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Secretary of State John Kerry excuses Islamist terrorist murder of civilians

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

It’s hard to believe that an American secretary of state would justify terrorism — well, not so hard to believe considering the depravity of the Obama administration. Regarding the savage murder of 12 journalists by Islamists at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris in January, Kerry said:

… “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘OK, they’re really angry because of this and that’” …

“Legitimacy” and “rationale” for the murder of satirical cartoonists drawing and publishing pictures? This is outrageous. John Kerry is despicable, justifying terror meant to silence two of the West’s most hallowed ideals: 1) the practice of free speech and 2) the protection of a free press. Kerry should be fired by President Obama — at least censured — but Obama agrees with Kerry. What a said state of affairs. But such type behavior shall only increase if the American people remain silent.

Stand up for what is right. Remind your elected officials of the ideals enshrined in our nation’s Constitution. Ask that John Kerry step down from his position. Ask your public officials to publicly condemn Kerry and demand that he step down. You can use the following link to contact your elected representatives:



Sunday, October 18th, 2015

ONE-CLICK, EMAIL, CALL: TELL SENATE TO STOP GIVING TAXPAYER MONEY TO “SANCTUARY CITIES” — CITIES WHICH HARBOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. Remember “Kate Steinle, a young woman who was gunned down in San Francisco this summer by an illegal immigrant.” SENATE TO VOTE TUESDAY.

ONE-CLICK: Fill in your name, email, zip, and click, telling senators to stop funding cities which harbor illegal aliens. Courtesy of Ted Cruz.


Gun Owners of America: “Paul Ryan Would be ‘Boehner on Steroids’”

Friday, October 16th, 2015

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Over the years, I’ve come to know that Gun Owners of America (GOA) is one of the most effective pro-Second Amendment groups in the U.S. I urge you to heed their caution and take action regarding the next Speaker of the U.S. House. The GOA rightfully points out that, while it was great for us to get rid of Speaker Boehner, we certainly don’t want Boehner to hand-pick his own anti-gun successor:

ACTION: Click here to tell your Congressman that you do NOT support any Congressman for House Speaker — including Rep. Paul Ryan — who is willing to compromise on Second Amendment rights!

Tell your Representative to Vote NO on Ryan

They said it couldn’t be done.

But, through your activism, you put pressure on sell-out Speaker John Boehner and helped bring his career to an unlamented end.

But there’s still work to be done.

Lest you think that things couldn’t get worse, one of the top candidates to replace Boehner is the compromising Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan (R).

Ryan voted for the Thompson-King amendment last year — an anti-gun amendment that would add an additional $19.5 million to pay states to turn in more names to the federal gun-ban (NICS) list.

Already, more than 175,000 law-abiding veterans have lost their Second Amendment rights this way.  And, in states like New York, this money will pay to strip Americans of their constitutional rights, merely because they consult a psychiatrist and are prescribed a therapeutic drug.

Ryan has not had many tough (recorded) votes on guns, but the things HE WANTS to do should scare you.



Tuesday, May 26th, 2015


Take 1 minute to fill out a short form and click — or instantly get your House rep’s phone number and talking points. Letter text is already there and your message will be automatically routed to your senators and House rep. You can customize the text all you want or write your own letter. I’ve provided multiple links so you can pick and choose which organization’s form to use. There is very broad opposition to TPP/TPA/fast-track (Trans-Pacific Partnership/Trade Promotion Authority) spanning the political spectrum. This is a chance for good American citizens of all stripes to come together and do the right thing.

Do you want to let President Obama sign a “largely secret” [1] trade deal that will eliminate “millions of good jobs,” [2] give “the President More Power,” [3], increase “Trade Deficits,” [3], surrender American sovereignty, [3] allow “currency manipulation,” [3] and allow increased immigration [3] (ON TOP OF OBAMA’S AMNESTIES)? Many polls confirm Americans’ strong opposition to TPA/TPP, [4][5][6] and some House Republicans are taking note. [7]

“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a sweeping international regulatory agreement that effects everything from the environment and energy to the minimum wage, food and immigration. If approved, it would have the force of a treaty. Its regulations would override U.S. law and the White House would not be obligated to follow any directives Congress offers on what those rules should look like.” [1]


Fill in your info and click the orange “ADD YOUR NAME” button (


Scroll down and click on the red “Take Action” button (you’ll be prompted for your zip code and then provided with your House rep’s phone number and talking points/script (Eagle Forum):


Enter your zip code and press the “Submit” button (Citizens Trade Campaign):


Scroll down to “Compose Your Own Message,” enter your zip code, and click the “Submit” button (Consumer Action):


The accusation of “Islamophobia” is designed to shut down discussion, debate and criticism of everything Islamic

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

By Gary Gerofsky

Recently I read an article (“Levelling the playing field for Muslim girls”) in my local newspaper about a “progressive” idea within a high school that the board of education raise funds for Muslim girls to participate in sports events by paying for special “sports hijabs.” On the surface, it sounds like a fair-minded, inexpensive idea to facilitate inclusion and participation in sports. However, in reality, it is a huge step towards sharia law. It would sanction the political symbols of Islam. It would comply with Islamic family and community pressure on girls to wear an article of clothing that is neither mandatory nor necessary for their faith — and is certainly not required attire by religious duty to play sports. It would place a barrier to integration and inclusion into a normal school environment and team sports. It is a way in which the Islamic community can force us to accept their misogyny, their self-perceived exclusivity and superiority, and their attempts to gain special accommodation within Western society. It is a recipe for further separation and insularity. It is the slippery slope to sharia law. It also speaks to Muslim youth of Canada’s support for Islamic values. In a current situation where we have had too many going off to join ISIS to lop off heads, mass murder and enslave girls, it gives the (privileged) Canadian Muslim youth a green light to support jihad both here and abroad. The leftists love it, as they do all initiatives which bring us closer to political Islam as loyal multicultural followers, and, despite my concerns and objections, it is receiving full support and will most likely be approved, implemented and eventually expanded.



Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Look up, call, and email your senators: (or call 202-224-3121 – the Capitol Switchboard – and ask for your senators)

Here are talking points:

  • Please tell your senator to vote YES on Vitter amendments #849 and #850 to the Budget Resolution. These amendments would express the sense of Congress to end the outdated practice of Birthright Citizenship and to defund Pres. Obama’s 2014 unconstitutional amnesties.
  • Please tell your senator to vote NO on Hatch amendment #646 that would instruct Congress to increase the number of foreign tech workers.
  • Please tell your senator to vote YES on Grassley amendments #960 and #958 that instructs Congress to pass legislation that makes E-Verify mandatory and protects American workers before companies can petition for H-1B visas.


Time to chide Republicans who BETRAYED us and funded Obama’s executive amnesty

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

It is imperative that you contact Republican senators and representatives and their “leaders,” Mitch Mcconnell and John Boehner, who betrayed conservatives (people with common sense) and funded President Obama’s executive amnesty. Tell them to abide by conservative principles, you know what they did, you’re watching, and you’ll vote based on their actions. All their names and contact info is provided below. Please share this information widely so we can expose these deceivers. They must know that voters are watching them and will publicize their deception. The fact is that House Speaker John Boehner, and later Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell, planned the whole “defunding” of Obama’s executive amnesty to fail from the start. A key promise made by Republicans during campaigning for the November 4, 2014 elections was to stop executive amnesty for at least 5 million illegals. From Breitbart:

Exclusive-Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama’s ‘Un-American’ Amnesty if We Win Senate

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s “un-American” for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.

“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Party activist asked him about the president’s plans for an executive amnesty on a conference call hosted by on Monday evening.

“I don’t support it. It is wrong,” Priebus said. “It is un-American for a president to try and do such a thing. I want to make it clear: There is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty.” …


New Mexico – Bringing the power home: One click sends an email to 13 legislators calling for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Click here to send an email to 13 New Mexico legislators calling for a convention of states under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The resolution’s text explains why we need to reign in the power of the federal government:

    WHEREAS, the Founders of our Constitution empowered State Legislators to be guardians of liberty against future abuses of power by the federal government; and

    WHEREAS, the federal government has created a crushing national debt through improper and imprudent spending; and

    WHEREAS, the federal government has invaded the legitimate roles of the states through the manipulative process of federal mandates, most of which are unfunded to a great extent; and

    WHEREAS, the federal government has ceased to live under a proper interpretation of the Constitution of the United States; and

    WHEREAS, it is the solemn duty of the States to protect the liberty of our people, particularly for the generations to come, by preparing Amendments to the Constitution of the United States through a Convention of the States under Article V to place clear restraints on these and related abuses of power;

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the legislature of New Mexico hereby applies to Congress, under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States, for the calling of a convention of the states limited to proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States that impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government and limit the terms of office for its officials and for Members of Congress; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the New Mexico secretary of state is hereby directed to transmit copies of this application to the President and Secretary of the United States Senate and to the Speaker and Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, and copies to the members of the Senate and House of Representatives from this State; also to transmit copies to the presiding officers of each of the legislative houses in the several States, requesting their cooperation; and

    BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this application constitute a continuing application in accordance with Article V of the Constitution of the United States until the legislatures of at least two-thirds of the several states have made applications on the same subject.

DEFUNDING OBAMA’S AMNESTY: Litmus test for Republicans – true conservatives standing on principle?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Republican leadership seems on the verge of caving in, breaking their November 4, 2014 election promises, and funding President Obama’s blatantly unconstitutional executive directives to grant amnesty to approximately 5 million illegal immigrants. Did Republicans get the message voters sent in the November 4 election? Republicans took the Senate, strengthened their hold on the House, took a good number of state houses, and won an amazing number of governorships, but voters weren’t solely endorsing the GOP — not by a long-shot. Voters were more concentrated on repudiating President Obama’s policies and those of his out-of-control “liberal” establishment. But, before dissecting the intentions of GOP leaders (and many in the rank and file), PLEASE ACT NOW TO STOP OBAMA’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE AMNESTY:

Talking points to use when contacting senators
I urge you to oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens because:

  • Pres. Obama’s executive amnesties are unconstitutional
  • A federal judge has temporarily blocked Obama’s executive amnesty, proving that that the president’s actions are illegal
  • Amnesty encourages and rewards illegal activity
  • Amnesty steals jobs from American workers whom already are suffering because illegals are taking their jobs
  • Amnesty forces wages down for already-struggling American workers
  • With amnesty, illegal aliens will more easily be able to vote in elections
  • Obama’s amnesty will force hard-working Americans to PAY illegals millions of dollars in free handouts

Why are Republicans so convinced that they must “compromise” on amnesty? From Breitbart:

Though establishment Republican leaders and the mainstream press–without any evidence–incessantly claim Republicans must cave on immigration enforcement to appeal to Hispanics, a majority of Hispanics actually want Congress to pass legislation making it tougher for businesses to illegally hire illegal immigrants. …

Americans in general, by a 50-point margin, wanted tougher rules against hiring illegal immigrants, and that included a majority of Hispanics (56% to 37%).

Are a bunch of Republicans simply pandering to the business lobby, looking for cheap labor and/or looking to fill positions in sectors like tech in which there’s a deficit of qualified workers (e.g., mobile app developers)? But who cares? Amnesty is not what American voters want as evidenced by many polls and the outcome of the November 4 election. The bottom line is that Republicans — especially their “leadership” — have broken promises they made in the run-up to the November 4 election. So is this just about getting re-elected? — because it sure looks like citizens are more likely to vote for politicians who oppose amnesty. Again, from Breitbart:

Exclusive-Priebus Rallies Base: GOP Will Stop Obama’s ‘Un-American’ Amnesty if We Win Senate

Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), says it’s “un-American” for President Barack Obama to consider implementing an executive amnesty for millions of illegal aliens across the country.

“It’s unconstitutional, illegal, and we don’t support it,” Priebus replied when a Tea Party activist asked him about the president’s plans for an executive amnesty on a conference call hosted by on Monday evening.

“I don’t support it. It is wrong,” Priebus said. “It is un-American for a president to try and do such a thing. I want to make it clear: There is no part of me, there is not a molecule in my body that agrees with the president on executive amnesty.” …

“Not a molecule,” huh? So why did this happen yesterday?

… Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced at a press conference Tuesday he is willing to allow a vote on a so-called “clean” DHS bill that would fund the agency through the end of September prior to a vote planned for Friday on blocking President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration. …

“Clean” means funding Obama’s amnesty. McConnell is not standing on principle, everything’s political calculus for staying in office.

No matter. We only got to this sorry state of affairs because millions of Americans have been disengaged from the political process.

I guarantee you this: If senators get thousands of calls, emails, faxes, petitions, letters, tweets, etc., they’ll start getting more responsive to voters. They know that people who take the time to contact them are extremely likely to vote, vote on principle, and to throw out unprincipled legislators as fast as they were voted in. Please act now.

Amnesty for illegals can only be defunded if YOU ACT NOW

Sunday, February 1st, 2015

You can act now to stop President Obama’s executive amnesty for illegal aliens using the tools provided below. Please act soon as “On Tuesday [Feb. 3], the [Senate] chamber will hold its first procedural vote on the House-passed version of the DHS [Department of Homeland Security] funding bill, H.R.240,” [1] a bill which defunds Obama’s executive amnesty.

President Obama has announced that “he is granting temporary legal status and work permits to nearly 5 million illegal immigrants” by executive fiat — without approval from Congress and ignoring the will of the American people. The effects of such an unconstitutional action would be horrendous, for example, causing U.S. citizens who are already unemployed or underemployed to have an extremely hard time finding already-scarce employment opportunities — especially in border states like New Mexico.

Despite two polls released on January 25 and 29 showing a clear majority of Americans either are totally opposed (58%) to Obama’s executive action(s) or are “dissatisfied with current level[s] of immigration” (60%), there’s no guarantee that Senate Republicans will vote to defund Obama’s executive amnesty. To add insult to injury, Obama’s current nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, believes that “illegal aliens have the same right to work in America as American citizens do.” That’s where you come in.


  1. Look up your two senators and their contact info by clicking this link and picking from the “Choose a State” drop-down (the page will open in a separate window)
  2. Use the contact info you just found to call, email, and/or fax your two senators telling them to vote for defunding of President Obama’s executive amnesty, and to vote to support H.R.240
  3. Sign the petition to your two U.S. Senators demanding that Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch pledge to protect American workers by enforcing immigration laws passed by Congress


[1] “Senate debate on funding Obama’s amnesty starts next week,” email from NumbersUSA, Fri 1/30/2015 4:13 PM.

Anatomy of a Mobile App for Supporting a Political Candidate

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

I just published an Apple-based mobile app entitled “Jeff Byrd for U.S. Congress, New Mexico” (click to download app). I share it with you because it lays out how a good grassroots campaign for a candidate should be run. It’s free. I encourage you to download it and try it and learn from it, as it provides a template for any good grassroots effort. Here’s a summary of how it works (from the app description):


Native Icon: The Outspoken Phyllis Chesler

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

From Phyllis Chesler

Bestselling author, legendary feminist leader, noted psychotherapist, mother, grandmother and native New Yorker… but wait, there’s more. Discover what makes the extraordinary and outspoken Dr. Phyllis Chesler tick in this candid conversation with New York Natives:


75,000-member-strong Restoring America Together Network seeks to unite conservatives by leveraging modern communication media

Saturday, April 5th, 2014


Greenville, South Carolina – April 2, 2014: “Don’t tell me what’s wrong, we know that; what are we going to do about it to get it fixed?” says Rollan Ross passionately, CEO of the 75,000-member-strong, pan-conservative grassroots Restoring America Together Network (RAT). He adds, “Everybody complains about our country and the direction in which it is going. We know that. What are we going to do about it? Our groups are focused on that goal!” RAT adds hundreds of members each day as many U.S. citizens are naturally drawn to the group’s simple yet succinct and elegant message of revitalizing American society by acting and living as our Founding Fathers intended. The group has been so successful because it is leveraging state-of-the-art communication technologies to organize and grow its ranks, such as the Facebook and Twitter social media sites, blogs/websites, YouTube, [i] and Internet radio. RAT is also successful because its membership reaches out to concerned citizens through word-of-mouth, phone calls, and local meetings – common grassroots tactics. This blend of technology and old-fashioned networking is one of the keys to Restoring America Together’s success.


All ‘gun control’ legislation defeated in the 2014 New Mexico Legislative Session

Friday, February 21st, 2014

By Andrew L. Jaffee, Publisher

New Mexico’s 2014 state legislative session ended yesterday and all “gun control” measures introduced during session died thanks to grassroots opposition.

HB 44 – FIREARM TRANSFER ACT, HR 3 – PROHIBIT FIREARMS IN HOUSE, and SR 1 – PROHIBIT FIREARMS IN SENATE all were stopped cold during this session. Thanks to all the good people who voiced their opposition to these measures by visiting their representatives, emailing them (26,913 emails sent just using our page), faxing them, calling them… They lobbied the governor’s office intensively. There’s so many people to thank, like the New Mexico Gun Owners Association (NMGOA), the Del Norte Gun Club, and the New Mexico Conservatives for Freedom, that it would take pages to praise everyone’s efforts. Thanks to Governor Susana Martinez (R) for concentrating on the budget and not calling HB 44. Thanks to representatives like Yvette Herrell (R) who took a firm and vocal stand against the 2014 “gun control” measures.



Friday, November 1st, 2013

We can do it. We can stop giving a free ride (immigration amnesty) to the 11 – 20 million illegals in this country. It’s up to the House and the House is controlled by Republicans — and there’s only 16 more days left in this year’s session. Thanks to NumbersUSA, you can immediately send a free fax to your House rep by filling in a few text boxes and pressing a button. The form will automatically find and route your fax to your House rep based on your zip code. Please use and distribute this link:

The default fax is shown below, but you can choose from a bunch of different letter templates:

… Please cosponsor H. Res. 326, a resolution calling on Congress to reject any immigration reform that provides legal status or amnesty to illegal aliens.

With 20 million Americans unable to find a full-time job, it’s important that illegal aliens not be given work permits, legal status, or amnesty as part of any immigration reform legislation. I hope you will cosponsor H.Res. 326 and make it clear that amnesty is not the sort of immigration reform America needs. …