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Vote YES to Remove Grover Norquist From NRA Board

Vote YES to Remove Grover Norquist From NRA Board

 

By Jonathan Updated 02/19/2016 | 10:47 AM EST

 

 

 

Comments Glenn is urging all NRA members to vote “YES” to recall Grover Norquist from the NRA board of directors. This is a chance for responsible gun owners to make an immediate impact. Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform and co-founder of the Islamic Free Market Institute, came under the spotlight thanks in part to Glenn raising concerns Norquist’s associations with known radical Islamists. Mr. Norquist “voluntarily” suspended himself from the NRA board In April of 2015. Norquist’s longtime history with and connections to Islamic radicals spurred members of the NRA to submit a petition to recall and remove him from the NRA board. Voting is open to all NRA members and ballots will be arriving in the mail. NRA Members have until May 1, 2016 to submit their votes. In March of 2015, Glenn had a on-air, hour-long interview with Mr. Norquist and came to the following conclusion: Norquist was lying.

 

 

“That guy is very dangerous and needs to be removed from the NRA,” Glenn said on radio Friday. “So when you get your ballot, if you’re an NRA member, make sure you vote ‘YES’ on the recall of Grover Norquist from the board. Yes, you want him removed from the board of directors from the NRA. Enough infiltration.” Glenn went on to say while he loves Norquist’s flat tax ideas, his connections to dangerous people on the Islamist side is frightening. “It needs to end,” Glenn said.

 

Here are details from the petition: THE RECALL PETITION AND MR. WEBER’S PRESENTATION The Petition asserts that Mr. Norquist’s presence on the NRA Board of Directors (the ”NRA Board”) has “become a confusing distraction to the NRA’s mission” of defending the Second Amendment. Mr. Weber (the Petitioner) believes that Mr. Norquist’s “statements and known associations” with radical Islamists and Muslims, as claimed in a book called “Agent of Influence,” have caused serious disruption in the NRA. As a result, Mr. Weber asks that Mr. Norquist be removed from the NRA Board. “Agent of Influence” presents information concerning Islam ‘s threat to the security of the United States and says that certain “associates” of Mr. Norquist were involved. These charges include: • Mr. Norquist’s alleged role in a purported seditious meeting at his offices in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, after the attacks; • A $ 10,000 contribution from Abdul Rahman Al-Amoudi to a group that Mr. Norquist helped start — the Islamic Free Market Institute (IFMI); • Mr. Norquist’s outreach to Muslim American voters during the 2000 Bush Presidential Campaign; and, • Mr. Norquist’s opposition to the use of secret evidence in the trials of suspected Muslim terrorists. GROVER NORQUIST’S RESPONSE TO THE REMOVAL PETITION Mr. Norquist testified under oath for most of the hearing methodically rebutting multiple charges made in “Agent of Influence.” He firmly stated that he was a loyal American who has never been, and would never be, involved in activities harmful to the United States and has been a loyal member of the NRA and the NRA Board, who has engaged in significant efforts in support of the Second Amendment. He firmly defended saying that he had no real ties to the Muslim “bad actors” cited by the Petitioner and that those Muslims he did have ties to were not “bad actors.” With respect to the key charges: • 9/11/01 Allegations: Mr. Norquist testified he was in San Diego the night before, making a speech, took a red eye flight back to BWI (Baltimore) airport, and never went to his Washington, D.C. office on 9/11. He was supported by written statements from a number of his employees who were in the office that day. • Mr. Norquist stated that IFMI was a legitimate business policy organization with no ties to terrorism, that he did not solicit the money, and that Mr. Al-Amoudi had no role or influence at IFMI whatsoever. • Mr. Norquist testified that his 2000 election Muslim voter turnout efforts were critical to President Bush’s victory and unrelated to any terrorist activities. • Mr. Norquist pointed out that his opposition to the use of secret evidence was legitimate and shared by numerous loyal and well-respected Americans. Again, NRA members have until May 1, 2016 to submit their votes. Featured Image: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, participates in a session on ‘Strategic Communication’ at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland, outside Washington, on February 26, 2015. (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: http://www.glennbeck.com/2016/02/19/nra-members-vote-yes-to-remove-grover-norquist-from-the-nra-board/?utm_source=glennbeck&utm_medium=contentcopy_link

Source: Will County News

Letter to the editor on Northwest Homer Fire District Referendum

Don’t Get Burned on Northwest Homer Fire District  Referendum
     It hasn’t even been a year that N.W.H.F.D. tried to pick the pockets of the taxpayers for more money.  It was April 7, 2015 when the residents in the district told them NO. They just don’t get it!  Every year it seems there is some government entity out there, whether it be the fire districts, school boards, the county or any other government agency and they are all trying to take another chuck of money from the tax payers.

 
At this point, another raise in taxes could cost our neighbors and friends their homes.

 

Just remember, people are hurting and passing this referendum will just add to their misery. My first concern is simple,  What did the Fire District do with the tax money given to them in the past?

 

 

Also, where was the foresight for their future needs?  Did we overpay in salaries where there was nothing left on the bone for equipment and repairs for the buildings?  This is not being a good steward of tax payer funds.  I tried to find, on the Internet, what kind of salaries and raises this department pays but there is nothing there.  Where is the transparency here?  It is time for all government entities to live within their means and not just the fire district.  We as taxpayers have had enough. As taxpayers we give your districts enough tax money to work with when you raise the levy each year.  If any more revenue is needed, the federal government should be asked to help fix the money shortage problem, they like giving our tax money away so let’s get some of it back.

 

 

I’m also writing to tell you that people are fed up in this state.  Fire district members and government entities that vote to raise taxes look at people in the district as money trees.   In the meantime wages in the private sector remain stagnant, good jobs still are hard to find, interest rates are down on savings, and the elderly are struggling to make ends meet already.  They are not getting a raise from social security this year so they will have to take the money to pay this raise from food, prescriptions, other necessary sources, but for the government entities it is business as usual.

 

 

Now Chief Vrba is comparing his district in the area with other districts.  This is a tactic used by governments and their employees to get the most they can out of the taxpayers.  You hear this type of stuff all the time.  This is another reason why the public sector workers make 27 percent more in wages and average 13,500 dollars in benefits more than the private sector. I’m guessing if they didn’t pay so much in salaries, benefits and pensions they would have had enough money left for equipment and buildings.

 

 

At this time I am asking all voters to take a stand and vote NO on the Northwest Homer Fire District referendum and to let them know we have had enough of abuse of the taxpayers money.  To conclude this letter, I would just like to add one question, Why would anyone vote yes to give the government more of your money to spend?

Ted  Homer Glen Resident

Source: Will County News

Does Democrat Turn Out Mean Anything

Democrat turn for the Nevada Caucus totals 11,835 voters, and Nevada Secretary of State registration shows 471,342 registered Democrats as of January 2016.  That is 2% turn out!    We’ve notice the same trend in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Does the Democrat party have a problem with apathy?

Nevada Cacus

Source: Nevada Secretary of State

https://www.nvsos.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4062

Nevada Pop by Poltical Aff

Source: Will County News