Friday, June 19, 2009

This Land is OUR Land!

A couple of days ago, we posted a letter that Janet Contreras sent to Glenn Beck. We also posted the link for a petition to sign to send the letter to our elected officials. When we checked the petition website later in the day, this message was posted:

This petition, An Open Letter to our Nation's Leadership, is so popular that it is overwhelming our servers, and we have had to temporarily close it. We hope to re-open it soon. Please check back.

We were disheartened that the site had to shut down for a while, but we were also encouraged that so many had wanted to sign the petition. The goal is for 100,000 signatures. We just checked and in only two days, the petition has 85,475 signatures! We hope that the 100,000 goal is reached and exceeded beyond anyone's expectation. The letter and the link to the petition are in our blog post previous to this one.

There are so many instances of the Obama administration acting as if they're above the law, and lying to cover their tracks that it's difficult to choose just one on which to comment. However, the recent firing of AmeriCorps' inspector general, Gerald Walpin, is a story that infuriates us. Mr. Walpin's job as an inspector general was to monitor the expenditure of taxpayer dollars received by AmericCorps. When Mr. Walpin's audits showed monetary irregularities and abuses by those who were running the St. HOPE charity, which is funded by AmericCorps, and he reported those irregularities to the proper authorities and recommended that AmericCorps receive no further taxpayer funding, he was fired. The St. HOPE charity was under the direction of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a strong Obama supporter. There are so many aspects to this story that just don't pass the smell test. To read one of the articles about this incident, click on the link below:

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