Category Archives: The People vs. The State

Former Marine Sues Government Over AIG Bailout

     I was angered over the multiple reports that have been documented since AIG (American International Group, Inc.) received their first bailout from the government.  These were reports of lavish parties in swanky hotels.  But this lawsuit that a former Marine, Kevin J. Murray, has filed against U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. and the Federal Reserve Board takes the cake.  The lawsuit is meant to stop all bailout funds from going to AIG.  The lawsuit claims that the U.S. government is violating the Constitution by promoting and financing terrorists’ activities against America using American tax dollars through its ownership of AIG.        

     According to the lawsuit, AIG is promoting Shariah-compliant businesses and insurance products.  In order for a business to be Shariah-compliant it must comply with the 1200 year old body of Islamic cannon law based on the Quran.   Some parts of that law demand the conversion, subjugation, or destruction of the infidels which includes Jews, Christians and America in general.  AIG employs a three-person Shariah Advisory Board to help it make sure that businesses are compliant and this is done with the aid of federal tax dollars.  Members for this advisory board come from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Pakistan. According to AIG, the role of its Shariah authority “is to review [its] operations, supervise its development of Islamic products, and determine Shariah compliance of these products and [its] investments.”  Uh huh…

     One of the advisory board members comes from Pakistan and his name is Dr. Muhammed Imran Ashraf Usmani. Dr. Usmani is the son and disciple of Sheik Mufti Taqi Usmani who is considered the leading authority on Shariah financing and authored a book in 1999 that dedicated an entire chapter on reasons why a Western Muslim must engage in violent jihad against his own country.  This in spite of the fact that Muslims are given equality and freedom to proselytize and practice Islam here in America.

     Kevin Murray, the Marine who filed the lawsuit, served two tours of duty in Iraq.  The lawsuit was filed in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  The Thomas More Law Center is representing Murray along with David Yerushalmi who is an attorney that specializes in litigation and is an expert on Shariah law and Shariah compliant financing. Mr. Yerushalmi serves as general counsel to the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. as well.
     Our Constitution has an Establishment Clause that is part of the First Amendment.  That clause states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”.  The lawsuit claims that AIG by using taxpayer funds that the Secretary of Treasury handed over to them violates this clause by promoting, endorsing and funding Shariah-based Islamic religious practices.  I didn’t mention the FED because they are actually not a part of the government – another Constitutional violation. 
     Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, said, “This lawsuit not only raises significant constitutional issues, it also shines a light on serious national security issues that our own government has created by direct financial support and ownership of a business that supports anti-American, radical Islamic activities. Make no mistake, there is an internal cultural jihad underway against our great nation, and I fear that many of our political leaders are unwittingly complicit in it.”
     How ironic that our tax dollars which Kevin Murray also pays are funding the global jihad that he defended this country against.  Now he has come home and has to defend the country once again, but this time it is on American soil and it is against the American government.  If you have not already been outraged by these bailouts like I have been, then I imagine this should tip the balance for you and it should really piss you off to know that AIG acknowledges and even brags about its promotion of Shariah-based business practices.  And this should cause your head to explode:  The federal government via the U.S. Treasury Department co-sponsored a seminar in November of this year entitled “Islamic Financing 101”.  The Seminar was jointly sponsored by Harvard University.  Thompson said in regards to this, “It is clear oil money is purchasing the sovereignty of the United States and whatever loyalty to America these greedy financial institutions, corporations, and universities have left. It’s up to the American people to take back their country from those who so easily betray its interests,” Thompson continued, “This lawsuit is as much about protecting constitutional principles as it is about protecting our national security and preventing another 9/11 – whether it be overt through flying planes into buildings or covert through appropriating taxpayer money to fund an Islamic cultural jihad.” 
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California Strives For More Indocrinated Idiots

An appeal went forward in a California court yesterday that is not getting much coverage, but should serve as a wake-up call to everyone, particularly parents.  That appeal was brought forward by a higher court to tell a juvenile court to reverse it’s decision in letting a California family, the Longs, continue homeschooling their children.  The juvenile court had ruled it was their “belief that parents have a constitutional right to school their children in their own home”.  A three judge panel on the higher court disagreed saying that parents don’t have a constitutional right to homeschool their children.  California Law currently requires parents to send their children to full-time public or private schools or be taught at home by credentialed tutors.  If parents do not have teaching credentials (wouldn’t they be teaching in schools if they did?) and do not send their children to school, the children will be considered truant and the parents prosecuted.  This will affect about 166,000 children.

One of the three judges wrote that “the primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare”.  YOU’VE GOT TO KIDDING!?  Public schools are teaching patriotism and loyalty to state!?  How many of them even let kids recite the  Pledge of Allegiance anymore?  And news flash to the court – I thought schools taught the 3 Rs – reading, writing and arithmetic.  That seems like a much better primary purpose.  Unfortunately, as we watch test scores continue to fall and most teenagers walking around like blithering idiots (Um, like you know my BFF made me LOL and INSWIA –translation: I’m Not Sure What I’m Talking About) we can see that public education is only having success with the Teacher’s Union and indoctrinating these kids into America haters who continue there liberal education in college – if they can even get admitted to a college.  And from personal experience, I got by easy in high school and entered college with no study skills whatsoever.

Michael Smith, the president of the Home Schooling Defense Association, said the ruling would effectively ban homeschooling in the state.  Leslie Heimov, executive director of the Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, supports the decision and said that children “being in a place daily where they would be observed by people who had a duty to ensure their ongoing safety” is a good thing.  Although I agree that the Long family appear to be crackpots, should all California residents be denied the opportunity to give their children a great education that the public schools don’t provide.  Many people cannot afford to send their children to private institutions either and homeschooling seems to be an attractive alternative.

Homeschooling must be working because Harvard has enough homeschoolers enrolled that they have an all-homeschooler dorm.  Unfortunately, the dorm is not really a positive thing in that homeschooled freshman are forced to stay there and go through a program called “Fitting In”.  This program includes trips to public places (you know those crazy homeschooling parents keep their kids locked up) so they can meet people from other socio-economic backgrounds, parties where they learn to have meaningless conversations (also known as Beer 101 and Beer-Goggling 200), they have tests on popular slang (see the above reference to teen lingo), and lessons on how to “hang out”.  If only these kids could just be indocrinated idiots, it would be so much easier – oh the humanity!

The California Constitution in Article 9, Sec. 1 does say, “A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral and agricultural improvement.”  So I guess suitable means will be throwing parents into jail.  And since California is unholding its part of the Constitution …  What a joke!