| March 2010
ACORN Goes Out Of Business |
March 26, 2010 |
Good Riddance to ACORN
While serving in the Nixon Administration
in 1973 as Director of the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity,
I defunded ACORN and scores of other Left-wing radical
organizations which were fleecing taxpayers for the millions of
dollars which bankrolled their Socialist agenda.
Since our founding in 1974, one of the key missions of The
Conservative Caucus (TCC) has been to build grassroots support
for defunding the Left—indeed to stop taxpayer funding of all
policy action organizations.
Thomas Jefferson’s words on the subject ring true even after
two centuries: "To compel a man to furnish funds for the
propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and
On this occasion, I wish to thank the intrepid journalists,
Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe, who by so effectively showing
the outrageous yet apparently routine activities of ACORN
chapters across the country, caused a tidal wave of citizen
anger at the abuse by ACORN of their taxes.
The reign of ACORN's taxpayer-funded Saul Alinsky-style
warfare may be officially ended, and for that, every American
should be thankful. However, taking a page from their
ideological soulmate, Barack Obama, we are seeing the "two steps
forward, one step back" strategy in play, for some ACORN
chapters have merely changed their names and will continue their
same activities without interruption. Many ACORN leaders and
activists will no doubt continue the same brand of radical
activities at new or different organizations; continuing to
consume taxpayer dollars to push their Socialist agenda.
President Obama, ACORN's most famous alumnus, continues to
use every possible rule for radicals in pushing his Socialist
agenda; so our work in defunding the Left is far from over.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For further information, contact:
Charles Orndorff, 703-938-9626
CAMPAIGN TO REPEAL OBAMACARE TO BEGIN
President Obama's signing today of the healthcare reform bill
marks the beginning of a campaign to repeal the bill, says Howard
Phillips, Chairman of The Conservative Caucus (TCC).
This bill marks a giant step toward socialized medicine in
America", said Phillips. "Fortunately, much of the
bill will not take effect for several years, giving us time to
persuade the next Congress to repeal it."
Phillips pointed out that the bill increases government
spending and regulation regarding health care, and that poll after
poll has demonstrated that the American people opposed passage.
TCC was one of the leaders of the opposition, communicating its
opposition through the internet, a weekly TV show, and direct
"We almost defeated this bill in the House", said
Phillips, "and we believe that we can convince a majority in
the 112th Congress to vote for repeal. Phillips said that if
President Obama vetoed repeal, Congress could still refuse funding
for those provisions of the bill that go into effect during the
next two years.
The Conservative Caucus (TCC) is a grass roots action
organization, formed in 1974. It was active in defeating the
SALT II Treaty, repealing the Catastrophic Coverage Act, blocking
the Clinton health-care takeover, and impeaching President
Visit TCC's new Repeal
ObamaCare Action website:
"Deemed Passed" Slaughters the Constitution
It’s outrageous that Congress is considering using the "Slaughter
Solution," to "deem passed" Obama’s unpopular socialized
I urge Members of Congress to carefully read the Constitution
to which they swore a solemn oath: "Every Bill which shall have
passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall,
before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the
United States... But in all such Cases the Votes of both
Houses shall be determined by yeas and Nays." Two recent
Supreme Court decisions affirm such tricks are unconstitutional.
Congressional votes must not be determined by pretense or
dictate, but by actual votes. Prior uses by the GOP Congress
were no more Constitutional and no excuse for continued contempt
for the plain language of the Constitution.
If the House does not Constitutionally consider this
proposal, but pretends to instead have passed it without a
specific up or down vote; it is not a law, and The
Conservative Caucus (TCC) will urge the Supreme Court to declare
the supposed law null and void.
All Americans should let their U.S. Senators and
Representative know their objection to the use of this
unconstitutional scheme, especially as the White House has
refused to rule out using "deem passed" on future unpopular
bills, perhaps including amnesty and cap and trade.
AL HAIG WAS A GREAT MAN
Even though we were on opposite sides of numerous policy
battles, I always admired General Al Haig as a person and had
the privilege of enjoying his company on several occasions.
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