Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.
Written by NKY Tea
NKY Forum with legislators
When: Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Campbell County Fiscal Court, 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, KY
A panel of state representatives and senators from Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties will discuss the upcoming session and take your questions. Representative Dennis Keene (D), House District 67 (Campbell) Senator Wil Schroder (R), Senate District 24 (Campbell, Pendleton, Bracken) Senator Chris McDaniel (R), Senate District 23 (Kenton) Representative Diane St. Onge (R), House District 63 (Kenton) Take the survey and register here, free event. http://civicengagement.nku.edu/programs/nkyforum.html
NKY Tea Combined Meeting
When: Thursday, Jan 22, 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Florence, 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042
The combined meeting of the NKY Tea Party starts at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. This month Eva Ballard, Ballard Benefits Group, Inc. http://www.ballardbenefits.com/index.html will educate us on some of the more important of the 49 changes that have been made to Obamacare. Expect to hear some insights on what other changes might be around the corner too. It time allows we hope to learn what our legislators should be wanting to do with health care. Please no questions during the presentation. There will be time after the meeting for one on one questions.
Written by Bryan Miller
Over the last 50 years we, the people, have lost control of our country to “Big Government” they consist of arrogant, self-serving, elitist, hypocrites. Our elected representatives (except for a very select few) continue to claw out special exemptions for themselves from the laws that the rest of America must conform. Congress and the President look increasingly like the royalty we fought to overthrow in our Revolutionary War. We have reached the point where our President declares he will bypass Congress to enact, or change, laws that he does, or doesn’t like. From my high school civics classes, I easily recognize the unconstitutionality of their acts and there is no recent evidence that Congress will grow a spine anytime soon. The President has stated that Congress is uncooperative. And that he will bypass Congress, and enact laws on his own. I have not heard any objections from our elected Congressional heroes. Instead he got a standing ovation from those he had just verbally neutered. This has become a shameful era in the history of the U.S. Congress!
America is nearing an inflection point. We, the people, are going to have to get involved ask your family, your neighbors, your coworkers to get involved, find out who your representatives are and send them letters, call and leave messages, leave green slips, we much get involved otherwise all will be lost.
Ask yourself this question? Will you be content to allow your government to take away one freedom after another in return for providing safety? Is that a trade that people in the land of the free and the home of the brave will be proud to make?
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Those who would sacrifice essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty, or safety.”
Written by Bryan Miller
Audit the Federal Reserve? $1.2 Trillion Taxpayer Dollars Spent in Secret
Many people have expressed dismay and disgust over the Federal Reserve. A growing number of other conservative public figures and commentators are beginning to not only raise question about the practices of the Federal Reserve, but also its very legitimacy.
The recent FOIA requests by Bloomberg finally uncovered the staggering amount of American taxpayer money that was spent by the Federal Reserve- in secret mind you- during 2008-2009. In fact, the Federal Reserve blatantly lied to the American public, saying initially the amount was approximately $500 billion, when in fact the gross amount of money totaled over one trillion dollars.
That's right folks. 1.2 trillion Tax payer dollars spent in secret and with no accountability or oversight by elected representatives. That alone is an outrage and should put people in jail.
Moreover, to make matters even worse, we now know that much of this taxpayer money went overseas. While American citizens were getting hit with foreclosures, hundreds of billions of dollars were sent to bail out foreign banks, including many in Europe that are currently foundering. If and when those banks fail, that will impact our nation as well. As Bloomberg journalists Keon and Kuntz note in the August 21st 2011 expose:
It wasn't just American finance. Almost half of the Fed's top 30 borrowers, measured by peak balances, were European firms. They included Edinburgh-based Royal Bank of Scotland Plc, which took $84.5 billion, the most of any non-U.S. lender, and Zurich-based UBS AG (UBSN), which got $77.2 billion. Germany's Hypo Real Estate Holding AG borrowed $28.7 billion, an average of $21 million for each of its 1,366 employees.
The largest borrowers also included Dexia SA (DEXB), Belgium's biggest bank by assets, and Societe Generale SA, based in Paris, whose bond-insurance prices have surged in the past month as investors speculated that the spreading sovereign debt crisis in Europe might increase their chances of default.
Bloomberg has an interactive chart that I strongly recommend the reader review. Just look at it. Perhaps Texas Governor Perry could be excused for calling the Federal Reserve Board leadership borderline treasonous.
More recently, Zerohedge is reporting that another $88 billion has been moved out of the Federal Reserve into a list of recipients labeled as "other" on its journals. Other meaning what? Apparently the IMF, the ECB, and well, other European financial entities. Apparently our money is not ours, but instead it belongs to the Federal Reserve.
So where does this leave us, and what is the way forward?
After all, if the Federal Reserve can secretly spend literally trillions of our money without congressional authorization or even oversight, including spending it on foreign corporations, then a reasonable person must ask themselves a question: Just who, exactly, is in charge here? We have lost control of our currency, and in a large measure, our nation. If we are to continue to exist as a nation, we must put an end to this madness. The rule of law must be established and enforced.
"The last official act of any government is to loot the treasury." - George Washington
Written by NKY United
OKI Admits it Hasn't Done the Math on the Brent Spence Bridge Project Posted by Northern Kentucky United
On Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Lucy May of WCPO reported OKI has not done a cost-benefit analysis of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project. Mark Policinski, OKI’s Executive Director, went so far as to claim “it’s not his agency’s job” to do cost-benefit analysis.
“OKI's Policinski said it's not his agency's job to do a cost-benefit analysis of the project” [Brent Spence Bridge: What you need to know for 2015 Kentucky General Assembly, Lucy May, WCPO, January 7, 2015]
The following is a statement from Joe Meyer of Northern Kentucky United in response to Mr. Policinski’s comment:
“It is disappointing that OKI, the agency leading the campaign for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project, has not done the basic math on the costs and benefits of the project.
“The Pro-toll coalition, including OKI, has consistently exaggerated the benefits our region will receive from the project, while attacking those who raise questions about the costs.
“Mr. Policinski’s statement confirms what we have long feared – that the region’s transportation agency believes it has no obligation to protect the taxpayers it represents. They have failed to do the basic analysis necessary for a project of such national and regional significance.
“Any agency willing to pursue a multi-billion dollar megaproject without performing the necessary analysis should not be trusted with the authority to obligate Northern Kentucky residents to 30 or more years of tolls on the Brent Spence Bridge. “
Written by Tyler Durden
Obama Declares War On "Extremism" – Are You An "Extremist"? Submitted by Tyler Durden
Do you know what an “extremist” is? In the wake of the horrible terror attacks on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in France, Barack Obama is speaking very boldly about the need to win the war against “extremists”, and he has announced plans to host a major global summit on “extremism” next month. And on the surface that sounds great. But precisely how are we supposed to determine whether someone is an “extremist” or not? What criteria should we use?
As you will see below, your definition of an “extremist” may be far, far different from the definition that Barack Obama is using. When you do a Google search, you will find that an “extremist” is defined as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action.” According to Wikipedia, “extremism” is “an ideology (particularly in politics or religion), considered to be far outside the mainstream attitudes of a society or to violate common moral standards. Extremism can take many forms, including political, religious and economic.” Please notice that neither of those definitions uses the word violence. In this day and age, you can be considered an “extremist” simply based on what you believe, and as you will see later in this article there are now tens of millions of Americans that are considered to be “extremists” and “potential terrorists” according to official U.S. government documents.
Read more here: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-13/obama-declares-war-extremism-%E2%80%93-are-you-extremist