Federal Call to Action

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Priority: H
Oppose Obama’s Government Takeover of Health Care
The goal of President Obama and the congressional leaders has been to establish over time a single payer, government-run health care system, which would lead to healthcare rationing, decreased payments to doctors and hospitals, and shortages of doctors. Contact your representative and senators in firm opposition to the health care “reform” legislation proposed by President Obama and Democratic congressional leaders.

Priority: H
Defeat the ‘Cap and Trade’ Energy Tax Bill in the Senate. Oppose H.R. 2454 the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
H.R. 2454 (also known as the Waxman-Markey climate change bill) is an expensive new “energy tax” bill that was approved by the House of Representatives by a vote of 219 to 212 on June 26. It 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.” (It has been placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 97.) Urge your senators 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 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child
Madeleine Albright, then the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on February 16, 1995. When it became apparent to many Americans that the convention would pose a serious threat to parental rights, opposition mounted and it was never submitted to the Senate for ratification. However, President Obama has already indicated he is a supporter of the convention. Contact your representative and senators in Congress, telling them to oppose ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
(However, caution them not to resort to a constitutional amendment to counter the dangers posed by the CRC, as proposed in H. J. Res. 42 and the Senate S. J. Res. 13.)

POppose the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST)riority: H 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. While ratification of LOST this session appears to be almost a foregone conclusion, this would be such
a severe setback for our national sovereignty that we must rally enough grassroots support to force the Senate to reject ratification. (Something like the anti-amnesty outpouring in June 2007 when the Senate was forced to drop further consideration of the Bush-Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill.) Please join with us to stop LOST.

Priority: H Oppose the International Criminal Court (ICC)
President Bill Clinton authorized a U.S. representative to sign the 1998 Rome Statute establishing an International Criminal Court (ICC) on December 31, 2000 – the last day countries could become parties to the treaty without ratifying it. However, Clinton, because of growing opposition to the ICC, knew that it could never secure the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senate, and never submitted it for ratification. On May 6, 2002, the Bush administration “unsigned” the ICC treaty but cited an argument that actually increased support for the UN: The “ICC undermines the role of the United Nations Security Council in maintaining international peace and security.” The ICC treaty may have been on a back burner all these years, but in a speech at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, on August 6, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it was “a great regret” that the United States is not a member of the ICC, perhaps signaling its impending resurrection.

Warn your senators to vote against ratification of the ICC treaty, should it be brought before the Senate.

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 now has more than 280 cosponsors – more than a majority of the members of the House. Yet, it sits in the House Committee on Financial Services.

Ask your representative to put pressure on the House leadership to bring H.R. 1207 out of committee for a vote. (S. 604 has 23 cosponsors; ask your senators to sign on.)