Action List for July

The listing below is the monthly call to action as posted from the (John Birch Society) website. As a group, Tennesseans for Liberty, we will be focusing on only a couple of these items by contacting Congress. The specific items will be selected by our Federal coordinator for TFL.
Priority H: Oppose H.R. 2454 the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009!
As with H.R. 1759 (mentioned in the June Bulletin) H.R. 2454 provides for a “cap and trade” program, defined as “a system of greenhouse gas regulation under which a State or political subdivision issues a limited number of tradable instruments in the nature of emission allowances and requires that sources within its jurisdiction surrender such tradeable instruments for each unit of greenhouse gases emitted during a compliance period.”
Urge your representative to reject this legislation, as well as any legislation in either house of Congress that would increase the cost of energy production by imposing unrealistic reductions in so-called greenhouse gases – and place a tax on carbon by creating a “cap and trade” system.
Priority H: Oppose the Law of the Sea Treaty
The Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) would be a huge step toward establishing a world government by giving regulatory jurisdiction over everything (e.g. military and commercial) concerning the world’s oceans and seas to a United Nations body, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Contact your senators and tell them to reject the Law of the Sea Treaty.
Priority H: Oppose H.R. 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009
H.R. 875 would effectively transfer all state control over food regulation to the Food Safety Administration (FSA), a new federal bureaucracy that would be created by this bill within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). H.R. 875 is a clear violation of the tenth amendment. Urge your representative to oppose this assault on the family farm.
Priority: H Support H.R. 1207 and S. 604, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009!
H.R. 1207/S. 604, the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009,” would provide the first true audit of the Federal Reserve, to be provided to the congressional leadership and to any other member of Congress who asked for a copy. It would be a powerful tool for exposing exactly how the Fed controls our economy and our freedom through its creation of money out of thin air, and could play a decisive role in restoring sound money and phasing out the Federal Reserve! H.R. 1207 reached a majority of cosponsors in the House when Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) became the 218th sponsor. Urge your senators to cosponsor S. 604.
Priority M: Oppose S. 787, the Clean Water Restoration Act!
S. 787 would redefine the government’s control over water. It would amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (enacted in 1972) by striking the term “navigable waters” from the bill and replacing it with “waters of the United States.” It would federalize basically every body of water within the United States and place restrictions on landowners. Urge your senators to oppose this bill.
Priority O: H.R. 1146, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2009
H.R. 1146 would end membership of the United States in the United Nations. Urge your representative to support this important strike for U.S. sovereignty. Introduced by Rep. Ron Paul, it has been cosponsored by Rep. John Duncan (R.-Tenn.). Since recent polls show that three out of five Americans think the United Nations is doing a “poor job” in trying to solve international problems, there should be many more cosponsors of this bill. Urge your representative to be among them.
Priority O: Support the Abolition of the Federal Reserve System
H.R. 833, the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act, would abolish the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Reserve banks and repeal the Federal Reserve Act. Urge your representative and senators to support passage of H.R. 833.
Priority O: Support H.R. 539, to Limit Federal Courts’ Right to Rule on Abortion
H. R. 539, the “We the People Act “introduced by Rep. Ron Paul (R.-Texas) and initially cosponsored by Reps. Walter Jones (R.-N.C.) and Ted Poe (R.-Texas), would limit the jurisdiction of the federal courts, most notably on matters related to religious liberty, sexual orientation, family relations, education, and abortion.
This legislation would implement the little-known power of Congress provided for in Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution. Insist that your representative cosponsor and support it.
Priority M: Oppose H.R. 1409 and S. 560 the Employee Free Choice Act
The so-called Employee Free Choice Act, a “card check” bill, would take away the employer’s right to request a secret-ballot election on unionism. Without the protection of the secret ballot, employees could fall victim to unfair harassment by union organizers. Tell your representative and senators that the EFCA bill should be rejected.