Iowa Crazy: Randi Shannon (R) Drops Out of Senate Race to Become Senator in “Alternative Government”

I can’t even begin to capture the crazy in this story, but apparently Ms. Shannon and other crazy right-wingers have decided to start their own shadow government, of which she is now an unelected senator. 

Shannon’s 1800-word Facebook post:

Official Randi Shannon For Iowa Senate
From: The Office of the Senator of the Republic of the United States of America,
And The Republic for Iowa, Senator Randi Shannon

Hello everyone, my name is Randi Shannon, and I have been honored to be Iowa’s Republican Candidate for The Office of State Senator in District 34. The support I have received from so many in this district has been just incredible! I will never forget your commitment to my campaign!

I want to especially thank my fellow Ron Paul for President Supporters, My Fellow Members of Liberty, My Friends who home school as did I, the many Pro-Life Members who have been so supportive of my candidacy over these past few months, and of course all my supporters in the Republican Party who have offered me so much help and encouragement, including many Republican Office holders here in Iowa, I promise you, your efforts on My behalf will be remembered.

Let me now announce to everyone in Iowa, I have become aware of the existence of the Original Republic for The United States of America.“We the People” re-inhabited our lawful de jure (de jur- “by right of lawful establishment”) government on March 30th, 2010. This is The Republic founded in 1787 and then abandoned during The Civil War in the 1860s.

It was then replaced in 1871 by the UNITED STATES CORPORATION. (de facto-without law). This Unlawful Corporate Democracy, established by the forty-first congress, has been acting as though it is the “official government” which clearly it is not! In point of fact, it is the reason why “We the People” Instead of Experiencing Freedom and Prosperity, suffer under the weight of Oppressive Statutes and an Out of Control, Monstrous National Debt which is Robbing Us and All Future Generations of Americans of Our Treasure and Our Legacy for which Our Founding Fathers’ so Valiantly Fought and Died.

And Remember This! Where the de jure Republic of The United States of America exists the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION, having no standing, must go away!

Now, knowing this, and with the best interests of The People of Iowa District 34 uppermost in my heart and out of respect for my own conscience, I am here to announce that I am ending my campaign as of this July 4th, 2012. Trust me this story does not end here nor does my commitment. In fact, my level of service to the good people of Iowa who have been so supportive of me and my campaign will be greatly increased. Please allow me to continue, because I have some great news to share with all of you!

I have learned from my participation in campaigns that no matter who we elect, there’s no positive change. The same talking points are used; “lower taxes, education reform, we need to end BIG GOVERNMENT PORK etc”. We cast our votes, and for the most part, we are no better off. Our taxes go up and while we are losing our liberties in the name of security, our country becomes more divided. New executive orders are issued, BIG GOVERNMENT INTRUSION into our private lives is on the rise and the Peoples’ despair grows and deepens. What Hope is there for any solutions from THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION?

In fact, that which happens is all too often nothing like what’s been promised. I know you feel very disaffected as I’ve heard this from so many of you with whom I’ve visited with these past several months.
I want you to know I feel the same! Unfortunately despair is rampant in our country today and with good reason!

Over the past several decades the quality of life for The People of Iowa has been eroding. Our individual earnings have dropped, we have skyrocketing inflation, our public education system is a disaster, and THIS BLOATED GOVERNMENT we cannot afford just keeps on growing.

American Entrepreneurism is all but dead. If the needs of “We the People” were being properly addressed,
THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION would have brought about changes that would have led to a vast and growing economy with prosperity for all who want it. Therefore, The American Dream in Iowa and all over this country would be alive and well and Our Succeeding Generations would truly be better off as a result.

Instead, ours is an economically weak nation with the dollar on the very brink of collapse! We now find corruption at virtually every level of government and hardly ever is anyone made to answer for it. Just like Eric Holder, they refuse to answer and often as not they are rewarded. Where’s the law? and Public Accountability?

This Corrupt System is just like an out of control freight train heading at full speed toward the river where the bridge has been washed out by a flood brought on by their own acts in violation of the Public Trust, and their Oaths to The Constitution of Iowa and The Republic of The United States of America.

Remember, THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION was changed from The Republic, and since then, we have seen a plethora of Statutes passed as if they were Law without the consent of “We the People”. With the abandonment of The Republic, and especially following 1871, the abuses of the UNITED STATES CORPORATION heaped upon the American People and the Peoples of the International Community have been inestimable and unconscionable. In this, I cannot and will not have a share!

From the President on down, many of these so-called servants of the The People have repeatedly violated their oaths of Office, their fiduciary responsibilities, and in every way imaginable they’ve committed the most
egregious acts against “We the People” of the United States of America and People around the world. They have continually violated the People’s Trust. Be fooled no longer, that Trust is broken beyond repair!

Therefore, in order to affect the most good on behalf of The People of Iowa’s 34th District and in keeping with my conscience, I have accepted the position of U.S. Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, where I may better serve You and All of The People of Iowa. I want you to know I have taken an Oath to Uphold, Support and Defend The Constitution of The United States of America. This I will do to the best of my ability, So Help Me God.

As Your Senator from Iowa in The Republic of The United States of America I will be especially focused on the following areas:

[First] As someone who home schooled my kids has been Committed to and Achieved Educational Excellence for my own family, I whole heartedly support and will work with my Colleagues in The Republic Congress who plan to eliminate the Department of Education when it transfers to The Republic from THE BANKRUPT UNITED STATES CORPORATION. Educational Excellence first and foremost is the result of personal commitment; first by parents, and then by the students themselves. We don’t need to spend more on education to achieve better results; just note how the opposite has proven to be true. Point of Fact, Home Schooling, which costs taxpayers nothing, often accomplishes the best result!
However, not everyone can or may want to make this choice for their family and may see advantages to Community, Private, Charter, Internet and/or Televised School systems. If we are truly dedicated in our quest for Educational Excellence, then we need free market competition in the area of education, and we need to leave it to families and their students in Iowa and in Our Republic to make the choices that best serve them and meet their needs. This reflects my commitment to you, and on this I will not waver!

[Second] I am absolutely committed to our men and women in uniform who serve our country, and for them that means “No More Undeclared Wars”! Their Blood is Too Precious to be spilled needlessly in far away countries where there is no threat to Our Republic. The Lives of our service men and women are of
Such Exceeding Value as not be lost or even put at risk for the enrichment of those who profit as a result of war and so called Nation Building-Police Actions. As your Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, I will never vote for or in any other way support such actions! I am Bound by My Oath to The Constitution of Republic of The United States of America which places limits upon me, while I serve in office, and I appreciate these limits as lawful and necessary in the performance of my duty to The People of Iowa. I want you to know, I Take My Oath Very Seriously!

[Third] As Your Senator in The Republic of United States of America, Our Unalienable Rights Shall be protected, and First Among These “Life” shall be protected from the “Moment of Conception On”. I refer everyone to “The Republic for Iowa-Life Affirming Proclamation” a copy of which I can provide by email. This Proclamation has My Endorsement and My Vote!

[Forth] Every concern which The People of Iowa have regarding GOVERNMENTAL ABUSE, such as the high cost and unconstitutionality of Obama-care and current healthcare costs, the invasive, insufferable acts committed by the TSAs at Airports, Taxation at Obscene levels, and the list goes on and on, are all problems brought on by The “de facto” UNITED STATES CORPORATION.

By serving as your Senator in The Republic Congress, I am restrained to voting in line with Our Republic for The United States Constitution, which by the way does not contain the 14th Amendment or any thereafter as these are the product of “The De facto” UNITED STATES CORPORATION, and have no basis in Our Constitution. Therefore, “they are Their Problems” and when you join The Republic of The United States of America, they are no longer your problems! And as your Senator, I Proclaim here today that I am determined that “Their Problems” will never again become your problems in The Republic!

Again, Remember, where the de jure Republic of The United States of America exists the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION, having no standing, must go away!

I want you to know how very much I look forward to serving you and all of The People of Iowa as your United States Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, which truly is One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All!

For those of you having difficulty understanding the reasons for my decision, I want to refer you to the websites <republicfortheunitedstates.org> and <republiccongress.org>.

I thank you so very much for your thoughtful attention! And I look forward to addressing your concerns in Our Republic of The United States Congress!

In Faithful Service to The People of Iowa,

United States Senator, Randi Shannon
_______________________________

Read more here: http://samuel-warde.com/2012/07/iowa-gop-senate-candidate-drops-out-of-race-to-join-shadow-government/

And here: http://iowacity.patch.com/articles/iowa-city-native-and-gop-candidate-quits-senate-race-to-become-senator-of-alternative-government#photo-10654685

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Warns That There Aren’t Enough “Angry White Guys”

It’s nothing we didn’t know, but it’s refreshing to hear a Republican speak it out loud, although Graham is already suffering backlash and the accusation that he’s a “Rino” (Republican in name only). 

Graham told the The Washington Post that it’s just a matter of time before changing demographics catch up with his party.

“The demographics race we’re losing badly [sic],” the senior senator from South Carolina explained. “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

Republican strategist Karl Rove admitted earlier this week that part of Mitt Romney’s plan to win the White House has to include getting “white Democrats” not to vote for President Barack Obama.

Left out of this equation are angry, white, often fundamentalist and racist, Fox-news watching Republican women. Judging by my emails and online comments, there appear  to be plenty.

Read full story here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/08/30/sen-lindsey-graham-republicans-not-generating-enough-angry-white-guys/

In other news, here’s one of those angry white guys, and a crazy one to boot. David Kappheim, an ardent fan of Fox News and the GOP tried to kill his girlfriend for being too liberal. http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/crime-law/lake-park-man-obsessed-with-fox-news-and-the-repub/nRPgF/

RNC Delegate Offended By Mexican Working at Epcot Center

During a trip to Epcot at Disneyworld, Pennsylvania delegate Mark Harris and his wife were shocked and offended to find a Mexican employee working at the amusement park’s American pavilion, which showcases the different cultures in the United States. According to thecouple’s blog, Harris complained to staff that he was “highly offended” that a “person from Mexico” was working in the American pavilion when other nations’ pavilions were staffed by people from each respective country.

See a screen shot of the Harris’s racist blog post and read more here: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/31/781511/rnc-delegate-offended-by-presence-of-mexican-at-disneys-epcot-center/

An Absolutely Stunning Insider’s Report from Rove’s Billionaire Super PAC Meeting

Then came the main event: Rove, joined by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, laid out his strategy for winning the White House. “The people we’ve got to win in this election, by and large, voted for Barack Obama,” Rove said, in a soothing, professorial tone, explaining why the campaign hadn’t launched more pointed attacks on the president’s character.

Rove explained that Crossroads had conducted extensive focus groups and shared polling and focus group data with “all the major groups that are playing” in the election. “As many of you know, one of the most important things about Crossroads is: We don’t try and do this alone. We have partners,” he said. “The Kochs—you name it.”

Stunning on so many levels. It’s not their actions that keep them out of orange jump suits, it’s their lawyers. Romney doesn’t really matter, except that he’s a good puppet for other corporate profiteers. After tying Obama’s hands in every conceivable way, their plan is to show how he didn’t keep his promises. Tweeted and FB’ed and hope more people will read, because this isn’t about welfare, abortion, jobs, or even politics as usual. This election is about whether we have a government “for the people, by the people” or “for corporations, by corporations”. 

If you read nothing else today, read this: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-08-31/exclusive-inside-karl-roves-billionaire-fundraiser#p1

CNN Camera Person Not Surprised By Racist Attack at RNC

Patricia Carroll had peanuts thrown at her and was told by RNC delegate alternates that this is how they “feed the animals”. While Carroll, an African American, posits that racist attacks can happen anywhere, it’s particularly disheartening when it happens at a political event sponsored by a party that has drawn racists and bigots into its fold with its intemperate views on welfare and equal rights.

Link: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/08/cnn-camerawoman-not-surprised-by-racial-attack/1#.UECxE46yo20

Romney Pollster Neil Newhouse Promises That Facts Won’t Get in the Way

The Romney campaign has been rebutted by many fact-checking organizations over inaccuracies…. and during a panel discussion today, Romney pollster Neil Newhouse responded to the criticism, saying, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.”

Earlier this month, after Mitt Romney alleged that under Obama’s welfare plan, “you wouldn’t have to work… they just send you your welfare check,” PolitiFact rated his claim Pants on Fire. PolitiFact said it was a “distortion of the planned changes” in current welfare law.

CNN fact-checked the claims last week, noting that the Obama administration granted welfare waivers after governors of multiple states, including Republicans, asked for “more flexibility in how they hand out welfare dollars.”

The Washington Post piled on and gave the Romney campaign’s welfare ad “four Pinocchios.” The president himself said of the Romney campaign’s welfare ad, “Every single person here who’s looked at it says it’s patently false.” Even recent news headlines have acknowledged factual inaccuracies in the Romney campaign’s claims, from the AP’s Romney pushes on with discredited welfare attacks” to CBS News’ “The real strategy behind Romney’s (lying) welfare ads.”

Link: http://www.mediaite.com/online/romney-pollster-we-wont-let-our-campaign-be-dictated-by-fact-checkers/

Everyone Calls Ryan A Liar

Seriously. Everyone except those who refuse to say it out loud. 

Salon: http://www.salon.com/2012/08/30/paul_ryans_brazen_lies/

ThinkProgress: http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/08/30/772921/6-worst-lies-in-paul-ryans-speech/

CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-215_162-57503785/they-love-the-lies-paul-ryan-tells/

The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/169649/most-media-ignore-ryans-lies-and-forgive-condis#

The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/30/michael-tomasky-on-paul-ryan-s-convention-speech-and-his-web-of-lies.html

New York Magazine: http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/08/paul-ryans-large-lies-and-one-big-truth.html

ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/obama-campaign-shreds-lies-in-ryan-speech/

US News & World Report: http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2012/08/29/paul-ryan-repeats-auto-bailout-medicare-lies

There are hundreds more, but wait for it — even a renegade at Fox called Ryan’s RNC speech a dazzling, deceiving, and distracting lie:

FOX: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/

A Country for the Billionaires, By the Billionaires: Meet Romney’s Biggest Backers

at least 30 billionaires — 7.5% of the Forbes 400 — had donated money to Restore Our Future, a Mitt Romney-backing super PAC, either personally, through their companies or both.

Restore Our Future’s monthly report included four new billionaire names — that is, wealthy donors who hadn’t given to the group previously, but have now decided to cough up.

The latest Forbes rich listers to give big towards a Romney win: vulture investor Wilbur Ross($100,000), oil and gas pioneer Harold Hamm($985,000), Leslie Wexner of The Limited clothing chain ($250,000), and Gristedes supermarkets headJohn Catsimatidis, who gave $50,000 via his United Refining oil company.


Read about the other 26 billionaires backing Romney here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/05/21/count-em-30-billionaires-now-backing-romneys-super-pac/

And ask yourself — is it philanthropy, or do they wish to gain something in return? 

Disturbing Image of Obama Hanging from Noose & the Group Behind It

I won’t repost the picture because I find it so offensive, but it’s in the article.

The entity responsible for this reprehensible photo is Weda People LLC. Their facebook page can be found here. Their tag line is “Stopping the secular socialist agenda!” Their listed contact link is: http://operationfamilyfund.org/.

Link: http://criticalmassprogress.com/tag/obama-hanging-from-noose-on-facebook/

Extremist Right-Wingers Planned to Overthrow Government, Assassinate The President

The prosecutor said the militia group had big plans. It plotted to take over Fort Stewart by seizing its ammunition control point and talked of bombing the Forsyth Park fountain in nearby Savannah, she said. In Washington state, she added, the group plotted to bomb a dam and poison the state’s apple crop. Ultimately, prosecutors said, the militia’s goal was to overthrow the government and assassinate the president.

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/military-terror-plot-murd_n_1833435.html


Missouri Crazy: GOP Senate Candidate Sees No Difference Between Out of Wedlock Pregnancy & Rape Pregnancy

Tom Smith also says we should consider that rape pregnancy is no different through the eyes of a father.

Trying to distance himself from the “legitimate rape” comment that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) made last week, Pennsylvania Senate candidate Tom Smith (R) stirred up further controversy by comparing a pregnancy caused by rape to “having a baby out of wedlock.”

Smith said Monday at the Pennsylvania Press Club that although he condemns Akin’s comment, he agrees with Akin that abortion should be banned without any exceptions, including for rape and incest victims. Pressed by a reporter on how he would handle a daughter or granddaughter becoming pregnant as a result of rape, Smith said he had already “lived something similar to that” in his family.

"She chose life, and I commend her for that," he said. "She knew my views. But, fortunately for me, I didn’t have to … she chose the way I thought. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t rape."

When a reporter asked Smith to clarify what kind of situation was similar to becoming pregnant from rape, the candidate responded, “Having a baby out of wedlock.”

He added, “Put yourself in a father’s position. Yes, it is similar.”

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/27/tom-smith-rape_n_1834234.html

Arizona Crazy: Pregnancy Begins Two Weeks Before Conception. New Law.

“Planned Parenthood of Arizona lobbyist Michelle Steinberg called the law the country’s ‘most extreme piece of anti-abortion legislation’.” the Tucson Citizen reported:

She said the law defines pregnancy in a way that bans abortion two weeks before the other seven states with similar laws, because it calculates gestational age starting with the first day of the last menstrual period rather than the date of conception.

During the hearings on the bill, doctors said many women don’t discover their fetus has a severe or life-threatening problem until an ultrasound at about the 20th week. The doctors — and several women who had faced this issue — testified that this law would arbitrarily cut off the right for these women to have an abortion.

“My heart goes out to the families that will be impacted,” Steinberg said. “Women are being forced to carry children that they know will end up dying within hours of birth.”

Link: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/pregnancy-begins-2-weeks-before-conception-now-the-law-in-arizona/politics/2012/04/13/37993

John Boehner: Doesn’t Think Blacks & Latinos Will Vote & Hopes They Won’t. Meanwhile, More Racist Politics

“This election is about economics… These groups have been hit the hardest. They may not show up and vote for our candidate but I’d suggest to you they won’t show up and vote for the president either.” - Boehner

Less prominent Republicans have made essentially the same case in other terms. Doug Priesse, chair of the Franklin County, Ohio, Republican Party, indicated restrictions on early voting hours and voter ID laws were meant to keep blacks from voting. In an email sent earlier this month to The Columbus Dispatch's Darrel Rowland, Priesse said 

"I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine… Let’s be fair and reasonable."

Priesse is on the elections board and voted against keeping polls open in the weekends. In June,Pennsylvania House Republican leader Mike Turzai conceeded the point of voter ID is to help Republicans win when he said, ”Voter ID, which is gonna allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania, done.”

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/boehner-says-loud-hopes-blacks-latinos-wont-show-185558772.html

Jeb Bush Thinks It’s All in the Phrasing

On NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Jeb Bush called for a change in rhetoric to draw a broader base of support, instead of a reevaluation of the GOP party platform.

"Our demographics are changing and we have to change not necessarily our core beliefs, but how we — the tone of our message and the message and the intensity of it, for sure."

Another case of magical thinking. Don’t change the party’s beliefs (platform), just the language, and all of those disenfranchised by the beliefs will come running. 


Talk about how much you love gays, and maybe we can ignore the fact that you think we’re perverts who don’t deserve equal rights.

Praise the hard work of immigrants, and maybe they can just let their below minimum-wages slide.

Tell women how wonderful they are, while at the same time denying them equal pay and seeking control of their wombs. Maybe we won’t notice if only your language is sweet enough. 

Sadly, it just might work. America is, so far, losing the war on stupid.

Link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/26/jeb-bush-republican-party_n_1831267.html?show_comment_id=180841255#comment_180841255

Propaganda: Obama Shuts Out Christians, Invites 20,000 Muslims to Pray at DNC

There’s a meme floating around the right-wing corners of the Internet, suggesting that the Democratic National Convention has “invited” 20,000 Muslims to pray at the DNC, while Obama turned away a Catholic cardinal.

Here’s the truth: BIMA (Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs), not the DNC, not Obama,  is hosting a three-day event to draw attention to issues they believe are hurting American Muslims, like the Patriot Act. 

“It’s not a protest,” Jabber said. “We’re not protesting the Democratic National Convention. We’re not protesting the current president of the Untied States. Regardless if the president is Democrat or Republican, we are actually just addressing some issues with legislation that has been put into law, and it affects Muslims and how we live our everyday lives.” Jabber cited the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act as example of laws that have negatively impacted Muslim American life.

Jabber believes that the aforementioned laws coupled with the war on terror have contributed to discrimination of Muslims in America. “Islamophobia,” he told the AmNews. “The American people are affected by this phobia and we as Muslims are affected as well based on how the people take this information.”

Jabber pointed to the recent shooting of Sikhs in Wisconsin. He believes that the shooter probably thought they were Muslim because of “similarities of the structure and facilities and the culture and dress of the Indian people. People are reacting negatively to this phobia, and now we have to have special law enforcement to protect our facilities.”

Jabber hopes that as many Muslim Americans as possible make the event to represent a united front and to discuss who they are, who they aren’t and where they’re going. However, only one political party’s convention will see a significant Muslim presence. When asked why he wasn’t holding similar events at the Republican National Convention, Jabber stated that he was more concerned with who’s in currently in power.

“The president just happens to be part of the Democratic Party,” he said. “So if the [same] issues are brought up, and the president happened to be a Republican, we would’ve been there as well.”

Link: http://www.amsterdamnews.com/religion/muslims-to-host-open-air-jumma-prayer-at-dnc/article_8dc75ab2-ed5e-11e1-bc14-001a4bcf887a.html

As for Cardinal Dolan, it appears his offer to speak was made primarily through news articles, but in any case he is speaking at the RNC and his anti-abortion, anti-gay beliefs are well-known. These beliefs fall more in line with Romney-Ryan than Obama, and it only makes sense that the DNC would choose speakers and religious figures that believe in the Democratic platform.