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NSLF’s Top 10 Least Wanted in the U.S. House

Editor’s Note: Candidates appear in no particular order.

Nancy left her heart in San Francisco and brought back a souvenir from the Folsom Street Fair.

Nancy left her heart in San Francisco and brought back a souvenir from the Folsom Street Fair.

1. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif. | CD 8) – Not content with allowing Americans to even sample the health care bill before shoving it down their throats, Pelosi told us, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” That so-called “fog” and “controversy” were citizens demanding transparency and accountability from Pelosi – and, by her account, we were simply asking too much. It’s time to revoke Pelosi’s license to prescribe cradle-to-the-grave entitlements that the majority of Americans do not want.

"Freddie who? Fannie what?"

"Freddie who? Fannie what?"

2. Barney Frank (D-Mass. | CD 4) – When revelations began coming to light in 2003 that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were going to cause the housing bubble to burst, Frank adamantly defended his longstanding belief that home ownership is a ‘God-given right’ for all Americans, even if they were unemployed or couldn’t afford their mortgages. “These two entities — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — are not facing any kind of financial crisis,” he told The New York Times on Sept. 11, 2003. ”The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.” Flash-forward to 2009 when the bubble blew-up in his face, and we see Frank calling for the prosecution of those who caused the housing meltdown. Got hypocrisy? Better yet, got a mirror?

"Bilge Pump" Betsey celebrates her 19th bailout vote.

"Bilge Pump" Betsey celebrates her 19th bailout vote.

3. Betsey Markey (D-Colo. | CD 4) – Promoting herself as an anti-big government Blue Dog Democrat, Markey has marched lockstep with Speaker Pelosi in voting for 19 bailouts costing taxpayers “trillions in deficit spending.” Ironically, back home in her district, she’s been running ads telling voters Wall Street bailouts “really offend” her: “Bailout is just another word for cop-out … And here in Colorado, that’s not how we do business,” she says in one TV ad.

Concise and to the point.

Concise and to the point.

4. Chris Smith (R-N.J. | CD 4) – Smith, a 14-term incumbent, rode in to Congress on the coattails of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and should be ushered out on Speaker Pelosi’s broom on Nov. 2. When he’s not voting to tax the air we breathe and gases we release, Smith’s padding his pockets with big labor union money, most likely in exchange for the nearly $24 million in earmarks he’s made to contributors in FY 2010.

How about we join together and vote you out of office?

How about we join together and vote you out of office?

5. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H. | CD 1) – During a candidate forum on Sept. 27, the incumbent informed voters that no corporation should be “too big to fail,” then touted her support for the nearly $20 billion bailout of General Motors. Pressed to identify at least one small business that she has assisted during her 2 terms in office, she refused, citing “privacy concerns.” Folks, this is our money and she can’t refuse to tell us how it’s being used or misused.

Bill took half of the girls profits.

Bill took half of the girls profits.

6. Bill Keating (D-Mass. | CD 10 [OPEN SEAT]) – A few short months ago, Keating opposed a wind farm project that would cost taxpayers billions, but once his primary race started heating-up, he changed his position. Now, Keating has the endorsement of the state’s leading labor unions that smell a big payday ‘blowing in the wind.’ That’s just the cost of doing business with big government bureaucrats like Keating. On Nov. 2, make sure you’re not held responsible for repaying Keating’s favors to the Massachusetts AFL-CIO and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103.

John skips the teleprompter and just lets Nancy Pelosi whisper in his ears.

John skips the teleprompter and just lets Nancy Pelosi whisper in his ears.

7. John Boccieri (D-Ohio | CD 16) – This cold-hearted coal country Democrat supported the National Energy Tax that’s poised to kill 100,000 jobs in Ohio alone, then he leant his signature to the HIRE Act that does little, if anything, to reduce the state’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate. And, these are just two examples of Boccieri following Speaker Pelosi’s marching orders.

As always, Nancy leads her lapdog, Stenny.

As always, Nancy leads her lapdog, Stenny.

8. Steny Hoyer (D-Md. | CD 5) – Hoyer, a 15-term incumbent and Speaker Pelosi’s chief lapdog, believes that the Constitution allows big government bureaucrats the right to do whatever they please, so long as actions are made in the spirit of promoting “the general welfare.” And, when it comes to forcing Americans to purchase so-called “affordable” healthcare, Hoyer says, “I think clearly this is within our constitutional responsibility.”

Upton's so environmentally friendly that he just rolls to work in a tire.

Upton's so environmentally friendly that he just rolls to work in a tire.

9. Fred Upton (R-Mich. | CD 6) – This RINO has cast way too many votes enabling Speaker Pelosi and her boss, President Obama, to bankrupt America by any means necessary. On top of that, Upton’s an environmental wingnut who Democrats say is “someone they can work with on energy and climate issues.” Thanks to Fred and his friends across the aisle, beginning in 2012, old-fashioned light bulbs will be phased-out and replaced with those super-expensive ‘energy-efficient’ bulbs. Despite co-sponsoring the light bulb ban, Upton’s now trying to downplay his involvement the bill’s passage.

Tom's displays his ability to screw with ease.

Tom's displays his ability to screw with ease.

10. Tom Perriello (D-Va. | CD 5) —  The very same economic crash that left 10,000 citizens in Virginia’s 5th congressional district unemployed is what Perriello credits for carrying him to victory in 2008. Over the course of his first term in office, Perriello has talked a big game about putting people in his district back to work, but the only firm numbers he can offer are based on promises and speculation from businesses that are either under construction or yet to be built. “Instant gratification,” he tells jobless voters, “is part of what got us into this place.”

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View NSLF’s additional “Top 10 Least Wanted” lists:

1. U.S. Senate (Oct. 27)
2. Governor (Oct. 28)
3. State and Local Government (Nov. 1)

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Sing Along with the “Nanny State Protest Song”

Wow! This song was just released yesterday and we’re among the first to enjoy it on YouTube. Be sure to take a listen and share it with other freedom-loving Americans for which this song’s lyrics and message ring true.

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State’s Bureaucrats Pushing Cub Scouts to Extinction

Are Cub Scout recruitment efforts being hampered by school officials with an axe to grind against the organization's moral beliefs and policies?

Are Cub Scout recruitment efforts being hampered by school officials with an axe to grind against the organization's moral beliefs and policies?

A Cub Scout pack in Virginia is on the brink of extinction, thanks to bureaucrats who are prohibiting the young boys from recruiting new members. “If we don’t get new recruits, we will run out of kids,” said Tammy Hancock, committee chair for Cub Scout Pack 7 in Smithfield, Va.

“In 2007, Isle of Wight School administrators banned outside flyers and materials from being sent home with students and banned recruiting events at the schools as well,” reports the Smithfield Times. “The ban, based on a Virginia School Board Association recommendation, was voluntary and many other school districts in the Colonial Virginia Council still allow the Scouts access to students.” And, many other schools do not.

Cub Scout Pack 7 is hoping their recruiting nights at the local library will generate the numbers needed to continue helping young boys “achieve the aims of Scouting—citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.”

An August 2005 policy document produced by the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) cautions school administrators against helping organizations distribute literature, especially if they have a perceived or real religious-themed message:

Once school officials have opened the door and allowed outside groups to distribute materials, the control of content or restrictions over who is extended that access becomes a delicate constitutional issue. Where school officials attempt to limit access or manage the content of materials, they may find themselves caught in the tension between the Establishment Clause and the free speech rights of students, staff, and community. The Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution prohibits government endorsement or sponsorship of religion and it requires that government not aid or show preference for religion, whether religion over non-religion, or one religion over another.

The VSBA policy adds:

Do schools have to distribute materials from the Boy Scouts?

The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools with a designated open forum or limited public forum, and which receive federal education funds, to provide the Boy Scouts and “other designated patriotic youth organizations” such as Little League, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Girl Scouts, the same access to school facilities as is provided to other outside community and youth groups. Access includes access to school-related communication tools (i.e. materials distribution and bulletin boards).

In October of 2004, the Department of Education proposed regulations to the Boys Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

Under the proposed regulations, schools “may not deny equal aces [sic] or a fair opportunity to meet to, or discriminate against, any group oficialy [sic] afiliated [sic] with the Boy Scouts of America or any other [patriotic youth organization] … that wishes to conduct a meeting within the covered entity’s designated open forum or limited public forum.”

Neither NCLB nor the proposed regulation requires schools with a closed forum to open the forum. Nor do they require a district with an open or limited public forum to distribute or post Boy Scout materials if they don’t do so for any other groups. Schools simply must treat these patriotic youth groups in the same manner they treat other outside community groups.

The Boy Scouts of America have been the target of attacks by homosexual advocacy groups and their allies since the organization officially began denying membership to avowed homosexuals, as both leaders and Scouts.

Could it be that schools with ‘gay-friendly’ administrators are voicing their disapproval of the Boy Scouts’ policy by ‘voluntarily’ opting to prohibit them from recruiting on school grounds?

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Big Government Has Gone Too Far Says Texas Watchdog Group

MyFoxAustin News reports Americans increasingly believe government on all levels has gone too far in regulating their lives, and they are standing-up and striking back to reclaim their lost freedom and liberties. John Bush, executive director of Texans for Accountable Government, debates Travis County, Texas, Democratic Chair Andy Brown on the role government plays in American citizens’ personal lives. Read the Sept. 7, 2010 report.

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Craigslist Crackdown: Attorneys General Sacrificing Free Speech

The 1st Amendment says "Congress shall make no law ..." so the AG's, apparently, think they're free to violate the Constitution.

The 1st Amendment says "Congress shall make no law ..." so the AG's, apparently, think they're free to violate the Constitution.

The Cato Institute’s Jim Harper reports that the cost to free speech in the recent “badgering of Craigslist” by 17 states’ attorneys general “vastly outweighs the infinitesimal crime-prevention benefit” sought by removing the the “Adult Services” section of the popular classified listings website.

If you’re not familiar with the case, Harper provides a comprehensive overview with plenty of links to related news to get you up to speed.

And, as Harper reveals, the 17 attorneys general are a mix of Democrats and Republicans — it’s not the typical bunch of Left-wing big government bureaucrats, as one might assume.

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The Great Lie of the Nanny State

Video brought to you by the Tenth Amendment Center. Here’s an introduction to their synopsis of the video (read more on video’s YouTube description):

Many of us, after years of indoctrination at our government schools, were left with a sense that there is a great government force working hard every day to protect us and look after our best interest. We were told that government standards keep us safe from disease, that government highway regulations keep us safe from car accidents, that federal agencies make sure that the food we eat will be healthy.

The result of all of this? Americans everywhere drive more carelessly, do not research what they put on their plate and take medications that leave them sicker, rather than healthier …

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Happy Childhood Obesity Awareness Month!

“I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2010 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  I encourage all Americans to take action by learning about and engaging in activities that promote healthy eating and greater physical activity by all of our Nation’s children.”

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