Nothing Social about Democratic Socialism

2-9-2019

 

Nothing Social about Democratic Socialism

 

The rise of platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and other online social networks have given new meaning to the term “Social” and thus new life to Socialism in America.

 

For years Communist and Socialist ideologies have led to the failed regimes around the world in places like Cambodia, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Russia, Venezuela and Vietnam. Pick any one and you see the same results, people without dignity, food, and hope of a better future.

 

There are very few documentaries from inside these societies to show the outside world what is really happening to everyday people stuck in a virtual vortex of despair and hopelessness. What we see are mostly state approved video snapshots showing happy, healthy and educated masses in an attempt by the authoritarian dictators to maintain power and control over their citizens.

 

In recent years American politics have produced home grown Democratic Socialists like Senator Bernie Sanders and more recently Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the champion of the Green New Deal.

 

What exactly is Democratic Socialism in American Politics?

 

  1. Democratic Socialism is a political movement advocating a gradual and peaceful transition from capitalism to socialism by democratic means.
  2. A Democratic welfare state that incorporates both capitalist and socialist practices.

 

Since 1830 Socialism has acquired several different meanings. It refers to a system of social organization in which private property and the distribution of income are subject to social control, but the concept of that control has varied, and the term has been interpreted in widely diverging ways, ranging from statist to libertarian, from Marxist to liberal. In the modern era, “pure” socialism has been seen only rarely and usually briefly in a few Communist regimes. Far more common are systems of social democracy, now often referred to as democratic socialism, in which extensive state regulation, with limited state ownership, has been employed by democratically elected governments (as in Sweden and Denmark) in the belief that it produces a fair distribution of income without impairing economic growth.

 

Recent Examples on the Web

 

According to the left’s own sources, democratic socialism will cost $42.5 trillion in its first decade. — Brian Riedl, Vox, “America might be ready for democratic socialism. It’s not ready for the bill.,” 7 Aug. 2018

 

His support for democratic socialism, Medicare for all, and other progressive polices helped set the stage for a major shift within the Democratic Party. — Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, “Bernie Sanders Believes the 2018 Midterms Are a Chance for Young Voters to “Transform America”,” 2 Nov. 2018

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20democracy

 

The very idea of Democratic Socialism or any variation of Socialism or Communism runs against the very core of the American form of government. The United States of America was founded over 240 years ago as a Constitutional-Republic and is unlike any other government in the world.

 

The Rule of Law is based on the Constitution of the United States which was drafted by the Founding Fathers in accordance to biblical principles. The idea is a land where people are free to worship God, work hard and raise a family in safety while living the American Dream.

 

Today liberals equate socialism with social media. Where Facebook is a social networking platform where anything goes has been the norm until the recent political correctness craze, the train of thought equates to Facebook = Social Media therefore Socialism = Coolness. Let us run the country that way.

 

Look at the ridiculousness of some of the liberal lefts proposed social “policies” like a fart tax on farm animals; male urination into plastic containers that must be “cured” by the sun, then used as potable water for coffee, cooking and other uses. What’s next urine for brushing and rinsing to obtain fresh breath? The proposed ban on air travel would make it extremely hard for international travel unless we revert back to sailing vessels. What about guaranteed income for those unwilling to work? How would that work if all companies, corporations and private industry ceased to work? Turning unemployment offices into employment offices and stacking jobs for future use? Those are just a few bad ideas that have been expressed by the New Green Deal proposed by the liberal’s newest sensation Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 

I don’t know about you, but I will not stand by and let this common senseless nonsense turn the country that I love into the United States of Nonsense. I will never forget the oath to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Flip the Coin Over

2-7-2019

 

Flip the Coin Over

 

There have been a lot of comments about seeing things from the other point of view. So today I took a couple of hours first to watch President Trump’s 2nd Annual State of the Union in its entirety. It lasted almost a full 90 minutes.

 

I listened as President Trump gave a powerful address to a joint session of Congress and the American people. In true Trump style he didn’t mince words. He began by honoring a number of individuals who have suffered greatly for the sake of freedom; endured judicial injustices of a broken system being able to reenter as productive members of society; survived cancer and deal with the pain of great loss.

 

He recapped many of his successes; called failed policy decisions as he saw them; gave his solutions for success and announced that the State of the Union was Strong!

 

Throughout the speech he called on Congress to come to the table of compromise to find a workable solution to keep the government open, enhance border security for what he has termed a crisis on our southern border and fund a physical barrier or wall to restrain the hordes of illegal immigrants, dangerous drugs and prevent human trafficking.

 

That being said it was a great speech, one of the best I’ve witnessed by far. The response by seated Democrats in their white garb, likened to the white gowns and hoods of the KKK coupled with their body language and facial gestures made it plain their contempt for the President and his agenda. There were a few times when one or more Democrats would join in the applause after the President made it a point to call out the fact that more women are in business than in the past, and that more women are serving in the Congress than ever before. Yeah and they didn’t even notice that the President used an age old trick of flattery which they couldn’t resist.

 

I’ll admit there were also a few times when specific House and Senate members were called out by their recent rantings about giving Socialism a chance in America. Not going to happen under his watch. In fact the President’s statement about America will never be a socialist nation was clear and to the point.

 

Afterwards I hesitated but then I forwarded the recording to Democratic Party Responder Stacey Abrams of Georgia. I thought it was only fair since her speech was said to be about 10 minutes in length. I’ve see some of the memes of her and her crowd, then about her hard working family and her dad walking home in the rain with no coat after working overtime and being picked up in the family car. Without more details my first question was if he was working overtime why did he have to walk home when he had a fully functional car at home?

 

So yes I wanted to hear more from her and she provided important details about her working class parents, the life lessons they were taught as children. She even gave more details on why her dad was walking 30 miles home in the rain with no coat. He had given his coat to a homeless man he encountered along the way home. He said he knew that man would be alone, but that his family would be coming for him. He seemed to be a good man doing something for another without expectation of anything in return.

 

I’ll be honest I didn’t listen to her entire speech as it represented the response of the Democratic Party to the Presidents SOTU. I attempted to endure as she repeatedly blamed President Trump for shutting down the government and placing federal workers on furlough without pay, playing a political stunt. She continued stating that because of the President and the Republicans there were many companies closing and moving out of the country, placing thousands of Americans out of work. (Quite the contrary to what the President actually said in his address). Instead of offering actual points worthy of compromise to insure that America stayed open and workers stayed on the job, her entire point was to simply blame, blame, and blame Republicans.

 

Quite frankly I couldn’t sit and listen to her ramblings any longer. She is an educated woman, a lawyer and former Georgia State Legislator, who ran a failed campaign for Governor and even said she supported illegal immigrants to vote in elections. Typical of the Democratic Party, supporting Illegals over citizens and trying to hedge their bet as a political stunt that goes against the Constitution. So I shut her off in mid-sentence.

 

Usually there are two sides to every coin and at least two sides to every story. Except when it’s a Democrat Story, then there is only one side that matters and everyone else is a racist.

 

It has been two years since President Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States and the entire time he has reached out to Democrats and Republicans alike attempting to move this nation forward with an America First mentality. All I’ve seen so far is what amounts to a mental “Fart” from a majority of Congress.

 

Career lifetime politicians are worried they are going to have their power and prestige taken away by President Trump who has repeatedly campaigned on “Draining the Swamp”. Middle of the road politicians may see an opportunity to claim some of the power. Freshmen politicians of the 116th Congress are what we call “wet behind the ears” and don’t know or understand the inner workings of Congress. Several have stepped up their game in an attempt to display their mental prowess or their superior knowledge. For them might I suggest that you go back into your law school days of not too long ago and look up the Miranda Warning? What does it say vs what does it mean and when to apply it in the Congressional setting.

 

This last part is for American voters. We have a real situation in Congress. There has been a resurgence of legislators who are pushing socialistic and communistic ideologies, favor the radical Islamic Sharia Law over the Rule of Law backed by the Constitution of the United States. They are not compatible. The Constitution is based on Biblical theology and Islam is based on a manmade religion of domination. It is highly likely and verified that a minimum of 100 legislators out of 535 have been influenced, are working with or are currently agents of Socialism and Communism inside the  116th Congress.

 

If American citizens have not learned the lessons of U. S. and World history; have not studied the Constitution to ensure a clear understanding of the Bill of Rights and the Amendments that guarantee those rights. And if American citizens continue sticking their heads in the proverbial sand, there will come a time within the next 6 years where many of those rights will be terminated for lack of interest. Should that happen there will be no getting them back?

 

Voting is a right of American citizenship, as is public service at local, state or federal level. It has been said that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything. The Constitution guarantees certain rights for all citizens of the United States. Everyone else is here as a guest or as an illegal alien and there are no guaranteed rights for them. They have the right and responsibility of obeying all U. S. law, facing jail time or deportation. Anyone who enables, encourages or facilitates another person to commit a crime in the USA is also a lawbreaker and subject to being prosecuted as such.

 

There are many who serve in the U. S. military, the ready reserve or state National Guard or are continually on standby to defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES, both foreign and domestic. The oath we took has no expiration.

 

We are patriots who love our nation, its anthem and the Flag of the United States of America and Almighty God who created us all. We are in a real world war on terrorism and against evil.

 

I love this quote, “It’s a very imperfect world, and you can’t always choose your friends. That’s life. But you can never fail to recognize your enemies.” – President Donald J. Trump

 

To paraphrase former President George W. Bush “You are either with us or against us”! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Contempt in Congress

2-6-2019

 

The Contempt in Congress

 

We are told in the bible that followers of Christ will be known by their fruit (works) and that a tree produces either good fruit or bad fruit. The same can be said of any profession, corporation or place of employment and even in the home.

 

Aretha Franklin sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and we know that respect when taught in the home sets the stage for the real world of life. Children are to be raised with the biblical ground rules of Loving God; Honoring your parents, the elderly and those in authority; doing unto others as you would have them do unto you (do no harm); being satisfied with what you have; not wanting the things of others; and treating each life as if it is important (because God created it). Those children who learn these basic concepts at home tend to be better adults, more productive at work and able to make better choices in life.

 

Have you ever gone into a store or business that had a 5 gallon glass jar full of marbles? There was a sign that asked you to guess how many marbles? Maybe the winner would receive a monetary prize or a new bike? Have you ever written down and submitted your best guest estimate? Have you ever won?

 

When it comes to the U. S. Congress the average American thinks of them as that jar of marbles. Unless you have been a part of the goings on in Congress or really studied U. S. History the shroud of secrecy shields the inner workings and the individuals who have been elected to political office, their personal staff and their daily routines are a mystery. We know that according to the U. S. Constitution there are 100 members of the U. S. Senate and 435 members of the U. S. House of Representatives. That gives us a total of 535 “marbles” in our congressional jar.

 

We know that they are members of three main political parties: Democrats, Independents and Republicans. In this politically correct climate why don’t we refer to them as Democratic-Americans, Independent-Americans and Republican-Americans? Maybe it’s because it would sound stupid?

 

One may only to go online at www.senate.gov to access the U. S. Constitution to read Article 1 for the criteria of becoming a member of Congress.

 

The criteria for the U. S. Senate, is 30 years of age and a citizen for 9 years and an inhabitant of the state from which chosen. Senators are elected for six years and are divided into three classes. The first class vacates the second year, the second class expires the fourth year and the third class expires the sixth year. The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate. The Senate shall choose their officers and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. Then the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.

 

The criteria of becoming a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, 25 years of age, a citizen for 7 years and an inhabitant of the state from which chosen. Representatives are elected for 4 years. Representatives are to direct taxes (in the original Constitutional document). Their members are chosen by state based upon population. They are to choose their Speaker and other officers. The House has the sole power of Impeachment.

 

The Senate and the House shall judge the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members and a majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do business. They each may determine the rules of its proceedings and to punish its members for disorderly behavior and with two thirds concurrence expel a member.

 

The U. S. Congress has many facets of the inner workings that are not made public, such as having many as 512 Congressional Caucuses, which equate to separate voting blocs each with a separate agenda. Of these Caucuses I have written several articles about the Congressional Black Caucus now with 55 members in the 116th Congress. The CBC prides itself on a “black only” membership and has as a number one priority the rooting out racism within the Trump administration and government while ignoring obvious racism in the Congressional Black Caucus. They have opposed Republican Presidents since Richard Nixon refused to recognize them as a legitimate Caucus.

 

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was established in 1971 by 13 founding members. The founding members include:

Rep. Shirley A. Chisholm (D-N.Y.)

Rep. William L. Clay, Sr. (D-Mo.)

Rep. George W. Collins (D-Ill.)

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)

Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Calif.)

Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr. (D-Mich.)

Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ralph H. Metcalfe (D-Ill.)

Rep. Parren J. Mitchell (D-Md.)

Rep. Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. (D-Pa.)

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio)

Del. Walter E. Fauntroy (D-D.C.)

The Congressional Black Caucus currently has two members of the U. S. Senate, one of whom is of Indian descent, Senator Kamala Harris’s parents are from India, yet by her skin color she identifies as black (African-American) and it would appear that the CBC has already broken it’s longstanding rule as a “Blacks Only Club”.

 

Of the U. S. Congress that are some interesting items to consider, out of 535 members, there are verifiably 50 current members who are either Socialists, Communist and another 50 who have leanings toward Islam and their allegiance is not to the U. S. Constitution.  Of these there are 16 members of the Congressional Black Caucus who appear in author and historian Trevor Loudon’s book Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The US Congress.

 

I have taken from Trevor Loudon’s listing of these 50 Communists and Socialists and utilizing my own research of the Congressional Black Caucus provided Caucuses, Committees, Taskforces and Democratic Party Working Groups.

 

You may be surprised (as I was) to see many of the names and faces prominent on Main Stream Media outlets and realize the underlying motives and agenda to undercut President Trump and his administration with completely manufactured resistance. Simply connect the dots with the Democratic Party, the Congressional Black Caucus, Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America and other nefarious SWAMP entities pushing open border agendas and illegal immigrant voting “rights”.

 

2019 List of Socialists and Communists in Congress Trevor Loudon 2-4-2019

http://noisyroom.net/blog/

 

Trevor Loudon had been asked to compile a list of socialists and communists in Congress. A friend of his was challenged to name “even two socialists in Congress.” Altogether, if you add in Islamist connections he places about 100 members of the House of Representatives would struggle to pass a low-level background security check..but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress.

 

Here’s Trevor Loudon’s list of 50 of the most obvious socialists in the House, with links to my website https://keywiki.org/Main_Page for the backup evidence. Apologies to the many I’ve omitted. Please email me at trevor.newzeal@gmail.com if you’d like to be included in future lists.

 

  1. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.
  2. Ami Bera (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America.
  3. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America.
  4. (CBC) Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times.
  5. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Very close to Democratic Socialists of America.
  6. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  7. Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. China’s best friend in the US Congress.
  8. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s.
  9. (CBC) Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Freedom Road Socialist Organization members. Has been to Cuba at least 4 times.
  10. (CBC) Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to some Communist Workers Party and Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle.
  11. Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party USA leaders.
  12. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party USA for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.
  13. Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with one Communist Party USA front group.
  14. Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island.
  15. (CBC) John Lewis (D-GA) Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  16. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members through her political career. Ties to some Filipino-American “former communists.” Worked with Communist Party USA affiliated former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to defend Soviet-Russian puppet Syrian leader Bashar-al-Assad.
  17. (CBC) Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.
  18. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.
  19. (CBC) Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.
  20. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members.
  21. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) has worked closely with Socialist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America members for many years.
  22. John Yarmuth (D-KY) has worked with Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.
  23. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America for many years.
  24. Jim McGovern (D-MA) has supported Latin American socialist and revolutionary groups for 20 years. Has traveled to Cuba at least three times.
  25. (CBC) Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Has been endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Worked with Freedom Road Socialist Organization front groups and with the pro-Beijing Chinese Progressive Association in Boston.
  26. Andy Levin (D-MI) Close to Democratic Socialists of America for at least a decade.
  27. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Democratic Socialists of America member.
  28. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.
  29. (CBC) Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Supported by Democratic Socialists of America- controlled groups Our Revolution and National Nurses United. Reportedly a self-described “Democratic Socialist.”
  30. (CBC) Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Was close to the Communist Party USA for many years. Also supported one Communist Workers Party organization. Traveled to Cuba in 2000 and worked with Fidel Castro to train leftist American medical students in Cuba.
  31. (CBC) William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Has worked with Communist Party USA fronts for many years.
  32. (CBC) Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
  33. Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.
  34. Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.
  35. (CBC) Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.
  36. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s.
  37. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.
  38. Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
  39. (CBC) G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Some connection to Workers World Party and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Also close to the “former” communist-led Moral Mondays movement.
  40. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Traveled to Cuba in 2002.
  41. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America.
  42. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.
  43. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) Elected to the Texas State House with Communist Party USA support. Works closely with a major communist-influenced organization.
  44. (CBC) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Long relationship with the Communist Party USA. Traveled to Cuba at least twice.
  45. (CBC) Marc Veasey (D-TX) Very close relationship with the Communist Party USA.
  46. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Has been involved with Democratic Socialists of America since the 1980s.
  47. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) Has been involved with Freedom Road Socialist Organization-connected groups for many years.
  48. Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. Long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.
  49. (CBC) Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.
  50. (CBC) Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America.

 

For more information on socialists and communists in the US Congress watch my acclaimed 90-minute documentary the Enemies Within, or read my book Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The US Congress.

 

From Trevor Loudon’s listing the following 16 members of the 116th Congressional Black Caucus including their status by Congressional Seniority with Caucuses, Taskforces and Working Groups:

 

  1. John Lewis D-GA since 1987;
    1. Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s
    2. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  2. Eleanor Holmes Norton D-DC since 1991
  3. Maxine Waters D-CA since 1991;
    1. Former Chair 1997 – 1999;
    2. Long history with the Communist Party USA;
    3. Ties to some Communist Workers Party and Workers World Party fronts;
    4. Employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle;
    5. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair
  4. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. D-GA since 1993;
    1. Congressional Automotive and Performance and Motorsports Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Military Family Caucus – Co-Chair:
    3. Congressional Peanut Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Working Forests Caucus – Co-Chair
  5. James E. Clyburn D-SC since 1993,
    1. Former Chair 1999 – 2001;
    2. Democratic Faith Working Group – Co-Chair
  6. Alcee L. Hastings D-FL since 1993;
    1. Congressional Everglades Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Homelessness Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional House Sugar Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Tunisia Caucus – Co-Chair;
    6. Democratic Israel Working Group – Co-Chair
  7. Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX since 1993,
    1. Former Chair 2001 – 2003;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Bosnia – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Homelessness Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Lupus Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Texas Maritime Caucus – Co-Chair
  8. Bobby L. Rush D-IL since 1993;
    1. Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party;
    2. Worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America;
    3. Traveled to Cuba twice.
  9. Bobby Scott D-VA since 1993;
    1. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair;
    2. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  10. Bennie G. Thompson D-MS since 1993;
    1. The Congressional Task Force on Election Security – Co-Chair
  11. Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX since 1996;
    1. Congressional Afghan Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Children’s Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Nigeria Caucus – Co-Chair
  12. Elijah E. Cummings D-MD since 1996,
    1. Former Chair 2003 – 2005;
    2. Congressional Oral Health Caucus – Co-Chair
  13. Danny K. Davis D-IL since 1997;
    1. Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000’s;
    2. Worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s;
    3. Close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.
  14. Gregory W. Meeks D-NY since 1998;
    1. Congressional European Union Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus – Co-Chair
  15. Barbara Lee D-CA since 1998;
    1. Former Chair 2009 – 2011;
    2. Has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades.
    3. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence;
    4. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times;
    5. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus – Co-Chair;
    6. Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus – Co-Chair;
    7. Congressional Sudan and South Sudan Caucus – Co-Chair;
    8. Cuba Working Group – Co-Chair;
    9. Democratic Whip Task force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity – Co-Chair;
    10. House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee – Co-Chair
  16. William Lacy Clay, Jr. D-MD since 2001
  17. David Scott D-GA since 2003
  18. G. K. Butterfield D-NC since 2004,
    1. Former Chair 2015 – 2017; Childhood Cancer Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Free File Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Rare Disease Caucus – Co-Chair
  19. Emanuel Cleaver, II D-MO since 2005,
    1. Former Chair 2011 – 2013
  20. Al Green D-TX since 2005
  21. Gwen Moore D-WI since 2005
  22. Yvette D. Clarke D-NY since 2007;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Multicultural Media Caucus – Co-Chair
  23. Hank Johnson D-GA since 2007,
    1. Secretary 2019
  24. Andre Carson D-IN since 2007;
    1. Congressional Higher Education Caucus – Co-Chair
  25. Marcia L. Fudge D-OH since 2008,
    1. Former Chair 2013 – 2015;
    2. Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Childhood Obesity Taskforce – Co-Chair
  26. Karen Bass D-CA since 2011,
    1. Current Chair 2019;
    2. Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s; still works closely with former members;
    3. mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member;
    4. Close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Freedom Road Socialist Organization members;
    5. Has been to Cuba at least 4 times;
    6. Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth – Co-Chair
  27. Cedric L. Richmond D-LA since 2011;
    1. Former Chair 2017 – 2019; Congressional Home Protection Caucus;
    2. Congressional Minor league Baseball Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Refinery Caucus – Co-Chair
  28. Terri Sewell D-AL since 2011;
    1. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair
  29. Frederica S. Wilson D-FL since 2011,
    1. Member At Large
  30. Donald M. Payne, Jr. D-NJ since 2012;
    1. Congressional Men’s Health Caucus – Co-Chair
  31. Joyce Beatty D-OH since 2012,
    1. 1st Vice Chair 2019;
    2. Congressional Financial and Economic literacy Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Heart and Stroke Caucus – Co-Chair
  32. Hakeem Jeffries D-NY since 2013;
    1. House Democratic Policy and communications Committee – Co-Chair
  33. Marc Veasey D-TX since 2013;
    1. Congressional Aviation Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Blue Collar Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair;
    6. Congressional Youth Sports Caucus – Co-Chair;
    7. Access to Jobs Taskforce – Co-Chair;
    8. The Bipartisan Taskforce for Combatting Anti-Semitism – Co-Chair
  34. Robin Kelly D-IL since 2013;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Diversifying Tech Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Democratic Budget Group – Co-Chair;
    4. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  35. Cory Booker D-NJ since 2013
  36. Alma Adams D-NC since 2014;
    1. Bipartisan Congressional HBCUS Caucus – Co-Chair
  37. Brenda Lawrence D-MI since 2015,
    1. 2nd Vice Chair 2019; Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Democratic Women’s Working Group – Co-Chair
  38. Stacey Plaskett D-VI since 2015;
    1. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair
  39. Bonnie Watson Coleman D-NJ since 2015;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair
  40. Dwight Evans D-PA since 2016,
    1. Member At Large
  41. Kamala D. Harris D-CA since 2017
  42. Lisa Blunt Rochester D-DE since 2017;
    1. Access to Jobs Taskforce – Co-Chair
  43. Anthony Brown D-MD since 2017
  44. Val Butler Demings D-FL since 2017;
    1. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  45. Al Lawson D-FL since 2017
  46. A. Donald Mceachin D-VA since 2017,
    1. Whip 2019
  47. Steven Horsford D. NV since 2018,
    1. Parlimentarian
  48. Colin Allred D-TX since 2018
  49. Antonio Delgado D-NY since 2018
  50. Jahana Hayes D-CT since 2018
  51. Lucy McBath D-GA since 2018
  52. Joe Neguse D-CO since 2018
  53. Ilhan Omar D-MN since 2018
  54. Ayanna Pressley D-MA since 2018
  55. Lauren Underwood D-IL since 2018

 

As a side note former President Barack Obama was a proud member of the CBC as a U. S. Senator and alumni continued to be a staunch supporter of the CBC as president, and his maternal grandparents were solidly connected card carrying members of the Communist Party from Washington state and in Hawaii during the time of his birth.

 

Alumni and former Rep. Keith Ellison was an active and vocal member of the CBC and the Democratic Party before being elected as Minnesota’s Attorney General in the 2018 mid-term elections.

 

Much of my writings about the Congressional Black Caucus may seem redundant or repetitive in nature, but I assure you that there is a direct correlation between the racial violence, rioting and demonstrations by leftist and Democratic causes, the resistance within the U. S. Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus. This connection has either gone unseen or kept under the cover of secrecy from the American people.

 

I will continue to investigate until such time as competent Congressional leadership or an internal IG investigation is launched to bring to accountability those members of the U. S. Congress who do not take their oath of office and allegiance to the United States of America seriously.

 

It is by an act of Almighty God that we are all created equal and through the dedication of fellow Patriots we continue to be the land of the brave and home of the free! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The State of the Union is Strong

SOTU 2019 President Trump

2-5-2019

 

The State of the Union is Strong

 

A partial quote by President Trump tonight as he prepared to conclude his second State of The Union address at the nation’s capital, “The State of the Union is Strong”, declaring to the nation that much good and prosperity have gripped the nation over the past 2 years. While most Democrats and many Republican members of Congress chose to sit in disagreement, there was a point made about more women were working today, and that there were many more women in Congress than ever before, that brought even the staunch hard core Never Trumpers to their feet as they clapped their hearts out in support (of that one portion of the SOTU).

 

For those who know me and for those who don’t I’ve been studying the U.S. Congress trying to figure out how elected members can deny every positive thing accomplished by President Trump in his first 2 years in office. From the hostages coming home from North Korea to the prospect of US forces coming home from the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would seem that the liberals would like to just keep things as they have been for a very long time.

 

From what I saw tonight The State of Resistance is weak, and as people leapt to their feet in applause, the TRDs (Trump Resistance Democrats) felt justified by making a statement against support of the things Americans have been seeking. The statement they made was a pitiful one at best.

 

I’ve never heard a President praise so many others and encourage Americans to stand strong, not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans as we move into the next phase of development, using words like “WE” and “OUR” and did not even once use the word “I”. He ended with God Bless You and May God Bless the United States. In my humble opinion it was a great speech, sought a united front throughout the nation and in the U. S. Congress! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Looking Through a Skewed Lens

2-4-2019

 

Looking Through a Skewed Lens

 

I began watching “Red Tails” on cable recently and couldn’t help but relate what was happening on screen with the happenings of today. The young Captain had gone into the Officers Club and was told to leave because of his race. At first he complied, but stopped short when he decided enough is enough. He went back inside and began fighting with another officer. It quickly turned into a brawl. The next scene was him lying in a cell and being released to his commanding officer a Colonel.

 

The Colonel asked him what he was trying to do and said the Captain reminded him of a young kid on the street with his arm bare and his hand clenched and knotted up in a fist. The Colonel told him that if you go around looking at the world through a skewed lens your results will be skewed too (paraphrased).

 

That struck a chord with me. That’s exactly how racial division and political correctness affect the nation today. There are those on the liberal left, those in the Democratic Party and even those in the Republican Party who feel that their politics trump opposing views.

 

It has gotten so bad that those who are affected by this skewed liberal left political view of America have gone past the point of calling evil good and good evil. They attack without merit. In fact if they “perceive” that something or someone is calling them out in dissent they incite violence, mayhem and even physical harm or death. So arrogant are they that openly calling for the death of a sitting president (unheard of before) have become a common theme among career and fledgling freshmen members of Congress.

 

Traditionally it has been a requirement for select government officials and members of Congress to swear an oath of allegiance to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. It maybe because they don’t realize that ALL ENEMIES = Foreign Nations, Tribes and Religious Factions who are hostile toward the United States of America. It may also be possible that ALL ENEMIES = Domestic, home grown, migrated and even brain washed American citizens who are hostile toward the United States of America.

 

Anyone who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States knows perfectly well that protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES = Foreign and Domestic. That includes those acting aggressively toward our nation’s leader, our military or against citizens of the United States of America by hostile state actors. They have taken “the oath” very seriously and there is no expiration date!

 

What we are seeing is unconscionable for Members of Congress in their quest to retain power and privilege to rise up as hostile state actors against the nation, the President and even We The People of the United States. To openly and publicly transmit, encourage and conduct mayhem that is anti-American in nature is tantamount to Treason or Subversion.

 

The number one priority of the government is the safety and security of its citizens. The one thing that lifetime politicians have forgotten is that the people are the deciding factor for America. The government and its representatives work for the people, not the other way around.

 

What we are seeing today are real life Swamp Creatures in a real death roll as they lose the power they have accumulated over time since they first swore the oath and became publicly elected servants of the people.

 

It may be that the corruption that has taken hold of the United States Congress has become common place so long that it is seen as “just the way Washington politics works” and we are expected to get used to it. It behooves every member of Congress, regardless of political party or other clannish affiliation (Caucuses) to examine themselves and their own “agenda” or purpose. Does it represent the people who voted to send them to Congress? Or has making it into Congress simply a feather in their own cap for financial or political gain?

 

Back to the Colonel in “Red Tails” who told the Captain he had nothing against him but had the highest expectations for him. It is the same with members of Congress, you were sent to “The Hill” with the highest expectations of the American people. You were sent to look out and legislate for OUR interests and if you are unable or unwilling to legislate to keep our families safe, our nation secure and our military prepared for war, it is time you resigned!

 

There is no “career” in the Legislative Branch; it is as a public servant that you have been trusted to serve in our behalf. Nobody is above the law. When the lawmaker becomes the lawbreaker it is time for justice to be served! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Fractured DNC the CBC and the Democratic Party

1-30-2019

 

The Fractured DNC the CBC and the Democratic Party

 

Has anybody besides me thought about the goings on in Congress and inside the Democratic Party? Even before the 2016 elections there has been an underground attempt by foreign state actors to undermine the Democratic Party and bring down the US government through subversion.

 

Remember what happened when President Nixon authorized “Watergate” in the early 1970s? A team broke into the Democratic Party Headquarters to gain information and documents. They were caught, arrested, then tried, convicted and sentenced to prison. President Nixon resigned and because Vice President Agnew had resigned prior to that, Speaker of the House Gerald Ford became President.

 

That is the scenario that the Democrats are attempting to do with President Trump. They want to get him and Vice President Pence out of the way so that the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) can become president. Let that sink in.

 

The problems with the DNC are inherent and internal. Now fast forward to the Democratic Obama administration where the Congressional Black Caucus (blacks only) with key membership in the upper echelons of the Democratic Party (Keith Ellison). The entire CBC membership has become emboldened to the point of swaying the direction and purpose of the DNC to the far, far left.

 

Then Debbie Wasserman-Schultz the DNC chair brings in an Internet Technology team of computer “professionals” who we find out after the fact foreign state actors representing Iran and other foreign governments. They have access to ALL the information on the DNC servers, full access to government computer systems and go undetected for quite some time before being discovered using unauthorized access to House computers. So what happens to them? They perform an exfiltration with their families, finances and all of that stolen data.

 

Then here comes the election and the new Republican Trump administration. What to do? What to do? Oh yeah the phony “Russian Collusion” narrative surfaces, using fake documents paid for by Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation and orchestrated into play by Obama Administration hold overs of the “Deep State”. So adamant are they to deflect their own incompetence and treasonous actions that the “Mueller Investigation” must be played out until they can pin something on President Trump and deflect the corruption and far worse from DNC officials and Democratic Party members in Congress. That is why it was so important for Representative Nancy Pelosi to once again gain the House leadership position.

 

Should this farce on the American people become successful she would go down in history as the first woman President of the United States. Her own power quest and her self-importance will be her undoing.

 

Not only has lady justice been blind, but she has been shackled and handcuffed by upper levels of law enforcement and upper leadership within the Department of Justice. It is time for the Trump Administration’s Attorney General become actively involved in rooting out the responsible parties where ever they may be found and bring them to justice.

 

There has been a concerted effort to destroy evidence, shred emails (as if that solves the problem) and cover the tracks of those whose wrong doing harms the national security of the nation. Placing the blame on Russia, Wikileaks and any other entity or person insures a clean get away by the actual perpetrators. Focus on the private actors and follow the money. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Examining Planned Parenthood Federation of America

1-26-2019

 

Examining Planned Parenthood Federation of America

 

From what I gathered in just an hour or so of doing a Google search on Planned Parenthood I am sickened by the fact that not only does the US government contribute over $1B annually to fund this organization, and to allow it tax exemption the same as a church or other non-profits.

The purpose of this article is not to cast doubt on Planned Parenthood but to illuminate what appears to be the tip of the iceberg. What we see above the waterline is a mere portion of what amounts to a London based worldwide organization that provides population control and management via the means of abortion. If Planned Parenthood were any other organization it would qualify under organized crime and conspiracy to commit murder in accordance to the Rule of Law under the US Constitution.

What is even more sickening than organized legal death facilities scattered across the United States and around the globe, is the fact that women, governors, legislators, nurses and doctors are gleeful and giddy over the prospect of the genocide their own offspring.

Psalm 139:14 English Standard Version (ESV)

14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.

 

Who is man that he should destroy that which God has created in the womb designed to nourish and protect a precious human life. Wow unto those who engage in this inhumane practice.

Now that I’ve said my piece, here are statistics on abortions 2000 – 2016, followed by the 103 year history of Planned Parenthood in their own words.

US Abortion Statistics: An Honest Analysis – Spencer P. Morrison April 17, 2018

https://nationaleconomicseditorial.com/2017/04/15/abortion-facts-and-statistics/

That’s why I wrote this article.

I’ve collected (and organized) some of the most basic statistics on abortion, and also answered some of the most common statistical questions, and corrected some common misconceptions—we can’t have a debate unless we get our facts straight.

First-thing’s-first: the following table records the number of abortions per year in the US, how many of which were “first time” abortions, and also the cumulative number of abortions since 1970.

Also, if you’re interested in exploring the data yourself, you can download the abortion statistics as an excel file—it’s much more detailed than what you see below, which I parsed for brevity and clarity.

US Abortion Statistics: 1970-2016

 Year Legal Abortions 1st-Time Abortions Cumulative Abortions
1970* 193,491 106,420 193,491
1971 485,816 267,198 679,307
1972 586,760 322,718 1,266,067
1973* 615,831 338,707 1,881,898
1974 763,476 417,911 2,645,374
1975 854,853 470,169 3,500,227
1976 988,267 543,546 4,488,494
1977 1,079,430 593,686 5,567,924
1978 1,157,776 636,776 6,725,700
1979 1,251,921 688,556 7,977,621

 

1980 1,297,606 713,683 9,275,218
1981 1,300,760 715,418 10,575,978
1982 1,573,920 865,656 12,149,898
1983 1,575,000 866,250 13,724,898
1984 1,333,521 733,436 15,058,419
1985 1,328,570 730,713 16,386,989
1986 1,328,112 730,461 17,715,101
1987 1,353,671 744,519 19,068,772
1988 1,371,285 754,206 20,440,057
1989 1,396,658 768,161 21,836,715

 

1990 1,429,577 803,422 23,266,292
1991 1,388,937 750,025 24,655,229
1992 1,359,145 733,938 26,014,374
1993 1,330,414 705,119 27,344,788
1994 1,267,415 671,729 28,612,203
1995 1,210,883 653,876 29,823,086
1996 1,221,585 654,769 31,044,671
1997 1,186,039 581,159 32,230,710
1998 884,273 465,127 33,114,983
1999 861,789 448,130 33,976,772

 

2000 857,475 454,461 34,834,247
2001 853,485 460,881 35,687,732
2002 854,122 461,225 36,541,854
2003 848,163 457,159 37,390,017
2004 839,226 450,664 38,229,243
2005 820,151 438,780 39,049,394
2006 846,181 456,937 39,895,575
2007 827,609 462,633 40,723,184
2008 825,564 459,013 41,548,748
2009 784,507 433,832 42,333,255

 

2010 765,651 424,170 43,098,906
2011 730,322 392,182 43,829,228
2012 699,202 389,455 44,528,430
2013 664,435 365,439 45,192,865
2014* 540,537 297,295 45,733,402
2015 340,255 187,140 46,073,657
2016 77,983 42,890 46,151,640

 

 

 

Planned Parenthood

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/our-history

 

103 Years the History of Planned Parenthood

 

In 1916, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that women should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Today, Planned Parenthood affiliates operate more than 600 health centers across the United States, and Planned Parenthood is the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people. Planned Parenthood is also the nation’s largest provider of sex education. How did we get where we are today? Learn more about our 100-year history.

 

The Beginning
Planned Parenthood traces its roots back to nurse, educator and founder Margaret Sanger — whose activism changed the world. Sanger had the revolutionary idea that women should control their own bodies — and thus their own destinies. Imagine that!

 

Sanger grew up in an Irish family of 11 children in Corning, New York. Her mother, in fragile health from many pregnancies, including 7 miscarriages, died at age 50 of tuberculosis. Her mother’s story — along with her work as a nurse on the Lower East Side of New York — inspired Sanger to travel to Europe and study birth control methods at a time when educating people about birth control was illegal in the United States.

 

On October 16, 1916, Sanger — together with her sister Ethel Byrne and activist Fania Mindell — opened the country’s first birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Women lined up down the block to get birth control information and advice from Sanger, Byrne, and Mindell.

 

Nine days later, police raided the clinic and shut it down. All 3 women were charged with crimes related to sharing birth control information. Sanger refused to pay the fine and spent 30 days in jail, where she educated other inmates about birth control.

 

Although the Brownsville clinic was shut down, Sanger went on to travel the country to share her vision — and the Planned Parenthood movement began.

 

A Movement Begins  

In 1923, Sanger opened the Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau in Manhattan to provide birth control devices to women and to collect statistics about the safety and long-term effectiveness of birth control. That same year, Sanger incorporated the American Birth Control League, an ambitious new organization that examined the global impact of population growth, disarmament, and famine. The two organizations eventually merged to become Planned Parenthood® Federation of America, Inc. (PPFA®).

 

The continued work of Sanger and efforts from other birth control proponents led to a 1936 court ruling that birth control devices and information would no longer be classified as obscene, and could be legally distributed in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. While it took another 30 years for these rights to be extended to married couples (but just married couples) throughout the rest of the country, it was an historic step toward making birth control available to everyone.

 

The Development of the Pill

In 1948, Planned Parenthood awarded a small grant to biologists Gregory Pincus, John Rock, and M.C. Chang to conduct research into a birth control pill.

 

Katharine Dexter McCormick, a leader in the suffrage movement and the League of Women Voters, was head of the research process and its primary funder.

In 1956, the first large-scale human trial of the birth control pill was carried out in Puerto Rico. The step was critical to the pill’s development at the time, but the testing conducted on Puerto Rican women was done without informed consent — now considered unethical, and in some cases, illegal. Puerto Rican women, unaware they were participating in an experimental clinical trial with hormone levels 20 times higher than birth control pills on the market today resulted in harmful side effects, such as dizziness, cramps, and vomiting.

As time went on, the pill was refined to become the safe and effective birth control method used by millions of women today. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the sale of pills for contraception on May 9, 1960. Within 5 years, 1 out of every 4 married women in the U.S. under the age of 45 had used the pill.
While stateside acceptance of Sanger’s vision was slow, global progress was swift. In Bombay, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) was founded at the 3rd International Conference on Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger served as its president from 1952-1959. Today, Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the U.S. Member Association to IPPF [International Planned Parenthood Foundation].

 

A New Era for Women

The pill soon changed the lives of women and families across the U.S. and around the world. Finally there was an easy, effective, and reversible way to prevent pregnancy. But the pill still wasn’t available nationwide. Some states banned all forms of contraception.

 

In 1965, in the landmark case Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court ruled that states couldn’t deny the sale of contraception to married couples. That led 10 states to legalize birth control.

 

Seven years later, in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts statute that banned the distribution of contraceptives to unmarried people in Eisenstadt v. Baird. So by the early 70s anyone — single or married — was allowed to get birth control from their doctor.

 

In 1970, Title X of the Public Health Services Act became law. It established public funding for family planning and sex education programs in the U.S. That meant Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health organizations were able to provide birth control and sex education services for more people, especially in low-income communities. To this day, Title X funding is critical to accessing sexual and reproductive health care.

 

By the early 1970s, the role of women in public life was starting to change, and a movement for safe and legal abortion emerged. State after state changed their laws to allow abortion in certain cases. After New York legalized abortion in 1970, a Planned Parenthood health center in Syracuse, NY was the first Planned Parenthood health center to offer abortion services.

 

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of abortion rights in the landmark case Roe vs. Wade, citing the right to privacy. Roe vs. Wade guaranteed the right to safe and legal abortion within the first 3 months of pregnancy in all 50 states. Roe vs. Wade remains the law today.

 

A short-lived but crucial era of abortion rights expansion followed. Laws requiring spousal consent for abortion and strict parental consent rules for minors seeking abortion were soon struck down in the courts, removing harmful obstacles to abortion.

 

However, in 1976, the Hyde Amendment made it illegal for federal public funding to pay for abortion services except in a few circumstances, such as cases of rape, incest, or a life-endangering pregnancy. So even while abortion remained legal, it was becoming out of reach for low-income people in need of financial assistance, or for those who receive health care through Medicaid or Medicare.

 

Through legal victories and setbacks, Planned Parenthood continued to grow into its role as a trusted sexual and reproductive health care provider and educator, establishing affiliates in communities across the country, and becoming a leading advocate in the fight for reproductive rights.

 

Victories and Violence

The expansion of abortion rights in the 1970s resulted in fierce backlash from opponents of safe and legal abortion in the 1980s and 90s, with tragic consequences.

 

Extremists staged campaigns of patient intimidation, and committed acts of violence — including murder — against abortion providers, as well as bombings and arsons at health centers.

 

Also, opponents of safe and legal abortion began gaining strong political influence. The Reagan and George H.W. Bush presidencies resulted in significant setbacks to the reproductive rights movement. In 1992, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutional right to an abortion, but allowed states to put their own regulations about abortion into place. Planned Parenthood v. Casey allowed states to put limits on abortion — such as mandatory waiting periods of more than 24 hours — that made it harder for patients to access abortion care.

 

During this time, laws were passed that restricted federal funds from health care providers and organizations who discussed abortion with their patients — including the Title X “gag” rule and the Mexico City Policy, or “global gag rule.” In 1993, the Clinton administration reversed these rules — but it was not the last time the world would suffer from the global gag rule.

 

But throughout these difficult times, Planned Parenthood remained steadfast in its commitment to patients and its vision of a world without barriers to sexual and reproductive health care.

 

In 1987, Planned Parenthood began offering free or low-cost HIV testing in communities around the country. In 1989, millions marched in Washington in support of reproductive rights. That same year, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Faye Wattleton founded the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, a 501c4 organization, to engage in public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative and electoral activity.

 

Throughout the 1990s, Planned Parenthood and other reproductive health experts successfully advocated for  FDA approval of new, effective methods of birth control — including the birth control shot, the ring, the patch, and the implant. In 1999, the FDA approved Plan B emergency contraception, and Planned Parenthood began work to make emergency contraception widely available at its health centers and  educate the public about emergency contraception, also known as the “morning-after pill.”
In 1996, Planned Parenthood launched www.plannedparenthood.org, which made expert medical and sexual health information easily  accessible for everyone. Today, 76 million people reach Planned Parenthood online every year.

 

A New Millennium, a Second Century

Scientific advances in sexual and reproductive health soared as the 90s closed, and the 21st century began with the promise of expanded birth control and abortion options.

 

In 2000, the FDA approved mifepristone, known as medication abortion or the abortion pill, after several years of delays due to political opposition. Planned Parenthood health centers were then able to offer another safe and effective option to patients seeking abortion.

 

In 2005, the first Planned Parenthood affiliate began providing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for transgender patients. In 2006, the HPV vaccine was approved, and Planned Parenthood health centers began providing this lifesaving cancer prevention method at health centers across the country. The same year, Plan B emergency contraception became available for purchase without a prescription for women ages 18+. (In 2013, Plan B and similar brands became available over-the-counter for people of all ages.)

But these advancements were tempered by a political climate increasingly hostile to reproductive health care. The George W. Bush administration reinstated the global gag rule, galvanized opponents of safe and legal abortion by passing a ban on a rarely used later-stage abortion procedure, and worked to establish a new legal status for frozen embryos. Funding for “abstinence-only” sexuality education increased, leaving students across the country without medically accurate sexual health information.

 

In 2009, The Obama administration overturned the global gag rule and reaffirmed America’s commitment to sexual and reproductive health at home and abroad. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was passed. It expanded access to health insurance, allowing more people to get the health care they needed. The law includes a provision that requires insurance plans to cover birth control and preventive care services, like cancer screenings and STD testing. Planned Parenthood has worked to educate 300,000 people about the new health insurance law, helping them get coverage.

 

After years of state by state restrictions on abortion, in 2016 the Supreme Court ruled that states could not create rules that placed an “undue burden” on people seeking abortion, in the Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt case — a victory for those in favor of safe and legal abortion. In response, Planned Parenthood vowed to redouble its efforts to fight abortion restrictions across the country.

 

2016 also marked 100 years since Margaret Sanger, Ethel Byrne, and Fania Mindell opened the first clinic in Brooklyn.

 

Planned Parenthood continues to reach millions of people today.

 

God’s decree “Thou Shalt Not Kill” proclaims that murder is a sin in the eyes of God. The fact that the United States has made abortion legal does not negate what God has declared.

 

Judgement day is coming! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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