:
Farm Wetland Program
Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Farmers Markets and Direct to Consumer Marketing
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Consulting Group
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Executive Boards
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Geographic Data Committee
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Federal Housing Finance Board
Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds
Federal Interagency Committee on Education
Federal Interagency Committee on Education
Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy
Federal Judicial Center
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Library and Information Center Committee
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Milk Marketing Orders
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Reserve System
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal State Marketing Improvement Program
Federal Student Aid
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Federal Transit Administration
Feedstock Flexibilty
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Financial Management Service (Treasury Department)
Fish and Wildlife Service
Fish Purchase Program
Fluid Milk Research and Promotion
Fly Program
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food and Drug Administration:
Food and Nutrition Service
Food and Nutrition Service:
Food and Safety and Inspection Service:
Food Animal Production
Food Assistance for Disaster Relief
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
Food for Peace Act
Food For Progress Program
Food Quality Assurance
Food Safety (animal and plant products)
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Agricultural Service:
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Foreign Market Development
Forest Inventory and Analysis
Forest Land Enhancement Program
Forest Legacy Program
Forest Service
Forest Service
Fossil Energy
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
Fruit and Vegetable Advisory Committee
Fruit and Vegetable Commodity Procurement
Fruit and Vegetable Fresh Product Grading
Fruit and Vegetable Market News
Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Orders
Fruit and Vegetable Processed Product Grading
Fruit and Vegetable Programs
Fruit and Vegetable Research and Promotion Programs
Fruit and Vegetable Specialty Block Grant Program
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board
Fusion Energy Sciences
General Services Administration (GSA)
Geological Survey (USGS)
Global Affairs (State Department)
Global Change
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Government National Mortgage Association
Government Printing Office (GPO)
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards  Administration
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation
Hass Avocado Research and Promotion Program
Head Start Bureau
Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Healthy Marriage Initiative
Helsinki Commission (Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe)
High Energy Physics
Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Advisory Board
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Homeland Security Department (DHS)
Honey Research and Promotion Program
House Leadership Offices
House of Representatives
House of Representatives Committees
House Office of Inspector General
House Office of the Clerk
House Organizations, Commissions, and Task Forces
House Representatives on the Web
Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)
Housing Office (HUD)
Human Nutrition
Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Commission
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Indian Affairs, Bureau of
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Health Service
Indian Health Service
Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Industry and Security, Bureau of (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration)
Information Resource Management College
Innovation and Improvement Office
Institute for Youth, Family, Communities
Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment
Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Education Sciences
Institute of Food Production and Sustainability
Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Institute of Peace
Integrated Agricultural Systems
Interagency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group
Interagency Council on Homelessness
Inter-American Foundation
Interior Department
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB)
International Labor Affairs, Bureau of
International Trade Administration
International Trade Administration (ITA)
International Trade Commission
Investigative Enforcement Services
ISO Guide 65 Program
Jacob K. Javits Fellow Program Fellowship Board
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-United States Friendship Commission
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Joint Chiefs of Staff
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies
Joint Fire Science Program
Joint Forces Command
Joint Forces Staff College
Joint Military Intelligence College
Judicial Circuit Courts of Appeal, by Geographic Location and Circuit
Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation
Justice Department
Justice Programs Office
Justice Statistics, Bureau of
Labor Department (DOL)
Labor Statistics, Bureau of
Laboratory Approval Program for Almonds
Laboratory Approval Program for Peanuts
Laboratory Approval Program for Pistachio Nuts
Laboratory Approval Program for Poultry Export (Russia)
Laboratory Approval Program for Trichina
Laboratory Services
Lamb Research and Promotion Program
Land Management, Bureau of
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Levermore National Laboratory
Lead Hazard Control (Housing and Urban Development Department)
Legal Services Corporation
Library of Congress
Livestock and Grain Market News
Livestock Audit Review and Compliance
Livestock Commodity Procurement
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
Livestock Idemnity Program
Livestock Process Verified Program
Local Governments
Local Regional Procurement Project
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Mango Research and Promotion Program
Manure and Byproduct Utilization
Marine Corps
Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1)
Marine Mammal Commission
Maritime Administration
Market Access Program
Marketing and Regulatory Programs (Agriculture Department)
Marketing Channel Research and Development
Marketing Information and Education
Marshals Service
McGovern-Dole Internation Food fo rEducation and Child Nutrition Program
Meat and Poultry Equipment Review
Meat Grading
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board
Methyl Bromide Alternatives
Microbiological Data Program
Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
Military Postal Service Agency
Milk Marketing Order Statistics
Millennium Challenge Corporation
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minerals Management Service
Minority Business Development Agency
Minority Business Development Agency
Mint (Treasury Department)
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)
Missing Pet Network
Mississippi River Commission
Mohair Research and Promotion Program
Molecular Foundry
Morris K. Udall Foundation: Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy
Multifamily Housing Office
Mushroom Research and Promotion Program
National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National AIDS Policy Office
National Animal Health Laboratory Network
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Assessment Governing Board
National Assessment of Educational Progress
National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare
National Board for Education Sciences
National Board of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
National Cancer Institute
National Capital Planning Commission
National Cemetery Administration (Veterans Affairs Department)
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
National Center for Education Statitics
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectios Diseases
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
National Center for Health Statistics
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
National Center for Import Export
national Center for Injury Prevention and Control
National Center for Toxicological Research Organization
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
National Clean Plant Network
National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
National Constitution Center
National Council on Disability
National Council on Electricity Policy
National Counterintelligence Executive, Office of
National Credit Union Administration
National Defense University
National Drug Intelligence Center
National Economic Council
National Economic Council
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Energy Technology Laboratory
National Eye Institute
National Finance Center
National Gallery of Art
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
National Guard
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Human Genome Research Institute
National Identification Service
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Institue of Child Health and Human Development
National Institue of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institue on Drug Abuse
National Institute for Leteracy Advisory Board
National Institute for Literacy
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Deseases
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Diabetes and Degestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institute of Justice
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Nursing research
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Institute on Aging
National Institute on Alchohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institutes of Health:
National Interagency Fire Center
National Labor Relations Board
National Laboratories (Energy Department)
National Laboratories and Technology Centers:
National Marine Fisheries
National Mediation Board
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Nuclear Security Administration
National Ocean Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps
National Office of Assessment
National Organic Program
National Park Foundation
National Park Service
National Petroleum Technology Office
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
National Reconnaissance Office
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
National School Lunch Program
National Science Foundation
National Security Agency (NSA)
National Security Council
National Security Council
National Seed Health System
National Technical Advisory Council
National Technical Information Service
National Technical Information Service
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Transportation Safety Board
National War College
National Weather Service
National Weather Service
National Weekly Pricing Report for Food Service Organizations
Natural Resources and Sustainable Agricultural Systems:
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Navy
NCLB Office
New Brunswick Laboratory
Non-Hormone Treated Cattle Program
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Northern Command
Northwest Power Planning Council
Nuclear Energy Agency
Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology
Nuclear Physics
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Nutrition, Food Safety/Quality:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
Office for Civil Rights
Office for Civil Rights
Office of Administration
Office of Cabinet Affairs
Office of Child Development
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Office of Civilian Radioactive Wast Management
Office of Commuhnity Services Block Grant
Office of Communications
Office of Communications and Outreach
Office of Community Development
Office of Compliance
Office of Dispute Resolution and Equal Employment Opportunity
Office of Economic Wanting
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Office of English Language Acquision, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students
Office of Enviornmental Management
Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations
Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Office of Family Assisatnce
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of Federal Student Aid
Office of Fossil Energy
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Health Reform
Office of Infectios Diseases
Office of Innovation and Improvement
Office of Innovation and Improvement
Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Office of Legacy Management
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs
Office of Legislative Affairs
Office of Management
Office of Management and Administration:
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of Migrant Education
Office of Minority health
Office of National AIDS Policy
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Inujury and Environmental Health
Office of Nuclear Energy
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Office of Performance Accountability, Resources, and Technology
Office of Personnel Management
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
Office of Political Affairs
Office of Postsecondary Education
Office of Presidential Personnel
Office of Public Engagement
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Office of Public Health Science
Office of Publifc Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs:
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Office of Regulatory Affairs Organization
Office of River Protection
Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools
Office of Scheduling and Advance
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Science:
Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Office of Secure Transportation
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Office of Special Counsel
Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Information Officer
Office of the Chief of Staff
Office of the Deputy Secretary:
Office of the First Lady
Office of the General Counsel
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
Office of the Press Secretary
Office of the Secretary:
Office of the Staff Secretary
Office of the Under Secretary
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Office of the White House Counsel
Office of Thrift Supervision
Office of Urban Affairs Policy
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Office of White House Policy:
Offices of Surveillance, Epidemiology, Informatics, Laboratory Science, and Career Development
Open World Leadership Center
Oval Office Operations
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Pacific Command
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pardon Attorney Office
Parole Commission (Justice Department)
Passport in Time
Pasture, Forage and Range Land Systems
Patent and Trademark Office
Patent and Trademark Office
Peace Corps
Peanut Research and Promotion Program
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Pentagon Force Protection Agency
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act Program
Pesticide Data Program
Pesticide Recordkeeping Program
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
Plant Biological and Molecular Processes
Plant Diseases
Plant Genetic Resources, Genomics and Genetic Improvement
Plant Protection and quarantine
Plant Variety Protection
Plants in Growing Media
Policy Development and Research
Political Affairs (State Department)
Popcorn Research and Promotion Program
Pork for the European Union Program
Pork Purchase Program
Pork Research and Promotion Program
Post Harvest and Marketing Technology
Postal Regulatory Commission
Postal Service (USPS)
Postsecondary Education
Potato Research and Promotion Program
Poultry and Egg Commodity Procurement
Poultry and Egg Market News
Poultry Grading
Poultry Process Verified Program
Poultry Quality Grading and Contract Certification
Poultry Quality Standard and Product Descriptions
Poultry Quality Standards
Power Administrations
Power Marketing Administrations:
Presiden’t Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Presidential Airlift Group
Presidential Food Service
President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
President’s Advisory Board on Tribal Colleges and Universities
President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
President’s Intelligence Advisory Board
Presidio Trust
Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Prisiden’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board
Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office
Professional Development Program
Program Executive Office, Ships
Public and Indian Housing
Public Debt, Bureau of
Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (State Department)
Quality and Utilization of Agricultural Products
Quality System Assessment Program
Qulatiy Samples Program
Radio and TV Marti (Español)
Radio Free Asia (RFA)
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
Radiological and Environmental Sciences Laboratory
Railroad Retirement Board
Reclamation, Bureau of
Refined Sugar Re-Export Program
Refugee Resettlement
Regulatory Information Service Center
Rehabilitation Services Administration
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Sarah Palin Denial- Step One, Admitting We Have a Problem

Mesmerized Palin fans at book signing, bearing strikingly similar hypnotic gaze as Obama fans during the 2008 election

I guess I’m just gonna bite the bullet and say it..

I always wondered what her motives were when she resigned as Governor of Alaska..I didn’t want to believe it was for anything other than what she said. I’m a strong supporter of Sarah.

Or should I say I’m officially a ‘former supporter’ of Sarah Palin???

Okay, screw it, I’m gonna get to the point..

I’m starting to question whether Sarah Palin is in it mostly for the money. First came the book, and the book tour and various interviews.. And I kept trying to deny it.. But THEN came the ‘keynote’ address in Tennessee in which she got paid a boatload of money.. THEN she’s a ‘contributor’ to Fox News. THEN she goes out and campaigns for McCain, which ALOT of people do not support. NOW she’s out there floating around with some drive by tea party, which I’m SURE she’s getting paid for.  I almost forgot to mention her reality television show set to be filmed and debuted by TLC!?!?

I’m not against people making money. But I’m starting to feel a little exploited here..I wonder how the people of Alaska feel about this?

The worst thing I’m gonna say.. And it truly hurts to say this..

She’s spending all this time away from her beautiful baby.. I have a baby a month younger than Trig..I’m not trying to be self righteous here.. But I could NOT be away from my baby (who isn’t special needs).. NOR would I feel comfortable taking my baby in and out of planes and hotels its entire life, nannies or family members helping, special needs or not..

I still like Sarah a great deal. However, I’m starting to yeild some discernment with her, and I encourage everybody else to do the same.

I feel terrible saying this stuff.. But if I’M saying this (and I LOVED SARAH), then I KNOW others feel it too.. We didn’t like how Obama got a pass on so much stuff.. Well, Sarah’s been getting a pass too.. And I’m just getting it off my chest and openly declaring what alot of people think..

Openly Banking on American Ignorance

What has been most troubling about Barack Obama is his exploitation of the innocent ignorance of the people in order to succeed.

One year into his administration, Americans are once again being mislead. Average Americans believe that a healthcare bill is ‘deemed to pass’ this coming Sunday, March 21, 2010.

Without getting into the particulars of the actual healthcare bill, what is most outrageous is that once again, our President has relied upon our lack of knowledge.. NOT only of the bill.. NOT only of the rules.. No.. OUR PRESIDENT and members of congress are counting on the average American’s lack of knowledge of the world’s most sacred document.

THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

Article 1, Section 7 of the UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION is very specific on how laws are passed:

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively.

Too many people do not know, nor care about the blood that was shed while this document was slowly and very carefully being drafted in the middle of a scorching hot summer with no air conditioning, and closed windows to avoid being killed by British soldiers occupying OUR land.

Too many people are unaware of the precision put into this document that at first glance seems boring and technical. Too many people think the Constitution is about THEM, when in fact the sole purpose of this sacred document was SPECIFICALLY created to PROTECT them and now US from our government.

When President Barack Obama, dozens of elected members of congress, and his staff repeatedly go on national television, and when asked about the PROCESS in which an AMENDMENT(not bill) added to this bill will ‘deem the bill passed’ respond by saying:

“I’ve got to say to you, there are a lot more people who are concerned about the fact that they may be losing their house or going bankrupt because of health care.”

WHAT THEY ARE REALLY SAYING IS:

“Americans do NOT CARE about the Constitution. Americans are idiots and know NOTHING about the Constitution. Therefore, anybody who disputes that can wipe my ass with their piddly stupid little Constitution because nobody’s gonna believe them anyway. Americans are naive enough to care more about healthcare than the original founding document that changed the face of the earth.”

WHOEVER IS READING THIS (all 2 of you), DO YOU HEAR THAT? Do you hear what they think about you? They think you are an idiot! They laugh at and mock you for being so stupid, and believing them..

Now perhaps many citizens have NOT read the Constitution, or have, and were bored, or preoccupied, or confused. That is why we elect people who DO understand this Document to represent us.

This time they have crossed the line to the point of no return. Not only are they about to deliberately VIOLATE Article 1, Section 7 of the United States Constitution, they are VIOLATING THE TRUST OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

Free Government Daycare, or Tax Write-off? The IRS Decides For You

More proof that having children responsibly is best for everybody.

**Disclaimer**

This is a quick blog, so please forgive my ‘ungreat’ writing skills

Being a single mother who makes very little money, I qualify for every government program imaginable. Prior to my ‘re-education’  of the founding of America and her principles, I received these freebies (ie- daycare, medical, foodstamps, wic).

After attending a tax day tea party in April, I realized I am a hypocrite. After 9 years, I was no longer ‘taking a hand up’, I was ‘taking a hand out’. I ended my rendezvous with government programs.

A tax credit exists for out of pocket childcare. I’ve paid $3000 this year for childcare. I am in the lowest tax bracket. Using an online tax-estimator, I was astonished to find I WILL NOT RECEIVE A DIME for out of pocket childcare. Had I made $8k more (and fell in the next tax bracket), I would receive a credit of 65% of my out of pocket childcare expenses, but would not have qualified for subsidized daycare.

Federally subsidized daycare works like this: A voucher is mailed and given to the childcare provider. Income guidelines require a monthly co-pay.  In Ohio, full time childcare runs about $500 a month. My co-pay was $165 per month for one child. Therefore I paid about 35% of daycare expenses out of pocket.

Do you see the irony in this situation?

The moral of the story is, if you’re relatively poor, you cannot receive credits for stuff you qualify for with federal programs. It seems as though ‘Joe the plumber’ was on to something even more sinister than most of us can ever imagine.

2010 Marching Orders for our Refounding Patriots

Most recognizable to Americans, THESE judges are incapable of inflicting the potential life alterning decisions our Judical system can.

This year has been ever so telling and revealing for many Americans who as early as one year ago were basically oblivious to the components of the democratic process. I mean how many of us even knew what a ‘cloture vote’ was last November?

There have been major assaults on American freedom in 2009. However, the positive consequences of these actions have the potential to outweigh the bruising of our republic. At this point we have accomplished something monumental. It is now time to proceed to the next branch of equal, if not more precedence. It is an intimidating notion. However, it is vitally imminent if we seek to be sweepingly successful in the efforts of RESTORING our republic..

Congressional behavior of 2010 is unpredictable at this point. They know this is the only time they will ever have a super majority. They are also aware that they are facing a defeating midterm in November. Will they attempt to destroy our republic as much as they can, given the fact that their ultimate demise is inevitable? Or will they walk the fine line most politicians walk in election year? It’s hard to tell. We will continue to monitor and hold them accountable. In the meantime….

WE NOW NEED TO MONITOR THE JUDICIAL BRANCH OF OUR GOVERNMENT (must read article)

Whatever that means, lots of us don’t know, myself included. It’s likely the ONLY aspect we DO know is how much we DON’T know about how all that legal stuff works..

From listening to ‘the great one’ Mark Levin, I feel very compelled to urge everybody to start educating themselves with the tentacles of our justice system. Basically, the Obama administration is stacking the courts with radicals. The judicial system was never meant to legislate (hence, the LEGISLATIVE branch, or congress, is responsible for this process).. In the last century, America’s judicial system has had serious ramifications as it pertains to policy in our country. A prime example of this is Roe v. Wade which basically legalized abortion, and is responsible for 30 million+ lives not among us today.

DO NOT BE NERVOUS about learning the functions of our judicial system. Again, how many of us knew what a cloture vote was one year ago? Ask yourself these 2 questions:

1. How many hours did you watch C-Span from birth to 2008?

2. How many hours did you watch C-Span in 2009?

I would bet a majority of us (that would be 2 since a total of 3 people will read this) probably have a larger sum to question 2 than 1.. That happens to be a major milestone, and one to be very proud of to say the very least. It also reveals the resilience and intelligence of regular Americans as well as their appreciation and dedication to the freedoms that was provided for them.

Okay Patriots, these are our marching orders for 2010..

So once again, it is time to roll up our sleeves, tighten our bootstraps, and rise to the occasion of RESTORING our republic.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year to all!!..

Here is my Christmas gift to all of you for your hard work and dedication to your country.. Enjoy..


Plain and terribly simple..

terroristNidal Malik Hasan is a TERRORIST…..

A terrorist attack occurred in Fort Hood Texas Thursday, November 5th, 2009.  Our nation is under attack by Islamic extremists. Our president is not very interested in keeping us safe.. He has made this very clear since this attack took place.

President Obama’s half assed speech on Thursday was far worse than any of his critics expected. It seemed almost sarcastic, almost like a parody or something..

Just 2 days following a terrorist attack on American soil, President Obama bullied members of  congress to commit yet ANOTHER attack on our freedom.

President Obama’s actions following 11/5 lead me to believe that not only is he unabashed of the events of that day, but perhaps he even ENDORSES this kind of behavior in our nation?.!

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