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The Document to Halt Obama's March to Marxism--Part 5

Should the following charges be filed against a leader-and who might that leader be?

1.) He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

2.) He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws...

3.) He has enacted a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harrass our people and eat out their substance....

4.) For imposing taxes on us without our consent.

5.) For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences.

6.) For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentially the forms of our government.

Who would be the leader facing these, among other serious charges? And what document is the authority for punishing one guilty of these trespasses?

Yes, Obama would be guilty of these charges. The Document? The Declaration of Independence which is still in force and devotes considerable space to make plain that corrupt leaders MUST be expelled from government.

Coalition Guest Commentary - Rep. Todd Tiahrt: Taxpayer Subsidization of ACORN Fraud Must End

I am introducing a congressional resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives in light of the recent reports of criminal activity involving ACORN and their long history of tax-exemption abuse. I am calling on Congress to terminate ACORN's tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

My resolution expresses the sense of Congress that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) should lose its exemption from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

I have introduced this resolution because of a number of abuses by ACORN. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seven employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (commonly referred to as ‘‘ACORN'') were charged with filing hundreds of fraudulent voter registrations before the 2008 elections.

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House GOP Calling for Investigation of ACORN

In the wake of the growing scandal(s) surrounding ACORN, GOP Congressman Steve King has forwarded a letter to the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee requesting that the committee start an investigation of the organization.

It will be interesting to see how Conyers reacts, (or is "allowed" to react by the House leadership).  Both the House and the Senate have each passed differing amendments that "defund" ACORN of federal dollars to varying degrees, but they still must be reconciled and then passed by both houses and signed by Obama.  One wonders if the Democrat leadership thinks this will be enough to get ACORN off their plate, as they would surely rather avoid a congressional investigation...considering the cozy relations between ACORN and many members of Congress.

Kings letter is copied below:

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It's time for a RICO investigation of ACORN

By this point, everyone is familiar with the most recent scandal involving ACORN, (having its employees caught on video in multiple offices offering help in committing loan fraud, setting up a brothel and smuggling in underage illegal aliens to be prostitutes).  But there is a laundry list of other, more serious charges which scream out for a national RICO investigation by the Justice Department.

From Peter Roff over at US News

A report issued last summer by the Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, according to Sunday's Washington Times, "presented evidence that ACORN had engaged in criminal misconduct."

Among the findings, the report said, ACORN:

Coalition Guest Commentary - Rep. Michele Bachmann: Federal ACORN Funding Cutoffs Must Be More than Political Posturing

Two weeks ago, the AP reported that acting under a tip from ACORN, authorities in Florida have arrested 11 individuals accused of falsifying hundreds of voter applications during a registration drive last year. According to the press report, "the suspects collectively turned in about 1,400 registration cards, of which 888 were later found to be faked."

While this was certainly a smart move on ACORN's part to assist in this criminal investigation, this controversial organization is far too often implicated in these falsified voter registration activities.

ACORN Update: the latest in the sorry saga

The latest in the continuing sorry saga that is ACORN...

It takes a video

Newt Gingrich makes the following observation in his column today:

"Before yesterday's historic vote, no fewer than seven amendments that would have prohibited or conditioned the receipt of federal funds by ACORN were defeated by the majority Democrats in the House in the past year. In one case, House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said that "the powers that be" in the Democratic-controlled House had put a stop to an investigation of the group."

What a difference a few videos can make...

More House vote analysis from Michael Barone:

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House votes to ban funding to ACORN

It looks like those ACORN videos from FIVE different offices showing employees offering advise on how to get a loan to set up a brothel, or ship underage girls into the country to be prostitutes was too much.  (I suppose four examples was one thing, but five...)

Via the AP:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to deny all federal funding for ACORN, the community organizing group that has been caught up in several scandals.The House action came several days after the Senate took a similar vote to block the Housing and Urban Development Department from giving grants to ACORN.

Odds that the ban is total by the time it reaches Obama's desk?

 

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The latest video documenting ACORN fraud & corruption

There is yet another video, from yet another ACORN office (this time in California), of still more ACORN employees offering to help what they believe to be a "pimp" fraudulently obtain a loan to buy a house so he can set up a brothel which will eventually be staffed by "12-15 year old" prostitutes from Central America.

Amazing.  And again, this is the fourth in a series.  You can see them all here.

Yesterday, as a result of the mounting pressure, the Senate voted 83-7 to ban all federal funding from ACORN...but of course the House doesn't seem to have any intention to follow suit.

(You can click here and send your members of Congress a personalize message and let them know how you feel about your tax dollars being used to fund corrupt organizations like ACORN)

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Voter fraud update

It seems like there's something new everyday with this crowd.

Two developments in Ohio... First, the Democrat Secretary of State is appealing to the US Supreme Court a federal circuit court's ruling that she has to check recent registrants against ID records to see that they're legit... From the Plain Dealer:

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