Rep. Sue Myrick wants America to "wake up" and stop allowing terrorism to proliferate -- and if that means revoking the passport of a former U.S. President or examining the preaching of prison chaplains, that's what she's prepared to do."
Read the entire post from Friday's Charlotte Observer.
Your blogger is a huge fan of Mrs. Myrick and appreciates that she "gets it" in the war on terrorism. Myrick is putting herself at personal risk to take such stances, and the left often portrays her as being out-of-touch or paranoid.
Frankly, we need more like Mrs. Myrick in the halls of Congress and her stance is an "American issue" and not a partisan one. Your blogger wishes that members of Congress like Brad Miller, and David Price would have the courage to stand with her, as many Democrats have done.
Katy's Conservative Corner calls on all of North Carolina's Congressional delegation to stand with and support Mrs. Myrick on these important issues.
(Continue reading, below, to see her 10-point plan amd to see what a Democrat rival is saying, and read her latest letter to her supporters.)
The article goes on:
One candidate who's trying to prevent her re-election this year, Democrat Harry Taylor of Charlotte, has questioned her priorities and says she has spent too little time fixing the health care system, solving the energy crisis, and helping her constituents' every-day lives.
Mr. Taylor has it all wrong. By focusing on these terrorists and their hatred of all our nation stands for, she is actually helping to allow debates on other issues to proceed. If we allow the terrorists to have their way, there will be no United States, no heath care, no energy, and our everyday lives would be eked out, living in the stone age.
Myrick's 10-point plan
1. Investigate all military chaplains endorsed by Abdurahman Alamoudi, who was imprisoned for funding a terrorist organization.
2. Investigate all prison chaplains endorsed by Alamoudi.
3. Investigate the selection process of Arabic translators working for the Pentagon and FBI.
4. Examine the nonprofit status of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
5. Make it an act of sedition or solicitation of treason to preach or publish materials that call for the deaths of Americans.
6. Audit sovereign wealth funds in the United States.
7. Cancel scholarship student visa program with Saudi Arabia until they reform their text books, which preach hatred and violence against non-Muslims.
8. Restrict religious visas for imams who come from countries that don't allow reciprocal visits by non-Muslim clergy.
9. Cancel contracts to train Saudi police and security in U.S. counter terrorism tactics.
10. Block the sale of sensitive military munitions to Saudi Arabia.
Other Myrick News
Read Sue's latest letter to her supporters:
If our economy isn't in recession, it sure feels like it.
The subprime market failed because, in an effort to make even more
money, lenders gave loans to people who clearly couldn't afford
them. Subprime homebuyers are also to blame because they signed
for larger houses than they could really afford.
A booming housing market and insatiable spending can no longer mask
our troubles. America is a slave to foreign oil. America out
produced every country in the world after WWII, but we don't
seem to produce or manufacture much of anything anymore. America
is saddled with catastrophic debt; which is owned by foreign
The consequences of our greed and inaction in solving important issues
are destroying us.
Gas costs 34% more that it did a year ago. Some say we could
face $4 a gallon!
Eggs cost 34.7% more, cheese 14% more, and tomatoes cost 25.4% more
than they did a year ago.
Over the past year, the cost of wholesale goods increased at the
fastest pace in 26 years.
We have, in-effect, crippled big manufacturing firms and businesses in
America with our tax policies and lack of enforcing our trade
laws. Now, this economic downturn is killing the backbone of
America; small businesses.
Small businesses are suffering because credit is tighter and the terms
are more stringent. This has prevented them from getting funds
they need to expand and hire new workers.
Meanwhile, home sales have declined. Home values have
declined. And new building permits, which tell us the strength
of future construction, have declined to levels we haven't seen
Worse yet, the decline in the economy has enabled foreign countries to
chip away at our sovereignty.
Most people remember the failed Dubai Ports deal; however, you may not
know that the Chinese government has silently been purchasing shares
and ownership stakes in American businesses. Middle Eastern
governments are using the billions of dollars we pay them for their
oil to purchase ownership in American businesses!
They purchase ownership in our businesses through what is called a
"sovereign wealth fund." A sovereign wealth fund is
money owned by a government - not a private businessman or business;
but a foreign government that is invested in one of our
In the last year alone, between China and Arab countries combined -
sovereign wealth funds have bought 8.1% of Advanced Micro Devices
Inc., 9.9% of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, 7.5% of Carlyle
Group, 6% of Bear Stearns Cos., 9.7% of Blackstone Group, 9.9% of
Morgan Stanley, 4.9% of Citigroup Inc. and 19.9% of NASDAQ!
Most of these purchases are bypassing US government oversight and
approval because our laws are weak and outdated. Our laws also
don't require them to be fully transparent and publicly disclose
their assets, liabilities, or investment strategies.
In 2006, we actually did stop a Dubai sovereign wealth fund purchase
of our sensitive port system. Remember my letter to the
President? Where I told him not just "No" but
"Hell No"? But we only stopped it at the 11th hour,
and only when the American public found out. What if we
hadn't found out until it was too late? Why are we, as a
country, allowing this?
And let's not forget foreign entities also own the notes on 40%
of our debt!!! Chinese investors alone own $387 billion of U.S.
What happens when these foreign governments start to tell American
businesses what to do? What happens when they cash in their US
Treasury notes and we can't pay them?
Clearly, they are growing stronger while we are growing weaker because
they are taking our manufacturing jobs and buying what's left of
our businesses here.
We must wake up!
Washington's response is troubling.
The Federal Reserve says the economy isn't in a recession, but
keeps slashing interest rates. The Fed Chair, like the Bush
Administration, seems unconcerned about foreign governments purchasing
chunks of American businesses and infrastructure because the money
they are investing is stabilizing our ledger books. Am I the
only one who believes there's something wrong with that?
If they can help to stabilize our economy, isn't the opposite
equally true? With ownership, they could destabilize us.
The Bush Administration won't get tough with China; they openly
embrace the Saudi Royal family and their oil; and their response to
high gas prices is holding hands with the Saudi prince and asking
politely for relief at the pump.
Forget polite let's drill for our own oil and build our own
Are you aware that we have not built a new refinery in America in 30
The last time a new refinery was built, Sanford and Son and Bonanza
were first runs on TV.
Does that make sense to you?
Are you aware that America can't drill for oil off our coast,
but China is drilling 90 miles off our coast because Cuba granted them
That's our oil!
Where is the common sense?
We should stop dancing with the Saudis and start looking out for
But that takes leadership - leadership that practices common sense.
But what did your Congress try to do last week?
Just last week, Congress took up legislation that would increase
regulations and raise taxes on American energy producers by $16 to $21
billion! Not only would this bill cause gas prices to skyrocket,
but it foolishly gives Hugo Chavez kickbacks by exempting
Venezuelan-owned CITGO--at a time when he is threatening to cut
off oil to America!
Let me rephrase that...a foreign government got a tax
credit. US companies didn't. Where is the common
No wonder Americans and businesses are upset with Washington!
Our economy is based on trust and confidence. Today, we have
The rebate checks Congress approved, and Bush signed, will provide
some help; but they are more the equivalent of an aspirin to a
fever. It will only make the economy feel a bit better in the
short term, but it won't cure the underlying problems.
So what do we do?
Congress needs to cut spending, balance the budget again like we did
in 1997 when I was on the Budget Committee, reduce our debt, and lower
taxes. That includes making all the current tax cuts
permanent. We should eliminate the Individual Income tax, cut
Capital Gains taxes, make permanent the elimination of the Inheritance
tax and pursue a Fair or Flat Tax in lieu of our current convoluted
income tax system. This will create more jobs and reduce long
term interest rates, which will make loans cheaper for everyone.
The majority in Congress needs to be replaced with individuals who
understand you can't tax yourself out of a recession.
Congress should also allow more American oil production, new
refineries, drilling for oil off our coast and in Alaska, and push
more new energy technology to get us off our dependence on foreign oil
The Bush Administration needs to stop selling America's
sovereignty to the highest bidder and stand up for our workers.
They need to force China to stop manipulating their currency, stop
stealing our intellectual property, and stop their blatant economic
espionage activities. For starters, Congress needs to pass my
bill that would raise tariffs on Chinese imports 27.5% until they show
proof they are floating their currency on the open market. They
need to prevent foreign government investment in America from
countries that have motives other than profit alone. They need
to stop fraternizing with people who are holding us hostage at the
pump! The Administration should do what I do and listen to my
districts' textile owners and workers. I believe in
"free trade," but only if it's "fair
trade," and that fairness is undercut when the Administration
fails to enforce our trade deals.
Oh, and another thing. The President needs to block the
multi-billion dollar Northrop Grumman air tanker deal you've
heard about in the news. I'm working hard to get that
rigged contract voided and replaced by a contract that keeps those
jobs here on American soil, where they belong. Why are we giving
Europe a US military contract when our workers need the jobs?
Not on my watch!
Fed rate cuts alone won't get our economy back on track.
American investors have no confidence in the financial industry.
Until they do, they won't purchase enough mortgage backed
securities to help lift the housing market.
The Fed, along with the Bush Administration, should stop being Wall
Street apologists and use their muscle to push the financial industry
to reform its flawed lending practices. This will restore trust
and confidence and make risk worth the reward again for American
Main Street USA doesn't need to look at numbers to understand
that this economic downturn is painful; they can feel it. If
Washington acts with common sense, we may be able to get the economy
back on track, as well as solve our underlying economic
problems--rather than putting a band-aid on them and passing them
on to our children.
If the people of the 9th District don't like what I'm
doing, (or don't know what I'm doing) they'll vote
me out! Recently, I filed for another term in Congress, but I
need your help. It's more essential than ever before that
I have your support now for next year's election.
Please send your contribution in the enclosed reply envelope today as
soon as you read this letter. Your immediate contribution of
$1,000, $500, $250, or whatever you can afford will help me get my
message out to the voters and help keep me in Congress.
have Internet access and a credit card, please contribute online so I
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I assure you that your contribution will have a tremendous impact in
helping me continue fighting for the ideals that we all hold dear. I
can't overstate how critical your involvement is to our success
as a country and how important is it that you make your voice
heard. Thanks again for your support, and may God bless you and