These eleven congressmen, Republican conservatives all, just voted against the $51 billion package (H. R. 3673) for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. If you live in any of these states, you might want to write and ask them why.

Rep. Joe Barton – TX
Jeff Flake – AZ
Virginia Foxx – NC
Scott Garrett – NJ
John Hostettler – IN
Steve King – IA
Butch Otter – ID
Ron Paul – TX
James Sensenbrenner – WI
Tom Tancredo – CO
Lynn Westmoreland – GA

(taken directly from Kos)

2 Replies to “What?”

  1. The Republican Congressman, Dr. Ron Paul, is not a conservative, he’s a libertarian. The Republican Party in Texas have even backed his Democrat opponents, trying to get him out.

    One thing the U.S. government loves to do with bills like these is put in all sorts of nightmare police state measures. Dr. Ron Paul voted against the totalitarian so-called “Patriot Act” and and also the spending bill for the Iraq invasion.

    Whatever the deal is with this bill, government is not going to save you. Giving the government more money and power is equivalent to handing a serial-killer the knife to carve you up with.

    Overwhelmingly, governments are the most predatory upon their “own” citizens. More than four times the amount of non-combatants have been condemned to death for purely political reasons by their own governments within the past century than were killed in that same time-span from wars. From 1900 to 1923, various Turkish regimes killed from 3,500,000 to over 4,300,000 of its own Armenians, Greeks, Nestorians, and other Christians. Communist governments have murdered over 110 million of their own subjects since 1917. And Germany committed genocide against some 16 million people–6 million of them Jews. (The preceding figures are from Prof. Rudolph Joseph Rummel’s website: http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/ .) Over 800,000 Christian Tutsis in Rwanda were hacked to death with machetes between April and July of 1994 by the Hutu-led military force after the Tutsis had been disarmed by governmental decree in the early 1990s, of which disarmament decree the United Nations helped to enforce. On several occasions, United Nations soldiers stationed in Rwanda actually handed over helpless Tutsi Christians under their protection to members of the Hutu military. They then stood by as their screaming charges were unceremoniously hacked to pieces. This massacre happened one year after the United Nations helped to put in a national ID card in Rwanda, and it was that very national ID card system which the Hutus used to track-down and identify the Christian Tutsis. Needless to say, all of the subject populations of the above mass murders had been disarmed beforehand.

    All totaled, neither the private-sector crime which government is largely responsible for promoting and causing or even the wars committed by governments upon the subjects of other governments come anywhere close to the crimes government is directly responsible for committing against its own citizens–certainly not in amount of numbers. Without a doubt, the most dangerous presence to ever exist throughout history has always been the people’s very own government.

    For more on this as it specifically concerns the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and the U.S. government’s actions in intentionally making the situation far worse in order to serve as a pretext for usurping ever more power and control, please read the below articles:

    “New World Orleans: Microcosm for the ‘New America’–Special report on the elite police state takeover,” Steve Watson, Infowars.net, September 5, 2005:


    “FEMA Deliberately Sabotaging Hurricane Relief Efforts–Multiple parishes revolt, use armed guards to defend against feds,” Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones, PrisonPlanet.com, September 6, 2005:


    “FEMA Executive Orders Paved The Way For Emerging Police State Hell–New Orleans is just the first to fall,” Steve Watson, PrisonPlanet.com, September 6, 2005:


    “FEMA: Corrupt, Negligent, Criminal and In Charge,” Steve Watson, PrisonPlanet.com, September 8, 2005:


    “Locals believe Levees were Intentionally blown–Evidence suggests there were ‘cracks’ in levees that were intentionally ignored, questions over how they failed,” Steve Watson, PrisonPlanet.com, September 9, 2005:


    “Report: Armed Mexican Troops Invade US–Eyewitnesses: Under cover of aid, combat ready soldiers roll into Texas, Congressman Ron Paul says Mexican troops in US period is ‘illegal, unconstitutional,'” Alex Jones & Paul Joseph Watson, PrisonPlanet.com, September 8, 2005:


    “Total Gun Confiscation of Law Abiding Citizens Begins–Federal forces lead criminal gangs of police is America-killing gun grab,” Alex Jones, Infowars.com, September 9, 2005:


    “Second Amendment Nixed in New Orleans,” Kurt Nimmo, KurtNimmo.com, September 8, 2005:


    “New Orleans Begins Confiscating Firearms as Water Recedes,” Alex Berenson and Timothy Williams, New York Times, September 8, 2005:


    “10,000 told to leave or die,” Nick Parker, The Sun (U.K.), September 6, 2005:


    “New Orleans evacuation continues,” BBC News, September 9, 2005:


  2. Below are some more documentary articles on the matters addressed in my previous reply in this thread:

    “Police forcibly tackling elderly, confiscating firearms and dragging them out of their homes–So-called conservative O’Reilly lauds it as cops force their way into homes and aprehend dangerous insurgent old women,” video from FOX News, September 7, 2005:



    “New Orleans: covert operations underway?,” Larry Chin, Online Journal, September 10, 2005:


    “Katrina: ‘Rape, murder, beatings’ in Astrodome, say evacuees,” Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net, September 7, 2005:


    “Bush wife doesn’t know name of hurricane–Corrina? Katrina? Been away on holiday too long with Bush, Cheney, Rice,” video from CNN, September 2005:



    “Tom DeLay ‘Now Tell Me The Truth Boys, Is This Kind Of Fun?,'” from “FEMA says debit card distribution at Reliant Park complete,” Salatheia Bryant and Mónica Guzmán, Houston Chronicle, September 9, 2005:



    “U.S. Can Confine Citizens Without Charges, Court Rules,” Jerry Markon, Washington Post, September 10, 2005; Page A01:


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