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Libertarians Against Sotomayor

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on mayo 27, 2009

 

 

Contact: Donny Ferguson, Director of Communications

 

E-mail: donny.ferguson@lp.org

Phone: 703-200-3669, 202-333-0008 x. 225

 

 

Libertarians blast Sotomayor pick

 

Obama Court nominee ruled government should discriminate based on race

 

 

WASHINGTON — America’s third largest party Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama’s nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, citing past rulings that public employers should discriminate in hiring based on race.

 

“While Judge Sotomayor deserves a fair and impartial hearing, Supreme Court justices should be nominated for their thorough knowledge of and adherence to the Constitution and the rule of law,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman.  

 

“By nominating Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama has made it clear he prefers an activist for his personal causes over a rational interpreter of law,” said Redpath. According to Cato Institute Vice President for Legal Affairs Roger Pilon, Sotomayor is “the most radical of all the frequently mentioned candidates before him.”

 

Sotomayor is best known for the Ricci v. DeStafano case, in which the New Haven, Conn. fire department decided it didn’t like the results of an officers promotion exam in which whites and Hispanic firefighters outperformed black firefighters.  The city threw out the results of the exam, denying several firefighters promotions solely because of their race.  The firefighters sued the city, claiming racial discrimination under Title VVI of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

 

The Cato Institute, Reason Foundation and the Individual Rights Foundations filed briefs on behalf of the firefighters, citing the absurdity of allowing public employers to throw out the results of valid, race-neutral exams that produce racial disparity because the racial disparity produced wasn’t politically correct.  The firefighters and the libertarian foundations filing briefs argued that public employment practices should be color-blind.

 

Sotomayor disagreed, ruling the city has a right to discriminate against white and Hispanic public employees to construct a politically correct racial mix in hiring, even if it goes against the results of a racially-neutral competency exam.

 

The case is now before the Supreme Court.  Sotomayor has had her rulings thrown out by the court a troubling four times.  In three of those cases, the Court ruled Sotomayor had incorrectly interpreted the law. “It is troubling that Obama, who won the highest elected office in the world without racial preferences, would nominate someone who openly admits the government should racially discriminate against its own citizens to serve the needs of political correctness,” said Redpath.

 

“Libertarians believe that, while the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of association allows private parties to hire whomever they please, government has no right to discriminate.  Public employers should treat all citizens of all colors, races and ethnicities with equal respect and value and Sotomayor’s radical rulings are a jarring departure from that principle.”

 

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please call Director of Communications Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or 202-333-0008, x. 225, or email Donny.Ferguson@lp.org.

 

The Libertarian Party is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting http://www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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Libertarians: “Cap and tax” destroys jobs, punishes working families

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on mayo 21, 2009

5/20/2009

Contact: Donny Ferguson, Director of Communications

E-mail: donny.ferguson@lp.org

Phone: 703-200-3669, 202-333-0008 x. 225

Libertarians: “Cap and tax” destroys jobs, punishes working families

House Energy and Commerce Committee warned to defeat Waxman-Markey

WASHINGTON — America’s third largest party warned the House Energy and Commerce Committee Tuesday to not approve H.R. 2454, a “cap and tax” bill levying billions of dollars in new job-killing taxes on American businesses.

“Cap and tax legislation is the offspring of bad science and bad economics,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman.  “Imposing massive new taxes on carbon production destroys jobs and drastically increases consumer prices with no proven effect on global temperatures.”

“Cap and tax compounds the suffering of so many in this economy, with no scientific evidence whatsoever it helps the environment.”

The legislation, sponsored by Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Energy and the Environment Subcommittee Chairman Edward Markey (D-MA), taxes carbon dioxide by imposing a cap on greenhouse gas emissions and creates a complex system for employers to buy and sell credits allowing them to create carbon under the cap.  As the cap lowers eachyear, employer can exchange allowances in a complicated auction market.  Speculators, such as hedge funds, can purchase credits to sell.

“The research is in and the economic toll of cap and tax is inescapable. With cap and tax, job losses will rise by an additional 1,105,000 Americans each year.  In the worst years, 2,479,000 will lose their jobs annually under cap and tax,” said Redpath, citing research from the Heritage Foundation.

“Electric bills could rise by an inflation-adjusted 90 percent.  The price of gasoline could rise by an inflation-adjusted 74 percent.  It adds $1,500 to the average family’s annual energy bill, which hits the poor and the elderly the hardest.  The increased costs of energy also force any business using energy to raise their prices, making food, medicine and other essentials more unaffordable,” said Redpath.

“There is never a good time to impose billions of dollars in new taxes on job creators that send consumer prices skyrocketing and job prospects plummeting,” said Redpath. “But in this economy, voting for cap and tax is an easy way to send a member of Congress to an early retirement.”

“Even worse, it has virtually no effect on the environment. Climatologists calculate the full bill reduces temperatures only five one-hundredths of a degree in 2050 and no more than two-tenths of a degree at the end of this century – and even that’s based on the assumption man-made carbon dioxide can change the climate of an entire planet,” said Redpath.

“Members of Congress should be on notice.  Anyone who supports this bill will face angry voters in 2010, because we’re going to let them know you’re working to eliminate their jobs, make their groceries more expensive and raise their energy bills,” said Redpath. “The Libertarian Party is a fearless defender of small businessmen, workers and families.  That is why we not only oppose this disastrous cap and tax legislation, but we will work to defeat anyone who supports it,” said Redpath.

For more information on this issue, or to arrange an interview with the Libertarian Party, please call Director of Communications Donny Ferguson at 703-200-3669 or 202-333-0008, x. 225, or email Donny.Ferguson@lp.org.

The Libertarian Party is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties.  You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting http://www.LP.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.

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Long list of Jewish Child Molestor Rabbis gets no Media Coverage [Brooklyn Eagle]

Posted in Noticias by alvarezgalloso on mayo 20, 2009

 

 

 

Long list of Jewish Child Molestor Rabbis gets no

media coverage

 

http://www.brooklyneagle.com/categories/ca...

 

 

CADMAN PLAZA EAST – The ultra-orthodox rabbi who cross-examined his own daughter whom he sexually abused as a child was sentenced to 30 years in Brooklyn federal court on Friday.

Israel Weingarten was told by Judge John Gleeson that his sentence had been extended because he, representing himself at trial, brutally interrogated his daughter, and forced his other children to perjure themselves on his behalf.

“It’s hard to make a case like this even worse – but you did it,” Gleeson said.

“It hit me like a bolt … that the fact that you would interrogate [your daughter, son and ex-wife] … was the reason you chose to [represent yourself] … You wanted to get inside their heads one more time,” Gleeson said.

Weingarten’s daughter testified that she had been molested by her father while living with her family in Hasidic communities in Belgium, Israel and New York. Weingarten was found guilty by a jury in March of moving his own daughter between Israel, Belgium and Brooklyn to sexually abuse her for over seven years. He had claimed it was his ex-wife who abused her.

Also…

Case of Shlomo Aviner (Rosh Yeshiva, Ateret Cohanim Yeshiva, Rabbi of Beit El, Israel)

Case of Rabbi Lewis Brenner (Convicted of child molestation. The original charges included 14 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of sodomy in the third degree, a Class E felony, in exchange for a sentence of five years’ probation.)

Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks (Accusations about sexual inappropriate behavior with children started surfacing in the 1980’s. Rabbi Bryks is currently a member of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. The Vaad is a Rabbinical committee that makes important decisions within an orthodox community.)

Case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (Accused of several cases of child molestation, and sexual assault of young women)

Case Rabbi Perry Ian Cohen – Montreal and Toronto Canada (Accused of sexual abuse of a seventeen year old. Fired for sexual impropriety with congregants)

Case of Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen (Accused of sexually harassing students at Bar-Ilan University)

Case of Rabbi Ephraim Goldberg – Boca Raton, Flordia (Pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of exposure of sexual organs in a washroom at a Palm Beach Mall.)

Case of Rabbi/Cantor Sidney Goldenberg (Convicted of molesting children. The first complaints came in 1971. He was finally convicted in 1997.)

Case of Cantor Joel Gordon (Convicted of having keeping a house of prostitution and involvement in a prostitution ring.)

Case of Rabbi Israel Grunwald (Accused of molesting a 15 year old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. The charge against him were dropped after agreeing to perform 500 hours of community service and to seek counseling. Grunwald was the chief rabbi of an Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas).

Case of The State of Israel Vs. Sex Offender (Convicted of repeated rape and forced molestation of his graddaughter.)

Case of Yehudah Friedlander – Rabbi ‘s Assistant (Accused of molesting a 15 year old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. Friedlander was the assistant to the chief rabbi of an Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas)

Case of the Rabbi at Hillel Torah, Chicago, IL (A teacher at the Chicago school was accused of child molestation. His name was not released. The school did everything correctly in attempting to keep the children safe once accusations were made.)

Case of Rabbi Solomon Hafner (Accused of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled boy)

Case of Rabbi (Alan J.) Shneur Horowitz (Convicted and sentenced to 10 – 20 years in prison for sodomizing a nine-year-old psychiatric patient. Allegedly, he has assaulted a string of children from California to Israel to New York in the past twenty years.

Alan J. Horowitz is an Orthodox rabbi, magna cum laude, M.D., Ph.D. A graduate of Duke University, and was a writer for NAMBLA

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News about Notre Dame

Posted in Noticias by alvarezgalloso on mayo 20, 2009

Catholic Priest Is Arrested at Notre Dame For Defending the Unborn. Where was the Pope while this was happening?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiz4tfjSuPc&feature=related

 

 

Dr. Alan Keyes Arrested at Notre Dame During Prayer

Demontration on Campus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc2W705UBM8&feature=related

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Jesse Ventura Tells Hannity Off

Posted in Noticias by alvarezgalloso on mayo 20, 2009

Jesse Ventura Kicks Kosher (Fake) Konservative

Hannity’s Butt

http://current.com/items/90071742_jesse-ventura-hannity-go-head-to-head-video.htm

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A Message from The Constitution Party

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on mayo 15, 2009

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Every day we hear more bad news about the future of our country. Clearly, our abandonment of Constitutional principles has wreaked havoc on our once prosperous land.

 

I’m sure you’ll agree that the blame can be placed on both the major parties, whose alternating rule has dragged our country to the very brink of collapse.

 

If you have worked hard and been cautious with money you are now paying for the outrageous acts of irresponsibility and greed of others.

And this level of national upheaval could simply not have taken place without the insidious involvement of government.

The Constitution Party is working to combat the absurd efforts of both parties to blame free enterprise for the mess that government intervention has created, and we need your financial support for this effort.

Please help the Constitution Party offer America an alternative. 

Both major parties promoted unsustainable, deficit spending and the massive expansion of debt. Both parties worked to destroy real money and the principles of thrift and savings.

 

 

Both parties encouraged people to live beyond their means, while simultaneously throwing taxpayer money away on scheme after unconstitutional scheme.

It was a simple and horribly destructive plan. Money for votes or kickbacks and someone else gets the bill. Well, the bill has just arrived in your mailbox.

 

As the Obama administration continues the failed financial policies of the Bush administration, we see our banks failing, our auto industry about to evaporate and the very real specter of nationalization of much of our economy.

It is tragic that in order to expose the duplicity of both ruling parties, we have to be on the verge of economic collapse, but for better or worse, there has never been a more critical time to expose them. I pray I can count on your continued support in the amount of $100, $75, or more to let the American people know there is a better way.

Please help the Constitution Party offer America an alternative. 

Your financial support is key to our efforts to undo the damageour country has suffered under the “leadership” of the Democrats and Republicans.

The simple fact is the Democrats are leading us into a socialist morass, but they’re only following the policies of the Republicans who preceded them.

And now the Republicans cannot even figure out who’s running their show. Is it the pro-abortion Michael Steele, the new National GOP Chairman, whose attacks on Rush Limbaugh left the party leadership scrambling for the right apology? Is it John McCain whose presidential campaign lurched from disaster to disaster? Does anybody really know?

The policies of the current administration will be disastrous, but there is no coherent opposition from the Republicans who squandered their political capital with vacillating immigration policies, uncontrolled spending, appalling infringements on our right to private property and no viable alternative to the socialization of our health care system.

I need your help to bring a cohesive message of economic renewal to the America people. A message that promotes sane monetary policies, and a reversal of the ever-growing intrusion of big brother government.

Please help the Constitution Party offer America an alternative. 

All across the country Americans are making their voices heard, and they are saying they support life, liberty and limited government.

The numerous TEA Parties held on April 15th demonstrated this undeniable fact.

 

The troubled times we face today need not be the end of the American Dream. Instead, with your help they can be the moments just before a new dawn of American greatness and prosperity.

But we must act quickly. Our nation’s needs are great, and as we have seen over and over, they will not be met by the greed, collusion and duplicity of the Democrat/Republican axis.

Please help the Constitution Party offer America an alternative. 

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Perez Hilton

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on mayo 13, 2009

TOILET

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Obama Returns to Bush Era on Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on mayo 8, 2009

Obama Returns to Bush Era on Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

Two distressing pieces of news emerged last week regarding the Obama administration’s plans to close Guantánamo, and both were delivered by Defense Secretary Robert Gates in testimony to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Discussing what would happen to the remaining 241 prisoners, Gates announced that the question was “still open” as to what the government should do with “the 50 to 100 — probably in that ballpark — who we cannot release and cannot try.”

He also announced that the much-criticized military commission trial system, suspended for four months by Barack Obama on his first day in office, was “still very much on the table.” Both admissions indicate that when it com es to Guantánamo, it is beginning to appear that the much-vaunted change promised by Barack Obama on the campaign trail has actually involved nothing more than imposing a closing date on Guantánamo while maintaining the Bush administration’s approach to the men still held there.

Back in Bush’s day, for example, those “who we cannot release and cannot try” were sometimes referred to as those who were “too dangerous to release but not guilty enough to prosecute” — essentially because the supposed evidence against them was the fruit of torture or other abuse. As a National Journal investigation revealed in 2006, one prisoner, described by the FBI as a notorious liar, made false allegations against 60 prisoners in Guantánamo in exchange for more favorable treatment, and in February this year the Washington Post published the sobering tale of an other informant, whose copious confessions should have set alarm bells ringing.

Moreover, the defense secretary’s talk of 50 to 100 suspicious prisoners (above and beyond those regarded as demonstrably dangerous) is at odds with repeated intelligence assessments reported over the years, which have indicated that the total number of prisoners with any meaningful connection to international terrorism is between 35 and 50. To this should be added the recent revelation by Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s chief of staff, that “no more than a dozen or two of the detainees” held in Guantánamo ever had any worthwhile intelligence.

In addition, the defense secretary’s talk of reviving the military commissions is a distressing development for the many critics of the novel trial system invented by Dick Cheney and David Addington, who hoped that the administration would resist all calls to reinstate them, and would, instead, move the relatively few prisoners regarded as genuinely dangerous to the mainland to face trials in federal court.

However, on Saturday, after speaking to Obama administration officials, the New York Times reported that, despite declaring that, as president, he would “reject the Military Commissions Act,” and stating that “by any measure our system of trying detainees has been an enormous failure,” President Obama was indeed considering reviving the commissions. The Justice Department was taking a very different line in the case of Ali al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident who was held in extreme isolation for nearly six years without charge or trial as an “enemy combatant” in a U.S. naval brig, until he was returned to the federal justice system by the Obama administration.

As al-Marri accepted a plea agreement and admitted that he had been sent to the United States as an al-Qaeda “sleeper=2 0agent,” Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the result “reflects what we can achieve when we have faith in our criminal justice system and are unwavering in our commitment to the values upon which this nation was founded and the rule of law.” To remove the stain that Guantánamo has left on the reputation of the United States as a nation founded on the rule of law, Mr. Holder’s words should be repeated to him every time that the administration attempts to turn back the clock to the days of George W. Bush, with its dangerous talk of finding new ways to justify holding prisoners without charge or trial and its willingness to revive a trial system despised as nothing more than a “kangaroo court.”

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files and serves as policy advisor to the Future of Freedom Foundation (www.fff.org).

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Bob Barr and The Libertarian Party Reflects About Jack Kemp

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on mayo 4, 2009

5/4/2009

Contact: Lisa Edelstein

E-mail: lisa@bobbarr.org

Phone: 770-836-1776

BARR COMMENTS ON JACK KEMP’S DEATH

ATLANTA — Former Congressman Bob Barr today issued the following statement as a commentary on the death over the weekend of the former New York Congressman Jack Kemp. The statement appeared as Barr’s Monday blog, “The Barr Code,” on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website, ajc.com.

“Jack Kemp, former Republican Congressman from New York and who also served as first President Bush’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the GOP vice presidential nominee in 1996, died over the weekend at the age of 73.  Before serving in the Congress, Kemp was a top pro football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.

A few days before Kemp’s death, U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, also a Republican left the GOP and declared himself a Democrat.  While Specter’s loss to the GOP was headline news across the country, Kemp’s passing barely rated notice among the national media.  Yet, Kemp’s loss is more revealing of the state of the national Republican Party than is Specter’s symbolic defection.

Jack Kemp’s passing signals the loss of one of the best of the young, energetic conservative leaders who cut their teeth on the Goldwater-Reagan movement that truly was the birth of what had been, until the presidency of Bush II, the modern Republican Party – a movement that culminated in the Reagan presidency of 1980-88.  Whether one liked or disliked Kemp as a candidate or Republican leader, it is undisputed that he conveyed a sense of energy, charisma, and strong conservatism that was both broadly based and clear.  His was a brand of politics rarely seen or heard in the Republican Party of this early 21st Century.  Precious few Republican leaders on the national scene today are able to match those qualities as exhibited by Kemp during and after his congressional career.

Instead, the Republican Party today is administered by tired functionaries, most of who, like Specter, cannot bear to give up their hold on power no matter how unworthy they might be in terms of exercising that power.  The messages they deliver are vague, garbled and inconsistent.  Specter, one of the GOP’s more tired and long-serving members left his party with a meaningless statement that the “Republican philosophy” was less to his liking than that of the Democratic Party.  Even now, Specter obviously fails to grasp the reality that the Republican Party arguably no longer even has a “philosophy,” and is little different in the size and power of government it champions than is the party Specter now embraces.  It has all been reduced to the lowest of the lowest common denominators — which of the two major political parties that jointly enjoy a virtual monopoly on power offers the best chance for one’s electoral win.  “Philosophy” has precious little to do with it.

Although he never won the highest office to which he aspired, Jack Kemp’s years in politics were characterized by developing and implementing a broad conservative philosophy of governance that allowed also for significant diversity.  The fact that the GOP eschewed that philosophy and energy in favor of what they have today, explains in large measure what they are today.”

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The Truth/La Verdad

Posted in Comentario by alvarezgalloso on mayo 4, 2009

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